Tuesday, 21 May 2024
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Increased fire risk in East Gippsland

Increased fire risk in East Gippsland

The Australasian Fire Authorities Council (AFAC) Seasonal Bushfire Outlook has identified parts of Gippsland as having “a higher than normal potential for forests to carry fire” after below average rainfall for winter. Federal Member for Gippsland, Darren Chester, has urged the Commonwealth to get more involved in bushfire prevention measures. He said he was not surprised by the outlook and had...
Tender opened for Thurra bridge

Tender opened for Thurra bridge

Tenders to replace the Thurra River bridge have finally been opened by the State Government, more than three-and-a-half years after it was destroyed by fire. Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, said he was pleased the tenders had been opened. "While I remain very annoyed it has taken this long and the bridge will not be finished until late 2025, it is nevertheless an important step," he said....
Cann Valley Highway a “disgrace”

Cann Valley Highway a “disgrace”

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has slammed the state and federal transport ministers for failing to address the “disgraceful and dangerous condition” of the Cann Valley Highway. Mr Chester drove the road again recently and said it was falling apart due to a chronic lack of funding and lives were being put at risk. "The most common sign on the Cann Valley Highway is 'traffic hazard...
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,...

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