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Local beef sells for how much?!

BEEF sourced from a Glen Alvie property is selling interstate for a record $220 per kilogram. What’s even more remarkable is that it comes from a Fullblood Japanese Wagyu steer that was grass fed over four years. Normally, Wagyu beef with marbling scores of

Monster Trucks roar into town

THE Korumburra Showgrounds will be transformed next Saturday night into an amazing arena of thrills and spills when the Monster Truck Spectacular rolls into town. The event will feature a huge display of American imported monster trucks plus performances from Australia’s leading freestyle motocross

1600 oppose tip – City ratepayers could save by dumping in the bush

CITY ratepayers could pay smaller landfill levies should their waste go to rural tips including the proposed site at Leongatha South. Gippsland South MP Danny O’Brien raised the issue in Parliament recently and will do so again when he tables a petition signed by

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Bair Street revival on council agenda

By Nathan Johnston THE main benefit of Leongatha’s heavy vehicle town centre bypass will be the reinvigorated Bair Street, with more parking, greenery and public spaces. The bypass is set to be completed within 12 months, and work on a new Bair Street, worth

Dust woes after council rips up another road

RESIDENTS situated along one of Phillip Island’s most popular tourist thoroughfares are calling on Bass Coast Shire Council to address the plumes of dust caused by traffic. Stretching from Surf Beach into Sunderland Bay, parts of The Esplanade were treated with a dust suppression

New blood shaping Corinella’s future

IF you’re a Corinella resident and you’ve got some ideas about how the town could be improved, now is the time to speak up. The rejuvenated Corinella Residents and Ratepayers Association (CRRA) has an entirely new committee and plenty of enthusiasm to push ahead

Inverloch beach access ‘a disgrace’

INVERLOCH resident Marcia Ryan is fed up with the state of the access track to the Inverloch Main Beach. Erosion at the entrance to the popular beach has provided a steep slope for visitors to contend with, which Ms Ryan says has been that

Final blow

Turbines toasted from 183km away By Michael Giles WHERE would you expect the opening of one of South Gippsland’s biggest-ever infrastructure projects, the $300 million Bald Hills Wind Farm, to be held? If you said “on site at Tarwin Lower-Walkerville” you’d be wrong. Last

How shire incompetence has dogged Inverloch

CHALLENGING the incomplete planning rules governing residential projects in Inverloch has become such a popular sport among developers, property owners and builders that the Bass Coast Shire Council is struggling to manage the workload it is producing. This situation was highlighted at a wide-ranging

Buckley’s bucks

By Gav Ross BASS Coast Shire Council’s chief executive was recently approved for a $20,000 raise – taking his total salary package up to a staggering $320,000 per annum. Less than two years in the job at Bass Coast, Paul Buckley was granted the

Newton firms in Mayor betting

KORUMBURRA’s Bob Newton has emerged as the frontrunner to take over the mayoral position from Jeanette Harding. The mayoral position will be voted on during a special council meeting this Wednesday, November 4. Should he get the nod from his council colleagues, it will

Buckley’s best – Why Bass Coast is looking like Latrobe City

By Michael Giles BASS Coast Shire Council has four general managers and one shire CEO. That’s five top management positions and since Paul Buckley was appointed as CEO in December 2013, four out of five of those roles have gone to former Latrobe City
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