Friendship and ‘visitors’

Australian Red Cross is providing social companionship and friendship for older people through its Community Visitors Scheme. The Community Visitors Scheme is a free program where volunteers are matched with an older person for social companionship and friendship on a weekly or fortnightly basis. During COVID-19 restrictions the program has transitioned to phone calls, cards, […]

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Spring delight in flowering fruit trees

Nothing says spring more loudly than the sight of a flowering fruit tree – all that lovely blossom with the promise of freshly picked fruit. But what do you do if you don’t have room for a fruit tree? They do take up a lot of space and even though they do look great in […]

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Students name the crane

Young Northern Bay College students have helped name the crane being used on the GMHBA rebuild site in the Geelong CBD. The new building is rising out of a hole in the ground at the corner of Corio and Moorabool streets, where the large crane is rising high into the sky. Kane Builders, Quintessential developers […]

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Walking for community impact

Norlane resident Ben Le Fevre has completed a significant personal challenge to honour lost loved ones, raise money and awareness of suicide prevention activities in Geelong. As well as playing a key role in the annual Geelong Suicide Prevention Awareness Network (SPAN) walk this month, during July he walked 200 kilometres on his way to […]

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Fiona recognised for caring

MatchWorks Corio site manager Fiona McIntyre has been recognised for an important role she plays outside of her work. Earlier this year, Fiona was crowned the 2020 Lady of Racing for her work in retraining and rehoming former racehorses. The award is run by The Victorian Wakeful Club in partnership with Racing Victoria and aims […]

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Anis rewarded for leadership

Northern suburbs resident Anis Gul Mohammad Ali has worked hard to achieve many things in her 24 years. She continues to work hard and study, and has been rewarded for her commitment to also helping others. In late July, Anis was honoured as the Leadership category winner in the City of Greater Geelong 2020 Youth […]

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Help is a phone call away

Bethany Community Support has launched a new program to support people as they work through impacts of COVID-19. These include sudden loss of income and jobs, social distancing, working from home and daily messaging in the media that can increase levels of stress and anxiety.  Sometimes you just need someone to talk to. The Bethany COVID-19 […]

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Lions Club’s community projects

Corio Norlane Lions Club has gone from strength to strength since it chartered in April 2012 with 28 original members. The club’s major projects are: Donating more than 750 computers to families and students in the last nine years. Donating more than 2400 bikes to families and students. Collecting winter clothes and hygiene items and […]

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Keeping active at home

The City of Greater Geelong has put together a health and wellbeing resource to help residents create and live a healthy lifestyle, particularly in times of isolation. Healthy at Home shares a range of ideas that can be easily adopted, like nutritious recipes, mental health support, information about positive relationships and tips for keeping active […]

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Spirit of Tasmania base in Geelong

Geelong’s northern suburbs will become the Victorian home of the Spirit of Tasmania in 2022. GeelongPort has reached agreement with TT-Line Company Pty Ltd to relocate the Victorian port home of the Spirit of Tasmania vessels, from Station Pier at Port Melbourne to Corio Quay. The project is an important investment in regional Australia, which […]

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