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Mallacoota hosting seafood festival

Mallacoota hosting seafood festival

Intrepid foodies from Victoria, New South Wales and the ACT are celebrating after the announcement that the Wild Harvest Seafood Festival is returning to Mallacoota on November 11, 12 and 13. The inaugural Wild Harvest festival in 2019 was a smash hit and further enhanced Mallacoota’s already rising reputation as one of Victoria’s best off-the-beaten-path destinations. After COVID caused the...
Trauma of rebuilding

Trauma of rebuilding

The rebuilding process following the Black Summer Bushfires is slow going at Mallacoota. Of the more than 120 homes destroyed in the fires in the coastal township, less than 25 have been rebuilt or are presently under construction. Gipsy Point resident and architect, Christy Bryar, who lost her home in the inferno that swept through the area on New Year’s Eve, says there’s been no singular issue...
Dead whale not Migaloo

Dead whale not Migaloo

A whale which was found washed up in Mallacoota recently is not the iconic albino humpback Migaloo. Marine biologists from Victoria's Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) confirmed the whale is not Migaloo after determining the animal found on the Mallacoota beach was a female, while Migaloo is a male. "Officers have examined images of the dead Humpback Whale at Mallacoota...
Road reopens after landslip

Road reopens after landslip

Snowy River Road reopened to traffic last Friday, July 22, following critical landslip repair work undertaken following significant rainfall in the area earlier this year. Independent geotechnical and engineering monitoring found that a small section of the road between the  Limestone Road intersection, Wulgulmerang and the NSW border had become  unstable following sustained rainfall...
Rural doctor shortage across the country

Rural doctor shortage across the country

The shortage of doctors in rural communities all over Australia is a decades-old problem for which, unfortunately, no one has yet invented the magic cure. Despite a number of requirements and incentives designed to push more local and overseas doctors to rural areas, a study by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare in 2020 found around 20 per cent of Australia’s rural population were...
Housing headaches

Housing headaches

“I have seen huge demand, but there is nothing available.” Those were the words of Coast to Country real estate agent, Teresa Young, who described the housing and rental market in the Orbost area as toughest to break into during her time in real estate. The demand for rentals has seen towns such as Orbost with little to nothing available for tenants. “I have noticed a few sites with...

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