Key projects for the community

The following was provided by the Member for Lara, John Eren …. As we near the end of the year, I thought it would be a great time to update everyone on some significant State Government projects that are underway in our community. There is so much happening in our wonderful northern suburbs at the […]

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Friends of Cowies Creek

The following was provided by the Friends of Cowies Creek … Spring is here and there’s so much to pay attention to at Cowies Creek. Wattles are in full bloom; reptiles are coming out from hiding to bask in the warm sun. Birds are busy finding nesting materials and singing different songs in the hope […]

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Looking into school lunch boxes

Researchers at Deakin University want to talk to parents and caregivers of primary school aged children about packing school lunch boxes. Honours student Kimberley Watson-Mackie’s research project is “School lunch boxes: are parents and caregivers under pressure?” “The project aims to explore the experiences of lunchbox preparation by parents and caregivers in Victoria, and their […]

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Vaccination booking and transport help

Do you or someone you know want a COVID-19 vaccination and either can’t use technology to make the booking or don’t have any transport options to get to a vaccination centre? Volunteering Geelong’s Community Transport service has regular bookings, Monday to Friday, at the Barwon Health Community Vaccination Hub in Norlane.  They can assist you […]

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Help with skills and pathways to work

Have you been applying for job after job and hearing nothing back? Are you underemployed and tired of asking your boss for more hours? Perhaps you’ve always loved the idea of working in a particular job but just don’t know where to start? Are your kids all at school next year and it’s time to […]

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Safe Seats, Safe Kids program

Are you a parent or carer with child car restraints in your car? Do you know if they are correctly fitted? The Safe Seats, Safe Kids program is available in Corio to check and put your mind at rest. It delivers a state-wide series of events where parents and carers can book in for a […]

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Miniature railway plan for Corio

Corio Norlane Lions Club is asking for community and business support for a proposal to build a passenger carrying miniature railway at Sutcliffe Reserve, in Plantation Road, Corio. The club is a driving force behind Geelong Miniature Railway Club’s plans to gain City of Greater Geelong approval to develop an adventure playground and attraction at […]

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Making a difference to many

As lockdowns continue to impact everyone in the community, some people have taken on important roles in supporting others. Through many different types of contributions, big and small, they’ve become lockdown heroes to others. At Cloverdale Community Centre, Issara Daim never stops helping others. Issara is the driving force behind the centre’s successful Thai meals […]

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Friends of Cowies Creek

The Friends of Cowies Creek (FOCC) committee of management has a range of activities planned to encourage residents to enjoy the area and contribute to its care. Weekly Creekly Walks are held every Friday morning, meeting at the end of Peacock Avenue at 9.30am for a 9.45am start. This is an inclusive group for anyone […]

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Country music with a charity focus

Norlane resident Eric Cook has been sharing his passion for country music for almost 24 years, at the same time raising money for charity. Eric said he’d always enjoyed listening to country music and discovered Geelong Country Music about 30 years ago. “I was raising my four boys on my own then, and as well […]

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