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May 18, 2022

The lucky country

PEOPLE say we live in the lucky country here in Australia, and locally, I consider myself extremely lucky to live along the Bellarine. We have...

May 11, 2022

Borough’s still the place to be

HELLO to all residents, ratepayers and visitors to the Borough of Queenscliffe. It's been a busy week at council with the release of our...

May 4, 2022

Construction kicks off on north Bellarine pool

WE'VE reached another milestone in making an outdoor, heated pool a reality for the north Bellarine. I’m thrilled that a planning permit has been issued...

May 4, 2022

Revised complaints policy reflects a customer-first approach

IT is nice to reflect on the past, and in particular our past achievements. This often serves as a reminder of where we have come...

April 27, 2022

Council releases concept bike park design

Hello to all residents, ratepayers and visitors to the Borough of Queenscliffe. It was certainly wonderful to see so many people around town over the...

April 20, 2022

Explore the Bellarine this Easter

EASTER is almost upon us for another year, which provides a wonderful opportunity to relax and spend time with friends and family. For some of...

April 15, 2022

What are the things that impact your property decisions?

WITH GARETH KENT In the last few weeks, there has been a lot of press surrounding the changing economy. Many big data people and journalists have...

April 13, 2022

Waste collection making the Borough more financially and environmentally sustainable

HELLO to all residents, ratepayers and visitors to the Borough of Queenscliffe. There's still plenty of buzz and life around the borough even as we...

April 8, 2022

A storm in a teacup?

With Ferris Gold Autumn on the coast is like clear sunny mornings, windless walks, jumpers and jackets and long weekends. Autumn is my favourite time of...

April 6, 2022

Study to address future growth of Portarlington

WE are almost ready for daylight saving to come to an end for another year, which is often seen as the symbolic close of...

March 25, 2022

Ready to downsize? We can help!

Sorry kids, there is only room for two. Selling your property can be a big decision, and for retirees, the outcomes of the sale can...

March 16, 2022

Festivals and events come to life in the Borough

HELLO to all residents, ratepayers and visitors to the Borough of Queenscliffe. As we enter the autumn months, it's great to still see so...

March 10, 2022

What does the cash rate have to do with your home loan?

If you keep an eye on the news, you have probably seen a few headlines about the historically low cash rate remaining at 0.10...

March 9, 2022

Collaborative approach needed to support more social housing

THE City of Greater Geelong is relieved that the Victorian Government has withdrawn legislation that would have mandated rates exemptions for social housing in...

March 2, 2022

Setting the pace for a busy year ahead

HELLO to all residents, ratepayers and visitors to the Borough of Queenscliffe. After a busy summer speaking to many locals and tourists around town, I've...

February 16, 2022

Time to recognise local legends of the borough

HELLO to all residents, ratepayers and visitors to the Borough of Queenscliffe. As we move into the last month of summer, it's been wonderful to...

February 8, 2022

International recognition for the Bellarine

THERE'S so much world and so little time, so choosing where we take our holidays can be hard. So when friends and family return from...

February 2, 2022

Help shape the Borough’s Active Transport Strategy

HELLO to all residents, ratepayers and visitors to the Borough of Queenscliffe. As summer rolls on, it's been wonderful to see our twin towns of...

January 25, 2022

The Lodeman to be launched

THE fourth novel in Dorothy Johnston’s sea-change mystery series set in Queenscliff, The Lodeman is about the death by drowning of a pilot. When researching...

January 20, 2022

Transition your holiday rental into a mid-term rental in the off-season

With PropertyOwners A common trend that we have seen lately is those who own a holiday rental property (Airbnb/Regional Escapes/Barwon Grove Holiday Rentals etc.) are...

January 19, 2022

Mayor’s Column: A busy year ahead

HAPPY New Year to everyone in the Borough of Queenscliffe community! I hope the holiday season was a chance for you to catch up with...

January 11, 2022

A new year, a new opportunity to reset how we think, talk and behave

I AM rather a reluctant participant in social media. I freely admit that it's something I tend to use for work rather than any...

January 5, 2022

Happy New Year from the Borough

HAPPY New Year to all our Borough of Queenscliffe residents and ratepayers, as well as the many visitors that are joining in the seasonal...

December 29, 2021

Celebrating a major milestone for aquatic centre

CHRISTMAS is just a few days away and the sense of positivity across the Bellarine has gained such momentum, we really need to celebrate. After...