Archive for August, 2021

Another Lockdown

(By Dr Jenny Schram, for Foster Medical Centre). I AM writing this on a glorious Sunday afternoon for next Wednesday’s Foster Mirror, not knowing what our situation will be by […]

Bring, swap, share at Manna Gum produce trolley

HOME growers of fresh food, edible plants and seedstock are invited to bring, exchange and give away their bounty at the new Produce Swap Trolley parked outside Manna Gum Community […]

Entering, turning vehicles to trigger 70 km/h SGH limit

ELECTRONIC variable speed limit signs triggered by entering and turning vehicles will be installed at the South Gippsland Highway and Fish Creek-Foster Road intersection at Foster, to slow traffic on the […]

Fabulous to see so many stepping up and getting vaccinated

THE gold medal NSW was given for its handling of the pandemic last year has certainly tarnished and a recount is in place. Sorry, couldn’t resist the Olympic analogy! Not […]

Foster CBA branch to open half the time

FOSTER’S Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) branch is one of 90 regional branches across the nation that soon will only be open to personal banking customers for half the time each […]

Foster police stables to be assessed for repair

FOSTER’S historic police horse stables and forage store building will be assessed by a structural engineer with a view towards repairing the 131-year-old structure. South Gippsland Shire Council has had a […]


THE word started to get around at around 7.00pm on Friday night that all community sport would be cancelled on the weekend. By the time Saturday morning had come around, […]

New Foster housing estate plan waits for shire decision

THE developers of a new housing estate proposed for a five-hectare block of vacant land in Foster are waiting for the South Gippsland Shire Council to make a decision as […]

Panel decides futures of community assets committees

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council’s administration panel has decided the futures of the municipality’s 14 community asset committees (CACs) following a formal review of their operations and discussion with their members. […]

Save the Foster Police Stables

(By Mike Heal, Foster and District Historical Society Inc. Vice President). IT was interesting to read in last week’s Mirror about the old Foster police stables, and a move by […]

Save the Foster Police Stables

By Mike Heal, Foster and District Historical Society Inc. Vice President. IT was interesting to read in last week’s Mirror about the old Foster police stables, and a move by […]

Seven brigades respond to Foster North shed fire

SEVEN South Gippsland Country Fire Authority (CFA) brigades responded to a shed fire at Foster North on Saturday afternoon August 21, 2021, which observers said went from initial ignition to […]

Smoke alarm and Dylan’s cool head saves sister and home

A BLARING smoke alarm along with a cool-headed, swift response by nine-year-old Welshpool resident Dylan Ward combined to save his little sister and their family’s home from a night-time fire that destroyed […]

South Gippsland Community Grants – round one awarded

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council would like to congratulate the successful applicants from Round One of the 2021/22 Community Grants Program. Thirteen applicants were successful in receiving funding for their projects […]

Storm recovery update

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council’s Infrastructure Maintenance Team and local contractors have been working hard to repair damaged roads and to clear fallen trees following the severe storm event that occurred […]

Toora Lions replace Welshpool Cemetery gate

MEMBERS of the Lions Club of Toora have replaced a gate that went missing earlier this month from the secondary entrance to the Welshpool Cemetery in Telegraph Road at Port Welshpool. […]