Archive for May, 2019

#9News There are fears a major state government employer in Foster will abandon the town.

24-hour Stockyard Creek Landing plan put to shire

A plan to develop a 24-hour accessible boat ramp at the Stockyard Creek Landing in Foster has been put before the South Gippsland Shire Council. Foster resident since 2015, bird-lover […]


The AFL Gippsland commission’s May monthly meeting began at around 6pm at Morwell last Tuesday. By 6:05pm, all of its six commissioners were asked to resign by AFL Victoria. Those […]

Community backs bid to keep SGW in Foster

The wider Corner Inlet district community is backing an earnest bid to keep South Gippsland Water’s main administration and depot in Foster, following the authority’s recent announcement that, “a consolidation […]

Community support, users may save Port Franklin slipway

COMMUNITY support and more users may help to save the Port Franklin slipway from closure and decommissioning, a fate first mooted by Gippsland Ports in 2017 and originally scheduled to occur […]

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Last stops for South Coast Mobile Library

ONLY a few stops remain for the South Coast Mobile Library before the familiar brightly-coloured truck is permanently retired from service throughout the Wilsons Prom district and beyond at the […]

Last time for library truck at Welshpool

Welshpool farewelled the West Gippsland Libraries’ South Coast Mobile Library for the last time in the town on Monday morning May 13, 2019. Parked in its usual parking place beside […]

Minister encourages people to speak to SGSC inquiry

VICTORIAN Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek has encouraged the people of South Gippsland to speak to the Commission of Inquiry announced on Thursday May 9, 2019 into the culture […]

Plea to seal road to Walkerville South “jewels”

South Gippsland Shire Council has been given a plea for funding to seal Walkervillle South Road’s remaining stretch of gravelled surface that leads down to South Gippsland’s “jewels”, the beach […]

Russell Broadbent MP returned in Monash

LIBERAL Party Member of the House of Representatives Russell Broadbent was returned to his newly re-named seat of Monash following the federal election on Saturday May 18, 2019, winning easily […]

Shire council appoint internal acting CEO

South Gippsland Shire Council has appointed an internal acting Chief Executive Officer to begin for a 12-month term on Tuesday June 25, 2019, the day after long-term CEO Tim Tamlin’s […]

South Gippsland Councillor Charged

SOUTH Gippsland Shire councillor Andrew McEwen has been charged by the Local Government Inspectorate and will have to face court.  Cr McEwen was charged with one charge of misuse of […]

South Gippsland Inquiry Commissioners Announced

THE Labor Government is wasting no time delivering a Commission of Inquiry into the South Gippsland Shire Council.  Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek last week announced the members and […]

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Week of reckoning for shire council, CEO

THIS week looks like being one of reckoning for the beleaguered South Gippsland Shire Council, as it seeks to appoint an acting chief executive officer, and to meet Victorian Local […]