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Renewing calls on barrier program

Renewing calls on barrier program

Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, has renewed calls in State Parliament for the government to pause the road barrier program between Bairnsdale and Stratford, following the decision to abandon the installation of centre barriers on Paynesville Road.“I stress that I am not opposed to barriers being installed in the right locations, but in relation to priorities in the region, this is not...
Mayor seeking rate relief

Mayor seeking rate relief

East Gippsland Shire Council mayor, Cr Natalie O’Connell, will seek a rate relief commitment for drought-affected farmers from the State Agriculture Minister this afternoon.Cr O’Connell will meet with Minister Jaclyn Symes in East Gippsland today, with the number one priorities being a commitment for the Victorian Government to subsidise rate relief for the region’s primary producers and...
Delivering safe and smoother roads for the Eastern region

Delivering safe and smoother roads for the Eastern region

A key freight route in Bairnsdale is now safer and more reliable thanks to the State Government’s $100 million Fixing Country Roads Program.The intersection of Bosworth Road and Forge Creek Road received a $232,600 upgrade that saw 1800 square metres of road rebuilt on this critical rural freight link. This B-double approved route carries over 2900 vehicles each day and services the region’s...
Quiet on the trail

Quiet on the trail

VicForests timber harvesting in a section of Far East Gippsland forest proposed for the Sea to Summit 120-kilometre hiking trail between Errinundra and Cape Conran National Park has begun, however some East Gippslanders may not be aware of the project, which Gippsland East MP, Tim Bull, says will halt timber operations that will greatly effect the local timber industry.The Sea to Summit trail...
Prostate nurse retires from the ‘best job’

Prostate nurse retires from the ‘best job’

Having retired from “one of the best jobs she’s ever had” last month, members of the Bairnsdale Prostate Support Group said farewell to Judy Mays, East Gippsland prostate cancer nurse specialist, with an afternoon tea at the Nicholson Hotel last Tuesday.Judy came to the end of her three-year contract in the first week of January, finishing up her role as specialist nurse, though she will...
Dealership of the year

Dealership of the year

The team at New Age Caravans Gippsland received some exciting news last week the local business has won the national dealership of the year award.It is the first year that New Age Caravans Australia has given the award and the local team are rapt to be the first recipient. The award is based upon customer service satisfaction, sales and after sales service.New Age Caravans Gippsland owner, John...

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