Own a Gun? New storage rules coming

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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