The Federal Government is providing almost $800,000 to replace three timber bridges in far East Gippsland.
Member for Gippsland, Darren Chester, said the government had provided $790,000 under the Roads to Recovery program to construct a new concrete and steel bridge at Genoa and two more at Bonang.
While Santa and his band of helpers have been preparing for Christmas, a dynamic group of local volunteers has also been extremely busy during the year.
The group is aiming to light up the city of Bairnsdale for the festive season.
Referred to as the ‘Light the City Committee’, the group started last