Ruth Gstrein’s priorities for re-election to sixth term

Opportunities post COVID-19 to encourage more people to live and work in Corangamite Shire, through better digital connection, is part of the platform on which Cr Ruth Gstrein is standing for reelection to the Central Ward.

Cr Gstrein has also cited the importance of social reconnection in the wake of COVID-19 through community and sporting groups and business networks to help protect and restore the mental health and wellbeing of the Corangamite Shire community. Continue reading

Jamie Vogels to run for Corangamite Shire’s Coastal Ward

Supporting agriculture, listening to farmers, improved bushfire planning and helping businesses recover from COVID-19 form the platform on which Jamie (John) Vogels will contest the Corangamite Shire election for the Coastal Ward.

Mr Vogels, 47, was born and raised in the Shire and manages Scotts Dairies with his brother Andrew. He owns property in both the Coastal and South-West Wards and is the son of former Corangamite Mayor and Victorian MP, MLA and MLC John Vogels (AM). Continue reading

Kate Makin to stand for Corangamite Shire

Working with local businesses, families and the tourism industry to help adapt to, and recover from, the COVID-19 pandemic is one of the first priorities for Scotts Creek’s Kate Makin, who is contesting the upcoming Corangamite Shire Council election for the South-West Ward.

Mrs Makin said she is excited by the prospect of representing her local community on Ward issues and playing an important role in the future of the broader Corangamite Shire area. Continue reading

NBN is now live in Camperdown

Residents in Camperdown can now get connected to fast internet via the National Broadband Network (NBN).

Outlying areas around Camperdown have been able to access the NBN using satellite and fixed wireless technology for some time. Now township residents can now also get connected to the broadband network, using Fibre to the Node (FTTN) technology.

With Fibre to the Node, fibre optic cables deliver superfast internet to green boxes in streets around the town, which are called nodes. The existing copper line network delivers the service to the home or business. Continue reading

How does our tourism offering stack up?

Researchers are putting the Twelve Apostles region’s tourism experience to the test, with a new project set to determine whether visitor expectations are being met.

Early anecdotal evidence has already suggested that visitors are prepared to pay a fee to visit the Twelve Apostles, that food in the region could be improved and that visitors plan short stays because they lack awareness of what else the region has to offer. Continue reading