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March 5, 2024

How To Apply For NDIS Funding: A Step-By-Step Guide

Living with a permanent disability can make daily life challenging. Are you or a loved one in this situation? The National Disability...

March 4, 2024

Local news and local jobs at risk following Meta announcement

Andrew Schreyer - Country Press Australia President Australia’s largest organisation of newspaper publishers has attacked the announcement by Meta that it will no longer negotiate...

March 4, 2024

Land tax changes are here

WITH GARETH KENT Director, Preston Rowe Paterson Geelong Summer is truly here, along with bushfires and 30+ degree days, and aren't you glad you live near the...

February 23, 2024

All the colours of the rainbow

I HAVE had the pleasure of being a City of Greater Geelong Councillor now for a little more than six months, and in that...

February 16, 2024

Grants are making a difference

THERE has been much to celebrate in our region in recent weeks, with major events and a run of beautiful summer weather attracting visitors...

February 15, 2024

Property investing 2024 – It’s all about the yield

WITH GARETH KENT, DIRECTOR AT PRESTON ROWE PATERSON The property year has begun and as always you will start seeing lots of economists and gurus...

February 9, 2024

A great day for Geelong’s north

TODAY (Friday, February 9) is a very special day for the northern suburbs and the City of Greater Geelong. Today, in conjunction with our funding...

February 9, 2024

V- Day

WITH CAM O'KEEFE And no, that's not V for Vendetta. Everyone's favourite Hallmark occasion, Valentine's Day, is upon us. Do we need this day? Probably not,...

February 9, 2024

Green Home Loans: unlocking sustainable living and financial savings

WITH DANIEL WALSH AND LEIGH DELEDIO FROM UFINANCIAL Australia is grappling with two significant challenges: the climate crisis and housing affordability. Tackling both issues simultaneously seems...

February 2, 2024

Talking and listening – then action

LISTENING to the community – and speaking up to advocate for those who need your help – is key to the role of being...

February 1, 2024

The end of the Golden Visa? Potential impacts on Australian property markets

WITH PRESTON ROWE PATERSON CEO, GREG SUGARS Over the years I have closely observed the interplay between immigration policies and property markets in Australia. Recent rumours and...

January 29, 2024

Some new hospitality faces among the old faves

WITH CAM O'KEEFE With the festive season over and done with, let's get down to brass tacks and about what 2024 looks like for our...

January 26, 2024

Can you use an SMSF to buy residential and commercial property?

Investing with a Self-Managed Super Fund (SMSF) opens up a realm of possibilities for those seeking more control over their assets. The ability to choose...

January 26, 2024

More than just the three Rs

COUNCILS often get told to concentrate on the three 'Rs' – roads, rates and rubbish. But with 130 different services on the books, it's easy...

January 26, 2024

25 life-changing tips for a happier and more balanced 2024

WITH SCOTT WATTERS from The LifeChanger Foundation. At LifeChanger Foundation, we believe in the transformative power of positivity and its ability to bring about meaningful...

January 24, 2024

Support your local events

FINALLY we are starting to see the run of fine summer weather, our eateries are packed and parking spots along the coast are at...

January 19, 2024

3228 property market update

WITH One Agency Surf Coast senior sales consultant Olivia Swann As the spring selling season started in September last year, it presented a slower start...

January 18, 2024

Should I buy that coastal holiday house?

WITH GARETH KENT, DIRECTOR PRESTON ROWE PATERSON Welcome to 2024, I hope everyone is having or has had a grand ol' break, I think after...

January 15, 2024

I scream, you scream, we all scream for…

WITH CAM O'KEEFE Ice cream! Is there really any food that screams more of summer? I was chatting to a friend of mine who owns an ice...

January 12, 2024

Supporting community groups

WHETHER it is community centres, sporting clubs or specialist health services, there are so many great organisations providing support and connection to the communities...

January 12, 2024

How much can I borrow for a mortgage?

WITH LEIGH DELEDIO AND DANIEL WALSH FROM UFINANCIAL Is “How much can I borrow?" a lingering thought of yours? Then this article is for you! The...

January 5, 2024

It’s all happening here

CHRISTMAS is over for another year and I sincerely hope everybody across the Greater Geelong region enjoyed a safe and memorable time with family,...

December 29, 2023

Celebrating 2023’s achievements

ANOTHER year is almost over, and what a year it has been! I sincerely hope everybody across our region enjoyed a safe and happy Christmas...

December 29, 2023

Ten, nine, eight, seven….

Before we can start calling 2023 the past, New Year's Eve gives us all one more chance to say goodbye to the year it...