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Library decision sparks concern

MEMBERS of Save Our Mobile Library (SOML) pleaded their case to the board of the West Gippsland Regional Library Corporation (WGRLC) at its ordinary board meeting, Coal Creek Community Park and Museum, Korumburra, last Friday. About nine members from SOML attended, with Veronica Dowman and Peter Granger putting their main grievances to the board for […]

December 11th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Stress levels spark health trial

IN Bass Coast, one in six adults experience significant psychosocial distress, resulting in the shire being selected to participate in a suicide prevention trial. The shire was one of 29 Australian communities selected due to the community’s commitment to working collectively to reduce suicide rates. Community organisation Survivors of Suicide has been influential in this […]

December 11th, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

Crash shock

A CAR ran over a pathway and into a fence along the Inverloch foreshore last Thursday evening. Inverloch Police are appealing for any witnesses who may have seen a collision on Surf Parade at approximately 8pm. A black Holden Commodore lost control and collided with bollards and a fence. It is believed the driver and […]

December 11th, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

Labor’s Bass win confirmed

IT’S official: Jordan Crugnale is now the new member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly for the District of Bass after a declaration by the Victorian Electoral Commission. On Thursday, District of Bass electorate manager David Wall declared the seat for Ms Crugnale by official writ of the Governor General of Victoria Linda Dessau AC to […]

December 11th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Medical link to crash

POLICE believe a medical condition is likely to have caused a crash at Koonwarra last Thursday. A Leongatha man, 77, crashed into a barrier on the side of the South Gippsland Highway before travelling 600m and colliding with a roadworks truck, near the intersection with Hogans Road. The man was driven to Leongatha Hospital and […]

December 11th, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

Supermarket stalled

  KORUMBURRA will miss out on a new Michael’s IGA supermarket on the site of the former council offices for now, after a deal between Michael’s IGA and South Gippsland Shire Council collapsed. Michael’s IGA has been negotiating with council to buy the site on the corner of King and Commercial streets from council, and […]

December 11th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Health service reports on a busy year

GIPPSLAND Southern Health Service (GSHS) held its 26th annual general meeting in Korumburra, last Thursday. The GSHS board was proud to announce the “on-time and on-budget” completion of the $4.1 million Leongatha Integrated Primary Health Care Centre (LIPHCC) and investment in almost $700,000 worth of new equipment. Since completion of the LIPHCC, Leongatha Healthcare has […]

December 4th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Holiday hiccup

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council failed to make an impressive return on its investment in caravan parks at Yanakie and Port Welshpool in the past financial year, and will now consider returning the parks to private management. During 2017-18, council made an operating surplus of $11,742 on the Yanakie park and an operating deficit of $135,621 […]

December 4th, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

All we want for Christmas…

  SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council has promised to deliver Leongatha a $1.15 million Christmas present if the Federal Government backs council’s application for a grant to redevelop Bair Street. Council last Wednesday voted to allocate the extra funding to the project, conditional on the grant being successful, bringing council’s total commitment to Bair Street to […]

December 4th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Ayr Creek a health hazard

AYR Creek is believed to be causing health risks to Inverloch residents and visitors. The information was presented to Bass Coast Shire Council at the Community Connection Session recently. Toxic blue green algae blooms formed in the lagoon last summer. Although blue green algae has not reappeared yet, high temperatures during the summer months cause […]

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

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