News Archive

Confusion over ‘active’ cases in Bass Coast

  DO WE have 21 active cases of COVID-19 in Bass Coast on Sunday, October 17 or is it 10? That’s the wild variation we are being presented with by the Department of Health on its website and by the peak regional authority,

Total Tools set to build on Wonthaggi’s growth

THE Mitre 10 hook up with Total Tools is set to pay dividends for the tradesmen and keen hobbyists of Bass Coast and South Gippsland with news this week that the highly regarded tool retailer set to open in Wonthaggi in December this year.

Better kinder ventilation to reduce COVID-19 transmission

KINDERGARTENS will be able to access $4500 from the state government to improve ventilation, in an effort to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

Vax deadline causes ‘absolute chaos’ says O’Brien

TRADESMEN didn’t turn up. Bass Coast Health currently has 41 staff members on leave, a significant number of them because they’re not vaccinated yet, others don’t intend to get vaccinated. A local couple, who work at two different retail outlets in Wonthaggi, were both

9000 ballot packs not delivered; election voting deadline extended

THE close of voting for the South Gippsland Shire Council elections has been extended after authorities found around 9000 ballot packs had not been delivered in the mail.

Get ready to explore your backyard this National Water Week

WESTERNPORT Water and South Gippsland Water have teamed up with the Department of Environment, Land, Water, and Planning and water corporations from around Victoria to provide exciting online educational experiences for this year’s National Water Week.

Optometrists set sights on ‘Gatha businesses

LEONGATHA Optometrists at 70 Bair Street took the initiative to support the town’s favourite local businesses.

Gippsland COVID case numbers up to 335

  THE Gippsland Region Public Health Unit has officially listed Bass Coast as having 5 and South Gippsland has having 13 active cases of COVID-19 in their Friday, October 15 update. Meanwhile the Department of Health notified 2179 new cases across the state on

Green light for indoor renovations at 70% fully vaccinated

MASTER Builders Victoria (MBV) has welcomed the announcement from the state government that the renovation sector is permitted to return to work inside occupied premises once 70 per cent of Victorians are fully vaccinated.

Hospital boss’ plea to follow health directives

BASS Coast Health (BCH) is urging the community to continue to wear face masks and not gather in homes – as per the health advice – as more COVID cases arise locally. “We have noticed an increase in the number of people flouting public

Low-level formation flying training over Inverloch

ROYAL Australian Air Force aircraft will conduct low-level formation flying training over the Inverloch area today (Friday, October 15) at 10.35am.

Celebrations for the Lions Club of Korumburra

ON Monday, September 27, the long-awaited Induction and Changeover Ceremony took place, albeit a more low-key event than the one originally planned.

Gippsland ‘Food and Beverage’ award to Burra Brewing

ONE of the region’s best-known food and beverage businesses, Burra Brewing Co in Korumburra, has taken out the prestigious ‘Food and Wine (and Beer) Producers’ category at the annual Federation University Gippsland Business Awards held virtually last Friday night.