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Foster Pool survey ends October 7

The South Gippsland Shire Council is conducting a survey gathering input from the community re the Foster Pool and the Foster Community Association encourages you to complete this online survey. […]

Where’s the community in Foster Community Association?

ENTHUSIASTIC new members are being sought for the Foster Community Association, which is in temporary recess due to a lack of interest from the Foster community. The Association currently has […]

Important: your chance to comment on Foster’s future

The Draft Foster Community Infrastructure Plan is currently available for community comment.  The Draft Plan provides recommendations for services and facilities to meet the needs of the Foster community for the next […]

Local business seeks to support community groups

Hi there, Troy and Terry think it is very important to be able to support our local community organisations, so we are very proud to inform you that during the […]

Public submissions into CSG called for now

The State Government has announced that its inquiry into unconventional gas is open for public submissions. We’re hoping as many people as possible will enter a submission, so we can show […]

Voices from the Gas Fields – an important documentary

If you want to know more about the impacts of Coal Seam Gas on farmers and the health and wellbeing of communities, then this is a powerful new You Tube […]

State Inquiry into Unconventional Gas gets underway

Friends of the Earth media release. May 7, 2015 Friends of the Earth has welcomed the announcement of the process and timelines for the state inquiry into unconventional gas. “The […]

New documentary: Fractured Country – an unconventional invasion

This powerful new 40 minute documentary from the Lock the Gate Alliance highlights the risks to communities from invasive gasfields. Watch the You Tube film here.

What future for Foster? The people to decide

THE Foster Community Association (FCA) is looking to the State Election on November 29 as an opportunity to plan Foster’s future with input from the community. On polling day the […]

Last chance to have your say on ‘unconventional gas’

Last week the government announced a further 6 community consultation sessions at ‘interesting’ locations, as most are not under a licence or even close to one.  The Foster Community Association […]

Anti-mining Bishop John McIntyre has died

The Gippsland Bishop who spoke out against the mining of Coal and Coal Seam gas died on June 6, aged 62.  Below is an article in which he expresses his […]

Can’t sell, can’t insure in a gasfield

May 13, 2014, Echonet Daily A detailed report by the NSW Valuer General suggests that a mature coal seam gas (CSG) industry may reduce property values. And a northern rivers property […]

Coal Seam Gas Consultation Sessions announced

The State Government has announced the start of it’s much anticipated community engagement program that will include a range of activities including open days and meetings with community groups, local […]

Jury awards Texas family nearly $3 million in fracking case

A family says fracking and other drilling by Aruba Petroleum near their ranch created severe health problems. The civil jury verdict may be the first of its kind in a […]

Foster’s laneways

The Foster Community Association has received funding to develop a plan to beautify and make safe Foster’s three town centre pedestrian laneways, to provide attractive, inviting spaces where people can gather, […]

Foster Laneways Design Project

LOCAL artist David Bell has been contracted by the Foster Community Association (FCA) to develop some ideas to enhance the laneways in Main Street, Foster. The local community is invited […]

Harvard fracking study rings methane alarm bells in Australia

The following article appeared in THE AGE, November 27, 2013 Peter Hannam, Environment Editor, The Sydney Morning Herald Australia’s coal seam gas industry has rejected a peer-reviewed report that suggests […]

CSG moratorium extended

VICTORIA’S moratorium on coal seam gas fracking will continue until at least July 2015. This article is courtesy of The Weekly Times. Premier Denis Napthine made the announcement while releasing […]

New research: fracking “a serious risk to livestock”

  Fracking sparks food safety concern as expert warns of serious risk to livestock The UKs Independent newspaper (17 September 2013), featured an article in which a British professor warns that the gas […]

Two new films on Coal and Coal Seam Gas in Foster

Two groundbreaking new documentaries by Lock the Gate Alliance will be screened in the Foster War Memorial Arts Centre at 2pm on Sunday, September 29. The 35-minute films,  ‘Fractured Country, […]

Victorian Government Ignores CSG Concerns

Victoria’s Gippsland region is the latest flashpoint in the pitched battle to save Australia’s farmland from controversial fracking. Tracey Anton (article) and deputy editor Sandi Keane (video) report. Click here […]

FCA Minutes June 2013

Here are the minutes of the FCA meeting held on June 17, 2013. Next meeting: Monday 15 July, 7.30, Foster Community Health Centre.  All welcome. FCA minutes June 2013

Author explores the ‘human cost’ of coal and coal seam gas mining

New South Wales based author Sharyn Munroe says the current boom in coal and coal seam gas mining is a ‘national tragedy.’ She was in Gippsland to promote her new […]

FCA Agenda June 2013

Here is the agenda for this month’s Foster Community Association meeting.  Everyone is welcome. FCA agenda June 2013

Presidents Report June 2013

Lynn Atkinson and I attended the Shire’s Town and District Association dinner at the Fish Creek Hotel on 6 June with Shire experts sharing information on various aspects of their […]

David Letterman on fracking

See what David Letterman has to say on the issue of fracking.

FCA minutes May 2013

FCA May 2013 minutes The next meeting will be held Monday June 17 at the Foster Commuity Health Centre at 7.30 pm.  Everyone is welcome.  A special feature of this […]

‘Gippsland is Precious’ documentary

For over 100 years Gippsland has been the beef and dairy heartland of Victoria, producing 23% of Australia’s milk as well as some of the best beef in the country. […]

Damning evidence on health impacts of coal & coal seam gas

A new doctors’ report reveals worrying evidence of likely health impacts from Australian coal and coal seam gas projects. Doctors have released a damning report about the potential health effects […]

Coal Seam Gas

What would you do if coal seam gas companies turned up and said they wanted to drill and frack in your area, your lucky chance to be part of an […]

Foster Community Association calling for new office bearers

Foster Community Association’s Annual General Meeting at 7.30 pm on Monday August 20 at the Community Health Centre will herald the next generation of community leaders, as the current leadership […]

Sample letter to oppose open cut coal mining exploration at Mirboo North

This letter has been provided Friends of the Earth for people who wish to object to the prospect of open cut coal mine opening at Mirboo North. Adapt and send […]

CSG: What about the water?

Here’s an interview with Dr Mariann Lloyd-Smith, Senior Advisor to the National Toxics Network and co-chair of the International POPS Network (Persistent Organic Pollutants), who digs into the chemicals that are […]

Interview: NSW Farmers Association on Coal Seam Gas

As we are all grappling with what the prospect of Coal Seam Gas exploration and mining will mean to our farmers and farm land in South Gippsland, Brianna Casey, Senior Policy […]

The Coal Seam Gas Song

This is a terrific song worth sharing About the Coal Seam Gas Song written and recorded by The Chooks… We live in the Northern Rivers of NSW where the Lions […]

Earth shattering: mining induced seismic activity

Mining-induced seismic activity is discussed in this radio interview with geo-chemist, John Polglase, who has a particular interest in earthquakes. John was interviewed by Ruby Vincent for A Question of Balance. […]

Rural and urban Alliance calls on State Government to ban new fossil fuel projects

Foster Community Association has joined forces with Friends of the Earth’s Rural and Urban Alliance to call on State Government to ban new fossil fuel projects.  Here is a media release […]

Lock the Gate to CSG in Gippsland

Licenses to explore for coal and coal seam gas (CSG) in Gippsland extend from the Lakes in the east, to Wilsons Prom in the south and to Wonthaggi in the […]

Foster Community Association

The Foster Community Association is an incorporated community group whose purpose is to serve the interests of the local community by undertaking projects that enhance the local environment for residents […]

Congratulations Foster! Rated 100% in 5 categories & 95% overall

Over the past few weeks Destination Gippsland, South Gippsland Shire Council and Prom Country Regional Tourism have coordinated independent ‘mystery audits’ of local towns from a tourist’s perspective.  Foster’s audit […]

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