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BASS Coast Shire residents are being urged
to ‘Detox your Home’ – a safe, free and easy-to-
use service to dispose of common, highly toxic
household chemicals without harming your
health or the environment.
The household chemical collection program
is coming to Wonthaggi on Saturday, August
12 from 10am to noon and Bass Coast Shire
Council, in partnership with Sustainability
Victoria, is encouraging residents to take the
opportunity to get rid of unwanted – and po-
tentially dangerous – items like pesticides, de-
tergents and weed killers.
“Household chemicals can cause harm and
be the protagonist of a serious unintended bad
accident in and around the home,” Bass Coast
Mayor, Cr Pamela Rothfield said.
“Not just potential direct harm to children,
family and pets but the chemicals release
fumes, pollute the environment and increase
the fuel load in and around your house.
“We are asking our residents to continue act-
ing responsibly by disposing of chemicals ap-
Cr Rothfield said putting them in with the
regular rubbish collection could ignite, explode,
leak or mix with other chemicals and also con-
taminate the landfill cell itself once deposited
by the truck.
“Sometimes we don’t think it through and
realise that by pouring them down the drain
they could pollute waterways, harm animals
and vegetation, contaminate the drinking wa-
ter supply and make rivers and beaches unsafe
for swimming. That is not a great outcome for
The Detox your Home mobile collection will
be held at the Wonthaggi Transfer Station, 180
Cameron Street, Wonthaggi.
Detox your Home is administered by Sus-
tainability Victoria in partnership with local
governments and is funded by the Victorian
The products collected are recycled for recov-
ery and diverted from landfill.
Residents can drop off the following items:
Acids and alkalis; aerosols (dispose of empty
cans in your household recycling bin); anti-
freeze; brake fluid; car body filler; car wax;
cleaners – ammonia-based; cooking oil; cool-
ant; detergents, disinfectants and drain clean-
ers; fertiliser; fire extinguishers; floor-care
products and waxes; fuels - petrol, diesel, kero-
sene, other; glues - water-based and solvents;
herbicides and weed killers; insect spray/pes-
ticides; nail polish and remover; oven cleaner;
paint stripper, thinner and turps; pool chemi-
cals; rat poison; solvents; transmission fluid;
wood preservatives and finishes (oils and var-
The following items are not accepted: Am-
munition or firearms; asbestos; car batteries;
household batteries; chemicals used by busi-
nesses; farm chemicals; fluorescent lights; gas
bottles; motor oil; paint.
For more information, visit www.sustainabil-
ity.vic.gov.au/detoxyourhome, call 1300 363
744 or contact the council’s Waste Services
team on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or 5671
South Gippsland Hwy Realignment
- Black Spur (Koonwarra)
Project information session
People interested in the South Gippsland Hwy realignment
project are invited to join us for a cuppa and a chat.
At this session you can view concept plans, talk to project staff and ask questions
to better understand the project. No need to RSVP just drop in. If you cannot make
it you can visit vicroads.vic.gov.au for project information.
BUILDING OUR FUTURE
Location: Koonwarra Hall,
Koala Drive, Koonwarra
Date: Wednesday 9
127 Commercial Street, Korumburra
Phone: 5658 1264 Fax: 5655 2179 Email: email@example.com
PROOF TO KERRY
Covering all your
Mobile phones and accessories NBN Plans
Tablets and Wireless Internet
Fast friendly advice
20 Church Street,
Traralgon Dry Cleaners run a dry cleaning
and general repair/alteration service
throughout South Gippsland.
We collect and drop off Wednesday and
Saturday’s to our friendly agencies:
Mirboo North Newsagency, 52 Ridgeway
Inside Out Clothing, 21 Main Street, Foster
Pulham’s Furniture & Carpet,
13 Main Street, Foster
Nick’s Clothing, 16 Bair Street, Leongatha
39 Little Commercial Street
Victoria Street Gallery,
10 a’Beckett Street, Inverloch
Wonthaggi Newsagency, 31 Murray Street
San Remo Newsagency, 105 Marine Parade
We are experienced and qualified.
We specialise in curtains, manchester,
wedding/deb dresses, leather/suede,
formal wear, office wear, school uniforms
and much more.
Phone: 5174 3303
96-100 Thompson Ave, Cowes
MORE than 300 patrons attended the sold-
out Meeniyan Dance on Saturday, August 5,
part of the celebrations for the hall’s 125th an-
The Lyrebird Arts Council presented the
event. Two fabulous bands entertained an en-
Melbourne soul outfit The Meltdown filled the
Meeniyan Town Hall with soul and funk.
The Teskey Brothers opened the evening with
their infectious take on soul music.
It’s easy to see why this four-piece made up
of brothers Sam and Josh Teskey, Liam Gough
and Brendan Love are being hailed as an act to
watch out for.
The Meltdown had all 300 people up on their
feet in a dancing haze.
Simon Burke's soothing and soulful voice
leads every song — his vocals most exposed
on Forever And Always, supported solely by
electric and fingerpicked acoustic guitars, de-
livering some of the album's most sentimental
and tender words.
More upbeat and uplifting songs Darkness
Into Light and Don't Hesitate showcase the
power of the full band, consisting of organ,
trumpet, drums, guitar, bass, saxophones and
flawless backing vocals.
Magic night in Meeniyan
The Meeniyan Hall was packed on Saturday night for an incredible night of soul and funk.
Photo: Colin U’Ren.
Clean up chemicals and detox your home
Bass Coast residents can dispose of common, highly toxic household chemicals in Wont-
haggi on Saturday, August 12.
FUEL drive-offs will be treated as a criminal
matter in Victoria under a Guy Government
from July 1, 2019.
Member for Eastern Victoria Melina Bath wel-
comed last week’s announcement by the Lib-
eral National Coalition.
“Fuel drive-offs are becoming more and more
common and this isn’t an issue confined to the
city,” Ms Bath said.
Leader of the Opposition Matthew Guy MP
said he wants a safer Victoria and that means
adopting a zero tolerance approach to crime.
“Victorians who do the right thing and live
by the law have had enough of excuses from
“Victorians will have a choice at the next elec-
tion of more of the same on law and order from
Daniel Andrews or real change and a tougher
approach from a Liberal Nationals Government
Ms Bath said the issue was of increasing con-
cern to many.
“People in the Latrobe Valley have spoken to
me about instances of fuel theft. It’s frustrat-
ing for business owners and quite scary for
those working at service stations; particularly
at night,” Ms Bath said.
“The Coalition wants to see a sense of safety
return to our communities, and treating fuel
drive-offs as a criminal matter is one step in
the right direction.”
Key points of the Coalition policy include:
· Working with Victoria Police so that all fuel
drive-offs with non-innocent, criminal intent
will be treated as criminal theft offences and
not as civil matters. If required, legislation
will be introduced to mandate that fuel theft is
treated as a criminal offence.
· A Victoria Police centrally administered fuel
drive-off/theft online reporting system to be
developed and introduced. This will ensure an
improved assessment and investigatory pro-
cess for alleged offences, as reported by fuel re-
tailers, modelled on the fuel drive-offs central
reporting process introduced by NSW Police in
· The establishment of an improved informa-
tion sharing interface system or virtual ‘stolen
plate clearing house’ between Victoria Police
and VicRoads to quickly identify stolen num-
berplates in a more timely and efficient manner
thereby leading to earlier detection of offending
plates and assist in mitigating fuel drive-off of-
The new regime to be introduced under a
Guy Government by July 1, 2019.
Zero tolerance to fuel theft
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