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Council to restructure


SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council will undergo a restructure resulting in the proposed loss of 0.5 equivalent full time jobs. While council proposes to make 13.5 positions redundant, 13 new positions are proposed to be created. Up to four people could leave council, depending on the outcome of a three week consultation period. All staff were told […]

April 16th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Water board shake up

Guiding water future: the current board of South Gippsland Water, from left, Jim Fawcett, David Schultz, Chris Badger, managing director Philippe du Plessis, chair Joan Liley, Steve Rieniets and Anna Kilborn. Absent: Irene Irvine.

South Gippsland Water will have to reapply for their positions under a state-wide review of water corporation boards by the State Government. Minister for Environment, Water and Climate Change Lisa Neville urged current water corporation board members to take part in the expression of interest process that will begin in the next few weeks. A […]

April 14th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Lex’s bravery rewarded

Awarded: Wonthaggi resident Lex Milkins (centre) was given a divisional commendation from the Wonthaggi Police for his bravery. Superintendent Malcolm Menzel (left) presented the certificate, watched by Lex’s wife Lorraine.

ALEXANDER “Lex” Milkins received a divisional commendation from the Wonthaggi Police last week. The Wonthaggi resident was nominated for the commendation after showing a great act of bravery last year. He was woken by a loud noise on at 4am on June 27, 2014. A car was involved in a collision outside his home and […]

April 14th, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

Soldiers conquer Bass Strait

Victoria bound: the kayaking party tackles the swells of Bass Strait, en route for Wilsons Promontory.

TWELVE current and ex-defence personnel embarked on a daring epic adventure across Bass Strait recently, as a form of therapy. Battling large swell and storms, the kayakers completed the journey in 26 days. They set off from Little Musslerow Bay, Tasmania on March 13 and arrived at Wilsons Promontory on Wednesday, April 8. The journey […]

April 14th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Road a bumpy mess

Fed up: John Hulls, of Leongatha’s Carmody’s Road, is sick of the terrible state of the road and wants to see South Gippsland Shire Council do more to maintain it.

LUMPS, bumps and holes have returned to Carmodys Road just outside of Leongatha, only two months after it was last graded. Carmodys Road resident John Hulls is fed up with the road continually being in a, “very bad rough and pot holey state”. He sent a letter to the South Gippsland Shire Council to that […]

April 14th, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

Flood risk eased

Men at work: constructing the second stage of the A’Beckett Street drainage project at Inverloch were Paul Kolac (left) and Ross Morton of ADA Constructions.

FLOODING should be a problem of the past for shoppers and businesses in the heart of Inverloch. Bass Coast Shire Council is now putting the final touches to stage two of the A’Beckett Street drainage project. Work is expected to be finished this week. The $200,000 final stage entails building new underground stormwater drainage from the […]

April 14th, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

Turbines make electricity


TWENTY-FIVE of the 52 turbines at Bald Hills Wind Farm are now operational. The progress is an achievement for wind farm general manager Matthew Croome. “Many turbines are still undergoing testing so are not operating continuously. We expect the wind farm will be fully operational by mid June 2015,” he said. While the wind farm has […]

April 14th, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

Council renews halls

Dalyston Hall: from left, committee of management Pater and Lorna Dawson, Grant Davies, Dot Slade, Stephen Wilbourne and Gael Cresp will be working with Bass Coast Shire Council to develop a plan for their hall as part of the community halls project.

BASS Coast Shire Council is embarking on a community halls project after receiving almost $20,000 funding from Regional Development Victoria. The project will identify issues and opportunities for each hall’s sustainability and growth, with each hall to have a plan developed and a clear priority of works identified. Mayor Cr Kimberley Brown said the community […]

April 8th, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

Burglary victim serves resilience

Moving on: Lucy Mertens, proprietor of Lucy May’s Café, serves customer John Davies of Korumburra. She is hoping other businesses can learn from her experience dealing with the aftermath of a burglary.

LUCY Mertens was shocked to find her Korumburra cafe had been burgled. Now she wants to help other hardworking proprietors avoid becoming victims of crime. Her Korumburra business, Lucy May’s Café and Bar, was robbed on Friday, March 27. The offenders took about $300 in cash, including the proceeds of ticket sales for a charity […]

April 8th, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

Cape path takes shape

Paving the way: from left, Tony O'Connell from Cape Paterson Surf Life Saving Club with Hovell Ward Councillor Neil Rankine of Bass Coast Shire Council, inspect construction of a new pathway at Cape Paterson.

BASS Coast Shire Council has started building a new beach access pathway at First Surf Beach, Cape Paterson. Hovell Ward Councillor Neil Rankine said, “The pathway is being constructed in order to improve the service provided by the Cape Paterson Surf Life Saving Club. “It will allow easier access to the beach for life saving […]

April 8th, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

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