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Council CEO seeks a new contract

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council CEO Tim Tamlin wishes to continue in the role. He has advised mayor Cr Don Hill that he wishes to seek a third contract once his current contract expires on June 24 this year. Councillors are expected to debate whether to re-appoint Mr Tamlin or advertise the position when they meet […]

February 19th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

State first for children’s centre

LEONGATHA Children’s Centre received $29,348 in funding as part of the State Government’s $58.1 million ‘school readiness’ funding initiative. Eastern Victoria Region MLC Jane Garrett visited the centre last Thursday, on behalf of Victorian Minister for Education James Merlino who was absent, announcing this Australian first funding initiative available to kindergarten students on a permanent […]

February 19th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

Man jailed after Leongatha rampage

A MAN who caused a fiery crash, threatened and assaulted two women, and stole a car in Leongatha last April was sentenced to seven years in jail last Wednesday. Jesse Proctor, 21, from Moe was found to have crashed a stolen car into two parked cars in McCartin Street outside Woorayl Lodge aged care hostel, […]

February 19th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

Bath MP remembers Delburn fires

THE unprecedented horror, courage, endurance, hope and healing of the tragic Delburn fires 10 years ago have been remembered by Eastern Victoria Region MLC Melina Bath in her parliamentary commemoration speech on the 10th anniversary of the fires. Ms Bath, a teacher at Mirboo North Secondary College at the time, recalled the incredible community spirit […]

February 19th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

Cop out

SOUTH Gippsland needs more police to address officers’ excessive workloads and community concerns about rising crime in the region. However Victoria Police in Melbourne believes there are enough police officers in South Gippsland and Bass Coast shires, despite pleas for more after hours police from the Korumburra community in the wake of businesses being robbed, […]

February 19th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

Rush on free TAFE

FREE priority TAFE courses are now being offered at the Chisholm Institute in Wonthaggi, including individual support and community services and disability courses. Victorian Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney, along with Bass MP Jordan Crugnale, met with students studying in the free courses on Thursday to discuss how they are benefiting from free […]

February 19th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

Picnic to save forest postponed

AN event to protest the logging of forest north of Mirboo North was postponed. The Celebrating Our Forests picnic, to be held by the forest preservation group, Preserve Our Forests Steering Committee, was postponed due to Saturday’s rain. Those who were looking forward to attending the event are encouraged to keep an eye out for […]

February 12th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

Motorcyclist dies

A DROUIN man died after his motorcycle collided with two vehicles at Mirboo North on Sunday. Police said the 57 year old was travelling north-east on the Strzelecki Highway when he crashed into the rear of a red Mitsubishi sedan waiting to turn into Darlimurla Road about 10.50am. Police the motorcyclist then collided with a […]

February 12th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

Petrol leak in Leongatha

Leaky tank: local CFA and police were called to the Woolworth’s car park for a washaway incident on Friday afternoon. It turned out that Leongatha local Caitlin Shiels’ car leaked petrol, just as she’d filled it up with premium unleaded. The CFA is sometimes called to washaway incidents in conjunction with the SES. This time, […]

February 12th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

Demons footballers inspire students

THREE players from the Melbourne Football Club inspired students of Leongatha and Tarwin Valley primary schools students to become excellent leaders on Thursday afternoon. Sam Frost, Kade Chandler and Oscar McDonald met with the school’s Grade 6 leadership team, which included the school, library, arts, languages, ICT (Information Communication Technology), music, environment and sports captains. […]

February 12th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

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