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Rate advocacy continues

Rate advocacy continues

Lobbying for farm rate relief remains a priority for East Gippsland Shire Council mayor, Cr Natalie O’ Connell.In the past week the mayor has again pleaded the case of the region’s drought-stricken farmers in meetings with the Minister for Agriculture, Jaclyn Symes, and the Office of Premier, Daniel Andrews.“Again, I requested a rate subsidy from the Victorian Government because our farmers need...
Fiver a winner

Fiver a winner

The East Gippsland Field Days was a raging success over Friday and Saturday with the $5 entry initiative reinforcing to organisers “it is a community event and we can’t lose sight of the fact it is for everybody”.Those were the words of field days chairman, Ron Alexander, who said despite the forecast of poor weather, patron numbers increased and exhibitors were pleased with the event’s vibe.“We...
Don’t sacrifice jobs: Chester

Don’t sacrifice jobs: Chester

Federal Member for Gippsland, Darren Chester, says the timber industry and visitor economy can coexist and it will be economic and environmental madness to force more timber job cuts on East Gippsland.Mr Chester is supporting Orbost and District Community Development Committee (ODCDC) in its efforts to protect jobs in traditional industries and support new initiatives.“We can have both. We can...
Dates set for 2019 Business Awards

Dates set for 2019 Business Awards

It is awards time again and Business & Tourism East Gippsland is pleased to announce the key dates for the 2019 Federation Business School East Gippsland Business Awards.The awards launch will be on Friday, May 31, 2019 at the Kings Cove Golf Club in Metung.Janet Burton, executive officer of Business and Tourism East Gippsland (BTEG), said how pleased she was that this event would be held at...
Mine verdict facts based

Mine verdict facts based

Kalbar Resources, the proponent of the Fingerboards mineral sands mine at Glenaladale, says the company is looking forward to the finalisation of the Environment Effects Statement (EES) for the project, which will provide a thorough scientific assessment, based on factual evidence.“We respect the valid concerns in the community about the potential impact of the project, but there is some...
Rate increase gets backlash

Rate increase gets backlash

Local farmers are outraged farm rates will increase yet again next financial year according to the East Gippsland Shire Council (EGSC) draft budget released last week.On page 34 of the draft annual budget for 2019/2020, point 4.1.1(c) states the estimated total amount to be raised by farm land, compared with the previous financial year, will increase 12.09 per cent, or $547,000.Orbost dairy...

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