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Pool vision revealed

Here’s hoping: Mirboo North Swimming Pool Committee president Fred Couper (left) discusses the community hub proposal with South Gippsland Shire Cr Don Hill.

THE Mirboo North Swimming Pool Committee has unveiled a plan to help secure the pool’s future. The pool could be part of a broader community hub based around tourism, health and recreation. Committee president Fred Couper informed South Gippsland Shire Council of the plan last Wednesday night. “We feel that it would develop very real […]

July 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Wind farm changes landscape

Up, up: turbines are being erected quickly at the Bald Hills Wind Farm.

ROB Liley is concerned about how his beloved Walkerville will look once the Bald Hills Wind Farm has been built. While he does not enjoy looking at wind turbines standing up to 135m high across the landscape, Mr Liley believes he will get used to the sight. But he does not want the wind farm […]

July 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Sea level rise disputed

Wet spot: Ken Blackman in Bay Street, Inverloch, where he believes drainage must be improved to address flooding.

MAPPING accuracy was a major concern presented to Bass Coast Shire Council by residents who will potentially be affected by the land subject to inundation overlay (LSIO). The overlay will be applied to areas identified as being at risk of river or coastal flooding. Council maintained no mapping changes were necessary and the overlay – […]

July 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Take off

Leongatha airfield: South Gippsland Shire Council’s Cr Nigel Hutchinson-Brooks, who was involved in the aviation industry, and Woorayl Air Services CEO Barry Foster are hoping Chinese pilots will be trained in South Gippsland.

CHINESE pilots could learn to fly crop dusting planes at Leongatha Aerodrome in a $1 million deal with Woorayl Air Services. The deal could benefit the Leongatha airfield to the tune of $40,000 per pilot. Woorayl Air Services CEO Barry Foster predicted a total of 25 pilots could be trained if the plan proceeded, equating […]

July 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Man trapped

Lucky escape: emergency services managed to extract a man’s leg from the Bobcat before any serious damage was caused.

EMERGENCY services were called to a man with his leg trapped under a Bobcat loader arm in Grantville on Saturday. His leg was jammed between the arm and machine and was crushed significantly. CFA units from Loch, Grantville and Kernot, the San Remo SES and Ambulance Victoria were called to the scene at 3.30pm. The […]

July 15th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Port boom

Do it: Port Welshpool resident Peter Rose said a marina development would be a big positive for the town.

        SOUTH Gippsland could boom on the back of a marina proposed for Port Welshpool. The project could spark new businesses in the shire and put the coastal hamlet on the map. The marina would be the first in South Gippsland, and provide the only berthing option for boat users between Western […]

July 15th, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

Coast action

Supporting locals: Pete Auchettl of Venus Bay receives a hand from Tarwin Lower IGA supermarket supervisor Marion Williamson.

ADDRESSING the impact of summer crowds and satisfying the recreation needs of an aging population are among the priorities facing Venus Bay and Tarwin Lower. South Gippsland Shire Council has also identified the need for a path linking the Tarwin Lower Recreation Reserve to the shopping strip and enhancing public parks in Venus Bay. These […]

July 15th, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

NBN wins and waits

A day’s work: Kath Dell at Gardiner Electronics in Leongatha looks forward to greater work efficiencies once the NBN reaches the town.

MCMILLAN MP Russell Broadbent has welcomed news that more and more South Gippsland communities now have access to the NBN fixed wireless service. That means vastly improved internet services with fast downloads and enviable data speeds. But not everyone is satisfied with the current availability of internet services. More than 3500 Australian farms, homes and […]

July 8th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Rollover stats raise alarm

Big on safety: John Ernst from South Gippsland Shire Council, Stuart Nation from Murray Goulburn, Mark McKenzie-McKarg from Holcim, Peter Harbridge from VicRoads Transport Safety Services, Richard Charlton from Evans Petroleum, Alan Piening from Victoria Police and Russell Mills from Evans Petroleum supported the truck safety forum.

MORE than 20 truck rollovers occurred in Gippsland during the past financial year, the Victorian Transport Association (VTA) said. The amount of truck incidents in the region spiked significantly in the past six months, almost doubling in comparison to previous years. To combat these statistics, the Gippsland Safe Freight Network held a truck safety forum […]

July 8th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

MG hit by halt

Taking action: Murray Goulburn’s Leongatha factory on Friday, during the 24 hour stoppage by certain union members.

WORK at Murray Goulburn’s Leongatha factory was hindered by a 24 hour stoppage by some employees on Friday. Members of the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union (AMWU) and Electrical Trades Union (ETU) are seeking a higher pay offer and protected redundancy entitlements from the dairy cooperative. Union spokespeople said the industrial action was taken after six […]

July 8th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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