Sunday, 22 May 2022
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Recovery works showing positive signs

Recovery works showing positive signs

There is some good news in terms of bushfire recovery with some restoration work underway across the region. Work has commenced on the restoration works on the boardwalks at McKenzie River, but recently stopped due to the shutdown of construction industry.  “Hopefully they will be able to recommence in a couple of weeks and it will be open by Christmas,” Orbost Chamber of Commerce...
Cabin rebuild

Cabin rebuild

Bushfire recovery has been a slow burn, but finally some action will begin on the Cape Conran rebuild. Closing in on two years since the Black Summer Bushfires ripped through parts of East Gippsland, Cape Conran Coastal Park is now progressing with the engagement of a Gippsland-based construction company to rebuild accommodation in the park. It had previously been announced that $3.5 million...
Future of Orbost taking shape

Future of Orbost taking shape

Future of Orbost and district project manager, Tim Cotter, provided an update on the project this week to enable those interested to get a snapshot of the current state of play.  “COVID lockdowns have caused the cancellation of many of our planned events including the next planned phase of the project, the conducting of five locally held entrepreneurial discovery process (EDP) workshops,”...
Release concerns

Release concerns

The planned release of a high volume of water into the Snowy River from the catchment dams higher up in the Snowy Mountains is still scheduled to go ahead next month despite the concerns of farmers. Farmers in the Orbost region, who farm on the Snowy River flats, have recently had their properties under water following heavy rainfall. Dennis Reynolds, whose 200-acre flat country farm is about...
Treading for Tilly’s cause

Treading for Tilly’s cause

Ten thousand steps a day for an entire month, 300,000 steps in total.  For locals, Jesse and Tiffany Hambling, they certainly have kept their feet busy. Jesse has easily managed the steps, however Tiffany has been known to dance in the lounge room with the kids on those rainy days in a desperate attempt to keep those steps ticking over, but so far the pair have both successfully stuck to...
A slow burning roadmap

A slow burning roadmap

There is a lot to unpack in Victoria’s roadmap out of the COVID pandemic. The biggest takeaway: it’s going to be a slow burn. On Sunday the State Government released its plan to see us return to a sense of normality and it will take hitting key vaccination numbers for the state to reach that point of freedom. Sunday’s announcement did next to nothing to immediately support hospitality businesses...

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