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Heightened police presence this long weekend

LOCAL highway patrol and specialist units from Victoria Police will be out in force across the district this long weekend as part of Operation Compass. The operation will run state-wide in two phases, from Friday, October 29, to Tuesday, November 2, and from Friday,

Another podium for Beaton

FORMER Wonthaggi local Jed Beaton has secured another podium finish in MX2 of the FIM Motocross World Championship, this time finishing third overall in Spain.

Student competition lights up new college logo

THE very exciting era for Wonthaggi Secondary College soon-to-be Bass Coast College continues with the release of the new college logos this week.

Council exploring ‘charge scheme’ at two estates

RATEPAYERS in Sunderland Bay and Surf Beach estates could pay a special charge scheme should council implement a road and drainage improvement program. This is part of council’s Urban Road and Drainage Program, which has delivered infrastructure upgrades in many areas over the years.

Nick nabs reserves league best and fairest

NYORA’S Nick Fairbank has narrowly won the reserves’ best and fairest in the Ellinbank and District Football Netball League.

Council waves goodbye to outdoor trading fees

HOSPITALITY venues throughout Bass Coast welcomed council’s decision to waive and refund footpath trading fees for the 2021-22 year.

A grand old home

LOCATED just on the edge of town, yet only a short walk to the main street, this character-filled Victorian home built in the early 1900s brings back the charm of yesteryear. Sitting on a huge 1520m² block, this grand old home features the traditional layout

Milestone achievement for young agriculture student

TAFE Gippsland student Jake Seuren, who manages a leased farm at Lang Lang, is being celebrated for taking out the People’s Choice Award in the Trainee of the Year category at the 2021 Victorian Training Awards.

Around the Bay – Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Over the last two months or so, it’s been our local customers that have allowed our business to remain open and now finally a little relief for them with the opening of the metro border this Friday night and the expected influx of those

Cultural centre must become Island’s star performer

SENTINEL-TIMES COMMENT IT’S a lot of money, $28.4 million. But it’s also a lot of building that the Bass Coast Shire Council is now ready to construct on the site of the former Cowes Cultural Centre in Thompson Avenue. Was it the community’s first

Questions over ‘temporary’ route

The South Gippsland Shire administration is currently in caretaker mode and will be until the next council is elected. But what does that mean? Does it mean taking care not to waste money on works that will be surplus to requirements once the new

Addressing climate change

Local state Member Danny O’Brien’s recent speech to state Parliament on the current South Gippsland Shire election was an unambiguous attempt to silence the community’s voice. In telling voters they “should not be distracted on national and international causes that are beyond their remit”,

Homeless left waiting

What’s happening with the $25 million for Bass Coast from the Big Housing Build? Who is managing the project? It’s impossible to find any information about this project other than news reports about the November 2020 announcement, and a press release calling for proposals