Geelong

Geelong's floating Christmas tree 'a beautiful thing'

Marissa Calligeros The creators of Geelong’s million-dollar floating Christmas tree have rebuffed its critics, saying the 25 metre-high steel structure is a thing of beauty.

Men arrested over Geelong daylight shooting

Police

Laura Banks Two men have been arrested following a broad daylight shooting in Geelong that saw businesses go into lockdown and an innocent man narrowly miss a bullet.

Woman killed in attack in Norlane, near Geelong

Police have arrested a man for allegedly drag racing in Hornsby.

Nino Bucci A woman is dead after an attack at a house near Geelong.

Religious leaders arrested for protesting inside shadow immigration minister's Geelong offices

Baptist minister Simon Moyle is arrested.

Nick Toscano Seven members from Christian groups - including Salvation Army, Uniting, Baptist and Catholic churches - said they would not leave until gaining a public commitment from Corio MP Richard Marles to...

Cold-case detectives search for body outside Geelong

Police

Tammy Mills Cold-case detectives say they could be searching for a body as they dig up ground outside of Geelong in their investigation into the disappearance of Paul Kingsbury.

One dead after car hits tree near Geelong

Nick Toscano A man is dead after crashing his car into a tree on the Bellarine Peninsula, south-west of Melbourne.

Daniel Andrews wants to create 650 votes in Geelong

Daniel Andrews.

Josh Gordon It was a Freudian slip which spoke volumes.

Scammers target redundant Alcoa workers in Geelong

Caroline Zielinski Workers who recently lost their jobs in Geelong have been warned to watch out for door-knocking scammers.

Labor promises to boost Melbourne-Geelong train service to 20-minute frequency on weekdays

V/Line

Steve Lillebuen Train services between Melbourne and Geelong could be ramped up to a 20-minute frequency during weekdays by hiring more drivers, Opposition Leader Daniel Andrews says.

Agribusiness

Bunge Australia plans to build new bulk-grain export terminal in Geelong

Export vision: An artist’s impression of Bunge’s planned bulk-grain export terminal at Geelong Port.

Darren Gray A new bulk-grain export terminal would be built at Geelong - Victoria's fourth such terminal - under a proposal revealed on Wednesday by grain marketer Bunge Australia.

Target announces job cuts in Geelong

Target's logo.

Nick Toscano Geelong has been dealt another round of job cuts as retail giant Target moves to outsource positions in its banking and finance sector.

Focus

Alcoa's Point Henry aluminium smelter in Geelong prepares to close

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Tomorrow, it's all over at Alcoa. The last shipment of alumina unloaded from the pier, the fires extinguished in the furnace, smelting pots shut down and no more jobs for life.

Gunman jailed after terrifying Geelong supermarket hold-up

County Court

Mark Russell He had hoped to play  in the AFL but instead became a gunman who held up a Coles supermarket in Geelong, terrifying staff and customers.

Geelong mayor Darryn Lyons to sell unapproved fire extinguishers

Darryn Lyons

Chris Vedelago and Chris Zappone Colourful Geelong mayor Darryn Lyons is planning to sell a controversial new type of 'exploding' fire extinguisher that has not been safety tested or approved by Australian regulators.

Geelong's $2m Christmas display 'wrong message' for axed workers

Darryn Lyons

Caroline Zielinski Geelong council will spend $2 million on Christmas decorations and lighting after mayor Darryn Lyons overruled a vote for the funding details to be made public.

Geelong region one of the most 'economically vulnerable' in Australia: report

Ford.

Nick Toscano Geelong and Victoria's western region are among the most 'economically vulnerable' parts of the country, according to a report that warns the region’s woes may worsen following more...

Abalone farm purchase to boost jobs in Geelong

Great Southern Waters, abalone farm

Jared Lynch West Australian agribusiness outfit Craig Mostyn has bought an abalone farm in a deal worth $20 million that will offset recent job losses in Geelong.

Geelong-Ballarat-Bendigo train ride aims to revive regional rail

Rail  campaigners Noel Laidlaw and Scott Ramsay at the Carisbrook train station.

Adam Carey The railway line between Maryborough and Castlemaine turns 140 this year and parts of it look every day of it.

Geelong's world gift

Darryn Lyons is among 121 city mayors on the longlist for the 2014 World Mayor Prize.

Geelong optimistic about jobs despite factory closures

24 June 2012.  AFR.  Alcoa Plant at Point Henry in Geelong.
Photograph by Arsineh Houspian.  +(61) 401 320 173.  arsineh@arsineh.com

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Clay Lucas It is an exodus on a scale not seen before in Victoria's second city: Ford, Qantas, Alcoa and perhaps Shell will all soon be gone.

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