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Funds approved for Island roundabout

THE Australian Government will provide $3.5 million to build a dual-lane roundabout in Cape Woolamai, matching $3.5 million funding from the Victorian Government. Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said the project would reduce queueing and the risk of crashes at the

Better roads for Bass Coast

VICROADS officers visited Wonthaggi last week to engage with locals and with 12 officers ready to answer questions, there were no quiet moments. In the old Wonthaggi Post Office, spread out across the room were maps, feedback forms and frightening statistics. Between 2012 and

Slow down or cop fine near emergency workers

THE State Government has introduced new road rules to protect emergency workers on our roads. Drivers must safely slow to 40km/h when passing a stationary or slow-moving emergency vehicle that is responding to an emergency with flashing lights or a siren sounding. After passing

Ashley’s 10 years of top service

TYREPOWER Wonthaggi manager Ashley England has been congratulated and recognised for 10 years of service. Since starting at the service centre part-time as a 16 year-old in high school, Ashley has risen through the ranks to the role of manager, due to his hard

Stolen car torched in Inverloch

A STOLEN car used in a burglary in the early hours of Sunday, July 2, was torched shortly afterwards. Police and local firefighters were called to an address on Bear Street, Inverloch, at around 4.40am where a silver Toyota Kluger was found alight. Earlier

Cycling hazard to be fixed

VICROADS has responded to calls for works on a dangerous stretch of road on the outskirts of Wonthaggi that has troubled cyclists and caused numerous accidents. The 300m to 400m stretch of road along Korumburra-Wonthaggi road between Heslop and Lynnes Road has seen at

Long wait for traffic lights

Wonthaggi intersection won’t be complete until late next year THE long-awaited traffic lights at the intersection of Korumburra-Wonthaggi Road and the Bass Highway at Wonthaggi are still a while off, with the project expected to be completed in late 2018. Funding for the installation

Risky road for cyclists

A DANGEROUS stretch of road on the outskirts of Wonthaggi which has caused numerous cycling accidents has come under fire from local cyclists. The 300m to 400m stretch of road has seen at least five cyclist accidents in the past 12 months, with large

Gone in seconds

PENSIONERS on a farm in Bena have had their car stolen, while they were at home, by gutless thieves. Charles Blogg and his wife Joan had a very nauseating start to the week when they had their 2007 Silver Holden Berlina stolen from their

Loch bridge repairs in June, VicRoads

IT HAS been two and a half months since a police car collided with the Allsop Creek Bridge at Loch, on March 11, after a head-on collision with a car that had crossed double lines. But the steel railing dislodged in the incident is

Speed limit queries put to VicRoads

THE reduction of speed limits on some of our main roads was the main issue raised when VicRoads hosted a Drop-in Community Session at the old Korumburra Shire Office last Wednesday. The event was held to give the community a voice on road issues

Drivers ignore roadworks

TRAFFIC lights are being ignored by motorists at the roadworks for the new roundabout under construction at the Korumburra-Wonthaggi Road, Glen Alvie Road, West Creek Road and Bird Road intersection at Lance Creek. Timed traffic lights are in place while the construction of the

Nissan releases the 2017 X-Trail

THE Nissan X-Trail, one of Nissan’s most popular models in Australia, has been updated for 2017. Boasting enhancements to its exterior and interior styling, the fitment of new Nissan Intelligent Mobility technologies, the addition of a new 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine and even more equipment