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Community honoured Remembrance Day

– Time Passes, Hearts Heal, but Memories last Forever THE Foster and District Community came together last Monday, November 11, to pay tribute to those who served Australia in times […]

Sue and Wil lead a growing PCCC

LEADING the growing Prom Coast Centres for Children (PCCC) in Foster has now become a task broad enough to warrant two senior members of staff. Appointed only a month ago […]

CFA SG brigades hear NSW fires call

THE Country Fire Authority’s South Gippsland Group brigades have heard the call for help from the new South Wales communities facing cataclysmic bushfires. South Gippsland Group officer Walter Aich of […]

Keep same caravan, camp park at Sandy Point

MOST of the 175 or so Sandy Point residents and property-owners at a public meeting held in the coastal township on Saturday November 2, 2019 clapped to support keeping Sandy […]

Local Law amendment open for comment

LOCAL laws are adopted to protect public health, safety and amenity in a municipality. Any local law passed by Council is designed to ensure that the actions of an individual […]

SGW move “on hold” until 2023

SOUTH Gippsland Water’s (SGW) plans to move its head offices and depot away from Foster have been placed on effective hold until 2023. Funding for the relocation and rebuild of […]

First Promontory Produce and Craft Market

SUNDAY, November 3 sees the first of the series of craft markets at the Foster Showgrounds. Run by the Foster Rotary Club and Toora Lions, the market usually has over […]

Fish Creek welcomes funded 3-year-old kinder

FISH  Creek’s currently-being-renovated kindergarten building in Ryan Street welcomed the news of State Government-funded kindergarten for three-year-old children from 2020 on Thursday October 24, 2019. Eastern Victoria MLC Jane Garrett was […]

ANZ Bank Foster branch to close

FOSTER’S ANZ Bank branch will close down on March 5, 2020, mainly because of fewer people using the actual branch, according to the ANZ Banking Group’s Victoria and Tasmania general […]

No equestrian centre for South Gippsland

An equestrian and exhibition centre will not be built in South Gippsland after a new feasibility study indicated that it might not cover its own operating costs. South Gippsland Shire […]

Another crash at infamous T-intersection

Yet another crash has occurred at Foster’s infamous South Gippsland Highway and Toora Road T-intersection, this time on Tuesday afternoon October 1, 2019. Three vehicles were involved in the accident, […]

Sandy Point community turns out on caravan and camping ground

More than 60 members of the Sandy Point community turned out to learn more and to air their views on the South Gippsland Shire Council’s “investigation into the future of […]

Rail Trail extensions top of shire projects list

Extending the Great Southern Rail Trail (GSRT) north-west from Leongatha to Korumburra and then on to Nyora is on top of the South Gippsland Shire Council’s list of five priority […]

Putting fish back into Fish Creek

Putting fish back into Fish Creek is both the title and the intention of Fish Creek Landcare Group’s new catchment-wide project being launched in the Fish Creek Memorial Hall supper […]

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 […]

Slab poured for new SGH operating theatre

A STEADY 95-cubic-metre stream of cement poured over a three-hour period on Wednesday morning October 16, 2019 has slowly solidified into the concrete slab floor for South Gippsland Hospital’s new operating theatre. […]

ANZ Bank Foster branch to close

FOSTER’S ANZ Bank branch will close down on March 5, 2020, mainly because of fewer people using the actual branch, according to the ANZ Banking Group’s Victoria and Tasmania general […]

No equestrian centre for South Gippsland

An equestrian and exhibition centre will not be built in South Gippsland after a new feasibility study indicated that it might not cover its own operating costs. South Gippsland Shire […]

Street artist Heesco Khosnaran returns to Yarram

HEESCO has spent the last couple of months in Mongolia and Russia mentoring and doing art with disadvantaged kids. “I’m really feeling the cold but love being back in Yarram,” […]

Foster Chamber committee’s five extras “astounding”

TO see five extra people beyond the usual office bearers cheerfully volunteer to join a committee is something South Gippsland Shire Council administration panel chair Julie Eisenbise describes as “astounding”. […]

People of every age turn out for climate action

A crowd of about 250 people of every age and circumstance turned out for climate action at Fish Creek from midday on Friday afternoon September 20, 2019. Babes-in-arms, grand- and […]

The Nutcracker ballet debut for Taj

TALENTEDyoung ballet dancer Taj Cooper of Foster has made his professional debut in The Australian Ballet’s latest production of Peter Wright’s The Nutcrackernow on in the State Theatre at The Arts […]

50 years of movies at Tidal River cinema

MORE than 50 years’ worth of classic, blockbuster and timeless movies may well be on permanent playback in Tidal River Open Air Cinema exhibitor David Lenton’s head. David, together with […]

Foster Library now open all day and night

THE Foster Library is now open all day and night to its many member users and borrowers – but only if they hold their own special 24-hour access key tag. […]

Another south-eastern tour for shire panel

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council’s administration panel has undertaken another reconnaissance tour of the south-eastern end of the municipality, this time as far afield as the Long Jetty at Port Welshpool. […]

Foster RSL members celebrate the club’s centenary

 A GALA members’ night was held at the RSL rooms last Friday evening to acknowledge and celebrate the Foster RSL Sub-Branch’s centenary. Seventy members and guests filled the recently enlarged […]

Shire panel meets Foster depot staff

THE three members of South Gippsland Shire Council’s administration panel travelled to Foster on Wednesday September 4, 2019 to meet the staff of the municipality’s south area maintenance zone outdoor […]

Year of the Tiger

IT WAS a big day for the Foster Football Netball Club last Saturday when they participated in the 2019 Alberton Football Netball League grand finals at Tarwin. Foster were participating […]

Objectors consider VCAT case against O’Grady’s Ridge plan

OBJECTORSto a 36-bed group accommodation development planned for O’Gradys Ridge Road at Foster North are considering taking their case to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT), claiming the tourism […]

NEXT FILM SCREENING – BlacKkKlansman

THE Prom Coast Film Society’s next screening on Friday 6 September at 7.30pm at Fish Creek Hall is the highly acclaimed Spike Lee film BlacKkKlansman (2018), which won the Grand […]

Darcy and Kelsey take out top honours

– Alberton Football Netball League night of nights! It was a big day for not only the Alberton Football Netball League but also the Foster Football Netball Club who catered […]

Second half of SGW petition tabled in Parliament

THE second half of the petition calling for South Gippsland Water’s head office and depot to stay in Foster will be tabled in the Victorian Parliament this week. Gippsland South […]

Getting social soon to be on three times a week

SOUTH Gippsland Hospital in Foster will soon launch new social groups to run each week on a Thursday, alongside the current social groups that are held every Tuesday and Wednesday. […]

Community forum website for eastern townships

SOUTH Gippsland Shire’s easternmost townships now have their own community forum website at www.easterndistrictcluster.com Port Franklin, Toora, Mount Best, Welshpool, Port Welshpool and Hedley and their surrounding districts are members […]

Winter mulching time at Manna Community Garden

IT’S winter mulching time at Manna Community Garden on the corner of Court and Hyland Streets in Foster. Finely shredded plant matter was being generously applied over a thick layer of […]

PLAY TIME THIS WEEKEND

THE Foster War Memorial Arts Centre will be a flurry of thespian activity this weekend as theatre companies from across Victoria come together to perform at the nineteenth one act […]

Toora’s Royal Standard Hotel set to receive $50,000 thanks to Airbnb’s Country Pub Project

AIRBNB last week announced the winners of The Country Pub Project with Victoria’s Royal Standard Hotel in Toora, named one of six recipients of a $50,000 grant that aims to revitalise […]

Foster Primary junior school moves into brand-new building

FOSTER Primary’s 87-student and four-teacher junior school moved into their brand-new building last week, after just a couple of months of educational and entertaining construction works going on right before […]

From Afghanistan to Foster – Ali seeks to help people

ALI Tahiri has travelled a long way from where he was born, where he grew up and to where he lives and works now, helping people as a lifesaver and also […]

Minister appoints South Gippsland Shire Council panel

VICTORIANLocal Government Minister Adem Somyurek has appointed a panel of three administrators to run the South Gippsland Shire Council following the council’s dismissal for poor governance in June 2019.  The […]

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