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THE 2016 edition of
the Summer of Soul fes-
tival saw a crowd of over
2,000 embrace the natu-
ral beauty of Mossvale
Park on Saturday.
Festival goers sought
shade from the after-
noon sun under the
park’s trees and grooved
into the night with a love-
ly array of soul music.
One of the event’s or-
ganisers, Ian Bevington,
said the event would
not be possible without
the amazing community
spirit shown by the Lyre-
bird Arts Council.
“The amount of work
by individuals that
put so many hours in,
makes the event pos-
sible,” he said.
“There’s a lot of com-
munity spirit left in
“There’s a lot of love
out there and there’s
still people that care
about people – that’s
what Summer of Soul is
“It’s that one day you
can come out, be hap-
py and enjoy yourself
“I just love music,
there’s no greater thing
in life than music. It
soothes the savage
groups worked along-
side the Lyrebird Arts
Council to help on the
day, including the MDU
Football and Netball
Club, Berrys Creek CFA
and Prom Coast Arts
There were many high-
lights throughout the fes-
tival, including former
local lad Rob Muinos
climbing the scaffold-
ing during his perfor-
mance with Melbourne
and Tim Rogers and the
Bamboos closing out the
festival at night.
But for Ian, it was
Emma Donovan and the
Putbacks who stole the
show in the afternoon.
“Emma set the bench-
mark for the rest of the
acts, and all the acts
that followed went ‘wow’
when she was playing,”
“She really is amazing
and is the future of Aus-
“In places like Mem-
phis and Chicago, her
name’s on their list.”
‘Dancing Tim’ was at
the centre of stage, en-
with his eccentric dance
Ian said it’s people like
‘Dancing Tim’ that make
the Summer of Soul Fes-
“He comes every year,
he’s a veteran,” he said.
“He’s kind of like a
knows that guy.
“It’s moments like that,
that’s why it’s soul music
and that’s why we do it.
“It’s the only soul fes-
tival in Australia and it
makes people so happy.”
2016 COUNCIL MEETINGS
IMPOUNDING OF LIVESTOCK ACT 1994
COUNCIL WORKS THIS WEEK
Mirboo Nth Playgroup:
Rail Trail Reconstruction:
At its meeting on 16 December, 2015 Council
resolved to hold monthly Council Meetings in the
Council Chamber, Leongatha, commencing at 2.00pm
on the following dates:
24 February, 23 March, 27 April, 25 May, 22 June, 27
July, 24 August (venue: TBA), 28 September, 23
November, 14 December.
Impounded on 08 January 2016 from Dickies Hill
Road, Mirboo North, seven black and black & white
If not claimed and relevant fees paid within seven (7)
days of the date of this notice the cattle will be sold at
the Koonwarra saleyards on 20 January 2016.
If you have any queries please contact Graeme
Peters, Local Laws Officer on 03 5662 9200 during
business hours (8.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday).
Princes St & John St,
Grand Ridge Rd, Trida
Road Rehabilitation & Reconstruction: Station St,
Loch Wonthaggi Rd, Loch
Horn St, Leongatha
McCartin St, Leongatha
Welshpool – Pt Welshpool
Korumburra & Nyora areas
Nyora & Buffalo areas
9 Smith St., Leongatha 3953 (Private Bag 4)
Ph: 5662 9200 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Fax: 5662 3754
Council has started the New Year with a bang,
having begun and even completed a number of road
and infrastructure projects that are essential dur-
ing this busy holiday period for South Gippsland.
Grand Ridge Road is expected to be sealed from
Mirboo North to Baw Baw Shire by mid-March.
Works are underway to complete the last four ki-
lometre section of unsealed road to establish an
eight metre road formation with a six metre seal.
Grand Ridge Road is a priority project for council
and will provide our visitors with a safer access
route to our region while allowing them to enjoy the
history and sights during their trip.
The project was voted as urgent at council’s meet-
ing in October last year alongside works at Car-
modys Road, Leongatha that are now complete.
Stage 1 of the works included gravel to seal the
road from the South Gippsland Highway to the Tar-
win River Bridge, covering a one kilometre section.
Stage 2 of the project will be conducted later this
financial year and will span from the Tarwin River
Bridge to Timmins Estate Road.
It’s essential that Carmodys Road gets this facelift
considering traffic volumes, dust control and the
fact that it’s an active school bus route.
Council has recently completed replacement
works on the Allambee Estate Road bridge.
The 26 week project, completed as part of coun-
cil’s 210/16 Capital Works Program, included the
design and construction of a newly-aligned 20 me-
tre concrete bridge.
This really helps the heavy vehicle industry in the
New public toilet facilities have been installed at
both Fish Creek and Toora.
Visitors and residents now have access to four
new cubicles at both locations which replaced ex-
isting facilities that were over 20 years old.
There was extensive community involvement in
the project and I thank all of those who provided
feedback as to the most appropriate locations and
type of amenity for each town.
Council will begin reconstruction works on Sta-
tion Street, Korumburra this month.
The works will take place between 22 Station
Street and the Korumburra Warragul Road inter-
The project will include reconstruction of the
road pavement, construction of kerb and channel,
installation of underground stormwater drainage
Traffic delays are expected between Korumburra
Warragul Road and Flinders Street from January
11 to February 19.
I would like to thank our residents in advance for
their patience during these expected works, which
will make the area more user friendly and safe for
Korumburra was the place to be at the weekend.
The South Gippsland Historical Car Club hosted
its annual swap day.
This event brings thousands of people into our
region every year and is a great boost to our local
The swap meet is the club’s only revenue raiser
and it’s encouraging to see it so well supported.
By Cr Bob Newton
POLICE believe the same offenders hit three sporting
venues overnight on Monday/Tuesday last week, January
4/5, leaving a trail of destruction in their wake.
At the Poowong Rec Centre they attempted to gain entry
At the Loch Bowls Club they damaged a door when gain-
ing entry and stole a small quantity of cash.
They also hit the Korumburra Golf Club, smashing
the front window into the office where they made a mess
but were otherwise unable to access the remainder of the
A spokesperson for the golf club said the thieves were
confined to the office where they ransacked cupboards
without taking anything of much value.
“It was more of a nuisance than anything else.”
Local police called specialist crime scene investigators
who had completed their work by lunchtime last Tuesday.
They said the incident should serve as a warning to local
sporting clubs to review their security arrangements.
RIGHT: Police attended the scene of a burglary
at the Korumburra Golf Club last Tuesday where
thieves made a mess, smashing their way in the of-
fice but otherwise got away empty-handed. They hit
two other sports clubs on the same night. m020216
Sports clubs targeted by thieves
Lyrebird Arts Council committee members Syb-
il Fowler and Jan Tulloch were on deck to lend a
hand in the merchandise tent at the Summer of
Soul Festival. rg380216
Community spirit lives on at Mossvale
‘Dancing Tim’ was a crowd favourite at Mossvale Park on Saturday with his eccentric dance moves
creating a fun and electric vibe at the Summer of Soul Festival. rg360216
Emma Donovan and the Putbacks had the crowd grooving in the afternoon
sun at the Summer of Soul Festival on Saturday. rg400216
Precious Bevington returned from London to help her father Ian with the
organising of Saturday’s Summer of Soul Festival. They are pictured with art-
ist manager Patrice Capogreco. rg350216
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