In brief

Relay for Life is back in Geelong this October. (Rebecca Hosking) 206504_01

New mayor to be elected

The Greater Geelong Council will hold a special council meeting on Friday 17 June to elect a new mayor.

All councillors are eligible for nomination, with the mayor to be elected in the City Hall council chamber. The new mayor will serve through to the next required mayoral election, scheduled for November 2022.

The community is welcome to attend thel meeting from 7pm or live stream via

Relay returns

Relay For Life is back in Geelong this October and Cancer Council Victoria is encouraging locals to join the movement.

Relay For Life is a fundraising event that empowers communities to come together to celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against cancer. During the event teams will complete laps around St Albans Reserve on October 8.

To learn more and register your Relay For Life team visit

Bridge awards

The peak body for engineering and public works in Australasia has recognised a project to deliver two bridges in North Geelong for innovation, excellence, and sustainability.

The bridges at Cowies Creek in Seagull Paddock were recognised with three awards and a commendation at the Institute of Public Works Engineers Australasia Victorian Division awards last week.