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Burra family cops the lot

KORUMBURRA’S Cleveland family will struggle to settle down in their newly purchased home while it remains an option for the Korumburra Community Hub site. Chris and Julie Cleveland voluntarily sold their former home, which was located on the proposed site of the new IGA supermarket site on King Street, to avoid the stress of being […]

November 21st, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Toxic times

CR MAXINE Kiel blew up at her fellow councillors when she revealed acts of harassment, disrespect, poor behaviour, tantrums and attacking of free speech by her colleagues. She gave a speech to remember when ending her term as deputy mayor of South Gippsland Shire Council last Wednesday. Cr Kiel, of Mirboo North, revealed tantrums by […]

November 21st, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Roads, health boosts in mayor’s sights

BASS Coast Shire Council is ready to roll into a massive 2018, with projects in the pipeline. In a show of unity, councillors re-elected mayor Cr Pamela Rothfield and deputy mayor Cr Brett Tessari for a second term to maintain balance and continuity. Cr Rothfield said she was delighted to continue her role and to […]

November 14th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

School dollars roll in

TWO schools will receive funding from the State Government for vital maintenance. Wonthaggi Primary School will receive nearly $110,000 to undertake structural works in the main administration building, and Foster Secondary College will get $1.3 million to replace the roof of the gym, music centre and surrounding walkways. Foster Secondary College assistant principal Dean Duursma […]

November 14th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

RSL seeks Vietnam veterans

THE South Gippsland Shire and the Leongatha RSL are working together to honour those from the area who served in Vietnam. Currently the list has approximately 150 of veterans who live in South Gippsland and includes Wonthaggi. Following a request from Richard Lester of Leongatha, Cr Maxine Kiel has taken on board the role of […]

November 14th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Newhaven College’s new $10M Senior centre nears completion

EMERGING from the dust and ready to soar in 2018 is the latest addition to Newhaven College, the awe-inspiring $10 million Senior School, Science, Art and Technology centre, due for completion this year. The state of the art learning centre exudes style, commands an elevated position and is a credit to the Melbourne architect firm, […]

November 14th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Shape shire’s future

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council will begin consultation for Amendment C90 to the South Gippsland Planning Scheme this week. The amendment will improve the Planning Scheme’s guidance of development and land use over the next 20 to 30 years. The function, size and services of the South Gippsland’s settlements plus the capacity of the environment to […]

November 14th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Herbicide hoo-ha

AUTHORITIES have been urged to stop using herbicides with the chemical glyphosate to kill roadside weeds. Brown roadsides have been appearing on many South Gippsland roads as VicRoads sprays grass to reduce fire risk and maintenance during the spring growing season. Many studies have linked glyphosate forumlations to hormone disruption, non-hodgkin lymphoma, chromosomal damage and […]

November 14th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

MP calls for roads fix

GIPPSLAND South MLA Danny O’Brien has again called on the State Government to increase funding to road maintenance in South Gippsland. Speaking in Parliament on November 2, Mr O’Brien asked the Minister for Roads Luke Donnellan what works were scheduled on major roads in the Gippsland South electorate over this summer. “I drive our roads […]

November 14th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Venus Bay club named Australia’s best

VENUS Bay Surf Lifesaving Club won the prestigious National Club of the Year award at surf lifesaving’s night of nights in Sydney, New South Wales. In the illustrious surrounds of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the finest surf lifesavers in Australia were recognised at the 2017 Surf Life Saving Australia Awards of Excellence […]

November 8th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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