About: Alison Martin

Posts by: Alison Martin

September 17, 2021

Tender out

GEELONG deputy mayor Trent Sullivan says the release of the stage one tender to construct the 50-metre, eight-lane outdoor pool is a significant milestone...

September 17, 2021

Aquatic questions

BELLARINE residents are hoping that a shade sail or some cover can be incorporated into their new aquatic centre design and that there is...

September 16, 2021

New local exposure sites; new Torquay testing site

AS MORE local Covid-19 exposure sites have been added to the list, a pop-up drive-through testing site has opened at Torquay's Spring Creek Reserve...

September 16, 2021

Climate for change

GEELONG Sustainability has congratulated the city on its Draft Climate Change Response Plan and says local government and leaders "need to use their considerable...

September 13, 2021

Business opposes DAL limits

THIRTEEN local business owners have called on the state government to review the Bellarine Distinctive Areas and Landscapes Program initiative and consider the potential...

September 12, 2021

Leading the way

INCORPORATING a solar system which powers the home and charges electric vehicles have become a design standard for David McDonald Builders. The use of natural...

September 12, 2021

Book a book

GEELONG Regional Library members across the region can still stimulate their minds with library resources despite restrictions, thanks to the expansion of a click-and-collect...

September 9, 2021

Australia Day reference removed

THE BOROUGH of Queenscliffe’s former Australia Day Awards will be renamed Community Service Awards and will no longer be presented on January 26. As part...

September 5, 2021

Closure option to tackle speeders

A PARTIAL closure of a busy Curlewis road will be considered to address speeding drivers and other ongoing traffic concerns. Community members have raised concerns...

September 4, 2021

Panel considers Port development

PLANNING Panels Victoria has considering a controversial planning application for a multi-level apartment development in Portarlington this week. The planning application is for a multi-level...

September 4, 2021

Borough adopts 10-year vision

COMMUNITY and councillors have developed a new 10-year vision for the Borough of Queenscliffe, which identifies the municipality is "a special and restorative place,...

September 3, 2021

City wants boundary change

A CITY of Greater Geelong submission to the state government will recommend land around the Collendina Hotel be included within Ocean Grove's settlement boundary. The...

September 2, 2021

Covid case admitted to hospital

BARWON Health has reported a new COVID-19 case has been identified in Hamlyn Heights, and is being investigated. A positive COVID-19 patient has also been...

September 2, 2021

New exposure sites: Geelong West

BARWON Health has advised of three new Tier 2 exposure sites at Geelong West. Anyone who visited 7 Origins Café on Pako last Saturday, August...

September 2, 2021

Rubbish rehab

COUNCILLORS have suggested that the millions of dollars potentially required to rehabilitate the Drysdale landfill precinct should come from the state government’s landfill levy. The...

September 1, 2021

New Geelong exposure sites

More exposure sites have been identified at North Geelong and East Geelong. Hundreds of TAFE students from across the region who attended the Gordon’s East...

September 1, 2021

Plans to support Year 12s

GEELONG region students are ‘remote learning’ again until at least September 2, without a guaranteed return date, however a plan for Year 12 students’...

August 29, 2021

Helping others find peace of mind

PROVIDING ongoing support to people impacted by brain cancer is Bronwyn Haskell's way of continuing her late partner's legacy and has helped her "make...

August 29, 2021

Get back to nature

FASCINATED by fungi, climate change, soil quality and conservation? Joining a 10-week Nature Stewards course can teach local residents about the Geelong and Bellarine environment...

August 28, 2021

Still time for master plan response

PORTARLINGTON community members are encouraging anyone with feedback on the Draft Portarlington Recreation Reserve Master Plan to have their say before consultation closes. The City...

August 28, 2021

There to help ‘Rain, hail or COVID’

CLAIRE Faulmann started her new role as CEO of OneCare Geelong on March 10, 2020, just two days before the global pandemic announcement, and...

August 27, 2021

Torquay Tier I exposure site

A Torquay chiropractic clinic and a Newcombe gym are Tier 1 COVID-19 exposure sites, with contact tracing now underway. Total Health Chiropractic Torquay has just...

August 26, 2021

Creative transformation for town hall

A PARTNERSHIP between Queenscliff Music Festival and the Borough of Queenscliffe will transform the town hall into a high-quality creative space. The QMF has secured...

August 25, 2021

New COVID test sites in Geelong

Barwon Health has set up pop-up COVID-19 testing sites have been set up at Corio and Waurn...

August 21, 2021

Food for thought

THERE is a growing number of Bellarine residents who struggle more with every lockdown and are doing everything they can just to keep their...

August 19, 2021

Million-dollar building boost for Saint Ignatius

SAINT Ignatius Secondary College has received a million-dollar boost towards the Drysdale school’s $17.6-million redevelopment. The school’s old administration buildings will be demolished, making way...

August 17, 2021

Vote for a Local Hero

CHEF and co-founder of Feed Me Bellarine Anthony Woodbury is one of six Geelong region finalists in this year's Westfield Local Heroes program. The awards...

August 15, 2021

Waste extension

A TWO-YEAR extension of the Borough of Queenscliffe's current waste collection contract will allow for the introduction of a fourth bin for glass. However, a...