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Lucky: a young Le-
ongatha woman was
travelling towards In-
verloch just before 9am
on Friday when she lost
control of her vehicle
on the straight section
of the Bass Highway
between Simons Lane
and Soldiers Road.
Narrowly missing a
large concrete culvert,
her car came to rest in
the deep ditch, facing in
the opposite direction.
The P Plate driver,
who was travelling
alone, told police that
while driving along the
straight stretch of high-
way in fine, overcast
conditions, her steering
By Brad Lester
A NOTORIOUS intersection that has
claimed a life at Wattle Bank could
undergo further roadworks to improve
The junction of Lynnes Road with Korumburra-
Inverloch Road continues to
be dangerous, despite works
18 months ago to refresh
linemarking and install larger
The Wattle Bank
Community Group is
leading the campaign
conjunction with Bass Coast
Shire Council’s Hovell Ward
councillor Neil Rankine,
who is hoping rumble strips
will be installed to warn
motorists of the impending
The junction is on the
south side of a crest on
Road and on a straight in
Lynnes Road. Drivers are
at risk of not seeing stop
signs, and driving through
the intersection and crashing into coming traffic.
One person has died and three others seriously
injured in accidents at the intersection over the past
Resident Geoff Ellis is worried more accidents
will occur unless remedial roadworks are
“Everybody has got stories about near misses
and pretty bad ones too,” he said.
VicRoads Eastern Region regional director Scott
Lawrence said VicRoads was now working with
Bass Coast Shire Council and the community to
investigate safety concerns there.
recommendations to VicRoads,
which were implemented
18 months ago, including
refreshing linemarking at the
intersection and installation of
larger stop signs on either side
of the road in the approach to
the intersection,” he said.
“A safety audit has been
commissioned at the request
of council and the results of
that audit will determine the
need for further improvements
should they be required.”
Resident Helene Feely,
who has lived at Wattle Bank
for 17 years, has called for
an 80km/h speed limit on
Road either side of the
intersection with Lynnes
“I believe the speed limit should be 80km/h from
here to Inverloch because it’s a tourist road and there
are lot of cyclists that come up here and walkers use
the road,” she said.
Action needed: from left, Wattle Bank residents Bevan Denman, Geoff Ellis, Ray Holloway,
Bass Coast Shire Councillor Neil Rankine and grandson Sam Adams, Helene Feely and Rob
Allen are seeking further road safety improvements at the intersection of Lynnes Road and
Korumburra-Inverloch Road at Wattle Bank.
• a memorial to Barbara Ball near
the Lynnes Road intersection at
Wattle Bank. She died after a
collision there in May 2014.
Wattle Bank crash zone
Former Kongwak CFA captain Ray Holloway
said the intersection is difficult to find at night.
“There is nothing on the Inverloch road advis-
ing of the intersection when you’re coming from the
Korumburra direction,” he said.
Nearby resident Rob Allen called for vegetation
to be removed, particularly to improve visibility for
drivers making a right hand turn out of Lynnes Road.
“We could do with rumble strips in the lead up to
the intersection,” he said.
Cr Rankine said council would continue to urge
VicRoads to act.
AN earthquake occurred off the coast of
Cape Liptrap near Walkerville on Sun-
The magnitude 3 quake happened 10km be-
neath the sea floor, west of Tidal River at Wilsons
Promontory, at 10.51pm.
Geoscience Australia said the earthquake
could have been felt by people 23km away and no
damage was reported.
A MAN was airlifted to hospital after he
was stabbed at Hallora on Thursday af-
Police attended the altercation at Hick Road in Hal-
lora at 1.45pm in response to reports of a stabbing.
A Hallora man in his 30s was airlifted to Royal
Melbourne Hospital in a critical condition, having sus-
tained injuries to his upper body.
Police arrested a 64 year old Hallora man who was
taken to Warragul Hospital with minor injuries.
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