Sunday, 25 July 2021
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CATCH the kids at Lakes Secondary College

CATCH the kids at Lakes Secondary College

At the start of term two, following a long wait, several delays and a pandemic, Lakes Entrance Secondary College was proud to announce the launch of its year nine program, CATCH. This is an off-campus term for all year nine students, hosted at the TAFE Gippsland facility on Bullock Island, Seamec, in conjunction with the Gippsland Local Learning Network, headed up by Tony Paganella. The...
Biggest paddle challenge ever

Biggest paddle challenge ever

Last Saturday’s Gippsland Lakes Paddle Challenge was the biggest in its more than a decade of history. The Paynesville and Metung to Lakes Entrance paddle, encompassing numerous paddling craft, attracted 210 entries, some 60 more than the previous best, and was held in near perfect conditions helping to make it the most successful event yet. Seventy paddlers started out from Paynesville while...
Fury over burn offs

Fury over burn offs

A protest by about 50-60 people outside the Bairnsdale offices of the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and later at Casey Creek in the Colquhoun State Forest has halted a planned burn at Trident Arm in Lake Tyers State Park. Casey Creek was lit last week and the Trident Arm burn was scheduled to take place within the next 10 days.  The protest, which got underway...
A refreshed dawn

A refreshed dawn

On the shore of the lake in the still grey of dawn, members of the Lakes Entrance community gathered at the cenotaph to remember and reflect on ANZAC Day. A strong turnout of veterans, community leaders and residents gathered 12 months after COVID restrictions forced last year’s ceremonies to take place in driveways of homes.  Ongoing restrictions failed to dampen enthusiasm. The...
Bullock Island work advances

Bullock Island work advances

Minister for Regional Development, Mary-Anne Thomas, last Thursday joined representatives from Lakes Entrance Fishing Limited and East Gippsland Shire Council to discuss the works being completed on the Bullock Island. The Bullock Island masterplan received $1.87 million in funding through the  Building Works Package and is happening alongside the development of an on-water café, which...
Walk receives funding

Walk receives funding

The proposed Krautungalung Walk in Lakes Entrance was one of the winners in the Regional Recovery Partnerships (RRP) funding announced by the Deputy Prime Minister, Michael McCormack, and Federal Member for Gippsland, Darren Chester, last Friday. $2.2 million has been allocated to see the first stage of the indigenous themed boardwalk and shared pathway, which will provide a circuit around the...

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