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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 […]

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 […]