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Golf club bid set for courts

Jane EmerickTorquay Golf Club could end up in court over plans for an RACV takeover. Members opposing the plan are considering a legal challenge on...

Wind project ”fanning fury”

Jane EmerickFourteen wind turbines up to 100 metres high are set for Winchelsea’s rural skyline. But Victoria Landscape Guardians has slammed the proposed wind farm,...

Lama greeted with few MPs

Hamish HeardGeelong councillors have braved political fallout and rough weather to greet the Dalai Lama while most of the region’s parliamentarians gave the exiled...

Commonwealth to Bracks on next bypass stage

The Commonwealth will reject Premier Steve Bracks’s funding plea on the fourth stage of Geelong’s bypass, a Liberal party source told the Independent yesterday. The...

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...

Leopold push for boats in harbour: ‘Open it up again’

Alex de VosLeopold residents want an illegal boat harbour reopened to Corio Bay, a community group has told council. Leopold and District Community Association wants...

Markets off to Pako

Karen HartGEELONG West could soon be home to controversial Mill Markets after its owner lost a long-running legal battle with Geelong’s council. Ian Ballis said...

Dell cracking up

Andrew MathiesonCRACKS up to 10metres deep have ripped into a former road to Clifton Spring’s The Dell, dashing hopes of resuming car access to...

Dogfights on river Signs to go after clashes

Alex de VosCity Hall will pull down “misleading” signs in a riverside recreation area amid rising reports of angry clashes between users confused about...

RSPCA charges loom: Horse probe

BY HAMISH HEARDA local vet accused of starving horses at her Lara property faces possible animal cruelty charges following an RSPCA investigation. Horse breeder and...

Parking woes grow

Peter FaragoWORKERS parking in streets around Geelong Hospital are fuming after City of Greater Geelong recently rolled out its revised car parking strategy. The strategy...

Buy local: it is a smart move

Peter FaragoA CAMPAIGN to encourage residents to keep their shopping dollars in the city is a great way to support Geelong businesses. The buylocal campaign...

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Perth man faces historic Lovely Banks sex offence charges

A Perth man faces charges over seven Lovely Banks sexual offences dating back to 1986, involving two victims who were boys at the time. Sexual...