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Plans underway for Wonthaggi Festival

THE Wonthaggi Festival next year is expected to show off the town’s incredible talent and laneways in April. Following on from this year’s successful festival, previously called the Wonthaggi Laneways Festival, the sub-committee is working behind the scenes to make next year’s event bigger

Students dig in for mass planting

AROUND 200 Year 9 Wonthaggi Secondary College students joined forces with the Bass Coast Landcare Network last week to carry out one of the biggest mass planting days the region has ever seen. They planted close to 16,000 trees in three hours on a

Recycling millions of dollars in Bass Coast

BASS Coast Shire residents are throwing out millions of dollars every year. Not actually – of course, but throwing out food scraps and organic waste into landfill costs jobs and is forcing the council to dig deep into its own pockets. The proposed ‘Cell

Nappy doubts

Fears of illegal dumping and smelly neighbourhoods By Matt Male THERE’S been fierce opposition against the Bass Coast Shire Council’s new three-bin system, set to start within a month. Residents fear waste bins will overflow and the stench of 100 nappies sitting in a

Hospital works complete

BASS Coast Health’s (BCH) theatre staff are happy to be back at work in the newly upgraded Operating Suite at the Wonthaggi Hospital. The operating theatre and maternity department closed temporarily on May 26 to enable the upgrade to be done. The closure also