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Sound shell seeks $150,000

DESPITE receiving $200,000 in the State Government’s Pick My Project initiative, the Inverloch Community Sound Shell is still $150,000 short. It’s a hurdle the community is confident of jumping. The sound shell is a combined project of the Lions Club of Inverloch and District, Inverloch Rotary Club and Inverloch Tourism Association, and will be built […]

October 9th, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

Bush picked for funding boost

THE Pick My Project funding bonanza is to continue with the approval of a bushland reserve development that will move the Inverloch to Wonthaggi trail a step closer to reality. Coined “Wonthaggi’s Hidden Gem”, 11 hectares of remnant bushland neighbouring Carneys Road in Wonthaggi, will be developed in a project spearheaded by the South Gippsland […]

October 9th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Ratepayers vent

THE issuing of rates last month has stoked the fires of frustration in ratepayers who believe they are not being heard by the beleaguered South Gippsland Shire Council. A Facebook post by Korumburra resident Cheryl Denham spurred a community meeting at the Korumburra Scout Hall on Monday, October 1 which saw more than 80 people, […]

October 9th, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

Shire shambles

  TWO former councillors could return to South Gippsland Shire Council after the resignation of a second councillor in a week due to allegations of bullying and intimidating behaviour. The ex-councillors who could make a comeback are Nigel Hutchinson-Brooks and Jim Fawcett, who both told The Star they are considering whether to take on the […]

October 9th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Meg Edwards to resign from council

Another councillor will resign from South Gippsland Shire Council. Cr Meg Edwards has tendered her resignation with CEO Tim Tamlin this morning, effective from October 30. She is a Liberal candidate in the November 24 state election, for the Legislative Council seat of Eastern Victoria Region. She is the second councillor to resign in the […]

October 4th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Inverloch surf tower saved

INVERLOCH’S community was in a state of panic after a big swell and high tides caused major coastal erosion at the Inverloch surf beach which almost cost the local life savers their patrol tower in August this year. Quick action by Member for Bass Brian Paynter helped save the valuable piece of infrastructure the Inverloch […]

October 2nd, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

Inverloch wins in safety overhaul

THE safety of children and motorists in Inverloch will be improved by the installation of a reduced speed limit around Inverloch Primary School. The limits in Williams Street and Bayview Avenue have been reduced to 40km/h permanently following calls by the community for action in the wake of a collision between a car and a […]

October 2nd, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Company faces court over quarry death

TWO years on from the tragic accident where a 30-year-old truck driver died at a Nyora quarry, Worksafe has filed charges against the quarry operator at Korumburra Magistrates’ Court. MQG Sand and Soil Pty Ltd has been charged with two indictable offences under the Occupational Health and Safety Act. The truck driver, Carli Watsford was […]

October 2nd, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

Highway bridge mooted

A BRIDGE could be built over one of Leongatha’s busiest roads should the Great Southern Rail Trail be extended to Korumburra. South Gippsland Shire Council has engaged a consultant to consider options for the trail crossing of Roughead Street – near the confluence of the South Gippsland, Bass and Strzelecki highways. A bridge is one […]

October 2nd, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Water tight

WATER security is locked in for Korumburra, Poowong, Loch and Nyora. The completion of the $43 million Lance Creek Water Connection Project means a significant water boost for these towns, which have suffered water restrictions for several years. The project was completed six months ahead of schedule and under budget. Victorian Minister for Water Lisa […]

October 2nd, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

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