Sunday, 17 January 2021
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Calling for more options

Calling for more options

Bullock Island Development Incorporated (BIDI) has put together a 25-page document outlining its proposal and strategy to cater for and enhance Lakes Entrance as a visitor destination.The document, titled A Lakes Entrance Development Plan: Incorporating Bullock Island, Jemmys Point and Other Potential Projects, details BIDI’s strategy to increase visitors to Lakes Entrance and the Gippsland...
Oh Deer, we have a problem

Oh Deer, we have a problem

The East Gippsland Conservation Management Network (EGCMN) has reached out to all private landowners within the Lake Tyers Deer Management Project area, offering support to people experiencing problems with Sambar deer.Tom Crook, coordinator and programs manager for the network, based in Bairnsdale, said more than 300 letters had been sent out to local landowners in an effort to expand control...
The natural Bullock Island

The natural Bullock Island

Local resident, Janet Harris, found this photo (above) while sorting through some of her mother’s possessions and thought it would be interesting for readers to see.“Given that Bullock Island is a topical subject currently, I thought it would be timely to show the island in its natural simplicity in the 1960s,” Janet said.“My parents would take us to the lagoon which was safe, protected and...
Chasing bee swarms after the fires

Chasing bee swarms after the fires

Clive Hammet has been a bee keeper since 1968 and is passionate about his bees.He is looking for any swarms that people may encounter at their homes or properties.“I just collected a swarm from a residence in Lakes Entrance last week and they are going well,” he said.Clive is situated at Swan Reach, but unfortunately during the bushfires had many of his bees out at Wairewa.“I had just put them...
Welcome, but overdue: BIDI

Welcome, but overdue: BIDI

Having digested East Gippsland Shire’s proposal for the Jemmys Point Lookout at Lookout Road, Kalimna, community group, Bullock Island Development (BIDI) says there needs to be more scope for long term economic game.The group, led by Peter Jones, John Munns and John Butler-Cole, say their group is not about conflict, but rather three goals: Influence the project coordinators to get the best...
Showcasing the island

Showcasing the island

The current East Gippsland Shire Council-led project to enhance the visitor experience on Bullock Island is the culmination of years of delays, planning and community consultation, according to Lakes Entrance Action and Development Association (LEADA).Since its formation, LEADA has been a driving force in bringing the years of discussion and planning to fruition.Since assuming management of the...

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