Tuesday, 24 May 2022
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Rooftop bar plans

Rooftop bar plans

As Metung continues to boom in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, a local couple has unveiled an ambitious plan for a rooftop wine bar in the village. Andrew and Adele McInnes purchased the Amcal chemist building, in the heart of Metung’s café strip, when it came up for sale about 12 months ago. They’ve engaged Slap Architects to design the three-storey building, which will feature a lounge...
Mine not approved

Mine not approved

The proposed Fingerboards Mineral Sands Mine at Glenaladale will not proceed. Minister for Planning, Richard Wynne, said  the project would have unacceptable risks to the environment. Minister Wynne accepted the independent advisory committee recommendation that found the project would significantly impact local wildlife, vegetation, air quality, agriculture and horticulture. The...
Cr Allen enjoying the challenge

Cr Allen enjoying the challenge

It has been just more than a year since Arthur Allen was elected to the East Gippsland Shire Council and he is justifiably proud of all the hard work that has been put in over the past 12 months. When Arthur agreed to stand for election, after many requests from the Lakes Entrance community, his main stance was to improve the planning area of the Shire. “The planning department had a terrible...
Concrete barriers causing concerns

Concrete barriers causing concerns

Linda Richardson has just received the worrying news from an orthopaedic surgeon that she will need to undergo a total shoulder replacement after a bike accident involving the concrete parking barriers on part of the Esplanade.  “My rotator cuff in my right shoulder was damaged irreparably, it was shredded the surgeon told me,” Linda said. She has started a petition to have the barriers...
Murder charge

Murder charge

Missing Persons Squad detectives have charged a Gippsland man with the murder of Lakes Entrance man, Dale Pantic, following his suspicious disappearance in 2019. Following a long and protracted investigation, a 33-year-old Sale man was taken into custody last Wednesday and charged with murder. He has since appeared before the Sale Magistrates’ Court and has been remanded in custody pending a...
Young voices sound key notes

Young voices sound key notes

At the Lakes Entrance Remembrance Day service last Thursday, local RSL president and master of ceremonies, Geoff Turner, in a touching address, cautioned his audience  that ‘the war to end all wars’ had failed to deliver on a promise. It was a sentiment not lost on self-confessed first time key note speaker, Flight Lieutenant, Jordan Cowley. The young officer reflected that in 2021, 100...

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