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Cowes car ferry discussions drawn-out

300 protest Anderson Road boat ramp location DISCUSSIONS between Phillip Island residents and the consultants behind a business case for a car ferry from Cowes to Stony Point have reached breaking point. And it’s a sticky situation for the consultants, EarthCheck, after a protest

Crime stoppers says report reckless fire behaviour

With a state-wide Total Fire Ban declared for Victoria on Saturday January 6, 2018, Crime Stoppers Victoria is issuing an urgent warning to anyone considering contravening the fire restrictions- starting a bushfire is a crime. The crime-fighting charity is urging Victorians to be on the lookout

Family fun day for Emily at Coal Creek

EIGHT year old Emily Rainbow has a rare tumour in her main saliva gland. She is urgently in need of an operation which costs $15,000 and a fundraiser, to be staged at Coal Creek on January 6 from 10am to 4pm, will help raise

Take care in parks and forests this hot weekend 

With temperatures set to soar across the State this weekend well into the 40s, campers, riders and bushwalkers are urged to take care when venturing into national parks, reserves and state forests. Forest Fire Management Victoria Chief Fire Officer Stephanie Rotarangi said, “We urge

$1.5m coast bike trails proposed

BASS Coast could be home to $1.5 million worth of mountain bike trails in Kilcunda and San Remo, under plans proposed by the Bass Coast Mountain Trail Bike Committee. The keen riders presented their proposal to councillors at a Community Connection Session in December,