At its meeting on 27 April Council endorsed the payment of allowances to Councillors, the Deputy Mayor and Mayor in accordance with Section 39 (5) of the Local Government Act 2020 and the Victorian Independent Remuneration Tribunal and Improving Parliamentary Standards Act 2019 . Councillors also elected to receive the entire allowance of $96,470 p/a for the… Continue reading Baw Baw Approves Allowances for Mayor and Councillors
Myli – My Community Library – visits Erica and Rawson each two weeks. Last week, driver Keith headed off in the Northern Mobile library truck to attend the Rawson Information Day. Library officer Hannah ventured up to give Keith a hand, and they had an enjoyable time chatting to the community about all the… Continue reading Marie wins a Novel prize at Myli
Spotted roadside in outer Aberfeldy. No sign indicating end of penalty area found. An innovative way to raise funds for a local 4WD rescue facility? Prelude to the construction of a new gated accommodation complex for wayward Seniors? A ‘wild weekend’ resort to equal the fabled hose-out refreshment venues more commonly found in ski resorts? … Continue reading Visitors staying too long in Aberfeldy?
Refurbishment of the Murie St Public Toilets in Rawson is expected to commence next month. Funding for the project will come from a Government Grant. The facility is located in the breezeway which divides the group of shops and is easily accessible to users of the new skate park as well as visitors to other… Continue reading Rawson’s CBD toilets to be refurbished
Check out the ANZAC wall at the Erica and District Historical Society rooms 1/1A Pinnacle Drive Rawson. Find out about local families and the sacrifices they made. And be reminded they fought for our freedom.LEST WE FORGET.
The next Flu and COVID Vaccination day in Rawson is TUESDAY 17 MAY. If eligible you can have either or both. You MUST book with the Rawson Community Health Centre on 5165 3236 on Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday so the correct vaccination(s) are prepared for you. Places are limited. For INFLUENZA vaccine anyone eligible can… Continue reading Get Double Protected At Rawson on 17 May
From 30 August 2022, the following must be met to ensure compliance with the law: + Victorian firearm owners must check their current storage against the new requirements. + Firearms must be stored in a steel storage receptacle purpose-built for firearm storage. This means they were specifically built to keep firearms in. + The steel… Continue reading Own a Gun? New storage rules coming
Thanks to high vaccination rates, many COVID-19 restrictions will lift from 11.59pm, Friday 22 April. These include: Close contacts can leave quarantine provided they wear masks indoors and avoid sensitive settings. They will also need to take at least five negative rapid tests over the seven days that would previously have been their self-quarantine period.… Continue reading Restrictions easing – see the smiles on Saturday!
TELL THE KIDS! FREE FUN! PARENTS WELCOME TOO! Check out what goes on at the skate park and be amazed. Baw Baw Shire Council Skate into Week 2 of the School Holidays with a Free Skate Park Activation at Rawson. Join GippSport skate coach, Lincoln and get involved. Friday 22nd April 12pm – 2pm Cost… Continue reading Free Skate Park Activation Fri 22 April
You can get your COVID-19 vaccine at home An at-home appointment means a healthcare professional (such as a doctor or nurse) visits your home to give you a COVID-19 vaccine. This service is available for people who are unable to attend a vaccination clinic, general practice or pharmacy to get vaccinated. Who can get vaccinated… Continue reading Some people can get their COVID-19 vaccine at home
A recent report to Council shows the Shire was $1.546 million behind in its forecast mid year position. While council received an addition $1.9 million in revenue, its operating expenditure was $3.4 million higher, largely caused by a $700,000 investment in additional planning department staff and a further $500,000 required to finalise Council’s exit from… Continue reading Baw Baw’s Budget Blown
Click on the heading, then on the link to explore part of the new Erica to Rawson trail with Tilley, Michael and Russell. Erica to Rawson Trail
The April edition of The Thomson Times is now on sale and can be purchased for $2.00 a copy from the Rawson Community Health Centre, Rawson General Store, E&DHS Rooms Rawson [Wed], Erica General Store, Erica Caravan Park. Contents in this edition include: Front cover Australian 4 Day Enduro Page 3 Editorial & Successful Vaccination… Continue reading APRIL THOMSON TIMES NOW ON SALE
The Dandenong Motorcycle Club (DMCC) will be hosting the Australian 4 Day Enduro (A4DE) on May 4th to 7th in the Erica and Rawson Areas. The DMCC has a long history of running events in the area and previously hosted the A4DE in the area during 1987. The A4DE is Australia’s premier off-road motorcycle championship… Continue reading A4DE IS COMING May 4th to 7th
Monday 25 April 2022 Walhalla. 6:00am Dawn Service at Central Gardens War Memorial (adjacent to Walhalla’s Star Hotel). Erica 9:30am Service at Erica Memorial Hall, School Rd, Erica. Aberfeldy 11:30am Service at Aberfeldy Cemetery, Cemetery Rd, Aberfeldy. Followed by BYO Picnic Lunch.
And some of the best are in here. Get your copy from the Rawson Community Health Centre, or track down Di Pearce in Erica. Only $10 lets you peek into the secret world of how Grannys coped without the supermarket. And helps the Lions help others.
There were many and there were few. Lots of great information was available from the 20+ support groups who were there to explain their role in our community. After a Welcome Message fron Baw Baw Shire Council Mayor Michael Leaney came presentations from local groups such as Baw Baw Shire Mobile Library, Erica and District… Continue reading The Expo – many and few
Rebuilding of the Long Tunnel Extended Mine’s storage shed that was demolished in the floods back in June has begun. Walhalla said “This building looks a little more sturdy, so hopefully it will stand the rest of time.” As well as damage at the mine, there is still much to do in Walhalla, especially along… Continue reading Walhalla flood damage – hours to wreck, months to rectify!
Nothing to do with lack of street lights in Rawson, but there are none here either. The black hot-mix is creeping closer to the Rawson turn-off as the Erica to Rawson trail project continues on its journey. Note the four-legged black supervisors watching the workers do their magic.
RAWSON – ERICA – WALHALLA FREE Community Info Day Thursday April 14, 9am – 3.30pm at Rawson Village, Pinnacle Drive, Rawson 9am – 9.10am – Welcome message by Baw Baw Shire Council Mayor, Michael Leaney 9.10am -9.15am – Baw Baw Shire – Housekeeping and introduce first speaker 9.15am -9.25am – Myli (Library) information session… Continue reading Today’s FREE Community Info Day Program
A great 75th celebration for our local CFA, more correctly known as the Erica and District Fire Brigade. Yes, it was a year late, but COVID just gave the team more time to plan and prepare for what became a community celebration.
Although the problem was reported early in February, or perhaps earlier by others, street lighting in the centre of Rawson remains inoperative and has become the cause of considerable community concern The effected area includes the Skate Park, Dunstan Reserve, Rawson’s shops, the Community Health Centre, SES, Historical Society, Police Station and the new Community… Continue reading No light on darkness in Rawson
Rawson Primary School We held our final session today with our artist in residence Helen Timbury. She will be taking the children’s designs/illustrations and turning them into heritage signage for around our local community.
Baw Baw Shire Council Kindergarten applications for spaces in 3 and 4 year old kinder are now open for 2023! If your little one is ready to head off to kinder, head to our website to check out the sessions available, kinder locations, and complete your application form today! For more information, head to https://www.bawbawshire.vic.gov.au/…/Chil…/Kindergartens
Free Community information Day in Rawson. Proof of Vaccination required. Book now on 5624 2886.