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YUMBAH is looking at ways to make the Dutton Way abalone farm a viable proposition, saying it won’t give up hope on the site until all options are exhausted.While the company will not appeal December’s Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal decision rejecting a planning permit for the $60 million farm (the deadline for that expired […]

Chalpat Sonti - February 12, 2021

IF YOU see a “couch on wheels” or two shuttling around Portland give them a wave – they are part of the new Cycling Without Age program.Two trishaws – officially known as Triobikes – arrived recently and are being ridden by volunteers or volunteers-in-training who want to share the joy of getting outdoors, visiting nice […]

Portland Observer - February 11, 2021

A STRONG all-round performance from the Portland Coasters has put them a point clear of the competition in the South West Conference of the Country Basketball League.The Coasters started the game against the Colac Kookas with seven unanswered points and did not give up their lead for the entirety of the match, leading at every […]

Admin - February 11, 2021

THE fate of the proposed Cape Bridgewater resort will be decided over the winter, after the government panel hearing into the $85 million project was yesterday delayed for two months.Planning Panels Victoria’s Priority Projects Standing Advisory Committee held a directions (preliminary) hearing by video conference yesterday where the terms for the full hearing were agreed.The […]

Chalpat Sonti - February 11, 2021

JUST decades ago speaking the local Indigenous language - Dhauwurd Wurrung - was discouraged, and some people would avoid doing cultural tasks that were thousands of years old. However things are turning around, with educators across the region’s state schools coming on board with a new Dhauwurd Wurrung language and culture curriculum. Gunditjmara elder and […]

Portland Observer - February 5, 2021

FED-UP Narrawong residents have called on the ANZ Bank to make more of an effort to sell the old Narrawong store, saying it is the missing link in the settlement that is otherwise thriving. The Princes Hwy store, which closed for business in January 2017 and was later repossessed by the bank, has sat vacant […]

Chalpat Sonti - February 5, 2021

PORTLAND’S Elli Aitken has been selected for another season with the Greater Western Victoria Rebels ahead of the launch of the 2021 NAB League season this weekend. 17-year-old Aitken has experienced a rough introduction to the world of representative football after missing all of the 2019 season due to a shoulder injury and the majority […]

Portland Observer - February 5, 2021

IT has been 10 years in the making but Heywood and District Community Bank has rewarded its loyal shareholders with the first dividend in its history. And the current year is shaping up to be just as good or better, as the local community’s support for the enterprise has surprised even board members and bank […]

Chalpat Sonti - February 4, 2021

ANNIE Pender and her family had the most fun they have enjoyed in a long time, and many supporters came out to do it with them at Annie’s Colour Run on Friday evening. The fundraiser was held to raise money to support the Pender-Morrissey family while Annie, 3, receives treatment for leukaemia in Melbourne. Annie’s […]

Portland Observer - February 4, 2021

IT’S been a Portland Junior South West Classic to remember for the Portland Coasters’ girls teams, with all four local teams winning their respective divisional grand finals after three days of play. Portland’s most senior group, the under-18 girls, raced through the regular rounds of play unrivalled, defeating Warrnambool Mermaids, Casterton and Horsham in succession. […]

Portland Observer - February 4, 2021
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