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VicRoads and council approve Leongatha bypass

The Leongatha Heavy Vehicle Alternate Route study has been endorsed by council and VicRoads. The route (above) will remove heavy vehicles from Bair Street. While the plan has been finalised, it has not received any funding. THE route for a heavy vehicle alternate route

Holden’s 2014 range set to be a winner

Wonthaggi Holden sales consultant, Daniel Smith with the new Barina RS which he says has changed the small car market forever. HOLDEN’s new 2014 range is now available at Wonthaggi Holden. Among the new models on show at the White Road dealership includes the

Wasting our time in Gippsland?

The ‘Monash Carpark’ as it appears each morning and evening when the main V/Line bus services to this area are trying to struggle home. It’s getting worse and is definitely holding back the development of the South Gippsland and Bass Coast areas. By Michael

The sky’s the limit for Young Speedway racers

Zoe Young launches off an upside down Seth Bent during Junior Sedan action at Nyora Raceway last weekend. Photo courtesy Leigh Reynolds from Inaction Photos. TWELVE year-old Zoe Young aided and abetted by the equally young Seth Bent stole the spotlight on Saturday night

Hilux keeps getting better

Wonthaggi Toyota’s Phil Lonergan shows off the new Toyota Hilux which arrived in store last week.  THE brand new 2014 Toyota Hilux is now available from local dealership Wonthaggi Toyota. The upgraded version of the ever-popular model arrived last week and is already drawing

Would you be a good driving instructor?

L2P mentor Kate Jackson with trainee Amanda Kerr. VOLUNTEER driver mentors are being sought to help young people in the Korumburra area to gain the 120 hours of driving experience necessary to obtain a licence these days. South Gippsland Shire Council will hold an

‘New’ road already falling apart

VicRoads says heavy rain combined with the need for final surfacing is the reason why ‘new’ sections of the Bass Highway/Phillip Island Tourist Road is disintegrating only weeks after being opened to traffic. PHILLIP Island’s new ‘link road’ is already crumbling, with VicRoads undertaking

Truckies light up for road safety

South Gippsland’s largest trucking companies have joined together to tackle truck and car accidents; part of the campaign is John Ernst from South Gippsland Shire Council, Stuart Nation from Murray Goulburn, Mark McKenzie-McKarg from Holcim, Peter Harbridge from VicRoads Transport Safety Services, Richard Charlton

Highway neglect well past breaking point

The condition of the busy South Gippsland Highway is getting worse, not better, with dozens of huge potholes, especially between Leongatha and Korumburra, left unrepaired for weeks, if not months. Something is fundamentally wrong when a road that was always well-maintained in the past,

Roads must be closed

Sunday morning saw the second race of the local Bass Coast Barracudas triathlon series held at Cape Paterson. This is the biggest race of the series – with a capacity field of 150 competitors and both the short and long course options available. As

Enough of the sick jokes

It appears that Bass Coast residents in general and Phillip Island residents in particular are the subjects of a sick VicRoads joke. I believe I warned of this very issue back in October 2012. As the new highway and link road opened effectively unrestricted

Police out in force over the holidays

Police will continue to conduct multiple operations around Bass Coast and South Gippsland over the holiday period. FORGET about getting off the hook with a warning, police won’t be issuing any to motorists detected breaking the law over summer. “If you are detected doing

Duscher drives road safety message home

Eastern Region representative on the Victorian Community Road Safety Alliance, John Duscher, chats with officer in charge of the Bass Coast Highway Patrol, Sergeant Jason Hullick, both stressing the importance of taking care on the road this summer. TEACHER, former mayor, football administrator, Justice