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$3.6m boost for Specialist School

THERE was a $3.6 million surprise in the recent State Budget for Leongatha’s South Gippsland Specialist School (SGSS), with principal Heather Braden delighted to hear the news.

DIG UP – Grantville quarry expansion approved

AFTER a hard-fought battle, Save Western Port Woodlands (SWPW) was shocked by Planning Minister Richard Wynne’s decision to approve a significant expansion of a Grantville sand mine despite more than 70 objections.

No Kiwi conflict, says Deb Leonard

“I’ve investigated it and according to my reading of Section 44 of the Constitution, I don’t have a problem,” said Independent Candidate for Monash Deb Leonard.

Early voting starts in Wonthaggi, not Leongatha

EARLY voting, in the 2022 Federal Election started on Monday, May 9 but you’d have to ask, why are their two early voting centres in Bass Coast and none in South Gippsland?

What’s the story about South Gippsland trains?

ANYONE who lived in the Bass Coast area prior to December 4, 1977, or in South Gippsland prior to July 24, 1993, would have a story to tell about the trains.

Shock and dismay as sand mine given green light to expand

  AFTER a hard-fought battle, Save Western Port Woodlands (SWPW) was shocked by Planning Minister Richard Wynne’s decision to approve a significant expansion of a Grantville sand mine despite more than 70 objections. On November 22, 2020, the Minister called in the application to

Phillip Island and IK set for ‘huge’ match-up

  IN THE context of the 2022 West Gippsland football season, with the two teams sitting one-two on the senior ladder, the contest between Phillip Island and Inverloch-Kongwak at Cowes on Saturday shapes as pivotal to ultimate outcome of the year. Phillip Island coach,

Third and final stop of the Woolworths Victorian Junior Surfing Titles this weekend

VICTORIA'S best U14’s to U18’s will be heading to the Surf Coast this weekend to compete in the third and final stop of the Woolworths Victorian Junior Surfing Titles with State Champions crowned at the end of the comp. 

Works ramp up along Healesville-Koo Wee Rup Road

ROAD resurfacing works kick off this month along Healesville-Koo Wee Rup Road.

Name our new whale mascots

AS THE weather starts to cool, it’s getting close to the most exciting time of the year – the whales are coming!

Drive-through testing, vaccination clinic to end

  BASS Coast Health (BCH) will close its COVID testing drive-through and Community Vaccination Clinic in response to decreasing community demand. The last day of the Community Vaccination Clinic at Wonthaggi Town Hall will be Monday, May 16. BCH personnel will finish staffing the

Builders slugged by new tip charges

  DUMPING extra waste is another area of the Bass Coast Shire Council’s draft fees and charges that has raised eyebrows. And builders in particular might need to take notice with the cost of dumping construction waste set to increase from $200.90/tonne to $300/tonne.

A dream come true

AN OVERNIGHT sailing and Bobby Wilson and his wife Julie were fresh on dry land from Tasmania for the Gippsland Country Music Festival last month.
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