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Toora’s Royal Standard Hotel set to receive $50,000 thanks to Airbnb’s Country Pub Project

AIRBNB last week announced the winners of The Country Pub Project with Victoria’s Royal Standard Hotel in Toora, named one of six recipients of a $50,000 grant that aims to revitalise […]

Foster Primary junior school moves into brand-new building

FOSTER Primary’s 87-student and four-teacher junior school moved into their brand-new building last week, after just a couple of months of educational and entertaining construction works going on right before […]

From Afghanistan to Foster – Ali seeks to help people

ALI Tahiri has travelled a long way from where he was born, where he grew up and to where he lives and works now, helping people as a lifesaver and also […]

Minister appoints South Gippsland Shire Council panel

VICTORIANLocal Government Minister Adem Somyurek has appointed a panel of three administrators to run the South Gippsland Shire Council following the council’s dismissal for poor governance in June 2019.  The […]

Panel defers shire budget, rates, plan for second time

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council’s newly appointed panel of administrators has voted to defer adopting the municipality’s annual budget, rating strategy and council plan for one week to today, Wednesday July […]

BreastScreen van returns to Foster

BreastScreen Victoria’s eye-catching cyclamen pink van “Marjorie” is returning to Foster on Monday August 5, 2019 for a five-week-long visit to give free breast screens to women aged 40 and […]

SG Hospital appoints builder for new operating theatre

SOUTH Gippsland Hospital in Foster has appointed Warragul-based firm Farnham Developments Pty Ltd to build the hospital’s long-awaited new operating theatre and to refurbish the birthing suite. The building contract […]

Focused conservation efforts continue at the Prom

– Wilsons Promontory National Park to close temporarily  WILSONSPromontory National Park will be closed from Monday, August 19 until early morning Friday, August 23, 2019 to conduct the annual program […]

Kerry in charge at Fish Creek CFA

WHEN you think up an image of a firefighter in a small rural town, the odds are you’re considering a man. However, July 1, 2019 saw a milestone reached by […]

Rail trail extensions still on list

EXTENSIONS to the Great Southern Rail Trail are still on the list for both South Gippsland Shire and Wellington Shire despite missing out on the latest rounds of federal and state […]

Community in “powerful” health – administrator

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council administrator Julie Eisenbise believes the local community is in “powerful” health despite the political turbulence that resulted in Local Government Minister Adem Somyurek dismissing the elected […]

Two-pronged challenge for shire – acting CEO

South Gippsland Shire Council’s acting chiefexecutive officer Bryan Sword reckons there is an important two-pronged challenge facing both the community and the municipality after the Victorian Government dismissal of its […]

Back Roads program on Fish Creek

THIS Monday, July 22, at 8.00pm ABC and ABC iView will feature Fish Creek – The Storybook Settlement. What’s in the water in Fish Creek? This small Victorian town, often […]

Cleansing smoke welcomes indigenous art to country

A WAFT of cleansing smoke from burning gum leaves welcomed indigenous artworks, the artists who created them and art lovers alike to country and the opening of the NAIDOC Week […]

Floral beauty captured with detail and love

Foster artist Svea Chang has fallen completely in love with Australia’s native flowers and she captures their natural beauty in truly exquisite detail. Her painting of flowering gum blossoms won […]

Buyers stream in to Library’s Friends’ winter book sale

KEEN buyers and curious browsers alike streamed into the Friends of Corner Inlet Libraries’ book sale held in the Foster War Memorial Arts Centre on Friday and Saturday July 5 […]

Enough is enough!

THE news last Wednesday that the five Alberton Football Netball Club’s applications to join the West Gippsland Football Netball League had been put on hold because of strong opposition from […]

Commissioner defers Shire budget, rates, plan

  SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council’s administrator Julie Eisenbise has deferred the municipality’s 2019/2020 annual budget, its 2019/2022 rating strategy and its revised 2017/2021 council plan until the next ordinary meeting […]

Commissioner appointed as council interim administrator

FORMER South Gippsland Shire Council inquiry commissioner Julie Eisenbise has been appointed as the council’s interim administrator, with Monday June 24, 2019 the first day in her new job of […]

New school building flies through the air

FOSTER Primary School’s new building literally flew through the air in sections on the way to its final assembly last week after arriving on a rolling fleet of trucks over […]

Long Jetty officially re-opened

PORT Welsh-pool’s Shipping Pier, locally and affectionately known as the Long Jetty, was officially re-opened on Friday June 21, 2019, with the granddaughter of the man who worked for ten […]

Dismissal of South Gippsland Shire Council

The Labor Government will today introduce a Bill to dismiss the South Gippsland Shire Council following the final report from a Commission of Inquiry into the council. Dismissal of a council […]

Banksia Lodge leased to South Gippsland Hospital

Parts of Banksia Lodge will be used to house future additional community health services, alongside the existing staff, student and visiting family accommodation and support group uses, following planned building […]

Alberton league clubs could have a new league to play in next year?

AFL Victoria has told the clubs in the Alberton Football Netball League they can join theWest Gippsland Football Netball Competition next year.  That depends on the Alberton clubs withdrawing their […]

More than 1000 sign petition

MORE than 1000 people have signed the petition calling on the Victorian Government to keep South Gippsland Water’s main offices in Foster, and to preserve 50 local jobs. The signatures […]

Commissioners meet South Gippsland community

COMMISSIONERS looking “into matters relating to the affairs of the South Gippsland Shire Council” met with members of the municipality’s community at a public hearing held at the Korumburra Secondary […]

Alarming gambling statistics for South Gippsland

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council wants to make people aware of the effects of gambling within our community. In 2017/18 a total of $6.24 million or $17,100 per day was lost […]

Community urged to sign SGW petition, write letters

THE Corner Inlet community is being urged to sign a petition to the Victorian Government to retain South Gippsland Water’s head office in Foster. Local people are also asked to […]

Shire to clarify future museum collection ownership

  PORT Welshpool and District Maritime Museum (PWDMM) committee members will be involved in further talks with South Gippsland Shire Council to clarify its evolving formal policy on the future […]

Council brings acting CEO job forward

South Gippsland Shire Council has brought forward the start the of new acting CEO Bryan Sword’s job by one month to cover the current CEO Tim Tamlin’s “approved leave of […]

Community backs bid to keep SGW in Foster

The wider Corner Inlet district community is backing an earnest bid to keep South Gippsland Water’s main administration and depot in Foster, following the authority’s recent announcement that, “a consolidation […]

24-hour Stockyard Creek Landing plan put to shire

A plan to develop a 24-hour accessible boat ramp at the Stockyard Creek Landing in Foster has been put before the South Gippsland Shire Council. Foster resident since 2015, bird-lover […]

Plea to seal road to Walkerville South “jewels”

South Gippsland Shire Council has been given a plea for funding to seal Walkervillle South Road’s remaining stretch of gravelled surface that leads down to South Gippsland’s “jewels”, the beach […]

Community support, users may save Port Franklin slipway

COMMUNITY support and more users may help to save the Port Franklin slipway from closure and decommissioning, a fate first mooted by Gippsland Ports in 2017 and originally scheduled to occur […]

Russell Broadbent MP returned in Monash

LIBERAL Party Member of the House of Representatives Russell Broadbent was returned to his newly re-named seat of Monash following the federal election on Saturday May 18, 2019, winning easily […]

South Gippsland Inquiry Commissioners Announced

THE Labor Government is wasting no time delivering a Commission of Inquiry into the South Gippsland Shire Council.  Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek last week announced the members and […]


The AFL Gippsland commission’s May monthly meeting began at around 6pm at Morwell last Tuesday. By 6:05pm, all of its six commissioners were asked to resign by AFL Victoria. Those […]

Last time for library truck at Welshpool

Welshpool farewelled the West Gippsland Libraries’ South Coast Mobile Library for the last time in the town on Monday morning May 13, 2019. Parked in its usual parking place beside […]

Shire council appoint internal acting CEO

South Gippsland Shire Council has appointed an internal acting Chief Executive Officer to begin for a 12-month term on Tuesday June 25, 2019, the day after long-term CEO Tim Tamlin’s […]

Minister encourages people to speak to SGSC inquiry

VICTORIAN Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek has encouraged the people of South Gippsland to speak to the Commission of Inquiry announced on Thursday May 9, 2019 into the culture […]


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