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Tricky intersection hits raw nerve

HUNDREDS of people have commented on a video about the best way to navigate through arguably one of the most confusing intersections in central Leongatha. The short video on The Star’s Facebook page shows traffic plotting its way through the T-intersection of Anderson, Roughead and McCartin streets across from the Leongatha courthouse. The intersection was […]

July 17th, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

House prices grow with demand

STRONG demand from buyers wanting a quieter lifestyle has seen median property prices lift in South Gippsland and Bass Coast significantly in the past 12 months. People are flocking to rural towns like Korumburra, Kilcunda, Wonthaggi, Inverloch and Venus Bay, with demand often outweighing supply. Adam Leys from Stockdale and Leggo Inverloch said since the […]

July 17th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Tourist rail may make comeback

TRAINS could run between Korumburra and Leongatha within 12 months, as the Southern Rail Preservation Group plans to invest $5 million to reinstate the tourist railway. Eventually, the group plans to return a rail service along the full 58 kilometres of line between Leongatha and Koo Wee Rup. Southern Rail president Stuart Gilbert said the […]

July 17th, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

Wooreen to remember 100 years

SOON it will be 100 years since the Wooreen community planted 35 oak trees in memory of the local soldiers who served in World War I. Although nearly half of the trees didn’t survive, 15 were replanted at the 90 year anniversary of the Wooreen Avenue of Honour 10 years ago. Wooreen Avenue of Honour […]

July 17th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Saputo chief fronts farmers

SAPUTO has explained its low opening price to suppliers in a series of meetings held across the region last week, which company CEO Lino Saputo Jnr came from Canada to attend. In what was the first round of supplier meetings since the company made its opening price announcement, the Leongatha meeting was held last Tuesday. […]

July 17th, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

Horsing around

A PROPOSAL to build a new exhibition and equestrian centre at Stony Creek has been turned on its head. The South Gippsland Shire Council has resolved to consider other locations within the shire for an exhibition/equestrian centre, despite years of campaigning for a facility to be built at Stony Creek. After changes were made to […]

July 17th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Black Spur visions unveiled

VICROADS has released artist’s impressions of how the Black Spur realignment of the South Gippsland Highway may look between Koonwarra and Meeniyan. Construction of the $50 million project is due to start by early to mid 2019, and is set to finish by mid to late 2021. The project is being undertaken to improve safety […]

July 10th, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

Chamber to rebadge

LEONGATHA Chamber of Commerce and Industry topped off a busy year of community events, projects and a change of name with a successful annual general meeting at the Leongatha RSL on Monday, July 2. The meeting featured Saputo’s regional operations manager Steven Dyason as guest speaker. The chamber board now comprises 12 members, and includes […]

July 10th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Risky intersections need safety overhaul

DANGEROUS intersections in South Gippsland risk causing more injuries and even fatalities without roadworks to improve public safety. There are 18 intersections in South Gippsland and Bass Coast shires where three or more crashes occurred between 2013 and 2017, according to VicRoads. Intersections with restricted visibility are posing a danger, with limited sight distance leaving […]

July 10th, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

A hundred houses for ‘Burra

SPURRING a construction boom on the outskirts of Korumburra, a residential development plan of more than 100 lots is up for public consultation. Waiting for eight years for rezoning and regulation changes by the South Gippsland Shire Council, the owner and property developer Vic Properties general manager Livio Cellante said he hoped the next stages […]

July 10th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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