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Calls to upgrade Dargo road

Calls to upgrade Dargo road

The Dargo High Plains Road has been closed for the winter a few days earlier than usual because of poor weather expected this week.  The road is usually closed after the Queen’s Birthday long weekend and is scheduled to reopen before Melbourne Cup Day in November, but for the past two years, the road hasn’t opened until December.  A spokesperson for the Alpine Shire, which is...
Extra vaccination facility

Extra vaccination facility

An extra facility has just opened at the Bairnsdale City Oval off Dalmahoy Street offering residents the Pfizer or AstraZeneca injections.  Under the management of Bairnsdale Regional Health Service (BRHS) the service will be open from 9am to 3.30pm today and Thursday, and next week on Tuesday and Wednesday, as Monday is a public holiday.  Deborah Lynch was one of the first in line on...
Multi-million dollar May

Multi-million dollar May

East Gippsland has received a further $9 million for bushfire recovery infrastructure projects as part of round two of the Local Economic Recovery Program (LER) announced on Monday.The projects include the East Gippsland Rail Trail and Bruthen Recreation Reserve, the Buchan canoe launch and Swifts Creek Recreation Reserve.East Gippsland Shire Council Mayor, Cr Mendy Urie, said the support of 12...
Hotel music a deafening sound

Hotel music a deafening sound

In sleepy Swifts Creek, which is slowly awakening from a long COVID induced slumber, life is creaking back to normal. However, attempts by the local publican to ramp things up a notch has collectively raised the eyebrows of some in the local community. Russell Bowkett took over running the Albion Hotel in the aftermath of the Black Summer Bushfires and just four days before Victoria’s...
GEGAC jabs underway

GEGAC jabs underway

Gippsland and East Gippsland Aboriginal Co-Operative (GEGAC), in Bairnsdale is now offering the Pfizer vaccine to the Aboriginal community. Previously GEGAC was just vaccinating with the AstraZeneca vaccine, but now the Pfizer jab is available, many in the community are expected to opt to have it. From this week, Pfizer is available for all Gippsland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people...
Mamma mania as records tumble

Mamma mania as records tumble

It’s official: audiences have set new attendance records for any theatre production in East Gippsland’s history, as Bairnsdale Production Line Theatre Company celebrates the runaway success of Mamma Mia! the musical during May. The cheerful jukebox musical more than lived up to expectations, with attendance figures for the first night, first week and the entire 10-show season overwhelming all...

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