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Round Peg in
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March 8 - April 3
March 8 - April 3
A group exhibition of mixed media
from Five Gates Studio at the
Yarram Courthouse Gallery
on Good Friday
- Meet the Artists on
Easter Sat and Sun
Continued from page 1.
Repairs were due to be carried out yesterday
Mr McKenzie said his stock are currently be-
ing watered with tank water, because of the low
He said the tank wasn’t full and that without
rainfall in the next few weeks, they will run out
“We have got one dam that still has water, but
it is down the bottom of the hill,” he said.
Flows for the Tarra River are currently being
monitored, which as of Monday was at 4.5ML per
day. The last time the river dropped to such low
levels was in 2009.
To date, South Gippsland Water’s ‘water by
agreement’ customers have not had their access to
water from the Tarra River affected, as flow rates
have not fallen below the minimum.
South Gippsland Water’s bulk entitlement
stipulates it cannot draw any water from the Tarra
River when river flows are below 3ML per day
and must ensure this water flows through to the
environment (environmental flows).
South Gippsland Water managing director
Philippe du Plessis said river flows fluctuate.
“Last Wednesday the flow rate was 5.6ML per
day, however over the weekend flows dropped
down to 3.5ML and on Monday were back up at
4.5ML per day,” he said.
“With continued forecasts for warm dry condi-
tions, South Gippsland Water will closely monitor
Following low river flow rates in February,
the corporation has now activated pumping water
from its bore at Devon North.
“On days when flows are low, but still above
the 3ML minimum, the corporation has been ex-
tracting just enough to keep water in the pipe for
the water by agreement customers in Devon North
and using bore water for township supply,” Mr du
South Gippsland Water is continuing to moni-
tor the low river flows for the Tarra River and is
placing the river flow readings on its website on
the system alerts page at www.sgwater.com.au/
THE theatre and birthing suite at South
Gippsland Hospital will be upgraded af-
ter receiving $1.65 million from the State
South Gippsland Hospital CEO Chris Trotman
said she was delighted the hospital’s submission
to the latest round of the Regional Health Infra-
structure Fund had been successful.
“The funding will enable a staged upgrade
to provide a larger operating suite, recovery and
consulting areas, reconfiguration of the birth-
ing suite and sterilisation areas, reverse osmosis
equipment, acoustic management and upgraded
water and electrical systems,” she said.
“It is important people do not have to travel
long distances or stay overnight away from fam-
ily and friends for what are routine operations or
“We provide a range of services around our
day procedure lists and low risk birthing services
to ensure rural patients in the Corner Inlet region
have access to some of the same services offered
in large metropolitan areas.”
Ms Trotman said the upgrade would enable the
hospital to continue to provide services with an
even higher level of care and patient safety, attract
and retain skilled staff, and have the potential to
provide additional day procedures in the future.
“Although we do not have a timeline as yet for
any works, future construction will be managed to
minimise disruption of the day to day running of
the hospital and patient lists and births. The hospi-
tal will keep the community updated as the project
progresses,” Ms Trotman said.
Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Harriet
Shing said revamping rural and regional health
services will mean more patients in Gippsland can
be treated sooner, closer to home.
“Our investment will secure the future of our
local health service and make a real difference to
the lives of patients who will get the safe, high
quality care and treatment they need,” she said.
“Our dedicated doctors and nurses at these
health services do a remarkable job. We are deter-
mined to support them in every way we can and
to keep locals healthy by giving them the modern
facilities they truly deserve.”
Gippsland South MP Danny O’Brien said the
funding announcement was a fantastic outcome
for the local community, which has been fighting
for long time to upgrade the maternity and surgi-
cal areas of the hospital.
“I have been proud to support the hospital in
its efforts to secure this funding and am pleased
that it is now delivered and will help shore up the
future of hospital services in the Corner Inlet re-
gion for many years to come,” he said.
Eastern Victoria Region member Melina Bath
said she had raised the issue in Parliament a num-
ber of times and only a few weeks ago called on
the government to make a decision. “Having been
born in the Foster Hospital maternity unit I know
the needs of our community and that this funding
is very much deserved,” she said.
“This outcome shows what can be done when
the local community works with local MPs to de-
liver better outcomes for our health services.
“I look forward to seeing construction begin as
soon as possible on this important project.”
Foster hospital gets $1.65M upgrade
Way to go: from left, Gippsland South MLA Danny O’Brien, acting South Gippsland Hospital CEO
Marion Bowron and board member Paul Ahern celebrate the hospital received $1.65 million for up-
grades to its theatre and birthing suite.
What do you do to save water at your house?
“I only wash my
dog once a fortnight,
have very quick show-
ers, only turn the hot
water on for one hour
in the morning which
also saves electricity
and only use a small
amount of water when
I’m washing dishes.”
“I don’t use the dish-
washer often. I usually
wash by hand. I have
very quick showers and
only water the garden
when it’s necessary.”
“I have a water sav-
er in my shower, I use
tank water because we
live on a farm so it’s our
own water, I have short
showers, I only use the
dishwasher when it’s
full and use bore water
for the garden.”
“I always make
sure all of the taps are
turned off properly,
only water the garden
when it needs to be and
use water savers in the
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