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About: Angus Smith

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Angus is a multimedia reporter at the Surf Coast Times. He has experience with breaking news, investigative and feature stories. Follow him on Twitter @angussmithh.

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March 17, 2024

One in five Aussies miss out on beach fun due to accessibility issues

NEW data has revealed that nearly all of Australia's beaches are out of reach for people with disabilities. According to Accessible Beaches Australia research less...

March 16, 2024

Torquay Men’s Shed supports local nippers with essential equipment repairs

THE Torquay community Men's Shed has stepped in to assist the Torquay nippers, following a request for help from the lifesaving club due to...

March 16, 2024

Significant wind energy projects slated

VICTORIA is on the brink of a renewable energy transformation, with the federal government's approval of the Southern Ocean offshore wind zone and Viva...

March 15, 2024

Anglesea cliff collapse sparks warning

The Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks Authority has issued a reminder to beach users that the beach at Demon's Bluff, Anglesea, remains permanently...

March 14, 2024

One in five Aussies miss out on beach fun due to accessibility issues

NEW data has revealed that nearly all of Australia's beaches are out of reach for people with disabilities. According to Accessible Beaches Australia research less...

March 14, 2024

Coker rejects nuclear reactor in region

CORANGAMITE Labor federal member Libby Coker has slammed suggestions a nuclear power station could be built in her electorate. Since September last year, the Coalition...

March 13, 2024

Wait continues for intersection completion

THE Surf Coast Highway, Rosser Boulevard, and Coombes Road intersection upgrade is still not complete with the activation of new traffic lights awaiting commissioning...

March 13, 2024

Twitchers flock to protect nudist beach plovers

A NEW hooded plover chick has made its debut at Point Impossible, marking a significant moment in the breeding season for this vulnerable species. The...

March 12, 2024

Coker wants seismic blasting decision halted

CORANGAMITE federal member Libby Coker has called for a halt on the decision of seismic blasting in the Otway Basin until a proper review...

March 12, 2024

More traffic lights to be built in Torquay

THE Surf Coast Shire has announced plans to install traffic lights at the intersection of Bristol Road and Surf Coast Highway in Torquay, aiming...

March 12, 2024

Lorne’s water storage gets a resilience boost

BARWON Water has started refurbishments on a water storage tank near Teddy's Lookout in Lorne, promising enhanced resilience for the area's water supply. Managing director...

March 11, 2024

Mounts Bay beach nourishment project completed

THE Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks Authority has completed a significant beach nourishment project in response to five decades of documented erosion in...

March 8, 2024

Contemporary elegance: luxurious family haven at 18 Brumby Drive awaits

Discover the epitome of contemporary living with this immaculately maintained, single-storey gem nestled within luscious lawns and meticulously landscaped grounds. Perfect for the growing family,...

March 7, 2024

Crackdown imminent on aggressive showerhead tactics

THE Victorian government is poised to clamp down on aggressive door-to-door salespeople offering free, and sometimes unwanted and unnecessary, showerhead replacements by May 1. These...

March 6, 2024

A touch of Paris at the Potato Shed

The Potato Shed is set to host Paris After Dark this month, bringing the essence of French chanson right to your doorstep. Award-winning entertainer Milko...

March 4, 2024

Dumped cigarette proves costly to Armstrong Creek resident

AN Armstrong Creek resident has been fined nearly $800 for discarding a lit cigarette from his car on Belmont's Corio Street, despite not receiving...

March 3, 2024

Corporate leaders to race for Lifeline support

BUSINESS leaders from Geelong, the Surf Coast, and the Bellarine will take their marks at the Geelong Racing Club on May 17 for the...

March 1, 2024

Surf Coast Highway reopens one week early

THE Surf Coast Highway reopened today, one week ahead of schedule, following weeks of commuter pain.

The highway was reopened northbound just after 3.00...

February 29, 2024

Armstrong Creek set for new $5.3 million intersection

THE City has launched a $5.3 million project to build a signalised intersection at Baanip Boulevard and Boundary Road in Armstrong Creek West, enhancing...

February 28, 2024

Surf Coast inventor solving national waste problem

THE Surf Coast Shire is rolling out a new device called Litter Lock, invented by local Jan Juc landscaper Colin Cox, to prevent litter...

February 28, 2024

Webinar to shed light on paediatric concussion care

BARWON Health is set to host a webinar bringing together specialists from McKellar Kids Rehab and an audience of parents, coaches, and teachers to...

February 27, 2024

GMHBA, Cats team up to improve youth mental health

FIVE Geelong schools are set to benefit from a partnership between GMHBA Health Insurance and the Geelong Football Club, aimed at tackling the mental...

February 26, 2024

Victorian payroll tax may double regional emergency department visits

THE Victorian government's new payroll tax on medical clinics could see emergency department visits surge, potentially affecting the state budget by a $1 billion...

February 24, 2024

Deakin University celebrates its largest graduating class

DEAKIN University is set to celebrate its largest ever graduating class with more than 4,400 students participating in graduation ceremonies from February 13-22 at...