Sunday, 27 September 2020
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Welcome, but overdue: BIDI

Welcome, but overdue: BIDI

Having digested East Gippsland Shire’s proposal for the Jemmys Point Lookout at Lookout Road, Kalimna, community group, Bullock Island Development (BIDI) says there needs to be more scope for long term economic game.The group, led by Peter Jones, John Munns and John Butler-Cole, say their group is not about conflict, but rather three goals: Influence the project coordinators to get the best...
Showcasing the island

Showcasing the island

The current East Gippsland Shire Council-led project to enhance the visitor experience on Bullock Island is the culmination of years of delays, planning and community consultation, according to Lakes Entrance Action and Development Association (LEADA).Since its formation, LEADA has been a driving force in bringing the years of discussion and planning to fruition.Since assuming management of the...
Staying positive amid COVID challenges

Staying positive amid COVID challenges

It is an anxious time for everyone at the moment and the team at Lakeview Opal Aged Care are doing positive things to help their residents enjoy each day and stay connected to the people they love. “At Opal Lakeview we are not only protecting our residents during COVID but importantly, enabling our residents to continue to live with purpose and do the things they enjoy while stage three...
Tuck in at mini mart

Tuck in at mini mart

The Waterwheel Tavern has been closed for the past 23 weeks, so there was much celebration when it reopened last Thursday, albeit with a very different concept. The tavern had been hoping to open earlier, but with the restrictions on how they could trade it just was not viable. So it is now The Lake Tyers Mini Mart and is stocked with fresh produce. Residents of Lake Tyers Beach and Lakes...
COVID cases double

COVID cases double

East Gippsland's positive COVID-19 case numbers doubled from three to six in the space of three days from Saturday. The new cases come as local doctors urge people with the mildest symptoms to be tested following a significant drop in testing numbers in the area since stage three restrictions were reintroduced. Bairnsdale Medical Group practice manager, Piero Baglioni, which operates the...
Drug driving crackdown

Drug driving crackdown

East Gippsland police have ramped up drug testing following an increase in people driving while under the influence of illicit substances. In the past fortnight, 14 people have been charged with drug offences and police will continue to target drivers affected by drugs. Operations Support Commander for the Eastern Region, Inspector Luke Smeaton, said the majority of offenders were in the Lakes...

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