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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...

Councillors, MP accused of harassing staff

Andrew MathiesonTHE State Ombudsman is investigating whether authorities adequately handled complaints of councillors and a state MP bullying staff at City of Greater Geelong. Former...

Mormons overcome in battle of churches

Hamish HeardA Morman show of strength has pulled the church over the line in a battle to find the region’s strongest faith. The Church...

Geelong hub of pre-election promises

Alex de VosLabor yesterday pledged a sports academy and a new $1 million Northern Community Hub for Geelong. The facilities capped a week of pre-election...

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...

Grove brawl mars party

ANDREW MATHIESONBELLARINE Peninsula revellers were on their best and worst behaviour during New Year’s Eve, according to police. Drunken teenage brawls on the beach...

Rose set to bloom

Karen HartTHE OWNER of Torquay’s Rose Restaurant has revealed plans for 96 holiday units, a convention centre and a day spa on the site. Southern...

Staffing “unchanged” in 24hr police station

Hamish HeardTorquay police were yesterday busy packing boxes in readiness for a move to their brand new state-of-the-art Surf Coast Highway headquarters next week. But...

Council to open up Port

Andrew MathiesonGeelong’s council has redrawn Portarlington’s town boundaries to fit in hundreds of new building sites. Geelong’s council has voted in favour of expanding its...

Springs to get ”a new beach”

Andrew MathiesonCLIFTON Springs is set for a new beach, according to the town’s councillor. The plan involves moving a car park at the cliff off...

Blazes break out across city

Hamish HeardHigh wind and soaring temperatures fanned a horrific day for Geelong’s firefighters yesterday. Two firefighters were hospitalised after battling to control the worst of...

‘Guilty Party’ seeks revenge

Peter FaragoTHE Guilty Party is getting its revenge. The State Government was the first cab off the rank in the 2006 election campaign, running...

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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...