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Environment to dominate election

Environment to dominate election

It’s been more than two decades since respected Gunai Elder, Marjorie Thorpe, last contested a Federal election. Ms Thorpe, a Lake Tyers resident, has lived in Gippsland for decades and contested the Federal seat of Gippsland, as an Independent candidate against then sitting National Party member, Peter McGauran, in 1998. Fast forward more than two decades and Ms Thorpe is contesting the same...
Mowing his life away

Mowing his life away

A Wy Yung resident says he is becoming frustrated with trying to convince the East Gippsland Shire that they need to take responsibility for a road reserve which abuts his property. Steven Stagg acquired his parcel of land 18 months ago and has since built a home on his property overlooking Mount Taylor. A large area of grassland, that sits between his property and another landholding, is owned...
Dreaming of freedom

Dreaming of freedom

The State Government says its will invest $150 million to build new homes for more Aboriginal Victorians. The investment will enable Indigenous people to live in safe and secure housing through grants to Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations and Aboriginal housing providers. Statistics reveal one in six Aboriginal people presented to homeless services in Victoria last year, the highest...
Fix stockyard track

Fix stockyard track

Swifts Creek Bush Nurse manager, Sue Carroll, is still waiting for the access road to her property, known as Stockyard Track, in Tongio, to be fixed. Ms Carroll found herself being handballed between the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), and the East Gippsland Shire after she sought to have the track, which integrates into Stockyard Road, repaired after fearing she...
New boys in Buchan

New boys in Buchan

Tristan Dooley has always had fond memories of his childhood split between Melbourne and W Tree. He remembers, in particular, being taken by his grandmother to the Willow Cafe’ in Buchan as a young boy. “I always loved Buchan and to come to this cafe’ when I was little and have scones with grandma was a delight,” Mr Dooley said. Since then, the cafe’ has had many transformations, but fast...
Kmart approved

Kmart approved

Kmart has been given the green light by the State Government to build on the Princes Highway in Bairnsdale, near the corner of Calvert Street.The Planning Minister, Richard Wynne, has made a special amendment to the East Gippsland Shire's planning scheme to allow the project to proceed. The Kmart group had applied for consideration, through the Priority Projects Program, which has the ability to...

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