Archive for February, 2015

Clean green Gippsland key to marketing the rail trail

IMPLEMENTATION of the marketing plan for the Great Southern Rail Trail (GSRT) will begin shortly, starting with the construction and placement of new signage and infrastructure as outlined in the […]

Farmers’ market in Foster this Saturday

THE Prom Country Farmers’ Market is held in the grounds of the Foster War Memorial Arts Centre on the third Saturday of each month between 8am and 12noon.  Come along this Saturday, February 21, […]

Foreshore fire at Toora

A BLAZE which occurred in the small hours of last Wednesday morning near the Toora jetty on the foreshore has CFA members and local police unsure as to how it […]

Foster to commemorate historic field day – Victoria’s first

FIELD days are a feature of country life. They are an opportunity for farmers to see a range of farm machinery in one place and for residents and visitors to […]

Gas free Gippsland goes on

OPPONENTS of an onshore gas industry in this state have welcomed news that the Victorian Government will extend the moratorium on coal seam gas exploration and hydraulic fracturing (‘fracking’) for […]

Government to force councils to cap rate rises

MANAGING shire budgets is expected to become even more challenging, with the announcement that the Andrews Labor government will be implementing a cap on rate rises in line with the […]

Hotter weather, better access, good for pool swimmers

SWIMMERS wanting to cool off in local pools now that summer has finally arrived will be glad to hear of changes to the shire council contract with the YMCA which […]

Information forum on the drug ICE

Come along to this important forum on the drug ICE and its impact in South Gippsland. This is an open community forum aimed at providing information about the drug ICE […]

New documentary: Fractured Country – an unconventional invasion

This powerful new 40 minute documentary from the Lock the Gate Alliance highlights the risks to communities from invasive gasfields. Watch the You Tube film here.

Peter Ryan MP resigns

A SIGNIFICANT chapter in the history of South Gippsland closed this week with the resignation from the Victorian Parliament of long-time Member for Gippsland South Peter Ryan. “It has been […]

Rachel returns safely home

FOSTER CFA member Rachel Vanin, who travelled to Western Australia eight days ago as part of the Gippsland contingent of CFA members and DELWP personnel, returned safely to Victoria on […]

Rail Trail nears completion

HUNDREDS flocked to Toora last Saturday to witness the official opening of the Great Southern Rail Trail’s Toora to Welshpool section with around 150 taking to the Trail in high […]

Seasiders want their Way

MEMBERS of Sandy Point Community Group are leading a campaign for an off-road shared trail – for walkers, cyclists and horse riders – between the coastal hamlets of Sandy Point […]

Showtime at Foster on Saturday

ALL is in readiness at Foster Showgrounds for the 108th Annual Foster and District Show, due to take place this Saturday, February 28. Show secretary Denis O’Neill said that patrons […]

Waratah Bay Strategic Foreshore Management Plan 2014

INCREASING popularity and ongoing public use of the Waratah Bay foreshore area has led to the need for an update of the management plan prepared for the area in 1998. […]

Yanakie Campdraft gives back to community

THE Yanakie Campdraft continues to attract novices and experienced riders from all over Victoria and this year will again feature excitement for all the family. Running from 6am to 6pm […]