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Eyesore in heart of Leongatha

A HISTORICAL icon in the heart of Leongatha is being vandalised and left to decay as inaction over the redevelopment of the town’s former rail yards continues. In a room of the disused Leongatha railway station, vandals have left human excrement, damaged floorboards and the ceiling, dumped food packaging and smashed windows, leaving glass scattered […]

November 13th, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

Children moved away as carer shortage grips

CHILDREN from South Gippsland are being moved to live with foster carers in Melbourne because of a lack of carers locally. Children in foster care live with families other than their own due to such issues as family breakdown, illness, death of a parent, abuse or financial, employment and housing difficulties. More foster cares are […]

November 13th, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

Outlaws ride free

AN estimated 300 members of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club were in South Gippsland over the weekend, joined by an influx of police from Melbourne and the Latrobe Valley. Motorcyclists from across Australia, New Zealand and the United States of America took part in the club’s national run, and stopped at Korumburra and Meeniyan Motel along […]

November 13th, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

MPs take pole position

GIPPSLAND South MLA Danny O’Brien and Bass MLA Brian Paynter both claimed the number one spot on the ballot papers for their respective seats during ballot draws on Friday. The Gippsland South ballot draw took place at the election office in Leongatha and the Bass draw at the election office in Wonthaggi. Just two other […]

November 13th, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

Lifesavers thrown a lifeline

THE wheels are turning on Wonthaggi Life Saving Club’s $8 million master plan. Victorian Shadow Minister for Emergency Services Brad Battin announced $2 million will be invested into the club, should a Liberal Nationals Government be elected on November 24. The master plan aims to save the crumbling clubhouse, improve overnight facilities for members, schools […]

November 13th, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

Nationals under fire in Mirboo North

MIRBOO North residents opposed to proposed logging at Mirboo North have indicated little love will be shown for The Nationals party on election day, November 24. This declaration came after The Nationals’ Gippsland South MLA Danny O’Brien told a forum about proposed logging at Mirboo North on Sunday he would remain true to his party’s […]

November 13th, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

Jim returns to council

JIM Fawcett has returned to South Gippsland Shire Council after being sworn in at the council chambers in Leongatha this morning. The Tarwin Valley ward councillor hopes to advance the redevelopment of Leongatha’s Bair Street and also the Leongatha rail yards. He fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Meg Edwards, which was initally […]

November 13th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Candidates back farmers

STATE election candidates appealed to local farmers last week. A debate was held by the Victorian Farmers Federation in Grantville on Tuesday, October 30. Farmers and community areas in rural and regional areas were given the opportunity to discuss important local issues. Farmers have been demanding action for a fairer rate system, well maintained roads […]

November 7th, 2018 | Posted in News,Rural News | Read More »

Council on top of its finances

BASS Coast Shire Council CEO Paul Buckley confirmed council is not being investigated by the Victorian Auditor General. Mr Buckley made this clear at the October meeting, following allegations made in September. In fact, Mr Buckley reported a positive financial result in the 2017-18 annual report. The report showed a $10 million surplus compared to […]

November 6th, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

Councillor clamped

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council’s public standing continues to fall, with councillor Jeremy Rich barred from having one on one contact with non-executive council staff after being the subject of complaints by staff. Cr Rich has been ordered to issue individually addressed written sincere apologies to each of the staff involved, and these apologies must be […]

November 6th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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