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Council backs arts venue

SOUTH Gippsland is closer to having a new performing arts venue. South Gippsland Shire Council last Wednesday voted to allocate $25,000 towards planning for the possible renovation of Mesley Hall in Leongatha. The project of Leongatha Lyric Theatre would see both levels of the rear of the hall reconstructed, providing for double the stage area […]

June 5th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Debt collection no scam

FORMER customers of the recently closed Network Video in Leongatha have been receiving text messages, ordering them to pay outstanding fines. When the shop closed in March, there were around 800 DVDs not returned and over $30,000 in outstanding late fees. The Star called the debt collection company responsible for sending the messages, Melbourne based […]

June 5th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Dam dispute boils

THE family company of South Gippsland Shire Councillor Jeremy Rich may take further legal action against council over a long running dispute. At issue is the Walkerville Retarding Basin off Panoramic Drive, Walkerville. The dam was built in 1988 as part of the drainage scheme for the Promontory Views Estate to capture stormwater and treated […]

June 5th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Marina mystery

    THE developer of a proposed marina at Mahers Landing at Pound Creek is yet to reveal how many houses will be included in the project, believed to be worth millions of dollars. All the community knows so far is that the development includes a marina with an artificial lake surrounded by 72ha of […]

June 5th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Railyards plan to be unveiled

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council is waiting for draft plans of the rail crossing over South Gippsland Highway in Leongatha to be completed before presenting them to the community. An initial meeting has been held on site to familiarise consultants with the site and community expectations. VicTrack has engaged a construction firm to build the new […]

May 29th, 2018 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Training tests CFA crews

THE South Gippsland Group of Brigades held a training day on Sunday in the Inverloch area, to help volunteers develop their skills. Volunteers from Inverloch, Pound Creek, Tarwin Lower, Meeniyan, Dumbalk, Yanakie, Foster, Toora and Welshpool CFA brigades were involved. The group holds training days twice a year, not only for skills maintenance, but also […]

May 29th, 2018 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Boy, oh boy, what a show!

THERE was plenty of razzle dazzle on opening night of The Boy From Oz in Wonthaggi on Saturday night. Leading man Josh Gardiner as Peter Allen was sensational, from the opening song The Lives of Me right through to the outlandish I Still Call Australia Home in his full sequinned, sparkling Australia flag shirt and […]

May 29th, 2018 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Rates hurt everyone

FARMERS and businesspeople are desperate for relief from hefty rates bills, South Gippsland Shire Council has been told. The challenge now before council is how to provide it. Council last Wednesday heard submissions to its Proposed 2018-19 Rating Strategy, to be debated tomorrow (Wednesday). This year, council’s Rating Strategy Review Steering Committee proposed to drop […]

May 29th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Road rage

MOTORISTS are fed up with roads riddled with potholes and bone-jarring corrugations, and have called on South Gippsland Shire Council to act. Residents of Clancys Road at Korumburra said the state of their road risks their safety and their vehicles. Ratepayers of Henrys Road between Nyora and Loch also raised their concerns about the risk […]

May 29th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

First class act

LEONGATHA Lyric Theatre is hoping to have a reason to sing when South Gippsland Shire Council considers its submission for funding towards the next stage of a revamped performing arts venue in Leongatha, estimated to cost $2 million. Lyric has sought up to $25,000 in council’s 2018-19 budget to further progress planning for the Mesley […]

May 29th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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