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By Brad Lester
THE new leaders of the Korumburra
Business Association will continue to
ensure Korumburra remains a vibrant
centre in South Gippsland.
The association’s new president Noelene Cos-
son said the group would work positively with
South Gippsland Shire Council to secure the at-
tention the town deserves.
“We need to work together and support each
other by building confidence within the commu-
nity. This not only sends a positive message to
our community, but also to council and to other
authorities,” she said.
“Korumburra is a great town and has a lot go-
ing for it. It is a true country town without all the
chain stores, but a unique shopping hub with lo-
cally run businesses.”
The association is encouraging business peo-
ple and residents to take part in council’s OurSay
forum that is now seeking suggestions for what
the community would like to see $400,000 spent
on in Korumburra.
The group is represented in discussions about
the future of the Korumburra railway station and
now has its own sign on the community town en-
Mrs Cosson was elected president at the as-
sociation’s annual general meeting at the Korum-
burra railway station last Wednesday, taking over
from Commonwealth Bank manager Steve Bone.
Shirley Arestia of MJA Accounting and Rick’s
Hairdressers remains as secretary, with Brian
Hess of Korumburra Florist vice president and
Trudi Mantell of Tru Business Management the
Mrs Cosson said for an affordable member-
QUESTIONS about how the scrutineer-
ing was going to be handled seemed to be
the main concern at a candidates’ infor-
mation session for the South Gippsland
Shire council elections in Leongatha last
Tuesday night, September 13.
There’s already a Melbourne Cup type field lining up
for the elections, with ballot packs to be sent mailed out
to eligible voters between Tuesday, October 4 and Thurs-
day, October 6.
If anyone wants to have a crack at being a shire coun-
cillor then they had better be quick with nominations
closing today (Tuesday, September 20) at noon and cost-
ing $250 for the privilege.
While no-one is running a ‘book’ on the election,
there is certainly a wide open field trying to wrest the
various ward positions from the incumbents, most of
whom have indicated they are running again.
Current councillor Don Hill wanted to know how the
scrutineering worked and do they have to be there at the
post office when the ballots come back.
Returning officer Sheryl Bruce told the good crowd
in attendance, which included most of the candidates, that
Australia Post sorted out ballot papers at the distribution
centre, then delivered them directly to the electoral office
which has just been opened in Bair Street, Leongatha.
Scrutineers can be in attendance at the opening at
various times in the process.
“Most candidates don’t have a scrutineer; it’s a per-
sonal choice,” Mrs Bruce said.
Responding to a question, Mrs Bruce said in three
shire elections which she has been involved in, “I’ve
never had a vote changed.”
Voters who enrolled to vote with South Gippsland
Shire Council and Bass Coast Shire Council as at Friday,
August 26 will be sent a ballot pack between October 4
Once completed, return the ballot so that is in the
mail by 6pm, Friday, October 21.
Votes are likely to be counted from Monday, October
24 and could take several days before the winners are
The nomination period for candidates in Bass Coast
Shire Council will also finish today (Tuesday, September
20) at noon.
The final list of candidates in ballot paper order will
be available on the Victorian Electoral Commission web-
site later this afternoon.
Tomorrow, Wednesday, will be the last chance for
candidates to lodge statements and respond to the ques-
The election office for Bass Coast Shire Council is
located at Old Wonthaggi Post Office and is open to the
public. The office is open from 9am to 5pm weekdays.
Unity to advance ’Burra
Leading the way: from left, promoting the benefits of shopping in Korumburra are Korumburra Business Association’s new president
Noelene Cosson and secretary Shirley Arestia.
ship fee of $50, businesses receive community
advocacy and possibly promotion on the associa-
tion’s Facebook page, as well as access to com-
The association is now running a word search
on its Facebook page that raises awareness of the
variety of businesses available in Korumburra.
Members have also arranged for displays in
vacant shop windows. The current show promotes
the activities of Coal Creek Community Park and
Museum while temporarily filling empty shops.
The annual town Christmas celebration is
planned for Saturday, December 17, with enter-
tainment, Santa Claus in the street and a colouring
competition to encourage shoppers into town.
“We now have 54 members, which is very en-
couraging,” Mrs Cosson said.
Mrs Cosson and her husband Rob run dairy
business Sure Pulse Australia. They have been
in business in Korumburra for 30 years and Mrs
Cosson has served with the pool committee and
swimming club, and is a member of the Korum-
They raised their three daughters in town.
Possible runners: from left, Strzelecki Ward candidate Ian Nicholas and possible candidate
Viv Pepper with David Amor, right, a confirmed candidate for Strzelecki Ward in South
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