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Foster’s laneways

The Foster Community Association has received funding to develop a plan to beautify and make safe Foster’s three town centre pedestrian laneways, to provide attractive, inviting spaces where people can gather, […]

Aldi expected to boost business in Leongatha

ALL the good points about having an Aldi supermarket in the centre of Leongatha were presented to a special meeting of South Gippsland Shire Council last Wednesday. Aldi Stores has […]

Lack of consultation leaves community with towering objections

THE first Chris Richter heard of a proposal to construct a 40 metre monopole at Port Franklin to provide access to fixed wireless high-speed broadband was an article in ‘The […]

Poles the price of progress

AT LEAST thirteen new poles measuring upwards of 30 metres (about nine storeys) are expected to be constructed across the local landscape in the next year or so in order […]

Top news for Toora

IT IS, finally, official. The former milk factory in Toora has a new lease of life, with its sale to Funton Holdings (FH), which has grand plans to set up […]

Restoration of Port Welshpool Long Jetty moves closer

THE restoration of the Port Welshpool Long Jetty has moved a step closer. Deputy Premier and Member for Gippsland South Peter Ryan was pleased to announce last Thursday, while he […]

Symbolic sod turning marks start of aged care build

THERE was celebration aplenty, though last Friday’s turning of the sod marking the start of construction of the new Prom Country Aged Care facility in Foster did not go exactly […]

Prom Country Aged Care signs contract for new building

PROM Country Aged Care Inc. has signed the contract with chosen builder ADCO Constructions for the development of its new 60-bed aged care facility in Foster. Following a very competitive […]

Development on Pioneer Street land

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council has acknowledged the importance to the township of Foster of a large parcel of land it owns in Pioneer Street and is taking the views of […]

Interview: NSW Farmers Association on Coal Seam Gas

As we are all grappling with what the prospect of Coal Seam Gas exploration and mining will mean to our farmers and farm land in South Gippsland, Brianna Casey, Senior Policy […]

Sandy Point units get go-ahead

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council has given the go-ahead to a seven-unit development and subdivision at Sandy Point. This will take to ten the number of units at the Beach Parade […]

Sandy Point Community Centre still on track

THE Sandy Point Community Centre is nearing completion and should be ready for use within a few weeks, despite the company responsible for the build, Core Properties, going into voluntary […]

Rezoning for Foster expansion: Jay Road residents raise concerns

THERE was great interest from the residents of Jay Road, on the southern outskirts of Foster, in a recent meeting held to discuss the proposed rezoning of nearly 22 hectares […]

Prom gate tourism development proposal looking good

SUPPORT is strong, though not universal, for a major eco-tourism development proposed for just outside the gates of Wilsons Promontory National Park. The proposal has the backing of South Gippsland […]

Meeniyan residents to get rolling

PLANS are underway to overhaul Meeniyan’s recreation reserve and build a skate park. Grant applications are also being submitted to restore the Meeniyan Hall to its former art deco glory. […]

NBN rollout getting closer

As far as I know the Foster has the fibre optic cable already linked to the Telstra exchange. Now, how long it will take ISP’s (Internet Service Providers) to make […]

Minister paves way for Prom Gate development

A MAJOR tourism development proposed for just outside the gates of Wilsons Promontory National Park is a step closer to becoming a reality following action by the Minister for Planning, […]

New residential land opened up in Foster

IT IS full steam ahead for a major residential subdivision in Foster. Developers Gary and Joan Wallis now have a planning permit for a staged 50-lot subdivision in the Varney […]

Sandy Point developer’s proposal provokes protest

Opinion is divided on the appropriateness of a townhouse development proposed for the popular local seaside resort of Sandy Point. The owner of the local caravan park, Chris Cope, is […]

Great plans for Foster Station Park

In February 2010 the Great Southern Rail Trail Committee of Management (GSRTCOM) asked the Foster Community Association (FCA) to prepare a plan for the development of the old Foster Railway […]

Update on Long Jetty progress

REGIONAL Development Victoria (RDV) will host a community meeting next Monday, November 28, to update the Corner Inlet community on the work and findings of the Long Jetty Project Control […]

Launch of Foster Community Plan

FOSTER Community Association is calling for volunteers to carry out projects to improve the town and surrounding area. At the launch of the Foster Community Plan 2011 at the Exchange […]

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 […]

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