Home' Yarram Standard : January 25th 2017 Contents PAGE 6 - “THE YARRAM STANDARD” Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Pick up your new
New timetables will be introduced
across the V/Li n e network from
Sunday 29 January 2017.
Some services will have altered departure times and may
have different stopping patterns.
Pick up a copy of the timetable at your nearest ticket agent,
staffed V/Line station or download one at vline.com.au
YARRAM Country Club in conjunc-
tion with the Yarram Bowls Club will be
holding a BareFoot bowls day on Austra-
lia Day. You don’t need to own a set of
bowls, just turn up and have some fun.
PORT Albert is looking forward to a
big weekend with Australia Day celebra-
tions commencing at 11am in Rutter Park,
their bush dance at the Port Albert Hall
commencing at 7pm followed on Friday
January 27 with their movie night at 7pm.
As well as all this activity Mick Gribble is
still taking bookings for his helicopter rides
over Port Albert.
WOODSIDE Beach Surf Life Saving
Club volunteer lifeguards will be on duty
on Australia Day making sure everyone
is safe on the beach and in the water.
Woodside Football Netball Club will be
manning the clubrooms canteen at the
beach offering beach goers a variety of
snacks on Australia Day as well. Then
on Friday night January 27 they will
hold a ‘Boogie between the Flags’ disco
night. You must be over 18 to attend.
YARRAM Variety Market will be held
on Sunday, February 5 at the Scout Hall,
Yarram from 8am to 1 pm. Lots of bargains
to be found at this monthly market.
CORRECTION: a recent article re-
ported Clive Wort and Tom Reakes were
members of the Holy Trinity Anglican
Church. This was incorrect. Both men are
members of the Uniting Church of Yarram
and District. We apologise for this error.
A 67 year old Sale man will be charged on summons
for failing to give way after he turned his Toyota Land-
cruiser in front of a Mitsubishi wagon travelling in a
southerly direction on the South Gippsland Highway at
Woodside on Monday evening at approximately 7pm.
The driver of the Mitsubishi wagon, a 53 year old Yarram man
and the Sale man were both treated at the scene by a Yarram para-
medic before both men were transported to the Latrobe Regional
Hospital for observation.
Yarram police officers Senior Constable Bradley Guenther and
Senior Constable Karen Dale attended the accident and will con-
tinue their investigations into the accident.
Car accident at Woodside
LOCAL fire brigades are urging people
to remain alert this summer, after a grass
fire burnt a small area at Alberton West
on Monday, in hot conditions.
Fire brigades were alerted to the blaze on
Blackshaw Road at around 2.50pm and were
quickly able to bring the fire under control.
Yarram, Binginwarri, Jack River and Alber-
ton West brigades attended the fire.
Yarram third lieutenant Darren Milne was the
controlling officer at the scene and said around
300 square metres of private property and road-
side verge were burnt by the fire.
“It is so far undetermined as to what caused
the fire, which was contained within the area by
the four crews that attended,” he said.
“They all did a fantastic job to bring the fire
under control quickly.”
Mr Milne said the incident was a timely re-
minder to all landowners and holiday makers that
the fire danger period is in.
“Land owners should remain vigilant. Any-
thing that was burning before the start of the
fire danger period should be checked to make
sure it is not smouldering underneath,” he
“Monday’s fire seemed to stem from an
original burn, but upon investigation, there was
no heat in the pile, no stoving or anything like
The fire took around an hour to extinguish and
Mr Milne praised the efforts of the volunteer fire
fighters who attended the incident.
“The response time was excellent and the job
was done well, those who turned out did a great
job,” he said.
“Thanks also need to be given to the local
farmer for providing a tractor to aid in the sup-
pression of the fire.”
Monday’s fire is one of few experienced by
the Tarra Group of brigades so far this year, how-
ever group officer Robert Wight is urging people
to remain alert.
“It is just another typical summer, however
with the amount of fuel loads in the grass lands,
it is potentially worse than previous years,” he
“So far, we have been lucky we haven’t had
any major fires.”
Mr Wight said the potential for a large scale
grass or bush fire is still there, as the region pre-
pares for what can be one of the worst months for
“It is not just the hot days either, the shoulder
days (leading up to or following) are often just as
bad,” he said.
“So far it has been a quiet year, but the po-
tential is there so everyone needs to remain
Quick response: the fire took around an hour to extinguish and the volunteer fire fighters
who attended the incident did a fine job.
Well attended: Yarram, Binginwarri, Jack River and Alberton West brigades attended the
Grass fire reminder to remain alert
Links Archive January 18th 2017 February 1st 2017 Navigation Previous Page Next Page