Archive for August, 2014

Corner Inlet Men’s Shed takes the next step

THE recent bout of wild weather wreaked havoc at the building site of the Corner Inlet Men’s Shed at Station Park, Foster. The formwork and reinforcement were already in place […]

Daffodil Day brings hope and a brighter future

THE Cancer Council’s annual Daffodil Day fundraiser was held nationwide last Friday, and here in South Gippsland was welcomed by sunny, dry weather – a big improvement on Daffodil Day […]

Deteriorating Long Jetty desperate for federal funding

PORT Welshpool’s Long Jetty is continuing to deteriorate while it waits for the funds necessary for restoration. That was the stern warning from Gippsland Ports CEO Nick Murray at last […]

Fatal fire at Meeniyan, house fire at Foster

THE district has been rocked by two house fires in recent days. The first occurred late last Tuesday night (August 12) in Armstrongs Road, Meeniyan, and tragically took a life, […]

Federal funding cuts hit rural councils hard

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council is among scores of municipalities across Australia hit hard by the Abbott government’s freeze on indexation of the Federal Financial Assistance Grants. With the first quarterly […]

Group effort enables expansion of Yanakie CFA

YANAKIE CFA has come up trumps in being awarded a grant worth $29,995 as it’s share in South Gippsland’s $92,247 State Government funding as part of the 2014-15 Volunteers Emergency […]

Halt on vegetation removal in path of wind farm power line

BALD Hills Wind Farm contractors have agreed to halt their vegetation removal works along the Inverloch-Venus Bay Road – for the moment. The vegetation was being removed to make way […]

MLA advises on Coal Seam Gas

The Meat and Livestock Authority (MLA) has commissioned independent research into the mining of Coal Seam Gas on livestock properties, and has issued advice to farmers about the potential pifalls of unwittingly […]

Subsidence around mine shaft made safe

A WORK crew from South Gippsland Shire Council began the task last week of repairing a patch of the car park behind the shops in Foster, where the ground has […]

Volunteer drivers sought for Community Health Centre car

SOUTH Gippsland Hospital’s Community Health Centre car has been in service for less than a year but is already proving its worth. The invaluable service, however, is sorely in need […]

Wild winds create havoc

WILD weather created havoc across Victoria last week, with Gippsland one of the worst affected areas. Gale force winds raging all through Thursday and into Friday blew huge branches and […]

Winds of change buffet the Port

CHANGES are being made on several fronts in an attempt to bring Port Welshpool into the twenty-first century – but not everyone is happy. The rumblings of discontent about the […]