Archive for November, 2013

1200 shine a light for parks at the Prom

PERFECT weather ensured the Prom was looking at its sparkling best last Saturday when a huge crowd assembled on the beach at Tidal River. Together the 1200 bushwalkers, parks friends […]

200 admire Prom Country House

A STEADY stream of visitors took up the opportunity to tour the new Prom Country Aged Care facility, ‘Prom Country House,’ at an open day last Sunday. Chief Executive Officer […]

60 dramatic years

COINCIDING with the 60th birthday celebrations of the Foster Amateur Music and Drama Association (affectionately known as FAMDA) this month is an exhibition at Foster Museum centring on the multi-award-winning […]

CSG moratorium extended

VICTORIA’S moratorium on coal seam gas fracking will continue until at least July 2015. This article is courtesy of The Weekly Times. Premier Denis Napthine made the announcement while releasing […]

Fee hikes for stays in national parks

THE Victorian Government is proposing to raise fees for camping and roofed accommodation in national parks in a bid to make up for a massive budget shortfall at Parks Victoria. […]

Geoff McCraw in the running for prestigious sports service award

ONE of the district’s hardest working volunteers, Geoff McCraw, is in the running for a prestigious Victorian Government Community Sport and Recreation Award. Foster Football Club nominated Geoff for an […]

Harvard fracking study rings methane alarm bells in Australia

The following article appeared in THE AGE, November 27, 2013 Peter Hannam, Environment Editor, The Sydney Morning Herald Australia’s coal seam gas industry has rejected a peer-reviewed report that suggests […]

Heavy Rain, Heavy Workloads….

Thanks to our Maintenance Team. The heavy rainfall experienced in the Bass Coast and South Gippsland area put pressure on South Gippsland Water’s systems. Most affected are the Corporation’s wastewater […]

Holey terror!

LAST week’s heavy rain has had a devastating effect on the district’s roads, none more so than the Foster-Fish Creek Road. Members of a Fish Creek family were lucky to […]

Jim Fawcett new mayor

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council voted in a new mayor at a Special (Statutory) Meeting last Wednesday. He is Cr James (Jim) Fawcett, a councillor (and former mayor) of many years’ […]

Million dollar boost for South Gippsland roads and bridges

DEPUTY Premier and Member for Gippsland South Peter Ryan has announced a further $1 million in funding for South Gippsland Shire Council to fix local roads and bridges. Mr Ryan […]

National Broadband Network rolling out in local district

OVER 800 homes and businesses in the vicinity of Toora, Toora North, Welshpool, Bena and Loch are a step closer to connecting to high-speed broadband services. Following a thorough planning […]

Neighbourhood Safer Place commissioned at Sandy Point

SANDY Point, long recognised as an area of high fire risk, now officially has a Neighbourhood Safer Place (NSP). It is the Sandy Point Community Centre, commissioned as an NSP […]

Search fast-tracked for new childcare provider

SPEED is of the essence in the hunt for a new childcare provider to replace UnitingCare Gippsland, which will be relinquishing its responsibilities at Foster, Mirboo North, Cowes and Lakes […]

Today’s Cowboys – Film

Today's Cowboys

For when you have a few spare minutes – a beautiful film on the topic of depression in young men in rural areas. Winner: Flickerfest – Runner-Up Best Documentary (2011) […]

Transport group lobbies for improved service

IF THE South West Gippsland Transport Group has its way, there could soon be a vastly improved public transport service on the region’s roads. The transport lobby group is awaiting […]