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Demand for local bus boost

REGULAR bus services and improved links between local towns are on South Gippslanders’ wish list for travel improvements. South Gippsland Shire Council hosted six drop in sessions across the shire last week, discovering how public transport could be improved. These forums were a result of council resolution in March to document community feedback and advocate […]

August 7th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Tree trouble

TREES falling across roads will cause a death sooner or later according to Dumbalk North farmer Adrian Harris. Mr Harris said the increased number of trees falling across roads is no coincidence and is only going to get worse. And while recent strong winds are a factor he said the maintenance of trees by the […]

August 7th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Council backs beach restoration

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council will lobby other authorities to consider replenishing the beach at Port Welshpool, after a call by residents. Landowner Roger Harvey initiated a petition that received 581 signatures calling for council to support re-establishing a sandy beach between the rock wall and Long Jetty. The beach was artificially created by dredge spoil […]

July 31st, 2018 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

School backs refugees’ plights

IMAGINE living out of a backpack; all your necessities for daily living packed into a single bag and carried on your back. That is the challenge before students of Chairo Christian School’s Leongatha campus but it’s a daily reality for refugees around the world. Chairo students will take part in World Vision’s 40 Hour Backpack […]

July 31st, 2018 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Wooreen community pays respects

THE Wooreen community commemorated 100 years since local soldiers served Australia in World War One on Sunday morning. Initially, the service was to be held at Wooreen’s Avenue of Honour but was moved to the Hallston Hall due to the weather. Organising committee member Nicole Pouw said she was thrilled with the turnout on the […]

July 31st, 2018 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Bandaid fix not enough

LEONGATHA South residents have labelled improvements to the intersection of Leongatha South-Outtrim and Roughead roads with Bass Highway “a bandaid fix”. There have been two casualty crashes at the intersection – one fatality and three people seriously injured – in the past five years. These incidents spurred VicRoads into action, creating a new turning lane […]

July 31st, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Council overturns planners on race proposal

A MAJOR motorcycling event will be held at Leongatha South, after South Gippsland Shire councillors backed the proposal and overturned a recommendation by council planners not to, due to excessive noise. Leongatha Motorcycle Club is likely to be granted a permit to use private land at 85 Merricks Track and 945 Koonwarra-Inverloch Road, Leongatha South […]

July 31st, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Kids at risk

THE desperate need for a new school crossing and school speed zone in Williams Street, Inverloch will be brought to the attention of the State Government. The campaign comes after an Inverloch Primary School student was hit by a car while crossing Williams Street recently. The girl, Celeste Petracca, is a Grade One student and […]

July 31st, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Mission Australia

WILSONS Promontory National Park will be the final leg in a triathlon spanning the length of Australia for a young adventurer. Tom Dunn of Geelong will travel from Cape York in Queensland on September 10 and over 90 days, he will travel 4825km to South Point at the Prom – the geographical southernmost point of […]

July 24th, 2018 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Navigating the marketing maze

MORE than 50 business leaders attended The Star’s ‘Marketing for the Future’ seminars held in Leongatha last Tuesday, July 17. Marketing expert Damian Morgan spoke to those present about strategies businesses should employ to get noticed. This included traditional forms of media as well as social media channels. Mr Morgan said using social media wasn’t […]

July 24th, 2018 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

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