Archive for November, 2015

A thank you to the whole community

Hospital Solar Project Appeal reaches target WITH the Fish Creek Bowling Club donation this week of just over $700, South Gippsland Hospital reached its Solar Project fundraising target of $120,000. […]

A wee bit of progress on Sandy Point toilets

NEW toilet blocks have been installed in recent months at Yanakie, Fish Creek and Toora, and it is hoped Sandy Point can follow suit. The improvement of toilet facilities in […]

Bright future for multi-use stadium

FOSTER Stadium is the home of basketball and group fitness training in Foster, a meeting place for the Prom Coast University of the Third Age (U3A), and much more. The […]

Communities to have a say in council infrastructure spend

COMMUNITY members in Foster, Venus Bay, Korumburra and Mirboo North will be offered the chance to help decide how $400,000 can best be spent on capital works in each of […]

Cr Bob Newton is new mayor

COUNCILLOR Robert (Bob) Newton, a lifelong resident of the Korumburra area and long-time councillor for the Strzelecki Ward, is South Gippsland’s new mayor. Cr Newton was elected in a 7-2 […]

Family lose home to fire

THE local community has rallied around to assist a family of six who lost all their possessions in a house fire at Toora last Saturday. The house they were renting […]

Foster Show scheduled to be a great one

PLANNING is now well underway for the 2016 Foster & District Agricultural Show. The show schedule will be available any day now, and it’s a beauty! The schedule is sporting […]

Foster Streetscape Information Session

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council will be holding a drop-in session on Thursday of next week to update the Foster community about the plans to revitalise Foster’s Main Street. The design […]

Foster Streetscape Project update

A GROUP of Foster traders/business owners attended a drop-in session convened by the South Gippsland Shire Council to discuss plans for the proposed Foster Streetscape Project. The meeting took place […]

Foster War Memorial Arts Centre

The Foster War Memorial Arts Centre (Foster Hall) was erected by the citizens of Foster and District as a memorial to those who died serving their country in war. It […]

Historical Society 2016 calendar out now

BE QUICK to get your copies of the 2016 Foster & District Historical Society calendar! The popular calendar has become something of a collector’s item since it was established several […]

Land sale proposal provokes outrage

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council’s proposal to sell a block of land in Foster as part of its Strategic Land Review project has provoked outrage in the community. The block of […]

Local fisherman is recognised as a top food producer

It’s no coincidence that small local food producers’ food tastes good! Port Franklin Fisherman, Wayne Cripps, has been ranked highly among the top 30 good food producers in Good Food.

Sixties relived as school celebrates

FOSTER Primary School this week celebrated 50 years at its current site in Pioneer Street. Celebrations began with a concert last Thursday where students showed off their French in song […]

Solar heating boost for Foster’s swimming pool

THE Foster Swimming Pool will be better than ever this summer, thanks to recent improvements to the pool’s heating. South Gippsland Shire Council has arranged for the installation of new […]

Spring Flower Show …. bloomin’ marvellous!

THE 55th annual Welshpool and District Horticultural Society’s Spring Show was held last Friday and Saturday at the Welshpool Memorial Hall and was a sight to behold – a testament […]

Toora factory expansion

THE ViPlus Dairy factory at Toora has had a twofold increase in its workforce in recent weeks to cope with a greatly expanded product range and customer base. “It’s wonderful […]