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Leongatha eyes future

Welcome site: from left, Ed Browning, Leongatha CFA captain Andy Kay and builder Gary Bullen.

THE redevelopment of the three year vacant and derelict Knights Garage site on Bair Street is well and truly underway. Passersby will have noticed most of the roof trusses are in place and bricklaying to support the final trusses is going ahead at pace. Once they are in position the roof itself will go on. […]

August 14th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Phillip Island talks secession

Stephen Fullarton: a municipal review remains the priority, he said.

PHILLIP Island Progress Association (PIPA) is continuing its push for a full municipal review to explore the financial implications if Phillip Island were to secede from Bass Coast Shire. Victorian government ministers Tim Bull and Ken Smith met with PIPA chair Stephen Fullarton and, on a separate occasion, with Bass Coast Shire Council mayor Cr […]

August 14th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Dancers step it up

Top dancers: Jasmine Susic, Xavier Pellin and Lucy Hogan from Lisa Pellin Dance Studio  in Leongatha have taken their dancing skills to the next level.

THREE young dancers are reaching their dreams. Xavier Pellin, Jasmine Susic and Lucy Hogan are all past students of Lisa Pellin Dance Studio. The talented trio moved to Melbourne and all three are attending dance schools. Jasmine has attended the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary College for two years and Lucy is in her […]

August 14th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Shire stampede

Start talking: South Gippsland Shire Councillor Andrew McEwen, in a newer area of Leongatha, believes development in the region must be planned for.

SOUTH Gippsland’s population could rise by 10,000 people between now and 2034, and the community needs to start planning for change now. That is the view of South Gippsland Shire councillor Andrew McEwen, who has prepared a discussion paper he hopes will promote community debate. With the State Government planning for Melbourne to have eight […]

August 14th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Person missing after fire

All gone: this property on Armstrongs Road in Meeniyan was destroyed by fire on Tuesday night (August 12). One person has been reported missing as a result of the blaze.

A MEENIYAN house believed to be a former railway building burned to the ground last night (Tuesday), with one person reported missing. The fire began at the property on Armstrongs Road at around 11.30pm. CFA crews from Meeniyan, Stony Creek, Koonwarra, Fish Creek and Dumbalk attended the blaze, but the home couldn’t be saved. The roof had collapsed and […]

August 13th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Too cool for school

True colours: from left, Nash Jennings, Nellie Noye, Skyla Dostovaloff, Mia Nestoriwsky and Fraser Boys; a select group of young leaders with much to offer their school and community spent term three at the Gnurad-Gundidj School in the Western District.

BETWEEN April 27 and June 28, five students from Korumburra Secondary College attended the Gnurad-Gundidj School for Student Leadership near Camperdown in the Western District. Gnurad-Gundidj – which means “belonging to this place” – is a Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development initiative offering a unique residential education experience for Year 9 students. […]

August 5th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Options open for dairy farmers


NEW South Wales dairy company, Dairy Farmers Milk Cooperative, is expanding into Gippsland and is looking for milk suppliers. Greg Griffith CEO said the company was originally founded in New South Wales in 1904, when it was called Australian Cooperative Foods. “In 2004, Australian Co-operative Foods was renamed Dairy Farmers Limited and Dairy Farmers Milk […]

August 5th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News,Rural News | Read More »

South Gippsland cops a blast

Tree down: the largest tree to fall in the Yanakie Caravan Park narrowly missed causing any property damage.

LAST Thursday’s blustery weather not only upended daily life in South Gippsland, but also many trees. Fallen trees blocked school buses travelling to Leongatha from Mount Eccles-Hallston, Arawata and Mardan. South Gippsland also experienced property damage and power outages during winds, which topped 130 km/h. SES warn drivers to slow THE Leongatha SES was stunned […]

August 5th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Shire CEO responds

Reasons for actions: South Gippsland Shire Council CEO Tim Tamlin.

THE Star invited Facebook followers to ask South Gippsland Shire Council CEO Tim Tamlin a question of their choice recently. Donna Pearce-Reeves asked, “What are you doing about the ice epidemic in Leongatha?”. Tony Griggs had this question: “When are you going to reduce costs and office staff ? Statistics clearly indicate a dramatic growth […]

August 5th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Online sales ease trade slump

Way of future: Graeme O’Connor of Great Southern Outdoors, Leongatha, prepares to send another online order.

LEONGATHA businesses are turning to online retailing to not only make a buck, but also remain open. More and more retailers are opening online stores to extend their customer base and increase revenue during hard economic times. Great Southern Outdoors has sold more than 10,000 items in the past six years alone through internet shopping […]

August 5th, 2014 | Posted in Business,Featured,News | Read More »

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