From the archives


20 years ago

July 7, 2000

Geelong could become Victoria’s toxic waste dumping-ground if Blue Circle Cement is allowed to burn waste fuels in its Waurn Ponds kilns, Member for Geelong Province Elaine Carbines warned yesterday.

Ms Carbines said she shared community alarm about Blue Circle’s plans to take over Geelong Cement’s contract with Teris to burn toxic waste in cement kilns to offset the cost of natural gas fuel.

15 years ago

July 8, 2005

The return of police foot patrols to central Geelong has had an immediate impact, with officers arresting 10 people in their first sweep.

New Geelong Chief Inspector Wayne Carson said the operation was in response to traders raising concerns in the Independent about violence and unruly behaviour in the central business district.

10 years ago

July 9, 2010

State government will pour imported sand onto Geelong’s Eastern Beach as part of a controversial renourishment project.

The government said an independent consultant had approved the sand replacement on the popular strand, along with beaches at Portarlington and Clifton Springs.

5 years ago

July 10, 2015

Geelong’s homeless are in for an Antarctic-like cold snap this weekend, with up to 40 people shivering through bone-chilling nights outdoors.

Weather reports say it will be eastern Australia’s coldest snap in five years, extending as far as northern Queensland.

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