IN BRIEF

MISSING: Adrian Hardman.

 

Arc petition

Geelong council, municipal alliance G21 and local organisations have launched a petition for $20.5 million in federal funding for a proposed Norlane health hub.

Geelong Mayor Bruce Harwood urged locals to sign the petition for the $61.6 million Northern ARC at www.geelongaustralia.com.au/northernarc.

Defence hopes

Korean-owned Hanwa Defence Australia is hoping to base its operations between Geelong and Melbourne, if it wins a bid to manufacture Australia’s amoured personal carriers.

The project is expected to be worth more than $10 billion and create more than 100 direct jobs.

Crime busters

Geelong residents will be able to help crack cold cases, try their hand at sentencing and hear from some of Australia’s leading barristers and detectives at a new event next Thursday.

Professor Marilyn McMahon said the event, at Deakin University’s Waterfront Campus, appealled to “anyone” interested in crime.

Community funding

Geelong emergency relief organisations Bethany Community Support and Diversitat are set to benefit from a $40 million investment receiving $76,000 and $546,000 respectively if Labor is elected at this month’s federal election.

Corangamite candidate Libby Coker said that organisations such as Bethany provide vital services to support children, families and individuals and assist them to participate in their community.

Knife bail

A woman charged with assaulting a pensioner in central Geelong has again been released on bail after court officers allegedly found knives in her bag on Tuesday.

Cori Glencross, 23, was first released on bail on Monday, after being in custody since she allegedly attacked a 75-year-old on 16 April.

Missing man

Police have escalated the search for missing man Adrian Hardman, who went missing near Paradise Rd at Little River on 28 April.

Victoria Police’s Air Wing have joined the search for the 52-year-old, who is Caucasian in appearance and 170cm tall with short brown hair brown eyes and a fair complexion.

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