Archive for June, 2015

All-age demand for Foster Swimming Pool

SUPPORT for maintaining a public swimming pool in Foster is widespread in the community, with age no barrier. This was apparent from two presentations made to South Gippsland Shire Council […]

Council proves a soft touch on hard line of Rating Strategy

WITH a show of hands at the Special Council Meeting last Wednesday, South Gippsland Shire Councillors reduced the rates paid by a handful of shire residents, thereby forcing the 19,000 […]

Council takeover of caravan parks slammed

LONG time South Gippsland resident Adrian Fyfe took Council to task last Wednesday for its takeover of caravan parks at Port Welshpool and Yanakie and planned takeover of Waratah Bay […]

Feedback invited on Foster Streetscape Project

THE detailed design of Foster’s Streetscape Project is nearing completion, when it will be put out to tender. In the meantime, feedback is invited from the community over the next […]

Fish Creek Jaycees generously donate to FC Kindergarten

FISH Creek Kindergarten provides a positive, stimulating learning environment and it is with this environment in mind that the Kinder has incorporated art appreciation into its program this year. Taking […]

ICE Help Line

The newly established Ice Help Line – 1800 ICE ADVICE (1800 423 238) – directs users and families to the treatment and support services, and provides general information to the […]

Laneways concept plan revealed to Council

THE Foster Laneways Project has taken another step closer to being implemented, following a public presentation of the final concept plan for the laneway next to FoodWorks and Foster Seafoods, […]

Lifeline Gippsland needs volunteers

Lifeline Gippsland is seeking caring people interested in training to become volunteer Telephone Crisis Supporters to answer calls to the 13 11 14 crisis line. No prior counselling experience is […]

OAM for Kathy Whelan

LONG-TIME Corner Inlet district resident Kathy Whelan is the recipient of a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. She will receive her award in […]

Our Community Bank invests in our community

LIVING up to its name, the Toora & District Community Bank and Foster Branch has distributed more than $28,000 to community projects across the Promontory district. “This is what we […]

Public submissions into CSG called for now

The State Government has announced that its inquiry into unconventional gas is open for public submissions. We’re hoping as many people as possible will enter a submission, so we can show […]

Streetscape Project presentation at next FCA meeting

THE next meeting of the Foster Community Association, due to be held next Monday, June 15, should be of general interest to the Foster community. Anyone is welcome to attend […]

Welshpool kinder

THE community of Welshpool and district turned out in force on a freezing Wednesday evening last week to show support for their local kindergarten. The meeting was called as part […]

Where Council has a will there’s a Way

FORTUNATE the backers of the proposed ‘Waratah Way’ shared trail between Sandy Point and Waratah Bay. Their submission to the proposed 2015-2016 South Gippsland Shire Council Annual Budget was one […]