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Call for Council dismissal

MINISTER for Local Government Adem Somyure said he has “requested advice from the Monitor and expects to receive a report next week” in the wake of a public vote to […]

Four more beds for PCAC

FOSTER’S Prom Country Aged Care will receive four additional aged care places under the 2018/19 Aged Care Approvals Round. Member for McMillan, Russell Broadbent welcomed the additional places for Prom […]

No ‘current plan’ on bus 

THE State Government said there was “no current plan” to change the Yarram to Melbourne bus route. The Mirror put questions to the office of Minister for Public Transport Melissa […]

Crisis is “fake news” : Mayor

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council Mayor Don Hill has called into question the legitimacy of the Leongatha Business Association’s upcoming ‘Councillor crisis public meeting’.  Cr Hill, who said he will not […]


MARCH 15 – 17, 2019 HERE’Ssome of what’s on over this Festival weekend. If you like reading and discussing books you might like to check out Foster Library’s entertainment on […]

Garden show’s growing success

THE Welshpool Autumn Garden show has been proclaimed a “great success for exhibitors and visitors alike”. “The display in the Welshpool Hall provided a welcome relief from the stress of […]

Going, going, gone?

Fawcett: “There are good people in Council. Just not enough of them.” THE future of South Gippsland Shire Council hangs in the balance, with the resignation of two more councillors.  […]

Work starts on Foster Library upgrade

WORKS have commenced on Foster Library’s $92,000 upgrade, which will make it the state’s first library to be accessed out of hours with a secure swipe card. The project is […]

Swift action called on South Gippsland Shire Council

MEMBER for Gippsland South Danny O’Brien is calling for swift action on South Gippsland Shire Council. “The latest resignations from South Gippsland Shire Council and the allegations made by departing […]

Blaze closes Prom

WILSONS Promontory National Park will be closed during the Labour Day long weekend, as an out-of-control blaze threatens the Tidal River campsite.   Crews have been struggling to suppress the fire, […]

HACC exit to cost $665k

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council will pay Home and Community Care workers an estimated $665,000 as it moves away from offering the service from March 31.   Twenty of the 35-strong HACC […]

Overlay petition for Toora

A TOORA resident is writing a petition to urge authorities to mitigate flood risks in the town.    The person has chosen to remain anonymous for the time being, but believes […]

Every young person is welcome

IT’S a place that is many things to many young people.  For some, South Gippsland Hospital’s Youth Assist Clinic is a place to enjoy the fruit that it is not […]

Garlic festival grows

MORE than 8000 people enjoyed the wide range of entertainment and activities at Saturday’s record-breaking Meeniyan Garlic Festival.   For the third year in a row the Meeniyan community has delivered […]

Toora meeting anger

EMOTIONS were running high in Toora last Thursday (February 15), as residents railed against a proposed South Gippsland Shire Council flood overlay.  The impromptu two-hour public meeting – which saw […]

NBN fails in Fishy

FISH Creek’s Tony Walker believes Australia has ended up with a “second rate internet, that’s been cobbled together using a variety of technologies”.   In South Gippsland, the NBN is delivered […]

Bull Bar & Gallery opening for business

  WHEN Anne Tindall bought the old butcher shop on the main street of Yarram she had no idea it would turn into a Bar and Gallery. “I fell in love […]

Third garlic festival set to draw record crowd

MEENIYAN’S annual Garlic Festival is just around the corner, this Saturday 16th when over 6000 garlic-lovers are expected to flock to Meeniyan for garlic cooking shows, garlic plaiting, smoking, fermenting […]

Battle for slipway

GIPPSLAND Ports’ planned closure of the Port Franklin slipway has been met with anger by locals.  A community meeting has been scheduled at the Port Franklin Hall for Sunday, February […]

Drafting generosity

THE Yanakie Campdraft Committee handed out $8000 in cheques this week to local community groups.   Beneficiaries included Prom Country Aged Care, Foster and Fish Creek primary schools, Prom Coast Centre […]

Foster winery opening

FOR restaurateur, Chris Garns it’s been a challenging 18 months – but well worth the effort.   Ably supported by father Harry and partner Angela Irolano, he has turned a bare […]

We are Australian!

– Peter Lee Citizen of the Year THE Corner Inlet district came together on Saturday for the 2019 Australia Day celebrations in Foster with a small, but enthusiastic crowd in […]

A pearler of a festival

FOSTER’S Pearl Park Musical Festival has been labelled a “roaring success” by its organisers.  With a crowd numbering in the thousands, few could argue.  “It exceeded our expectations,” festival committee […]

Stamp of approval

THE face of renowned children’s author and Fish Creek shop owner Alison Lester is set to adorn a new Australia Post stamp.   The stamp will form part of the 2019 […]

Prom Coast Festival Picnic

‘PICNIC IN THE PARK’ EVERYONE loves a picnic and what’s better than a picnic in the park!  It’s a perfect opportunity to spend time with family and friends.  Food, fun and fresh […]

Communication breakdown

TOORA is emerging from a three-week long telephone and ETPOS blackout, during the peak of the busy summer tourist season. For Toora newsagent Irene Spooner it was a financial disaster. […]

Hoddle Mountain Trail walk

A WALK to celebrate Fish Creek’s fantastic Hoddle Mountain Trail is happening this Sunday, January 20. The Hoddle Mountain Trail Management Group, which led the successful campaign to have the […]

Australia Day in Corner Inlet

CALLING all citizens of Corner Inlet! Australia Day is coming and we are celebrating in a bigger and better way this year. On Australia Day, Saturday, January 26 it is […]

Sensational Summer!

– Tourists flock to South Gippsland TOURISM is alive and well in South Gippsland, with hoards of tourists flocking to our part of the world in droves. Local traders have […]

Planning for the future in Venus Bay

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council is excited to be planning for the central activity centre in Venus Bay. Council has been looking forward to designing solutions to long-standing infrastructure problems in […]

Phone and Internet problems in Toora

BUSINESSES in Toora’s Main Street have been in all sorts of trouble with internet and phone line troubles since last Thursday. At the busiest time of the year, these problems […]

Council to Convene Community Clusters

COUNCILvoted on December 19 to commence establishing community clusters across South Gippsland. It is anticipated that formalised clusters of communities could be of significant value to both local communities and […]

Port Welshpool Long Jetty Opened

ALTHOUGH the rehabilitation of the Port Welshpool Long Jetty is still ongoing, the Project Control Group has confirmed the facility will be open from COB Friday, December 21. The unofficial […]

PCAC names new CEO

JUSTIN Wightman has been named as the new CEO of Prom Country Aged Care in Foster. Mr Wightman – currently the Executive Manager of Corporate Services at the Australian Childhood […]

Cat curfew for Shire

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council will introduce a 24-hour cat curfew from April 1 next year.  From the same date, dogs will also be required to be on a leash in […]

Why we fell in love (with this area)

LLARRINDA Bed and Breakfast operator and Foster Community Online editor, Linda Giddy, tells us why the region is so special… WE fell in love with this part of Victoria in […]


WHERE has 2018 gone? It only seems like yesterday that the year started, but as the days, weeks and months kept rolling by, we find ourselves getting ready to spend […]

Prom Coast Ice Cream exports to Dubai

PROM Coast Ice Cream and Sorbet is delighted to announce their first export shipment -to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. This was a culmination of two years hard work […]

Safety fix for older drivers

A ROAD safety initiative between South Gippsland Shire Council, Police, VicRoads, a truck driver and a pharmacist has been targeting older drivers through local Probus clubs. According to Council’s road […]

Fishy walk unveiled

FOSTER Rotary recently celebrated the official opening of the Loader Walk track at Fish Creek. The track was completed as a way of leaving a lasting reminder of the 50th anniversary […]