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Local builders create CFA’s new home

New station: from left, Leongatha CFA captain Tristan Morton-Pedersen and Considine and Johnston project manager Gary Bullen are pleased with the outcome of the new state of the art CFA station on Bair Street.

CONSIDINE and Johnston are the proud builders of Leongatha’s brand new fire station in Bair Street. “The new building is a major improvement and has brought our CFA into the 21st century,” Considine and Johnston project manager Gary Bullen said. Leongatha firm Considine and Johnston won the tender to construct the state of the art […]

January 20th, 2015 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Shoegallery’s past fascinates

Local history: Ted Egan of Leongatha Shoegallery with a 100 year old safe that is for sale with the shoe shop and shoes.

LEONGATHA Shoegallery, which is currently for sale, has a long and important history in the town. The site, which covered both Panther’s Mensland and the Shoegallery, was originally operated as a grocery and produce store by the Morris Family. In the 1940s the shop was divided and Williams the Shoeman moved in. The Morrises still […]

January 20th, 2015 | Posted in Business | Read More »

See a new side to Phillip Island

Hold on: enjoy the ride of your life on Wild Ocean's EcoBoat tours.

THERE’S a spot along Phillip Island’s southern coastline, between the Nobbies and Penguin Parade, that rivals the views of Victoria’s Great Ocean Road. For the first time this rugged coastline can be explored up close on the Wild Oceans EcoBoat Tours. Phillip Island Nature Parks has teamed up with John Dickie, the Island’s long time […]

January 6th, 2015 | Posted in Business | Read More »

The Cally – Great live music and food

Distinctive sound: local lad Joel Schroeder is renowned for his Aussie roots tunes and is performing at Wonthaggi’s The Caledonian Hotel.

FINALLY the new year is here. The silly season is over and it’s time to kick back and unwind, and The Caledonian at Wonthaggi has the perfect solution to help you do just that. Continuing on this new year with live music every Tuesday night alongside its popular pot and parma night, there is an […]

January 6th, 2015 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Book your doctor online

Online bookings: medical receptionist Sarah Bracken uses Leongatha Healthcare’s new online booking system.

LEONGATHA Healthcare has introduced an online booking system. “We decided to offer online bookings to make booking an appointment easier for our patients,” practice manager Judy Robb said. “More patients are looking for online options.” Each day, an average of 150 to 200 patients come through the Koonwarra Road clinic, which bulk bills for concession […]

January 6th, 2015 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Jump on the Agritrain

All about ag: trainer Andrew Wood discusses pasture management with Bolaro Downs staff during a recent Agritrain Pre Apprenticeship Program.

AGRITRAIN is a Gippsland based training and advisory company delivering nationally recognised training in the agricultural industry for dairy, sheep and beef. The Agritrain Pre-apprenticeship Program is an eight week full time program, designed to induct people who are either new to agriculture or have limited experience. It is limited to a small group of approximately 10 […]

December 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Burra Foods obeys EPA’s demands


BURRA Foods will soon complete initial works to address environmental problems at its Korumburra factory. The news came as the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) last week announced it had issued Burra Foods with five remedial notices over a one month period. Those notices required Burra Foods to address wastewater, emissions and odour management issues at […]

December 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Driving the future

THE Wonthaggi Business Association (WBA) has heaps of plans in store before this year is through. Members of the WBA recently met with the Bass Coast Shire Council to discuss the issue of parking. Some businesses owners are concerned with the 15 minute limitations on public car parks and would prefer to have hour limitations […]

December 10th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Your top choice for travel

New look: sporting their new Travellers Choice uniforms are staff at Leongatha Travel and Cruise from left, Sabine Aeschlimann, Caitlyn Warburton, Jill Carmody, Renee McLennan and Lisa O’Brien.

JILL and Ed Carmody are pleased to announce Leongatha’s leading travel agency is now a member of Travellers Choice. After 12 years under the Jetset franchise, Jill and Ed made the move to Travellers Choice and will now trade as Leongatha Travel and Cruise. “As an independent member of Travellers Choice, Leongatha Travel and Cruise […]

November 25th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Prom Country Business Forum

Kylie Bartlett: better known as the ‘web celeb’ will run a cheekily entitled session called ‘Friends with Benefits’.

SOCIAL media is often lauded as a ‘must-have’ tool for any business. But is it all it’s cracked up to be and how can it work for you? On Monday, December 1, Prom Country Regional Tourism is hosting a Business Forum that will discuss Facebook and how it can work in a business setting. Other […]

November 25th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

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