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Seed grant for Orbost

Seed grant for Orbost

The State Government is backing local jobs and investment in Orbost’s growth sector of agriculture through the native timber transition. Minister for Agriculture, Ros Spence, announced a $115,000 Community Development Fund grant for a National Seeds Institute  feasibility study in Orbost, to leverage the district’s long history and proven expertise in seed testing, breeding and storage. The...
Celebrating 137 years

Celebrating 137 years

Orbost Primary School is celebrating its history this Saturday, inviting past and present students, staff and interested community members to visit between 9am and 12pm. Memories from across the decades will be the focus of many discussions and catch-ups. Education has been delivered for 137 years and has seen generations of families taught at the current location of Orbost Primary School across...
Forest Park upgrade a step closer

Forest Park upgrade a step closer

East Gippsland Shire councillors have voted unanimously to move forward with the upgrade of Forest Park. The decision to accept a tender from Bairnsdale business, Whelans Group Investments, was made at the September 26 council meeting, for the amount of $1,476,064. Council's general manager assets and environment, Fiona Weigall, said the upgrade would bring many benefits to the Orbost...
Burning questions at Coota meeting

Burning questions at Coota meeting

More fuel reduction on public land was a key demand from a bushfire meeting at Mallacoota last week, attended by some 130 people, mainly from East Gippsland. The meeting, organised by the Howitt Society, sought to focus on the question: "Are Mallacoota and East Gippsland  in general prepared for another major fire?" A resolution, passed overwhelmingly, was "That this meeting requests The...
Annual bike ride a cycling success

Annual bike ride a cycling success

The annual Great East Rail Trail Ride was held on Saturday, September 23, for its eighth year. The event saw 76 participants ride the 100km+ from Bairnsdale to Orbost over three days, it’s a spectacular event that showcases the region’s beautiful country side and the collaboration with local businesses, bringing people from interstate including Tasmania and NSW. Event manager and owner of Snowy...
Vacation care’s last session

Vacation care’s last session

Orbost Primary School held its final vacation care program session last Thursday as the school prepares to transition to Orbost Community College. “This morning we shared a special  morning tea to celebrate the end of vacation care and the memories we have made together,” Bev said last Thursday.  The students had all helped to create a canvas to mark the occasion. However, for the...

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