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Shire serves up sand to Victoria

THE value of South Gippsland Shire’s sand resource was highlighted by the launch of a pilot project near Nyora on Friday. The State Government has joined with South Gippsland and Wyndham councils to unveil a pilot project to undertake geoscientific investigations and identify high quality extractive resources. An inventory of natural, cultural, community and other […]

February 13th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Medical rush

SOUTH Gippsland’s health services are thriving with an influx of staff joining the ranks at hospitals and clinics across the region. Rising population and subsequent demand for healthcare has seen the employment of new doctors, registrars and specialists across healthcare providers in Leongatha and Wonthaggi. South Gippsland’s lifestyle opportunities and proximity to Melbourne has resulted […]

February 13th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Ambos to improve response times

AMBULANCE Victoria is striving to improve response times to emergencies in South Gippsland Shire. The average response times of paramedics to Code One incidents from October to December 2017 was 18:51, above the average response time of 15:28 for the three months prior. Nearly 49 per cent of incidents were responded to in less than […]

February 6th, 2018 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Car changeover

  GEARING up for new challenges are Westaway brothers Bradley and Michael, who have been part of a family motoring dynasty in Leongatha for more than 92 years. Westaway Ford, Knights Toyota, Knights Mitsubishi and Knights Honda have been sold to PM Regional. Director and dealer principal of the new group is Warren Stewart who […]

February 6th, 2018 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Medical students ready to work

  TEN future doctors are gaining hands-on experiences in clinics across South Gippsland with the support of Monash University. The fourth year students have just commenced placement at Leongatha, Foster, Wonthaggi and Korumburra healthcare providers where they will learn a variety of practical skills throughout the year. Wonthaggi’s South Gippsland Family Medicine and Wonthaggi Medical […]

February 6th, 2018 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Newhaven College makes history

  NEWHAVEN College principal, Gea Lovell, took great delight in welcoming students and staff to the first whole school assembly for 2018 last week by highlighting the significance of the day in the college’s 38 year history. “I am really happy to be back at school this year and I hope you are too. Today […]

February 6th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Minister won’t sack council, CEO

VICTORIAN Local Government Minister Marlene Kairouz will not sack South Gippsland Shire Council and chief executive officer Tim Tamlin. A request to do so was made by the band of council watching ratepayers known as South Gippsland Action Group, but Ms Kairouz is refusing to intervene. The action group cites a “tragic litany of actions […]

February 6th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Megaramp tussle

THE largest skating ramp in the southern hemisphere continues to cause tension between neighbours at Nyora. Peter Wilson will soon finish the second ramp he has built on his property at 80 Restlee Drive, after agreeing to move the original ramp at a Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) hearing following objections from neighbours. The […]

February 6th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

School surge

  SOUTH Gippsland’s schools have experienced significant increases in enrolments this year as the region continues to attract new families. Inverloch, Loch and Fish Creek are among the growth centres, with Mary MacKillop College in Leongatha breaking a record. The college received its biggest Year 7 enrolment ever of 126 students, up from 101 last […]

February 6th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

MP bats for Venus Bay

GIPPSLAND South MLA Danny O’Brien will write to the State Government to urge progress on the redevelopment of the Venus Bay Surf Life Saving Club. Mr O’Brien received a briefing and tour of the existing facility from club president Craig Watson recently and is supporting the clubs efforts to rebuild. “Venus Bay has a wonderful […]

January 30th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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