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Homelessness services

Friday, 19 July 2019

We issued a statement in response to an inquiry from the Geelong Advertiser about whether we are considering housing homeless residents in churches or disused schools.

L-R: L2P participant Kianah and her volunteer mentor Rod Taylor

Looking for L2P mentors

Thursday, 18 July 2019

L2P is a community based volunteer program designed to provide young learner drivers with equal access to driving experience and instruction to help them obtain their Probationary Licence.

Bottom: Jess Wright with son Tom, Sarah Kumar with daughter Eva. Top: Mayor Bruce Harwood, Lisa Whinnen (Variety), Deputy Mayor Peter Murrihy, Cr Anthony Aitken.

Inclusive playspace partnership sealed

Thursday, 18 July 2019

Variety – the Children’s Charity and the City of Greater Geelong have formalised a partnership that will see the construction of a world class inclusive playspace at Rippleside Park.

Creating a shared vision for South Geelong

Friday, 12 July 2019

The City is looking at ways the streets and spaces surrounding South Geelong station can be improved.


Our response to statewide recycling crisis

Thursday, 11 July 2019

We need the system around us to step up and address the overarching issues facing the recycling industry in Australia. 

New residential development in Leopold

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Council has adopted Amendment C367, rezoning land at 2-120 Mollers Lane in Leopold and paving the way for a new residential development.

The site of the former Geelong Post Office

Former Geelong Post Office matter deferred

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Council has voted to defer its discussion on the future of the former Geelong Post Office until its 30 July meeting at City Hall.

Council takes position on Local Government Bill

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Council has voted not to support the introduction of the Local Government Bill 2019, calling on the state government to allow more time for consultation before implementing its proposed reforms.

Planning permit process streamlined

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Council has abolished the Development Hearings Panel (DHP) special committee and endorsed the revised Terms of Reference for the Planning Committee.

L-R: David Le Lievre from the Friends of the Bellarine Rail Trail, Fred Cook's widow Caroline Cook and Councillor Jim Mason

Late Fred Cook OAM honoured for significant contribution

Thursday, 11 July 2019

A Leopold reserve at 97 Christies Road will be officially named Fred Cook Reserve, to honour the late Fred Cook OAM.