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42 Murray St, Wonthaggi
25 a'Beckett St, Inverloch
2/1524 Bass Hwy, Grantville
Bass Coast Health - Central Suites
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Wonthaggi Medical Centre
a'Beckett Street Medical Centre 5674 1207
Hospital Consulting Rooms
Grantville Medical Centre
After hours telephone: 5672 1333
Practice policy is to bulk bill Pensioners, Health Care Card
Holders and Children under 16 however some of our doctors
choose to privately bill all patients.
Patients will be advised at the time they make
WE all want better roads. In fact it’s always
one of the top priorities in community surveys.
But you can’t blame drivers for getting a
little frustrated at times about traffic manage -
ment at some roadworks sites.
Take the Kongwak bends last week.
There, motorists were introduced to a new
kind of management technique, a set of traf-
fic lights with a sophisticated count down
arrangement that must certainly have been
invented by a particularly sadistic engineer.
Each time a number counted down you
could feel your life slipping away and worse
than that, no one came the other way until
right at the end of the sequence - it had lines
of traffic waiting at both ends.
And there in the protected work zone noth-
ing was happening. Blokes were standing
around talking, their machinery idle.
It’s a whinge pure and simple but if you had
to sit there and wait last week you’d know
what we mean.
Get set for more of the same though with
both VicRoads and local shires heavily into
their roads programs at the moment.
In general terms bring it on but the ‘count-
down clock’ style traffic lights are pure tor-
Definition of frustration
THE small but passionate community of Glen
Forbes is calling out to the next generation to step
up and help out by being a member of the Com-
munity Recreation Reserve Committee.
The serving committee members are reaching
the end of their four year tenure, and are encour-
aging newer, younger members to step up and take
Founded more than 10 years ago, the committee
has built up and maintained the facilities of the
reserve, including the tennis courts that were built
back in 1952 but in a state of disrepair when the
committee first formed.
Since then, the committee has worked on main-
taining the recreation reserve grounds, planted
trees, installed a cricket pitch, as well as toilets, a
sheltered picnic area with seats, and a basketball
ring. Dogs are allowed off-leash within the reserve
The recreation reserve is an ideal retreat for ru-
ral families to visit and to play, with a children’s
playground also installed on the grounds.
Committee member David Blum said he had en-
joyed his time on the committee, and was proud of
what they had all achieved during their time.
“To have a facility for the community which
wasn’t available before and to make a space for
people to meet and to bring the community togeth-
er is pretty special,” David said.
“I think we’ve brought the community together,
to a certain degree. Now we want to reach out to
the next generation of people to take it over.”
With a population of nearly 400 people spread-
ing from the hills of Glen Forbes to the shoreline of
Tenby Point, pickings are small when it comes to
people willing to put their hands up and volunteer
Duties of a community recreation reserve com-
mittee member are light, with minor maintenance
of the reserve required, along with a biannual com-
“We also organise events like the Glen Forbes
and District Annual Picnic,” David said.
The picnic, which this year falls on Sunday,
March 19, is an event for all the family.
From 12pm, there will be a spit roast to enjoy
and a jumping castle to keep the kids entertained,
all for a gold coin donation.
Committee members must be elected, and will
stand on the committee for a four year period.
The current committee will stand until the end
of June this year, by which time new committee
members must be elected, or control and main-
tenance of the reserve will fall to the Bass Coast
For more information about the picnic, or to vol-
unteer your time as a committee member, contact
David Blum on 0418 393 311.
The Glen Forbes community committee is comprised of Roger Bailey, Bronwyn Jordian,
David Blum, Remo Brusamarello and Peter Brown. Member Terry Watson is absent. ms011017
Glen Forbes calls out
for committee members
VCAL students at ECG College at Leongatha
have made a great start to the year building their
The students have started a craft and building
business and their first project is to recycle old
bike seats and handlebars into striking moose
head trophy boards. The boards can be used as
hanging racks or as sculptures.
Teacher and artist, Bob Hickman, said the
students were learning everything from using
tools, welding, wood working and more.
“We are appealing for anyone who has any old
bike seats or handlebars to donate them to our
VCAL program at Leongatha.
“The students hope to make a whole wall of
moose head trophies with a view to selling them
throughout the year.
“It’s a great way for students to build work-re-
lated skills, use their creativity and recycle parts
that might otherwise be destined for the tip.”
Mr Hickman said students were also planning
to build an outdoor shelter in the gardens at the
“Other students are involved in planning cook-
ing, hospitality, art and horticulture activities.”
ECG College at Leongatha provides a different
approach to senior secondary studies for young
people aged from 15 to 20 years.
The focus is more hands-on learning to help
students build work-related skills, personal de-
velopment and team work. Literacy and numer-
acy are incorporated into the project learning so
they are relevant to real world skills.
VCAL is the Victorian Certificate of Applied
Learning and is an accredited senor secondary
qualification that provides a more hands-on fo-
cus to learning and industry pathways to further
training or work.
ECG College is located at Community College
Gippsland’s Howard Street Leongatha campus
and is a not-for-profit Registered School no:
For more information visit www.ccg.asn VCAL
page or phone 5662 6700.
ECG College students Matt, Gabe and Jesse work with teacher Bob Hickman on their
Students need old bike
parts for sculptures
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