Tuesday, 14 July 2020
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Caravan sales booming

Caravan sales booming

Caravan sales have risen in the past few months amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis in Victoria. In East Gippsland, interest in caravan ownership is growing as people try to limit their chances of contracting coronavirus. “There’s a lot of buyers around at the moment, which is great,” Fran Pinch, of New Age Caravans in Bairnsdale, said. “People don’t want to motel it anymore, they want to know...
Fingerboards project secures investment

Fingerboards project secures investment

Kalbar, the proponent of the Fingerboards mineral sands project at Glenaladale, has welcomed the announcement from Appian Capital Advisory LLP, a long-term value focused private equity fund that invests solely in mining and mining-related companies. Appian has announced its investment in Kalbar – a $144 million commitment to take the Fingerboards Project, if approved, into construction and...
Containers fill the yard

Containers fill the yard

Fenning Timbers have allowed Bairnsdale Sunrise Rotary to use their timber yard as a holding point for shipping containers they are receiving by way of donations from leading Australian businessman and philanthropist, Twiggy Forest. Mr Forrest has led the way for the delivery of containers into East Gippsland for  bushfire-affected residents. The local Rotary Fire Aid committee has been...
Lucky escape

Lucky escape

A Bairnsdale man had a lucky escape after a vehicle ploughed into his front fence, missing his bedroom window, where he was sleeping. Caleb Chippindall was sound asleep in his unit, on Anderson Street, in the early hours of June 16 when he was rudely awoken by the roar of an engine and a massive bang at 3am. “I jumped out of bed and looked out the window and there were people screaming and...
Out of timber

Out of timber

Fenning Timbers is the first of what could be a string of timber mills to run out of logs. “Logging contractors have nearly got nowhere to operate,” Fenning resources manager, Brian Donchi, said. “It’s an absolute mess and makes you wonder what the agenda is.” Shadow Minister for Agriculture, Peter Walsh, said there was enough timber available to ensure the mill would survive, but jobs were...
Barrier ‘safety’ debacle

Barrier ‘safety’ debacle

A highly uncomplimentary report by the Victorian Auditor General’s Office, tabled last Thursday regarding regional road safety barriers, has shown VicRoads approved offsets between one and three metres wide – the “absolute minimum offset” allowed. It’s not anything Billabong Road-house proprietor, Greg Ross, doesn’t know. Out the front of the iconic road-house there have been four accidents and...

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