For off-road motor cycle enthusiasts, the Australian Four Day Enduro is an absolute must-go. And a great chance for local community groups to participate and fundraise. Officials from the Dandenong Motorcycle Club net with Erica/Rawson community members in the Erica Hall on Wednesday 27 November and outlined how and where in the surrounding bush the… Continue reading A4DE is big and it’s here 6 – 9 May!
Month: November 2019
Free if possible. Call Kath, 0437 469 602
Kitty’s Café arrives in Walhalla
After a full renovation of the former Walhalla Coffee and Kitchen, the new Kitty’s Café has opened in the gold-era Corner Stores building.
‘Elf Centre gives magic care
The Community Health Centre in Rawson provides a comprehensive range of services including Pathology Collection, Wound Care, Podiatrist, Diabetes support, Health Aids and information. Open Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Call 5165 3236.
Rawson to Tyers Road works.
Long awaited, but reconstruction of the road is nearing completion. Photo: Sunday afternoon dust abatement. (DD)
When One wasn’t One
It was a peaceful afternoon in Rawson. Two local ladies were having a chat about something surely important, quite un-aware that their quiet haven was about to become part of a small emergency.
Council pops up to Rawson
Councilors and Shire Staff will be in Rawson’s Dunstan Pavilion (home of the Rawson Cricket Club) from 3:00pm to 6:00pm on Thursday 12th December. Residents are invited to pop in and meet the Baw Baw Shire Council team who will also be happy to discuss any issues of concern. The visit is part of Council’s… Continue reading Council pops up to Rawson
Info Night – 2020 A4DE to be in Erica!
The Dandenong Motor Cycle Club (DMCC) will conduct the Australian Four Day Enduro (A4DE) in the Erica Forest District during May 2020. An information night will be held in the Erica Hall from 7:30 pm on Wednesday 27 November and will inform the community about how local groups can participate and fundraise.
Something new brewing in Walhalla?
After nearly 5 years of serving up great coffee and wonderful meals from their Walhalla Coffee and Kitchen, Dan and Jess have sold their business and will be looking for new adventures. Their Café, tucked away in Walhalla’s Corner Store and Museum building, has long been a bit of a local secret – hard to… Continue reading Something new brewing in Walhalla?
Erica gets $50 000 Placemaker funding.
Following numerous consultation sessions with the community, Council has endorsed the following projects for Erica:
Historical Society elects new Committee
The Erica and District Historical Society Inc's Annual General Meeting was held in their Rawson premises on Wednesday 13 November. After all positions were declared vacant by retiring President Des Dowie, the following were elected: President Jenny McNally, Deputy President Kathleen Harrison, Secretary Wendy Baillie, Treasurer Julie Tairua, Committee Members Des and Bev Dowie. The… Continue reading Historical Society elects new Committee
Railway Tools Stolen
Tools valued at about $3000, including a chainsaw and generator, were stolen when the Walhalla Goldfields Railway workshop at Thomson Station was broken in to. The effected volunteers have asked that any offers to sell used tools be reported to Police.
Local War Vet Honoured
As part of the Remembrance Day Ceremony held on Sunday 10 November at the Erica Memorial Public Hall, a tribute was paid to a former Walhalla and Moondarra resident, James Moloney.
Late Snow on Mt Baw Baw
Snow…At this time of year??? Yes there is snowfall occurring on Mt Baw Baw. If you are travelling up to the resort, it is advised that you carry chains and be prepared to fit them as directed. Staff will be at the resort entry gate but there will be no chain hire or fitting service.… Continue reading Late Snow on Mt Baw Baw
Car Stolen from Rawson
A silver gray Holden Astra sedan, rego PSV 240, has been stolen from Rawson. If sighted, please call Police on 131444
Cricket: Campers vs Locals on Aus Day
Adults and kids are invited to register for this ‘hit and giggle’ fun day at the Erica Oval on Australia Day, 26th January. Places are limited, so call 5165 3335 before somebody else catches your spot and it’s all over.
Bric-a-Brac & Op-Shop open Sunday
The Erica and District Historical Society will have their newly renovated showroom open from 10:00 am on Sunday 3 November. On offer is a fine collection of bargain priced clothing, bric-a-brac, books, DVDs and other country treasures. Find them at 1a Pinnacle Drive in Rawson, near the Police Station. (Look for the SES sign).
Erica Placemaking Program set for approval
At its meeting on Wednesday 13 November the Baw Baw Council will discuss approval of Erica’s Placemaking program which is intended to enhance the identity of the township and improve information signage. The proposed works include
Erica Community Facilities Committee Elected
At a special community meeting held in the Erica Memorial Hall on 15 October, a new Erica Community Facilities Committee of Management (ECFCoM) was formed. At the Committee’s AGM on 20 August 2019, none of the previous committee wished to be reelected.
Red Cross Pillowcase Project at Rawson School.
On Friday 8 November Red Cross will present the internationally acclaimed Pillowcase Project at Rawson Primary School.
School to relocate on high fire risk days
Following a review of the fires that impacted the area in early 2019, the Rawson Primary School has been advised by the Department of Education and Training that a School Relocation Plan must be developed for use during high fire risk days. Although yet to be signed off by the DET Regional Director and School… Continue reading School to relocate on high fire risk days