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Could $500 help with education costs
for you or your children?
Join Saver Plus, and we’ll match
your savings, dollar for dollar,
up to $500.
What can the $500 be used for?
• laptops & tablets
• uniforms & shoes
• vocational education
• lessons & activities
• books & supplies
• camps & excursions
To be eligible you must have a Centrelink Health Care or
Pensioner Concession Card, be at least 18 years old, have
some regular income from work (you or your partner), have a
child at school or attend vocational education
yourself, and have an email address and access to internet.
Contact your local Saver Plus Coordinator Cara Bradley
Phone: 03 9445 2429 or 0439 935 709
Enquire online: www.saverplus.org.au
Saver Plus is an initiative of Brotherhood of St Laurence and ANZ, delivered in partnership
with Berry Street, The Benevolent Society and The Smith Family and other local community
agencies. The Program is funded by ANZ and the Australian Government Department of
Social Services. Go to www.dss.gov.au for more information.
To enrol your child in funded four-year-old Kindergarten for next year, you will need to
register now. Kindergarten enrolment is centralised through South Gippsland Shire
Council. Simply complete a single enrolment form and nominate your Kindergarten
preferences. Enrolments must be lodged by 30 June.
You can enrol at www.southgippsland.vic.gov.au/centralenrolment or you can pick up
an enrolment form at Council, your local library or Maternal & Child Health Centre.
For more information, please contact Shelley on 5662 9200 or visit
Is your child ready for kindergarten in 2018?
Central enrolment for four-year old
VLINE buses, Plaza shopping traffic, Wool-
worths and Big W shoppers, Italian club mem-
bers and more.
It's all happening at the intersection of Murray
Street and Billson Street in Wonthaggi, making
it almost impossible for the sick and elderly to
safely cross over to the Wonthaggi Medical Cen-
tre at most times of the day.
The senior citizens club is also located in the
And Cr Les Larke will formally acknowledge
the safety problems there this week when he calls
on Council to consider the following motion:
"That a report be presented to Council at its
ordinary meeting of June 21, 2017 advising of
the process and resources required to resolve
safety issues for our residents, ratepayers and
other members of the public when crossing
from East to West to attend Medical/Senior
Citizens/Australian- Italian Club and other fa-
cilities at the intersection of Billson and Murray
street crossing tagged
An initial design of the new Penguin Parade Visitor Centre has been released, with Phil-
lip Island Nature Parks calling for expressions of interest for the construction of the new
Who wants to build the Penguin Parade?
THE vision for the new Penguin Parade Visi-
tor Centre is another step closer to becoming a
reality as Phillip Island Nature Parks calls for
expressions of interest for the construction of
the landmark building.
With a design that has been overseen by the
Nature Parks’ own panel of professionals, as
well as the design review panel of the office of
the Victorian Government architect, the new
centre will complement the natural environ-
ment as it nestles below the horizon, visible
only from the distance and from select view-
The siting of the building will provide a con-
nection between three distinct landscape types
of basalt bluff, coastal dune and wetland, with
each façade of the building designed to reach
out to, or bring in the adjacent environment.
“We are delighted with the design of the new
building, and the overall progress of this excit-
ing project, ” Phillip Island Nature Parks CEO
Catherine Basterfield said.
“We have now called for expressions of in-
terest for the centre’s construction and will
commence the rigorous selection process to
ensure a successful development. ”
The $58 million project is a key component
of the Summerland Peninsula Masterplan, and
has been made possible through $48.2 million
of funding from the State Government, with
a $10 million contribution from the Nature
The new centre will offer significantly en-
hanced visitor amenities and a range of new
interpretive activities to provide a special ex-
perience for both day and evening visitors.
“In addition to the new visitor centre’s aes -
thetic appeal and enhanced visitor experience,
this building will also provide us with some
outstanding environmental outcomes, such as
the restoration of 6.7ha of habitat for the pen-
guins, and a major step towards the Nature
Parks’ ultimate goal of becoming carbon, en-
ergy and waste neutral,” Ms Basterfield said.
The Visitor Centre is due to open in late
All documentation for expressions of interest
is available at www.tenderlink.com/penguins
FLINDERS MP Greg Hunt visited Newhaven
College to see how work is progressing on the
school’s new facilities.
He joined the college’s principal, Gea
Lovell, to look at recently installed solar pan-
els and how the development of the new se-
nior school facility is going.
Work is on track for students to be able to
use the new senior building at the start of the
2018 school year.
Mr Hunt announced the grant for the fa-
cilities last September. At the time, he said
it was terrific to be able to fund projects that
directly benefitted local young people.
“What started out as the vision of a hand-
ful of board members has become a thriving
learning space where students are realising
their full potential,” Mr Hunt said.
MP Greg Hunt visited Newhaven Col-
lege on Monday, April 24, and met with
students, from left, Lily Johnstone, Kirby
Fuller, Balin McKay and Fleur Timmins.
MP visits Newhaven College
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