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New servo opens

  EVANS Petroleum’s BP Westside service station in Leongatha opened recently, after undergoing a full rebuild over the last several months. Completed by local contractors, the new service station is open from 5am to midnight seven days a week and is designed to be user friendly for all vehicle owners. Evans Petroleum managing director Stuart […]

December 28th, 2017 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Business calls for fair go

SEAN and Angela Taylor run Promhills Cabins at Yanakie. They factor in the cost of South Gippsland Shire Council’s licensing fees and rates as business expenses, but are concerned with what they see as inequality with unregistered and unregulated accommodation properties. “At the moment, anyone can list their home or offer their property to holidaymakers […]

December 19th, 2017 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Bill pain hurts businesses

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council’s registration fees for food businesses are the highest in the region and hurting businesses. Council has admitted the expensive costs are partly due to council’s financial process that results in a set percentage increase in fees charged each year. “Over time this has resulted in a significant increase in fees charged […]

December 19th, 2017 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Spicing up Leongatha

STRING and Salt was welcomed to Leongatha by enthusiastic customers on Thursday. String and Salt opened in Lyon Street and is run by Vanessa Watson and Michelle Cann. The store is founded on a love of food and home, great design and sharing with friends and family. “We had a lovely first day,” store owner […]

November 28th, 2017 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Burra supermarket comes closer

THE path continues to be smoothed for the development of a new supermarket in Korumburra. South Gippsland Shire Council last Wednesday voted to sell land to Michael’s IGA to be included as part of the supermarket and carpark development. The land in question is 155-165 Commercial Street, being the existing the library, art gallery, meeting […]

November 28th, 2017 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Former locals win business award

FORMER Leongatha residents Lisa and Kurt Gowers showcased how hard work pays after winning the professional services category in the Hobsons Bay Business Excellence Award. They opened Lavanya Spa Retreat in Williamstown more than five years ago. They started out in a single room in 2012 and have since expanded to a large day spa […]

November 14th, 2017 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Sales awards for Landmark Harcourts

LANDMARK Harcourts Leongatha office has cleaned up two quarterly awards for sales following an awards ceremony at the Brighton International last week. Barry Redmond, business owner and sales consultant took out the top spot, a Titanium Award, for the best sales in the state for most property sold (dollar value) across the Landmark Harcourts group. […]

November 14th, 2017 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Service station excitement builds

THE new Evans Petroleum Westside service station in Leongatha should be open for business by mid December. The project was setback due to wet weather throughout winter. “It’s been a bit of a hit or miss with the weather,” Evans Petroleum managing director Stuart Evans said. “We closed the site down at the end of […]

November 14th, 2017 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Twenty first century comes to Fish Creek Hotel

TWO new Tesla electric car re-charging points have been installed at the Fish Creek Hotel. The first users, doctors Alan Montague and Maree Mastwyk, were “thrilled” to find the charging station when they visited for lunch with Maree’s mother, Mary Mastwyk. Alan said the charger, at 64kw per hour, was much faster than his one […]

November 14th, 2017 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Farm expo had it all

THERE was something for everyone at the Small Farm and Lifestyle Expo held at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit over the weekend. The latest in farm machinery for serious farmers or small landholders was on display with advice from the region’s best farm equipment retailers. Free face painting, chainsaw sculpture, sheep shearing and much […]

November 8th, 2017 | Posted in Business,Rural News | Read More »

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