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Skate park revamp takes off

Fresh paint: from left, Inverloch Lions Club’s Klaus Edel, Inverloch’s Brad Owen, Teo Parmington and coordinating Mary Sullivan took the first step to rejuvenating the Inverloch skate park.

PLANS to bring life and colour to the Inverloch skate park are underway. The initial coat of paint was applied recently in the lead up to the TRAX program and mural jam. “We are doing the mural jam with artists Tom Murray White and Rohan Manhal during the school holidays,” coordinating artist Mary Sullivan said. […]

September 29th, 2015 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Meeniyan welcomes travellers

Meeniyan greeting: Meeniyan Progress Association president Kathryn Smith said the town invites more travellers to experience what the town has to offer.

  A NEW dump station is expected to enhance tourism in Meeniyan. Six years in the making, the dump station will fill a hole in the town’s camping accommodation. “We didn’t have formal camping areas so travellers wouldn’t stop,” president of the Meeniyan Progress Association Kathryn Smith said. “Meeniyan has so much to offer. We […]

September 29th, 2015 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Community helps Cooper fulfil school dream

Class for Cooper: from left, Callen Campbell, mother Tina Larrad and Cooper Campbell are grateful for all who have contributed to the fundraiser. Cooper looks forward to beginning school in term one of next year.

THE first day of Prep is always an exciting time and it will be even more exciting for Cooper Campbell and his family as he starts primary school next year. Five year old Cooper from Mirboo North lives with Cerebral Palsy which means he cannot walk, crawl and sit independently. However his condition has not […]

September 29th, 2015 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Footy holiday flop


MOST retailers will close their doors this Friday for the footy grand final public holiday, many labelling the idea ridiculous. However the holiday could have limited appeal to some businesses, especially to cafe, hotel and restaurant owners in holiday places like Inverloch with many expected to abandon Melbourne in favour of a long weekend. This […]

September 29th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Ease rates pain

South Gippsland Shire Logo

PEOPLE are tired of high rates bills and South Gippsland Shire Council must entertain the prospect of two per cent rate rises, Cr Kieran Kennedy told council last Wednesday. He supported an unsuccessful bid by Cr Don Hill to have council direct officers to prepare a proposed budget with two per cent rate rises for […]

September 29th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Life saver


WIRE barriers and guard railing will be installed along the notorious section of the Strzelecki Highway known as Crightons Hill. The State Government is investing $4.16 million to improve safety on a nine kilometre section of the Strzelecki Highway, between Mount Vernon Road and Leongatha, with works to start later this year. Minister for Roads […]

September 29th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Leongatha icon to expand

Many years of excellent service: Nick Kelly has been pumping petrol for drivers of South Gippsland and beyond. He said he looks forward to the expansion of the Westside service station.

EVANS Petroleum has been filling tanks on both sides of Leongatha for decades and now awaits the expansion of its Westside service station. Managing director Stuart Evans said the redevelopment was much in the planning phase as it awaits approval by South Gippsland Shire Council. “We are going to knock down the existing space and […]

September 22nd, 2015 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Music festival to stay

Horns up: from left, South Gippsland Shire Council deputy mayor Cr Nigel Hutchinson-Brooks, Unify event organiser Rhett McLaren, Cr Bob Newton and Cr Mohya Davies are looking forward to the heavy music camping festival’s future in South Gippsland.

  TARWIN Lower’s heavy music festival, Unify will be on again in January and has already sold out 2000 early bird tickets. The first act, In Hearts Wake, was announced last Friday and the full line up and a further 3000 tickets will be released in late September. According to event organiser Rhett McLaren, the […]

September 22nd, 2015 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Caravan park sold

Passed on: from left, Dahlia and Ed Wilson bought Leongatha Apex Caravan Park on Thursday and are pictured shaking hands with Apex’s Rohan Lomax, Matt Bacon and Alex Spencer. The Wilsons intend to maintain the property as a caravan park.

LEONGATHA Apex Caravan Park has officially changed hands. Impressed by the exceptional upkeep of the park, Melbourne based retired park owner Ed Wilson and his wife Dahlia successfully bought Apex Caravan Park. With only a few bids placed in the initial auction last Thursday (September 17), the property was quickly passed in at $550,000. Three […]

September 22nd, 2015 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Bright future for pools

Congratulations: from left, Phillip Island Aquatic Centre Fund Inc secretary Peter McMahon shook hands with Cr Bradley Drew after a successful outcome was heard for the future of regional aquatic centres in Bass Coast at Bass Coast Shire Council’s ordinary meeting on Wednesday (September 16).

AQUATIC centres are in high demand in Wonthaggi and Phillip Island. Bass Coast Shire councillors said it was critical to have aquatic centres in the regional towns and the creation of a business plan was absolutely essential. “Aquatics have come a long way. Wonthaggi needs its centre redevelopment so it can cater to a diverse […]

September 22nd, 2015 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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