Archive for October, 2012

Cup weekend round-up

CUP fever is about to start, so here’s a selection of events to get everyone off and running. Friday 1.30pm: the official opening of the Welshpool and District Horticultural Society’s […]

Extra funding for our roads

MINISTER for Roads Terry Mulder this week announced a $45 million repair and restore package to address the poor condition of some of Victoria’s roads due to ongoing wet weather […]

Farewells, tributes and reflection at final council meeting

“SUSTAINABILITY and growth are two very different things… we must take action as a species, for ongoing growth is not sustainable.” His fellow councillors, for the most part, confined themselves […]

Fears over island hunting proposal

PUBLIC safety heads a long list of concerns the Snake Island Cattlemen’s Association has with a proposal to allow balloted Hog Deer hunting on Snake Island. Members of the association […]

Foster Rotary honours Bill Davies with Paul Harris Fellowship

BILL Davies was accorded the great honour of a Paul Harris Fellowship at the meeting of the Rotary Club of Foster on October 8. Paul Harris was a founding member […]

Foster RSL donates $5000 to aged care build

HIGHLIGHTS of the meeting of the Foster sub-branch of the RSL last Wednesday evening included the presentation of a cheque for $5000 towards the building project of Prom Country Aged […]

Grim warning on finances for incoming councillors

COUNCILLOR – and accountant – Jim Fawcett had sobering advice for incoming councillors (of which he will be one) at the September 26 shire council meeting during deliberation on the […]

Innovative wastewater treatment for Meeniyan

THERE was great excitement on the outskirts of Meeniyan last Thursday with the official opening of the Meeniyan wastewater treatment scheme and wetlands. The $6.2 million scheme was partly funded […]

Night of awards for Fish Creek & District CFA

THERE were multiple celebrations at the recent Fish Creek & District Fire Brigade dinner. The captain of Fish Creek & District CFA, Mick Dorling, was presented with the CFA Outstanding […]

Old guard returned to council

Results for South Gippsland Shire Council Elections 2012 ALL five South Gippsland Shire councillors who re-stood for election have been returned for a new four-year term. It is a pattern […]

Pipi and sexism

Entrenched prejudice against women has been in the news lately. I have my own versions of this but one local example recently highlighted that even the PIPI is not immune. […]

Restoration of Port Welshpool Long Jetty moves closer

THE restoration of the Port Welshpool Long Jetty has moved a step closer. Deputy Premier and Member for Gippsland South Peter Ryan was pleased to announce last Thursday, while he […]

Seawalls on the agenda of today’s council meeting

LANDHOLDERS along the five earth seawalls which stretch for 25 kilometres across the Corner Inlet coastal flats, protecting around 17,000 hectares of land from inundation from the sea, are awaiting […]

Senator’s visit cheers wind farm opponents

THE Bald Hills wind farm has a permit and is now in the construction phase, but opponents of the $300 million 52-turbine project are continuing their fight. “Nothing’s a lost […]

Top news for Toora

IT IS, finally, official. The former milk factory in Toora has a new lease of life, with its sale to Funton Holdings (FH), which has grand plans to set up […]

Wall of opposition

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council is facing a high tide of community opposition as it contemplates changes to the management of the seawalls which stretch for 25 kilometres or so across […]