Archive for September, 2014

AFNL night of nights

THE Alberton Football Netball League held their vote counting and presentation night last Saturday at the Dumbalk Hall following the preliminary finals being played at Inverloch during the day. There […]

Beloka stud update

Dog Trials Nov 2014

Keep up to date with the latest news and like us on facebook: Dog Trials Get your dogs ready for the Dog Trials in November! Download the Beloka entry form […]

Capital works on the go in Foster

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council crews are starting preparatory works in Foster for the construction of approximately 200m of footpath along Station Road, between Jones Street and O’Connell Road. Works will […]

Civic reception for champion athletes

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council recognised the achievements of South Gippsland participants in the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games at a civic reception after last Wednesday’s council meeting. Shire councillors and officers, […]

Community liaises at Esso Stakeholder Lunch

THE annual Esso Stakeholder/Community Liaison Lunch was held last Thursday at the Foster Golf Club, attracting around 70 people, providing an excellent opportunity to receive an update on ExxonMibil’s business […]

Council urged to take stronger stance on CSG

COAL Seam Gas. You can read all about it on a new page on the South Gippsland Shire Council website [under Sustainability Services]. “Finally,” say members of Coal and CSG […]

Dirty air, dodgy politics: why it’s easier to attack science than listen to Morwell fire death stats


I’m quite nervous about writing this. I’m going to stray from my familiar academic world into a political one, and it’s on an issue that may very well have killed […]

Dump point makes Foster the place to go

A JOINT venture between the Foster Community Association (FCA), the Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia (CMCA) and Evans Petroleum has seen the town of Foster get a dump point […]

Eco-tourism development proposed for Yanakie

SIGNIFICANT progress has been made on a proposal to develop an eco-tourism facility on 256 acres at Yanakie, just outside the gates of Wilsons Promontory National Park. Mindful of the […]

First farmers’ market of spring

THE weather has improved distinctly and spring is definitely here – hurrah! Spring brings an active time in the kitchen and the garden – time to consider your summer food […]

Motorcycle club to still call Yanakie home

CORNER Inlet Motorcycle Club Inc. (CIMCC) is set to call Yanakie home for another decade, with South Gippsland Shire Council giving the green light to negotiations on a new lease […]

Phillip Island premiers!

MDU Football Netball Club the real winners THE grand finals of the Alberton Football Netball League were held in perfect weather conditions at Meeniyan on Saturday with a huge crowd […]

Quarterly Report shows Council tracking well

AT LAST Wednesday’s council meeting, Cr Don Hill enthused about the Quarterly Performance Report April to June 2014, declaring it was an example of “best practice” and “total transparency in […]


DEALING with everything from searches and crashes to assaults and fraud, local police have been extremely busy over the last week. An accident on the South Gippsland Highway on Saturday […]

Show society in search of secretary

FOSTER & District Agricultural Society, which is responsible for the annual Foster Show, is in need of a new secretary and a new treasurer. At the annual general meeting last […]

The Hazelwood mine disaster could easily have been avoided

Hazelwood Mine Fire 2015

The Hazelwood coalmine fire, which burned for 45 days earlier this year, was a catastrophe for the town of Morwell in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley. Homes were blanketed in smoke and […]

Water bills reduced

SOUTH Gippsland Water customers are in for a pleasant surprise when they look at their latest water bills. Ninety per cent of residential customers and some small business customers will […]