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Cautious optimism but we need to continue

Precinct Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update  CAUTIOUS optimism over the past week is creeping in as the figures show a slowing of the numbers of COVID-19 in Victoria and Australia. This has been […]

Prom Country Farmers Market cancelled

THE Prom Country Farmers Market is on hold for the time being. The committee has thrown around ideas of stricter social distancing, pre ordering, online ordering, pick up points and […]

Great Southern Rail Trail extension sees rails, sleepers, “jewellery” lifted

STEEL rails, timber sleepers and “associated jewellery” are being steadily lifted during preliminary works for the Great Southern Rail Trail (GSRT) extension west from Leongatha towards Nyora. “Jewellery” is a […]

We are all in this together

STRAIGHT from the DHHS website, the message is… Stay home. Protect the health system. Save lives.  There are only four reasons to leave home:  Shopping for what you need – food […]

Tea Cosy Festival brews to e-Cosy Exhibition

FISH Creek’s legendary Tea Cosy Festival planned for May 2020 and cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic has now brewed to even greater strength and become the e-Cosy Exhibition. While […]

Country Press Australia has welcomed the announcement

Country Press Australia has welcomed the announcement today by the Morrison Government to release $5 million from the Regional and Small Publishers Innovation Fund. However, CPA has called on the […]


(with apologies to D’Artagnan and the Three Musketeers) All for one… THE COVID-19 pandemic has banded us together for one common goal…to prevent the spread of the virus in our community, to […]

COVID-19 prompts shire panel to defer council budget, plan

THE COVID-19 outbreak has prompted South Gippsland Shire’s administration panel to defer endorsing the municipality’s draft 2020/2021 budget and proposed 2020-2024 plan at least until the next ordinary council meeting […]

Foster RSL News and Views

AS mentioned previously, the Foster RSL rooms are closed until further notice.  However, administration of the Sub-Branch continues, with business dealt with as usual by the Sub-Branch secretary.  For this to happen […]

COVID-19 Update

WE are living in difficult and challenging times.  The Foster and Toora Medical Centres, South Gippsland Hospital and Prom Country Aged Care (the Precinct) are united in their belief that now is […]

Shop locally as traders are “here to help”

FOSTER traders are urging Corner Inlet people to shop locally during the present COVID-19 crisis as “we’re here to help”. Foster Chamber of Commerce and Industry members said they “want […]

Black Spur realignment to start “in coming weeks”

WORK to realign the infamous Black Spur section of the South Gippsland Highway between Meeniyan and Koonwarra will start “in coming weeks” according to Major Roads Projects Victoria (MRPV). The […]

Foster and Toora doctors update Coronavirus information

THE doctors of Foster and Toora Medical Centres along with the South Gippsland Hospital would like to update our population on what we know and are currently doing locally with […]

Fire danger period ends in Gippsland

THE fire danger period (FDP) ended  at 1.00am on Monday, March 16 in the following municipalities:  South Gippsland Shire Council  East Gippsland Shire  Wellington Shire Council  Latrobe City Council  Baw Baw Shire Council  […]

Three and soon four dogs on a Toora tree

THREE quite different dogs, with a fourth hound soon to join them, have appeared on the stump of an ancient cypress tree at the entrance to a small rural property […]

Exciting times for Australia’s first offshore wind project the Star of the South

LAST week saw a flurry of activity in Gippsland with 30 of the Star of the South’s team taking part in a team building exercise in Corner Inlet, Yarram and […]

New Maternity Suite

EXPECTANT mothers and their families will be pleased to learn that South Gippsland Hospital’s new birth suite will soon be ready for business. The new facilities will provide much improved amenity […]

COVID-19, Measles and the Flu

COVID-19 is a Coronavirus that has caused recent outbreaks around the world. One infected person can give it to 3 people. The fatality rate is about 2-3%. There are 80 cases […]

ANZ Foster closure ends 133-year local banking history

Australia and New Zealand Bank’s Foster branch closes for the final time tomorrow afternoon Thursday March 5, 2020, ending 133 years of continuous local banking history. ANZ announced its intention […]

Shire allocates $80,000 to Foster Showgrounds irrigation

South Gippsland Shire’s administration panel allocated $80,000 towards the proposed Foster Showgrounds oval irrigation project at the ordinary monthly council meeting held in Leongatha on Wednesday February 26, 2020. The […]

Last council meeting for acting CEO

South Gippsland Shire’s Bryan Sword attended his last meeting as acting chief executive officer (CEO) at the top table in the council chamber at Leongatha on Wednesday February 26, 2020. […]

Girls of Our Town acclaims women and community

The Bendigo Bank Girls of Our Town acclaims both the women and the community of the Corner Inlet district at two special events to be held in Foster as part […]

2020 Foster Show a triumph

A clear and sunny late-summer’s day and markedly bigger crowds made the returned Foster and District Agricultural Show an undoubted triumph on Saturday February 22, 2020. While 2019 went by […]

TCAT takes plan to shire

THE Toora Community Action Team (TCAT) took its 2020 Community Plan to the South Gippsland Shire on Wednesday February 19, 2020, showing details of five projects designed to benefit the […]

Pool and spa registrations required

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council is alerting residents that all swimming pools and spas must be registered by June 1, 2020 under new laws introduced by the Victorian Government. The new […]

Foster Show Day this Saturday

MORE than 1000 entries have come in for the 112th Foster and District Agricultural Show to be held at the Foster Showgrounds this Saturday February 22, 2020. And, if the great […]

Berrys Creek Oak Blue cheese “best of the best”

BERRYS Creek Gourmet Cheese of Fish Creek’s Oak Blue is the nation’s “best of the best” after winning Grand Champion Cheese in the 2020 Australian Grand Dairy Awards held in […]

International Women’s Day

Who is this? READERS who know the answer also know how much she has worked for our community in Corner Inlet. This beautiful WAAF will be one of a Gallery […]

Appear at the Toora Pear Party

BE sure to make an appearance at this season’s Toora Pear Party, to be held in the Toora Heritage Pear Orchard in Mill Street from 10 am to 4 pm […]

New CEO for South Gippsland Shire Council

AT its Special Meeting last Wednesday Council resolved to appoint Kerryn Ellis as its new Chief Executive Officer for the next five years.  Ms Ellis is coming to South Gippsland […]

New-look Fish Creek kinder re-opens five days a week

Funded sessions for 3-year-olds start FISH Creek’s new-look kindergarten in Ryan Street has re-opened at the start of the 2020 education year after the South Gippsland Shire Council invested $367,155 […]

Celebrating our local women – ‘Girls of our Town’ on International Women’s Day

TWO big celebrations are planned on March 6 and 8 this year when Corner Inlet women are invited to celebrate some amazing work done by local women to build a […]

Streets of history and fun at 112th Foster Show

THERE will be plenty of streets lined with history, good fun and farming to travel along at the 112th Foster and District Agricultural Show, taking place at the Foster Showgrounds on […]

Corner Inlet district schools return for 2020

THE Corner Inlet district’s four primary schools and Foster Secondary College returned for the 2020 school year on Wednesday January 29, with most reporting an increase in their enrolments. Foster […]

Claim your Time Capsule envelopes

THE Foster and District Historical Society has prepared a list of envelopes that still remain unclaimed following the opening of the time capsule that was buried in Foster nearly 43 […]

Rotary Club of Foster donation to South Gippsland Hospital

PROCEEDS from the Rotary Club of Foster’s wood raffles were kindly donated to the South Gippsland Hospital last week. President Leonie Clyne presented the $2,000 cheque to SGH CEO Chris Trotman […]

Hundreds turn out to capsule opening

HUNDREDS of Corner Inlet district residents both present and past turned out on Saturday January 25, 2020 to witness the opening of the historic time capsule buried in Foster almost 43 […]

“Fantastic” centenary reunion at Foster Secondary College

FOSTER Secondary College’s “fantastic” centenary reunion on Saturday January 25, 2020 saw about 600 students, teachers and staff assemble at the school to celebrate and to remember. Secondary College business […]

Foster’s 150th celebrations begin

THROUGHOUT 2020 Foster’s community is proudly celebrating 150 years as Foster township, with a full year’s worth of activities to begin this Saturday morning January 18 with an exhibition opening and […]

Re-rated Port Franklin slip open for heavier business

PORT Franklin’s slipway is now open to the boat-owning public for heavier business following a thorough inspection, assessment and re-rating by Gippsland Ports. The slipway’s previous maximum capacity of 4.25 […]


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