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BASS COAST HEALTH’S
Bass Coast Health’s
Gippsland Cancer Connections Webpage Launch
Do you know someone with cancer?
Are you a health professional?
Bass Coast Health (BCH) has consulted with community volunteers to
develop a cancer ser vice resource and web directory for Gippsland and
surrounding regions - the Gippsland Cancer Connections webpage.
The new webpage will enable community and health professionals to find
information and locate nearby services easily.
Information includes: What to expect, cancer information, printable resources,
optimal care pathways, support services, Gippsland-specific resources and links
to peak body websites and support groups.
You are invited to attend the launch at an afternoon tea with us:
WHEN: 3pm Thursday, May 25, 2017
WHERE: Grabham Wing, Bass Coast Health (Wonthaggi Hospital),
235 Graham Street, Wonthaggi.
HOW: RSVP by May 23, 2017 to firstname.lastname@example.org
or please phone 5671 9230.
THE wheels on the bus are meant to go
round and round, but that’s not the case for
students in Loch wanting to go to Leongatha
A parent of a Grade 6 student told the ‘Sen-
tinel-Times’ Leongatha Secondary College
cannot, at this stage, guarantee her daughter
a seat on the school bus next year.
“ You would think the easiest solution is just
to put another bus on, but for some reason
that’s not possible, ” the parent said.
“ The other thing is, you don’t find out if you
have a seat until December. ”
But that’s leaving it too late, the parent said,
who’d rather not see her daughter have to
catch a V/Line bus, which won’t leave Leon-
gatha until 4.39pm.
For students to travel to Loch, they need to
catch a 3.38pm bus from Leongatha Second-
ary College to Leongatha Railway Station.
The bus trip only takes around two minutes
but is a 1.2km hike if students miss it.
Once at the station, students have to wait
around an hour for the next bus.
At 4.39pm, they can catch a bus to Loch,
which takes 26 minutes.
If they miss that one, the next one’s at
“There are a lot of people I know that are
sending their kids elsewhere just because
they can’t get on a bus to other schools. ”
“A friend of mine sends her daughter to Le -
“Her daughter has to wait at school at the
end of the day because the bus she’s on goes
around and does a run; then comes back to
the school and picks her up.
“There’s obviously a huge shortage of buses
and it’s not just these lines, ” adding that it
means parents are more limited to where they
can send their children.
But it’s not Leongatha Secondary College
calling the shots here. Government schools
have to follow the Department of Education
policy for the School Bus Program.
A spokeswoman for the Department of Ed-
ucation said the program’s policy allows for
students to be transported to their nearest
“However, Leongatha Secondary College is
not the nearest government secondary school
to Loch, ” the spokeswoman said.
“While we will try and accommodate new
students where possible, there are no plans
to expand the service between Loch and Le -
“If there is room on the existing school bus
between Loch and Leongatha Secondary Col-
lege, new students coming from Loch can ap-
ply and, where possible, they will be accom-
modated for a small fee.”
Seats are first allocated to students who are
travelling to their nearest government school,
followed by those travelling to their nearest
eligible non-government school and then any-
one else, if there’s space on the bus.
No guarantee for a seat
Students wanting to go to Leongatha Secondary College from Loch face a long wait, with
the Department of Education prioritising students who live closest to Leongatha Secondary
College for the bus services. mm061917
THE South Gippsland Shire Council en-
dorsed the Mirboo North Outdoor Pool Mas-
terplan at its meeting recently to progress the
development of detailed designs this year.
The development of the masterplan was the
first step in planning for future capital works
at the pool, and funds are available in future
budgets to complete the works.
A considerable amount of community con-
sultation was completed as part of the mas-
terplan works including community surveys,
presentations and meetings with the Friends
of the Mirboo North Pool Committee and fur-
ther distribution in local papers, the council’s
website and social media.
The completion of the masterplan allows for
the commencement of the detailed design pro-
cess and provides the opportunity for the council
to seek funding from other levels of government.
South Gippsland Shire Council’s Sustain-
able Communities and Infrastructure direc-
tor Anthony Seabrook said it was great to see
the masterplans finished and that the next
stage of the project could commence.
“The completion of the masterplan for the
Mirboo North outdoor pool has been much
anticipated by the local community.
“It has been fantastic seeing the Mirboo
North community provide their vision of the
much loved asset and influencing the future
works at the site.
“We also wish to thank the Friends of the Mir-
boo North Pool Committee who worked hard
to receive this community feedback through
community surveys,” Mr Seabrook said.
The next step in delivering the outcomes of the
masterplan is to release a tender for the detailed
design works and quantity surveyor costs.
A tender for the detailed design of the
works and quantity surveyor costs will be re-
leased this month.
To see the endorsed masterplan, visit the
council’s website at www.southgippsland.vic.
An artistic impression of the Mirboo North Pool from the masterplan.
Designs progress for
Mirboo North Outdoor Pool
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