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September 17, 2020

Candidates declare themselves as council nominations open

MORE candidates for the next City of Greater Geelong and Borough of Queenscliffe councils are stepping forward ahead of nominations for the election opening...

September 17, 2020

Shire to enter caretaker period next week

THE Surf Coast Shire council will enter the caretaker period on Tuesday next week as the council election begins. The existing council held its last...

September 17, 2020

Election race begins

THE local election race is officially on from today (Thursday, September 17), as nominations open for people to stand for council. In the Surf Coast...

September 17, 2020

Awards to celebrate outstanding work

NOMINATIONS are now open for the Geelong Awards for People with a Disability 2020, which celebrate and acknowledge the contributions of people living with...

September 17, 2020

HeadtoHelp clinic opens in Geelong

People in the Greater Geelong area experiencing mental ill-health due to the stresses of COVID-19 can now get access to support services at a...

September 17, 2020

Spike in toddler drowning deaths sparks warning

THERE have been five toddler drowning deaths in Victoria within seven weeks, and water safety authorities are urging active supervision of children at pools,...

September 17, 2020

City to rezone land for proposed Leopold subdivision

FIVE neighbouring farms in Leopold will be rezoned for residential housing under a proposed planning amendment and permit application to the City of Greater...

September 17, 2020

Shane Dawson to step down as Bellarine Community Health CEO

THE chief executive officer of Bellarine Community Health (BCH) will retire at the end of next month. The provider of community health services on...

September 17, 2020

Appeal about bottle shop permit extended

THE City of Greater Geelong council will extend the deadline allowing people to appeal a decision about a proposed bottle shop in Portarlington to...

September 17, 2020

Tom Harrison to be a voice for everyone

AT THE age of 22, Tom Harrison is among the youngest of the candidates so far in the City of Greater Geelong council elections,...

September 17, 2020

Barwon Regional Partnership needs new members

THE Barwon Regional Partnership is encouraging experienced and emerging leaders of all ages and backgrounds to apply for a position to help shape their...

September 17, 2020

Bellarine Community Support Register holds online AGM

THE Bellarine Community Support Register has recognised some of its hardest-working members during its annual general meeting. The not-for-profit organisation makes care calls to people...

September 17, 2020

City to enter caretaker period next week

THE City of Greater Geelong council will enter the caretaker period on Tuesday next week as the council election begins. To comply with the Local...

September 17, 2020

Inquiry examines options to fund faster rail

ADVOCATES for faster train services between Geelong and Melbourne will be keenly following a federal Parliamentary inquiry into the best way to pay for...

September 15, 2020

Regional Victoria to take the Third Step on roadmap on Thursday

REGIONAL Victoria has made a big move along the roadmap to coronavirus recovery. This morning, Premier Daniel Andrews announced regional Victoria would take the Third...

September 10, 2020

Smooth and sleek

In a world of colour and chaos, the simplicity of sleek shapes and the quiet shades of ebony make for an enticing colour palette...

September 10, 2020

R U OK? focuses on continuing the conversation

TODAY is R U OK? Day and all Australians encouraged to ask the potentially life-changing question. R U OK? is an organisation that aims to...

September 10, 2020

Candidates to be quizzed in three online forums

THE Combined Bellarine Community Associations (CBCA) will host a series of community webinars next month to give people across the Bellarine an opportunity to...

September 10, 2020

Local firefighters gear up through generous donations

DEFIBRILLATORS, thermal imaging cameras, special truck licences and apparel will keep CFA volunteer firefighters safer, better equipped and more comfortable, after $4.8 million in...

September 10, 2020

Outdoor pools and playgrounds to reopen under roadmap

THE City of Greater Geelong council is preparing to reopen playgrounds and outdoor pools across the municipality from next week, in line with the...

September 10, 2020

Off the map: Some industries disappointed by state’s roadmap to coronavirus recovery

THE state government’s roadmap for easing coronavirus restrictions in the Bellarine has received a mixed reception, with some industries left disappointed by its cautious...

September 10, 2020

More council candidates emerge as nominations draw near

NOMINATIONS to stand in the council elections at the City of Greater Geelong and the Borough of Queenscliffe open this time next week, and...

September 10, 2020

The Pulse to livestream a week of election forums

COMMUNITY radio station 94.7 The Pulse will hold a series of council election forums with candidates from across the Geelong region via Zoom in...

September 10, 2020

Call for clarity about the “city” and the “council”

COUNCILLORS at the City of Greater Geelong have stressed the distinction between the "city" and the "council" as they adopted a new Public Transparency...

September 10, 2020

Recession declared, refinery jobs at risk

AUSTRALIA is now officially in a recession and the 10,000 jobs lost across Geelong and the Surf Coast during the coronavirus pandemic could grow...

September 3, 2020

We The Makers CREATE offers new courses

The We The Makers CREATE initiative is offering new courses for people to be inspired, learn new skills and start to help reduce the...

September 3, 2020

Swooping season returns

THE Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) has reminded walkers and riders that the return of spring this week has also brought...

September 3, 2020

Join a virtual hike to the 12 Apostles

Great Ocean Road Health (GORH) has begun its virtual Health Hike from Torquay to the 12 Apostles, and is inviting the community to join...