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Region launches bid for sustainable firms

Hamish HeardVictoria’s biggest program promoting environmentally sustainable business practices has launched in Geelong. Sustainable Business Management brings together stakeholders including City of Greater Geelong, Barwon...

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...

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...

Permit debacle hits 34 households

Jane EmerickA building permit debacle has entangled 34 homes in the Geelong area, according to Building Commission Victoria. The commission has suspended Melbourne’s Casey Building...

Cousins: Guggy show Geelong’s ‘huge loss’

Jane EmerickA Guggenheim exhibition in Melbourne next month would highlight a multimilliondollar missedopportunity for Geelong, a leading arts figure said yesterday. Jim Cousins, who led...

Brumby cheques in for Buy Local

Hamish HeardThe region’s new Buy Local campaign yesterday received a big cheque along with a ministerial stamp of approval. Minister for Regional and Rural Development...

At least let us use your pool

Jane EmerickSurf Coast Shire councillors will push RACV to open a pool at Torquay Golf Club to the public. But the club’s new owner has...

Want nuclear? Stiff cheddar

By Geelong Story UpdatesLABOR’S candidate for Corangamite, Darren Cheeseman, has made the case for building a nuclear power station on the Surf Coast. Amazingly, Mr...

Intercooler: laboour of love

Jane EmerickLike proud parents, the members of alternative band Intercooler are big fans of their latest album, Forever or Whatever. But unlike some parents, the...

Park-and-ride system ‘to save users $1000’

Hamish HeardA new parkandride service in Geelong will save users $1000 a year while eliminating the city’s parking woes, according to a councillor. Geelong’s council...

Fear stymies pay rise calls

Hamish HeardGeelong councillors want more pay but are too scared to ask. Victorian Local Governance Association is surveying councillors on their remuneration as part of...

Taking care of business

Andrew MathiesonYOUNG Amelia Wilson quickly worked out how to make a buck. At just 27, she has owned Geelong’s Haymarket Hotel for the past four...

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Simpkin lifts Tigers to victory against St Joseph’s

A third-quarter blitz from Colac made the difference in a tight contest with St Joseph’s in Colac on Saturday, the Tigers taking the four...