Archive for June, 2014

$4.5 million for highway safety barriers and rumble strips

SECTIONS of the South Gippsland Highway between Foster and Stony Creek are to share in funding of $14 million announced by the State Government this week for road safety projects […]

$400,000 to upgrade Yanakie rec reserve and community hall

THE long-awaited upgrade of the Yanakie Recreation Reserve and Yanakie Community Hall is set to become a reality over the next year, with a funding injection of $400,000. Deputy Premier […]

Anti-mining Bishop John McIntyre has died

The Gippsland Bishop who spoke out against the mining of Coal and Coal Seam gas died on June 6, aged 62.  Below is an article in which he expresses his […]

Can’t sell, can’t insure in a gasfield

May 13, 2014, Echonet Daily A detailed report by the NSW Valuer General suggests that a mature coal seam gas (CSG) industry may reduce property values. And a northern rivers property […]

CFA called out needlessly

VOLUNTEERS from the Foster and Toora fire brigades responded at around 7am last Sunday to a report of a fire in Ameys Track, Foster. Tankers from Foster and Toora, with […]

Coal Creek – black hole or money spinner?

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council has deferred making a decision on the future of Coal Creek Community Park and Museum, opting instead to hand the matter over to the Financial Sustainability […]

Community benefits from Community Bank’s generosity

A NUMBER of organisations, clubs, health and education facilities in South Gippsland have received a very welcome boost thanks to the generosity of the Toora & District Community Bank®, Foster […]

Council adopts Recreational Vehicle Strategy

ONE of the most controversial issues South Gippsland Shire Council has faced in recent years came to a head at last Wednesday’s council meeting with the adoption of the Recreational […]

Foster Museum celebrates 40th birthday

Foster museum

ON TUESDAY June 3, over 65 past and present members of the Foster & District Historical Society Inc. and representatives of other museums met in the Crawford Hall at the […]

Foster Pool Planning Group established

THE Foster community is determined to show South Gippsland Shire Council how very much the community values the local swimming pool. Following on from last week’s well-attended public meeting, almost […]

Prisoners could lend a helping hand

TALKS are underway about the feasibility of a supervised workforce of low risk prisoners from Fulham Correctional Centre at Sale working on infrastructure projects in the community. The State Government […]

Rate rise wrath falls on deaf ears

RATEPAYERS who have taken the trouble to participate in the consultation process for South Gippsland Shire Council’s proposed Rating Strategy 2014-2018 and draft 2014-2015 Annual Budget have been left feeling […]

Swimming against the tide to save Foster Pool?

IN A clear show of support for their local pool, more than 70 members of the Foster community crowded into the Foster Golf Club on Monday evening for a meeting […]

Welshpool and District Playgroup wins state award

WELSHPOOL and District Playgroup is the proud winner of the June 2014 Playgroup of the Month award. The group won the award because of the outstanding effort it made to […]