Archive for June, 2016

‘Cold-pressed raw milk’ method wins regulatory approval

Cold Pressed Raw Milk

Unpasteurised milk will appear on shop shelves this week, with the food regulator declaring cold pressure as an effective method to kill the harmful bacteria lurking inside. Sydney company Made by […]

Council considers free public Wi-Fi

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council is considering introducing a free public Wi-Fi service to the main towns of the shire. Councillors Andrew McEwen and Don Hill suggested the idea to last […]

Council proud to adopt 2016/17 Annual Budget

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council proudly adopted the 2016/17 Annual Budget at its meeting last Wednesday. The pride stemmed from achieving a fiscally responsible budget within the restrictions imposed by rate […]

Eight candidates running in the Division of McMillan

A TOTAL of eight candidates will contest the 2016 federal election on July 2 in the federal electoral division of McMillan. These candidates are among the 994 candidates running for […]

Federal funding finally promised for Long Jetty

A RE-ELECTED Coalition Government would commit $4.8 million toward the reconstruction of the Port Welshpool Long Jetty. Federal Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent and the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, […]

Fire destroys Waratah Lodge

A MASSIVE fire last Sunday totally destroyed Waratah Lodge in Thomsons Road, Fish Creek. The owners, long-time local farmers Dick and Judy Edwards, who bought the boutique hotel, formerly known […]

Highway funding promise

THE Coalition has announced that a re-elected Coalition Government would allocate $25 million to upgrade the South Gippsland Highway, with funding to be matched dollar for dollar by the Victorian […]

It’s not a done deal yet?

Senior Leagues Review final recommendations released Gippsland will officially gain a new senior football league in 2017, after the Gippsland Senior Football Leagues Review committee’s final recommendations were formally accepted […]

Locals join CFA protest

AMONG the volunteer firefighters protesting at a rally in Melbourne last Sunday was a contingent from South Gippsland. A busload of CFA officers from local brigades, including five from Foster […]

Manna Gum Community Shop and Lounge

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays: 10am—3pm Saturday: 10am—2pm The Manna Gum Community Shop & Lounge is the ideal place to meet people and have a chat over a hot drink and a […]

Meet the candidates at Fish Creek forum

CANDIDATES for the seat of McMillan in the forthcoming federal election, due to take place on July 2, will face the South Gippsland community at a forum in the Fish […]

Money for mower handed over

MEMBER for McMillan Russell Broadbent pulled up outside the Corner Inlet Men’s Shed in his campaign bus (Russ Bus?) last Friday and officially presented the Corner Inlet Men’s Shed Group […]

No significant changes to proposed shire budget

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council held a special meeting last Wednesday to consider the 13 formal community submissions made to the 2016-17 Proposed Budget. Some of the submissions were considered separately, […]

OAM for Peter Lee

HIS distinguished service to the community of South Gippsland has led to Agnes resident Peter Lee being awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia in this year’s Queen’s Birthday […]

Port Welshpool Long Jetty – future assured

  THE reconstruction of the Port Welshpool Long Jetty is now assured, irrespective of which major party is voted into power in Saturday’s federal election. The federal member for McMillan, […]

Season goes swimmingly at shire’s outdoor pools

A LONG hot summer resulted in a successful 2015/16 season for South Gippsland’s outdoor swimming pools. So successful that Council has now begun planning for the 2016/17 season without making […]

Stockyard Gallery calls for on-site certainty

REPRESENTATIVES of the Stockyard Gallery Committee of Management have called on South Gippsland Shire Council to assure the future of the gallery in Foster. Committee member Walter Birkenbeil, supported by […]

Time is running out for 2017 Kindergarten enrolment

ENROLMENTS for funded Four-year- old Kindergarten will close at midnight on Thursday June 30. Late enrolments will still be accepted but will not be eligible to receive a first round […]

Wanted: flat, apartment or unit to rent

I am a new resident of Foster having moved from Adelaide to take up employment in this beautiful part of Gippsland. As such I am looking for preferably a furnished […]

Winter School Holiday Activities at Manna Gum

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