Wednesday, 27 October 2021
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Innovation proposal and agricultural opportunities

Innovation proposal and agricultural opportunities

In this week’s update, Tim Cotter, Future of Orbost and District project manager, is providing an overview of the second of five innovation proposals for the region focusing on the district’s agriculture sector.  The article will also test readers with a summary of the district’s agricultural areas being made up of 16 distinct zones: Jarrahmond, Lochend, Marlo Road, Bete Belong, Bete Belong...
COVID fragments found in wastewater

COVID fragments found in wastewater

COVID-19 fragments have been found in wastewater in Bairnsdale on Monday, October 4. While there has not been a confirmed positive case in East Gippsland, residents are urged to be vigilant and get tested if they have any symptoms.
Recovery works showing positive signs

Recovery works showing positive signs

There is some good news in terms of bushfire recovery with some restoration work underway across the region. Work has commenced on the restoration works on the boardwalks at McKenzie River, but recently stopped due to the shutdown of construction industry.  “Hopefully they will be able to recommence in a couple of weeks and it will be open by Christmas,” Orbost Chamber of Commerce...
Cabin rebuild

Cabin rebuild

Bushfire recovery has been a slow burn, but finally some action will begin on the Cape Conran rebuild. Closing in on two years since the Black Summer Bushfires ripped through parts of East Gippsland, Cape Conran Coastal Park is now progressing with the engagement of a Gippsland-based construction company to rebuild accommodation in the park. It had previously been announced that $3.5 million...
Future of Orbost taking shape

Future of Orbost taking shape

Future of Orbost and district project manager, Tim Cotter, provided an update on the project this week to enable those interested to get a snapshot of the current state of play.  “COVID lockdowns have caused the cancellation of many of our planned events including the next planned phase of the project, the conducting of five locally held entrepreneurial discovery process (EDP) workshops,”...
Release concerns

Release concerns

The planned release of a high volume of water into the Snowy River from the catchment dams higher up in the Snowy Mountains is still scheduled to go ahead next month despite the concerns of farmers. Farmers in the Orbost region, who farm on the Snowy River flats, have recently had their properties under water following heavy rainfall. Dennis Reynolds, whose 200-acre flat country farm is about...

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