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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Foster man dies after street incident

A 39-year-old Foster man suffered a medical episode and died outside the Foster IGA Supermarket on the corner of Main Street and Station Road late on Wednesday afternoon July 20, […]

Shire wants views on draft public health plan

LOCAL people’s views are wanted on the South Gippsland Shire’s draft Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan 2022 – 2025 by Wednesday August 3, 2022. Councillors voted unanimously to endorse the […]

Project comes to Foster

MARK McManus is General Manager of Operations of a local disability employment provider in Gippsland. He runs his own successful business and is currently participating in the Gippsland Community Leadership […]

Foster stadium now officially open to all

A length of red ribbon cut simultaneously by four pairs of matt-silver scissors marked the official opening of the Foster Showgrounds’ almost entirely rebuilt indoor sports and activity stadium on […]

Auxiliary buys new equipment for SGH

THREE new pieces of medical equipment with a combined worth of $25,300 have just arrived at the South Gippsland Hospital (SGH) in Foster, bought with some of the funds generated by […]

Manna Gum receives third Gardiner Foundation grant

MANNA Gum Community House in Foster has received its third Gardiner Dairy Foundation Community Grant of $5000, which will go towards completing another stage of the Community House’s outdoor Gathering Place […]

Celebrating NAIDOC in Foster

Last Wednesday members of the Corner Inlet community celebrated NAIDOC Week at Manna Gum Community House with a sand art workshop, Welcome to Country and Johnny cakes cooked on the […]

South Gippsland’s own are Rail Trail gems

South Gippsland’s own natural environment, its scenic townships, and especially the people and their community spirit have been identified as the real gems in the final version of a plan […]

Port Adelaide drafts Yasmin Duursma

The one-year deal will see Yasmin focus on developing her game and trying to be the best player she can be. PORT Adelaide’s AFLW side drafted Foster’s Yasmin Duursma with pick […]

End of Toora newspaper round for Allan and Irene 

THE end of a newspaper round that has lasted some 36 years is now only a matter of days away for Toora Newsagency proprietors Allan and Irene Spooner. Technically the […]

New shire depot takes shape in Foster

WHAT will become South Gippsland Shire Council’s new south area depot in about 12 months’ time is starting to take shape at a former agricultural supplies outlet in Foster’s Power […]

A giant step for Ryan

THE Giants unveiled another first-round draft pick when Foster’s Ryan Angwin made his long-awaited debut against the Western Bulldogs at Giants Stadium on Saturday night. In front of his parents […]

Quality work/life balance stars in SGH video

All of these things are possible at South Gippsland Hospital (SGH) in Foster, right in the heart of the Corner Inlet district and not much more than a couple of […]

Farm land rezone bid for 161 houses in Leongatha

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council will ask Victorian Planning Minister Richard Wynne to allow rezoning 22 hectares of land on Leongatha’s south-eastern outskirts from farming to general residential for a proposed […]

150 years of celebrations

– Methodist/Uniting Church in Foster SUNDAY 12th June was a wonderful celebration of 150 years of the Methodist/Uniting Church in Foster. The church was filled with current and former members of […]

Nippards Track Closed

NIPPARDS Track is currently closed. A Geotechnical engineer will be on site this week to determine the extent of the slip. The short-term plan is get the road open to one […]

Traffic accidents

ON the 9th of June, 2022, Police attended an accident on Fish Creek-Foster Road, Foster. A single car lost control on the slippery roads and crashed into an embankment. Locals were […]

Welshpool RTC strengthening its local Kindergarten

THE Welshpool kindergarten was thrilled to receive a very generous donation from the Welshpool Rural Transaction Centre (RTC) to support an identified need in resources and equipment for the service. […]

Waratah Bay Ice Cream wins National Best Ice Cream Award

LOCAL business Waratah Bay Ice Cream Co, whose ice cream has occupied the freezers of so many South Gippsland families and holiday makers for the past three years, has recently added […]

Drop-in sessions for community grants

WITH Round One of Community Grants for 2022/23 opening on July 1, South Gippsland Shire’s  Community Strengthening team are hitting the road to provide advice to the community. During June and […]

Broadbent returned in Monash

LONG-TERM Liberal politician Russell Broadbent has been returned to his seat of Monash though with a reduced majority and now in Opposition following the Federal election on Saturday May 22, 2022, […]

Tourism towns of excellence

FOSTER township has been very fortunate to be selected to participate in a program run by Destination Gippsland called Tourism Towns of Excellence.  Effectively Foster will have an audit executed […]

Ollie visits Prom Country Aged Care

RECENTLY, residents at Prom Country Aged Care were treated to a very special visitor. Jacksons’ Oliver, a 10 year old Strawberry Roan Quarter horse owned by staff member Margaret Roach, dropped […]

Fish Creek tea cosy sets new world record

A HAND-KNITTED tea cosy in every colour of yarn imaginable has set a new world record right at the start of the 2022 Fish Creek Tea Cosy Festival on Saturday May 14, […]

Let’s talk about ‘flu

Foster and Toora Medical Centre IT’S been awhile since the last article (and thanks for the prompt by a few readers!). I guess similar to the rest of you, we too […]

Coal Creek Community Park and Museum THERE are a number of rumours currently circulating about Coal Creek Community Park and Museum that South Gippsland Shire Council Mayor, Mohya Davies is […]

Comment now on Shire’s draft plans

PEOPLE from across South Gippsland Shire are invited to comment on the drafts of eight strategic plans covering nearly every aspect of the municipality’s functions, duties, and endeavours by Sunday May […]

Higher fire safety, equipment sterility standards at South Gippsland Hospital

EVEN higher standards in fire safety and medical equipment sterility have been made possible at South Gippsland Hospital in Foster thanks to a grant of $325,000-plus from the Victorian Government’s […]

Poignant Anzac Day services draw community

ANZAC Day services held throughout the Corner Inlet district on Monday April 25, 2022, shared a similar poignant quality and drew the local community together to remember and reflect. More than […]

Shire hosts morning tea for COTA Senior Achiever Joan

WARATAH Bay legend Joan Newman was the guest of honour at a morning tea hosted by South Gippsland Shire Council in Leongatha on Tuesday March 29. 2022 to mark her 2021 […]

Community policing priority for Foster’s new Sergeant

COMMUNITY and neighbourhood policing and an emphasis on road safety are among the priorities for Foster’s new Victoria Police officer, Sergeant Ash Bell. Visible patrols in and around Foster and its […]

Dryer catches fire at Foster motel

AN LPG-powered industrial-size dryer caught fire in the laundry of a Foster motel on Tuesday afternoon March 29, 2021, burning the load it contained and causing “a fair bit of smoke […]

Wilsons Prom rangers’ 2011 flood bravery recognised

SEVEN Parks Victoria staff have received one of Australia’s top honours for their selfless acts of bravery while rescuing people during severe flooding at Wilsons Promontory National Park in 2011. The […]

Fire restrictions ended in South Gippsland

Fire restrictions ended in South Gippsland THE Fire Danger Period (FDP)  finished at 1.00am on Monday, March 28 in the following municipalities in CFA’s South East Region: • South Gippsland Shire Council  […]

Getting ready for an appearance

FAMDA is proudly looking forward to presenting the Victorian première of ‘Keeping up Appearances’ in Foster between 22 April and 7 May 2022. Everyone’s favourite Lady of the house, Hyacinth […]

Shire hosts morning tea for COTA Senior Achiever Joan

WARATAH Bay legend Joan Newman was the guest of honour at a morning tea hosted by South Gippsland Shire Council in Leongatha on Tuesday March 29. 2022 to mark her 2021 […]

Community policing priority for Foster’s new sergeant

COMMUNITY and neighbourhood policing and an emphasis on road safety are among the priorities for Foster’s new Victoria Police officer, Sergeant Ash Bell. Visible patrols in and around Foster and its […]


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