Tuesday, 16 August 2022
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Bairnsdale Hospital staffing crisis

Bairnsdale Hospital staffing crisis

The Rural Doctors Association of Victoria concedes that the health system right across Victoria is under “enormous stress” following the death of a 72 year old local man who died while waiting to be seen in the emergency department at Bairnsdale Hospital.The man, who had arrived at the hospital in an ambulance at around midday last Monday, following a fall at home, was still waiting to receive...
Fake houses

Fake houses

Police have warned of a scam in Bairnsdale in which fake rental houses are being pedalled online in order to secure a hefty deposit. Bairnsdale police say they were alerted to the social media fraud whereby fake Facebook profiles are attempting to lease houses in the area. The scam involves people profiling homes on the Bairnsdale and Surrounds Community Notice Facebook page that they do not own.
Pleas for snow resort refuge

Pleas for snow resort refuge

Dinner Plain residents are pleading for a safety park to be established in the popular snow resort village in order to protect the community from a future fire event. Since 2003, the community of about 100 per-manent residents have stared down five bush-fires with forced evacuations on three occasions. Over the past two decades, the community has raised with the Alpine Shire the need to provide...
Swifts Creek drug bust

Swifts Creek drug bust

A drug raid on a rural property in Swifts Creek resulted in police seizing a number of cannabis plants. Police officers from Omeo, Swifts Creek and Bairnsdale carried out the surprise raid last Wednesday morning at a location not far from town following a Crime Stoppers tipoff. Officers collected about 30 plants, valued at tens of thousands of dollars, that were being grown in hydroponic houses...
Building costs blowing out

Building costs blowing out

An East Gippsland resident, who lost her home in the black summer bushfires, says she was shocked to be told by her builder, an awarded Master Builders Association of Victoria member, they would go broke if he built her house. Kerral McFarlane’s farmhouse was burnt to the ground during the 2019 fires that tore through Buchan. About 18 months ago she inked a contract with a local builder to...
Shellfish reef for Lakes

Shellfish reef for Lakes

A new native shellfish reef will bring new life to the Gippsland Lakes as well as providing a boost of up to 25 local jobs and enhancing tourism and recreation. Minister for the Environment, Sussan Ley, said local rock material would be used to establish a new foundation for a shellfish reef in the Gippsland Lakes, before it is seeded with millions of Australian Flat oysters, as part of the...

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