The Fire Danger Period (FDP) finished at 1.00am this morning, Monday, 28 March for the municipalities in CFA’s South East Region.
Month: March 2022
Collins Siding – Substation Planned Burn to be lit.
Forest Fire Management Victoria (FFMVic) and Country Fire Authority (CFA) advise that the Erica – Substation planned burn, located at 2.8km S of Erica will be ignited at any time within the next 24 hours if weather and other conditions are suitable. The area is more generally known as Collin’s Siding or Watson. The burn… Continue reading Collins Siding – Substation Planned Burn to be lit.
Two Burns About To Be Lit
Two planned burns, one adjacent to the Tyers-Walhalla Rd and the second South of the power transmission lines will be lit today. The Moondarra/Thalloo burn has been completed and is being patrolled to ensure any hot spots are made safe.
Planned Burn Tyers-Walhalla Rd
Weather permitting, a planned burn will be ignited West of the Tyers-Walhalla Road in the next 10 days. The area of 1288 ha is located between the W12 and W18 tracks.
Watts Up? Mayor Connects To Powerful Replacement.
From Baw Baw Shire Michael Leaney “Totaling the Mayoral car last week was a bit of a shocker, but it has given rise to a new opportunity and a challenge. Baw Baw Shire Council has two Petrol Hybrid plug-in Electric Vehicles in their fleet…but they have always been kinda orphans because they are a bit… Continue reading Watts Up? Mayor Connects To Powerful Replacement.
Safer Surface for Skate Park Ball Play Area
Although users reported ‘not much of a problem’, a non-slip coating is being applied to the half-court ball games area of the Rawson Skate Park complex. The surface was part of the original design, but had to wait until the concrete was fully cured, Lines are yet to be added. Picnic tables and drinking fountains,… Continue reading Safer Surface for Skate Park Ball Play Area
Easter Trash and Treasure Pleasure in Walhalla
First in get the spaces! First there get the bargains 🙂
Would this driver destroy his own front lawn like this? Call 131 444 if you saw the incident or know who is responsible. Please.
Moondarra-Wild Cow burn to be lit within 24 hours
Forest Fire Management Victoria (FFMVic) and Country Fire Authority (CFA) advise that the Moondarra – Wild Cow planned burn, located at 7km NE of Tanjil South (8km SW of Erica – Admin) will be ignited at any time within the next 24 hours if weather and other conditions are suitable. Weather conditions and fuel moisture… Continue reading Moondarra-Wild Cow burn to be lit within 24 hours
9752 new COVID victims reported in Vic
Not gone, just slipping from our watch-it list?.
Trail Rolls Along Beside Knott’s Siding
The Erica to Rawson multi-use trail is now part way along Knott’s Siding Road and entering the outskirts of Rawson. Fencing on one property has been relocated making it possible to route the track around the magnificent trees in that area. The roll of material on the left of the photo helps form a stable… Continue reading Trail Rolls Along Beside Knott’s Siding
Something different for the Friday night feast
The Charcoal Meat Guy is heading to Erica Caravan Park this Friday night to cook up some delicious meals for all the happy campers, and locals are very welcome too. Serving from 5pm – 9pm. Do something different…! Relax, Enjoy a Beer or 2, sit by the fire and have a delicious Pulled Pork or… Continue reading Something different for the Friday night feast
Baw Baw Mayoral Car Wrecked
Baw Baw Council Mayor’s car was damaged when it collided with another U-turning vehicle in Moore St, Moe earlier today. Neither driver was injured, but Mayor Cr Leaney reported some deafness as a result of the air bags inflating.
75+1 years of service
Join in celebrating 75+1years of serving the Erica and surrounding communities. Show your support, but let Russell know you are attending.
Collins Siding Switched Off
The landmark electrical substation at Collins Siding, just South of Erica, is being demolished. Soon the only sign that this site was once an important part of the power supply to our Mountain Rivers District will be a couple of poles topped with a tangle of wires and grey boxes.The new circuit protection and switching… Continue reading Collins Siding Switched Off
Rawson Cricket Club Presentation Night
21 April from 6pm at Dunstan Oval in Rawson. Drop in to see who gets what and help this great club celebrate.
Planned Burn – Thalloo, Wild Cow, Moondarra
This planned 1014ha burn is expected to be lit in the next 10 days and will help protect the residential area of Thalloo. The location is North of Thalloo and about 8 km SW of Erica.
Planned Burn Smoke
Forest Fire Management Victoria (FFMVic) and Country Fire Authority (CFA) advise that the SWEETWATER – BEARDS planned burn, located at 10km ESE of Neerim South is now in progress. Erica/Rawson district residents may see smoke about 25 km distant when looking in a South West direction, but he burn is unlikely to have any other… Continue reading Planned Burn Smoke
Visitors lift Walhalla
Saturday of the long weekend saw good numbers of visitors to Walhalla. The usual parking spots were full and there were many walkers checking out the repairs to flood damaged roads and properties. Two of the potential coffee spots were closed while a third had a faulty coffee maker, so cold drinks were in many… Continue reading Visitors lift Walhalla
Rawson Gym receives new floor
Baw Baw Shire has recently completed renovations to the floor of the Rawson Gymnasium. Located in the Rawson Heated Pool complex, the Gymnasium is available to pool users at no additional cost. Age limits and supervision requirements apply, Call the pool on 5165 3533 for more information.
The Trail ‘Cretes’ closer
The team building the multi-use trail between Erica and Rawson are steadily filling in the gaps. Concrete sections with an anti-slip surface treatment have been laid in Erica and fences moved in Rawson, Picture (DD) shows progress near Erica’s Springdale saw mill.
Only four weeks to the Monaro Cruise
Don’t bother dreaming, go see the real thing! MONARO CLUB VICTORIA PRESENTS THE 17th RUNNING of the ERICA MONARO DAY in 2022 All Monaros, welcome to the Super Cruise Extravaganza drive on MARCH 27 2022. Depart DANDENONG 9:15, Moe 10:30 Arrive ERICA 11:30. Times subject to confirmation. Please check web site. The Mountain River… Continue reading Only four weeks to the Monaro Cruise
Former Erica 1914 Cafe` premises for sale.
2 HENTY STREET, ERICA $540 000 Level 969m2 block in the heart of the Erica township.Existing building currently converted to a cafe restaurant,
VicForests Performance Gets Big Tick
VicForests’ environmental performance has been given a big tick, the latest independent audit finding that the state forestry agency conformed with 95 per cent of the required criteria for timber harvesting. The level of full conformance for individual coupes ranged between 80 per cent and 100 per cent. The 2019-20 audit, commissioned by the Department… Continue reading VicForests Performance Gets Big Tick
Walhalla Road storm repairs to start this month
Photo: DD From Regional Roads Victoria: Update – March 2022 Works will commence in March 2022 to recover Main Road through the Walhalla township. To recover the road, we must first repair the damaged Stringers Creek retaining wall. The June 2021 storm caused significant flooding in Stringers Creek. Floodwater forced its way behind the ageing… Continue reading Walhalla Road storm repairs to start this month