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Celebrate Corner Inlet community and local volunteers

SAVE the date for this Australia Day Friday afternoon, January 26, 2024 and make your way to the Foster Museum lawn to celebrate the Corner Inlet community and the generosity of […]

Yarram water tower mural in national art awards

YARRAM’S brilliantly coloured water tower mural will be on show in Queensland in March after being selected as a finalist in the Best Mega Mural category of the 2023 Australian Street […]

40 kmph speed limit proposed for Foster CBD

A SPEED limit of 40 kilometres per hour, down from the current limit of 50 kmph, has been proposed for Foster’s central business district and shopping precinct. South Gippsland Shire Council is […]

West Gippsland Catchment Authority to deal with fallen tree in Stockyard Creek

A FALLEN tree “deemed a possible risk” to water flow in Stockyard Creek, downstream from the Bridge Street bridge in central Foster, will be dealt with by contractors appointed by the West […]

Community, services, friends pitch in after Boxing Day floods

MEMBERS of the Corner Inlet community and neighbouring districts, South Gippsland-based emergency and public services, friends and even holiday makers all pitched in together to help residents and businesses hit by […]

Lucky Winner

FOSTER Chamber of Commerce & Industrty Inc. Foster Giveaway $5,000 which was drawn on December 20 was won by Foster resident Daryl Talmash. There were 20,000 tickets issued and about […]

New Electric Vehicle Charger in Yanakie now operational

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council is pleased to announce that the second of Council’s six proposed electric vehicle (EV) chargers is now operational. Located in Yanakie, the charger provides additional charging […]

Prom Coast Centres for Children need volunteers

PROM Coast Centres for Children is a not-for-profit, community based incorporated association that operates 3 & 4-year-old kindergarten services in Fish Creek, Foster, Toora and Welshpool as well as long […]

2022-2023 “one of our most successful years” for South Gippsland Hospital

SOUTH Gippsland Hospital (SGH) in Foster is celebrating 2022-2023 for being “one of our most successful years of operation” as noted by Board Chair David Pollard at the Hospital’s 82nd Annual […]

Cr Clare Williams new SG Shire Mayor

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council now has a new mayor and deputy mayor to lead the municipality during the final third of its current three-year term ahead of the next round of […]

‘Meet and Greet’ sessions with the South Gippsland Community Health Foundation

THE Board of the South Gippsland Community Health Foundation recently held their Annual General Meeting and are in the midst of planning for the next twelve months. They welcomed new […]

Mechanics’ institutes, schools theme for 2024 Historical Society calendar

MECHANICS’ institutes, free libraries, and schools, and their importance to their respective local communities as centres of learning and social activity form the theme for the Foster and District Historical Society […]

Zane goes Pick 4

– Foster footy factory delivers again DRAFTED at Pick 4 in the Australian Football League draft on Monday night, Zane Duursma, who turned 18 years of age in August, has the […]

SGH crowned State’s best small health service

SOUTH Gippsland Hospital (SGH) in Foster has been crowned as the best small health service in the State at the Victorian Public Healthcare Awards held in Melbourne on Thursday November […]

Victorian-first ambulance simulator helps save Gippsland man’s life.

A VICTORIAN-first mobile simulation ambulance which helps Ambulance Victoria (AV) paramedics practice high-risk life support skills has helped save a Gippsland man’s life.  The mobile simulation vehicle, known as ‘GippSim’, services […]

Daldy family returns to Foster pub

THIRD-generation hoteliers Mark and Tracey Daldy and their three grown and nearly-grown sons have returned to the Foster pub as its owners after a 15-year interlude away from the Exchange […]

Fun and debate at Buffalo trivia night

THERE was a lot of fun, plenty of tricky questions and even a bit of debate about some of the answers at the Buffalo Community Centre’s annual trivia night fundraiser on […]

Foster trio charged over windsurf board thefts

A SEARCH warrant executed at a Foster address on Monday November 6, 2023 has resulted in a trio of Foster residents being arrested and charged with the theft of a windsurf board […]

Here’s cheers to locals recycling drink containers

A ROYAL blue reverse vending machine that distributes 10 cents to individuals, to registered local community groups and services, sports clubs, or to public charities in exchange for each and every eligible […]

South Gippsland Shire Council annual report adopted

AT the October Council Meeting the 2022/23 South Gippsland Shire Council Annual Report was adopted. The Report shows that Council has completed or progressed 96 per cent of the major […]

Hoddle Flora Reserve discoveries

LAST Saturday, ecologist Tim Bowler guided an intrepid band of walkers through the Hoddle Range Flora Conservation Reserve. Tim has recently completed a Flora and Fauna Survey of the reserve […]

Finding your way around SGH now easier

FINDING your way around South Gippsland Hospital’s (SGH) neighbouring health service facilities, the Community Heath Centre and the Banksia Centre, is easier, with new signage now installed in and around the […]

Always a warm welcome at the Manna Gum Café

THERE’S always a warm and friendly welcome extended to everyone passing through the period-style woven-wire gate in Court Street in Foster that leads the way to the Community Café at Manna […]

Shire adopts South Gippsland Coastal Strategy

South Gippsland Shire Council formally adopted its 30-page “leadership piece” South Gippsland Coastal Strategy at the open council meeting held in Leongatha on Wednesday afternoon, September 20, 2023. The Coastal […]

Torana club honours Brock mechanic “Nowa”

A fleet of 11 Holden Toranas, all with gleaming paint and that distinctive engine note, drove in at Prom Country Aged Care’s (PCAC) Prom Country House in Foster on Sunday […]

Sammy runner-up in Rural Ambassador State Final

Foster Show’s own media and promotion officer Sammy Spark became the runner-up in the Victorian Agricultural Shows’ (VAS) Rural Ambassador State Final awards held at the Royal Melbourne Show on […]

Fish Creek crowned  Mid Gippsland premiers

FISH Creek never looked like losing the 2023 Mid Gippsland Football Netball League Senior premiership on Saturday at Morwell East with a huge crowd paying $37,000 at the gate to […]

Half a century for Foster and District Historical Society

THE Foster and District Historical Society Inc. has reached an important milestone in its own history. Just over half a century has passed since the Shire of South Gippsland Historical […]

Sporting facility upgrades

OVER the past 12 months South Gippsland Shire Council has upgraded a number of sporting facilities to support the requirements of our local sporting groups.  This week, Council officially launched […]

Shire rates notices arriving now

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council rates notices, all 20,428 of them in fact, are beginning to arrive in either physical or electronic letterboxes throughout the municipality as well as beyond in […]

Foster Primary students rehearse Jungle Book roars

FOSTER Primary School students are rehearsing their roars, songs and their cool dance moves as they enter into the final week before presenting their whole-school production of Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS. […]

Paintings by two artistic mates presented to South Gippsland Hospital

PAINTINGS by two artistic mates have been presented to South Gippsland Hospital SGH in Foster as a permanent celebration of their decades-long friendship and to provide pleasure to those passing through […]

Shire welcomes news Prom is safe from windfarm zone

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council has welcomed the announcement that Wilsons Promontory and the area to the west of Wilsons Promontory are officially off the table as a future offshore renewable energy zone. The announcement by Minister Chris […]

Shire promotes Barry Beach ports as ideal offshore wind farms base

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council is actively promoting Barry Beach Marine Terminal and Port Anthony to state and federal governments and to renewable energy developers as the ideal operations base for wind […]

Shire economic growth, visitor, arts strategies achieving goals

STRATEGIES to boost economic growth, the number of visitors and Great Southern Rail Trail (GSRT) users, and greater involvement in local arts are achieving their goals, according to reports presented to […]

BreastScreen van “Nina” is coming to Foster

BREASTSCREEN Victoria’s hot pink travelling screening service van “Nina” is coming to Foster for a month from Monday September 25 to Friday October 27, 2023. Nina will be parked in her […]

EV charging at Sandy Point

AN enthusiastic crowd of electric vehicle (EV) owners, including an electric motorcycle rider, met at Sandy Point on Saturday to attend the launch of Sandy Point’s own public EV charging […]

Police motorcyclist airlifted to hospital

A VICTORIA Police officer was airlifted to the Royal Melbourne Hospital with non-life- threatening-injuries after coming off his motorcycle on the South Gippsland Highway at Grassy Spur shortly after midday on Thursday, August […]

Foster Pharmacy opens consultation room

IN A corner previously occupied by a sales counter and a display of perfume, the Foster Pharmacy at 2 Station Road has opened a dedicated room suitable for private consultations […]

Three music styles in one weekend at Fish Creek

THERE are three completely different but equally enthralling musical styles on the triple bill program for a Grand Weekend of Music to be performed live at the Fish Creek Memorial […]