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looking back - 2016
looking back - 2016
January 13, 2016 - POLICE were busy at
Welshpool in the New Year, charging a 46
year old Devon North man after seizing drugs
and 200 used syringes on Tuesday, January 5.
There was also a desperate last push by
Save the Long Jetty at Port Welshpool to
secure $4.7 million for the never say die
jetty rebuild project.
February 10, 2016 - PORT Albert cel-
ebrated its milestone 175th
year in fine
style over two huge weekends in Febru-
ary and was officially opened by former
Wellington Shire Council mayor Cr Dar-
February 17, 2016 - THE Port Albert
Coast Guard is looking at strike action
as part of a state wide campaign with
limited industrial action that started on
Sunday, ramping up to a possible total
withdrawal of services from March 24.
March 9, 2017 - YARRAM Primary
School was in total despair with crumbling
buildings, overcrowding and leaky toilets
and in desperation asked for a funding
lifeline from Member for Gippsland Danny
O’Brien who supported the community’s
petition to parliament for a new school.
March 31, 2016 - ON the back of a highly
successful Tarra Festival on the Easter
weekend comes the awarding of no less than
six Wellington People’s Choice Awards to
the 2015 Tarra Festival, Toms Cap Vineyard
Retreat, Forest Lodge Farm, Best Friend
Holiday Retreat, Tarra Valley Caravan Park
Fernholme and Tarra Territory Tourism.
April 28, 2017 - IT just shows the pen
perhaps is mightier than the sword-Yarram
Primary School received the exciting news
it was granted $4 million for a school
upgrade. The Standard kept campaigning
for funding and won a state award for local
May 4, 2016 - DAIRY farmers vented their anger at the Mur-
ray Goulburn board for its decision to slash milk prices that
saw some 2500 dairy farmers on their knees. The Murray
Goulburn disaster affected dairy farmers and rural communi-
ties around the State.
May 25, 2016 - THE cries for help from farmers lead
to Government assistance with Victorian Premier Dan-
iel Andrews coming to South Gippsland to announce
$1.5million for medical health services and backed this
up with a further $11.4 million in support for battling
June 8, 2016 - YARRAM and district fire fighters joined
thousands of angry CFA volunteers at a rally in Melbourne
to oppose the United Fire Fighters Union bid to have greater
control over the CFA.
June 29, 2016 - MOTORISTS using the
Hyland Highway between Traralgon and
Yarram can expect major upgrades under a
re-elected Coalition Government, with The
Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren
Chester announcing $5 million to make the
July 13, 2016 - THERE was jetty joy and a
shock for local dog racing enthusiasts this
month with Port Welshpool’s Long Jetty
finally securing its long awaited $4.8 mil-
lion Federal Government funding and pas-
sionate Yarram greyhound trainer Graham
Whitford disappointed with the ban on
greyhound racing in New South Wales.
July 27, 2016 - YARRAM and Woodside
football matches came to an abrupt end on
Saturday as players succumbed to the arctic
weather conditions, some players even
treated for hypothermia.
August 3, 2016 - THE local community was
rocked by the horrific car crash that claimed
the life of 16 year old Will McDonald of
Yarram and saw his cousin Jakob McDon-
ald from Binginwarri airlifted to the Alfred
Hospital with critical injuries.
August 31, 2016 - DURING a fire that en-
gulfed a family’s Yarram home on Tuesday
morning a 41 year old woman risked her
life and braved the smoke and flames and
dragged her 69 year old mother to safety.
September 14, 2016 - WOODSIDE had
plenty to celebrate with its A Grade netball
team winning premiership glory in the 2016
North Gippsland league grand final and Yarram
Thirds footballers celebrated their grand final
win against Sale City by only six points.
October 5, 2016 - YARRAM was thrilled
for its hometown AFL star Josh Dunkley
who helped the Western Bulldogs to a
history making grand final win at the MCG
on Saturday, October 1.
November 2, 2016 - WELL known Yarram
business man Garry Stephens threw his hat
in the ring to get a seat on the Wellington
Shire Council in a bid to get a better deal for
Yarram and district and was thrilled when he
romped home with a huge number of votes.
December 7, 2016 - GREAT news you could
say, with Yarram being chosen again to host
a rest day during the 2017 Great Victorian
Bike Ride that will come to town on Novem-
ber 27, 2017.
December 21, 2016 - COASTAL holiday
hotspots including Woodside Beach, Tarra
Valley, Port Welshpool and Yanakie report-
ed fabulous holiday accommodation book-
ings with thousands flocking to the area for
the summer holidays.
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