Monday, 19 November 2018
122 Nicholson Street, Orbost, VIC 3888 - P: (03) 5154 1919

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Rail bridge support

Rail bridge support

As election momentum gathers, so does momentum for restoring the historic Snowy Floodplain Rail bridge. The overwhelmingly positive responses to ‘Save the Snowy Rail Bridge Association’s Candidate Survey’ indicates this train is well and truly on the move, according to association president, Liz Mitchell. “We are extremely pleased with the in-principle support received from all candidates,”...
Standing by the farmers

Standing by the farmers

The Orbost community showed its standing by its drought-stricken farmers, launching a campaign aimed specifically at providing further support for families in need on Saturday. Around 100 people flocked to Lochiel Park for the launch of the Stand by your Farmer initiative. The campaign is aimed at: Promoting mental health and wellbeing of farmers and families; Supporting local businesses,...
Careful repair of ‘Editor’s Chair’

Careful repair of ‘Editor’s Chair’

An old leather-bound swivel chair, which was used for many years in the Snowy River Mail office and printery in Orbost, has been receiving some well-needed attention recently. For perhaps the past 40 or more years, this chair has been an important item in the Orbost Museum where it has been known as the ‘Editor’ s Chair’. During its long life at the Snowy River Mail, the chair came in for a...
Power upgrade on the agenda

Power upgrade on the agenda

Plans to improve power reliability in Mallacoota will be presented at a public information session at the Mud Brick Pavilion on Wednesday, November 21. Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, has encouraged local residents to attend the information session, starting at 7pm, where the Mallacoota Area Grid Storage (MAGS) proposal will be discussed. MAGS is a $2.5 million project aimed at improving...
Fires sparked by lightning

Fires sparked by lightning

A number of fires were ignited by lightning strikes over the weekend with speedy response from Forest Fire Management Victoria (FFMVic) crews keeping them to small sizes. The fires were in remote forest areas 10 kilometres north-east of Genoa, nine kilometres north of Orbost, 14 kilometres south-west of Buchan, 15 kilometres south-west of Tambo Crossing and 23 kilometres east of Dargo. FFMVic...
Say thank you by pausing on Remembrance Day

Say thank you by pausing on Remembrance Day

Orbost RSL Sub-Branch calls on locals to stop and pause on Remembrance Day this Sunday. A total of 354 men and women from the then Orbost Shire enlisted in the World War 1. Many of them went overseas believing the war in Europe to be an exciting challenge and to lend a hand to the Mother country, England, who was at war with Germany. They fought at sea and in conflicts like the Gallipoli...

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