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New group steps into action

  TO AN outsider, the South Gippsland Action Group may appear to be a bunch of troublemakers, determined to cause a stir in the local council. But according to president Steve Finlay, the group’s aim is to work with South Gippsland Shire Council’s councillors to achieve good outcomes for the community. He said the group […]

May 16th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Learn heart attack symptoms, says MP

GIPPSLAND South MLA Danny O’Brien is urging people to learn the symptoms of a heart attack after his own health scare on Friday. He was returning home from parliamentary duties in Melbourne when he recognised the symptoms of a serious heart attack. Mr O’Brien was able to divert to Casey Hospital at Berwick and was […]

May 16th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Grader driver’s close call in hills

A GRADER driver was in a serious but stable condition after his machine slid and tumbled down a steep hill at Krowera last Thursday. The driver was working in a paddock off Baker Road. He was found conscious with broken bones in his pelvis and facial injuries. The contactor was airlifted to the Alfred Hospital […]

May 16th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Crash hotspot

  NEW signs will not stop accidents at a dangerous Leongatha South intersection, residents say. Vicroads erected four new crossroads signs on Bass Highway at the crossroad with Leongatha South-Outtrim Road and Roughead Road, after people raised concerns. The intersection has been the site of many crashes, with residents believing more are likely to happen. […]

May 16th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Catholic schools safe for now

NO Catholic schools in South Gippsland will lose Commonwealth funding in the wake of last week’s Federal Budget, McMillan MP Russell Broadbent confirmed. He said consultations around Catholic education were still being considered by the Federal Government. The region’s Catholic schools are Mary MacKillop College and St Laurence O’Toole Primary School in Leongatha, St Joseph’s […]

May 16th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Council holds on to stadium hopes

AFTER a new senior campus of Wonthaggi Secondary College missed out on crucial state budget funding, the Wonthaggi highball stadium has been left in limbo. Bass Coast Shire Council agreed to partially fund the stadium prior to the release of the state budget. Council allocated $1.5 million in its shared facilities fund in its 2017-18 […]

May 16th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Mega landfill binned

A CONTROVERSIAL proposal to be build a mega landfill in a former quarry at Leongatha South has been abandoned. Eastern Victoria Region MLC Melina Bath was advised by French waste management giant Veolia the company had no further plans to continue with this $10 million proposal, originally mooted for Whitelaws Track. The proposal, had it […]

May 12th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Leongatha wins

LEONGATHA’s Murray Goulburn (MG) factory will share in $60 million worth of upgrades and a substantial number of new jobs will be created. MG will transfer some of the 360 jobs from factories it will close to Leongatha and Cobram, with $60 million to be spent on enhancing those two sites. MG would not comment […]

May 12th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Highway warrants safety overall

  THE South Gippsland Highway needs funding in today’s State Budget to remove winding bends at Korumburra and improvement the surface east of Foster, mayor Cr Ray Argento said. The bends near Coal Creek Community Park and Museum have been the site of numerous accidents, including a fatality, and the highway beyond Foster services tourists, […]

May 2nd, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Supermarket site earmarked

THE future of Nyora has been planned for, with land rezoned for a supermarket and other shops in the future. South Gippsland Shire Council last Wednesday approved the rezoning of residential land for commercial purposes, setting aside enough land for a possible supermarket. The land to be rezoned is 2-12 Hewson Street and 29-31 Davis […]

May 2nd, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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