Sunday, 22 May 2022
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Boardwalk underway

Boardwalk underway

More than two years after the iconic East Cape Conran  boardwalk was damaged in the Black Summer Bushfires, work has finally begun to rebuild one of the area’s most well-known structures. After the fires tore through the Marlo area in early 2020, parts of the near 30-year-old boardwalk were left either severely damaged or destroyed entirely. It has been closed ever since. Various bushfire...
Birdlife project a feather in the cap

Birdlife project a feather in the cap

The second phase of the East Gippsland Nest Box Project has celebrated its growing success. Funded by the Landcare Led Bushfire Recovery Grant program, phase two of the landmark East Gippsland Nest Box Project (EGNBP) is off to a roaring start, with the project already doubling in size, seeing more than 500 new nest boxes constructed and ready for installation, and more than 400 nest box surveys...
Tourism and health aid

Tourism and health aid

The Far East was a winner in last week’s Victorian State Government Budget, with numerous projects and facilities set for some much-needed upgrades. Among those was a huge health system boost at Orbost Regional Health, which was allocated $45.4 million to combine the ser-vices of Lochiel House and Waratah Lodge, and to replace 38 aged-care beds. “I know firsthand how important it is to have...
Easter events back on

Easter events back on

Orbost, Marlo and Newmerella CFA trucks will be out and about on Good Friday for the Royal Children's Hospital Appeal. CFA members, friends and children will be rattling the tins once again. When you hear the siren sound in your street, please meet the volunteers at the roadside. If you miss the truck, feel free to bring your donation to the Orbost fire station, which is the central collection...
Boat ramp upgrades

Boat ramp upgrades

Hitting the water at Cape Conran will soon be easier, with the Andrews Labor Govern-ment investing in up to $2.2 million worth of upgrades at the West Cape boat ramp. The development at the ramp is part of the Labor Government's $47.2 million investment to improve recreational boating for all Victori-ans – making it cheaper, easier and more acces-sible to enjoy time on the water. The ramp is the...
Orbost welcomes Captain Australia

Orbost welcomes Captain Australia

It’s not something you see too often wandering down the Princes Highway near the entrance to Orbost, but a man wearing a homemade green and gold tattered superhero costume came to town last Thursday. With a large backpack slung over his shoulder and a giant flag hanging out the back, Captain Australia, aka Simon Harvey, set off for Melbourne from Brisbane more than 60 days ago. There is no...

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