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Grand finale: Mirridong All Stars take a bow after yet another grand performance at the Regent Theatre in Yarram last Wednesday.
Mirridong stars pack a punch
THIRTY-FIVE minutes of pure enter-
tainment was how the audience described
this year’s Mirridong Services’ annual
production, Rock Is How You Roll at Yar-
ram’s Regent Theatre last Wednesday.
Writer and producer Darren McCubbin said the Mir-
ridonskis decided they wanted to present a show with a
rock’n’roll theme of the likes of the musical Grease.
“So we went through some songs, tried some danc-
es and after realising none of the crew was getting any
younger - after all this is our 23rd production together - we
settled on the inspiring story of a young woman, Anita,
who does things a little differently. Because of this differ-
ence and her boundless energy, she succeeds,” he said.
Of course there is a bad guy, which just happens
to be the effervescent Darren McCubbin who gets his
comeuppance and a good guy who just wants to be El-
vis (played by Drew Pretty) but mostly the show was
about the wonderful magical dancing of Anita (played
by Anita Triantafyllou).
The Mirridong All Stars cast and crew provided the
capacity audience with toe tapping music, a touch of
sadness but most of all plenty of laughs.
MOTORISTS have been warned to obey
the new 80km/h speed limit on Hyland
Highway or face punishment.
Yarram Police will be monitoring drivers on the
highway to ensure they adhere to the new 80km/h
speed limit in effect around 150 metres north of the
Carrajung-Woodside turn off on the highway.
“This is a notorious corner which has seen a num-
ber of fatal accidents,” Senior Constable Scott Beek-
“In the last 12 months we have attended numer-
ous accidents in this area so we are pleased to see
VicRoads put the 80km/h limit in place.”
limit in force
ALBERTON, Gormandale, Woodside
and Binginwarri recreation reserves are
among 30 public buildings that will re-
ceive solar systems.
The systems will include panels, solar hot water and
solar lighting to help reduce emissions and cut costs.
Other local sites owned by the Department of
Environment, Land, Water and Planning to receive
the solar systems are Giffard West Hall, Seaspray
Caravan Park and Seaspray Hall, Stradbroke Hall
and Recreation Reserve and Longford Hall and Rec-
Victorian Minister for Energy, Environment and
Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio was in Morwell
last week to announce the sites that will receive the
“The energy upgrades and solar installations will
not only help bring down energy costs, they will create
local jobs in the renewable energy sector,” she said.
The Solar on Public Buildings Program upgrades
will reduce energy consumption, cut power bills and
are due to be completed by June 2019.
Energy upgrades have also now commenced for
up to 1000 low income homes to improve energy ef-
ficiency and reduce energy bills.
The $5 million Latrobe Valley Home Energy
Upgrade Program has already had more than 800
expressions of interest and is part of a $266 million
package to bolster the Latrobe Valley economy.
Residents and landlords can access up to $4500
worth of tailored solar PV or solar hot water pack-
ages and other upgrades, at no cost.
Region wins solar funding
Local businesses Gippsland Solar, Sunny After-
noons and Rocky’s Electrical have been engaged for
The Home Energy Upgrade Program is expected
to create 10 full-time jobs in the region.
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“I will be the one who has to apply for grants. I
don’t know what else to do to keep the festival safe.
I don’t want to walk away and say to hell with it,”
“We had good year this year, so we are well posi-
tioned to obtain grants.”
If funding cannot be found to run the festival with
a manager, Ms Hatton said the fall back strategy was
to run a pared down version of the festival.
“Basically, the festival would become the street
parade, which pretty much runs itself. Then we could
just have community groups run their events to keep
it basic,” she said.
“That would cost about $19,000 to run, so we
are only about $5000 short, assuming we get some
Ms Hatton said the Tarra Festival was one of the
only significant events held in Australia run purely
She said based on data created for this year’s fes-
tival, there were between 1600 and 1800 volunteer
hours involved in her role alone.
“That is not dissimilar to other festivals of similar
size, which run with a festival manager who puts in
around 20 hours a week or roughly $60,000 of event
management time,” she said.
The current committee plans to step away from
the festival at the annual general meeting, which
needs to be held by September.
Ms Hatton said there was a pattern of committee
burnout over the history of the festival, which was
something an external manager could help address.
Paid officer to drive
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