Archive for May, 2013

‘Gippsland is Precious’ documentary

For over 100 years Gippsland has been the beef and dairy heartland of Victoria, producing 23% of Australia’s milk as well as some of the best beef in the country. […]

Aldi expected to boost business in Leongatha

ALL the good points about having an Aldi supermarket in the centre of Leongatha were presented to a special meeting of South Gippsland Shire Council last Wednesday. Aldi Stores has […]

Beware of scam email from ATO

The Australian Tax Office is warning people not to be taken in by a phoney email purporting to be from the email address. The ATO advises against opening the […]

CFA warn to take care when burning off

CFA units from Foster, Yanakie and Fish Creek attended a fire in Yanakie last Wednesday and urge anyone burning off rubbish to take care in the placement of their fire. […]

Coal Seam Gas

What would you do if coal seam gas companies turned up and said they wanted to drill and frack in your area, your lucky chance to be part of an […]

Council proposes 7.5 per cent rate rise

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council has released its draft 2013-14 annual budget and is inviting public comment. Well aware how unpalatable many ratepayers will find the budget’s proposed general rate increase […]

Damning evidence on health impacts of coal & coal seam gas

A new doctors’ report reveals worrying evidence of likely health impacts from Australian coal and coal seam gas projects. Doctors have released a damning report about the potential health effects […]

Fracking to start in Victoria soon – unless we act now!

This update was received today from Friends of the Earth In 2012, community concern about the threat of new coal and gas operations, especially coal seam gas (CSG), pushed the […]

Help plan development of shire settlements

IF YOU have an interest in how your town looks and is developing, you may want to take a look at Council’s draft Housing and Settlement Strategy (HSS), which will […]

Last chance to fight rate rise

THE deadline is looming for the people of South Gippsland to exercise their democratic right and comment on what South Gippsland Shire Council has planned for the coming year – […]

Money making ventures? Council takes over caravan parks

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council is to take over management of the Yanakie and Long Jetty (Port Welshpool) caravan parks. At a closed session of the April meeting, Council voted to […]

NBN towers approved for Yanakie and Port Franklin

RESIDENTS of Yanakie and Port Franklin are a step closer to receiving a high-speed fixed wireless internet service through the National Broadband Network, with South Gippsland Shire Council granting planning […]

Petition calls on Council to drop green waste charge

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council’s decision to introduce fees for the disposal of green waste has raised the ire of more than a few ratepayers. Opposition to the charge of $10 […]

Planning Panel hears from locals on C77 Amendment

AN interested gallery of 19 observers watched presentations on the proposed C77 Amendment from community submitters at the Planning Panels Victoria hearing in Foster last week. This Amendment to the […]

Restoring Balance – Health Retreats, Yoga & iRest inspire wellbeing in South Gippsland

A Wellbeing Balance Wellbeing is not only important to physical health, but also integral to mental health – one in five people in Australia will experience mental ill health within […]

Seachange festival a huge success

“A RESOUNDING success!” That was how the chair of the Prom Coast Seachange Festival, Deb Bray, summed up this year’s festival which exploded across the district last weekend. “The festival […]

Shire CEO upbeat on state budget

“IT’S a pleasing budget,” said the chief executive officer of South Gippsland Shire Council, Tim Tamlin, of the 2013-14 Victorian Budget recently handed down by the treasurer, Michael O’Brien.”There’s lots […]

Stage One of Rail Trail extension nears completion

THE first stage in the much-anticipated Foster to Welshpool Great Southern Rail Trail Extension Project is close to completion with the official opening due to take place in mid June. […]

Toora RSL clubrooms in tip-top condition

TEN years in the making, it was a proud day at Toora on Monday when the official re-opening of the thoroughly refurbished Returned Services League (RSL) clubrooms took place, and […]

Unearthing the past at Koonwarra Fossil site

A TEAM from Museum Victoria and Monash University recently excavated a site near Koonwarra which has yielded many intriguing fossils, the importance of which may warrant further investigation. Museum of […]

ViPlus revitalising Toora

TOORA is getting a new lease of life with the revitalisation by ViPlus Dairy Pty Ltd of the old dairy factory on the edge of town. A new partner in […]