Monday, 17 June 2019
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Pearl Point Road is ‘adequate’

Pearl Point Road is ‘adequate’

Calls from the Bemm River community for Parks Victoria to act on poor conditions of Pearl Point Road appear to be falling on deaf ears. And the community is not happy.Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, questioned Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Lily D’Ambrosio, in parliament on September 6, seeking action. Her response on September 20 stated the road is “adequate and...
Jailing for bird deaths

Jailing for bird deaths

A 59-year-old man has been jailed for 14 days and fined $2500 with conviction following investigations earlier this year into the death of 420 wedge-tailed eagles on farmland around Tubbut.It is the first custodial sentence for the destruction of protected wildlife in Victoria.The eagle deaths occurred between October 1, 2016, and February this year.The man, a New Zealand resident, was arrested,...
Railway bridge petition presented

Railway bridge petition presented

A step forward to having the historic Orbost Railway Bridge restored was taken on Friday, September 7, when Member for Eastern Victoria, Harriet Shing, presented a petition to parliament.The electronic petition requests that the Legislative Council call on the government to allocate money for the restoration of this historic railway bridge at Orbost so it can be integrated into the East...
Wall to Wall rider killed near Orbost

Wall to Wall rider killed near Orbost

A man involved in a fatal collision near Orbost on Friday that killed a policeman has appeared in court and been remanded in custody until January next year.Major Collision Investigation Unit detectives charged the 21-year-old man, from Botantic Ridge, near Cranbourne, with culpable driving following the accident.It is alleged a car was travelling west along the Princes Highway at Mount Raymond...
New station commander

New station commander

Orbost has a new station commander in Senior Sergeant Wayne Rothwell (pictured).While he may be new to the top job in Orbost, the veteran police officer has been actively involved in policing in East Gippsland since 2003.He was previously based in Bairnsdale as a sergeant and originally came to the area to take up a position at Lakes Entrance, so has a vast local knowledge.Snr Sgt Rothwell will...
Dealing with the scourge of trolley dumping

Dealing with the scourge of trolley dumping

Broadening Horizons is an educational program designed to equip students with the skills and dispositions needed for a changing 21st century economy by engaging with industry partners and having students participate in ‘real life’ projects. Orbost Secondary College students have this year been working on their own ‘real life’ project, with great success.Here, students, Mollie Welsh and Shannon...

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