Armstrong Creek Sharks treasurer Chad Dunscombe with son Noah and daughter Abby. (Luke Voogt)


Gastro outbreak

Greater Geelong child care centres have recorded 29 outbreaks of gastroenteritis so far this year, the highest of any local government area.

Victoria has recorded 389 cases of the illness in child care centres so far in 2021, four times higher than the average for this time of year.

Casey and Wyndham, which like Geelong have high populations for local government areas, recorded the next highest figures of 17 and 16 cases respectively.

Cancer inquiry

Barwon Heads residents spoke out about their experiences of a possible cancer cluster at a senate inquiry on Tuesday.

The inquiry was called after many locals felt that a council mosquito spraying initiative in the mid-1980s contributed to a higher incidence of cancer and auto-immune disease.

Club grants

Local clubs and organisations received almost $10,000 in sports grants for equipment and uniforms in a state government program, South Barwon MP Darren Cheeseman announced this week.

Among the recipients were Working Equitation Geelong ($1000), Ocean Mind ($1000), Armstrong Creek Junior Football and Netball Club ($2000) Deakin Baseball Club ($2000), Westcoast Calisthenics Club ($3000) and AFL Barwon ($925).