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Garage sale raises funds

Garage sale raises funds

As part of their ongoing studies in the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) a group of Federation Training students recently held a garage sale that raised more than $400 for Youth Insearch.Youth Insearch is a program dedicated to supporting young people, assisting them to reach their full potential and achieve their personal and career goals.Teacher, Brad Downs, and program...
Bridge on track

Bridge on track

The extension of Giles Street, Bairnsdale, is well underway with works on schedule.Most recently, the bridge’s final beams were lowered into place.The project, which includes construction of a three-span steel and reinforced concrete bridge over McGees Gully, is a major construction project for East Gippsland Shire Council.The bridge and associated road extension will link the Giles Street and...
Redlegs ready for grand finals

Redlegs ready for grand finals

Three Bairnsdale teams will play in the Gippsland League grand finals in Morwell tomorrow.In the football, the under 18s clash with Traralgon, while the under 16s face Sale. On the netball court the Redlegs’ 15 and under team will go head-to-head with the Magpies.“Take the stairs not the lift.” That is the motto of the Bairnsdale’s under 16 footballers as they march into their match against...
Neophytou candidate

Neophytou candidate

George Neophytou (pictured) is standing as an Independent candidate for the seat of Gippsland East in the upcoming November State Election.A Paynesville lawyer, Mr Neophytou has a Bachelor of Laws degree with honours, Bachelor of Commerce degree (Economics and Marketing) and is a Fellow with the Australian Marketing Institute.He has been a board member of a number of organisations, including...
Homelessness a local problem

Homelessness a local problem

East Gippsland is ranked among the 10 worst electorates in Victoria in which many people, namely women, are homeless.New statistics released by the Council to Homeless Persons reveals East Gippsland ranks sixth in the state with 224 people homeless.The region has 38 people out of every 10,000 homeless, which is higher than the regional Victoria rate of 27 per 10,000.Most concerning is the...
Learning tender process

Learning tender process

More than 50 local contractors and business operators turned out for East Gippsland Shire Council’s first procurement and tendering workshop – ‘Tradies Forum - Winning Government Business’ – on Monday, September 10, at the Bairnsdale RSL.The forum, designed to assist local small businesses understand council’s procurement and tendering processes, was well received.Attendees heard from Daley...

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