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New jetty coming to life

WORK on the Port Welshpool Long Jetty is progressing well, with contractor SMC Marine already installing concrete decking on the structure. The inshore 190 metres has been partially rehabilitated to retain the appearance of the existing piles, crossheads and beams, while the decking will be been replaced with precast concrete slabs. From 190 metres onwards […]

September 19th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Broiler farm objectors plea to council

WOOREEN residents are concerned the approval of a broiler farm proposed for their rural district will lead to more poultry farming in South Gippsland. South Gippsland Shire Council will consider a planning permit application to build a 400,000 bird farm in 10 sheds at 80 Pit Road at its September 27 council meeting. The recommendation […]

September 19th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Health emergency

BASS Coast Health is looking to attract State Government support to the tune of $10 million to relocate the emergency department. Wonthaggi Hospital patients have had difficulty accessing the emergency department in its current location at the back of the building. The need for a relocated emergency department is more critical than ever, with the […]

September 19th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Youth unemployment rises

YOUTH unemployment in Gippsland is rising as the State Government’s regional jobs crisis continues, according to The Nationals’ Eastern Victoria Region MLC Melina Bath. Australia Bureau of Statistics’ data for June shows the region’s youth unemployment rate is 15.8 percent, compared with the non-metropolitan average of 10.1 percent. “The ABS figures show that youth unemployment […]

September 19th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Costs revealed

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council spent $1.32 million on capital improvements and operation of the Yanakie and Long Jetty caravan parks in the past four years. But a council report to the September 27 council meeting indicates council has incurred a loss of $335,827 over the past four years across the two parks, with the less […]

September 19th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

TIMBER OUTRAGE

VICFORESTS still intends to log approximately 50 hectares of Mirboo North forest despite community opposition. A large portion of the Mirboo North community strongly opposed VicForests proposal to clear fell Mirboo North forest. Around 374 people posed their concerned questions and comments to VicForests general manager stakeholders and planning officer Lachlan Spencer at the Mirboo […]

September 19th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

‘Just doing our job’

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council has rejected criticism of its parking enforcement during the Leongatha Daffodil Festival’s inaugural street festival on September 2. The Star was contacted by many people unhappy with fines being issued during the street festival, which saw Bair Street closed for a market and other festivities. Council’s local laws coordinator Bruce Gardiner […]

September 12th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Treatment boost at Bass Coast Health

WITH a master plan on the way and works in place to increase capability, Bass Coast Health’s Wonthaggi Hospital is on its way to gaining subregional status. At a public access meeting held recently, the hospital outlined its plans for new treatment – including telemedicine to rapidly treat stroke patients and brachytherapy for prostate cancer […]

September 12th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Mirboo North steps up logging fight

  ONE of the VicForests’ logging coupes proposed for Mirboo North abuts Lyrebird Walk. Mirboo North resident and business owner Julie Parke thinks the proposal is absurd. “Overwhelmingly the reason for choosing South Gippsland is that it’s just so beautiful,” she said. “Money can’t buy the peace and serenity of the area around Mirboo North, […]

September 12th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Thumbs up for new bins

  BASS Coast’s three bin system has been launched with a positive response from the community. Residents and businesses now have three bins: a green lidded green waste and organics bin, a yellow lidded recycling bin and a red lidded landfill bin. In the first four days, 96.94 tonnes of organic waste was collected, with […]

September 12th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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