Friday, 19 August 2022
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Quota cuts a concern

Quota cuts a concern

Federal Member for Gippsland, Darren Chester, is urging the Federal Government to intervene and assist communities directly impacted by proposed cuts to commercial fishing quotas. Mr Chester has requested an urgent meeting with the Federal Minister for Agriculture, Murray Watt, to outline the economic consequences on towns such as Lakes Entrance which are dependent on the industry. “The Federal...
Taking positive steps

Taking positive steps

More than 60 people attended Lakes Entrance Action and Development Association’s (LEADA) annual general meeting and town meeting at the Central Hotel last Thursday night.  The committee was pleased to see many local topics raised and it was a positive discussion looking ahead with optimism for Lakes Entrance. The chair for the annual general meeting was Alison Brewer, and the chair for the...
Boat ramp rejuvenated

Boat ramp rejuvenated

Boaters will now find it easier to head out on the water, thanks to the completion of works to upgrade the North Arm Boat Ramp in Lakes Entrance. The upgrade has seen a full replacement of the boat ramp and concrete apron, construction of new jetties, a new floating pontoon installed on the western side of the ramp and a fixed jetty placed on the ramp's eastern side. The existing fishing gantry...
SES base required

SES base required

SES volunteers in Lakes  Entrance have battled for the past 10 years to get a satellite base in town where an emergency vehicle and equipment could be housed, however they have hit a wall at every turn. The main SES station for this area is at Bruthen, which covers Nowa Nowa to Nicholson and up the Great Alpine Road close to Ensay. It is a large area, so SES volunteers say it makes sense to...
Sandbar farewell

Sandbar farewell

In December 2004 a dairy farmer and his wife bought a clothing store in Lakes Entrance and turned it into a local iconic surf shop - Sandbar Surf. Debbie Lina had been in surf shops since she left school, but husband Gerry had spent 32 years as a dairy farmer, firstly in New Zealand and then, at a farm near Sale. "We had always been beach people and were keen to get back to the coast when we...
New businesses promote growth

New businesses promote growth

New businesses are starting to pop up along the Esplanade and in Myer Street, giving a promising sign that Lakes Entrance’s commercial area is heading in the right direction. Gippsland Bakehouse, opposite Sodafish, opened its doors last Monday and already has had many local residents coming in showing support. “The response has been very positive, we have local staff and are using local products...

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