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Jet skier airlifted

Inverloch’s international jet ski racer Joel Barry will undergo surgery after an accident at Inverloch yesterday. He was airlifted to The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne after suffering a serious injury while practising in wild surf off Inverloch. The 25 year old has just returned home after winning the first round of the World Freeride Jet […]

May 24th, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Where should a new school be built?

THE Bass Coast community is invited to have its say about a new junior secondary campus. Students, teachers, parents, school council members and residents are invited to participate in an online survey and a community drop-in session on Tuesday, June 4 from 2pm to 7pm at San Remo Recreation Centre, 1A Wynne Road, San Remo. […]

May 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Council commission to report by May 31

THE Commission of Inquiry into South Gippsland Shire Council will deliver its final report by May 31. Victorian Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek today announced the members and terms of reference for the Commission of Inquiry into council. The Honourable Frank Vincent AO QC, a former Supreme Court judge, will chair the commission and […]

May 15th, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

CEO process condemned

AS councillors met inside the council chamber to select an acting CEO, Cr Aaron Brown stood outside with the public. He refused to take part in the deliberations, furious by how council had acted to choose a new leader, saying the process would be “seen to ensure a captain’s pick outcome”, and was “rushed and […]

May 13th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

Minister announces council inquiry

South Gippsland Shire Council will be the subject of an inquiry by the State Government. The government said it is ensuring council is accountable to the ratepayers they represent. Victorian Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek has just announced his intention to hold a Commission of Inquiry into the South Gippsland Shire Council under section […]

May 9th, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Bryan Sword is acting CEO

Bryan Sword will be the acting CEO of South Gippsland Shire Council come June 25. He is currently council’s director of development services and will replace current CEO Tim Tamlin, whom council chose not to re-appoint, saying it wanted a new direction. Cr Aaron Brown was the only councillor to object to the appointment of […]

May 8th, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Magpies mourn loss

THE Dalyston Football Netball Club is in mourning after two of its players were involved in a fatal collision at Anderson on Saturday. Brothers Lucas and Campbell Ion were involved in a collision between a ute and a truck, that claimed the life of Campbell, 16. He was a passenger in the Ford ute driven […]

May 5th, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

CEO likely to go

MOST councillors of South Gippsland Shire Council appear determined to remove chief executive officer Tim Tamlin from office. A letter to council staff from the mayor Cr Don Hill has been circulating within the community, stating the CEO Employment and Remuneration Committee has decided not to appoint Mr Tamlin – the current CEO – to […]

May 2nd, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Mirboo North forest saved from logging Mirboo North is celebrating after being told three coupes proposed for logging will no longer be chopped. The amended Timber Release Plan (TRP) released this week by the State Government agency VicForests indicated the coupes would not be logged in the current plan. The Mirboo North community campaigned tirelessly […]

April 26th, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Cr Jeremy Rich resigns

CR JEREMY Rich will resign from South Gippsland Shire Council, effective May 9. That is also the deadline for when council must respond to the Victorian Government Minister Adem Somyurek’s call for council to justify why it should not be sacked, due to concerns about council’s governance. Cr Rich was charged with drugs and firearms […]

April 24th, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

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