Archive for July, 2021

$6m for Great Southern Rail Trail from Welshpool to Alberton

ANOTHER 21-kilometre section of the Great Southern Rail Trail (GSRT), reaching from Welshpool to Alberton, will now be built with a $6 million State Government grant to Wellington and South Gippsland […]

ABC Gippsland on air from Foster

THE Main Street end of Foster’s roofed laneway became a pop-up radio station on Thursday morning July 1, 2021. The second half of ABC Gippsland’s popular weekday Breakfast program went […]

Countdown to D-Day for Alberton West State Forest

LOGGING by VicForests within the Alberton West State Forest is set to commence on July 9, with two coupes planned.   Local resident, John McClumpha said that the area to be […]

Fish Creek scores $30,000 for drainage study

THE Fish Creek community has scored up to $30,000 for a drainage study in South Gippsland Shire Council’s 2021/2022 budget. Described as the “first real step” towards solving the township’s […]

Foster Medical Centre – the Delta variant

FEELING a bit sluggish from the cold wet weather? You’re quite normal. Feeling even more disorientated, from news about COVID variants, lockdown rules, and the vaccination programs? You’re certainly not alone.  […]

Foster Medical Centre Vaccination news

THE COVID Australian landscape has changed and for once Victoria isn’t the state in lockdown. As was the case when we were though, the need for vaccinating the population as […]

Get snappy for the Foster Show

THE Foster Show is delving into preparations for one of their biggest shows yet. COVID-19 cannot stop the Foster community from putting on a show; and this year in 2021 […]

Have your say on shire economic, visitor strategies

SOUTH Gippsland residents and businesspeople are invited to have their say on South Gippsland Shire Council’s draft Economic Development and Visitor Economy Strategies by Wednesday July 7, 2021. The Victorian […]

Instrument of Delegation for the Chief Executive Officer

AT last Wednesday’s Council Meeting the Instrument of Delegation for the Chief Executive Officer was revised to give the CEO greater ability to respond to emergency events where an urgent […]

Living with COVID-19

 – Foster Medical Centre WE’VE been living in a COVID world for more than 18 months now. The picture throughout the world, and in Australia, continues to change. The emergence of […]

Mr Moorhouse stays put as Foster Primary principal

SCOTT Moorhouse is staying put in the Foster Primary School principal’s office, for the next five years at any rate, following his official appointment to the position from the start […]

New name, basis for local library services

LOCAL traditional and online library services run by the West Gippsland Regional Library Corporation (WGRLC) in South Gippsland, Bass Coast and Baw Baw Shires will soon  have a new name and operate […]

Restarting Arts Festivals in Monash

THE local arts and cultural sector in Monash is set to be reignited, with 25 projects awarded a share of more than $870,000, in the latest round of the Morrison […]

Round two Community Leadership Program participants announced

THE participants for round two of South Gippsland Shire Council’s Community Leadership Program have been announced following a competitive short-listing process. The successful applicants are Joshua Baker, Kim Cross, Jeremy […]

Shire 2021/22 budget “in the black”

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council’s 2021/2022 budget is “a positive budget, one in which we are in the black” according to the municipality’s administration panel chair Julie Eisenbise. Ms Eisenbise, together […]

South Gippsland Highway Upgrade – Temporary closure of Great Southern Rail Trail

As part of the South Gippsland Highway Upgrade, we’re realigning the highway and upgrading the Great Southern Rail Trail by building a new pedestrian underpass. While we install the new […]


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Trompe l’oeil path leads to café’s secret garden

AN inviting row of pavers guiding the way past flowers and trees to a verdant glade with rolling hills beyond has appeared in Fish Creek’s Falls Road, right beside a […]

Wilsons Prom, Grassy Spur projects on shire advocacy list

Wilsons Promontory National Park’s revitalisation plans and straightening the South Gippsland Highway at Grassy Spur are among projects identified on this year’s South Gippsland Shire Council advocacy list for State […]