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16 years ago - May 9, 2008

16 years ago

May 9, 2008

State Government should set aside policy to consider building a new dam for Geelong, according to the city’s new councillor.

Liberal Andrew Katos is the region’s first elected member of a major political party to publicly call for a new dam since the Labor Government adopted its nodams policy. He joined Geelong’s council when he won a by-election in Deakin Ward last Friday.

11 years ago

May 10, 2013

City of Greater Geelong will set its lowest rate increase for six years when it unveils its budget next week, a council source has told the Independent.

The source said rates would rise 4.2 to 4.3 per cent, down from a 5.1 per cent hike last year.

6 years ago

May 11, 2018

Decades-old community enterprise Geelong Wholefoods has closed after losing more than $100,000 since moving to Mercer Street last year.

Hundreds of former customers have expressed their disappointment on the store’s Facebook page.

1 year ago

May 12, 2023

Local organisations supporting people experiencing life-inhibiting crises such as food insecurity or homelessness have shared in $420,000 in grans from the Give Where You Live Foundation.

The foundation awarded its 2023 Survive & Thrive grants, worth up to $40,000 each, to 15 organisations.