Archive for July, 2012

Book now for hard waste collection

THE new Hard Waste Collection Service offered by South Gippsland Shire Council, is now taking bookings for pick-up during September and October. This service is to be offered each year, […]

Climate change forums to help us adapt

South Gippsland Shire Council will hold a free climate change forum in Foster in August 8 featuring an information session followed by two short films and a light lunch. The […]

Coal Seam Gas: Lunchtime information session

Victoria is experiencing a rush of exploration for ‘unconventional’ gas and experimental new coal projects, with large swaths of Gippsland now under coal, coal seam gas, shale gas or tight […]

Council urged to reject coal exploration licence at Mirboo North

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Councillor David Lewis will move a motion at today’s council meeting calling for the council to lodge a written objection to the granting of a mining exploration […]

CSG: What about the water?

Here’s an interview with Dr Mariann Lloyd-Smith, Senior Advisor to the National Toxics Network and co-chair of the International POPS Network (Persistent Organic Pollutants), who digs into the chemicals that are […]

DPI to host exploration and mining information sessions

The Department of Primary Industries will host a series of community information sessions in regional Victoria on the regulation of exploration and mining for minerals and onshore gas (coal seam […]

Earth shattering: mining induced seismic activity

Mining-induced seismic activity is discussed in this radio interview with geo-chemist, John Polglase, who has a particular interest in earthquakes. John was interviewed by Ruby Vincent for A Question of Balance. […]

Industrial action looms at shire

INDUSTRIAL action is looming at South Gippsland Shire, with the union which covers shire workers encouraging its members to reject the current offer from management. Negotiations over a new enterprise […]

Interview: NSW Farmers Association on Coal Seam Gas

As we are all grappling with what the prospect of Coal Seam Gas exploration and mining will mean to our farmers and farm land in South Gippsland, Brianna Casey, Senior Policy […]

Lock the Gate to CSG in Gippsland

Licenses to explore for coal and coal seam gas (CSG) in Gippsland extend from the Lakes in the east, to Wilsons Prom in the south and to Wonthaggi in the […]

Lucky escape

IT was a very lucky escape indeed for a South Gippsland mother and son, when an attempt to avoid a wombat eventuated in their car careening down an embankment – […]

Meeniyan heats up

Meeniyan was ‘hot, hot, hot’ last Saturday as the town burst into action, celebrating at the second ‘Meeniyan On Fire’ family fun day and once again the weather gods smiled […]

Meeniyan to burst into action

EXCITEMENT is mounting for Meeniyan’s biggest celebration of the year – the ‘Meeniyan on Fire’ event, which is to be held on Saturday 14 July. The inaugural event, held last […]

Parks Victoria in understanding with traditional owners at the Prom

PARKS Victoria has taken an important step towards managing land in collaboration with traditional owners with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding at Wilsons Promontory National Park. The MOU […]

People power wins Council action against coal seam gas

WILD applause erupted in the Leongatha RSL last Wednesday afternoon as South Gippsland Shire Council voted unanimously to pressure the state government for a moratorium on coal seam gas exploration […]

Rotary donates $42,000 to PCAC building fund

AT THE 46th annual changeover night for the Rotary Club of Foster, held at the Foster Football Club on Monday of last week, club president Ian Griffiths reported on a […]

Rural and urban Alliance calls on State Government to ban new fossil fuel projects

Foster Community Association has joined forces with Friends of the Earth’s Rural and Urban Alliance to call on State Government to ban new fossil fuel projects.  Here is a media release […]

Sandy Point Community Centre still on track

THE Sandy Point Community Centre is nearing completion and should be ready for use within a few weeks, despite the company responsible for the build, Core Properties, going into voluntary […]

Sandy Point units get go-ahead

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council has given the go-ahead to a seven-unit development and subdivision at Sandy Point. This will take to ten the number of units at the Beach Parade […]

Shire Council urges feedback on community transport

COMMUNITY transport options were clarified last week when South Gippsland Shire Council’s Transport Connections Committee met with community members at Foster, Leongatha and Korumburra. Approximately 30 residents attended the session […]

The Coal Seam Gas Song

This is a terrific song worth sharing About the Coal Seam Gas Song written and recorded by The Chooks… We live in the Northern Rivers of NSW where the Lions […]

Twilight Author Series

Foster’s Little Bookshop are hosting the Twilight Author Series again this year every Friday in July at the Stockyard Gallery. See full event information by clicking an event in our […]