Sunday, 05 July 2020
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Feelings of isolation

Feelings of isolation

When Cann River residents gathered last Thursday to discuss their situation as a town isolated by the affects of bushfire, they were not happy.Cann River had been isolated since late December when bushfires ravaged its surrounds. The town’s perimeter has been burnt. It did not take long for its residents to feel forgotten as they watched efforts being made to get people evacuated from Mallacoota...
Premier on the ground for fire effort

Premier on the ground for fire effort

Premier Daniel Andrews, Head of Bush Fire Recovery Victoria, Ken Lay, Member for Eastern Victoria, Jane Garrett, and CFA Deputy Chief Officer, Stephanie Rotarangi, visited the Orbost Incident Control Centre (ICC) and surrounds on Sunday to witness firsthand the results the emergency service agencies are achieving in the wake of the recent fires.Escorted by Forest Fire Management Victoria...
Convoy a lifeline

Convoy a lifeline

While works will continue for some time to make the Princes Highway west of Genoa safe for travel, visitors still stranded in Mallacoota and residents looking to leave are receiving opportunities to do so, thanks to emergency services resources.A community meeting on Sunday afternoon provided residents and those visitors yet to leave with an update of the town’s situation.Victoria Police, CFA...
Mallacoota mass evacuation

Mallacoota mass evacuation

Mallacoota has been one of the worst hit towns amid the ongoing East Gippsland bushfire crisis.A horrendously nervous wait surrounded almost 5000 people gathered in the town to ring in the New Year last Tuesday as the fires edged closer, causing a deep red sky to engulf the township.Some stayed to defend properties, however thousands headed to the safety of the beach as the sirens rang to warn...
Work continues to strengthen Orbost

Work continues to strengthen Orbost

Like many places in East Gippsland, Orbost was deserted over the weekend as bushfires edged closer to the township.A town meeting last Friday morning delivered the pointed message – if you can leave, you must – which has been the State Government’s most prominent line during what has been a disastrous two weeks in East Gippsland and the High Country.Members of the community hit the road on...
Wood design exhibition

Wood design exhibition

The Orbost Exhibition Centre committee and volunteers are gearing up for the opening of the 2020 Wood Design Exhibition this Friday, featuring fine work in wood from artists and craftspeople in the district and beyond.“We are excited about this exhibition because of the quality of the work and the number of volunteers who have stepped forward to open the doors and attend to the shop,” chair of...

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