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Massive donation

Massive donation

A few weeks ago, the Orbost Poker Run committee held its annual cheque presentation at Ronald McDonald House Monash donating a massive $24,440. The Orbost Poker Run was founded in 2010 and is run by a very motivated and highly dedicated committee, all motorcycle enthusiasts. It has officially been noted that this is the chapter’s longest running and highest community fundraising event raising...
Fury over burn offs

Fury over burn offs

A protest by about 50-60 people outside the Bairnsdale offices of the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and later at Casey Creek in the Colquhoun State Forest has halted a planned burn at Trident Arm in Lake Tyers State Park. Casey Creek was lit last week and the Trident Arm burn was scheduled to take place within the next 10 days.  The protest, which got...
Habitat protection

Habitat protection

Landcare in East Gippsland has received a$150,000 grant from Landcare Australia with funding from News Corp Australia for supporting environmental bushfire recovery. The grant aims to contribute to habitat protection, enhancement, and augmentation on private property in fire-affected areas of East Gippsland, including the far east.  Landcare will be working with rural communities and...
Practical recovery

Practical recovery

A Lucas Mill has started the blade rolling for local bushfire-ravaged farmers as they turn burnt trees into timber for practical purposes. In Charlie Kennedy’s estimation, it took just eight minutes for the 2019-20 Black Summer Bushfires to annihilate everything in its path at his family farm. “We saved our house and our son’s house,” Charlie said. “We lost sheep, cattle, stockyards and two...
Future project underway

Future project underway

Orbost and District Chamber of Commerce project leader for the Future of Orbost project, Tim Cotter, has been busy engaging with members of the community, industry, education and government sectors over the past few weeks. Mr Cotter has spent time in Bemm River, Cabbage Tree, Marlo, Orbost and Newmerella conducting interviews with more than 30 individuals and organisations as part of the first...
$1 million to upgrade Slip Road in Paynesville

$1 million to upgrade Slip Road in Paynesville

The Federal Government will provide $7 million supporting five East Gippsland community-based projects to boost the regional economy. Deputy Prime Minister, Michael McCormack, and Federal Member for Gippsland, Darren Chester, last week announced the first projects under the ‘Regional Recovery Partnership’ (RRP). “We recognise that East Gippsland has been one of the regions hardest hit by the...

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