IndyWatch Gippsland News Feed Archiver

Go Back:30 Days | 7 Days | 2 Days | 1 Day

IndyWatch Gippsland News Feed Today.

Go Forward:1 Day | 2 Days | 7 Days | 30 Days

IndyWatch Gippsland News Feed was generated at Bairnsdale VIC IndyWatch.

Sunday, 07 October

07:29

Carbon Capture and Storage and Golden Beach by Karen Vogel* Gippsland News & Views Peter Gardner

Golden Beach and its neighbour, Paradise Beach. Both towns sit beside one another and form part of the Ninety Mile Beach in Gippsland, Victoria. Both towns are quiet, at last Census in 2016 the average age of residents was 60, there are around 750 homes approximately of which are holiday homes. We are currently fighting a battle with organisations called CarbonNet and AGR Australia P/L. The CarbonNet project is investigating commercial scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) just off the coast of Golden Beach.

We are taking a stand against plans for CCS for a number of reasons:

  1. The government refusal to move away from coal and into renewables
  2. Millions of taxpayer dollars already wasted on Carbon Capture over the past 10+ years with seemingly nothing to show for this
  3. Risks to the environment and community with leakage
  4. Decades of ongoing monitoring into future generations, of which will further tax payer dollars will be wasted
  5. We dispute that this idea will meet global warming targets as it will create more emissions for this to work, not less

Whilst the local media has been following this story, we need something bigger now, and more help letting the world know of our plight. We find it interesting that such a small sleepy town is the target for these plans, highly convenient that there is considered to be a rock base just off Golden beach, CarbonNet finding has capacity to store the Carbon.

Investigations are currently in process, we have had Seismic Survey Testing earlier this year, with further Seismic Testing planned over a 15,000km stretch over a 5 month period, beginning in October 2018.  Communication with the community to date has been minimal and effects of this testing has been significantly downplayed by CarbonNet executives who have previously advised community members we would not notice Seismic Testing, members instead formally reported complaints of illness, affects to dogs and property damage. All complainants are still awaiting formal response from CarbonNet along with inspections on property.

CCS planning at Golden Beach has been known by the local council (Wellington Shire) for many years, though never communicated or advised to ratepayers. Only since the town has formed a small committee demanding adequate communication to the community on the project, has there been some improvement with this.  We will continue to protest against these plans.

You can find more information abou...

Go Back:30 Days | 7 Days | 2 Days | 1 Day

IndyWatch Gippsland News Feed Today.

Go Forward:1 Day | 2 Days | 7 Days | 30 Days

Saturday, 06 October

08:09

Belated Birds Gouldiae's Blog


Normal 0 false false false EN-AU X-NONE X-NONE ...

Friday, 05 October

10:03

Its almost New Year Mountain Journal

Last weekend at Mt Hotham I was chatting with a friend about the end of the season. She said she was starting to grieve for the end of another year. I was feeling exactly the same. I feel most alive in the alpine, especially the alpine when its snow covered, and for me, the spring melt marks the end of the year.

I find myself feeling sad as the mountain clears of people, heading off home after a season on the hill. I get reflective, and start planning and generally thinking about life. New Years Eve/ January 31 always feels a bit arbitrary for me. I enjoy the ritual (me and my family and a big mob of friends always spend a few days out on Mt Stirling to see the year off and greet the new one) but its spring that seems like the ending of the years cycle of seasons.

Life goes on: its walking and riding, paddling and climbing season. The mountains are always there and theres always plenty to do. But I do feel that sadness, that sense that another year has passed in a blink of an eye. It helps me get a sense of perspective on life, so Im grateful for that sadness.

I hope that youve had an amazing winter, and that youre enjoying this gorgeous season and whats left of the snow pack of an amazing winter.

Heres something I wrote for Backcountry Magazine a couple of years ago about end of the season: apart from closing weekend at Hotham, and Slushfest at The Bluff, a final trip up Mt Stirling is all part of the end of winter ritual.

07:04

Outstanding service awards to Wonthaggi Pony Club members South Gippsland Sentinel-Times

ASSOCIATE Wonthaggi Pony Club members Emily Davey (nee Burns) of Ryanston and Madeline Chalmers of Fish Creek were last week awarded the prestigious Pony Club Association of Victoria Award of Merit for outstanding practical assistance to their club.
The presentation of the awards was the highlight of the Pony Club Association of Victoria West Gippsland Zone AGM held at the Leongatha RSL.
Donna Murley, Wonthaggi PC Life Member spoke on behalf of the club about the girls and their achievements as they were presented with their certificates and badges by West Gippsland State Councillor Laurie Cruise.
To receive the award at the same time made the honour extra special for the girls as they are great friends who met at pony club.
The riding ability of the member plays no part, as this is to be regarded as the highest award for service within the Pony Club movement.
To be considered worthy of this award the associate member must have always been helpful and thoughtful for others and genuinely interested in seeing that the aims of the pony club movement are upheld in the club of which he or she is a member.
This award is to be considered the highest honour for service and only outstanding associate members are considered worthy.
Emily Davey (nee Burns) has been a member of PCAV for 15 years.
Personal achievements include:
* Obtaining D & C Certificates
* 2014 winner of West Gippsland Zone Show Jumping C Grade Series
* Represented Wonthaggi Pony Club and Wonthaggi Pony Club at West Gippsland Zone and State Level in State Show Jumping and Interzone Horse Trials.
Emily has contributed, many hours of work for Wonthaggi PC over numerous years, regularly attending working bees, and helped set up for many events.
Emily thoroughly enjoys being part of Wonthaggi Pony Club and she is well liked and respected by all. When asked to step in as club secretary in September 2016 Emily did not hesitate and did a brilliant job getting all the club records in order.
When the Burns family first joined the pony club there was only a shed and dirt arena out the back of the shed and a cross country area that was very overgrown.
Now with all the hard work of all club members Emily has been involved in four arenas being built, kitchen upgrade, cross country clean-up working with the shire to clear the area near the water jump.
Emily has not been riding over the last few years due to her horse being injured, attending and completing university, working full time and also being recently married; although this has not stopped her actively being involved and making an outstanding contribution to Wonthaggi Pony Club.
Emily is lucky to have made lifelong friends and have some great instructors helping her along the way.
Madeline Chalmers has been a member of the PCAV for 17 years.
Personal achievements include:
* Obtained D, D* C and K Gold (curre...

Feeds

Feed RSS Last fetched Next fetched after
"GroovUs Feed Aartists" XML 00:31, Monday, 08 October 01:31, Monday, 08 October
"GroovUs Feed Afestivals" XML 00:31, Monday, 08 October 01:31, Monday, 08 October
"GroovUs Feed Aradio" XML 00:31, Monday, 08 October 01:31, Monday, 08 October
"IndyWatch Feed Arts" XML 00:31, Monday, 08 October 01:31, Monday, 08 October
"IndyWatch Feed Food" XML 00:31, Monday, 08 October 01:31, Monday, 08 October
"IndyWatch Feed Melbourne" XML 00:31, Monday, 08 October 01:31, Monday, 08 October
"IndyWatch Feed Nsw" XML 00:31, Monday, 08 October 01:31, Monday, 08 October
"IndyWatch Feed Nsw" XML 00:31, Monday, 08 October 01:31, Monday, 08 October
"IndyWatch Feed Photography" XML 00:31, Monday, 08 October 01:31, Monday, 08 October
"IndyWatch Feed Politics.au" XML 00:31, Monday, 08 October 01:31, Monday, 08 October
"IndyWatch Feed Vic" XML 00:31, Monday, 08 October 01:31, Monday, 08 October
"IndyWatch Feed Vic" XML 00:31, Monday, 08 October 01:31, Monday, 08 October
A Year in a Gippsland Garden XML 00:31, Monday, 08 October 01:31, Monday, 08 October
Ben Cruachan - natural history XML 00:31, Monday, 08 October 01:31, Monday, 08 October
Concerts & Gig Guide in Gippsland XML 00:31, Monday, 08 October 01:31, Monday, 08 October
Environment East Gippsland Inc XML 00:31, Monday, 08 October 01:31, Monday, 08 October
FACES of MORWELL - Blog XML 00:31, Monday, 08 October 01:31, Monday, 08 October
Foster Community Online XML 00:31, Monday, 08 October 01:31, Monday, 08 October
FPRESS.com.au network XML 00:31, Monday, 08 October 01:31, Monday, 08 October
Friends of Tarra-Bulga National Park XML 00:31, Monday, 08 October 01:31, Monday, 08 October
Gippsland Environment Group XML 00:31, Monday, 08 October 01:31, Monday, 08 October
Gippsland FM XML 00:31, Monday, 08 October 01:31, Monday, 08 October
Gippsland FM XML 00:31, Monday, 08 October 01:31, Monday, 08 October
Gippsland Friends of Future Generations - Clean, Renewable Energy Today XML 00:31, Monday, 08 October 01:31, Monday, 08 October
Gippsland Lakes Fishing Club Inc. XML 00:31, Monday, 08 October 01:31, Monday, 08 October
Gippsland Magazine XML 00:31, Monday, 08 October 01:31, Monday, 08 October
Gippsland News & Views Peter Gardner XML 00:31, Monday, 08 October 01:31, Monday, 08 October
Gippsland Unwrapped XML 00:31, Monday, 08 October 01:31, Monday, 08 October
Good Old Gippy XML 00:31, Monday, 08 October 01:31, Monday, 08 October
Gouldiae's Blog XML 00:31, Monday, 08 October 01:31, Monday, 08 October
greatergippsland XML 00:31, Monday, 08 October 01:31, Monday, 08 October
http://www.disasterinthevalley.org/2/feed XML 00:31, Monday, 08 October 01:31, Monday, 08 October
http://www.latrobevalleysupportnetwork.com/1/feed XML 00:31, Monday, 08 October 01:31, Monday, 08 October
Latest News - Creative Gippsland XML 00:31, Monday, 08 October 01:31, Monday, 08 October
Latrobe Valley XML 00:31, Monday, 08 October 01:31, Monday, 08 October
Live at the Bundy XML 00:31, Monday, 08 October 01:31, Monday, 08 October
Markets and Fairs in Gippsland XML 00:31, Monday, 08 October 01:31, Monday, 08 October
Media Morwell Neighbourhood House XML 00:31, Monday, 08 October 01:31, Monday, 08 October
Mountain Journal XML 00:31, Monday, 08 October 01:31, Monday, 08 October
News Hazelwood Health Study XML 00:31, Monday, 08 October 01:31, Monday, 08 October
News The Star XML 00:31, Monday, 08 October 01:31, Monday, 08 October
News - Goongerah Environment Centre XML 00:31, Monday, 08 October 01:31, Monday, 08 October
NPeye XML 00:31, Monday, 08 October 01:31, Monday, 08 October
South Gippsland Sentinel-Times XML 00:31, Monday, 08 October 01:31, Monday, 08 October
Watching the Deniers XML 00:31, Monday, 08 October 01:31, Monday, 08 October
Whats On XML 00:31, Monday, 08 October 01:31, Monday, 08 October
Wild South East XML 00:31, Monday, 08 October 01:31, Monday, 08 October
Wyld Family Travel XML 00:31, Monday, 08 October 01:31, Monday, 08 October

IndyWatch Gippsland News Feed Archiver

Go Back:30 Days | 7 Days | 2 Days | 1 Day

IndyWatch Gippsland News Feed Today.

Go Forward:1 Day | 2 Days | 7 Days | 30 Days

IndyWatch Gippsland News Feed was generated at Bairnsdale VIC IndyWatch.

Resource generated at IndyWatch using aliasfeed and rawdog