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Grader driver’s close call in hills

A GRADER driver was in a serious but stable condition after his machine slid and tumbled down a steep hill at Krowera last Thursday. The driver was working in a paddock off Baker Road. He was found conscious with broken bones in his pelvis and facial injuries. The contactor was airlifted to the Alfred Hospital […]

May 16th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Crash hotspot

  NEW signs will not stop accidents at a dangerous Leongatha South intersection, residents say. Vicroads erected four new crossroads signs on Bass Highway at the crossroad with Leongatha South-Outtrim Road and Roughead Road, after people raised concerns. The intersection has been the site of many crashes, with residents believing more are likely to happen. […]

May 16th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Catholic schools safe for now

NO Catholic schools in South Gippsland will lose Commonwealth funding in the wake of last week’s Federal Budget, McMillan MP Russell Broadbent confirmed. He said consultations around Catholic education were still being considered by the Federal Government. The region’s Catholic schools are Mary MacKillop College and St Laurence O’Toole Primary School in Leongatha, St Joseph’s […]

May 16th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Council holds on to stadium hopes

AFTER a new senior campus of Wonthaggi Secondary College missed out on crucial state budget funding, the Wonthaggi highball stadium has been left in limbo. Bass Coast Shire Council agreed to partially fund the stadium prior to the release of the state budget. Council allocated $1.5 million in its shared facilities fund in its 2017-18 […]

May 16th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Mega landfill binned

A CONTROVERSIAL proposal to be build a mega landfill in a former quarry at Leongatha South has been abandoned. Eastern Victoria Region MLC Melina Bath was advised by French waste management giant Veolia the company had no further plans to continue with this $10 million proposal, originally mooted for Whitelaws Track. The proposal, had it […]

May 12th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Leongatha wins

LEONGATHA’s Murray Goulburn (MG) factory will share in $60 million worth of upgrades and a substantial number of new jobs will be created. MG will transfer some of the 360 jobs from factories it will close to Leongatha and Cobram, with $60 million to be spent on enhancing those two sites. MG would not comment […]

May 12th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

TV gardening expert inspires

TINO Carnevale, gardening expert from ABC TV’s Gardening Australia, visited South Gippsland on Sunday to speak at a Landcare workshop on ‘Lifestyle Farms’. Lifestyle farms or hobby farms do not provide a primary income, but provide an opportunity to live in and enjoy a country environment. As well as being a presenter on Gardening Australia, […]

May 2nd, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Seniors ready to party

LEONGATHA Senior Citizens Club’s 50th birthday anniversary is coming up. Members are proposing many events to celebrate. “We’ve got a lot going on at the moment,” club member Ian Rasmussen said. On Tuesday, May 9 a silent auction will be held in the Dakers Centre in Leongatha. From 9.30am until noon there will be many […]

May 2nd, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Leongatha honours heroes

THE Leongatha community remembered past servicemen at the Anzac Day ceremony on Tuesday, April 25. The South Gippsland Shire Brass Band led the march along McCartin Street, joined by representatives of service clubs and members of HMAS Cerberus towards the cenotaph for a minute’s silence and the laying of wreaths. School students, scouts, girl guides, […]

May 2nd, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Leongatha Girl Guides needs volunteers

LEONGATHA Girl Guides group is in desperate need of volunteers to help run the unit. A junior Guide unit runs with 11 active members who are enthusiastic, fun loving and friendly, however, the unit needs new leaders or helpers to keep the unit running and hopefully expand numbers. Girl Guides is an ethics based organisation […]

May 2nd, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

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