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Seniors Free Travel Vouchers now NOT Automatic

The free off-peak travel vouchers previously mailed out to eligible Victorian Seniors Card Holders will no longer be issued automatically.

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Dump Green Waste For Free

Baw Baw Shire Council is offering free green waste drop off days at selected transfer stations in October to make it easier for residents to prepare their properties for the upcoming fire season.

For Erica, Rawson and Walhalla: Erica Transfer Station, Sunday 13 October, Noon to 4:00 pm

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Yes, we should go!

Bushfires effect us all. Help yourself and help others too. Thursday from 6:30 pm on 26 September at Rawson’s Dunstan Pavilion (Cricket Club).

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Wanted: Early Childhood Teacher, Erica

Early Childhood Teacher, Part-time, wanted for the Erica Kinder.  

Erica is located in the Mountain Rivers Region of Victoria’s West Gippsland, and is a pleasant half hour drive from Moe or Traralgon

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15 000+ Garage Sales!

 On the weekend of 19 and 20 October, will the best bargains in Australia’s Garage Sale Trail  be in Rawson?? The Erica and District Historical Society’s Bric-a-Brac and Op-shop at 1a Pinnacle Drive in Rawson will join more than 15 000 other Garage Sales in a national re-home-it event. Open from 9:30 am until 2:30 pm on Saturday, and 9:30 am to 1:30 pm on Sunday, the Society will be offering a great range of country style goodies that you are sure to need. See: https://www.garagesaletrail.com.au/ and  http://rawson.vic.au/bric-a-brac-op-shop/

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Optus Mobile for Walhalla

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.

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Search Continues

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)

Shannon Lowden and Caleb Forbes

Thursday 8:00 am. Today the search will concentrate on the area around Aberfeldy and to the East of the Thomson Dam.

 

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‘Save ECFCOM’ meeting 15 October

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.

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Rawson School Repairs Funded

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. 

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Spring Firewood Season Opens 1 Sept

The spring firewood collection season opens this Sunday 1 September. There have been changes to some Designated Firewood Collection Areas in Gippsland.