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Living with COVID-19

 – Foster Medical Centre WE’VE been living in a COVID world for more than 18 months now. The picture throughout the world, and in Australia, continues to change. The emergence of […]

Mr Moorhouse stays put as Foster Primary principal

SCOTT Moorhouse is staying put in the Foster Primary School principal’s office, for the next five years at any rate, following his official appointment to the position from the start […]

Wilsons Prom, Grassy Spur projects on shire advocacy list

Wilsons Promontory National Park’s revitalisation plans and straightening the South Gippsland Highway at Grassy Spur are among projects identified on this year’s South Gippsland Shire Council advocacy list for State […]

Instrument of Delegation for the Chief Executive Officer

AT last Wednesday’s Council Meeting the Instrument of Delegation for the Chief Executive Officer was revised to give the CEO greater ability to respond to emergency events where an urgent […]

$6m for Great Southern Rail Trail from Welshpool to Alberton

ANOTHER 21-kilometre section of the Great Southern Rail Trail (GSRT), reaching from Welshpool to Alberton, will now be built with a $6 million State Government grant to Wellington and South Gippsland […]

South Gippsland Highway Upgrade – Temporary closure of Great Southern Rail Trail

As part of the South Gippsland Highway Upgrade, we’re realigning the highway and upgrading the Great Southern Rail Trail by building a new pedestrian underpass. While we install the new […]

Get snappy for the Foster Show

THE Foster Show is delving into preparations for one of their biggest shows yet. COVID-19 cannot stop the Foster community from putting on a show; and this year in 2021 […]

Restarting Arts Festivals in Monash

THE local arts and cultural sector in Monash is set to be reignited, with 25 projects awarded a share of more than $870,000, in the latest round of the Morrison […]

ABC Gippsland on air from Foster

THE Main Street end of Foster’s roofed laneway became a pop-up radio station on Thursday morning July 1, 2021. The second half of ABC Gippsland’s popular weekday Breakfast program went […]

Round two Community Leadership Program participants announced

THE participants for round two of South Gippsland Shire Council’s Community Leadership Program have been announced following a competitive short-listing process. The successful applicants are Joshua Baker, Kim Cross, Jeremy […]

Foster Medical Centre Vaccination news

THE COVID Australian landscape has changed and for once Victoria isn’t the state in lockdown. As was the case when we were though, the need for vaccinating the population as […]

Countdown to D-Day for Alberton West State Forest

LOGGING by VicForests within the Alberton West State Forest is set to commence on July 9, with two coupes planned.   Local resident, John McClumpha said that the area to be […]

Shire 2021/22 budget “in the black”

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council’s 2021/2022 budget is “a positive budget, one in which we are in the black” according to the municipality’s administration panel chair Julie Eisenbise. Ms Eisenbise, together […]

Fish Creek scores $30,000 for drainage study

THE Fish Creek community has scored up to $30,000 for a drainage study in South Gippsland Shire Council’s 2021/2022 budget. Described as the “first real step” towards solving the township’s […]

Foster Medical Centre – the Delta variant

FEELING a bit sluggish from the cold wet weather? You’re quite normal. Feeling even more disorientated, from news about COVID variants, lockdown rules, and the vaccination programs? You’re certainly not alone.  […]

Have your say on shire economic, visitor strategies

SOUTH Gippsland residents and businesspeople are invited to have their say on South Gippsland Shire Council’s draft Economic Development and Visitor Economy Strategies by Wednesday July 7, 2021. The Victorian […]

Trompe l’oeil path leads to café’s secret garden

AN inviting row of pavers guiding the way past flowers and trees to a verdant glade with rolling hills beyond has appeared in Fish Creek’s Falls Road, right beside a […]

Fish Creek hall renovations well under way

Major and much-needed renovation works at the Fish Creek Memorial Hall are now well under way, much to the jubilation of the Hall’s committee of management and the local community. […]

Boundary Road closed until end of May

COUNCIL’S Senior Project Delivery Officer, Jesse Joyce, told The Mirror that the culvert works are taking a little longer than expected and Boundary Road will remain closed until the end of […]

Community rallies after storm

THE Corner Inlet community, right alongside those throughout South Gippsland, has rallied to help its own after the severe storm that raged overnight across much of Victoria on Wednesday June […]

Foster Medical Centre

Lights back and keep vaccinating WINTER has certainly shown us its power last week.  With heavy rain and gusty wind, it left behind fallen trees, cracked roofs, flooded rivers, and thousands of […]

Another lockdown!

ACTING Victorian Premier James Merlino last Thursday announced a snap state-wide seven-day lockdown until 11.59pm on Thursday, June 3. From 11.59pm May 27, 2021, Victoria moved to Stage 4 restrictions. As […]

Those All Singing and All Dancing vaccines again:

– Just think what we will be able to get up to when we have all been vaccinated! A COUPLE of weeks ago I went along to the Medical Centre, and had […]

The what, when and why of Op Shopping in Foster

AS we move into the cooler months, there will be a few changes to the opening days at both the Garage Sale Outlet (GSO) and The Little Opp Shop. These […]

Outside school hours care to start at Welshpool, Toora, Fish Creek

THREE primary schools in the Corner Inlet area, Welshpool and District, Toora and Fish Creek and District, will be starting out of school hours care services from the beginning of […]

Tea party for Fish Creek Wi-Fi launch

NOTHING could have been more apt than to celebrate the official launch of Fish Creek’s free public Wi-Fi with a morning tea party, complete with several teapots adorned in their own […]

Shire adopts new customer service charter

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council has adopted its new “substantially different” Customer Service Charter. The shire’s administration panel acting as the council voted to accept the revised Charter at the ordinary […]

Ignite imagination at the PCCC Book Fair

TO support and encourage early language and literacy at home Prom Coast Centres for Children Foster is hosting a Book Fair from Monday, May 31 – Friday, June 4. The […]

Port Franklin slipway trial extended

BOAT-OWNERS may keep on looking after their vessels “up on the hard” until at least October 2023 following a two-year extension of the Port Franklin slipway’s current operational trial. Gippsland Ports’ […]

Senior long-serving doctors at Foster Medical Centre

THE community is so fortunate in having senior doctors working for them for so many years through Foster Medical Centre. Trevor Andrews has worked as a Rural GP for 28 […]

South Gippsland Hospital applauds “invaluable” volunteers

SOUTH Gippsland Hospital in Foster has applauded the dozens of kindly, practical local people who regularly give their skills and service to the Health Service and the Corner Inlet district […]

Highway Patrol news

“THIS year we have seen some tragic collision scenes on Bass Coast and South Gippsland roads. Police are currently conducting targeted operations to deter dangerous drivers and catch those individuals who […]

Fish Creek hall renovations well under way

Major and much-needed renovation works at the Fish Creek Memorial Hall are now well under way, much to the jubilation of the Hall’s committee of management and the local community. […]

Boundary Road closed until end of May

COUNCIL’S Senior Project Delivery Officer Jesse Joyce told The Mirror that the culvert works are taking a little longer than expected.  The contract was awarded in December to Ace Earthmoving, but […]

The Governor of Victoria unveils Thank You Plaque in Yarram

  BEAUTIFUL and perfect is how her Excellency, the Honourable Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria, described Thursday, April 25 in Yarram’s Memorial Gardens.  She was there to unveil a plaque commemorating […]

Foster and Toora Medical Centre vaccine news

THE dual challenges of providing both the influenza and the COVID vaccines to the community continues to absorb a lot of our time and effort. Uptake of the flu shot […]

South Gippsland Kindergarten Enrolments opening soon

ENROLMENTS for three-year-old and four-year-old kindergarten in 2022 are opening soon. Every child who turns three or four before 30 April 2021 is eligible to attend subsidised kindergarten next year but […]

$10,000 grant for Foster’s Exhibit Shed

FOSTER Showgrounds’ historic Exhibit Shed has been granted $10,000 by the Victorian Government for more upgrades to the 80-or-so-year-old structure. The grant was part of almost $300,000 shared between 46 […]

South Gippsland Hospital Foundation, Auxiliary fund new mother, baby monitor

THE South Gippsland Hospital Community Foundation and the South Gippsland Hospital Auxiliary have pooled resources to fund a brand-new monitor for mothers and their unborn babies called a cardiotocograph or […]

Foster Medical Centre Flu- and COVID- vaccine news

WE had a successful Flu Clinic outside the High School’s Gymnasium on Saturday and for once the weather was pretty kind for us! Last year it seemed as if flu […]


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