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Foxes, rabbits in Landcare’s sights

THE South Gippsland Landcare Network has started working on a new fox and rabbit control program. Covering 16,000ha of coast and farmland, project planning and works have been underway for six months, with another two years of onground work to come. Fox control will be undertaken through baiting on farmland and public land, with fox […]

August 23rd, 2019 | Posted in News,Rural News | Read More »

Rail trail to Korumburra is closer with rail lease secured

LONG held dreams of major projects in Leongatha and Korumburra are closer to becoming reality. South Gippsland Shire Council has signed a lease with VicTrack to secure use of the rail corridor from Leongatha to Nyora for 18 years. This means the extension of the Great Southern Rail Trail from Leongatha to Korumburra, and the […]

August 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

South Gippsland Shire Council working to create tourism brand for area

WILSONS Promontory is at the heart of tourism in South Gippsland but it’s not all there is for people to see in the region. That’s why South Gippsland Shire Council is working to create a tourism brand for the area and push towards another of the region’s unique offerings: agritourism. “Agritourism is a big opportunity […]

August 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Bass Highway claims cars due to poor road condition

A PLEA for roadworks on the Bass Highway to address the pooling of water between Leongatha and Inverloch has fallen on deaf ears. Regional Roads Victoria is not proposing major works to make the highway safer there, despite a 19-year-old Koonwarra man aquaplaning on the highway north of Inverloch yesterday (Monday), near Pound Creek Road. […]

August 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Inverloch author Terry Guilford defies American internet troll

IT’S indicative of her positive attitude that Inverloch author Terry Guilford would call it “the best 24 hours of my life”. Promoting her book The Dandelion on an author Facebook chat site, another contributor enthused that the work – which has all the essential Hollywood ingredients of betrayal, love and redemption – would be ripe […]

August 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Wonthaggi leads real estate rise as property boom strikes

LOOKING for a property investment that will offer you more “bang for your buck”? Experts say that Wonthaggi is the hottest ticket in the state. The former mining town is seeing a boom in property values, with median house prices rising from $300,000 to $365,000 in the past 12 months. The figure equates to a […]

August 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Bass Coast Business Awards celebrate business success

WHILE owning your own business can be a challenging venture, it can also be a highly rewarding one. To acknowledge the remarkable efforts made by local businesses and owners, Bass Coast Shire Council will host its annual business awards this month. The prestigious event will be held on Friday, August 23, with winners revealed following […]

August 20th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

Rail trail now closer

THE extension of the Great Southern Rail Trail from Leongatha to Korumburra is closer to becoming a reality. So is the redevelopment of the Leongatha rail yards and also the rail yards at Korumburra. South Gippsland Shire Council has just announced it has secured a lease of the Leongatha to Nyora rail corridor from the […]

August 16th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Wonthaggi Secondary College to get a new campus – in San Remo

A NEW campus of Wonthaggi Secondary College will be built at San Remo. The school for years 7-9 students will cater for families across Phillip Island, San Remo and the Waterline. The location was announced today by Victorian Education Minister James Merlino and Bass MLA Jordan Crugnale. The new school will be a new campus […]

August 8th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Phillip Island a public exposure site for new measles case

THREE confirmed measles cases have been identified in Victorian residents who have returned from overseas travel. Two cases were infectious while attending public places. Local exposure sites include Adventist Women’s Conference, Phillip Island Adventure Resort on Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28 and Pino’s Trattoria, 29-31 Thompson Avenue, Cowes on Saturday, July 27. If […]

August 2nd, 2019 | Posted in Community,News | Read More »

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