VIPs Talk The Walk

Works commence on a multi-use path connecting Erica and Rawson Published by Baw Baw Shire on 24 February 2022 Construction works have begun on a new shared-use trail connecting the towns of Erica and Rawson in Baw Baw Shire’s far eastern region. The $900,810 project is fully funded by the Federal Government’s Local Roads and… Continue reading VIPs Talk The Walk

Masks, home work and study, Surgery rules eased from Friday night

The Victorian government has announced people will be able to remove their masks in most indoor settings this weekend. From midnight on Friday, February 25, masks will only be required indoors in certain circumstances, including public transport, hospitals, and for workers in hospitality and retail. Primary school students from grade 3 upwards will also still be… Continue reading Masks, home work and study, Surgery rules eased from Friday night

New Thomson Times and Tall Timber Tales now on sale

The latest issue of this great LOCAL publication is now on sale, Full of Mountain Rivers District news and fascinating local history from the Erica and District Historical Society. Read about Woodchop, Mace,King, Aus Day, Aberfeldy, Dux, Gould, O’Toole, FFM, Redex, Cyano, Rabbits and much more to explore. Only $2, or subscribe so you don’t… Continue reading New Thomson Times and Tall Timber Tales now on sale

Check your COVID Check-in confusion!

Victorian Department of Health  QR code check-in rules have changed. You do not need to check in to retail stores, supermarkets, schools (including childcare and early childhood), office-based workplaces, or at places of worship. You must check in where you are also required to show your vaccination status. This includes: entertainment hospitality adult/higher education hairdressers… Continue reading Check your COVID Check-in confusion!

Happy Jabbers in Rawson – a great community service

West Gippsland Hospital Supporters Last Tuesday, February 15, a COVID Vaccination session was held at the Rawson Community Health Centre as part of an Outreach Program to assist many very grateful local community residents who have difficulty accessing other venues for vaccination. The Nurse Manager was “very pleased to be able to provide this program,… Continue reading Happy Jabbers in Rawson – a great community service

Rawson Pathway Crossing Update

The originally planned Erica to Rawson path route and crossing location are marked in red. After some community consultation and site inspection, the path will now follow the Green route across Depot Road and then cross Knott’s Siding Road near the Pinnacle Drive intersection, Pedestrian safety issues related to the likely speed of traffic on… Continue reading Rawson Pathway Crossing Update

Scam Warning for Speedweb and other internet users

This applies to all Internet Service Providers, including yours. Your password NEVER expires.  Email scam warning  We have been informed of a scam email circulating this morning urging customers to update their password for their account. If you have received an email about your password expiring do not click any links, we urge you to… Continue reading Scam Warning for Speedweb and other internet users

Tyers Rd Bridge to be replaced

The aging timber bridge over the Latrobe River on Tyers Road is set to be replaced by a new 63-metre-long, three-span reinforced concrete bridge. Pre-construction activities are well underway with construction expected to commence on the ground in early 2022. For Erica/Rawson district residents and visitors Tyers Road is the most used route to or… Continue reading Tyers Rd Bridge to be replaced

Local MP “Is not and will not be” vaccinated, promotes Ivermectin

Russell Broadbent, the Member for the Seat of Monash in the House of Representatives in Canberra, has announced in Parliament that he has not been vaccinated for COVID-19 and did not intend to be in future. He also advised that he had been infected with the virus, and had accessed Ivermectin, a drug the Therapeutic… Continue reading Local MP “Is not and will not be” vaccinated, promotes Ivermectin

QR Checks bounced, Density Limits limited

From 6pm tomorrow (Friday 18 Feb) density limits will be removed at hospitality venues, and QR check-ins will no longer be required in retail stores or shopping centres, schools, and many workplaces. Surveillance testing in schools will continue, with more free RAT (rapid antigen tests) to be distributed to students. Indoor dance floors will be… Continue reading QR Checks bounced, Density Limits limited

Why the Spy in the Sky

Over the next week AusNet Services will be flying helicopters at low levels in the Mountain Rivers Region as part of their periodic safety inspection of power line infrastructure. In particular, they will be measuring how close structures and vegetation are to their power lines, The program also allows assessment of the condition of poles,… Continue reading Why the Spy in the Sky

‘Cold’ Rawson Pool to have new heat pumps

Problems with maintaining a satisfactory water temperature at Rawson’s indoor pool are being addressed by Baw Baw Shire. An order for new heat pumps has been placed, but an installation date will not be known until the replacement equipment is received. Past practice has been to maintain the water temperature in the 28 to 30… Continue reading ‘Cold’ Rawson Pool to have new heat pumps

Erica to Rawson pathway VIP ‘Sod Turning’

Construction of sections of the pathway is progressing with earthworks and vegetation removal becoming more obvious. An official sod turning event and photo opportunity is being planned with the Mayor and Russel Broadbent for Thursday 24 Feb at 10am, meeting at the Erica & District CFA facility at Parker;s Corner. Careful consideration has been given… Continue reading Erica to Rawson pathway VIP ‘Sod Turning’

Mountain Rivers Bakehouse project rises again

The Mountain Rivers Bakehouse project envisaged using the existing vacant bakery in Erica, with its newly restored wood fired oven, as the core of a new local business which would have also included dining facilities. The Bakehouse issued the following statement earlier today; Mountain Rivers Bakehouse “Thank you all for the supportive comments, phone calls,… Continue reading Mountain Rivers Bakehouse project rises again