Kmart for Warragul?

The site on the north-east corner of Hazel Drv and Queen St, Warragul will have to be rezoned to allow for a Kmart retail development.

Development of a Kmart store as part of a new $25 million retail precinct in Warragul may only depend on rezoning the land. Currently zoned for a bulky goods precinct, Baw Baw Shire Council will request Planning Minister Richard Wynne

Tagged with:
Posted in News

Hospital cuts a “disaster”

West Gippsland Hospital

West Gippsland Hospital will be short-changed $14.2 million – the equivalent of its entire annual elective surgery budget – claims Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing. Ms Shing said the $14.2 million cut for West Gippsland Healthcare Group over five

Tagged with:
Posted in News

Skatepark lobbying pays off

Celebrating the news of confirmation of a new skatepark in Yarragon are Yarragon Community Skatepark Association members, from left Will Kemp, Tom Brown, Tynan Pakan, Will MacLean, Janet Pakan, Mischa Moore, Cooper Pakan, Charlotte Kemp, Levi Moore, Addison Moore and Charlie MacLean.

Young people from Yarragon’s growing skateboard, rollerblade, scooter and BMX community will soon be able to showcase all the latest tricks at a new skate park, with the state government providing a $221,250 grant to build it. The project will

Tagged with:
Posted in News

Clash over barriers

Wire rope barriers continue to be installed along the Princes Fwy throughout West Gippsland.

  The continuing installation of thousands of kilometres of wire rope barriers alongside roads have set the State government and Opposition on a collision course. The construction program is on course for a head-on clash ahead of the state election

Tagged with: ,
Posted in News

Camp prepares Storm

Local netballers who attended the Storm fitness camp included Lucy McKellar, Olivia Konstanty, Sienna Green and Alexandra Brice.

Gippsland Storm Elite Development Netball Club recently had its annual fitness camp at Allambee Camp, just south of Yarragon in the Strzelecki Ranges. Including coaches’ players and support staff, close to 100 people attended the camp in preparation for the

Tagged with:
Posted in Sport

Exceptional century

Longwarry’s Isaac Carney drives during a tight six-run win over Yarragon in division three.

  An exceptional century from John Perry marked day two of proceedings between Buln Buln and Drouin on Saturday, but not even his stunning unbeaten 137 could help the Hawks to victory, with the Lyrebirds extending their lead at the

Tagged with:
Posted in Sport

Swimming champs coup

The new Warragul outdoor swimming pool will host the Victorian Country Swimming Championships next year.

Warragul Swimming Club has pulled off a coup being chosen to host next year’s Victorian Country Swimming Championships at the town’s new swimming complex. Just 15 months after the $14 million project at the Warragul Leisure Centre to build a

Tagged with:
Posted in News

Golden bolt marks milestone

Warragul Regional College student Daniel Stow leaves his signature on the beam that will support the new balcony.

A giant golden spanner has been used to tighten the final bolt on a 7.5 tonne beam that will support new balcony seating in the redeveloped West Gippsland Arts Centre. The steel framework forms the structural support for the new

Tagged with:
Posted in News

Street facelift begins

Mad Cat Constructions project manager Trevor Reynolds (left) and Baw Baw Shire’s project engineer Lee Yuill go over the final plans ahead of works beginning on the Palmerston St streetscape last night.

  Works began last night on the $1.3 million facelift of Palmerston St, Warragul that will create a community square type atmosphere. A major feature of the works will be conversion of the two way roadway to one way traffic

Tagged with:
Posted in News

Ficifolia celebrations

Georgia and Tayla Wassenberg are dressed up to participate in the parade for St Itas Primary School.

  Thirty years on and Drouin’s Ficifolia Festival has continued to draw large crowds and community support over the past week. The 30th anniversary was celebrated with a week long program that culminated in the traditional parade day on Saturday

Tagged with:
Posted in News

    To read the full article, get the Gazette newspaper each week in print
    from all good newsagents and convenience stores
    or in digital format here

    If you have subscribed to the digital format --- login here

    Real Estate Lift Out

    Feature