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Mall left deserted

Mall left deserted

The future of Bairnsdale’s mall is expected to be considered at a future East Gippsland Shire Council meeting after it has become a virtual desert since Woolworths vacated its leased premises last year. Since Woolworths moved further up Nicholson Street, where it opened a new store beside Aldi, other businesses in the immediate vicinity of the mall have been struggling to survive. Several have...
Kmart locked in at top end of town

Kmart locked in at top end of town

Construction of a brand-new Kmart store will begin in Bairnsdale soon, with Kmart finally answering the community’s call to bring a big-format store back to town. Property owner, Newmark Capital, will develop the new building with construction expected to begin within weeks.  The Bairnsdale Motor Inn, on the Princes Highway, is presently being demolished to make way for the new Kmart. Kmart...
Doctor scarcity

Doctor scarcity

There are growing concerns that the retirement of some of Bairnsdale’s most prominent doctors is likely to create a scarcity of professional medical knowl-edge in East Gippsland. Long serving doctors, Graham Bromwich, John Urie and Jane Greacen have all retired from their medical practices in recent weeks. All three doctors were a mainstay of the Bairnsdale medical fraternity. President of the...
Duck Arm putrid

Duck Arm putrid

Ross Scott lives on an enviable part of the Gippsland Lakes. From his back verandah on the Banksia Peninsula he has views over Duck Arm, which opens onto Lake Victoria. However, a succession of algal blooms in recent years has turned the once tranquil waterway into a putrid green mess. “I’ve been watching this stretch of water go down the gurgler,” Mr Scott...
There is hope

There is hope

There was hope aplenty at the official opening of the Hope Restart Centre at Lucknow last Wednesday.  The drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre has been operating for two years but was forced to postpone formal proceedings be­cause of the pandemic.  Last Wednesday's opening was an opportu­nity for the founders of the centre, Margaret and Peter Down, to thank those who had con­tributed...
Algae pollutes Lakes foreshore

Algae pollutes Lakes foreshore

The toxic algae bloom currently permeating the Gippsland Lakes has turned Paynesville’s foreshore green. A local resident was horrified to see the green sludge polluting the sandy foreshore during a morning walk on Tuesday. “It’s like someone has tipped a tin of paint into the water,” Glen Luxford, told the Advertiser. “It’s staining the sand green.  “The swans have green stripes on them,”...

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