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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
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
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
The Erica-Rusk Rd planned burn 2.5km SW of Erica is in progress. More info from plannedburns.ffm.vic.gov.au
Tyers new Hot & Fresh Cafe, opens on Monday 22nd of March at 9am. There is an invite to pop in and enjoy a complimentary Indian tea, snacks and have a chat with the friendly staff. A Full menu of Hot & Fresh food will also be available on the day. Award winning pies and… Continue reading New Cafe in Tyers
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.
For information and updates including interactive maps showing designated firewood collection areas, visit the FFMVic website www.ffm.vic.gov.au/firewood, or you can call 136 186 to find out more.
Detailed design work is under way and construction is expected to commence in February or March.
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
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
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
The 2021 gathering at the Erica Oval will be held on Sunday 21 February from 10:30am to 3:00pm. Free admission. More information https://www.facebook.com/Erica-Monaro-Day-1898734213711477/
From AusNet Services: “We're doing critical work on the network which will require a power outage in RAWSON on 28/01 from 08:45 AM to 03:30 PM. We'll be as quick as we can. Thanks for your understanding. For more information go to www.myelec.info/outagelist“
10 Jan 2021
Warn the kids to listen for the siren….
The Fire Danger Period (FDP) for Baw Baw and Latrobe will begin 1am tomorrow Monday 14 December 2020. For more local information go to Erica & District Fire Brigade (facebook.com)
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
Erica MTB Park is closed until further notice, due to the storm event a few weeks ago. Unfortunately we have not yet been able to clear the tracks and will update you as we begin to reopen the trails.
The Rawson Community Health Centre, normally open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, will be closed from Dec 24th to Jan 5th. For non-urgent medical help call Healthdirect 1800 022 222, or Nurse on call 1300 60 60 24. Call 000 in an emergency.
Rawson Bric a Brac is reopening on 25th November 10am to 2pm. Lots of new items. Thanks to all for all your donations. Covid restrictions in place. Masks must be worn at all times in the building. Brand new Masks for Sale.
A Lucky escape for a motorcyclist on his way home this afternoon after he came off his bike between Walhalla and Coopers Creek on a blind bend near Thomson River. Despite a suspected broken ankle, he managed to drag himself off the road to avoid being struck by any on-coming traffic He was treated at… Continue reading Motorcyclist injured