Archive for December, 2015


A TOTAL of 26 local organisations, sporting clubs and facilities are celebrating huge ‘Christmas bonuses’ and a great start to the new year, following their successful submissions in Round One […]

Aboriginal culture celebrated at Deadly Conference

LOCAL indigenous culture was celebrated in front of a sold out crowd at the Deadly in Gippsland Conference which was held last Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at Wilsons Promontory (Yiruk […]

Council claims Berry Street land was not donated

THE kerfuffle over the proposed sale of land in Foster’s Berry Street continues, with South Gippsland Shire Council now contradicting retired solicitor Jim Wilson’s claim that he donated the land […]

Council takes out Victorian Fire Awareness Award

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council is the proud recipient of the Fire Awareness Award. The council won the award for its successful Business Continuity and Resilience Program. The program, developed by […]

Gifted land – plot thickens

JIM Wilson is standing firm as the dispute escalates over South Gippsland Shire Council’s proposal to sell a block of land in Berry Street, Foster, as part of the council’s […]

Great VCE results for local students

HARD work has paid off, with some brilliant results among the VCE class of 2015 at South Gippsland Secondary College in Foster. When the Australian Tertiary Admissions Rankings (ATARs) were […]

Hundreds beat the heat at Foster Pool

Foster Pool

THE official opening of Foster Swimming Pool for the 2015/16 summer season coincided with some scorching summer weather last weekend. The pool was due to open on Saturday, December 19, […]

Inside information for fishing enthusiasts: Fishing Report #2

Welcome to the second in an ongoing series of Prom Coast recreational fishing reports Provided by Foster Kyak and Outdoor, 50 Main Street, Foster.  Call: Murray on 0475 473 211   Reports are […]

Inundation overlay proposal prompts flood of complaints

A PROPOSAL to apply a Land Subject to Inundation Overlay (LSIO) to inland and coastal areas susceptible to inundation prompted a flood of complaints when it was put on public […]

Long Jetty funding application unsuccessful

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council’s application for Federal funding to restore the Long Jetty at Port Welshpool has been unsuccessful. Coastal-Promontory Ward Councillor Jeanette Harding, who has been more vocal than […]

Port Franklin Fresh Fish in it for the long haul

  IT’S official! Port Franklin Fresh Fish is among the top producers of fresh fish in Australia, having been named among the Good Food Guide 2015’s Top 30 Food Producers. […]

Prom Coast Fishing Report

Welcome to the first in an ongoing series of Prom Coast recreational fishing reports Inside information for fishing enthusiasts Provided by Foster Kyak and Outdoor, 50 Main Street, Foster.  Call: Murray on 0475 […]

The Christmas countdown is on!

The months and weeks have flown by and it’s now high time time to stock up on Christmas fare and to select some great gifts for family and friends. The […]

Trust extends Foster Cemetery memorial wall

  THE Foster Cemetery Trust has extended the stonework memorial wall at the cemetery in Hoddle Road, adding a further 64 places for cremated remains to the existing and now […]

Walkerville action fizzles

OPPONENTS of a commercial/residential development at Walkerville didn’t know whether to be annoyed or relieved when South Gippsland Shire Councillor Andrew McEwen withdrew his Notion of Motion at the eleventh […]

Yanakie pumped with community spirit

THE paddocks might be parched, but they have community spirit by the bucketful down at Yanakie. The Yanakie Progress Association, largely dormant for the past few years, has been resurrected […]