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Climate change on the agenda

BASS Coast Shire Council has showcased its environmental credentials, throwing its support behind the South East Councils Climate Change Alliance’s strategic plan. Councillors also backed a memorandum of understanding between BCSC and SECCA, an alliance of nine Victorian local government authorities in the area south east of Melbourne. The group provides a platform for the […]

May 21st, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

No trouble for CEO finding a new job

TIM Tamlin will not go without a pay packet despite being shown the door from South Gippsland Shire Council.He will start his new role with a civil contracting company the day after his job with council ends on June 24. Mr Tamlin will take leave from council after this Friday and will start as a […]

May 21st, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Storm blows on

THE dispute over noise levels at Bald Hills Wind Farm appears to be no closer to a resolution, with the wind farm operator rejecting South Gippsland Shire Council’s finding the wind farm is making nuisance noise.Council instructed neighbours of the wind farm and Bald Hills Wind Farm to sort out their dispute.That is despite council […]

May 21st, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

‘Huge surprise’ for Broadbent as Coalition defies the polls

THE Coalition’s win has been labelled “a huge” surprise by re-elected Member for Monash Russell Broadbent. “All the intelligence I received suggested the Liberal Nationals vote was in terrible trouble, but the people of Australia had a different view,” he said. “It wasn’t that the polling was inaccurate, it’s just that they didn’t know how […]

May 21st, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Dangerous strollers destroyed

A CONSUMER Affairs raid on the tobacconist in Bair Street, Leongatha led to inspectors seizing and destroying 235 dangerous strollers. A man working at the shop, who claimed to be the owner, said he would not make comment on the raid. Inspectors found the strollers were missing five-point restraint harnesses, which keep children secure in […]

May 21st, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

Lifesavers plea for emergency funding

THE Cape Paterson community continues to feel the impacts of a freak storm that tore through the town on May 10.The Wonthaggi Life Saving Club lost both its buildings, the roof of the Cape Tavern was badly damaged and shops along the main road have had to close due to storm damage.“Everyone is gutted. The […]

May 21st, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Liberals leading the way

WITH 78.5 percent of votes counted, the Liberal Party is leading on first preferences. While opinion polls suggested the conservative Liberal Party-led coalition would lose, they headed for victory in just a few hours post polling. Leading to claim Member of Monash title is Liberal’s Russell Broadbent, as of 9.40am this morning, steering the preference […]

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

We’re crying out for rain

LAST month marked the sixth driest April on record state-wide with areas across South Gippsland receiving less than average rainfall. In Meeniyan, Lindsay Fromhold reported 34.4mm of rainfall for April 2019 – significantly less than the 53.8mm in April last year.Mr Fromhold said last month had seen mostly warm and dry conditions. “It’s good Foster […]

May 14th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

Storm devastates lifesavers

AN intense, localised storm has left the Wonthaggi Life Saving Club wondering what its future holds.Around 125mm of rain and hail ripped through the club on Friday afternoon, destructing facilities as the surrounding coast was covered in a blanket of hailBass Coast Shire Council staff and volunteers yesterday (Monday) assessed what could be salvaged. An […]

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

Suspend us now, says councillor

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council should be suspended while an inquiry in its operations takes place, Cr Aaron Brown believes.The State Government last Thursday announced a Commission of Inquiry before it had received council’s response to a show-cause notice, demanding council state why it should not be sacked.Council’s hasty appointment of acting CEO Bryan Sword last […]

May 14th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

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