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New CFA station officially opens

New station: Leongatha CFA secretary Gary Burns reveals the new CFA building located on Bair Street, which officially started operating last Tuesday (January 13).

AFTER 13 years of waiting, the new Leongatha CFA station is now open. The station has been fully operational since last Tuesday (January 13). CFA members helped moved the last of their equipment – including the trucks – into the station last Tuesday night. “The move went well,” Leongatha CFA captain Tristan Morton-Pedersen said. “We’ve […]

January 20th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Woman trapped in Jeetho crash

Rescue: CFA units from Loch and Korumburra helped free a 39 year old Leongatha woman from her car after an accident on Jeetho Road on Wednesday morning.

A LEONGATHA woman is in critical condition after a car accident in Jeetho on Wednesday at 10.30am. The 39 year old collided with a Poowong man on the Jeetho Road and was trapped in her car for some time. Police are still investigating what occurred but it is believed one of the drivers failed to […]

January 20th, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

Swimmers locked out of pools

Let us in: Jacob, Nic and Bailey Fowles showed their disappointment after the Korumburra pool was closed again last Thursday.

THREE South Gippsland pools have been open for just 19 of the 53 days of the season, sparking community concerns about low attendances threatening the security of pools’ futures. Pools at Mirboo North, Poowong and Korumburra have been open to the public for just 19 days. Out of a possible 32 days, Foster’s pool has […]

January 20th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Flood survival guide released

Flood safe: Louise Haughton of the State Emergency Service said the Tarwin Valley Local Flood Guide provides valuable information for people living in the area.

THE Tarwin Valley has been recognised as an area at high risk of flooding, particularly around Tarwin Lower and Venus Bay. A new flood guide has been produced for the area by the Victorian State Emergency Service (SES) to help people understand flooding, how it occurs and what to do in times of flood. The […]

January 20th, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

Trail revamp takes shape

Coming along: South Gippsland Shire Council’s Tony Peterson said the Black Spur section of the Great Southern Rail Trail was progressing well and would be ready for pedestrians in December.

WORK on the Black Spur section of the Great Southern Rail Trail is well underway at Koonwarra. Clearing of vegetation at both ends is complete, the first bridge (from Koonwarra end) has been demolished, and the decks of the second and third bridges have been removed. Work crews tried to leave as much vegetation as […]

January 20th, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

Inverloch pathway plan revealed

Vision unveiled: the concept for a shared pathway along Surf Parade at Inverloch, as revealed by Bass Coast Shire Council last week.

BASS Coast Shire Council has revealed the concept plans for the shared pathway along Surf Parade in Inverloch. Council’s acting general manager infrastructure, Cohen Van Der Velde, said the planning and design for the project had progressed, as well as the integration of improved traffic controls. “This is a very important project for both residents […]

January 19th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Leongatha man charged

History gone: flames engulf the historic Port Albert Hotel in February last year.

A LEONGATHA man has been charged in relation to a fire that destroyed the historic Port Albert Hotel on February 17, 2014. Detectives from the Wellington Criminal Investigation Unit at Sale arrested the 68 year old man at a property in Callaway Crescent, Leongatha this morning. The man was interviewed and released pending summons. The investigation […]

January 13th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Rubbish battle

Not on: South Gippsland Shire Council’s local laws officer Clare O’Callaghan is urging people not to dump household rubbish in public bins such as those at Leongatha’s McIndoe Park.

COUNCILS are cracking down on illegal rubbish dumping in the wake of a spike in incidents over the Christmas-New Year period. South Gippsland Shire Council officers will install more surveillance cameras to increase the likelihood of catching offenders and have called on the public to report litterers. Public bins have been overflowing with household rubbish […]

January 13th, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

Burglary scare

police tape

AN 80 year old man is still in a critical condition at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne after he was attacked in his home on Sunday. He and his 75 year old wife were sleeping in their rural home in Delburn when two balaclava clad men forced entry through a window between 2am and 6pm. […]

January 13th, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

Speed shock

Watchful eye: from left, Bass Coast Highway Patrol’s Acting Sergeant Allan Piening and Senior Constable Justin Morrison will be maintaining a strong presence on local roads to reduce speeding in 2015.

POLICE were shocked by a driver clocking 162 km/h in a 100 km/h zone over the busy holiday period. The 25 year old man from the Northern Territory told police he had just put his foot down and was unlucky the police were travelling in the opposite direction. He was driving along the Bass Highway […]

January 13th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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