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MP shares safety barrier concerns

GIPPSLAND South MP Danny O’Brien has raised concern about the placement of new wire rope safety barriers on key Gippsland roads including the Princes and South Gippsland highways. Mr O’Brien said he was concerned that barriers on some sections of the road were too

Show and Shine’s back

THE Wonthaggi Show and Shine and Swap Meet is back again this Australia Day weekend, with the popular event locked in for Sunday, January 28. The major fundraiser for the Wonthaggi Power Football Netball Club is held at the Wonthaggi Recreation Reserve, and features

Classic trucks on show

THE Longwarry Heritage Truck Display returns on the weekend of February 3 and 4, featuring classic trucks all more than 25 years old. The event is hosted by the Trafalgar Truck Restorers’ Club at the Longwarry Recreation Reserve, Collett Street, Longwarry, opening at 9am

It’s official: Country roads are a disaster

WE ALL know the state of country roads in Victoria is bad but when a former chairman and CEO of Vicroads of almost 20 years, Colin Jordan, goes public with such comments, our MPs better stand up and take notice. On the eve of

More work needed on roads

GIPPSLAND South MP Danny O’Brien has again called on the State Government to increase funding to road maintenance in Gippsland. Speaking in Parliament last week, Mr O’Brien asked the Minister for Roads what works were scheduled on major roads in the Gippsland South electorate

Easing Phillip Island’s traffic nightmare

TOURISTS and the local Bass Coast community are banding together on Facebook to help each other avoid busy summer traffic. Beachgoers on their way to Phillip Island have been posting regular traffic updates to the ‘Phillip Island Traffic Check’ Facebook page to help spread

Drive to survive in the holidays

VICSES (Victoria State Emergency Service) is the largest Road Rescue operator in Victoria. On average, volunteers respond to more than 1000 road crash rescues per year, which is far too many. Driver fatigue contributes to road accidents, and it’s something that can be prevented

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