Archive for August, 2020

“Wear a mask to reduce COVID-19 spread” – Broadbent

Monash MHR Russell Broadbent has urged Gippslanders and indeed all Victorians make sure they are wearing a face mask or covering to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 when outside […]

2021 South Gippsland Australia Day awards

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council’s 2021 Australia Day Awards will proceed but with a few changes due to COVID-19.  The awards recognise people in South Gippsland who dedicate their time, skills […]

AFNL officially to join Mid Gippsland League

AFL Victoria has ticked off the G25 report and its recommendation is to amalgamate The Alberton Football Netball League into the Mid Gippsland Football Netball League competition to create a […]

Black Spur update from Regional Roads Victoria

WE’RE removing nine sharp bends and reducing the length of the highway from 3.4km to 2.3km between Old Koonwarra-Meeniyan Road and Minns Road.  We’re also building two new bridges over the […]

Foster stadium scores $2.26m grant

Showgrounds’ indoor sports stadium has scored a $2.6 million redevelopment grant through the State Government’s Sport and Recreation Victoria Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program. The money will go towards an […]

Llarrinda Bed & Breakfast won 2020 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best Award for Inns / Bed & Breakfast accommodation

LLARRINDA Bed & Breakfast in Foster North has been recognised as a ‘2020 Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best’ award winner in the category of Inns/Bed & Breakfasts, placing it in […]

Looking forward to the next fifty years when, in 2070 Foster’s 200 year celebrations will be held

WHILE the 150 year celebrations of the finding of gold in Stockyard Creek have been somewhat curtailed by the Corona virus, our community is now invited to look forward to […]

New controller at Foster SES unit

FOSTER North beef farmer and agricultural contractor Bernie Cashin has been appointed as the new unit controller at the Foster State Emergency Service (SES). Bernie has taken over from Foster’s […]

New Covid-19 restrictions for regional Victoria

Present strategy working

Foster and Toora Medical Centres A FRIEND said that life is a little in grey monochrome at present. It certainly is. The colour and vibrancy of normal life is harder to find […]

Shire leadership program candidates shortlisted

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council’s planned Community Leadership Program has attracted 36 applicants from throughout the municipality, with 25 shortlisted to fill the 20 available places. The shire’s acting community strengthening […]

Shire panel amends proposed governance rules

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council’s administration panel has amended the proposed governance rules, required by the new Victorian Local Government Act 2020, to include changes suggested in the one public submission received […]

Shire panel reports to community, state minister

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council’s administration panel has issued the July 2020 edition of its Administrators’ Community Update, reporting to the municipality’s residents and the new Victorian Local Government Minister Shaun […]

Stage 3 Lockdown

Foster and Toora Medical Centres Who would have predicted last year that we would all be wearing facemasks and becoming immune to pictures of empty Melbourne city streets under an […]

Sun shines for Sam

FORMER Fish Creek junior footballer, Sam Flanders has joined a unique group of players who have played in a drawn game of AFL/VFL football in their first ever game. Sam […]

Victory in the Pacific- Commemorating 75 years

WHEN Victory in the Pacific was declared on August 15, 1945 it ended six years of world war for Australians.  During that time Australian defence forces had been deployed to a […]

Wilsons Prom is closed

Due to Stage 3 Covid-19 restrictions and with a focus on restricting the movement of people, the decision has been made to once again close Wilsons Promontory National Park.  This […]