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Warralily welcomes Woolworth commitment

WOOLSWORTHS has announced it will join the new Warralily Village development, which is due to open in 2017. The first place of the development in Armstrong Creek represents a $100 million investment and will include retail, community, school and sports facilities in a partnership that will provide residents with convenient access to retail stores and […]

GREEN LIGHT

THE Anglesea Bowling Club has found a way to fund its $1.5 million redevelopment – but it hinges on the Coalition winning November’s state election. A $500,000 election commitment by Polwarth Liberal MP Terry Mulder was one of the missing pieces of the puzzle revealed at a forum about the Anglesea Sports and Community Hub, […]

Local News

Special charge scheme declared for old Torquay paths

THE Surf Coast Shire has begun planning to construct footpaths outside more than 400 homes in old Torquay through a special charge scheme, but has promised it has learnt lessons from a similar scheme in Jan Juc. The council resolved to give notice of its intentions to declare the scheme for the footpaths, in which […]

Bells tour licences re-issued for 12 months

THE Surf Coast Shire has kept the status quo relating to tour operators at Bells Beach, re-issuing their licences for the next 12 months. The existing licences expire at the end of the month, and councillors voted at their meeting on Tuesday to re-issue the licences rather than seek interest from potential tour operators. The […]

Real Estate

Five star on the Coast

The property at 8 River Reserve Road, Aireys Inlet stands out with its five-star finishes and magnificent rooftop deck. GREAT Ocean Properties has recently listed for sale a magnificent designer home at 8 River Reserve Road, Aireys Inlet. Overlooking the beautiful Painkalac Creek, the stunning five-star, tri-level residence is a culmination of excellence in design […]

Arts and Entertainment

Wine lovers ready to charge their glasses

SPRING has sprung across the vineyards, with luscious green-bud bursts spreading across the estates. This weekend, 28 wineries will open their cellar doors for the event letting everyone in to enjoy the very best wine and gourmet food. City of Greater Geelong mayor Darryn Lyons said he was looking forward to people experiencing Greater Geelong’s […]

Health

Scrap toxic plastics today

PLASTICS – so convenient, but so toxic. Everything nowadays is disposable, single use and plastic. From food packaging, canned food lining, cling film, containers for cleaners, cosmetics, car parts, building materials, the list is endless. Despite the major impact that plastic has on the environment, the scarier issue that is affecting every single one of […]

Rural Roundup

Geelong company up in the clouds

Aglive’s Stewart McConachy and Clark McConachy recognised for their cloud based farming systems at Elmore Field Days THE push by Geelong company Aglive to take farming systems to the “cloud” was recognised at the recent Elmore Field Days in Victoria. The company took out the Telstra Technology and Innovation Award at the event for their […]

Total Sport

Jan Juc surf lifesaver trainer receives top national award

Davina Jackson receives her award from SLSA director of development Kevin Larkins (left) and SLSA president Graham Ford. DAVINA Jackson from the Jan Juc Surf Life Saving club (SLSC) has been recognised as the best trainer of lifesavers in Australia by Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA). Ms Jackson, who has been involved in the life […]