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Free Green Waste Disposal
South Gippsland residents are now able to take advantage of Council’s annual
green waste amnesty period.
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charged when disposing of green waste at any of Council’s transfer stations.
The amnesty period is now open and will run until the end of December.
For more information on transfer stations and operating hours please visit
A LEONGATHA truck driver sus-
tained minor injuries after his ce-
ment truck rolled at Meeniyan on
The incident occurred at the intersec-
tion of Tarwin Lower Road and the South
The driver, 45, was assessed by para-
medics and taken to hospital after the in-
cident occurred while he was making a
right hand turn.
The highway remained open while
emergency services attended the scene.
BASS Coast Shire Council candidates
received a final plea to rescind the deci-
sion to close the Inverloch transfer sta-
tion, prior to the election.
Former Shire of Woorayl shire engineer Keith
Godridge called for a complete review of the for-
mer council’s decision to close the facility before
the closure is finalised in September, 2017.
“The Inverloch transfer station is a key as-
set for the ratepayers of the Bunurong Ward,” he
“The population of Inverloch has increased
dramatically and the transfer station is an essen-
tial facility. The station is well run with profes-
sional and friendly staff, and the removal of the
station will require a one way trip between 13 ki-
lometres and 24 kilometres for ratepayers to go to
the Wonthaggi transfer station.
“This trip would involve navigation through
three congested roundabouts in Wonthaggi, travel
through the main street and a difficult right turn
back onto Graham Street and through the round-
abouts on the return journey.”
Council’s decision to close the transfer sta-
tion was made because the former councillors
believed it was not operating to the best practice
standards, had the potential for stormwater dis-
charge, was a threat to flora and fauna, and was
not turning over any profit.
“The report to council states ‘the facility’s lo-
cation poses potential impacts to the environment,
in particular relating to stormwater discharge and
fire, and aesthetic impacts to the community due
to the continued encroachment of residential de-
velopment’. After 30 years, the transfer station
has not produced any stormwater adverse im-
pacts. There has never been a fire at the site,” Mr
“The transfer station is a well used and neces-
sary facility. Its removal on the basis of a deeply
flawed and inadequate report adopted by the pre-
vious council must be reviewed and rescinded by
the incoming council.
“As a resident of Inverloch for the past 19
years, I am aware of wide spread dissatisfaction
with the Bass Coast Shire Council on many of its
decisions and its financial performances. I hope
the new council succeeds in restoring its cred-
The incoming councillors were made public
on the weekend, and will be announced officially
tomorrow (November 2) at council chambers.
Call for tip review
Right, International effort:
Jan Hewitt of Korumburra
sold goods at the Fish
Creek Collective Bazaar to
raise money for projects in
FISH CREEK was abuzz
on the Melbourne Cup
long weekend and the sec-
ond Fish Creek Collective
Bazaar was a drawcard.
Some 15 stalls sold a range
of goods, from clothing and
cards, to books, bric-a-brac and
furniture at Fish Creek Memori-
al Hall on Saturday and Sunday.
Craft and sewing enthusi-
asts searched through a sale of
hundreds of samples of materi-
Proceeds went to the upkeep
of the hall.
Julie Thomas, who organised
the bazaar with Helen Ritt, was
pleased with the event.
“It was a busy two days. A
lot of people came. The town
was busy and the Foster mar-
ket was on and so Foster busy
and we got the overflow,” Ms
Truck rollover at Meeniyan
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