Sunken Gallery in The Dell

A “stunning” underwater gallery to lure visitors and marine life is due to open at Clifton Springs next summer, Geelong’s council has announced. The Sunken Gallery, located at The Dell, would be a world-class tourism attraction, according to council’s investment director Brett Luxford. “The Sunken Gallery will encourage residents and visitors to explore the unique […]

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Local ‘veteran’, champ vie for Ironman title

Born in Warrnambool, growing up in Portland and cutting his teeth on the sport of triathlon at Eastern Beach in Geelong, Luke Bell is one of the best athletes to come out of Victoria’s west. The ironman veteran of more than 20 years, whose credentials include four top 10 finishes at the ironman World Championship, […]

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Ford-lovers fill Corio park

Inverleigh’s Shane McInerney is racing the clock to get his 1974 GT ready for the 28th All Ford Day after crashing it at Geelong Revival. His pride and joy hit a barrier after the brakes locked in the wet during the event’s drag races last November. “It was just a pain in the arse and […]

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Parmageddon – Vote for Geelong’s best Parmi

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Banning humans ‘helps sharks thrive’, says local researcher

Banning humans outright helps depleted shark populations recover faster than simply stopping fishing in affected areas, according to new local research. However, Dr Justin Rizzari conceded that any attempt to expand “human exclusion zones” would be unpopular, so the alternative was possibly “increased education for behavioural change”. Dr Rizzari, a Deakin University fisheries ecologist based […]

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Hot summer brings local tourism boom

A BOOMTIME summer for tourism in the Geelong region has set the scene for future growth this year, according to a local industry chief. But converting day trip into extended overnight stays remains a primary challenge, says Tourism Geelong Bellarine executive director Roger Grant. “Our region is getting over five million visitors annually but hree […]

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