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Show me the money

Show me the money

Pelz Haulage, based in Newmerella, suffered a substantial financial loss during the Black Summer Bushfires which swept through East Gippsland in 2019/2020.  While the fires didn’t directly impact their business, the closure of the Princes Highway for eight weeks, from December 30, 2019, took its toll on Pelz Haulage which has a significant footprint in the East Gippsland region.Marianne...
Property impact

Property impact

An application for a planning permit to develop a 208-lot subdivision at Wy Yung has raised the ire of local residents, who are concerned about the impact it will have on their properties which adjoin the development.  The Woody Group is planning to develop the 149-hectare subdivision at 30 Clifton West Road, which is presently grazing land. At a recent planning consultation meeting, local...
Proposed Kmart site questioned

Proposed Kmart site questioned

Submissions to Victoria’s Minister for Planning, regarding a plan by Kmart to establish its new store at 598-610 Main Street Bairnsdale, will close later this week. Kmart has already had plans drawn up of what the new store would look like on the site of the current Bairnsdale Motor Inn. The planning documents are currently with the Minister and would require a change to the East Gippsland...
Police car rammed at Toorloo Arm

Police car rammed at Toorloo Arm

A 30-year-old Nicholson man who ploughed into a police vehicle early on Saturday evening was arrested by police in Eastwood late on Monday afternoon.  The man, a long time resident of the area, was behind the wheel of a stolen G-Wagen, owned by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), when it drove out of the Colquhoun State Forest, on the Lakes Entrance-Colquhoun...
Local Olympic champion rides again!

Local Olympic champion rides again!

35 year old local boy from Bruthen Daniel Mcconnell, one of Australia’s leading mountain bike riders is again competing at Olympic level in Tokyo with his Canberra born wife Rebecca who is an elite Olympic veteran in her own right. The pair are on their bikes next week representing Australia.
Council concern over costs

Council concern over costs

Concern about the ongoing costs associated with the East Gippsland Shire's involvement in the Fingerboards Mineral Sands Project Inquiry and Advisory Committee (IAC) hearings was raised at last week's council meeting. Manager of Place and Community, Jodie Pitkin, told the council meeting that councillors would be "acutely aware of the financial and human resources costs that being an active...

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