Archive for May, 2012

$20,000 to link South Gippsland’s farmers’ markets

THE Victorian government is supporting with funding of $20,000 a project to link South Gippsland’s three farmers’ markets. Announcing the funding injection, Deputy Premier and Member for Gippsland South Peter […]

Agnes Falls on Council agenda

ENTHUSIASTIC lobbying by residents of the Toora area, led by Kathy Whelan, could see Agnes Falls becoming a major tourist attraction. At their Ordinary Meeting today (2pm, Wednesday May 23) […]

All eyes on the winners at the Portrait Prize

THERE has been much public interest in the seventh annual Great Southern Portrait Prize exhibition which opened last month at Stockyard Gallery, Foster. Speculation has been rife on who the […]

Federal government promises better roadside facilities

THE 2012/13 Federal Budget includes extra funding to continue the rollout of new, modern rest stops and other roadside facilities for a further seven years until 2019. “We’re adding to […]

Grand plans to draw masses to Meeniyan

ONE of Australia’s leading brand identity specialists, Peter Singline, will speak in Meeniyan tomorrow (Thursday May 31) at a meeting convened by the organising committee of the proposed Tarwin Valley […]

Grand Strzelecki Track

Nestled in a magical pocket of Gippsland, just 2.5 hours drive southeast of Melbourne, lies the spectacular Grand Strzelecki Track (GST), poised to become one of Victoria’s premier hiking, bushwalking […]

Interested in going Solar?

Round 2 of the Energy Innovation Co-operative’s bulk buy solar power and solar hot water systems is now open and they are holding four workshops across South Gippsland to provide straight […]

Marine pest Northern Pacific Seastar found in Tidal River

INVASIVE Northern Pacific Seastars (Asterias amurensis) have been discovered for the first time at Tidal River within Wilsons Promontory National Park. The seastars were sighted from the Tidal River footbridge […]

Milk shake-up: MG jobs to go

FORTY jobs – equivalent to about ten per cent of the workforce – are to go from the Murray Goulburn factory at Leongatha as part of an organisation-wide change program […]

Planning a future for Fishy and Buffalo

STREETSCAPING, community gardens, special events and waste water management were given top priority at a recent community plan workshop for the Buffalo and Fish Creek communities. The workshop at Fish […]

Public information forum: Coal seam gas exploration in South Gippsland

An Exploration Licence Application by Leichhardt Resources Pty Ltd (EL5416) has been lodged with the Department of Primary Industries on 22/2/12 to conduct exploration for Coal Bed Methane, also known as Coal […]

Residents rejoice over dollars for Dollar Road

RESIDENTS of the hilltop district of Dollar turned out in force to a public presentation session at South Gippsland Shire Council chambers last Wednesday to make their views known to […]

Rock n Roll and Old Time Dancing

Come and learn some rock n roll moves and old time dances at Foster Memorial Hall each Tuesday from 7.30 until 9.30. Cost is only $5 and you will have […]

Shire on the right track to progress priority projects

PROGRESS is powering ahead on an alternative heavy vehicle route through Leongatha. Construction will begin shortly on an extension of the Great Southern Rail Trail from Foster to Welshpool. Construction […]

South Gippsland supports Bass Coast action on coal seam gas

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council has added its voice to that of Bass Coast Shire Council in a plea for Victoria-wide action on coal seam gas exploration and mining. Bass Coast […]

South Gippsland welcomes Governor

SOUTH Gippsland was at its green and sparkling best last Thursday for the visit of the Victorian Governor, the Honourable Alex Chernov AC QC and Mrs Chernov. South Gippsland Mayor, […]

State government funding to upgrade local halls

DEPUTY Premier and Minister for Regional and Rural Development Peter Ryan made a special visit to his electorate of Gippsland South last Friday to announce a massive injection of state […]

The Budget At A Glance

Where are the spending cuts? Who’s getting extra cash? Everything you need to know about Budget 2012-13. Fresh from Budget lock-up, Ben Eltham has the highlights. Highlights of Wayne Swan’s […]

Toora channel dredging funds reallocated to Port Welshpool

TOORA’S loss will be Port Welshpool’s gain, as South Gippsland Shire Council (subject to Department of Transport approval) reallocates funding of $113,136 from the Toora Boat Ramp Access Channel Dredging […]