Thursday, 21 February 2019
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Tony’s dream job

Tony’s dream job

Sergeant Tony Wilson recently landed his dream job as officer in charge of the Gippsland Water Police.Sgt Wilson has been with the water police for 17 years and says it’s a job he truly loves.A Paynesville resident, Sgt Wilson grew up spending countless hours on the Gippsland Lakes.He’s the fourth generation in his family to have done so.Sgt Wilson’s great-grandfather, Adam, helped build the...
Maintaining ecological character

Maintaining ecological character

East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority (EGCMA) has been granted $6.3 million in Federal Government funding for projects that support and protect the Gippsland Lakes, improve agricultural land and protect threatened species in the Victorian Alpine peatland.The funding was announced on Tuesday by the Federal Member for Gippsland, Darren Chester, and is part of a total $14.5m earmarked for...
Food and fibre come together

Food and fibre come together

Agribusiness Gippsland and the East Gippsland Food Cluster are set to amalgamate in early 2019 to form a single unified entity to support Gippsland’s important $7 billion food and fibre industry.The move comes after extensive consultations with members and other stakeholders across industry, government, research, education, and community around the benefits of joining forces.The proposed...
Examining all options

Examining all options

East Gippsland Shire Council will continue to investigate interagency options with Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and Parks Victoria regarding a strategic management plan for the revegetation of the Mitchell River grey headed flying fox colony in Bairnsdale.It was unanimously agreed at last Tuesday nights council meeting that in doing so any interagency strategic...
Adding to the portfolio

Adding to the portfolio

Sitting for his third term in the Victorian Parliament, Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, has bolstered his standing by adding to his shadow ministerial portfolio.It was announced on Friday afternoon that Mr Bull will remain the Shadow Minister for Carers and Disability and Racing, while also taking over the Shadow Minister roles for Veterans Affairs and Fishing and Boating in the Michael O’...
Aboriginal youth gaining workforce skills

Aboriginal youth gaining workforce skills

East Gippsland Shire Council is helping young people gain experience in the workforce and build their skills through the Aboriginal school-based traineeship program.The youths underwent an application process and then chose a course that interested them.To complete their course, participants spend one day a week working with council, and the rest of the week at school.Council’s participants are...

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