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Liberals vow to scrap controversial route. Bypass ‘referendum’

Andrew MathiesonA LIBERAL State Government would scrap controversial plans for the third stage of Geelong’s bypass, South Barwon candidate Michael King has announced. The Liberals...

Winds over 120km/h wreck Corio properties

Andrew MathiesonA “microburst” wind storm has damaged dozens of homes at Corio. Gusts in excess of 120km/h ripped through part of the suburb near Purnell...

Entry ‘icon’ closer as bypass site identified

Hamish HeardA site has been earmarked and design works are underway for a tourist icon to lure travellers into Geelong when the city’s bypass...

Canberra Option

Karen HartELAINE Carbines could move into federal politics after narrowly losing her battle for a seat in the Victorian Upper House on a recount...

Dunes to be fenced

Jane EmerickNew fences will block men trying to meet for sex in dunes at Point Impossible. Executive officer David Clarke said Great Ocean Road Coast...

Extreme Leanne

BY ANDREW MATHIESONLINING up before the starting line at the Australian Triathlon Championships next Sunday, self-confessed “adrenalin junkie” Leanne Churchill will have a wry...

Another attack in city area

Hamish HeardDetectives are hunting two men who allegedly raped a teenager in a central Geelong arcade early yesterday morning. Police said the 18-year-old girl was...

Permit debacle hits 34 households

Jane EmerickA building permit debacle has entangled 34 homes in the Geelong area, according to Building Commission Victoria. The commission has suspended Melbourne’s Casey Building...

More jobs set as TAC staff shun city office

By Geelong Story UpdatesGeelong’s TAC building is set to deliver a bigger jobs bonanza than initial expectations as more Melbourne staff refuse to move...

Games spring boost for city’s economy

Peter FaragoTHERE was a spring in the step of people around Geelong last week. Was it something in the air? No it was the influx...

River of literature

Andrew MathiesonNOVELIST Dorothy Johnston wouldn’t dare spew out a chestnut of a line in one of her seven books to date. But 27 years on...

Councillors try to douse anger. Entry backlash

Hamish HeardCouncillors yesterday sought to douse anger among northern suburbs residents about plans to direct tourists to Geelong’s Ballarat Road entrance. The Independent last week...

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Coms guru in fibre role

Strategic communication specialist Jennifer Conley has taken the helm in Geelong’s quest to become a global leader in advanced fibre manufacture. Deakin University this week...