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Compulsory commitment

Compulsory commitment

A re-elected Labor Government says it will give the Gippsland Lakes back to recreational anglers, phasing out commercial fishing to boost local tourism and create jobs by opting with a compulsory licence buyout. Shortly after it was announced the Liberal Nationals Coalition would support a voluntary buyout, giving the 10 Gippsland Lakes commercial netting licence holders the option, the Labor...
Omeo's first mayor

Omeo's first mayor

East Gippsland Shire history was made on Tuesday night as Cr Natalie O’Connell took up the position as mayor for the upcoming 12 months in the mayoral election lottery. Cr O’Connell - the youngest mayor elected in East Gippsland Shire history and also the first from the Omeo region - beat Cr Dick Ellis for the position after votes were split. With Cr Ben Buckley currently on suspension and...
Barrier backpedal

Barrier backpedal

VicRoads was last week forced to backpedal on the installation of guard railing on Paynesville Road following public outcry. Road users along Paynesville Road had voiced their concern over the placement of a guard fence along a one-kilometre stretch of the road east of Bairnsdale Golf Club. Following road widening works to increase vehicle and bike safety, VicRoads placed the barrier in the...
Omeo investment

Omeo investment

The Andrews Labor Government announced it on Friday would fund $1 million to held build stage one of the Omeo Mountain Bike Trail as part of its drought relief program. Minister for Regional Development, Jaala Pulford, joined East Gippsland Shire Council mayor, Cr Joe Rettino, at the National Drought Summit in Canberra to announce the funding to develop a business case and build the first...
Super oil

Super oil

Victoria’s best extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) comes from Tongio according to the judges of the Australian International Olive Awards. And Nullamunjie Olive Grove owner, Annie Paterson, is chuffed. Mrs Paterson planted her first olive trees 20 years ago and has entered the state olive oil competitions every year for the past 14 years. She has since won many silvers, bronze and gold...
Backpedalling on barrier

Backpedalling on barrier

VicRoads has been forced to backpedal on the installation of guard railing on Paynesville Road following public outcry. Road users along Paynesville Road have for the past week voiced their concern over the placement of a guard fence along a one kilometre stretch of the road east of Bairnsdale Golf Club. Following road widening works to increase vehicle and bike safety, VicRoads placed the...

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