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Inverloch may feed land hunger

Land supply: Bass Coast Shire Council says the shire has enough land to meet supply for years. Pictured is Inverloch real estate agent Lewis Stone, right, with his wife, Judy Stone, left, and colleague Sarah Spencer-Smith, centre.

BASS Coast Shire has enough residential land to accommodate another 19.7 years of growth, according to the 2014 Bass Coast Land Supply and Demand Assessment. Bass Coast Shire Council adopted the report, presented by council’s acting general manager for planning Jodi Kennedy, at the ordinary council meeting in Wonthaggi last Wednesday. “The report found that […]

March 24th, 2015 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Bass Coast women celebrate

Women’s Day: International Women’s Day luncheon guest speaker, Nectar and Stone founder Caroline Khoo, and Bass Coast Shire Council mayor Cr Kimberley Brown.

BASS Coast Shire Council celebrated International Women’s Day with an inspirational luncheon focusing on dreaming big and achieving goals. With the theme ‘Dream Big: Make Your Passion Your Purpose’, around 140 women from across Bass Coast and neighbouring shires attended the sold out event to enjoy a two course lunch at The Cape Kitchen in […]

March 24th, 2015 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Embrace social media

Stepping up: social media expert Kylie Bartlett (second from right), at the Bass Coast South Gippsland Business Alliance lunch with, from left, Jenni Hardy of Federation Training Leongatha, Rob Rhodes of Telstra and Roslyn Jenzen of Bass Coast Shire Council.

BUSINESSES have been urged to harness the marketing power of social media to build relationships with customers. Web marking expert Kylie Bartlett advised businesspeople to serve customers instead of selling, when she addressed a meeting of the Bass Coast South Gippsland Business Alliance in Leongatha last Thursday. She recommended businesses devise a social media strategy […]

March 24th, 2015 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Snow peas best in world

Good crops: Loui Condoluci said this season has been a good one for snow peas, with a plentiful harvest coming off around 300 acres of plants.

CONDOLUCI Produce has been growing fresh produce including peas and potatoes and snow peas in Leongatha for some 60 years. The family is now focussing solely on growing snow peas on 300 acres at Leongatha. Frank and Melina Condoluci started the business growing peas, and Frank said they grow some of the best produce in […]

March 17th, 2015 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Flexibility brings opportunity

Close eye: Fabio Dal Pozzo inspects a mob of Angus heifers on his Koonwarra beef property.

CREATING options for marketing stock has been Fabio Dal Pozzo’s secret to maximising returns in the beef industry. The Koonwarra farmer runs a variety of cattle – heifers, steers, and cows and calves – to give himself the flexibility to take advantage of opportunities, while focusing on his core business of fattening heifers. “I always […]

March 17th, 2015 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Rate relief closer for farmers

Financial future: Bass Coast Shire Council CEO Paul Buckley and mayor Cr Kimberley Brown released council’s rating strategies and draft long term financial plan.

FARMERS may pay lower council rates and owners of vacant land could be forced to pay more, depending which rating strategy Bass Coast Shire Council chooses. Council discussed rating strategy options and its long term financial plan at a special meeting at the Bass Coast Civic Centre in Wonthaggi on Wednesday night. Along with its […]

March 17th, 2015 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Iconic seaside property sells

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INVERLOCH property Bahla Bluff sold for $1.6 million at auction on Saturday. The Townsend Bluff property was owned by Bob Stone and auctioned by his son, Inverloch real estate agent Lewis Stone. The property’s reserve price was $1.6 million and for a long time there were no bids. Lewis Stone made several vendor bids at […]

March 3rd, 2015 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Luke claims top honour

Great effort: ArchiBlox director David Martin, left, and apprentice Luke Castagna at the Master Builders Gippsland apprentice of the year awards ceremony last Wednesday.

LEONGATHA carpentry apprentice and ArchiBlox employee Luke Castagna was named the Master Builders Gippsland apprentice of the year last Wednesday. Luke said the award was unexpected. “There were a lot of capable candidates there. I think the opportunities ArchiBlox has given me in the office set me apart from the others,” he said. “I also […]

March 3rd, 2015 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Berrys Creek Cheese expands

Award winning: Berrys Creek Cheese has won multiple awards; the most recent was just this month when Barry Charlton and Cheryl Hulls, pictured, took out major awards at the Royal Cheese and Dairy Produce Show.

DUE to overwhelming demand Australia-wide, Berrys Creek Cheese is soon to relocate to a state of the art new facility at Fish Creek. Once completed, the new cheese factory will be able to increase production six-fold, from 16.5 tonnes per annum to 100 tonnes per annum. The new facility is being built by Paul Pangrazzi […]

March 3rd, 2015 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Tabro Meat to expand

Council approval: Cr Bradley Drew of South Gippsland Shire Council spoke in favour of Tabro Meat's application to expand.

TABRO Meat abattoir in Lance Creek is set to make a $26 million upgrade and double its workforce from 160 to 320 full-time employees. The abattoir received approval from Bass Coast Shire Council to expand production at Wednesday night’s ordinary council meeting in Wonthaggi. Tabro Meat will increase capacity and is expected to triple its […]

February 24th, 2015 | Posted in Business | Read More »

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