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Black Spur bypass hits a speed hump

THE $50 million realignment of the South Gippsland Highway between Koonwarra and Meeniyan has hit a hurdle, with cultural heritage investigations uncovering more than what was bargained for. Part of the site identified for the new section of highway – the Black Spur bypass

Swim club could drown in lane fees

THE SOUTH Gippsland Bass Swimming Club is one of the best and fastest growing in Victoria, yet it’s battling to stay afloat due to steep lane fees at SG Splash. Committee member Drew Liepa outlined the predicament to South Gippsland Shire councillors last week.

Stingray unstuck at the Cape

A STINGRAY who got trapped in a rock pool at Cape Paterson was freed at the weekend. It was an interesting challenge for the Wonthaggi Life Saving Club patrolling members, with plenty of inquisitive onlookers and plenty of opinions on what to do. Members

$13m to pick up rubbish

THE State Government has offered councils a much-needed helping hand amidst the rubbish crisis. On Friday, Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio announced $13 million for councils to help pay to get rid of recyclables – after China said they would

Lucky to avoid serious impact

THE notorious Crightons Hill bends on the Strzelecki Highway just north of Leongatha was the scene of another crash on Wednesday, but police believe driver error was the cause. A 40 year old Korumburra man was heading towards Mirboo North up the hill when