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Wednesday 17 February
Wednesday 24 February
ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING
COUNCIL WORKS THIS WEEK
Demolition & Construction:
Major Culvert Rehabilitation:
Rail Trail Reconstruction:
Road Rehabilitation & Reconstruction:
Road Pavement Works:
Road & Vegetation Maintenance:
Bookings for speaking times are essential, phone
- Council Chambers,
2.00pm; 7.00pm* (*by noon 16/02)
10.00am - Public Presentation
1.15pm - Caravan Parks Quarterly Update
Wednesday 24 February - 2 .00pm
Council is seeking submissions from qualified
companies/applicants for the following Tender;
RFT/99 DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF THE
WARATAH BAY PUBLIC TOILET
Tenders close 2.00pm on Tuesday 1 March, 2016.
Documentation is available from Council's website or
phone 5662 9254.
A'Beckett St, Leongatha, John
& Princes St, Korumburra
Leongatha Skate Park
McCartin St, Leongatha
Spencers Rd, Leongatha Nth
Poowong & Foster Boolarra Rd, Foster
Welshpool to Pt Welshpool
Grand Ridge Rd, Trida
Victory Avenue, Foster
All Zones – North & South
Tarwin/ Meeniyan/ Mirboo Nth/ Leongatha Nth
Cookes, Eastaways &
Emmersons Rds, Fish Ck
9 Smith St., Leongatha 3953 (Private Bag 4)
Ph: 5662 9200 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Fax: 5662 3754
Root Canal Treatments
Treatments we provide:
Crowns and Bridges
7/43-49 Commercial Street, Korumburra
Ph: 5655 1816
Mon- Fri 9am - 5.30pm | Saturday 10am - 3pm
Dr. Sean How
Dr. Shal Chan
0418 595 988
Local, pasture hay
Pick up or delivery
A MEDICAL condi-
tion is believed to have
caused a 53 year old
man to crash his car
on Fairbank Road at
Leongatha North last
The incident occurred
near the Wild Dog Valley
Road intersection around
The driver, who was
the sole occupant of the
Emergency response: Fairbank Road at Leon-
gatha North was closed last Thursday afternoon
after a single vehicle car accident occurred around
STOLEN property was re-
covered by police from Le-
ongatha’s Crime Tasking
Unit in recent weeks.
The stolen goods were discov-
ered after a search warrant was
executed at a Leongatha home last
Tuesday, February 2.
Drugs and several items of sto-
len property – identified as taken
from the Leongatha area – were
A 25 year old man was charged
and bailed to appear at the Korum-
burra Magistrate’s Court.
More stolen property was re-
covered before the end of January.
Following a spate of thefts from
cars, a 24 year old Leongatha man
was arrested on January 29.
Stolen power tools and a quan-
tity of drugs were also seized.
The man was charged and
bailed to appear at Korumburra
Another 24 year old was also
charged in relation to the stolen
Police are still seeking the
owners of some of the property
recovered. Distinctive items in-
clude a children’s soft monkey toy
and various wallets, purses, small
electronic devices and tradesmen’s
Victim Rachel Cameron was
disappointed after her son’s stolen
property was not retrieved.
Ms Cameron’s eight year old
son Indie left his Nintendo DS
console inside the car on January 8
and it, along with a DS game, were
stolen from a car during the day.
“We were parked outside the
Leongatha cinema for a short time
during the day. Following that my
car was parked in my driveway on
Jeffrey Street,” Ms Cameron said.
“The console and games were
a Christmas present from Santa so
he did not have them for very long.
We are simply asking for whoever
took it to please return it.
“It has a pin code with my con-
tact details in it. So if it is found,
please contact me.”
If you have any information to
assist police with locating owners
to these items, please contact the
Crime Tasking Unit at the Leon-
gatha Police Station on 5662 2285.
Several drug warrants were
also executed in South Gippsland
during the past week.
Cannabis plants, cannabis, ice
and other drug items were seized
as a result of these raids.
Police wish to thank the public
for providing information to assist
The public is encouraged to
contact Crime Stoppers on 1800
333 000 or via the internet if they
have information crime or suspi-
Police bust thieves
OFFENDERS attempted to steal a truck
on South Dudley Road, South Dudley
overnight on Sunday, January 31.
The offenders entered a work site
through temporary fencing and damaged
the lock on the door of a water truck in an
attempt to gain entry.
The offenders removed the ignition
barrel of the truck in an attempt to start it
but were unable to do so.
POLICE arrested a Wonthaggi man after
he advertised an imitation handgun for
sale on Facebook.
The replica was found after a search
warrant was executed at his home in
Wentworth Road last Tuesday (February
The 40 year old was charged with pos-
sessing an imitation handgun and was
bailed to appear at the Korumburra Mag-
istrate’s Court on June 9.
A KORUMBURRA woman was arrested
on drug charges last Tuesday (February 2).
Police executed a search warrant on
her home and arrested her for possessing,
using and trafficking cannabis, as well as
She was bailed to appear at the Koru-
mburra Magistrate’s Court on June 9.
A VENUS BAY man was charged with
cultivating, possessing and using canna-
bis last Tuesday (February 2).
Police executed a search warrant on
his home and seized 13 cannabis plants
found growing in his backyard.
The man was bailed to appear at the
Korumburra Magistrates Court on June 9.
THE South Gippsland Tourist Railway com-
mittee is in the throes of relinquishing its as-
sets to the State Government.
Due to insufficient funding and volunteer numbers,
the tourist railway was forced to fold in mid January.
A meeting was held between committee president
Terry Franklin and VicTrack on Wednesday, January
VicTrack discussed the winding down process with
Mr Franklin, which included compiling an inventory
The inventory list would comprise tools and items
used for the South Gippsland Tourist Railway to send
back to the State Government.
Other railway committees would then be able to ap-
ply for items on the inventory list. Recipients will be
selected by the State Government.
For now, the committee is still in the dark about what
will become of the railway line, with some anticipating
the government will wait for the population to swell be-
fore bringing a train back to Korumburra.
Meanwhile, the railway station remains an attraction
for tourists, with the museum still open to the public.
Korumburra Railway Station caretaker Step
O’Rafferty said the museum will continue to operate
despite the loss of the railway line.
The museum offers an insight into the railway’s
history, including photos of the entire track from Mel-
bourne to Yarram, a book collection, tools and lanterns.
VicTrack was contacted by The Star, but was unable
to comment before going to print.
car, died at the scene.
The road was closed
for several hours while
investigations were under-
way. School buses were
diverted to avoid the ac-
Police said the car had
been driven into an em-
bankment, which caused it
to overturn. There was no
evidence of bad driving or
Leongatha SES, Ruby
and Leongatha CFA crews,
Mirboo North and Koru-
mburra police and Bass
Coast Highway Patrol at-
tended the scene, as well
as paramedics and the air
group manager Eddie
Wright said ambulance
crews worked on the pa-
tient for some time, how-
ever he was declared dead
at the scene by MICA
by Tayla Kershaw
A THREE month
work hiatus has Lance
Creek’s Tabro Meat
and Moe Meat Packer
workers fighting for
Initially, Chinese based
company HY Australia
Holdings Pty Ltd informed
the employees production
would start up again on
January 4 after the Christ-
mas break. However, Jan-
Workers fume over Tabro delay
uary has come and gone
and the production is still
Now in the second
week of February, CEO
Jacky Jiang said produc-
tion will not start again
until March due to unfore-
“Mr Jiang emailed us
an apology when work
didn’t go back on Febru-
ary 3. There’s been no
definitive date given, but
it’s forecasted for some-
time in March,” Australian
Meat Industry Employees
Union (AMIEU) secretary
Paul Conway said.
According to Mr Con-
way, many employees
chose not to apply for Cen-
trelink payments, thinking
they would be able to see
themselves through until
work started again.
“When the plant didn’t
reopen, some still didn’t
apply for payments be-
cause we were told it
would reopen soon,” he
“It’s put a huge strain
on the employees and
their families. Since we
closed before Christmas,
most would’ve had their
Christmas budgets formu-
lated and didn’t anticipate
there wouldn’t be work.
One employee even paid
his car registration, but
now wishes he’d spent
the money on food for the
HY Australia Holdings
Pty Ltd confirmed Tabro
Meats would reopen to
continue to promote ‘clean
and green’ Australian meat
in the Chinese market.
Since the takeover of
Tabro Meat in 2014, the
company has been push-
ing for clean, quality Aus-
tralian cattle to be raised,
processed and sold for a
premium price, with de-
mand expected to be high.
The State Govern-
ment’s Minister for Indus-
try Lily D’Ambrosio said
support services would be
offered to workers affected
by the delay.
“This is a difficult time
for staff at Tabro meats.
We are in contact with the
company and the union
and will offer training and
support services to any af-
fected employees through
the Government’s Busi-
ness in Transition pro-
gram,” she said.
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