Wednesday, 08 April 2020
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Family food relief

Family food relief

The Bushfire Relief Centre established at the Lucknow Hall has been overwhelmed by the generosity of East Gippslanders with donations of food, clothing and personal items.With this in mind and the fact they have an over abundance of items, the centre put together grocery bundles for the families of Lakes Entrance Fire Brigade members.“Members have been so busy on the ground that they have no...
Pinky B to the rescue

Pinky B to the rescue

Lakes Entrance Coast Guard was heavily involved in the rescue of 21 people, including seven children, and one dog, last Thursday.The people were stranded at Tamboon Inlet because of the bushfire situation and had no way to get out by land.The Pinky B left Lakes Entrance at 10.45am, arriving at Tamboon at 12.45pm, meeting with Police Boat VP 09, which had travelled down from Mallacoota to assist...
Town empties amid fire threat

Town empties amid fire threat

Lakes Entrance resembled a ghost town over the weekend.From around noon Friday right throughout the weekend, the seaside town was desolate as thousands of tourists and locals alike heeded warnings to evacuate due to the menacing and unpredictable bushfires.Saturday was expected to be a spike day in the treacherous conditions, however a south-westerley wind change around midday pushed the fires...
Celebrating a decade on the Lakes

Celebrating a decade on the Lakes

The Gippsland Lakes Paddle Challenge is a signature event for East Gippsland and is considered Victoria’s premier paddle event.It will celebrate a decade on the Lakes on May 2, 2020, when a variety of craft will power their way across Australia’s largest inland waterway.The inaugural event in 2011 had 30 starters. It has since grown to become the largest multi-craft paddling event in Victoria...
Beware of wildlife on roads

Beware of wildlife on roads

Motorists in East Gippsland are being warned to take care on the regionʼs roads after locals have reported an increase in wildlife being found dead by the roadside.Kangaroos, wallabies, wombats and echidnas have been sighted on a number of major arterials around the area, including the Princes Highway, the Great Alpine and Lindenow- Dargo roads.With tourists converging on popular holiday resorts...
Lookout works on hold

Lookout works on hold

Lakes Entrance will have a fresh new look on its western entry to town in early 2020.The Jemmys Point lookout redevelopment on-site works will start in late January, with East Gippsland Shire Council deciding to not interrupt visitors during the busy Christmas/New Year holiday season.On-site works at the Hotel Road site (south of the Princes Highway at Kalimna) were initially due to start late...

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