Surf Coast FC and Barwon Heads FC line up on the turf pitch on Tuesday night before they play the first game on the surface. Photo: JAMES TAYLOR

New soccer pitch kicks

TORQUAY junior soccer players have had the honour of christening the town’s newest sporting field.

Geelong mayor Darryn Lyons and Premier Denis Napthine look over the plans for the new Ocean Grove Neighbourhood Centre with (back L-R) mayoress Elissa Friday, Susan Dunn, Bellarine MP Lisa Neville, Nicki Dunne and Liberal candidate for Bellarine Ron Nelson. The centre will move to a new location through a funding boost from the state government.

Moving house

THE Ocean Grove Neighbourhood Centre (OGNC) is moving on to bigger and better things with the state government investing $500,000 last week towards upgrading the community hub to new premises.

Andrew Katos and Tony Hedley take a look at Baanip Boulevard, which forms the northern border of the Armstrong Creek urban growth area. Photo: JAMES TAYLOR

Nice work

MAJOR earthworks have been completed on Baanip Boulevard, marking a significant milestone for the important Armstrong Creek road.

Bells Beach. Photo: PETER MARSHALL

Limited vision

THE public is underwhelmed by the vision for the Bells Beach Recreation Reserve, with only five community responses to an online forum in over two weeks.


Noel’s back on track

Cancer survivor Noel Foster.

TWO years ago Anglesea plumber Noel Foster was preparing for another Tuesday night at CFA training when he got the shock of his life.

Framing your offer

Marty Maher.

Most people involved in a real estate negotiation are doing it for the first or possibly second time in their lives and therefore often feel under equipped in terms of knowledge on the best way to proceed.

Purchasers say stop the hype

MANY vendors think that successful agents use aggressive or “pushy” selling techniques. They believe that an agent who uses such techniques will sell their property faster and for a higher price. “But the reality is often far different,” Bellarine Property managing director Christian Bartley said. “Purchasers frequently report that they dislike hype and they hate […]