Drouin at gridlock

Cr Jessica O’Donnell has called for an upgrade of the Balfour Rd-Princes Hwy intersection as a step towards improving traffic flows in and around Drouin.

Traffic movements through Drouin need to be addressed as a matter of urgency, according to a Baw Baw Shire councillor. Drouin’s traffic was described as a “gridlock” and a “basket case” by councillors who want planning undertaken to improve traffic

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Buses back again

Free travel will be offered whilst trains are out of action between Saturday, April 6 and Tuesday, April 23.

Buses will replace trains on the Gippsland line for over two weeks, starting on Saturday. Free travel will be offered whilst trains are out of action between Saturday, April 6 and Tuesday, April 23. Gippsland line passengers are encouraged to

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Home away from home

Family time is proving the best medicine as one-year-old Lucas Youngman of Drouin undergoes treatment for leukaemia in the Monash Children’s Hospital.  Ronald McDonald House is enabling Lucas’ three-year-old brother Ethan and twin brother Noah stay close by his side together with parents Alana and Chris Youngman.

Ronald McDonald House is helping a Drouin family stay together as one-year-old Lucas Youngman undergoes treatment for leukaemia. It was around the first birthday of Lucas – and twin brother Noah – that parents Alana and Chris Youngman noticed he

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Lock cars

Police continue to enforce warnings to car owners to lock their vehicles and remove valuables.

A special operation encouraging community members to lock their cars will be continued in Drouin after running for a month in Trafalgar. Police continue to enforce warnings to car owners to lock their vehicles and remove valuables. A spate of

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Refugees welcome

Baw Baw Shire mayor Mikaela Power signs the Refugee Welcome Zone declaration with support of (back, from left) Farhat Firdous, Anne Jones, Cathy Paterson, Peter Kirkbride and Hedy Kirkbride.

Community members in Baw Baw Shire will be encouraged to extend the hand of friendship in welcoming refugees to the shire. On Harmony Day last Thursday, council affirmed its commitment to be a Refugee Welcome Zone when mayor Mikaela Power

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Seats cause angst

Hazard tape was placed around seat frames after Baw Baw Shire removed slats and left frames standing in Smith St.  The frames have since been removed.

The part removal of street furniture as part of the Smith St streetscape works caused some angst amongst residents last week. Reports to The Gazette indicated some elderly residents were caught unawares after Baw Baw Shire staff removed the slats

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Market success

Selling home grown produce at their stall are St Paul’s Anglican Grammar junior students Jayden Ronalds, Matti Mahne and Fraser Leighton.

Local budding entrepreneurs gained market experience when they ran stalls at the Kid’s Farmers Market event at Warragul Primary School on Friday evening. With students taking inspiration from Warragul’s monthly market held in Civic Park, Warragul Primary School’s junior campus

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Calls for better access

Bunyip North residents (from left) Bill Pearson, Steven Mitchell, Belinda Carlile, Milan Velimirovic and Kieran Mohan are calling for a better system to assist residents with access to and from their properties after a fire.

Access to fire affected properties in the days after a fire needs to be improved, according to a group of Bunyip North residents who stayed to defend their homes. With no power and limited water, several residents tried to leave

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Bunyip unites

Bunyip Fire Brigade volunteers were the focus of a community day at Bunyip Recreation Reserve on Sunday.  With the Bunyip truck are (from left): Noel Mollison (Bunyip Junior Football Club), first lieutenant Jason Boler, Glen Clark (Bunyip Football Club), Sam Dowie, Jade Taylor (Bunyip Netball Club), Adrian Gatti (Bunyip Soccer Club) and Lisa Visser (Bunyip Netball Club).

Bunyip and the surrounding communities came together on Sunday for a community picnic at the Bunyip Recreation Reserve. Organised by members of Bunyip Football and Netball Clubs, Bunyip Junior Football Club, Bunyip Soccer Club, Bunyip Tennis Club, Bunyip Cricket Club

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Janina fights for life

Responding to a telephone call late in the early hours of March 4, Janina Kletke of Garfield didn’t hesitate to offer assistance to a woman who wanted to move horses because of the Bunyip forest fire.

Responding to a telephone call late in the early hours of March 4, Janina Kletke of Garfield didn’t hesitate to offer assistance to a woman who wanted to move horses because of the Bunyip forest fire. She jumped in her

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