News Archive

More snow on the way, they say

THERE’S snow in them thar hills… and more on the way this afternoon and tonight we’re told by the Bureau of Meteorology. A complex low-pressure system east of Tasmania is directing an icy southerly wind into West Gippsland, Bass Coast and South Gippsland, coming

Stay home: new crackdown on isolation breaches

MORE Victoria Police and Australian Defence Force personnel will be out in force ensuring Victorians are abiding by the directions of the Chief Health Officer (CHO), as the next stage of restrictions is supported by stronger enforcement and increased penalties for those who repeatedly

Community transmission is here, BCH

Let’s work together to stop the spread The Victorian Government’s current strategy has so far avoided the Victorian hospital system being overwhelmed. And to date, Bass Coast Health (BCH) has had no COVID inpatients and no staff members have tested positive. “We are ready

Hospitals prepared for COVID positive expectant mothers

Bass Coast Health is taking a collaborative approach to focus on the safety and quality of maternal services as part of the South Coast Gippsland Partnership, which also includes Gippsland Southern Health Service (GSHS), South Gippsland Hospital (SGH) and Koo Wee Rup Hospital.

Grand plans and ‘quick wins’ put to council

RATEPAYERS have had their chance to tell Bass Coast Shire Council what changes they’d like to see to the proposed 2020/21 budget, ahead of its adoption next month. At a special meeting last Wednesday, conducted online via video conferencing software, councillors heard from seven

‘State of Disaster’ as regional Vic goes to Stage Three

REGIONAL students will revert to home learning from Tuesday, August 4 after the Premier Daniel Andrews declared a State of Disaster across Victoria from 6pm tonight, Sunday, August 2. It is only the second time in history that the government has invoked a ‘State

Sunny Sunday lull before the COVID storm

IT WAS an idyllic day across South Gippsland and Bass Coast, albeit with fewer people wandering the streets of our coastal towns, and stopping for the obligatory Sunday coffee. Onlookers enjoyed the sunshine while the junior footballers ran around on the park. Bike riders

Traditional Owners and Gippsland leadership sign MOU

DEVELOPING leaders for vibrant and sustainable communities across Gippsland is a shared vision of the Gippsland Community Leadership Program (GCLP) and the Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation (GLaWAC). Recently this was strengthened through the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the two

Korumburra masks-up after virus announcement

SATURDAY trading went ahead in Korumburra today, but it wasn’t business as usual. Following the announcement overnight that the Korumburra Secondary College had been closed due to an active coronavirus case, it was noticeable that there were a lot more masks and face-coverings out

Korumburra Secondary advised of COVID case

THE Korumburra Secondary College will be closed until further notice after it was advised by the Department of Education and Training and Department of Health and Human Services of a reported case of coronavirus. As a precautionary measure the school will be closed today,

How to be a… veterinarian

Tom Andrew is a vet at the Korumburra Veterinary Clinic. He started his career with a degree majoring in marine biology and zoology and completed a post-graduate diploma of teaching before becoming a veterinarian.

Clint welcomed to Burra Foods

BURRA Foods has just welcomed Clint Newcombe into the role of Milk Supply Officer.

Postcode breakdown of active COVID-19 cases

YOU can now find out how many active COVID-19 cases there are in each postcode. The Department of Health and Human Services released the data today (Friday, July 31), as first reported by The Age. Local postcode information and number of active cases: 3922