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Homelessness a local problem

Homelessness a local problem

East Gippsland is ranked among the 10 worst electorates in Victoria in which many people, namely women, are homeless.New statistics released by the Council to Homeless Persons reveals East Gippsland ranks sixth in the state with 224 people homeless.The region has 38 people out of every 10,000 homeless, which is higher than the regional Victoria rate of 27 per 10,000.Most concerning is the...
Learning tender process

Learning tender process

More than 50 local contractors and business operators turned out for East Gippsland Shire Council’s first procurement and tendering workshop – ‘Tradies Forum - Winning Government Business’ – on Monday, September 10, at the Bairnsdale RSL.The forum, designed to assist local small businesses understand council’s procurement and tendering processes, was well received.Attendees heard from Daley...
Firefighters take on stair run for charity

Firefighters take on stair run for charity

Eight volunteer firefighters from Bairnsdale Fire Brigade joined 650 firefighters and emergency service personnel from all over Australasia to battle it out at the 5th Annual Melbourne Firefighter Stair Climb on Saturday, September 1, 2018.This year these firefighters “Stepped up to fight Depression, PTSD and Suicide”, raising money to benefit the Black Dog Institute and Lifeline.“The climb...
Foreshore’s new lease on life

Foreshore’s new lease on life

A Liberal Nationals Government will breathe new life into Paynesville’s boat yard precinct, kickstarting a major redevelopment plan, if elected in November.Leader of The Nationals and Shadow Minister for Decentralisation, Peter Walsh, and The Nationals Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, announced last Thursday an elected Liberal Nationals Government would provide a $200,000 grant to Gippsland...
Swans superior and Tigers triumph

Swans superior and Tigers triumph

A record gate of $20,500 endured four seasons of weather at Bairnsdale City Oval on Saturday as Stratford and Wy Yung came away the big winners on East Gippsland Football Netball League grand final day on Saturday.The Swans were the victors in a senior football slugfest, beating a strong-willed Lakes Entrance by 10 points thanks to six goals from best afield, Josh Kiss, while on the netball...
Eagle Charge

Eagle Charge

Two initial charges have been filed, under the Wildlife Act 1975, in relation to the deaths of numerous wedge-tailed eagles in East Gippsland.The charges concern the killing of protected wildlife, being wedge-tailed eagles, through the use of bait impregnated with poison between October 2016 and April 2018.The accused has been arrested, charged and bailed. A condition of that bail is that he...

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