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Labor commits to secondary college masterplan

Labor commits to secondary college masterplan

The Labor Government has made a commitment to fund an upgrade of the Bairnsdale Secondary College if re-elected this weekend.Labor has committed $1.4 million to a masterplan of the school, which will look at a major redevelopment and urgent early works.Labor Candidate for Gippsland East, Mark Reeves, said the “investment goes to show only Labor can be trusted to deliver the facilities that local...
Council enquiry underway

Council enquiry underway

An internal process is underway at the East Gippsland Shire Council in regards to comments made by Cr Dick Ellis at the statutory meeting to elect a new mayor on October 30.The remarks by Cr Ellis upset outgoing mayor, Cr Joe Rettino, and many others in the community.East Gippsland News and the Bairnsdale Advertiser newspapers have been inundated with letters expressing disgust at comments made...
Turning orange for change

Turning orange for change

Bairnsdale is set to turn orange from 10.30am next Wednesday, November 28, when the “Walk to Change the Story” event is held to highlight the need to end violence against women and children.“Walk to Change the Story” is an initiative of Gippsland Lakes Community Health (GLCH) who, at the start of this year, invited other local organisations to help raise awareness about the alarming prevalence...
Council in a better place

Council in a better place

Gary Gaffney finishes his four-year tenure as East Gippsland Shire Council chief executive officer today, proud to be leaving the organisation “in a better place than when I arrived”. Mr Gaffney, who set out on a program of organisational change and creating a culture of action with a customer service focus, said council had been able to continually attract funding for and deliver major capital...
Local woman charged

Local woman charged

A 34-year-old Nicholson woman has been charged with three counts of attempted murder after she allegedly set a house on fire in the early hours of last Thursday morning. A 36-year-old man suffered smoke inhalation and was taken to hospital for observation, while two girls, aged four and six, were treated at the scene. A dog was also rescued from the house. Police allege the woman left the...
Tertiary opportunities open up

Tertiary opportunities open up

A university training hub will be established in East Gippsland to provide tertiary education opportunities for students to study locally via distance education. Federal Member for Gippsland, Darren Chester, on Monday announced $595,000 from the Federal Government to establish a community-owned Regional Study Hub, which he likened to a ’virtual university’. It will be one of eight Study Hubs...

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