Home » News You are browsing entries filed in “News”

Weapons seized

POLICE found a large machete and scythe in a vehicle in Toora recently. Police intercepted a 22 year old driver in Stanley Street on Sunday, July 20, for a routine check. While speaking to the man from Narre Warren North, police observed a large scythe in the rear tray of his ute. Police later searched […]

August 1st, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Coverage in Kongwak

RESIDENTS, businesses and visitors in Kongwak are benefitting from new and improved mobile coverage on Australia’s largest mobile network under the Mobile Black Spot Program. The area is one of 577 mobile coverage black spots across regional and rural Australia benefitting from expanded 3G/4G mobile coverage provided by Telstra through the Federal Government’s Mobile Black […]

August 1st, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Jobs to go

THE Barry Beach Marine Terminal owned by Esso has been leased out to a new operator, a transition which will result in 11 staff losing their jobs. Esso has said it would provide all necessary support and assistance to its employees directly impacted by the announcement. Following the completion of the Kipper Tuna Turrum Project, […]

August 1st, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Dollars to blow in

SOUTH Gippsland could benefit from significant new investment in the region, with a new port looking likely to be built at Barry Beach to service a proposed offshore wind farm valued at $8 billion. Offshore Energy representatives addressed South Gippsland Shire Council about its plan for a 250 turbine offshore off the region, from Welshpool […]

August 1st, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Backflip possible

THE new South Gippsland Shire Council could revise its controversial management of caravan parks at the September council meeting. Council will then receive a report about the options available for the ongoing management of the Yanakie and Long Jetty caravan parks. Cr Aaron Brown last Wednesday gave a strong indication council could reconsider its direct […]

August 1st, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Death trap or life saver

A PROPOSAL to improve safety on the South Gippsland Highway between Leongatha and Meeniyan has been met with mixed reaction from motorists. VicRoads will install flexible safety barriers down the centre of the South Gippsland Highway between the towns, from next month, in a bid to prevent head-on crashes. The barriers will be part of […]

August 1st, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Weather keeps pool numbers down

THE decrease in attendance across the South Gippsland Shire Council’s five outdoor pools has been blamed on poor weather conditions. This season over 59,000 people attended the Foster, Korumburra, Poowong, Toora and Mirboo North pools, compared to 63,000 people last season. Over 10,000 of those visits were due to school swimming programs and carnivals. Mirboo […]

July 25th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Make Wonthaggi streets people friendly

BASS Coast Shire Council’s Cr Les Larke is pushing for greater pedestrian safety in Wonthaggi. For the moment, his sights are set on upgrading the intersection connecting Murray Street, Billson Street and Biggs Drive. However, a long term goal is to see Wonthaggi’s main streets – Graham Street and McBride Avenue – transformed into a […]

July 25th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Trees feature in Turtons Creek proposal

A UNIQUE tree house would be the feature of a five lodge short-stay accommodation development proposed for Turtons Creek. The tree house would be constructed among four gum trees, integrating the trees into the building to provide a unique accommodation experience. The two story building would be suspended by eight engineered iron bark poles, so […]

July 25th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Destination Meeniyan

  A NEW development in Meeniyan has the potential to increase tourism opportunities for the town and broader South Gippsland. Once complete, both the indoor and outdoor areas of the complex are expected to be significant additions to local and regional infrastructure. The complex, already home to the Meeniyan Art Gallery on the corner of […]

July 25th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Recently Commented

  • gatha4: Thankyou to The Star for your interest in and support for Aaron and his family. Trista’s Kitchen is...
  • gigamax1: Truth is,most of these jobs will be taken by overseas labour,just like the other horticulture in this and...
  • gigamax1: These shops are just a bad investment,admittedly made no better by the bypass, but even if the bypass came...
  • vbresident: I applaud Cr. Jim Fawcett on his work-related ethics, which are reminiscent of past Councils. I can...
  • reality: After the board meeting where the Department of Health Secretary was again there to discuss some of the...