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Administration Assistant Required

Bushwalking Victoria is looking for the services of a proactive Administration Assistant to work with their Office Manager and the Board.

Your administration background in a busy environment will be an asset. Intermediate Microsoft Office Suite skills, including Excel, typing, strong attention to detail and follow through, are a must in this role. Experience in online applications such as Salesforce, Joomla and MailChimp is preferred, but not essential.

Liaison with members, general office administration and secretarial support where required, will keep you challenged and busy.
If you are a proactive person with a strong customer service focus, take pride and ownership in your contribution, have excellent attention to detail and want to be part of a growing organisation this could be for you.

Please email your CV with a covering letter to Patsy Scales at admin@bushwalkingvictoria.org.au or telephone 03 9846 1132 for further information.

We have a new phone number - 03 9846 1132.

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Our December Bushwalking News has been published.http://ow.ly/VyrtC

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150th anniversary of McMillan's Track - Walkers from Ben Cruachan Bushwalking Club and VMTC are walking the 220km McMillan's Track end-to-end. They started Friday, 30 October and will finish on Thursday, 12 November, starting at Omeo and finishing at Woods Point.
They are carrying a Spot device. Follow their progress at: http://ow.ly/U6Unj
The walkers will be supported by members of their clubs, some of whom will join them to walk shorter sections.
Currently the track is not in good condition, so as they go along, they will identify where and what work needs to be done to improve the track.

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Now is a good time of the year to do some backpacking - not too hot and not too cold and spring is on the way. Here is an interesting Infographic to help you choose and use a backpack. Source: Bushwalking Blog http://ow.ly/QKaiC

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If you feel like a lovely walk - you don't have to go far - have you been on any of the 21 walks around the Melbourne?

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This article gives some fantastic hints on how to stay dry and comfortable during a wet, windy and cold hike. I particularly like the "how to dry your gear" hints - point number 9. Does anyone have any other good tips and hints?

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Australian Alpine Walking Track clearing Omeo area 6-9 March 2015

With loppers, bushcutters and chainsaws, six men and two women tackled the AAWT in the Omeo area.

We camped in a great location with Parks Victoria Rangers and a 4x4 support group who ferried us in out of the mountainous terrain. We cut our way through scrub and fallen trees, and marked the track with markers. Our volunteers were so enthusiastic, they did not want to stop until someone cried: “Enough, tomorrow is another day!”

Everyone returned to pot roast and vegtables cooking on coals, whilst dips and drinks eased the wait. The food was perfect and everyone had a great nights’ sleep.

Work continued where we had left off and at the end we all left happy with the result of our hard work. Another night around the fire was had before everyone departed the following morning. It was hard to leave such a lovely area.

Thank you all from Charlie Ablitt – BTAC - Track Maintenance and Conservation Projects Coordinator http://ow.ly/i/91HwA http://ow.ly/i/91Hxv http://ow.ly/i/91Hyt http://ow.ly/i/91HyX

For anyone who is interested in hiking in the Howqua Hills area - here is a Howqua Track planned burn update as at 10:00 Sunday 15 March 2015

A 12,000 hectare planned burn was ignited south of Howqua Hills on Tuesday, 10 March.

Ground ignition occurred along Steiner's Road and Howqua Hills Track between Ware's and Mitchell's Track on 10 and 11 March. Fire activity along this section of control line has subsided.

Aerial ignition occurred 10, 11, 12 and 14 March and is expected to be completed today. Fire from spurs ignited from the air is now backing down to Brock's Road between Sheepyard Flat and Six Mile Creek and Howqua Hills Track between Sheepyard Flat and Tobacco Flat.

Monitoring will be ongoing over the coming days by ground crews and from aircraft. Work will continue along Brock's Road and Howqua Track to manage fire activity and address safety issues. Howqua Track is expected to be closed to public traffic between Sheepyard Flat and Steiner's Road until Wednesday 18 March. Private landowners are permitted to access their properties. Traffic control points have been established at Sheepyard Flat and Six Mile Creek to manage traffic along Brock's Road. Short delays may occur before traffic can proceed along Brock's Road.

Walking track closures are in place due to fire activity and the risk of falling trees and other hazards. Eagles Peaks, High Track and Lickhole Creek walking tracks will remain closed until fire activity subsides and it is safe to enter the area. Walking tracks may remain closed until the start of the school holidays on 28 March 2015. This will be influenced by the weather, as the southern extent of the fire remains active.

If you have any questions about this planned burn please contact the DELWP office in Mansfield on 5733 1256.

Regards
Lucas

Lucas Russell | District Manager Goulburn | Hume Region
Regional Services | Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
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