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PRIMARY school students from 18
schools across South Gippsland and
Bass Coast came together on Tuesday,
April 18, for the annual Student Leader-
Around 100 students were chosen to
take part in the activities in Korumburra,
giving students in rural areas access to
leadership programs they often wouldn’t
get because of their location.
The program, run by GRIP leadership,
involved a series of activities designed to
get students to interact with each other.
One activity saw students running
around trying to find someone who can
do the “chicken dance” and another who
can touch their nose with their tongue.
The students from Grades 5 and 6 could
be heard cheering, talking and laughing
from outside the Showgrounds.
Karena Kerr from the South Gippsland
Bass Coast Local Learning and Employ-
ment Network said it was a successful
day with around 100 students from 18
primary schools in attendance.
At lunch, students participated in an
“active lunch”, designed to promote fit-
ness, with the help of AFL Gippsland and
AFL Gippsland football development
manager Chelsea Caple spoke to students
about leadership and her career.
Cowes Primary School assistant prin-
cipal Rodney McKenzie said the program
helped students form friendships with
kids from other schools.
“ Today is about providing students with
an opportunity locally to develop and
build their leadership skills.
“ Because it’s local, it makes it acces-
sible to our students and our schools, ”
“ Some of our schools have less than 10
Grade 6 students, so this is an opportuni-
ty for them to connect with other leaders
from other schools and develop those net-
works and friendships prior to secondary
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THE South Gippsland Shire Council endorsed
An Age-friendly South
Gippsland 2017-2021 at its meeting last week
– a plan designed to promote active ageing in our
An extensive consultation process was under-
taken for the development of the plan as the Ac-
tive Retirees Advisory Committee assisted with
its development alongside 330 people who pre-
sented their views to help shape the plan.
South Gippsland Shire Council’s Social Plan-
ning Officer Vicki Bradley said the plan would
assist with future implementation of services.
“The plan aims to promote active ageing by re-
moving barriers that people encounter as they
“We envision that the plan will strengthen and
build effective partnerships between local agen-
cies, levels of government and the community to
support our older residents.
“This integrated approach has been identi-
fied as crucial to achieve an age-friendly South
Gippsland,” Ms Bradley said.
Those interested to view the plan can visit the
council’s website at
Further consultation will occur to develop the
implementation plan that identifies partner-
ships and actions to meet the outcomes of the
Plan for ageing
Leaders of the future
ABOVE: Primary school students deciding whether
a video of a boy bouncing on a trampoline will end in
an “epic win” or an “epic fail”. mm231617
RIGHT: Andrew Strong (left) with Newhaven Prima-
ry School student Tom at the annual Student Leader-
ship Conference on Tuesday. mm221617
THE Prom Café Bakery at Yanakie is set to be
extended to include a beer garden after the South
Gippsland Shire Council approved a planning ap-
plication last week.
The works will go ahead provided the applicant
meets recommended conditions.
The proposal is to extend the existing bakery to
create a beer garden immediately to the south of
the existing building, enlarge and enclose the ve-
randah on the western and northern sides of the
existing bakery, and licence these areas.
The beer garden will contain male and female
toilets, and will be enclosed on the eastern and
southern sides by a 2.4m high, timber acous-
tic wall. Seating for 100 people will be provided
across both areas, and the beer garden will be
used for live music.
Director Development Services, Bryan Sword,
said the application was referred to council for a
decision as six objections were received.
“The objections primarily related to adverse
amenity impacts from live music and a liquor li-
cence, and car parking concerns,” Mr Sword said.
“Whilst it is acknowledged that the proposed
development could have amenity impacts if not
controlled or restricted appropriately, the coun-
cil supported the proposal subject to appropriate
Some conditions include a restriction on when
live music can be played, the development of a Se-
curity Management Plan and ensuring car parking
spaces, access lanes, driveways and associated
works and landscaping are finalised and main-
tained to standard prior to opening.
Beer garden at
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