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New life for Centennial Centre

New look: the Centennial Centre will continue to be a Wonthaggi icon with a new purpose, housing artists, businesses and volunteers.

  THREE Wonthaggi community groups are soon to settle into their new home. Wonthaggi ArtSpace, Wonthaggi Business and Tourism Association and the Information Centre volunteers signed the memorandum of understanding, and will be calling the Centennial Centre home. “ArtSpace Wonthaggi is looking forward to a bright future ahead,” ArtSpace president Ursula Theinert said. “A big […]

November 29th, 2016 | Posted in News | Read More »

Trail blazing

Happy pollies: from left, Gippsland South MP Danny O’Brien, Great Southern Rail Trail committee of management member Bruce Beatson, Eastern Victoria MLC Harriet Shing, South Gippsland Shire Council mayor councillor Ray Argento and CEO Tim Tamlin we all thrilled to be a part of the relaunch of the Great Southern Rail Trail in Fish Creek on Saturday.

  THE Great Southern Rail trail was relaunched at Fish Creek on Saturday, to celebrate the trail’s completion as well as its new branding. The now 72 kilometre continuous trail from Leongatha to Port Welshpool features 15 bridges and travels through 10 towns. The trail was officially relaunched by Eastern Victoria MLC Harriet Shing, who […]

November 29th, 2016 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Council supports tower move


THE Bass Coast Shire Council will support the Inverloch Surf Life Saving Club to move its observation tower 60 metres down the beach. At the November ordinary council meeting, councillor Julian Brown put forward a motion in urgent business to support the life saving club, which was carried unanimously. The motion state the council will […]

November 29th, 2016 | Posted in News | Read More »

Next stop Bair Street

Safety measure: from left, South Gippsland Shire Council deputy mayor Cr Maxine Kiel, McMillan MP Russell Broadbent and VicRoads operations manager Henry Lam said 600 trucks had been removed from Bair Street per day as a result of the Leongatha heavy vehicle alternate route.

THE official opening of Leongatha’s multimillion dollar heavy vehicle alternate route is a step toward redeveloping Bair Street. McMillan MP Russell Broadbent declared the bypass open on Friday afternoon. Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said construction of the $6.22 million alternate route had long been a priority for South Gippsland. “These works will […]

November 29th, 2016 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Health service back in black

Report: exhibiting the new 2015/2016 Quality Account document were board president Mark Holmes and Chief Executive Officer Mark Johnson.

A RETURN to surplus for the Gippsland Southern Health Service (GSHS) was one of the bright lights at the hospital’s 24th annual general meeting last Thursday, November 24 in Korumburra. The surplus, before capital and specific items, was a modest $23,000 but this is a good result when you look at a projected deficit of […]

November 29th, 2016 | Posted in News | Read More »

Slow down

Go slow: retired traffic policeman Wayne Beale is calling for a 60km/h speed limit to be applied to the winding bends of the South Gippsland Highway near Coal Creek Community Park and Museum, Korumburra, to reduce the likelihood of accidents.

A RETIRED traffic policeman is calling for the speed limit at an accident hotspot at Korumburra to be reduced to save lives. Wayne Beale is calling on VicRoads to lower the speed limit on the South Gippsland Highway near Coal Creek Community Park and Museum from 80km/h to 60km/h. He also wants the limit along […]

November 29th, 2016 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Robbery arrest


POLICE have arrested a man in relation to an armed robbery at the Wonthaggi Workmen’s Club on Saturday night. A male offender wearing a balaclava and carrying a firearm entered the gaming room of the club around 11.40pm. Police said the man ran from the venue via the rear entrance, with cash. A man was […]

November 22nd, 2016 | Posted in News | Read More »

New hope for Phillip Island


FOR the ratepayers looking for a fresh start for Bass Coast Shire Council, the result of Wednesday’s mayoral election was exciting. The new look council unanimously voted for Cr Pamela Rothfield to take up the mayor’s role. She, and fellow councillor Stephen Fullarton, are members of the Phillip Island Standalone movement that advocated for the […]

November 22nd, 2016 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Mining anxiety lifts

Ecstatic: Coal and CSG Free Mirboo North members were thrilled with the news Mantle Mining will not be pursuing renewals for six brown coal mining exploration licences, several of which were near Mirboo North. Back, from left, Helen Groen, Suzanne Wightman, Gayle Margaret and Jessie, Braydon Groen, Phil Piper, Fergus O’Connor, David Arnault, Joy Downs and Olivia O’Connor, and front, from left, Anna Hall, Marg Thomas and Denyse Menzies.

THE Mirboo North community rejoiced last Wednesday, after learning Mantle Mining was no longer pursuing licence renewals for black and brown coal exploration in the region. Marg Thomas from Coal and CSG Free Mirboo North said many Gippsland communities would have been impacted by the abandoned licences including Boolarra and Mirboo North. “Our communities have […]

November 22nd, 2016 | Posted in News | Read More »

Back us

Proud, passionate: the new mayor of South Gippsland Shire Council, Cr Ray Argento, and deputy mayor Cr Maxine Kiel are looking forward to promoting the virtues of the region.

THE new mayor of South Gippsland Shire Council is urging the community to unite behind the new look council after the past council was fraught with in-fighting. Cr Ray Argento, of Toora and Inverloch, was elected mayor unopposed last Wednesday and will be joined by Cr Maxine Kiel of Mirboo North as deputy, who also […]

November 22nd, 2016 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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