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Wellbeing packs posted to college students

WELLBEING packs full of health information and resources, plus a few special treats, are being posted to the home of every Foster Secondary College student, thanks to a $5000 South […]

Precinct Coronavirus Update

Foster and Toora Medical Centres OPTIMISM. Quiet optimism is creeping back as the numbers decline.  Relief. And relief that the harsh measures imposed seem at this stage to be working.  Who […]

Ensure PCAC’s future in your will

PROM Country Aged Care has just launched its new Bequest Program and is asking the people of the Corner Inlet district to ensure PCAC’s future by remembering the community-based facility […]

Yarram woman dies after road crash at Foster

A 60-year-old Yarram woman died while being airlifted to the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne after the car she was driving crashed on the South Gippsland Highway at Foster on Friday […]

Shire announces 20 leadership program people

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council has announced the names and postcodes of the 20 people chosen to take part in the 2020 Community Leadership Program. Selected from a field of 36 […]

Members announced for new South Gippsland Advisory Groups

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council would like to congratulate the newly appointed members of the Economic Development Strategy Advisory Group (EDSAG) and the Visitor Economy Strategy Advisory Group (VESAG). These recently […]


AS Father’s Days go, this one wasn’t one filled with good news on the COVID front.  It wasn’t a great surprise that the government extended lockdown measures, as the numbers […]

Shire community asset committees start

COMMUNITY asset committees and their membership have now started managing South Gippsland Shire’s public facilities such as halls, recreation reserves, an art gallery, showgrounds, and a museum; all previously run by […]

Twenty chosen for shire leadership program

TWENTY  people have been chosen from a field of 36 applicants for a place in the South Gippsland Shire Council’s 2020/2021 Community Leadership Program. The shire’s administration panel voted to endorse […]

Wild storm claims shop windows, fences, trees, power lines

SHORT in duration but particularly wild, the storm that swept through the Corner Inlet district last Thursday August 27, 2020 claimed shop windows along Toora’s Stanley Street as well as […]

Free cloth masks at SGH Community Health Centre

REUSABLE face masks from the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) are now available at the South Gippsland Hospital Community Health Centre in Foster. A washable black cloth mask […]

Present strategy working

Foster and Toora Medical Centres A FRIEND said that life is a little in grey monochrome at present. It certainly is. The colour and vibrancy of normal life is harder to find […]

Shire panel amends proposed governance rules

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council’s administration panel has amended the proposed governance rules, required by the new Victorian Local Government Act 2020, to include changes suggested in the one public submission received […]

2021 South Gippsland Australia Day awards

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council’s 2021 Australia Day Awards will proceed but with a few changes due to COVID-19.  The awards recognise people in South Gippsland who dedicate their time, skills […]

Black Spur update from Regional Roads Victoria

WE’RE removing nine sharp bends and reducing the length of the highway from 3.4km to 2.3km between Old Koonwarra-Meeniyan Road and Minns Road.  We’re also building two new bridges over the […]

AFNL officially to join Mid Gippsland League

AFL Victoria has ticked off the G25 report and its recommendation is to amalgamate The Alberton Football Netball League into the Mid Gippsland Football Netball League competition to create a […]

Looking forward to the next fifty years when, in 2070 Foster’s 200 year celebrations will be held

WHILE the 150 year celebrations of the finding of gold in Stockyard Creek have been somewhat curtailed by the Corona virus, our community is now invited to look forward to […]

Foster stadium scores $2.26m grant

Showgrounds’ indoor sports stadium has scored a $2.6 million redevelopment grant through the State Government’s Sport and Recreation Victoria Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program. The money will go towards an […]

Sun shines for Sam

FORMER Fish Creek junior footballer, Sam Flanders has joined a unique group of players who have played in a drawn game of AFL/VFL football in their first ever game. Sam […]

Stage 3 Lockdown

Foster and Toora Medical Centres Who would have predicted last year that we would all be wearing facemasks and becoming immune to pictures of empty Melbourne city streets under an […]

Victory in the Pacific- Commemorating 75 years

WHEN Victory in the Pacific was declared on August 15, 1945 it ended six years of world war for Australians.  During that time Australian defence forces had been deployed to a […]

Llarrinda Bed & Breakfast won 2020 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best Award for Inns / Bed & Breakfast accommodation

LLARRINDA Bed & Breakfast in Foster North has been recognised as a ‘2020 Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best’ award winner in the category of Inns/Bed & Breakfasts, placing it in […]

Shire leadership program candidates shortlisted

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council’s planned Community Leadership Program has attracted 36 applicants from throughout the municipality, with 25 shortlisted to fill the 20 available places. The shire’s acting community strengthening […]

“Wear a mask to reduce COVID-19 spread” – Broadbent

Monash MHR Russell Broadbent has urged Gippslanders and indeed all Victorians make sure they are wearing a face mask or covering to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 when outside […]

Shire panel reports to community, state minister

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council’s administration panel has issued the July 2020 edition of its Administrators’ Community Update, reporting to the municipality’s residents and the new Victorian Local Government Minister Shaun […]

New controller at Foster SES unit

FOSTER North beef farmer and agricultural contractor Bernie Cashin has been appointed as the new unit controller at the Foster State Emergency Service (SES). Bernie has taken over from Foster’s […]

The Camel Man’s adventure

JOHN Arthur Elliot was the CEO of a Financial Services firm in Perth but wanted more out of life. “I wanted to go on a big adventure,” he said. “All […]

Pandemic concerns

Foster and Toora Medical Centres ONCE again the COVID landscape has changed dramatically since our last article. The feeling that we in Australia had somehow avoided the pandemic now seems […]

New name, guidelines for Section 86 committees

VOLUNTEER-BASED Section 86 committees in charge of public facilities such as halls and recreation reserves will soon be known by a new name and controlled under simpler guidelines in the new […]

COVID-19 slashes Yanakie, Long Jetty caravan parks’ incomes

CLOSURES forced by COVID-19 pandemic restrictions during the past three months have slashed the projected incomes of the Yanakie Caravan Park and the Long Jetty Caravan Park at Port Welshpool to […]

Dairy foundations grants for three Corner Inlet district projects

THREE Corner Inlet district organisations are among 26 groups from Victoria’s three dairy farming communities to receive grants for projects through the Gardiner Dairy Foundation (GDF) and the Foundation for […]

Local property market great for sellers, listings wanted!

SOUTH Gippsland’s property market certainly is in great form during the 2020 winter season; rather more so, that is, for sellers than for buyers. Many more properties have changed hands […]

COVID-19 landscape changed

Foster and Toora Medical Centres THE COVID landscape has changed quite a lot since last article. Again. And predictably not for the last time. For this is a book with […]

First shire COVID-19 support measures now available

SUPPORT measures in the first phase of South Gippsland Shire Council’s $2 million COVID-19 package are now available, following their adoption by the municipality’s administration panel at a special meeting held […]

A great year for Foster SES Unit

The Foster State Emergency Service (SES) Unit certainly had a great year in 2019/2020 according to a snapshot of activities and achievements proudly posted on its Facebook page. The statistics […]

Welshpool ram raid ute driver wanted by police

Victoria Police want to speak to anyone with information that could identify the driver of a silver Ford Ranger twin cab utility, one of two vehicles used in a ram […]

Corner Inlet fishery’s voluntary code now law

NEARLY three decades has passed since Corner Inlet’s licensed commercial fishers shook hands on a voluntary code of practice intended to sustain the fishery and ensure good catches for all, then […]

FCA – Fostering Our Community

THIS year has brought ups and downs for many of us. Some members of our community have experienced significant interruptions to income/employment and certainly most of us have seen our way […]

Sports and Recreation Grant applications endorsed

AT its recent council meeting, South Gippsland Shire Council reinforced its support for two major sport and reaction projects in the eastern end of the Shire.  On  May 28, 2020, the […]

Camping banned at Franklin River Reserve

OVERNIGHT camping at the Franklin River Reserve on the South Gippsland Highway between Foster and Toora has been permanently banned. South Gippsland Shire Council’s administration panel voted to close the reserve […]


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