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Part of our heart is still in coal mining

ON the Friday before Christmas, December 20, 1968, the coal mines finally closed down in Wonthaggi and although there were only about 100 people employed there at the time, many thought the town would die with the mines. It almost did but 50 years

Multi-level carpark plan for Leongatha

JOHN McCombe, Leongatha had this to say about the lack of car parking in Leongatha and a radical plan for a multi-level carpark as part of the Leongatha Railway Yards redevelopment plan and Bair Street revitalization project. Here’s what he presented to South Gippsland

The councillor’s speech – Aaron Brown praised for mayor bid

OUT-going mayor, Cr Lorraine Brunt rated the pre-election speech by mayoral candidate, Cr Aaron Brown, as one of the best speeches she has heard delivered at the council table. Others in the public gallery for last week’s Special Statutory Meeting, called to elect a

Pool fundraising into the last lap

‘ALMOST there, but still some work to do’ is the message from the Friends of the Mirboo North Pool following the historic funding announcement of over half a million dollars by the Mirboo North and Community District Foundation for the proposed redevelopment of the

Broome Crescent boy becomes mayor

BRETT Tessari is the first councillor born and bred in Wonthaggi who’s gone onto become Bass Coast’s mayor since shire amalgamations in the mid-1990s. Cr Tessari will lead the shire for at least the next year, following unanimous support from his colleagues at a