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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 […]

Community helps replant Stockyard Creek catchment

A GROUP of environmentally-minded Corner Inlet district community members gathered on a farming property just out of Foster on Friday June 2, 2023 to help replant a portion of the Stockyard Creek […]

Exhibiting Volunteer opportunities and celebrating volunteers during  National Volunteer Week 

LAST week, on Wednesday 17 May, a Volunteer Mini Expo was conducted at the Foster War Memorial Arts Centre in partnership between South Gippsland Hospital (SGH), Manna Gum Community House […]

Foster Health Precinct pride walk to celebrate Diversity and Inclusion

CONTINUOUSLY improving inclusion in Victorian Health Services relies on staff sharing a positive commitment towards building a workplace where everyone feels welcome to belong. Every year, on 17 May, South Gippsland […]

Foster Shared Path second round consultation

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council is seeking further feedback on a proposed shared pathway for Station Road Foster. Foster Shared Path second round consultation Last year, the Foster community were surveyed to […]

Venus Bay Tourism Precinct Works to Commence

CONSTRUCTION of a new streetscape in Venus Bay will be commencing soon after a contract was approved to award at last week’s Council Meeting. The tourism precinct redevelopment will include pedestrian pathways along Jupiter […]

Great progress on GSRT Welshpool to Alberton extension

GREAT progress can now be seen along the Great Southern Rail Trail (GSRT) from Welshpool to Alberton, as a 20.5-kilometre extension to the increasingly popular walking, cycling and horse-riding pathway is […]

Community farewell for Reverend Tim Fletcher

AFTER 16 years as Rector in charge of the Anglican Parish of Corner Inlet, Reverend Tim Fletcher of Foster will finish his tenure in the parish at the end of May […]

Prom Coast Ecolink off to a flying start with State Government Grant

Newly established environmental group the Prom Coast Ecolink has been awarded a grant by the Victorian Government through the Volunteering Innovation Fund to kick-start a vital survey of local Flora […]

Shire to get $1.37 million extra for rural roads

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council will be given an extra funding boost of $1,375,451 for its rural road projects through the second of two parts in Phase 4 of the Federal Government’s […]

Young families celebrate international Day of the Midwife

YOUNG Corner Inlet district families whose children were either born at or transferred soon after birth to the South Gippsland Hospital (SGH) in Foster celebrated International Day of the Midwife […]

Building curiosity, creativity, and confidence at Kindergarten

IS your child registered for kindergarten in 2024? Prom Coast Centres for Children would like to remind Corner Inlet families that registration for 3 & 4 Year Old Kindergarten for […]

South Gippsland Hospital nurses add to their Urgent Care Skills

NURSING staff at the South Gippsland Hospital in Foster are actively adding to their Urgent Care skills through the Rural Urgent Care Nursing (RUCN) Capability Development Program (CDP) under the auspices […]

Foster and Toora Medical Centre News

THE Flu Clinics have run well and many of you have commented on the ease and efficiency of the Saturday clinics. We thank our staff for coming in on a […]

Shire canvasses community on draft budget, financial plan

South Gippsland Shire Council is now canvassing for the community’s views, up until Friday May 12, 2023, on its newly released draft annual budget and ten-year financial plan. Residents and […]

Yarram’s Water Tower Gets a Makeover

THE small Gippsland town of Yarram has celebrated the latest, spectacular addition to its art trail – a mural on the town’s water tower. A local landmark, the tower was an […]

Anzac Day Commemoration

LAST week the annual installation of flags on the graves of all enlisted servicemen buried in the Foster, Toora and Welshpool cemeteries was completed. This is a joint project of […]

SGH Moovers raise almost $22,000

SOUTH Gippsland Hospital’s 2023 Murray to Moyne cycling team, the SGH Movers raised a grand total of almost $22,000, or $21,954.06 to be precise, with the backing of the Corner Inlet […]

ANZAC Day in Foster

NEXT Tuesday, April 25 is ANZAC Day, with commemorations to be held in Foster by The Foster RSL Sub-Branch. All members of the community and visitors to the Corner Inlet […]

Medals for Nadia and Jim at Government House

AUSTRALIA Day 2023 Honours List medals were presented to their Victorian recipients during a series of ceremonies held at Government House in Melbourne last week. Wilsons Promontory ecology advocate Jim Whelan […]

Age positively with new SGH service

South Gippsland Hospital (SGH) in Foster is offering a new service designed to allow people over 65 years to age positively and to maintain their overall health and independence with […]

Ministerial visit to South Gippsland 

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council was pleased to host a visit from Federal and State Ministers this week. The visit followed on from a recent advocacy trip to Canberra by Mayor Nathan […]

FRRR grant for Fishy Stories 2023

THE Foundation for Rural Regional Renewal (FRRR) has given a $10,000 grant for the fourth Fishy Stories: The Fish Creek Children’s Festival of Stories to be held on Saturday and […]

Fire restrictions lift on April 11

FIRE restrictions will lift on Tuesday, April 11, 2023 throughout the South Gippsland Shire and across its municipal neighbours, Bass Coast and Baw Baw. The Country Fire Authority (CFA) announced on […]

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 […]