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Waste ideas far from rubbish

Community concern: from left, Richard Kentwell, Gippsland Waste and Resource Recovery Group project officer Nola Anderson, Rose Thomas, Ron Wangman, Paul Norton and Gippsland Waste and Resource Recovery Group engagement and education team leader Ian Needham discussed ideas to construct a waste management implementation plan at Wonthaggi on Thursday afternoon.

GIPPSLAND Waste and Resource Recovery Group (GWRRG) aims to create a greener Gippsland by 2046. A community forum was held in Wonthaggi on Thursday to allow residents to have their say about effective waste management. GWRRG, in collaboration with councils including Bass Coast and South Gippsland, is in the process of developing a long term […]

February 9th, 2016 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Artist’s work shines

Local star: Leongatha artist Melanie Caple stands in an exhibition in Singapore, where she travelled last month on behalf of the Flinders Lane Gallery.

TALENTED artist Melanie Caple has made a career in visual arts that took her to Singapore last month. Growing up in Leongatha, Ms Caple studied art throughout secondary school without knowing it would one day send her across the globe. “My job has given me the opportunity to do some pretty cool things and having […]

February 9th, 2016 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Addicts’ families seek help

Crushing ice: from left, organiser  Rick Olden, Latrobe Community Health liaison Wendy Gilbert, Bass Coast Shire Council mayor Cr Jordan Crugnale, Teen Challenge alumnus Becc Slavin, Teen Challenge WA executive director Malcolm Smith, and forum organisers Col Boyd and Ian Debenham at the first family solutions seminar about ice on Tuesday evening, February 2.

FAMILIES of addicts came together last Tuesday night, February 2 to find answers and support at the Crush Ice family solutions seminar at Wonthaggi. “Children get caught up in the drug scene in the two places they feel most comfortable: at school and within the home. That is where the seed is sewn,” keynote speaker […]

February 9th, 2016 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Inverloch driven mad

Too dangerous: Col Boyd, a resident of Inverloch’s Surf Parade, points out the dangers of cars and cyclists travelling through the chicanes, as well as the skid marks caused by drivers travelling at excessive speeds through the one way point.

  WITH traffic hitting its peak over the Christmas and New Year break, residents in Inverloch’s Surf Parade claimed the recently installed chicanes cause more harm than good. Bass Coast Shire Council installed the chicanes last year to slow down traffic in the narrow street and create a safe environment for people accessing the beach. […]

February 9th, 2016 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Robbed in the night

Deeply disappointed: South Gippsland Shire Council’s operations manager Fred Huitema stands before the workshop where much of the $37,000 worth of equipment was taken by burglars at council’s Leongatha depot.

SOUTH Gippslanders risked facing being trapped in their homes by fallen trees after burglars stole $37,000 worth of equipment in just 15 minutes from South Gippsland Shire Council’s Leongatha depot on Tuesday, February 2. Many chainsaws were among the haul and council staff rely on these to clear roads in the event of summer storms. […]

February 9th, 2016 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

VicRoads tight lipped over $51m highway delay

Still waiting: Gippsland South MLA Danny O’Brien is calling on the State Government to fund the $51 million realignment of the South Gippsland Highway between Koonwarra and Meeniyan, known as the Black Spur bends.

  VICROADS is refusing to say why the proposed $51 million realignment of the South Gippsland Highway between Koonwarra and Meeniyan has been delayed by at least a year. The delay is costing businesses time and money by hindering the transport industry and risking lives on the notorious Black Spur bends. Over the past five […]

February 9th, 2016 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Council lays down law

South Gippsland Shire Logo

HOLIDAYMAKERS at the Yanakie and Long Jetty caravan parks will soon be subjected to further action by South Gippsland Shire Council if their caravans are not brought up to standard. Council expects annual site-holders to be compliant by the end of March. Council CEO Tim Tamlin told The Star site-holders at the Yanakie and Long […]

February 2nd, 2016 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

New faces lead Salvos

New faces: from left, Glenn and Kerry Smith moved from Launceston last month to take up the role of officers at Leongatha Salvation Army Corps.

GLENN and Kerry Smith moved from Launceston to take up the role of Leongatha’s Salvation Army Corps officers last month. “We worked for three years as officers at the Kings Meadows Corps but we have worked with the Salvation Army our entire lives,” Mr Smith said. The couple moved to Leongatha on January 12 and […]

February 2nd, 2016 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Paramedic hero recognised

Worthy recipient: Outtrim’s Don Gillies stands with the Ambulance Service Medal letter he received before Australia Day.

DON Gillies has dedicated his life to helping others, both in saving lives as a paramedic and advocating for the welfare of his colleagues. After 34 years of advocating for the mental and physical welfare of those in emergency services, the Outtrim man was awarded the Ambulance Service Medal within the Australia Day Honours list. […]

February 2nd, 2016 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Rates revolt

Information session: from left, Bass Coast Shire Council deputy mayor Cr Bradley Drew and council’s general manager of governance and organisation development Mark Brady provided Inverloch’s Allan McLean with information to help him make an informed decision about rate capping in Bass Coast.

RATEPAYERS have rejected a possible bid by Bass Coast Shire Council to keep rates high by seeking an exemption from the Victorian Government’s rate cap. The 2.5 per cent rate cap was introduced by the government for this financial year and council has yet to decide whether it will apply for a variation. “From the […]

February 2nd, 2016 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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