Archive for March, 2016

‘Pearfection’ at Toora

THE Pear Party held each year by the Friends of Toora Heritage Pear Orchard as a fundraiser for the orchard continues to go from strength to strength. Held in fine […]

Council keeps cap on rate rise

GOOD planning and a rigorous search for efficiencies has enabled South Gippsland Shire Council to propose a budget for 2016/17 which meets the challenge of rate rise capping while continuing […]

Councillor Discretionary Fund revoked

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council has revoked the Councillor Discretionary Fund following implementation of the Local Government (Improved Governance) Act 2015. The new legislation was informed by the Local Government Investigations […]

Councillors outspoken on in-confidence issues

KEEPING things quiet might have been the subject of the debate, but South Gippsland Shire Council chambers were anything but last Wednesday as Councillors debated the merits of making their […]

Enormous response to Relay for Life

THE coldest day since mid December was no deterrent to the 520 brave and hearty walkers at the South Gippsland Relay For Life as they trudged on through the night, […]

Foster Show success

  EVERYTHING came together to create a fine Foster Show last Saturday. The weather was perfect. There was no rain and it was not too hot, not too cold and […]

Fun fete a fabulous fundraiser

EASTER Sunday proved to be the perfect day for Foster Primary School’s Family Fete. The local community turned out in droves, along with many of the people holidaying in the […]

Gippslanders give generously to Good Friday Appeal

MEMBERS of the South Gippsland Fire Brigades Group did a fantastic job of raising money across the district on Good Friday for the annual 85th Royal Children’s Hospital Appeal. The […]

Great summer for Foster Pool

THE swimming season at Foster Outdoor Pool came to an end for another year on March 13 after a very successful summer. “Attendances were very good this summer,” said the […]

Happy campers at what cost?

THE famed beauty of the Franklin River Reserve outside Toora has spread far and wide, with scores of caravans, tents and campervans regularly parked there. Locals who have kept tabs […]

Important: your chance to comment on Foster’s future

The Draft Foster Community Infrastructure Plan is currently available for community comment.  The Draft Plan provides recommendations for services and facilities to meet the needs of the Foster community for the next […]

New Rural Doctor Award for Alison Wilde 

THE many achievements of Victoria’s rural health professionals were celebrated at the Victorian Rural Health Awards, held at Sale last Friday evening. Over 30 men and women took centre stage […]

Pear Party this Sunday

THE fifth annual Toora Heritage Pear Orchard ‘Pear Party’ is to be held this Sunday (March 13) from 10am to 4pm and promises to be a fun-filled family-friendly day with […]

Rail Trail complete from go to whoa

  IT’S official!  The long-awaited Black Spur section of the Great Southern Rail Trail between Koonwarra and Minns Road, Meeniyan is now complete, creating a seamless Rail Trail from Leongatha […]

Relay for Life

The 2016 South Gippsland Relay For Life kicks off this coming weekend at Fish Creek with the opening ceremony at 3 pm at Terrill Park on Saturday. Survivors and carers […]

South Gippsland Secondary – a little college with big results

WITH a student population of fewer than 300 students, South Gippsland Secondary College, situated in Foster and serving the wider Corner Inlet area, is not a big school. So it […]

Stage 2 Water Restrictions for Fish Creek

STAGE 2 “SAVE” Water Restrictions will apply to South Gippsland Water’s Fish Creek customers from midnight tomorrow (Thursday March 3). The Battery Creek Water Supply System, which services Fish Creek, […]

Visitor Information Service to be reviewed

CHANGING visitor needs, efficiency opportunities and technological advancements are among the issues to be explored as South Gippsland Shire Council reviews its Visitor Information Service (VIS) over the next few […]

What’s on over Easter

THERE’s plenty of activities, exhibitions and family fun to be had while out and about over the Easter holiday period. Markets and sales Foster Produce and Craft Market on the […]