About: Alison Martin

Posts by: Alison Martin

September 15, 2021

Seals under attack

AUTHORITIES have issued warnings following reports of dogs attacking or disturbing seals at Breamlea and Torquay. The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning is...

September 12, 2021

Gender pay gap grows

BARWON South West gender equality advocates say it's time to start conversations about the gender pay gap and have urged employees to be part...

September 9, 2021

Solar door sales ban

LOCKDOWN or not, door-to-door solar power sales have been banned across Victoria to protect residents from dodgy tactics. Door-knocking bans have been in place throughout...

September 9, 2021

Surf Coast rolls up

AS GOVERNMENTS focus on vaccination rates to end lockdowns, Surf Coast Shire claimed the accolade as the municipality with second highest COVID-19 vaccination rate...

September 4, 2021

Decision-making rules endorsed

SURF Coast Shire council has adopted new Governance Rules after consideration of 27 submissions, proposed amendments and councillor debate. The draft rules, which guide council’s...

September 2, 2021

COVID case admitted to hospital

BARWON Health has reported a new COVID-19 case has been identified in Hamlyn Heights, and is being investigated. A positive COVID-19 patient has also been...

September 2, 2021

New exposure sites: Geelong West

BARWON Health has advised of three new Tier 2 exposure sites at Geelong West. Anyone who visited 7 Origins Café on Pako last Saturday, August...

September 2, 2021

Little Rock platform upgrade complete

THE NEW Three Tier Lookout providing access at Jan Juc is complete, offering spectacular views of the iconic cliffs and surf breaks across to...

September 1, 2021

New Geelong exposure sites

More exposure sites have been identified at North Geelong and East Geelong. Hundreds of TAFE students from across the region who attended the Gordon’s East...

August 28, 2021

Jennifer recognised for helping to fill important gap

MAKING sure children had lunch at school often fell back on staff at some Surf Coast and Colac Otway schools but Jennifer Chiu and...

August 27, 2021

Torquay Tier I exposure site

A Torquay chiropractic clinic and a Newcombe gym are Tier 1 COVID-19 exposure sites, with contact tracing now underway. Total Health Chiropractic Torquay has just...

August 27, 2021

New Geelong COVID-19 case

A NEW positive COVID-19 case has been identified in Geelong, with two additional Tier 2 exposure sites – Coles Waurn Ponds and Xavier’s Kebabs...

August 26, 2021

Cash boost for netballers

ANGLESEA netballers can look forward to a new, long-awaited pavilion with changerooms and other facilities thanks to a $500,000 state government grant. In announcing the...

August 25, 2021

Doctors seek indemnity

LOCAL doctors say the COVID-19 vaccination rollout is being delayed because they are yet to receive confirmation of no-fault indemnity when administering AstraZenica to...

August 24, 2021

From wheelchair to NT trek

TORQUAY’S Mollie Quinn was in a wheelchair recovering from life-saving cancer surgery a few months ago. The inspiring 21-year-old is now preparing to walk 80...

August 21, 2021

Call for ‘special’ Bells protection

THE Greater Torquay Alliance wants Bells Beach to be recognised as a "special place" and is repeating calls for a management change to permanently...

August 5, 2021

Councils join forces to encourage buying recycled goods

GEELONG, Bellarine and Surf Coast residents are being encouraged to join the circular economy by consciously buying products made from recyclable and sustainable materials. Surf...

August 1, 2021

Winki platform paperwork

SURF Coast Shire council is in the process of formalising its decision to block construction of a permanent viewing platform at Winki Pop following...

July 26, 2021

Social housing response

THE Surf Coast Shire council has received strong support from a majority of people who made submissions to its draft social housing plan. The council...

July 25, 2021

Pet-life balance weighed up in survey

CAT curfews, off-leash areas for dogs and a range of other pet-related issues are under consideration as the Surf Coast Shire council prepares its...

July 23, 2021

Call out to young people

WITH mental health a key community issue as lockdown is extended, students and young people across the region are encouraged to join a Youth...

July 23, 2021

Corangamite prediction

A DEAKIN politics lecturer has predicted the "shrunken" borders of Corangamite will improve Labor's chances at the next federal election, potentially changing its marginal...

July 22, 2021

Water storage overflows

Geelong’s water main storage – the West Barwon Reservoir – has reached capacity and the spillway is flowing for the first time in nearly...

July 22, 2021

‘Fantastic’ or inappropriate?

A PROPOSED bike park at Torquay’s Ocean Acres Nature Reserve is facing diverse and divided community opinion. Surf Coast Shire Council presented concept designs to...

July 20, 2021

GP frustration

As New South Wales battles the latest COVID19 wave and Victoria remains on high alert, a Jan Juc GP wants the vaccination system changed...

July 19, 2021

Arts funding to encourage community connection

BY ALISON MARTIN A MUSICAL celebration to launch Jan Juc's new outdoor stage and a collaborative art installation at Anglesea to launch the 10th Surf...

July 18, 2021

Community speaks up on question time

SURF Coast Shire community members have told council that they want more flexibility when it comes to question time at council meetings. The message has...

July 16, 2021

Deakin confirms COVID case

Deakin University has confirmed a staff member who has tested positive to COVID19 was present at the Waurn Ponds campus on Wednesday July 14,...