Optus have advertised their intention to install equipment for their 3G 900 Mhz and 4G 700 MHz mobile phone services on the existing mobile phone base station on Church Hill Rd Walhalla. No activation date has been advertised. Further information is available from rfnsa.com.au/3825024.
Wednesday 9:00 am. Helicopters, horses, motorcycles and a variety of vehicles have joined the search for missing campers Caleb Forbes, 22, from Kilsyth, and Shannon Lowden, 21, from Lilydale. The pair told family members they were intending to camp Friday night near the Thomson Dam, north of Erica and Rawson, but have not made contact since Saturday morning.
SES, Police and other experienced volunteers are assisting in the search which will today concentrate on areas north of the Thomson Dam. With clear skies, excellent visibility and warmer temperatures expected today, searchers will be able to check large areas of new bush and pay particular attention to flooded creeks and crossings.
Police have asked that anybody wishing to join the operation should contact Warragul Police on 5622 7111 before travelling to the search area.
Wednesday 6:00 pm. Dusk. Searchers are returning to Rawson, apparently without any success. Ambulances and other vehicles are departing for their bases.
Picture: Missing campers Shannon and Caleb (from facebook)
Thursday 8:00 am. Today the search will concentrate on the area around Aberfeldy and to the East of the Thomson Dam.
Baw Baw Shire have arranged an open meeting to discuss whether a new ECFCOM (Erica Community Facilities Committee of Management) can be formed. The meeting will be in the Erica Public Hall at 6:30 pm on Tuesday 15 October. Everybody with an interest in the control and maintenance of their community’s local facilities is encouraged to attend. Continue reading “‘Save ECFCOM’ meeting 15 October”
As part of a state-wide maintenance program, the Victorian Government has allocated $56 558 to the Rawson Primary School to be used on urgent repairs to school facilities.