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January 22, 2022

Dreamy scenes brought to life

Anglesea artist Karren Stoneham was able to find a wonderful silver lining through the challenges of the pandemic and multiple lockdowns.

It was during that...

January 21, 2022

Asher takes leave from mayoralty for election

THE decks are being cleared for this year's indeterminate federal election, with Liberal candidate for Corangamite Stephanie Asher now on leave from being a...

January 21, 2022

Community associations wait on DAL outcome

THE Victorian government has missed its self-imposed deadline for the final stage of the Bellarine Peninsula Distinctive Area and Landscape (DAL) program, and a...

January 20, 2022

Basin plan: Barwon Water seeks feedback on Warram Creek project

BARWON Water is launching the next round of community engagement on its Bellarine Basin Yarram Creek project as it draws up a list of...

January 18, 2022

Public transport fees unfrozen

THE freeze on increases to Victorian public transport fares during the COVID-19 pandemic has ended, with travellers across the Geelong region now paying more...

January 17, 2022

Local arts projects to get on stage with state grants

PERFORMANCES in Queenscliff, Portarlington, Apollo Bay and Birregurra are among those supported in the latest round of the Touring Victoria and Small Regional Presenters...

January 15, 2022

Learn how to take care of the coast

NEW community group Clifton Springs Curlewis Coastcare are hosting a Coastcare Community Day next week for all those interested in protecting the Clifton Springs...

January 15, 2022

More crossing supervisors step out

THE City of Greater Geelong has hired 20 new crossing supervisors and is looking to sign up dozens more. The new supervisors will also be...

January 13, 2022

Builder appointed for Port health centre

BELLARINE Community Health (BCH) has welcomed the new year with the signing of a building contract for the redevelopment of the Portarlington Community Health...

January 10, 2022

Councils mull lifting rates to meet new cap

THE rate cap for Victorian municipalities will rise to 1.75 per cent in the next financial year, but councils in the Geelong region have...

January 8, 2022

Paul Barker to talk politics over the hot plate

LIBERAL Democrats candidate for Corangamite Paul Barker will host a series of community barbecues across the electorate as the 2022 federal poll draws nearer. Mr...

January 8, 2022

Bellarine Sunset Run set for February

THE Flying Brick Bellarine Sunset Run will return to its usual spot in the calendar this year, with the event confirmed to take place...

January 7, 2022

Hotels closed due to lack of staff

THE COVID-19 pandemic is continuing to hit hospitality venues hard across the Geelong region, with parts of the Torquay Hotel and Barwon Heads Hotel...

January 6, 2022

Stage 1 works completed at Bellarine boat ramps

THE first stage of priority upgrade works at a pair of boat ramps on the Bellarine Peninsula are complete, making it easier for boaters...

January 6, 2022

Worthy wish: Wombat’s Wish to hold major fundraiser

A CHARITY event in Geelong later this month will help support the tragic circumstances that affect one in 20 Australian children before their 18th...

January 5, 2022

2022 Tim Gates Classic to go virtual

FAIRHAVEN'S Tim Gates Classic is the latest major event forced to go virtual due to COVID-19 concerns, with organisers deciding days out from this...

January 4, 2022

Pier to Pub and Mountain to Surf called off

THE Pier to Pub swim and Mountain to Surf Run will not return in their usual formats this week, with organisers announcing both coming...

January 3, 2022

Celebrate with Wish Fish

IN 2021 it’s fitting that the little coastal gift store in laid back Ocean Grove, Wish Fish Gifts, is celebrating their 21st year of...

January 2, 2022

Revving up the Christmas spirit on the Bellarine

JAX Tyres & Auto Geelong has done its part for the Bellarine’s most vulnerable people by helping to stock this year’s Christmas hampers from...

December 30, 2021

Help choose borough’s award winners

THE Borough of Queenscliffe is calling for applicants to help select Community Service Award recipients in the municipality by joining a community reference group. The...

December 30, 2021

Inclusive play: Upgrades to playgrounds at Leopold and Wallington schools

TWO schools on the Bellarine are among those sharing in more than $6.6 million in upgrades through the latest round of the Inclusive Schools...

December 28, 2021

2021 Youth Council hands in its final report

GEELONG junior mayor Elliot Nicholas has presented the 2021 City of Greater Geelong Youth Council's fourth and final report, which offers input on a...

December 24, 2021

Bowls club teaches Lonnie pupils to play

THE Point Lonsdale Bowls Club rolled out the sport to the next generation this year, introducing the Rookie Roller program to about 100 pupils...

December 23, 2021

Hotel added to Geelong Convention and Exhibition Centre project

THE long-awaited Geelong Convention and Exhibition Centre (GCEC) will be even bigger when it is finally built, with the project getting an extra $120...

December 20, 2021

Green and Ogilvy confirmed for 2022 Vic Open

TWO of Australia’s major champions have committed to playing at next year's Vic Open at 13th Beach. Hannah Green is a world top-30 player who...

December 20, 2021

Candidates firm ahead of state election

THE state election is a solid 11 months away, but some candidates in the Geelong region have already been confirmed that they will run. The...

December 19, 2021

Sod turned at Drysdale Library

CONSTRUCTION has started on Drysdale’s new $9.156 million library. Geelong Regional Library Corporation chief executive officer Vanessa Schernickau, Bellarine MP Lisa Neville and City of...

December 18, 2021

Water levels in good shape heading into summer

THE region’s water storages are in good shape in the short term, according to Barwon Water’s latest Annual Water Outlook. The document, released earlier this...