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Savings call for thirsty season

Barwon Water has urged Geelong residents to save water in the lead up to summer, despite confidence in its ability to secure back-up supplies. The...

No audit on risks in CBD

Council will not commit to a full safety audit of other older, structurally-vulnerable buildings in central Geelong despite recent risks revealed at Belcher's Corner. Council’s...

Navy blue BBQ on GF day

A small group of quiet achievers at the Navy Association’s Geelong sub branch in Newtown are trying to build stronger connections and support for...

Safety checks before demo

Council will survey buildings adjoining Belcher's Corner before and after its demolition to ensure they are safe, according to its planning department. Council’s planning director Joanne...

Crime rates drop ‘but more work ahead for police’

Family violence, theft, property damage, burglaries, break-ins and deception still lead offences committed in Greater Geelong despite an overall drop in crime rates during...

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Woman ‘grabbed’ A man has allegedly grabbed a woman “from behind” on the Bellarine Rail Trail at Leopold, according to police. Investigators were yet to establish...

Fire kills two kids

Two young sisters died at East Geelong after a plastic toy fell on a bar heater and melted yesterday morning, police believe. Parents of the...

Fans ‘split’ on wacky Cats

Geelong’s traditional Wacky Wednesday dress-up  has drawn mixed reactions from fans. Most supporters were amused by the antics of the Cats’ players, which included Joel...

Ocean road economy ‘growing faster than expected”

Signs of a surging economy along the Great Ocean Road have prompted a call for “substantial investment” in the iconic touring route. Latest figures showed...

Highton Guides take libary to the street

A “treasure trove” of forgotten books has inspired local Girl Guides to open their own library. Now the members of the Highton Guides unit are...

Liberal cop’s local status irks Police Minister

The state election battle for the seat of Bellarine has become a war of localism between a sitting MP who has never lived in...

Wind farm to ‘cut prices’ despite ‘four years of increases’

A 99-turbine wind farm west of Geelong will help deliver “lower power prices and more jobs” for Victorians, according to Premier Daniel Andrews. But the...

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Police nab speeding biker

State Highway Patrol officers put the brakes on a motorcyclist they caught travelling almost 50km/h over the speed limit at Hamlyn Heights on Thursday. Police...