Another City Deal pre-announcement – this time it’s Geelong

The Prime Minister’s southern tour is taking on the look of an election campaign. One morning it’s the promise of a City Deal for Hobart (noticeably devoid of any actual projects or funding), that afternoon it’s a re-announcement of Launceston’s City Deal, the next day after a hop across the Bass Strait Geelong gets a […]

Geelong expands its free Wi-Fi

Businesses and residents will be able to use a free Wi-Fi service from the Victorian-based City of Greater Geelong in conjunction with industry peak body, ICT Geelong. The council is currently seeking state government funding to expand the service, which is in a trial period to be regularly reviewed on whether the need exists to […]

Research hospital planned for Geelong

The Victorian Government has streamlined the planning process for the $447 million teaching and research hospital in the growth corridor of Warn Ponds adjacent to Deakin University. Included in the planning proposal is a six storey building with the first stage comprising 160 in-patient beds, nine operating theatres, a cardiac catheter laboratory, emergency department and […]

NSW council loses money in call centre closure

By Lilia Guan   A call centre closure in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, means jobs losses for the community and lost revenue for the council.   Wagga Wagga City Council mayor Wayne Geale, told Government News, Telstra’s decision to end its call centre contract with Salmat will mean a significant loss of revenue for […]


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