Wednesday, 20 January 2021
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It’s a Christmas miracle

It’s a Christmas miracle

The Orbost Christmas Eve Festival and fireworks are to go ahead as planned.All approvals were finalised on Monday following extensive work by the organising committee and after some significant changes were made to the framework of events by the State Government on Friday last week.In order for the event to be run, it needs to have a COVID-Safe plan in place and this will mean that there will be...
Buchan residents show resiliency amid delays

Buchan residents show resiliency amid delays

It was this time last year that bushfires were impacting communities around Buchan.It would be two more weeks before the fire eventually broke containment lines and forced its way into the township.Many homes and structures were lost and tragically one resident lost his life after his home was engulfed in the fireball that rolled into Buchan that fateful day.The Buchan football oval resembled a...
Hall set for upgrade

Hall set for upgrade

The Cabbage Tree Creek Hall will be refurbished thanks to a $44,139 community facilities grant from Bushfire Recovery Victoria.Joanne Eades-Fischer, of the hall’s management committee, says the grant will support an upgrade of the hall’s sewerage system and electrical wiring, as well as construction of a verandah over an accessible entryway to protect it from the elements.“We can’t tell you how...
Fireworks abandoned

Fireworks abandoned

The Lakes Entrance Events committee has had to make the heartbreaking decision to abandon the planned New Year’s Eve fireworks.The decision comes 12 months after bushfires saw the cancellation of the 2019 New Year’s Eve celebrations.Lakes Entrance Events president, Corey Warfe, and his committee have tried everything to get the fireworks display back on the calendar, however have been met with...
Author visits town of hope

Author visits town of hope

Renowned author, Tom Valenta OAM, who penned A Time of Hope, the story about how a group of local champions won hearts and minds to create a vital facility for the Gippsland region, and how the community embraced the construction of an alcohol and other drugs (AOD) residential rehabilitation facility at Lucknow, visited Bairnsdale last week to tour the Hope Centre and attend a number of book...
Local schools cash in

Local schools cash in

Three local primary schools will share part of the State Government’s $2 million Minor Capital Works Fund to fast track priority projects.Lakes Entrance Primary School will receive $171,165, Nungurner Primary School receive $53,120 and Metung Primary School $125,605.Lakes Entrance Primary School applied for the grant in hopes of receiving enough money to replace the old weathered playground. It...

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