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Cr Fawcett returns as mayor

Former mayors will return to the top jobs in council. Cr Jeanette Harding will be deputy mayor, supporting Cr Jim Fawcett during his one year term. They are with shire CEO Tim Tamlin. D034613. PREVIOUS South Gippsland Shire Council mayors Jim Fawcett and Jeanette

Meeniyan couple injured in highway collision

The Loch CFA Road Accident Rescue Team didn’t have to go far to respond to this accident at the main intersection in Loch on Monday morning, October 28. Bass Coast Highway Patrol officers, Ambulance Victoria and CFA personnel go about their work assisting the

Local crews back after helping out interstate

Leongatha CFA volunteers Greg Clifford, Nathan Hawkins, Scott Cameron and Shaun O’Keefe wait in the shade of their truck for a call out. CFA VOLUNTEERS from Region 9, which included members from Leongatha, Tarwin Lower, Foster and Toora fire brigades, returned home on Saturday

South Gippsland Council told to keep up anti-mining fight

Anti-CSG mining campaigner Phil Piper from Mirboo North said the council must do more to reiterate its stance against CSG and unconventional gas mining. He is flanked by fellow members of the CSG Free Mirboo North group including Gayle Margaret, Suzanne Wightman, Marg Thomas

Childcare crisis in South Gippsland and Bass Coast

The new Phillip Island Children’s Hub in Cowes only opened this year, receiving a plaque unveiling just two weeks ago, and its operator, UnitingCare Gippsland, has announced it is pulling out. Other centres at Mirboo North and Foster are also affected. HUNDREDS of families