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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 […]

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 […]


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