Archive for March, 2020

**Please stay home**

Foster Chamber of Commerce **This is an important message from the Foster and Toora Medical Centre for all holiday makers from the local health services ** We are in the […]


(with apologies to D’Artagnan and the Three Musketeers) All for one… THE COVID-19 pandemic has banded us together for one common goal…to prevent the spread of the virus in our community, to […]

ANZ Foster closure ends 133-year local banking history

Australia and New Zealand Bank’s Foster branch closes for the final time tomorrow afternoon Thursday March 5, 2020, ending 133 years of continuous local banking history. ANZ announced its intention […]

Black Spur realignment to start “in coming weeks”

WORK to realign the infamous Black Spur section of the South Gippsland Highway between Meeniyan and Koonwarra will start “in coming weeks” according to Major Roads Projects Victoria (MRPV). The […]

Camping & accommodation at Tidal River closed 22 March 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update The safety of visitors and staff is Parks Victoria’s highest priority.  Following advice from Victoria’s Chief Health Officer about public gatherings of over 500 people outdoor and […]

Camping at Tidal River closed from March 22

Last updated: 3:15 pm 21 March 2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19) update The safety of visitors and staff is Parks Victoria’s highest priority.  Following advice from Victoria’s Chief Health Officer about public […]

COVID-19 prompts shire panel to defer council budget, plan

THE COVID-19 outbreak has prompted South Gippsland Shire’s administration panel to defer endorsing the municipality’s draft 2020/2021 budget and proposed 2020-2024 plan at least until the next ordinary council meeting […]

COVID-19 Stage 2 Restrictions

I am sending this email to keep you informed of the latest information on coronavirus (COVID-19).  I appreciate there is a lot of information swirling about at the moment and […]

COVID-19 Update

WE are living in difficult and challenging times.  The Foster and Toora Medical Centres, South Gippsland Hospital and Prom Country Aged Care (the Precinct) are united in their belief that now is […]

COVID-19, Measles and the Flu

COVID-19 is a Coronavirus that has caused recent outbreaks around the world. One infected person can give it to 3 people. The fatality rate is about 2-3%. There are 80 cases […]

Exciting times for Australia’s first offshore wind project the Star of the South

LAST week saw a flurry of activity in Gippsland with 30 of the Star of the South’s team taking part in a team building exercise in Corner Inlet, Yarram and […]

Fire danger period ends in Gippsland

THE fire danger period (FDP) ended  at 1.00am on Monday, March 16 in the following municipalities:  South Gippsland Shire Council  East Gippsland Shire  Wellington Shire Council  Latrobe City Council  Baw Baw Shire Council  […]

Foster and Toora doctors update Coronavirus information

THE doctors of Foster and Toora Medical Centres along with the South Gippsland Hospital would like to update our population on what we know and are currently doing locally with […]

Foster RSL News and Views

AS mentioned previously, the Foster RSL rooms are closed until further notice.  However, administration of the Sub-Branch continues, with business dealt with as usual by the Sub-Branch secretary.  For this to happen […]

Free Wi-Fi access

For those requiring decent internet access at this difficult time, Manna Gum Community House in Foster has free wifi which you should be able to access from your car outside […]

Girls of Our Town acclaims women and community

The Bendigo Bank Girls of Our Town acclaims both the women and the community of the Corner Inlet district at two special events to be held in Foster as part […]

IGA opening early for seniors

Last council meeting for acting CEO

South Gippsland Shire’s Bryan Sword attended his last meeting as acting chief executive officer (CEO) at the top table in the council chamber at Leongatha on Wednesday February 26, 2020. […]

New Maternity Suite

EXPECTANT mothers and their families will be pleased to learn that South Gippsland Hospital’s new birth suite will soon be ready for business. The new facilities will provide much improved amenity […]

Shire allocates $80,000 to Foster Showgrounds irrigation

South Gippsland Shire’s administration panel allocated $80,000 towards the proposed Foster Showgrounds oval irrigation project at the ordinary monthly council meeting held in Leongatha on Wednesday February 26, 2020. The […]

Shop locally as traders are “here to help”

FOSTER traders are urging Corner Inlet people to shop locally during the present COVID-19 crisis as “we’re here to help”. Foster Chamber of Commerce and Industry members said they “want […]

Special Foster IGA shopping hours for seniors & disability card holders

Three and soon four dogs on a Toora tree

THREE quite different dogs, with a fourth hound soon to join them, have appeared on the stump of an ancient cypress tree at the entrance to a small rural property […]