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Preparing for home learning

Preparing for home learning

Home learning is a real possibility for term two schooling and the students at St Mary’s are prepared.Their teachers have sent home learning packs and also Chromebooks for those who needed them for their foray into learning from home.“More than ever before we’re in a partnership with parents,” St Mary’s principal, Michelle Garbutt, said.“Our students will get quality learning, our teachers have...
No answers to barrier questions

No answers to barrier questions

Regional Roads Victoria (RRV) and the State Roads Minister have failed to answer basic questions on the installation of the road barriers between Sale and Bairnsdale.Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, raised several points in an RRV response to constituent enquiries, where the installation appeared to not be in line with its own guidelines.“As an example, I questioned a comment in a letter...
Powering on amid crisis

Powering on amid crisis

As communities across the region, as well as the rest of the state, country and world, endeavour to curb the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) with stages of lockdown progressing, there is nowhere that is ‘business as usual’.Owners are doing their best to keep their businesses afloat, keep their customers happy and maintain employment, as well as safety, for their staff for as long as...
Look after the locals

Look after the locals

East Gippsland Marketing, in conjunction with local business owners, are calling on the local community to shop locally and buy local produce as the impacts of the coronavirus and the recent bushfires continue to be felt throughout the region.Having already been severely impacted by the bushfires that ravaged some parts of the region over the peak summer holiday period, local traders, tourism...
Field days cancelled

Field days cancelled

One of East Gippsland’s biggest events – the Field Days – has been cancelled due to the coronavirus crisis.The news comes as sporting codes, both nationally and locally, ANZAC Day events and other major events across Australia are either cancelled or postponed as the country comes to grips with the pandemic.Field days chairman, Ronald Alexander, said it came to the point where the decision was...
Rate relief plan accepted

Rate relief plan accepted

A plan to provide additional rate relief to two groups of ratepayers bushfire impacted property owners and commercial/industrial properties – has been adopted.East Gippsland Shire Council will allocate $3.62 million for rate waivers and other measures to support the community.This will be funded by the Council Assistance Fund provided by the Victorian Government to councils affected by the...

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