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visit, yet only 30 minutes from Yarram
Come and take advantage of our upcoming
guided walks to help you discover the hidden
gem that is the Grand Strzelecki Track.
Grand Strzelecki Track Inc., with the assis-
tance of Wellington Shire Council under its Quick
Response Grant Scheme, is celebrating the re-
lease of the second edition of the set of six walk-
ing maps with a community event planned for
Sunday, October 16. Celebrations will kick off at
12 noon with the official launch of our maps over
a free barbecue lunch at the Tarra Bulga Visitor
Centre, Balook. Following the launch, guests and
visitors may choose to participate in one of two
guided walks, as follows:
Duff Sawmill Heritage Trail (expected walk
time 1.30pm - 3.30pm). A reasonably easy walk
of approximately 8km from the Tarra Bulga Visi-
tor Centre to the Mount Tassie lookout and picnic
area. One of the Grand Strzelecki Track’s most
scenic walks, traversing mossy Blackwood forest
and finishing with open panoramic views from
Mount Tassie, this trail also gives an understand-
ing of the rich settlement and sawmilling his-
tory of the area through a set of new interpretive
Wild Cherry Track & Macks Creek Valley
(expected walk time 1.30pm – 4 .30pm). A mod-
erate grade walk of approximately 10km from
the Tarra Bulga Visitor Centre to Roberts Road
Another scenic and varied walk, traversing
mixed eucalypt forest, rainforest, and four creek
crossings for the brave. Macks Creek boasts
beautiful rock pools, cascades and Gardiner Falls,
and interpretive signs along the way provide an
insight into the extensive restoration and weed re-
moval works that have been undertaken amongst
the track’s significant rainforest remnants.
Grand Strzelecki Track Inc. will be providing
shuttle buses from the end of the walks back to the
Tarra Bulga Visitor Centre, so registration for the
walks is essential.
We would also appreciate you letting us know
if you’re planning to attend the launch without par-
ticipating in either of the walks, so that we can ad-
equately cater for the BBQ lunch.
Please register for a walk and/or the launch by
contacting Pam at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call-
ing her on 03 5196 6140 or 0417 393 303.
Experience the Grand Strzelecki Track
Invitation: member of the Grand Strzelecki
Track committee of management, Kevin
Heggan, extends an invitation to join them
at the launch of their second edition walking
maps on Sunday, October 16 at 12 noon.
RENOVATION works at Yar-
ram’s Regent Theatre are pro-
gressing well with the first stage
of the $450,000 renovation al-
Asbestos has been safely removed
from identified areas in the building and
replacement of ceilings and walls where
the work has been carried out is com-
The lush red velvet curtains have been
hung over the stage. The stage ceiling has
been sealed and covered in and brand new
lighting bars and insulation installed.
Manager Susan McMillan is delighted
with the speed of the works.
“We have a wedding booked in two
weeks time and we are on schedule for
that,” Ms McMillan said.
Some works have been re-scheduled
to fit around the Regent bookings as at
this time of year the popular venue is in
“We have a lot of things happening
around October, November and De-
cember, there is the wedding mid Oc-
tober, then we have the (Yarram Sec-
ondary College) Year 12 exams and a
live act scheduled to be followed by
the annual Leaps and Bounds Dance
Studio’s annual concert,” Ms Mc-
“There is also the primary school’s
annual end of year concerts and the Yar-
ram Secondary College awards day.
“The carpet is scheduled to be laid
towards the end of October or early No-
vember by J C Flooring that has been
wonderful in working in with us.
“Our new lighting desk and dimmer
rack are scheduled to arrive next week.”
Originally built in the 1930s, the the-
atre has been used for eisteddfods, balls,
live theatre, weddings, cinema and other
events. The contract for the works has
been awarded to local contractor, DJ
Young Constructions in Yarram.
Regent revamp on schedule
COME and stand in awe under forest
giants, or step into a lost world of an-
cient temperate rainforest equal to any
on Earth yet not hear a sound except the
serenade of lyrebirds.
Come and walk in solitude through a different
rainforest so rare, most people have never heard
of it, and far fewer will ever see it. Come and dis-
cover peaceful, beautiful places far from the beat-
en track, and away from the parks all the tourists
GIPPSLAND water and sewer custom-
ers are being asked to spend a few mo-
ments giving their local water corpora-
tions some feedback.
Gippsland’s four water corporations -
Westernport Water, South Gippsland Water,
Gippsland Water and East Gippsland Water -
are working together to survey customers to
get feedback on overall satisfaction, current
services as well as ideas on how best to plan
for the future of the region.
“This survey is really important for us, in
terms of measuring where we are at currently
and in assessing how customers think we should
move forward,” said South Gippsland Water’s
Managing Director Philippe du Plessis.
The telephone surveys have commenced and
continue into October.
The survey company, Fieldworks, will clearly
identify themselves at the start of the call and will
not engage in any sales pitch during the call.
“This is all about gathering information from
customers and not selling any product or service,”
confirmed Mr du Plessis.
Results of the surveys will be shared via the
media and on individual water corporation web-
sites from December 2016.
Customer satisfaction survey commences
Inspection: Yarram’s Regent Theatre committee mem-
bers Leanne Henderson and Angie Gutowski inspect work
by painters Dennis Nuttall and Jay Mulder from Vincent
Painters, in the main hall of the Regent Theatre on Friday.
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