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Potential for Phillip Island car ferry

THE feasibility of a car ferry between Phillip Island and Stony Point on the Mornington Peninsula is under investigation with a tender to develop a business case for the project now open. Earlier this year, Bass Coast Shire Council and Mornington Peninsula Shire agreed to participate in and contribute $25,000 to the Cowes to Stony […]

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

Meeniyan hub gets support

SOME 30 people gathered in Meeniyan last Wednesday night to discuss the possibility of establishing a community hub in the town. A committee has been formed to explore potential sites and prepare a proposal to be presented to the community later in the year. If developed, the Meeniyan facility would be the tenth for South […]

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

Supermarket site earmarked

THE future of Nyora has been planned for, with land rezoned for a supermarket and other shops in the future. South Gippsland Shire Council last Wednesday approved the rezoning of residential land for commercial purposes, setting aside enough land for a possible supermarket. The land to be rezoned is 2-12 Hewson Street and 29-31 Davis […]

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

Scrap clawbacks

DAIRY farmers are hoping to avoid a repeat of the milk price crisis of 2016 by striking a new deal with milk processors. Farmer lobby group United Dairyfarmers of Victoria (UDV) is developing a new code of practice for contractual arrangements between dairy farmers and processors. UDV representatives were in South Gippsland last week to […]

April 11th, 2017 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Massive Leongatha sale on now 

THE pre-Easter liquidation sale is on again in Leongatha. Shan’s Lingerie, Panthers Mensland and Sports First have joined forces once again to offer fantastic deals on high quality products from Memorial Hall. The sale began on Sunday and will close on Thursday. Opening hours are between 9am and 5.30pm. This is the second time Sports […]

April 11th, 2017 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Sweet opening for cake shop

The newest shop in Leongatha opened to enthusiastic customers last Wednesday. Sweet Life Cakes opened in Bair Street, just up from its sister store Sweet Life Cafe. Both stores are run by husband and wife team Jodie and Geoff Clarkson. The speciality cake shop tempted customers with free tastings and a scrumptious spread of cakes […]

April 11th, 2017 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Whistleblower: good leaders act

FORMER policeman and high-profile whistleblower, Simon Illingworth, delivered a powerful and inspiring speech to local Bass Coast and South Gippsland business and community members in Inverloch recently. Mr Illingworth shared his courageous story of being a whistleblower and exposing corruption in the police force to a captivated audience at the Gippsland Community Network Events series […]

April 4th, 2017 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Laneway Festival a winner

WONTHAGGI put on a stunning inaugural Laneway Festival on Saturday. Rain threatened the festival early on, but it wasn’t long before the sun – and the crowds – came out for the event. “We were really excited with the turnout. It’s nice to have something like this happening in our town,” festival organiser and president […]

April 4th, 2017 | Posted in Business,Featured | Read More »

Industrial estate booming in Wonthaggi

LOCATED just outside the heart of the town, Wonthaggi’s industrial estate is a highly valued service centre. Providing a multitude of quality services, the industrial estate is situated on the Inverloch Road, including Loughran Drive. The industrial estate features a diverse selection of esteemed local businesses that service Wonthaggi and the wider region. Among those […]

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

Wonthaggi welcomes Laneway Festival

WONTHAGGI is counting down the days to its inaugural Laneway Festival this Saturday, April 1. The truly unique festival promises to be spectacular with the laneways dazzling with fairy lights, neon lights, and festival activity. Starting at the IGA car park, a main stage will be set up and some outstanding headline and local acts […]

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

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