Road upgrade benefits farmers

Local farmer Trish Hammond joins Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford and Baw Baw Shire mayor Joe Gauci in inspecting Labertouche North Rd, which has been in need of urgent upgrades.

Dairy and beef producers in Labertouche are set to increase productivity following a $1.16 million funding announcement to seal and widen a seven-kilometre section of Labertouche North Rd. Labertouche North Rd is used by local dairy, beef, agriculture suppliers, emergency

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School bell back

Noah Smith rings the historic bell to mark its return at Lardner and District Primary School in front of (from left) Troy Griffin, principal Julie Kennedy and Lara Hansford.

School is back and so is the bell at Lardner and District Primary School. Great cheers erupted at the school assembly when principal Julie Kennedy announced the missing bell had been returned. The historic bell that had been part of

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Mel and Kaz mark 20 years

Kaz McCulloch and Mel Neil planned to mark their 20th anniversary celebrations with a wedding in February.  However, with Australian law still not allowing them to marry, the couple marked the milestone with a second commitment ceremony.

  When Mel Neil and Kaz McCulloch began planning their 20th anniversary celebrations, they were confident marriage equality legislation would allow them to marry. And so the planning began for a wedding ceremony on the 20th anniversary of their commitment

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Abbey Gardens opens

Residents at the newly opened Abbey Gardens aged care facility in Warragul (from left) Jean Crawford, Elizabeth Smith and Joyce Lloyd enjoyed themselves at the official opening last week.

Baw Baw Shire’s newest aged care facility, Abbey Gardens in Warragul, was officially opened on Thursday by Federal Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt. Mr Wyatt described the $24 million complex as “brilliant, one of the most impressive buildings he’d been

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Ellinbank’s new pavilion

Baw Baw Shire deputy mayor Mikaela Power joins Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing, Ellinbank life member Ernie Matkovich and club president Rob Pandolfo to cut the cake to celebration the official opening of the club’s new facilities.

Ellinbank Football Netball Club kicked off its first home game in style by officially opening the doors of the brand-new sports pavilion at Ellinbank Recreation Reserve. With Ellinbank’s senior football team enjoying a big lead over Nilma-Darnum on the field,

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Thorpdale undefeated

Yarragon’s Chris Karlis is met by a strong Hill End tackle.

Thorpdale continued its resurgence in Mid Gippsland Football, this time taking a narrow four-point win over rivals Trafalgar 9-6 (60) to 8-8 (56) on Sunday. With a moving Anzac ceremony preceding the match, the Blues maintained a narrow lead throughout

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More train seats

An extra three carriages – 222 seats - have been added to busy morning and afternoon peak services on the Gippsland rail line.

An extra three carriages – 222 seats – were added to the busiest morning and afternoon peak service on the Gippsland rail line last week. The additional carriages will double seating capacity on weekday services that depart Warragul at 7.11am

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Bus stops angst

A bus stop is proposed in front of, or close to, houses in Albert St, Warragul in less than a month.

With less than a month before new and expanded intra-town bus services begin in Warragul and Drouin, a number of residents are complaining about bus stops proposed in front of, or close to, their houses. The new services – there

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Bridge improvements

Federal Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent, Baw Baw Shire Council acting director community assets Vishal Gupta, former councillor and project advocator David Balfour, mayor Joe Gauci, Cr Darren Wallace and Cr Michael Leaney inspect improvements to the Daveys Rd bridge.

Motorists will be able to cross the Daveys Road Bridge safely and securely following an upgrade to the structure. Hourigan Walsh Pty Ltd constructed the new 22 metre span concrete bridge that runs over the Latrobe River about 1.5km north

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Digging deep for appeal

Volunteer Mark Walkinshaw takes a donation from Drouin resident Chloe Luczak for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal.  Baw Baw residents donated more than $64,000 to this year’s appeal raising $17.6 million.

West Gippsland residents showed their generosity in donating more than $64,000 to the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal. Yarragon led the way, the town raising $21,884 via a community campaign and monster raffle. Amongst other local towns, Warragul raised

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