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SURF Coast News Australia (SCNA), publishers of the Surf Coast Times, Armstrong Creek Times and Bellarine Times, has entered an exciting new partnership with one of Australia’s leading online property portals. Now, home buyers looking for properties in the area will be able to peruse all the best coastal and peninsula real estate listings on […]


THE Torquay Eco Park is off the table, after the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) upheld the Surf Coast Shire’s decision to refuse a planning permit. VCAT presiding member Michael Deidun and member Chris Harty handed down their decision from the major case hearing late last week. The shire rejected BCR Asset Management’s planning […]

Local News

Most residents oppose Torquay path plan


THE Surf Coast Shire is having a hard sell of its plan to put footpaths in Old Torquay, with more than half of the feedback received so far opposed to the idea. The shire revealed its plan to declare a special charge scheme for the footpaths in October, and councillors held a hearing of submissions […]

Torquay artificial reef ready to be installed

THE artificial reef off the coast of Torquay will be splashing down soon, with the state government only waiting for good weather to install the modules. To be sunk nearly four kilometres east of the Torquay Angling Club, the 25 concrete modules have been built by Geelong business Bates Pipes and Products. Measuring more than […]

Real Estate

Nick Kearsey on board with Hayden Torquay

HAYDEN Real Estate Torquay is proud to welcome Nick Kearsey to its sales team in Torquay. Mr Kearsey’s addition to the team complements its existing skill set, ensuring that Hayden Real Estate Torquay is in the best position to cater for all your real estate needs. Mr Kearsey grew up in the leafy northern suburbs […]

Arts and Entertainment

Hook turns it on for sustainability

Hook and Vine tickets are half price if purchased over the Australia Day long weekend. DUST off your picnic rug, and gather your family and friends – the first ever Sustainable Hook and Vine Festival is nearly here. Hosted by Dale Vine (The Block) and guest Melbourne celebrity chef Guy Grossi, the event will see […]


Skating for a good cause to Byron


AFTER witnessing the strain somebody with Asperger’s syndrome can put on a family, Charlie Duncan decided to make a difference by raising awareness and funds for Asperger Services Australia by riding a skateboard from Melbourne to Byron Bay. “Luckily, my friend’s parents were able to get diagnosis of the condition early, which has helped a […]

Rural Roundup

Livestock market report

AGENTS are confident that the cattle market will sustain its buoyancy after successful store and fat sales in Colac. With 2,400 steers presented at Colac for the annual Birregurra store sale last week, the best topped out at $930. Stewarts Livestock agent Peter McConachy said the job was looking great. “The result was outstanding, we […]

Total Sport

Cricket star visits the Sharks

A FUNDRAISER for Jan Juc Cricket Club attracted a special guest over the weekend, with former Australian cricket captain Kim Hughes hosting a sportsman’s night on Saturday. He backed it up with an on-field appearance in a D Grade match on Sunday. At the sportsman’s night Hughes shared stories about his career in Australia and […]