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Beef with the Budget

AT the Open Hearing for verbal submissions of the South Gippsland Shire Budget and Council Plan on Wednesday May 15, fifteen people spoke to their submissions including Megan Knight, Ralph […]

Major gift enables treatment close to home

Recently, South Gippsland Hospital was able to buy one of six needed endoscopes at a total cost of more than $90,000 through the support of one of our local families, […]

Mother and Calf Whales Stranded at Norman Beach, Wilsons Promontory National Park

A mother and calf whale were reported as stranded at the southern end of Norman Bay at Wilsons Promontory National Park last Wednesday around 5.30pm. The whales are thought to […]

A New Partnership Raising the Steaks at FGClub Diner

  THE Foster Golf Club and the award winning ‘Greenhouse Restaurant & Cellar Door’ are very excited to announce a new partnership – a great local & family dining venue with […]

Tai Chi for Health

Joyce Wright is trained by the highly respected Dr Paul Lam in a course backed by Arthritis Victoria and has been a qualified teacher of Tai Chi for over five […]


Hedley community has had many names over the years Nine Mile, Timberton, Hodgkinson and finally in the 1889, it was gazetted Hedley after Dr G.D Hedley who apart from having […]


A group of booklovers from Toora visited Clunes last weekend for the annual book festival.  The main street of Clunes was filled with marquees stacked with books from, what looked […]

Prom Country Farmers Market – May

ONE of the driving forces behind what we do as producers and as a farmers market committee is to give local people access to local food. As a committee we […]

Volunteer Week

THIS week was National Volunteer Week, so Council would like to take the opportunity to thank all of South Gippsland’s volunteers for the – often overlooked – work they do […]

Not a lot for South Gippsland in the State Budget

LAST week’s State Budget proved a bit of a fizzer for South Gippsland with no real new projects outlined in it. There is no funding for local schools at Foster […]

Stockyard Gallery celebrates volunteers

THE current exhibition at Stockyard Gallery showcases artworks, hand-crafted homewares and apparel created by 16 of the gallery’s very talented volunteers. All of the gallery’s volunteers give generously of their […]

A New Face in The Mirror

I HAVE quite literally just arrived in this neck of the woods and am looking forward to exploring all the beautiful places and meeting new and interesting people. My artist […]

Fifty year Jewel Rodney Lomax

Fifty years in one organisation is an outstanding achievement particularly when involvement is active and consistent over a long period. R Wor Bro Harold Rodney Lomax PSGW GLH (Rod) has […]

Council supports Yanakie business expansion

AT its meeting last week, Council issued a Notice of Decision for the development of an extension to the Prom Café Bakery at Yanakie, provided the applicant meet recommended conditions. […]

Four-Year-Old Kindergarten Enrolments now Open for 2018

PROM Coast Centres for Children (PCCC) Kindergartens (Foster, Fish Creek, Toora/Welshpool), along with all other kindergartens in the South Gippsland Shire are now in the 2nd year of the South […]


SATURDAY, May 13 is your chance to have a closer look at how the Toora CFA works.  An open day will be held from 10am – 1.00pm to find out […]

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. […]


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