Sunday, 20 September 2020
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Still waiting for planning permits

Still waiting for planning permits

In Buchan, frustration over the delays in bushfire-affected residents having their homes rebuilt is growing. Six months on from the devastating bushfires, which destroyed lives, those who lost their homes in the inferno say bureaucratic red tape is hampering their efforts to re-establish their lives. Jeff and Margie McCole’s timber house on farmland, just outside the Buchan township, was...
Barrier ‘safety’ debacle

Barrier ‘safety’ debacle

A highly uncomplimentary report by the Victorian Auditor General’s Office, tabled last Thursday regarding regional road safety barriers, has shown VicRoads approved offsets between one and three metres wide – the “absolute minimum offset” allowed. It’s not anything Billabong Road-house proprietor, Greg Ross, doesn’t know. Out the front of the iconic road-house there have been four accidents...
Light at the end of the tunnel

Light at the end of the tunnel

There is light at the end of the tunnel, according to Lakes Entrance Action Development Association (LEADA). Following a disastrous summer of bushfires, coupled with coronavirus restrictions halting the economy, LEADA is seeing a ray of hope appear recently with tourists and locals enjoying the fine weather the town over the long weekend and even this weekend. “Hopefully this is the prelude...
Hot spring in their step

Hot spring in their step

The Metung Hot Springs project has not been halted by coronaviurus restrictions. The team behind the hot springs have made the most of the time in lockdown and started work on cleaning up the site. Dead tree and weed removal kept locals Adrian and Rachel Bromage, along with their families, busy over the past few months. With more than 3000 trees being planted this month, and gates erected at...
Loving the new school room

Loving the new school room

Cann River P-12 College principal, Bruce Spink, staff and students are thrilled with the recent additions to the school. The college has a wonderful new permanent modular building that students in prep, grade one and two and students studying VCE and VCAL subjects have been able to enjoy since they returned to face-to-face learning on May 26, the remainder of the college’s students returning...
Bogong brumby stir

Bogong brumby stir

Don’t eradicate the brumby population completely, don’t shoot them and leave them in the bush and let people with local bush knowledge do any culling. That is the general consensus of a range of locals with experience of brumbies in the mountains, providing a rational voice amid the clamour since Parks Victoria was given the okay to cull wild horses. On May 8, The Australian Brumby Alliance...

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