Archive for October, 2015


NO-ONE was injured but two vehicles needed to be towed from the scene of an accident at the intersection of the South Gippsland Highway and the Toora Road leading into […]

Big demand for water as summer hits early

AFTER a record hot spell at the start of October, this summer is shaping up to be a sizzler and water is already in great demand. Local water carrier Grant […]

Council dismisses rate rise proposal as impractical

A CLEAR majority of South Gippsland Shire Councillors have dismissed as impractical a proposal from a couple of councillors to hold rate rises at two per cent over the next […]

Creative collaboration in the heart of Foster

The ‘Deep Listening Sculpture Circle’ at the P. J. Wilson Reserve came into being during a series of recent workshops and was made possible with the generous support of the […]

Foster CFA Open Day & Huge Garage Sale

THE Foster CFA Open Day will be held this Saturday (October 17) providing the perfect opportunity to find out all you need to know about preparing for bushfire and the […]

Foster doctor in cycling accident

THE Corner Inlet community has been rocked by the news of the accident last Thursday morning in which Dr Phil Worboys was seriously injured while cycling along the South Gippsland […]

Grants for Port Franklin and Walkerville

COMMUNITY groups at Port Franklin and Walkerville are celebrating the news that their grant applications to the State Government’s Coastal Environments Program have been successful. The Port Franklin Public Purpose […]


POLICE are reminding people heading off for walks in national parks to ensure they are always properly equipped. The warning comes in the wake of two incidents involving hikers who […]

Kindergartens helped to thrive

SERVICES for the district’s youngest residents have been given a boost with the announcement of state government grants for all the kindergartens managed by the Prom Coast Centres for Children […]

Local doctors recognised for support of future GP workforce

SIX local doctors have received recognition this week for their contribution to the community as dedicated GP Supervisors. They are among 93 GP Supervisors being recognised nationally. GP Supervisors are […]

Melbourne Cup weekend

ROYAL Standard Hotel, Toora: Drop in to enjoy specials on Melbourne Cup Day. FISH Creek Hotel: Watch the big race on the big screen (4m x 2m). TAB facilities. Flower […]

No place for a village

– Division on Walkerville subdivision PROPONENTS of an 88-lot low-density residential subdivision and tourism-focused commercial development at Walkerville are facing an uphill battle. Not only are many of the neighbours […]

Plant thefts across South Gippsland

A RECENT spate of plant thefts from public garden beds across South Gippsland has disappointed community members and council staff. Over the past month azaleas have been taken from garden […]

Port Welshpool Coast Guard to the rescue

PORT Welshpool Coast Guard has recently acquired a 4100 series Noosa Cat as its primary search and rescue vessel. All interested public and friends are welcome to attend the official […]

Pubic Holiday kicks off tourist season

WHILE the Grand Final Eve public holiday may not have generated an enormous amount of dollars for all local businesses, it certainly did not disappoint the many tourists to the […]

Solar appeal hits 80 per cent, thanks to Foster Pharmacy

A MAJOR gift of $5000 by a leading local business, Foster Pharmacy, has catapulted South Gippsland Hospital’s Solar Project Appeal tally over the 80 per cent mark. Pharmacy partners Ms […]