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Police station hours underdone

LEADER of the Opposition Matthew Guy MP called for funding to be reinstated to keep police stations fully operational. Mr Guy visited Inverloch Police Station last Tuesday (September 12), which was one of the non 24 hour police stations. With the population set to rise in Bass Coast, and the figures of theft and assault […]

September 26th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Leongatha events gain traction

A NEWLY formed subcommittee called Leon Gather Events aims to celebrate community with future festivals and small pop up events in Leongatha. The committee has emerged in light of the highly successful Daffodil Festival Street Festival in Leongatha. The group is made up of Leongatha Chamber of Commerce members as well as community members. “You […]

September 26th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Inverloch joy flights rejected

OBJECTORS of a joy flight business in Inverloch were relieved when Bass Coast Shire Council knocked back the proposal at the recent meeting. However, not all residents are convinced council made the right decision, believing a tourism opportunity had been lost. Former Inverloch councillor and Shire of Woorayl president Terry Hall said he was surprised […]

September 26th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Rail trail to extend into station area

UNDER the draft master plan now realised for the Leongatha Railway Site, the Great Southern Rail Trail would extend to the station area. Produced by council’s senior strategic planner Chantal Lenthall, the master plan  includes plenty of the ideas the community put forward during the consultation period. However some South Gippsland Shire Council councillors were […]

September 26th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Book characters fill school yard

LEONGATHA Primary School celebrated Literacy and Numeracy Week with a read aloud session on Wednesday, where parents, grandparents and friends came to their children’s classroom and listened to them read. On Friday, staff and students dressed up as a book characters and had a lot of fun at assembly parading their costumes, to mark Book […]

September 12th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Colourful burst at Wonthaggi orchid show

SOUTH Gippsland Orchid Society’s 28th annual Orchid Show was rich in beauty and colour in Wonthaggi Friday and Saturday. Held at the Wonthaggi Town Hall, 200 entries were submitted in a selection of categories. Although the cold had an impact on some of the usual entries this year, the display was extraordinary and show organisers […]

September 12th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Teens brighten Wonthaggi

WONTHAGGI students have used street art to express the history of the town on a laneway wall beside the Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre. A class of Wonthaggi Secondary College students and the Wonthaggi Secondary College satellite VCAL group students worked together to complete the masterpiece over five weeks. “I’ve tried by best to let […]

September 12th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Youth seek better transport

YOUNG people are calling for improved transport and activities of interest in South Gippsland. These were among the ideas raised at a youth strategy forum co-hosted by South Gippsland Shire Council and Mirboo North and District Community Foundation at the Baromi Centre in Mirboo North on Wednesday. Facilitated by national network YLab, the forum was […]

September 12th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Wings in Spring unites art and nature

EMILY Koenders is hosting a magnificent art exhibition, Wings in Spring, from Saturday, September 16 through to Sunday, October 8, open daily from 11am to 5pm. A visit to this hilltop paradise will guarantee you a memorable experience! That spring is in the air will be abundantly clear as you meander through the avenues of […]

September 12th, 2017 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Hospital to tackle violence

BASS Coast Health (BCH) will soon be adding a Behavioural Assessment Room to its Emergency Department following its successful submission for funding to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The Minister for Health announced the funding to establish Behavioural Assessment Rooms in high-risk hospital emergency departments. Part of a $40 million suite of […]

September 12th, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

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