Slow down in Purnell Road

Motorists in Purnell Road, Corio, should be aware of a new 40km speed zone during school times. The City of Greater created the new zone, between Princess Road and Goulburn Avenue, in response to a request from Northern Bay College students who were concerned about safety in the area. New speed limit signs were due […]

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Gold medals for Lindy Joy

North Shore’s Lindy Joy Crouch is Australia’s new Golden Girl of ITF Taekwon-Do, after winning two Gold medals at the International Taekwon-Do Federation’s Special Needs World Championships in Argentina. Lindy was Australia’s first Down syndrome athlete to compete at the ITF World Championships, in the first fully fledged ITF Special Needs international event. She was […]

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Coasthaven development to open early 2019

Construction at Baptcare Coasthaven Community in Robin Avenue, Norlane is proceeding on schedule and the development will be open to the public in early 2019. It will deliver a 90-bed residential aged care facility and a Community Hub, designed to serve the needs of the local community. To receive updates and news on this new […]

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New program of support

MatchWorks Corio has joined forces with GenU Training to provide extra language support for its multicultural clients. The eight-day pilot program of Essential Work Skills was conducted for job seekers registered with MatchWorks who identified language as a barrier to them finding work. Manager Fiona McIntyre said the program grew from a need of clients […]

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Family Bush Dance fun

Norlane West Scout Group is inviting families to join it for a night of fun at a Bush Dance on Saturday, November 24. The night will feature music by the Billy Tea Bush Band. The event will be held at 86 Dunloe Avenue in Norlane. Doors will open at 5.30pm for dinner, followed by the […]

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All families are welcome

Northern Bay College Family Centre started the second half of the year with a change of governance, and the centre’s focus to provide support and services for young families is as strong as ever. The Family Centre is now under the governance of Northern Bay College. Helen O’Connor is back as co-ordinator after her secondment […]

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Getting creative at Corio library

Sewing equipment and a 3D printer are among exciting new additions at Corio Library – and they’re available for all library members to use. The new equipment is the result of funding from Geelong Regional Library Corporation to create a Makerspace in Corio. Head librarian Subha Simpson said the space aims to help members understand […]

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Grant for new big band

Cloverdale Community Centre is moving ahead with plans to grow the newly-formed North Geelong Community Big Band thanks to support from the Geelong Community Foundation. The Centre received a grant for $10,100 to enable more people to join the band. The grant was among $932,500 allocated to 46 Geelong groups and organisations, thanks to the […]

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Brandon’s support rewarded

Norlane’s Brandon Dellow was among six outstanding young people recently honoured at the Geelong Youth Awards. Brandon, 21, won the Community Citizenship Award for his work in mental health, cultural diversity, equal opportunities, human rights, education, the community and Type 1 diabetes. Brandon was instrumental in growing and contributing to the 3214 Faces & Places […]

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Another award for Anis

Former Northern Bay College student Anis Gul Mohammad Ali is continuing her successful journey towards a career in nursing, and collecting awards along the way. In April, Anis won the Gforce Trainee of the Year Award for her outstanding work during her school-based traineeship, after being nominated by her Gforce apprentice and trainee consultant Tracey […]

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