Saturday, 13 April 2024
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Trail threat on timber industry

Trail threat on timber industry

Labor’s latest attempt to drive East Gippsland’s timber industry to extinction has been questioned in State Parliament by Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull.Mr Bull condemned Labor’s secret $1.5 million election commitment to fund planning for a Sea to Summit walking trail in East Gippsland which was buried in an announcement that was made on the other side of the state in Anglesea, without...
Study of justification for historic bridge

Study of justification for historic bridge

The historic Snowy Railway Bridge restoration and re-use project will be the subject of a study to look at all aspects of the justification for the project, the social, economic values and the business case.This study is being done by SGS Economics & Planning for the Friends of East Gippsland Rail Trail (FEGRT). It is expected to begin at the end of March and will take several months to...
Riders ready for Orbost Poker Run

Riders ready for Orbost Poker Run

More than 100 keen motorbike riders are expected to take to the scenic roads between Bairnsdale and Bemm River this Saturday as the ninth Orbost Poker Run gets set to raise funds for Ronald McDonald House, Monash.While committee member, Kevin Goudge, said the weather could bring “a stinker of a day”, he said regardless of what the day brings it will be a great one, and all for a worthy...
More work to be done

More work to be done

Key road safety improvements along the Princes Highway east of Bairnsdale have been completed, but there’s still more work to be done, according to Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester.Mr Chester recently travelled the length of the highway to check progress on the $50 million infrastructure project, jointly funded by the Federal and State governments.“The works are progressing well and...
Sailors Grave claims beached yacht

Sailors Grave claims beached yacht

With wild weather along the coast last Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, one vessel and its crew of two struggled to cope with the conditions, running aground at Sailors Grave in the early hours of Wednesday morning.The 45-foot yacht with two men on board was en route from Eden, headed for Westernport Bay. Departing Gabo Island on Tuesday with plans to make Cape Conran, the weather turned,...
Poker run’s coming

Poker run’s coming

Orbost’s 9th annual poker run will take place on Saturday, March 2, and organisers are keen to see motorcycle riders come from all over to support the Ronald McDonald House Monash fundraiser.Last year the poker run raised more than $31,000 for the charity with around 125 bikes, and a few cars, taking part with a total of 155 poker hands played. A charity auction at the day’s conclusion alone...

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