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Bush picked for funding boost

THE Pick My Project funding bonanza is to continue with the approval of a bushland reserve development that will move the Inverloch to Wonthaggi trail a step closer to reality. Coined “Wonthaggi’s Hidden Gem”, 11 hectares of remnant bushland neighbouring Carneys Road in Wonthaggi, will be developed in a project spearheaded by the South Gippsland […]

October 9th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Shire shambles

  TWO former councillors could return to South Gippsland Shire Council after the resignation of a second councillor in a week due to allegations of bullying and intimidating behaviour. The ex-councillors who could make a comeback are Nigel Hutchinson-Brooks and Jim Fawcett, who both told The Star they are considering whether to take on the […]

October 9th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Meg Edwards to resign from council

Another councillor will resign from South Gippsland Shire Council. Cr Meg Edwards has tendered her resignation with CEO Tim Tamlin this morning, effective from October 30. She is a Liberal candidate in the November 24 state election, for the Legislative Council seat of Eastern Victoria Region. She is the second councillor to resign in the […]

October 4th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

$50m business park plan impresses council

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council has been briefed on a plan to construct a $50 million business park in Korumburra by development manager Nigel Hutchinson-Brooks and local businessman and developer John Kennedy. The site, located to the west of the industrial estate, will cover 20 hectares (47.9 acres) and is estimated to create around 200 jobs […]

October 2nd, 2018 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Teen wins state award

OUTTRIM teenager Lizzie Harms has won a Victoria-wide honour that celebrates young people who have contributed to the community. The Leongatha Secondary College Year 11 student won at the Youth Affairs Council Victoria’s Rural Youth Awards, under the category of Young People Leading Change in Rural or Regional Victoria, last Wednesday. Her award recognises her […]

October 2nd, 2018 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Royal award for creative carver

THE Royal Melbourne Show is more than just rides and show bags with many locals undertaking the pilgrimage to share their art and creativity. This year Leongatha retired carpenter Ken Reid received the Herbert Gmehling Memorial Award for a twin set of owls he dedicated countless hours to carving from blocks of wood. The award, […]

October 2nd, 2018 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Inverloch wins in safety overhaul

THE safety of children and motorists in Inverloch will be improved by the installation of a reduced speed limit around Inverloch Primary School. The limits in Williams Street and Bayview Avenue have been reduced to 40km/h permanently following calls by the community for action in the wake of a collision between a car and a […]

October 2nd, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Highway bridge mooted

A BRIDGE could be built over one of Leongatha’s busiest roads should the Great Southern Rail Trail be extended to Korumburra. South Gippsland Shire Council has engaged a consultant to consider options for the trail crossing of Roughead Street – near the confluence of the South Gippsland, Bass and Strzelecki highways. A bridge is one […]

October 2nd, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Council fallout

MAXINE Kiel has resigned from her position as a councillor at South Gippsland Shire citing her frustration at the conduct of fellow councillors and her own personal wellbeing. An emotional Ms Kiel made the announcement at a council meeting last Wednesday, highlighting several incidences that have taken place amongst council ranks in the last 12 […]

October 2nd, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Family honour their brave Military Medallist

AT midday on Wednesday, October, 3 some 30 grandchildren, partners and family of Frederick Norris Hanks will meet for lunch at the Leongatha R.S.L. to commemorate one hundred years since he won the Military Medal for displaying bravery in the field in France. After lunch the gathering intends to visit Mr Hanks’ grave at the […]

September 25th, 2018 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

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