Thursday, 18 July 2019
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Showing sporting support

Showing sporting support

Federal member for Gippsland, Darren Chester, was busy last Wednesday in Bairnsdale, meeting with local sporting groups, Bairnsdale Netball Association (BNA) and East Gippsland Gymnastics, in an attempt to secure funding.Mr Chester met with BNA at the Bairnsdale Netball World Centre with the association needing help to secure $1.6 million to finish off stage one of the centre’s $2.1...
Ryan takes talent interstate

Ryan takes talent interstate

Lucknow Primary School student and under 12 Wy Yung footballer, Ryan Cullinan, has been selected in the School Sport Victoria 12 years and under football state team, which will compete in the School Sport Australia Championships to be held in Mandurah, Western Australia, from August 3 to August 10.More than 900 students participated in a structured trial process to be selected to represent the...
Fire station funding confirmed

Fire station funding confirmed

Funding for the replacement of the Bairnsdale Fire Station has been confirmed.Captain of the Bairnsdale Fire Brigade, Aaron Lee, has welcomed the news.“I’m indebted to the work of the CFA’s District 11 staff to get the relocation to this stage and in particular the assistance we have received from Assistant Chief Officer Trevor Owen who has been a terrific supporter of this project,” Mr Lee...
Fighting for a freeze

Fighting for a freeze

East Gippsland Shire Councillors heard the concerns of residents regarding the council’ s Revised Draft Budget and proposed rate changes last Tuesday at a section 223 hearing. The revised budget is set to be put forward for council’s adoption at its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 25.Forty-six submissions were made from community members following the release of the original Draft...
Mine protest

Mine protest

This Wednesday, concerned East Gippsland residents will be travelling to Melbourne with family, friends and other like-minded Victorians for a peaceful protest on the steps of Parliament House to show their disapproval of the proposed mineral sands mine at Glenaladale.With the Lindenow Valley vegetable growing area only a short distance from the proposed mineral site, organisers of the protest...
Council happy with structure

Council happy with structure

The Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) has recommended East Gippsland Shire consist of nine councillors elected from three divided wards (one four-councillor ward, one three-councillor ward and one two-councillor ward) as part of its council representation review published last week, however that is not the direction the current council believes it should be headed.The three wards would...

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