Thursday, 09 July 2020
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$9m McEachern upgrade

$9m McEachern upgrade

The Federal Liberal and Nationals Government will provide more than $32 million for Princes Highway safety and infrastructure upgrades as part of a package of works stretching from Sale to Genoa, including an improvement to Bairnsdale’s McEachern Street.Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, Michael McCormack, and local MP, Darren Chester, made...
Bushfire recovery support

Bushfire recovery support

Bairnsdale Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (BCCI) newly elected committee has raised$93,000 from businesses outside of East Gippsland to support local business members in Bairnsdale with regards to bushfire recovery.BCCI president, Jaime Savory, said the support had been absolutely amazing for bushfire recovery.“The $93,000 will be loaded on Bairnsdale Gift Cards and each $500 card will be...
Etched in the mind forever

Etched in the mind forever

It’s approaching four months since the devastating bushfires caused massive destruction in East Gippsland.The fire’s intensity and the obliteration of hundreds of homes across the region shocked the community to its core.Vast areas of bushland were burnt and livestock also succumbed to the fire inferno.East Gippsland was still on tenterhooks after pictures of holidaymakers trapped in Mallacoota...
Bong Fire

Bong Fire

A house in Cameron Crescent in East Bairnsdale went up in flames on Easter Sunday.The sole occupant of the house, a man in his early 30s, managed to escape unharmed as five fire units battled to bring the fire under control.The fire started at about 11.30am and quickly spread through the fibro cement house, although firemen were able to save the two front bedrooms.Police said the fire is non...
Service noticed

Service noticed

Ian and Gwen Strobridge, both in their 80s, recently lost their Buchan home in the bushfires, and along with it, all their prized possessions.For Ian, one of his most treasured possessions was a certificate which detailed his 40 years of service with the Shire of Tambo.Upon finding out about Ian’s lost certificate, Grow Carer project officer, Jo Aquila, contacted East Gippsland Shire to see if...
Stay home for them

Stay home for them

Health officials are warning East Gippslanders they must maintain their commitment to staying home and practising social distancing in order to combat the spread of coronavirus.East Gippsland health providers are hoping that people follow the direction of state authorities and that there is a complete absence of traveller and holiday makers.Victoria Police and the state’s Chief Health Officer...

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