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Cancer scare

Phase out chemicals: from left, Wonthaggi’s Liz Glynn, Jessica Harrison and Norm Glynn want to see glyphosate phased out of sensitive areas like schools, children centres and parks to protect the health of people and pets.

WONTHAGGI’S Jessica Harrison wants to see the herbicide glyphosate – a possible cause of cancer – phased out of key areas of Bass Coast Shire. Concerned for the health of children, pets and council workers who could be impacted, Ms Harrison believed glyphosate should not be used in schools, childcare centres and parks. The chemical […]

September 27th, 2016 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Sentencing of would be murderer delayed


THE sentencing of a Turtons Creek man found guilty of the attempted murder of two South Gippsland Shire Council workers has been delayed until October 24. Jonas Black was found guilty of attempted murder at the Supreme Court on Friday, June 24. He was found guilty of two counts of attempted murder and of perverting […]

September 27th, 2016 | Posted in News | Read More »

Traffic lights confusing motorists


THE new traffic lights installed in Leongatha have caused some near collisions according to more than one Star reader. The lights were “turned on” just two weeks ago. Leongatha resident Lance Lancaster said he was approaching in his car to a green light on Saturday about midday and proceeded along the Ogilvy Street direction towards […]

September 27th, 2016 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Ratepayer backlash

Vote for us: from left, South Gippsland Shire Council candidates at the ballot draw in Leongatha last Tuesday, September 20, Ben Corcoran, Philip Murphy, Ian Nicholas, Aaron Brown and Andrew McEwen.

A RECORD field of candidates will contest next month’s South Gippsland Shire Council elections in what could be a sign the community is fed up with the current council. At the close of nominations last Tuesday, September 20, 32 candidates had nominated in South Gippsland Shire and 24 in Bass Coast. The fields of candidates […]

September 27th, 2016 | Posted in News | Read More »

Sick turned away


  PATIENTS are calling for changes to the way the State Government funds hospitals, in the wake of patients being turned away from the urgent care centre at the new $30 million Leongatha Hospital. Patients say they are being diverted to emergency departments at Wonthaggi Hospital and Latrobe Regional Hospital at Traralgon, despite having non-emergency […]

September 27th, 2016 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Rehab centre abandoned

No more: a drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre proposed for Loch as been abandoned.

A DRUG and alcohol rehabilitation centre will no longer be built at Loch. The proposal has been withdrawn after the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) overturned South Gippsland Shire Council’s decision to issue a planning permit for the proposal. The site mooted for the centre, in Clarence Street, is now for sale. Sankar Subramanian, […]

September 20th, 2016 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Council elections under scrutiny

Possible runners: from left, Strzelecki Ward candidate Ian Nicholas and possible candidate Viv Pepper with David Amor, right, a confirmed candidate for Strzelecki Ward in South Gippsland Shire.

QUESTIONS about how the scrutineering was going to be handled seemed to be the main concern at a candidates’ information session for the South Gippsland Shire council elections in Leongatha last Tuesday night, September 13. There’s already a Melbourne Cup type field lining up for the elections, with ballot packs to be sent mailed out […]

September 20th, 2016 | Posted in News | Read More »

Unity to advance ’Burra

Leading the way: from left, promoting the benefits of shopping in Korumburra are Korumburra Business Association’s new president Noelene Cosson and secretary Shirley Arestia.

THE new leaders of the Korumburra Business Association will continue to ensure Korumburra remains a vibrant centre in South Gippsland. The association’s new president Noelene Cosson said the group would work positively with South Gippsland Shire Council to secure the attention the town deserves. “We need to work together and support each other by building […]

September 20th, 2016 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Council accused of ‘secrecy’


  THE integrity of the decision to include Wonthaggi ArtSpace Gallery in the alliance operating out of the Wonthaggi Centennial Centre was called into question last week. While Bass Coast Shire Council and Wonthaggi Rotary Club agreed having Artspace, the Wonthaggi Business and Tourism Association and the information centre volunteers working in the facility would […]

September 20th, 2016 | Posted in News | Read More »

Arts boon

Town benefit: Wonthaggi’s Wendy Crellin appealed to Bass Coast Shire Council to bring the Robert Smith social realism collection – including works by Noel Counihan – to Wonthaggi.

A ONCE in a lifetime cultural offer will be presented to Bass Coast Shire Council this Wednesday. A stunning international art collection – valued at over $1 million – has been gifted to Wonthaggi by Geelong artist Robert Smith, comprising more than 600 pieces. It is one of the largest collections of social realism artist […]

September 20th, 2016 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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