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Farmers dirty over mud rules

FARMERS have been left feeling dirty after South Gippsland Shire Council announced it may look to fine drivers whose tractors and other vehicles leave mud on the roads. Council claimed farmers’ muddy vehicles were contributing to unsafe roads in the region and said it will look to find a cleaner solution with everyone working together. […]

February 13th, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

Medical rush

SOUTH Gippsland’s health services are thriving with an influx of staff joining the ranks at hospitals and clinics across the region. Rising population and subsequent demand for healthcare has seen the employment of new doctors, registrars and specialists across healthcare providers in Leongatha and Wonthaggi. South Gippsland’s lifestyle opportunities and proximity to Melbourne has resulted […]

February 13th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Newhaven College makes history

  NEWHAVEN College principal, Gea Lovell, took great delight in welcoming students and staff to the first whole school assembly for 2018 last week by highlighting the significance of the day in the college’s 38 year history. “I am really happy to be back at school this year and I hope you are too. Today […]

February 6th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Minister won’t sack council, CEO

VICTORIAN Local Government Minister Marlene Kairouz will not sack South Gippsland Shire Council and chief executive officer Tim Tamlin. A request to do so was made by the band of council watching ratepayers known as South Gippsland Action Group, but Ms Kairouz is refusing to intervene. The action group cites a “tragic litany of actions […]

February 6th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Pipeline a monumental disruption

  THE laying of the Lance Creek Water Connection has caused major disruption to Barry Wakley’s mason business, after his landline was cut for more than a fortnight. The Jumbunna resident said he has been without both his landline and internet connection after construction on the pipeline saw 150m of phone cable pulled out of […]

February 6th, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

Megaramp tussle

THE largest skating ramp in the southern hemisphere continues to cause tension between neighbours at Nyora. Peter Wilson will soon finish the second ramp he has built on his property at 80 Restlee Drive, after agreeing to move the original ramp at a Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) hearing following objections from neighbours. The […]

February 6th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

CEO to face court

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council chief executive officer Tim Tamlin will front the Supreme Court to answer questions over the Bald Hills Wind Farm. A directions hearing of the court held last Wednesday ordered Mr Tamlin to be examined in court. He will be asked about the action council has taken to comply with a court […]

February 6th, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

School surge

  SOUTH Gippsland’s schools have experienced significant increases in enrolments this year as the region continues to attract new families. Inverloch, Loch and Fish Creek are among the growth centres, with Mary MacKillop College in Leongatha breaking a record. The college received its biggest Year 7 enrolment ever of 126 students, up from 101 last […]

February 6th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

MP bats for Venus Bay

GIPPSLAND South MLA Danny O’Brien will write to the State Government to urge progress on the redevelopment of the Venus Bay Surf Life Saving Club. Mr O’Brien received a briefing and tour of the existing facility from club president Craig Watson recently and is supporting the clubs efforts to rebuild. “Venus Bay has a wonderful […]

January 30th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Kidnapping inspires community service

AUSTRALIA Day was an opportune time for Ray Argento to reflect on the inspiration for his service to the community. The South Gippsland Shire councillor told the gathering at Mirboo North’s Australia Day service on Friday he had sought to repay the community who helped him and other victims of the Wooreen Primary School kidnapping […]

January 30th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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