Archive for March, 2014

Council push for Rail Trail completion

COMPLETION of the Great Southern Rail Trail between Leongatha and Welshpool has moved a step closer, with South Gippsland Shire Council endorsing a two-stage development of the Black Spur Section […]

Fast broadband for Foster district

PEOPLE living in rural areas around Foster are set to benefit shortly from the rollout of fast broadband. Construction of NBN Co’s fixed wireless network has just commenced in eleven […]

Innovative scheme helps secure shire’s heritage

THE heritage values of sixteen of South Gippsland Shire’s more historically significant private properties look set to be preserved, thanks to an innovative move on the part of a generous […]

Long weekend events

WHILE and about over the Labour Day long weekend, why not drop in to local events, perhaps pick up a bargain at the market, take in a drive-in movie and […]

New rules for pools aim to cut costs

COUNCIL is hoping to save money and therefore reduce the financial burden on the ratepayers of South Gippsland by consolidating the management and operation of all the outdoor pools in […]

Planned burning the focus as fires ease

The Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) and Parks Victoria will focus efforts on the autumn planned burning program now that fire conditions have eased in Gippsland. DEPI Land […]

Port Franklin to get high speed broadband via satellite

THWARTED in its attempt to deliver high speed broadband to Port Franklin via a fixed wireless facility in its chosen location of Mattsons Road, the National Broadband Network Company (NBN […]

Practical approaches to native biodiversity and farming – new books from CSIRO

Nature and Farming

Two new books from CSIRO Publishing have just been released that are great resources for farming sustainably… Nature and Farming – Sustaining Native  Biodiversity in Agricultural Landscapes Outlines the key issues […]

Seawalls likely to remain local government responsibility

THE immediate future of the Corner Inlet Drainage Area Advisory Committee, which helps the shire looks after the seawalls which stretch for 25 kilometres or so across the Corner Inlet […]

Sharing knowledge – sharing fun

EIGHT students of Foster Primary School’s Grade 3 /4 played host recently to a contingent of visitors from Prom Country House, taking them on a tour of the school’s very […]

The end of the Allies?

DWWWW (Allies) Football Netball Club announced last Friday that the club would not be participating in any football or netball matches in the upcoming 2014 Alberton Football Netball League season. […]

Toora posts a big win

THE Toora community is all smiles, with news of a reprieve for the local post office. “We are thrilled to announce that Toora Post Office will continue to be open […]

Top Cup Day at Stony Creek

IN GLORIOUS weather and attended by a big crowd, last Sunday’s Stony Creek Cup Day was, by general agreement, one of the best Cup Days ever. The chief executive officer […]