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Long road to election


EDUCATION, healthcare and roads are tipped to be major issues for the McMillan electorate as a federal election looks likely for July. McMillan MP Russell Broadbent was confident Australians would go to the polls on July 2 and believed the government’s performance would result in votes. “Every election is close, no election is unwinnable and […]

May 3rd, 2016 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Better mobile phone reception on way

Full reception: from left, McMillan MP Russell Broadbent, South Gippsland Shire Councillor Mohya Davies, Loretta Willaton of Telstra, Frank Schrever of Sandy Point, Carmel Mulhern of Telstra and Neil Shaw of Sandy Point are looking forward to improved mobile phone reception at Sandy Point.

MCMILLAN MP Russell Broadbent met with the Sandy Point community on ahead of the planned construction of a mobile tower in the coming weeks to improve reception. “The tower here at Sandy Point will be one of 11 new mobile base stations built in McMillan under the Coalition Government’s $100 million Mobile Black Spot Program,” […]

May 3rd, 2016 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Inverloch backs Indonesian island

Changing lives: Inverloch’s Fleur Speed (in doorway) thanked the South Gippsland community for supporting her fundraising to aid people on the Indonesian island of Lombok.

THE Inverloch community is giving Indonesians with a disability a new outlook on life. The congregation of Inverloch Uniting Church has donated two wheelchairs and the Inverloch RSL one wheelchair to an aid campaign initiated by Inverloch’s Fleur Speed. She is seeking monetary donations to buy wheelchairs and mattresses for children on the island of […]

May 3rd, 2016 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

“Bullying” rocks council


INFIGHTING between South Gippsland Shire councillors exploded at last Wednesday’s council meeting, with claims of bullying, intimidation and calls for yet another panel hearing to investigate an alleged breach of the councillors code of conduct. Cr Nigel Hutchinson-Brooks accused Cr Andrew McEwen of bullying over pressuring other councillors to side with his views over coal […]

May 3rd, 2016 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Distressed farmers feel “betrayed”

High and dry: from left, Ava, Tanya and Levi Privitera have produced milk for Murray Goulburn their entire lives and said they feel “betrayed” following last week’s announcement.

  FARMERS across South Gippsland have expressed their distress after Murray Goulburn last week announced it would drop its milk price. Tanya Privitera of Mardan said her family have committed their lives to their farm which produces milk for Murray Goulburn, and have been left high and dry as a result. “Our family has been […]

May 3rd, 2016 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Dairy shake up


SOUTH Gippsland farmers could abandon the industry and rural businesses will be impacted after dairy company Murray Goulburn (MG) slashed its milk price last Wednesday. Farmers have been left feeling misled and disheartened by the sudden decision that comes on the back of high feed bills after one of the worst droughts in the region’s […]

May 3rd, 2016 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Display home launched

On site: from left, developer Bret Levenspiel from Wallis Levenspiel, Stockdale and Leggo Real Estate’s Jason Harris and principal of GJ Gardner Homes, Garry Cox at the launch of the first display home at Mitchell Rise, Leongatha on Sunday, April 17.

MITCHELLS Rise Estate, a swathe of land between Nerrena Road and Parr Street, Leongatha has taken off and is an indicator of the growth of the town. On the afternoon of Sunday, April 17, GJ Gardiner Homes hosted a list of invitees to the launch of the display homes on the estate at The Fitzroy, […]

April 27th, 2016 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Leongatha honours fallen

Lest we forget: Zelma Fawcett laid a wreath at the Leongatha cenotaph on behalf of Woorayl Lodge on Monday.

LEONGATHA residents gathered on McCartin Street to remember past servicemen at the Anzac Day ceremony on Monday. Local service clubs joined guest members of HMAS Cerberus in a march down McCartin Street towards the cenotaph for a minute’s silence. Individuals, schools and community groups laid wreaths in memoriam of those who served in World War […]

April 27th, 2016 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Duo to trek for change

Hiking high: from left, Jim Newton and Kristy-Lee Jones on their last adventure at the Kokoda Trail. The duo will hike Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa this year to raise money for children’s education in developing countries.

TWO local adventurers are taking their journeys to new heights as they plan to conquer Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa, this year. Kristy-Lee Jones and Jim Newton will trek to the mountain’s summit to raise funds for children’s education in developing countries. The pair will set off this July with hopes of raising enough money […]

April 27th, 2016 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Council spends despite rate cap


BASS Coast Shire Council residents will pay an average of $51.90 extra in rates and charges next financial year. Based on the median residential property, Bass Coast residents will pay a total of $1532.70 for fees and charges next financial year rather the $1480.80 paid in 2015-16. Council released its draft 2016-17 budget last Wednesday, […]

April 27th, 2016 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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