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Councils reject CSG

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COUNCILS, residents, business and industry representatives descended on Sale last week to have a say on the polarising enquiry into unconventional gas. The State Environment and Planning Committee sat for a two-day hearing to hear submissions made by people who could be affected by proposed unconventional gas – commonly known as ‘fracking’ – in South […]

July 7th, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

Newhaven’s $8m senior school on the way

Secure and safe: Gavin Lewis of Bass Coast Locksmiths handed over the keys to the new administration

WHILE builders, landscapers, numerous other tradespeople and removalists were frantically putting the finishing touches to Newhaven College’s $3.8 million administration and library last week, planning has already started on the new $8 million senior campus, due to start 2016.   The sale of the original Newhaven College site at Boys Home Road at Newhaven on […]

July 7th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Fresh bid for jetty funding

This time: Welshpool’s Paul Macphail is excited about the renewed enthusiasm showed recently by South Gippsland Shire Council to secure funding for Port Welshpool Long Jetty.

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council will make a submission to the National Stronger Regions Funding Program for a grant to restore Port Welshpool’s historic Long Jetty this month. The Port Welshpool Long Jetty Project Control Group reconvened recently to discuss the impending submission. Representatives from Regional Development Victoria, Gippsland Ports, Department of Transport, community representatives and […]

July 7th, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

Pokies crisis

Bass Coast

A DISTRESSING $85 million has been gambled away in Bass Coast over the last five years. Around $19 million per year is the average gambling loss in Bass Coast – a fact that has raised a red flag for Bass Coast Shire Council. Council developed a new electronic gaming machine policy to clarify council’s position, […]

July 7th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Home invasion scares


A MAN was bashed and three men fled their home in two home invasions in South Gippsland over the weekend. Police have charged a 22 year old Cape Paterson with aggravated burglary and assault after an incident in Marian Court, Inverloch on Saturday night. The man has been released on bail and will appear at […]

July 7th, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

Download too slow


LEONGATHA and Korumburra will not be connected to the National Broadband Network (NBN) in the next 18 months and could be waiting until 2020 for super fast internet. In the mean time, the towns will miss out on the business and education benefits the NBN will offer. Labor candidate for McMillan Chris Buckingham said the […]

July 7th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Road woes

Under scrutiny: from left, Shadow Agriculture and Water Minister and Leader of the Nationals Peter Walsh, Nationals’ Eastern Victoria Region MLC Melina Bath and Gippsland South MLA Danny O’Brien are appalled by the state of South Gippsland’s road and will strive to see them fixed.

CRUMBLING roads in South Gippsland have been brought to the attention of The Nationals. The negative impact poor roads are having on the region’s agriculture was highlighted when Peter Walsh, Shadow Agriculture and Water Minister and Leader of the National, toured South Gippsland. Mr Walsh, who was joined by Gippsland South MLA Danny O’Brien and […]

June 30th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Mother, daughter survive crash

Lucky escape: emergency services worked to free the driver of the vehicle who was trapped for over half an hour after veering off Nerrena Road, Nerrena, last Wednesday.

EMERGENCY services were called to Nerrena last Wednesday when a car veered off the road and into a paddock. The vehicle was carrying a mother and her five year old daughter when it lost control at the intersection of Nerrena and Christoffersens roads. Police said the vehicle hit a ditch, drove through a barrier and […]

June 30th, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

Council urged to lead CSG protest

Raising concerns: from left, Fergus O’Connor of Berrys Creek and Roger Davis of Mirboo North discuss coal seam gas and coal concerns with South Gippsland Shire Council deputy mayor Cr Nigel Hutchinson-Brooks.

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council has been urged to listen to the community and publicly oppose coal and coal seam gas (CSG) exploration licences and projects in the region. Council has been told to follow the lead of other councils – including Bass Coast Shire – and declare its unconditional opposition to the controversial mining techniques. […]

June 30th, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

Dumbalk dials up

Covering the community: front, second from left, deputy mayor for South Gippsland Shire Council Cr Nigel Hutchinson-Brooks, Gippsland South MLA Danny O’Brien, McMillan MP Russell Broadbent and Adrian Harris, a long term supporter of the project, with community supporters at Dumbalk Community Centre.

MEMBERS of the Dumbalk community are elated by the prospect of improved mobile phone service in the area. State and Federal governments have announced a major project to construct 109 new mobile towers across regional Victoria over the next three years under the Mobile Black Spot Program. The project will see 14 new towers erected […]

June 30th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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