Archive for December, 2018

Big plus for Toora

LAST Thursday ViPlus Dairy CEO Jon McNaught was at the centre of happy cross-cultural exchange. With 50-odd buyers from China enjoying a tour of the Toora factory and a small […]

Broadbent rejects refugee bill

MEMBER for McMillan Russell Broadbent has rejected a parliamentary bill that would see refugees in offshore detention brought to the Australian mainland for medical treatment. Mr Broadbent has crossed the […]

Council votes on caravan parks

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council has voted unanimously to rescind last year’s decision to establish a Caravan and Camping Park Committee. The initial decision, made at Council’s September 27, 2017, was […]

Council Yes to Plan

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council has voted unanimously to adopt the strategies outlined in its 2018/19 Long Term Financial Plan. “This is a good story for Council,” Cr Andrew McEwen declared. […]

Fishy walk unveiled

FOSTER Rotary recently celebrated the official opening of the Loader Walk track at Fish Creek. The track was completed as a way of leaving a lasting reminder of the 50th anniversary […]

Foster Swimming Pool is open for the 2023/24 season

Foster Swimming Pool is Open!!   Monday to Friday: 7.00am – 4.30pm (later on hot days) Weekends:  10.00am – 4.30pm (subject to weather)

FREE Computer Training – Connecting Up

Come and improve your computer IT skills, ask questions and learn new things at Foster IT in the Main Street.  Call 0421 043 090 to book a place.  Bring a […]

Funding received for Court Street, Foster

COUNCIL has successfully sought $540,000 for the reconstruction of Court Street, Foster between Station Road and Nelson Street. The money, from Regional Roads Victoria, will be used for:the reconstruction of […]

Hill climbs to top

CR DON Hill has been elevated to the position of South Gippsland Shire Council Mayor after a vote last Wednesday (November 21) in Leongatha. He replaces Cr Lorraine Brunt in […]

Local grants success

TWENTY-ONE applicants have been awarded money under South Gippsland Shire Council’s first round of the 2018/19 Community Grants Program, sharing $130,950. Recipients were officially announced at a Council event last […]

Lost cat

Manna Gum Community House calls for food donations this Xmas


WHERE has 2018 gone? It only seems like yesterday that the year started, but as the days, weeks and months kept rolling by, we find ourselves getting ready to spend […]

Operation Slow Down

EMERGENCY Services personnel were out in force on Saturday, urging motorists to slow down when they see flashing lights. The Foster-based “Operation Slow Down” – part of a Victoria-wide push […]

Pearl Park Music Festival

Mark this date in your calendar – Saturday January 19th 2019 at Pearl Park, Foster.  Definitely not to be missed.

Progress at Agnes Falls

PROGRESS is at last being made in the construction of a cantilevered viewing platform at Agnes Falls. The proposed $520,000 project – allocated funding by South Gippsland Shire Council in […]

Prom Coast Ice Cream exports to Dubai

PROM Coast Ice Cream and Sorbet is delighted to announce their first export shipment -to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. This was a culmination of two years hard work […]

Reason to care

FOR Foster’s John and Valda Lanigan it was an easy decision. Once the couple discovered South Gippsland Hospital was offering Home Care Packages, the only question was, how quickly can […]

Ribbon cut at PCAC

MEMBER for McMillan Russell Broadbent cut the ribbon at the official opening of Prom Country Aged Care’s extension last Friday (November 23). The extra seven rooms, spacious outdoor space and […]

Safety fix for older drivers

A ROAD safety initiative between South Gippsland Shire Council, Police, VicRoads, a truck driver and a pharmacist has been targeting older drivers through local Probus clubs. According to Council’s road […]

Stony Creek season set to kick off with a cocktail

LEADING Cranbourne trainer, Michael Kent, will join members and friends of the Stony Creek Racing Club for the launch of the 2018/19 season racing season at Stony Creek this Friday, […]

Top prize for Alison

FISH Creek gallery owner Alison Lester has claimed the coveted Melbourne Prize for Literature, pocketing a cool $60,000. The Melbourne Prize operates on a three-year cycle and honours sculptors, musicians […]

Why a music festival?

IT’S simple really. The Prom Coast and surrounds is recognised globally for its spectacular scenery, natural beauty, abundant wildlife and pristine beaches. These elements and the laidback lifestyle has attracted […]

Xavier sparks Power

FOSTER’S Xavier Duursma’s dreams came true last Thursday when he was drafted by the Port Adelaide Football Club with pick 18 in the National Draft. The Foster junior, the son […]