Archive for April, 2015

Beachside trail on the Way

THE dream of residents and visitors to Sandy Point and Waratah Bay for an off-road shared trail, ‘Waratah Way,’ between the two townships is a step closer to becoming a […]

Charlie Brown’s Picnic Day draws in the crowds

Contributed by Joan Newman THE annual and much-loved ‘Back To’ Charlie Brown’s Picnic Day was enjoyed on Easter Saturday by what is estimated to be the largest attendance yet in […]

Council considers community-owned pools

COMMUNITIES interested in the future of public pools have an opportunity in the next three weeks to view and comment on the draft of the revised South Gippsland Aquatic Strategy, […]

Disability Action Plan aims for access and inclusion

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council is making good progress on its Disability Action Plan. The most recent status report shows Council has taken some significant steps towards achieving the stated objective […]

Disorder rules the day at Council

CIVILITY flew out the window and the tone of discourse degenerated to a new low at the March meeting of South Gippsland Shire Council last Wednesday. On the table was […]

Gippsland’s councils call for major transport funding injection

SAFETY upgrades for the South Gippsland Highway, funding for local roads and bridges maintenance and rail improvements to relieve bottlenecks are among key priorities in this year’s Gippsland Local Government […]

Good news for mobile phone customers

THE many Optus customers who have recently experienced difficulties with either their mobile phone or internet connections – or both – will be pleased to know that this ‘cloud’ has […]

Happier campers with some fees scrapped

A NEW spring was put in the step of Easter holiday campers with the announcement by Victoria’s Minister for Environment, Lisa Neville, that fees for basic camping sites would be […]

New Kayak, Fishing and Mountain Bike business opens in Foster!

Foster Kayak & Outdoor 50 Main Street, Foster. Call Murray on 0475 473 211 Come in and meet Murray to enquire about a great new range of outdoor activities in the Prom […]

Prom Coast on show

BRIMMING with artistic talent, the Prom Coast is serviced by an eclectic mix of local galleries, studios and workshops that are a drawcard for both locals and tourists. With just […]

Prom Coast Seachange Festival – two wonderful weekends

BIGGER and better than ever, after two weekends packed with more than 60 events, the 2015 Prom Coast Seachange Festival wound up on Sunday evening, leaving organisers delighted – and […]

Seachange Festival starts with a splash

THE 2015 Prom Coast Seachange Festival got off to a flying start on the weekend. Even before the official opening at Foster’s main hall on Friday evening, the ‘Double-Take’ shop […]

Staff restructure at shire council

THE number of directors and managers at South Gippsland Shire Council will decrease under an organisational restructure proposed this week by CEO Tim Tamlin. The position of Corporate Services Director, […]

Telstra supports Sandy Point

AFTER much lobbying by the Sandy Point Community Group, this active ‘advocacy group’ has received word that Telstra is now committed to making some significant improvements to the communications infrastructure […]

Ten-year lease for motorcycle club

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council has approved a new ten-year lease with the Corner Inlet Motorcycle Club Inc (CIMCC) for Council’s land at 2746 Meeniyan Promontory Road, Yanakie. The former lease […]

What’s on over Easter

HAVE a great time over Easter by getting out and enjoying a drive, a walk, discovering scenery, art, action and much, much more. Activities WARATAH Bay: The annual ‘Back To’ […]

World War I exhibition opens at Foster Museum

FORMER Premier of Victoria Ted Baillieu headed a long list of distinguished guests at the official opening last Tuesday of the new Foster and District Historical Society exhibition at Foster […]