Archive for November, 2011

$20m grant helps communities support natural environment

Applications are now open in the $20 million Communities for Nature grants program for local community groups and organisations looking to improve their natural environment and conserve local biodiversity values. […]

$5,000 Ag Science Scholarships now open

The Horizon Scholarship is an initiative of the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) which aims to increase the number of students studying agricultural science at Australian universities. The […]

A way ahead for land use and urban design in shire’s east

PORT Franklin, Toora, Welshpool, Port Welshpool, Mt Best, Agnes, Hedley – there will soon be a guide for land use and urban design in these towns and localities in the […]

Be part of the Prom Coast Health Promotion Alliance

Community groups and interested individuals are invited to a special meeting to be held at 5.30pm – 7pm on Tuesday 13th December. The meeting will discuss the possibility of working […]

Bendigo Bank’s Grants Information Breakfast.

Local community groups from across the Corner Inlet district are invited to the Foster and Toora Community Bank’s information breakfast, which  will provide information about the bank’s grants programs. When: […]

Communities update plans for Meeniyan and district

IF some local dairy farmers have their way, there could soon be an automated local weather station providing information specific to the Tarwin Valley. This is one of the ideas […]

Detox your home – for free!

South Gippsland residents are encouraged to bring hazardous household materials to Council’s depot at 80 Yarragon Road, Leongatha, for FREE and safe disposal this Saturday, December 3rd between 8am and […]

Foster North Lookout takes shape

Visitors to Foster and the Corner Inlet district will soon be able to take in the full beauty of this area from a new viewing platform being constructed at the […]

Foster’s Community Plan

The 2011 Foster Community Plan documents the aspirations and vision of the community of Foster over the coming five years. It outlines how the community wants to shape its town, […]

Gratitude to CFA

At 14.45 the Fire brigade were called when a small burn got out of control. Allan & Louise are grateful to the men & women who attended. If they had […]

Great plans for Foster Station Park

In February 2010 the Great Southern Rail Trail Committee of Management (GSRTCOM) asked the Foster Community Association (FCA) to prepare a plan for the development of the old Foster Railway […]

Inlet corners council funding

“THIS is a really positive news story for the Corner Inlet area,” said Cr Kieran Kennedy, as South Gippsland Shire Council gave wholehearted support to the Corner Inlet Tourism Development […]

Join locals to assist our Koalas

Landcare funding is available to assist property owners with fencing off vegetation and/or planting indigenous plants in the Foster North area. What is this about? The Strzelecki Koals Project aims […]

Launch of Foster Community Plan

FOSTER Community Association is calling for volunteers to carry out projects to improve the town and surrounding area. At the launch of the Foster Community Plan 2011 at the Exchange […]

Major tourism project for Corner Inlet

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council is giving consideration to a bold tourism proposal that could shape the future of Corner Inlet. Council will discuss the Corner Inlet Tourism Development Project as […]

Progress on channel for Toora Boat Ramp

THE publication of a public notice in this week’s Mirror signals that a measure of progress has been made in the long, involved process to get all-tide access for small […]

Promontory Home Produce & Craft Market

The biggest and best craft markets in Gippsland. Over 200 stalls around the oval at Foster Showgrounds. To find out when the market is on click: Foster Show Grounds / […]

Reduce your risk of dementia #1

Alzheimer's Australia's Mind Your Mind program

In a recent Alzheimer’s Australia trial involving people over 50, a 6-month program of physical activity resulted in improved memory and thinking – even 18 months later. For more information […]

Relationships Australia Victoria

Individual, couple and family counselling, drought counselling, support groups, forums, relationship education and outreach

Rural Financial Counselling Service

Funded by the Federal Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, the Rural Financial Counselling service provides free rural financial counselling to primary producers, fishers and small rural businesses* who are […]

Toora farmhouse goes up in smoke

FIRE razed a 100-year-old farmhouse to the ground in Grip Road, Toora last Friday. Owned by Ian and Chris Dubignon, the house was tenanted by their son and daughter-in-law, who […]

Trust pledges $300,000 to Prom Country Aged Care

A generous pledge of $300,000 from The James Charitable Trust has given a welcome boost to the Prom Country Aged Care (PCAC) building project. President of the PCAC committee of […]

University of the Third Age up and running

In only two months since its launch, the Prom Coast University of the Third Age has run more than 20 courses and many more are planned. Topics include table tennis, […]

Update on Long Jetty progress

REGIONAL Development Victoria (RDV) will host a community meeting next Monday, November 28, to update the Corner Inlet community on the work and findings of the Long Jetty Project Control […]

Weed Alert!

Orange Hawkweed flower

Water Hyacinth & Orange Hawkweed found in district. Call 136 186 if you see these plants. Two State Prohibited Weeds have been found at Walkerville and Foster, and The Department […]

With $6 million pledged, jetty is less of a long shot

GENEROUS pledges totalling $6 million have given a massive boost to the campaign to restore the Port Welshpool Long Jetty. Leading the backers is the member for Gippsland South and […]