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New vision for tourism

New vision for tourism

Destination Gippsland last week released an ambitious plan to grow the Gippsland visitor economy into a $1.5b industry employing 16,000 people by 2030.Attracting higher spending visitors will be the key to generating an extra $400m per year and creating 3000 new jobs for the Gippsland economy.The ‘Towards 2030 Gippsland Destination Management Plan’ is a 10-year strategy developed with the...
Have a view on rates? Share it

Have a view on rates? Share it

East Gippslanders are invited to share their views on council rates and charges as part of an independent review into Victoria’s current local government rating system.A community consultation session is being held in Bairnsdale at the council chambers, from 7pm on Thursday, October 3.This feedback will form the basis of the Local Government Rating System Review, an independent three-person...
Ready to ring the bell

Ready to ring the bell

Wildfighter Rnd 3 is on the horizon and ‘Wild’ Will Tomlinson is ready to ring the bell.Bairnsdale Aquatic and Recreation Centre will host its first professional boxing card since Tomlinson – a former super featherweight world champion – fought on home turf in 2011.Returning to the venue where he defeated Filipino Uthit Punsen by TKO, Tomlinson is now bringing the production of his boxing...
Landcare project funding

Landcare project funding

The State Government is investing $55,212 into restoring and protecting East Gippsland’s natural environment.Member for Eastern Victoria, Jane Garrett, congratulated the successful recipients of the 2019-20 Victorian Landcare Grants.The annual grants program delivers critical funding to Landcare and other environmental volunteer groups who make significant contributions to caring for the...
Visitors to support drought

Visitors to support drought

Destination Gippsland is working with East Gippsland Shire Council and East Gippsland Marketing to develop and implement a tourism marketing campaign targeting Melbourne and interstate audiences to encourage people to holiday and spend in East Gippsland.This is part of a broader effort supported by the Federal Government to help drought affected communities.The campaign targets key visitor...
Step it out this month

Step it out this month

William Spencer (6) is encouraging everyone to walk at least 10,000 steps a day for the Steptember Challenge, raising awareness of cerebral palsy (CP).Did you know cerebral palsy is the most common physical disability in childhood? It affects people in different ways and can affect body movement, muscle control, muscle coordination, muscle tone, reflex, posture and balance.William, a student of...

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