Monday, 15 August 2022
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Rural doctor shortage across the country

Rural doctor shortage across the country

The shortage of doctors in rural communities all over Australia is a decades-old problem for which, unfortunately, no one has yet invented the magic cure. Despite a number of requirements and incentives designed to push more local and overseas doctors to rural areas, a study by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare in 2020 found around 20 per cent of Australia’s rural population were...
Housing headaches

Housing headaches

“I have seen huge demand, but there is nothing available.” Those were the words of Coast to Country real estate agent, Teresa Young, who described the housing and rental market in the Orbost area as toughest to break into during her time in real estate. The demand for rentals has seen towns such as Orbost with little to nothing available for tenants. “I have noticed a few sites with...
Airport concern

Airport concern

Medical flights into and out of Mallacoota are now in limbo after it was discovered the certification on the airfield has lapsed. East Gippsland Shire is responsible for the airport’s certification and it was by chance that a pilot discovered it was no longer valid after attempting to land at the airport last week for a mercy pilot. Mount Beauty pilot, John Hillard, was flying into Mallacoota...
Winter Festival takes over

Winter Festival takes over

Despite raining all day on Saturday, the Orbost community came out in force to "Light up Orbost" on the final weekend of the 2022 East Gippsland Winter Festival.  Hundreds of people took part in the lantern parade along Nicholson Street at 5.30pm with beautiful handmade lanterns of different shapes, sizes and styles.  The event had to be slightly modified to allow for the wet weather,...
Project moving forward

Project moving forward

The Future of Orbost and District Project is continuing to work on developing innovation opportunities for the region with the National Seeds Institute and Forest Management Innovation Working Groups meeting in Orbost during June, July and August.  The National Seeds Institute innovation working group met at the Orbost Club on Wednesday, June 22 with a diverse group of stakeholders starting...
A sea of warmth

A sea of warmth

With only days left until the East Gippsland Winter Festival wraps up for its second year, Orbost’s main street is gearing up for its main event: the lantern parade this Saturday. Event organiser, Amber Wade, is expecting a bigger and well-attended community event, hoping to turn Nicholson street into “a sea of warmth” this weekend. “We had a grandfather attend a lantern-making workshop with his...

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