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Noise hotline

Andrew MathiesonQUEENSCLIFF residents will be told to call a hotline to complain about noisy guests staying overnight in new group accommodation. Borough of Queenscliffe...

Surge in peninsula million-dollar homes

BY HAMISH HEARDThe amount of home owners sitting on million-dollar-plus residential properties in City of Greater Geelong has more than doubled in the past...

Bracks: plenty of water for growth

Peter FaragoA STATE Government strategy would secure enough water for Geelong’s population to continue growing at record levels until 2030, Premier Steve Bracks said. The...

Residents to get first say on towns” future

Karen HartA COMMUNITY group has welcomed council plans to give Drysdale and Clifton Springs residents the first chance to shape their towns’ futures. Council will...

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...

The science of botanical art

Andrew MathiesonMARGARET Muffet isn’t a scientist – far from it. She’s a botanical artist - and a pretty good one. The Belmont resident was awarded a...

Choir hoping for help

Jane EmerickA choir of Ugandan children who have lost parents to the AIDS epidemic raging across Africa will perform at Geelong Church this month....

State land option for developer. Fear over servos

Andrew MathiesonGEELONG’S council has refused a developer’s application to buy council-owned land for a service station on Lovely Banks’ Plantation Road. But council now...

Global trends to hit out jobs for a straight six

By Geelong Story UpdatesFORD Australia president Tom Gorman this week confirmed the news nobody in Geelong wanted to hear – that 600 jobs would...

Retailers warm up to hot idea for cold water

Hamish HeardThe nation’s retailers have been quick to snap up the latest offering from a Geelong inventor who brought the world’s first heated wetsuit...

Marine centre in fight for funding

Alex de VosA lack of funding could force Queenscliff’s Marine Discovery Centre to close its doors to children on school holidays. The centre has blamed...

Praise as city opens estate

Hamish HeardGeelong Chamber of Commerce has welcomed a new City Hall plan to let small industry move in on a massive northern suburbs industrial...

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Jack up the volume for muso born to play guitar

For Drysdale muso Jack Woodfine playing the guitar was a birthright – of sorts. “When I was born, I was given a guitar,” the 18-year-old...

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