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Look after the locals

Look after the locals

East Gippsland Marketing, in conjunction with local business owners, are calling on the local community to shop locally and buy local produce as the impacts of the coronavirus and the recent bushfires continue to be felt throughout the region.Having already been severely impacted by the bushfires that ravaged some parts of the region over the peak summer holiday period, local traders, tourism...
Field days cancelled

Field days cancelled

One of East Gippsland’s biggest events – the Field Days – has been cancelled due to the coronavirus crisis.The news comes as sporting codes, both nationally and locally, ANZAC Day events and other major events across Australia are either cancelled or postponed as the country comes to grips with the pandemic.Field days chairman, Ronald Alexander, said it came to the point where the decision was...
Rate relief plan accepted

Rate relief plan accepted

A plan to provide additional rate relief to two groups of ratepayers bushfire impacted property owners and commercial/industrial properties – has been adopted.East Gippsland Shire Council will allocate $3.62 million for rate waivers and other measures to support the community.This will be funded by the Council Assistance Fund provided by the Victorian Government to councils affected by the...
Labour day weekend lives up to its name

Labour day weekend lives up to its name

Australia’s Biggest Working Bee, a community effort to help the Sarsfield fire recovery made sure Labour Day long weekend lived up to its name.The weekend was about making the biggest impact in the shortest amount of time.Organised by  the combined teams at Fencing for Fires  founder, Jaime Wolf, Tradies for Fire-Affected Communities (TFFAC) founders, Piers Smart and Jackson Taylor,...
Fire feedback sought

Fire feedback sought

As East Gippsland moves from the bushfire disaster to the farreaching effects of COVID-19, a series of meetings are being held for locals to give feedback on Victoria’s fire preparedness and response.The independent inquiry into the 2019-20 Victorian fire season, announced by the State Government on January 14, held a meeting in Bairnsdale on Tuesday night.Despite more than 40 registrations,...
Dargo encourages visitors

Dargo encourages visitors

The small community of Dargo is encouraging visitors to the High Plains town.While Dargo wasn’t directly impacted by the bushfires, it was indirectly affected with the main road being closed to keep tourists out at the height of the fire inferno, which was racing through nearby bushland.“Dargo looks beautiful at the moment, it’s so green and lush,” Kerry Leemon, from the Dargo General Store,...

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