Who are we?
The Foster Community Association was established in 1998 as a not-for-profit organisation which aims to improve and preserve the social economic and environmental wellbeing of our town and surrounding district.
What do we do?
Over the years, members have successfully championed dozens of initiatives that now enrich our daily lives. Among them are:
- Upgrade of the scenic lookout at Foster North
- Completion of State I of the development of Foster Station Park
- Establishment of the Children’s Playground at the Showgrounds
- Creation of the monthly Farmers’ Market in Foster
- Staffed Visitor Information Centre (now the busiest in South Gippsland!)
- Extended Library hours
- Disability-friendly footpaths
- Footpath to the Hospital
- Bridge over Stockyard Creek
- More walking, cycling and riding tracks … so much more.
How we operate
Every four years, on Election Day, we conduct a whole of community consultation process called Planning for Real®.
Through this we capture and prioritise the needs wants and aspirations of a large cross-section of the community about the future and amenity of Foster.
We form community project teams to work with local and state governments to help print projects to fruition. Among our priorities are:
- improving the town centre’s visual appeal and infrastructure
- Improving social infrastructure and essential service facilities
- Protecting and enhancing the natural environment for future generations
- Improving Foster’s recreational facilities
- Improving the safety of our footpaths and roads
- Lobbying for improved Council services
Why not join us?
If you’re as passionate about Foster as we are, why not join us?
Our goals are ambitious as well as practical, and we need more people to help make them a reality.
Whatever talents you have, whatever time you can offer, your involvement will be welcome.
You can support FCA in a number of ways:
Become a member:
For just $20 a year you and your family can be part of our community’s future. You’ll be warmly welcomed at the monthly meetings if you are able to attend.
We meet at 7.30 pm on the third Monday of each month (except January) at the Community Health Centre, Station Road, Foster.
As a financial member you’ll receive regular updates on the progress of our many projects and will have the opportunity to contribute your ideas and be part of decision-making.
Volunteer your time:
Join a project team and help realise our community’s vision.
Just an hour or so a week or a couple of hours a month (or more if you insist!) would go a long way towards helping us achieve more – and more quickly.
We need a variety of skills, so please let us know what you are interested in and what issue(s) you would like to champion.