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89 Archies Creek Road
Tasty street-style food, with craft beer on tap.
Cosy pub with a sunny beer garden.
Open Tuesday to Sunday
Lunch 12 noon - 3pm
Dinner 6pm - 8.30pm
Bring your own
The Esplanade Hotel
1 a'Beckett Street
Family bistro, sports bar /
TAB, alfresco dining
Open 7 days - Lunch 12noon-2.30pm
Lunch menu 2.30-5pm
69-77 Cashin Street
0439 038 893
Strongly focused on fresh produce
grown on the property, only in season
and by the use of organic farming
Open Thursday-Sunday 8am-3pm
Café open everyday
The Wonthaggi Club
ALL DAY KITCHEN
16 McBride Avenue.
Ph: 5672 1007
Quality Meals, new menus,
Stage 1 revovations- bar/ lounge area open,
TAB, Courtesy Bus, Entertainment
Venue Open 9am
Kitchen open 12pm – 8pm
Wonthaggi Golf Club
75 McKenzie Street
Picturesque bistro. Keep an eye out
for our families of kangaroos!
Open 7 days
12 noon - 8pm
A quick reference to dining in
Bass Coast and South Gippsland
Wonthaggi Workmen’s Club
75 Graham Street
Quality meals, TAB, courtesy bus,
Open 7 days - Venue open from 9am
Lunch 12 noon - 2pm
Dinner 6pm - 8.30pm
The Shearing Shed
116 Gap Road
Grill and Bar in an elegant and rustic setting,
with an emphasis on sustainable quality
meats and produce from Australia’s
Extended hours for January:
Tuesday to Sunday dinners,
6pm – late,
Friday, Saturday & Sunday Lunch,
12pm – 2pm.
Keeps licence after
A 19 YEAR-OLD South Gippsland woman has kept
her licence after pleading guilty to two car accidents
within three months at the Korumburra Magistrates’
The court heard Jamie Stefani was travelling
along Gray Street in Leongatha in March this year
when the first incident occurred.
Police Prosecutor Leading Senior Constable Lou-
ise Gerrard told the court at the time of the incident
Gray Street was undergoing road works and there
was a 40km/h speed zone being enforced.
“There were construction work signs in place, with
40km/h limits, ” Ld Snr Const Gerrard said.
“The accused has travelled through Gray Street at
“At the intersection of Brown Street the accused
has struck the traffic island before the car has come
to a stop on a nearby nature strip.”
The court heard Stefani was not injured in the ac-
cident, but the car was extensively damaged.
“Police attended and the vehicle was towed from
the scene, when spoken to by police the accused
stated she thought the restricted speed limit signs
The court then heard, three months later on June
16 at 10.30am, Stefani was driving her car in Ogilvy
“The accused was turning right into Hassett Street,
and has hit the brakes, losing control of the car, ” Ld
Snr Const Gerrard said.
The court heard another vehicle had pulled out in
front of Stefani, forcing her to take evasive action,
but her car has spun in the wet weather and crashed
into a nearby brick fence.
“The accused has then left the scene, failing to re -
port the accident to the property owner or the po-
lice,” Ld Snr Const Gerrard said.
“S he was later spoken to by police on June 20,
where she made full admissions to being the driver
of the car.
“S he told police she knew it was ‘a stupid thing to
do, but could not afford to pay for the fence to be
Stafani’s solicitor told the court that the incidents
were a combination of inexperience and circum-
“There were no drugs or alcohol involved on either
occasion, ” the solicitor said.
“The first accident occurred after she thought she
could go faster than she actually was allowed to.
“The second accident, she panicked, she shouldn’t
have left the scene and she accepts that. ”
Magistrate Fiona Hayes told Stefani that she ac-
cepted that she had “exercised poor judgement,”
over the incidents and ordered her to pay a $1000
For the second month in a row, CEO Paul Buckley
was absent from a public council meeting.
One member of the gallery raised his absence with an
impromptu question half an hour into the meeting at
Cowes on December 9.
“Is it normal practice for him to be required to be
here?” the woman asked.
“I think it’s a bit poor.
“He’s commanding a fair wage and he has missed two
Acting CEO Mark Brady defended his colleague.
“Paul was on leave at the last council meeting and
unfortunately (tonight) he has gastro,” Mr Brady said.
“It’d be unfair to criticise him for not being here to-
‘Too high’ at Smiths
Councillors unanimously refused an application for a
multi-storey home at Smiths Beach.
However, it may be ‘too little, too late’ regarding coun-
cil’s decision, since the applicant has already notified
VCAT the council failed to make its decision within the
The proposed dwelling, located at 59 Waikiki Cres-
cent, was planned to be built 8.2m high – well over the
Cr Phil Wright called the plans “very distasteful” since
the home would be clearly visible from the main beach.
“I don’t think there as any need for them to add the
extra 1.2m when they are on the highest piece of land
in Smiths Beach,” he said.
No room for playground
Dalyston will remain without a public playground, at
least for the time being.
A new report was prepared in response to a recent
petition signed by 160 ratepayers, urging the council
to build something for the growing number of young
families in the area.
Council officers say there are two possible locations
for a playground, but both are reliant on develop-
According to the report, there’s room for one at the
Dalyston Recreation Reserve, but it could only go ahead
if the pavilion was redeveloped as per a master plan
compiled in 2013.
Otherwise, there’s also the possibility a playground
could be built as part of a subdivision north of Tulloch
Street, but no works have commenced and the permit
expires in 2017.
“There are no other suitable locations within the Da-
lyston township to build a local level playground,” the
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