Archive for February, 2011

104th Show embraces traditional and modern rural life

NOW in its 104th year, Foster Show combines the tradition of generations of people striving for their very best in of all kinds of ways associated with country life with […]

Back to school in 2011

FISH CREEK & DISTRICT PRIMARY SCHOOL A TOTAL of 106 students began the school year at Fish Creek last Friday, including 16 prep students enjoying their first day of school. […]

Campdrafters generosity continues

SINCE their commencement in 1995, the annual Yanakie campdrafts have raised enough profits to allow Yanakie Campdraft Association to donate a total of $30,000 back to the local community, with […]

CFAs Mick Dorling is Citizen of the Year

LONG-TIME Fish Creek CFA volunteer Mick Dorling received the ultimate community accolade of Corner Inlet Citizen of the Year in the Australia Day celebrations at Foster last Wednesday. Mick was […]

Children’s Hub approaching ‘the sharp end’

LAST Monday, South Gippsland Shire Projects Coordinator Shelley Fixter described the under-construction Corner Inlet Children’s Hub in Pioneer Street Foster as “approaching the sharp end”, which was “very exciting”. She […]

Do Not Call Register

Sick of receiving that sales call just as you’re about to have dinner or busy at work? There IS a place where you can put your phone number on a […]

Foster-Tidal bus recommendations

SOUTH Gippsland’s Transport Connections Advisory Committee is recommending to the Department of Transport that the summer bus service between Foster and Tidal River be continued on a permanent basis for […]

Hospital helipads

A PLANNING Panel convened to consider submissions made in relation to a planning scheme amendment sought by the Department of Health to secure helicopter flight access to the helipad serving […]

Make a health pitstop at Foster Show

THERE will be a strong focus on men’s health at the forthcoming Foster Show on Saturday February 26, with South Gippsland Hospital Community Health Centre running the Pitstop Men’s Health […]

Meeniyan sewerage scheme nears completion

THE heavy rains and flooding that have ravaged much of the state in recent times have left South Gippsland largely unscathed. While parts of the state received between 100ml and […]

New CEO for Prom Country Aged Care

THE board of Prom Country Aged Care (PCAC), which comprises Banksia Lodge in Foster and Prom View Lodge at Toora, has appointed a new chief executive officer, Claire Schmierer. Ms […]

Passion and pursuits at Foster Show

If you have been considering entering Foster Show with anything ranging from a jar of tasty homemade preserves to a classy computer graphic, an inspiring invention, a showy pot plant, […]

Plans underway for Port Welshpool’s Long Jetty

DEPUTY Premier and Member for Gippsland South Peter Ryan has announced that the Victorian Coalition Government is committing $300,000 towards detailed planning for the redevelopment of the Port Welshpool Long […]

Police report

BREAK-IN POLICE are seeking witnesses who may have seen a suspicious car or person in the vicinity of a house at 55 Ameys Track Foster (located south of the former […]

Police report

Cattle Truck Rollover POLICE from Foster, Leongatha and the Traffic Management Unit at Wonthaggi attended the scene of a truck rollover on the Tarwin-Buffalo Road last Wednesday. It was about […]

Prize money and prestige for Rural Ambassadors

THE search is on for young people to represent Foster and District Show in the Rural Ambassador Awards. It’s a great opportunity and there is only until February 14 to […]

Road safety upgrade for South Gippsland Highway

WORK starts this week on a series of road safety upgrades along the South Gippsland Highway from east of Bena to Meeniyan. VicRoads Acting Regional Director Harvey Dinelli said the […]

Shellcott Road petition

A PETITION signed by 41 people requesting a priority resurfacing [re-sheeting] of Shellcott Road Yanakie on grounds of safety will be submitted to South Gippsland Shire Council at its February […]

South Gippsland Water good ‘NABERS’

IT IS official! South Gippsland Water are good NABERS. NABERS is the National Australian Built Environment Rating System, and SGW head office at 14-18 Pioneer Street in Foster recently received […]

Sustainability Strategy – final say

THE final chance to make comments in support of, for fine-tuning or criticising South Gippsland Shire’s first Sustainability Strategy ends on Monday February 28. Council’s Sustainability Planner Christine Hamilton said […]