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More people to live the country dream

A 58-LOT subdivision in Wattle Bank has been given the green light by Bass Coast councillors, subject to a number of conditions. The development will be known as Wattle Ridge, with each lot at least five acres in size. Manager of Wonthaggi-based consultants Beveridge Williams, Adam Maher, said the new estate has been “master planned […]

July 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Stamp of approval

Post office tops rural Victoria THE Leongatha Post Office is the best in rural Victoria. The post office has delivered one of its best years, earning an award for excellence in customer service and post office operations.   The result puts the post office at the top of the VIC Rural Network, which consists of […]

July 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Crash survivor returns the favour

From victim to firefighter LOCH CFA volunteer Charlie Tagliaferro doesn’t remember anything about the car crash that changed his life in 2008. However, he’s paying it forward by joining those who saved his life so he can help save others. Charlie was in the passenger seat of the family Holden commodore station wagon driven by […]

July 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Damien’s a man of scissors and swords

LEONGATHA barber Damien Noonan is a man who plays many roles. During the day he’s the guy you go to for a buzz cut or to try out any one of the more popular hipster styles; the friendly man who gives your kids 20 cents to buy a gum ball from his retro gum ball […]

July 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Spooks visit Leongatha family

APPARITIONS, objects that go missing and are never found again, and knocking by an unknown source are common occurrences for the Pitts family. Their home, which they believe was an old miner’s cottage, was moved from Yallourn in the 1970s to Leongatha. Shelley Pitts said her daughter Tayla, husband Danny and herself have been living […]

July 16th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Council backs community projects

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council has supported the community by funding 21 projects across the shire to the tune of $237,875. The initiatives were funded in round two of council’s 2018-19 Community Grants Program. Recipients were acknowledged at an awards ceremony last week. Successful applicants were awarded under the categories of minor projects and equipment, festivals […]

July 16th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Historian loved the region he wrote about

NICHOLAS John Murphy died 12 months to the day after his wife of 68 years, Kathleen Murphy. He left the world on June 1, 2019, aged 95, after a short illness. He was buried a year to the day after Kathleen’s burial, following a service at St Laurence O’Toole’s Catholic Church, Leongatha – a church […]

July 16th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Volunteers deliver tourism gold

WHEREVER you wander, sourcing information from locals will always reveal hidden spots and gems that online sites just can’t provide. This is especially true of South Gippsland and there is fantastic tourism information available in Leongatha. Don’t let the name deter you: South Gippsland Citizens Advice Bureau provides free, quality tourism information, seven days a […]

July 16th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Lions serve for 50 years

COMMEMORATING half a century of service to the community is a fitting celebration for any local group. That’s why the Lions Club of Leongatha took the opportunity to party at the club’s 50th birthday recently. The club is its 50th year after receiving its charter on October 10, 1968. Nearly 90 people attended a celebration […]

July 9th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Fish Creek to star on national TV

WE all know Fish Creek is a special place, but come July 22, so will the rest of Australia. That night, Fish Creek will feature on the ABC television show, Back Roads. The episode, entitled Fish Creek, Victoria – The Storybook Settlement, will screen at 8pm. The town, often bypassed on the way to the […]

July 9th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

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