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Future management of Rail Trail undecided

THE Committee of Management made a presentation to the public presentation meeting of Council last Wednesday and advised them that the current Committee will not be seeking reappointment by the […]

New approach to conserving Wilsons Promontory National Park

PARKS Victoria is adopting a new approach to conservation planning for managing the extensive parks estate across Victoria, and the first plan to be launched in Victoria is the Wilsons […]

HotelsCombined recognise Promhills Cabins in Yanakie amongst the best hotels in Australia

Promhills Cabins in Yanakie has been recognised as a top independent hotel in Australia by HotelsCombined. HotelsCombined, the Australian based hotel meta-search company, has started an extensive survey covering different […]

Gippslanders give generously to Good Friday Appeal

MEMBERS of South Gippsland’s Fire Brigades did a tremendous job of raising money across the district on Good Friday for the annual 86th Royal Children’s Hospital Appeal. The figures raised […]


BETWEEN March 8 and April 15 unknown offender/s broke into a shed at a small farm on the Meeniyan-Promontory Road, Fish Creek and stole tools. Police would like to speak […]


THE Foster RSL sub Branch welcomes all members of the community to the Anzac Day commemorations in Foster. The Anzac Day program is as follows: For those marching, please assemble […]


Friday night Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien launched the 6th Biennial Prom Coast Seachange Festival during an event at the Foster War Memorial Arts Centre. Joining him were major […]


FOLLOWING on from a successful first weekend, the Prom Coast Seachange Festival has a whole more to offer. This week Prom Coast schools will be taking part in workshops with […]

District’s sports history on display

FOLLOWING the very successful Road To The Prom exhibition, showcasing the history of the Prom and surrounding areas over the last few decades, the Foster and District Historical Society is […]

Council Sets Future Plans

AT its meeting yesterday South Gippsland Shire Council endorsed the draft 2017 – 2021 Council Plan to go out for public consultation. The draft plan balances sense of community and […]

$66,258.85 to fight cancer

THE 2017 South Gippsland Relay for Life was held at Fish Creek over the weekend and raised an incredible $66,258.85 to fight cancer in Victoria. This brings the total that […]

Boat tours proposed for Wilsons Prom

PARKS Victoria recently announced it is considering an application by a commercial tour operator, to operate boat tours of Wilsons Promontory Marine National Park from the beach at Norman Bay. […]

Foster water safe to drink

“SOUTH Gippsland Water wishes to apologise to customers in Foster for recent discoloured water issues for the township. Please be assured that whilst the water may be discoloured, it is […]

Something for everyone at the Seachange Festival

WITH only days until the official opening of the 6th Prom Coast Seachange Festival on Friday 24 March, there is a buzz in the air as many put the finishing […]


THE Prom Coast is brimming with artistic talent and is serviced by an eclectic mix of local galleries, studios and workshops that are a drawcard for both locals and tourists […]

Relay For Life this weekend

THE stage is set for another successful Relay For Life event to be held next weekend at Terrill Park in Fish Creek. Online registrations have now closed but participants can […]

Toora FoodWorks supports Toora Primary School

THE Toora Primary School community is extremely grateful to Anish and Suchi Singla and all at Toora FoodWorks for the very generous donation of $10,000 to install air-conditioning throughout Toora […]

Sandy Point Music Club donation

THE newly formed music club has now held two events at the Sandy Point Community Hall. These have both been a huge success with sell out crowds. “The aim to […]

Tree Stumped

YOU never know what you might find when you start digging! Contractors working on the Foster Streetscape last week came across a huge old tree stump under the main street […]

Relay For Life fast approaching

With less than two weeks to go until the Relay For Life kicks off for the last time in Fish Creek, teams have been busy fund-raising and getting organised to […]


ALL the senses can be delighted this weekend at the Welshpool Flower Show, and visitors can enjoy some retail therapy as well. The hall will be ablaze with colour with […]

No fourths competition in AFNL

THERE will be no fourths competition this season in the Alberton Football Netball League. The only junior competition will be an thirdss competition. This decision was unfortunately made at the […]

Showtime fun at Foster

THE much anticipated 110th Foster & District Show was held last Saturday in perfect weather, drawing huge crowds, with numbers estimated to be well up on last year. A steady […]


FROM workshops and chefs to a market in Fish Creek and a fair in Foster, the Seachange Festival is all about showcasing the best the Prom Coast has to offer. […]

New road names in Foster

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council is to begin a public consultation process by calling for community comment on two proposed new road names in Foster. The first is off Elphicks Road […]

All roads lead to Foster Show this Saturday

FROM action to alpacas, classic cars to cakes, sheaf tossing to show jumping and wine to whip cracking, there really will be something for everyone in the family at the […]

Garlic in all its glory

CLOUDY skies and the occasional light shower weren’t enough to deter the 5000+ garlic lovers who descended upon Meeniyan last Saturday to enjoy the inaugural Meeniyan Garlic Festival. The event, […]

Police round-up

Burn-outs in Foster AT APPROXIMATELY 11.20pm on Tuesday February 14, Foster police detected a 37-year-old male from Foster performed an 85 metre long burn out along Station Road, Foster. The […]

Don’t miss the inaugural Meeniyan Garlic Festival

 ALL roads will lead to Meeniyan this Saturday when for one day only, the township will become the Garlic capital of South Gippsland. The Meeniyan Garlic Festival – the first […]

$100,000 to reduce flood risk for Foster

THE Foster community should be better prepared for flooding thanks to a $100,000 funding boost from the State Government to help complete a detailed flood study. Heavy rain in July […]

Counting down the days to Foster Show

THE countdown is on! The 110th Foster & District Show is only days away, due to take place at Foster Showgrounds on Saturday February 25. As always there will be […]

Australia Day in Corner Inlet

AUSTRALIA Day celebrations in Foster last Thursday culminated with the cutting of the special Australia Day cake – a lamington extravaganza – by dignitaries including 2017 Corner Inlet Citizen of […]

Hog Deer hunting to commence on Snake Island 

THE two-year trial of balloted Hog Deer hunting on Snake Island commences on Monday February 6 with a total of eight hunters permitted on the island for five days. The […]

Foster Streetscape Project set to commence

  WORKS for the Foster Streetscape Project will begin on February 6 to deliver a central business district that meets the aspirations of the Foster community. The Foster Streetscape Project […]

Hospital welcomes new CEO

CHRIS Trotman has begun work as the new chief executive officer at South Gippsland Hospital. She succeeds Peter Rushen, who has retired after six years at the helm. “He left […]

Dumbalk’s Bev Hanley is Shire Citizen of the Year

BEV Hanley was presented with the prestigious title of South Gippsland Shire Citizen of the Year at the annual Australia Day Awards Ceremony in the Leongatha Memorial Hall last Wednesday. […]

New estate to provide economic boost to Foster

CONSTRUCTION of a major new housing development in Foster, to be known as ‘Parkside Estate’, is due to commence within weeks, providing a huge economic boost to Foster and the […]

Local students happy with tertiary offers

THE very small cohort of Foster Secondary College Year 12 students who applied to continue on to further education in 2017 were very happy when the tertiary offers were made by […]

Ward councillors come to the people

COASTAL Promontory Ward Councillors Ray Argento (South Gippsland Mayor) and Jeremy Rich visited Foster last Thursday and met with local traders. Major points of discussion were the empty shops which […]

Inaugural Outdoor Expo kicks goals for Foster

FOSTER Football Netball Club’s inaugural Foster Outdoor Expo got off to a good start last weekend. Already organisers are confident it will become an annual event. Gary Bullen, from the […]


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