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Leongatha Railway Ideas Fair!
FREE BBQ - CAR BOOT SALE - LIVE MUSIC - GAMES
THE MAGIC THEATRE - DISPLAYS - STORY TIME
11.00am to 2.00pm
Saturday 22 April
Leongatha Railway Yards
Join us for an opportunity to share your ideas for the future of the railway site.
THE Phillip Island Nature Parks’ 20-year
commemorations continued on Tuesday,
with a community celebration at the Penguin
Past and present staff, community mem-
bers and volunteers were welcomed to the
celebration to recognise the achievements of
the past two decades.
New PINP CEO Catherine Basterfield spoke
about the landmark achievements by the Na-
ture Parks and the community, including the
Summerlands Peninsula buyback program
and revegetation works, the redevelopment
of The Nobbies Centre, the development of
Churchill Island as a tourism venue, the
release of the Eastern Barred Bandicoot at
Churchill Island, the Penguins Plus partner-
ship with RACV, the EcoBoat Tour partner-
ship with Wildlife Coast Cruises and various
Ms Basterfield paid tribute to the involve-
ment of many people and organisations in
the Nature Parks’ achievements.
“Every major milestone, every major
achievement is not ours alone, every achieve-
ment has been undertaken with the help of
everyone, our staff, our dedicated volun-
teers, our community groups and our part-
ner organisations,” she said.
“Everyone needs to be congratulated on the
landmark achievements. ”
Another achievement Ms Basterfield point-
ed out was the Phillip Island fox eradication
“As CEO, I’m eagerly awaiting the time that
staff can announce that Phillip Island is fox-
free, with the last siting in August 2015, ” she
“We have such a great team of rangers
and researchers that have undertaken that
program, and it’s also supported by a large
number of landholders, Landcare, the Bass
Coast Shire Council and our local commu-
SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council is invit-
ing community members to provide ideas on
how to improve the Leongatha railway site.
The council has the opportunity to take
over the lease of the railway land and is
developing a masterplan to guide future
works at the site.
As part of the consultation process com-
munity members are invited to attend
an Ideas Fair on Saturday, April 22 from
11am to 2pm at the Leongatha railway site.
A number of activities will be held as part
of the fair to promote the possibilities for
the site’s future.
This includes a free barbecue, car boot
sale, live music, games, The Magic Theatre,
story time and displays.
The Ideas Fair will be held at the Leon-
gatha railyards and will provide opportuni-
ties for people to learn more about the site,
consider ideas and share any ideas they
may have come up with.
South Gippsland Shire Council’s senior
strategic planning officer Chantal Lenthall
was pleased that the project was progress-
ing to the next stage.
“We are looking forward to having a
number of people attend and provide their
ideas on what they would like to see hap-
pen at the Leongatha Railyards.
“Everyone is encouraged to attend. It’ll
be a great opportunity to share ideas while
touring the site and looking at displays
about the past that could influence our fu-
ture,” Ms Lenthall said.
An OurSay forum will be made available
aRailwaySite from Tuesday, April 18 for
people to consider options for the site and
contribute any ideas of their own.
Another event will be held on Friday, May
19 from 4pm to 7pm in Leongatha to fur-
ther consider ideas that have been shared.
For more information on the project, visit
aRailwaySite or send an email to Leongath-
to find out more on how to be involved and
register your interest to sell your items at
the Ideas Fair’s car boot sale.
Nature Parks celebrates 20 years
Celebrating 20 years of the Phillip Island Nature Parks were Destination Phillip Island Re-
gional Tourism Board chairman John Pandazopoulos, PINP board member Andrew Paxton,
Destination Phillip Island general manager Kim Storey, PINP board chairman Jeff Floyd and
PINP CEO Catherine Basterfield. rg101617
Full steam ahead for Leongatha Railyards
Phillip Island Nature Parks’ board chairman Jeff Floyd welcomed guests to the Penguin
Parade for the 20th birthday celebrations on Tuesday. rg071617
Local Bunurong descendant Steve Parker
performed a welcome to country and smok-
ing ceremony on Tuesday. rg081617
Cutting the cake to celebrate 20 years of
Phillip Island Nature Parks were CEO Cath-
erine Basterfield and board chairman Jeff
The Leongatha Railyards have been dormant for years.
SOUTH Gippsland Shire
Council is seeking commu-
nity feedback to help shape
the Municipal Public Health
and Wellbeing Plan.
The plan will set the vision,
goals and priorities to pro-
tect and promote municipal
public health and wellbeing.
The council has consulted
with services providers, com-
munity members and council
staff in the past four months to
develop the basis of the plan.
Further consultation is
necessary to determine what
changes need to be seen in
the community and ensure all
areas have been discussed.
Sessions will be held
across South Gippsland for
community members to pro -
vide feedback including:
• 10am to noon, April 27:
Foster Community Health
• 2pm to 4pm, April 27:
Tarwin Lower Community
• 10am to noon, April 28:
Mirboo North Baromi Centre
• 10am to noon, April 28:
Leongatha Council Chambers
rumburra Community Meet-
South Gippsland Shire
Council’s Community Ser-
vices project officer Shelley
Fixter said it was vital that
community members gave
“For the Municipal Public
Health and Wellbeing Plan to
be a success we must all feel
included in the process.
“The plan needs to ac-
count for people in any stage
of their lives – from babies
through to older residents.
“To make a positive change
we must focus our efforts on
the social and environmental
factors that influence health
and wellbeing and we hope we
will be able to achieve this with
the new plan,” Ms Fixter said.
Bookings will be required.
To book please contact Shel-
ley Fixter or the council’s
Social Planning Officer Vicki
Bradley on 5662 9200.
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