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September

Alone it Stands opens tomorrow!!!
2 September 2003.
Last week, Will Slade and David Johnson of the Geelong Football club joined the cast of Alone it Stands for some tackling pointers to get into the spirit of the show. They were extremely impressed by the strength and mobility of the cast, and can assure everyone that when...
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Living sustainably: Living green
2 September 2003
This year's expanded Surf Coast Living Green event, on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 September, promises to be bigger and more sustainable than ever. This is the fourth year of the Living Green event, which is organised through Spring Creek Community House. Surf Coast Shire is supporting Living Green by providing its...
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Magpie feeding its youngTips for the Spring Swooping Season
3 September, 2003
Spring has arrived and with it the need for extra caution in the great outdoors, as some of Australia's bird species take drastic action. Spring heralds the start of the breeding season for species including magpies, mynas, butcherbirds and masked lapwings...
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Minor Community Grants
4 September 2003
The Surf Coast Shire Minor Community Grants program provides up to $1,000 to support local projects and activities, which contribute to the diversity of local communities and foster local involvement. Applications for the next funding round close on 30 September 2003...
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Bracks cracks down on abalone thieves
8th September 2003
The Premier, Steve Bracks, today announced the State Government would introduce a new indictable offence of abalone trafficking as part of a crackdown on abalone thieves. Mr Bracks, who was joined by the Minister Responsible for Fisheries, Bob Cameron..
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Victorian Government supports the Falls Festival
9 September, 2003
Tourism Minister John Pandazopoulos today announced funding of $10,000 to support the annual Falls Festival and further boost tourism along the Surf Coast. Speaking in Jan Juc today at an event to promote this year's festival, Mr Pandazopoulos said...
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Foxes threaten bandicoots
9th September, 2003
The survival of the threatened Eastern Barred Bandicoot depends on successful control of foxes and coordinated community baiting programs, which are increasing the chances of success. The Eastern Barred Bandicoot - a small marsupial with pale bars on its..
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Anglesea residents, have your say on development
September 9, 2003
SURF Coast Shire Mayor, Cr Beth Davidson, is urging the Anglesea community to respond to a new report into future development of their township via a public workshop or written submission...
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Win a water tank
10th September 2003
As a part of the Surf Coast Living Green Expo (being held this Sun 14th Sept at Surf World in Torquay - see below for details) there is a major prize to be drawn at the EXPO!! These prizes and the Living Green events this weekend represent a fantastic opportunity to learn more about how to live more Sustainably in your own home...
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Fox baiting strategy finds environmental gains
12 September 2003
Finding the best ways to deliver effective and efficient fox baiting controls while protecting and enhancing biodiversity is the aim of an innovative research project being undertaken by Parks Victoria in partnership with the Department of Sustainability and Environment's Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research (ARIER)...
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Something's afoot down by the riversideSomething's afoot down by the riverside
13th September 2003
The Anglesea River bisects the township and attracts local residents and holidaymakers with its natural appeal and provides recreational, tourism and commercial opportunities...
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Kids promote their coastal environmentKids promote their coastal environment
13th September 2003
ANGLESEA Primary School children are promoting their coastal township with a beautifully crafted book featuring their own photos of rare creatures, pristine bush and beach settings...
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e-boost for local business
16 September 2003
THE SURF Coast Shire and Regional Development Victoria (RDV) are joining forces to support the growth of local small and medium businesses, by running a subsidised e-commerce program...
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Power Winki by Judy ScanlonCoastal Artscapes in the heart of Geelong
18 September 2003
Visit Victoria's great southern coast in the heart of Geelong. The Coastal Artscapes Exhibition is showing over the September school holidays and celebrates the beauty and power of the Great Ocean Road coastline through the works of selected coastal photographers and guest sculptor, Dave Powell...
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No conflict of interest?
18 September 2003
Surf Coast Shire chief executive officer Peter Bollen said today that a careful investigation has revealed no conflict of interest exists between the work role of the Shire's Planning and Environment Manager, Raewyn Hansen, and her involvement in a private, Geelong-based planning business...
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Better TV reception for blackspots
19 September, 2003
Surf Coast Shire has finally received the go ahead for a "black spot" program to improve television reception in two of its coastal towns. "After two years of work, we have this week received notification that the Commonwealth Government will shortly release the funds to allow the work to start," the mayor Cr Beth Davidson said...
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Victorians to back GE-free food: Weekend of Action
20 September 2003
This weekend 20 Victorian community groups are at supermarkets encouraging shoppers to reject Genetically Engineered crops and foods. The new True Food Guide published by Greenpeace will enable shoppers to buy GE-free foods...
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High Tide Festival 2003ARTists WANTED!!!!
20 September 2003
Following the previous success High Tide Festival is again holding the "Seaweed" Installation exhibition on Saturday 6th December and Sunday 7th December 2003. The theme for this year's Festival is 'Beach Carnivale' - Celebrate Life!!! Drawing on the origins of "Carnival" in South America - celebration of life!...
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"Solo Exhibition" - paintings by Flora HoltOn Shore Art
20 September 2003
"Solo Exhibition" - paintings by Flora Holt, of Julaikari Artists, Tennant Creek. Born in the 1930's at Brunette Downs, Flora Napaltjarri Holt moved to Corella Creek as a teenager. It was growing up in these places where she learned about the animals and plants we see today so vividly portrayed in her paintings...story>>
The Anglesea Neighbourhood Character Study
23 September 2003
The Anglesea community to respond to a new report into future development of their township via a public workshop or written submission. The Anglesea Neighborhood Character Study, on exhibit until early October, will guide council decisions on issues such as...
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Invitation to comment on draft nature reserve plans
23 September 2003
You are invited to comment on seven new nature reserve management plans. The draft plans, which are on public exhibition until Friday 7 November 2003, will guide council on issues such as reserve protection, community usage, pest animal and plant control and fire management..
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Anglesea Environment Campaign - inspiring householders to take action
23 September 2003
Anglesea householders can explore new ways of managing water and energy resources by taking part in a sustainable living workshop at the Anglesea and District Community House on Thursday 25 September...
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October
Grand Final For Netball! - We Won!
12 October 2003
On Saturday 13 September half of Anglesea was there to support the Anglesea netball team that has been playing at Kardinia Park every Saturday. At the start of the football/netball season there were too many under 13s. That is 14 under 13s that wanted to play...
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High Tide FestivalBilly Cart race to launch High Tide Festival
29 October 2003
HIGH TIDE Festival organisers are urging budding speedway pundits to get behind the wheel of their own billy cart creation and compete in one of Torquay's most exciting events - the Mitre 10 Billy Cart Spectacular - on 5 December. The challenge for this year's billy cart warriors will be to construct a cart...
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Anglesea's Loo Art
29 October 2003
DELIGHTFUL images and quizzical comments about gender can now be found in an unlikely public amenity - the Anglesea toilet block. Featuring work by Torquay artist, Kathryn Junor, the colorful caricatures of women shopping or posing before mirrors in clothing boutiques and handymen in their back sheds, provides a quirky invitation to visit the facility, according to Surf Coast Shire arts development officer, Julie Dyer...
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Annual Report 2002-2003Surf Coast Shire Annual Report & Financials
29 October 2003
After a tumultuous year, the Surf Coast Shire has released its 2002 - 2003 Annual Report and Financials. They have been prepared and provided by the Surf Coast Shire as pdf files...
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Anglesea CFA Open Day
29 October 2003
This Saturday the Anglesea fire station will be turned into an open house. Come and see the trucks, talk to the volunteers and if you want to become involved yourself, sign up. There will be lots of displays and information. So prepare for the summer fire season...
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EFTPOS @ Anglesea Transfer Station
29 October 2003
Surf Coast Shire has installed an EFTPOS machine at the Anglesea transfer station. Council's decision to provide this service has been generated by customer enquiries and a commitment to providing efficient customer service. Customers can use...
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The Arts in Geelong & region
29 October 2003
Over the past months Anglesea Online has worked hard to keep its readers up-to-date with what's happening in the arts community, both along the coast and in Geelong. The backbone of this information was derived from an emailed newsletter, produced and published by the City of Greater Geelong's Arts and Cultural Team...
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High Tide Festival dances in the streets
29 October 2003
SALSA rhythms can be heard floating across the streets of Torquay as the community takes part in Latin dance workshops in preparation for this year's High Tide Festival parade on 6 December. If you would like to join in the spirit of the festival's theme - Beach Carnivale - Celebrate Life...
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"Burning Box" by Robert AstonRobert Ashton - "Evidence"
29 October 2003
Little Malop Gallery is proud to announce an exhibition of recent photographs, "Evidence" by Airey's Inlet artist, Robert Ashton. "Burning Box", the photograph left, is from the exhibition. Robert is represented in many important national collections, including the Australian National Gallery, National Gallery of Victoria...
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Surf Coast Tourism In Brief'In Brief' now online
29 October 2003
Anglesea Online in conjunction with Surf Coast Tourism is now publishing the Surf Coast Tourism monthly newsletter, 'In Brief'. It outlines what the Board has been up to and what projects and issues are in the pipeline. You can either download it as a pdf...story>>
Samuel JohnsonSydney to Melbourne on one wheel
31 October 2003

Samuel Johnson, star of The Secret Life of Us, Crackerjack and After the Deluge is riding his unicycle from Sydney to Melbourne to raise over $600,00 and create massive awareness for CanTeen. CanTeen is the Australian Charity that supports, develops and empowers young people living with cancer...story>>
Annual Report 2002-2003Annual Report 2002/2003
31 October 2003
The Surf Coast Shire Council has adopted its 2002/03 Annual Report of Operations and the Audited Performance Statement and Financial Statements. The result is a positive outcome after a series of operating losses. Council's forward financial plans will continue to strive towards operational surpluses...story>>
 
November
Fire prevention A new DSE role to improve fire prevention
5 November, 2003
The Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) has taken another step towards preparedness for the coming fire season, announcing the creation of the new role of Regional Fire Prevention Officer for each region. Gary White has been appointed...
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Victorian Electoral CommissionSurf Coast Representation Review Final Report
5 November 2003
Late last month the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) released the final report of the Surf Coast Representation Review. The report has been written after a long process involving written submissions and public hearings and makes recommendations to the Minister for Local Government. ...story>>
Anglesea Sustainability ForumAnglesea Sustainability Forum
13 November 2003
The Story so far......the Anglesea NEIP journey started 18 months ago! In that time we have seen over 1500 hours of community involvement and innovative local community action groups have emerged.......together, the community and project partners have begun development...
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William BuckleyRemembering William Buckley
13 November 2003
After research, the year 5 & 6 students present,art work, displays, drama, maps, diagrams and other material to present the life story of William Buckley the first white man to live in this area and the only person to have a full understanding of both black and white cultures...
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Stormwater campaign wins statewide award
14 November 2003
A SURF COAST SHIRE project highlighting the important role stormwater plays in maintaining clean waterways, has won a prestigious Stormwater Industry Association, (SIA Victoria) Award...
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Victoria prepares for fire seasonVictoria prepares for the fire season
17 November, 2003
Incident Management personnel will refresh their skills in a simulation exercise in Horsham on Tuesday 18 November. Representatives from all agencies with fire emergency roles and responsibilities will attend the exercise...
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Alcoa celebrates 'Stronger Communities'Alcoa celebrates 'Stronger Communities'
17 November 2003
Alcoa's Anglesea Power Station has celebrated 'Stronger Communities' and the 50th anniversary of the Alcoa Foundation with an event at the Anglesea Community House. The event saw the handover of over $45 000 worth of sponsorship cheques to...
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Surfcoast Living Magazine
20 November 2003
Torquay residents and cousins, Andrew and Jennifer Berry, launched Surfcoast Living in August 2002 after recognising a need for a high quality, full-colour magazine that showcased the Surfcoast lifestyle, the people, their activities and their general good...
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"Head of Juvey" by Airey's Inlet artist Jeff Raglus[ A5minus ]
20 November 2003
[ A5minus ] is a big exhibition of about 70 little pictures, all smaller than A5 paper size. The eight well known artists are Jeff Raglus, Leigh Chiller, Jiri Tibor Novak, Anita Iacovella, Rene Inei, Robert Ashton, Michael Berry and Meloni + Green. This is a great opportunity...
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Surf Coast Shire offices, Grossmans Road, TorquayShire Office Merger means better service
21 November 2003
CONSOLIDATION of all Surf Coast Shire services at the Grossmans Road offices in Torquay will mean greater accessibility and efficiency for citizens, according to the mayor, Cr Beth Davidson...
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Grace McKenzie and Margaret McDonald at community house.Alcoa employees help community groups
21 November 2003
Alcoa's Anglesea Power Station has pitched in to help with working bees for Anglesea community groups as part of the Alcoa Foundation's 'Worldwide Week of Community Service.'.
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Victoria Police recruits little coppers
21 November 2003
Anglesea Primary School students will don the blue and white this week when they take part in Little Copper Day. Students will dress up as Little Coppers and rock to the sound of police band Code 1 on Thursday 20 November as part of an initiative aimed at...
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Schoolies Down South - Lorne 2003
21 November 2003
The annual pilgrimage of Schoolies to the Surf Coast begins in earnest this week. About 1000 young people will be staying in Lorne over the next fortnight to celebrate the end of their VCE year...
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Samuel Johnson rides into Anglesea for CanTeenClick to look at some photos of the daySamuel Johnson rides through Anglesea
23 November 2003
When Samuel Johnson was 11 years old his sister was diagnosed with cancer. The impact it had on him and his family was profound. It is this experience that lead the Australian film star to become involved with Canteen, an Australian Charity that supports, develops and empowers young people living with cancer...
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High Tide Carnivale SpectacularCalling all friends of the Shire
25 November 2003
It is time to put your best dress on and come and catch the Carnivale Spectacular on 5 to 7 December. "The colour, vibrancy and mesmerising atmosphere will ensure that the Carnivale is a blinding success!!" says Surf Coast Shire arts development officer Julie Dyer...
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Sustainable Anglesea
27 November 2003
Friday 28 November sees Anglesea take centre stage, as it holds an exciting celebration for the environment and a sustainability forum, to be held at the Anglesea Hotel at 6.30pm. "We are so lucky to have Les Robinson as keynote speaker at this forum," organiser Geoff Brown says...
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Coastal TV testing
27 November 2003
Contractors will soon be installing new antennas and support equipment to improve television reception in both Anglesea and Lorne. The re-transmission services, provided under the Federal Government's Television Black Spots Program, will be commissioned by the second week in December...
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Land use and transport strategy forums
27 November 2003
Members of the public are invited to a series of community forums about the Great Ocean Road Region throughout December. A draft land use and transport strategy, to manage growth and change across the Great Ocean Road Region, was released for public comment last week. The strategy aims to guide the region over the next 20 years based on economically, environmentally and socially sustainable development...
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New skatepark plansNew Skatepark for Anglesea
27 November 2003
ANGLESEA will have a new skate park to replace its run down existing facility if a push by Surf Coast Shire is successful. The council is inviting the local community and businesses to work with it to make its $10,000 project budget stretch further by contributing...
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Community Plan Feedback Sessions
29 November 2003
All citizens are invited to come along and hear about the results of Surf Coast Shire's community planning project. We recently conducted a major consultation across the Shire to determine what our citizen's value, what needs improvement and our citizens priorities for the future...
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Remembering
Ash Wednesday

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The
End of a Voyage:
The story of the Inverlochy

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William Buckley:
A Timeline

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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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Anglesea
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