North alight

Corio has its own oversize Christmas tree thanks to a council initiative spreading festive cheer beyond central Geelong. City Hall installed the six-metre tree at Corio Library this week as part of a $60,000 council spend on activities for ‘Christmas in the North’. Council’s Christmas program would also install decorations in 14 other suburbs and […]

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Tyre recycler plans site, 15 jobs in city

Geelong could become home to a new tyre-recycling plant as Federal Government introduces a ban on exporting end-of-life tyres, an Australia-wide company has announced. Green Distillation Technologies had earmarked Geelong for the plant and explored several sites in the city, according to its chief operating officer Trevor Bayley. “We have explored potential sites and studied […]

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Fraser’s farmer aid

In the lead up to his recent ninth birthday, Highton’s Fraser Mackey had a “light-bulb” moment. As Fraser begged his mum, Kylie, for an array of gifts she challenged him to imagine how he would feel if he had no presents, a cake or a party. She told him that was the current situation for […]

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In Brief

  Fires flare Fire fighters have battled grass fires north of Geelong amid soaring temperatures and high winds. Crews had contained fires near Lovely Banks and Anakie when the Indy went to press on Thursday afternoon amid 39C heat in Geelong. Local victim A Bannockburn woman was among the victims of a man who allegedly […]

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Four wanted

Geelong police are appealing for information about three separate thefts from local retailers. Police alleged a man stole a pair of Ray Ban aviator-style sunglasses worth $285 from Westfield Geelong’s Sunglasses Hut at 3:30pm on 24 September. He tried on the sunglasses before putting them in his pocket and leaving the store, police said. A […]

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Clash hopes for dog park

A “dog park” could help prevent clashes between pet-owners and other users of public spaces such as ovals, according to a Surf Coast councillor. David Bell raised the mitigation potential as Surf Coast Shire began “just testing the water” about whether to develop a fenced off-leash area at Torquay. The shire was seeking “input” on […]

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