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May 21, 2020

Coker wants JobKeeper extended for the most in need

CORANGAMITE Labor federal member Libby Coker has urged the Coalition to modify and extend its JobKeeper and JobSeeker schemes past their intended six-month duration. She...

May 21, 2020

Clearing tables: Bellarine eateries prepare for diners from June 1

CAFES, pubs and restaurants in Victoria can re-open their doors in less than two weeks to serve meals to up to 20 customers in...

May 21, 2020

Research shows property resilience after past recessions

New research and analysis by the Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) has found house prices increased by as much as 100 per cent...

May 17, 2020

Pubs, cafes and restaurants to start re-opening from June 1

CAFES, pubs and restaurants in Victoria will re-open their doors to serve meals to up to 20 customers from the start of June under...

May 14, 2020

Easing back to normal: City loosens coronavirus restrictions

THERE has been a slight easing of restrictions on people’s movement in the City of Greater Geelong as the state government continues to try...

May 14, 2020

NBN Co extends offer of extra internet capacity

NBN Co has extended its offer to provide up to 40 per cent extra capacity to internet providers at no extra cost for another...

May 14, 2020

Avalon introduces touchless check-in system

AVALON Airport will be the first airport in Australia to implement touchless self-service through a new deal with Elenium Automation, which says the technology...

May 14, 2020

VTIC welcomes measures to restart tourism industry

THE state and federal governments have rolled out resources and funding to help businesses get back on their feet as coronavirus restrictions are eased,...

May 14, 2020

Innovative road safety projects sought

APPLICATIONS for the first round of the federal government’s $12 million Road Safety Innovation Fund will be open until next week. Victorian Senator Sarah Henderson...

May 12, 2020

Victorian schools to re-open from May 26

VICTORIAN government schools will begin re-opening their doors to students in less than two weeks in the latest easing of coronavirus restrictions just announced...

May 11, 2020

New COVID-19 respiratory clinic opens in Ocean Grove

A TEMPORARY federally-funded COVID-19 respiratory clinic opened in Ocean Grove last week.

May 8, 2020

Roadmap for easing of coronavirus restrictions revealed

THE roadmap back to life after the coronavirus has been revealed, but it is not yet clear when restrictions will be eased in Victoria. This...

May 7, 2020

G21 prepares for life after coronavirus

LEADING lobby group G21 is preparing for the role it will play - alongside all levels of government, business and other bodies - to...

May 7, 2020

Cancer cluster investigation to be widened

AN INVESTIGATION into a possible cancer cluster on the Bellarine Peninsula has been widened, and the move has bipartisan support from Geelong federal MPs. The...

May 7, 2020

Coronavirus tracing app not fully functional yet

THE coronavirus tracing app has gone live, and the federal Coalition has linked a possible easing of lockdown restrictions from as early as tomorrow...

May 7, 2020

Coker wants childcare sector to speak up

CORANGAMITE Labor federal member Libby Coker will hold a virtual town hall meeting later this month to learn more about how the childcare sector...

May 7, 2020

Get the level of support your business needs

IF YOU are a business owner struggling with your taxes or wanting to ensure you take full advantage of the government’s support schemes, now...

May 7, 2020

#BuySurfCoast this Mother’s Day

Surf Coast Shire businesses are ready to help you spoil your mum for Mother’s Day. You mightn’t be able to take her out on...

May 4, 2020

Chocolaterie’s festival still rocks on this month

THE Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie is giving one of their most popular events an online twist as it prepares to present its annual Rocky...

April 30, 2020

Torquay netballers pass it on through social media

NETBALL has not escaped the continuing bans on sport during the coronavirus, but the Torquay Tigers are using Instagram to keep their spirits up...

April 30, 2020

Help foundation’s work shine brightly on Starlight Day

TOMORROW (Friday, May 1) is Starlight Day, and the Starlight Children’s Foundation needs your help to raise $1.3 million to deliver happiness to more...

April 30, 2020

Online service helps new parents

THE Surf Coast Shire council has launched online support group for first-time parents to support them during lockdown. The First-Time Parent Groups puts new parents...

April 30, 2020

Capturing the region during lockdown

Despite social distancing, Jan Juc photographer Ferne Millen is bringing the community together one image at a time.

Ferne, who has been a freelance photographer...

April 30, 2020

Borough embarks on live streaming

THE Borough of Queenscliffe’s budget consultation process will reach an inventive conclusion when council hosts a live and interactive presentation on its Facebook page...

April 30, 2020

Great Ocean Report April 2020: Moving through changes


As we look back on our last report in February, we were describing a very different scene to...

April 30, 2020

Report reveals lead indicators for property market’s return to form

A long-term study by MCG Quantity Surveyors is helping define investor trends that will flag the property market’s bounce back after COVID-19.

MCG's 1000 Assets...

April 30, 2020

Fardy Facts: Survival of COVID-19 on surfaces

Hi I am Sarah Fardy, I’m your Surf Coast resident scientist!

I recently started FARDY-FACTS.com.au, an online, interactive space to...

April 30, 2020

Great Ocean Food: Birthday wishes

Today is my elder daughter’s 25th birthday.

She would usually be in Sydney with her friends and work colleagues, not stuck at home with her...