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Council bullying allegations to be investigated

Victorian Local Government Minister Adem Somyurek has asked the Local Government Inspectorate to investigate allegations of bullying within South Gippsland Shire Council, as a result of reporting in The Great Southern Starthis week. The reporting included an account by former councillor Meg Edwards at the councillor crisis meeting in Leongatha last Thursday evening.The minister said this afternoon, […]

March 20th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Rates to rise

RATES are projected to increase by 2.5 percent in South Gippsland Shire in 2019-20, in line with rate capping by the State Government. Council will discuss the Proposed Budget at a special meeting of council tomorrow (Wednesday) at the council chamber in Leongatha, along with the Proposed Council Plan and Proposed Rating Strategy 2019-2022. The […]

March 19th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

Toilet disgrace in Leongatha

LEONGATHA bus travellers will have to hold on for a little longer, with the public toilet at the town’s V/Line bus stop still closed, six months on. A spokesperson for VicTrack, the State Government agency responsible for the toilet and surrounding rail yards, said it is working with an electricity network operator to get a […]

March 19th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Reason for Black Spur delay revealed

START on the Black Spur realignment of the South Gippsland Highway near Koonwarra has been delayed by the Federal Government. Ray Paterson, program director of Major Road Projects Victoria, managing the $50 million project, said, “We’ve been awaiting environmental approval from the Federal Government before major construction work can begin on the Black Spur realignment. […]

March 19th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

Facelift millions

A SAFE, vibrant shopping experience is what Leongatha residents can expect from the $5.4 million Bair Street project. McMillan MP Russell Broadbent announced the project would be fully funded on Friday morning. The Federal Government and South Gippsland Shire Council will each contribute $2.7 million to the project. Council has also applied for $1.5 million […]

March 19th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Listen to us, minister

VICTORIAN Local Government Minister Adem Somyurek has given no indication he will call for the dismissal of South Gippsland Shire Council any time soon, despite hundreds of ratepayers at a public meeting in Leongatha last Thursday evening voting for him to sack the council. Approximately 400 people attended the councillor crisis meeting at Leongatha Memorial […]

March 19th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

Bullied, stalked

FORMER South Gippsland Shire councillor Meg Edwards said she was intimidated at her home by a fellow councillor, screamed at and stalked while campaigning. Addressing the councillor crisis public meeting at Leongatha Memorial Hall last Thursday evening, the Fish Creek woman said she resigned the week after former councillor Maxine Kiel did in order to […]

March 19th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Meeting votes to dismiss council

A public meeting in Leongatha tonight overwhelmingly voted to ask Victorian Local Government Minister Adem Somyurek to dismiss South Gippsland Shire Council.The meeting was called by the Leongatha Business Association following public concerrns about internal disputes with council and conflicts of interest hindering council’s ability to govern effectively.The meeting at Leongatha Memorial Hall was attended […]

March 14th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Phone outages stress businesses

TOORA businesses have again experienced phone outages following the disconnection to some landline services that started on Christmas. Foodworks supermarket, Prom Coast Hardware and the Toora Newsagency were among the affected businesses throughout the past few weeks. Foodworks have two Telstra lines at their supermarket and speaking to The Star newspaper revealed fax line interference […]

March 13th, 2019 | Posted in Business,News | Read More »

Car crashes into tree

A CAR collided with a fallen tree on the South Gippsland Highway at Leongatha on Wednesday, March 6. The vehicle driven by an elderly man collided with the tree immediately after it fell. Paramedics attended to the man, who escaped with minimal injuries and was taken to hospital for observation. Police ensured the safety of […]

March 13th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

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