Archive for April, 2012

$2 million for Rail Trail

THE State Government will fund the extension of the Great Southern Rail Trail from Foster to Welshpool to the tune of $2 million. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional and […]

A long road to recovery

ROAD repair – or the lack of it – has become a hot topic all over the district in recent months. Anger has been vented in letters to the paper […]

Congratulations Foster! Rated 100% in 5 categories & 95% overall

Over the past few weeks Destination Gippsland, South Gippsland Shire Council and Prom Country Regional Tourism have coordinated independent ‘mystery audits’ of local towns from a tourist’s perspective.  Foster’s audit […]

Democracy at work from the mountains to the sea

MOUNT BEST and Toora North residents are set to have their way and join the Coastal-Promontory Ward of South Gippsland Shire Council. That is a key recommendation from the review […]

DSE burnoff in Foster

The DSE with assistance of the Foster CFA will be conducting a fuel reduction burn Thursday, 5 April 2012 in the forested area behind Aherns – conditions permitting. This is […]

Fish Creek farmer in running for VFF presidency

FISH Creek farmer Meg Parkinson has thrown her hat into the ring for the top job at the Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF). Meg is one of three candidates for the […]

Foster Community Association

Foster Community Association logo

Foster Community Association began working quietly and steadily back in 1998, to help make the Foster and Corner Inlet district a better place to live, work and play. Over the […]

Foster rates highly in Tourism Audit

THE township of Foster has scored very highly in the current Gippsland Tourism Business Audits, as has Prom Country Visitor Information Centre, proving that visitors are being warmly welcomed and […]

Latest news from Foster’s Amateur Music & Drama Association (FAMDA)

Get into the act! FAMDA is still seeking a young man aged in his 20s (or capable of looking as though he is) to complete the cast of A Phoenix […]

Meeniyan residents to get rolling

PLANS are underway to overhaul Meeniyan’s recreation reserve and build a skate park. Grant applications are also being submitted to restore the Meeniyan Hall to its former art deco glory. […]

NBN rollout getting closer

As far as I know the Foster has the fibre optic cable already linked to the Telstra exchange. Now, how long it will take ISP’s (Internet Service Providers) to make […]

New Musical Director sought for Prom Coast Singers

Expressions of interest are invited for the position of Musical director Established in 1998, the Prom Coast Singers are an enthusiastic community choir based in Foster, drawing singers from all over […]

Official opening for Foster’s Youth Assist Clinic

ON FRIDAY of next week – 27 April – at 4.30pm South Gippsland Shire’s youngest councillor, Mimmie Jackson, will officially declare the Youth Assist Clinic in Foster open. The event […]

Out and about over Easter

TAKE the time over Easter to explore what’s on in South Gippsland. With music, food, wine, art, markets, garage sales, picnics, processions, sheep dog trials and racing of horses and […]

Passionate about Foster? Join the Foster Community Association

Who are we? The Foster Community Association was established in 1998 as a not-for-profit organisation which aims to improve and preserve the social economic and environmental wellbeing of our town […]

Planning permit requirements

Below is an excerpt from the 22.08 Rural Dwellings Policy Application Requirements An application for a dwelling must include: A site analysis outlining notable features of the site and surrounding area […]

Prom gate tourism development proposal looking good

SUPPORT is strong, though not universal, for a major eco-tourism development proposed for just outside the gates of Wilsons Promontory National Park. The proposal has the backing of South Gippsland […]

Rezoning for Foster expansion: Jay Road residents raise concerns

THERE was great interest from the residents of Jay Road, on the southern outskirts of Foster, in a recent meeting held to discuss the proposed rezoning of nearly 22 hectares […]

Shire debt dives in prudent Budget

BACK in 2003/04 South Gippsland Shire Council had outstanding borrowings of $13.51 million. Nine years later the projected debt is $135,000 and Council is on track to be debt free […]

Short walks in Foster

The first of several new walking maps to guide visitors through walks in and around Foster has been posted on the Victoria Walks website, thanks to Chris Kemper from the […]

South Gippsland Planning Scheme

If you are planning to build and looking to apply for a planning permit in South Gippsland, you will find this page useful. It provides links to the relevant South […]

Successful planned burn on outskirts of Foster

A PLANNED burn was carried out last Thursday along a section of Cody Gully on Ophir Hill, Foster. Involved in the burn were ten Parks Victoria/DSE personnel and four CFA […]

Young men – get into the act with FAMDA!

FAMDA is still seeking a young man aged in his 20s (or capable of looking as though he does) to complete the cast of A Phoenix Too Frequent for its […]