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Fires threatening

Fires threatening

Dry lightning strikes across Gippsland over the past five days have played a role in sparking and reigniting 21 bushfires, including two threatening East Gippsland communities near Dargo, Buchan and Omeo.The Hibernia Black Snake fire, 7km north west of Dargo, has been issued with a Watch and Act alert for nearby residents with firefighters undertaking asset protection works in Dargo.As of...
Groundwater survey for Central and East Gippsland

Groundwater survey for Central and East Gippsland

Southern Rural Water (SRW) is reviewing groundwater management plans in the East Gippsland region.Customers who have been sent a survey and other interested parties are invited to complete a survey relating to the Yarram Water Supply Protection Area and the Stratford groundwater management area. The area extends from the Latrobe Valley to Lakes Entrance and the 90 Mile Beach to Corner Inlet.The...
On-farm rebates help

On-farm rebates help

Farmers from drought-declared areas of East Gippsland will soon be able to apply for a rebate of up to 25 per cent for on-farm water infrastructure spending.During his weekend visit to Gippsland, Federal Agriculture and Water Resources Minister, David Littleproud, said an agreement had been struck between the Federal and Victorian governments under the $50 million On-farm Emergency Water...
Welcoming national recovery plan

Welcoming national recovery plan

The East Gippsland Rainforest Conservation Management Network (CMN) this week welcomed the release by the Federal Government of the National Recovery Plan for Littoral Rainforest, urging the Victorian Government to do better in managing Littoral Rainforest and other precious rainforest ecosystems.“It has been 10 years since this unique type of coastal rainforest was first listed as ‘critically...
Drought announcement does not rate

Drought announcement does not rate

A ‘cash injection’ of up to $3500 for drought-affected farmers announced in Giffard last Friday by Agriculture Minister, Jaclyn Symes, has been met with mixed feelings by local farmers.Compared to the hundreds of thousands of dollars farmers have spent on feeding stock over the past two years or rates due this month, the amount pales in comparison.The minister made her announcement at Giffard...
Jenny remembers husband’s fire fight

Jenny remembers husband’s fire fight

Jenny Drummond still remembers the hot and windy day fire tore along the Bengworden Road threatening farms and livestock.It was January 15, 1978, and Mrs Drummond was then Mrs Patterson, married to sheep and cattle farmer, Peter Patterson.The couple lived on a 1000-acre grazing property with their three teenage sons, Andrew, Mark and James.It was a comfortable and happy life, until one fateful...

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