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Residents slam dog inaction

Perspectives: Inverloch’s Joan Lucas (right) discusses her views on dogs on beaches with independent consultant Keith Greaves at the informal drop in session on Thursday  morning.

INVERLOCH resident Joan Lucas believes the consultation sessions regarding dogs on beaches are absurd. She is not alone in her view, with many other residents believing the process is a waste of money. Bass Coast Shire council in many people’s views, have gone a complete circle on the dog issue and, many thousands of dollars […]

October 14th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Fifty years of history

Presidents: from left, John Murphy, Lola Bailey, Jennifer Hamilton, Robert Sage (current president), John Hyett, Geoff Michael and Ian Lester.

HISTORY took centre stage at the Leongatha Historical Society on Sunday, October 12. Foundation president, John Murphy was invited to cut the cake at the Society’s 50th birthday celebrations. President Robert Sage welcomed members and friends to the lunchtime party set among historic memorabilia at the society’s museum at the Mechanics Institute. Among the guests […]

October 14th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Timor solution for Steve Evans

Water contract: former South Gippsland Water managing director Steve Evans has been instrumental in helping Timor develop drainage and sanitation infrastructure.

FORMER South Gippsland Water managing director Steve Evans has been working to develop drainage and sanitation infrastructure in Timor since July, 2013. There are a quarter of a million people living in Dili with no sewerage infrastructure other than septic tanks and seepage pits. The city floods regularly during the wet season. “There was a […]

October 14th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Money flows for children’s hub

Momentous day: South Gippsland Shire Council CEO, Tim Tamlin; vice president of Karmai Community Children’s Centre, Rebecca Marriott; Member for Eastern Victoria, Danny O’Brien; president of Karmai Community Children’s Centre, Bronwyn Beach; Deputy Premier, Peter Ryan; and mayor, Cr Jim Fawcett examine plans for the new Karmai Community Children’s Centre after Mr Ryan announced a State Government grant of $1.6 million towards the $5.3 million project.

IN what was described as a “momentous day” for Korumburra last Friday, October 10, Deputy Premier Peter Ryan announced a State Government grant of $1.6 million dollars towards the new Integrated Children’s Centre planned for the town. “I have often thought about this day and wondered how it would feel and I can tell you […]

October 14th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Dodgy deals

On watch: YMCA skate park supervisor Scott Johnstone keeps an eye on the children from 3.30pm until 6.30pm during daylight savings.

DRUG activity is causing Inverloch parents to worry. While police have said they are unaware of any drug increase, some members of the community claim the Inverloch skate park is a meeting point for drug dealers. Mother of two Caroline Allen said she has heard of it happening between adult dealers and the high school […]

October 14th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

All systems go at Koonwarra

Ready to go: Deputy Premier, Peter Ryan hands over the keys of the new $275,000 Hino  fire truck to CFA Koonwarra captain, Peter Hanily to the great delight of a large gathering of the community’s youngsters.

KOONWARRA CFA was the latest in the district to open its new facilities with the formal unveiling of a spacious station and the official handing over of keys to its new truck, by the Deputy Premier Peter Ryan on Sunday, October 12. With a State Government Rural Fire Stations Upgrade program grant of $220,000 and […]

October 14th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Riding for a cause

Life changing: Rebecca Slavin has found a new direction thanks to Teen Challenge. Her father Gavin Slavin of Inverloch will ride 1000km to support the charity.

FOUR South Gippslanders will take part in a 1000km bike ride in Western Australia in October, to support a rehabilitation centre that transforms lives. Rick and Mez Oldham of Archies Creek will join Deb Rielly of Wonthaggi and Gavin Slavin of Inverloch in the six day Kari’s Tour de Freedom 1000 event. Funds raised will […]

September 30th, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

Rubbish swoop

Spreading word: Bass Coast Shire Council’s acting infrastructure director Jamie Sutherland with an example of anti-littering sign.

A HIGH amount of rubbish dumped on roadsides has prompted authorities to fight fire with fire. Signs have appeared along South Gippsland and Bass Coast roadsides, spreading an anti-littering message. The signs are a trial run by Bass Coast and South Gippsland shire councils, Sustainability Victoria and VicRoads, funded with a grant of $16,000 from […]

September 30th, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

Farmers back turbines

Look to the future: Tarwin Lower beef and sheep producer Lindsay Marriott said cutting the Renewable Energy Target would be a bad move.

THE Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) has called on the Federal Government to abolish the Renewable Energy Target (RET), arguing it costs farmers millions of dollars in higher electricity bills. “The RET is simply unsustainable as it forces all of us to pay millions more for electricity to subsidise everything from solar hot water systems to […]

September 30th, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

Lost dogs

No restrictions: Margaret Satario and Julie Jones (front) supported Inverloch residents against the return of dog beach bans.

INVERLOCH residents have mixed feelings about the potential return of dog walking restrictions. Bass Coast Shire Council banned dogs from Inverloch’s beaches from 9am-6pm from December 2013 until April this year. While dog owners were angry, other residents believed the restrictions helped preserve the environment and made beaches safer for children. However, for Inverloch resident […]

September 30th, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

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