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Councillors frustrated by round table push

AN urgent meeting held by South Gippsland Shire Council to reconsider establishing a peak group in Leongatha similar to the successful Korumburra Round Table has been labelled a waste of time. At the March council meeting, Cr Don Hill asked council to see if the community wanted a round table, but his motion was not […]

April 17th, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

Back on track

THE Leongatha Cycling Carnival could roll back into town next year with the Leongatha Chamber of Commerce and Industry leading the charge and meeting next Monday, April 23 to further discuss this plan. Chamber vice president Anthony Walls said the team was working towards bringing back the once iconic cycling carnival that attracted huge crowds […]

April 17th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Health service may take over HACC

GIPPSLAND Southern Health Service may still take over Home and Community Care services once South Gippsland Shire Council withdraws. Council recently voted to no longer provide the service to the elderly and people with disabilities from October 1, subject to a suitable provider being found. The decision will make 43 council staff redundant. They may […]

April 10th, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

Weeds out of control

LANDHOLDERS who neglect weeds on their properties should face tougher penalties, according to farmer Ann Bullen. She said farmers who fail to tackle their weeds help spread weeds across the region, creating more work and cost for diligent farmers. “Take a drive through Gippsland. You will see farms, obviously well kept, next to farms which […]

April 10th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Fundraising makes a splash

THE long-awaited redevelopment of the Mirboo North Pool is closer to happening with the recent passing of South Gippsland Shire Council’s draft budget for 2018-19. The budget contains an allocation of $3.8 million for the redevelopment, one of the largest capital spending commitments towards a single project ever made by council. It is further confirmation […]

April 10th, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

New owners for Leongatha MG factory

SOUTH Gippsland farmers have helped pave the way for Canadian company Saputo’s $1.31 billion takeover of Australia’s largest dairy cooperative Murray Goulburn (MG) that includes MG’s Leongatha milk factory. It seems there is a bright spark on the horizon for many local MG farmers with shareholders overwhelmingly voting for the sale of the cooperative at […]

April 10th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Mayor defends support of talk for teens

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council’s support of an event held in Leongatha recently to empower young women has been criticised by a councillor but defended by mayor Cr Lorraine Brunt. Prominent and outspoken feminist Clementine Ford, known for her colourful language, addressed teenage girls from across South Gippsland at Leongatha Memorial Hall. The event was also […]

April 10th, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

Fiery crash

POLICE arrested a 21-year-old man who is in custody following a number of car thefts, a fiery crash and a carjacking in Leongatha and surrounding  areas yesterday ( Monday). He was taken into custody in the Alberton area near Yarram and is currently assisting police with their enquiries. The Leongatha community was shocked when the […]

April 10th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Driver safe as car blows up

A CAR blew up in flames as a woman exited it to deliver mail in Wonthaggi last Wednesday. Around 5.55am, the 48 year old parked her car in Miners Drive to deliver mail. She saw flames coming from underneath the vehicle and heard what seemed like an explosion. The incident was not suspicious and there […]

April 4th, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

A win for our forests

TOURISM has outweighed forestry after South Gippsland Shire Council last Wednesday voted to back the Mirboo North community’s campaign to save forests from logging. Council will oppose VicForests’ proposal to log 112ha of state forest north of the township, including around Lyrebird Forest Walk. Councillors agreed to the notice of motion by councillors Don Hill […]

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

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