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IF you enjoy boating in Anderson Inlet,
Bass Coast Shire Council wants to talk
Council is asking the boating community what
the user needs are for the Mahers Landing boating
When boat launching and retrieval reaches its peak,
the Inverloch boat ramp can become too congested.
Wind and wave action also make launching and
Mayor Cr Jordan Crugnale said this can mean
boaters look for alternatives, and with Mahers Land-
ing only six kilometres away, it becomes a logical
“Council would like to engage people to help us
decide on the appropriate development options for
Mahers Landing to facilitate a more user friendly
facility,” Cr Crugnale said.
“We are holding a community workshop in In-
verloch so that we can get your input. We hope to
see as many of the interested community as possible,
and look forward to working together to guide this
important infrastructure development.”
The workshop will be held on Wednesday, July 6,
from 5pm to 7pm at the Inverloch Community Hub.
For more details, contact council’s natural
resources officer David Martin on d.martin@
basscoast.vic.gov.au, or call 5671 2774 or 1300
BCOAST (226 278).
Meet for Mahers Landing
SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council may
introduce a major arts prize.
Council last Wednesday voted to consider run-
ning a competition for two dimensional artwork cre-
ated by artists with a link to South Gippsland.
The prize will be considered as part of the devel-
opment of council’s arts strategy and could be tied to
other local art shows.
Cr Kieran Kennedy initiated the proposal by
lodging a notice of motion at last Wednesday’s
council meeting, calling for a report on how council
could coordinate the prize.
His motion preamble noted the region was home
to many talented artists, exhibitions and community
run art shows, but there was no shire-wide art show
hosted by council focusing on works produced by
artists with a connection to South Gippsland.
“We don’t have room to feature an exhibition of
such high calibre and decent prizemoney to facilitate
artwork of such size,” Cr Kennedy said.
He noted Leongatha Memorial Hall has inade-
quate lighting and the Korumburra Art Gallery could
be the subject of discussions around its future use.
Cr Kennedy noted council spends $22,000 a year
on the arts, with much of that going to the Music for
the People Concert at Mossvale Park – far less than
Arts prize mooted
THE sun shone on Korumburra’s Queen
Street for the neighourhood annual get
together on the Queen’s Birthday public
The community held a royal tea party at the scout
Historian Doug Boston shared his knowledge of
past times, treating the gathering to a fascinating talk
that led them from the top of the street at the Anglican
church to the bottom of the street, where they were
astonished to discover a butter factory once stood.
Doug’ s entertaining talk uncovered many sur-
prises, including fires, arsonists , gossip, and changes
to the social landscape. His research had unearthed
street scenes from the early 1900s and he handed
laminated photos of these to the group to peruse and
marvel at the changes.
Today the street mainly features houses, the Angli-
can church, the scout hall, swimming pool and Cole-
man Park with its barbecue and children’s play area.
He told of how in the past, the street had more
churches, halls and buses.
There were no mature street trees in evidence in
the early photographs but the audience felt the street
would have been a great place to live and have fun
as it is today.
Two guests of honour were Jean Kelly, 96, and
Doug Perks, 93. Both of these Queen Streeters con-
tinue to live in their own homes and they paid trib-
Regal affair: Sasha Boys and Hamish Boys
lap up the fun of Korumburra’s Queen Street
Party fit for royals
in Queen Street
ute to wonderful neighbours and family who help to
make this possible.
Also present was six month old Tyler Souter,
Queen Street’s youngest resident.
This year, as always, Queen Street residents
agreed that living in their street in Korumburra gives
them a lifestyle fit for a Queen.
By Jen Bals, work experience
THE Wonthaggi Theatrical Group is
holding its beneficial WTGlee Young
Actors Studio soon.
School students from years 5 to12 are urged to
get involved to learn how to express themselves, be
creative and learn useful life skills.
The program explores the roles involved in
producing live performances to allow the expres-
sion of new ideas.
This five week program will be run by gradu-
ates Rory Godbold and Sam Duncan of the Bach-
elor of Dramatic Arts at the Victorian College of
They are passionate and willing to share their
luminous skills with the youth.
This year’s WTGlee program will focus on the
acting side of the arts, applying improvisation, el-
ements of physical realisation, vocal techniques,
fundamental movements and spatial relationships
to create a short live performance for their family
In the past there has been programs run on
many aspects of the arts. These have all been suc-
cessful in teaching young students an abounding
number of skills.
This series is funded by the Bass Coast
Shire Council making this event free to all
It will be held at the Wonthaggi Theatrical Group
building, State Coal Mine, Wonthaggi, every Sun-
day from the July 24 through to August 21.
Years 5 to 8 times are 10am till 12pm, and Year
9 onwards 1pm til 3pm.
All students are advised to seize this fantastic
For further contact and booking contact alex.
Rising stars: from left, Shontelle O’Connor, Bella Kent and Willamina Donohue took
part in Evita, staged by Wonthaggi Theatrical Group this year. The group is holding a
young actors’ studio.
Young actors take spotlight
Hovell ward reaps rewards
Success: 36 projects were provided with funding by Bass Coast Shire Council last week. Community groups accepted the grants at an
awards evening at the Kilcunda Community Hall.
Bass Coast backs healthy lifestyles
BASS Coast Shire Council distributed
$63,750 worth of grants to community
groups last week.
Thirty-six recipients were invited to celebrate
their success at the Kilcunda Community Hall.
Mayor Cr Jordan Crugnale said 10 sport and
recreation applications were among those sup-
“Two of these projects support new activities,
especially aimed at keeping young girls and wom-
en active,” she said.
“These are the Bass Valley stand up paddle
boarding mums and ladies who were granted
$2187 to establish stand up paddle boarding at
“The success of this group with their ‘come
and try’ sessions has led them to extend their
reach shire wide, with July 16 the next date on
Cr Crugnale said the Phillip Island Football
Club received $1065 to help start an Under 18s
youth girls’ team.
“With the recent announcement of the eight
team women’s AFL competition, it won’t be long
before there is local representation at the level,”
Bass Coast community grants 2016 round two
is open for applications up to August 12.
More information is available at www.
Wonthaggi Theatrical Group, $3000 for the Wont-
haggi Citizens Band, $1117 for the Bass Coast group
of fire brigades, $2200 for the Wonthaggi and Dis-
trict Historical Society, $3000 for the Wonthaggi
Bowls Club, $1445 for Wonthaggi Kindergarten Inc,
$1000 for Friends of Harmers Haven, $2000 for the
Cape Paterson Surf Life Saving Club and $817 for
Bass Coast Boardriders.
Anderson ward received $608 for the Probus
Club of San Remo, $1800 for the San Remo pre-
school and three grants of $1200, $750 and $800 for
projects at the National Vietnam Veterans Museum.
Leadbeater ward received $3000 for the Bass
Coast Landcare Network, $1400 for the Bass Valley
Community Group, $1738 for the Corinella and Dis-
trict Community Centre, two grants of $1500 and
$750 for the Archies Creek Community Hall, $500
for KernARTISTS, $2187 for Bass Valley stand up
paddle boarding mums and ladies, and $2500 for the
Glen Alvie Cricket Club.
McHaffie ward was presented with $1193 for the
Phillip Island Community Orchard.
Thompson Ward received $1000 for the Phillip
Island Indoor Outdoor Soccer Association, $5000
for the Phillip Island Scout Group, $3000 for the Sil-
verleaves Conservation Association, $1065 for the
Phillip Island Football Netball Club, and $1200 for
the Rotary Club of Phillip Island and San Remo.
Townsend Ward received $800 for the Inverloch
and District Preschool Association, $3000 for the In-
verloch Cricket Club, $270 for the South Gippsland
Conservation Society and $4000 for the Rotary Club
All groups were presented their grants at an
awards evening at the Kilcunda Community Hall
COMMUNITY groups from Hovell
ward were big winners in round one of
Bass Coast Shire Council’s community
grants from 2016.
Hovell ward received $1250 for Friends of the
State Coal Mine, two grants of $3500 and $480 for
the Wonthaggi Power Football Netball Club, $1500
for Bass Coast Community Foundation, $3000 for
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