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Bob Price at Morris Reserve Belmont. (Louisa Jones) 210688_01

Bob’s park

A new tree and sign at Morris Reserve Belmont will honour 91-year-old local Bob Price, who has cared for the small park most of his life.

Described as a “local legend” by council, Mr Price has spent decades mowing, cleaning graffiti and fixing playground equipment at the reserve unofficially known as ‘Bob’s park’.

“It’s a wonderful community,” he said. “Looking ahead, I hope the reserve continues to be a place for families to enjoy.”

Wage freeze

Geelong councillors have voted to freeze their salaries until November elections and have urged the next council to do the same, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Council’s top 50 highest-paid executives have also agreed to freeze their salaries, with the two measures combined to save ratepayers about $200,000.

Channel 31 ‘reprieve’

Geelong-based senator Sarah Henderson has welcomed federal government announcing an extra 12-months for Channel 31 to move online.

The “reprieve” would give the local broadcaster time to transition fully to digital services by 30 June 2021, Ms Henderson said.

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