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Rain relief

SOUTH Gippsland Water managing director Philippe du Plessis said the past week has seen welcome spring rainfall across all catchments and reservoir levels remain high. Rainfall recorded at South Gippsland Water’s storages from November 17 to 23 was Lance Creek 56mm, Ruby Creek 38mm, Deep Creek 43mm, Little Bass 17mm and Battery Creek 56mm. Water […]

November 27th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Storm sparks record cleanup

A STORM hit South Gippsland with increased intensity across the Loch and Poowong areas last Tuesday, November 13, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake and local cleanup crews run off their feet. Starting in Melbourne and travelling towards the eastern region, the storm reached the Loch-Poowong area at about 5pm, stalling motorists’ journeys […]

November 27th, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

Mayor to rule with “tough love”

THE new mayor of South Gippsland Shire Council, Cr Don Hill, has promised “tough love” to unite the conflict-riddled council. He said he would wield a firm hand in the council chamber to ensure minor disputes do not fester into major divisions. The head maths teacher at Drouin Secondary College said he would enforce discipline […]

November 27th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Former mayor tipped to be new MP

INVERLOCH’s Jordan Crugnale is looking likely to lead the Australian Labor Party to victory in Bass, while Gippsland South MLA Danny O’Brien has been returned with an increased margin, following Saturday’s state election. While the outcome of the election may not be known until later this week, Ms Crugnale, the former Bass Coast Shire Council […]

November 27th, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

Seedy station shame

  LEONGATHA’S neglected rail yards are attracting lewd and loutish behaviour, and need urgent attention by authorities. The Star has been told a man recently watched a teenage girl undress in a dilapidated carriage at the rail yards, unbeknown to her until she was informed by police. The Star was told the girl, dressed in […]

November 27th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Cr Don Hill is mayor

Cr Don Hill is the new mayor of South Gippsland Shire Council and Cr Alyson Skinner is deputy, after the mayoral election was held this afternoon. Cr Hill won by one vote ahead of challenger Cr Aaron Brown in a second vote. Cr Ray Argento, who was also a candidate, was defeated in the first vote, receiving […]

November 21st, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Highway alert

INCREASED traffic has put pressure on the Bass Highway. Residents along the highway between Inverloch and Leongatha have called for upgrades as part of Regional Roads Victoria’s Anderson to Leongatha master plan for the highway. Inverloch’s Deb Scott said the increase in cars, trucks, bikes, tractors and buses has caused the road to deteriorate. “The […]

November 20th, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

Round Table serves a treat

THE Borough in Korumburra was bursting at the seams with a community celebrating the excitement for plans to revitalise the town last Wednesday. The Korumburra Round Table hosted a celebration of local food and hospitality along with displays outlining the Korumburra Community Hub and Streetscape Revitalisation plan. The event was a resounding success as more […]

November 20th, 2018 | Posted in Business,Featured,News | Read More »

More movies, please

BASS Coast Shire Council was urged to show more general interest films at the Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre. Tenby Point’s Anne Mennell made the call at council’s Community Connection session last Wednesday. Ms Mennell said residents were assured general interest films would be shown after renovations of the centre were completed. “Since then, films […]

November 20th, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

Viplus Dairy donates to school

THE Viplus Dairy factory welcomed Toora Primary School students and a 20 strong Chinese delegation to celebrate Viplus’ $5000 donation ceremony last Thursday. The sum was the same as the company’s donation to the school last year, with school council president Tara Hollier noting the funds would benefit the school reading program and implementation of […]

November 20th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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