Tuesday, 23 July 2019
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Southern Ark success

Southern Ark success

The Southern Ark project has been helping to protect and promote threatened wildlife in Far East Gippsland by controlling foxes across one million hectares of public land east of the Snowy River.“The Southern Ark program is a collaborative project involving the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and Parks Victoria, who have been working closely with the East Gippsland...
And she’s open again

And she’s open again

With sufficient water flows in the Snowy River, and a back up of water that was heading well into farming properties, the river mouth was successfully opened mechanically last Wednesday.Working in dangerous conditions, with soft sand banks threatening to give way beneath them, Parks Victoria staff were contracted by East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority (EGCMA) to open the estuary, which...
Nearly there

Nearly there

Mallacoota’s new $600,000 medical centre is quickly nearing completion, with the finishing touches now being made.Federal Member for Gippsland, Darren Chester, toured the medical centre in Maurice Street and said he was impressed with the new facilities.“I’m proud to have worked with the community to secure a $300,000 Federal Government grant to help fund the construction of the medical centre,”...
Snowy to open

Snowy to open

The East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority (EGCMA) advises that an attempt will be made to open the entrance of the Snowy River estuary this week.At the time of writing, water levels were 0.82m above AHD (Australian Height Datum) on the gauge located on the public jetty in Marlo. This is also around the level of the levee systems.“Work is scheduled to happen around Wednesday, subject to...
Remembering the sacrifices of many

Remembering the sacrifices of many

Large numbers gathered to remember those who have served in wars past and present, too many paying the ultimate sacrifice, with well-attended ANZAC Day dawn and mid morning services held across the region last Thursday.Dawn services drew crowds in Orbost, Cann River and Mallacoota while mid morning ceremonies took place in Orbost, Bemm River, Cann River and Mallacoota. With many taking the...
Helping hand for volunteers

Helping hand for volunteers

Orbost Pony Club is among nine community organisations in Gippsland’s east to share more than $32,000 from the Federal Government.The nine organisations are among 42 groups across Gippsland to receive much-needed funding under the $20 million Volunteer Grants program.Federal Member for Gippsland, Darren Chester, said the organisations would receive between $1000 and $5000 each to support their...

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