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Family pays tribute to a treasured son

JARROD Davies, the Leongatha man whose body was discovered in Hobart’s Derwent River last week, was “tragically taken”, his family say. Father Rob Davies, who was in Tasmania for the weekend to visit his 27 year old son, says he has lost his best mate in the tragedy. Jarrod was in the Apple Isle on […]

February 18th, 2020 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

New kinder unveiled

THE renovated Fish Creek Kindergarten was unveiled in grand fashion on Friday. Eastern Victoria Region MLC Jane Garrett performed the opening, watched by kindergarten staff and families, and South Gippsland Shire Council officials. The $367,155 renovation saw the bathroom relocated next to the outdoor area to improve supervision of children, and also included a new […]

February 18th, 2020 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Hospital growth plans inspire confidence

THE community gained an insight into the future of healthcare in South Gippsland last week, when plans for the new $115 million Wonthaggi Hospital expansion project were on show. Bass Coast Health (BCH) held community information sessions last week, at the Phillip Island RSL and Wonthaggi Golf Club. On show were the detailed plans of […]

February 18th, 2020 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

New wind farm legal stoush blows up

THE controversial Bald Hills Wind Farm at Tarwin Lower is embroiled in yet another legal case. Neighbours last week began new proceedings in the Supreme Court at Morwell against the wind farm operators, Bald Hills Wind Farm Pty Ltd (BHWF), alleging nuisance noise and loss of property value. They are seeking a declaration from the […]

February 11th, 2020 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

South Gippsland Shire Council reveals new CEO

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council has named its new CEO. She is Kerryn Ellis, who is currently as director corporate services at Victoria’s Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC). Her appointment was confirmed at a special meeting of council this morning. Prior to working at IBAC, Ms Ellis was director corporate performance with the City of Greater […]

February 5th, 2020 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Schools spend millions

WHILE the opening of Wonthaggi Secondary’s College’s $32.7m new senior campus on Friday may be the talk of the region, other schools are undertaking exciting capital works of their own. Mary MacKillop Catholic Regional College in Leongatha has begun building its $4m senior school. This complex will include 12 classrooms, an indoor canteen, a common […]

February 4th, 2020 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

South Gippslanders more likely to die in crashes on roads than in other shires

CAR crashes in South Gippsland Shire have an almost one in 10 chance of causing a death. VicRoads statistics reveal that from January 1, 2018 to June 1, 2019 – a period of 17 months – the South Gippsland Shire had a car-crash-to-death-ratio of 9.61 per cent, far higher than Bass Coast (2.21 per cent) […]

January 14th, 2020 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Woman injured in freak crash at Inverloch

A WOMAN was taken to hospital after being hit by a car that mounted the footpath and crashed into a building in Inverloch last Tuesday. The injured pedestrian, from Inverloch, was taken to hospital with injuries to her left arm and shoulder. The elderly driver and his son, the only passenger, were not injured. The […]

January 14th, 2020 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Family’s escape from paradise

“HOPEFULLY the next holiday will be at some boring hotel.” That’s the wish of Inverloch teenager Connor Maher after his family’s adventure of a lifetime. The Mahers were at the East Gippsland holiday town of Mallacoota when bushfire tore through the community on New Year’s Eve. They then joined approximately 1000 others in the first […]

January 14th, 2020 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Inverloch CFA marks 75 years

INVERLOCH CFA is hoping to receive more members in the wake of the East Gippsland bushfires. Inverloch is one of many local fire brigades to contribute volunteers to the ongoing crisis and is hoping media coverage of the fires could inspire people to become volunteer firefighters. The brigade held an open day and dinner on […]

January 14th, 2020 | Posted in News | Read More »

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