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October 18, 2019

Shorten hears NDIS concerns at Grovedale forum

SHADOW Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Bill Shorten stopped in Grovedale last week as part of his national NDIS listening tour. Mr...

October 18, 2019

Coker and Butler pledge strong green stance from Labor

A PAIR of federal Labor MPs promised at a forum in Torquay last week that their party will continue to have strong stances on...

October 4, 2019

Neighbourhood Watch Surf Coast seeks new members and hosts Coffee with a Cop event

THE next Neighbourhood Watch Surf Coast meeting will be its annual general meeting followed by its quarterly general meeting, to be held next week. The...

October 3, 2019

Feathers, fur and fins welcome at Blessing of the Animals

Reverend Stephen Copland from St Wilfrid’s Anglican Church in Mount Duneed will welcome all creatures great and small this Sunday at the church’s annual...

October 1, 2019

Rip Curl founders announce sale of iconic surf brand

RIP Curl announced this morning that the surf brand founded in Torquay by Brian Singer and Doug “Claw” Warbrick has been sold to Australia...

September 26, 2019

Surf Coast Shire makes changes to dog regulations

THE Surf Coast Shire will make some changes to its dog regulations in Torquay, Lorne, Moriac and Winchelsea. Councillors considered a report on the update...

September 26, 2019

Meet some of Geelong’s wonderful humans

THE varied and remarkable human face of Geelong is about to be showcased in all its glory at Deakin University’s Waterfront Campus. From Bollywood and...

September 19, 2019

Meet the woman behind Surf Coast Pilates

TORQ F1T founder Erin Rowell has announced her latest venture, Surf Coast Pilates. Erin discovered her love for athleticism in her hometown of Torquay after...

September 19, 2019

Great Ocean Food: Let it snow

American influences have been with us a long time.

 In the Sixties, my mother had a cookbook from Better Homes and Gardens.  It was...

September 19, 2019

City backs community concern about train stabling location

THE City of Greater Geelong is backing community concern regarding plans to build a train stabling facility on 61 hectares of privately-owned farmland in...

September 19, 2019

After-hours pilot launches at Great Ocean Road Health

PATIENTS in Lorne and Apollo Bay will have better access to after-hours emergency services thanks to a new telehealth pilot which is taking flight...

September 19, 2019

Torquay and Jan Juc officially declared distinctive

THE state government has officially introduced planning regulations which it says will protect Torquay and Jan Juc from overdevelopment and urban sprawl. On Tuesday, Minister...

September 19, 2019

Hits and misses for Torquay

Tigers triumph in A Grade Netball, lose seniors and reserves grand finals

SATURDAY was a day of mixed sporting fortunes for Torquay, with the A...

September 19, 2019

Women’s rehab centre proposed for Mount Duneed

FOUNDATION 61 could soon operate two rehabilitation facilities in Mount Duneed if a planning amendment put forward by the City of Greater Geelong for...

September 18, 2019

Surf Coast Shire welcomes new citizens

THE Surf Coast Shire welcomed 11 people as new citizens this week as part of 2019 Australian Citizenship Day...

September 13, 2019

Roads to close for Amy’s Gran Fondo this weekend

RIDERS of all ages will take part in the annual Amy’s Gran Fondo cycling event on the Great Ocean Road...

September 12, 2019

Briefs for September 12

Roadworks begin in Lorne

REPAIR works on the Great Ocean Road at Lorne began on Monday. The works are taking place from Bay Street to...

September 12, 2019

Charging station powers up at RACV Torquay Resort

ELECTRIC vehicles can now make a useful pitstop at the start of the Great Ocean Road with last week’s official opening of an ultra-rapid...

September 12, 2019

Sarah Henderson wins Senate preselection

SARAH Henderson has made a rapid return to federal politics, emerging as the winner of a tightly-fought contest to fill a casual Senate vacancy...

September 12, 2019

Road renaming in Gherang rejected

A STATE government body has knocked back the Surf Coast Shire’s renaming of part of a road in Gherang. Nobles Road runs generally north-south but...

September 12, 2019

Woe is 4G as community voices Quay tower doubts

THE planned installation of a telecommunications tower in Torquay North is not being welcomed by some of the area’s residents, who claim it will...

September 12, 2019

Eastern Reserve scores new netball pavilion

NETBALL facilities in Winchelsea have shot up in quality with the official opening of a new pavilion at Eastern Reserve. Victorian Coalition Senator David Van...

September 12, 2019

Libby Coker rolls in and talks politics in Torquay

Corangamite federal member Libby Coker has run a listening tour across her electorate, holding “Coffee with your Pollie” and “Politics in the Pub” sessions...

September 12, 2019

Torquay pupils join environmental learning event

MORE than 150 pupils from Torquay and across Victoria converged on Scienceworks last month for National My Solar Direct Kids Teaching Kids (KTK) Week. St...

September 12, 2019

Tony Revell wins Anglesea by-election

TONY Revell has been elected as the newest member of the Surf Coast Shire council. Cr Revell was one of six candidates in the Anglesea...

September 12, 2019

Coker to hold youth climate forum this weekend

CORANGAMITE Labor federal member Libby Coker is continuing her focus on environmental issues, inviting the Geelong region’s young people to attend a public climate...

September 10, 2019

Libby Coker makes first speech to Parliament

CORANGAMITE federal member Libby Coker made her first speech to Parliament this afternoon. The full text is reproduced below. Mr Speaker, I acknowledge the traditional owners of...

September 5, 2019

Spend an arvo with the big O’s for Jan Juc Surf Life Saving Club

THE Jan Juc Surf Life Saving Club has assembled an all-star line-up of talent for its sixth AFL Grand...