Archive for July, 2016

Agnes River and District Landcare Group revitalises

A BUZZ is in the air amongst landholders in the Agnes River catchment area who are keen to continue the legacy of restoring the ecological health of the Agnes River, […]

Another step made towards school crossing

THE installation of a school crossing outside Fish Creek & District Primary School is another step closer. “It’s not 100 per cent certain, but it has progressed a lot further, […]

Big wet wreaks havoc

THE band of heavy rain forecast for South Gippsland by the Bureau of Meteorology on July 5 descended upon the Corner Inlet district with a vengeance! Foster received 79mm of […]

Broadbent retains McMillan amidst national uncertainty

AT A local level, Russell Broadbent has retained the seat of McMillan for the Liberals, but the overall result of last Saturday’s federal election is too close to call – […]

Cold snap brings snow

A LIGHT dusting of snow on high points across the district – the first for many years – made last week’s freezing temperatures almost bearable. Wednesday was probably the coldest […]

Continued community dissatisfaction with Council

THE results of the 2016 Community Satisfaction Survey of South Gippsland Shire Council are out and they make no better reading than usual. Council’s performance on all core measures has […]

Darcy’s a footy star in the making

YOUNG Darcy Berryman of Fish Creek is showing his football pedigree with selection in the U12 State Schools Victoria team to compete in next week’s Australian football carnival in Queensland. […]


By Jo MacKenzie THE closed doors of the shop in the centre of town signal the end of a highly successful venture by Jan Bull and Bob Morris into the […]

Giants win appeal

Alberton left with 7 teams AN OVERWHELMING feeling of relief is how Korumburra-Bena president Ross Besley has described his feelings upon hearing that the club has won its appeal to […]


A 24-YEAR-OLD Welshpool man will be charged with numerous traffic offences after he was detected doing burn-outs in his ute in Toora last weekend. At about 4am on Sunday, a […]

Inside info for fishing enthusiasts: Fishing Report #4

Local fishermen generously share their knowledge about where to find the best fishing in Prom Country. Today’s briefing is provided by Col Pulham, from Pulham’s Furniture and Carpet shop in […]

Kerbside garbage collection to continue at Venus Bay

A COMPULSORY six-month kerbside garbage and recycling collection service will continue at Venus Bay. The service, first introduced last summer, the time of year when resident numbers are at their […]

Local dairy products shine at prestigious Awards

  TWO of South Gippsland’s local producers have come up trumps at the 2016 Australian Food Awards (AFA). Prom Coast Ice Cream is celebrating after winning a Gold Medal for […]

Sam scores silver in national basketball

FISH Creek teenager Sam Flanders returned on the weekend from the national basketball championships in Kilsyth, proudly sporting a silver medal. 14-year-old Sam was a member of the Victoria Country […]

Update on Foster bridges

Following the damage to two local bridges when Stockyard Creek broke its banks on July 5, an independent Level 2 assessment, (organised by South Gippsland Shire Council) of the bridge […]

Water security for Yanakie trickles closer

WATER security for Yanakie dairy farmers is a step closer, with the State Government offering to fund a $50,000 feasibility study. Minister for Water Lisa Neville visited the Yanakie property […]