Tuesday, 21 May 2024
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Four years, no recovery

Four years, no recovery

Another Christmas is upon us without a new Thurra River Bridge to access the Thurra campground, the Cape Conran cabins are not replaced and a host of other fire recovery projects that have not been concluded, and in most cases commenced. Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, said after four years this was disgraceful. "Not only that, but we have the East Cape Boardwalk that was to be delivered...
Floods, floods and more floods

Floods, floods and more floods

Once again, flooding has hit East Gippsland, causing road closures, downed trees and landslides. The Snowy River in Orbost peaked at 6.61 metres on Sunday and falling, while in Jarrahmond it was at 6.75 metres and falling on Monday.  The Cann, Genoa and Bemm River catchments recoded between 50-120mm of rainfall on December 1, while Mallacoota, McKillops Bridge and Orbost have recorded a...
Bushfire volunteers recognised

Bushfire volunteers recognised

The hard-working volunteers of East Gippsland's Community Recovery Committees (CRCs) were recognised at a get-to-gether in Orbost on Friday, November 10, celebrating the vital role they and their predecessors have played and continue to play in the region's recovery following the Black Summer Bushfires. East Gippsland Shire Council mayor, Cr Tom Crook, spoke at the ceremony at Orbost Golf Club...
Timber backflip

Timber backflip

The State Government has backflipped on its directive to the Victorian building industry to cease designing and constructing homes with native hardwood timber. The backflip labelled ‘updated guidance following industry consultation’, comes after sustained pressure from The Nationals. In an attempt to cover its tracks, Labor’s November update told the Housing Industry Association (HIA) members...
A flying triumph

A flying triumph

Orbost Airport has secured the National Small Regional (non-RPT) Aerodrome of the Year title for the second time in recent years at the Australian Airports Association (AAA) National Industry Awards 2023 in Melbourne. This remarkable feat marks three consecutive years that East Gippsland Shire Council-managed aerodromes have proudly claimed a prestigious national industry award. Mayor Cr Tom...
A day of remembrance

A day of remembrance

The Remembrance Day service held at the Orbost Cenotaph on Saturday was well attended, especially given the 30+ degree heat that was experienced.  Hats were worn and shade was sought before a brief but moving service was conducted by the Orbost RSL Sub-branch president, Sandra Porteous. Rex Solomon opened the service with a Welcome to Country before Sandra led the major proceedings apart...

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