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Oliver McMeekin was born at Leongatha hospital on Janu-
ary 5, 2017. He is a son for Dylan and Louise of Korumburra
and is a brother for Milla.
Jasmine and Toby Beckerleg have welcomed the safe arriv-
al of their beautiful second son Riley Jed Beckerleg, born at
Leongatha hospital on January 15. Riley has a very excited
big brother, Beau 21⁄2 years old.
Baby Munugoda Hewage was born on January 30 at the
He is the third son for Sudath Munugoda Hewage and Tha-
ranga De Silva of Leongatha and a baby brother for Kumitha
Tharul Munugoda Hewage (five) and Gevin Sandinu Munugo-
da Hewage (one).
Baby Vincent was born on January 28 at Bass Coast Health
to parents Caroline Harris and Chris Manais from Sunset Strip.
George Henry Davies was born at Bass Coast Health on
January 29 to parents Stacey Sarton and Shane Davies of
Kyah Mai was born at Wonthaggi Hospital on January
11 to Hayley Alcock and Julian Carr of Kilcunda. She is a
baby sister to Codi and Kenzie.
Gippsland South MP Danny O’Brien (second from left) at the first Liberal-Nationals
Victorian Population Policy Taskforce forum held in Shepparton last week.
O’Brien takes on
GIPPSLAND South MP Danny O’Brien has
been appointed to a key regional develop-
ment policy role within the state Liberal-Na-
Mr O’Brien was recently appointed the
Deputy Chair of the Coalition’s Population
Policy Taskforce which will develop decen-
tralisation policies ahead of the next election
“I am delighted to have been chosen for this
important role on the taskforce which will
help develop policies for the Victorian Lib-
eral-Nationals Coalition to rebalance popula-
tion across our state.
“This idea is a no-brainer. We have Mel-
bourne bursting at the seams and its liveabil-
ity threatened by population growth and yet
regional parts of the state are crying out for
jobs, investment and additional population.
“Together with the chair, Member for Kew,
Tim Smith, I will be travelling the state over
the coming months undertaking forums and
listening to people from all walks of life.
“The Liberal-Nationals Coalition under-
stands that population policy affects every
facet of Victorian life from health to educa-
tion, roads, transport and jobs.
“We have 100,000 people coming to Vic-
toria every year, the highest number of any
state, yet almost all of them are settling in
either Melbourne or Geelong.
“We need to rebalance this population in-
crease and ensure that country Victoria gets
its share and has opportunities for growth in
the future. ”
Mr O’Brien said all ideas are on the table
including boosts to transport and rail infra-
structure, economic incentives and potential
“We are determined to make sure that our
state’s growth is balanced and that we be-
come a state of cities, not a city-state.
“The Labor Government has no plans be-
yond the tram tracks and we are ensuring
that we put in place policy for the next 30
years, not the next three years.
“I know the biggest issue in my electorate
is roads and it is significant investment in
improving this sort of infrastructure that
will help make our regions more attractive to
people and businesses, but there is so much
more that we can consider. ”
More information on the taskforce can be
found at www.vicpopulation.com.au
Happy winners in Rotary raffle
ROSA Turner, president of the
Rotary Club of Inverloch, drew
the winning tickets of the Sum-
mer Raffle at the Lions’ Com-
munity Market in The Glade at
Inverloch last Sunday week.
Rosa, in announcing the
winners, thanked all the locals
and visitors for supporting Ro -
tary by buying tickets in this
She also thanked the Island
Surfboards and Surf School
of Smiths Beach for assisting
with all the prizes.
Rosa said more than 50 per
cent of the funds raised would
go to local community projects
with the remainder going to
overseas disaster relief.
The first prize winner of a
Stand Up Paddle Board plus
paddle was Peter Steele of Wat-
Second prize of three surf
lessons from Island Surf-
boards and Surf School went
to Lynne Batty, third went to
John Paul Peterson of Rich-
mond who won a boogie board
and fourth prize of a wetsuit
went to Vicki Juliff from As-
Ian Turnbull, Rosa Turner and Gerry Lonergan selling tickets in The Glade.
Garden party with Inverloch VIEW
TWENTY-ONE ladies from
the Inverloch VIEW Club
(which stands for Voice, In-
terests, Education of Women)
celebrated the beginning of
the new year at a Garden Party
held at the home of Judy and
Alan Morcom in Inverloch.
It was a lovely day and the
members enjoyed walking
around the beautiful garden
as well as a delicious lunch of
chicken and salads, followed
by decadent desserts.
The Inverloch VIEW club
meets on the fourth Tuesday
of the month (except January)
for a luncheon meeting at The
Inlet Hotel, Inverloch at noon.
They work to raise money for
The Smith Family charity who
in turn assist underprivileged
Australian families with school
expenses for their children.
The Inverloch VIEW Club is
a friendly bunch of women and
always welcome new mem-
For further information
phone Jill Widmer on 5674
Mary Butcher, Jill Steer, Judy Morcom, Helen Sutton, Lor-
raine Gray and Aileen Hastings.
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