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Reserve became a community focal point

THE Leongatha Recreation Reserve has served the community since the 1890s. A wide range of activities have been held there over the past 130 years, but how did this facility come about? When the townships of Gippsland were surveyed, land was always set aside for community recreation. Surveyor Lardner could not possibly have imagined the […]

April 16th, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Crossing a road is no simple task

FOR most of us, crossing a street or even a busy intersection holds little concern. Others, like Suzanne Rutherford and Kristy McLean, see the challenge as both stressful and scary. The Wonthaggi residents, living with disability, appealed to Bass Coast mayor Cr Brett Tessari and Cr Geoff Ellis to take a serious look at Wonthaggi’s […]

April 16th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

Major upgrade for Carinya

KORUMBURRA’S Carinya Lodge aged care facility will receive a $1.3 million government grant towards a $7 million upgrade. Work on the project is proposed to start by the end of the month. The $1.3 million funding announcement was made at Carinya by Federal MP Russell Broadbent and Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack. Mr Broadbent said […]

April 16th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Dr Pern one of our true heroes

The founding president of the Leongatha RSL was Dr Horace Pern a larger than life character who epitomised the work of the RSL. He looked after the former soldiers and their families a prime example was when he provided employment and a home at his St Mary’s hospital for a widow and her two small […]

April 16th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Walkerville drug raid nets three on possesion and gun charges

THREE men have been charged with drug and other offences after a commercial quantity of cannabis was seized during a drug raid by police at Walkerville yesterday. Those arrested were two Walkerville men aged 45 and 34, and a Brunswick man, 50. The 45 year old was charged with trafficking and possessing a commercial quantity […]

April 16th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

Cat lovers chance for special memoir

LOCAL artist, Jenny Chitty, has been drawn to her favourite pet as her latest inspiration. A cat lover and owner of many since a child, she now concentrates on drawing her feline friends. Her cat portraits have attracted positive feedback which she has rightly lapped up. “Every cat is different, not just in colour and […]

April 16th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Festival attracts 6000

THE 2019 Wonthaggi Street Festival once again attracted a big crowd. With live music, carnival rides, food and a new venue, Wonthaggi was certainly the place to be. “We took down numbers and postcodes for the first time this year and it’s safe to say around 6000 people were through the gate,” Wonthaggi Business and […]

April 16th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Foreshore erodes before our very eyes

INVERLOCH residents are living in fear of more big storms causing major erosion damage on the local beach foreshore. While action has been taken to try and stabilise the area they believe it might be too little too late. Bass Coast Shire Council has sworn its commitment to tackling coastal erosion and recently implemented wet […]

April 16th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »


THE increasing problem surrounding hiring a taxi in the region has triggered a major investment by Leongatha RSL Club.  The club has now joined a number of other venues in purchasing a courtesy bus so it can collect and drop off patrons. Club president, Ken Wanklyn, took the keys of a Hyundai i-Max people mover […]

April 16th, 2019 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Ethan creates local history as hospital opens private ward

BABY Ethan Saengsawang entry into the world last week also signalled the birth of a new private maternity ward at Bass Coast Health. The revamped ward promises to be a game changer for new mothers. Completely refurbished, the maternity ward consists of two private rooms, including ensuites. In days gone by, mothers would share a […]

April 16th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

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