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Fire tower upgrades to reduce risk

Fire tower upgrades to reduce risk

Three fire towers in East Gippsland, including at Nowa Nowa, are being upgraded as part of the $272.3 million Reducing Bushfire Risk initiative.Gippsland’s acting assistant chief fire officer, Kelly Rash, said fire towers play a crucial role in detecting fire, particularly in rugged and remote areas.“Typically, these towers overlook parks and forests away from populated areas and help in the...
Redlegs fall in grand final

Redlegs fall in grand final

Bairnsdale fell at the final hurdle at Sale Main Oval on Sunday, going down to Sale City in the Gippsland Youth Girls League grand final by five points.After being close to perfect in the 14 round home and away season, the Redlegs drew with Traralgon in round 10, the minor premiers breezed past Traralgon by 27 points in the second semi final to earn their grand final spot.The Bulldogs on the...
Shire fined for EPA licence breach

Shire fined for EPA licence breach

Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) has fined East Gippsland Shire Council more than $8000 for breaching a condition of its EPA licence that required it to provide EPA with a hydrogeological report about its Forge Creek landfill.Hydrogeology is the study of groundwater and how it moves underground through soil and rocks.EPA Gippsland manager, Stephen Lansdell, said the breach was the...
Make your nominations

Make your nominations

East Gippsland Shire Council mayor, Cr Joe Rettino, officially launched the awards yesterday in front of previous award winners and recipients of Australia Day honours from throughout East Gippsland.“We all know people, young and old, who are inspirations in the community. People who give without ever expecting anything in return, people who are always doing things to benefit others, people who...
Buckley’s council suspension upheld

Buckley’s council suspension upheld

The decision by a Councillor Conduct Panel to suspend East Gippsland Shire councillor, Ben Buckley, has been upheld by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.The decision means Cr Buckley will be unable to act as a councillor until late November.However, a defiant Cr Buckley said he was considering an appeal to the Supreme Court.VCAT vice president, Judge Frances Millane, last week...
$2.9 million for the environment

$2.9 million for the environment

East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority will receive almost $2.9 million over five years for environmental and agricultural projects.Member for Gippsland, Darren Chester, said the East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority (CMA) was among the first organisations in Australia to be allocated the Federal Government funding under the Regional Land Partnerships program.“The East Gippsland...

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