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Four new Rural Activity Zones for Bass Coast

There are to be four new Rural Activity Zones proposed in the Bass Coast Shire Council’s draft Rural Land Use Strategy released last week including this one, along the Cape Paterson-Inverloch Road between the two townships. AS WELL as the existing Rural Activity Zone

The benefits of club membership

Sarah Ventura, Tony Cuzzupi and James Chetcuti from Wonthaggi Toyota and Holden have a great deal for members of Wonthaggi Power, Dalyston, Inverloch-Kongwak, Kilcunda-Bass and Phillip Island Football Clubs. WONTHAGGI Toyota and Holden are offering a unique opportunity for financial members and players of

Comment urged on 250ha farm house strategy

AN ALREADY overloaded Bass Coast Shire Council planning department would be hit with even more vexatious planning applications if the council agrees to go ahead with the proposed 250 hectare minimum for a dwelling in the Farming zone. That’s the view of Inverloch farmer

Stage 3 restrictions a risk for Korumburra residents and business

The sad looking Bellview Reservoir, which is the main reservoir for Korumburra. The reservoir was overflowing for months last year, but no longer has the capacity to cater for Korumburra if there’s a dry summer. SOUTH Gippsland Water is now supplementing its Korumburra reservoirs

Harper’s message of hope

Cancer survivor, five year old Harper Martin of Ruby cuts the ribbon to signal the start to the Relay for Life event at Dumbalk over the weekend. More than 400 people participated and over $32,000 was raised. Photos courtesy of Carmel Trease Photography. TO

Council plan ‘rushed’ over five months

Bass Coast Shire Mayor, Cr Clare Le Serve, and Deputy Mayor, Cr Neil Rankine, approve of the all-encompassing draft council plan now open to public scrutiny. By Gav Ross DESPITE being developed over five months through multiple community forums and councillor workshops sessions, Cr

Locals urged to attend Anzac Day dawn services

By all accounts, Sunday, April 25, 1915 dawned a “beautiful day” according to the accounts of the Anzacs who landed at Gallipoli. But there wasn’t a lot of time to look around and enjoy the view. Of the first 200 soldiers to disembark from

$6.5m Aldi project a confidence boost

The new style Aldi store will have a retail area of 1011m2. SUPERMARKET of the year operator, Aldi Australia, will open a new store in Leongatha as early as December this year after announcing its intentions last Tuesday. The $6.5 million development will be

McDonald (Red) wins house sports at Korumburra

Korumburra Secondary College student Jarrod Fowles competing in the Under 18 400 metre race at the school sports on Thursday. It was a big call but someone had to make it and despite occasional showers, the Korumburra Secondary College Sports went ahead as planned

Bass Coast means business at Regional Expo

You’ve got the best of both worlds in Bass Coast – a great lifestyle and easy access to Melbourne and soon, to fast NBN broadband services. BASS Coast Shire will be putting its best foot forward at the 2013 Victorian Regional Expo on Friday,

Save ‘dangerous’ Bakehouse building, they say

Wonthaggi and District Historical Society president, Sam Gatto, joins a group of local protesters outside the condemned Bakehouse building in Wonthaggi. Should the ‘dangerous’ building stay or go? By Gav Ross ONE of Wonthaggi’s oldest and most recognisable buildings has been deemed unsafe and

Match of the day – Tarwin versus IK

Neither team has had a victory so far this season but both Inverloch-Kongwak and Tarwin have been competitive in their early season games and this Saturday they get their chance to break through in the ‘Stan Sell Cup’. IK has looked slightly the better

Councillors out of the loop

I find it extraordinary that Bass Coast Shire Council CEO Allan Bawden can tell one of our elected councillors that he would not be permitted to attend a council operational meeting (Councillors ‘kept in the dark’ on major project – Sentinel-Times, April 9). The