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Legal costs blow out

Legal costs blow out

The estimated cost to the East Gippsland Shire Council for legal and other costs associated with representing the community regarding the proposed Mineral Sand Mine at Glenaladale has ballooned to $630,000.Last week the shire provided an estimate of $250,000 as the expected spend on legal representation at the forthcoming hearing of the Fingerboards Mineral Sands Project Inquiry and Advisory...
Blues do enough to lock in grand final

Blues do enough to lock in grand final

West Bairnsdale will meet Orbost in the Bairnsdale Cricket Association one-day “A” grade grand final.The Blues edged out Wy Yung and Lindenow South Glenaladale by percentage after all three teams secured convincing round 11 wins.The Tigers made the biggest play, thumping St Mary’s Nagle by 143 runs, however Orbost’s three-wicket win over Lucknow was enough to secure it second spot and a grand...
A life devoted to Red Cross

A life devoted to Red Cross

Anne Macarthur turns 80 next month but is showing no sign of slowing down.Mrs Macarthur was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the Australia Day honors list for her service to the Red Cross and East Gippsland community.The award is an addition to her Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM), with which she was bestowed in 2007.Mrs Macarthur told the Advertiser she received an email...
Could this be the new Kmart?

Could this be the new Kmart?

The Bairnsdale Motor Inn on the Princes Highway has successfully been sold after languishing on the market for several years.The property has been bought by a credible Melbourne development company with plans underway to redevelop the site.It’s understood that Kmart is considering relocating its new store there, which has raised some concerns within Bairnsdale’s CBD.The Bairnsdale Chamber of...
Organic waste

Organic waste

A shortage of workers on the Lindenow Flats has caused hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of organic celery to be mulched back into the ground.“We’re behind with hand weeding, we’ re behind with harvest,” Busch Organics’ Kane Busch said.“We’re behind with everything because of the labour shortage.”Mr Busch said the crop was worth $150,000 in sales plus another at least $50,000 in growing...
Secret dig in Buchan

Secret dig in Buchan

An archaeological dig to understand the history of fires across the landscape in East Gippsland is taking place at an Aboriginal cultural site, at a secret location, near the junction of the Buchan and Snowy rivers in Buchan.A joint project by the Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation, GLaWAC, and the Monash Indigenous Studies Centre at Monash University, it’s hoped the research...

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