Media Releases

Could the Geelong region have Victoria’s 2012 Tidiest Town?

Posted on 31 Jan 2012
Andrew Katos, Member for South Barwon announced that entries for the 2012 Keep Australia Beautiful Victoria Awards are now open. Towns in the Geelong and South Barwon region could be Victoria’s next winner in one of three award categories: Clean Beaches Awards – Coastal communities co

South Barwon families share their views on healthy eating

Posted on 31 Jan 2012
Minister for Health David Davis together with the local member for South Barwon hosted a roundtable last Friday of Victorian families at Parliament House to share ideas on healthy eating. Speaking at the Victorian consultation forum of the National Health and Medical Research Council’

Retail policy reforms to grow local jobs

Posted on 18 Jan 2012
Member for South Barwon, Andrew Katos has welcomed retail policy changes announced by Planning Minister Matthew Guy which will spur major jobs growth and flexibility in Victoria’s retail industry, particularly for the Geelong region. Mr Guy was joined by the Bulky Goods Retailers Asso

$400,000 boost towards Barwon Soccer Club pavilion

Posted on 18 Jan 2012
The 300 member strong Barwon Soccer Club is set to say goodbye to its tin shed clubrooms thanks to a $400,000 Victorian Government funding boost and matching funding from City of Greater Geelong towards new change rooms at Grovedale Recreation Reserve in Barwon Heads. Member for South

$200,000 pavilion boost sets up Highton Tennis club

Posted on 18 Jan 2012
Geelong’s second largest tennis club, Highton is getting set for a bigger and better pavilion thanks to a $200,000 Victorian Government funding boost. Member for South Barwon Andrew Katos announced the funding delivered today as part of the Victorian Coalition Government’s 2010 electi

Victorian Coalition Government provides $50,000 boost to Deaf Games

Posted on 14 Jan 2012
Over 700 athletes from Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Samoa were today cheered on by thousands of fans as they marched in to Geelong Arena as part of the opening ceremony of the 2012 Australian Deaf Games in Geelong. Representing Minister for Sport and Recreation, Hugh Delahunty, Me

Over $4.3 million for Council infrastructure projects in Geelong & Surf Coast region

Posted on 13 Jan 2012
Andrew Katos, Member for South Barwon today announced funding of $4,377,966 for important new infrastructure works in the Surf Coast Shire and the City of Greater Geelong: Surf Coast Shire – Community and Civic Precinct  (Stage 2) – $2,377,966 City of Greater Geelong’s Rev

Small Grants Program “Fishing for Diversity”

Posted on 13 Jan 2012
Families across the Geelong region will be encouraged to take up fishing and be safer around water with a $3,300 grant to the Barwon Coast Committee of Management. Member for South Barwon, Andrew Katos MLA said the funding would allow Barwon Coast Committee of Management to host six “