Archive for May, 2015

Communication breakdown? Worth it in the end

THE trials and tribulations of connectivity for many mobile phone and tablet users should soon come to an end, as both Telstra and Optus roll out the 4G network across […]

Costly new council offices – Councillor poses alternative

A SOUTH Gippsland shire councillor is calling on Council to consider an alternative to a costly new municipal office complex. “Whilst it is true we have an old municipal office, […]

Council taken to task over Budget

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council could achieve significant savings if only it had the courage to take a fresh look at its Budget. That at least is the view of Meg […]

District weathers the wild winds well

THE strong winds experienced in some parts of our shire on the evening of Tuesday May 5 and in the early hours of the following morning resulted in South Gippsland […]

Farmers’ market in Foster on Saturday

Contributed by Catherine McGlead WINTER weather has set in this past week but the market still operates regardless of the weather.  We are lucky to be able to hire the […]

Federal Budget: road funding up, council funding down

MORE funding for roads, but less for local government’s core funding because of the ongoing freeze in the indexation of the Financial Assistance Grants. When it comes to the Federal […]

Hayden is Gippsland’s Dairy Student of the Year

FOSTER’S Hayden Hanratty was awarded Student of the Year for Gippsland at the National Centre for Dairy Education (NCDE) Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE (GOTAFE) annual graduation ceremony at Lardner […]

Historic vote brings in outside capital for MG

IN A landmark move for a co-op, dairy giant Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co. Limited (MG) will access outside capital to advance its growth. Shareholders of Australia’s biggest dairy foods manufacturer […]

New kerbside green waste bins are coming

RESIDENTS of South Gippsland Shire are reminded that from May 11 residential properties in township areas that receive garbage and recycling services will start seeing their new green waste bins […]

Rate rise pain from reclassified properties

SOUTH Gippsland residents who offer accommodation as a sideline – through a few cabins or a small bed and breakfast operation – are fearful that the Valuer-General’s changes to the […]

Sandy Point Community Centre looking good inside & out

THE sun may not have been shining, but there were plenty of beaming smiles for the official opening last Thursday of the final stage in the Sandy Point Community Centre […]

Seasonal population explosions – what is the impact?

COASTAL communities have been exploring with South Gippsland Shire Council the impact of seasonal population explosions. “Council wants to be on the front foot,” said social planning officer Vicki Bradley, […]

State Inquiry into Unconventional Gas gets underway

Friends of the Earth media release. May 7, 2015 Friends of the Earth has welcomed the announcement of the process and timelines for the state inquiry into unconventional gas. “The […]

Voices from the Gas Fields – an important documentary

If you want to know more about the impacts of Coal Seam Gas on farmers and the health and wellbeing of communities, then this is a powerful new You Tube […]