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Princes Highway closed

The Melbourne-bound lanes of the Princes Highway are closed between Longwarry and Bunyip, due to a serious collision near Abeckett Road. Please detour via Sand Road through Longwarry and use Nar Nar Goon-Longwarry Road to return to the freeway. Please be mindful of local traffic and obey the speed limit when passing through towns along… Continue reading Princes Highway closed

Rawson on WIN tonight

From Cr Leaney I was interviewed this morning by Jack Morgan of WIN News Gippsland about the new skatepark, hit-up wall, half basketball court and long vehicle parking being built in Rawson. This exciting project is transforming an unused carpark into a vibrant community space in the Baw Baw Shire Council for locals and visitors… Continue reading Rawson on WIN tonight

Fwd: Erica – Rusks Road planned burn at 2.5km SW of Erica

Forest Fire Management Victoria (FFMVic) and Country Fire Authority (CFA) advise that the Erica – Rusks Road planned burn, located at 2.5km SW of Erica is now in progress. Planned burning crews are currently lighting this burn – flames and smoke may be visible. This process will take a few hours for small burns and… Continue reading Fwd: Erica – Rusks Road planned burn at 2.5km SW of Erica

Rawson development project begins

The long awaited skate park facility for the youth of Erica and Rawson has commenced with earthworks under way. Parking for RV’s is included and will help increase visitor traffic to the district. Some of the much photographed autumn colour trees have been removed, but planned landscaping will compensate.

Man thrown from ute near Rawson

Major Collision Investigation Unit detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding an incident last night where a young man was thrown from the back of a ute in Rawson. Police have been told the 20-year-old man was in the tray of a white Holden Colorado utility, with another young man, on Western Tyers River Road when… Continue reading Man thrown from ute near Rawson

Australia Day Cricket at Erica

The Erica Caravan Park’s Annual Campers v Locals fun cricket Match starts at 10:00am on the Erica Recreation Reserve. “Wanted ! 20 players (adults and kids) from Erica / Rawson & surrounds to play against our campers in the annual 20/20 Australia Day Cricket Match. Sunday 24th Jan 2021. Starts at 10.30am. Arrive by 10am… Continue reading Australia Day Cricket at Erica

Earth Festival at Coopers Creek 2 – April

The Earth Festival 2021 event will be held at Coopers Creek April 2nd to 4th. Pre-booked admission only. 300 tickets available from earthmusicfestival.com    “Earth Festival returns to the beautiful and historic West Gippsland township of Coopers Creek. A once thriving mining town located along the pristine Thompson River, long since abandoned but not forgotten. Our… Continue reading Earth Festival at Coopers Creek 2 – April

WMRTA elections

At the Walhalla and Mountain Rivers Tourism AGM held on 7 December 2020 the following were elected. President: Russell Wright ( Re-elected ) Vice Pres: Rebecca Closter – New Elected Treasurer: Kimberly Bastin ( Re-elected ) Secretary: Rebecca Closter ( Re-elected ) Committee Member: Gail MacDonald ( Re-Elected) Committee Member: Liz Coward – Newly Elected