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A $1.5 billion offshore wind farm of up to 62 turbines is being proposed for the Discovery Bay region north-west of Cape Bridgewater. Australis Energy said it is exploring the opportunity west of Portland - as well as separate projects in Western Australia and South Australia - with the goal of having its first offshore […]

Angela McFeeters - June 18, 2021

ZOOM might in these coronavirus pandemic days be almost exclusively associated with software that enables online meetings, but its original meaning holds truer than ever for the digital version of the South West’s premier collection of historical photographs. The Vern McCallum Collection has finally gone online, the result of three years of hard work, and […]

Chalpat Sonti - June 18, 2021

CELTIX have narrowly beaten Tigersharks Red in the first round of the Portland Basketball Association division one men’s finals, 49-43, on Wednesday night. It was a return to play for basketball, after the three-week hiatus imposed by the coronavirus lockdown. 14-point performances from both Jackson Dunlop and Toby Oakley for Celtix, alongside 10 points from […]

Samuel Ord - June 17, 2021

HEYWOOD Rural Health is calling on the community to let it know if they want the coronavirus vaccination in the town after being limited in its ability to offer the jabs as dozens of locals sit on a waiting list. HRH is looking to organise a public vaccination clinic (or clinics) for anyone aged over […]

Chalpat Sonti - June 11, 2021

THE Victorian Government has given the go-ahead to community sport of all forms in regional communities with an easing of coronavirus lockdown restrictions at midnight last night. On Wednesday afternoon, acting Premier James Merlino announced a further rollback of lockdown restrictions and stated that all sport, junior and senior, was free to resume competition. The […]

Samuel Ord - June 11, 2021

PORTLAND Secondary College’s tree planting program is moving forward in its bush area, with 240 trees due to be planted today. The bush area, toward the northern end of PSC’s main campus, forms part of an important bush corridor, a sort of highway for wildlife moving through the area. Led by PSC gardener Tilly Govanstone […]

Thomas Drew - June 11, 2021

IT was a project more than two years in the making, stalled during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, but it all culminated on Saturday night. On Channel 7 at 11pm, directly after one of the biggest AFL games of the season – the Dreamtime clash between Essendon and Richmond – the documentary […]

Admin - June 8, 2021

PORTLAND is about as far from northern Australia as it is possible to be, but a local craftsman is doing his best to spread a couple of that region’s famous inhabitants to the southern part of the nation. Rick Rowbottom is using the likes of crocodile and cane toad skins as part of his work, […]

Chalpat Sonti - June 8, 2021

PORTLAND’S under-18 team is in red hot form within the Western Victoria Female Football League, winning a third straight game on Sunday afternoon at Hanlon Park. The Tigers started the season with three losses but have responded to the early stumble in style, defeating Warrnambool Blues, Stawell Warriors and now Old Collegians on the trot. […]

Samuel Ord - June 8, 2021

THE development boom in Portland is poised to move into the business sector with plans finally on display for a prime site on Percy St. A planning application has been lodged with Glenelg Shire Council for a mixed-use development at 55-57 Percy St (between Planet Kaos and Voyage Surf, Ski and Skate and in behind […]

Chalpat Sonti - June 4, 2021
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