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Race for survival

Community needs us: Riverside Crafts treasurer Pamela Dunstan is hoping South Gippsland Shire Council will not sell the Tarwin Lower craft shop.

A CRAFT shop run by volunteers to benefit the Tarwin Lower and Venus Bay communities is unlikely to be sold by South Gippsland Shire Council. Mayor Cr Bob Newton told The Star he believed council would not sell the site, which had been among nine earmarked as surplus to council’s needs and recommended by council […]

August 23rd, 2016 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Young leader steps up

Council shift: 26 year old Ashley Lamers will bring fresh ideas to Bass Coast Shire Council as one of the youngest candidates to run in an election. He will be running in the newly formed Westernport Ward.

AS one of the youngest candidates to stand for Bass Coast Shire Council, Wonthaggi’s Ashley Lamers aims to inspire his community. The 26 year old will be running for Westernport Ward due to his background and interest in the agricultural sector. “Westernport is unique. It’s a huge ward and the farming community plays an important […]

August 23rd, 2016 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Everyday heroes rewarded

Super man: Dumbalk’s Toby Paul has been commended for brave conduct, for the part he played in rescuing a Dumbalk man and his dog from a burning house in 2011.

  ON December 16, 2011 four people came to the assistance of a Dumbalk man, who was unconscious in his burning house. Those four people have been commended for brave conduct and will officially receive their awards at Government House later in the year. Toby Paul from Dumbalk, Sergeant Deryn Ricardo, Alex Kuhne from Inverloch […]

August 23rd, 2016 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Long jetty hangs on funding

Ready to go: Paul Macphail from the Port Welshpool Long Jetty project control group is keen to see work on renovating the South Gippsland icon start.

THE Port Welshpool Long Jetty could be restored and reopened to the public by the end of 2018, with work expected to start once all funding is in place. The jetty project is still awaiting funding from the Federal Government, promised in the lead up to the July 2 election. McMillan MP Russell Broadbent announced […]

August 23rd, 2016 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Mega dump relief


  NO NEW landfills is the key recommendation of the draft Gippsland Waste and Resource Recovery Implementation Plan now out for public comment. This is bad news for French waste management giant Veolia, which proposed to develop a new landfill at Leongatha South. A Leongatha South resident, who wished to remain anonymous, was eagerly awaiting […]

August 23rd, 2016 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Tip trashed


  INVERLOCH was dealt a crushing blow after Bass Coast Shire Council voted to shut down the Inverloch tip at its meeting last Wednesday night. The closure of the tip will come into effect in September, 2017, and will mean the land will be rehabilitated into a reserve. However, Inverloch residents will lose a well […]

August 23rd, 2016 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Talented dancers dazzle at successful Leongatha eisteddfod


DANCERS from across the region wowed at Leongatha’s Mesley Hall during the seventh Great Southern Star Eisteddfod last week. Committee president Nella Mitchelson said the event ran smoothly and was pleased to see many age groups and dance schools represented. “We’ve got local groups, as well as groups from as far as Morwell, Narre Warren, […]

August 16th, 2016 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Hidden gem glimmers with promise


KORUMBURRA’S railway station building came under the spot light again recently at a meeting held by South Gippsland Shire Council. Council directors Jan Martin and Bryan Sword, and councillors Lorraine Brunt and Andrew McEwen were among those in attendance, along with representatives from key interest groups: Korumburra Business Association, Korumburra Round Table, Korumburra Community and […]

August 16th, 2016 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Stoush inspires council bid

•	South Gippsland Shire Council candidate Jeremy Rich.

  WALKERVILLE farmer and would-be developer Jeremy Rich will run for South Gippsland Shire Council, inspired to over-turn what he believes is council’s anti-business attitude. He will seek election to Coastal Promontory Ward, spanning from Venus Bay to Foster and Welshpool. Mr Rich has unsuccessfully tried to seek council approval for a $30 million, 80 […]

August 16th, 2016 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Asbestos hoard leads to $8000 fine


A WOOREEN landowner was fined $8000 after South Gippsland Shire Council found an estimated 20 tonnes of asbestos on her property. She was also ordered to pay council’s prosecution costs of $337, including for testing of the asbestos, after pleading guilty. The matter was heard at Korumburra Magistrates Court on August 4. Dianne Niblett owned […]

August 16th, 2016 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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