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Opening up of Victoria

Foster and Toora Medical Centres IT is with a heady mixture of relief and joy that we celebrate the continuing reopening up of Victoria as a result of an impressive […]

Shire audit and risk committee reports to panel

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council’s independent audit and risk committee reported on its 2019/2020 activities and findings to the municipality’s administration panel at a public virtual briefing held on Wednesday October […]

Fish Creek CBD WiFi hub “all up by Christmas”

A HUB supplying free WiFi throughout Fish Creek’s central business district will be “all up by Christmas”, according to Fish Creek Tea Cosy Festival Committee president Marge Arnup and technologically […]

Shire COVID-19 Community Support Package

GRANTS from South Gippsland Shire Council are still available to eligible community groups and service providers through the municipality’s COVID-19 Community Support Package. About a quarter of the $2 million-worth of […]

Dress up your letterbox for Foster’s 150th

HOUSEHOLDERS and residents from throughout the Foster mail district are invited to dress up their letterbox just for fun as well as for the chance to win a prize during November […]

Larger than Life

 YARRAM has another wonderful mural to add to the other 17 works already completed by Mongolian born, Melbourne based street artist, Heesco Khosnaran. The larger than life portrait on the […]

John’s service recognised …

TO coincide with his milestone birthday last week, Foster Cemetery Trust took the opportunity to show Volunteer John Taylor their appreciation for his extraordinary contribution to the workings of the […]

Petition to call for shire action on climate change

A PETITION with more than 2000 signatures calling on South Gippsland Shire Council for urgent action on climate change will be presented to the municipality’s administration panel at its ordinary meeting on […]

Medical Precinct Coronavirus update

Foster and Toora Medical Centres THE numbers are coming down and the restrictions are finally being relaxed. It has been a long hard lockdown which we know our city friends […]

Breast cancer silhouettes show support and pay tribute

A FIELD of pink and blue silhouettes has been established in front of the South Gippsland Hospital Community Health Centre in Foster to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month during October. The silhouettes […]

Glad-hearted queue outside Foster’s reopened Little Opp Shop

KEEN browsers and prospective customers had formed a glad-hearted queue even before the front door of Foster’s Little Opp Shop at the Pearl Park end of Main Street reopened for […]

Shire to start Toora boat ramp jetty repairs next week

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council plans to start repairs to the jetty beside theToora boat ramp on Corner Inlet next week. The jetty and its associated pontoon is currently closed to […]

The Show Must Go On … Line

IT is with great disappointment that we announce that the 2021 Foster & District Show planned for Saturday, February 27 will not go ahead as a normal show. Concerns about […]

CEO movements at Prom Country Aged Care

Announcement of Resignation of PCAC CEO It is with regret that the Board of Management of Prom Country Aged Care (PCAC) wishes to announce the resignation of Justin Wightman, our […]

Wellbeing packs posted to college students

WELLBEING packs full of health information and resources, plus a few special treats, are being posted to the home of every Foster Secondary College student, thanks to a $5000 South […]

Precinct Coronavirus Update

Foster and Toora Medical Centres OPTIMISM. Quiet optimism is creeping back as the numbers decline.  Relief. And relief that the harsh measures imposed seem at this stage to be working.  Who […]

Ensure PCAC’s future in your will

PROM Country Aged Care has just launched its new Bequest Program and is asking the people of the Corner Inlet district to ensure PCAC’s future by remembering the community-based facility […]

Yarram woman dies after road crash at Foster

A 60-year-old Yarram woman died while being airlifted to the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne after the car she was driving crashed on the South Gippsland Highway at Foster on Friday […]

Shire announces 20 leadership program people

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council has announced the names and postcodes of the 20 people chosen to take part in the 2020 Community Leadership Program. Selected from a field of 36 […]

Members announced for new South Gippsland Advisory Groups

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council would like to congratulate the newly appointed members of the Economic Development Strategy Advisory Group (EDSAG) and the Visitor Economy Strategy Advisory Group (VESAG). These recently […]


AS Father’s Days go, this one wasn’t one filled with good news on the COVID front.  It wasn’t a great surprise that the government extended lockdown measures, as the numbers […]

Shire community asset committees start

COMMUNITY asset committees and their membership have now started managing South Gippsland Shire’s public facilities such as halls, recreation reserves, an art gallery, showgrounds, and a museum; all previously run by […]

Twenty chosen for shire leadership program

TWENTY  people have been chosen from a field of 36 applicants for a place in the South Gippsland Shire Council’s 2020/2021 Community Leadership Program. The shire’s administration panel voted to endorse […]

Wild storm claims shop windows, fences, trees, power lines

SHORT in duration but particularly wild, the storm that swept through the Corner Inlet district last Thursday August 27, 2020 claimed shop windows along Toora’s Stanley Street as well as […]

Free cloth masks at SGH Community Health Centre

REUSABLE face masks from the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) are now available at the South Gippsland Hospital Community Health Centre in Foster. A washable black cloth mask […]

Present strategy working

Foster and Toora Medical Centres A FRIEND said that life is a little in grey monochrome at present. It certainly is. The colour and vibrancy of normal life is harder to find […]

Shire panel amends proposed governance rules

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council’s administration panel has amended the proposed governance rules, required by the new Victorian Local Government Act 2020, to include changes suggested in the one public submission received […]

2021 South Gippsland Australia Day awards

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council’s 2021 Australia Day Awards will proceed but with a few changes due to COVID-19.  The awards recognise people in South Gippsland who dedicate their time, skills […]

Black Spur update from Regional Roads Victoria

WE’RE removing nine sharp bends and reducing the length of the highway from 3.4km to 2.3km between Old Koonwarra-Meeniyan Road and Minns Road.  We’re also building two new bridges over the […]

AFNL officially to join Mid Gippsland League

AFL Victoria has ticked off the G25 report and its recommendation is to amalgamate The Alberton Football Netball League into the Mid Gippsland Football Netball League competition to create a […]

Looking forward to the next fifty years when, in 2070 Foster’s 200 year celebrations will be held

WHILE the 150 year celebrations of the finding of gold in Stockyard Creek have been somewhat curtailed by the Corona virus, our community is now invited to look forward to […]

Foster stadium scores $2.26m grant

Showgrounds’ indoor sports stadium has scored a $2.6 million redevelopment grant through the State Government’s Sport and Recreation Victoria Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program. The money will go towards an […]

Sun shines for Sam

FORMER Fish Creek junior footballer, Sam Flanders has joined a unique group of players who have played in a drawn game of AFL/VFL football in their first ever game. Sam […]

Stage 3 Lockdown

Foster and Toora Medical Centres Who would have predicted last year that we would all be wearing facemasks and becoming immune to pictures of empty Melbourne city streets under an […]

Victory in the Pacific- Commemorating 75 years

WHEN Victory in the Pacific was declared on August 15, 1945 it ended six years of world war for Australians.  During that time Australian defence forces had been deployed to a […]

Llarrinda Bed & Breakfast won 2020 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best Award for Inns / Bed & Breakfast accommodation

LLARRINDA Bed & Breakfast in Foster North has been recognised as a ‘2020 Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best’ award winner in the category of Inns/Bed & Breakfasts, placing it in […]

Shire leadership program candidates shortlisted

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council’s planned Community Leadership Program has attracted 36 applicants from throughout the municipality, with 25 shortlisted to fill the 20 available places. The shire’s acting community strengthening […]

“Wear a mask to reduce COVID-19 spread” – Broadbent

Monash MHR Russell Broadbent has urged Gippslanders and indeed all Victorians make sure they are wearing a face mask or covering to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 when outside […]

Shire panel reports to community, state minister

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council’s administration panel has issued the July 2020 edition of its Administrators’ Community Update, reporting to the municipality’s residents and the new Victorian Local Government Minister Shaun […]

New controller at Foster SES unit

FOSTER North beef farmer and agricultural contractor Bernie Cashin has been appointed as the new unit controller at the Foster State Emergency Service (SES). Bernie has taken over from Foster’s […]


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