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Going for rural tourism

WITH South Gippsland Shire Council’s formal endorsement last Wednesday of its Rural Tourism Strategy, a major step forward has been taken to redress the problem of many tourism businesses being […]

50-lot subdivision proposed

FOSTER’S next area of urban expansion is moving forward with public advertising and notification of adjoining landowners in relation to a planning application for 50-lot residential subdivision in the town’s […]

Progress on Foster’s community planning

DRAWN from Foster Community Association (FCA), Foster Chamber of Commerce, Corner Inlet Transition Inc., Foster Rotary, Manna Community Garden and Corner Inlet Men’s Shed, 17 people met last week with […]

Localities and addresses update

SOUTH Gippsland Shire is still on track to move on the public exhibition phase of its Localities Review in August for the purpose of obtaining public input on the appropriateness […]

Hard waste collection not too hard

AFTER Cr David Lewis’ description of much “churning around of reports”, South Gippsland Shire Council has finally decided that offering a hard waste collection service would not be too hard […]

Inevitable changes urge on sustainability

WITH 110 participants representing individuals, organisations and viewpoints from across the Shire, South Gippsland Shire’s Sustainability Forum – held at Leongatha last Wednesday as the final community input to the […]

Council urged to support sustainability

THE need to transition to more sustainable agriculture was one of the first issues covered last Wednesday by community members presenting to South Gippsland Shire Council under its new system. […]

Confidence slow to build over small rural lots

CRANKING open the window of opportunity for planning applications for development of houses on vacant small rural lots in the Farming Zone following the Planning Minister’s Amendment C51 to South […]

Stimulus funding supports tourism & recreation

IT is not definite until Council confirms the decisions with a vote at its meeting on Wednesday July 28. However at this stage it looks likely that Foster North lookout […]

New Council structure confirmed

IN the confirmed internal organisational re-structure of South Gippsland Shire Council which will take effect from November 1, there will be four ‘service’ Directorates, so titled to emphasise that the […]

Major restructure at Council

A DRAFT organisational restructure plan distributed among South Gippsland Shire Council staff for comment before final adoption proposes significant changes with a re-allocation of departments, a flatter hierarchy, five strategic […]

Genuine dialogue on submissions to Council

INDIVIDUALS and community groups took up South Gippsland Shire Council’s invitation to make formal comment on the Draft Council Plan 2010-2014, Budget 2010/11 and Long Term Financial Plan 2010/11 – […]

Excitement over Meeniyan’s Community Plan

IT IS an exciting time for Meeniyan Community Plan Working Group as it has held its final meeting prior to an official launch of the Meeniyan Integrated Community Plan. Being […]


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