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After a long period of being mostly closed, Walhalla’s former ‘Miners Café’ is now being transformed into what looks to be an interesting addition to the village’s attractions.
OWN THE WHOLE TOWN! Expressions of Interest are being sought for the Coopers Creek Hotel property near Rawson. Being offered are 21 Titles on 11 Acres, including the hotel and a two bedroom house. More information on cooperscreek.com.au
You can receive the winter dose 3 months after your third dose or after being infected with COVID-19 if the infection has occurred since your third dose. A winter dose of a COVID-19 vaccine is already recommended for people at greatest risk of severe illness from COVID-19. 👉 For more information on eligibility for a… Continue reading Protect Yourself. And your family and friends.
More Australians will be eligible for COVID-19 antiviral drugs from Monday in an attempt to reduce the number of people in hospital. About 4,000 people are receiving medical care for the virus across the country, with health authorities concerned the cases will continue to rise in the weeks ahead. Known as Lagevrio and Paxlovid, the… Continue reading COVID ANTI-VIRAL MEDICATIONS AVAILABLE TO MORE.
GET YOUR FREE COVID AND FLU JABS IN RAWSON Tuesday 26th July (clinic 10:00am – 3:00pm). No appointment needed. Both vaccinations are free to most people. Look for the blue Chitty Chitty Jab Jab bus in the shop car park. And pass the word around so nobody who wants protection misses out.
Bushfire Resilience Webinars Horses and bushfire – what do we know? 7.30 AEST Wednesday 20 July Kirrilly Thompson, University of Newcastle Andrew McLean, Equitation Science International Chris Heislers, Veterinarian Your vegetation – what you need to know 7.30pm AEST 10 August Kevin Tolhurst AM, University of Melbourne Justin Leonard, CSIRO Peter Ashton, DELWP Nick Guyett,… Continue reading Horses and Bushfire – what do we know
The GRPHU is offering free COVID AND flu shots to everyone over 6 months of age from its mobile vaccination bus next week. It takes two – get your free COVID + Flu vaccination from Chitty Chitty Jab Jab and be winter prepared; Friday 8 July – Goods Shed, Warragul 11am – 3pm Saturday 9… Continue reading Free COVID and Flu jabs – walk in!
Spotted near the Historical Society early afternoon. If you know the owner(s), please let them know. (Picture: MS)
St Phillack/Red Jacket area. Girl, black with white patch on neck. No collar. Call 0475 753 404 if you might have seen this much missed pet.
Both Mt Baw Baw and Mt St Gwinear have good snow cover, with more to come. All vehicles are required to carry approved chains, and they must be fitted when requested. Erica Ski Hire can supply what you need for a safe snow day – call them on 5165 3353 or check their web page… Continue reading Snow on the Mountains, Chains required.
The addition of footpaths to Rawson’s Streetscape continues. This section will provide a much safer (and mud free?) connection between the school, shops, skate park and the Erica to Rawson trail.
If the Victorian Liberals become the Government following the 26 November Election, Party Leader Matthew Guy has promised to build a new West Gippsland Hospital. The announcement was made when Mr Guy visited land already owned by the West Gippsland Healthcare Group between Drouin and Warragul. Re-development on the existing hospital site is also possible.
Spotted on Knott’s Siding Road, Rawson. Slow and careful preparation for a tricky lift. Welcome to the proud owners!
Regi-Check ambassadors will conduct a door knocking campaign on behalf of Baw Baw Shire Council to assist residents with their pet registration needs. Commencing Monday 23 May, trained and licenced ambassadors will be traveling throughout the Shire providing advice and information on the importance of registering domestic animals. The ambassadors will not be accepting money… Continue reading Pet registration door knocking campaign to commence soon
Central Gippsland Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Investigation Team detectives have charged a man with sexual offending against children. A man from Baw Baw Shire was charged on 20 May with two counts of sexual assault of a child under 16, sexual penetration of a child under 12 and two counts of grooming. The incidents… Continue reading Man Charged With Sexual Offending Against Children In Rawson
If you have a private overhead powerline at your place, and live in selected high risk areas areas, including parts of Baw Baw, but NOT Latrobe, there are grants available to underground your electricity connection, the Victorian Government can help you. To reduce powerline bushfire ignitions and increase community safety, the Victorian Government is fully… Continue reading Subsidies available to bury overhead wires in high risk areas
As was expected, Sitting Member Russell Broadbent was re-elected in our Seat of Monash and achieved a swing of +3.01% in First Preference votes made at the Erica Polling Booth. This was primarily at the expense of Pauline Hanson’s One Nation and the United Australia Parties who both saw a swing of more than -4%… Continue reading Erica Polling Booth – how we voted.
Gippsland Region Public Health Unit May 6 at 9:20 AM · Respiratory illness can be dangerous, especially for people with existing medical conditions. The COVID and Flu vaccines help reduce the spread of these viruses. It is safe to have both of these vaccines just days apart or even on the same day.
On Friday Baw Baw Shire had 127 new and 763 active COVID-19 cases reported. That is 143 cases per 10k of population. Latrobe City had 186 new and 981 active cases reported. 130 per 10k Postcode 3825 has 111 active cases per 10k. Those are REPORTED cases. There are suggestions that the real numbers are… Continue reading Local COVID – forgotten but not gone.
At the Erica Hall, 8.00am to 6.00pm. We can probably conclude Russell Broadbent (Lib) will be returned in our Monash Electorate, but the Senate outcome is likely to have a couple of surprises for us. Nationally, the seats to watch include NSW: Reid, Bennelong, Robertson, Banks Qld: Brisbane, Leichhardt, Dickson, Longman, Ryan SA: Boothby, Sturt TAS: Bass, Braddon VIC: Chisholm,… Continue reading The only local place to vote on Saturday is in Erica
If Mud is a Must for your Mischief, this is for you! Either before or after you vote, but do have a look. Great Gear for sale, Demo’s, fun stuff for everybody. And the Black Dog Institute wins too.
The Rawson Community Health Centre’s one-day ‘flu shot day’ raffle was drawn in the Erica and District Historical Society’s rooms on Wednesday. E&DHS member Michael Briggs drew out the lucky tickets that had been purchased by R Ellen and G McMahon. Proceeds will be used to improve our local health services.
It wasn’t for a feat of engineering or some sort of sporting achievement — it is an unwelcome title. According to global databases, if you ignore the tiny islands of Montserrat, Anguilla and The Falklands, Australia led the world in per-capita COVID infections. Saturday’s numbers moved the official seven-day average to more than 48,000 new… Continue reading We became a World leader, but that is NOT good.
Piling in the big ‘toys’ to fix the creek and road damage at Walhalla. The contractors are Dandenong based. Photo: “Walhalla Star”