Triumphant return for home-grown ballerina

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Warragul’s Heidi Freeman made a triumphant return to the West Gippsland Arts Centre stage as part of Australian Ballet’s tour of “Coppélia” on the weekend. As youngsters in the audience started dreaming of one day being a professional ballerina, that

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First steps for Warragul Kmart

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Another milestone in the development of a major retail centre in Warragul with a Bunnings Warehouse and Kmart as anchor tenants was reached last week when the first walls for the Bunnings’ building were installed. Initial hopes of an opening

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Pokies fight heats up

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A campaign against more poker machines being approved for Warragul gained momentum at two public “information sessions” last week. Central to the campaign is an application by the Ellinbank Football Netball Club, currently before the Victorian Commission for Gambling and

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US donor gives hope to Warragul teen

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A donor from the USA has given a Warragul teenager renewed hope of a future playing sport and living pain free. Resilience is the best description of 17-year-old Hannah Hobbs who has undergone 10 leg operations in four years. Despite

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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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Smith Street changes

Motorists travelling south along Smith St are now required to give way to Victoria St south bound traffic at the new cenotaph intersection that was created last week when the southern section of Smith St was converted to one-way traffic.

The southern section of Smith St, Warragul is now one way. Works to convert the street to one-way traffic were undertaken on Wednesday night. The one-way traffic, in a southerly direction, is in place between the Palmerston St roundabout and

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Double parked

One of the photographs sent to Janice Honey of Warragul by Baw Baw Shire used to prove a parking offence in the town on Christmas Eve when she got out of the car while traffic was at a virtual standstill in Palmerston St.

The spirit of Christmas soon disappeared for a Warragul woman when she opened a letter from Baw Baw Shire. It also contained an infringement notice stipulating a fine of $97 for a breach of the Road Safety Road Rules 2017.

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Green light for Kmart

The $25 million development at the corner of Queen St and Hazel Drive in Warragul is expected to create the equivalent of 300 full time jobs once open.

A long-awaited major retail development in Warragul, spearheaded by Kmart and a full-line Bunnings warehouse, has the go-ahead after clearing the final approval hurdle. Spokesperson for developer Troon Group Pty Ltd Tom McInerney said it was expected the tender process

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Signs of history

Warragul and District Historical Society secretary Malcolm Dickson views a newly installed sign capturing the old Warragul Post Office.  The society has unveiled four interpretative signs capturing Warragul’s past in Palmerston St. 

A glimpse back to the past is on offer in Warragul after the unveiling of four interpretive signs in Palmerston St. Shoppers and visitors can now experience the new-look Palmerston St whilst viewing a photograph of how the same site

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Successful aths meet

Tanya Pont cleared 1.08 metres in the high jump.

Another successful meet was staged at Warragul Little Athletics Centre on Saturday with several athletes enjoying sunny weather. The centre thanked all people who help out at the age groups each week. 12F:  200m Tanya Pont 35.03, Darcy Knowles 38.61.

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