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July 12, 2024

Recognising our inspiring youth

YOUNG people make an outstanding contribution across Greater Geelong. They do this in many ways, and in many different areas of interest and work. It was...

July 12, 2024

A reason to celebrate Geelong fine dining

WITH CAM O'KEEFE We are so blessed in Geelong for many culinary reasons. There's a bounty of good food produce, quality wine and niche beverage...

July 11, 2024

To build or to buy: navigating construction loans in your home ownership journey, part 1

WITH DANIEL WALSH AND LEIGH DELEDIO FROM UFINANCIAL Finding the perfect property that aligns with your vision and lifestyle can be a daunting task. The decision...

July 5, 2024

The value of community connection

A MAJOR part of the role that Councillors play is to be in touch with the community. The opportunity to get out and about and...

July 4, 2024

The end of another financial year

WITH GARETH KENT, DIRECTOR PRESTON ROWE PATERSON With another financial year coming to a close, this one means a lot more than others. For valuers, in...

June 28, 2024

Drinking Geelong BTG

WITH CAM O'KEEFE BTG is hospitality shorthand for By the Glass, referring to the option at a restaurant or bar that allows guests to drink...

June 28, 2024

Wins for the northern suburbs

THE adoption of the 2024-25 budget on Tuesday was the culmination of months of hard work from councillors and officers. Among the many highlights were...

June 27, 2024

Five common property finance terms explained

BY DANIEL WALSH AND LEIGH DELEDIO Navigating the world of property finance can be daunting, with its web of terminology and jargon, often leaving even...

June 27, 2024

Positive male role models

WITH SCOTT WATTERS, LIFECHANGER FOUNDATION At LifeChanger Foundation, we understand the presence of positive male role models is crucial for the holistic development of young...

June 21, 2024

Get yourself a grant

AN EXTRA $431,000 is now available to support community projects across Greater Geelong after Council announced its Community Grants program would increase to almost...

June 20, 2024

Stamp duty changes for commercial property

WITH GARETH KENT, DIRECTOR PRESTON ROWE PATERSON Rarely have we seen so much government meddling with the taxation and property systems. With each change, it seems...

June 20, 2024

Crime Stoppers search for suspects in Geelong

CRIME Stoppers Victoria is urging the community to come forward with any information on nine wanted persons in the Geelong region. Scott Johnson, Leanne Pearce,...

June 14, 2024

Supporting the community’s passion

EASTERN Geelong residents' passion for improving their community never ceases to impress me. This year, residents and community groups from Breakwater, East Geelong, Moolap, Newcomb,...

June 14, 2024

Winter in Geelong – what’s not to like?

WITH CAM O'KEEFE I love winter. It's the one season we can basically bank on here in Geelong that we know will deliver on its...

June 14, 2024

Eight questions to ask your broker before getting a mortgage

WITH DANIEL WALSH AND LEIGH DELEDIO FROM UFINANCIAL If you’re in the market for a new home, or looking to refinance, finding the best product...

June 7, 2024

Everybody is welcome here

WHEN I ran for Council, I did so because I wanted to ensure our community's most vulnerable people had a voice. To ensure they had...

June 7, 2024

Green shoots set for spring growth

WITH GARETH KENT, DIRECTOR PRESTON ROWE PATERSON  Over recent years investor sentiment toward the Victorian property market has been soured. Increased taxation, decreased demand, rising...

May 31, 2024

Why property remains the most secure investment for the next decade

In the current investment landscape, property stands out as the most secure option for the next ten years. Amid low supply and rapidly rising...

May 31, 2024

Start lighting those fires

WITH CAM O'KEEFE That's if you haven't already. I mean, when it starts getting dark at 5pm and the day's top temp reaches a max...

May 31, 2024

Sharing stories, simultaneously

LAST month, I had the great pleasure of attending the Geelong West Library for the annual National Simultaneous Storytime event. Seeing the faces of the...

May 24, 2024

Planning for future sport

Girls and women's participation in sport in booming in Australia and Geelong is no different.The introduction of AFLW and the international success of the...

May 24, 2024

Property is a game of patience

WITH GARETH KENT, DIRECTOR PRESTON ROWE PATERSON Property is a game of patience, and a little perspective helps. It's becoming quite clear what suburbs and townships...

May 24, 2024

Adapting to change

WITH SCOTT WATTERS FROM LIFECHANGE FOUNDATION Change is an inevitable part of life. Whether it's a major transition in your life, a career shift, or...

May 17, 2024

Supporting our leading regional city

THERE are many things that make a city great. These include a strong community spirit where individuals feel willing and able to get behind their...