Tuesday, 23 July 2019
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Mallacoota inlet opened to the sea

Mallacoota inlet opened to the sea

There were smiles around Mallacoota last Thursday as the excavation process began to release the swollen Mallacoota lakes into the sea.Good rainfall over the catchment at the beginning of last week meant the East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority (EGCMA) was able to move on the process to open the Mallacoota Inlet, which locals have been keen to see happen for quite some time.The entrance...
Managing forests for multiple gains

Managing forests for multiple gains

Garry Squires, an experienced forest management planner and former regional manager Gippsland for Department of Natural Resources and Environment, believes convenor of the East Gippsland Greens, Dr Deb Foskey, “misses the point” in her comments about multiple use of forest in East Gippsland (Bairnsdale Advertiser, March 8).Multiple use forest management, Mr Squires says, is achieved by managing...
Good rains

Good rains

Rains started falling across the region on the weekend, and following patterns of recent times the rain gauges have recorded quite a variation across the districts.Lisa Ross, a dairy farmer at Jarrahmond, said the rain over the last couple of days was “not too bad”.“Our story over the last couple of years has been the same. Cann River and Mallacoota have had big rainfalls of 100 millimetres and...
Blues raring to go for grand final

Blues raring to go for grand final

Orbost’s “A” grade cricket side has secured itself a position in this weekend’s Bairnsdale Cricket Association grand final against Wy Yung at the Hudson-Alvin Oval.The Blues haven’t played in a grand final since losing to Lindenow South Glenaladale in 2015/16.Orbost has come close a number of times in semi finals, with its most recent loss to Meerlieu last season.Orbost Cricket Club president,...
Councillors meet in the far east

Councillors meet in the far east

For the first time in 22 years, and the first time since the amalgamation of shires, East Gippsland Shire councillors headed east to Mallacoota for their ordinary monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 5.While there were no matters directly related to Mallacoota on the agenda, the guidelines for the opening of the Mallacoota estuary, the delay of which is causing angst for the community with...
Estuary opening still on hold

Estuary opening still on hold

With the Mallacoota estuary yet to open naturally, the town’ s jetties have been inundated with flood waters for months, resulting in damage to both infrastructure and tourism.The matter was brought to the attention of East Gippsland Shire councillors as urgent business by Cr Marianne Pelz at council’s meeting held in Mallacoota last Tuesday. As a result, mayor, Cr Natalie O’Connell, will write...

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