Tuesday, 16 August 2022
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Royal Commission into Lakes?

Royal Commission into Lakes?

Environmental Justice Australia has suggested a Royal Commission or similar inquiry is required in order to protect the Gippsland Lakes which is presently experiencing a toxic blue-green algae bloom. Environmental Justice Australia, who is acting on behalf of Gippsland Environment Group (GEG), has sent a letter to the Minister for the Environment and Climate Change, Lily d'Ambrosio, and the...
GAR not so great

GAR not so great

As the ski season is poised to open next week and the High Country becomes  busier, the Great Alpine Road (GAR)  between Omeo and Dinner Plain remains in poor condition. Snowfall on roads makes them trickier and more dangerous to traverse without the underlying issues of having a poor road surface. Just a few kilometres outside Omeo, as you head toward the snowfields, the road surface...
Hope Centre receives huge donation

Hope Centre receives huge donation

Patties Foods recently made a significant donation to the Hope Restart Centre. The local business handed over a cheque for more than $100,000 for the drug rehabilitation centre which was recently officially opened after two years of COVID postponements. The facility has been in operation for two years. “We are incredibly proud that the Patties Foods team have been supporting our charity partner,...
Farmers protest farm rate hike

Farmers protest farm rate hike

The Buchan Hall was yesterday at capacity with farmers upset at the East Gippsland Shire Council’s proposed 13.98 per cent hike on farm rates. The farmers from Buchan, Orbost and surrounding areas had come to voice their anger at the rate hike being mooted in council’s draft budget. East Gippsland Shire councillors, John White and Sonia Buckley, both farmers themselves, were in attendance. Cr...
Freight train returns

Freight train returns

Leonard Fenning is a visionary who has delivered on his plan to create an intermodal freight terminal at Bairnsdale. The new terminal beside the rail siding in Bosworth Road is now ready to operate with maximum road weight 40-foot containers able to be lifted and placed on or off rail or road trucks. The complex is set up for 24-hour operation with lighting installed for night operation. Further...
Bairnsdale Neighbourhood House to rebuild

Bairnsdale Neighbourhood House to rebuild

Bairnsdale Neighbourhood House (BNH) has outgrown its dilapidated old building in Dalmahoy Street and plans are afoot to demolish the exisiting structure and rebuild. Chief executive officer of the Neighbourhood House, Leanne Jennings, says due to “structural issues” associated with the 32-year-old building, knocking it over is the only course of action. Ms Jennings says the house has “passed...

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