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October 22, 2021

Bruce Harwood lands job as AFL Barwon region manager

BRUCE Harwood has been appointed as the new region manager for AFL Barwon. The incumbent City of Greater Geelong councillor and former mayor has a...

October 22, 2021

Exposure site update – October 22

SITES in Geelong, South Geelong and Armstrong Creek have been added to the list of public exposure sites to COVID-19 in Victoria. They are: October 16  The...

October 21, 2021

Entries open for WorkSafe Tradies Challenge

TRADIES from across Victoria will be swapping their tools for surfboards in less than a month to compete in the annual WorkSafe Tradies Challenge...

October 21, 2021

Charge concern: Great Ocean Road tolls or fees not ruled out

THE powers of the new Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks Authority (GORCAPA) have been fully established, but the legislation has no guarantees that...

October 19, 2021

CCMA appoints new chair, board member

THE Corangamite Catchment Management Authority (CCMA) has welcomed the announcement of Cath Jenkins as its new chair and board director, as well as the...

October 18, 2021

Funding to upgrade residential aged care

GREAT Ocean Road Health and Barwon Health are being supported through a state government program to upgrade public sector residential aged care services outside...

October 18, 2021

Alex Marshall stands for Greens in Corangamite

THE fight for Corangamite is now a four-cornered contest, with Alex Marshall announcing last week she would stand in the seat for the Greens. The...

October 17, 2021

Community facilities funded

FACILITIES across the Surf Coast Shire are set to benefit from more than $1 million in funding in the latest round of the federal...

October 15, 2021

Exposure sites – October 15, 6pm

THREE Tier 1 sites in the Geelong region have been added to the list of public exposure sites to COVID-19. They are: October 12 Grovedale Hotel gaming...

October 15, 2021

Exposure sites – October 15, 11am

THERE have been four local additions to the Department of Health and Human Services' list of public exposure sites to COVID-19. They are: October 8 to...

October 15, 2021

Police to address e-scooter problems in Torquay

TORQUAY police are working on an education campaign aimed at improving e-scooters and e-skateboards safety outcomes, particularly with young people. Online sales of e-scooters –...

October 15, 2021

Shire finally consents to Point Grey plan

THE Surf Coast Shire council has finally given consent for its land at Point Grey in Lorne to be developed by the Great Ocean...

October 14, 2021

Election wishlist: Shire updates advocacy priorities as polls near

THE Surf Coast Shire council has updated its advocacy priorities with a focus on them helping deliver its latest Council Plan. The update sends a...

October 14, 2021

2021 Geelong Cup launched

THE running of the bet365 Geelong Cup is less than a week away, and the event was officially launched on Monday this week. The Geelong...

October 13, 2021

Brewery and surf club toast their beer

Bells Beach Brewing and the Jan Juc SLSC have filled the first cans of their joint beer project and delivered it to thirsty customers.

The...

October 13, 2021

Shire adopts Council Plan

THE Surf Coast Shire council has formally adopted its Council Plan, with incorporated Health and Wellbeing Plan, and Financial and Asset Plans after inviting...

October 12, 2021

Top teams to be recognised by AFL Barwon

THE top teams on the ladder in this season's AFL Barwon football and netball competitions will be officially recognised as the best teams. In a...

October 12, 2021

Exposure sites – September 12, 11am

TWO businesses and a primary school are in the latest additions to the public exposure sites to COVID-19 in the Geelong region. They are: October 2 Next...

October 12, 2021

Region’s roads in top 10 for safety issues

ROADS in the Geelong region have taken the unwelcome distinction of second, fifth and seventh place in a RACV poll about road safety issues...

October 11, 2021

Shire seeks funds to fix road black spots

THE Surf Coast Shire is seeking up to $1.3 million in federal funding to improve five high-accident sections of road in the municipality. At their...

October 10, 2021

Shire drafts new amenity laws

THE Surf Coast Shire council is proposing many changes as it updates its Community Amenity Local Law but will deal with rules about "tiny...

October 9, 2021

Shire to stage its build of cultural precinct

THE Surf Coast Shire will build its Cultural Facility and Library project in stages and is seeking $9 million in state government funding to...

October 8, 2021

Exposure sites – October 8, 11am

THERE have been three additions in the Geelong region to the list of public exposure sites to COVID-19, all on October 2. They are:

  • IGNI,...

October 7, 2021

Council again defers Point Grey resolution

THE future of the proposed $10 million development at Point Grey in Lorne is no closer than before, with the Surf Coast Shire council...

October 7, 2021

Aireys Inlet Market returns

STALLHOLDERS are looking forward to the return of the Aireys Inlet Market this Sunday, October 10 for the start of the 2021- 2022 market...

October 7, 2021

On target: multiuse facility scores spot in masterplan review

HOCKEY in Torquay and the wider Surf Coast has scored a major win, with a proposed synthetic pitch to be part of a review...

October 5, 2021

Petition urges 24/7 cat curfew in shire

NEARLY 400 people have signed a petition urging the Surf Coast Shire to introduce a 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week cat curfew across the municipality. Councillors officially received...

October 4, 2021

2021 Queenscliff Music Festival cancelled

THE 24th edition of the Queenscliff Music Festival (QMF) has been pushed to 2022, with organisers conceding time had run out to hold the...