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Diving lobby:ship must beat dredging

Andrew MathiesonA DIVING lobby group fears bay dredging could damage Bellarine Peninsula tourism amid delays on government promises to sink a warship for an...

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...

Golf members ”back” RACV meger plans

Jane EmerickAbout 80 per cent of Torquay Golf Club’s membership backs a draft proposal for a merger with RACV, according to a club member...

Peninsula horse riders plan city streets protest

Alex de VosRiders will lead their horses through central Geelong to protest a lack of safe riding destinations on the Bellarine Peninsula. Ocean Grove horse...

Developer releases new Lonsdale plans

Andrew MathiesonDeveloper Stockland is promising a new, greener plan in its second attempt for a residential development at Point Lonsdale. Stockland Victoria general manager Cameron...

Anglesea to keep land sale cash

Jane EmerickSurf Coast councillors have given Anglesea first dibs on a $475,000 sale of shire-owned land despite warnings from the shire’s chief executive officer. Cr...

Residents unanimous on Bellarine council offer. Shire plan excites peninsula

Alex de VosA Liberal party plan for a new shire on the Bellarine Peninsula has won unanimous support from residents in an Independent street...

Stink over Corio getting up noses

Peter FaragoARGUMENT about the respective benefits of a proposed waste water treatment plant at Corio has conspired to bite federal Labor candidate for Corio...

Borough reviews planning system after city slammed

By Geelong Story UpdatesA STATE Ombudsman’s report into City of Greater Geelong’s planning processes has prompted Borough of Queenscliffe to review its own backyard....

Neo-Nazi ‘fear’ keeps blogger underground

Hamish HeardAn internet blogger who mounted a campaign against a Torquay councillor says he wants to keep his identity secret to protect himself from...

Grove told: no pool bid for you

Alex de VosOcean Grove has called on council to bid for a 25-metre pool from next year’s World Swimming Championships in Melbourne. But a Geelong...

60 rape reports to local cops sex complaints up

Alex de VosComplaints of sexual assault have risen 16 per cent over the past year at the region’s major counselling and referral service. Barwon Centre...

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Events revenue plummets $40m

Revenue from Geelong’s council-sponsored major events has plummeted by $40 million amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Events receiving Geelong Major Events sponsorship during 2019/2020 injected $53.2...