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Turbine tussle blows on

A DISPUTE over noise at Bald Hills Wind Farm may return to court or end up in the hands of the Federal Government.Residents engaged in a dispute with Bald Hills Wind Farm about nuisance noise produced by the turbines at Tarwin Lower will meet with the company in August in a bid to settle the […]

July 16th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

Highway action at last

A DANGEROUS intersection at Leongatha South will finally be improved, in an overhaul of safety on the Bass Highway.VicRoads will address safety concerns at the junction of the highway and Leongatha-South Outtrim Road – the scene of many crashes. Approaches from that road and Rougheads Road to the highway will be changed, and turning lanes […]

July 16th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

Woolies workers face the chop

LONG-TIME Woolworths workers in Leongatha and Wonthaggi are facing the prospect of losing their current jobs. Days after the Leongatha store celebrated the achievements of four senior staff who’d chalked up 150 years at the outlet, consultation began on a “new store operating model” to be rolled out across the country in September. A Woolworths […]

July 16th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

Rich fronts court

JEREMY Rich will return to court in November to face drugs and firearms offences. The evidence against the former South Gippsland Shire councillor will be laid out at a committal hearing at the Latrobe Valley Magistrates’ Court on November 29. He’s facing 15 charges in total, including cultivating a commercial quantity of cannabis, possessing cannabis […]

July 16th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

Case against ex-councillor adjourned

THE case against former South Gippsland Shire councillor Andrew McEwen has been adjourned until 9.30am on Thursday, August 8.It will be heard in the Korumburra Magistrates’ Court. The adjournment comes after a request from Mr McEwen’s lawyer in the court last week. Mr McEwen will face court in relation to the distribution of a council document […]

July 9th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

Wind farm fight is on

NEW residents close to a proposed wind farm say they had no idea they were buying properties near OSMI Australia’s 53-turbine project. Yinnar resident Sindy Van Eede, said that under the current plan three turbines would be at a distance of between 1-1.5km from her home, in the plantation forest managed by HVP Plantations. Some […]

July 9th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

Celebrate the life of Geoffrey

The funeral of Geoffrey Harrison of Leongatha will he held at the Dakers Centre tomorrow at 1.30pm. Geoffrey was a much loved husband of Mavis for 58 years and beloved father and father in law of Valerie and Mark, Bruce and Diane, Rodney and Louise. He was also an adored ‘Pa’ to Zoee, April, Melissa, […]

July 9th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

Action stations

THE long awaited transformation of Leongatha’s decrepit rail yards into a grand park is now closer than ever.The State Government agency VicTrack has revealed it hopes to finalise a lease agreement with South Gippsland Shire Council within weeks. Council has a plan to transform the ugly land on the edge of Leongatha’s central business district […]

July 9th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

Sword leads his army

THE staff of South Gippsland Shire Council now are free from the shackles of dysfunctional councillors and want to get on with what they love to do: serving the people of the region.That’s the word from the council’s acting CEO, Bryan Sword, who is working to restore morale amongst his staff in the wake of […]

July 9th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

Invy do it for Cross

ADAM Cross broke the Inverloch-Kongwak senior games record on Saturday, playing in his 311th game. Cross has never played for the reserves, thirds or fourths at IK, playing all 311 games for the senior side. The team put together an impressive 109-44 home win over Garfield and dedicated it to him. “Crossy is an Inverloch […]

July 9th, 2019 | Posted in News,Sport | Read More »

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