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January 21, 2021

Friendly skies: Avalon’s flights to and from Sydney and Adelaide to resume soon

DOMESTIC flights between Avalon Airport and the Gold Coast have taken off again and are expected to return to and from Sydney and Adelaide...

January 21, 2021

City appoints committee to advise on social housing

THE first members of the City of Greater Geelong's Affordable Social Housing Advisory Committee have been announced. The city established the committee as a key...

January 21, 2021

Record registrations expected for febfast

Australians are flocking to annual abstinence event febfast to kickstart better health in 2021.

Registrations for febfast have now opened and organisers are expecting a...

January 21, 2021

The MAC in talks with shire about arts facility lease

THE Surf Coast Shire is negotiating with the arts collective that will run Torquay’s newest arts facility about a lease for the project. Last year,...

January 21, 2021

Fifth round of Building Better Regions Fund opens

COUNCILS and community groups in the Geelong region can now apply for grants under the fifth round of the federal Coalition's Building Better Regions...

January 21, 2021

Shire seeks major changes to draft SPP

THE Surf Coast Shire is calling for major changes to the proposed planning controls for Torquay and Jan Juc, arguing the final plan must...

January 21, 2021

Torquay Rotary Book Fair returns at new location

THE Torquay Rotary Book Fair will be back this year in a new COVIDSafe location. The annual event will be held over the Australia Day...

January 21, 2021

Local COVID-free streak grows, more cases linked to Australian Open

VICTORIA is rebuilding its streak of days without locally-transmitted cases of coronavirus, but more infections have been recorded among Australian Open players and staff. Yesterday...

January 21, 2021

Surf Coast Toy Library needs help to keep playtime going

THE Surf Coast Toy Library will reopen its doors in a little over a fortnight, and is seeking volunteers and new committee members to...

January 21, 2021

Pako Festa’s CovidSafe plan announced

PAKO Festa is set to return next month with Diversitat announcing an all-new look to the classic event. After 38 years of delivering culture to...

January 21, 2021

GORCN welcomes Great Ocean Road uni project

THE Great Ocean Road Communities Network (GORCN) has welcomed plans for a university-led strategy for the Great Ocean Road, saying the project could provide...

January 21, 2021

Wear red, it’s good for your heart

THIS month, people are being encouraged to wear red and donate to raise awareness and funds for life-saving research. REDFEB is Heart Research Australia's annual...

January 21, 2021

Big savings to provide post-JobKeeper buffer

THE federal Coalition is continuing to talk up the decreasing need for its JobKeeper wage subsidy, with Victorian Liberal Senator Sarah Henderson describing one...

January 21, 2021

Stories from the journey

AN EXHIBITION opening soon in Geelong will share some of the many stories of the first Australians in this part of the world. The Journey...

January 21, 2021

Keep your health appointments, RACGP urges

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) is urging patients to take care of their health and wellbeing and consult with their GP...

January 21, 2021

Powercor still seeks cause of Torquay outage

POWERCOR is assessing its network of cables in Torquay as it tries to discover the cause of last week's outages, which affected thousands of...

January 21, 2021

La Cantina opens for diners

A new restaurant at the Common Ground Project in Freshwater Creek will serve its first customers today (Thursday, January 21). The Italian-themed La Cantina restaurant...

January 21, 2021

Coker wants Spring Creek protected

CORANGAMITE Labor federal member Libby Coker has slammed the door on any development in Torquay's Spring Creek valley. Ms Coker said she voted against opening...

January 20, 2021

Submissions to draft Statement of Planning Policy extended

ANYONE racing to finalise their submission to the draft Surf Coast Statement of Planning Policy can slow down a little, as the deadline has...

January 20, 2021

Collision closes Great Ocean Road between Lorne and Wye River

A SERIOUS collision near Separation Creek forced the closure of the Great Ocean Road in both directions between Lorne and Wye River earlier today. Paramedics...

January 18, 2021

Missy Higgins, Tones And I to headline Geelong concert this weekend

LIVE music is coming back to Victoria in a big way this summer, and it will all start in Geelong this Saturday.
Tickets go on...

January 15, 2021

Universities unite on protection plan for Great Ocean Road

FOUR of the country’s top university design schools will lend their expertise to helping create a strategic plan for the future of the Great...

January 14, 2021

Grants to support better manufacturing

MANUFACTURERS in regional Victoria with shovel-ready projects to increase their productivity and grow jobs have a week left to apply for up to $1million...

January 14, 2021

Shire slowly recovers from impacts of coronavirus

MORE than 1,000 jobs were lost in the Surf Coast Shire as the effects of the coronavirus pandemic fully took hold in...

January 14, 2021

Sailors rescued after boat overturns near Torquay

EMERGENCY services rescued two sailors after they fell overboard off the coast of Torquay on Wednesday last week. Police, water police,...

January 14, 2021

Torquay Lions dismayed by glass in New Year’s Day cleanup

THE Torquay Lions Club’s dawn cleanup of rubbish along Torquay’s foreshore on New Year’s Day has been left disappointed at the amount of broken...

January 14, 2021

Concept drawings of The Sands upgrade revealed

THE Sands resort in Torquay has not officially changed hands yet, but residents in the surrounding estate have had a sneak peek...

January 14, 2021

Vale Maggi Jean Lowdon, 1944-2020

MAGGI Jean was born and educated in Melbourne and awarded a PhD in biochemistry from Monash University.   She was the first of her family...