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MP sweetens voters with poll promises

THE communities of Mirboo North and Foster can likely expect new fire stations if the Coalition wins the state election this year. That is the word of The Nationals’ Gippsland South MLA Danny O’Brien, who said the Liberals-Nationals have promised $2.1 million for a new Mirboo North station and are working on a pledge for […]

September 18th, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

Korumburra business getting stronger

THE Korumburra Business Association has just broken the 100 member mark which is a great sign for business in the town. South Gippsland Shire Council mayor Lorraine Brunt was in attendance at last Thursday’s annual general meeting at the Burra Brewery and lauded the work that the association has been doing over the previous 12 […]

September 18th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Labor: no fracking forever

A SUNNY day on a green hill in Moyarra surrounded by sheep set the backdrop for the State Government’s promise to ban fracking forever in Victoria. Victorian Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio, Victorian Minister for Resources Tim Pallas and Labor candidate for Bass Jordan Crugnale were on hand to make the […]

September 18th, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

Fix life-risking road

MT ECCLES residents are still waiting for South Gippsland Shire Council to uphold a promise the former Woorayl Shire Council made in 1973 to seal a narrow, winding road at a rate of a mile a year. More than 40 years on, the unsealed section of Canavans Road after rain is riddled with potholes, has […]

September 18th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Ill wind blows at Bald Hills

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council may not accept there is nuisance noise generated by turbines at Bald Hills Wind Farm, despite an independent consultant confirming turbine noise is stressing neighbours and impacting their health. Council CEO Tim Tamlin last Thursday told The Star the only party who can determine if there a nuisance noise was council, […]

September 18th, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

Road carnage

FRIDAY morning’s horror smash on the Bass Highway west of Inverloch involving three vehicles necessitated the ‘jaws of life’ and investigations by the Major Collision Unit (MCU) from Melbourne. Three motorists were airlifted to Melbourne with two of them sustaining life-threatening injuries, while two were taken to Wonthaggi Hospital with non life-threatening injuries. Both have […]

September 18th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Nurse wins state award

A SIMPLE solution by a passionate nurse at Gippsland Southern Health Service’s Koorooman House aged care facility has sped up treatment and diagnosis for its residents. Enrolled nurse Faye Hancock, whose career in aged care has spanned more than 12 years, was recognised for her professionalism and initiative last week at the Victorian Healthcare Association […]

September 11th, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

New school promised

A NEW junior secondary school will be built on Phillip Island. Both the State Government and the Opposition have committed to the school. The government’s election promise came last Friday, with a total of $24.7 million promised, which would build the new campus and a new gymnasium for Cowes Primary School. The Coalition promised $25 […]

September 11th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

MP clarifies gas stance

BASS MLA Brian Paynter has rejected claims by the State Government that the Coalition will permit fracking if elected at the November state election. He told Parliament last Wednesday, “It is clear that Victorian gas consumers are now paying the highest prices in the country because of the Premier’s mindless bans on conventional and unconventional […]

September 11th, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

Rates bills burn wallets

THE latest council rates bills have sparked cries of exasperation in households and businesses, leaving ratepayers frustrated by rising rates and claiming they see nothing extra for their money. South Gippsland Shire ratepayers reported rates increase of up to $1000 in 12 months. Changes in property valuations are responsible for most of the rates changes, […]

September 11th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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