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October 29, 2020

Vic Open cancelled for 2021

THE COVID-19 pandemic and resulting border closures along with international travel restrictions have forced the cancellation of next year's Vic Open, scheduled for February...

October 29, 2020

Survey finds most Australians would get coronavirus vaccine

Most Australians would get themselves and their children vaccinated against COVID-19, according to a survey from Monash University.

The latest results from the Survey of...

October 29, 2020

CFA urges residents to prepare for bushfires

VICTORIA observed Fire Action Week last week, and the CFA is urging Victorians to prepare themselves and their properties for this year’s bushfire season. With...

October 29, 2020

Water for our Future panel holds first meeting

THE Water for our Future community panel met earlier this month for its first online deliberative forum to help inform how Barwon Water manages...

October 29, 2020

Exercise sharpens agencies’ emergency response

EMERGENCY management specialists responded to a mock scenario of bushfires around Greater Geelong and the Surf Coast Shire last week as they put their...

October 29, 2020

Cheeseman won’t meet with Spring Creek developers

SOUTH Barwon Labor MP Darren Cheeseman has confirmed he wants no growth in Torquay's Spring Creek valley, and said he will not entertain any...

October 29, 2020

Spring back: Community groups reject claims about benefits of Spring Creek PSP

COMMUNITY groups in Torquay have strongly pushed back against claims of possible benefits to development in Spring Creek, saying the proposals are misleading and...

October 28, 2020

Woolworths Torquay Central listed for sale

THE Woolworths Torquay Central supermarket is up for sale, and is being touted to investors as the town's "most substantial and strategic commercial landholding". Located...

October 26, 2020

Melbourne’s ring of steel to be lifted on November 8

THE "ring of steel" around Melbourne will be gone in two weeks as the state government plans to align the coronavirus restrictions across the...

October 25, 2020

Gyms and pools to reopen for all on Wednesday

GYMS, fitness centres and pools will re-open in regional Victoria for people of all ages on Wednesday in the latest easing of Victoria's coronavirus...

October 22, 2020

Voting for council elections closes tomorrow

VOTING closes tomorrow (Friday, October 23) for council elections across the state, including the City of Greater Geelong, Surf Coast Shire and Borough of...

October 22, 2020

New police join the force in Surf Coast

MORE than 20 new police officers have started across Geelong, Colac and the Surf Coast since July as part of the biggest investment in...

October 22, 2020

Slow growth: Developers disappointed with delays to planning reform for Surf Coast

SOME of the developers with an interest in land in the Spring Creek valley say they are disappointed with the slow progress of reform...

October 22, 2020

Braille manufacturer makes an impression at Geelong Business Excellence Awards

BRAILLE Sign Supplies has left its mark on this year's Geelong Business Excellence Awards, taking out the Innovation, Research and Development Award. Based in Torquay,...

October 22, 2020

Harry Taylor embraces the emotion of Grand Final week

GEELONG Cats veteran Harry Taylor is eager for his next appearance in an AFL Grand Final, despite having to wait nine years to get...

October 22, 2020

Developer tries to keep Hotel Indigo going as land put up for sale

THE proposed Hotel Indigo in Torquay is on shaky ground, as the land where it is slated to be built is now on the...

October 22, 2020

Coker wants more help to tackle food insecurity

CORANGAMITE Labor federal member Libby Coker has praised local charities who are leading the way in ensuring families in the Geelong region are not...

October 22, 2020

Grants to protect and restore the Otways and the coast

COMMUNITY groups will be invited to apply for funding to help protect and restore native plants, wildlife, and coastal environments in the Otways. The Corangamite...

October 21, 2020

Get your AFL Grand Final Record at APCO

JUST because the AFL Grand Final is being held in Brisbane this year doesn't mean you can't get your hands on a copy of...

October 18, 2020

Household visitors allowed and hospitality venue caps increase from tomorrow

LIMITED household visits will be allowed and hospitality venues will be able to host as many as 110 patrons from tomorrow in the latest...

October 16, 2020

Funding agreement signed for South Barwon Reserve upgrade

THE City of Greater Geelong and the federal Coalition have signed a $237,000 funding agreement to deliver much-needed upgrades to the South Barwon Reserve. The...

October 15, 2020

Testing for COVID-19 in Anglesea sewage continues

THE Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) continues to test sewage in Anglesea for coronavirus but has not yet found any positive cases...

October 15, 2020

Allied effort: Commerce Torquay supports letter pleading for looser coronavirus restrictions

AN ALLIANCE of chambers and business associations in regional Victoria are "pleading" for the state government to ease coronavirus restrictions on Monday next week. The...

October 15, 2020

COVIDSafe app use lagging, poll reveals

ONLY just over half of regional Victorians have the COVIDSafe app installed on their phones five months after its launch, according to a new...

October 15, 2020

Cats crush Pies, Stewart eyes the Lions

THE Cats will fight for a spot in the AFL grand final this weekend after a dominant semi-final against Collingwood. Geelong will face Brisbane at...

October 15, 2020

Don’t forget to vote in council elections

VOTERS enrolled in the council elections across the Geelong region should have received their ballot packs by now, and are reminded they have until...

October 15, 2020

Otways planned burns set for coming weeks

SPRING planned burning is set to start in the Otway District in the coming weeks, to reduce the bushfire risk for towns along the...

October 15, 2020

GRC prepares for Geelong Cup with no crowds

THE Geelong Racing Club (GRC) is preparing for a very different Geelong Cup next week, with coronavirus restrictions preventing the usual flood of racegoers...