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Lucky escape for family

Lucky escape for family

A family of six was lucky to escape with their lives after the 4WD Nissan Patrol they were travelling in overturned on the Great Alpine Road, near Ensay, on Easter Monday.Police say the 4WD, which was towing a camper trailer, lost control and plummeted down an embankment at Double Bridges, between Bruthen and Tambo Crossing, at about 10am as it was travelling south along the road.The vehicle...
Reopening fast approaching

Reopening fast approaching

Construction of the Bairnsdale Aquatic and Recreation Centre (BARC) redevelopment is nearing completion with principal contractor, Brooker Builders, and their tradies working tirelessly to get the job complete.Council had anticipated the facility would be fully open to the public by Easter this year; based on the current construction timeline it is more realistic that the facility will be...
Farmer support misses the mark: Bull

Farmer support misses the mark: Bull

Victorian farmers impacted by drought and dry seasonal conditions, will have access to more support, with two support funds from the Andrews Labor Government now open, however Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, says the funding is “ignorant of the current reality”.Minister for Agriculture, Jaclyn Symes, at the weekend announced the Labor Government’s $2 million Pasture Recovery and Management...
A community voice

A community voice

Karen Fleischer, president Bairnsdale Chamber of Commerce and Industry, encourages the Bairnsdale and Industry community to head along to the chamber’s networking night on May 1 at Mr D Food and Coffee starting at 6pm.Guest speaker will be Anthony Basford, chief executive officer of East Gippsland Shire Council.“The chamber’s aim is to promote ‘Shop Local’ focus for business and industry,”Karen...
Lindenow water security bolstered

Lindenow water security bolstered

Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, Michael McCormack, was at Bulmer Farms near Lindenow yesterday to announce the Liberal/Nationals Governmentʼs investment of $10 million to deliver the Lindenow Valley Water Security Scheme.The money is part of the national water infrastructure development fund where farmers can apply for dollar-for-dollar...
Rain for improvement

Rain for improvement

Recent rain events and a steady reduction in water use have brought a welcome improvement in the water supply situation for East Gippsland Water customers across the region.“While this is promising, we cannot afford to be complacent and we are already planning for another potentially dry summer,” the corporationʼs managing director, Steve McKenzie, said.“The East Gippsland region traditionally...

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