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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...

Site for Libs’ Torquay P-12 plan: ‘Quay’ to school

Hamish HeardThe Liberal party has earmarked a site at Torquay for a pre-election promise of a stand-alone secondary school. Candidate for South Barwon Michael King...

Injunction bid to foil ‘chainsaw massacre’

Alex de VosResidents plan to take out injunctions to stop authorities chopping down non-indigenous trees along the Barwon River in Geelong. Highton’s Trish Gant said...

Centre of attraction

Hamish HeardA $3 million beach housestyle tourist drawcard will replace a visitor information centre in Corio to direct visitors into Geelong via Ballarat Road. The...

Project juggle dropped, MP: so much for budgeting

Andrew Mathieson and Alex de VosGEELONG councillors have thwarted a plan to transfer $60,000 from three Bellarine Peninsula sport and recreation projects to a...

”He was stiffed to the Max”

Andrew MathiesonGEELONG coach Mark Thompson defended the actions of suspended backman Max Rooke after he copped a onematch penalty from the AFL match review...

Tackling our water crisis

Hamish HeardPrimary producers have welcomed a company’s plans for a $120 million desalination plant to sustain an industry potentially worth $1 billion to the...

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...

Shell in hot water over energy idea

A “stick-and-carrot” approach could make Shell’s Corio refinery convert excess heat to green energy, according to a local Family First candidate. Gordon Alderson said the...

”$40m saving” in water plan

By Geelong Story UpdatesTaxpayers would save $40 million under a proposal to give the private sector control over a project to supply recycled water...

Luring customers central to plan for Gilbert Street traders

Gilbert Street traders are set to join forces to give their shopping strip a new lease on life ahead of a retail precinct opening...

Dogfights on river: Signs to go after clashes

Alex de VosCity Hall will pull down “misleading” signs in a riverside recreation area amid rising reports of angry clashes between users confused about...

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Police hunt driver who hit 13-year-old rider

A driver who struck a 13-year-old boy riding his bike in Leopold on Saturday afternoon drove off without stopping to help, police have alleged. Detectives...