The week that was in south-west Victoria

It’s been a busy week in the south-west.

If it’s been a hectic one for you and you’ve missed out on what’s making news, here’s a rundown for you.

► GRAND OPENING: The $12 million expansion at Gateway Plaza opened. Read more. 

Ben Rollo and Kylie Gaston.

Ben Rollo and Kylie Gaston.

► LOCKDOWN: Luckily it was a hoax, but a number of south-west schools enacted their emergency management plans after a threatening phone call. Read more.

► UNEXPECTED DELIVERY: Two police officers got more than they bargained for during a routine patrol this week. Read more. 

► COUNTING THE COST: An Allansford family feared for their lives using a south-west road. Read more. 

Road rage: Andrew and Annmaree Freeman, with daughter Deliliah, 11 months, fear for their lives on the region's roads. Picture: Amy Paton

Road rage: Andrew and Annmaree Freeman, with daughter Deliliah, 11 months, fear for their lives on the region's roads. Picture: Amy Paton

► FAMILY DISPUTE: A man was placed under police guard after allegedly assaulting his mum’s partner. Read more. 

► RACES ACTION: Racegoers dress to impress at the Port Fairy Cup.

Luke Ryan and Hayley Grundy.

Luke Ryan and Hayley Grundy.

► ON SONG: The South West Youth Music Festival was hailed a success. Read more.

BIG BAND: Students from six schools united for a special music festival at Brauer College on Thursday. Picture: Vicky Hughson

BIG BAND: Students from six schools united for a special music festival at Brauer College on Thursday. Picture: Vicky Hughson

► SUPERSTAR DROPS BY: Easton Wood visited Camperdown. Read more.

CHARGED: Three people were charged in relation to a home invasion. Read more.

► GUILTY PLEA: A man pleaded guilty to arson. Read more. 

You can also check out our galleries from the week.

Flashback Friday

Throwback Thursday

Photos of the week

Leadership Great South Coast graduation

Way Back When Wednesday

Port Fairy Cup

Your weekend in Port Fairy

Great Victorian Bike Ride

Your weekend in Warrnambool

TALKING POINTS

Stories that got you talking on social media

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“Generally, I can't rely on the service so I drive to meetings in Geelong and Melbourne. I would use the service if I could rely on it and work while on board." Dave McIntyre

“Yes my mum left Footscray at 1.30 monday and arrived home at 5.30! Totally unacceptable. Change the route back and cut the extra stops between Geelong and Melb … oh and get some new engines on the line.” Vanessa Levers

“Congratulations Monique. Well done.” Ann-Maree Surkitt

“Well worth the money spent. Competition is a good thing among supermarkets. Aldi has so much Australian produce and also no added colouring in any products it states. Very impressed with the wide aisles and layout.” Lorraine Close Vella

”Good job guys!!” Lisa Kasch

Finally, here’s a selection of your photos from during the week

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