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July 29, 2021

Stage 7 blocks in Surf View estate being re-sold

LOTS in the proposed stage 7 of the Surf View estate are being resold after it was bought by a new developer, and at...

July 27, 2021

Footy and netball to return, some games rescheduled

GROUNDS and courts across the Geelong region will be back in action from tomorrow (Wednesday, July 28) thanks to the easing of COVID-19 restrictions,...

July 27, 2021

Victoria’s lockdown lifts at midnight

VICTORIA will come out of its fifth COVID-19 lockdown at midnight tonight (Tuesday, July 27) but masks will remain "inside and outside and always"...

July 27, 2021

Funding to elevate Otways artistic company

A BARWON Downs-based artist is one of this year’s successful applicants in the federal government’s highly competitive Regional Arts Fund. WildHoney Performing Arts co-founder and...

July 27, 2021

Telstra revives consultation for mobile tower at Bellbrae’s cemetery

A PROPOSAL to build a mobile phone tower near the Bellbrae Cemetery has been revived, with Telstra running community consultation on the project after...

July 26, 2021

Victoria still waits on end of lockdown decision

VICTORIAN Health Minister Martin Foley says authorities will need the rest of today's data before any decisions can be made about the end of...

July 26, 2021

Fisher and Hill to again lead Torquay CC

JAMES Fisher and Terry Hill will again lead the Torquay Cricket Club this season. In a change from last summer when he was the assistant...

July 26, 2021

Local superheroes unmasked at Bethany awards

THIS year’s winners of the Bethany Superhero Awards have been announced, following the COVID lockdown and restrictions cancelling last month’s ceremony. The 12 primary school...

July 24, 2021

Victoria “on track” to end lockdown next week

VICTORIA is "on track" to end its fifth lockdown of the COVID-19 pandemic next week, according to the state's Chief Health Officer. There were 12...

July 24, 2021

Neighbourhood Watch drives safe, supports “coffee with a cop”

NEIGHBOURHOOD Watch (NHW) Surf Coast has wrapped up its senior driver education seminars and is now inviting the community to have "coffee with a...

July 21, 2021

Victoria records 22 new COVID-19 cases, more business support announced

VICTORIA has recorded 22 new COVID-19 cases in the previous 24 hours, and the Victorian Government has announced a further $282.5 million for businesses...

July 21, 2021

Torquay Lions proud to bear the cost of national initiative

THE Torquay Lions Club has presented a dozen furry friends to police at the town's station in their latest contribution to Lions Operation Teddy...

July 20, 2021

Chamber’s Beyond Solar event has new date

THE Geelong Chamber of Commerce has announced a rescheduled date for its postponed corporate breakfast "Beyond Solar: The future of energy for business". Originally to...

July 18, 2021

End the diabetes blame and shame

Widespread community misunderstanding and stigma about diabetes are driving high rates of mental health problems for people living with the disease, experts have warned.

Despite...

July 15, 2021

Victoria’s fifth lockdown to begin at midnight

VICTORIA will enter a five-day lockdown from tonight (Thursday, July 15) in an effort to contain a growing outbreak of the Delta variant of...

July 14, 2021

COVID-19 case confirmed at Barwon Heads Primary School

STAFF and pupils at Barwon Heads Primary School will be staying home tomorrow (Thursday, July 15) after the school reported a confirmed case of...

July 13, 2021

National firearms amnesty begins

THE federal government and Crime Stoppers Australia have launched a permanent national firearms amnesty to keep Australians safe while ensuring access to those with...

July 11, 2021

Name’s the same but federal boundaries to change

BOUNDARY changes will see the Surf Coast Shire split between federal electorates, with towns including Angelsea, Lorne and Winchelsea to leave Corangamite and become...

July 8, 2021

Floored: Winchelsea’s Leisure Time Centre still in need of repairs

THE Winchelsea community has been waiting four years for get back into the Leisure Time Centre (LTC), and will have to keep waiting until...

June 30, 2021

Torquay, Jan Juc to still switch state seats in proposed boundaries

TORQUAY, Jan Juc and Bellbrae will still be dropped from the seat of South Barwon, according to the latest version of the proposed state...

June 23, 2021

Upgraded site to help with whale spotting

AN UPGRADED website for the community to record local whale sightings was launched last week to mark World Oceans Day. WhaleFace is a citizen science...

June 21, 2021

Raise your voice: Thousands of signatures wanted for petitions on Spring Creek promise

THE public hearing into the planning future of Torquay, Jan Juc and surrounds has officially closed, and a community group is calling for thousands...

June 20, 2021

On the page: City considers feedback about proposal to build library in Armstrong Creek

THE City of Greater Geelong is working on its plan to design and build Armstrong Creek’s first library, and has revealed some of the...

June 19, 2021

TLC Healthcare to help speed up aged care vaccinations in Geelong

TLC Healthcare has been appointed by the Department of Health to vaccinate thousands of aged care residents across Geelong and Melbourne who were unable...

June 17, 2021

Anne Howard takes job as new CEO of Colac Otway Shire

THE Surf Coast Shire's acting chief executive officer Anne Howard will shift councils later this year and become the new CEO of the neighbouring...

June 17, 2021

Torquay car wash site sold

A CAR wash described as a “a rare corner allotment that is perfectly positioned for redevelopment” in Torquay has been sold, and the listing...

June 16, 2021

Site chosen for Torquay’s new hospital

THE Victorian Government has revealed the site for the coming Torquay Community Hospital. Today (Wednesday, June 16), South Barwon Labor MP Darren Cheeseman announced a...

June 16, 2021

Fans allowed at Cats game as COVID-19 restrictions ease again

COVID-19 restrictions will ease further for regional Victorians on Friday this week, with all travel restrictions removed across the state and caps increasing for...