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July 27, 2021

Footy and netball to return, some games rescheduled

GROUNDS and courts across the Geelong region will be back in action from tomorrow (Wednesday, July 28) thanks to the easing of COVID-19 restrictions,...

July 27, 2021

Victoria’s lockdown lifts at midnight

VICTORIA will come out of its fifth COVID-19 lockdown at midnight tonight (Tuesday, July 27) but masks will remain "inside and outside and always"...

July 26, 2021

Victoria still waits on end of lockdown decision

VICTORIAN Health Minister Martin Foley says authorities will need the rest of today's data before any decisions can be made about the end of...

July 26, 2021

Geelong to host two Renegades games

THE Melbourne Renegades will be coming down the highway to Geelong during the coming Big Bash League (BBL) season, with GMHBA Stadium to host...

July 26, 2021

Local superheroes unmasked at Bethany awards

THIS year’s winners of the Bethany Superhero Awards have been announced, following the COVID lockdown and restrictions cancelling last month’s ceremony. The 12 primary school...

July 25, 2021

Support for regional workers should be wider, Grimley says

THE Victorian Government has announced a pilot scheme to tackle housing shortages and other barriers to regional workforce attraction, but Derryn Hinch's Justice Party...

July 24, 2021

Victoria “on track” to end lockdown next week

VICTORIA is "on track" to end its fifth lockdown of the COVID-19 pandemic next week, according to the state's Chief Health Officer. There were 12...

July 23, 2021

New Elders’ Voice to provide advice for Victoria’s Treaty

THE First Peoples' Assembly of Victoria has announced an interim Elders' Voice to provide cultural advice, wisdom and oversight from elders across Victoria to...

July 23, 2021

Cathy’s a new face on the street

LOCAL organisations and councils have partnered to deliver the latest version of STREETFACE, which will also be displayed outside of Geelong for the first...

July 22, 2021

Geelong’s at an “energy crossroads”, environmental group claims

AN ENVIRONMENTAL group claims the simultaneous milestones for both a “big battery” and a gas import terminal near Geelong mean the city has reached...

July 21, 2021

Victoria records 22 new COVID-19 cases, more business support announced

VICTORIA has recorded 22 new COVID-19 cases in the previous 24 hours, and the Victorian Government has announced a further $282.5 million for businesses...

July 21, 2021

Falcons Hickey and Lee named as AFLW Under-19 All Australians

GEELONG Falcons and Victoria Country's Mel Hickey has been named as coach of this year's AFLW Under-19 Championships All-Australian team. The championships showcased the most...

July 21, 2021

Healthy Heroes event coming to GMHBA Stadium

THE GMHBA Limited Healthy Heroes annual parent event is just around the corner, with special guest George Georgievski - The School Lunchbox Dad -...

July 20, 2021

Submissions close on Central Geelong Framework Plan

THE window for public submisssions to the Central Geelong Framework Plan has closed, and the advisory committee is preparing for a directions hearing later...

July 19, 2021

Grant helps Friends keep up the creek clean-up

THE Friends of Waurn Ponds Creek have an extremely useful bit of gear to help in their revegetation and cleanup works through a state...

July 18, 2021

Indigenous art to feature in Geelong Arts Centre redevelopment

THE work of First Nations artists will now be an important part of the $140 million Little Malop Street redevelopment of the Geelong Arts...

July 16, 2021

Wadawurrung to drive cultural tourism plan

THE Wadawurrung Traditional Owners are being supported to develop their own plan to showcase the culture of their land through Victorian Government funding. Geelong MP...

July 15, 2021

Victoria’s fifth lockdown to begin at midnight

VICTORIA will enter a five-day lockdown from tonight (Thursday, July 15) in an effort to contain a growing outbreak of the Delta variant of...

July 15, 2021

Geelong objects to tell their stories

The city's latest Arts Industry Commission project aims to answer the question: what would Geelong's landmarks have to say, if they could talk? Creative Geelong, in...

July 14, 2021

COVID-19 case confirmed at Barwon Heads Primary School

STAFF and pupils at Barwon Heads Primary School will be staying home tomorrow (Thursday, July 15) after the school reported a confirmed case of...

July 14, 2021

Moratorium ends but onshore gas opponents vow to keep fighting

VICTORIA'S temporary moratorium on onshore conventional gas drilling is over, but Friends of the Earth have vowed to keep opposing the practice in the...

July 14, 2021

Nyaal learning precinct praised as Deakin’s “diamond in the crown”

A NEW state-of-the-art immersive learning precinct will stretch the boundaries of possibility for students studying arts and education at Deakin University’s Waurn Ponds campus. Nyaal...

July 13, 2021

National firearms amnesty begins

THE federal government and Crime Stoppers Australia have launched a permanent national firearms amnesty to keep Australians safe while ensuring access to those with...

July 10, 2021

Dan Lowther takes the helm of Geelong’s AFLW side

FORMER Geelong Cats midfielder Dan Lowther has been appointed as the new coach of the club's AFLW side. Lowther played 34 AFL games for the...

July 10, 2021

Grants keep popular multicultural festivals going

THE Humans in Geelong Expo and Nepalese Teej Festival will both receive grants in the latest tranche of state funding to support multicultural community...

July 9, 2021

City urges VCAT to drop Lara townhouse development

THE City of Greater Geelong council's planning committee has urged the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) to knock back a permit for a...

July 8, 2021

Steve Hocking to go back to the Cats as CEO

FORMER Geelong footballer Steve Hocking has left a high-profile job with the AFL to return to the Cats as the club's next chief executive...

July 8, 2021

Safe haven: Highton supported living apartments the first in state rollout

AN APARTMENT development in Highton that supports people with mental illness is the first in a $49.2 million rollout of Supported Independent Living (SIL)...