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July 12, 2020

Geelong road projects share in fast-tracked funding

FIVE road projects in the Geelong region will share in $16 million as part of a fast-tracked infrastructure program. On Monday, the Victorian and federal...

July 11, 2020

New fund to help tourism operators cover corona cancellations

LEADING industry bodies have welcomed the state government's establishment of a $5 million fund for businesses facing cancellations from people in the locked-down postcodes...

July 10, 2020

NAIDOC Week postponed until November

NAIDOC 2020 celebrations due to take place across the region this week have been postponed until November. Following the lead of the NAIDOC National Committee,...

July 10, 2020

All Abilities Advisory Committee seeks new members

THE Surf Coast Shire council is seeking expressions of interest from people looking to be part of its All Abilities Advisory Committee (AAAC). The committee...

July 10, 2020

Boorai Centre closes after confirmed coronavirus case

The Boorai Centre in Ocean Grove closed this morning for a deep clean, following confirmation that a child who attended the facility has since...

July 10, 2020

Concerns over Surf Coast’s long-term financial health

SURF Coast Shire councillors have voiced varying levels of concern about the council's long-term financial health. The June 23 meeting included the adoption of the...

July 9, 2020

AFL Barwon abandons plan for modified senior footy and netball seasons

AFL Barwon is abandoning its plan to run modified senior football and netball competitions in 2020 due to a lack of teams taking part. In...

July 9, 2020

Medicinal cannabis: What you need to know

NPS MedicineWise has launched an online portal to help health professionals and consumers find evidence-based information about medicinal cannabis.

The new information helps explain the...

July 9, 2020

Feedback opens on next stage of Barwon Heads Road duplication

THE state government is calling for public feedback on the latest stage of its plan to duplicate Barwon Heads Road in the next three...

July 9, 2020

Shire to update polices under Local Government Act

THE Surf Coast Shire council has placed drafts of its Governance Rules and Public Transparency Policy on public exhibition. At their June 23 meeting, the...

July 9, 2020

Landowners talk up economic benefits of houses in Spring Creek

TWO of the landowners in the area covered by the Spring Creek Precinct Structure Plan (PSP) are talking up the benefits of completing the...

July 9, 2020

Art of the Minds Festival to go ahead in October

THE Art of the Minds Festival will return to the Geelong region in October, with the popular mental health and wellbeing event set to...

July 9, 2020

Small business tax cuts now in effect

THE Coalition Government's small business tax cuts are now in effect, with nearly 940,000 small and family businesses in Victoria having their company tax...

July 9, 2020

Boarding pass: Applications open to sit on board of new Great Ocean Road authority

APPLICATIONS have opened for board positions for the new Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks Authority (GORCPA). On Monday this week, Minister for Energy, Environment...

July 9, 2020

Geelong collective says major projects will speed up COVID-19 recovery

A COLLECTIVE of six leading organisations representing the Geelong region have agreed on a list of projects that need immediate state and federal funding...

July 9, 2020

Improve your mental health first aid skills

A SERIES of Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training sessions will be held in Jan Juc from later this month. MHFA will teach you practical...

July 9, 2020

Renourishment works continue at Apollo Bay

THERE will be more sand renourishment works at Apollo Bay to create a temporary dune system to help stabilise the foreshore, while plans are...

July 9, 2020

Objections heard about Torquay development

PUBLIC feedback on the $22 million plan to develop a 2.5 hectare site in Torquay is in and it is almost all negative. The Surf...

July 9, 2020

Works completed at two tourist spots in the south-west

MORE than $6 million in works for the Port Campbell Pedestrian Bridge and refurbishment of Maits Rest rainforest boardwalk have been completed. Port Campbell Pedestrian...

July 6, 2020

Geelong Show cancelled for 2020

THE show will not go on in Geelong in 2020, with organisers announcing today that this year's Royal Geelong Show had been cancelled due...

July 2, 2020

Deakin’s young university and world university rankings rise

DEAKIN University’s ranking continues to rise in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Top 50 Under 50 World University Rankings, with...

July 2, 2020

Anglesea Borefield gets a rest

THE Anglesea Borefield is now in standby mode, following the recovery of local water storages over the past 12 months. Since Barwon Water started operating...

July 2, 2020

Pop-up COVID-19 testing site opens in Winchelsea

WINCHELSEA'S Globe Theatre has been used for children’s dance classes, movies and old time dancing before the pandemic. This week, it’s being put to a...

July 2, 2020

Your COVID-19 test questions answered

Testing for COVID-19 can give much-needed information to help understand and manage this viral infection on an individual, local, national and global level.

NPS MedicineWise...

July 2, 2020

First-rate: Most councillors support rate increase in shire budget

THE Surf Coast Shire council has passed its budget with a 2 per cent rate rise but is forecasting financial trouble in the years...

July 2, 2020

Torquay College pupils showcase their science knowledge

TORQUAY College pupils celebrated Science Week last week by showcasing all of their newfound knowledge around biological, physical, chemical, as well as earth and...

July 2, 2020

Some Otways tracks close

SOME tracks and roads across the Great Otway National Park and Otway Forest Park have been temporarily closed to traffic as part of an...

July 2, 2020

Geelong makes Australian Traveller’s top 100 list

GEELONG is listed alongside the nation’s best tourist destinations in Australian Traveller’s “100 Ways to Holiday Here this Year” feature, which has just been...