Archive for August, 2022

$20,000 Fundraising Target For Aboriginal Ministry in Gippsland.

People are invited to support the work of the two ordained Aboriginal priests working in Gippsland with Aboriginal communities by donating online to the Gippsland Anglicans Indigenous Ministry Fund and […]

Coastal rates hike follows property value rise

SOUTH Gippsland Shire’s coastal landowners are facing a major hike in their municipal rates bills this year following a substantial rise in the value of their properties over the course of […]

Community Satisfaction results released

RESIDENTS and ratepayers have said that South Gippsland Shire Council is heading in the right direction, as Council received its first ever Community Satisfaction  survey result higher than the state average.  The result […]

Corner Inlet Pony Club members safer in new vests

CORNER Inlet Pony Club members who are riding over solid fences will now be safer, thanks to a set of eight new protective vests. Especially designed for equestrians, the adjustable vests […]

Fish Creek festival organisers get ‘cosy’ at Parliament House

ORGANISERS of Fish Creek’s famous tea cosy festival have been treated to high tea and a tour of State Parliament as special guests of The Nationals Member for Eastern Victoria Region, […]

Kenny runs again for prostate cancer research

KENNY Hughes of Toora will be running along the Great Southern Rail Trail again right throughout September, just as he did a year ago, to raise money for prostate cancer research […]

Know where local AEDs are

KNOW where the publicly accessible automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are in your local area and how they work, and perhaps help save someone’s life. AEDs are used in an emergency to […]

Painting a tribute to Corner Inlet people lost at sea or found

A SMALL dreadnought anchor is the inspiration behind the commissioning of a painting of two Port Franklin fishing boats as a tribute to those Corner Inlet people either lost at sea or […]

Plays return to Foster

AFTER a three year COVID induced break, FAMDA will be hosting its twentieth One Act Play Festival at the Foster War Memorial Arts Centre on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 […]

Shire strategy to address social housing deficit

AT LEAST 420 houses are required to address the current deficit of social and affordable housing in the South Gippsland region, according to a new strategy formally adopted by the South Gippsland […]

Site work starts for new Foster Kinder

SITE preparation work has started in earnest for Foster’s new $1.2 million modular kindergarten to be assembled at Foster Primary School in Pioneer Street. Temporary fencing has been erected around […]

South Gippsland Hospital a finalist in State Health Awards

SOUTH Gippsland Hospital (SGH) in Foster is elated to be a finalist in the 2022 Victorian Public Healthcare Awards. SGH chief executive officer Paul Greenhalgh said notification that SGH is one of […]

South Gippsland Hospital shines at 2022 audit

SOUTH Gippsland Hospital (SGH) in Foster literally shone with cleanliness and then with pride last week after receiving a perfect 151 out of 151 score from its 2022 triennial external […]

Trees topple, roads flood as drenching rain falls

MORE than 80 millimetres of drenching rain fell over many parts of South Gippsland, including the Corner Inlet district, during Saturday and Sunday August 13 and 14, toppling trees, flooding roads, […]

Vehicle impounded

A vehicle belonging to a 64-year-old Fish Creek man was impounded by Victoria Police after the man was found to have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of more than 0.10. […]

Woorarra West woman dies in Foster North crash

A 79-year-old Woorarra West woman has died after the car she was driving crashed into another vehicle on the South Gippsland Highway at Foster North at about 7.20 am on […]