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  SOUTH Gippslanders are allegedly among those caught up in the hacking of affairs website Ashley Madison, with claims six account holders live in the Leongatha district. Australian demographics website NationMaster last week stated it had analysed the credit card transaction log leaked by hackers and revealed details about account holders residing in South Gippsland. […]

September 1st, 2015 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Chance to save lives

Grand plan: South Gippsland Shire Council mayor Cr Jeanette Harding is looking forward to the long awaited dredging of the Toora channel.

A DISASTER could occur on Corner Inlet unless the Toora channel is dredged. South Gippsland Shire Council has voted to seek $300,000 from the Federal Government’s Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure Program towards dredging the channel. Applications close on September 9, forcing council to decide on the matter at last Wednesday’s council meeting. Council will allocate […]

September 1st, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

Art centres in spotlight

Young talent: from left, Phillip Island’s Emma Volard and Wonthaggi’s Jake Amy showcased the best of South Gippsland’s emerging talent by performing at the community consultation night for the Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre.

  LEONGATHA is crying out for its own art centre as the Wonthaggi community seeks to revamp its theatre. Films, ballet, art, parking and drama were among the suggestions for enlivening the Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre, as raised at a public meeting held by Bass Coast Shire Council last Tuesday evening (August 25). The […]

September 1st, 2015 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Take a stand on CSG

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  COAL seam gas protestors have called on South Gippsland Shire Council to formally consult the community about the controversial mining technique. Council last Wednesday voted to respond to the parliamentary inquiry into CSG now being undertaken by the State Government once results were released, despite receiving a petition with 1763 signatures calling for council […]

September 1st, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

Wrong way

Stepping up opposition: Gippsland South MLA Danny O’Brien (centre) discusses the Leongatha South landfill proposal with Claire Crocker and Ron Wangman from Protect South Gippsland.

KOONWARRA residents may win a victory in the battle against a massive landfill proposed for Leongatha South. The company behind the proposal, Veolia, told The Star last Thursday the route rubbish delivery trucks would take to the Whitelaws Track site was yet to be finalised. The company had previously touted 20 trucks a day would […]

September 1st, 2015 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Foul play

Battered and bruised: Dalyston players were delighted with the win which sees them into another Alberton Football Netball League grand final. Leading goal kicker Michael Kraska, pictured on the right, suffered an injury during “friendly fire” with a teammate.

THE match between Dalyston and Phillip Island at Korumburra on Saturday turned nasty in the second semi-final when two of Dalyston’s top players were sidelined with dangerous injuries. The Star is unable to name the Phillip Island player involved in both incidents as there were no reports made by the umpires according the Lynn Whelan […]

September 1st, 2015 | Posted in News,Sport | Read More »

Racing chief optimistic about Stony’s future

Tough race: South Gippsland Shire Councillor Mohya Davies discusses the future of the Stony Creek Racing Club with club president Paul O’Sullivan.

THE future of the Stony Creek Racing Club is not in doubt despite funding cutbacks, president Paul O’Sullivan has assured the community. Addressing South Gippsland Shire Council last Wednesday, he said the club stood to miss out on $100,000 a year from Country Racing Victoria from 2016-17, through the loss of a training centre and […]

August 25th, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

Council has faith in parks takeover

Results pleasing: reflecting on a positive first year for the caravan parks at Yanakie and Long Jetty were, from left, South Gippsland Shire Council’s caravan parks coordinator Jock Wilson, manager of sustainable communities Chris Van Der Ark and Danny McDonald, manager of economic development, tourism and customer services.

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council is confident taking over two caravan parks will be a money-spinner for ratepayers, despite criticism from park annuals and the community. Council took over the management of the Yanakie and Long Jetty (Port Welshpool) caravan parks last year. Figures presented to council last Wednesday suggested the parks returned a profit of […]

August 25th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Parliament hears tip worries

United in arms: launching the fight against Veolia’s proposal for a landfill at a community meeting on August 17 at Leongatha South were, from left, Ron Wangman, Gordon Vagg, Claire Crocker and Carolyn Burton.

GIPPSLAND South MLA Danny O’Brien has raised the concerns of South Gippsland locals about a proposed landfill at Leongatha South in State Parliament. Mr O’Brien said he was concerned Melbourne was seeking to dump its rubbish in Gippsland and asked the Minister for Environment Lisa Neville whether the project was supported by the government. “This […]

August 25th, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

Community unites to oppose Melbourne’s landfill

Townspeople outraged: Koonwarra residents and businesspeople objecting to the landfill proposal are, from left, Beatrice Zacaropoulos, Thomas Burge, Melissa Burge, Zee Dammerel and Maria Stuart

A PROPOSAL for a mega landfill will split Koonwarra in two, stymie the village’s businesses and wreck residents’ peaceful lifestyles, a public meeting heard last week. More than 70 people filled the former Leongatha South Primary School on Monday, August 17, to learn more about a $10 million landfill that could operate at Leongatha South […]

August 25th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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