At Bass Coast Shire Council’s Special Council Meeting last Wednesday, Council elected Cr Brett Tessari (right) as Mayor and Cr Geoff Ellis as Deputy Mayor for the 2019/20 term. kg164719
BASS Coast Shire councillors have given Mayor Cr Brett Tessari the best endorsement he could’ve hoped for after 12 months in the chair, re-electing him for another term. Councillors lavished praise on the Wonthaggi real estate agent at a special meeting in Wonthaggi last
The Under 14 girls Woolworths Surfer Groms podium: first-placed Sarsha Pancic and second-placed Sara Hickson both from the Mornington Peninsula, Sarah Sueren third from Inverloch with Jessica McGettigan from Torquay in fourth.
CHAMPIONS have been crowned at Torquay Surf Beach on day two of the Woolworths Surfer Grom Comp with Inverloch’s Sarah Seuren surfing well in pumping but tricky conditions. In the under 14 girls, Sarah scored 8.23 out of potential 20, behind second-placed Sara Hickson
Historian Erik Eklund reflects on the lessons learnt from the 1919 flu pandemic. gm104719
GIPPSLAND historian Erik Eklund believes World War I prepared the region to respond to the 1919 flu pandemic. Mr Eklund outlined his theory at the Korumburra Historical Society’s annual Cath Ritchie Memorial Talk where he also questioned how well modern society would deal with
It’s the second year running the Grantville team has won this event, and the team members are adamant that they will give it a fair crack in October 2020 to make it a hat trick.
A NUMBER of Granville Rifle Club members recently won the State F Class Rifle category ten-person Teams Event at the state shooting complex in Bendigo. Ranges shot over the course of the day were: two sighting shots and ten scoring shots at each of
Why everyone wants a sea view is understandable, it’s energising and calming all at once.
THE history of the Bass Coast includes a time when recreational fishermen, predominantly from the Wonthaggi Coal Mines, built illegal shacks right on the many surrounding beach foreshore areas. Eddie Harmer had one of these shacks down on Wreck Bay about 7klm south/west of
As EPA’s Regional Manager for Gippsland, Jessica Bandiera will lead a team of 18 operations staff and three science staff, conducting nearly 190 site inspections and responding to 200 pollution reports each year.
ENVIRONMENT Protection Authority Victoria’s (EPA’s) new Regional Manager says the community and local businesses will play a greater part in protecting Gippsland’s environment from next year. Jessica Bandiera says new legislation taking effect in July 2020 will give EPA more power to protect the
Greg Fenby at Garage 13 Customs is now a VicRoads Licensed Vehicle Tester.
GREG Fenby founded Garage 13 Customs in Wonthaggi as he discovered that commercially nobody catered for the weird custom and smaller one-off jobs. Garage 13 are VicRoads Licensed Vehicle Testers, qualified and accredited mechanics and accomplished in metal fabrication. “This affords us the opportunity
Ben Minchin was joined by wife Cate, and kids Kenzie, Kael and Braith (back) last Tuesday night, who all snuck in the backdoor of the Federation Art Gallery for the announcement. Mm014719
LOCAL paramedic Ben Minchin has been recognised as a Paul Harris Fellow from the Rotary Club of Korumburra. The recognition was a “complete surprise”, Ben said last Tuesday night, with his wife and children sneaking in a backdoor to attend the event at the
Bass MP Jordan Crugnale says the new marine and coastal park will become a “truly memorable experience of being immersed in nature and a coastal walk like no other”. Mm114719
UP to $10million will be spent on land acquisition as part of a new marine and coastal park stretching from San Remo to Inverloch, which will include a camping area. But there will be no changes to current recreational and commercial fishing opportunities in
A LOCAL has taken out the open category of the 65th Dogpro Plus South Eastern Dog Trials in Korrumburra on Monday, November 11. Jean Moir from Berrys Creek and his dog Morgans Sophie earned themselves the top honour of the trials, with an excellent
Inverloch Surf Life Saving Club have bought themselves a new ‘mobile patrol base’ to replace the observation tower they lost to erosion, as well as a new six-seater ATV. Op024719
INVERLOCH Surf Life Saving Club (ISLSC) have welcomed the arrival of a new ‘mobile patrol base’ ahead of their patrol season which starts at the end of the month. The club have previously lost two towers to the erosion-driven receding coastline. The club was
Sentinel Times, Managaing Director, Michael Giles
By Michael Giles AHEAD of the last State Election, Daniel Andrews trumpeted an “historic boost for camping in Victoria’s great outdoors”. And a key aspect of that promise was a pledge to establish a new coastal park along the Bass Coast “linking up the