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.┬áThe 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 …