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February 18, 2022

Lorne design group reveals new Point Grey plans

LORNE'S former Fishing Co-Operative would be demolished to make way for a new restaurant but elements of its design would remain intact, under the...

February 16, 2022

Wye River erosion report released

OPTIONS ranging from ongoing sand management to a permanent rock seawall are being considered as solutions to erosion worries at Wye River. The state government...

February 16, 2022

Tree change: Buy-back plan provides 580ha of state forest land

A VICTORIAN state forest has grown in step with Villawood's Armstrong Creek precinct, with the developer donating almost 300 football ovals worth of public...

February 15, 2022

Major boost for Bay campground

NEW glamping facilities and all-abilities accommodation are set to roll out at Apollo Bay in time for next summer. Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks...

February 15, 2022

Youth homelessness risk increasing as rents rise

A YOUTH support service says it's seen a 60 per cent spike in young people seeking homelessness support in the past year, as soaring...

February 14, 2022

Disability site nears milestone

INTEREST is continuing to grow for places in a purpose-built disability accommodation facility in Geelong that is set to be finished this year. Emerge Living...

February 13, 2022

Health service boosts mental health support

GREAT Ocean Road Health (GORH) has expanded its mental health services to provide more frequent and comprehensive support for patients, in response to an...

February 12, 2022

Clothes dump draws community ire

PILES of clothes, toys and household items dumped in front of Geelong charity bins have outraged locals and led to calls for more consideration...

February 11, 2022

Marlins bouncing back

GEELONG water polo officials hope recent success in and out of the pool will encourage more players to give the sport a try. Geelong Marlins...

February 10, 2022

Bellarine bands together again for Ryan

A FULL field of around 400 golfers is expected to tee off in front of hundreds more friends, family, sponsors and supporters next month...

February 10, 2022

Wacky creations protect cider harvest

FLYING Brick Cider Co is enlisting new guardians of this year's fruit harvest through a scarecrow design competition. The Bellarine brewery is inviting submissions for...

February 10, 2022

Sentimental favourite gunning for All-Star start

A horse bearing the name of Geelong racing royalty is vying for a place in one of Australia’s most prestigious sprint races, but it...

February 8, 2022

State and council reach common ground

WINCHELSEA Common is set to reopen within two months, following remediation of contaminated land and a management deal struck between Surf Coast Shire and...

February 7, 2022

Boardriders back with classic comp

TORQUAY Boardriders Club (TBC) have celebrated their return to the water for their first competitions of the year. The club had its traditional single fin...

February 6, 2022

Circular trust backs solar projects

A community environmental group has added new meaning to renewable energy funding, by creating a self-replenishing cash kitty that backs local investment in green...

February 4, 2022

Lions’ pride in long-time volunteer

ANGLESEA Lions Club maintained traditional Australia Day celebrations last week to celebrate a major award for one of its longest-tenured stalwarts. The Lions Club paid...

February 4, 2022

City welcomes new Aussies

THIS year’s Australia Day was one to remember for dozens of Geelong residents, who marked the occasion by becoming Australian citizens. The City of Greater...

February 3, 2022

Pride in soccer star as cup campaign ends

TORQUAY soccer product Kyra Cooney-Cross has had her hopes of hoisting a continental cup dashed as Australia suffered a shock quarter-final loss to South...

February 3, 2022

Access granted: Beach wheelchairs to become Fishos fixture

A GRASSROOTS initiative from Torquay community groups will make specialised wheelchairs available at Fishermans Beach from this weekend, ensuring the famous coastline is accessible...

February 2, 2022

State tips cash into recycling centres

SURF Coast and Geelong recycling centres are eligible for $500,000 grants for infrastructure upgrades under a new state scheme. The Victorian government has opened its...

January 31, 2022

Tonnes of green waste saved from landfill in first year of rollout

SURF Coast Shire Council is approaching 1000 truckloads worth of organic waste saved from landfill in just one year but says residents can help...

January 29, 2022

Lorne’s golden opportunity for free thongs

LORNE residents could have a golden ticket for a free pair of thongs waiting in their mailbox, thanks to an initiative from a leading...

January 29, 2022

Geelong prepared for 2026 Games bid

SPECULATION has reignited that Geelong could be among the hosts of an upcoming Commonwealth Games. City of Greater Geelong (CoGG) deputy mayor Trent Sullivan says...

January 29, 2022

Businesses, educators keen for worker influx

TOURISM providers and Geelong's university have welcomed new visa concessions aimed at encouraging international workers and students to return to the country. Stakeholders expect the...