Archive for August, 2013

Australia Day nominations are now open

WHILE Australia Day is still a long way off, South Gippsland Shire Council is keen to kick off the nomination process for its worthy citizens and events to be recognised […]

Avenue of Agriculture at next year’s Foster Show

FOLLOWING a fleece through its journey from shorn sheep through spun yarn to knitted object was one of the highlights of this year’s Foster Show. This snapshot of agricultural enterprise […]

Be among the first to walk the new trail!

SHAKE off the winter blues by joining in the fun Rail Trail trip from Foster to Toora when Stage 1 of the Rail Trail extension is officially opened by the […]

Call for South Gippsland Equestrian Centre

A SOUTH Gippsland Equestrian Centre would be a valuable asset to the district, and the Stony Creek Racecourse is already part of the way along becoming such a centre. That […]

Communities taking their Anti Gas Mining message to Melbourne

On  August 18 communities around Gippsland are joining together at the City Square in Melbourne to tell the Government and the people of Melbourne that they simply don’t want to […]

Community celebration for rail trail extension

THE rain finally cleared last Sunday, just in time for a massive community celebration of the newest section of the Great Southern Rail Trail, an 8.6km section of trail linking […]

Community gets council to withdraw Foster block from sale

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council is to proceed with the sale of half a dozen surplus blocks of land, but the block at 1 Pioneer Street, Foster, will not be among […]

Farmers Against Fracking take their message to Melbourne

HUNDREDS of Gippslanders descended on Melbourne last Sunday to voice their concerns about the threat posed by coal and gas mining to prime agricultural land. Rallying under the banner ‘Farmers […]

Foster Fire Brigade needs new members

The small dedicated membership base of the Foster Fire Brigade needs to spread the workload around more so it has decided to send out an ‘SOS’ to the local community […]

Have your say on the Port Franklin Crown Reserves Management Plan

THE Draft Port Franklin Crown Reserves Management Plan has been prepared by the Port Franklin Public Purposes and Recreation Reserve Committee of Management and the Department of Environment and Primary […]

Speeding drivers not getting the message

POLICE are disappointed with the continued disregard by many drivers for speed limits in the district and urge locals and visitors to the area to drive within the speed limit […]

Victorian Government Ignores CSG Concerns

Victoria’s Gippsland region is the latest flashpoint in the pitched battle to save Australia’s farmland from controversial fracking. Tracey Anton (article) and deputy editor Sandi Keane (video) report. Click here […]