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May 17, 2022

Commerce groups respond to budget

COMMERCE and trader groups have welcomed big spending health and tourism items in this month’s State Budget but have observed the region’s infrastructure isn’t...

May 16, 2022

Climate risk could make homes uninsurable

ONE in 25 Australian properties are likely to be uninsurable by 2030 due to increasing risks from extreme weather and climate change, new analysis...

May 16, 2022

Aged care campaign ramps up

LABOR and unions are stepping up their campaign for better quality in aged care, holding a rally in Marshall last week calling for key...

May 13, 2022

Expansion of protected wetlands

A LONG-AWAITED boundary review of the region’s Ramsar wetlands and other sites considered worthy of greater environmental protections has been released for comment by...

May 12, 2022

Non-stop coast watch

A SURF cam installed on private property broadcasting live vision of Winki Pop is being investigated by the Surf Coast Shire. Operated by Swellnet, the...

May 8, 2022

Wayne Lynch remembers the coast

WAYNE Lynch was due back in his old hometown of Lorne last month for public talks about the climate, growing up on the relatively...

May 7, 2022

Swan song from Torquay Men’s Shed singer

THE Torquay Men’s Shed farewelled its first and only female member in fitting fashion recently, with over a dozen singers and musicians forming to...

May 6, 2022

Lorne nurse returns from Pacific COVID mission

WHEN Vanuatu's two-year COVID free status dramatically ended in March this year and its government reached out for Australian assistance, Lorne nurse Jason Phieler...

May 4, 2022

Opposition grows to increasing surf surveillance

THE increasing prevalence of live surfcams at prominent surf spots along the Great Ocean Road is provoking a backlash from locals who say there’s...

May 2, 2022

PM drops in for $6.5m clubhouse pledge

PRIME Minister Scott Morrison returned to the Torquay Surf Lifesaving Club (SLSC) today (Monday, May 2) to announce a funding commitment of $6.5 million...

May 2, 2022

Parties pledge $5 million for one-stop veterans hub

A $5 MILLION Veteran Wellbeing Centre has been promised for the Surf Coast and Geelong region should Labor or Liberal win government at the...

April 29, 2022

Surf Coast embarks on $30 million land transfer to GORCAPA

THE Surf Coast Shire is starting the process of handing over $30 million in land assets to the Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks...

April 26, 2022

Peak housing lobby questions sector’s future

REGIONAL council goals of establishing thousands of new social housing properties won't be met without major long-term investment from the Victorian or federal government,...

April 25, 2022

Politics in the pit

CORANGAMITE’S lead candidates for the federal election have all expressed their opposition to the pace of oil and gas development in the Otway Basin,...

April 25, 2022

Surfcam live at Anglesea

ANGLESEA has joined the list of popular beaches in the region with live surf cameras that can be accessed online. Installed on the Anglesea Surf...

April 20, 2022

Labor pledges $5 million veterans hub for Torquay

A $5 MILLION Veteran Wellbeing Centre has been promised for the Surf Coast and Geelong region should Labor win government at the upcoming federal...

April 15, 2022

Torquay Boardriders gather for Bells Pro

THE second annual Torquay Boardriders Club (TBC) luncheon was graced with local and international surf royalty at an Juc Surf Life Saving Club last...

April 15, 2022

Surf Coast childcares risk closure

COMMUNITY House childcare centres in Lorne, Anglesea and Winchelsea are struggling to keep their doors open due to a lack of staff and some...

April 11, 2022

Organic waste deals on track

BARWON Water is on track to start taking organic waste from six local government areas (LGAs) in the region within two years under its...

April 8, 2022

Coalition hits the gas

FEDERAL government plans to triple the size of oil and gas fields in the Otway Basin are progressing, with drilling rights in one of...

April 7, 2022

Jan Juc’s India Robinson lines up for first Bells Pro

When newly minted Jan Juc surf pro India Robinson paddles out for her maiden heat at the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach in a...

April 7, 2022

The road to Bells

Bob ‘Boobs’ Johnson was about 13 when he first surfed Bells Beach in the early 1960s on a borrowed board and wiped out, “I...

April 6, 2022

Senator backs Jan Juc family in AAMI battle

A JAN JUC family forced from their home due to mould and locked in a six-year battle with insurer AAMI has received the backing...

April 5, 2022

Back to the chambers

THE region's councils have met face to face for the first time in months after COVID-19 restrictions forced them to be held virtually. The City...