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Lost ballot packs force election voting extension

THE loss of almost one third of the ballot packs for the South Gippsland Shire Council election has forced the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) to extend the close of voting […]

$28,367 for the Sandy Point Summer Series

SANDY Point Music have been successful in securing $28,367 for the Sandy Point Summer Series under Round 3 of the Live Music Australia Program.  This critical funding will support the Sandy […]

SG Highway side road speed signs installed

TWO pairs of new speed limit road signs have appeared on the South Gippsland Highway at Foster, located on either side of where the highway intersects with the Fish Creek-Foster […]

Two Op-Shops become one

THE Little Op Shop at 18 Main Street is moving to join the Prom Community Op Shop at 78 Main street or affectionately known as the Garage. The two Prom […]

Nelsons Cutting on SG Highway

VICTORIA Police, the Victorian State Emergency Service (VICSES) Foster Unit, and VicRoads’ contractors turned out very early on Friday morning October 8, 2021 to a landslide at Nelsons Cutting on the […]

Housing crisis open letter draws quick community response

AN open letter sent recently to every Corner Inlet household appealing for ideas on how to fix the district’s “growing housing crisis” has already drawn a quick response from the […]

To market, to market … then snap up opp shop bargains!

FOSTER’S two opportunity shops, the Garage Sale Outlet (GSO) and The Little Opp Shop, have re-opened for business again on three week days, and on Farmers’ Market Saturday mornings, too! The […]

Quiet optimism growing

THE COVID-19 cases in Traralgon and subsequent lockdown there illustrate again how difficult it is to contain the delta variant. It is only a matter of time before it is […]

VEC draws council candidates’ ballot paper order

A COMPUTER program developed by the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) electronically drew the order in which candidates for the South Gippsland Shire Council local government poll will appear on their respective wards’ […]

An opportunity to be in Conversation with Council Candidates, now Online

VENUS Bay Community Centre, Foster Chamber of Commerce, Leongatha Business Association, Mirboo Country Development Inc. and Mirboo North Times, and Korumburra Round Table invite the South Gippsland Community to attend Candidate […]

Delburn Wind Farm 2021 pre-development fund to support storm recovery

OSMI Australia and Cubico Sustainable Investments are calling for applications for funding from the 2021 Delburn Wind Farm Pre-Development Fund. The focus for the allocation of the $20,000 fund has […]

Craig swaps council candidacy for podcast forum

A PROSPECTIVE South Gippsland Shire Council contender until literally minutes before nominating, Fish Creek resident Craig Privett has swapped his local government plans for offering a podcast forum to those who […]

State to appoint monitor to guide new South Gippsland council

THE State Government will appoint a municipal monitor to guide South Gippsland Shire’s forthcoming new and democratically-elected council. Local government elections will be held by postal ballot in October 2021 […]

Funding for Mental Health going to tender

IT’S not the thought of losing their jobs that is worrying Carlene Hurst Nurse Practitioner Mental Health and her Mental Health nurse colleague Sandra Challis, rather it is letting nearly 100 […]

Pear Orchard Friends carry out post-prune clean-up

FRIENDS of the Toora Heritage Pear Orchard in Mill Street literally carried out a post-pruning clean-up on Saturday September 11, 2021. The Friends group worked alongside community volunteers and members of […]

Defibrillator installed at Mount Best

THE Mount Best Community Hall is pleased to advise that we now have a Defibrillator installed at the hall (5 Mount Best Tin Mine Road Mount Best / Toora North) […]

Learn latest on COVID-19 vaccines at online forum

By Dr Trevor Andrews LEARN the very latest about COVID-19 vaccines and the value and purpose of vaccination at a free online community information forum to be held on Thursday evening […]

Fire destroys shed at Fish Creek

FIRE destroyed a steel shed containing gardening tools and machinery on a property in Lynes Road at Fish Creek on Friday afternoon September 3, 2021. Fish Creek and District Country […]

BreastScreen van “Nina” well on target

BreastScreen Victoria’s (BSV) hot-pink mobile radiology van “Nina” is well on the way to achieving her target of screening 700 women from throughout the Corner Inlet district during her current […]

By Dr Louisa Tatton We still have a way to go SUNNY days, wattle bloom and the increased activity of magpies on the rail trail seems to suggest spring is […]

Foster Beach seawall repairs begin

WORKS to repair crumbling parts of the seawall at Foster Beach began last week. Older rock and concrete sections at both the western and eastern ends of the seawall, built to […]

An opportunity to be in Conversation with Council Candidates

VENUS Bay Community Centre, Foster Chamber of Commerce, Leongatha Business Association, Mirboo Country Development Inc. and Mirboo North Times, and Korumburra Round Table invite the South Gippsland Community to attend Candidate […]

Gurneys brew a new production shed

GURNEYS Cider of Foster has got another sort of brew well under way at their place – this time it’s a huge production shed that’s steadily going up on the Gurnett […]


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, […]

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 […]

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. […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


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