From the Archives

16 years ago - May 16, 2008

16 years ago

May 16, 2008

Geelong’s new councillor has hit back at an MP who publicly mauled him over his call in last week’s Independent for State Government to investigate building a new dam.

Andrew Katos said the “bluff and bluster” of Labor Member for South Barwon Michael Crutchfield would do nothing to help the region over its water shortage.

11 years ago

May 17, 2013

Almost half of Geelong’s 14-year-olds are drinking alcohol, according to a new Deakin University study.

The study found the young teens were obtaining grog from their homes and, sometimes, bottle shops.

6 years ago

May 18, 2018

A newly-announced Australian Space Agency should make Geelong its home, according to former mayor Darryn Lyons.

“Why wouldn’t you want it here?” he said. “Space is big business – look at the money the industry makes internationally.”

A year ago

May 19, 2023

The Geelong West community is rallying to save its beloved library after Geelong Regional Library Corporation (GRLC) announced the proposed closure of the community hub last week.

GRLC said on Friday, May 12 it could close Geelong West, Barwon Heads and Highton libraries by September this year after the City of Greater Geelong’s (CoGG) budget did not include funds to operate two new libraries, leaving a shortfall of $1.118 million in GRLC’s 2023-24 budget.