Tuesday, 21 May 2024
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Snowy Rail Bridge project begins

Snowy Rail Bridge project begins

Monday, January 29, marked another important date in the long life of Orbost’s historic Snowy Rail Bridge.  This was the date when contractors McInness Earthmoving arrived onsite at Burn Road to begin the construction of carparks associated with the restoration project. “With the turning of the first sod, our long-awaited project to restore the 770 metre long Snowy Rail Bridge for use in...
Community College opens doors

Community College opens doors

Orbost Community College threw open its doors last Wednesday, welcoming visitors to tour the newly renovated school.  It was an occasion for current students to check out their new class-rooms and facilities, and for former students and teachers to reminisce on what has changed since renovations began. Orbost Community College principal, Peter Seal, welcomed the generous crowd and provided...
Hobies hit the water at Bemm

Hobies hit the water at Bemm

The exciting Hobie Fishing Series 15 kicks off this weekend, bringing Bemm River to life.  The kayak fishing tournament has already received more than 120 entries for the February 3-4 event - online entries close tomorrow at 10am. The tournament is a cast and retrieve, lure and fly only, and involves an angler returning to the weigh-in area, with their heaviest bag of their live and legal...
Doc’s a true blue citizen

Doc’s a true blue citizen

Predicted bad weather held off last Friday morning for the annual Australia Day breakfast and award presentation at Orbost's Forest Park. Orbost Rotary Club had the eggs and bacon sizzling on the barbecue, feeding the generous crowd which flocked to watch the kids games and awards ceremony. Royston "Doc" Nettleton took out Orbost's Citizen of the Year for his years of work at the Orbost Snowy...
A new approach to becoming fire wise

A new approach to becoming fire wise

After a number of discussions with landowners in fire impacted areas, Far East Landcare Victoria (FEVL) and the Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife (FNPW) and are excited to announce the commencement of the FireWise project in the Far East. The FireWise project aims to improve, share, test and demonstrate our understanding of how numerous species of Indigenous (native) plants, can be...
From then to now

From then to now

Orbost has had a long proud history of community involvement in, and appreciation of, education and opportunities for young people. These opportunities, and the town’s history of education, will continue in Orbost as it prepares to officially open Orbost Community College next week, amalgamating Orbost Secondary College, Orbost Primary School and Orbost North Primary School. John Phillips,...

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