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Grants totalling $250,000 enhance community

MORE than $109,000 was handed out to 21 organisations last Wednesday night, in round two of this year’s South Gippsland Shire Council Community Grants Program. The 21 supported applications were chosen from a pool of 40 with a total of around $250,000 handed out across both rounds 2017/18. The contribution of council funds will support […]

July 17th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Spending time in the great outdoors

ANOTHER successful program was run at Allambee Camp these school holidays. Although it may be winter and a lot of people shy away from being outdoors, last week a number of children were rugged up and ready for activities at Allambee Camp. “The children really thrived in the outdoor environment and there were no requests […]

July 17th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

JP honoured for 40 years of service

JUSTICE of the Peace (JP) John Fleming was honoured for his 40 years of service at the Wonthaggi Police Station last Wednesday. An award in recognition of his service was presented. Born in Essendon – and spending his early years in Northcote and Doncaster – Mr Fleming eventually found himself in Bass Coast. His long […]

July 17th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Teddies explore the Wonthaggi library

TEDDY bears went on an adventure to the Wonthaggi library on Wednesday. The library held its first ‘teddy bear sleepover’ as part of its school holiday program. Children were encouraged to bring their teddies to the library for an afternoon of fun before leaving their teddies to stay overnight at the library. During the afternoon, […]

July 17th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Lions praise Inverloch icons

THE recent dinner meeting of Inverloch Lions Club turned out to be no ordinary meeting but rather a night of highlights. Held at the Inlet Hotel, the event was attended by special guests District Governor Andrew McMahon and Kerrie McMahon. Mr McMahon, in his last official function as district governor, presented Lions member Terry Hall […]

July 10th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Vote to shape Wonthaggi’s town square

WHAT elements should revitalise Wonthaggi? Wonthaggi is growing into a regional centre, and the Woni Proud project aims to develop infrastructure to meet new demands. A ‘Wonthaggi Town Square Concept’ Facebook page has been launched with the aim to revamp Apex Park. There has been a huge response from people wanting to see a playground […]

July 10th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Revamp for Foster Arts Centre

THE Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford visited the community in Foster on Monday, July 9 to announce $50,000 for Foster Arts, Music and Drama Association to install new seating at Foster War Memorial Arts Centre, so it can continue to be an important cultural and social hub. “The Andrews Labor Government is backing a […]

July 10th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Kongwak recycles in name of fashion

STUDENTS and staff from Kongwak Primary School brought to life the issue of recycling by dressing up with a recycling theme last Friday. Students dressed as recyclable bags, trees and made their own clothes from newspapers and plastic bags. The day started with a visit by Lyndal Peterson from South Gippsland Shire Council. She organised relay games […]

July 10th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Donation helps care for families

BASS Coast Health (BCH) recently received a thoughtful donation from the Freemasons in Wonthaggi to help improve the comfort of friends and families visiting their loved ones in palliative care. Former BCH nurse Jenny Barnes came up with an idea and her husband Ken, with the local Freemasons, turned it into a reality by cleverly […]

July 3rd, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Lions club has trail users covered

USERS of the Great Southern Rail Trail (GSRT) can take advantage of a new undercover seating area, which was recently built by the Leongatha Lions Club. The new shelter, table and chairs is located on the trail between Leongatha and Simons Lane. The $12,000 project was helped by a $3500 community grant from South Gippsland […]

July 3rd, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

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