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Find the best East Gippsland produce online

Find the best East Gippsland produce online

East Gippsland is home to some of Australia’s most awarded wines, cheeses, beer and gin – but how does a visitor know where to find them? The new ʻEat.Drink.Gippslandʼ guide has got them covered.Destination Gippsland, in cooperation with Gippsland councils and the combined efforts of producers, cafés and restaurants from across the region, has collated a guide to Gippsland’s finest food and...
NBN tower topples

NBN tower topples

A deliberate act of sabotage could be to blame for a NBN tower toppling over and crashing through trees in Lanes Road, Bairnsdale on Saturday, August 18.The large bolts holding the tower upright were neatly beside the concrete bases on which the steel structure stood.NBN became aware the tower had fallen sometime before four o’clock.Detective Acting Sergeant, Matt Garbutt, from East Gippsland’s...
New bridges will aid firefighting

New bridges will aid firefighting

Three new bridges on Rocky River Road in East Gippsland have been constructed to lower the risk and severity of bushfires.Funding for the bridges is part of the $273.4 million Reducing Bushfire Risk program aimed at reducing fire risk on public land.Assistant chief fire officer with Forest Fire Management Victoria, Chris Stephenson, said an important component of reducing bushfire risk is to...
Funding brought forward for roads

Funding brought forward for roads

East Gippsland Shire Council will this week receive a further $1.8 million from the Federal Government to spend on local roads, services and infrastructure.Member for Gippsland, Darren Chester, said the payment was part of East Gippsland shire’s annual allocation of $15 million made under the Financial Assistance Grants program.“The Coalition Government made a decision to bring forward these...
GLCH upgrade

GLCH upgrade

A multi-million dollar expansion of Gippsland Lakes Community Healthʼs (GLCH) Bairnsdale site will support local jobs, with CM and HM Banks Builders named as the successful tenderer.Federal Member for Gippsland, Darren Chester, said the Federal Government was providing $500,000 toward the upgrade at the McCulloch Street site in partnership with GLCH.“Works will commence within the next few weeks...
East Gippsland student leaders off to China

East Gippsland student leaders off to China

East Gippsland school principal and Marlo resident, Mark Reeves, will be in China with a large cohort of students from across Victoria from August 11-18.Mark has been a key driver in the Victorian Young Leaders to China program, a Victorian Government initiative started in 2012. The program, known as VYLC, aims to provide a six-week in country experience for Victorian students to grow their...

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