Archive for August, 2010

$40,000 plus purchase a boon for births

SOUTH Gippsland Hospital Auxiliary members, hospital staff, board members, new mothers and community members gathered for a celebratory morning tea at the community health centre on Monday. The celebrations were […]

Active Places Project fosters a sportier, healthier lifestyle

ONE of the most successful projects seen in the district in recent years, the Active Places Project, part of the Go For Your Life Program, has wound up with a […]

Agnes Falls Scenic Reserve

Hidden within the green rolling hills of the Strzelecki Ranges, the meandering Agnes River cascades over rocks into a deep picturesque gorge producing Victoria’s highest (59 metres) single span waterfall! […]

Book-lovers surge

A SURGE of 70 eager book-lovers crowded through the doors of Foster War Memorial Arts Centre Hall last Friday morning when Friends of Corner Inlet Libraries (FOCIL) opened the doors […]

Children’s Hub latest

SEVEN tenders have been received by South Gippsland Shire for the construction of Corner Inlet Children’s Hub in Foster. The tenders, which closed on July 20, are currently being evaluated. […]

Citizens’ Advice Bureau

If you are not sure who contact about an issue, the South Gippsland Citizens’ Advice Bureau is there to help.  We have access to a state-wide community service database, with […]

Corner Inlet & Nooramunga Marine & Coastal Parks

These Marine and Coastal Parks are recognised internationally as waterbird habitat.  They are also popular for boating and fishing. Corner Inlet is the most easterly, and consequently the warmest, of […]

Corner Inlet Men’s Shed

Use your hands, gain and share skills, meet and make new friends, tap into men’s health and lifestyle information – or just drop in to the men’s shed for a […]

Diabetes Clinic

This clinic offers ongoing education and support for people with Diabetes and/or their partners and carers.  We provide National Diabetes Supply Scheme (NDSS) supplies; blood glucose meter equipment, checks and […]


This service helps people to understand the relationship between food and health, enabling them to make dietary choices to get the most out of their lifestyle. Individual appointments are available […]

District Nursing Service

The District Nursing Service is operated by South Gippsland Hospital’s Community Health Centre, and provides qualified nursing care in the home environment.  It assists people in maintaining or improving their […]

Doctors – Foster & Toora Medical Clinics

For medical emergencies call “000” The clinic has been accredited by Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited (AGPAL) One of this district’s great strengths is that we are blessed with excellent […]

Dogs Attack Livestock

POLICE are asking dog owners to keep their animals confined on their properties at all times. The request follows two attacks by dogs in the last three weeks, one of […]

Domestic Violence Crisis Line

This is a confidential telephone service operated by the Women’s Domestic Violence Crisis Service, which provides information, support and access to safe accommodation for women experiencing abuse in their relationships […]


And now for something different!  Why not make your walking or cycling outings something to really remember, with donkeys in harness, under saddle leading and accompanying you as you walk […]

Drug and Alcohol Service

This common sense, non-judgemental counselling service offers information and education for people with problematic alcohol and other drug use.  There is no need to deal with alcohol or other drug […]

Drug and Alcohol Support

This is an anonymous, confidential service that provides counselling, information and referral over the telephone for people who are concerned about a friend or family member who has an alcohol […]

Expect more planned burns

EXPECT to see many more planned burns taking place each year on public land across the state. Fuel reduction burning is likely to increase to an annual rolling target of […]

Fashion parade raises $1155 for SES

AS PROMISED, this year’s fashion parade organised by Insideout Clothing and the Susie Green Dance School was bigger and better than ever before. The Foster War Memorial Arts Centre was […]

GippsCare housing support

GippsCare provides housing and support services to homeless individuals and families, or those at risk of homelessness, in their transition from crisis to independent, secure and safe accommodation. Young people […]

Good Health Clinic

This Clinic is for anyone with  chronic disease and wanting to be able to achieve optimum health and wellbeing.  It is held at the Community Health Centre on Mondays and […]

Hard waste collection not too hard

AFTER Cr David Lewis’ description of much “churning around of reports”, South Gippsland Shire Council has finally decided that offering a hard waste collection service would not be too hard […]

Healthy Hearts Program

Anyone with heart disease or the associated risk factors, e.g., angina, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or overweight is welcome to join this weekly education program which runs for four […]

Heart Support Group

If you have any kind of heart disorder, high or low blood pressure and/or elevated cholesterol –  or if you are the carer of a family member has has, then […]

Improved public computer/internet at Toora

TOORA’S public access internet computer has a new flat screen monitor, a new desk, a new office chair and a new location that is open extra hours! For anyone without […]

Kids Help Line

This telephone and online help service is available to young people aged between 5 and 18, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Counselling is available via telephone, email […]

Kitchen garden program seeks sponsors

IF ONLY money grew on trees! THE kitchen garden program at Foster Primary School has been a huge success since it was introduced to the school in October 2007. Growing, […]

Libs returned locally but nation in limbo

THE sitting local member, Liberal Russell Broadbent, has been returned to McMillan, but the overall result of the federal election held last Saturday remains in limbo. With neither of the […]

Limeburners Walk

The Limeburners walk links Walkerville North and South via the majestic remnants of the Walkerville lime kilns. The lime kilns were used to extract quick lime until demand for the […]

Localities and addresses update

SOUTH Gippsland Shire is still on track to move on the public exhibition phase of its Localities Review in August for the purpose of obtaining public input on the appropriateness […]

Long Jetty promise renewed – but smaller

DURING a brief patch of sunshine in severely inclement weather, the Member for the Federal seat of McMillan, Russell Broadbent, visited Long Jetty at Port Welshpool last Thursday to renew […]

Major employers in our area

Approximately 90% of all businesses in the district are micro, owner-operated enterprises employing 0 – 10 people. Businesses employing more than 10 people are relatively few, but listed below are some […]

Massage, fitness & nutrition consultation

For relaxation, sports and remedial massage; personalised fitness programs; healthy eating plans; mobile massage and beauty therapy, call Jenny Fenwick at the Community Health Centre, Foster.

Material aid

St Vincent de Paul Society provides home visitation, referral to financial advice, assistance with food and transport, household needs, Telstra accounts, emergency food packs – for anybody in need of […]

Maternity health training models real life

STAFF involved in maternity care at South Gippsland Hospital participated in an innovative and highly practical training session last week. They came away from it thrilled to have taken part […]

Men’s Options

This service is provided by the Salvation Army GippsCare, for men who are struggling with violent and abusive behaviour, who may have been abusive or violent in their families.  Assessment […]

Men’s Referral Service

This service is provided by men for men, to assist those who are wanting to stop their violent or abusive behaviour towards their family members, but are not sure how […]


Mensline supports men who are dealing with family difficulties, particularly those surrounding relationships, parenting concerns and separation and family breakdown.  Mensline Australia offers a private, non-judgemental ‘safe’ environment for men […]

Mental illness support group

This is a service for people with mental illness. Have a cuppa and a chat, listen to music, plan an instrument or just relax. Alternate Wednesdays we have outings, such […]

Mount Worth State Park

Mt Worth State Park

During the 1920s, 12 timber mills operated on the slopes of Mount Worth to strip it of its rich timber.  In 1975 the State Government began purchasing land for the […]