Saturday, 19 September 2020
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Speed it up

Speed it up

Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, is calling for calm in the Orbost and Marlo areas following news of a potential COVID-19 outbreak earlier this week, but is also urging government departments to act more swiftly to alert local residents of the danger. Mr Bull said as of noon today, a number of businesses in which the 25-year-old infected Melbourne resident attended during her visit over the...
Estuary opened

Estuary opened

Mallacoota estuary was artificially opened yesterday.East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority (EGCMA) said that recent rainfall had filled Mallacoota Inlet to around 1.2m. The EGCMA undertook water quality monitoring over the weekend, with no concerns of dissolved oxygen levels in the estuary to the lead up to the opening.The estuary was high enough to attempt an opening, with favourable...
A welcoming space

A welcoming space

Orbost Secondary College will create an informal learning and gathering space with funding from the Lynne Kosky Memorial Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) Grant. Member for Eastern Victoria, Jane Garrett, said the grants provide important financial support to the selected VCAL providers to develop outstanding learning initiatives for their students that involve strong community...
COVID crisis

COVID crisis

A COVID-19 infected person has put an entire community at risk of capturing the rapidly transmitted disease. The Melbourne resident and her partner are believed to have avoided Melbourne's strict city lockdown, travelling to Orbost and Marlo via Lakes Entrance and Bairnsdale, stopping at a number of local venues and businesses. The person is believed to have been tested for the virus and should...
Elvis sings Orbost’s praises

Elvis sings Orbost’s praises

Orbost Regional Health (ORH) is looking forward to welcoming a new GP to the team. Elvis Igbinovia will start at the Orbost Medical Clinic on Monday, July 20. Elvis is looking forward to joining the team permanently after spending some time here as a locum earlier this year. Following is an update from Elvis: “My practice spans 17 years and has taken me from my native country of Nigeria through...
Historic site undergoing upgrade

Historic site undergoing upgrade

The iconic Stringers Knob Fire Tower near Bete Bolong will receive an upgrade after it was obliterated during the summer’s bushfires. Forest Fire Management Victoria, in partnership with Heritage Victoria, are working towards the restoration of the barbecue and picnic facilities at the site. Planning is also underway for the installation of new information boards at the site, which detail the...

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