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BREAKING NEWS: Yes, finally Poowong, Loch, Nyora gets sewerage!

Gippsland South MP Peter Ryan has welcomed the news that Poowong, Loch and Nyora will now get its sewerage scheme, here receiving a petition from Jennie Deane and Alan Fraser recently. Victoria’s independent economic regulator, the Essential Services Commission (the Commission), has made its

Latest news: Million dollar house ‘completely gone’ in blaze

A FOUR year old boy received burns to his back and was flown to the Royal Children’s Hospital after fire engulfed a two-storey house in Inverloch late yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon. It is believed the boy may have been playing with matches before the blaze

Water restricting rural development – see links to more info

A CONFUSING resolution, passed by South Gippsland Shire Council last month, seeks to ensure landholders can build on small blocks. A new guideline implemented by the Department of Sustainability and Environment in 2012 recommends prohibiting landholders to build in lots that are in Open

Wonthaggi’s key role in growth plan

The plan for future growth in Wonthaggi recommends investigating the need for a by-pass, to the north and east of the town. WONTHAGGI and Bass Coast will have a leading role to play in the region’s future growth and development according to the draft

Fire inquiry falls short of Hallston demands

SOME victims of the runaway ‘planned burn’ at Hallston, prior to Easter this year, have criticised the Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) for carrying out its own investigation into the blaze. They had previously insisted, at heated public meetings in the area