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Raymond Island go ahead

Raymond Island go ahead

“See you in VCAT!” was the cry from the gallery as council passed the planning permit application for a proposed holiday accommodation precinct on Raymond Island.The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) was mentioned a number of times at last week’s East Gippsland Shire Council (EGSC) general meeting in the discussion of the development.The application ‘for use and development of...
Riverine works welcomed

Riverine works welcomed

A group of residents living on Riverine Street in Bairnsdale have welcomed the works currently being undertaken in the controversial bat habitat area.Vegetation has been cleared and a walking track in the form of a concrete path snakes its way down from the top of Riverine Street to the riverside pathway.Employees from East Gippsland Shire have placed weed matting across the embankment and are...
Redlegs on the cusp of glory

Redlegs on the cusp of glory

Bairnsdale’s 15 and under netballers will battle Sale for Gippsland League glory tomorrow when the two teams clash at Traralgon.The girls from City Oval are yet to win a 15 and under title and will be eager to create history against a rival they have battled on the big stage before.The 2018 grand final rematch follows a similar path to the 2019 finals series for the Redlegs who defeated Maffra...
International culinary collaboration

International culinary collaboration

A group of apprentice chefs added another dimension to their learning on Monday, September 16, at TAFE Gippsland’s Bairnsdale campus via a masterclass delivered by internationally renowned American chef, Chris Holen.In collaboration with Food & Fibre Gippsland, TAFE Gippsland and chef Holen’s culinary multinational social enterprise, Chef Outta Water, seven students got a creative immersion...
Multi-pronged approach

Multi-pronged approach

East Gippsland Shire Council will use a multi-pronged approach to allocating $500,000 in drought support, for short and longer-term community benefit.Council allocated $500,000 in its 2019/20 budget to be able to respond to drought affected communities without the constraints of external funding criteria, and has worked with stakeholders to develop how best to use the funding.The funding will be...
Yard dogs bring their bark

Yard dogs bring their bark

East Gippsland Farm Dog Group (EGFDG) will host the Victorian Yard Dog Championships at Omeo later this month.On September 27, 28 and 29, Omeo will be awash with yard dogs, competitors and spectators from South Australia, New South Wales, Tasmania and all over Victoria with an estimated 170 competitive runs by 70 handlers, spread across two trial arenas culminating in the championships being won...

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