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Foster Community Bank® branch turns 10

THE Foster Branch of the Promontory District Finance Group Ltd is getting ready to celebrate its 10th birthday on Wednesday, October 11. Chair Rob Liley said the locally-owned and operated […]

Toora father to walk from Coolangatta to Toora

TOORA father of four Craig Tanner is planning to walk 2,500km to raise funds for pediatric brain cancer research and Ronald McDonald House Charities. Craig will set off from Coolangatta […]

School crossing for Fish Creek Primary a long time coming

PRINCIPAL of Fish Creek Primary School, Dale Brooks, said they are all very excited about the crossing finally happening. “There is a bit of disruption but that’s a small price […]

Hoddle trail is simply a walking track

ON Wednesday September 20 at the Public Presentation Day at Council Chambers there was a strategy review on the Paths and Trails Strategy. Consultant Andrew Nixon who gave the presentation […]

Proposed cantilevered viewing platform at Agnes Falls

AT Public Presentations in Council Chambers on Wednesday, September 20 Kathy Whelan and Peter Lee from Friends of Agnes Falls expressed their gratitude to Mayor Ray Argento for putting forward […]

Certificate of Excellence for Bromley’s

RICK Bromley is pretty chuffed to have earned a certificate of excellence from Trip Advisor. “You have to rate No 1 in your category for a certain amount of time,” […]


YES folks, the annual Corner Inlet Anglican Parish Fete is almost here. Mark Saturday, October 14 in your diaries and plan to be there join in the fun. The day […]

Foster Pool Needs You!

SOUTH Gippsland Shire wants feedback from the Foster community by Monday October 2 so they can develop a Master Plan for the Foster Pool. Pool President, Ian Lyon, said that […]

Sandy Point’s Men’s Shed Receives Grant

IT’S absolutely remarkable to get a grant for $60,000,” said Men’s Shed Secretary, Phil Cornwell. “We are really excited. It will be all hands to the wheel.” This is the […]

Wild things happening at Stockyard Gallery

GRANT FLATHER is the curator of Wild Life, an extraordinary group exhibition at Stockyard Gallery in Foster. Originally he organised to do a solo show but realised about 6 months […]

Vote for your favourite photos

OVER 100 photos were submitted in Prom Country Regional Tourism’s winter photography competition. Now it’s time to vote for your favourites. During winter, photography enthusiasts entered a maximum of three […]

Back to Back for Fish Creek

DESPITE a very wet week and threatening skies all day, a great crowd turned up to Meeniyan on Saturday to witness Fish Creek seniors go back to back in the […]

Clean Green Gippsland

  THAT’S the message the Economic Development Team in South Gippsland and Viplus Dairy promoted when they hosted a tour of various Gippsland producers, showcasing the quality and variety of […]

A man of vision operating eco boat tours at the Prom

ROB Pennicott’s business, Pennicott Wilderness Journeys, has won multiple Australian Tourism Awards and has a strong history of giving back to the parks and communities they operate in. “We will […]

Two new CFA members jump on board

FOSTER CFA welcomed two new members, Tim Gooding and Jason Midwinter, on Friday September 8. “Tim and Jason are now the proud owners of nice new protective equipment and have […]

– Cal Park and Ben Wells tie on 25 votes – Fish Creek’s Abbey Shaw top netballer THE Alberton Football Netball League held their vote count and presentation night last […]

What’s the future of the Alberton Football Netball League?

THIS Saturday’s grand final between Fish Creek and Toora could be the last game played in the Alberton Football Netball League as we now know it. The season was difficult […]

Long Jetty works on track

  SMC Marine’s Project Manager for the Rehabilitation of the Port Welshpool Long Jetty, Wes Cahill, says things are going really well at Long Jetty.  “We’re half way through the […]

Join The Party to Welcome the Great Victorian Bike Ride

Preparations for the Great Victoria Bike Ride’s arrival to the Prom Country are well on the way to creating an action packed program which will welcome riders to the region. Local […]

A long standing contentious issue

ACROSS the Shire there are numerous old and inappropriate subdivisions related to historic activity such as mining or transport (rail and boat) that in the late 1800s were anticipated to […]

Fishy Bricks

FISH Creek kindergarten has created a wonderful opportunity for each and every individual who has been involved with and influenced by this special place to be recognised and remembered. It […]

Land changes for Moyes Road

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council is proposing to re-align part of Moyes Road, Stony Creek to clarify land boundaries with an adjoining landowner. The owner of the adjoining property has made […]

Prom Country Cheese Star in Federation Business Awards

BRONWYN and Burke Brandon from Prom Country Cheese Moyarra took out the Food and Wine Production Award at the Federation Business Awards held in Traralgon on Friday, August 25. Businesses […]

Caught in a canyon

ON Thursday August 17, a Welshpool man was taken to La Trobe Hospital after surviving a horror crash. Sergeant Barrie McCoy was on the scene for several hours and explained […]

Community plans not being recognised

CLIVE Hope and Sally Hoskings from the Meeniyan Progress Association went to the Public Presentation Day at South Gippsland Shire Council Chambers on Wednesday August 16 to let Council know […]

It’s a mess Telstra

SARAH Reeves is understandably peeved with Telstra. She owns Latte Dah Café in Toora and first complained to Telstra about a dangerous Telstra slab outside her café back in January […]

The cat curfew – good for cats, their owners and our wildlife!

THE Australian government named domestic cats as one of the major threats to its unique wildlife. It is of such great concern that wildlife carer Kylie Laing was compelled to […]

Dorovitch Voted Worst Employer of the Year

FIONA Duncan and Ann-Maree O’Sullivan usually turn up for work at Dorovitch in Foster. But they’re on strike and have been locked out. “We feel really bad,” Fiona said. “We […]

Australia Day Award nominations – now open

Nominations are now open for the South Gippsland Australia Day Awards. The awards provide an opportunity to recognise people in our community who go above and beyond. Awards are now […]

Meeniyan Commons Project kicking off

South Gippsland Shire Council expects redevelopment works to begin on the Meeniyan Commons project on Tompkins Road, Meeniyan next week. Works will be undertaken by the successful contractor South Gippsland […]

One act plays this weekend

AT a one act play festival audience members are offered a great variety of relatively short plays. Festival rules state that each company has a maximum of ten minutes to […]


THE Australian and Victorian Governments have jointly funded $50 million for the realignment of the section of the South Gippsland Highway known as ‘Black Spur’. “This has been around since […]


YANAKIE and Fish Creek CFA were called out at 2:30am on Wednesday August 2 to a fire in a caravan and annex in Foleys Road, Yanakie. The male occupant self […]

Leongatha Traffic Lights: Changes to signal operation

IN response to ongoing concerns, VicRoads and South Gippsland Shire Council will introduce changes later this month to the traffic light sequencing at the intersection of South Gippsland Highway and […]

Foster CFA & Bendigo Bank insurance information day

THE local community has a great opportunity to come and talk to our local Fire Brigade Members and Bendigo Branch Team on Thursday 17th August at the Foster IGA supermarket […]


DOCTOR Nicolas Smoll was born in Switzerland and is half Belgian and American. He was in New York for 9 years while he was growing up then lived for 8 […]


New 5 year lease for Waratah Bay caravan park AFTER a very tense time for annual and long-term site holders, South Gippsland Shire Council have unanimously voted to extend the […]


OFFSHORE Energy Chairman, Terry Kallis and Managing Director, Andy Evans have all the credentials to make it so. Terry was the CEO of SECV and has been in the renewables […]


$406,554.00 has been poured back in to the community through the Meeniyan Area Community Shop (MACS). Each two months the sales are totalled and the hours worked divided into the […]

Long Jetty project update

THE long wait for the return of the Long Jetty is almost at an end. The Long Jetty Project Control Group (PCG) is pleased to announce that SMC Marine Pty […]