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Candowie upgrade doubles capacity

CANDOWIE Reservoir’s $9.2 million upgrade, which has doubled its capacity, was officially opened on Friday morning. Candowie’s wall was raised by five metres while the spillway and outlet tower were both improved. The Grantville Glen-Alvie Road, which borders the Almurta catchment, was also raised

Pyramid cancelled

THERE will be no 10th birthday celebrations for Pyramid Rock Festival this summer, with the promoter yesterday announcing the event’s cancellation. Angus Cameron, director of Inversion Productions, the company behind the festival since its humble beginnings in 2004, said in a statement that “tough

Designs in for town centre truck bypass

THE plans are in for the Leongatha Heavy Vehicle Alternate Route. The designs were presented to council at a briefing session on Wednesday after almost three years in planning, though discussions for a heavy vehicle bypass have been going for more than 30 years.

Barking up wrong tree

LOCAL police say rumours of a dog stealing ring in South Gippsland are unfounded claiming it to be a social media hoax which has gone viral. In recent weeks social media sites have been flooded with users posting reported incidents where their homes had

‘Error’ blamed for broken ambo promise

THE Korumburra Ambulance Station will not be manned 24-hours a day with Ambulance Victoria blaming an ‘internal reporting error’. Originally, Ambulance Victoria stated that the newly built $900,000 station had been earmarked to become operational 24 hours a day between January 1 and March