About: Jack Parsons

Posts by: Jack Parsons

January 8, 2021

Roads get safer

TORQUAY'S Bell Street and The Esplanade are safer for cyclists, pedestrians and motorists thanks to a joint efforts from the Surf Coast Shire Council...

January 7, 2021

One big success

COMMUNITY and holiday spirit collided on Christmas Day at the One Big Table community lunch. The event was created by community groups, community members and...

January 7, 2021

World renowned exhibition on loan

Wildlife photography lovers can revel in a world-renowned exhibition on loan from London, which is now showing at the National Wool Museum in Geelong. Now...

January 7, 2021

City calls on wasps for help

CHEMICAL pesticides have been shelved by the City of Greater Geelong which has found unlikely allies to help it exterminate unwanted pests in the...

January 7, 2021

Barwon Water needs you

OVER the past 12 months, Barwon Water has heard more than 500 ideas from community members about how to make our future water supply...

January 7, 2021

In conversation with Sgt Croydon

BELOVED Australian actor and Gold Logie winner John Wood is coming to the Borough to discuss his new memoir How I Clawed My Way...

January 7, 2021

Be heard on climate

THE Surf Coast Shire Council is inviting community input on their climate change experiences and ideas around impact and action as part of its...

January 7, 2021

Essential reading for surfers young and old

Writer, activist and surfer Sean Doherty is as iconic as the surfers he has spent years writing about.

His prolific writing across major surfing publications...

December 31, 2020

Aireys Inlet Open Mic is on for 2021

IN NEWS that will make the entire Surf Coast shake with excitement, the Aireys Inlet Open Mic Festival has announced its return next year. The...

December 31, 2020

Grants driving economic growth to open

COMMUNITIES can share in $200 million of Federal Government grants for regional infrastructure projects at the beginning of 2021 with half dedicated to tourism...

December 31, 2020

CFA Captain announced for Aireys Inlet

AIREYS Inlet Fire Brigade has announced a new captain to signify a fresh start for the station. Following 11 years service as a fire fighter,...

December 31, 2020

Two weeks left to checkout Warm Safe exhibition

A community driven exhibition seeking to raise awareness and taking a stand against elder abuse ends in less than two weeks. The Warm Safe Home...

December 24, 2020

A very Surf Coast Christmas

THOUGHTFUL Surf Coast Community leaders have created a community lunch on Christmas Day open to anyone and everyone. The lunch is designed to bring people...

December 24, 2020

Swim and run go digital

JAN JUC SLSC has announced the Danger 1000 and Bells Bash Cliff Run will be virtual events. Both are important fundraisers for the Jan Juc...

December 24, 2020

Whale beached as, bro

SHOCKED beach users were greeted with the carcass of a giant dead whale on Fairhaven beach last week. The adult sperm whale carcass was spotted...

December 24, 2020

126 lot plan submitted to Shire Council

WINCHELSEA continues to be a acknowledged as a growth area following the submission of a 126 lot subdivision to council for consideration. The plans show...

December 24, 2020

Signs of the times

PROTECT Spring Creek Campaigners lined the Great Ocean Road donning red campaign colours and displaying big purple signs emblazoned with words “Hands off Spring...

December 24, 2020

Return of Country

BORAL, Australia’s largest construction materials and building products supplier, has announced a 3.06 hectare parcel of land within its Waurn Ponds Cement Works site...

December 24, 2020

Impressive club rooms officially unveiled

FEDERAL, state and local politicians were all present on a blustery December day at the official unveiling of the Jan Juc Surf Life Saving...

December 17, 2020

All areas of Torquay Hotel open

IN fantastic news for Surf Coast residents, the Torquay Hotel has announced all areas of the venue are now open just in time for...

December 17, 2020

U3A ready to go face-to-face

THE Surf Coast branch of the University of the Third Age is signing new members and re-enrolling current members as it emerges out of...

December 17, 2020

Anti-development campaigners think big

THE diversity of people involved in the Protect Spring Creek campaign was on show last week at a face-to-face gathering at Patagonia's Torquay store. Organiser...

December 17, 2020

Fire danger period declared

SURF COAST, City of Greater Geelong and Bellarine residents are now in the fire danger period as Country Fire Authorities and local councils encourage...

December 17, 2020

Coastal Dog Watch

Name: Wally and Lexi Age: 7 and 8 Breed: Wally is a kelpie, Lexi is a border collie x kelpie Disposition: Wally: Classic high jumpin’, ball lovin’...

December 17, 2020

Jetty Road Brewery crosses The Rip

EMERGING Victorian craft beer brewers Jetty Road has established a beach themed pop up bar in Lorne this summer. The 70s themed venue seats 150...

December 17, 2020

Mountain bike rider wins cow

ANGLESEA'S Kate Penglase is the first female to cross the line in a landmark endurance mountain biking event in Victoria's alpine region, Omeo. The Inaugural...

December 17, 2020

Bells beach lamb riding the wave

BESPOKE local lamb wholesaler Bell Beach Lamb is looking to expand its business following increasing demand for its quality cuts. Local residents David O’Brien and...

December 17, 2020

Developers commit to protecting trees

SPRING Creek landowners and developers Parklea and Okeland said they will not remove any Bellarine Yellow Gum trees if development proceeds west of Duffields...