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Strengthening relationships

Strengthening relationships

East Gippsland Shire Council is moving to strengthen its engagement with, and support for, the business community.Council will strengthen its direct engagement with industry, including the various chambers of commerce and business and tourism associations across the region. This ensures more of council’s investment in economic development is directed to business support and programs that...
Water restrictions looming

Water restrictions looming

Water restrictions are looming for East Gippsland Water customers supplied by the Mitchell River supply system and may be required as early as December.“We recently surveyed our customers about their attitude to water restrictions and an overwhelming 90 per cent of respondents supported restrictions to conserve water and wanted to take action early. We are taking on board their clear feedback to...
Megan’s bright future

Megan’s bright future

Bairnsdale’s Megan Fitzsimon was named the Gippsland Power girls best and fairest for the 2019 NAB League season recently.The local 17-year-old led from the front in the middle and averaged 4.6 tackles, 1.4 marks and a team-high 16.8 disposals as she edged Maddi Shaw for the top honour.Despite the Power only winning one game for the season, Fitzsimon could often be found at the bottom of packs...
20 years of Landcare

20 years of Landcare

Last Saturday Bairnsdale Urban Landcare Group celebrated 20 years of productive work along the Mitchell River north and south banks.Former members plus lots of others enjoyed the morning’s activities.“We had a fantastic display of photos showing some of the sites when we started planting and then recent photos of the same area. The difference is quite amazing,” Bairnsdale Urban Landcare...
Sardine going swimmingly

Sardine going swimmingly

It’s two years since Sardine Eatery + Bar in Paynesville opened its doors to the public.Since then, Sardine, the brainchild of Mark and Victoria Briggs, has gone from strength to strength.The couple, originally from England, was recently awarded for their efforts with a Chef’s Hat in the Good Food Guide and named number 16 among the top 100 Delicious eateries in Victoria.Mark and Victoria have...
Waiting for road failure

Waiting for road failure

The opinions of experienced road builders that the old road shoulder on the Princes Highway would not stand up to heavy traffic loads have been proven correct with work having started on a large section of failed road surface, only months after it was re-sealed.While a number of issues have been raised in regards to the roadworks along the Bairnsdale to Stratford stretch, surface concerns with...

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