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About: Ellie Claringbold

Posts by: Ellie Claringbold

June 8, 2024

Local SES volunteers joins calls for more funding

MEMBERS of the Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) from across the region have thrown their support behind a volunteer-led campaign calling for a sustainable...

June 7, 2024

Geelong gathers for Reconciliation in the Park

GEELONG'S Johnstone Park came alive with music and dance on Sunday, as the local community gathered for Reconciliation in the Park, now in its...

June 7, 2024

Great Ocean Road retreat named Australian Home of the Year

A luxury holiday home on the Great Ocean Road has been named this year's Australian Home of the Year. The Separation Creek property, designed by...

June 6, 2024

Local asylum seekers stuck in visa limbo

TAMIL asylum seekers Sinthujan and Shyamalie have both been living in the Geelong community for more than 12 years. They fled persecution in Sri Lanka...

June 6, 2024

Shire moves forward on Aireys Inlet Affordable Housing Project

THE Surf Coast Shire council has endorsed the concept design for the Aireys Inlet Affordable Housing Project, marking the next milestone in the development...

June 5, 2024

Surf Coast Shire’s 2024 Local Legends recognised

THE Surf Coast Shire's 2024 Local Legends were officially recognised last week at a presentation ceremony at the council's chambers. The event coincided with National...

June 5, 2024

Inquiry calls for crackdown on supermarket price hikes

A GREENS-LED Senate inquiry into supermarket prices has called for price gouging to be made illegal after hearing "devastating evidence" from consumers about the...

June 5, 2024

Upgrade to local sustainability tool to make taking action easier

THE Surf Coast Energy Group (SCEG) is preparing to release a major update to its Ecological Footprint Planner. Launched in late 2022, the online tool...

June 4, 2024

New singing experience makes its way to Torquay

A FUN and social singalong event is headed for Torquay next month. Named Sip & Sing, the pub choir style activity will allow attendees to...

June 2, 2024

Clearing the air: EPA encourages community to avoid using wood heaters

AS WINTER nears, the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) Victoria is urging the community to help reduce air pollution by getting their wood heaters serviced...

June 2, 2024

Armstrong Creek tapped for new dog park

THE Armstrong Creek community are set to receive a new dog park, state environment minister Steve Dimopoulous confirmed last week. The new dog park forms...

June 1, 2024

Building new worlds

Platform Arts brings to Geelong the works of 11 esteemed national and international contemporary artists in their coming exhibition Worlding.

The visual arts show explores...

June 1, 2024

New toolkit levels the playing field

A new program has been launched to assist local sport and recreational clubs in welcoming, including and supporting children who are deaf or hard...

May 30, 2024

Traffic flow to improve at Lorne Transfer Station

UPGRADE works are under way at the Lorne Transfer Station on Erskine Falls Road. Aided by a $250,000 grant from Sustainability Victoria, the works are...

May 29, 2024

Reconciliation in the Park to return for 15th year

THE local community will join together next weekend for a day of music, dance and cultural learning for the annual Reconciliation in the Park. Hosted...

May 29, 2024

Protect native wildlife and dob in a fox den

WITH fox breeding season under way, Parks Victoria is again calling on the local community to help protect native wildlife by reporting any sightings...

May 26, 2024

Bones MMA to host self-defence classes

BONES MMA is gearing up to host a series of self-defence classes over the next six months with the aim of empowering the local...

May 24, 2024

Acclaimed documentary to be screened in Torquay and Lorne

THE Lorne Theatre and Torquay's Australian National Surfing Museum are set to host special screenings of an award-winning documentary exploring the Yolngu Nation of...

May 24, 2024

Salvation Army gears up for 60th Red Shield Appeal

THIS weekend marks The Salvation Army's 60th Red Shield Appeal, the country's largest and longest-running doorknock appeal. Running May 25 and May 26, the annual...

May 24, 2024

Award-winning film headed for Geelong debut

A multi-award-winning short film written by local actor Cassidy Krygger is set to make its highly anticipated Geelong debut next month. Set in the 1930s,...

May 23, 2024

New exhibition offers community journey through Wadawurrung Country

AN IMMERSIVE exhibition sharing the sights, sounds and stories of Wadawurrung Country and its Traditional Owners is set to open in Torquay next week. Entitled...

May 23, 2024

The Grovedale Hotel named regional Victoria’s best pokie pub

THE Grovedale Hotel was one of four local watering holes recognised on Monday night at Victoria's most prestigious hospitality awards. The venue was crowned regional...

May 23, 2024

Textiles take centre stage in new Anglesea art exhibition

AN ANGLESEA-BASED textile artist has team up with three local ceramicists for a new exhibition with a Japanese-inspired aesthetic. Entitled Cloth + Clay, the show...

May 15, 2024

Meli celebrates first birthday

COMMUNITY service organisation Meli last month celebrated one year since it was formed through the merger of Barwon Child, Youth & Family and the...