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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 […]

AED, CPR know-how and fast action save Brian’s life 

 A WELSHPOOL pub manager is thanking his family, fast-acting hotel patrons and Ambulance Victoria (AV) paramedics for saving his life when he suffered a cardiac arrest at work.  Brian Evans, 57, was […]

Buses damaged at Foster, burglaries at Fish Creek sports clubs

VICTORIA Police Wonthaggi Criminal Investigation Unit (CIU) detectives are looking into apparently wilful damage to school buses parked at Foster, while two sports clubs were burgled at Fish Creek. A Wonthaggi […]

New Corner Inlet College

DIRECTORS and Board Members of Corner Inlet College are working towards school registration with the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA). Independent school applications will meet minimum standards of good governance, […]

Security cameras installed at Foster Museum

SIX closed circuit television cameras have now been installed at the Foster Museum in Main Street, thanks to the generosity of four Corner Inlet district community organisations. The Rotary Club […]

Toora Fire Brigade hosts CFA SG Group dinner

IN a 90th anniversary year highlight, the Toora Fire Brigade played host to the South Gippsland Group of Country Fire Authority (CFA) Brigades Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony in the Toora […]

Rotunda, vegetables, seawall in Welshpool district plan

A NEW rotunda as the centrepiece of Welshpool Park, vegetable gardens, and a repaired seawall at Port Welshpool are among many projects identified by local people in the soon-to-be-launched Welshpool […]

Community responds to draft Coastal Strategy

FURTHER points of view and submissions on how best to plan for and look after the South Gippsland coastline now and in the future are coming in as the community responds […]

A wonderful show of faces at Buffalo Bush BBQ

THE Buffalo Community Centre had a wonderful show of old and new faces at the Buffalo Bush BBQ held on Sunday July 16, 2023. About 100 people turned up to meet […]

David Pollard appointed as SGH Chair

FOSTER resident and economist David Pollard has been appointed as Chair of the South Gippsland Hospital (SGH) Board, succeeding the retiring Chair and Board Director Sue Pilkington who stepped down on […]

Have your say on Sandy Point, Venus Bay road safety, paths

WHAT do you think about road safety in South Gippsland’s coastal townships of Sandy Point and Venus Bay, and how can things be improved in both places for walkers and cyclists, […]


AFTER leaving school at the end of 1974 and commencing as an apprentice printer at South Gippsland Publishing Co. under the then owners Geoff and Irma Esler on January 27, […]

Shire adopts 2023/24 budget, 10-year financial plan

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council adopted its Annual Budget for 2023/24, plus its Financial Plan 2023/24-2032/33, and the 2022-2026 Council Plan’s initiatives for 2023/24, at the open meeting held in Leongatha […]

Readers will rejoice at FOCIL winter book sale

READERS of all ages and of every genre will rejoice this Friday and Saturday, July 7 and 8, 2023 because those are the dates of the Friends of the Corner Inlet […]

SGH Board Chair steps down after six years

FOSTER’S South Gippsland Hospital (SGH) Board of Directors Chair Sue Pilkington is stepping down after six years in the leadership role, as well as away from the Board at the end […]

Shire issues permit for Korumburra truck stop

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council has issued a planning permit for a truck stop service station on the western side of Leongatha Road at Korumburra, which is a section of the […]

“Have your baby with us at SG Hospital”

SOUTH Gippsland Hospital (SGH) in Foster and the Foster Medical Centre (FMC) are inviting women in this special corner of Gippsland, from Inverloch to Yarram and everywhere in between, to “come […]

Volunteering at Stockyard Gallery

Connection and Community By Kate Smiley AT Stockyard Gallery, Foster, volunteers play a vital role in supporting the local art community. One such dedicated volunteer is Cheryl Roberts, who graciously […]

Toora Lions celebrate 51st changeover dinner

Toora’s Royal Standard Hotel was the venue for the Lions Club of Toora Inc.’s 2023 changeover dinner held on Saturday June 10 and attended by more than 25 people, including […]

Provide your thoughts on the Children and Families Plan

COUNCIL is seeking feedback on a new Children and Families Plan for South Gippsland. The Plan is part of South Gippsland Shire Council’s commitment to supporting children and families to feel […]

Knitters knit and natter in Toora on world-wide day

DOZENS of knitters gathered in Toora on Saturday June 10, 2023 to knit, natter and enjoy each other’s company as well as a lavish afternoon tea or possibly even a beer […]

Open letter regarding our Annual Appeal – Operational Expenses 

SINCE I last wrote to you in May 2022, South Gippsland Hospital has continued to provide high quality and safe care to our community, thanks to both State and Commonwealth Governments […]

Fire Destroys House, Contents at Yanakie

A FIRE that “completely destroyed” a house and everything in it at Yanakie on Saturday night June 3, 2023 was already “fully alight” when emergency services reached the scene. None of the […]

Shire begins second General Local Law Review

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council has begun a second review of its General Local Law and is inviting community members to have their say before any alterations to the existing code are […]