Sunday, 29 November 2020
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Protect the highway

Protect the highway

Orbost Chamber of Commerce recently met to discuss the importance of strategic bushfire fuel break along the Princes Highway between Nowa Nowa and the state’s border with New South Wales. The Princes Highway is a major transport and supply route linking Victoria to south-east NSW and to Sydney and it provides access and egress for emergency services and communities during bushfires and other...
Maree waves farewell to Nicholson Street

Maree waves farewell to Nicholson Street

There would not be too many people around that could claim they have worked in the same street for their entire working career. This is the case for well-known Orbost local,  Maree Murray, who has worked in Nicholson Street for more than 45 years. Last Friday Maree finally decided to stop serving her community after a lifetime of customer service, which can be proudly backed up with her...
Conran rebuild nearing

Conran rebuild nearing

Movement on Cape Conran’s rebuild is nearing. The Orbost and District Chamber of Commerce and Industry was recently briefed by a Parks Victoria (PV) officer on progress with restoration works at Cape Conran following bushfires. While most of the fire damaged facilities at Cape Conran and surrounds are scheduled to be reinstated by September 2020 or earlier, the future of the cabin complex is...
Consistent testing

Consistent testing

Orbost Regional Health (ORH) chief executive officer, Vicki Farthing, says COVID-19 testing numbers have remained consistent in the Orbost community. “We are seeing on average around 4-5 people a day through the medical clinic,” she said. “It’s been consistent and reflective of the change of seasons. We’re testing symptomatic people and people have presented who may have had the typical winter...
Looking ahead

Looking ahead

The Orbost Chamber of Commerce and Industry has pushed through COVID-19 as it makes plans to spark the area’s economy in the aftermath of a destructive 2020 thus far. The chamber has a number of ideas in motion as the year progresses having met via Zoom while restriction have been enforced. The chamber reported the restrictions have had a variable effect on local businesses with restaurants,...
Timber workers left destitute

Timber workers left destitute

Minister for Agriculture, Jaclyn Symes, has again refused to meet with seven Far East Gippsland timber contractors and save their jobs. Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Melina Bath, said she was appalled at Minister Symes’ lack of compassion when she called on her to meet with haulage and harvest operators during question time last week. “For months I have been calling on the minister to...

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