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State Government protects Bass Coast from overdevelopment

  THE Bass Coast is now permanently protected from over-development after the State Government introduced strengthened planning controls. Victoria Planning Minister Richard Wynne was in Kilcunda last Thursday to officially declare the Bass Coast Shire including Phillip Island, the Bunurong coastlines from Inverloch to Point Nepean, the George Bass Coast and Bass Coast Hills, and […]

October 28th, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Star campaign helps secure beach funds 

Matt Dunn   THE Star’s call for action on the dramatic collapse of Inverloch beach has been heeded, with $1.15 million in emergency funds from the State Government. The money will be used to save the town’s surf club and help arrest erosion on the beach, which is now also threatening nearby Bunurong Road. Making […]

October 22nd, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Cub anglers catch a big one

BUDDING anglers braved windy conditions to learn how to catch a fish at Inverloch on Sunday – and catch them they did. As part of National Gone Fishing Day, a free fishing clinic was hosted by the Anderson Inlet Angling Club in conjunction with the Victorian Fisheries Authority, and mullet were among the fish landed. […]

October 22nd, 2019 | Posted in Community,News,Sport | Read More »

Gippy’s best in AFL waiting game

Daniel Renfrey   JUST last week, Sam Flanders took out the Gippsland Power Best and Fairest award. A week before that, he was completing the AFL draft combine with the rest of the top prospects from around the nation. While the young gun from Fish Creek had been preoccupied and not thought much about the […]

October 22nd, 2019 | Posted in Featured,Sport | Read More »

Luke wins gold in NZ

A group of 13 swimmers from the South Gippsland Bass Swim Club returned from New Zealand last week, after competing in the NZ Short Course Championships, which reeled in swimmers from around the world. Juniors Luke Muir, Ben McConachy, Josh Wight, Sophie McKenzie, Riley Harris, Hannah Simmons, Trinity O’Keefe, Nicolette Wight and Jordi Vanderkolk all […]

October 22nd, 2019 | Posted in Featured,Sport | Read More »

Now’s the time to maintain dams

SOUTHERN Rural Water (SRW) said recent rainfall has tested the integrity of some farm dams, serving as a timely reminder for landowners to carry out routine maintenance. SRW’s Hugh Christie said that a dam is a valuable asset on any farm, providing essential stock or irrigation water supplies and should be inspected throughout the year […]

October 22nd, 2019 | Posted in Featured,Rural News | Read More »

Coal Creek will deliver a fang-tastic Halloween

TICKETS are now selling for the Halloween event at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum at Korumburra. Get ready for the thrill, excitement, terror and entertainment on offer at Halloween at Coal Creek on Saturday, October 26. It could well be the scariest night of your life. The park will be full of ghosts, monsters, witches […]

October 22nd, 2019 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,News | Read More »

Nothing plane about gliding in South Gippsland

Grace Griffith   WHILE you might think catching a passenger flight is a thrill, it doesn’t compare to gliding. The ultimate adventure sport requires the pilot to harness the power of nature to stay airborne whether flying long distances or soaring at high altitudes. “It vastly contrasts to being on an airplane – it couldn’t […]

October 22nd, 2019 | Posted in Community,News | Read More »

Anyone can save a life

THE average Joe can be the difference between a grandmother seeing her grandchildren again – or not. Everyone is able to save a life was the message delivered in Leongatha and Inverloch last week. Community ambulance officer Steve Burns gave a resuscitation day at the Leongatha RSL for Restart a Heart Day last Wednesday, and […]

October 22nd, 2019 | Posted in Community,News | Read More »

Family of former Meeniyan resident devastated by break-in murder in USA

Matt Dunn     THE family of former Meeniyan resident Brenton Estorffe has been “devastated” by his murder in the United States of America, a day after his 29th birthday. Locally, Brenton has family in Leongatha, Meeniyan and Inverloch. Leongatha’s Vivienne Renden, Brenton’s maternal aunt, said the family was picking up the pieces in the […]

October 22nd, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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