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Sydenham Inlet artificially unlocked

Sydenham Inlet artificially unlocked

Favourable conditions saw Bemm River’s Sydenham Inlet artificially opened last Thursday, March 28, with almost immediate benefits.Recent rainfall had filled the lake to around 1.8 metres, which meant that conditions were favourable for Parks Victoria to artificially open the entrance with lake levels now subsiding.The Sydenham Inlet estuary closes frequently, between one and four occasions each...
New towers to improve mobile coverage

New towers to improve mobile coverage

New mobile phone towers will be built at Cape Conran and Manorina (near Bellbird Creek) under round four of the Federal Government’ s $220 million Mobile Black Spot Program.“Upgrading mobile phone towers are important steps to improve mobile phone coverage across the region, benefiting businesses and visitors,” Federal Member for Gippsland, Darren Chester, said.“Connectivity in all its forms,...
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,...

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