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Tamara’s book to inspire
Tamara Kennedy launched her book ‘I am’ in Melbourne last week.
TAMARA Kennedy, formerly from Inver-
loch, has writted a book called ‘I am’ on
women’s health, fitness and wellness.
The book was launched last week at wom-
en’s wellness morning at Tribute Boxing in
Abbotsford, which included a workout, and
women’s breakfast with some of Australia’s
influential and inspiring women including
Steph Claire Smith, Lilian Dikmans, Laura
Henshaw and Tess Shanahan.
“It was honestly one of the most incred-
ible mornings and I am just so excited,” Ta-
She said the book aims to inspire and
“I want to empower women and change
the perception we have about ourselves
from negative to positive.
“So many women look in the mirror and
hate what they see, or think negatively
about themselves so my book is aimed at
changing the “I am ugly”, “I am fat”, “I am
disgusting” to “I am beautiful”, “I am amaz-
ing” and “I deserve to love myself ”, no mat-
ter what we look like.
“At the end of the day, it’s what’s inside
that counts and our own happiness, and
every single woman in this world is good
enough, and deserves to not only know it
but believe it themselves.
“I like to think of ‘I am’ as a personal re-
minder to be the best possible version of
“ It will help every woman who reads it to
live a healthy, happy and positive life.
“We all know what we need to do to live
well, but we often forget our core values,
true purpose and the actions required to
make them happen.
“ For many women, the notion of making
our bodies perfect becomes so much of an
obsession that we forget that they are al-
ready perfect the way they are. ”
Tamara has also launched a video along-
side the book to hopefully to inspire that
same change in the way women view them-
The video can be watched here www.you-
Visit www.tamarakennedy.com.au for
your copy of the book or go to Instagram:
SOUTH GIPPSLAND SHIRE BRIEFS
Shire projects $8.31m surplus
CLAIMS recently by former mayor, David
Lewis, that the South Gippsland Shire Coun-
cil is awash with cash, despite the State Gov-
ernment’s 2 per cent rate cap, could be true
by the end of this financial year.
According to a financial report, for the pe -
riod from July 2016 to February 2017, the
shire expects to make a surplus of $8.31 mil-
lion as opposed to the surplus of $5.66 mil-
lion it had expected.
That would be a $2.65 million improve-
And it’s not the result of underspent capital
The shire’s capital works spending is run-
ning slightly ahead of schedule for this time of
the year, having spent $11.55m, compared to
the $11.43m it expected to spend to this stage.
Hopefully this means the shire is keeping
up with roadworks and other capital expendi-
ture around the shire.
The operating result to date shows a
$4.79m surplus which is $4.39m favourable
compared to the year-to - date budget projec-
tion of a $393,000 surplus.
The accounts and next financial year’s bud-
get will be the focus of this Wednesday’s coun-
All silent on caravan park changes
IT IS two months since all councillors went
on a bus tour to inspect the situation at the two
caravan parks for which the South Gippsland
Shire Council took back direct control last year.
As well as inspecting the caravan parks at
Yanakie and Port Welshpool, where many ‘an-
nual’ leaseholders have left and significant
investment has gone into improvements, the
councillors also had a briefing session on the
caravan parks towards the end of January.
But so far there has been no word from the
new shire council about their attitude to the
changes, the cost and how well the process was
managed by the shire’s administration.
Music for the People again
SOUTH Gippsland Council is committed to
the return of the popular Music for the People
in 2018, the 50th anniversary of the event held
annually at Mossvale Park.
The event was cancelled this year, on the last
Saturday in February, allegedly because the
shire wasn’t able to book a headline act.
But a committee of the shire council includ-
ing Crs Hill, Skinner, McEwen, Kiel, Brunt
and Rich has met to plan next year’s event and
plans are in process to book a feature act well
ahead of schedule this time.
But, because there has been some doubt
about the shire continuing to organise the
event, the level of community support for the
day in 2018 could be crucial.
Stony horse centre progress
THE South Gippsland Shire Council is still
committed to the development of a Regional
Equestrian and Exhibition Centre at Stony
Councillors met midway through last month
to hear progress on the initiative.
And have since made some serious finan-
cial commitments in the 2017-18 budget with
$90,000 for a detailed design and the alloca-
tion of a possible $1.8m expenditure in 2019-
Councillors Kiel, Argento, McEwen, Brunt,
Brown, Skinner, Edwards and Rich attended
Toliets on the nose
IT’S not surprising to hear that the South
Gippsland Shire Council has let a contract
to upgrade the meeting room toilets in the
Memorial Hall complex.
But the truth of it is, they could probably
just do with a bloody good clean.
Last week the men’s toilets were decidedly
‘on the nose’ as if they hadn’t been cleaned
In any case, the shire has let a contract to
Considine and Johnston to refurbish the toi-
Other contracts have been let recently for
the reconstruction of the Foster Streetscape
(part Station and Main streets) to ADA Con-
struction Services Pty Ltd for the lump sum
amount of $1,085,790 and the refurbishment
of the Poowong Swimming Pool amenities/en-
trance area to Bowden Corporation Pty Ltd
for the lump sum amount of $314,075.
The cost of the toilets refurbishment wasn’t
listed in the agenda for this week’s council
Livestreaming of council meetings
THE South Gippsland Shire Council is likely
to commence livestreaming or broadcasting its
monthly ‘ordinary’ council meetings from next
The council will be asked to adopt a new
streaming policy at its council meeting this
Wednesday and then the way will be clear to
commence putting the meetings up live on the
The report to be tabled at this week’s council
meeting doesn’t provide an estimate of annual
cost of staff time broadcasting and archiving
meetings which are also expected to be avail-
able as podcasts.
Rec to hand over Splash land
THE South Gippsland Shire Council is set to
become the direct committee of management for
the 12.5ha site on which its Splash swimming
and indoor sports facility sits.
The shire has obtained the support of the Leon-
gatha Agricultural Recreation Reserve Committee
of Management to take over the DELWP owned
site in exchange for maintaining the adjoining
children’s park and entrance to the rec reserve.
The shire estimates it will cost $7500 annu-
ally to maintain a defined ahead around Splash
but this cost will be offset by doing away with a
$6000 annual payment to the committee of man-
LACK of access to legislation is making
the job of a magistrate “exceedingly diffi-
cult” according to Korumburra Magistrate
Mr Walsh had just been called upon to de-
cide whether it was mandatory for a local
hoon to forfeit his car after being convicted
of a high speeding offence.
But he admitted his deliberations had
been made more difficult by the lack of ac-
cess to the relevant legislation.
“Someone in their wisdom has decided
that the legislation is not available at region-
al courts, or any courts for that matter, ” Mr
“What am I supposed to do, travel around
with pages and pages of legislation?”
Mr Walsh said he had researched as best
he could on an iPad but admitted that it was
less than satisfactory.
His ruling was that a young man caught
speeding at 146km/h in a residential 60
zone need not forfeit his car, but he was far
from certain following rigorous argument by
the defence and also by the police prosecu-
The lawyer from Owen Dixon Chambers in
Melbourne won the day but the local police
prosecutor claimed the ruling was likely to
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