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JINGLE BELLES: Long-time singing enthusiast Joy Barnett, right, performs Christmas carols with granddaughters and daughter Kyla, Chloe and Kat Kacprzak for aged care residents in Grovedale. 202386 Picture: REBECCA HOSKING

Growth ‘too fast’ Geelong is suffering growth pains as infrastructure and services lag behind the city’s rapidly expanding population, according to municipal alliance G21 and ratepayers. “Infrastructure is not keeping pace with growth,” said Elaine Carbines, G21 chief executive officer (CEO).

Ms Carbines urged state and federal governments to fast-track major infrastructure projects, such as railway duplication from Geelong to Waurn Ponds. The call comes after Geelong Mayor Stephanie Asher recently backed an Australian Business Council push to give the city priority economic status. Continued page 2

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Geelong Indy - 13th December 2019  

Geelong Indy - 13th December 2019