Archive for June, 2012

‘Friends of Agnes Falls’ inaugural meeting

The Inaugural Meeting of the proposed “Friends of Agnes Falls” Come along and hear what the benefits will be to forming this “Friends” group. EVERYONE WELCOME See full event details here

“Keep Gippsland green!” plead CSG protestors

A RISING tide of opposition to coal seam gas exploration and mining is surging through South Gippsland. This was made blatantly obvious at last Wednesday afternoon’s public presentation sessions at […]

$280,000 boost for South Gippsland Hospital

SOUTH Gippsland Hospital has been awarded a grant of $280,000 from the Coalition Government in the first round of Rural Capital Support Fund. Across the Gippsland region, health facilities are […]

A new approach to coastal planning

STATE Planning Minister Matthew Guy promised he would be taking a “commonsense” approach to coastal planning policy, as he released the Coastal Climate Change Advisory Committee Report and his responses […]

Agnes Falls roaring video

Video of Agnes Falls on Monday 4 June 2012 when many parts of Gippsland were flooding. See also this article about Agnes Falls.

Another accident at Foster’s Black Spot intersection

A TWO vehicle accident occurred at the intersection of Foster Road and the South Gippsland Highway, Foster on Sunday June 10 at approximately 3.30pm. A white Holden ute turning from […]

C’mon, get involved – Prom Coast U3A Open Day 5 July

Our “Open Day” for Term 3 will be from 10 am to 12 noon on 5 July at the Uniting Church Hall in Station Street, Foster. At Open Day you […]

Calling all Harry Potter Fans

To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Bloomsbury is launching a competition to find the biggest HARRY POTTER fan in Australia and […]

Can $ grow on trees?

Can you make money from trees?  Interested in timber harvesting for small landholders? And – what can you do with those dying Cypress hedges? Don’t burn them!  There are other […]

Community grants boost funds across shire

ANTICIPATION was in the air during the presentations of grants totalling $138,000 to South Gippsland community organisations, in round two of the South Gippsland Shire 2011/12 Community Grants. Representatives of […]

Concerned about Coal & Coal Seam Gas in South Gippsland?

Public talk by Sharyn Munro, author of ‘Rich Land, Waste Land‘ How coal is killing Australia Distressed by what was happening to her Hunter Valley region, writer and ‘concerned Grandma’ […]

Council changes direction on roads

A BOLD new direction for the management of shire roads is anticipated in a budget proposal to come before next week’s meeting of South Gippsland Shire Council. Council plans to […]

Digital art project has big vision

IS THERE a William Shakespeare in the community? How about a Leonardo da Vinci or perhaps a modern day Michelangelo? Sascha Lamont entertained the possibility of such a find as […]

Dollar residents demand road repairs

DOLLAR residents have served notice on the local council that they will not stop agitating until the local roads are repaired to their satisfaction. Graeme Dyke, President of the Dollar […]

Job losses at Catchment Management Authority

AS MANY as 17 staff from a workforce of around 60, including several who have worked for the organisation for decades, will lose their jobs at the West Gippsland Catchment […]

No chances taken with safety – boil water alert for Meeniyan water supply

ON Friday June 15, South Gippsland Water issued a Boil Water Alert for the township of Meeniyan. The Corporation received results from a water sample taken from the Meeniyan Water […]

Notice: Stockyard Gallery closed for maintenance June 18-21

The tiles in the foyer of the Stockyard Gallery are broken and the Shire is replacing them in the week commencing Monday 18 June. Closure will be for 4 – […]

Town planning approval for aged care build

THE Prom Country Aged Care Inc. building project has reached a major milestone, with South Gippsland Shire Council approving a town planning application for the new 60-bed facility which will […]

Water rates on the up in five year plan

The plan outlines South Gippsland Water’s proposed service standards, capital and operating expenditure for a five year period, 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2018 and goes on to outline […]

Young Farmers speed dating

South Gippsland Young Farmers are once again hosting a speed dating night for 18 to 35 years olds! See full event details here