Monday, 15 August 2022
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“Overlooked” for nursery project

“Overlooked” for nursery project

After it was revealed the plan to create a seed nursery in Nowa Nowa had been scrapped, VicForests has signed a lease agreement with East Gippsland Water to build a new State Forest Nursery in Bairnsdale. Orbost and District Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ODCCI) secretary, Garry Squires, has expressed disappointment following the decision. “VicForests have chosen to build the seedling nursery...
Cabin rebuild halted

Cabin rebuild halted

It has been confirmed there will be more holdups to the Cape Conran cabin rebuild. The Department of Premier and Cabinet this week said work has been halted amid an ongoing investigation. "Due to concerns raised by Traditional Owners, Parks Victoria have voluntarily stopped work on the project while the matter is investigated," a Department spokesperson said. The exact nature of the...
Genoa bridge reopens

Genoa bridge reopens

The Genoa Pedestrian Bridge is open, and the community is connected again. A key piece of infrastructure for the town, the new footbridge has been hailed as a boon for the district. About 150 people joined East Gippsland Shire Council mayor Cr Mark Reeves for the opening on Saturday, May 28. “The bridge is an important part of life in Genoa. After the loss of the bridge in the 2019-20 fires, we...
Forest Park plan revised

Forest Park plan revised

After a $1.82 million upgrade project was announced for Forest Park in 2021, the original plans for the much-loved park have been revised following community input. Community members were invited to share their thoughts on the draft design with the East Gippsland Shire Council, where they were able to view the design and give feedback at council’s website, customer service centres or...
Boardwalk underway

Boardwalk underway

More than two years after the iconic East Cape Conran  boardwalk was damaged in the Black Summer Bushfires, work has finally begun to rebuild one of the area’s most well-known structures. After the fires tore through the Marlo area in early 2020, parts of the near 30-year-old boardwalk were left either severely damaged or destroyed entirely. It has been closed ever since. Various bushfire...
Birdlife project a feather in the cap

Birdlife project a feather in the cap

The second phase of the East Gippsland Nest Box Project has celebrated its growing success. Funded by the Landcare Led Bushfire Recovery Grant program, phase two of the landmark East Gippsland Nest Box Project (EGNBP) is off to a roaring start, with the project already doubling in size, seeing more than 500 new nest boxes constructed and ready for installation, and more than 400 nest box surveys...

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