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Boardwalk by Christmas, cabins 17 months away

Boardwalk by Christmas, cabins 17 months away

The Cape Conran boardwalk will be open by Christmas with work to recommence in the coming weeks, according to Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull. However, the Cape Conran cabins will be considerably longer, with a completion date 17 months away, in December 2024, with work to recommence by Christmas this year. President of the Orbost and District Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ODCCI),...
Fire breaks crucial to avoid disaster

Fire breaks crucial to avoid disaster

After three-and-a-half years of inaction, the Andrews Labor Government has failed to provide a timeframe for when the Sydenham Inlet Road fire break will be completed. This is despite the project being listed as the highest Strategic Fuel Break priority for Gippsland in the Forest Fire Management Victoria’s Strategic Fuel Break Program 2022-2025. Gippsland East MP, Tim Bull, said the Sydenham...
Celebrating 60 years in style

Celebrating 60 years in style

Orbost Hockey Club celebrated a significant milestone last weekend when it marked the 60th  anniversary of its formation.  Originally established as four women's teams in the Orbost Women's Hockey Association, in 1963 the club has become an integral part of the fabric of the sporting and social life of the town and its surrounds, so it was fitting so many past and present players,...
Scaling up with steel

Scaling up with steel

Locally owned commercial and residential building practitioners, Built QA, co-owned by Lachlan Heather and Luke Priestley, will expand to include the manufacturing of light gauge steel framing in Newmerella on what once was an old sawmill. The expansion will be a joint venture with the Dahlsen family, who have held a long association with the Orbost community. Dahlsens reached out to the...
Beer inspired by Orbost

Beer inspired by Orbost

Indigenous chef and founder of Jarrah Boy craft brewery, Dale Vocale, is traveling through Gunaikurnai and Monero Ngarigo Country from August 1-4, to share the Jarrah Boy story with the people of his family’s ancestral Country and his connection to Orbost. The idea to brew Jarrah Boy - an all-Australian beer with native bush food ingredients - is inspired by his beloved Nana-ghars, Myrtle Dolly...
New Orbost hospital chief announced

New Orbost hospital chief announced

From the small rural community in which she grew up, to the trauma ward of one of the biggest hospitals in the world, Dr Lindy Washington has seen a lot in her career in medicine so far. And she's bringing that experience to Orbost Regional Health (ORH) for the next nine months as interim chief executive officer. Longtime ORH CEO Vicki Farthing is currently filling the role of Bairnsdale...

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