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VicRoads’ plans to fix Island’s trouble spots

VICROADS has released four draft concepts for upgrades to the Phillip Island Road in an effort to combat congestion and improve safety. Coming up to the busy Christmas and New Year period, there’s no doubt the roads will be hectic, with frustrated motorists delayed

Impatient driver gets lucky

A MALE driver of a ute was lucky to escape injury after he attempted to pass a truck on the Bass Highway on the way to Inverloch from Wonthaggi. He came to grief early afternoon on Wednesday, December 20, and can thank the truck

Bass Coast v VicRoads

COUNCILLORS are sick and tired of VicRoads’ inaction on refusing to drop speed limits on dirt roads and a failure to take care of the entrance to Phillip Island, including San Remo and the bridge. And now they’re taking it into their own hands.

Another prang on Shetland Heights Road

THERE was another car accident on the busy, unsealed Shetland Heights Road on Sunday night. San Remo resident Vic Papas said it could have seen a much more serious result. “Local residents have been campaigning for the road to be sealed due to the

Think before taking risks on the roads this Christmas

VICTORIANS are being warned to think twice before taking risks on our roads this Christmas in a new Transport Accident Commission road safety campaign. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan unveiled the new campaign on Sunday, which takes aim at three major

Wonthaggi Tyrepower to host fun safety day

TYREPOWER in Wonthaggi is inviting all customers, past, present and future, to its very first Tyrepower Safety Day on Saturday, December 16 from 10.30am until 2.30pm. The ‘Beat the Heat’ police drag car will be on display for some great photo opportunities as well

‘Dangerous’ Kilcunda parking on highway

KILCUNDA residents are tired of the “chaotic” car parking along the Bass Highway, where there’s no formal car parking outside the town’s main shops. Using a planning application for a development to demonstrate their point – a two-storey building which was knocked back at

Surely this registration loophole is a rort?

THIS is a Honda Civic, circa 1989-91. It is being driven on the road under the Vicroads’ Club Permit Scheme. It surely must be evidence enough that the system is being rorted! Really, who is going to have a 1990 Honda Civic as a

21st century comes to Fish Creek Hotel

THE Fish Creek Hotel recently installed two Tesla electric car recharging points, filling a large gap in the market according to the hotel’s Kevin Peavey. “Our first users, Drs Alan Montague and Maree Mastwyk were absolutely ‘thrilled’ to find the charging station when they

Pre-release SUV in town for testing

WHAT sort of car is it? This SUV style car, an eight seater, was spotted in Korumburra recently, in Kelly’s Bakery no less, parked while the driver and engineer called in for a coffee and lunch along the way. “It’s probably from GM. They’re

Stolen car on fire

POLICE are hunting for the arsonist/s who stole a car and set it alight on West Creek Road, West Creek. The 1998 Holden Commodore sedan was stolen from Lilydale and was discovered on fire at around 12.30am on Sunday, November 12. The Dalyston CFA

Beautifully original FJ Leon’s Aussie dream car

BEST known as ‘Leon from Leongatha’ for his exploits on a bicycle, especially as associated with the annual Leongatha Cycling Carnival and Great Victorian Bike Ride, Leon Watchorn admits to at least one other vice – old cars. Although he won’t hear too much

Obey the limit around schools

POLICE are cracking down on speeding in school zones, with highway patrol and uniform officers enforcing speed limits across Bass Coast and South Gippsland. Operation ‘School’s In’ launched recently and is part of an ongoing local road safety plan. Sergeant Peter Pearce said police