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Forestry furore

THE Mirboo North community has stepped up its bid to stop logging of forest by launching the Preserve Our Forests campaign. Three working groups have been formed to address specific areas of concern about VicForests’ proposal to log land north of the town, near Lyrebird Forest Walk. A Campaign Strategy Planning working group will work […]

October 10th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Bush bash

INVERLOCH’S prized bush could be at risk and Bass Coast Shire Council would not even know. Nor would council have the power to act. Council has no information about the amount of vegetation removed by homeowners in Inverloch since a State Government ruling allowed homeowners to clear vegetation within 10m of homes constructed before September […]

October 10th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Protesters interrupt dairy expo

ANIMAL rights protesters were moved on by police after interrupting the South Gippsland Dairy Expo at Korumburra last Thursday. Activists claimed the dairy industry should take animal rights seriously, but farmers at the expo rejected their criticism. About 24 activists entered the venue and disrupted the milking marathon. The members of Melbourne Cow Save and […]

October 3rd, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Council risks losing up to $1.5m

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council is still split over its responsibility to maintain a Walkerville water retarding basin, owned by Ansevata Nominees Pty Ltd, the family company of Cr Jeremy Rich. At last Wednesday’s council meeting, councillors voted to allow officers to prepare a report detailing how to restore the capacity of the Walkerville retarding basin. […]

October 3rd, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Thief nicks Dusty’s boot

  A THIEF stole $500 worth of merchandise signed by Richmond Football Club player Dustin Martin from Korumburra on Sunday. Offenders jemmied open the front sliding door of the Korumburra Photos and Frames shop overnight on Sunday. A framed football boot and a photograph signed by Dustin were taken. Other undetermined items were also stolen. […]

October 3rd, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Tourism windfall

  VISITORS will soon be able to view Victoria’s highest single span waterfall from a new vantage point. A cantilevered viewing platform, first proposed around three years ago, will be built at the Agnes Falls Scenic Reserve north of Toora after South Gippsland Shire Council voted to shift funds in its budget at last Wednesday’s […]

October 3rd, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Woman sleeps after tree falls on house

AN ELDERLY Leongatha woman is lucky to be alive after a tree fell on her house on Saturday. The 87 year old was woken by the sound of the tree falling but thought it was thunder and returned to sleep, despite the tree falling just five metres from where she was sleeping. The tree wrecked […]

October 3rd, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Off the broil

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council has voted to refuse a planning permit for a 400,000 bird broiler farm at Wooreen after receiving 159 objections to the proposal. At last Wednesday’s meeting, councillors moved the proposal would cause unreasonable loss of amenity and have an adverse impact on road safety. The motion to refuse the proposal was […]

October 3rd, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

More roads funding needed

  SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council has welcomed any future offer of additional government funding to fix country roads. Recent rainfall has damaged some local roads, with potholes emerging and road surfaces crumbling. The parliamentary Inquiry into the Sustainability and Operational Challenges of Victoria’s Rural and Regional Councils recently heard country councils are struggling to meet […]

September 26th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Broiler farm opposition boils over

OPPONENTS to a proposed 400,000 bird broiler farm at Wooreen have been told their claims about the farm “could not be substantiated”. Last Wednesday, the South Gippsland Shire Council heard from both sides with regards to the controversial proposal. The council will vote on the planning application at this Wednesday’s council meeting. The objectors, who […]

September 26th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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