About: james

Posts by: james

January 21, 2021

Telstra sets 5G coverage target for Geelong

TELSTRA aims to extend its 5G coverage to more than 90 per cent of the urban area of Greater Geelong by mid-2021, as it...

January 21, 2021

Recording early memories of the Bellarine

A NEW project aims to preserve the memories of long-term residents of the lower Bellarine Peninsula so they can be heard by future generations. The...

January 21, 2021

City appoints committee to advise on social housing

THE first members of the City of Greater Geelong's Affordable Social Housing Advisory Committee have been announced. The city established the committee as a key...

January 21, 2021

Record registrations expected for febfast

Australians are flocking to annual abstinence event febfast to kickstart better health in 2021.

Registrations for febfast have now opened and organisers are expecting a...

January 21, 2021

Fifth round of Building Better Regions Fund opens

COUNCILS and community groups in the Geelong region can now apply for grants under the fifth round of the federal Coalition's Building Better Regions...

January 21, 2021

GORCN welcomes Great Ocean Road uni project

THE Great Ocean Road Communities Network (GORCN) has welcomed plans for a university-led strategy for the Great Ocean Road, saying the project could provide...

January 21, 2021

Wear red, it’s good for your heart

THIS month, people are being encouraged to wear red and donate to raise awareness and funds for life-saving research. REDFEB is Heart Research Australia's annual...

January 21, 2021

Big savings to provide post-JobKeeper buffer

THE federal Coalition is continuing to talk up the decreasing need for its JobKeeper wage subsidy, with Victorian Liberal Senator Sarah Henderson describing one...

January 21, 2021

Stories from the journey

AN EXHIBITION opening soon in Geelong will share some of the many stories of the first Australians in this part of the world. The Journey...

January 21, 2021

Keep your health appointments, RACGP urges

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) is urging patients to take care of their health and wellbeing and consult with their GP...

January 21, 2021

La Cantina opens for diners

A new restaurant at the Common Ground Project in Freshwater Creek will serve its first customers today (Thursday, January 21). The Italian-themed La Cantina restaurant...

January 18, 2021

Missy Higgins, Tones And I to headline Geelong concert this weekend

LIVE music is coming back to Victoria in a big way this summer, and it will all start in Geelong this Saturday.
Tickets go on...

January 14, 2021

Having a plan in place crucial for summer period

GEELONG Regional Libraries (GRL) will host an online event to help people get their homes disaster ready. The Disaster Preparedness at Home program is provided to...

January 14, 2021

Passionate cyclists prepare to tackle summer circuit

THERE’S no better way to start your Summer of Cycling campaign than with a ride around Torquay in the heart of summer. The team at Cadel...

January 14, 2021

Rain affected junior country week, still plenty to play for

WINNERS were crowned, but it was not in the normal fashion of Barwon Junior Country Week after losing two of the four days to rain...

January 14, 2021

Salvos’ message for generous donors

SALVOS Stores is encouraging anyone donating to the charity bins to do it within store hours. Following a difficult year for many, donations to Salvos Stores...

January 14, 2021

Hair to help: City grant keeps volunteers snipping

VOLUNTEERS are being supported to keep their scissors snipping for those most in need through a City of Greater Geelong grant. The $5,198 from the...

January 14, 2021

Armstrong Creek named a must-watch suburb as development boom continues

ARMSTRONG Creek has been ranked alongside Byron Bay as Australia’s best investments amidst a housing boom. Despite being one of Geelong’s youngest suburbs, Hotspotting’s Price...

January 14, 2021

Grants to support better manufacturing

MANUFACTURERS in regional Victoria with shovel-ready projects to increase their productivity and grow jobs have a week left to apply for up to $1million...

January 14, 2021

Cotton On Group praises JobKeeper

JOBKEEPER kept the Cotton On Group going during 2020 and its chief executive officer says companies will have to adapt and respond quickly for...

January 14, 2021

The right fit: Cotton On to grow its Avalon distribution centre

THE Cotton On Group’s enormous distribution centre at Avalon is set to get even bigger, with the clothing brand announcing an expansion of the...

January 14, 2021

Chris wheels out a virtual Rip to River time

FOR the first time in its more than 41-year history, Ocean Grove Surf Life Saving Club’s main fundraising event, the Rip to River, was...

January 14, 2021

Geelong dodges sevenfold spike in job losses

MORE than 1,100 jobs were lost in Geelong between July and September but the impact could have been nearly seven times worse, according to...

January 14, 2021

Start your 2021 right with a blood pressure check

Australians keen to make a healthy start to 2021 are being urged to have a blood pressure check.

Stroke Foundation clinical council chair Professor Bruce...

January 14, 2021

City’s Australia Day events cancelled

THE City of Greater Geelong has significantly scaled back its Australia Day celebrations for 2021, with many of the planned activities cancelled due to...

January 14, 2021

Celebrating Seniors – Special Feature

January 7, 2021

Government calls for informants to dob in dodgy deals

The federal government has launched a new "tip off" campaign that urges people to inform on foreigners suspected of illegally purchasing Australian residential real...

January 7, 2021

Coastal school holidays program made even more accessible

THIS year’s Summer by the Sea program will be more accessible than ever with the education program moving online. Each January school holidays sees Coastcare...