Archive for March, 2011

Arty start for Foster streetscape

IMPROVING Foster’s streetscape was the single most important issue identified during the recent Planning for Real exercise in which the Foster Community Association sought ideas from the public to take […]

Downpour deluge disruption

RAINFALL deluging across Corner Inlet district during the 24-hour period from Tuesday morning March 22 to Wednesday morning March 23 which totaled 370 millimetres at Tidal River and ranged through […]

Energy Innovation Co-op

The Energy Innovation Co-operative is a community-based environment group that operates across South Gippsland, Bass Coast and Cardinia shires. Current Programs Southern Solar Hub: An educational and supportive program for […]

Foster Show a crowning success!

SPLENDID sunny weather was like a jewel in the crown of a fabulous Foster Show last Saturday, with gate takings up by almost $3,000 and a spectator attendance of around […]

Mountain bike champs at Foster

THERE was generally agreement that the Gippsland Mountain Bike Championships (second round) held at Foster on Sunday were a great success. Some described the tracks – through the Cement Hill […]

New owner for Toora factory

PBE Real Estate Foster is very pleased to announce that the former Bonlac Factory in Toora has been sold. The factory has been purchased by Mr V.J. Loumbos of Loumbos […]

New support for country patients

AN INNOVATIVE new public transport trial for country patients with city medical appointments was jointly launched yesterday by the Parliamentary Secretary for Regional and Rural Development Damien Drum and the State Governor’s wife […]

Parks Victoria aims to get Wilsons Prom open by Easter

Due to the extensive damage to roads and infrastructure, Wilsons Promontory National Park remains closed. However, Parks Victoria aims to have limited camping available at Tidal River for the Easter […]

Police report

Glass doors smashed at Toora primary POLICE are appealing for information relating to an incident in which double glass doors on the new utility building at Toora Primary School were […]

Port Franklin history attracts huge interest

THE population (c. 120) of the little fishing village of Port Franklin swelled threefold last Sunday for the much anticipated launch of Neil Everitt’s history of the district. More than […]

Private development suggested for Victoria’s national parks

THE Hands Off Our Parks (HOOP) and Hands Off the Prom campaigns of the late 1990s could be resurrected if the State Government takes up a recommendation by the Victorian […]

South Gippsland Landcare Awards

These Awards recognise local Landcare achievers and are open to anyone within the South Gippsland Landcare Network. Landcare members are encouraged to nominate themselves, a neighbour or another member who […]

South Gippy looks at new ways with waste

WE ALL create waste, whether it be an analogue television to throw out, leftover food scraps, empty milk cartons, discarded packaging, a dead mobile telephone, garden prunings or a piece […]

Toora Community Plan launched

POOR weather saw last Thursday’s launch of Toora & District Community Plan transferred from Sagasser Park to Toora Hall, however it didn’t deter some 70 adults plus numerous children from […]

Want to help the mental health of your community?

A mental health first aid course is now available, courtesy of the South Gippsland Division of General Practice, GPA South Gippsland. Mental Health First Aid is a 12-hour course which […]

Weeds and soil health

This article appears at Please visit for more info and weed identification Rather than talk about a specific weed I thought it would be worthwhile to explore the underlying cause for […]

Wilsons Prom Flood Update

Due to significant flooding within Wilsons Promontory National Park, the park is temporarily closed until further notice. The priority for Park Victoria staff has been to ensure the safe evacuation […]

Wilsons Prom might be closed, but …

There is plenty more to do while the flood clean up goes on … While WILSONS PROMONTORY NATIONAL PARK is CLOSED following heavy rains that caused road damage., this is […]


Yoga classes for men and women For women Mondays from 10 – 11.15 am at the Masonic Hall, Foster Wednesdays from 5 – 6.30 pm at the Foster Community Health […]