News Archive

In tune with the Bass Coast lifestyle

FIVE years ago, Mary-Anne Peters took the advice of a local real estate agent, moved out of Melbourne and bought a unit in Wonthaggi, and she hasn’t looked back.

Minister Hunt answers COVID booster call

THE Sentinel-Times joined the rising crescendo of calls for an immediate rollout of booster shots, especially in aged care where residents were vaccinated in February and March this year, and for whom the protection of their COVID-19 vaccination is waning.

Aged care, Cowes centre and pet plan on huge agenda

THE Bass Coast Shire Council is involved in one of its biggest and most important meetings ever on Wednesday, October 20. There is a long list of key decisions in front of council including the best part of $30 million to be spent on

Leongatha intersection fix is priority number one

ROSEMARY Cousin, Greens-endorsed candidate in the Tarwin Valley Ward, has called on South Gippsland Council to advocate for VicRoads to urgently install safety measures on the Roughead Street/South Gippsland Highway intersection in Leongatha.

Island aims to be self-sustainable

AUSNET Services and Mondo are pleased to announce a proposal for Phillip Island’s first battery energy storage system. Two sessions will be held about the new proposal on Sunday, October 24, and Monday, October 25. The Phillip Island Community Energy Storage System (PICESS) will

No Christmas for wind farm operator or neighbours

IT’S all over bar the turbine noise. The Supreme Court case, in which Tarwin Lower/Walkerville landowners, Noel Uren and John Zakula, are seeking aggravated and exemplary damages, plus an injunction against the operation of Bald Hills Wind Farm, came to a shuddering halt last

EDITORIAL: Minister Hunt it’s time for boosters

GREG Hunt, the former Federal Member for Phillip Island and the Westernport area, still takes an interest in the welfare of this area and hopefully, still reads the Sentinel-Times.

UPDATE: O’Brien calls for inquiry into ‘lost’ ballot papers

THE good news is – ballots have finally arrived! Some 9000 people in the Tarwin Valley Ward can now get on and cast their votes in the South Gippsland Shire Council elections after the voter packs started arriving in the mail on Tuesday this

Not happy, Shane! Where’s Burra’s police?

WELL-known manager of Friends of Hillside Lodge Op Shop in Korumburra, Anne Millar, got quite a shock when she arrived at work in the morning.

Plans for new Vietnam Veterans Museum unveiled

THE National Vietnam Veterans Museum’s exciting plans to construct a new purpose-built facility have been unveiled.

From Korumburra to Adelaide, the final journey of the last Red Hens

AN ADELAIDE man has an incredibly ambitious project to restore two heritage ‘Red Hen’ trains stationed at Korumburra, which will be put back to work in Barossa Valley.

Yarram Woolies shows we’re on our own with COVID

AS THE total number of known active cases in regional Victoria went past the 1600 mark at the weekend, we saw evidence that local communities are virtually on their own now when it comes to exposure sites and outbreak.

Baw Baw near top of regional COVID cases

  THERE were 142 new cases notified in regional Victoria on Sunday, October 17 including 199 at Baw Baw and 6 in Latrobe City. Only Greater Shepparton with 33 new cases on Sunday had more cases among all regional LGAs with Greater Geelong also