Thursday, 17 October 2019
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A bushfire focus area

A bushfire focus area

East Gippsland will be a focus for emergency services this summer, as very dry conditions over consecutive years have generated above normal bushfire conditions.The Australian Seasonal Bushfire Outlook, developed by the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre with Bureau of Meteorology and relevant state fire and land managers, was released last week in Melbourne.Similar to last...
Blues secure grand final berth

Blues secure grand final berth

East Gippsland Football Netball League “A” grade minor premier, Orbost Snowy, secured a spot in the grand final after defeating Stratford by four goals in a thrilling second semi final at Bairnsdale City Oval on Saturday.An early injury to Blues’ goal shooter, Brianna Dignan, brought Caitlyn Evans into the game. The Swans also made an early change with wing defence, Brittney Gray, being replaced...
Bombers soar into decider

Bombers soar into decider

Boisdale Briagolong has emphatically booked its first East Gippsland Football Netball League grand final.The Bombers powered away from minor premier, Lindenow, during a dominant second quarter at City Oval on Saturday, and were never headed, running out 38-point victors.It was the Bombers’ first senior final since entering the competition in 2015.Trailing by one goal at quarter time, Boisdale...
Concern at closeness of mine site

Concern at closeness of mine site

The soils of the Mitchell River Valley in East Gippsland is where world-class food is grown, supplying vegetables to fresh markets, fast food outlets, cafes, restaurants, cruise ships and various businesses along the value-added product chain throughout Australia and overseas.However, an industry that is valued at $150M (annually) and employs up to 2000 people is at risk from a proposed mineral...
Private land jetty doubt

Private land jetty doubt

Building a jetty to access private land on Mosquito Point, opposite Metung, may well be a pipe dream if the draft Marine and Coastal Policy (MCP) goes through.Mosquito Point landowner, Peter Bate, wants to build a jetty to access his 2000-metre-square private block, but to do so means crossing Crown land to get there.He and his neighbour originally applied to build a jetty in 2014.“Having a...
Where is the respect?

Where is the respect?

Gippsland Lakes Fishing Access licence holders are bewildered with the State Government’s legislation to end netting in the Gippsland Lakes.On Tuesday the State Government took a step towards banning netting by introducing the legislation it says will boost tourism, create jobs and protect the lake system, however, it comes with the licence holders feeling misled and poorly treated by the State...

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