Cyclist Geoff King stands on the proposed Point Impossible Bike Path, which Bike Safe and GORCC has advocated for to provide a safer link between Torquay and Barwon Heads.

Bike Safe issues cycling challenge

BIKE Safe has issued a challenge to all state government parties to commit resources to make cycling safer on the Surf Coast.

Sale close

THE sale of Portarlington’s Ann Nichol House is expected to be announced as soon as tomorrow following news all staff will lose their jobs.

Ocean Grove Primary School assistant principal Nigel Holloway (left) and pupils Gabi Phillips, Kaia Young and Ted Murphy (right) with Clem Newton-Brown, Ron Nelson and Terry Mulder after the announcement. Photo: JAMES TAYLOR


THE fight for November’s state election has entered the schoolyard, with the Coalition pledging $3.5 million to upgrade Ocean Grove Primary School if it is re-elected.

Premier Denis Napthine speaks at the G21 Stakeholder Forum. Photo: JAMES TAYLOR

Voting season

About 200 people from across the G21 region attended the conference at the RACV Torquay Resort.


Record field for Fondo

A sea of lycra and helmets at the start of Amy’s Gran Fondo in Lorne. Photos: WARWICK TUCKER

PEDAL power replaced cars as a record number of participants joined the people’s peloton to experience the joy of riding the Great Ocean Road as part of Amy’s Gran Fondo.

Gleeson signs up as Tigers coach

Dom Gleeson (centre) is welcomed to Torquay by seniors co-captain Jake Johnston and president Steve Dunstan. Photo: JAMES TAYLOR

THE Torquay Tigers have scored a major coup just a few days into the off-season, securing the services of Geelong VFL premiership player Dom Gleeson as senior coach.

Spirit of trail running on show

Surf Coast Century relay team competitors navigate a rocky part of the course.

IT WAS a perfect finish to a perfect day, with two trail running champions crossing the finish line together to take the Surf Coast Century 100 kilometre win and a new course record set for the women’s event.

Victorian farmer sentiment remains positive

VICTORIAN farmers reported an easing in confidence this quarter with net sentiment softening from previous highs and more farmers taking a negative view of the future agricultural economy.

Last-second goal puts Grubbers into the GF

OCEAN Grove has squeezed into this weekend’s Bellarine Football League grand final with a last-gasp victory against Torquay. In an absorbing qualifying final at Queens Park on Saturday, the Tigers led in the first half, were nine points down at three-quarter time but retook the lead through a goal from 2014 Ash Medallist James Darke […]

Sail, sail, sail your yacht

Torquay Sailing Club is kicking off its season by participating in a worldwide sailing event called “Bart’s Bash”.

ON SUNDAY September 21, Torquay Sailing Club is kicking off its season by participating in a worldwide sailing event called “Bart’s Bash”.