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Water bills among Australia’s cheapest

THE average residential water customer in South Gippsland will continue to pay some of the lowest rates in Australia for water and sewerage services. Average water bills in South Gippsland will remain relatively stable in 2018-19, with the average bill to remain at $996, according to the Essential Services Commission (ESC), the state’s water regulator. […]

June 26th, 2018 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Children’s service looks to expand

THE Corner Inlet’s kindergarten and childcare services needs to expand to meet demand. Prom Coast Centres for Children (PCCC) is a not for profit organisation operating centres at Foster, Fish Creek, Toora and Welshpool. Foster offers long day care and kindergarten, and Fish Creek, Toora and Welshpool provide kindergarten and pre-kindergarten. After school and a […]

June 26th, 2018 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Burra Foods’ milk to hit the shelves in Taiwan

KORUMBURRA dairy processor Burra Foods has announced the launch of its new dairy brand, Pure Source Milk. Pure Source is Burra Foods’ first retail product and is part of a strategy to drive maximum value from fresh farm gate milk in international markets. The one-litre Australian fresh milk packs will initially be exported to Taiwan […]

June 26th, 2018 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Burra Foods makes electricity savings

KORUMBURRA dairy processor Burra Foods has entered into a Renewable Corporate Power Purchase Agreement with Melbourne-based energy retailer Flow Power. The deal will bring Burra Foods closer to meeting its energy efficiency goals and give the business access to secure low-cost renewable energy over 10 years. The renewable power, sourced from Ararat Wind Farm, is […]

June 5th, 2018 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Tabro re-opening mooted

TABRO Meats abattoir at Lance Creek could re-open in as early as four to five months, The Star has been told. The Star has been informed Harmony Agriculture and Food Co is considering buying the meatworks, that has been affected by shutdowns under the current Chinese ownership. However Harmony director of corporate services Rick Pearce […]

June 5th, 2018 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Libraries seek more staff

EXTRA staff are needed in the Wonthaggi and Phillip Island libraries. West Gippsland Library Corporation representatives Mary Schooneveldt and Nola Thorpe appealed for the libraries’ funding allocation to be increased at Bass Coast Shire Council’s budget submission hearing on Wednesday. The Wonthaggi library has become a meeting place for the town’s youth. While many use […]

June 5th, 2018 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Bass Coast Health celebrates nurses

BASS Coast Health (BCH) hosted a special afternoon tea event on International Nurses Day recently to celebrate its exceptional nurses. BCH thanked them for the role they play in providing safe and quality nursing care. Executive director of acute care/chief nursing and midwifery officer Lou Sparkes said BCH’s 290 nurses work across 16 different departments […]

May 29th, 2018 | Posted in Business | Read More »

’Burra info centre faces shorter season

KORUMBURRA’S visitor information centre will only open from December 1 to the week after Easter under a proposal by South Gippsland Council. Council officers have recommended the centre become seasonal, while council will maintain a fully accredited centre in Foster. That is the recommendation before council’s meeting tomorrow (Wednesday). On June 28, 2017, council voted […]

May 29th, 2018 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Committed to carbon reduction

SOUTH Gippsland Water is committed to greenhouse gas emissions reduction and in 2017 pledged a reduction of 15 percent by July 1, 2025. The pledge is the first step on the road to achieving net zero emissions by 2050, as per the Victorian Government’s water plan, Water for Victoria. South Gippsland Water managing director Philippe […]

May 29th, 2018 | Posted in Business | Read More »

CPK McLaren MotorBody named a national finalist

CPK McLaren MotorBody is a 2018 finalist in the 100th Anniversary Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce VACC Industry Awards. The business was also back to back finalists in 2016 and 2017. CPK McLaren MotorBody, 17-19 Roughead Street, Leongatha, is a finalist in the Best Body Repairer – Passenger Vehicle – Large Business Category. It is […]

May 22nd, 2018 | Posted in Business | Read More »

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