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.”
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.