Thursday, 06 August 2020
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Bushland a school threat

Bushland a school threat

The Metung Bushland Reserve in Stirling Road has been described as a fire danger and potential threat to the local school community. The Lakes Post has been told that overtures have been made to the responsible management authority to have it cleaned up but so far nothing has been done. “It’s the biggest fire danger in Metung, but there’s been a reluctance by those who manage it to clear the...
Juniors get the go-ahead

Juniors get the go-ahead

Following a meeting with the East Gippsland Junior Football Association (EGJFA) club presidents the league commission last week, it was voted to proceed with the EGJFA season for 2020, but with some significant changes due to protocols and guidelines set by AFL Victoria. It has been decided that there will be seven rounds and no finals, due to limitations on crowd numbers, there will be no...
No longer reserved

No longer reserved

A cohort of residents living off Myer Street believe they have been blindsided by an East Gippsland Shire decision to tender for a land sale on a property they use for recreation purposes. The land - 21 Hardie Street - previously comprised of two parcels of land on separate titles. One title was formerly a reserve for recreation purposes, which was created by subdivision in 1982 and vested in...
Catch rates plummet

Catch rates plummet

Seismic testing is believed to be the cause of a significant drop in the Lakes Entrance fishing fleet catch rates. The marine seismic survey, undertaken by French company, CGG, is covering more than 13,000 square kilometres over five zones and is just over halfway through its testing. While the fishing fleet has the ability to make claims with CGG for the loss of income relating to the drop in...
Melon’s makeover

Melon’s makeover

An amazing couple who have given so much have been on the receiving end of a good deed. Jodi and Peter Simpson established Melon’s Cottage in Kalimna in 2012. It was set up to assist Victorian families who have children with cancer or are bereaved, to have some much needed respite. It is run in conjunction with Challenge –Supporting Kids with Cancer. Melon’s Cottage is named after Eli Simpson -...
Balancing act for caravan parks

Balancing act for caravan parks

Whiter’s Holiday Park is like many others accommodtion providers in Lakes Entrance that have been hit hard by the new COVID-19 outbreaks. Their phones were running hot last Friday with cancellations and inquiries about rules. “Once these things hit social media there is panic and people choose not to travel - we have had a 100 per cent downturn,” Brandon Smits said. “We have decided not to...

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