Archive for October, 2014

$1.3m boost for Rail Trail

DEPUTY Premier Member for Gippsland South and Minister for Regional and Rural Development, Peter Ryan has announced the provision of funding to the tune of $1.3 for the much-awaited Black […]

Backing books

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council has thrown its support behind moves to ensure the ongoing success of libraries at a regional and a state level. Council endorsed three separate motions relating […]

Council vote enrages anti-mining lobby

THE packed public gallery of Council Chambers erupted in cries of “Shame!” last Wednesday, when South Gippsland Shire Council voted down a motion seeking the State Government exempt the shire […]

Cup Weekend roundup

THERE is much on offer in the district over Cup Weekend and whether your taste runs to flowers and plants, food and wine, art and craft or to finding a […]

Fire danger: be alert

EARLY indications are for a hotter and drier than average fire season – and it could begin soon. Much of Victoria has seen below average rainfall in the last ten […]

Grand plan for high jump facility

FIRED up after the success of local athlete Eleanor Patterson at the Commonwealth Games, South Gippsland Shire Councillors have voted for an investigation into the feasibility of a high jump […]

Julie is Cricket Victoria’s first female Regional Cricket Manager

AFTER more than 30 years’ involvement in cricket as a player, volunteer and administrator, Julie Allan has gone one better than any other woman. Cricket Victoria has appointed her Barwon […]

Map of mining reveals much

COMMUNITIES across the state can now locate mining and exploration activities in their regions quickly and easily, with the Victorian Government’s launch this week of the ‘Mining Licences Near Me’ […]

New life for Toora landmark

ONCE a hospital, then a nursing home, Toora’s Prom View Lodge has been given a new lease of life, with the finalisation of the sale of the prominently situated property. […]

Regional Wellbeing Survey

The University of Canberra is conducting a research survey which includes questions on mining and Coal Seam Gas. You can submit a short, a medium length or a 50 minute […]

School crossing sought for safety’s sake

FISH Creek parents fear it could take an injury or a fatality before authorities heed their pleas for a safe crossing in front of the local primary school. The school […]

World class facilities for world class attraction 

KNOWN by locals and visitors as a stunning South Gippsland location, Agnes Falls Scenic Reserve has just become an even more enjoyable location to visit, thanks to the newly constructed […]