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WHETHER your project is commercial or
domestic, Shield Master in Leongatha is
the one stop shop for all matters concrete.
The long established family owned business
recently marked the expansion of its concrete
division by welcoming on board Nathan Millett,
a locally born and bred concreter with 20 years
Some people can think concrete is beyond
repair when it probably isn’t. Shield Master can
do onsite inspections to discuss the treatments
Cracking can usually be easily repaired or
otherwise old surfaces can be re-levelled or
The latest top of the line equipment can be
used to grind and expose unsuspected character,
or why not apply a new look pebble coating for
that designer look.
From garden paths and driveways to factory
sheds, it is worth entrusting the job to the experts
who know the incredibly diverse applications of
If you had not considered customised concrete
polished benchtops for your kitchen or bar, then
perhaps it’s time you did.
Concrete’s the go
Polish it up: Shield Master has 30 years’ ex-
perience in protective coating, including pol-
ished concrete and decorative coating.
THE proposed cantilevered viewing
platform for the Agnes Falls Scenic Re-
serve is yet to be funded and will now be
up to the new council to support.
The South Gippsland Shire Council caretaker
period means the current council cannot commit to
an application for funding, despite the tourism de-
mand driver infrastructure program grant submis-
sion period closing on November 10.
“We are aware that the tourism demand driver
infrastructure fund has just opened,” council’s
grants/emergency management coordinator Penni
“However, as council is in caretaker mode we
are not in a position to apply without knowing the
intentions of the new council.
“Once the new council is elected the councillors
will be briefed and if they are supportive an applica-
tion will be lodged.”
Friends of Agnes Falls secretary Kathy Whelan
said the project is currently in limbo.
“The guidelines have changed again and we be-
lieve it is now a dollar for dollar grant, which of
course the soon to be elected new council would
have to approve down the track,” she said.
Ms Whelan said when and if a grant submission
is made for the project, the Friends of Agnes Falls
hopes to have some input and will certainly be writ-
ing a letter of support.
“As well as the cantilevered viewing platform it-
self, the future application may include funding for
upgraded pathways and signage, and possibly, an
enlargement of the car park,” she said.
“Our friends group certainly hopes it will come
Agnes falls viewing platform on hold
Left, Fabulous flowers: from left, Lesley McKay from Foster
North and Ann Smith from Welshpool enjoyed the Welshpool Au-
tumn Flower Show back in March, including these lovely roses.
NOW is the season to find
the romance of the rose
and where better than at
the forthcoming Welshpool
To be held at the Welshpool
Hall on Friday, October, 28 and
Saturday, October 29.
Roses of all hues will be vying
for the winning trophy, particular-
ly the gorgeous red blooms. If you
have roses growing in your gar-
den, you too can join in the fun.
There will be classes for Hy-
brid T’s, floribundas, minis and
many of the popular modern va-
The schedule also has sections
for general cut flowers, floral art,
pot plants, veggies, home produce
Many of the sections have
places for the novices among us
and there is also plenty of assis-
tance available from the helpful
The photography sections in-
clude classes for photos taken
in your garden and outside, but
will feature the colour red and of
course, a favourite rose.
Enquiries and schedule re-
quests should be addressed to
show secretary Fran Grylls on
ASPHALTING works to
be carried out next week-
end at the intersection of
South Gippsland Highway/
Koonwarra Road and Ogilvy
Street will help put the fin-
ishing touches on the new
As part of the Leongatha Heavy
Vehicle Alternate Route, the new in-
tersection, which now features Leon-
gatha’s first set of traffic lights, will
be completed once asphalting and
linemarking works are carried out.
VicRoads Eastern Region opera-
tions manager Henry Lam said part
of the works would be carried out the
weekend of Saturday, 15 and Sunday,
16 October which will have less im-
pact on traffic travelling through the
“The intersection will remain
accessible while we carry out the
asphalting works, but there will be
some impact to traffic – we are trying
to minimise that by carrying out the
works over a weekend when we know
we have less traffic,” Mr Lam said.
“There will be less trucks, but
more importantly, there will be no
school which means no impact to stu-
dents’ getting to and from school. It’s
a safer alternative for students both
walking and catching a bus.
“We anticipate some delays for
traffic using the intersection, but will
keep these to a minimum. We ask
motorists to plan their trips to allow
for delays, be aware of changed traf-
fic conditions and to drive to suit the
Following this weekend’s work
of asphalting, VicRoads’ contractor
will carry out further asphalting works
at the Strzelecki Highway end of the
route, to be followed by linemarking.
Mr Lam anticipated less impact
to traffic while these works are car-
ried out. “As this location is wider,
our contractor will have more room
and will be able to complete the works
during the week.
“At the end of this program of
asphalting and linemarking, motor-
ists will enjoy a new smooth riding
surface with new pavement and line-
Asphalting works will complete
new Leongatha intersection
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