Free COVID and FLU shots in Rawson

GET YOUR FREE COVID AND FLU JABS IN RAWSON Tuesday 26th July (clinic 10:00am – 3:00pm). No appointment needed. Both vaccinations are free to most people. Look for the blue Chitty Chitty Jab Jab bus in the shop car park. And pass the word around so nobody who wants protection misses out.

Horses and Bushfire – what do we know

Bushfire Resilience Webinars Horses and bushfire – what do we know? 7.30 AEST Wednesday 20 July Kirrilly Thompson, University of Newcastle Andrew McLean, Equitation Science International Chris Heislers, Veterinarian Your vegetation – what you need to know 7.30pm AEST 10 August Kevin Tolhurst AM, University of Melbourne Justin Leonard, CSIRO Peter Ashton, DELWP Nick Guyett,… Continue reading Horses and Bushfire – what do we know

New Warragul Hospital promised.

If the Victorian Liberals become the Government following the 26 November Election, Party Leader Matthew Guy has promised to build a new West Gippsland Hospital. The announcement was made when Mr Guy visited land already owned by the West Gippsland Healthcare Group between Drouin and Warragul. Re-development on the existing hospital site is also possible.

Pet registration door knocking campaign to commence soon

Regi-Check ambassadors will conduct a door knocking campaign on behalf of Baw Baw Shire Council to assist residents with their pet registration needs.   Commencing Monday 23 May, trained and licenced ambassadors will be traveling throughout the Shire providing advice and information on the importance of registering domestic animals.  The ambassadors will not be accepting money… Continue reading Pet registration door knocking campaign to commence soon

Man Charged With Sexual Offending Against Children In Rawson

Central Gippsland Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Investigation Team detectives have charged a man with sexual offending against children. A man from Baw Baw Shire was charged on 20 May with two counts of sexual assault of a child under 16, sexual penetration of a child under 12 and two counts of grooming. The incidents… Continue reading Man Charged With Sexual Offending Against Children In Rawson

Subsidies available to bury overhead wires in high risk areas

If you have a private overhead powerline at your place, and live in selected high risk areas areas, including parts of Baw Baw, but NOT Latrobe, there are grants available to underground your electricity connection, the Victorian Government can help you.  To reduce powerline bushfire ignitions and increase community safety, the Victorian Government is fully… Continue reading Subsidies available to bury overhead wires in high risk areas

Erica Polling Booth – how we voted.

As was expected, Sitting Member Russell Broadbent was re-elected in our Seat of Monash and achieved a swing of +3.01% in First Preference votes made at the Erica Polling Booth. This was primarily at the expense of Pauline Hanson’s One Nation and the United Australia Parties who both saw a swing of more than -4%… Continue reading Erica Polling Booth – how we voted.

Is it Flu or COVID-19?

Gippsland Region Public Health Unit May 6 at 9:20 AM  ·  Respiratory illness can be dangerous, especially for people with existing medical conditions. The COVID and Flu vaccines help reduce the spread of these viruses. It is safe to have both of these vaccines just days apart or even on the same day.

Local COVID – forgotten but not gone.

On Friday Baw Baw Shire had 127 new and 763 active COVID-19 cases reported. That is 143 cases per 10k of population. Latrobe City had 186 new  and 981 active cases reported. 130 per 10k Postcode 3825 has 111 active cases per 10k. Those are REPORTED cases. There are suggestions that the real numbers are… Continue reading Local COVID – forgotten but not gone.

The only local place to vote on Saturday is in Erica

At the Erica Hall, 8.00am to 6.00pm. We can probably conclude Russell Broadbent (Lib) will be returned in our Monash Electorate, but the Senate outcome is likely to have a couple of surprises for us. Nationally, the seats to watch include NSW: Reid, Bennelong, Robertson, Banks Qld: Brisbane, Leichhardt, Dickson, Longman, Ryan SA: Boothby, Sturt TAS: Bass, Braddon VIC: Chisholm,… Continue reading The only local place to vote on Saturday is in Erica

We became a World leader, but that is NOT good.

It wasn’t for a feat of engineering or some sort of sporting achievement — it is an unwelcome title. According to global databases, if you ignore the tiny islands of Montserrat, Anguilla and The Falklands, Australia led the world in per-capita COVID infections. Saturday’s numbers moved the official seven-day average to more than 48,000 new… Continue reading We became a World leader, but that is NOT good.

Safer Canoe access at Thomson Bridge

One of the less convenient parts of exploring the Thomson by Canoe was getting the gear in or out of the water at the Thomson Bridge. Fixed! And something else to look at on your drive to or from Walhalla. Or are canoes one of the aquatic species the ‘fishway’ was created for? Photo and… Continue reading Safer Canoe access at Thomson Bridge

Rawson Switched on again

After more than three months of darkness and ignored requests to Ausnet Services for further information, Rawson’s street lights have now been repaired and the night wanderers can now wander around feeling a bit less nervous. To be fair to Ausnet, in March they did send the following response to a community member: Hi xxx,… Continue reading Rawson Switched on again

Rawson Switched on again

After more than three months of darkness and ignored requests to Ausnet Services for further information, Rawson’s street lights have now been repaired and the night wanderers can now wander around feeling a bit less nervous. To be fair to Ausnet, in March they did send the following response to a community member: Hi xxx,… Continue reading Rawson Switched on again

Erica Mountain Trail Bike Track is ready to ride

The Erica Mountain Bike Park is made up of two sets of trails carved out on either side of the highway at Erica. Starting in Erica, this thrilling park covers some 30km of trails with twists, turns, climbs and falls across moderate slopes. The south trail is Collins Siding, where the trailhead is on the… Continue reading Erica Mountain Trail Bike Track is ready to ride