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$3m Inverloch complex approved

Project approved: Inverloch Tourism Association president Dom Brusamarello, left, with developer Peter Seccull of Coastal Property Development, who was granted a permit to build a development of 28 dwellings in Inverloch.

  A $3 MILLION development of 28 dwellings will be built at Inverloch. Bass Coast Shire Council last Wednesday granted a planning permit for the development at 35 Sandymount Avenue, after an application process beset by problems. The permit, which was initially refused and then delayed by council error, was granted to the relieved applicant, […]

March 31st, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

Coastal path delayed

Long walks: Wattle Bank’s Manny and Tanya Garivaldis would be thrilled to see Bass Coast Shire Council extend the Inverloch footpath so they can walk their dogs Merk and Jagger to the surf beach.

BASS Coast Shire Council has delayed the creation of a much wanted coastal path along Surf Parade in Inverloch by six to nine months. Council will spend $50,000 to $100,000 on an ecological and geomorphological study to see if coastal erosion will affect the path. Last Wednesday, council approved a permit for removal of 0.753 […]

March 31st, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

Leongatha truck bypass may delay traffic

Taking shape: inspecting the final design for the Leongatha heavy vehicle alternate route on Wednesday were, from left, South Gippsland Shire Council deputy mayor Cr Nigel Hutchinson-Brooks, mayor Cr Jeanette Harding, manager of strategic planning and development Paul Stampton, and VicRoads senior project engineer Ben Kennedy.

  TRAFFIC may bank up at a major intersection in Leongatha once the $5.1 million heavy vehicle alternate route is built. The final design for the route was released last Wednesday by VicRoads and South Gippsland Shire Council. The route aims to divert about 600 heavy vehicles from Bair Street every day, allowing a redevelopment […]

March 31st, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

Koonwarra boasts MP

Long held dream: soon-to-be Member for Eastern Victoria Region Melina Bath (second from right) is congratulated by leader of The Nationals Peter Walsh, Victorian Senator Bridget McKenzie, and Member for Gippsland South Danny O'Brien following Saturday's pre-selection meeting in Traralgon.

KOONWARRA’S Melina Bath will represent Eastern Victoria in State Parliament. The Mirboo North Secondary College teacher has been named The Nationals’ new member for Eastern Victoria Region in the Legislative Council. Ms Bath was chosen by party delegates at Traralgon on Saturday to fill the place vacated by Danny O’Brien, who successfully contested the Gippsland […]

March 31st, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

Council backs skating Neverland

Controversial project: the two sections of the megaramp that has divided the community of Restlee Drive at Nyora. Photo source: Facebook.

A PROFESSIONAL golfer’s dream to turn his property into a training venue for elite skaters has been backed by South Gippsland Shire Council. Peter Wilson has built the largest skate ramp in Australia – spanning a total of 113m and at a cost of nearly $200,000 – on his 4.6ha property at Nyora. The enthusiastic […]

March 31st, 2015 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Councillors clash in “circus”

Out there: South Gippsland Shire Council mayor Cr Jeanette Harding and CEO Tim Tamlin with the draft budget in Leongatha, proposing a rate rise of 4.9 per cent.

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council was thrown into turmoil when long simmering tensions between councillors erupted at last Wednesday’s meeting. Councillors unleashed attacks on their colleagues, accusing each other of hijacking proceedings, making false claims and disallowing democracy. They questioned each other’s integrity and character, and mayor Cr Jeanette Harding told several councillors to stop interjecting […]

March 31st, 2015 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Budget priorities for Gippsland revealed

Spruiking Gippsland:  Opposition Leader Matthew Guy (third from left) meets with, from left,  CEO of East Gippsland Shire and chair of the Gippsland Local Government Network Garry Gaffney, CEO of Committee for Gippsland Mary Aldred, chairman of Regional Development Australia Gippsland Richard Elkington, deputy chair of Regional Development Australia Gippsland Tim Weight, and board member of Committee for Gippsland Robert Radford.

THE Committee for Gippsland has got in early with its platform of priorities ahead of this year’s Victorian state budget. The 16 page submission to Treasurer Tim Pallas from the region’s peak business and industry body includes as its number one ask a new hospital for West Gippsland, as well as roads and infrastructure projects, […]

March 24th, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

Error delays decisions

Decisions delayed: Bass Coast Shire Council CEO Paul Buckley, left, apologised to stakeholders in two Inverloch applications that could not be addressed because of council error. He is pictured with mayor Cr Kimberley Brown.

A BASS Coast Shire Council error meant council could not make decisions about two issues on the agenda at Wednesday’s ordinary council meeting. The issues were removal of vegetation to create a footpath from Abbott Street to Cape Paterson Road, Inverloch, and the development of a multi unit dwelling at 35 Sandymount Avenue, Inverloch. “I […]

March 24th, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

Council moves ahead of VCAT

Pressing ahead: Cr Andrew Phillips of Bass Coast Shire Council moved to start statutory procedures to discontinue an unmade section of Murray Street, Wonthaggi, without waiting for VCAT’s decision.

BASS Coast Shire Council has made steps towards discontinuing an unmade section of Murray Street, Wonthaggi, without waiting for the result of a Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) appeal involving the land. The land is currently used for public purposes as part of Guide Park and contains significant council drainage assets that serve more […]

March 24th, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

Roads top MP’s priorities

Family team: new Gippsland South MLA Danny O’Brien is congratulated on being formally declared the winner of the recent by-election by wife Vicki and children Milly and Harvey.

  NEW Gippsland South MLA Danny O’Brien has promised to advocate for more roads funding for the electorate. “Nationals leader Peter Walsh commented to me there is work to do on the South Gippsland Highway, so I have support from my party leader to push that issue,” he said. Mr O’Brien was sworn in as […]

March 24th, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

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