About: Jack Parsons

Posts by: Jack Parsons

December 10, 2020

Point Grey development considers cultural impact

CONSTRUCTION of Lorne's Point Grey development is moving forward with designs approved and a start date scheduled for the first half of next year. The...

December 10, 2020

MP and developers trade barbs over Spring Creek

AS DEBATE intensifies over the future of the Spring Creek valley, one of the possible developers of the land has claimed South Barwon Labor...

December 10, 2020

Shire starts spraying to smack down mozzies

MOSQUITO treatment is under way on the Surf Coast to get rid of the those pesky and noisy bloodsuckers. Many a sleep has been ruined...

December 10, 2020

Huge response to business recovery grants

THE City of Greater Geelong received an overwhelming response to its first round of Business Recovery Grants, where applicants will be considered for grants...

December 10, 2020

Festival of lights

THE epic Christmas Festival of Lights is back in 2020 at Adventure Park, Victoria’s favourite water and theme park. The trail is a whopping 1.5km...

December 10, 2020

Dog zones back for summer

BUSY beach areas in Torquay, Jan Juc, Anglesea, Aireys Inlet, Fairhaven and Lorne, as well as Torquay's Taylor Park, now have specified timeshare zones...

December 10, 2020

Community lunch on Christmas day

SURF Coast community leaders have come together to create One Big Table, an event on Christmas Day for anyone on the Surf Coast. A press...

December 10, 2020

Coastal Dog Watch

Name: Bailey (Bun) Age: 4 years Breed: Staffy x kelpie Disposition: BIG kisser. Loves nothing more than a public display of affection. Spotted: Bounding down Jan Juc beach. Defining...

December 10, 2020

A long life by the sea

Sheila Mary Currie was born on March 2, 1923, just a few years after the worst of the Spanish flu pandemic had subsided. She...

December 3, 2020

Bumper stickers drive message home

THE Save Spring Creek campaign team has released thousands of bumper stickers with the simple message “Hands Off Spring Creek” emblazoned in white writing...

December 3, 2020

16 Days of Activism spreads awareness

THE Borough of Queenscliffe and Surf Coast Shire Council have announced their support for the Respect Women: 'Call it Out' - 16 Days of...

December 3, 2020

This Girl Can Week in full swing

City of Greater Geelong is partnering up with the Victorian division of This Girl Can, a powerful campaign designed to promote, encourage, motivate and...

December 3, 2020

Winchelsea pool closed until further notice

AFTER Winchelsea's outdoor swimming pool opened just in time for summer, an update on the Shire's Facebook page on Monday announced it will remain...

December 3, 2020

Ho Ho Hotondo

HOTONDO Homes have set up a giving tree in their Baines Crescent showroom and joined the incredible list of community groups behind the One...

December 3, 2020

Local performers cast in Hamilton

HAMILTON, the hit musical which has taken the world by storm, will show in Sydney next year and will feature three Geelong performers in...

December 3, 2020

Environmental projects win big

TWO local coastal environmental projects have won awards at the 2020 Victorian Marine and Coastal awards last week. The Barwon Estuary Project won in the...

December 3, 2020

Residents ready to say hello

The Hello Happy Hour event is just around the corner and legends all over are putting their hand up to be a street champion. The...

December 3, 2020

National survey results not reflected locally

SWIM schools around the nation have seen a decline in re-enrolments post COVID-19 lockdown. In a recent interview conducted with the ABC the CEO of...

December 3, 2020

Mysterious debut EP from Ocean Grove artist

There is a mysterious new artist lurking around Ocean Grove who goes by the name Swim Lanes. It's four tracks of uplifting, video game dream...

December 3, 2020

Developers respond to Spring Creek planning scheme

PARKLEA and Oakland developers have said a protected settlement boundary at Duffields could create a "gated community", decrease home ownership and make local jobs...

November 26, 2020

Say Hello day gets A list support

Hello Surf Coast Day is gaining momentum with community members and celebrities sending in videos saying ‘hello’ which have been shared on their socials,...

November 26, 2020

Local legend releases debut album

Torquay raised, East Geelong resident Bec Goring released her new album Beware this month. The eight-track release is a collection of hard hitting songs that...

November 26, 2020

Coastal Dog Watch

Margaret, Margie Moo, Margaret Scratcher, Moodini, Chairman Moo and Midge are just a few of the names Margaret goes by according to her owners....

November 26, 2020

State government calls for submissions on Spring Creek

THE GENERAL public are invited to make submissions supporting or opposing development in Spring Creek valley. A draft Statement of Planning Policy released by the...

November 26, 2020

State School Spectacular finds a way

THE 25th Victorian State School Spectacular scheduled to be held at John Cain Arena will instead be broadcast from a variety of venues on...

November 26, 2020

Hoodie breeding season off to rocky start

BREEDING season is now under way (August until March) for the hooded plover and despite setbacks the resilient bird is doing its best to...

November 26, 2020

Awards winners a shining light in community

ONE million native plants and thousands of hours spent on weed control at Armstrong Creek has led to developer Warralily being widely acknowledged and...

November 20, 2020

Torquay Food Aid Christmas call-out

EVERY community needs leaders who selflessly provide support for the hidden and vulnerable people within it – even, or perhaps especially a vista like...