Calls for better access

Bunyip North residents (from left) Bill Pearson, Steven Mitchell, Belinda Carlile, Milan Velimirovic and Kieran Mohan are calling for a better system to assist residents with access to and from their properties after a fire.

Access to fire affected properties in the days after a fire needs to be improved, according to a group of Bunyip North residents who stayed to defend their homes. With no power and limited water, several residents tried to leave

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Bunyip unites

Bunyip Fire Brigade volunteers were the focus of a community day at Bunyip Recreation Reserve on Sunday.  With the Bunyip truck are (from left): Noel Mollison (Bunyip Junior Football Club), first lieutenant Jason Boler, Glen Clark (Bunyip Football Club), Sam Dowie, Jade Taylor (Bunyip Netball Club), Adrian Gatti (Bunyip Soccer Club) and Lisa Visser (Bunyip Netball Club).

Bunyip and the surrounding communities came together on Sunday for a community picnic at the Bunyip Recreation Reserve. Organised by members of Bunyip Football and Netball Clubs, Bunyip Junior Football Club, Bunyip Soccer Club, Bunyip Tennis Club, Bunyip Cricket Club

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Janina fights for life

Responding to a telephone call late in the early hours of March 4, Janina Kletke of Garfield didn’t hesitate to offer assistance to a woman who wanted to move horses because of the Bunyip forest fire.

Responding to a telephone call late in the early hours of March 4, Janina Kletke of Garfield didn’t hesitate to offer assistance to a woman who wanted to move horses because of the Bunyip forest fire. She jumped in her

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Students join protest

Local primary school students Rowan, Molly and Josh Clark were among about 40 students from Gippsland to attend the school strike action for climate change in Melbourne on Friday.

Students from across West Gippsland joined the throng of thousands of students to descend on Parliament House in Melbourne to protest on climate change. Thousands of students from across the state took the day of school on Friday in a

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Trail of damage

A farmer in Bassed Rd, Garfield North was determined to save his tractor.  He parked his tractor in an open paddock with no pasture. 

But, the fire roared through the property with such force the tractor blew up, leaving only the charred remains standing.  Photographs courtesy SHERRYN CLARKE.

Twenty nine residential properties have been destroyed in the Bunyip Complex fire. A total of 272 houses were saved. Two residences are damaged but habitable and 67 outbuildings and sheds have been destroyed in the fire which has burnt out

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BlazeAid help rebuild

BlazeAid co-ordinators John Anderson (left) and Jainee Lale (right) discuss the program with Cardinia Shire’s Tim Cooper at Bunyip on Saturday morning.

BlazeAid, a voluntary organisation which assists landowners to rebuild fencing, arrived in Bunyip this week. Based at the Bunyip Recreation Reserve, volunteers began the rebuilding program this morning. Blaze Aid president Kevin Butler travelled to Bunyip from Kilmore last Wednesday

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Cleaning up Warragul

Baw Baw Shire Council environmental sustainability officer Jessie Ablett assists volunteers from Warragul Scout Group Graeme Considine, Fiona Kost and (at front) Ava Kost and Lily Kost.

Six bags of rubbish and an old car seat were collected during a Clean Up Australia Day community event in Warragul recently. Warragul Scout Group conducted the event to clean up part of the Linear Park Arts Discovery Trail in

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A run for peace

Federal Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent welcomes Robert Benedale from London to Warragul when he arrived as part of the team of runners in the Sri Chinmoy Peace Run.

A run to spread the message of peace for the world made its way through Baw Baw Shire recently. A team of 14 men and women of nine different nations including Great Britain, Brazil, Portugal, Mongolia, Norway and Austria as

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Uncontrollable fire

Horrific weather conditions contributed to making the Bunyip State Park fire being “very, very complex” and very difficult to plan and fight.

Horrific weather conditions contributed to making the Bunyip State Park fire being “very, very complex” and very difficult to plan and fight. CFA assistant chief officer said he had worked on fires in the Bunyip State Park in 2003, 2006,

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Smith Street changes

Motorists travelling south along Smith St are now required to give way to Victoria St south bound traffic at the new cenotaph intersection that was created last week when the southern section of Smith St was converted to one-way traffic.

The southern section of Smith St, Warragul is now one way. Works to convert the street to one-way traffic were undertaken on Wednesday night. The one-way traffic, in a southerly direction, is in place between the Palmerston St roundabout and

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