Archive for July, 2019

ABC TV visits Fish Creek

This episode of Back Roads went to air last night.

Back Roads program on Fish Creek

THIS Monday, July 22, at 8.00pm ABC and ABC iView will feature Fish Creek – The Storybook Settlement. What’s in the water in Fish Creek? This small Victorian town, often […]

Beware of NBN scammers

Monthly average losses to NBN scams almost triple in 2019 17 June 2019 Australians are losing more money to NBN scams, with reported losses in 2019 already higher than the […]

BreastScreen van returns to Foster

BreastScreen Victoria’s eye-catching cyclamen pink van “Marjorie” is returning to Foster on Monday August 5, 2019 for a five-week-long visit to give free breast screens to women aged 40 and […]

Buyers stream in to Library’s Friends’ winter book sale

KEEN buyers and curious browsers alike streamed into the Friends of Corner Inlet Libraries’ book sale held in the Foster War Memorial Arts Centre on Friday and Saturday July 5 […]

Cleansing smoke welcomes indigenous art to country

A WAFT of cleansing smoke from burning gum leaves welcomed indigenous artworks, the artists who created them and art lovers alike to country and the opening of the NAIDOC Week […]

Commissioner defers Shire budget, rates, plan

  SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council’s administrator Julie Eisenbise has deferred the municipality’s 2019/2020 annual budget, its 2019/2022 rating strategy and its revised 2017/2021 council plan until the next ordinary meeting […]

Community in “powerful” health – administrator

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council administrator Julie Eisenbise believes the local community is in “powerful” health despite the political turbulence that resulted in Local Government Minister Adem Somyurek dismissing the elected […]

Enough is enough!

THE news last Wednesday that the five Alberton Football Netball Club’s applications to join the West Gippsland Football Netball League had been put on hold because of strong opposition from […]

Floral beauty captured with detail and love

Foster artist Svea Chang has fallen completely in love with Australia’s native flowers and she captures their natural beauty in truly exquisite detail. Her painting of flowering gum blossoms won […]

Focused conservation efforts continue at the Prom

– Wilsons Promontory National Park to close temporarily  WILSONSPromontory National Park will be closed from Monday, August 19 until early morning Friday, August 23, 2019 to conduct the annual program […]

Kerry in charge at Fish Creek CFA

WHEN you think up an image of a firefighter in a small rural town, the odds are you’re considering a man. However, July 1, 2019 saw a milestone reached by […]

Minister appoints South Gippsland Shire Council panel

VICTORIANLocal Government Minister Adem Somyurek has appointed a panel of three administrators to run the South Gippsland Shire Council following the council’s dismissal for poor governance in June 2019.  The […]

Panel defers shire budget, rates, plan for second time

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council’s newly appointed panel of administrators has voted to defer adopting the municipality’s annual budget, rating strategy and council plan for one week to today, Wednesday July […]

Rail trail extensions still on list

EXTENSIONS to the Great Southern Rail Trail are still on the list for both South Gippsland Shire and Wellington Shire despite missing out on the latest rounds of federal and state […]

SG Hospital appoints builder for new operating theatre

SOUTH Gippsland Hospital in Foster has appointed Warragul-based firm Farnham Developments Pty Ltd to build the hospital’s long-awaited new operating theatre and to refurbish the birthing suite. The building contract […]

Two-pronged challenge for shire – acting CEO

South Gippsland Shire Council’s acting chiefexecutive officer Bryan Sword reckons there is an important two-pronged challenge facing both the community and the municipality after the Victorian Government dismissal of its […]

Wilsons Prom 4-day closure August 2019

Wilsons Promontory National Park will be closed from 5.00 pm Sunday 18 August to 8:00 am Friday 23 August 2019 for park management and conservation programs.