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IT was early March when Ace
Industrial opened a store in the
Leongatha industrial estate.
Branch Manager, Trevor Arnold said
he was so thrilled with the reception and
support the business had received in
Leongatha and South Gippsland, that
he wished to thank their growing client
base which extends from Phillip Island
in the west to Yarram in the east.
Ace Industrial understands the val-
ue of quality products offering reliabil-
ity to Primary Producers, Engineering
and General Workshops, which is why
they stock brands such as WIA Welding
Equipment, McMillan Air Compres-
sors, Typhoon Hand Tools & Sutton
Cutting Tools and many other brands
recognized as the best available.
To support the quality product range
offered, ACE prides itself on having
brought together a staff which has a
first class knowledge of the industrial
Proprietor Doug Reid first moved to
South Gippsland over 30 years ago and
has continually been involved in the in-
dustry locally for all those years.
Born and bred in South Gippsland,
store manager Trevor Arnold has 28
years’ experience in the industry and
delivers as up to date and broad a
knowledge as you will find anywhere.
That is the quality that runs right
through this business.
Denis Holt grew up on a farm in
Kongwak and he is the store’s go to
man for sourcing products and getting
them out to where they are required in
Sales representative Rowan Smith
grew up in Archies Creek and is the
kind of employee who just can’t help
himself: he has to go the extra yard be-
yond the job description to make not
himself happy, but the client happy.
Doug Wilkinson is the most recent
person to join the Ace Industrial staff as
Ace Industrial leads the field
Quality and service: from left, Denis Holt, Doug Wilkinson, and Trev-
or Arnold at the Ace Industrial store in McPherson Street, Leongatha,
surrounded by some of the vast array of high quality industrial supplies
storeman and delivery driver.
Mr Arnold said, “He never stops.
He is always finding something to do
and if he has a personal motto it is like-
ly ‘No-one is left waiting’.”
Right now, with hay being cut and
silage placing huge demands on re-
sources – machine, man and woman –
servicing the farm community is con-
stantly drawing on staff ’s combined
experience, knowledge and desire to
provide first class service.
Ace Industrial offers an after-hours
service for emergency breakdowns and
is open right through the Christmas and
New Year period, except for the main
Make the store a must see for a
Christmas gift for Dad, or whoever the
man is in your life.
There are tools for the workshop,
compressors, pressure cleaners and
perhaps he needs lubricants to prompt
him to service the caravan or boat trail-
er before they set off for the river bank
or ocean for that well earned break.
Is your dad hard to buy for?
Wait until you have visited Ace In-
dustrial – it is easier to please him than
you dreamed might be possible.
THE launch of a new book
celebrating the region’s
farmers was acknowledged
by councillors Andrew
McEwen and Jeremy Rich.
The publication, Love,
Sweat and Passion, Produc-
ing Fine Food and Wine in
South Gippsland, was com-
piled by Jenny O’Sullivan,
Jillian Staton and Uri Fogel.
The book celebrates seven
farmers, Waratah Hills Vine-
yard, Golden Creek Olives,
Ruby Hills Organics, Mon-
trose Dairy, Terramirra Park
Venison, Prom Country
Cheese and Malabar Farm.
The book was launched at
Waratah Hills Vineyard on
November 19 and again at
Corrie’s Bookstore, Toora,
CR Lorraine Brunt has
urged councillors to review
their expenditure after the
expenditure of the previ-
ous council was $9888 over
“Openness and trans-
parency starts with us,” she
told council last Wednes-
“If everyone was going
to get their own car, we are
going to run into trouble.
Maybe we need to look at
using the council pool car if
a number of us are going to
In the councillor ex-
penditure report for July
1, 2016 to September 30,
2016, councillor allowanc-
es appeared to be $16,465
A council spokesper-
son said this was “an ac-
counting profile issue, not
“The payments are paid
in advance of the month
they apply to, which can
make the profile of the
funding look out,” the
“The amounts balance
out to the correct amount by
the end of financial year.”
CR LORRAINE Brunt ac-
knowledged the volunteers
who had beautified gardens
at Korumburra Railway
A plaque was unveiled
at the station to recognise
the volunteers’ efforts. The
project was coordinated by
community worker Shirley
“Council can be proud
of what has been achieved
there,” Cr Brunt said.
SOUTH Gippsland Shire
Council mayor Cr Ray Ar-
gento paid tribute to the late
Dr Mario Croatto for his ded-
ication to the community.
Describing him as a
“local hero”, Cr Argento
said Dr Croatto was a con-
fidant for many in the com-
munity and for many years
was the only Italian speak-
ing doctor in the area.
“He will be sadly missed
by the community that he
loved so dearly,” he said.
COUNCILLORS and staff
are discouraged from ac-
cepting gifts and donations
during their duties, under
a policy South Gippsland
Shire Council adopted last
of Gifts and Donations
Policy now considers a gift
to be valued at $60 or more,
and requires councillors
and staff to obtain approval
from the CEO (for staff)
and the mayor (for council-
lors) before accepting gifts
valued at more than $250.
Ultimately, the policy’s
preference is that no gifts be
THE public will be invited
to comment on a proposal
by South Gippsland Shire
Council to declare land it
owns as a road.
The land in Weymes
Road, Mount Eccles, is re-
quired to be declared as a
road to allow legal access to
an adjoining property.
Council will take pub-
lic submissions until 5pm,
Wednesday, January 4.
Council will hear sub-
missions or if none are re-
ceived, will public the road
declaration in the Victoria
South Gippsland Shire briefs
• mayor Cr Ray
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