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South Gippsland Shire urged to cut spending

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THE South Gippsland Shire Council has been told to curb its spending and cut non-essential services in response to the proposed 2015/16 annual budget. Twenty five submissions were received in response to the draft budget, 11 of which were presented at a special committee meeting of council last Wednesday. Whether council will take any notice […]

May 26th, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

Smoke free zone

Banned: from left, Leongatha Primary School captains Jessica, Kyle, Phillip and Lily agree the no smoking laws are fair at schools and said they will be happy to speak up if they see people breaking the rules.

NEW smoking bans came into effect recently under the Andrews Labor Government. Established under the Tobacco Amendment Act 2014, smoking is now banned on the grounds of, and within four metres of an entrance to, hospitals and community health services, schools, childcare centres, kindergartens and preschools, and many government buildings including Parliament, courts and police […]

May 26th, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

Still a trap

Tight bends: Leongatha North residents Janice Sing and Chris Howard point out how windy Crightons Hill is and urges drivers to keep to the speed limit when travelling along the dangerous road.

LEONGATHA North residents urge drivers to slow down on Crightons Hill. Though works have been done to improve the road, including new signs and patchwork to the road’s surface, residents still feel drivers could do more to stay safe on the notorious bends, the scene of a number of tragic fatalities. Leongatha North’s Chris Howard […]

May 26th, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

End is near for sewerage

Progress: connection to the system requires significant earth moving works as seen here at the Nyora Primary School.

  SINCE construction of the Poowong, Loch and Nyora Sewerage Scheme began in July 2014 the three towns have been a hive of activity. The pressure system, a joint arrangement between South Gippsland Water and South East Water, will connect the three towns to South East Water’s Lang Lang water recycling plant to address public […]

May 26th, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

Duplicate or slow down

We want action: from left, Lang Lang’s Laura Ellett and Poowong’s Krystal Clark want to see the South Gippsland Highway between Leongatha and Lang Lang developed into a dual highway. VicRoads recently installed a traffic counter on the road outside Ms Ellett’s property.

RESIDENTS are fighting for a dual highway from Leongatha to Lang Lang along the South Gippsland Highway. Many locals are fed up with impatient drivers speeding along the highway and compromising the safety of fellow motorists. “They go through the highway like it’s a speedway,” Lang Lang’s Laura Ellett said. Ms Ellett is particularly fearful […]

May 26th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Leongatha businesses brace for massive disruption

No parking: from left, Colin King and Michelle Young whose business environment will change once the Leongatha Heavy Vehicle Alternate Route, resulting in the loss of six of the three shop’s 18 car parks, runs past their front doors.

BUSINESS owners near the intersection of the Strzelecki Highway and Long Street, Leongatha are alarmed at the impact the Heavy Vehicle Alternate Route will inflict on their viability. The Leongatha Heavy Vehicle Alternate Route has been planned over an extended period of time in consultation with the community and business owners. Darryl McGannon the principal […]

May 26th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Breaking down barriers

Country advocate: The Nationals MLC for Eastern Victoria Region Melina Bath in Leongatha last Thursday, outside the shop she used to run with family, Leongatha Health Nutrition and Wholefoods (beneath blue façade).

ENCOURAGING more young school leavers to pursue tertiary education is a priority for Eastern Victoria Region MLC Melina Bath. The Koonwarra woman said at the end of 2012, just 35 per cent of Gippslanders who had completed Year 12 enrolled in university study, compared to 57 per cent of Melburnian school leavers. Ms Bath, a […]

May 19th, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

Labor unveils McMillan candidate

Labor candidate for McMillan, Chris Buckingham.

LABOR has endorsed former tourism chief Chris Buckingham as the party’s candidate for McMillan at the next federal election in 2016 or 2017. He was once head of regional tourism organisation Destination Gippsland and CEO of Destination Melbourne. Mr Buckingham is an active member of the ALP and works for Harriet Shing, Eastern Victoria Region […]

May 19th, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

No funding budge for school

Help us: Bass MLA Brian Paynter (second left) and Shadow Minister for Education Nick Wakeling (far right) toured Wonthaggi Secondary College with campus principal Darren Parker (far left) and principal Garry Dennis (second right) and have said they will continue to push to fund a new education precinct in Wonthaggi.

WONTHAGGI Secondary College’s (WSC) plea for funding was ignored in the recent state budget. The school has been fighting for funding to begin works on an education precinct in McKenzie Street. Prior to the 2014 election, the Coalition Government raised a plan to fund the relocation of the secondary college on a larger scale and […]

May 19th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Stench spoils life

Not so sweet: Koonwarra’s Denis Hawkins is concerned the stink affecting his home and business is sewerage and wants something to be done.

DENIS Hawkins is sick of the constant smell of sewerage wafting through the drains and air outside his house at Koonwarra. He said it is time something was done about the issue that has been affecting the town for many years, particularly in peak visitor periods. “Something has to be done. Every afternoon we get […]

May 19th, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

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