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VicRoads’ role under the spotlight

SEVEN submissions from within the South Gippsland Shire Council helped to inform the inquiry into VicRoads’ management of country roads interim report, released recently. Completed by the Victorian Law Reform, Road and Community Safety Committee, the inquiry examined the effectiveness of VicRoads in managing country roads, the existing funding model, the lack of consultation with […]

August 7th, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

Tree trouble

TREES falling across roads will cause a death sooner or later according to Dumbalk North farmer Adrian Harris. Mr Harris said the increased number of trees falling across roads is no coincidence and is only going to get worse. And while recent strong winds are a factor he said the maintenance of trees by the […]

August 7th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Council meetings to still be streamed live

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council will continue to live stream meetings to the public after hailing the first year of broadcasting meetings a success. Council last Wednesday voted to continue to live stream ordinary and special meetings of council, which has cost $3400 in new equipment. Live streaming of council meetings attracted 2838 views since May […]

July 31st, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

Bandaid fix not enough

LEONGATHA South residents have labelled improvements to the intersection of Leongatha South-Outtrim and Roughead roads with Bass Highway “a bandaid fix”. There have been two casualty crashes at the intersection – one fatality and three people seriously injured – in the past five years. These incidents spurred VicRoads into action, creating a new turning lane […]

July 31st, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Crash and roll

A KONGWAK man landed his vehicle on its roof in Wattle Bank on Friday. The 59 year old single occupant driver was travelling south on Inverloch-Kongwak Road when he veered off the road into a drain around 8am. The vehicle travelled between 20 and 30 metres before it rolled and landed on its roof. The […]

July 31st, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

Council overturns planners on race proposal

A MAJOR motorcycling event will be held at Leongatha South, after South Gippsland Shire councillors backed the proposal and overturned a recommendation by council planners not to, due to excessive noise. Leongatha Motorcycle Club is likely to be granted a permit to use private land at 85 Merricks Track and 945 Koonwarra-Inverloch Road, Leongatha South […]

July 31st, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Cowes death rocks community

HOMICIDE Squad detectives have taken over the investigation into the suspected murder of Samantha Fraser in Cowes on Monday, July 23. Police were initially called to conduct a welfare check on the 38 year old Cowes woman at a property on Seagrove Way on July 23. The alarm was raised after Samantha failed to pick […]

July 31st, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

Kids at risk

THE desperate need for a new school crossing and school speed zone in Williams Street, Inverloch will be brought to the attention of the State Government. The campaign comes after an Inverloch Primary School student was hit by a car while crossing Williams Street recently. The girl, Celeste Petracca, is a Grade One student and […]

July 31st, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Turning lanes improving safety

IMPROVEMENTS currently underway at the intersection of Boags Road include the construction of new dedicated right and left turns into Simons Lane and a new dedicated right turn into Boags Road. The works are part of a $12.8 million package of safety upgrades on the highway between Leongatha and Meeniyan, which commenced in September 2017. […]

July 24th, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

Wonthaggi intersection on hold

COUNCILLOR Les Larke was the sole councillor to throw a lifeline to a dangerous Wonthaggi intersection on Wednesday. Bass Coast Shire Council considered bumping the intersection connecting Murray Street, Billson Street and Biggs Drive up its risk assessment priority list, but ultimately decided it would be an irresponsible move. This particular intersection is somewhere between […]

July 24th, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

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