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VICROADS is urging all drivers to plan
extra travel time and be aware of increased
traffic on the roads ahead of the Superbike
World Championships event at Phillip Is-
Running from Friday to Sunday, February
24 to 26, the Superbikes attracts spectators
from across Victoria and interstate, adding
increased traffic on the roads.
VicRoads has worked closely with event
organisers to ensure all road users travel to
and from the event safely, and will be moni-
toring traffic flow and road conditions in the
lead up to the event and throughout the du-
ration of the weekend.
From Sunday, February 26, the ‘blue line’
treatment will be in place to cater for the
large traffic volumes leaving Phillip Island
after the event.
This will be in place from Phillip Island
Road at the intersection of Back Beach Road
and continues to the Bass Highway via the
new link road.
This treatment improves traffic flow to ac-
commodate for the increase in road users
heading back to Melbourne after the event.
VicRoads asks motorists to be mindful of
the blue line marking and drive accordingly
to the changed conditions.
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GIPPSLAND Nationals MPs have sought an ur-
gent meeting with the incoming CEO of dairy pro-
cessor Murray Goulburn over the future of plants
at Maffra and Leongatha.
Gippsland East MP Tim Bull, Gippsland South
MP Danny O’Brien and Member for Eastern Vic-
toria Melina Bath have written to new CEO, Ari
Mervis, seeking assurances that neither plant will
close or be downgraded.
This follows recent media speculation on poten-
tial plant closures across the state which have not
been denied by Murray Goulburn.
Mr Bull said Murray Goulburn has been
through a difficult 12 months but it was impor-
tant to maintain its employment footprint in
“We appreciate that Murray Goulburn has re-
portedly lost significant supplier volume over re-
cent months and this will make management of
the company’s assets more difficult.
“However, we have written to seek assurances
that the factories in Maffra and Leongatha will re-
main open into the future.
“Gippsland is in the grip of some significant
economic challenges with the closure of Hazel-
wood Power Station and a threat hanging over the
Australian Sustainable Hardwoods timber mill
at Heyfield. We don’t need more bad economic
Mr O’Brien said there was already concern in
the South Gippsland and Wellington shires about
empty shops and job prospects.
“We have sought guarantees about the plants
from the company informally over recent months
but such assurances have not been forthcoming.
“As representatives of dairy farmers and work-
ers we appreciate this is a fine line.
“It is important for Murray Goulburn to get its
costs down to ensure the most value is provided
through to milk prices, however we hope that this
can be achieved without rationalising production
facilities or jobs in country areas.”
Ms Bath said Murray Goulburn’s reputation has
taken a significant battering in the past 12 months
and any decision to close or rationalise plants
would further harm the company’s name.
“We strongly support the co-op and hope that it
will recover from its current difficulties and that
any savings that need to be achieved can be done
in other parts of the supply chain or at head office.
“We need a strong co-op for the dairy industry
and for towns in our communities.”
Stay safe during Superbikes
Council to acquire balance of estate
BASS Coast Shire Council will advertise to
acquire the remaining privately owned allot-
ments within the Scenic Estate subdivision at
Surf Parade on Phillip Island.
The council is now acquiring the allotments
so they too can be incorporated as part of the
Scenic Estate Conservation Reserve.
In 2013, the council set the land aside for
environmental conservation, and the reserve
was officially opened to the public in March,
In the following August, the council began
the process to compulsory acquire the re-
maining privately owned allotments and in
July 2016, the Governor in Council for Bass
Coast Shire Council granted approval, with of-
fers being made to land owners at valuation.
Bass Coast Mayor, Cr Pamela Rothfield, said
the council was undertaking a compulsory ac-
quisition process as it was unable to contact
the owners of the remaining blocks, many of
whom live overseas.
“When land was subdivided and sold in
1960, it was heavily marketed to Asia, there-
fore many of the allotments are today owned
by Chinese residents,” Cr Rothfield said.
“In the late 1970s, the land was identified
as an inappropriate subdivision and in 1983,
the Minister for Planning made it clear that no
building would ever be allowed in the estate,
and the land sat somewhat forgotten until only
a few years ago.”
Cr Rothfield said since the council made the
decision to turn the failed estate into a con-
servation reserve, the area has undergone an
“As the estate sat abandoned, it became a
popular place for rubbish dumping, and was
used illegally by 4WDs and motorbikes,” Cr
“Along with Phillip Island Nature Parks,
Parks Victoria and the State Government, we
have turned the site into an area for the pres-
ervation of wildlife and the protection and im-
provement of a habitat for fauna.”
The reserve now includes 1.5km of walking
tracks, boardwalks through native grasslands
and wetlands, and a viewing platform over-
looking the RAMSAR wetland and Churchill
Island Marine National Park.
“We must also thank the dedicated group of
volunteers who make up the Friends of Scenic
Estate Group for all their hard work looking
after the reserve, undertaking weed manage-
ment, seed collection, rubbish collection and
The Scenic Estate is returning to its natural form.
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