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March 1, 2024

Waurn Ponds confirmed as site for major housing development

UP TO 400 new and affordable homes will be built on the site formerly earmarked for the Commonwealth Games village in Waurn Ponds, Victorian...

March 1, 2024

Blue-green algae forces Barwon River closure

A BLUE-green algae outbreak has forced the temporary closure of the Barwon River in Geelong today (Friday, March 1). The Corangamite CMA announced earlier today...

February 29, 2024

Geelong Early Parenting Centre to open soon

GEELONG'S first Early Parenting Centre (EPC) is almost complete, with the finishing touches being added ahead of its expected opening in about a month. EPCs...

February 23, 2024

New campaign to stop sexual harassment

A PUBLIX campaign is being launched in Geelong today (Friday, February 23) as researchers from Deakin University, local venue operators, Victoria Police, and the...

February 16, 2024

City offers free waste disposal for storm clean-up

GEELONG residents cleaning up their properties after Tuesday's destructive storm can drop off their green waste and storm-damaged items for free until the end...

February 16, 2024

AFL Barwon clubs meet to discuss restructure

AFL BARWON is continuing discussions with its member clubs about the proposed promotion-relegation model, but only a third of clubs support the restructure at...

February 15, 2024

Geelong to have single-member wards at next council election

THE City of Greater Geelong has been confirmed to be among the new councils with single-member wards at this October's council elections, according to...

February 14, 2024

Deakin forum to discuss responding to trauma

THE Geelong community has been invited to attend a free talk this Friday by an international expert on how to build trauma informed communities. The...

February 12, 2024

Total Fire Ban declared for Geelong region

DUE to the updated weather modelling and grassland curing conditions, the CFA has extended a Total Fire Ban (TFB) declaration to now apply in...

February 7, 2024

Logo revealed for Geelong Convention and Event Centre

THE official brand for the Nyaal Banyul Geelong Convention and Event Centre (GCEC) has been unveiled, with the new logo honouring the culture and...

February 4, 2024

Skydiver injured at Torquay airport

ONE person has been taken to hospital after being seriously injured in a skydiving accident near Torquay earlier today (Sunday, February 4). An Ambulance Victoria...

January 26, 2024

Hooligan takes line honours in Passage Race

The 2024 Festival of Sails has opened in spectacular fashion today (Friday, January 26), with Hooligan skippered by Marcus Blackmore snatching...

January 25, 2024

Leisurelink pools to close again for hyperchlorination

ALL pools at Leisurelink will close for the second time in two months tomorrow (Friday, January 26) for a hyperchlorination process. The Department of Health...

January 24, 2024

Floodlights to shine in Torquay

Following a big set at Meredith Music Festival and an Australian Music Prize Shortlist nomination for second album Painting of my Time, Melbourne five-piece...

January 24, 2024

Welcome Wave rides again

SOME of the world's best female cyclists have again been celebrated on the Surf Coast with the return of the Welcome Wave. Part of the...

January 23, 2024

Tent Pole music festival cancelled

THE return of the Tent Pole music festival to Mt Duneed Estate in less than a month will not happen, with organisers annoucing the...

January 19, 2024

Surf Coast Highway to close for four weeks

THE Surf Coast Highway will be closed at Grovedale for four weeks, starting in February, so the road can be returned to its original...

January 13, 2024

Fifth time’s the charm for Pier to Pub winners

MANLY'S Hayden Cotter has won this year's Powercor Lorne Pier to Pub, claiming the 1.2km event win in 12m20s, followed by Sam Sheppard (12m26s)...

January 12, 2024

GMHBA Stadium wins Austadiums award for fourth time

GEELONG'S GMHBA Stadium continues to be top of the table for fans outside Australia's capitals, winning its fourth Best Regional Stadium gong in the...

January 12, 2024

Community rallies to support Norm Stanley

THE Geelong community is rallying to support Wathaurong man Norm Stanley and his family, following Mr Stanley's diagnosis with stage 4 kidney cancer. Mr Stanley...

January 12, 2024

Police to ramp up Surf Coast patrols this weekend

CROWDS flocking to the Surf Coast today (Friday, January 12) and over the weekend will see more police out and about, with Victoria Police...

January 11, 2024

Teams revealed for Cadel’s race

THE peloton for the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race and Deakin University Elite Women’s Road Race has been confirmed, with 187 riders from...

January 11, 2024

Legendary tennis coach to open academy at CORA

THE coming CORA (Cape Otway Road Australia) sports training precinct near Modewarre has served up a major deal to create what is being touted...

December 28, 2023

Grants support emergency services units

EMERGENCY services units in the Geelong region and across Victoria have received funding to support their ongoing service to the local community as part...