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The Governor of Victoria unveils Thank You Plaque in Yarram

  BEAUTIFUL and perfect is how her Excellency, the Honourable Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria, described Thursday, April 25 in Yarram’s Memorial Gardens.  She was there to unveil a plaque commemorating […]

Foster and Toora Medical Centre vaccine news

THE dual challenges of providing both the influenza and the COVID vaccines to the community continues to absorb a lot of our time and effort. Uptake of the flu shot […]

South Gippsland Kindergarten Enrolments opening soon

ENROLMENTS for three-year-old and four-year-old kindergarten in 2022 are opening soon. Every child who turns three or four before 30 April 2021 is eligible to attend subsidised kindergarten next year but […]

$10,000 grant for Foster’s Exhibit Shed

FOSTER Showgrounds’ historic Exhibit Shed has been granted $10,000 by the Victorian Government for more upgrades to the 80-or-so-year-old structure. The grant was part of almost $300,000 shared between 46 […]

South Gippsland Hospital Foundation, Auxiliary fund new mother, baby monitor

THE South Gippsland Hospital Community Foundation and the South Gippsland Hospital Auxiliary have pooled resources to fund a brand-new monitor for mothers and their unborn babies called a cardiotocograph or […]

Foster Medical Centre Flu- and COVID- vaccine news

WE had a successful Flu Clinic outside the High School’s Gymnasium on Saturday and for once the weather was pretty kind for us! Last year it seemed as if flu […]

Getting to the bottom of Fish Creek’s sewage problem

FISH CREEK DEVELOPMENT GROUP SEWAGE-AFFECTED wastewater running in Fish Creek’s gutters and pooling in open areas is threatening the health of residents, tourists and the environment, according to the Fish Creek […]

Foster Rotary to unveil time capsule plaque

THE Rotary Club of Foster will officially unveil the bronze plaque indicating the new, and second, location of the Club’s time capsule at a ceremony today, Wednesday April 21, 2021. […]

Bulbs go in for winter blooms

LITERALLY hundreds of flower bulbs have just gone into municipal garden beds in Foster, promising a glorious display of winter blooms during June and July. White “Accent” daffodils and purple “Saigon” […]

Fish Creek Development Group

Getting to the bottom of Fish Creek’s sewage problem SEWAGE-AFFECTED wastewater running in Fish Creek’s gutters and pooling in open areas is threatening the health of residents, tourists and the environment, according […]

Huge crowds at local football/netball matches

THE commencement of the 2021 football and netball season proved extremely popular despite terrible conditions due to a polar blast that covered Victoria over the weekend. The wind, rain, hail […]

Yearly health checks help over 75s to live well

ALL Corner Inlet district people aged over 75 years are invited to take the fullest advantage of the wide range of local medical and lifestyle support services, and to have […]

Bendigo Bank open for business at Toora & Foster

THE Bendigo Bank branches at Toora and Foster are open for business and will continue to contribute to our local community.  The local branches have a proud history of putting […]

Indian summer Easter draws crowds to market, beaches

FINE, clear and hot Indian summer weather drew crowds of visitors and local people alike to Corner inlet district events, beauty spots and venues right throughout the 2021 Easter long weekend. […]

“Milestone” meeting for Fish Creek sewerage working group

FISH Creek may be a small step closer to “a reliable and cost-effective sewerage solution” following the first meeting of the Fish Creek Community Development Group’s (FCCDG) new “Poo War” […]

Foster and Toora Medical Centre

Flu Vaccination available Saturday week THE first Flu Vaccination clinic will be on April 17th at the Foster Secondary School as a drive-through, similar to last year.* We are now open for […]

Thumbs Up for the COVID vaccine!

THE Foster Medical Centre  are now asking for all those over 80yo to ring and make an appointment for their COVID vaccinations at the medical centre.  On the website health.gov.au there is a […]

Station Park a main entry point to Foster – Rotary

FOSTER Station Park, on the Great Southern Rail Trail (GSRT), has become one of the town’s main entry points, according to the Rotary Club of Foster. “So many people are […]

Prom Fence Planning Started

PLANNING for the coast-to-coast fence to be built right across the Yanakie isthmus along the northern boundary of Wilsons Promontory National Park has now started. “We are currently undertaking planning works […]

Fish Creek turns out on town sewage problem

FISH Creek’s community turned out in compelling numbers to attend a public meeting held on Wednesday evening March 17, 2021 to canvass local ideas and views on how best to […]

More new doctors for Foster and Toora Medical Centres

TWO more new doctors have joined the team of health professionals serving the Corner Inlet community at the Foster and Toora Medical Centre. General practitioner registrars Dr Jin Jang and […]

Gurneys Cidery cellar project scores $470,000 tourism grant

GURNEYS Cidery in Foster has scored a $470,000 grant through the Victorian Government’s $46 million Regional Tourism Investment Fund (RTIF). The money is going towards Gurneys’ current project building one of […]

Residents to advise shire on infrastructure projects

A GROUP of five South Gippsland Shire residents has been appointed to the municipality’s new Community Infrastructure Advisory Committee (CIAC) to give their views on future capital works projects. The shire’s administration […]

Meeting called on Fish Creek sewage

A PUBLIC meeting on what to do about Fish Creek’s long-term sewage and wastewater problems will be held in the Fish Creek Memorial Hall in Falls Road tonight, Wednesday March 17, 2021, […]

COVID-19 Vaccinations and Flu Shots

At the Medical Centre and at medical centres all over the country, a power of work is being done readying ourselves for the COVID vaccination of our communities.  As you […]

Fish Creek CBD WiFi up in part

FISH Creek central business district’s keenly-anticipated free public Wi-Fi is up and running at last, at least in part, with a good signal available within a 40- to 50-metre radius […]

Foster opp shops open three days a week

BOTH branches of Foster’s Prom Community Opp Shop are trading three days a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and now on Fridays, too! The affectionately-known Little Opp Shop at 18 […]

SGHC Foundation helps build new rooms at PCAC

SOUTH Gippsland Hospital Community Foundation is helping to build three new rooms for residents at Prom Country Aged Care’s (PCAC) Prom Country House in Foster. The Foundation responded to a […]

New I pm start time for 2021 shire council meetings

THE rest of South Gippsland Shire’s open council meetings for 2021 will now start at 1 pm instead of 2 pm, beginning with this month’s March 2021 open meeting on […]

Treasure for all at 2021 Prom Coast Festival

A TREASURE chest brimming with plenty of activities for people of every age to see, admire, do, learn and relish will open on Friday March 5 at the start  of the 2021 Prom […]

Council Caravan Parks to be leased out

Following a decision at Wednesday’s Council meeting, the Yanakie Caravan Park and the Long Jetty Caravan Park (Port Welshpool) will be leased out via public tender.  South Gippsland Shire Council […]

Shire panel adopts new Community Engagement Policy

SOUTH Gippsland Shire’s administration panel adopted a revised and expanded Community Engagement Policy at the virtual open council meeting held on Wednesday February 24, 2021, the first for the new […]

Shire to lobby State for regional public housing funds

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council will lobby the State Government for funding from its Victoria’s Big Housing Build program announced in November 2020 to create more affordable public housing in both […]

Shire CEO invites community-minded to run as councillors

SOUTH Gippsland Shire chief executive officer Kerry Ellis is inviting community-minded, team-playing people to consider running for a council seat in the municipal elections to be held in South Gippsland on […]

Sister Rosetta Joan Wight of Fish Creek

Joan Wight of Fish Creek was honoured at the Australian War Memorial on Wednesday, February 16, 2021 SISTER Rosetta Joan Wight, one of 21 nurses murdered by Japanese soldiers in a […]

Fence marks start of Foster Indoor Stadium upgrade

STELLmesh fencing has now been installed around the Foster Indoor Stadium, marking the start of the South Gippsland Shire Council’s long-awaited $2.5 million stadium upgrade project. Contractors erected the temporary […]

Fence marks start of Foster Indoor Stadium upgrade

STELLmesh fencing has now been installed around the Foster Indoor Stadium, marking the start of the South Gippsland Shire Council’s long-awaited $2.5 million stadium upgrade project. Contractors erected the temporary […]

“Circuit breaker”… bring on the vaccine!

Precinct Covid-19 Update Foster and Toora Medical Centres THE virus continues to throw out challenges. As was predicted, there are many chapters to this COVID-19 pandemic story, although hardly a novel […]

Online Foster Show entries

WHILST the five day lockdown has put a dampener on everyone’s hope for life to resume as “normal”, it’s given people some extra time to bake, craft and photograph their Online […]

Terrific start to the Kindergarten year

Prom Coast Centres for Children services at Fish Creek, Foster, Toora and Welshpool have had a terrific start to the Kindergarten year. Enrolments at all four services are strong with […]

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