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Park management questioned

Lack of maintenance: from left, former manager of the Yanakie Caravan Park Tony Holgate and Derek Scully claim the caravan park has been mismanaged since it was taken over by South Gippsland Shire Council 18 months ago.

  MANAGEMENT of the Yanakie Caravan Park is back under the spotlight. Former manager Tony Holgate is frustrated by what he claims is poor management by South Gippsland Shire Council. Council took over the park 18 months ago, with the aim to improve the safety and compliance and ageing infrastructure. During this time, council claimed […]

July 28th, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

Next step for equestrian centre

High hopes: Janine Bullock, left and Bev Shandley from the Stony Creek exhibition centre working group have been workin with the South Gippsland Shire Council to advance plans for an undercover arena development at Stony Creek.

THE development of an exhibition centre at Stony Creek has been boosted by $35,000 allocated in the South Gippsland Shire Council 2015-16 annual budget. Council recreation coordinator Ian Murphy said the funding will be used to further investigate the development of the facility. “The funds will be utilised to review the concept plans and costings […]

July 28th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Lifeline for pools

South Gippsland Shire Logo

POOL supporters are breathing a sigh of relief with the promise local outdoor pools will remain open. Public consultations and online forums have proven to South Gippsland Shire Council pools are important to local communities. Council moved to adopt a new aquatic strategy for the next five years and will continue to work alongside pool […]

July 28th, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

Host farm green light

Serene location: eco-psychotherapist Sean O’Carroll said Wild Dog Valley is the perfect place to explore sustainable farming principles in South Gippsland. A notice of decision to grant a permit was issued to the host farm proponents at South Gippsland Shire Council’s meeting on Wednesday, July 22.

THE future looks bright for the proponents of the Wild Dog Valley host farm. Though South Gippsland Shire Council was presented with 117 people objecting the development, council moved to issue a notice of decision to grant a permit on Wednesday, July 22. Deputy mayor Cr Nigel Hutchinson-Brooks said this has been a contentious issue […]

July 28th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Charge on Church Street

Intercept turned nasty: Wonthaggi Police and Bass Coast Highway Patrol were on the scene and used OC spray to subdue the passenger in the vehicle, pictured, when he turned on police.

A ROUTINE vehicle intercept in Leongatha quickly turned sour last Tuesday where a police officer was allegedly assaulted. Members of the Bass Coast Highway Patrol intercepted a vehicle for traffic offences on Church Street, Leongatha at approximately 2.55pm on Tuesday. The vehicle was carrying two local men aged 35 and 36. When approached during the […]

July 28th, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

Land locked

All downhill: looking for a suitably flat lot in the industrial estate to relocate his earthmoving equipment to in Leongatha, has proved unfruitful for Brenton Williams. Meanwhile Wonthaggi’s industrialisation goes ahead in leaps and bounds with the subdividing of a new industrial estate on the eastern edge of the town.

BRENTON Williams who operates his business BJ’s Earthmoving from a shed he rents on a farm at Leongatha North has called the South Gippsland Shire ‘anti-business’and wants to see more industrial land opened up to attract new business. He says that a lack of suitable industrial land available in Leongatha is turning businesses to other […]

July 28th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Landfill dump alarms farmers

Up the creek: from left, Graeme Heath, whose property adjoins David Hoy’s farm. Mr Hoy is smiling now but says his is lowlands are getting wetter and it may not be long before he needs the paddle. Behind them, the soil encroaching on the wetland, dumped by South Gippsland Shire Council, is visible.

THE view over Jim Geary’s back fence on the northern edge of Leongatha is across a shallow valley to the industrial estate and to the right, looking in the direction of Coalition Creek, cattle graze on the far hillside. In the middle foreground is a reedy wetland, a haven for wildlife, which extends down to […]

July 21st, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

Demolition day

By name and by nature: Leading the demolition, “Dozer” Warwick stands among the rubble of what was once a Leongatha Secondary College east building.

THE long awaited demolition of Leongatha Secondary College’s old east campus buildings is finally underway. Asbestos was removed from the buildings during the school holidays. Extra safety precautions ensured no students or staff were exposed to the harmful chemicals. Principal Wayne Chester was pleased to see progress being made. “The Department of Education agreed to […]

July 21st, 2015 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Public transport forum churns ideas

Support where it counts: from left, Cr Nigel Hutchinson-Brooks, South Gippsland Shire mayor Jeanette Harding, Cr Andrew McEwen and Richard Elkington chair of the Regional Development Australia Gippsland Committee who convened the meeting.

ALMOST forty people attended a Public Transport Forum in the Leongatha on Thursday night where they were given the opportunity to contribute to a public transport conversation commissioned by the Australian Government. Convening the forum, Richard Elkington from Regional Development Australia, based in Traralgon said, “This is like setting a forward road map for the […]

July 21st, 2015 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Ruby straight road fix

Plans afoot: from left, Minister for Roads and Road Safety, Luke Donnellan has the resurfacing project explained to him by VicRoads regional director for Eastern Victoria, Scott Lawrence.

THE Minister for Roads and Road Safety, Luke Donellan was in Ruby on Friday adjacent to one section of the South Gippsland Highway to be resurfaced. The resurfacing of a 670 metre section of road along the South Gippsland Highway near Ruby at a cost of $47,000 will involve a 150ml excavation, the laying of […]

July 21st, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

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