Archive for October, 2010

1st draft fire plans for coastal towns

PRE-FIRE season, first-draft Township Protection Plan consultations in South Gippsland’s coastal settlements on a weekday during business hours? Sounds a bit strange when not a lot of people are around […]

Angst over motorcycle club impact

THREE Yanakie residents – Matt Marriott, and Brian and Meg Thornborrow – made an impassioned plea during last Wednesday’s public presentation session to South Gippsland Shire Council, for the Corner […]

Breast Cancer Month’s pretty pink tribute

OCTOBER is Australia’s Breast Cancer Month, a month marked by breast cancer survivors, those who care for them, and by people all over Australia who want to show their support […]

Community planning involves students

The ‘Toora/Welshpool & District Community Strengthening Initiative’ is proud to be working in partnership with the Toora Primary School to get local students involved with the current development of the […]

EPA fines Esso over waste storage at Barry Beach

THE EPA has fined Esso Australia nearly $6,000 for incorrect storage of liquid waste at its Barry Beach marine terminal. EPA Gippsland regional manager Elizabeth Radcliffe said two officers inspected […]

Foster Show promotion gearing up

AT THE last meeting of Foster Agricultural Society before details have to be in place for printing of Foster Show Schedule, Darren Lomax was unanimously voted in as Assistant Show […] – a welcome website

THE brand new website is already attracting interest, reportedly from as far away as the Congo! The Foster Chamber of Commerce and Industry has built the website, which features […]

Horticultural Society calendar

AS A practical fundraiser, Welshpool and District Horticultural Society is selling a delightful and handy perpetual desktop calendar graced with photographs of exotic and native flowers, landscapes and fruit taken […]

Improved service or volunteer insult?

SUDDEN change without prior notification from South Gippsland Shire Council to the booking and coordination arrangements for Corner Inlet’s community car has incensed the Foster Community Car Committee and a […]

Kelly’s Surfing Success

Sandy Point teenager Kelly Laity shows the surfing style which secured her second place in the Ocean and Earth Teenage Rampage, presented by Vodaphone with the support of Surfing Victoria, […]

New website launched in Foster

‘VICTORIA’S best kept secret!’ proclaim the bumper stickers. And ‘Come for the beauty, stay for the lifestyle’ Showcasing Foster as a great place to live, work and play […]

Parks Champions take on the Prom

THE collaborative ‘Parks Champions’ program between Parks Victoria and Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA) is taking place this week (October 11 to 15) at Wilsons Promontory National Park. Parks Victoria Chief […]

Plan for Foster’s future

WOULD you like to see a pedestrian crossing in Foster’s main street? Should there be a designated parking area in Foster for caravans? Is there a need for a footpath […]

Plenty of history in Reserve

STONY Creek Reserve is celebrating its 100th birthday by inviting its future to uncover its past. Children from across South Gippsland are being asked to collect memories of the racing […]

Police News

CAR ACCIDENT AT YANAKIE POLICE are investigating the cause of a single vehicle accident on the Promontory Road at Yanakie on Monday in which a woman was lucky to escape […]

Promontory Home Produce and Craft Market

THE 2010/11 Promontory Home Produce and Craft Markets season starts this weekend, with a market at Foster Showgrounds this Sunday, 31 October. – see events list Most of the regular […]

Safe Cycle Month

OCTOBER is Safe Cycle Month. Police across the district have been rewarding young cyclists who they see riding responsibly, by presenting them with wrist bands. They will all go into […]

Seachange Festival a Prom Coast attraction

STATEWIDE promotion of the Prom Coast Seachange Festival is expected to result in a big influx of visitors to the district over the weekend of April 8-11 next year, reaping […]

Three new Directors appointed to Council

TWO Victorians and a New Zealander have been appointed to the three new Directors’ positions that have been created by the recent organisational restructure of South Gippsland Shire Council. Council’s […]

Toora celebrates its beautiful new school

THERE will be great celebration next Tuesday, October 26, at the official opening of the multi-million dollar Toora Primary School rebuild. Students and teachers have been enjoying their spacious new […]

Top traffic cop visits Foster

DEPUTY Commissioner (Road Policing) Ken Lay visited Foster last week. The distinguished traffic policeman gave an address to members of the local Rotary Club and their partners at a function […]

Warning to bank customers

POLICE and banks are warning the public to be vigilant and not fall for a phone scam targeting bank customers, including several in the Foster area. The scam involves people […]

What’s on for Melbourne Cup weekend 29 Oct – 2 Nov

This weekend traditionally marks the start of the spring/summer tourist season in the district. It’s a long weekend for some, with a holiday on Monday and then Tuesday, Melbourne Cup […]

Yanakie Settlement – reunion and reminiscences

THE development of modern Yanakie as an established dairy district occurred in 1954 when the natural swamps were cleared wholesale, first for a State Government soldier-settlement farm scheme and then […]

Zoi is Toora Lions Youth of the Year

SHOWING great promise as leaders of the future, two local students vied last Wednesday evening to be Toora Lions Club’s representative in the Lions Youth of the Year quest. Zoi […]