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Island adventure entrances Inverloch, Kongwak children

Down south: Sarah Luck met Grade 4 students Jas, Archie and Sabine while undertaking a teaching placement at Inverloch Primary School recently, during a trip home from Milingimbi Island off the Northern Territory coast.

  THE chill of a crisp autumn morning in Inverloch was a far cry from the tropics of the Northern Territory, but Sarah Luck is one to relish new experiences. The student teacher recently undertook a placement at Inverloch Primary School and enjoyed time with her parents Paul and Moira Luck, who run Inverloch Garden […]

May 31st, 2016 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Traffic lights pledged for Wonthaggi

Election announcement: from left, Bass Coast Shire Council’s manager for assets Jamie Sutherland and general manager for infrastructure Felicity Sist with McMillan MP Russell Broadbent at the Bass Highway and Korumburra-Wonthaggi Road intersection in Wonthaggi. The Coalition Government has promised to build traffic signals at the busy junction if re-elected.

  A RE-ELECTED Coalition Government will provide $3 million to establish traffic signals at the Bass Highway and Korumburra-Wonthaggi Road intersection in Wonthaggi, and a new heavy vehicle rest area at Moe. Liberal Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent made the announcement with Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester last week. Mr Broadbent said installing […]

May 31st, 2016 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Lollies and locks to benefit hospital

Ready to go bald: Leongatha’s Maddi Campbell will shave her head to raise money for the Royal Children’s Hospital Children’s Cancer Centre and as part of the fundraising, has initiated a competition to guess the number of lollies in the jar.

MADDI Campbell has a stash of beanies and headbands at the ready. The Leongatha girl will certainly need them when she has her head shaved on Friday, June 24 – in the middle of a chilly South Gippsland winter. The nine year old is aiming to raise $3000 for the Royal Children’s Hospital Children’s Cancer […]

May 31st, 2016 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Traders talk up Bair Street

Huge interest: South Gippsland Shire Council was delighted when some 50 business representatives turned out for the Re-Imagining Bair Street presentation last Tuesday, May 24. Tonight, Tuesday, the community gets its turn to have a say.

INTEREST in the changes to Leongatha’s Bair Street was high when the business community gathered to talk about the revitalisation project in Leongatha last Tuesday night, May 24. In a show of hands from the 50 traders present, the vast majority were in favour of Option B while there appeared to be very few or […]

May 31st, 2016 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Hospital unveils help for addicts

Helping hands: from left, withdrawal nurse Sue Dutton and alcohol and drug counsellor Bronwyn Beach in the new drug and alcohol withdrawal room at Leongatha Hospital which is set to be operational in June.

LEONGATHA Hospital is implementing new strategies to tackle alcohol and drug addiction in South Gippsland with a new withdrawal bed program to kick off next month. The hospital was successful in securing one of four beds allocated to Gippsland as part of the State Government’s 2015 rollout. Other beds are also located in Sale and […]

May 31st, 2016 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

$40m Lotto winners claim prize

Leongatha boost: 
Peter Watchorn of Nextra Newsagency Leongatha is happy a Leongatha couple has won $40 million.

A MARRIED Leongatha couple plan to retire and donate to the community after winning the $40 millon Oz Lotto jackpot this week. After an intense three day search, Oz Lotto’s $40 million jackpot prize was claimed this afternoon by a couple who say they have lived in Leongatha for many years. The stunned winners, who […]

May 26th, 2016 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Childcare denied

Quiet street: Inverloch resident Lex Thorbecke said building a childcare centre in Park Street, Inverloch would affect residents’ livelihoods and create a danger for young families on the narrow road.

BASS Coast Shire Council’s refusal of a proposed childcare centre at Inverloch may see nearby residents attend a fourth Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) hearing in eight years. Four out of seven councillors voted against developing a childcare centre in Park Street, to residents’ relief. Cr Clare Le Serve quashed the childcare centre with […]

May 24th, 2016 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Campers get the boot

High and dry: Stan Crossley and his wife Paula purchased a cabin in the Long Jetty Caravan Park in 2013, unaware that three years later they would be forced to give it up.

WHILE some still intend to fight on, many annual permit holders have decided enough is enough and are vacating the Long Jetty and Yanakie caravan parks. South Gippsland Shire Council manages the parks and in April, issued eviction notices to those it said “were occupying sites without a permit”. Stan Crossley and his wife Paula […]

May 24th, 2016 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Stairway to a cure

The climb: Foster’s Danielle Hepburn and Leongatha’s Narelle McNaughton are preparing for Stadium Stomp, which will involve climbing 7300 stairs in the MCG this June. The pair aims to raise money for the Cure for Motor Neurone Disease Foundation.

LEONGATHA’S Narelle McNaughton and Danielle Hepburn from Foster will be tackling more than 7300 stairs in June, to raise money for the Cure for Motor Neurone Disease Foundation. The MCG will host Stadium Stomp on Sunday, June 26 and is the largest event of its kind in the country. Danielle’s father in law and Narelle’s […]

May 24th, 2016 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Crunch time for Bair Street

Which one: South Gippsland Shire Council’s senior strategic planner Chantal Lenthall and planning manager Paul Stampton are asking the community for their feedback at two important meetings concerning Leongatha’s CBD.

THE loss of parking spaces in Bair Street, Leongatha appears to be the main sticking point of the Leongatha Chamber of Commerce and Industry ahead of crucial meetings tonight and next Tuesday, May 31. Business groups and the community are being sought for comments and input on the draft master plan created for the Re-Imagining […]

May 24th, 2016 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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