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“A new collegiality” for SG Shire Council

EIGHT fresh faces plus one with a fair degree of previous local government experience now fill the nine places in the South Gippsland Shire Council chamber, following the official declaration of […]

New shire councillors declared this week

SOUTH Gippsland Shire’s nine newly-elected councillors were to be officially declared at the Leongatha Memorial Hall at 1.30 pm on Tuesday November 9, 2021, only a few hours after this […]

State appoints municipal monitor to South Gippsland

THE State Government has appointed a municipal monitor to the South Gippsland Shire Council to “help guide good governance and help forge its strong future”. Victorian Local Government Minister Shaun […]

Manna Gum Community Lounge opens again

THERE’S not very many things that are more heart-warming than a cuppa, a slice or two of homemade cake and lively conversations with like-minded sorts, just like you’ll find in the […]

Latest Heesco Town mural honours local Mongolians

WHEN world renowned street artist Heesco Khosnaran was asked to come and paint murals in Yarram, he had no idea that he wasn’t the only Mongolian in the area.  Local […]

Ballot pack explanation

THE Mirror received this explanation from Sue Lang, Director Communication and Engagement of the Victorian Electoral Commission late last week: The great news is that with the swift action by […]

Prom Country Aged Care Life Membership Award to Sandy Bucello

MANY Foster residents will know Sandy through her numerous business and community roles over the many decades since she moved to the area. Not everyone will be aware of the […]

Three voting days left for shire election

Only three days are left before voting in the South Gippsland Shire Council’s postal general election officially closes at 6 pm this Friday October 29, 2021. All eligible voters’ completed […]

Administrators bid shire farewell

THE three members of South Gippsland Shire Council’s Victorian Government-appointed administration panel bid the municipality farewell on Wednesday October 20, 2021 at the end of their 28-month term of office. […]

Additional open hours at the Foster Centrelink Agency to meet high demand

THE Centrelink and Medicare Agency at Manna Gum Community House in Foster is experiencing high demand for requests to obtain a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate. “The number of people coming to […]

Vaccination rates locally remain excellent

Foster and Toora Medical Centres IT was fabulous to see all the joy in people at the end of lockdown in Melbourne. Our city friends have endured onerous restrictions for […]

Lost ballot packs force election voting extension

THE loss of almost one third of the ballot packs for the South Gippsland Shire Council election has forced the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) to extend the close of voting […]

$28,367 for the Sandy Point Summer Series

SANDY Point Music have been successful in securing $28,367 for the Sandy Point Summer Series under Round 3 of the Live Music Australia Program.  This critical funding will support the Sandy […]

SG Highway side road speed signs installed

TWO pairs of new speed limit road signs have appeared on the South Gippsland Highway at Foster, located on either side of where the highway intersects with the Fish Creek-Foster […]

Two Op-Shops become one

THE Little Op Shop at 18 Main Street is moving to join the Prom Community Op Shop at 78 Main street or affectionately known as the Garage. The two Prom […]

Nelsons Cutting on SG Highway

VICTORIA Police, the Victorian State Emergency Service (VICSES) Foster Unit, and VicRoads’ contractors turned out very early on Friday morning October 8, 2021 to a landslide at Nelsons Cutting on the […]

Housing crisis open letter draws quick community response

AN open letter sent recently to every Corner Inlet household appealing for ideas on how to fix the district’s “growing housing crisis” has already drawn a quick response from the […]

To market, to market … then snap up opp shop bargains!

FOSTER’S two opportunity shops, the Garage Sale Outlet (GSO) and The Little Opp Shop, have re-opened for business again on three week days, and on Farmers’ Market Saturday mornings, too! The […]

Quiet optimism growing

THE COVID-19 cases in Traralgon and subsequent lockdown there illustrate again how difficult it is to contain the delta variant. It is only a matter of time before it is […]

VEC draws council candidates’ ballot paper order

A COMPUTER program developed by the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) electronically drew the order in which candidates for the South Gippsland Shire Council local government poll will appear on their respective wards’ […]

An opportunity to be in Conversation with Council Candidates, now Online

VENUS Bay Community Centre, Foster Chamber of Commerce, Leongatha Business Association, Mirboo Country Development Inc. and Mirboo North Times, and Korumburra Round Table invite the South Gippsland Community to attend Candidate […]

Delburn Wind Farm 2021 pre-development fund to support storm recovery

OSMI Australia and Cubico Sustainable Investments are calling for applications for funding from the 2021 Delburn Wind Farm Pre-Development Fund. The focus for the allocation of the $20,000 fund has […]

Craig swaps council candidacy for podcast forum

A PROSPECTIVE South Gippsland Shire Council contender until literally minutes before nominating, Fish Creek resident Craig Privett has swapped his local government plans for offering a podcast forum to those who […]

State to appoint monitor to guide new South Gippsland council

THE State Government will appoint a municipal monitor to guide South Gippsland Shire’s forthcoming new and democratically-elected council. Local government elections will be held by postal ballot in October 2021 […]

Funding for Mental Health going to tender

IT’S not the thought of losing their jobs that is worrying Carlene Hurst Nurse Practitioner Mental Health and her Mental Health nurse colleague Sandra Challis, rather it is letting nearly 100 […]

Pear Orchard Friends carry out post-prune clean-up

FRIENDS of the Toora Heritage Pear Orchard in Mill Street literally carried out a post-pruning clean-up on Saturday September 11, 2021. The Friends group worked alongside community volunteers and members of […]

Defibrillator installed at Mount Best

THE Mount Best Community Hall is pleased to advise that we now have a Defibrillator installed at the hall (5 Mount Best Tin Mine Road Mount Best / Toora North) […]

Learn latest on COVID-19 vaccines at online forum

By Dr Trevor Andrews LEARN the very latest about COVID-19 vaccines and the value and purpose of vaccination at a free online community information forum to be held on Thursday evening […]

Fire destroys shed at Fish Creek

FIRE destroyed a steel shed containing gardening tools and machinery on a property in Lynes Road at Fish Creek on Friday afternoon September 3, 2021. Fish Creek and District Country […]

BreastScreen van “Nina” well on target

BreastScreen Victoria’s (BSV) hot-pink mobile radiology van “Nina” is well on the way to achieving her target of screening 700 women from throughout the Corner Inlet district during her current […]

By Dr Louisa Tatton We still have a way to go SUNNY days, wattle bloom and the increased activity of magpies on the rail trail seems to suggest spring is […]

Foster Beach seawall repairs begin

WORKS to repair crumbling parts of the seawall at Foster Beach began last week. Older rock and concrete sections at both the western and eastern ends of the seawall, built to […]

An opportunity to be in Conversation with Council Candidates

VENUS Bay Community Centre, Foster Chamber of Commerce, Leongatha Business Association, Mirboo Country Development Inc. and Mirboo North Times, and Korumburra Round Table invite the South Gippsland Community to attend Candidate […]

Gurneys brew a new production shed

GURNEYS Cider of Foster has got another sort of brew well under way at their place – this time it’s a huge production shed that’s steadily going up on the Gurnett […]


THE word started to get around at around 7.00pm on Friday night that all community sport would be cancelled on the weekend. By the time Saturday morning had come around, […]

Another Lockdown

(By Dr Jenny Schram, for Foster Medical Centre). I AM writing this on a glorious Sunday afternoon for next Wednesday’s Foster Mirror, not knowing what our situation will be by […]

Toora Lions replace Welshpool Cemetery gate

MEMBERS of the Lions Club of Toora have replaced a gate that went missing earlier this month from the secondary entrance to the Welshpool Cemetery in Telegraph Road at Port Welshpool. […]

Panel decides futures of community assets committees

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council’s administration panel has decided the futures of the municipality’s 14 community asset committees (CACs) following a formal review of their operations and discussion with their members. […]

Seven brigades respond to Foster North shed fire

SEVEN South Gippsland Country Fire Authority (CFA) brigades responded to a shed fire at Foster North on Saturday afternoon August 21, 2021, which observers said went from initial ignition to […]

Smoke alarm and Dylan’s cool head saves sister and home

A BLARING smoke alarm along with a cool-headed, swift response by nine-year-old Welshpool resident Dylan Ward combined to save his little sister and their family’s home from a night-time fire that destroyed […]


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