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McMillans - Metung's diamond

McMillans - Metung's diamond

McMillans of Metung Coastal Resort has long been synonymous with Victorian visitors to the holiday resort as a swanky, upmarket stay. Since its inception in the early 80s with eleven cottages, a tennis court and a swimming pool, the business has expanded. Tourism to East Gippsland exploded in the 80s with winemakers and restaurateurs from Melbourne converging on the area. These days nine...
Monash students get hands-on

Monash students get hands-on

The local headquarters of the Bairnsdale SES Unit was the venue for a busy morning of experiences for 15 second-year Monash University medical students during their recent rural placements in Bairnsdale and Sale. Hosted by SES volunteers and an Ambulance Victoria paramedic, the students gained an insight into the realities of emergency medical response in remote or isolated situations. After an...
Masks a choice for many

Masks a choice for many

While wearing masks remains an option in Victoria, it appears as COVID and the common flu continues to circulate in the community, many wary residents are choosing to put one on while out and about. On Monday, Victorian authorities reported more than 10,000 new cases of COVID and a number of deaths. It would appear complacency has given way to the virus spreading rapidly as people relax and...
Housing growth

Housing growth

A two lot subdivision is being proposed on 9304 square metres of land, situated behind the new Kmart building in Bairnsdale. The area, which relates to 598 and 610 Main Street and 29 Greene Street, accords with all relevant provisions of the General Residential Zone. The subdivision, recently submitted to East Gippsland Shire Council by licensed surveyors and town planners, Crowther and Sadler,...
Airport concern

Airport concern

Medical flights into and out of Mallacoota are now in limbo after it was discovered the certification on the airfield has lapsed. East Gippsland Shire is responsible for the airport’s certification and it was by chance that a pilot discovered it was no longer valid after attempting to land at the airport last week for a mercy pilot. Mount Beauty pilot, John Hillard, was flying into Mallacoota...
Winter festival “spectacular”

Winter festival “spectacular”

The East Gippsland Winter Festival has wrapped up for its second year, and it’s being hailed as a huge success. Founder and director of the East Gippsland Winter  Festival, Adam Bloem, could only describe this year’s turnout as “spectacular.” “This year’s winter festival was certainly bigger than last year,” Adam said. “We had around 85 events in 2021, this year we had well over 150, we...

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