Archive for January, 2014

Boating tragedy on local sand bar

WATER Police have been conducting an investigation and a report will be prepared for the coroner following the death of a man in a boating mishap in Waratah Bay last […]

Child care reprieve thanks to community finance groups

THE urgent Special Meeting of South Gippsland Shire Council last Friday was more than an opportunity to approve a contribution of up to $12,000 worth of funding support for the […]

Community celebration for Sandy Point centre

IT’S official! A ribbon cutting last Sunday formalised the opening of the Sandy Point Community Centre. The culmination of over 12 years of fund raising and planning, the building was […]

Community contributions applauded on Australia Day

AUSTRALIA Day celebrations in Foster traditionally provide the community with an opportunity to acknowledge the contribution made by Corner Inlet’s most dedicated volunteers. This year the top honours went to […]

Community-run childcare model making progress

ESTABLISHMENT of a community-appointed board of management is well under way in Foster to breach the gap in childcare services left by UnitingCare Gippsland, which announced late last year that […]

Councillors learn from study tour of shire

SOUTH Gippsland shire councillors and senior staff were out and about around the shire last Tuesday and Wednesday, inspecting the infrastructure and places where issues have arisen of late. “They […]

Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning

In many child drownings, adults are nearby but have no idea the victim is dying. Here’s what to look for. By Mario Vittone The new captain jumped from the deck, […]

Fire danger ongoing

FIRE restrictions are now in place across South Gippsland Shire and will remain in place until May 1. “No burning off can be done unless a permit to burn has […]

Foster pool at risk of closing … support it now!

The Shire Council has put the future of the Foster Pool under review; it will take considerable community input to avoid this being the last summer that Foster ever has […]

Fun and games as Foster pool fights to stay afloat

THE Foster Pool Committee is hoping for some good weather for the Hawaiian Luau to be held at the pool this Saturday, January 11, and urging the community to support […]

Local author releases latest book

THE fourth instalment in the series is Dorothy’s latest offering, Along the Ridge and Beyond – a history of the families who pioneered the O’Grady’s Ridge area. Twelve months in […]

Road repairs for key South Gippsland roads

MORE than $1 million will be spent rebuilding and upgrading sections of the Fish Creek-Foster Road as part of the State Government’s $170 million Repair and Restore package. Deputy Premier […]

Tertiary studies beckon for the VCE class of 2013

DEGREES in engineering, teaching, arts and science are popular choices for the students who graduated from South Gippsland Secondary College at the end of last year. All of the 32 […]

VCAT decision makes a towering difference

THERE has been victory for the common man – and commonsense – in the battle over a site for a telecommunications facility at Port Franklin. That, at least, is how […]