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Preserve Moolap’s wetlands to save the sandpiper

A CONSERVATION group has called on the state government to stop the Moolap habitat of an endangered bird species from being built over. Birdlife Australia said although last week’s Shorebird Summit would address the massive population decline of migratory shorebirds that visited Australia, the Moolap coastal wetlands should be Vine said data from the past… Read More »

New safety camera boss appointed

RETIRED solicitor John Voyage has been appointed as Victoria’s new Road Safety Camera Commissioner. The commissioner provides independent of oversight Victoria’s camera network, including red-light, mobile and fixed cameras, to ensure that the system is accurate and contributes to safer roads. One of the functions of the role is to carry out annual reviews and… Read More »

Setting a good driving example

PARENTS are being urged to make every drive a good example, as students return to the classroom to start Term 2. International research has shown there is a relationship between parents’ driving styles and those of their children in the first year they have their licence. TAC road safety manager Samantha Cockfield said the findings… Read More »

New Anam Cara chair appointed

GEELONG community hospice Anam Cara House has experienced a changing of the guard with the appointment of new board chair Diana Taylor. Ms Taylor replaces Lloyd Gosling, who has retired from the role after more than a decade devoted to the establishment and improvement of hospice services in Geelong. Anam Cara House provides palliative respite… Read More »

Ramsay wants relief on local election costs

MEMBER for Western Victoria Simon Ramsay wants the state government to work more closely with local governments to meet the costs of running this year’s council elections. The coming local government election will be held on October 22, and Mr Ramsay said some councils in the Geelong region had budgeted for election cost increases of… Read More »

Pivot Summit to return in 2016

THE inaugural Pivot Summit was an online hit last year, and the “digital futures” event will return to Geelong on December 2. The 2015 summit was attended by more than 300 delegates and viewed by 400 people via online streaming around the world, was the secondhighest trending topic in Australia for six hours, and supported… Read More »

Fire Danger Period ends locally

The fire danger period (FDP) has officially ended for much of the Geelong region, but the CFA As of Monday this week, the FDP was no longer in force in the City of Greater Geelong, the Borough of Queenscliffe, the Surf Coast Shire and the Golden Plains Shire. However, CFA District 7 acting operations a… Read More »

Additional needs trolleys rolled out at Coles

PARENTS and carers who have children with a disability can now access a specially-designed supermarket trolley at Coles stores in the Geelong region. The introduction of the additional needs trolley at the Torquay and Ocean Grove stores is the culmination of three years of research by Coles to design and manufacture a trolley that can… Read More »

Henderson takes issue with NBN comments

THE National Broadband Network (NBN) is to be switched on in Torquay and Jan Juc by June, but questions are being asked about the network’s overall pace, cost and internet speeds. The latest criticism was aired last week on Channel 10 program The Project, but one of the claims made by host Waleed Aly has… Read More »


The GMHBA Great Ocean Road Marathon with Mizuno Australia is offering two readers free entry for the full marathon (valued $134 per entry) along with a pair of Mizuno running shoes to get training for the event on May 14 and 15. Two runners-up will receive entry into the half marathon event (valued at $109… Read More »