Archive for August, 2012

Bimblebox first rural screening in Leongatha

Lock The Gate Gippsland will be hosting the first official screening of Bimblebox in rural Victoria (at Leongatha) after it hits the Melbourne International Film Festival. The night will be […]

Community gives shire council the thumbs down

THE results of the latest Community Satisfaction Survey, carried out from May to June this year, reveal profound dissatisfaction with South Gippsland Shire Council. In the survey, the results of […]

Corner Inlet’s sustainable seafood!

As more of us are thinking about sustainable seafood choices at this time of year, the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) and the University of Technology, Sydney, have announced the results […]

Development on Pioneer Street land

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council has acknowledged the importance to the township of Foster of a large parcel of land it owns in Pioneer Street and is taking the views of […]

Foster CFA rings in commemorative bell

A HIGHLIGHT of the brigade open day held by Foster Fire Brigade last Sunday was the unveiling of the brigade’s historic fire bell in its new mounting which pays tribute […]

Foster Community Association calling for new office bearers

Foster Community Association’s Annual General Meeting at 7.30 pm on Monday August 20 at the Community Health Centre will herald the next generation of community leaders, as the current leadership […]

Gardiner Foundation grants help small communities achieve big things

FROM food in Venus Bay to films in Fish Creek, five grassroots community projects have won funding from the Gardiner Foundation. The grants, ranging between $3,500 and $10,000, were presented […]

Government gets tough on coal seam gas

THE State Government has announced tough new reforms to further safeguard the interests of communities, the environment and food production in the exploration for coal seam gas. Deputy Premier and […]

Hospital upgrade begins

LONG-awaited building works began at South Gippsland Hospital in Foster this week, much to the relief of staff who have been looking forward to the extensions and upgrading of facilities […]

Long Lost Song book launch

I am having a book launch of my first novel Long Lost Song. See full event details here. Special guest will be Jack Dann. – Stephen Ormsby

Municipal Emergency Management Plan document audit

THE recent audit of the South Gippsland Shire Council’s Municipal Emergency Management Plan (MEMP) delivered a perfect score to its authors. It is a legislated requirement that the MEMP is […]

New direction for national parks

IN A move some say could lead to the resurrection of the ‘Hands Off The Prom’ campaign of the 1990s, the Baillieu government has outlined plans to allow private tourism […]

Our own weather station

THE district is to have its own weather station. An automated weather station to be built at Yanakie should make weather forecasts in the district more reliable and so assist […]

Plans to relocate hall in danger of going up in smoke

PLANS to replace the rotunda at Waratah Bay Caravan Park – and save the old Sandy Point Hall at the same time – could all go up in smoke, quite […]

Projects to advance farming

DEPUTY Premier and Member for Gippsland South Peter Ryan made a short but sweet visit to Yanakie last Friday with news of especial interest to the local farming community. At […]

Proposed rural zone changes – have your say!

Zones logo - DPCD

From the Department of Planning and Community Development website, I have gathered these links below to provide our readers with information about the proposed changes to zoning of land in […]

Sample letter to oppose open cut coal mining exploration at Mirboo North

This letter has been provided Friends of the Earth for people who wish to object to the prospect of open cut coal mine opening at Mirboo North. Adapt and send […]

Super bill of $4.61 million hits shire hard

A MASSIVE unfunded superannuation liability has South Gippsland Shire Council reeling. Council is up for $4.61 million, payable from July 1 next year. Up until recently, Council was expecting the […]

The light shines on Foster

History was made in the Alberton Football League on Saturday night when Foster played Stony Creek in the first night match under the newly installed lights. On what turned out […]

Upgrade for black spot intersection

THE intersection of the South Gippsland Highway and the road into Foster (Toora Road) is to be upgraded in a bid to make it safer for drivers. Deputy Premier and […]

VFF to host mining and coal seam gas forums for farmers

THE Victorian Farmers’ Federation (VFF) will host forums in Sale tomorrow and Wonthaggi next Thursday to answer producers’ questions about mining and coal seam gas (CSG). The forums are designed […]


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