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New shire depot takes shape in Foster

WHAT will become South Gippsland Shire Council’s new south area depot in about 12 months’ time is starting to take shape at a former agricultural supplies outlet in Foster’s Power […]

A giant step for Ryan

THE Giants unveiled another first-round draft pick when Foster’s Ryan Angwin made his long-awaited debut against the Western Bulldogs at Giants Stadium on Saturday night. In front of his parents […]

Quality work/life balance stars in SGH video

All of these things are possible at South Gippsland Hospital (SGH) in Foster, right in the heart of the Corner Inlet district and not much more than a couple of […]

Farm land rezone bid for 161 houses in Leongatha

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council will ask Victorian Planning Minister Richard Wynne to allow rezoning 22 hectares of land on Leongatha’s south-eastern outskirts from farming to general residential for a proposed […]

150 years of celebrations

– Methodist/Uniting Church in Foster SUNDAY 12th June was a wonderful celebration of 150 years of the Methodist/Uniting Church in Foster. The church was filled with current and former members of […]

Nippards Track Closed

NIPPARDS Track is currently closed. A Geotechnical engineer will be on site this week to determine the extent of the slip. The short-term plan is get the road open to one […]

Traffic accidents

ON the 9th of June, 2022, Police attended an accident on Fish Creek-Foster Road, Foster. A single car lost control on the slippery roads and crashed into an embankment. Locals were […]

Welshpool RTC strengthening its local Kindergarten

THE Welshpool kindergarten was thrilled to receive a very generous donation from the Welshpool Rural Transaction Centre (RTC) to support an identified need in resources and equipment for the service. […]

Waratah Bay Ice Cream wins National Best Ice Cream Award

LOCAL business Waratah Bay Ice Cream Co, whose ice cream has occupied the freezers of so many South Gippsland families and holiday makers for the past three years, has recently added […]

Drop-in sessions for community grants

WITH Round One of Community Grants for 2022/23 opening on July 1, South Gippsland Shire’s  Community Strengthening team are hitting the road to provide advice to the community. During June and […]

Broadbent returned in Monash

LONG-TERM Liberal politician Russell Broadbent has been returned to his seat of Monash though with a reduced majority and now in Opposition following the Federal election on Saturday May 22, 2022, […]

Tourism towns of excellence

FOSTER township has been very fortunate to be selected to participate in a program run by Destination Gippsland called Tourism Towns of Excellence.  Effectively Foster will have an audit executed […]

Ollie visits Prom Country Aged Care

RECENTLY, residents at Prom Country Aged Care were treated to a very special visitor. Jacksons’ Oliver, a 10 year old Strawberry Roan Quarter horse owned by staff member Margaret Roach, dropped […]

Fish Creek tea cosy sets new world record

A HAND-KNITTED tea cosy in every colour of yarn imaginable has set a new world record right at the start of the 2022 Fish Creek Tea Cosy Festival on Saturday May 14, […]

Let’s talk about ‘flu

Foster and Toora Medical Centre IT’S been awhile since the last article (and thanks for the prompt by a few readers!). I guess similar to the rest of you, we too […]

Coal Creek Community Park and Museum THERE are a number of rumours currently circulating about Coal Creek Community Park and Museum that South Gippsland Shire Council Mayor, Mohya Davies is […]

Comment now on Shire’s draft plans

PEOPLE from across South Gippsland Shire are invited to comment on the drafts of eight strategic plans covering nearly every aspect of the municipality’s functions, duties, and endeavours by Sunday May […]

Higher fire safety, equipment sterility standards at South Gippsland Hospital

EVEN higher standards in fire safety and medical equipment sterility have been made possible at South Gippsland Hospital in Foster thanks to a grant of $325,000-plus from the Victorian Government’s […]

Poignant Anzac Day services draw community

ANZAC Day services held throughout the Corner Inlet district on Monday April 25, 2022, shared a similar poignant quality and drew the local community together to remember and reflect. More than […]

Shire hosts morning tea for COTA Senior Achiever Joan

WARATAH Bay legend Joan Newman was the guest of honour at a morning tea hosted by South Gippsland Shire Council in Leongatha on Tuesday March 29. 2022 to mark her 2021 […]

Community policing priority for Foster’s new Sergeant

COMMUNITY and neighbourhood policing and an emphasis on road safety are among the priorities for Foster’s new Victoria Police officer, Sergeant Ash Bell. Visible patrols in and around Foster and its […]

Dryer catches fire at Foster motel

AN LPG-powered industrial-size dryer caught fire in the laundry of a Foster motel on Tuesday afternoon March 29, 2021, burning the load it contained and causing “a fair bit of smoke […]

Wilsons Prom rangers’ 2011 flood bravery recognised

SEVEN Parks Victoria staff have received one of Australia’s top honours for their selfless acts of bravery while rescuing people during severe flooding at Wilsons Promontory National Park in 2011. The […]

Fire restrictions ended in South Gippsland

Fire restrictions ended in South Gippsland THE Fire Danger Period (FDP)  finished at 1.00am on Monday, March 28 in the following municipalities in CFA’s South East Region: • South Gippsland Shire Council  […]

Getting ready for an appearance

FAMDA is proudly looking forward to presenting the Victorian première of ‘Keeping up Appearances’ in Foster between 22 April and 7 May 2022. Everyone’s favourite Lady of the house, Hyacinth […]

Shire hosts morning tea for COTA Senior Achiever Joan

WARATAH Bay legend Joan Newman was the guest of honour at a morning tea hosted by South Gippsland Shire Council in Leongatha on Tuesday March 29. 2022 to mark her 2021 […]

Community policing priority for Foster’s new sergeant

COMMUNITY and neighbourhood policing and an emphasis on road safety are among the priorities for Foster’s new Victoria Police officer, Sergeant Ash Bell. Visible patrols in and around Foster and its […]

Dryer catches fire at Foster motel

AN LPG-powered industrial-size dryer caught fire in the laundry of a Foster motel on Tuesday afternoon March 29, 2021, burning the load it contained and causing “a fair bit of smoke […]

Gippsland wins GOLD at the Australian Tourism Awards!

GIPPSLAND has achieved astounding success at the 2021 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards, with both of our region’s finalists – Destination Gippsland and Pennicott Wilderness Journeys – being awarded gold in their […]

“Avoid precedent” call as split council vote reseals no-through road

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council recorded a vote split six in favour and three against paying to reseal a section of no-through road in Poowong at the open ordinary meeting held in […]

Shire rezones Fish Creek, Leongatha public park land to sell

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council-owned blocks of land in Fish Creek and Leongatha will be rezoned from public park to township and general residential respectively to sell on the open market […]

Corner Inlet people “break the bias” at International Women’s Day lunch

PEOPLE from throughout the Corner Inlet district assembled at Manna Gum Community House in Foster on Tuesday March 8, 2022 to enjoy lunch together and to “break the bias” on International […]

Monitoring continues for Japanese encephalitis 

AGRICULTURE Victoria has confirmed positive detections of Japanese encephalitis virus at four new Victorian piggeries.  These detections are in the Campaspe Shire, the Loddon Shire, Gannawarra and Northern Grampians Shire. This […]

Back in classrooms for 2022

CARRYING packed lunches, stationery and textbooks, and clad in crisp uniforms with squeaky new shoes, students from Prep to Year 12 arrived at Corner Inlet district campuses on Monday January 31 […]

Free Rapid Antigen Tests for concession card holders

FREE rapid antigen tests (RATs) are now available to everyone who holds a current Australian Commonwealth concession card. The Federal Department of Health is providing up to 10 RATs to each […]

Streetlight upgrade project is starting early

IN an effort to reduce energy usage and increase safety for our community, South Gippsland Shire Council, alongside East Gippsland Shire Council and Wellington Shire Council, is undertaking a bulk […]

Fundraising for Prostate Cancer

A CROWD of almost 50 people were involved – with 22 carts, drivers, grooms, passengers and support crews – in the 90km, four-day charity harness drive from Koonwarra to Alberton fundraising for […]

Covid from the inside

A personal reflection. LAST week I was in quarantine for a week. Last week I had COVID. I thought I would share my experience of it. Because, frankly, I wouldn’t […]

Paul Harris Fellowship

LAST Thursday Foster Rotarians Rod Lomax and Bruce Standfield presented past member Leonie Clyne with Rotary’s highest award, a Paul Harris Fellowship, for service to the community.  Leonie took on […]

Foster Medical Centre COVID Update

COVID-19 Test, Trace, Isolate, Quarantine (TTIQ) National Protocols OMICRON has rapidly changed the Australian coronavirus landscape and I read somewhere that we are now the world leaders in rate of change […]

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