Archive for September, 2010

$478 Fine for drunk in public

IN PEARL Park, Foster, at 10.45pm last Saturday, September 18, police arrested a man for being drunk in a public place. As a result of his actions, the 19-year-old Toora […]

100 years of racing and recreation at Stony Creek

THE close-knit Stony Creek community is celebrating a major milestone. One hundred years ago, on September 14, 1910, the Stony Creek Racecourse and Recreation Reserve was gazetted. Now a new […]

50-lot subdivision proposed

FOSTER’S next area of urban expansion is moving forward with public advertising and notification of adjoining landowners in relation to a planning application for 50-lot residential subdivision in the town’s […]

A family of Aussies

ANNE-MARIE Joosten of Foster was the sole Citizenship candidate at last Wednesday’s Council meeting. The singular Ceremony was organised by Council to assist with Anne-Marie’s imminent travel requirements. Anne-Marie came […]

Attempted break-in

STAFF of the Foster Community House and Neighbourhood Learning Centre are mystified at the interest being shown in the centre by would-be thieves. They stress that they work for a […]

C51 helps improve rates income

AFTER the Minister for Planning Justin Madden stopped South Gippsland Shire Council from considering some categories of planning applications in the Farming Zone through imposition of Amendment C48 from May […]

Calling all aspiring film-makers with a vision for a sustainable future!

Calling all young Victorians with a vision for a sustainable future Are you aged 5 to 25 and want to win some great cash and prizes? The Future Shots Sustainability […]

Criminal damage in Foster

A 27-YEAR-OLD Foster man was charged on Sunday with burglary and criminal damage. The charges relate to an incident which occurred in Foster late on Saturday or in the early […]

Daffodil yellow symbolises bright future

SYMBOLISING a brighter, cancer-free future possible through cancer research discoveries and community education, bunches of sunny yellow daffodils were sold ‘on the street’ in Foster and Fish Creek last Friday, […]

Foster Farmers Market

Promontory Preserves

The Foster Farmers Market is one of the most popular events on the local calendar.  And it’s not just because of the fantastic local produce! See the events calendar for the next […]

Foster premiers

Foster, the best performed side of 2010 proved on Saturday that they were the best side all season when they defeated Stony Creek in the grand final at Inverloch in […]

Foster’s mail delivery in the family

THE Cardilini family of Fish Creek have taken on the contract for delivering mail and posted parcels in Foster. Son Peter is the person wearing the helmet and delivering mail […]

Foster’s Shaun Everington wins AFL’s B&F

FOSTER’ Shaun Everington became the first Foster senior player to win the Alberton Football League’s best and fairest award since Rob Davies was a joint winner in 1984. The 22-year-old […]

Genuine help on locality review

THE part-time project officer working on South Gippsland Shire’s Locality Review, Clare Gilmartin, is someone who genuinely wants to help make the process work for people who want to have […]

Going for rural tourism

WITH South Gippsland Shire Council’s formal endorsement last Wednesday of its Rural Tourism Strategy, a major step forward has been taken to redress the problem of many tourism businesses being […]

Grant will fund hospital air conditioning

PATIENTS and staff will be more comfortable at South Gippsland Hospital, even on the hottest and coldest days, with the announcement of funding for a new air conditioning system. The […]

Huge thanks to Meals volunteers

HUGE thanks are given to the hundreds of volunteers across South Gippsland Shire who cumulatively deliver approximately 350 meals each week through Council’s Meals on Wheels service, which is critical […]

Motorbike accident at Prom

A 26-YEAR-OLD woman from Melbourne was airlifted to hospital in Melbourne after she came to grief while riding her motorcycle towards Tidal River last Sunday. The woman was rounding a […]

New Deputy Mayor

COUNCILLOR Mimmie Jackson was elected without opposition or debate as South Gippsland Shire Council’s new Deputy Mayor at a short special meeting held just prior last Wednesday’s Ordinary Council meeting. […]

Patient transfer faces tyranny of distance

AFTER nine years based at Foster, the vehicle handling the non-emergency transfer of South Gippsland patients moves this week to Wonthaggi. The vehicle transfers non-emergency patients between local hospitals and […]

Preparations stepped up for bushfire season

SPRING burns could be on the agenda for Department of Sustainability and Environment and Parks Victoria staff, weather permitting. “We tend to not get much spring burning done in this […]

Public Transport – V/Line Bus

There are three excellent bus services each day to and from Melbourne, Foster and beyond – and EIGHT services to and from Leongatha, just 30 minutes away.  The bus leaves […]

Set for an ace tennis season

FOSTER Tennis Club is inviting aspiring tennis players to participate in an Open Day at the courts in Pioneer Street this Sunday, October 3. Come along for a hit from […]

Spring burning starts in Gippsland

THE Department of Sustainability and Environment has commenced its spring burning program with a series of small burns in Gippsland. “Gippsland is a logical area for us to recommence burning […]

Tarwin Catchment Enhancement Project

Landcare is looking for remnant gems! The upper reaches of the Tarwin Catchment are the focus of a project aimed at projecting highest quality remnant vegetation and improving water quality. […]

The show will go on!

FOSTER will have its show next February. “The show will go on,” said the treasurer of the show society, Amanda Afflitto, shrugging off the lack of a show secretary – […]

The Year of the Tiger!

2010 turned out to be the year of the Tiger with Foster seniors breaking a 17 year premiership drought when they defeated Stony Creek at Inverloch on Saturday in the […]

Three Burglaries in Foster

POLICE are investigating three burglaries which took place in Foster last weekend. At some stage over the weekend Foster Kindergarten in Pioneer Street was broken into and petty cash stolen. […]

Two community plans presented

MEENIYAN Community Plan and Poowong Community Plan were presented to South Gippsland Shire Council at a public briefing session last Wednesday and were accompanied by sharply contrasting perceptions from their […]

Underwater Observatory for Port Welshpool Long Jetty

Introductory info on the Underwater Observatory for Port Welshpool Long Jetty to appear here soon. For the most recent news visit our neighbors at the Welshpool Community Website

What future for water?

RECENT rains may have eased Gippslanders’ water worries in the short term, but it would be foolhardy not to look at a long-term sustainable water strategy. The grim rainfall statistics […]