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Site for Libs’ Torquay P-12 plan: ‘Quay’ to school

Hamish HeardThe Liberal party has earmarked a site at Torquay for a pre-election promise of a stand-alone secondary school. Candidate for South Barwon Michael King...

Dry month set to equal local record

Hamish HeardGeelong will have sweltered through its equal driest October on record unless clouds burst over the city this weekend. Geelong Weather Services meteorologist Lindsay...

Objectors claim 100 towers on way here. Telstra’s towering network

Hamish HeardTelstra is planning to scatter up to 100 mobile phone towers throughout the region, according to a community group. But the telecommunications giant...

Who’s on top as underdog?

Peter FaragoIf everybody is claiming to be the underdog, then who’s dog is on top? That’s the question after the Independent polled the region’s major...

On the bite

By Geelong Story UpdatesThe past week: Salmon at Queenscliff, snapper in Corio Bay up to 6kg and along the coast, redfin at Lake Purrumbete...

Grossman set to beat Hodge in mayor race

Jane EmerickTorquay councillor Keith Grossman is poised to upset Jan Juc colleague Rose Hodge in a Surf Coast council vote for mayor next week. Cr...

Call for ‘damaging’ findings to go public

Hamish HeardState Government has swept damaging allegations in an Ombudsman’s report on Geelong’s cash-for-councillors scandal under the carpet until after next week’s elections, local...

Drought ‘blessing’

Andrew MathiesonA GEELONG councillor has applauded the drought for purging mosquitos from the Bellarine Peninsula this summer. Environment portfolio-holder and peninsula ward councillor Tom O’Connor...

Schoolies on the nose as angry reports rise

Jane Emerick`Torquay police have changed their tune on the behaviour of schoolies amid growing reports of vandalism including an arson attempt on the town’s...

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...

Angry reaction over secrecy on port plan

Andrew MathiesonNORTHERN suburbs residents have reacted angrily to secret plans for State Government to seize control of Geelong’s port. The Independent revealed last week that...

Looking out for kids

Andrew MathiesonLOOKING after the wellbeing of vulnerable families might be part of Nola Ganly’s job but it has rewards beyond measure in dollars and...

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Festival rides into Geelong for 10th year

The Big Bike Film Night is back in Geelong for its 10th year of celebrating cycling in its many shapes and forms through short...