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GIPPSLAND residents can nominate local
early childhood professionals and organisa-
tions for a Victorian Early Years Award.
Eastern Victoria Region MP Harriet Shing
announced the opening of nominations for the
2017 awards last week.
“These awards are an opportunity to recog-
nise the great work so many passionate
and caring early childhood professionals in
Gippsland do every day to help local families
and kids thrive.”
The awards celebrate the achievements and
commitment of early childhood professionals
across five award categories, including those
promoting children’s health and wellbeing,
supporting parents, creating collaborative com-
munity partnerships, and improving access to
Teacher Meagan Hull, from Bentons Square
Kindergarten in Mornington, was awarded the
2016 Early Childhood Teacher of the Year for
her life-changing work with children with ad-
ditional learning needs.
Winners share in more than $80,000 in prize
money, with nominations running until May 15.
For more details and to nominate for the
2017 Victorian Early Years Awards go to www.
DESPITE objections from nearby residents,
further subdivision of an eight-lot property on
Scarborough Street in Inverloch will proceed,
after Bass Coast Shire councillors approved the
The land will now be re-subdivided into 11
lots ranging from 300 to 788 square metres, a
typical width of at least 9.35 metres, and access
to a formed road including common access.
Neighbouring residents aired their grievances
about the development at a public question time
session on March 15.
The council advertised the plans which re-
ceived seven objections, but
Inverloch’s Paul and Annette Lindsay said the
council should have done more to engage with
They were only told that the planning appli-
cation would be brought before the council on
Thursday, March 9 at 6.18pm, allowing only two
business days and the Labour Day long weekend
to prepare response.
Procedure states that council receives ques-
tions for the public question time 24 hours prior
to the meeting.
“Notification letters and emails are sent to
applicants as soon as the council agenda is fi-
nalised,” Cr Pam Rothfield said.
The council was also asked about increased
traffic to Scarborough Street if the application
Some residents are concerned that increase
traffic on Scarborough Street will lead to dan-
The response was that council officers used
industry standard traffic engineering modelling
to predict the potential impact of increased traf-
fic exiting and entering the site.
The planning scheme, according to the coun-
cil, does not require an assessment of on-street
car parking availability for subdivisions.
In making his decision about the application,
Deputy Mayor, Cr Brett Tessari, said he under-
stood residents’ concerns, but ultimately voted
to grant permission for the subdivision to take
“Unfortunately I feel for the people on Scarbor-
ough Street, because it is a beautiful part of town
and they’ve got gorgeous views,” Cr Tessari said.
“Unfortunately, the land owners have the right
to develop, they have passed most of the regula-
tions and I can’t see any reason why we can’t go
with the recommendation but I do feel for the
people in Scarborough Street.”
The motion was carried five to three, with Cr
Rothfield having the casting vote after Cr Whelan
abstained from voting.
on Scarborough Street
• Laneways Festival update
YOUTH of today, hey? They are, for the most
part in my opinion, pretty incredible. Technology
is second nature to them. They get involved in
things. They do stuff. They do sport. They do art.
They do music. And, yes, they have some fun too.
The HPV (Human Powered Vehicle) event goes
right past my home and I am, each year, im-
pressed by the dedication, the commitment, the
ingenuity and the spirit of these young people who
give it a go.
And the Wonthaggi Laneways Festival is no dif-
ferent. The festival (on this Saturday!) will see
youth involvement in a variety of events prior to
and throughout the festival.
The sponsored School Artwork Project will in-
volve six posters created by local schools that de-
pict their vision of a sponsoring business turned
The artwork will be digitally printed onto large
banners which will drop down the sides of one of
the buildings near the stage during the festival for
everyone to admire.
Most of these have been completed and you can
see snippets (but not the whole painting – that
would be cheating!) on our Facebook page.
As well as the visual art, there is music... the
YMCA FReeZA team has engaged a group of young
people to create, promote and run their own stage
on which celebrated and talented young DJs will
FReeZA is a Victorian Government initiative that
supports young Victorians to get involved in their
community by planning and running drug, smoke
and alcohol-free music and cultural events for oth-
er young people.
The FReeZA stage will be in the Woolworth’s car
park close to the carnival in Apex Park.
The reporting and filming of the festival for the
live-wall Instagram projection project being run by
Drift Media will be done by young people engaged
as roving reporters.
The media they capture will be streamed onto a
projection wall located in the middle of the lane-
ways along with media from festival goers posting
to Instagram or to Facebook.
The youth performances and youth engagement
on the day can be fed back into our community
and be used by the groups participating in the fes-
tival after the event.
The projects allow our youth to become involved
with and learn from the business community, oth-
er artists, and other community groups.
And for some light relief for these energetic
young people there will be the carnival rides in
Apex Park and free games in the alleys – including
big 10 pin bowling, big checkers, huge dominos,
Jenga and even face painting.
Thank you to the Bass Coast Shire Council for
helping to make the festival a reality – and for help-
ing to encourage our youth to be involved.
And thank you to all the young people who have
See you all on Saturday.
Youth of today By Deb Watson, Wonthaggi Business
and Tourism Association
A GROUP of Leongatha Secondary College
VCE Music students braved a wet and early
South Gippsland morning to get to the Mel-
bourne Recital Centre recently in time to hear
Chloe Wylie perform in front of an audience
of more than 500.
As one the highest achieving music stu-
dents in the state, Chloe was selected to per-
form as part of the Top Class VCE Music con-
Chloe looked awestruck and dazzled by the
lights and massive audience as she took to
the stage, but as soon as she sat down with
her guitar in front of her, she transformed
into the ultimate professional.
She then mesmerised the audience with
sensitive interpretation of ‘Into the dream-
ing’ by Australia composer Peter Sculthorpe
(1929 - 2014), composed after the tragic
death of a friend.
Chloe’s performance was amazing accord-
ing to her music classmates who were so
proud of her.
As she left the stage Chloe smiled and gave
a typical country wave when she spotted Sar-
ah Bouquet in the audience.
In 2017 Chloe will complete her second
Year 12 VCE music performance subject, and
everyone at LSC wishes her the very best in
Stay tuned for a recording of Chloe to be
released next term.
Chloe Wylie and her fan club at the Melbourne Recital Centre.
Chloe’s mesmerising performance
Photographs taken by
whether they are published
or not, are available on
order from the
Korumburra and Wonthaggi
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