Archive for August, 2011

“The heartland of the Prom” to reopen for school holidays

PARKS Victoria will reopen Tidal River in Wilsons Promontory National Park on September 23, in time for the school holidays. Camping will be permitted and most of the roofed cabin […]

Baillieu Govt backs down on library funding cuts

AFTER widespread community anger and a concerted campaign by local councils and local library boards, the Baillieu Government effectively backed down last week on its threatened cut to library funding. […]

Children’s Centre opens in Foster

UNITING Care Gippsland’s Prom Coast Centre for Children in Pioneer Street, Foster, began welcoming children for childcare and kindergarten last week. Kindergarten director Suzanne Anderson said staff and children were […]

Come to the launch of Prom Coast’s University of the Third Age!

Everyone will be welcome at a public meeting at the Community Health Centre in Foster at 3pm on Monday 29 August,  which will launch the Prom Coast U3A, linking participating […]

Council gives green light to rural land use strategy

HISTORY was made last Wednesday when a majority at South Gippsland Shire Council gave approval to the Rural Land Use Strategy August 2011. Fittingly for a document which was developed […]

Foster Cricket Club NEEDS YOU!

Foster Cricket Club needs players to fill all grades. Please support our club and call Paul Jervies on 0403582446. Click Foster Cricket Club for more info.

Funding available for revegetating those eroding gullies!

Corner Inlet Connections South Gippsland Landcare Project 2011/2012 Information for landholders in the Corner Inlet catchment area. The South Gippsland Landcare Network is proud to be involved with the Corner […]

Guided wildflower walks at Prom

Parks Victoria will be holding a series of wildflower walks in the northern section of the Prom. Places are filling fast for these free ranger guided walks to be held at […]

More room to move? Rural Land Use Strategy aims to please

STRIKING a balance between competing interests in land use in South Gippsland Shire has been the driving force behind the Rural Land Use Strategy 2011. The authors of the newly […]

New coach contract leaves passengers holding on

IT TAKES more than three and a half hours to travel by bus from Yarram to Southern Cross Station in Melbourne – and not much less to journey from Welshpool, […]

Prom Country Aged Care building fundraising campaign kicks off

THE Prom Country Aged Care building fundraising campaign is off to a great start with more than half a million dollars raised already – and the campaign was launched only […]

Rural Land Use Strategy to be released today

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council will release its Rural Land Use Strategy (RLUS) on its website today (Wednesday August 10). The culmination of five years of research and consultation with the […]

Save the Foster Pool!

There is a meeting at the Foster Community House this Thursday the 18th of August @ 7.30pm. The Shire of South Gippsland has called this meeting to discuss the future of […]

Senator Collins opens Prom Coast Centre for Children

THERE was great community celebration in Foster on Monday with the official opening of the Prom Coast Centre for Children. Several of the speakers remarked on the huge community effort […]

Senator Collins to open centre for children

PARLIAMENTARY Secretary for School Education and Workplace Relations Senator Jacinta Collins will officially open the Prom Coast Centre for Children (Children’s Hub) in Foster at noon next Monday. She will then […]

Senator Visits Sandy Point

Senator Collins took the opportunity of her visit to Corner Inlet to tour the site of another major winner in South Gippsland Shire of federal government largesse through its stimulus […]

September is Foster Care Month

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September is Foster Care Month! Foster carers are desperately needed in Gippsland to provide care for local children and young people who cannot live at home. Care may be required […]

Tennis anyone?

Foster Tennis Club is looking for players to represent the club in the Saturday afternoon Allambee, Mirboo and District Association friendly competition from October through to March (with a break […]

The Cape Liptrap to Bunurong Biodiversity Biolink Project

The 2011/2012 financial year marks the second year of a project coordinated by the South Gippsland Landcare Network through a partnership with the West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority and the […]

Tidal River area of Wilsons Prom to re-open September 23!

Just in time for the school holidays, the Tidal River area of Wilsons Promontory National Park will re-open on September 23, 2011. The heavy March rains have sculpted a ‘new’ […]

What price our pools?

COMMUNITIES across South Gippsland are being asked to place a value on their public swimming facilities. Do they want the shire council to fork out for upgrades of ageing pools, […]