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Water restrictions tighten

STAGE three water restrictions will be activated for Korumburra from this Thursday, May 3. Stage three restrictions aim to communicate that water storage levels are ‘just enough’ given the current climatic conditions. South Gippsland Water managing director Philippe du Plessis said, “With Korumburra’s reservoirs now sitting at 38 percent (as at Monday, April 30) the […]

May 1st, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

Chamber rejects Leongatha group

LEONGATHA’S peak business group remains opposed to the prospect of a new community group for Leongatha being driven by South Gippsland Shire Council. Leongatha Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Brenton Williams said the chamber had rejected the possibilty of a round table-type group for the town. He was disappointed council last Thursday voted to […]

May 1st, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Budget pledge to fix country roads

THE State Budget to be delivered today (Tuesday) will include $941 million for maintenance of regional roads in Victoria in 2018-19. Funding would go towards improving the South Gippsland Highway and Eastern Victoria Region MLC Harriet Shing said $9.7 million would be spent on a dual-lane roundabout on Phillip Island, at Phillip Island Road and […]

May 1st, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

Gymnasts’ perfect $220,000 landing

  LEONGATHA Gymnastics Club will undertake a $220,000 expansion after receiving $100,000 from the State Government to expand its facility at St Laurence’s Primary School. The 111m2 extension will allow for additional gymnastics programs, employment opportunities, room for two foam pits, and for the club’s heavier equipment to be set up permanently. Additional programs will […]

May 1st, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

$115m health injection

THE ageing Wonthaggi Hospital will be rebuilt to the tune of $115 million by 2023, creating a modern medical hub that will service the growing population of the South Gippsland and Bass Coast shires. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews was at the hospital on Friday to announce funding for the rebuild and expansion would be included […]

May 1st, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

Herb farm fiasco

WORKERS have been left in limbo after being suddenly ordered out of their workplace and sacked at Freshzest herb farm in Pound Creek on Friday, April 20. The 30 workers at the facility, owned by Robert Hayes, were advised on Friday, April 13 that Freshzest Pty Ltd and Spicezest Pty Ltd had administrators Hall Chadwick […]

May 1st, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Tyre thief strikes

A MAG wheel was stolen from the rear of a Commodore parked in the Leongatha CBD on Friday, between 5am and 11am. A worker returned to their vehicle to find the wheel and tyre stolen, and the thief’s spare wheel in its place. The vehicle was parked at the rear of the Commonwealth Bank, in […]

April 24th, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

Highway works to cost $35m

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council was told last Wednesday the proposed realignment of the South Gippsland Highway, south of Korumburra, could cost around $35 million. While the project is still in the planning stages, VicRoads planning team leader Chris Padovan told councillors broad estimates put the cost at around $35 million. “It is not cheap,” he […]

April 24th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Council’s idea far from rubbish

AROUND 2000 tonnes of waste could be diverted from landfill if the South Gippsland Shire Council introduced a food organics/green organics (FOGO) waste collection service. Council collects around 4000 tonnes of garbage per year and at the last audit in 2017, 44 percent was food waste (by weight). Council’s waste management supervisor Peter Roberts said, […]

April 24th, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

South Gippsland roads revival promised

A COALITION state government would ensure a higher standard of roads in South Gippsland if elected later this year. Shadow Minister for Roads and Infrastructure David Hodgett told The Star last Thursday roadworks were failing soon after construction and that was not good enough. He also suggested roads would be maintained at a level superior […]

April 24th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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