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Age group changes

Age group changes

A lengthy review by AFL Gippsland resulted in an under 17 age group being added to the East Gippsland Football Netball League (EGFNL) and the under 16 and 18 age groups being removed, resulting in a three-year age gap between the grades. Out of 14 Gippsland based football leagues, EGFNL is the only league that will field an under 17 age group while the Bairnsdale and District Junior Football...
Shoot out at Bairnsdale

Shoot out at Bairnsdale

More than 500 marksmen and women aged 12 to over 65 will compete at the Bairnsdale Field and Game precinct this weekend. It will be a noisy affair with every competitor taking a shot at 150 targets over two days – 100 on Saturday and 50 on Sunday as part of the Field and Game Australia (FGA) National Carnival. FGA’s Daryl Snowdon chose Bairnsdale as the venue and says every state and territory...
Compulsory commitment

Compulsory commitment

A re-elected Labor Government says it will give the Gippsland Lakes back to recreational anglers, phasing out commercial fishing to boost local tourism and create jobs by opting with a compulsory licence buyout. Shortly after it was announced the Liberal Nationals Coalition would support a voluntary buyout, giving the 10 Gippsland Lakes commercial netting licence holders the option, the Labor...
Omeo's first mayor

Omeo's first mayor

East Gippsland Shire history was made on Tuesday night as Cr Natalie O’Connell took up the position as mayor for the upcoming 12 months in the mayoral election lottery. Cr O’Connell - the youngest mayor elected in East Gippsland Shire history and also the first from the Omeo region - beat Cr Dick Ellis for the position after votes were split. With Cr Ben Buckley currently on suspension and...
Barrier backpedal

Barrier backpedal

VicRoads was last week forced to backpedal on the installation of guard railing on Paynesville Road following public outcry. Road users along Paynesville Road had voiced their concern over the placement of a guard fence along a one-kilometre stretch of the road east of Bairnsdale Golf Club. Following road widening works to increase vehicle and bike safety, VicRoads placed the barrier in the...
Omeo investment

Omeo investment

The Andrews Labor Government announced it on Friday would fund $1 million to held build stage one of the Omeo Mountain Bike Trail as part of its drought relief program. Minister for Regional Development, Jaala Pulford, joined East Gippsland Shire Council mayor, Cr Joe Rettino, at the National Drought Summit in Canberra to announce the funding to develop a business case and build the first...

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