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Weather keeps pool numbers down

THE decrease in attendance across the South Gippsland Shire Council’s five outdoor pools has been blamed on poor weather conditions. This season over 59,000 people attended the Foster, Korumburra, Poowong, Toora and Mirboo North pools, compared to 63,000 people last season. Over 10,000 of those visits were due to school swimming programs and carnivals. Mirboo […]

July 25th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Make Wonthaggi streets people friendly

BASS Coast Shire Council’s Cr Les Larke is pushing for greater pedestrian safety in Wonthaggi. For the moment, his sights are set on upgrading the intersection connecting Murray Street, Billson Street and Biggs Drive. However, a long term goal is to see Wonthaggi’s main streets – Graham Street and McBride Avenue – transformed into a […]

July 25th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Trees feature in Turtons Creek proposal

A UNIQUE tree house would be the feature of a five lodge short-stay accommodation development proposed for Turtons Creek. The tree house would be constructed among four gum trees, integrating the trees into the building to provide a unique accommodation experience. The two story building would be suspended by eight engineered iron bark poles, so […]

July 25th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Destination Meeniyan

  A NEW development in Meeniyan has the potential to increase tourism opportunities for the town and broader South Gippsland. Once complete, both the indoor and outdoor areas of the complex are expected to be significant additions to local and regional infrastructure. The complex, already home to the Meeniyan Art Gallery on the corner of […]

July 25th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Union fights for community care

THE possible axing of South Gippsland Shire Council’s Home and Community Care program will disrupt the lives of elderly and disabled residents, the Australian Service Union has claimed. Council has begun exploring its options relating to community care in response to funding changes from the Federal Government, which are set to be implemented in 2020. […]

July 25th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Festival blooms

LEONGATHA’s iconic Daffodil Festival will be revamped into a bigger and more vibrant community event this year. The town’s  Bair and Lyon streets will be closed for a street festival and market on Saturday, September 2. Festival-goers will enjoy market and food stalls, children’s activities, displays and demonstrations by emergency services, pop-up bars, and music […]

July 25th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Firearm surrendering

SEVEN firearms have been handed into the Wonthaggi Police station since the national firearms amnesty started July 1. During the amnesty, Victoria Police will not prosecute a person in possession of unregistered firearms, cartridge ammunition, imitation firearms or weapons for the purpose of surrender. “With a large farming community there’s a lot of old firearms […]

July 18th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Thumbs up for Leongatha NBN

  LEONGATHA has embraced the newly connected National Broadband Network (NBN) with many residents happy with how easy the transition has been. The NBN has been turned on in Leongatha for approximately one month. The new service has turned out to be a great success for most Leongatha and surrounding residents. Carolyn Hall was recently […]

July 18th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Critical condition

A CAPE Woolamai women remains in a life threatening condition in hospital after a serious collision on the Bass Highway Sunday afternoon, July 16 just after 4.20pm. The 75 year old women coming from Soldiers Road turned on to the Bass Highway when she was struck by a vehicle travelling north along the highway. She […]

July 18th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Spotlight shines on Mesley Hall

THE development of an arts centre in South Gippsland could be investigated as part of the South Gippsland Shire Council’s new arts strategy. The art, culture and creative industry strategy was adopted at the May council meeting. South Gippsland Shire Council manager community strengthening Ned Dennis said council is still interested in seeing how Mesley […]

July 18th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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