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Long Jetty officially re-opened

PORT Welsh-pool’s Shipping Pier, locally and affectionately known as the Long Jetty, was officially re-opened on Friday June 21, 2019, with the granddaughter of the man who worked for ten […]

Dismissal of South Gippsland Shire Council

The Labor Government will today introduce a Bill to dismiss the South Gippsland Shire Council following the final report from a Commission of Inquiry into the council. Dismissal of a council […]

Banksia Lodge leased to South Gippsland Hospital

Parts of Banksia Lodge will be used to house future additional community health services, alongside the existing staff, student and visiting family accommodation and support group uses, following planned building […]

Alberton league clubs could have a new league to play in next year?

AFL Victoria has told the clubs in the Alberton Football Netball League they can join theWest Gippsland Football Netball Competition next year.  That depends on the Alberton clubs withdrawing their […]

More than 1000 sign petition

MORE than 1000 people have signed the petition calling on the Victorian Government to keep South Gippsland Water’s main offices in Foster, and to preserve 50 local jobs. The signatures […]

Commissioners meet South Gippsland community

COMMISSIONERS looking “into matters relating to the affairs of the South Gippsland Shire Council” met with members of the municipality’s community at a public hearing held at the Korumburra Secondary […]

Alarming gambling statistics for South Gippsland

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council wants to make people aware of the effects of gambling within our community. In 2017/18 a total of $6.24 million or $17,100 per day was lost […]

Community urged to sign SGW petition, write letters

THE Corner Inlet community is being urged to sign a petition to the Victorian Government to retain South Gippsland Water’s head office in Foster. Local people are also asked to […]

Shire to clarify future museum collection ownership

  PORT Welshpool and District Maritime Museum (PWDMM) committee members will be involved in further talks with South Gippsland Shire Council to clarify its evolving formal policy on the future […]

Council brings acting CEO job forward

South Gippsland Shire Council has brought forward the start the of new acting CEO Bryan Sword’s job by one month to cover the current CEO Tim Tamlin’s “approved leave of […]

Community backs bid to keep SGW in Foster

The wider Corner Inlet district community is backing an earnest bid to keep South Gippsland Water’s main administration and depot in Foster, following the authority’s recent announcement that, “a consolidation […]

24-hour Stockyard Creek Landing plan put to shire

A plan to develop a 24-hour accessible boat ramp at the Stockyard Creek Landing in Foster has been put before the South Gippsland Shire Council. Foster resident since 2015, bird-lover […]

Plea to seal road to Walkerville South “jewels”

South Gippsland Shire Council has been given a plea for funding to seal Walkervillle South Road’s remaining stretch of gravelled surface that leads down to South Gippsland’s “jewels”, the beach […]

Community support, users may save Port Franklin slipway

COMMUNITY support and more users may help to save the Port Franklin slipway from closure and decommissioning, a fate first mooted by Gippsland Ports in 2017 and originally scheduled to occur […]

Russell Broadbent MP returned in Monash

LIBERAL Party Member of the House of Representatives Russell Broadbent was returned to his newly re-named seat of Monash following the federal election on Saturday May 18, 2019, winning easily […]

South Gippsland Inquiry Commissioners Announced

THE Labor Government is wasting no time delivering a Commission of Inquiry into the South Gippsland Shire Council.  Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek last week announced the members and […]


The AFL Gippsland commission’s May monthly meeting began at around 6pm at Morwell last Tuesday. By 6:05pm, all of its six commissioners were asked to resign by AFL Victoria. Those […]

Last time for library truck at Welshpool

Welshpool farewelled the West Gippsland Libraries’ South Coast Mobile Library for the last time in the town on Monday morning May 13, 2019. Parked in its usual parking place beside […]

Shire council appoint internal acting CEO

South Gippsland Shire Council has appointed an internal acting Chief Executive Officer to begin for a 12-month term on Tuesday June 25, 2019, the day after long-term CEO Tim Tamlin’s […]

Minister encourages people to speak to SGSC inquiry

VICTORIAN Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek has encouraged the people of South Gippsland to speak to the Commission of Inquiry announced on Thursday May 9, 2019 into the culture […]

Questions on CEO vote

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council’s Cr Aaron Brown said he was told just 20 minutes before last Wednesday’s meeting of a planned motion to vote on CEO Tim Tamlin’s future. “I […]

Port Franklin Slipway Consultation

GIPPSLAND Ports is undertaking a consultation process with all interested stakeholders and community members regarding the future of the Port Franklin Slipway. Gippsland Ports has for some time been concerned […]

Search continues for capsule history sources

The search continues for more sources of South Gippsland history enclosed in envelopes in a time capsule buried in Foster on June 23, 1977. The capsule was ceremoniously interred by […]

Take care burning off as fire restrictions end

AS the Fire Danger Period finishes across most of Victoria on May 1, CFA has urged residents across the state to exercise extreme caution when burning off. CFA Acting Chief […]


FOSTER Library has been chosen as the site for an “end of life” hub.   “What we’d like to do is establish a hub, where all that information will be available. […]

$2500 boost for library stock

THE fundamentals of recycling certainly aren’t lost on the Friends of Corner Inlet Library, with the group helping the Foster branch secure $2500 worth of new DVDs.   The profits for […]

Welcome aboard

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council’s two newest councillors were sworn in last Wednesday (April 10) in Leongatha.   While there was a certain amount of pomp to the ceremony, it lacked the […]

Red Time ready

FEATHER Knight Books is ready to release Matt Dunn’s Red Time.  The Foster Mirror journalist described the novel as a “country footballer’s quest to avenge his mother’s murder, find a missing […]

South Gippsland Water – Adapting To Meet Future Needs

WITH a region covering 4,000 square kilometres, ensuring quality water and wastewater supplies to 21 rural communities requires a great deal of expertise, planning, management and adaptation. In its current […]

Time to respond: Mayor

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council Mayor Cr Don Hill will “now take time to absorb and respond” to a report that allows 28 days for councillors to justify their positions.   On […]

New Councillor enters the fray

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council has sworn in a new councillor, with another count back on Monday morning.  South Gippsland Action Group president Steve Finlay has agreed to take up the […]

PR battle begins

THE public relations battle has begun, with the Progressive Reform for South Gippsland Facebook group taking to social media to defend the reputation of local councillors.   The group, which is […]

The final chapter

AFTER more than three decades, popular story time reader Marg Haycroft entertained her final group of pre-schoolers at Foster Library last Friday.  Marg started way back in 1987, with stories […]

Plea to the Premier

DEPARTING Councillor Jim Fawcett has made a direct plea to Premier Daniel Andrews to help reveal “who is telling the truth” at South Gippsland Shire Council.   The plea was part […]

Hirst wins count back

NEWLY elected South Gippsland Shire Council councillor Frank Hirst told  The Mirrorhe was “quite surprised” to have won Monday’s count back vote.   He will be officially sworn in on April 17.  […]

Cat curfew

WHILE some may have considered the April 1 implementation of South Gippsland Shire Council’s ‘Cat Curfew and Dog Leash Order’ a joke, few pet owners are laughing.  But Council has […]

Green light for offshore windfarm

THE FEDERAL Government has approved Australia’s first proposed offshore wind project, with technical and environmental studies to begin off the south coast of Gippsland.   The approval marks a major milestone […]

Powerful debut for Duursma

PROUD father Dean Duursma described son Xavier’s AFL debut as “awesome”.   The 18-year-old was among three debutants in Port Adelaide’s 26-point win over Melbourne at the MCG on Saturday.   With […]

Gravel roads boost in Budget

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council has unanimously endorsed its proposed Annual Budget, with an extra $914,000 earmarked for gravel roads maintenance.  “That is really substantial.  We have a very low level of […]

News on the move

THE Foster Newsagency is ready to move its stock to the Foodworks Supermarket, meaning the creation of a business that will be many things to many different people.    The date […]