Archive for May, 2016

Angry scenes as Council dismisses CSG motion

TEMPERS flared in Council Chambers yet again last Wednesday as South Gippsland Shire Council argued the merits of advocating to the Victorian Government to exempt all land in the shire […]

Buckets and bouquets for Shire Proposed Budget

ONLY half as many written submissions as last year (13 compared to 25) were made to the 2016-2017 South Gippsland Shire Council Proposed Budget, perhaps because the rate rise has […]

Busy time at local medical centres

THE number of doctors employed at Foster and Toora Medical Centres has always fluctuated over time. Due to the loss of three full time doctors over the last eight months, […]

Caravan parks’ last stand

THE bitter battle between South Gippsland Shire Council and site holders at the council-managed Long Jetty Foreshore and Yanakie caravan parks reached a head this week. May 31 marked the […]

Chinese deal to expand Burra Foods

A CHINESE-LED consortium, Inner Mongolia Fuyuan Farming Co Ltd (Fuyuan), is set to take a majority (79 per cent) shareholding in Korumburra-based Burra Foods pending Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) […]

Council adopts Planning Scheme Amendment C81 – Land Subject to Inundation Overlay

  SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council agreed at the May 25 meeting to adopt Planning Scheme Amendment C81 – Land Subject to Inundation Overlay. Councillors usually fall over themselves to move […]

Geoff Achison at the Rhythm Cafe

Recently returned from touring in the USA, celebrated blues/roots guitarist Geoff Achison will be performing his popular solo acoustic show at the Rhythm Cafe in Foster on Saturday, June 4. […]

Majority want war memorial cross in FWMAC

Foster and District Historical Society’s Great War Memorial Cross is still looking for a permanent home. After the historical society’s successful exhibition, ‘South Gippsland at War,’ many people suggested the war […]

Men’s Sheds: a movement for men’s health

MEN’S Sheds are a place to build on the health and wellbeing of men. That’s one of the messages in a recently produced colour brochure, Men’s Sheds South and West […]

MG says sorry to suppliers

DAIRY giant Murray Goulburn has apologised to suppliers over large cuts to the co-operative’s profits and the lower price it will pay farmers for their milk. Around 2500 dairy farmers […]

Milk price drop shock

IN DEVASTATING news for the district’s many dairy farmers – and the local economy that depends on them – dairy giant Murray Goulburn has announced it will slash the price […]

Nitrate poisoning alert

Farmers have been warned about the dangers of nitrate poisoning after three cows died in West Gippsland in recent days. Grant Nielsen from West Gippsland Vet Care said current conditions […]

Push to unseat McMillan

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council has officially added its support to the campaign to change the name of the federal seat of McMillan, so that it is no longer named after […]

South Gippsland Secondary College investigating school name change

  THE local secondary college is considering a name change and is keen to gauge the views of as many people as possible through a community survey. South Gippsland Secondary […]

Support for farmers

THE State and the Federal Government have announced support packages for dairy farmers affected by the global fall in milk prices and the shock decisions by Murray Goulburn and Fonterra […]

Tea Cosy Festival

THE much anticipated Fish Creek Tea Cosy Festival returns this weekend and promises to provide 10 exciting days of entertainment, attractions and activities for young and old. The inaugural festival […]