Archive for July, 2020

A great year for Foster SES Unit

The Foster State Emergency Service (SES) Unit certainly had a great year in 2019/2020 according to a snapshot of activities and achievements proudly posted on its Facebook page. The statistics […]

Camping banned at Franklin River Reserve

OVERNIGHT camping at the Franklin River Reserve on the South Gippsland Highway between Foster and Toora has been permanently banned. South Gippsland Shire Council’s administration panel voted to close the reserve […]

Corner Inlet fishery’s voluntary code now law

NEARLY three decades has passed since Corner Inlet’s licensed commercial fishers shook hands on a voluntary code of practice intended to sustain the fishery and ensure good catches for all, then […]

COVID-19 landscape changed

Foster and Toora Medical Centres THE COVID landscape has changed quite a lot since last article. Again. And predictably not for the last time. For this is a book with […]

COVID-19 slashes Yanakie, Long Jetty caravan parks’ incomes

CLOSURES forced by COVID-19 pandemic restrictions during the past three months have slashed the projected incomes of the Yanakie Caravan Park and the Long Jetty Caravan Park at Port Welshpool to […]

COVID-19 update

Foster and Toora Medical Centres HOW things can change in the few weeks since our last article. We were congratulating ourselves on such a great response to the COVID-19 threat […]

Dairy foundations grants for three Corner Inlet district projects

THREE Corner Inlet district organisations are among 26 groups from Victoria’s three dairy farming communities to receive grants for projects through the Gardiner Dairy Foundation (GDF) and the Foundation for […]

FCA – Fostering Our Community

THIS year has brought ups and downs for many of us. Some members of our community have experienced significant interruptions to income/employment and certainly most of us have seen our way […]

First shire COVID-19 support measures now available

SUPPORT measures in the first phase of South Gippsland Shire Council’s $2 million COVID-19 package are now available, following their adoption by the municipality’s administration panel at a special meeting held […]

Help at hand for depression

The mental health issues related to lockdown and the pandemic are especially hard for people with depression. The wonderful charity MIND have a 24 hour helpline: 1300 286 463 or […]

Local property market great for sellers, listings wanted!

SOUTH Gippsland’s property market certainly is in great form during the 2020 winter season; rather more so, that is, for sellers than for buyers. Many more properties have changed hands […]

New name, guidelines for Section 86 committees

VOLUNTEER-BASED Section 86 committees in charge of public facilities such as halls and recreation reserves will soon be known by a new name and controlled under simpler guidelines in the new […]

Pandemic concerns

Foster and Toora Medical Centres ONCE again the COVID landscape has changed dramatically since our last article. The feeling that we in Australia had somehow avoided the pandemic now seems […]

Shire panel adopts 2020/21 budget, 2020/24 plan

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council’s administration panel formally adopted the municipality’s annual budget for 2020/2024 and its council plan for 2020/2024 at the ordinary meeting held in Leongatha on Wednesday June […]


 Please note that new access restrictions came into effect yesterday across the state, as directed by the Chief Health Officer. Patients can only have one visitor per day, for no […]

South Gippsland Water price rise deferred

THE Essential Services Commission (ESC) last week released South Gippsland Water’s final price determination that approves our water and sewerage prices for the three years to 2022-23.  South Gippsland Water […]

Sports and Recreation Grant applications endorsed

AT its recent council meeting, South Gippsland Shire Council reinforced its support for two major sport and reaction projects in the eastern end of the Shire.  On  May 28, 2020, the […]

The Camel Man’s adventure

JOHN Arthur Elliot was the CEO of a Financial Services firm in Perth but wanted more out of life. “I wanted to go on a big adventure,” he said. “All […]

Welshpool ram raid ute driver wanted by police

Victoria Police want to speak to anyone with information that could identify the driver of a silver Ford Ranger twin cab utility, one of two vehicles used in a ram […]