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Our next event is called “WILD LIFE”,  a group exhibition of 12 experienced artists, showing scuptures and drawings. Time: 14th September to 9th October 2017, Opening: Saturday, 16th Sept. at […]

AFNL season nearly off and running

WITH the demise of the DWWWW Football Netball Club and the AFNL now being only six sides, it was decided at a special meeting last Wednesday night that the season […]

Another unconventional gas company suspends activities

Another unconventional gas company, DART Energy, is suspending all field operations in the state of New South Wales, Australia. It follows the recent withdrawal of another coal seam gas (CSG) […]

Bendigo Bank Agency opens at Welshpool RTC

BLUE skies and warm weather greeted those attending the opening last Monday of the new Welshpool Agency of the Toora & District Community Bank® and Foster Bendigo Bank Branches. The […]

Berrys Creek Cheese rivals world’s best

BERRYS Creek Cheese has once again shown it has what it takes, taking out a Gold Medal, two Silver and one Bronze Medal on the international stage at the 2016 […]

Big wet wreaks havoc

THE band of heavy rain forecast for South Gippsland by the Bureau of Meteorology on July 5 descended upon the Corner Inlet district with a vengeance! Foster received 79mm of […]

Buckley Park Community Farm to open with picnic celebration

  THE Fish Creek Community Garden Inc is proud to invite everyone to the official opening of the Buckley Park Community Farm on Friday March 10 from 4pm to 6pm. […]

Caravan park deadline

A FINAL deadline for permit payment is looming for annual site holders at the Council-run Yanakie and Long Jetty (Port Welshpool) caravan parks, as the parks are dragged kicking and […]

Council in crisis – Kiel quits

$69,000 bullying investigation SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council has continued its freefall, with the sensational resignation of Cr Maxine Kiel at the Wednesday, September 26 meeting. Cr Kiel will be replaced […]


IN A cruel blow for Welshpool, especially coming as it did only just before ANZAC Day, when the Australian flag is traditionally raised, someone has made off with the town’s […]

Elli selected in Victorian team

THE Pony Club of Australia National Championships are being held in Toowoomba this year from the 18th – 22nd September. Elli Clavarino, member of Corner Inlet Pony Club, has been […]

Fighting local poverty

FOSTER’S frontline soldiers in the fight against poverty were gathered in town last week, receiving some tips from an expert in the field. Manna Gum Community House’s Community Development Coordinator […]

Fish Creek Community Garden needs shredded paper!

Fish Creek Community Garden is looking at purchasing a large composter. To make good compost you need the right ratio of carbon and nitrogen. We are looking for partners in […]

Foster Community House Term 3 courses out now

Community House Term 3 Program 2014

Foster Laneway construction begins

SOUTHGippsland Shire Council will be commencing works on a new undercover structure in the laneway between the Foster Fish Shop and Foodworks on  April 9, 2018. Considine and Johnston will […]

Foster RSL donates $5000 to aged care build

HIGHLIGHTS of the meeting of the Foster sub-branch of the RSL last Wednesday evening included the presentation of a cheque for $5000 towards the building project of Prom Country Aged […]

Great South Portrait Prize entry deadline looming.

Friday April 13th is the deadline for entry forms to be lodged for the 2012 Great Southern Portrait Prize competition .  The subject of the portrait must be a Gippsland resident, […]

Great VCE results for local students

HARD work has paid off, with some brilliant results among the VCE class of 2015 at South Gippsland Secondary College in Foster. When the Australian Tertiary Admissions Rankings (ATARs) were […]

HACC axed by Council

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council has unanimously voted to hand over the operation of its Home and Community Care (HACC) services. The emotive decision leaves about 43 workers unsure of their […]

ICE Help Line

The newly established Ice Help Line – 1800 ICE ADVICE (1800 423 238) – directs users and families to the treatment and support services, and provides general information to the […]


JUST under $10,000 was given out to nine community groups on Thursday June 29. It is all part of a program that allows customers, using a MyIGA Card, to accumulate […]

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 […]

Join The Party to Welcome the Great Victorian Bike Ride

Preparations for the Great Victoria Bike Ride’s arrival to the Prom Country are well on the way to creating an action packed program which will welcome riders to the region. Local […]

Lions get ready to roar at Toora factory

VIPLUS Dairy Pty Ltd is going all out to support the local community by thoroughly refurbishing the former store area at the front of its Toora factory so it can […]

Men’s Sheds: a movement for men’s health

MEN’S Sheds are a place to build on the health and wellbeing of men. That’s one of the messages in a recently produced colour brochure, Men’s Sheds South and West […]

Mirboo North & District Community Bank Tournament

New Sponsor for SGIBBA Each year South Gippsland Indoor Bias Bowls Association (SGIBBA) has a sponsorship Tournament, this year’s tournament is on Sunday, 8th of July at Dumbalk Hall. This […]

New kerbside green waste bins are coming

RESIDENTS of South Gippsland Shire are reminded that from May 11 residential properties in township areas that receive garbage and recycling services will start seeing their new green waste bins […]

No place for a village

– Division on Walkerville subdivision PROPONENTS of an 88-lot low-density residential subdivision and tourism-focused commercial development at Walkerville are facing an uphill battle. Not only are many of the neighbours […]

OAM for Peter Lee

HIS distinguished service to the community of South Gippsland has led to Agnes resident Peter Lee being awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia in this year’s Queen’s Birthday […]

Our Community Bank invests in our community

LIVING up to its name, the Toora & District Community Bank and Foster Branch has distributed more than $28,000 to community projects across the Promontory district. “This is what we […]

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 […]

Public information forum: Coal seam gas exploration in South Gippsland

An Exploration Licence Application by Leichhardt Resources Pty Ltd (EL5416) has been lodged with the Department of Primary Industries on 22/2/12 to conduct exploration for Coal Bed Methane, also known as Coal […]

Shine a Light for Parks at the Prom

On Saturday evening, November 2, we need you to join more than a thousand people to make a human sign on the beach at Tidal River, Wilsons Prom – a […]

Shire council grants get community projects going

A WIDE cross-section of the South Gippsland community filled Council Chambers in Leongatha last Wednesday night for the 2013/2014 Community Grants Round Two Presentation. It was a cold, wet and […]

South Gippsland Secondary College investigating school name change

  THE local secondary college is considering a name change and is keen to gauge the views of as many people as possible through a community survey. South Gippsland Secondary […]


WORK began on five new resident rooms at Prom Country Aged Care in Foster on Monday May 22. There are sixty funded beds at the moment and one unfunded bed, […]

Your invitation to ‘Promised Land’ screening

You are invited to the screening of ‘Promised Land’ at the Warragul Cinema –  a star-studded fracking film to feature at Warragul Cinema When: 7pm, Monday the 24th of June Where: […]


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