Archive for August, 2017

Australia Day Award nominations – now open

Nominations are now open for the South Gippsland Australia Day Awards. The awards provide an opportunity to recognise people in our community who go above and beyond. Awards are now […]

BLACK SPUR REALIGNMENT, A LONG TIME COMING

THE Australian and Victorian Governments have jointly funded $50 million for the realignment of the section of the South Gippsland Highway known as ‘Black Spur’. “This has been around since […]

Caught in a canyon

ON Thursday August 17, a Welshpool man was taken to La Trobe Hospital after surviving a horror crash. Sergeant Barrie McCoy was on the scene for several hours and explained […]

Community plans not being recognised

CLIVE Hope and Sally Hoskings from the Meeniyan Progress Association went to the Public Presentation Day at South Gippsland Shire Council Chambers on Wednesday August 16 to let Council know […]

COULD THIS BE AUSTRALIA’S FIRST OFFSHORE WIND FARM?

OFFSHORE Energy Chairman, Terry Kallis and Managing Director, Andy Evans have all the credentials to make it so. Terry was the CEO of SECV and has been in the renewables […]

Dorovitch Voted Worst Employer of the Year

FIONA Duncan and Ann-Maree O’Sullivan usually turn up for work at Dorovitch in Foster. But they’re on strike and have been locked out. “We feel really bad,” Fiona said. “We […]

FIRE AT YANAKIE CARAVAN PARK

YANAKIE and Fish Creek CFA were called out at 2:30am on Wednesday August 2 to a fire in a caravan and annex in Foleys Road, Yanakie. The male occupant self […]

Foster CFA & Bendigo Bank insurance information day

THE local community has a great opportunity to come and talk to our local Fire Brigade Members and Bendigo Branch Team on Thursday 17th August at the Foster IGA supermarket […]

Great Victorian bike ride just 4 months away

On Sunday 26 November over 3000 bike riders will be staying in Foster! The Prom Country – Great Victorian Bike Ride Committee is looking for businesses and community groups who […]

It’s a mess Telstra

SARAH Reeves is understandably peeved with Telstra. She owns Latte Dah Café in Toora and first complained to Telstra about a dangerous Telstra slab outside her café back in January […]

Leongatha Traffic Lights: Changes to signal operation

IN response to ongoing concerns, VicRoads and South Gippsland Shire Council will introduce changes later this month to the traffic light sequencing at the intersection of South Gippsland Highway and […]

LISTEN TO THE COMMUNITY

New 5 year lease for Waratah Bay caravan park AFTER a very tense time for annual and long-term site holders, South Gippsland Shire Council have unanimously voted to extend the […]

MASSIVE ACHIEVEMENT FOR SMALL COMMUNITY

$406,554.00 has been poured back in to the community through the Meeniyan Area Community Shop (MACS). Each two months the sales are totalled and the hours worked divided into the […]

Meeniyan Commons Project kicking off

South Gippsland Shire Council expects redevelopment works to begin on the Meeniyan Commons project on Tompkins Road, Meeniyan next week. Works will be undertaken by the successful contractor South Gippsland […]

NEW DOCTOR AT FOSTER MEDICAL CLINIC

DOCTOR Nicolas Smoll was born in Switzerland and is half Belgian and American. He was in New York for 9 years while he was growing up then lived for 8 […]

One Act Play Festival this weekend!

One act plays this weekend

AT a one act play festival audience members are offered a great variety of relatively short plays. Festival rules state that each company has a maximum of ten minutes to […]

The cat curfew – good for cats, their owners and our wildlife!

THE Australian government named domestic cats as one of the major threats to its unique wildlife. It is of such great concern that wildlife carer Kylie Laing was compelled to […]

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