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House blossoms at autumn open day

Jane EmerickWhile leaves fall outside, Torquay’s Spring Creek Community House is jumping with ideas to improve the mind, body and spirit. Coordinator Laura Connor said...

Squeeze on homes

Hamish HeardHouseholds in the Geelong region are under increasing stress as families struggle to find cash for mortgage and rental payments, according to latest...

Govt baulks at meeting Bypass ‘snub’

Andrew MathiesonVICROADS snubbed a public meeting on plans for the third stage of the Geelong’s bypass. Organiser John Lambert accused the road authority of failing...

Desalination plan. $120m bid to boost supply

Hamish HeardA private company is planning a $120 million water desalination plant with the potential to sustain a billion-dollar industry surrounding Geelong, a former...

Churches go to war in a test of strength

Which is Geelong’s strongest faith? The answer might be revealed at Geelong’s inaugural Inter-Church Tug of War Competition tomorrow. Bell Post Hill’s Covenant College will run...

Desalination plan. $120m bid to boost supply

Hamish HeardA private company is planning a $120 million water desalination plant with the potential to sustain a billion-dollar industry surrounding Geelong, a former...

$121m cash flow

By Geelong Story UpdatesState Government has allocated $121 million to fund new social infrastructure and capital works projects specific to the Geelong region over...

Big plans at Juc. Still in a land rush

Hamish HeardAn interstate developer is planning a town-centre and residential development in picturesque hills between Jan Juc and Bellbrae. And other potential developers are...

Moments in hip-hop

Jane EmerickIn an industry full of macho male acts, Romy Hoffman stands out in Australia’s hiphop scene. But the onewoman show known as Macromantics...

One in five fast trains late. Rail ‘disgrace’

Alex de VosOne in five of Geelong’s fast rail trains arrives late, according to V/Line’s first monthly performance figures for the new service. V/Line communication...

Goal for Africans

By Geelong Story UpdatesA $185,000 grant will kick start formation of an African soccer team in Geelong’s northern suburbs. Member for Lara John Eren announced...

Easing the squeeze

BY PETER FARAGOA NEW park-and-ride service in Geelong comes just in the nick of time as the latest commercial construction boom begins across the...

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Police calls for troubled mall

Teens "running amok” in Little Malop St Mall have prompted state opposition to renew calls for a permanent police presence in the trouble hotspot. Shadow...