Deans Marsh grade one pupils (front L-R) Bella Tippins, Lily Marotta and Erminie Hope, and (rear L-R) Gus Bennett, Xavier Bennet, Ethan Thompson, Harley Peillon and Jack Armistead enjoy the Royal Flying Doctor Service aero-medical simulator.

Flying doctors drive into Deans Marsh

VICTORIAN children are getting a close-up look at the work of the Flying Doctors, with visits to schools around the state by the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Victoria.

The Warralily team of Jeremy Minter, Martin O’Hanlon, Mark Casey, Sean Duke, Sally Steinkrug, Matthew Fleischmann, Anthony Jansen, Mark Whinfield and Ben Stewart under the one of the development’s sculptures following the award win.

Gilded Lily

WARRALILY’S commitment to sustainability has paid off with a business excellence award bestowed for its efforts to develop an environmentally sensitive community for Geelong.

Ocean Grove lifesavers – pictured in action here – have returned home after an exciting weekend of fast, loud and close competition at the National Inflatable Rescue Boat Championships at Kingscliff Beach in New South Wales.

Grove lifesavers test their rescue skills

OCEAN GROVE lifesavers have returned home after an exciting weekend of fast, loud and close competition at the Interstate and National Inflatable Rescue Boat Championships.


Fishing forum to be held in Torquay

Fishing forums have often drawn a large crowd in Torquay as this one featuring Rex Hunt did last year. Fisheries Vitoria is holding a roundtable discussion on July 30 at Torquay Angling Club. Photo: PETER MARSHALL

RECREATIONAL anglers can learn more about local fisheries and share ideas about improving fishing opportunities at a public forum to be held in Torquay next week.

VESEP comes to the rescue with funding

Jan Juc SLSC president Wes McDonald, South Barwon MP Andrew Katos, Greg Baeck from the Torquay Marine Rescue Service and Captain Adam Steel from the Freshwater Creek CFA on Jan Juc beach with the TMRS Sealegs boat, which will get a trailer through the VESEP funding. Photo: JAMES TAYLOR

EMERGENCY service organisations in the South Barwon and Polwarth electorates are sharing in more than $12 million of state government funding towards equipment, vehicle and amenities upgrades across Victoria

Shire knocks back Bob Pettit land deal

Andrew Katos points out the playground built on Bob Pettit Reserve, before Tuesday’s council meeting. Photo: JAMES TAYLOR

THE Surf Coast Shire has knocked back the $2.2 million price tag for state government-owned land at Bob Pettit Reserve, instead offering less than a quarter of the amount.