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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...

Bellarine bounty

Alex de VosLabor has offered a $10.5 million bounty in Bellarine-specific election promises compared to a Liberal list worth $7.3 million, according to last-minute...

Cards on the table

Hamish HeardUndecided Torquay voters will weigh up major party promises on education, transport links, dogs on beaches, fishing and police when they front tomorrow’s...

Bellbrae Revolts

jane emerickBellbrae residents are joining forces to fight unwanted development. A controversial plan for a caravan park is at the centre of the movement,...

Point problem at Parliament

Peter FaragoGEELONG’S council has pointed the finger over who is responsible to ensure a safe environment in the city centre and plenty of groups...

Try this, Clarrie – a hero award

BY ANDREW MATHIESONSIXTY-three-year-old Clarrie Kerger played the boards when basketball was different to the hoopla it is today. Back then the three-point arc was a...

Reviews begin after bird flu scare at lab

Jane EmerickGeelong’s animal health laboratory has launched a review of its safety procedures after a bird flu scare this week. Laboratory director Dr Martyn Jeggo...

Owners to seek wide spaces for their dogs

Jane EmerickNew offleash areas will have to span the Surf Coast to cater for residents without cars, according to a dog owners’ group. A...

Police plan a lout block

By Geelong Story UpdatesPolice roadblocks could target louts from Melbourne looking for trouble in Geelong on Saturday nights. Police Chief Inspector Wayne Carson is considering...

Coast study launched

Alex de VosA REPORT to guide development on Bellarine Peninsula and Surf Coast coastal landscapes was released on Wednesday. But Minister for Planning Rob Hulls...

Wicket ways

Andrew MathiesonST JOSEPHS cricket stalwart Barry McFarlane stands on the pavilion decking at his clubrooms, looks across the windswept oval and has one thought...

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...

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Riders saddle up in Otways to combat cyber bullying

More than 20 riders saddled up and trotted almost 80km through the Otways this week raising money to fight cyber bullying. Great Otway Trail Ride...