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Friends of the State Coal Mine

The group meet every day, all year round from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm at East Area Mine, Garden Street, Wonthaggi (Map: 512 R 12).

Activities include underground tour guide, retail sales and general maintenance.

Bring old clothes and lunch.

Contact Braxton Laine for further details.

Contact details

Contact: Parks Victoria Ranger Braxton Laine
Phone: (03) 5672 3053



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Removal of Brooks Jetty Commences

13 Oct 2015

Works to remove Brooks Jetty for public safety have commenced after the jetty was severely damaged by a storm in June 2014. Engineering reports have deemed the structure unsafe for public use. A large section of the jetty head was destroyed during the storm and the jetty has remained partially…

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What's on at Albert Park

1 Jul 2015 12:00am - 30 Jun 2016 12:00am

A wide variety of events are held at Albert Park throughout the year. Events range from fun runs and sporting tournaments to other community events. See the full calendar here.

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Possum Prowl

15 Oct 2015 7:30pm-9:00pm

Join Ranger Rob for an evening walk through local bushland near Paddys Ranges State Park and discover the haunts of the nocturnal residents. Enjoy a traditional billy tea at the end of the tour. Meet at the Central Goldfields Visitor Information Centre.

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From weeds to wonders

17 Oct 2015 10:30am-1:00pm

Join Trust for Nature to witness the inspirational results of a good plan and plenty of commitment in this regenerated bushland next to Mt Samaria State Park. Twenty years ago this 20 hectare property was a grazing paddock with a small stand of remnant trees. Today it‘s a thriving woodland…

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Woodlands and wildflowers

18 Oct 2015 10:00am-2:30pm

Join Trust for Nature on a walk and talk nearby Lake Goldsmith Wildlife Reserve, through the woodlands and wildflowers of Ian and Cara Lovejoy‘s property, which has recently received a Trust for Nature conservation covenant. Explore this fascinating woodland, home to birds such as honeyeaters and robins, and heathland plants…