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Fish Creek shoots and scores!

THE netball community in South Gippsland will be able to play better and safer netball with funding from the Labor Government for upgrades to facilities in  Fish Creek and Bass. […]

Significant Boost for ViPlus Dairy

VIPLUS DAIRY in Toora has become the first Australian producer of locally made infant formula products to gain regulatory approval to sell infant formula in China. From January onwards under […]

Council appoints new Rating Strategy Steering Committee member

South Gippsland Shire Council has elected Megan Knight to the Rating Strategy Steering Committee at its meeting  to fill an extraordinary vacancy. Earlier this year Council called for applications from […]

Farmers Markets

Christmas and holidays will be here for a lot of us before we know it.  This week’s market gives you an opportunity to fill your festive table with a spread […]

Honorary Life Governors appointed

SOUTH Gippsland Hospital has reintroduced awards recognising outstanding service, support and commitment to the hospital at their Annual General Meeting on November 30. “The concept of Life Governors dates back […]

High tea in Fish Creek with Danny O’Brien

BUILDING on the success of the 2016 Fish Creek Tea Cosy Festival, the festival committee is currently planning for the 2018 festival and invites participation from local businesses, community groups […]

Great news for offshore wind farm

ON Thursday night November 30, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) entered into partnership regarding the continued development of Australia’s first offshore wind farm, the Star of the South, with Offshore Energy […]

Terrific team in Toora

ON a wild and wet Friday afternoon last week the students at Toora Primary School welcomed Cr Ray Argento and MP Danny O’Brien to a special presentation. The students have […]

Blown away by Foster

THREE thousand plus bike riders descended on Foster and Foster sure knows how to throw a party. Everyone enjoyed the carnival like vibe with music and dancing late into the […]

Plans ahead for the Port Welshpool Marina

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council is seeking community feedback on the Port Welshpool Marine Precinct Plan from Monday,  November 27 to Friday, 15 December 2017. The precinct plan aims to both […]

Op Shops running like well-oiled machines

WITH 3 locations and around 45 remarkable volunteers it’s little wonder, since its beginnings last December, close to $150,000 worth of goods will be sold by Christmas. “The thing I […]

Major upgrades announced for Stony Creek racecourse

Stony Creek Racecourse will receive a major upgrade thanks to a joint funding package of almost $100,000 supported by the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing said […]

Foster all geared up for bicycle invasion

THE RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride is about to descend on Gippsland, beginning in Wilsons Promontory National Park. This exciting, long running event will showcase the highlights of Gippsland to […]

AFNL to continue in 2018

– Another review commencing immediately THERE were two very significant meetings held last week concerning the future of the Alberton Football Netball League. The first one was with Devon Won […]

It’s goodbye from him and hello to her

MADAME Mayor Lorraine Brunt said in her speech at the Special (Statutory Meeting) for the election of Mayor held on Wednesday November 15 at Council Chambers that she commits herself […]

Traditional date for Foster & District Ag Show

FOR the 111th time on the fourth Saturday in February, Foster Showgrounds on February 24, 2018 will have roosters crowing, the aroma of fresh-baked cakes, horses jumping against the clock, cows […]

RSL helping Australian troops in the Middle East

FOSTER Sub Branch RSL has taken up a project called Care Packs, to help our military service personnel posted overseas. Welfare officer Brian Mellor is leading the local effort, which […]

Foster Pool Warmed By Energy Co-op Support

Foster Swimming Pool Association’s project to warm their pool with solar heating will be completed before this summer, with assistance from Energy Innovation Co-op’s Southern CORE (Community Owned Renewable Energy) […]

Alison Lester launches her new book – THE VERY NOISY BABY – In Fish Creek

THE launch of much loved children’s author and illustrator, Alison Lester’s new book, The Very Noisy Baby will take place at her Fish Creek Bookshop & Gallery this Sunday, November […]

Little school, big heart

  WELSHPOOL and District Primary School held their Grade 4/5/6 Big Event on Wednesday November 1. All visitors were warmly greeted at the gate by the students and led into […]

Demolition of old Foster Shire Office

THE old Shire Office building in Pioneer Street Foster will be demolished after inspections revealed that the building required extensive structural repairs to be suitable for future use. The building […]

Plain sailing for transition

“ESSO has a long and proud history in the Gippsland area spanning over five decades,” said Barry Beach Marine Terminal Superintendent, Mark Duthie. He was speaking at a Stakeholder/Community Liaison […]

What’s not to love about Foster

WITH the Streetscape almost complete and the Great Victorian Bike Ride about to hit town now is a good time to support your friends, neighbours and yourself, not large corporations […]

Everybody happy with progress at Long Jetty

TWENTY representatives from South Gippsland Shire Council, Gippsland Ports, SMC Marine and the Project Control Group were present at the Long Jetty in Port Welshpool on Thursday October 26 to […]

Local Ralph Gallagher appointed to Rating Strategy Committee

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council appointed members to the Rating Strategy Committee at its Ordinary Meeting on Wednesday October 25. The committee will focus on reviewing the rating principles and differentials […]

Hardcore carnivore at Paul and Samantha Crock’s ‘Biran Biran’

A FILMCREW along with a Chef from Texas descended on the Crocks on Friday October 27 at their beef farm located at Hoddle, half way between Fish Creek and Foster […]

Best school in all of Gippsland

FOSTER Secondary College  is officially the highest performing secondary school from Mallacoota all the way to down near Dandenong. Principal Matt McPhee and Vice Principal Dean Duursma were handed their […]

Great food, great women, great conversations

AS Dolly Parton said, “If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader.” The […]

Nationals back call for South Gippsland Hospital upgrade

THE Nationals Member for Eastern Victoria Melina Bath has spoken in parliament in support of state government funding for vital upgrades of South Gippsland Hospital in Foster. The hospital – […]

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 […]


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