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A WATTLE Bank man narrowly avoided
a hefty fine after he extinguished an il-
legal fire before firefighters arrived on
Tuesday, December 27.
The Kongwak Country Fire Authority was
called to an illegal burn on Lynnes Road shortly
A landholder had been burning grass and
sticks overnight to clear his property, unaware fire
restrictions were in force.
Kongwak CFA captain Ross Olden said the
fire was out and steaming when firefighters ar-
A MAN was taken to hospital after
he collapsed in the middle of Inver-
loch last Wednesday, December 28.
He needed emergency care while in
A'Beckett Street about 4pm.
An ambulance was called and so was the
Inverloch Country Fire Authority's support
vehicle, equipped with a defibrillator, before
The defibrillator was not required and
paramedics transported the man to hospital.
Left, All done: back row from left, Fish Creek Primary School Grade 6 students Kirra,
Freya, teacher Kiarna Smith, student Kaatje, principal Dale Banks, Olivia and Lara and
front, Emily and Alice, enjoyed the school's graduation evening held recently.
BASS Coast Shire Council will go to
tender for the detailed design and con-
struction of the Jetty Triangle in Cowes.
This project is part of the Cowes Revitalisa-
tion Project which involves three catalyst projects
-- the Jetty Triangle, Cowes Cultural and Com-
munity Centre and the Transit Centre and all day
The redevelopment of the Jetty Triangle will
include the installation of terraced, grassed areas
for event space, new pathways, landscaping and
access to the cenotaph.
At a recent meeting, council gave the green
light to go to tender for the triangle with an esti-
mated cost of $2.3 million.
The tender will include a hold point following
the detailed design to not proceed with construc-
tion until state and federal funding is confirmed.
A further report will be presented to council
detailing options for progressing the other two
components of the revitalisation project.
Mayor Cr Pamela Rothfield said, "This is very
exciting news, especially for the Cowes commu-
nity and central business district, as the redevel-
opment of the Jetty Triangle was identified as a
priority in the Cowes Activity Centre Plan.
"Once this project is completed, the triangle
will become a must visit for tourists and locals
alike as a place to relax, socialise, be entertained
Council will be going to tender in the first
half of 2017, so people may see consultants, en-
gineers and landscape architects walking around
the area in preparation for their design and tender
If you have any questions about the project,
contact council's infrastructure project leader
Derek Peters on 5671 2493 or email d.peters@
Cool kids: Fish
School Grade 6
students Kirra and
Olivia were fabu-
lous snowmen in
their last ever pri-
mary school per-
On stage: Fish Creek Primary School students Alice, Kaatje, Freya, Lara, Emily, Kirra
and Olivia performed a hilarious Christmas skit at the school's end of year performance
FISH Creek Primary School hosted its
annual Christmas concert recently, show-
casing the talents of the entire school.
Every student was involved in the production
and performed to a large audience of family and
The Grade Prep/1 students entertained the crowd
with a story about Pongo and then a sailor who went
to sea, sea, sea and the Grade 2/3 students kept the
laughs coming with their comedy show.
Then the magic of Christmas came alive with
the Grade 4/5/6 skit about a couple of children
who visited Santa and the elves at the North
All students had a great time and thoroughly
enjoyed themselves. Teachers Peta Hamlett, Ki-
arna Smith, Barry Farrell and Kerri Smith all
worked hard with the students, preparing them
for their performances.
The school's awards presentation was also
held during the school concert.
Kirra received the Rotary Award for Excel-
lence, Olivia received the Jerry Seuren Kindness
Award, Kaatje received the Science and Envi-
ronment Award, Alice received the Anne Bright
Memorial Award, Lara the South Gippsland
Shire Leadership Award, Freya the Lance Moon
Memorial Award and Emily, the Principal's
The school's Grade 6 students also enjoyed
their graduation ceremony recently, which in-
cluded dinner together with school staff in the
Oberon Room before heading back to school for
the official part of the evening.
Students reflected on their time at Fish Creek
school and parents and friends enjoyed a small
video presentation involving the students answer-
ing tricky questions such as "What was your fa-
After the formal part of the evening, everyone
enjoyed desserts prepared by students and look-
ing over scrap books of memories students had
Jetty Triangle moves forward
No fine for illegal fire
rived, and so the landholder avoided a penalty.
Mr Olden urged people to be aware fires were
now banned during the high fire danger at the
height of summer.
"If people need information about what they
can and cannot do during the Fire Danger Period,
they can talk to their local CFA or get online," he
said.Firefighters call police to active, illegal fires
and fines could be imposed to discourage the
risk of a burnoff leading to bushfires and caus-
ing catastrophic damage, as well calling CFA
volunteers away from their families unneces-
The penalties for lighting a fire in the open air
during the Fire Danger Period without a permit can
be up to $17,000 and/or 12 months imprisonment.
Stiffer penalties apply for fires lit on days of Total
Fire Ban days.
The Fire Danger Period in South Gippsland
and parts of Bass Coast shire councils began on
December 19, 2016.
During the Fire Danger Period, fires cannot
be lit in the open air without a written permit
from CFA or a municipal fire prevention
For more information on burn-offs and Fire
Danger Periods, visit www.cfa.vic.gov.au
to Rose Lodge
Presents: Wonthaggi North Primary School student Siena gave Rose Lodge resident Thelma
Alford a lavender bag and a card for Christmas.
WONTHAGGI North Primary School
students spread Christmas cheer at Rose
The Grade 3 and 4 classes visited Rose Lodge
to share stories titled Wonthaggi -- My Place.
Students asked the residents to share their
memories of their life in the town.
Each student then presented the residents with
a lavender bag and card for Christmas.
The exchange was a delight for both genera-
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