Thursday, 18 April 2019
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No consultation with timber industry

No consultation with timber industry

Member for East Gippsland, Tim Bull, was bewildered when told the Labor Government did not consult the timber industry prior to announcing a multi-million dollar hiking trail in Far East Gippsland late last year, and bewilderment is now justified.Agriculture Minister, Jaclyn Symes, has confirmed the State Government did not consult with the local timber industry prior to announcing plans for the...
Safe path a key link

Safe path a key link

People in Lucknow and Eastwood will soon be able to safely walk or cycle to the centre of Bairnsdale with the State Government last Thursday announcing funding to construct a new path.Minister for Roads, Jaala Pulford, said that construction of a dedicated shared path on the Great Alpine Road will soon begin.The off-road shared pathway will be constructed on the Great Alpine Road between Flinns...
Birthing centre is on the way

Birthing centre is on the way

Bairnsdale Regional Health Service (BRHS) is in the throes of planning a new birthing centre at its main campus thanks to its success in a funding application of $545,00 from the Victorian Health and Human Services Building Authority’s Regional Health Infrastructure Fund, which will see the hospital’s current birthing suites relocated to its former Fraser Ward.The Regional Health Infrastructure...
Happy on the scene

Happy on the scene

Omeo Police Station was the scene of a shooting when an escaped murderer seeking revenge returned to the township and fired a bullet into a policeman while he was on the toilet.The fictional story, which was shot almost entirely around Omeo’s High Country, was made into a movie titled Red Hill, and released almost a decade ago.In reality, Omeo’s police station is manned by Senior Constable Gavin...
Brilliant Blues fly the flag

Brilliant Blues fly the flag

Orbost defeated minor premier, Wy Yung, by five wickets on Sunday at Lucknow’s Hudson-Alvin Oval to secure its first “A” grade Bairnsdale Cricket Association two-day premiership since 2011/12 – and it did so emphatically.The Blues were simply all over the Tigers for the vast majority of the contest, handing them their first loss of a remarkable season on the biggest occasion, meaning Wy Yung’s...
Safer skies

Safer skies

Making local skies safer will be the focus of a free aviation seminar next week in Bairnsdale.All local pilots are invited to take part in the safety event being run by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority.The Bairnsdale seminar will emphasise the importance of defensive flying skills to avoid accidents.Pilots will discuss threat and error management, communication requirements and situational...

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