Pilot survives light plane crash

The pilot of a plane that crashed at St Albans Park on Sunday morning has escaped serious injury despite the aircraft sustaining heavy damage. The light plane crashed about 8.30am in a paddock off Wilsons Rd, near Geelong Waterski Club and Barwon River. Paramedics treated the pilot, a 52-year-old man who was the sole occupant […]

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Parking squeeze looms with doubt over convention spaces

Geelong faces a parking squeeze with the development of a $170 million convention centre, according to a councillor. The potential loss of car parks on a site earmarked for the centre and the extra traffic it would attract could add more “stress and burden” to parking in the city, said Cr Eddy Kontelj. Deakin University […]

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Backlash for duck activist

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Exercise key to heart ‘fix’

A new rehabilitation program is using exercise to restore the lives of Geelong cardiac patients, according to Barwon Health. The program had helped patients recover from angina, heart attacks and cardiac stenting along with bypass and valve surgery, Barwon Health said. Doctors had referred more than 170 patients to the eight-week “rolling” program since it […]

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Retro rally’s Geelong link

Some of Australia’s “most celebrated and valuable” rally cars will gather for an Australian-first event at Avalon this weekend, organisers have announced. The Historic Rally Association gathering would feature cars from the 1950s and 1960s driving a 1km track at Geelong Motorsports Complex on Sunday, the organisers said. “The public will experience the sights and […]

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Villas ready for sale now

Kensington Retirement Village is a vibrant community with resort style facilities nestled on the Bellarine Peninsula at Leopold. The village is close to public transport, shopping centres, medical facilities and a sealed walking track. The village comprises 71 modern, stylish, spacious villas of two or three bedrooms and set amid landscaped gardens. The villas have […]

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