Vic Premier Promises WorkCover Move to Geelong if Re-elected

Reported by Zoe | 02 Dec, 2013

Victorian Premier Denis Napthine has promised that he will move the states WorkCover Authority head office to Geelong if the Coalition government is re-elected. He made this announcement at the Liberal state council on Sunday that was held in Lorne. Dr Napthine said that 550 jobs would be relocated to Geelong with the promised move …

Seaplane Flips on Landing in Geelong

Reported by Zoe | 23 Jan, 2013

A seaplane flipped when landing in Geelong next to the Cunningham Pier after a local scenic flight approximately 3.30 yesterday afternoon. The 28-year-old pilot and two elderly passengers only received minor injuries. The joy flight company takes off from near the pier every day for the scenic flights. All three were able to climb on to …

Taxi driver died on Christmas Day work accident

Reported by Haydee | 26 Dec, 2012

Photo: SafetyCulture Library A taxi driver was killed on Christmas day in a collision at the corner of Anakie and Ballarat roads in Geelong. According to a report from the Geelong Advertiser, the victim stopped at a set of traffic lights on Anakie Road when another vehicle which went out of control cut into his …

Chemical leak at oil refinery

Reported by Haydee | 09 Apr, 2012

A warning for possible health risks was issued to residents of three Geelong suburbs following a chemical leak at the Shell refinery. The Age reports that the warning was issued at 10pm to residents of Corio, Norlane and North Shore. A spokesman from Shell said that the all-clear was sounded at 2am on Saturday. Around …