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Wellington Shire Council is set to adopt its budget tonight

SUBMISSIONS received by Wellington Shire Council are unlikely to see major changes to its 2021-21 budget. Council will formally adopt the budget during tonight's meeting. Council...

Sightseers are adding to stress of animals

A LOCAL wildlife carer is urging motorists to obey 'road closed' signs, saying motorists are adding to the stress of animals forced from their...

Our Wellington rental crisis

RENTING a home in Wellington Shire has never been harder, with rent rises and property shortages creating a ripple of despair for renters. As revealed...

Recovery underway, but more rain is coming

RECOVERY efforts are underway across Wellington Shire following last week's destructive weather, as authorities keep one eye on this week's forecast. As predicted, an east...

Floods keep local police busy

LOCAL police have been kept busy during flooding in recent days, helping people stranded in vehicles in floodwater and rescuing three children founds swimming...

Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund launches appeal for flood victims

GIPPSLAND Emergency Relief Fund has launched an appeal for financial donations to provide flood-affected residents with immediate support. GERF spokesperson Barry Whitehead announced the new...

Moderate flooding continues at the Port of Sale

MODERATE flooding continues along the Thomson River at Sale, while river levels are below the minor flood level at Wandocka. In the 72 hours between...

South Gippsland Highway reopens between Sale and Longford

UPDATED 12/6/21, 2pm: THE South Gippsland Highway has reopened between Sale and Longford. The section of the highway reopened this morning after closing last night. The highway,...

Major flood warning for the Thomson River

UPDATED 11/6/21, 2.15pm: THE Thomson River may reach the major flood level in Sale as early as this afternoon. Flooding along the Thomson River is likely...

Man found dead in floodwaters in Woodside

A MAN in his 60s was found dead in floodwaters in Woodside on Thursday afternoon. Emergency services were called to Starlings Lane about 1.45pm after...

Storms lashing Gippsland

HEAVY rain and wild winds wreaked havoc across Wellington Shire on Wednesday night, creating a sodden mess of downed trees, debris and water over...

Wellington Food Pantry busier than ever

AS the state is plunged into a fourth lockdown — this time without the support of JobKeeper or JobSeeker payments — Wellington Food Pantry...

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‘Play on’ for local sport

THE easing of COVID restrictions has paved the way for senior sport to resume this weekend. The ban on movement between metropolitan Melbourne and regional...