About: Jack Parsons

Posts by: Jack Parsons

January 7, 2021

Fountain to return to former glory

RESTORATION has begun on a historic fountain in the Geelong Botanic Gardens. Originally erected in Market Square in 1904, the Hitchcock Fountain - donated by...

January 7, 2021

World renowned exhibition on loan

Wildlife photography lovers can revel in a world-renowned exhibition on loan from London, which is now showing at the National Wool Museum in Geelong. Now...

January 7, 2021

Festival wins Premier’s award

QUEENSCLIFF Music Festival has been recognised for its ‘War On Waste’ program in 2019, which saw it partner with Bellarine Catchment Network to reduce...

January 7, 2021

City calls on wasps for help

CHEMICAL pesticides have been shelved by the City of Greater Geelong which has found unlikely allies to help it exterminate unwanted pests in the...

January 7, 2021

Barwon Water needs you

OVER the past 12 months, Barwon Water has heard more than 500 ideas from community members about how to make our future water supply...

January 7, 2021

Wathaurong community winners

THE WATHAURONG Co-operative has announced their Community NAIDOC winners, acknowledging their commitment to culture and community. The awards were presented at a community Christmas event...

January 7, 2021

In conversation with Sgt Croydon

BELOVED Australian actor and Gold Logie winner John Wood is coming to the Borough to discuss his new memoir How I Clawed My Way...

January 7, 2021

Essential reading for surfers young and old

Writer, activist and surfer Sean Doherty is as iconic as the surfers he has spent years writing about.

His prolific writing across major surfing publications...

December 31, 2020

Aireys Inlet Open Mic is on for 2021

IN NEWS that will make the entire Surf Coast shake with excitement, the Aireys Inlet Open Mic Festival has announced its return next year. The...

December 31, 2020

Grants driving economic growth to open

COMMUNITIES can share in $200 million of Federal Government grants for regional infrastructure projects at the beginning of 2021 with half dedicated to tourism...

December 31, 2020

Two weeks left to checkout Warm Safe exhibition

A community driven exhibition seeking to raise awareness and taking a stand against elder abuse ends in less than two weeks. The Warm Safe Home...

December 31, 2020

Doc honoured for work with Wathaurong

A VICTORIAN GP has been recognised for his service and support to Australia's Indigenous communities after he was awarded a prestigious Victorian Rural Health...

December 24, 2020

Return of Country

BORAL, Australia’s largest construction materials and building products supplier, has announced a 3.06 hectare parcel of land within its Waurn Ponds Cement Works site...

December 17, 2020

Fire danger period declared

SURF COAST, City of Greater Geelong and Bellarine residents are now in the fire danger period as Country Fire Authorities and local councils encourage...

December 10, 2020

Huge response to business recovery grants

THE City of Greater Geelong received an overwhelming response to its first round of Business Recovery Grants, where applicants will be considered for grants...

December 10, 2020

Festival of lights

THE epic Christmas Festival of Lights is back in 2020 at Adventure Park, Victoria’s favourite water and theme park. The trail is a whopping 1.5km...

December 3, 2020

Events are back on the calendar

AFTER a long and quiet winter, summer on the Bellarine looks set to explode with music and lifestyle events roaring back to life. And no...

December 3, 2020

This Girl Can Week in full swing

City of Greater Geelong is partnering up with the Victorian division of This Girl Can, a powerful campaign designed to promote, encourage, motivate and...

December 3, 2020

Local performers cast in hit musical

HAMILTON the hit musical which has taken the world by storm, will show in Sydney next year and will feature three Geelong performers in...

December 3, 2020

Environmental projects win big

TWO local coastal environmental projects have won awards at the 2020 Victorian Marine and Coastal awards last week. The Barwon Estuary Project won in the...

December 3, 2020

16 Days of Activism spreads awareness

THE Borough of Queenscliffe and Surf Coast Shire Council have announced their support for the Respect Women: 'Call it Out' - 16 Days of...

December 3, 2020

Mysterious debut EP from Ocean Grove artist

There is a mysterious new artist lurking around Ocean Grove who goes by the name Swim Lanes. It's four tracks of uplifting, video game dream...

November 26, 2020

Local legend releases debut album

Torquay raised, East Geelong resident Bec Goring released her new album Beware this month. The eight-track release is a collection of hard hitting songs that...

November 26, 2020

Pokies Free

THE Geelong Football Club is gaming free after completing the historic sale of The Brook and plans to make up the deficit by investing...

November 19, 2020

Local bakery number one

ROLLING Pin Bakery in Ocean Grove, Queenscliff and Leopold has achieved its biggest ever win at the 31st Official Great Aussie Pie Competition. Success is...

November 19, 2020

Coastcare back in the dunes

OCEAN Grove Coastcare is back in action having filled a staggering 30 bags with weeds following a weed pull in the dunes to take...

November 19, 2020

Local trail runners back in action

SURF Coast Trail Runners (SCTR) are back in business with a huge turnout for their first run since COVID-19 restrictions eased. Runners from Melbourne and...

November 13, 2020

City Deal releases first progress report

THE 10-year Geelong City Deal has lodged its first annual report and highlighted strong progress on several projects along the Great Ocean Road. The $382...