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Leongatha’s future rests with council

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  THE redevelopment of the heart of Leongatha is closer to becoming a reality – albeit still up to 18 months away. South Gippsland Shire Council will tomorrow (Wednesday) vote whether or not to adopt a plan outlining the revitalisation of Bair Street, one of Leongatha’s two main streets. A report before council recommends council […]

August 23rd, 2016 | Posted in News | Read More »

Long jetty hangs on funding

Ready to go: Paul Macphail from the Port Welshpool Long Jetty project control group is keen to see work on renovating the South Gippsland icon start.

THE Port Welshpool Long Jetty could be restored and reopened to the public by the end of 2018, with work expected to start once all funding is in place. The jetty project is still awaiting funding from the Federal Government, promised in the lead up to the July 2 election. McMillan MP Russell Broadbent announced […]

August 23rd, 2016 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Thieves race of with thousands

Club suffers: Stony Creek Racing Club track manager Cindy Logan indicates where thieves gained entry to a machinery shed.

SOME $11,000 in tools, gardening equipment and safety gear was stolen from the Stony Creek Racing Club last week when thieves broke into a big Colorbond machinery shed sometime between 3pm on Friday, August 12 and Monday morning, August 15. Leading Senior Sergeant John Hynd  from the Wonthaggi Police is heading the investigation and police […]

August 23rd, 2016 | Posted in News | Read More »

Mega dump relief

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  NO NEW landfills is the key recommendation of the draft Gippsland Waste and Resource Recovery Implementation Plan now out for public comment. This is bad news for French waste management giant Veolia, which proposed to develop a new landfill at Leongatha South. A Leongatha South resident, who wished to remain anonymous, was eagerly awaiting […]

August 23rd, 2016 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Inverloch woman dies in Cambodia

International tragedy: Inverloch’s Kristy Blackney died in Cambodia at the weekend.

SOUTH Gippsland is mourning the loss of an Inverloch woman who died in Cambodia on the weekend. Website cambodiaexpatsonline.com reported Kristy Blackney, 24, was found floating in the river by the owner of a backpackers lodge, presumed drowned. A spokesperson for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said the department was providing consular assistance […]

August 23rd, 2016 | Posted in News | Read More »

Tip trashed

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  INVERLOCH was dealt a crushing blow after Bass Coast Shire Council voted to shut down the Inverloch tip at its meeting last Wednesday night. The closure of the tip will come into effect in September, 2017, and will mean the land will be rehabilitated into a reserve. However, Inverloch residents will lose a well […]

August 23rd, 2016 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Health service names new CEO

New CEO: after five months as the interim CEO, Jan Child was announced as the permanent CEO of Bass Coast Health last week.

JAN Child was officially appointed CEO of Bass Coast Health (BCH) last week. Ms Child has been acting as interim CEO for the past five months. Originally from Peninsula Health, she came to the hospital with 30 years of experiences in public health services. In that time, she inspired change and steered the hospital towards […]

August 16th, 2016 | Posted in News | Read More »

Asbestos hoard leads to $8000 fine

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A WOOREEN landowner was fined $8000 after South Gippsland Shire Council found an estimated 20 tonnes of asbestos on her property. She was also ordered to pay council’s prosecution costs of $337, including for testing of the asbestos, after pleading guilty. The matter was heard at Korumburra Magistrates Court on August 4. Dianne Niblett owned […]

August 16th, 2016 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Mayor’s back in council race

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SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council mayor Cr Bob Newton has changed his mind and will contest the October council election. He has 24 years as a councillor under his belt, having served with the current shire and the former Shire of Korumburra before council amalgamations. The Korumburra resident was to stand down at the end of […]

August 16th, 2016 | Posted in News | Read More »

Call to close tip

Stay closed: from left, leader of the South Gippsland Conservation Society Inverloch branch Ed Thexton and South Gippsland Conservation Society president Dave Sutton want to see the Inverloch transfer station closed to protect the nearby environment.

WITH litter and debris scattered right along the bank of Little Screw Creek, the South Gippsland Conservation Society (SGCS) believed closing the Inverloch transfer station would be Bass Coast Shire Council’s best decision yet. Council officers recommended the closure due to impact of water quality in Little Screw Creek and because council believed it was […]

August 16th, 2016 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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