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It’s Bruce almighty

Hamish HeardGeelong’s mayoral vote is stitched up, with Belmont’s Bruce Harwood poised to seize the top job next week. Cr Harwood confirmed to the Independent...

Factory inferno

Jane EmerickA “dangerous” fire at South Geelong yesterday morning left a damage bill costing millions of dollars. Sixty firefighters and 12 units had to overcome...

in brief

TAC transition TAC will open a “transitional office” with 100 jobs before the end of the year to prepare for the organisation’s full relocation to...

By-law “bash” writ

Hamish HeardA man who claims a council by-laws officer assaulted him on Jan Juc Beach is suing Surf Coast Shire. The man’s lawyer, Phil Hill,...

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...

Lib, Green clash over pull of nuke issue

By Geelong Story UpdatesA “nonevent” rally in Geelong was proof local voters consider nuclear power an issue for another election, according to Liberal Member...

Club seeking council’s cash

Hamish HeardCountry Racing Victoria is seeking a bigger slice of the region’s public purse after new figures revealed Geelong race meets contribute $52 million...

Luxury ship’s visit to cost us

Andrew MathiesonGEELONG’S council will pay $35,000 to help a foreign ship dock for 11 hours in Corio Bay. Councillors endorsed the payment this week for...

Sharks eye Tigers

Hamish HeardSharks are circling Torquay Football Club as a group of renegade Tigers threatens to defect to a proposed new Jan Juc side. A spokesman...

Shamed Grubbers to take holocaust lesson

Alex de VosOcean Grove footballers have agreed to visit Melbourne’s Holocaust Museum after allegedly attacking a Jewish man while on their way home from...

Rescue cash to keep local museum afloat

Alex de VosRatepayers will bail out Queenscliff Maritime Museum after work on the town’s harbour redevelopment cut off potential visitors and dried up revenue. Borough...

Shire site in health plans

Hamish HeardTorquay is set for a new medical centre after Surf Coast Shire moves to new offices, according to Member for South Barwon Michael...

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Traders ‘split’ over CBD

Revitalising Central Geelong and some traders have defended the city centre's Green Spine project amid accusations of congestion and poor design. Shop vacancy rates had...

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