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Council bullying allegations to be investigated

Victorian Local Government Minister Adem Somyurek has asked the Local Government Inspectorate to investigate allegations of bullying within South Gippsland Shire Council, as a result of reporting in The Great Southern Starthis week. The reporting included an account by former councillor Meg Edwards at the councillor crisis meeting in Leongatha last Thursday evening.The minister said this afternoon, […]

March 20th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

CEO to guide council vision

NEW CEO Ali Wastie has jumped on board with Bass Coast Shire Council’s advocacy strategy and is committed to seeing key projects come to fruition. Ms Wastie stepped into the role following the retirement of Paul Buckley PSM in February. Formerly, Ms Wastie was the director city communities at City of Melbourne. The portfolio included […]

March 19th, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Lija helps to bring about Change for Sam

FOLLOWING the tragic death of Phillip Island resident and psychologist Samantha Fraser in July 2018, a group of passionate community members and service providers have been working to develop a strong family violence strategy to prevent such tragedies in the future in Bass Coast. The Change for Sam strategy is led by a steering group […]

March 19th, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

New species of dinosaur discovered

A NEW small bodied dinosaur that existed more than 125 million years ago has been discovered at the Flat Rocks site at Inverloch – the first new dinosaur found in the Gippsland area for 20 years. Approximately the size of a wallaby, the herbivorous dinosaur named Galleonosaurus dorisae was identified via ancient jaw bones unearthed […]

March 19th, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Toilet disgrace in Leongatha

LEONGATHA bus travellers will have to hold on for a little longer, with the public toilet at the town’s V/Line bus stop still closed, six months on. A spokesperson for VicTrack, the State Government agency responsible for the toilet and surrounding rail yards, said it is working with an electricity network operator to get a […]

March 19th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Facelift millions

A SAFE, vibrant shopping experience is what Leongatha residents can expect from the $5.4 million Bair Street project. McMillan MP Russell Broadbent announced the project would be fully funded on Friday morning. The Federal Government and South Gippsland Shire Council will each contribute $2.7 million to the project. Council has also applied for $1.5 million […]

March 19th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Bullied, stalked

FORMER South Gippsland Shire councillor Meg Edwards said she was intimidated at her home by a fellow councillor, screamed at and stalked while campaigning. Addressing the councillor crisis public meeting at Leongatha Memorial Hall last Thursday evening, the Fish Creek woman said she resigned the week after former councillor Maxine Kiel did in order to […]

March 19th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Meeting votes to dismiss council

A public meeting in Leongatha tonight overwhelmingly voted to ask Victorian Local Government Minister Adem Somyurek to dismiss South Gippsland Shire Council.The meeting was called by the Leongatha Business Association following public concerrns about internal disputes with council and conflicts of interest hindering council’s ability to govern effectively.The meeting at Leongatha Memorial Hall was attended […]

March 14th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Jazz delights Inverloch

THERE was an undeniable buzz in the air as hundreds of locals and visitors lined the streets in wait for the Jazz Festival Parade in Inverloch on Saturday morning. Participants congregated at the Glade in Inverloch in colourful display as they prepared to march past the growing number of spectators forming in the main street. […]

March 13th, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Simon rides for kids

UNTIL now, Simon Wilson had never been a cyclist. But this Saturday, March 16, he will set out on a four day ride covering more than 300km to raise funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities. The charities provide accommodation for families of children requiring extended medical treatment at metropolitan hospitals, with Ronald McDonald Houses at […]

March 13th, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

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