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New stripes for zebra crossing
ONE of the best used
pieces of infrastructure in
Inverloch, the town centre
pedestrian crossing is sorely
in need of a lick of paint.
And the Bass Coast Shire
They’ve responded to a
call for the crossing to get a
spruce-up, possibly as early
as this week, in the affirma-
“Thanks for reporting this
issue to us. We’ll repaint
the pedestrian crossing at
A’Beckett Street, Inverloch,
once we get a spell of hot,
dry weather in January,”
said General Manager Infra-
structure and Environment,
“The reason we’ll need to
wait is that job has to be done
early in the morning and on
a warm, dry day, where the
paint will dry quickly, and
we’ll minimise disruptions.”
The stripes are needed
to alert drivers that pedes-
trians have priority when
Meanwhile, another piece
of shire infrastructure get-
ting a workout, literally, is
the new shared pathway
along Ramsay Boulevard
and Surf Parade.
Walkers, runners, joggers,
pushers, fishermen, surfers,
swimmers... you name it,
they’ve all been out giving the
pathway a run from end to
end with the only comment
being, when are they going to
extend it to the surf club and
ultimately the RACV Resort?
Inverloch’s A’Beckett Street pedestrian crossing is los-
ing its stripes, but thankfully the shire is going to do
something about it. M070118
Wet but Sounds of Summer still rocks
THE annual ‘Sounds of Summer’ music event
in Inverloch last Friday afternoon and evening
brought in hundreds of people to the local recre-
ation reserve allowing people to dance and sing
the night away.
Kicking off at 1.45pm, visitors were welcomed
with live music and food stalls.
They were also ‘welcomed’ by some unwanted
wet weather, unfortunately for organisers, sand-
wiched in between plenty of glorious summer
days by the beach.
However, while the rain was heavy at times, the
action continued on stage and around.
Those attending the event said they weren’t
able to let a little rain dampen their fun, saying
they were looking forward to hearing from the big
name artists later in the evening.
The family-friendly music, food and wine festi-
val gave people the chance to unwind and enjoy
sounds from local and national musicians.
The line-up included Ross Wilson, Glenn Shor-
rock, Wendy Matthews, Sol Nation and others.
The event is known for showcasing the nat-
ural beauty, creative talents and unique char-
acter of the Bass Coast region.
It brought together local businesses and has
always supported local community groups
and service clubs in their fundraising efforts.
Festival organiser Kate Adkins of Events By
Kate had named Scleroderma Victoria as the
target charity for this year’s events with a por-
tion of the ticket price set to go to that worthy
She teamed up with Ann-Maree Heppell of
Inverloch - who is a Sunflower Hero for the
organisation, as well as her son (and Essen-
don Football Club captain) Dyson Heppell - to
help raise funds and awareness for the dis-
There’s no doubt numbers at the event were
impacted by the weather but organisers say
they are prepared to roll the dice with South
Gippsland’s notoriously fickle weather next
NOBODY wants to look at a mobile phone
tower in their backyard, but they’re a neces-
That was the message from Bass Coast Shire
councillors at their December meeting, when
they unanimously approved a planning permit
for a 35-metre high Optus tower at 190 Toorak
Objectors raised concerns about the impact
on their property values.
But in a report, shire officers said the con-
cern of a decline in property values isn’t a
In speaking in favour of the tower, Cr Clare
Le Serve said unfortunately, it’s mobile opera-
tors who designate where to put reception tow-
And the coverage in some parts of Inverloch
is reportedly pathetic.
“There are communities out in the hills who
would love to have it because they have no mo -
bile phone coverage, ” she said.
There were also concerns by nearby resi-
dents about the “possible health impacts” of
A report by a Federal Government body
found the electromagnetic energy emitted
would be below 1/200th of the health limit.
Better phone coverage for Inverloch
Will Gardiner had a nice car, a beautiful house and a 9 to 5 job. He said he didn’t have time
to enjoy any of it, so he quit and began travelling with a guitar. mm140118
Inverloch’s Sophie Maxwell and Shari Hanily were prepared for the worst with their pon-
chos at the Sounds of Summer music event on Friday but it turned out great despite the
inclement weather. mm090118
Sounds of Summer was used as a place for a family reunion too. From left, Tara Tripley,
Andrew Harrison, Anthony Tripley, Natasha Harrison and Fiona Harrison. mm520118
Charie Grabowski and Bella Aitken were having a ball on Friday afternoon at the Sounds of
Summer music event, throwing a ball to one another in-between songs. mm120118
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