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Prom Coast on show

BRIMMING with artistic talent, the Prom Coast is serviced by an eclectic mix of local galleries, studios and workshops that are a drawcard for both locals and tourists. With just […]

New Kayak, Fishing and Mountain Bike business opens in Foster!

Foster Kayak & Outdoor 50 Main Street, Foster. Call Murray on 0475 473 211 Come in and meet Murray to enquire about a great new range of outdoor activities in the Prom […]

MLA advises on Coal Seam Gas

The Meat and Livestock Authority (MLA) has commissioned independent research into the mining of Coal Seam Gas on livestock properties, and has issued advice to farmers about the potential pifalls of unwittingly […]

Jury awards Texas family nearly $3 million in fracking case

A family says fracking and other drilling by Aruba Petroleum near their ranch created severe health problems. The civil jury verdict may be the first of its kind in a […]

Harvard fracking study rings methane alarm bells in Australia

The following article appeared in THE AGE, November 27, 2013 Peter Hannam, Environment Editor, The Sydney Morning Herald Australia’s coal seam gas industry has rejected a peer-reviewed report that suggests […]

New research: fracking “a serious risk to livestock”

  Fracking sparks food safety concern as expert warns of serious risk to livestock The UKs Independent newspaper (17 September 2013), featured an article in which a British professor warns that the gas […]

Victorian Government Ignores CSG Concerns

Victoria’s Gippsland region is the latest flashpoint in the pitched battle to save Australia’s farmland from controversial fracking. Tracey Anton (article) and deputy editor Sandi Keane (video) report. Click here […]

Interested in the health of Corner Inlet?

Have your say about protecting Corner Inlet’s water quality Corner Inlet is internationally significant as a Ramsar-listed wetland.  Good water quality is central to the health and condition of the inlet’s diverse […]

Have your say on coal seam gas

DEPUTY Premier and Member for Gippsland South Peter Ryan is encouraging the people of Gippsland to make their views known on coal seam gas. In December, Victorian Minister for Energy […]

Rethink on recycling and garbage

NEXT month will see new kerbside garbage and recycling bins for much of South Gippsland Shire, as a new seven-year contract takes effect. Transpacific Cleanaway is taking over from the […]

The future use of Gippsland’s energy resources – panel discussions

Regional Development Australia (Gippsland) recently staged panel discussions on the future of Gippsland’s energy resources. Hosted by media personality James O’Loghlin and Regional Development Australia Gippsland, it was a forum for 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 […]

Fears over island hunting proposal

PUBLIC safety heads a long list of concerns the Snake Island Cattlemen’s Association has with a proposal to allow balloted Hog Deer hunting on Snake Island. Members of the association […]

Innovative wastewater treatment for Meeniyan

THERE was great excitement on the outskirts of Meeniyan last Thursday with the official opening of the Meeniyan wastewater treatment scheme and wetlands. The $6.2 million scheme was partly funded […]

New direction for national parks

IN A move some say could lead to the resurrection of the ‘Hands Off The Prom’ campaign of the 1990s, the Baillieu government has outlined plans to allow private tourism […]

Government gets tough on coal seam gas

THE State Government has announced tough new reforms to further safeguard the interests of communities, the environment and food production in the exploration for coal seam gas. Deputy Premier and […]

Sample letter to oppose open cut coal mining exploration at Mirboo North

This letter has been provided Friends of the Earth for people who wish to object to the prospect of open cut coal mine opening at Mirboo North. Adapt and send […]

Our own weather station

THE district is to have its own weather station. An automated weather station to be built at Yanakie should make weather forecasts in the district more reliable and so assist […]

CSG: What about the water?

Here’s an interview with Dr Mariann Lloyd-Smith, Senior Advisor to the National Toxics Network and co-chair of the International POPS Network (Persistent Organic Pollutants), who digs into the chemicals that are […]

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 […]

The Coal Seam Gas Song

This is a terrific song worth sharing About the Coal Seam Gas Song written and recorded by The Chooks… We live in the Northern Rivers of NSW where the Lions […]

Council urged to reject coal exploration licence at Mirboo North

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Councillor David Lewis will move a motion at today’s council meeting calling for the council to lodge a written objection to the granting of a mining exploration […]

Rural and urban Alliance calls on State Government to ban new fossil fuel projects

Foster Community Association has joined forces with Friends of the Earth’s Rural and Urban Alliance to call on State Government to ban new fossil fuel projects.  Here is a media release […]

Lock the Gate to CSG in Gippsland

Licenses to explore for coal and coal seam gas (CSG) in Gippsland extend from the Lakes in the east, to Wilsons Prom in the south and to Wonthaggi in the […]

People power wins Council action against coal seam gas

WILD applause erupted in the Leongatha RSL last Wednesday afternoon as South Gippsland Shire Council voted unanimously to pressure the state government for a moratorium on coal seam gas exploration […]

“Keep Gippsland green!” plead CSG protestors

A RISING tide of opposition to coal seam gas exploration and mining is surging through South Gippsland. This was made blatantly obvious at last Wednesday afternoon’s public presentation sessions at […]

Can $ grow on trees?

Can you make money from trees?  Interested in timber harvesting for small landholders? And – what can you do with those dying Cypress hedges? Don’t burn them!  There are other […]

Agnes Falls roaring video

Video of Agnes Falls on Monday 4 June 2012 when many parts of Gippsland were flooding. See also this article about Agnes Falls.

Concerned about Coal & Coal Seam Gas in South Gippsland?

Public talk by Sharyn Munro, author of ‘Rich Land, Waste Land‘ How coal is killing Australia Distressed by what was happening to her Hunter Valley region, writer and ‘concerned Grandma’ […]

Toora channel dredging funds reallocated to Port Welshpool

TOORA’S loss will be Port Welshpool’s gain, as South Gippsland Shire Council (subject to Department of Transport approval) reallocates funding of $113,136 from the Toora Boat Ramp Access Channel Dredging […]

Marine pest Northern Pacific Seastar found in Tidal River

INVASIVE Northern Pacific Seastars (Asterias amurensis) have been discovered for the first time at Tidal River within Wilsons Promontory National Park. The seastars were sighted from the Tidal River footbridge […]

Interested in going Solar?

Round 2 of the Energy Innovation Co-operative’s bulk buy solar power and solar hot water systems is now open and they are holding four workshops across South Gippsland to provide straight […]

South Gippsland supports Bass Coast action on coal seam gas

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council has added its voice to that of Bass Coast Shire Council in a plea for Victoria-wide action on coal seam gas exploration and mining. Bass Coast […]

Join locals to assist our Koalas

Landcare funding is available to assist property owners with fencing off vegetation and/or planting indigenous plants in the Foster North area. What is this about? The Strzelecki Koals Project aims […]

Progress on channel for Toora Boat Ramp

THE publication of a public notice in this week’s Mirror signals that a measure of progress has been made in the long, involved process to get all-tide access for small […]

Energy Innovation Co-op

The Energy Innovation Co-operative is a community-based environment group that operates across South Gippsland, Bass Coast and Cardinia shires. Current Programs Southern Solar Hub: An educational and supportive program for […]

Conservation Society in Foster

The South Gippsland Conservation Society is a not-for-profit organisation based in Inverloch, with a local branch in Foster. Founded in 1976, we have a stable membership of about 300. The […]

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