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Still not a Korumburra speed camera

LOCALS who use Korumburra-Wonthaggi Road, to and from Korumburra and Inverloch or Wonthaggi on a regular basis, can’t have helped notice the measuring strips, cameras and equipment mounted at the Korumburra end. Some have feared that these devices might be measuring speed as a

Lucky escape after car flips in rain

BAD posture and good timing saved a 21-year-old driver’s life last Tuesday near Korumburra when his car hit the wire barriers and flipped onto its roof. The windscreen wipers on Aaron Wilson’s 1998 Honda CR-V were at full speed as rain pelted down on

New L2P car gets the safety tick

THE Wonthaggi Neighbourhood Centre’s Bass Coast L2P Learner Driver Mentor program recently unveiled its new Hyundai Accent at a safety forum at Wonthaggi Autobarn. Fourteen L2P Learners and their mentors attended the forum organised by Leading Senior Constable Brendan Horrocks in conjunction with Wonthaggi

Stepping up crossing safety in school zones

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council values the importance of children’s safety when arriving to and from school with Local Laws stepping up parking patrols in school zones. Line of sight around schools is crucial to parents, carers, motorists and school buses. When vehicles are obstructing

Wired to save

THE TAC is spending more than $20 million installing barriers along the Bass and South Gippsland Highways. It’ll cost $12.8 million to install flexible safety barriers and ‘wide centre line treatments’, effectively a dedicated space between two sets of traffic. Around 30 of 50km

Parking inspectors rain on parade

LEONGATHA’S Chamber of Commerce is toasting an amazingly successful Daffodil Street Festival on Saturday, with an estimated 3000 people partying in the streets. But there was a sour note to an otherwise perfect event, and it came from the South Gippsland Shire Council’s Local

Cuzzupis hand over the keys

WARM, genuine and generous, Tony and Teresa Cuzzupi have shown how successful a business can be when it embraces and is embraced by the community. After almost 28 years, Tony and Teresa have handed the keys of the Wonthaggi Toyota and Wonthaggi Holden garage

Wonthaggi closer to traffic lights

WORKS to install traffic lights at the infamous Korumburra-Wonthaggi Road and Bass Highway intersection in Wonthaggi have begun. The $3.765 million project to install traffic lights at the intersection has been long-awaited by the Wonthaggi community. Works to remove nearby trees and relocate telecommunications

Leongatha traffic lights to change

IN RESPONSE to ongoing concerns, VicRoads and South Gippsland Shire Council will introduce changes later this month to the traffic light sequencing at the intersection of South Gippsland Highway and Ogilvy Street. The signals will be altered to: • Implement fully controlled right turns.

Highway realignment 20 years in the making

AFTER almost 20 years of talking about it, the dangerous bends on the South Gippsland Highway between Koonwarra and Meeniyan will be bypassed. The details of the $50 million project, jointly funded by State and Federal governments, were revealed on Wednesday last week when

Gippsland roads on VicRoads’ agenda

MORE than 130 people died on Gippsland roads between 2012 and 2016, and one notorious area is between Anderson and Phillip Island. At a VicRoads feedback session in Wonthaggi, a map marking serious injuries and deaths in country Victoria showed there had been 1747

Successful driving program took off from Wonthaggi

IT HAS been 10 years since a former Bass Coast Police sergeant launched a driving program for young people in the area. The L2P program was so successful, VicRoads got involved early-on to see it rolled out across the state. Following his retirement as

2017 Nissan Navara takes reputation to new level

NISSAN has made a number of updates to its popular Navara model range this year and the feedback from customers at Edneys in Leongatha could not be more favourable. With more than 80 years’ experience designing, developing and building vehicles in this important light-commercial