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Mirboo North & District Community Bank Tournament

New Sponsor for SGIBBA Each year South Gippsland Indoor Bias Bowls Association (SGIBBA) has a sponsorship Tournament, this year’s tournament is on Sunday, 8th of July at Dumbalk Hall. This […]

New kerbside green waste bins are coming

RESIDENTS of South Gippsland Shire are reminded that from May 11 residential properties in township areas that receive garbage and recycling services will start seeing their new green waste bins […]

No place for a village

– Division on Walkerville subdivision PROPONENTS of an 88-lot low-density residential subdivision and tourism-focused commercial development at Walkerville are facing an uphill battle. Not only are many of the neighbours […]

O’Brien aware of South Gippsland Marinus Link alarm

GIPPSLAND South MLA Danny O’Brien says he understands residents along a possible route through South Gippsland for the proposed Marinus Link project will be alarmed at news the cables may cross […]

OAM for Dr Peter Baquie

MUCH-LOVED former Foster and Toora Medical Centre general practitioner Dr Peter Baquie may add three more letters after his name after receiving the Medal of the Order of Australia in the […]

OAM for Peter Lee

HIS distinguished service to the community of South Gippsland has led to Agnes resident Peter Lee being awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia in this year’s Queen’s Birthday […]

Official relaunch for Foster Library

FOSTER Library’s new look and 24-hour access will be officially relaunched at a ceremony conducted by Eastern Victoria MLC Jane Garrett at 12 noon on Thursday October 24, 2019. Ms […]

Open water (Shallow Inlet) swim 4 January 2020

With all the fire-related issues in Gippsland at the moment it is difficult to see good things in Gippsland. If you are looking for a distraction, at midday on Saturday […]

Our Community Bank invests in our community

LIVING up to its name, the Toora & District Community Bank and Foster Branch has distributed more than $28,000 to community projects across the Promontory district. “This is what we […]

Please support our Hospital’s Murray to Moyne fundraiser

Hi Friends, Colleagues and the Men’s shed on wheels As many of you will know, Mark Bowden and I have been training for some months to ride in the Murray […]

Prom Coast Festival: March 15-17, 2019

Prom Country tourist app

Prom Country app logo

Download iTunes store (iPhone) Google Play (Android) or use the App store feature on your mobile device itself and search for ‘Prom Country’. Discover Prom Country with the official app for the […]

Public information forum: Coal seam gas exploration in South Gippsland

An Exploration Licence Application by Leichhardt Resources Pty Ltd (EL5416) has been lodged with the Department of Primary Industries on 22/2/12 to conduct exploration for Coal Bed Methane, also known as Coal […]

Saying goodbye

FORMER Bromley Café proprietors Rick and Sharron Bromley are ready for their next big adventure.   The official handover of the Foster business to new owner Nicole Holder occurred last Monday […]

Schools go back for 2023

Corner Inlet district schools have gone back for the start of the 2023 academic year, with most reporting greater numbers of students than were enrolled in 2022. Foster Secondary College […]

SG Shire Council sets meeting dates for 2024

DATES, the starting time and the venue have been set for South Gippsland Shire Council’s series of monthly, open-to-the-public meetings to be held during 2024. The new year’s meeting schedule was […]

Shine a Light for Parks at the Prom

On Saturday evening, November 2, we need you to join more than a thousand people to make a human sign on the beach at Tidal River, Wilsons Prom – a […]

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 […]

Shire council grants get community projects going

A WIDE cross-section of the South Gippsland community filled Council Chambers in Leongatha last Wednesday night for the 2013/2014 Community Grants Round Two Presentation. It was a cold, wet and […]

South Gippsland Hospital nurses add to their Urgent Care Skills

NURSING staff at the South Gippsland Hospital in Foster are actively adding to their Urgent Care skills through the Rural Urgent Care Nursing (RUCN) Capability Development Program (CDP) under the auspices […]

South Gippsland Secondary College investigating school name change

  THE local secondary college is considering a name change and is keen to gauge the views of as many people as possible through a community survey. South Gippsland Secondary […]

South Gippsland Shire CEO Reappointed

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Mayor Clare Williams said “Council was united today in its support for thereappointment of Kerryn Ellis as the Chief Executive Officer of South Gippsland Shire Council under […]

Take care burning off as fire restrictions end

AS the Fire Danger Period finishes across most of Victoria on May 1, CFA has urged residents across the state to exercise extreme caution when burning off. CFA Acting Chief […]


WORK began on five new resident rooms at Prom Country Aged Care in Foster on Monday May 22. There are sixty funded beds at the moment and one unfunded bed, […]

Toora highway crossing a good idea but is a bad design

A PEDESTRIAN crossing over the South Gippsland Highway at Toora is “a good idea”, according to Toora Returned Service League (RSL) president Rod Coughran-Lane. However, the design and layout of the newly-installed […]

Week of reckoning for shire council, CEO

THIS week looks like being one of reckoning for the beleaguered South Gippsland Shire Council, as it seeks to appoint an acting chief executive officer, and to meet Victorian Local […]

Your invitation to ‘Promised Land’ screening

You are invited to the screening of ‘Promised Land’ at the Warragul Cinema –  a star-studded fracking film to feature at Warragul Cinema When: 7pm, Monday the 24th of June Where: […]