Tuesday, 21 May 2024
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Orbost lights up

Orbost lights up

The third East Gippsland Winter Festival (EGWF) has wrapped up, with the popular Light Up Orbost event being one of the last in the calendar. Around 200 people turned out to the event, mostly families with young children along with visitors from neighbouring towns. While in previous years the lantern parade made its way through Nicholson Street from Forest Park, this year the congregation met at...
Contractors left in the lurch

Contractors left in the lurch

Civil contractors working in forestry management are shrouded in uncertainty after the Andrews Government said it would transition displaced native timber workers into the industry. Forestry management contractors have for decades been performing work for the state government to construct firebreaks, maintain bush access roads, remove dangerous trees in water catchments and undertake bushfire...
Victor’s wish comes true

Victor’s wish comes true

The countdown is on for one excited nine-year-old boy with a special wish soon to be granted. Orbost youngster, Victor Albon-Greenwood, has come a long way since the day he was diagnosed with pilocytic astrocytoma, a rare childhood brain tumour, in 2017 at just three years old. It has been a long, stressful, and heart-wrenching road for Victor and his family. However today Victor's health is...
Bath calls on Minister to meet with timber workers

Bath calls on Minister to meet with timber workers

Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Melina Bath, called on Minister for Agriculture, Gayle Tierney, to meet with a local timber delegation that includes workers, families, contractors, and small businesses in State Parliament last Tuesday. The request was made following Minister D'Ambrosio's back gate exit and snub of workers, families and contractors that occurred in Latrobe Valley recently. Ms...
The wait for recovery continues

The wait for recovery continues

More than three years after the Black Summer Bushfires there are still eight incomplete bushfire recovery projects. These projects include the East Cape Conran boardwalk, the Cape Conran cabins and Parks Victoria office, the Thurra River bridge and camp site, Point Hicks lighthouse and accommodation, as well as various access tracks which were closed following the bushfires. Works to rebuild the...
Improving disaster preparedness

Improving disaster preparedness

East Gippsland Shire Council has been granted $1.2 million by the Federal Government's National Emergency Management Agency to enhance disaster preparedness and community resilience. The Disaster Ready Fund grant will be used to extend council's current projects aimed at advancing disaster preparedness and resilience in collaboration with communities across the shire. The project will provide...

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