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9 Smith St., Leongatha 3953 (Private Bag 4) Ph: 5662 9200
Fax: 5662 3754
Bookings for speaking times are essential,
ph 5662 9222.
Wed, 18 May -
Wed, 25 May
SPECIAL MEETING OF COUNCIL
Wed, 25 May - 12.30pm
Business to be transacted:
ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING
Wed, 25 May - 2.00pm
Council Chambers, Leongatha
2.00pm; 7.00pm* (*by noon 17/05)
4.30pm - Hearing of Council Budget 2016/17 -
Submissions as prescribed under the Local
Government Act 1989, Section 223.
10.00am - Public Presentation
1. Reviews amendments to the Councillor
Code of Conduct 2016
2. Adopts Councillor Code of Conduct 2016
3. Seeks the signature of each individual
Councillor to the revised Councillor Code of
Conduct 2016 as soon as practicable, but
within one month of this policy adoption
4. Publishes the Councillor Code of Conduct
2016 on Council's website
1. Notice of Motion (NOM) - Improved
governance arrangements and a more
open transparent council process
2. Quarterly Performance Report: Jan to Mar
3. Report on Assembly of Councillors: 22
Mar - 21 Apr 2016
4. Documents sealed and contracts awarded,
varied or extended by the CEO: 26 Mar -
22 Apr 2016
5. 2016/17 Proposed Land Sales program
and community consultation process
6. Sunnyside Park, Loch - public toilet
proposal and community lease for the land
7. Domestic Wastewater Management Plan
8. Korumburra Town Centre Streetscape
Master Plan - adoption
9. Environmental Overlay review and Building
on Steep Slopes guidelines
10. Planning Scheme Amendment C81 - Land
Subject to Inundation Overlay - adoption
11. Planning Scheme Amendment C107 -
Giant Gippsland Earthworm Environmental
Significance Overlay - adoption
12. Manna Gum Community House licence
and management arrangement status
13. Relinquishment of Council's Committee of
Management status - property: crown
land adjacent to former CFA site,
Anderson St, Leongatha
14. Section 193 Entrepreneurial Powers
Incorporation of Rural Councils Vic
15. Policy review: Volunteer Policy 2016
16. Policy review: Debt Recovery on Unpaid
Rates and Charges, and Rates and
Charges Hardship Policy
17. Policy review: Coal Creek Community
Park and Museum Collection Policy
18. Closed item - 2015/16 Community Grants
19. Closed item - Audit Committee Report: 15
Council is seeking submissions from qualified
companies/applicants for the following Tender:
RFT/108 MANUFACTURE, SUPPLY AND
INSTALLATION OF SIGNAGE FOR THE
GREAT SOUTHERN RAIL TRAIL –
LEONGATHA TO PORT WELSHPOOL.
Tenders close 2.00pm Tues, 7 June 2016.
Documentation is available on Council’s
Community discussions will be held at various
locations to help develop the Active Ageing
Memorial Reserve Clubrooms, Tues 24
May, 10.00am – 12 .00pm
South Gippsland Community Health
Centre, Tues 24 May, 10.00am – 12.00pm
Community Centre, Wed 25 May,
10.00am – 12.00pm
Salvation Army, Thurs 26 May,
10.00am – 12.00pm
Community Shed, Wed 1 June,
10.00am – 12.00pm.
To have your say, you can also complete the
Towards an Age-friendly South Gippsland
survey online at www.southgippsland.vic.gov.
au/active-ageing-survey. Surveys are also
available with reply paid envelope from your
local library, community group or by request
from Council. Contact our Social Planning
Officer, Vicki Bradley, on 5662 9200 for more
ACTIVE AGEING PLAN 2017-2021
NYORA DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY
LEONGATHA STREETSCAPE MASTER
COUNCIL WORKS THIS WEEK
Zone & Vegetation Maintenance:
Major Bridge Maintenance:
Pre Winter Grading:
Sealed Roads Maintenance:
The draft Nyora Development Strategy (Future
Nyora) is now available for public comment until
Tuesday 31 May. The draft strategy is available
to view on Council’s website. A community
meeting will also be held on Tuesday 17 May
from 6.00 – 8 .00pm at the Nyora Community
Centre (hall). A presentation to provide an
overview of the strategy will be held at 6.30pm.
Information is also available on the project
Facebook page at facebook.com/FutureNyora.
Contact Council for more information.
The draft Leongatha Streetscape Master Plan
(Re-imagining Bair Street) will be available for
public comment from Tues 24 May - Fri 10 June.
An evening meeting for shop owners and
commercial land owners will be held on Tues 24
May from 6.00 – 7.00pm in Meeting Room 1
(Council Chambers). An information evening for
the community will be held on Tues 31 May from
5.00 – 7.00pm at the Dakers Centre,
Leongatha. The master plan can be viewed on
Council’s website, at the Council offices in
Leongatha and at a shopfront in Bair Street.
Contact Strategic Planning Officer, Chantal
Lenthall, on 5662 9200 for more information
John St & Princes St,
Bena Kongwak Rd, Bena
Dumbalk/Turtons Ck/Stony Ck/Poowong/Bena/
Walkerville Rd, Tarwin
By Tayla Kershaw
LEONGATHA’S Josh Gardiner will
make his directing debut with Wonthag-
gi Theatrical Group this August.
Josh has returned home to direct the upcoming
play The Diary of Anne Frank, and is searching for
10 cast members to get involved.
“I am very passionate about this play. The holo-
caust and World War Two are topics we should never
stop talking about,” he said.
“I read The Diary of Anne Frank when I was 12
years old and it really stuck with me. I developed an
interest in World War Two and I’ve jumped at the
opportunity to put on the show.”
Josh became a local talent young, performing for
FAMDA, Leongatha Lyric Theatre and Wonthaggi
He graduated from Leongatha Secondary Col-
lege in 2011 and pursued his theatrical aspirations at
the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA).
After three years he graduated from VCA and
left for Sydney, where he performed in a few com-
mercials, a puppet play and took on his first profes-
sional musical Rent.
In that time he also toured Europe, exploring
destinations such as Amsterdam, Berlin and Austria,
where he continued to be inspired by the history of
“I am an avid learner of the holocaust and I be-
lieve we shouldn’t forget what people are capable
of. I hope this production will inspire against dis-
crimination,” he said.
The Diary of Anne Frank will open in Wonthaggi
on August 19 and will run for two weeks.
Three days of auditions will be held this week-
end. Josh is looking for a varied cast of teenagers
“The characters have such an age range that
everyone has the opportunity to audition and be in-
volved,” he said.
The cast will be required to rehearse for 12
weeks as of June 6.
Josh’s team also includes his father Kevin, who
will construct the set, and designer Meg Steenholdt.
Production team: director Josh Gardiner
and designer Meg Steenholdt will bring The
Diary of Anne Frank to life this August.
Josh to tell war history
in directing debut
BECAUSE Mountain View Leongatha
is a community within a community, the
retirement village has invited the wider
community to join it next Tuesday, May
24 when it hosts Australia’s Biggest
Mountain View village and sales manager Rosa
Sinopoli said, “Everyone knows someone who has
cancer or has suffered from cancer, and here at the
village it is no different.”
She said Mountain View would like to make this
year ’s morning tea more a part of the wider com-
The owner of the retirement village will donate
a further one dollar to Cancer Council for everyone
who walks through the doors.
Ms Sinopoli said, “Please join us for a cuppa,
tour the village if you wish and feel free to invite
Visitors don’t need to bring anything except
themselves and make a gold coin donation (or dona-
tion of your choice) to the Cancer Council.
Mountain View Leongatha currently has 32 resi-
dents living in 19 villas; the latest a couple moving
Another Melbourne couple, Gwen and Ken Wil-
liams’ home in Aspendale sold from under their feet,
well before their own Mountain View villa is built
and ready for them to occupy in October.
Meanwhile the couple is living in an interim/dis-
Gwen was born in Stony Creek and her son Rus-
sell Williams resides in Koonwarra from where he
keeps a close eye on his parents and commutes to his
business in Mornington.
Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is on at Moun-
tain View Leongatha, 1 Dale Drive, Leongatha from
10.30am on Tuesday, May 24.
For any further enquiries phone 5612 4800.
The biggest: Ken and Gwen Williams are
looking forward to Australia’s Biggest Morn-
ing Tea which is coming to Mountain View
retirement village, Leongatha, on Tuesday,
JEWELLERY was found on Smith Street, Le-
ongatha on Wednesday, May 11 and handed to
To make an enquiry, please contact First Con-
stable Luke Sheahan at Leongatha Police Station
on 5662 2285.
Golf club burgled
OFFENDERS broke into an equipment shed at
the Korumburra Golf Club last week.
Between 3.30pm on Thursday, May 12 and
7am on Friday, May 13, offenders cut a padlock
on the shed and took a chainsaw, blower vacuum
and spray unit valued at $1500.
It is believed the offenders saw the gate to
the golf course open from Korumburra-Warragul
Road where they parked their car and walked to
Police are appealing for anyone who saw a
vehicle parked in the area at this time, or anyone
who witnessed suspicious behaviour, to contact
CANNABIS plants were found growing hydro-
ponically in the upstairs bedroom of a Toora
North home on May 10.
Foster Police had executed a search warrant
issued under the Drugs, Poisons and Controlled
Substances Act when the plants were located.
Police seized the cannabis and the growing
A 41 year old Toora North man was inter-
viewed in relation to the cannabis crop and
will be summoned to appear at the Korumburra
Magistrates Court at a later date for the offenc-
es of use, possession and cultivating a drug of
A PAKENHAM woman is in a stable condition
after a motorcycle accident at Wilsons Promon-
tory National Park on Sunday afternoon.
The 47 year old was a few kilometres away
from the gates of the national park when she lost
control and came off her motorcycle.
She sustained moderate to serious injuries and
was airlifted to the Alfred Hospital.
Foster Police are investigating the cause of the
A TRAILER was stolen from Leongatha Lyric
Theatre on the night of Tuesday, May 9.
The large blue trailer was discovered missing
on Wednesday morning.
Lyric president Peter Western said this was
not the first time they had left the trailer in the
open and it had always been safe in the past.
The trailer was purchased by Lyric in 2010,
using a grant from South Gippsland Shire Coun-
cil. It was used to transport sets from the Lyric
Playhouse to Mesley Hall.
Anyone with information should contact Le-
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