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Coastal action continues with Summer by the Sea

COASTCARE’S 2017 Summer by the Sea program began on January 2 and continues for another few weeks, with lots of free activities giving Victorians the chance to learn more about […]

Pop-Up Op Shop a stand-out success

THE Pop-Up Op Shop established in Foster as an extension of the Prom Community Op Shop is proving to be a huge success. The shop opened in the former Dower’s […]

Great Vic Bike Ride through Foster in 2017

THE economic benefits for the Corner Inlet district are expected to be substantial as thousands of cyclists ride through on the 2017 Great Victorian Bike Ride in 12 months’ time. […]

It’s ‘Foster Secondary College’

‘SOUTH Gippsland Secondary College’ is no more. The new name of ‘Foster Secondary College’ has been approved by the Registrar of Geographic Names and will be published in the Victoria […]

Fresh start for Foster Pool

PREPARATIONS are well in hand for the opening of Foster Swimming Pool on December 17 for another summer season. Over the winter South Gippsland Shire Council commissioned a complete repaint […]

Ambulance officers thanked for their superb service

NO-ONE was more pleased to see Scott Mackay walk into the Foster ambulance station last Monday than ambulance officers Leigh Nichols-Thompson and Miranda Staley. The last time Leigh, a paramedic […]

Rail Trail celebration

SPRING showers dampened but did not halt the celebrations marking the official relaunch of the Great Southern Rail Trail, complete with signage, at Fish Creek last Saturday. A sizeable crowd […]

Funding sought to improve facilities at Agnes Falls

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council has applied to the State Government’s Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure Fund for the Agnes Falls Scenic Reserve Redevelopment. If the application is successful, Council will allocate […]

Your council reps on committees

NEW South Gippsland Shire Councillor appointments have been made to community committees and reference groups, internal and external. The appointments coincide with the mayoral term of one year. Adopted at […]

Ray Argento is Mayor

COUNCILLOR Ray Argento is the new Mayor of South Gippsland Shire. Cr Argento was elected unopposed to the position at the first meeting of the freshly elected Council last Wednesday. […]

New way proposed to manage our coast

THE Victorian Government is proposing a series of reforms to the coastal and marine management system, including a new Marine and Coastal Act. An expert panel identified seven drivers for […]

Funding cancer research one swing at a time

    THE Longest Day is an endurance golf challenge designed to test skill, strength and stamina. The challenge is to successfully complete 72 holes of golf on a single […]

Commonweath games fish take to a new trail

  TWO of the giant fish involved in Melbourne’s Commonwealth Games of 2006 are now flying as one in Fish Creek, welcoming Rail Trailers as they enter town from the […]

Re-formed council pledges reform

THE newly re-formed South Gippsland Shire Council gathered last Wednesday in the Leongatha Memorial Hall for the official declaration of the election results. Shire CEO Tim Tamlin welcomed the councillors-elect […]

School crossing for Fish Creek

FISH Creek and District Primary School is to get a school crossing, with state and local government funding totalling $120,000 now confirmed. The school has secured $60,000 from the TAC […]

Seachange festival sparkles with platinum and gold sponsors

THE Prom Coast Seachange Festival goes from strength to strength. It grows in size, reputation and participant numbers, and two big weekends are needed to do justice to the diverse […]

Coast Guard crew rescue boaties in trouble

PORT Welshpool Coast Guard volunteers had a busy Melbourne Cup Day, with several calls for assistance last Tuesday. Weather conditions were certainly not ideal for boating, in fact they were […]

Cup Weekend roundup

THERE is much on offer in the district over Cup Weekend and whether your taste runs to flowers and plants, art and craft or to finding a great bargain, it’s […]

After hours medical services at local medical centres

  DEMANDS for 24/7 access to medical services are placing an unsustainable workload on the doctors at Foster and Toora Medical Centres. Recruitment and retention of rural general practitioners is […]

Hopes high for a busy summer at caravan parks

THE Melbourne Cup long weekend traditionally marks the start of the summer tourist season in South Gippsland. With that in mind, accommodation providers across the shire have been busy making […]

Consultation underway on hog deer ballot

BY THE end of November, Parks Victoria expects to have finalised arrangements for the trial of balloted hog deer hunting on Snake Island due to commence in February. “We are […]

Warm welcome to Foster given to sporting greats

FOSTER has lived up to its reputation as a friendly town, treating the Daniher brothers and the other sporting greats who turned up with ‘Daniher’s Drive’ to a warm welcome […]

Foster Primary campaigns for school rebuild

THE Member for Gippsland South Danny O’Brien is spearheading a community campaign calling for the State Government to fund a rebuild of Foster Primary School. Mr O’Brien was part of […]

Big new fundraising opportunity thanks to community partnership

IN AN exciting new venture expected to reap significant benefits for the Corner Inlet community, Prom Country Aged Care is joining forces with the Linton Court Committee to expand the […]

Extra special farmers’ market 

ON THE third Saturday of each month, around 25 stallholders bring their best quality local produce to the Prom Country Farmers’ Market. The market is held from 8am to 12 […]

Foster Community Association – improving Foster

THE Foster Community Association has been responsible for many improvements in the Foster community over the years of its existence – and the new FCA Vice-President, Lynn Atkinson, is pleased […]

Community votes for recycled water

THE results of the latest OurSay Forum are in, with a suggestion to recycle waste water for use on local sporting grounds the clear winner in the Foster community. South […]

Candidates speak up at lively forum

INTENSE interest in who will be the new South Gippsland Shire Councillors in Coastal Promontory Ward prompted an excellent turn-out for the ‘Meet the Candidates’ forum held in Foster last […]

A pub with no beer

A WAVE of community support is keeping Toora’s pub going in the midst of one of the biggest crises it has faced in its 127-year history. The pub is open […]

Daniher’s Drive is coming to Foster

FOSTER is soon to play host to the 245 participants of Daniher’s Drive when they arrive in town on Saturday October 15 to enjoy morning tea on Day Three of […]

Countdown begins to local council elections

THE local council elections to be held in Victoria on October 22 will see 2135 candidates, including 465 incumbents, vying for one of 637 vacancies across 78 councils. The number […]

Foster Rotary turns 50

For the past fifty years, the Rotary Club of Foster has been working with the local community raising funds where required and providing services. Last Monday the Club took the […]

New buzz for Foster and District Show

PREPARATIONS for the 110th Foster and District Agricultural Show are already well underway with the appointment of a new committee secretary taking place at last month’s AGM. It’s now all […]

New term of workshops and courses at Manna Gum Community House

  A NEW school term means that Manna Gum Community House has geared up to offer 10 weeks of interesting and exciting workshops and courses. 2016 is the ‘National Year […]

Have your say on hog deer hunting at Snake Island

SNAKE Island Cattlemen’s Association continues to take the lead in promoting community discussion regarding the hunting of hog deer on Snake Island. This two-year State Government trial, which is to […]

Viplus Dairy welcomes Global Business Delegation to Toora Factory

  AUSTRADE and the Victorian Department of Agriculture facilitated a visitation by a delegation of business leaders from around the world, South-East Asia, China and the Middle East, last week […]

Wonyip Excelsior Hall to host Big Day of Music

A BIG Day of Music is to be presented by the Wonyip Excelsior Hall committee and friends this Saturday (September 24) from 2pm onwards. Bands and performers will be predominantly […]

Another year of achievement

South Gippsland Shire Council’s draft 2015/16 Annual Report recognises the achievements of the organisation over last 12 months. The report will be presented to Council at its meeting on 28 […]

Successful and satisfying year for Council’s Capital Works Program

  AN ANNUAL report on South Gippsland Shire Council’ Capital Works Program for 2015/16 was presented to councillors last Wednesday, bringing to light what has been deemed as a highly […]

Kerbside Green Waste Collection Service proving a success

  A REPORT on the success of South Gippsland Shire Council’s Kerbside Green Waste Collection was presented last Wednesday to Council, and was applauded as having significantly decreased the amount […]

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