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Spotlight shines on Mesley Hall

THE development of an arts centre in South Gippsland could be investigated as part of the South Gippsland Shire Council’s new arts strategy. The art, culture and creative industry strategy was adopted at the May council meeting. South Gippsland Shire Council manager community strengthening Ned Dennis said council is still interested in seeing how Mesley […]

July 18th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Jobs threat

FIFTY local jobs could be lost in South Gippsland if the Home and Community Care program is axed. Losing the service would also disrupt the lives 1300 people, who rely on a friendly face helping them to live comfortably and independently at home. South Gippsland Shire Council said no services have been cut yet, but […]

July 18th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Mobile black spots covered

MOBILE phone towers will come online in Mount Eccles, Mirboo, Dumbalk North, Outtrim, Trida and Kongwak this year, as part of the Federal Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program (MBSP). Towers will be built in Arawata and Waratah Bay in 2018. Towers at Austins Hill, Dumbalk, Strzelecki and Sandy Point have already been built as part […]

July 11th, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Firies climb for mental health

IT takes a special kind of person to volunteer in the emergency services, let alone work in the field. Each callout for Country Fire Authority volunteers brings uncertainty about what they will find when they arrive on the scene, and sometimes the horrific nature of incidents such as car accidents and house fires impacts those […]

July 11th, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Bass Coast embraces whale watching

  WHALES have always attracted tourists to Bass Coast and now they will be much easier to spot. A series of signs from Inverloch and Cape Paterson, right through to Phillip Island will be posted along the coast, signalling the best place to stop and watch the whales. Ten sites were chosen for the signs, […]

July 11th, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Wind farm talks continue

THE company behind an $8 billion offshore wind farm in South Gippsland held a meeting in Port Albert recently, to discuss the project and its impacts on fishing. The Star of the South wind farm proposed by Offshore Energy could see up to 250 wind turbines erected off the South Gippsland coast and create 300 […]

July 11th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Healthcare hopes

WONTHAGGI Hospital could receive an improved emergency department, operating theatre and layout if it received subregional funding. Bass Coast Health CEO Jan Child confirmed the Department of Health and Human Service gave the green light for the master planning process to start at the Wonthaggi Hospital recently. The process will kick off in six weeks […]

July 11th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Take off

SOUTH Gippsland’s agricultural sector could expand and rail services could be closer to returning under a proposal for a third airport for Melbourne. The international airport could result in residential and industrial growth in South Gippsland and Bass Coast shires, and be a boon for tourism. A Melbourne-based investment company, Paragon Premier Investment Fund, will […]

July 11th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Patient comfort comes first

CANCER patients can receive treatment in greater comfort after Gippsland Southern Health Service recently brought four new oncology chairs for the oncology ward at Leongatha Hospital. The service is planning to buy a further four new chairs this financial year to replace the remaining old chairs. The latest chairs cost around $20,000. “The manoeuvrability of […]

July 4th, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Coal mine powers up

  WONTHAGGI’S State Coal Mine is embracing renewable energy and this is just the beginning for Bass Coast. The Energy Innovation Co-operative successful received $241, 850 from the State Government’s New Energy Jobs Fund to undertake the project. The funding will enable the co-operative to install 86kW solar panels and an initial 23kWh battery storage […]

July 4th, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

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