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A REVISED arts and cul-
ture policy was adopted
by the South Gippsland
Shire Council at last
Following months of consulta-
tion with members of the arts com-
munity and the South Gippsland
Arts Alliance (SGAA), the revised
policy received unanimous support.
After attending the council
meeting SGAA spokesperson Mi-
chael Lester was fulsome in his
praise for the support of all council-
lors for this new initiative.
“Arts alliance members are
thrilled the council believes the
arts to be an integral part of South
Gippsland life and worthy of finan-
cial and administrative support,” he
“We will continue to work
with arts organisations and coun-
Bass Coast Shire council held a citizenship cer-
emony last Tuesday, July 26 at the Old Post Office in
Wonthaggi; pictured from left, Moira Van Deur (from
Scotland, now living in Cape Paterson); Robert Perry
(from England, now living in Cowes); Steven Terrill
(from New Zealand, now living in St Clair); Ravinder
Mansfield (from England, now living in Woolamai);
and Li Deng (from China, now living in Wonthaggi).
THE sea is coming to Wonthaggi Library, in a
tsunami of artwork that will fill Wonthaggi’s num-
ber one community space with colour. The brain-
child of local artist, musician and educator Tom
Murray-White, By the Sea will be an art installation
with a difference, when local schools, families and
artists will come together to turn the library into a
blaze of colour.
“We want everyone to produce at least one piece
of art,” said Tom. “It can be anything to do with the
sea, from a ship to a wave, a fish . . . or whatever.”
Launch day for the project is Thursday, September
1, when there will be special stories, music, compe-
titions and much more, from 12pm onwards. This
library is already ready to receive the expected flood
of art, without which it can’t work. The final words
go to Tom—“Come on Wonthaggi, get painting!”
BRYAN Sword, the Director of Development Ser-
vices at South Gippsland Shire Council (SGSC) was
along to a recent Rotary Club of Korumburra meeting
to speak on the proposed Korumburra Library-Art Gal-
lery site development.The SGSC is seeking input on
the proposal from all affected parties. The future of the
club’s Federation Art Gallery is of concern to it should
the project proceed. The club expressed its opinion that
the preference at this stage would be for the Art Gallery
to be attached to the library on its present site.
ON September 19 Foster Rotary Club will hold
Anniversary dinner in the Foster War Me-
Art gets new push
Art support shows: South
Gippsland Shire Council
community strengthening of-
ficer Ned Dennis and Michael
Lester from South Gippsland
Arts Alliance shortly after
SGSC adopted the revised
arts and culture policy last
cil to ensure the development of an
implementation strategy for the new
policy benefits all South Gippsland
The SGAA was recently formed
to act as an independent ‘peak body’
for all arts organisations and practi-
tioners in South Gippsland.
The revised policy will provide
a platform for a diverse range of arts
and cultural activities and to support
new and expanded economic activ-
ity in the arts sector across the shire.
The newly adopted policy can
be downloaded from the council’s
THE three lieutenants of Leongatha Fire Brigade are going to do the 2016 Melbourne Firefighter
Stair Climb, “Climb for the Kids” on Saturday, September 3. All money raised at a recent IGA barbe-
cue was donated to the Murdoch Children’s Resaearch Institute, to go towards researching “Healthier
Kids and a Healthier Future”. Brigade members in the photo are, from left, 2nd Lt. Steve Burns, 3rd
Lt. Ben Patterson and 1st Lt. Mick White. Details of how to make donations are on the Leongatha Fire
Brigade’s Facebook page. It is hoped across the country some $343,000 can be raised.
WELSHPOOL and District Primary School’s
Grade 6 students want to makeover ‘Mooovie Star’ the
cow and are looking for someone within the local com-
munity who would like to help oversee the process. All
supplies would be covered by the school. The students
are after someone with some artistic flair and time to
spend with them to finish the project. The helper would
need a current working with children check. Please
contact the school if you are available to assist the
Grade 6 students in transforming the cow.
DURING August, Loch Primary School will
have a focus on protective behaviours.
Students will participate in a sequence of three
lessons, teachers will participate in professional de-
velopment and we will host a parent workshop.
All of these sessions will be facilitated by Margie
Buttriss from Hush Education.
The program encourage all who participate in
Assert their right to feel safe;
Listen to what their body tells them; and
Follow up by taking action to either solve prob-
lems on their own or to seek assistance from
THE Australian Red Cross Blood Service would
like to thank donors from Leongatha for their generos-
ity when the mobile donor centre visited recently.
You gave 178 donations, saving an incredible 534
lives. Thank you!
One in three Australians will need blood or a blood
product in their lifetime, but only one in 30 currently
The mobile donor centre will next visit Leongatha
from Wednesday, October 26 to Friday, November 4,
Please call 13 14 95 to make an appointment or
visit www.donateblood.com.au for more information.
LEONGATHA Lyric Theatre’s entry in the Vic-
torian One Act Play Festival circuit this year is the
comedy, The Loveliest Afternoon of The Year, direct-
ed by Marg Tattersall and performed by Jo Street
and David Tattersall.
It was performed to audience acclaim at the
Dandenong Ranges Festival hosted by Gemco at
Emerald recently, and received encouraging com-
ments from the adjudicator, including a nomination
for David as best male actor for the weekend.
The play will be performed next at the South
Gippsland One Act Play Festival at Foster on the
weekend of August 20 and 21.
LEONGATHA Fire Brigade was called to Longwarry on Friday to flare off a leaking gas tank
on a 4WD at the Caltex service station. This was after the two nearest flare-off brigades were
unable to respond, meaning a round trip of over 160 km.
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