Baw Baw Citizen - 5 July 2018

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Drouin takes on Bairnsdale

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Tomes Up to 60,000 books have been donated for this weekend's Yarragon CFA Book Fair! Deets on Page 4

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Baw Baw budget 2018/19

Council maxes out rate cap Baw Baw councillors have approved a rate rise of 2.25 per cent for this financial year, the maximum allowed by the state government. By William Kulich @WillPJK

The recently passed 2018/19 Baw Baw Shire budget also includes a 2.25 per cent increase to waste service charges, which a council report states is because of a Chinese "ban" on importing recyclable waste. This means the standard residential waste charge will rise by $8 for collected premises to $384. Exactly what you pay for your rates could depend on the results of this year's shire-wide revaluation, which came into effect on 1 July. "A revaluation does not provide Council with any

additional rate revenue but can significantly re-align how rates are distributed between ratepayers at both a rating group and individual level," a council officer wrote in a report to councillors. Despite those changes, much in Baw Baw's rating strategy has remained the same. Eligible pensioners will still receive an extra $50 rebate, and rates will continue to be billed in four instalments. The February lump sum payment option dropped in the 2014/15 financial year is still off the table. Baw Baw will also continue to apply differential rates, which apply surcharges or discounts depending on land usage. The differential rates are: • farms at a 10 per cent discount, • commercial and

industrial properties at a surcharge of 20 per cent, • vacant land at a surcharge of 80 per cent, • urban living land at a discount of 10 per cent, and • residential development land at a surcharge of 30 per cent. The expected total revenue from rates and charges this financial year is $57.2 million. $48.7 of that comes from rates alone, while waste charges are expected to bring in $8 million.

What all this is paying for Baw Baw's 2018/19 budget features a $22 million capital works program and still promises a $11.7 million surplus despite rate cap limitations. Having said that, the


cap does seem to have frustrated planners. "The major challenges have been to meet the needs of the growing population of the Shire, continuing to review its critical infrastructure renewal requirements, improve council’s overall financial position within the constraints of the rate cap," a council officer said in a report. The capital works


program includes $19.6 million of new works, and $2.4 million in projects from last financial year. $11.6 million in roads investment makes up the bulk of new investment, while a further $1.4 million will be spent on footpaths. Drainage will also see a $1.4 million investment, as will "open space investment" which includes lighting upgrade works.

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Port of Melbourne's surprise Warragul Regional building threat to bees and growers fire 'suspicious' FEATURE • The discovery of the varroa mite on a ship which docked in Melbourne last week has growers and beekeepers concerned, but why? Agriculture Victoria "treated" what was reportedly a small colony of affected European honey bees on board the ship. But what does this have to do with us, and what even is the varroa mite? We asked West Gippsland apiarist William Rogers, but be warned: this gets gruesome. "The varroa destructor mite is a parasitic mite," William explained. "It's quite a large mite which actually impedes the ability of bees to do their job. On the human body, it would be a parasite the size of a rabbit. "The mites actually get in the hive, lay eggs in the cells with the baby bees, and they develop and suck the baby bees' blood while they're growing, which can lead to deformities." Yikes. And it doesn't stop there. "The main issue is they are a disease carrier," William said. "They carry multiple diseases at the same time." In other parts of the world, Varroa destructor has had catastrophic consequences for European honey bees and growers who rely on them pollinating their crops. "When our farmers have any kind of crop which requires honey bee pollination, like

almonds and apples and so forth, there are quite a number of wild bee populations nearby which assist. "If those bee populations were hit with the varroa destructor mite and they all collapse, we could be losing 90-95 per cent of our wild bee populations, which will dramatically affect the rate of pollination." Varroa destructor isn't found in Australia. Well, not yet at least. Had the ship's crew not noticed the colony and alerted Agriculture Victoria this might be a very different story. "To be quite honest, we're fairly lucky it's the middle of winter here where bees are not that active, so with the drop in temperature on the boat coming over here it's very unlikely they would have left the boat," William said. "The problem is, the government itself isn't doing as much as it could. It has been the actual industry which has been financing a fair amount of biosecurity work. The Australian honey bee industry has selfimposed a levy on honey that's produced here in Australia, and those funds go directly to biosecurity efforts." So, apart from not importing bees to Australia, what can you do to support local beekeepers and growers? "Buy any Australian-produced honey; a portion of those funds will go to the biosecurity efforts."

FIRE • CFA crews and police were called to a fire at Warragul Regional College yesterday afternoon. "We were called to a fire here shortly after 3.30pm. When we arrived we found smoke coming from the building, which is an old cricket pavilion on site," Warragul Fire Brigade captain Brad Hogan told the Baw Baw Citizen. "Crews gained access via forced

entry and found a room filled with smoke and evidence of a small fire started underneath the building. "We had units from Warragul, Drouin, and Yarragon respond and the fire was brought under control in a matter of five to 10 minutes. "It was a small fire, but obviously it being the school holiday period it's suspicious, being at a school."

POLICE • A search warrant led to the discovery of 25 homemade firearms in Drouin last week. Police executed the warrant at the Drouin Caravan Park on Tuesday 26 June and allegedly

found the weapons, which had been made from plastic pipes and fittings. A male in his mid-30s was arrested and charged with firearms offences and bailed to appear in court at a later date.

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Baw Baw jaw-jaw Tips, tidbits, and shout-outs. Tacky packaging Coles and Woolies dropping single use plastic shopping bags is great for reducing waste, but something we spotted at a Warragul supermarket last week has us scratching our heads.

GIPPSLAND • Heritage steam train services are incredibly popular along the Gippsland line, but one operator has expressed concerns changes to signalling could stop future journeys. 707 Operations Inc ran a service to Sale late last month (pictured at Warragul), which drew the usual

crowds of onlookers as it carried tourists into the region. But for all the fun, the brochure for the journey stated "the days of steam hauled heritage trains on this part of the Victorian network could soon be a thing of the past" thanks to plans for a new signalling system called moving block. Moving block essentially puts

signals inside trains, allowing them to run closer together. The problem is, are old locos compliant with safety requirements? And what is the cost of compliance for the volunteer-run preservation groups? 707 Operations Inc and the state government did not respond to requests for comment, but a spokesperson for tourist operator

Steamrail Victoria said it was "too early" for the group to comment on whether the planned changes would impact the group's services. "Currently the network provides access for other passenger and freight traffic on the corridor and it is our understanding that this will continue," they told the Baw Baw Citizen.

POLICE • The discovery of a car in the middle of Drouin's Albert Road led to a short pursuit last week. A police spokesperson said officers found the still-running vehicle with the occupant apparently asleep. Officers were unable to wake the

driver, who allegedly "appeared to be in a drug affected state." The vehicle was still running at the time and officers deployed Stop Sticks in front of it to limit chances of a potential getaway. Stop Sticks are a device used to deflate tyres. Police allege the driver then

woke up and drove off, running over the Stop Sticks. The sticks deflated one tyre but the vehicle was able to continue. A short pursuit through the Drouin CBD took place, but was terminated by police. The vehicle, a blue 2003 Holden Commodore stationwagon with

false license plates, was later found in Moroka Drive, Warragul, but the driver was not found. The incident occurred at around 1.30am on Thursday 28 June. Officers have asked that anyone with information about the incident contact them at Warragul Police on 5622 7111.

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Yeah, that's plastic branding tape wrapped around individual avocados. "No nasties added"? Nah. No need for plastic bin liners? While we're talking about the plastic bag "ban," it's worth mentioning a blog post by local writer Tammy Logan which has been doing the rounds. The post by on Tammy's Gippsland Unwrapped website looks at how newspaper, composting, and sustainable materials can keep "wet stuff" from dirtying your bin without plastic. Some locals have expressed concerns they won't have anything to line their bins with after the bags are phased out. You can find Tammy's post at this link:

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Arts Centre reno budget 'overruns' by $773k BAW BAW • Renovation of the West Gippsland Arts Centre could end up costing the Baw Baw Shire almost $775,000 more than expected. Works to increase main theatre capacity from 490 to 750 seats and upgrade surrounding infrastructure and facilities began early last year with a budget of up to $13.4 million. Initial funding for construction came from the Victorian and federal governments, which contributed $4 million each, as well as the council. The Baw Baw Shire, which owns and operates the venue, issued a media release last week announcing the redevelopment project was "on track for practical completion in August and handover to Council in

September." However, buried half way through a large paragraph deep in the document was the revelation construction issues had forced costs up "in the order of up to $750,000." The Baw Baw Citizen contacted the council to confirm the figure and was told the "overrun" would actually be up to $773,137. That figure could however end up lower, as 19 per cent of the increased contingency allowance is a further contingency allowance. A Baw Baw Shire spokesperson provided the Baw Baw Citizen with a breakdown of where the extra council money committed to the project will go. The chart on this page covers those figures, as well as the spokesperson's

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explanation of each category. The largest single funds category is $334,649 "required for the Architect and Consultant Contract." The remaining $438,488 has been broken down into six subcategories: client changes, further contingency, latent conditions, design oversight, design development, and compliance.

The project has encountered several unexpected issues during construction. "Throughout the construction period a number of previously unidentified latent issues were discovered," Baw Baw mayor Joe Gauci said in the media release. "For example, additional fire protection works were required outside of the original scope and the existing internal stairways

By the numbers: WGAC's $773,137 budget blow-out Client changes 2.5% / $10,962.20 "This comprises changes as requested by the client. (For example, a change to an office layout.)" Design oversight 10.5% / $46,041.24 "This comprises remedying conflicts within the design documentation to achieve the original intent of the design. (For example, ensuring that the required number of lights for a given room as part of the architectural documentation are also included in the electrical drawings.)"

required modification. "Council is working very closely with the builder, Building Engineering, to understand the detailed costs associated with these changes and to minimise the overall project expenditure. "Next stages include theatre works, further finishing works such as joinery, fit-outs, painting and landscaping around the new forecourt area."

Original data: Baw Baw Shire Council

Further contingency 19% / $83,312.72 "This additional contingency allowance will account for any unforeseen issues that may arise between now and the end of the project."

Increased contingency allowance $438,488

Compliance 20% / $87,697.60 "This comprises works required to bring pre-existing aspects of the building up to code in order to achieve the occupancy permit. (For example, re-levelling existing concrete stairs that are within a fire egress path.)"

Latent conditions 29% / $127,161.52 "This comprises latent conditions discovered in the course of the project which could not have been accounted for prior to the tender. (For example, rock being uncovered underground or steel shown on the original drawings not being present.)" Design development 19% / $83,312.72 "This comprises design elements that have been changed and which added a required benefit to the operation of the building. (For example, upgrading the specified roof to trafficable webglas to allow maintenance access.)"

Architect and Consultant Contract $334,649


It's not a laptop, it's a notebook Jon Cavell Warragul Computer Repair Many years ago, shortly after laptop computers arrived on the market, a new breed of portable computers that looked exactly like them appeared under a new name. Those were "notebooks," but what made them different to the laptops consumers had already bought? Were these allnew, powerful devices designed to be put on your bookshelf? No. They were exactly the same as laptops, just with a new name. Why was the name of the whole category changed? Legal reasons; calling portable computers "laptops" implied they should be used on laps, when neither they nor our laps are really cut out for that use case. Notebooks get hot, and excessive heat is the enemy of computers. It can make them run slower at best, or outright destroy them at worst. Most laptops, or should we say notebooks, have vents on

the underside and/or edge of their casing designed to help the device stay cool. Would you wrap your car radiator in a towel, a blanket, or a pair of jeans? Of course not. However not all of us apply that same logic to a computer with radiators inside. Laptop radiators apply the exact same engineering principles as a common car radiator. Ventilation is so important that the little feet on the bottom of notebooks are designed not just to keep them sliding around, but to give space for air to reach the vents. Sitting the notebook on your knees will most likely block these vents. The lesson here is put your laptop somewhere flat. That means no legs, and certainly no beds or protective cloth table surfaces. If you must use your notebook as a literal laptop or on your bed, ensure you put a flat surface underneath it, such as a tray or large book, and never leave it plugged in in this circumstance. You're best off just finding a table.

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Volunteers setting up the Yarragon Public Hall on Monday ahead of the weekend's book fair

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FRONT PAGE • Cuddle up with a good book this winter while supporting Yarragon's CFA and primary school! The annual Yarragon CFA Book Fair fundraiser is on this weekend, and this year the brigade is partnering with Yarragon Primary School. Money raised from book sales will go toward projects at the Yarragon Fire Station and the school. "This year we're going to upgrade the door on the motor room of the station, make it automatic," Yarragon CFA spokesperon Michael O'Toole told the Baw Baw Citizen. "The door's 40 years old

so it's time to replace it." The new door will allow volunteers to get ready to fight fires instead of manually opening a door. "Yarragon Primary School is planning to use its share to make some furniture for the library, and also to purchase books." The long-running event has become known for attracting people from far and wide, with super-low prices and a huge range available. Michael estimates the number of books donated for this year's fair at between 50,000 and 60,000. That's enough to fill a shipping container, shed, and half the brigade's meeting room with jam-

packed boxes of books. Paperbacks sell for $1, and hardbacks for $2.50. Cooking, craft, gardening, kids', self help, and teen novels all sell for $5 per bag. As usual, this weekend's event will be held at the Yarragon Public Hall. Officially, doors open at 9am on both days and close at 5pm on Saturday and 4pm on Sunday. But the volunteers are happy to be flexible. "We usually have a queue down to the post office before we open on Saturday morning. If there's a line out there by 8.30am, we'll open the doors early and let them in," Michael said.

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Sophie Morell is keen to lead C4G and campaign for a new West Gippsland Hospital

New C4G head backs hospital FEATURE •Sophie Morell is the new CEO of Warragul-based advocacy group Committee for Gippsland, taking over from Mary Aldred in May. We recently caught up with Ms Morell to ask her about herself, and what locals can expect from C4G under her stewardship. "I moved to Gippsland 10 years ago, and in that time I've worked in the health sector, state and federal government, all in management or senior management roles," she said. "In the last 12 months

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the majority of my time has been with the Latrobe Valley Mine Rehabilitation Commissioner." While C4G is funded by business members, its focus is still very much on community projects. "We advocate for big projects, for instance the number one project in our [new] 2018/2020 strategy is to advocate for the West Gippsland Hospital. "There is a growing demand for it, and it's an ever-increasing demand. It's a big project, so it's not going to be a one-government term

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commitment, it's going to be long term. "It takes a wholecommunity approach, and an all levels of government approach as well. "The onslaught of economic benefits to this region [from a new hospital] is going to be tenfold." Ms Morell said digital connectivity was also a pressing issue for the group, with some members still unable to get reliable mobile phone signals in their house. The Group is working on a digital connectivity masterplan for the whole of Gippsland.

POLICE • Police are encouraging locals to report illegal hunting activities after a recent rise in incidents across Baw Baw. Officers have recently been alerted to incidents around Allambee and Ellinbank near Mount Worth, and at Vesper near Noojee. "Police continue to receive reports from public of illegal hunting in these areas," a police spokesperson told media. "We’re still happy to hear from anyone who hears or sees something suspicious." Recent reports allege some hunters have been shooting from vehicles while on roads, entered private property without permission, and spotlighted at night. Information, including vehicle registration plate details, can be reported to Warragul Police on 5622 7111. You can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at or on 1800 333 000.

6 Baw Baw jaw-jaw More jaw-jaw! Your second helping of tips, tidbits, and shout-outs. Have a heart The Drouin Men's Shed is organising an organ donation project as a major activity for 2018. Co-ordinator Mick Nicholls has reached out to 77 other local community groups in the last month to get them on board, but has heard little back. "We now seek help from members of the public to check with the organizations to which they are members to ensure those organizations respond positively to the cause," Mick said. Mick is keen to help as many people as possible through the project, and can be contacted at Signs of Life Warragul band Jason Lives is back in the studio to record the soundtrack to a new film! Three new songs are in production for band member Joe Menzel's film Night Shift. "We performed these songs to a select test audience and neither dog told us that the songs suck, so we think we have some winning tunes here," a social media post read. Jason Lives' last full album, The Star Trek Conspiracy, was released back in 2011. The group is one of the longest surviving local bands, having formed in 1996 as The Voorhees. Their first release as Jason Lives was 2004 EP Life.

Circling the issue OPINION • Roundabouts can be super efficient... when everyone uses them correctly, that is. By William Kulich @WillPJK

One of the great features of the circular intersections is the ability for vehicles travelling in entirely different directions to enter without getting in the way of each other. For the most part, they work well. In fact, roundabouts work so well Warragul now has three new ones on Mason Street. But there is one simple rule drivers need to remember to keep traffic moving: if you can't exit, don't enter. "You should not enter a roundabout unless you can safely exit," a VicRoads spokesperson confirmed to the Baw Baw Citizen. These rules exist for all intersections, but it seems many people forget when entering roundabouts. Blocking a roundabout can mean blocking traffic in many directions. It can turn a momentary jam into gridlock, the likes of which towns as small as ours should not experience. It's a small problem, I know, but that means it's one we can fix.

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Rain can't stop Warragul's winter solstice celebraton! ENTERTAINMENT •Around 1,200 people braved cold and wet conditions to visit this year's Warragul Winterfest and Lantern Parade. The annual Eastern Park event, now in its third year, didn't disappoint those who went. Live music, fire twirlers, incredible lanterns, food, costumes, and a massive bonfire entertained visitors. "Things have gone very well," event coordinator Donna Hallam told the Baw Baw Citizen. "We've had lots of volunteers helping out, people who have loved being a part of the festival [in previous years] and wanted to come and help this year. "Our only sad point was the weather really didn't clear up soon enough, so our numbers were down. "We got 2,500 last year, it was really really busy. But the people who came this year, a lot of them have been to our previous festivals and it's cemented as a family night out in winter now." Donna said the team behind the free event, which runs on the Saturday closest to the winter solstice every year, is already excited for next year.

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Josephine Wants to Dance A story about dreams, believing in yourself ... and a dancing kangaroo. Josephine Wants to Dance is a brand new Australian musical based on the hugely popular picture book by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley. Perfect for young audiences from 4 to 9 years and their families, and brought to you by the team that created the award-winning Pete the Sheep, this hilarious new work by Monkey Baa brings to life a tale about a bush Kangaroo you’ll never forget! Written for the stage by Eva Di Cesare, Sandra Eldridge and Tim McGarry. Directed by Jonathan Biggins with original music composed by Philip Scott and choreographed by Australian Ballet choreographer Tim Harbour. Where: Kernot Hall: 50-70 Princes Dr, Morwell When: Tuesday 10 July 10:30am and 1:30pm Cost: Members: $23.00, Children (U15): $15.00 , Full Price: $27.00, Concession: $24.00 Family of 4: $65.00 Additional family tickets: $5.00 Book:

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Drouin A Grade ready to face Warragul after weekend win GIPPS LEAGUE NETBALL • The Drouin Hawks A Grade team is gearing up to face Warragul next round after their five point victory over Bairnsdale on the weekend. The final score was 55 points to 50, with Drouin leading at the end of every quarter. "I felt our first half was okay, but we slacked off in the second half a little bit and threw the ball away," coach Kylie Proctor told the Baw Baw Citizen after the game. "We usually score quite consistently, and last time we played Bairnsdale we shot in the high 70s, so if you compare it to the last time we played them it was probably a little bit under par. "But we've had a few injuries this year and we've got players out at the moment, so it was good to get away with a win." Kylie said it was time for the team to "train hard and keep working on those little things." "You need to and just get in there and try to get into some good form getting into the finals, which we're not in at the moment," she said. Kylie is confident about the team's upcoming game against Warragul. "We lost to Warragul last time we played them, so hopefully we should beat them this time, I think," she said. "Hopefully we have our full side in. It's always a bit of a grudge match against the Gulls."

Draw ends frustrating home game for Drouin GIPPS LEAGUE FOOTY • Drouin Hawks Seniors drew their Round 12 match against Bairnsdale on Saturday 6.9-45 all. It was a difficult game for the home team with wet conditions worsening late in the game, but club vice president Di Lehman is pleased with how the young lineup is progressing. "We had the majority of the play in the third and fourth quarter, but when the ground's like this it's extremely difficult to score," Di told the Baw Baw Citizen after the game. "But they should be proud of themselves and the way they played."

When Drouin last faced Bairnsdale in Round 3, the team lost 10.8-68 to 23.17-155. Drouin's improvement has Di confident the side can now win against teams it lost to earlier in the season. "I think one of our goals is to win those games we should have won in the first half of the year. You know, Morwell, Wonthaggi, those sort of younger sides," Di said. "To win those games that we've only lost by a handful of points, they're the ones we want to turn around." Drouin will next face Warragul, a team they beat in Round 4, on Sunday 15 July at Western Park.


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Student Desk & Chair

Stationery Pack

Wheelie Bin of Stationery & Toys

Backpack full of Art Supplies

Derwent Artist 72 Colouring Pencils

Winners will be announced at Snowfest Warragul - Friday 27 July 2018 How to enter Collect an entry form from Office Choice - Select Office Supplies, 166 Queen Street, Warragul and return it completed with artwork by Friday 20 July 2018.

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