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Skating forward

Rawson’s new recreation area is now very dominant in the town centre. Earthworks and early concreting have given us part-time external supervisors some idea of what is being developed for locals and visitors. When finished in late June the $484 000 project will provide a multi-play activity area with recreational vehicle parking. Regional Development Victoria… Continue reading Skating forward

Mine Fire excavator operator wins compensation

A Moondarra man who developed a crippling lung disease after operating an excavator being used to fight the 2014 Hazelwood mine fire has been awarded compensation after the Supreme Court found that his employer did not provide adequate respiratory protection during that period. A non-smoker, he had above average lung capacity before participating in the… Continue reading Mine Fire excavator operator wins compensation

Erica to Rawson footpath

The $836 671 contract for construction of the long awaited asphalt path between Erica and Rawson has been awarded to Ace Earthmoving P/L  The trail was identified as a priority in Baw Baw Shire’s Paths and Trails Strategy Completion is expected by December 2021. Cr Michael Leaney commented that local residents and visitors had wanted… Continue reading Erica to Rawson footpath

Erica Kinder Open Day Tues 11 May

Kindergarten open days are happening next week! It’s time to start getting your sweethearts enrolled for 2022. Baw Baw Shire Council has great kinders, including some in small and remote areas like Erica. It’s open for you to check out on Tuesday 11 May from 3:00pm to 4:30pm. Enquiries to 5624 2540 or

Miss the ‘flu shot’? Need COVID jabs?

More than 60 local residents received the 2021 Influenza vaccination at the Rawson Community Health Centre’s ‘drive though’ session on 28 April. The Erica SES had opened their garage doors to make that very convenient ‘sit in your car’ arrangement possible. No further sessions are planned for Rawson, so if you missed out, talk to… Continue reading Miss the ‘flu shot’? Need COVID jabs?

COVID jabs for over 50’s in Traralgon

COVID jabs are now available to everybody in the 50+ age group. As at Monday 3 May the nearest public facility to Erica and Rawson is at the Traralgon Racecourse, 66-110 McNairn Road, Traralgon East VIC 3844. Open 9am to 4pm, Mo to Fri. Bookings only, no walk-ins accepted. Book by calling the Victoria Coronavirus… Continue reading COVID jabs for over 50’s in Traralgon

Thomson Times Returns

The Erica and District Historical Society Inc has formed a new editorial team to continue publication of the Thomson Times. Future issues will have a larger A4 page size and include Historical Society content. There will be six issues per year, with distribution of the next planned for mid May. Content from community members is… Continue reading Thomson Times Returns

Erica to Rawson pathway approved

Baw Baw Shire Council has moved to accept the revised tender submitted by Ace Earthmoving Pty Ltd (ABN 43 105 360 692) for Tender 2020029: Erica to Rawson Trail for the total sum of $836,671.70 (excluding GST); and Reallocate $51,810 of projected savings from the McCarthy Court Upgrade Project that is also funded under the… Continue reading Erica to Rawson pathway approved