Archive for March, 2019

Blaze closes Prom

WILSONS Promontory National Park will be closed during the Labour Day long weekend, as an out-of-control blaze threatens the Tidal River campsite.   Crews have been struggling to suppress the fire, […]

Call for Council dismissal

MINISTER for Local Government Adem Somyure said he has “requested advice from the Monitor and expects to receive a report next week” in the wake of a public vote to […]

Calling all local businesses and members of the public

Manna Gum Community House is a drop-off point for donations for urgently needed items to help animals affected by the Gippsland fires. Here is what they need: Bowls Vet or […]

Crisis is “fake news” : Mayor

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council Mayor Don Hill has called into question the legitimacy of the Leongatha Business Association’s upcoming ‘Councillor crisis public meeting’.  Cr Hill, who said he will not […]

Four more beds for PCAC

FOSTER’S Prom Country Aged Care will receive four additional aged care places under the 2018/19 Aged Care Approvals Round. Member for McMillan, Russell Broadbent welcomed the additional places for Prom […]

Garden show’s growing success

THE Welshpool Autumn Garden show has been proclaimed a “great success for exhibitors and visitors alike”. “The display in the Welshpool Hall provided a welcome relief from the stress of […]

Going, going, gone?

Fawcett: “There are good people in Council. Just not enough of them.” THE future of South Gippsland Shire Council hangs in the balance, with the resignation of two more councillors.  […]

Gravel roads boost in Budget

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council has unanimously endorsed its proposed Annual Budget, with an extra $914,000 earmarked for gravel roads maintenance.  “That is really substantial.  We have a very low level of […]

News on the move

THE Foster Newsagency is ready to move its stock to the Foodworks Supermarket, meaning the creation of a business that will be many things to many different people.    The date […]

No ‘current plan’ on bus 

THE State Government said there was “no current plan” to change the Yarram to Melbourne bus route. The Mirror put questions to the office of Minister for Public Transport Melissa […]

Powerful debut for Duursma

PROUD father Dean Duursma described son Xavier’s AFL debut as “awesome”.   The 18-year-old was among three debutants in Port Adelaide’s 26-point win over Melbourne at the MCG on Saturday.   With […]


MARCH 15 – 17, 2019 HERE’Ssome of what’s on over this Festival weekend. If you like reading and discussing books you might like to check out Foster Library’s entertainment on […]

Swift action called on South Gippsland Shire Council

MEMBER for Gippsland South Danny O’Brien is calling for swift action on South Gippsland Shire Council. “The latest resignations from South Gippsland Shire Council and the allegations made by departing […]

Wilsons Prom closed

Parks Victoria Update Labour Day long weekend Park Closures Visitor safety is one of Parks Victoria’s highest priorities and parks affected by fires will be closed to protect the public […]

Wilsons Prom to re-open on Friday March 15

Wilsons Promontory Sealers Cove

Date 12.3.19 Wilsons Promontory Reopens. Wilsons Promontory will reopen at 9am on Friday 15 March. Lightning ignited a fire on the 1 March at Mt Leonard which spread to 323 […]

Work starts on Foster Library upgrade

WORKS have commenced on Foster Library’s $92,000 upgrade, which will make it the state’s first library to be accessed out of hours with a secure swipe card. The project is […]