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On balance a good decision for Korumburra

By Michael Giles LAST week we said “we told you so”… referring to VicTrack’s inability to meet the Council and the community’s expectations around providing either freehold title or a long lease to part of their railway land for the development of the Korumburra

Prioritise the Powlett St path

We have been party to the approach to our Ward Councillors to consider a footpath in Powlett Street, Inverloch, to overcome the issues associated with walking over rough and uneven surfaces of the street’s nature strips that can cause you to lose your footing

‘Flawed’ data in equestrian verdict

I am dismayed by the decision the South Gippsland Shire administrators voted on at the September council meeting not to approve the South Gippsland Equestrian and Exhibition Centre. The vote was made on information in a seriously flawed draft feasibility study. There were many

Hell-bent on the ‘Great’ rail trail

The South Gippsland Shire Council (SGSC) is moving fast to rip the tracks out. You need to take out an injunction to halt that – or do whatever it takes to halt proceedings until SGSC undertakes an updated community consultation process. There has been

Great display, now for a home

I would like to commend the Inverloch Historical Society for their display this month at the Inverloch Hub. The members of the Club have been collecting and collating the historical information and memorabilia for years, without a place to call home. It is stored

Around the Bay – 8-10-19

With Jim’s Bait and Tackle WITH almost perfect weather over the school holidays we had plenty of reports from those able to fish especially over the last week. The reports have been good from both land, the jetties and boats but the surf has

Unique estate for Wattle Bank

A NEW and unique housing estate is to be developed at Wattle Bank, five minutes from Inverloch. The new estate will be called Wattle Ridge. The land on which the new subdivision is to be established was zoned Rural Living more than 40 years

Time to tackle thistles

THISTLES lead to many problems for landowners and the Arawata/Mt Eccles Landcare Group has urged people to act now to control their spread. Four species of concern in South Gippsland are Slender/Shore Thistle (Carduus pycnocephalus), Spear Thistle (Cirsium vulgare), Variegated Thistle (Silybum marianum) and

Winners and losers in ‘massive’ road blitz

EXPECT to see plenty of road works going on across South Gippsland and Bass Coast in the coming months, as the state government rolls out a multi-million-dollar “maintenance blitz” to improve safety and reliability for motorists. The Andrews Government is spending more than $870

‘Very Special’ fundraiser returns to Inverloch

IT’S on again, a very special day for Very Special Kids, a fundraising event for children living with a life-threatening illness, at the Inverloch Foodworks carpark this Saturday, October 5. It will be the 12th year in a row that the team at Inverloch

Corner Inlet five make nationals

FIVE boxers from the Corner Inlet Boxing Club in Leongatha will be competing at the Australian U19 national titles on the Gold Coast from October 23 to 26. Corner Inlet has the largest representation of fighters with five boxers. The fighters have been busy

Gippsland set for tourism boom with new ‘roadmap’

SOUTH Gippsland and Bass Coast businesses are set to benefit from a new state government focus on regional tourism, but it’s up to them to maximise the opportunities opening up. That was the message of the Gippsland Tourism Forum held in Korumburra recently, which

Missing man John Jones found in Wonthaggi scrubland

MISSING Korumburra man John Jones has been located safe and well after a large-scale search operation in Wonthaggi. SES Search and Rescue volunteers found Mr Jones in scrubland 150 metres south of Wonthaggi Hospital at 2pm today. Police have told the Sentinel-Times the 67-year-old