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$18m plan lopped

Jane EmerickTorquay’s $18 million civic precinct could end up “nothing more” than new shire offices, a library and sport ovals, a councillor has revealed. Cr...

Home safety threat

Andrew MathiesonA NORLANE resident has threatened not to pay his rates unless Geelong’s council cleans up a derelict Plume Street house that’s been a...

Torquay burglaries prompt cop warning

Karen HartA spate of burglaries and a breakin at Torquay Primary School have prompted a police warning to property owners. Owners of a holiday home...

Private votes need public input

Peter FaragoGEELONG’S federal MPs will be asked to bare their conscience about cloning embryonic stem cells for scientific research. Labor Member for Corio Gavan O’Connor...

Anger as more car parks go

Hamish HeardElderly beach users and families will be the losers when a car park on The Esplanade closes to make way for sewerage works,...

Pilates, yoga, sports equipment in Surf Coast perks scheme. Shire massages staff, council

Hamish HeardSurf Coast ratepayers will foot the bill for councillors and shire staff to enjoy massages, weight loss programs and yoga classes under a...

Pier strains trade

Andrew MathiesonA Vehicle weight limit on Portarlington’s crumbling pier is set to strain the town’s seafood industries. A study commissioned for a Portarlington Safe Harbour...

Refinery “slick” alarms group: Fear for bay

BY HAMISH HEARDAn environmental group fears an underground oil slick continues to flow from Shell’s refinery into Corio Bay despite EPA orders to clean...

Shell in hot water over energy idea

A “stick-and-carrot” approach could make Shell’s Corio refinery convert excess heat to green energy, according to a local Family First candidate. Gordon Alderson said the...

Double whammy for traders in road plans

Hamish HeardTorquay businesses face a bypass double whammy. A State Government decision to direct traffic from Geelong’s bypass down Anglesea Road and shire plans to...

Libs “needed more dirt”

Hamish HeardA post-mortem into Geelong Liberal candidates’ disastrous showing at last year’s state election has found a failure to dig dirt and a lack...

Fire, ambo complex set for Lara

Andrew MathiesonCONSTRUCTION of a proposed Lara fire and ambulance complex will begin in December, according to local MP John Eren. But Liberal candidate for Lara...

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Raising awareness one snag at a time

Two Geelong men have completed a rather unique tour of Victoria – eating a sausage at every Bunnings store in the state to raise...