Archive for July, 2013

AFNL grand final at Wonthaggi

The Alberton Football Netball League has decided to play this year’s grand final at Wonthaggi. Only one club applied to host this year’s big day, (Stony Creek) so it was […]

Author explores the ‘human cost’ of coal and coal seam gas mining

New South Wales based author Sharyn Munroe says the current boom in coal and coal seam gas mining is a ‘national tragedy.’ She was in Gippsland to promote her new […]

Clean, green, lean or mean?

YOU now have to pay to dispose of green waste at tips and transfer stations in South Gippsland. On July 1 new fees of $10 per cubic metre came into […]

Council considering permit for Leongatha Aldi supermarket

THE development of an Aldi Stores supermarket in the centre of Leongatha is likely to move a step closer at today’s (Wednesday July 24) meeting of South Gippsland Shire Council. […]

Council gives generously to community projects

COMMUNITY rage over rate rises was put aside last Wednesday night as shire councillors and CEO Tim Tamlin joined with community members in an evening of happy celebration. The occasion? […]

FCA Minutes June 2013

Here are the minutes of the FCA meeting held on June 17, 2013. Next meeting: Monday 15 July, 7.30, Foster Community Health Centre.  All welcome. FCA minutes June 2013

Foster Community Association – looking after Foster

HAVE you heard of the Foster Community Association? Are you aware that this organisation has been quietly working around town since 1998 to enhance and improve Foster? “Over the years […]

Interested in the health of Corner Inlet?

Have your say about protecting Corner Inlet’s water quality Corner Inlet is internationally significant as a Ramsar-listed wetland.  Good water quality is central to the health and condition of the inlet’s diverse […]

New principals for local schools

FOSTER Primary School and Fish Creek and District Primary School both welcomed new principals at the start of third term this week. Mrs Lorraine Gurnett, who lives in Foster and […]

P-Plate drivers not getting the message

AT 1.45PM on Saturday police intercepted a 20-year-old probationary driver from Leongatha driving at 123 km/h on the South Gippsland Highway at Agnes. He was fined $289 and three demerit […]

Policeman Mal retires

“THE people of South Gippsland are very good people, very resilient even in the toughest of times. Overall, they are very pro police and take pride in their police, which […]

Rate rise reduced to only 6.75 per cent

FACED with a storm of protest from ratepayers at the prospect of a rate rise of 7.5 per cent, South Gippsland Shire Councillors returned to the drawing board, wrestled the […]

Sparks fly at Meeniyan

THE annual Meeniyan on Fire festival sparked great excitement last Saturday. Huge crowds descended on the town eager to take part in the family fun day began at 9am and […]

Too many driving irresponsibly

IN RECENT days police at Foster have issued at least five penalty notices for drivers caught speeding in the local district. Other irresponsible drivers have also copped fines for a […]

Triple car collision

POLICE from the Bass Coast Highway Patrol are keen to hear from witnesses to a serious accident which occurred on the South Gippsland Highway just west of Meeniyan (between the […]

Two burglaries at Foster

OVERNIGHT on Sunday – some time between 9.30pm on Sunday and 8am Monday – there was a burglary at a takeaway food shop in Main Street, Foster. The unknown offenders […]

Watch out in school zones

DRIVERS are reminded to abide by the speed restrictions in school zones – or face stiff fines. Two drivers were intercepted in separate incidents near Welshpool and District Primary School […]

Windfall for waterfall

AGNES Falls Scenic Reserve is to receive $180,000 in state government funding to improve visitor facilities, with the works expected to be completed as soon as the next few months. […]