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Deakin welcomes fund for hi-tech precinct

Jane EmerickA $5 billion fund unveiled in this week’s federal budget for higher education would help Deakin University develop its own Silicone Valley in...

Exploding in the city

Jane EmerickLake Bolac’s The Exploders will release their second album at Geelong’s National Hotel next week, promising fans a “more complete experience”. Members TJ Allender...

Council: why we must fly overseas

Adrew MathiesonGeelong councillors have defended their overseas travel after approving new trips to China and Japan. The councillors this week voted to send Mayor Peter...

Water plan relies on boring details

Peter FaragoGEELONG residents should prepare themselves to drink at least some fluoride by 2015 after State Government this week unveiled its plan to secure...

Bracks: plenty of water for growth

Peter FaragoA STATE Government strategy would secure enough water for Geelong’s population to continue growing at record levels until 2030, Premier Steve Bracks said. The...

Bellarine bounty

Alex de VosLabor has offered a $10.5 million bounty in Bellarine-specific election promises compared to a Liberal list worth $7.3 million, according to last-minute...

Cards on the table

Hamish HeardUndecided Torquay voters will weigh up major party promises on education, transport links, dogs on beaches, fishing and police when they front tomorrow’s...

Bellbrae Revolts

jane emerickBellbrae residents are joining forces to fight unwanted development. A controversial plan for a caravan park is at the centre of the movement,...

Point problem at Parliament

Peter FaragoGEELONG’S council has pointed the finger over who is responsible to ensure a safe environment in the city centre and plenty of groups...

Try this, Clarrie – a hero award

BY ANDREW MATHIESONSIXTY-three-year-old Clarrie Kerger played the boards when basketball was different to the hoopla it is today. Back then the three-point arc was a...

Reviews begin after bird flu scare at lab

Jane EmerickGeelong’s animal health laboratory has launched a review of its safety procedures after a bird flu scare this week. Laboratory director Dr Martyn Jeggo...

Owners to seek wide spaces for their dogs

Jane EmerickNew offleash areas will have to span the Surf Coast to cater for residents without cars, according to a dog owners’ group. A...

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Geelong to exit lockdown as planned

Geelong will exit lockdown at midnight as initially planned alongside the Surf Coast, deputy chief health officer Deb Friedman confirmed this morning. Dr Friedman announced...