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Inverloch CFA marks 75 years

INVERLOCH CFA is hoping to receive more members in the wake of the East Gippsland bushfires. Inverloch is one of many local fire brigades to contribute volunteers to the ongoing crisis and is hoping media coverage of the fires could inspire people to become volunteer firefighters. The brigade held an open day and dinner on […]

January 14th, 2020 | Posted in News | Read More »

Community man killed by a falling tree during bushfire battle

A GLEN Forbes man was killed while helping to fight a bushfire in Victoria’s High Country. Bill Slade, a husband and father of two, was a Parks Victoria staff member on duty when he was hit and killed by a falling tree at Anglers Rest, near Omeo, while working to contain a fire on Saturday. […]

January 12th, 2020 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

CFA fights the good fight

FOR those who have been there it’s something almost beyond words. Even the most stoic local firey will come close enough to tears as he or she recalls what they have seen in East Gippsland. Despite the many challenges, Region 9 group officer Greg Carruthers told The Star that morale among the local firefighters was […]

January 7th, 2020 | Posted in News | Read More »

Arts precinct in council’s sights

AN art gallery or even a museum could be built in Wonthaggi. Wonthaggi Secondary College’s former McBride Campus could be transformed into a cultural hub, but that will be up to Bass Coast Shire Council and the community to decide. The school has farewelled the McBride Avenue site and will operate from the new senior […]

January 7th, 2020 | Posted in News | Read More »

Police blitz the streets

POLICE will be out in force this summer, with an influx of extra cops out on the beat. The extra resourcing will not only allow police to deal with the influx of visitors this time of year, but also respond to unplanned incidents or events, Acting Sergeant Christopher Brinkman told The Star at Wonthaggi yesterday […]

December 31st, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Rubbish spoils Venus Bay

  RUBBISH is polluting the Venus Bay coast and residents have had enough. They’re calling on authorities to act, with a lack of bins and disrespectful visitors prompting residents to say they have no option other than to pick up rubbish. One of those is Peter Prysten, who said the rubbish problem occurs year and […]

December 31st, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

Our firefighters rush to East Gippsland

IT’S been a balancing act for the CFA brigades. While local equipment and people have been flooding into East Gippsland to help fight the raging fires there, District 9 group officer Greg Carruthers said it was essential there were enough resources maintained here too. “It’s not necessarily difficult, but the time constraints put on use […]

December 31st, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

Coastal homes in demand

IF you want bang for your buck, South Gippsland has amongst the most affordable coastal real estate – but not for long as property prices continue to climb. With the perfect blend of seaside and country, all within a 90-minute radius of Melbourne, it’s no wonder this once-hidden-gem has become a hot spot for tourists […]

December 31st, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Police search for missing fisherman

Police are searching for a man who was swept off rocks in San Remo yesterday. Emergency services were called to Punchbowl Road following reports a large wave swept a man off a rock ledge around 11.45am. It is believed he was fishing with several other men before the incident occurred. The 41-year-old Hampton Park man […]

December 24th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Inverloch leaps into the future

THE heart of Inverloch could be transformed, with the prospect of a 56 apartment complex, a new retail precinct and even a new supermarket. The site of Inverloch Marine on The Esplanade is for sale and is expected to sell for at least $4 million. An architect believes the site could accommodate a three-storey complex […]

December 18th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

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