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Progress at Agnes Falls

PROGRESS is at last being made in the construction of a cantilevered viewing platform at Agnes Falls. The proposed $520,000 project – allocated funding by South Gippsland Shire Council in […]

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 […]

Six reasons to visit Fish Creek

OK, for now we will put the old Foster vs Fish Creek rivalry to one side and support this week’s Saturday AGE in highlighting some pretty compelling reasons to visit […]

See Agnes Falls in its full glory – if you dare!

PLANS are underway to add an element of thrill to a visit to the popular local attraction of Agnes Falls, long recognised for its outstanding natural beauty. At present the waterfall, […]

Walks and attractions at Wilsons Prom

Wilsons Prom is so rich with walking and nature-discovering opportunities … here is a short video depicting some highlights. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7y-H9EQO9js&list=UUoVfe2NPmcdVSOQ2ILbMKgw&feature=share  

Prom Country tourist app

Prom Country app logo

Download iTunes store (iPhone) Google Play (Android) or use the App store feature on your mobile device itself and search for ‘Prom Country’. Discover Prom Country with the official app for the […]

Appy times in Prom Country

Prom Country Tourism app

Prom Country Regional Tourism (PCRT) now has an [mobile] app. The Prom Country app is available for iPhone, iPad and Android devices via the iTunes store and the Google Plus Google […]

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 […]

Proposed rural zone changes – have your say!

Zones logo - DPCD

From the Department of Planning and Community Development website, I have gathered these links below to provide our readers with information about the proposed changes to zoning of land in […]

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 […]

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 […]

Grand plans to draw masses to Meeniyan

ONE of Australia’s leading brand identity specialists, Peter Singline, will speak in Meeniyan tomorrow (Thursday May 31) at a meeting convened by the organising committee of the proposed Tarwin Valley […]

Agnes Falls on Council agenda

ENTHUSIASTIC lobbying by residents of the Toora area, led by Kathy Whelan, could see Agnes Falls becoming a major tourist attraction. At their Ordinary Meeting today (2pm, Wednesday May 23) […]

$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 […]

Foster rates highly in Tourism Audit

THE township of Foster has scored very highly in the current Gippsland Tourism Business Audits, as has Prom Country Visitor Information Centre, proving that visitors are being warmly welcomed and […]

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 […]

Holidaymakers flock to Prom district

RAIN or shine, business has been booming across the Promontory district this summer, with food outlets doing particularly well. Rick Bromley of Bromleys on Main Café in Main Street, Foster, […]

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 […]

Tidal River area of Wilsons Prom to re-open September 23!

Just in time for the school holidays, the Tidal River area of Wilsons Promontory National Park will re-open on September 23, 2011. The heavy March rains have sculpted a ‘new’ […]

Wilsons Prom Flood Update 2

The following update has been provided by of South Gippsland Shire Council. Wilsons Promontory National Park remains closed south of the Darby River road, due to extensive flood damage and […]

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 […]

Prom Country delights runners

THE rain mercifully held off until late morning last Sunday, allowing the Prom Country Challenge to go ahead at Toora in cool and blowy but fine conditions. Organisers were delighted […]