Briefs

Geelong council's catenary lights go green.

Garden green light

Council’s central Geelong lights will go green each night until next Tuesday to salute the city’s parks and the 130 employees who look after them.

“Our parks, reserves and trails have played a huge role in helping the community cope during the coronavirus pandemic,” Geelong mayor Stephanie Asher said.

Youthful ranking

Deakin has risen eight places to 55th and remains the highest-placed “young” university in Victoria, according to this year’s Times Higher Education Young University Rankings.

The rankings acknowledge the world’s best 200 universities aged 50 years or under, based on impact across teaching, international outlook, industry income, research and citations.

Boring on hold

The Melbourne-to-Geelong pipeline, switched on in March 2019, is delivering up to 25 megalitres of water each day to Geelong’s northern suburbs, according to Barwon Water.

The pipeline, combined with tapping the Anglesea Borefield, meant Geelong water storages were 12 per cent higher than they otherwise would have been, the authority said.

The storage levels, at 55.1 per cent yesterday, meant boring at Anglesea Borefield would halt with the site going into “standby mode” from July 1, Barwon Water announced.

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