Sunday, 27 September 2020
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Preparing for the permit

Preparing for the permit

Development of the new visitor facilities and café at the Lakes Entrance Fishermen’s Limited (LEFL) site on Bullock Island is well advanced, with the planning application recently lodged with East Gippsland Shire Council. The project involves construction of an on-water café, colocation of the existing ‘Off the Wharf’ fresh fish sales outlet into the new building and an all abilities access...
Target to become Kmart

Target to become Kmart

One-hundred-and-sixty-seven Target stores across Australia are to either close or be rebranded as a Kmart store with Target Country, including its Lakes Entrance store, making up a large number of the closures. It was announced by Wesfarmers on Friday that although Lakes Entrance Target Country is one of those to close, it will be reopen as a Kmart store. This is to take effect in 2021....
Cleaning up Bullock

Cleaning up Bullock

The longawaited delivery of the first stage of the Bullock Island master plan will be possible with $6.5 million from the Federal Government and East Gippsland Shire Council. Lakes Entrance Action Development Association president, Bruce Hurley, said while works began last year to improve the road surface, the more money spent on the island would be great for locals and tourists alike,...
Fishers undersold

Fishers undersold

‘Dishonest’ was the most pertinent word used by former commercial lake fisherman, Arthur Allen, when describing the State Government’s handling of the recent licence buyout. More than 150 years of Lakes Entrance history had its final chapter written last month when the final 10 licence holders reluctantly reeled in their nets one last time, and now it’s been revealed they have been completely...
Takeaway to stay afloat

Takeaway to stay afloat

Tyson and Alison Murphy, from the Central Hotel, have kept their business operating throughout the coronavirus pandemic. However, after a very disappointing summer with the bushfires and now leading into financially difficult times for everyone, they worry for their business and the town as a whole. “Will we get through this?” Allison asked. They confess staying open has been tough. “The...
New police chief at Lakes

New police chief at Lakes

Lakes Entrance Police Station has a new officer in charge. Senior Sergeant Mel McLennan has taken over the duties from Snr Sgt Phil Bogle, who has retired from the force. For Snr Sgt McLennan the posting to Lakes Entrance is a promotion. She was previously a Sergeant at the Sale Police Station, where she worked with about 75 other uniform and plain clothes police officers. Snr Sgt McLennan has...

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