Archive for July, 2014

$3.2 million to repair key roads

“I’VE had strong feedback from locals who desperately want to see more money invested in our local roads,” said Deputy Premier and Member for Gippsland South Peter Ryan this week, […]

Beware of email and SMS tax scams!

The Australian Tax Office is warning taxpayers of a number of scam currently doing the rounds, with the perpetrators taking advantage of this time of the year when many people are […]

Call to action to repair our roads

ROAD users have vented their anger and frustration with the state of the roads, the VicRoads-managed South Gippsland Highway in particular, in a damning response to the Repairing Our Roads […]

Career FAQs

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Council to help with water worries

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council has strengthened its resolve to advocate on behalf of Sandy Point and Venus Bay landowners concerned that their use of land will be restricted by the […]

FAMDA’s Bugsy Malone wows audiences

FAMDA’s Bugsy Malone delighted audiences last weekend and again tonight. The kids’ enthusiasm has been infectious and many now think the Bad Guys are the Good Guys. It’s great fun! Don’t miss out there […]

Festival has Meeniyan ablaze

“IT WOULD take more than a few showers to put out this fire,” was a comment voiced by a local in reference to the Meeniyan on Fire festival – and […]

Fish Creek landowner calls for Farming rates discount

WHEN is a farmer not a farmer? The answer, found Fish Creek landowner Steve George, is when he farms a property classified as Rural Lifestyle. Mr George was given sympathy […]

Foster Community House Term 3 courses out now

Community House Term 3 Program 2014


THE recent survey to gauge community response to the proposed Foster Laneways Design Project has indicated strong support for the refurbishment of the township’s three laneways. The Project is part […]

Green light for kerbside green waste collection

AT LAST Wednesday’s meeting of South Gippsland Shire Council, a proposal to introduce a kerbside green waste collection service from 1 July 2015 was endorsed by Council. For an annual […]

Last chance to have your say on ‘unconventional gas’

Last week the government announced a further 6 community consultation sessions at ‘interesting’ locations, as most are not under a licence or even close to one.  The Foster Community Association […]

Looking back 20 years

From The Mirror of July 27, 1994  A DEPUTATION from the Foster War Memorial Arts Centre committee has asked South Gippsland Shire Council for assistance in raising the $36,000 necessary […]

Ongoing consultation on gas proposals

REGIONAL communities across Victoria have welcomed the opportunity to give their views on the possible introduction of an onshore gas industry in this state. More than 600 people attended community […]


The Foster based choir known as the Prom Coast Singers was born in 1998 with Paddy Broberg as the musical director. They functioned continually for the next ten years and […]

Rates and charges to rise 4.13 per cent

ON AVERAGE, ratepayers across South Gippsland Shire can expect their rates and charges to increase by 4.13 per cent overall in the 2014-15 year. Rates alone will rise 5.5 per […]

Reconstruction work for Foster’s Victory Avenue

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council is finalising its design for the reconstruction of Victory Avenue between McDonald Street (the roundabout) and Winchester Street. Explaining the need for the work, Paul Challis, […]

Shire council grants get community projects going

A WIDE cross-section of the South Gippsland community filled Council Chambers in Leongatha last Wednesday night for the 2013/2014 Community Grants Round Two Presentation. It was a cold, wet and […]

Time to retune your digital TV

SOME TV channels are changing their frequency as the final step in the move to digital-only TV. You’ll need to retune your TV, set-top box or digital recorder when these […]

Today is TV retune day

THE retuning of some free-to-air TV channels across Australia to different frequencies has been taking place on various dates in the last few months, with Foster set to retune today […]

Toora formula for China

“IT’S a big plus for the town,” said Toora business owner Irene Spooner, on hearing the news that the ViPlus Dairy factory has gained accreditation for exporting infant formula to […]

Warm up this Saturday at ‘Meeniyan on Fire’

BEAT the winter blues this Friday by going along to the Meeniyan Hall 75th birthday celebrations, followed on Saturday by the annual ‘Meeniyan on Fire’ festival, where there will be […]