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Watch council online

  SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council meetings will be streamed live via the internet to give more people the chance to see how council makes decisions. Council last Wednesday adopted the Live Streaming of Council Meetings Policy to guide the live streaming, recording and publishing of council meetings. Live streaming will enable people to watch council […]

March 28th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

$3m boost for hospital

WONTHAGGI Hospital will receive $3 million to replace aging infrastructure and equipment. Eastern Victoria Region MLC Harriet Shing yesterday (Monday) announced Bass Coast Health would receive just over $3 million through the first round of the government’s new Regional Health Infrastructure Fund. The $3.088million for Bass Coast will be used to fund: replacement of operating […]

March 28th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Driver killed

  A MAN died after his car left the road and crashed into a tree at Phillip Island on Saturday morning. Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash at Newhaven. The Cranbourne man, 25, was travelling east along Phillip Island Road in a blue Holden sedan about 4.15am. Police said he lost control of […]

March 28th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Councillors clash over “leaked” email

  TENSIONS from the previous South Gippsland Shire Council have boiled over into the new council. Cr Don Hill is incensed Cr Lorraine Brunt forwarded he email to sent to other councillors to a council candidate, Jim Forbes, and former councillor Jim Fawcett, in November last year. Cr Hill last week obtained a copy of […]

March 28th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Lucky to be alive

A LEONGATHA South woman was fortunate to survive after her car collided with a truck on the South Gippsland Highway at Stony Creek last Thursday. Police said the 18 year old was travelling in a Suzuki Swift along the South Gippsland Highway towards Foster at 8.25am, when she veered on to the wrong side of […]

March 28th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Cash to splash

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council has unveiled a suite of projects that will benefit the region, in an ambitious proposed budget and council plan released last Wednesday. The new councillors are eager to uphold their election commitments to deliver for the shire, with among the goals they have set themselves for 2017-18 being: the mooted redevelopment […]

March 28th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Rare Ducati stolen by opportunistic thief

A RARE Ducati vehicle was stolen on Grantville-Glen Alvie Road in Glen Alvie on February 25. The extremely unlucky owner of the motorcycle ran out of fuel whist travelling. While the owner attended a nearby petrol station, an opportunistic thief has made off with the bike. As it was secured with a steering lock police […]

March 21st, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Rates pinch

  THE new South Gippsland Shire Council has been urged to lower rates for commercial and industrial properties in a bid to help small businesses under financial pressure. The Star understands landlords and building owners are facing high rates bills, and are being left with little option but to pass those costs on to tenants […]

March 21st, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Woman’s fire escape

A LEONGATHA home caught fire on Saturday at 1pm in Horn Street. A 39 year old lady was asleep in bed and awoken by the fire in her bedroom. The smoke detector didn’t go off due to it being outside the bedroom and the door was closed. The lady was awoken by a room full […]

March 21st, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

New hope for highball facility

  WONTHAGGI is a step closer to developing a well supported highball stadium. Local basketballers packed the gallery to hear Bass Coast Shire Council rescind its decision not to seek funding opportunities last Wednesday. Wonthaggi Amateur Basketball Association president Cathy Garnham was thrilled with this result. “We are happy that it’s been overturned. Hopefully the […]

March 21st, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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