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New Info centres for Lorne and Winchelsea
4 January 2005
2005 will see the doors of new Visitor Information Centres open in Winchelsea and Lorne, offering helpful information to holidaymakers and an expected boost to the local economy. Lorne's new $1 million centre, located on the Erskine River at the northern entrance to the township, will provide: Internet access, Retail outlets offering local produce and souvenirs...story>>
Struggling Surf Club receives council help
6 January 2005
Colac Otway Shire Council will provide the Kennett River Surf Life Saving Club with $5000 to assist with the provision of beach patrol and life saving services for its 2004-2005 season. The funding will be provided on the condition that the club maintains communication with the Shire regarding its progress. Colac Otway Shire Mayor, Cr Warren Riches said the funding was a one-off allocation to ensure the viability...story>>
Tsunami Aid Concert
Featuring: Hot Club Swing, Tiffany Eckhardt & Dave Steel, Moonah
Date: Sunday 9th January 2005
Time: 2pm - 6pm
Venue: The Rose, 220 Great Ocean Road, Torquay
Admission: Adults $20
Children (5 to 16yrs) $10
Families $50
All proceeds to the Australian Red Cross - Contact: 5261 2038 - Click to view Event Poster>>
Daniel Hyndman wins Anglesea Pro Am
Daniel Hyndman wins Anglesea Pro Am 10 January 2005
This year’s Pro Am was well attended by some top golf professionals; amongst them were David Mckenzie (Runner-up in the Australian Masters) and Euan Walters (qualified for US Tour). Past winners Matthew Milne (70), Martin Doyle (71) and James Wright (72) shot sub par rounds again and were among 23 Pros who shot below par. In winning 2004 Pro Am, Daniel Hyndman had a round consisting of 2 eagles, 6 birdies and 4 bogies; winning by a stroke from Michael Barry (68) who equalled the course record...story>>
Excitement and education at your public libraries!
Library logo10 January 2005
Get hooked on books and hear some tales from the deep. Come and experience
"Fish Tales"
at Torquay Library, 11.00am-12.00pm, free for kids aged 4-8 years old. Bookings phone 5261 3049. Surf City Plaza, Beach Road, Torquay - Happening on Wednesday January 19. For more information about this and other library events click here>>
Free Household Chemical Disposal
10 January 2005
1pm - 4pm Saturday 29 January - Surf Coast Shire Depot, 25 Grossmans Rd Torquay. A day to clean out old and unwanted paints, batteries, motor oil, gas cylinders, insect sprays, photographic chemicals, brake fluids, cleaners and other household threats has been organised for the Surf Coast Shire. Residents can safely dispose of household chemicals at the free collection, to be held at the Surf Coast Shire council depot between 1pm and 4pm on Saturday 29 January...story>>
Surf Coast Support for Tsunami Appeal
Burying the dead11 January 2005
Residents and visitors to the Surf Coast region alike can support the Tsunami Appeal using donation boxes now available at the Torquay and Lorne Visitor Information Centres. The Surf Coast Shire, through Surf Coast Tourism, has arranged for the donation boxes to be available. The donations will be presented to Surf Aid International during the SurfAid Tsunami Relief Family Surf Day to be held on Australia Day, Wednesday 26 January...story>>
Consultant Appointed For Forrest Study
11 January 2005
Warrnambool based consulting firm, Regional Innovation has been appointed to conduct a feasibility study into options for increased business activity in the township of Forrest.The study will assess a range of possible economic activities which could be sustainable within the township and will be guided by the draft "Tourism Plan for the Public land within the Otway Hinterland" (DSE Dec 2003), which identified the Forrest area as a major visitor node to focus tourism development...story>>
Bells Bash Cliff Run
Date: Friday 14th January 2005
The Bells Bash Cliff Run/Walk was born in 2004 to form part of the Jan Juc S.L.S.C.'s major fundraising weekend. It is an Bkm or 2km fun run or 4km run/walk from the Jan Juc S.L.S.C. to Bells Beach and back. The course takes runners along an undulating track between Jan Juc and the world famous Bells Beach. The course is challenging, but is a regularly used running and walking track and overlooks much of the breathtaking coast between the two points. Runners can expect to complete...information>>
Great Ocean Road Toll - not an option for Surf Coast Council
January 25, 2005
SURF Coast Shire recognises the vital role tourism plays in the local economy and is not considering, or able under existing State law to impose, a Great Ocean Road toll. Chief executive officer, Peter Bollen, said while tourism injected more than $1 billion into the local economy in 2004, only a small portion was returned to council. Consequently, council is developing strategies to enable it to continue to deliver services and facilities that support the millions of tourists who visit the region each year. Strategies include a tourism campaign to promote..story>>
Citizen of the Year: JOHN STOWARD
26 January 2005
This year's Surf Coast Shire Australia Day Citizen of the Year has provided great commitment to the Surf Coast community through the provision of a local newspaper. This widely circulating newspaper provides an avenue for local groups and organizations and delivers a variety of news and entertainment. Coverage of current affairs in our community, pertinent health information and a forum for local opinion. This publication contributes not just with a variety of local news, but also to the overall health and wellbeing of the community...
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Lightning strikes cause small fires in Otways
Thursday 27 January, 2005
Lightning strikes started a number of small fires yesterday in the Otways, Wednesday 26 January, four of which were located in State forest/ Parks, the rest on private property.
Department of Sustainability and Environment District Coordinator Jon Rofe said all fires were less than one hectare, and those that were detected yesterday are now under control. "Water bombing aircraft assisted joint-agency ground crews in getting on top of the fires,' said Mr Rofe. "Heavy rain in some parts of Otways at the time of the lightning strikes or just after also helped the fire fighting effort."...story>>
Small fire near Simpson contained this afternoon
Friday 28 January, 2005, 1600
A small fire caused by lightning in the Simpson area was contained this afternoon at under half a hectare.
Department of Sustainability and Environment District Coordinator Jon Rofe said today's fire, 10 kilometres south east of Simpson, was in difficult terrain. "Aircaft and ground crews worked hard to knock down the edges of the fire which alleviated the immediate risk," said Mr Rofe...story>>
Wanted! Ideas for this year's High Tide Festival
January 29, 2005
FOLLOWING the success of the 2004 High Tide Festival, the Surf Coast Shire now invites you to join the team and share your ideas for this December's High Tide event which will celebrate the theme - water. So come along to one of the following planning sessions at the Surf Coast Shire Council Chambers, 25 Grossmans Road, Torquay, and make this year's festival better than ever...story>>
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Remembering
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End of a Voyage:
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William Buckley:
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Local History:
Now & Then

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Xanthorrhoea:
our local Grass Trees

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Coastal
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