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Last week we updated you on our plans to install temporary power to supply
the desalination plant as a contingency measure, in the event that repairs to
equipment that links the underground cable to the desalination plant took
longer than planned.
I am pleased to confirm that repairs to the equipment have been completed,
and permanent power supply was restored to the plant on Friday 3 March.
As a result, the temporary power supply will not need to be used.
Water production shall now commence and will continue until the end of
June 2017 to meet the 2016/7 water order.
We will provide a further update once water is flowing.
Matt Brassington CEO, AquaSure
AN UPDATE FROM AQUASURE
Out of the
LEONGATHA Healthcare will host a performance of
‘Out of the Blue: A story of heartache, laughter and good
old Aussie mateship!’ on Wednesday, March 22 at Mesley
Hall from 7pm.
The show stars Margot Knight, Matthew King, Christo -
pher Bunworth, Brett Swain and Glenn Van Oosterom.
It’s written and directed by Stig Wemyss.
Out of the Blue is about four blokes who gather in the
local sports bar to face life’s struggles and it delivers a
very important message about losing a mate to suicide.
Everyone is invited to attend for just a gold coin dona-
tion at the door.
After the play, it will be discussion time with health
professionals and members of the community who have
been touched by suicide.
Supper will follow.
Join in for a very special evening where you’ll learn
about suicide, its impact and its prevention in the com-
Contact Leongatha Healthcare on 5662 2201 to reserve
If you or someone you know is experiencing difficulties,
contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or visit beyondblue at www.
Julia Price – a woman of substance
JULIA Price is a force of na-
ture. She is also gracious and
Now in her 89th year she
radiates life. She loves the ele-
ment of surprise, which is just
as well because an exhibition of
her work, to be held in Wont-
haggi, has been put together at
“I don’t do pretty pictures or
decorations,” says Julia.
“I always want to say some-
thing about unfairness and to
help and serve wherever I can.”
Her work has touched many
on a deep level. It speaks to
what it is to be human and to
the beauty and awesome power
of our natural world.
Julia has been painting and
drawing since she was a child.
She won her first award at the
age of seven at the Royal Show
Her mother was a profes-
sional classical singer and her
father loved all aspects of na-
ture and enjoyed painting. She
had a happy creative childhood
that she shared with her four
Singing became her thing and
she travelled the world doing
theatre, radio and television
until her children came along.
She then found drawing and
painting again, which she could
enjoy in her home environment.
A major part of her painting
has been influenced by Aborigi-
“I prefer to express a feeling
in my art which expresses the
needs of people in general,”
says Julia, who lives in Drouin.
Her involvement with aborigi-
nal people began when she was
at primary school in Western
Australia. She shared a class-
room with children who were
not wanted by their tribes or
anyone else because they were
mixed race. These children
were institutionalised and Julia
was very affected by their situ-
ation. She found it unfair that
loving family but that they were
“I found their spirits again
when I travelled around Aus-
tralia with my husband Ross in
1985,” she says.
“The only way I can explain
what transpired from that time
was that what I was trying to
express was also what they
believed as a way of life, in re-
specting the earth and under-
standing the spiritual aspects
“I have done a lot of artwork
about this ever since and some
experiences have been over-
whelming,” says Julia.
She met people and elders
from various tribes and felt
very gratified that together
they had the opportunity to ex-
press their feelings about their
shared universal experience of
Julia has also been involved
with a variety of Community
Art projects over the years and
held life-drawing classes in her
In 1979 she was involved
with a group called The Mind’s
Eye Circle where they all con-
centrated on experimentation,
modern art concepts and the
departure from more realistic
Julia’s love of rhythm, move-
ment and music resonates in
her exquisitely layered and
sometimes, mysterious art-
A retrospective exhibition of
her art will be on display at Art-
space, 1 Bent Street, Wonthag-
gi, with the opening on Sunday,
March 12 from 2 to 4pm and
then continuing for six weeks.
Julia’s art is as timeless as
she is. A must see exhibition.
By Anne Tindall
Julia Price’s work will feature at ArtSpace in Wonthaggi, with her exhibition opening on Sun-
day from 2pm. A011017
SETTLING on a budget that the ratepayers can afford is
important but it’s just as important to do the work you’ve
promised to do.
The reason being, you’ve already collected money from
the people on the basis of that program.
Which is why it’s pleasing to see that the South Gippsland
Shire Council’s capital works program is running ahead of
schedule according to the most recent performance report.
The council has completed $1.21 million more works
than it had expected to complete for the year to date.
The operating result for the five months to the end of
November was running at a deficit of $1.31 million which
is $2.89 million different from a budgeted surplus of 1.58
million the council expected to be running at this point.
But as was explained in the report, this is almost com-
pletely due to $1.94 million in capital grants paid to the
council in advance.
Shire keeping up
with the work
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