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Shire backs Korumburra truck stop proposal

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council has backed a proposal to build a truck stop service station with a convenience store and three food outlets including a takeaway drive-through at Korumburra by […]

Meeniyan Community Garden gets a JumpStart!

THE  Meeniyan Community Garden will receive $10,000 to deliver a community-led initiative to help promote healthy eating and build strong community connections.  The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien says […]

SGH welcomes four in 2023 Graduate Nurse Program

SOUTH Gippsland Hospital (SGH) in Foster has welcomed four nurses fresh from receiving their university degrees in nursing into the Hospital’s 2023 Graduate Nurse Program (GNP). The four nurses; Sarah […]

Prom Coast Festival a roaring success

THE 9th Biennial 2023 Prom Coast Festival concluded on Sunday. The tired but elated Committee have had  wonderful feed-back so far, from the locals, visitors and business involved, regarding the […]

Caravan destroyed in highway crash

AN A-line caravan was completely destroyed after it was towed into the path of an oncoming vehicle on the South Gippsland Highway at Foster North on Friday morning March 10, […]

Foster North ‘altercation’ leads to murder charge

An ‘altercation’ in the Foster North area allegedly involving a missing 21-year-old Rosebud man has led to a 25-year-old Korumburra man being charged with murder. Victoria Police Missing Person Squad […]

Drive according to conditions

A collision between two cars on a rain-wet road near Fish Creek on Thursday night March 2, 2023 has prompted locally-based Victoria Police officers to reiterate the importance of always […]

Don’t be complacent on rural roads

Victoria Police are continuing their bid to turn around “a shocking start” to the year on the roads following their state-wide Operation Arid enforcement campaign held during the Labour Day […]

‘Traditional’ 115th Foster Show a real crowd-pleaser

CLEVER dogs leaping logs and shifting sheep; first-class home produce, cooking and handcrafts; shiny tractors; farmyard chooks; horse-drawn cart rides, and woodchop action – time-honoured favourites like these combined to make […]

South Gippsland Hospital appoints four Life Governors at 81st AGM

FOUR new Honorary Life Governors were appointed to the South Gippsland Hospital (SGH) in Foster at the Hospital’s 81st Annual General Meeting for 2021/2022 held on Thursday February 23, 2023. SGH Board […]

Sponsors ride up for SGH Moovers

MORE and more sponsors are riding up to back the South Gippsland Hospital’s SGH Moovers team ahead of their 520-kilometre cycling relay in the 2023 Murray to Moyne fundraising event on Saturday […]

All roads lead to the Foster Show

THIS Saturday 25th February, people will flock to the Foster Showground for the fantastic Foster & District Agricultural Show. Opening the show will be Victoria’s representative for the Australian Rural Ambassador […]

Have your say on South Gippsland’s planning scheme

MEMBERS of the broader community are invited for the first time to have their say on the current South Gippsland Planning Scheme as well as on a series of proposed improvements […]

Police searches result in burglary charges

SEARCHES conducted by Victoria Police officers from the Bass Coast Crime Investigation Unit at Wonthaggi and from the Foster and Yarram stations have resulted in two men being charged with burglary. […]

Shire reviews Pioneer Street traffic safety idea

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council is reviewing its idea of introducing one-way travel along part of Pioneer Street in Foster to enhance traffic safety following a recent community consultation period. As part […]

Major SGH Moovers sponsor pedals in

Foster Service Centre has has pedalled in as the major sponsor for the SGH Moovers, South Gippsland Hospital’s own team of bicycle-riding fundraisers now in full training mode for the 2023 Woody’s […]

Bennison Reserve venue for 2023 Foster Show horses

THE Bennison Recreation Reserve will be the venue for the 2023 Foster Show’s horse and pony classes on Saturday February 25, 2023. Continuing works to install irrigation and new turf […]

Schools go back for 2023

Corner Inlet district schools have gone back for the start of the 2023 academic year, with most reporting greater numbers of students than were enrolled in 2022. Foster Secondary College […]

Building confidence with technology at Manna Gum

Manna Gum Community House has several programs this term to help adults of all ages with their phones, tablets and computers. “We’ve tried to tailor our programs to meet the […]

Preparation for Road Reseal Program underway

Preparation works for South Gippsland Shire Council’s 2023 Road Reseal Program have commenced. Forty-nine roads in towns across South Gippsland are scheduled to be resealed this financial year with work […]

Australia Day honours for two Corner Inlet District residents

TWO  Corner Inlet district residents, Nadia Stefani of Fish Creek, and Jim Whelan of Yanakie, have received awards in the Australia Day 2023 Honours List. Nadia’s unstinting service to the […]

Foster RSL donates $24,000 to the community

–  Helping  community groups,  supporting local youth, assisting those in need   Along with a continuing purpose of care to veterans and their families, Foster RSL Sub-Branch is also committed to […]

Preparation is the key to success at the Foster Show

WITH only 4 weeks to go, it is time to start preparing yourself for the Foster Show. There are old favourites and some new exciting competitions too. Many things can […]

Bigger and bolder flavours to be found at the Meeniyan Garlic Festival 2023

THIS year the Meeniyan Garlic Festival will offer the public two new varieties of garlic. The Festival and Hillston varieties are bigger than similar varieties and packed with a more […]

Australia Day 2023

THIS year, the Foster and District Historical Society have an exhibition featuring Immigration to South Gippsland. This has inspired an Australia Day event which is quite different, as it celebrates […]

South Gippsland Coastal Strategy engagement continues

CONSULTATION for South Gippsland Shire Council’s new Coastal Strategy is continuing, with an online discussion and another four community pop-ups occurring before the end of the month.  The Coastal Strategy will […]

Great Southern Rail Trail now open between Nyora and Leongatha

COUNCIL is pleased to announce that the Great Southern Rail Trail extension between Nyora and Leongatha has been completed. The project increases the total span of the trail from 72 kilometres […]

Cr Hersey elected as new Shire mayor

STRZELECKI Ward Councillor Nathan Hersey was elected unopposed as South Gippsland Shire’s new Mayor for a one-year term at an additional council meeting held in Leongatha on Wednesday November 23, 2022. […]

Danny O’Brien returned in Gippsland South

INCUMBENT Gippsland South MLA Danny O’Brien has been returned for The Nationals with an increased percentage of the vote following the 2022 Victorian state election on Saturday November 26. Mr O’Brien […]

Fish Creek Waste Water Community Update

WHILE over 18 months have passed since the public meeting held to discuss the wastewater management issues, the FCCDG has been working towards finding affordable options for town residential and commercial […]

Have your say on growing Foster’s future

AUSTRALIAN census data from 2016 and 2021 has shown that Foster is currently the “one of the biggest pockets of growth” in the South Gippsland Shire. Landowners and residents are urged […]

Foster Early Learning – from planning to completion in 12 months

PROM Coast Centres for Children, together with Foster Primary School are thrilled to announce that the formal handover of their new building ‘Foster Early Learning’ is edging closer to final practical […]

Home Care Packages help seniors stay independent longer

Foster resident and retired junior primary teacher Marie Dixon cheerfully acknowledges that the main reason she continues to live comfortably in her own home despite her mature age and an […]

Community views, ideas wanted on Foster’s future

Community members’ points of view, and their ideas on and suggestions about the future of Foster are wanted by South Gippsland Shire Council by Friday December 23, 2022. The council […]

Foster Ambulance Station works about to begin

THE Andrews Labor Government is boosting Gippsland’s ambulance resources, ensuring paramedics have the facilities and support they need to quickly respond to local emergencies and provide critical care to the […]

South Gippsland Shire Council visit with Gippsland Southern Health Service

THIS week, Mayor Mohya Davies and Chief Executive Officer Kerryn Ellis met with Gippsland Southern Health Service Chair Athina Georgiou, and Interim Chief Executive Officer Chris Trotman, to discuss ideas […]

Monash MHR visits Foster

Monash Member of the House of Representatives (MHR) Russell Broadbent visited Foster on Monday October 10, 2022, with an appointment to talk with farmers about staffing, and “whatever else they’re […]

Winter shelter meeting

 Shall we offer shelter to local homeless next winter? While perhaps not quite so obvious as in the CBD of Melbourne, there are local people who do not have a […]

The Lion King Kids

FOSTER Primary School held its school production during the last week of term.  The Lion King Kids.  Directed by music and art teacher Mr Nick Carver it had been a long time coming […]

South Gippsland Hospital welcomes new staff – with room for more!

SOUTH Gippsland Hospital (SGH) in Foster has welcomed nine new members to its health professional staff during September 2022, and greeted another community volunteer, too, with plenty of room for more […]