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Million-dollar stadium bid

THE South Gippsland Shire Council has voted to apply for $1 million in funding to help revitalise the Foster Indoor Stadium. According to Foster Showgrounds Committee of Management secretary Deb […]

Windfall for waterfall

AGNES Falls Scenic Reserve is to receive $180,000 in state government funding to improve visitor facilities, with the works expected to be completed as soon as the next few months. […]

Council gives generously to community projects

COMMUNITY rage over rate rises was put aside last Wednesday night as shire councillors and CEO Tim Tamlin joined with community members in an evening of happy celebration. The occasion? […]

Community the beneficiary of Community Bank generosity

THROUGH the generosity of the local Community Bank, a franchise of the Bendigo Bank, the coffers of community organisations and sporting groups across the Corner Inlet district have been boosted, […]

Shire CEO upbeat on state budget

“IT’S a pleasing budget,” said the chief executive officer of South Gippsland Shire Council, Tim Tamlin, of the 2013-14 Victorian Budget recently handed down by the treasurer, Michael O’Brien.”There’s lots […]

Gardiner Foundation funding windfall

TWELVE community groups from the district are thrilled to be getting a generous injection of funding from the Gardiner Foundation. The organisations, ranging from Fish Creek Bowls Club to Meeniyan […]

Funding boost for Victorian coast

WARATAH Bay was the location chosen by the Minister for Environment and Climate Change, Ryan Smith, for the announcement last Wednesday of $846,000 in funding for projects along the Victorian […]

Funding success for Seachange Festival

MOMENTUM is building for the organisers of the 2013 Prom Coast Seachange Festival, due to take place in and around Foster and district April 25-29 next year. Two recent funding […]

Projects to advance farming

DEPUTY Premier and Member for Gippsland South Peter Ryan made a short but sweet visit to Yanakie last Friday with news of especial interest to the local farming community. At […]

Gardiner Foundation grants help small communities achieve big things

FROM food in Venus Bay to films in Fish Creek, five grassroots community projects have won funding from the Gardiner Foundation. The grants, ranging between $3,500 and $10,000, were presented […]

Rotary donates $42,000 to PCAC building fund

AT THE 46th annual changeover night for the Rotary Club of Foster, held at the Foster Football Club on Monday of last week, club president Ian Griffiths reported on a […]

$280,000 boost for South Gippsland Hospital

SOUTH Gippsland Hospital has been awarded a grant of $280,000 from the Coalition Government in the first round of Rural Capital Support Fund. Across the Gippsland region, health facilities are […]

Community grants boost funds across shire

ANTICIPATION was in the air during the presentations of grants totalling $138,000 to South Gippsland community organisations, in round two of the South Gippsland Shire 2011/12 Community Grants. Representatives of […]

State government funding to upgrade local halls

DEPUTY Premier and Minister for Regional and Rural Development Peter Ryan made a special visit to his electorate of Gippsland South last Friday to announce a massive injection of state […]

The Budget At A Glance

Where are the spending cuts? Who’s getting extra cash? Everything you need to know about Budget 2012-13. Fresh from Budget lock-up, Ben Eltham has the highlights. Highlights of Wayne Swan’s […]

$20,000 to link South Gippsland’s farmers’ markets

THE Victorian government is supporting with funding of $20,000 a project to link South Gippsland’s three farmers’ markets. Announcing the funding injection, Deputy Premier and Member for Gippsland South Peter […]

$2 million for Rail Trail

THE State Government will fund the extension of the Great Southern Rail Trail from Foster to Welshpool to the tune of $2 million. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional and […]

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. […]

Pledge to PCAC bears fruit

THE generous pledge made last November to Prom Country Aged Care (PCAC) by The James Charitable Trust came to fruition last Thursday, when trustees Dennis Belcher, Doug Evans and Graham […]

Good news for Foster and Fishy as Deputy Premier sweeps back to his electorate

FOSTER, Fish Creek and the CFA state-wide were the beneficiaries when the Deputy Premier swept into the district last Friday with a swag of announcements. Wearing many hats, including Minister […]

Community grant windfall from shire council

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council is distributing a total of $186,650 in community grants in the first round of the 2011-12 program. Chief Executive Officer Tim Tamlin looked out over a […]

With $6 million pledged, jetty is less of a long shot

GENEROUS pledges totalling $6 million have given a massive boost to the campaign to restore the Port Welshpool Long Jetty. Leading the backers is the member for Gippsland South and […]

Senator Visits Sandy Point

Senator Collins took the opportunity of her visit to Corner Inlet to tour the site of another major winner in South Gippsland Shire of federal government largesse through its stimulus […]

Prom Country Aged Care building fundraising campaign kicks off

THE Prom Country Aged Care building fundraising campaign is off to a great start with more than half a million dollars raised already – and the campaign was launched only […]