Tuesday, 21 May 2024
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Orbost remaining resilient

Orbost remaining resilient

“Massive.” That was the word used to describe recent trade by owner of the Snowy River Emporium, Jenny Bartlett. When the Snowy River Mail called in to Ms Bartlett’s business last Friday, trade was continuing to be steady, with the recent King’s Birthday long weekend providing a welcome boost. Ms Bartlett, who has been in Orbost for the past four years, is remaining positive despite the recent...
Four blokes buy the bottom pub

Four blokes buy the bottom pub

It's not every day that a casual chat over a beer in the colloquially known Bottom Pub sparks an idea for four local blokes to buy the pub, but that's exactly what happened one night when Craig Perry, Max Herbert, Jack Welsh, and Nick Hulme caught up over a beverage. "I think it's almost every man's dream to own a pub. Well, it was mine," laughed Craig. The four young men, who own equal shares...
Local fundraising effort

Local fundraising effort

May is recognised as Cystic Fibrosis (CF) awareness month, where people who have the genetically inherited, life-threatening disease shout a little louder to help people understand their fight. It’s also where CF advocates raise much needed funds to help the battle. Orbost local, Judy Farley, is a dedicated grandmother of a CF superhero who annually raises funds in Orbost.  This year alone,...
Many questions in timber shutdown

Many questions in timber shutdown

Local Orbost residents, Andy and Bridget Westaway, owners of MWM Logging, are just one of many businesses across Victoria who have been left in an unimaginable situation due to the State Government's plan to close the native timber industry by January 1. The Westaways believe the uncertainty, and a lack of clarity around the shutdown, has created stress and frustration. "There remain more...
Budget constraints on Forest Park project

Budget constraints on Forest Park project

Orbost's Forest Park project has been amended due to budget constraints. The project was costed at $1.8 million but it's understood price increases have resulted in the budget blowing out to over $500,000. Rather than allow the blowout, the project has had to be modified to stay within budget. The revised proposed concept plan has been accepted by council's funding partner, the Australian...
Orbost in dismay over timber chop

Orbost in dismay over timber chop

The State Government swung the axe on the native timber industry last Tuesday, announcing harvesting would grind to a halt by January 1, 2024, six years early. The announcement has left Orbost locals in dismay, with 115 of its workers facing an uncertain future. The State Government made the announcement as part of last week's state budget, announcing a $200 million package for retraining....

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