Warrnambool City Council announced $25 million had been spent on building in the city over the previous financial year. This represented an 18 per cent increase.
Toni McCormack was elected for her second term as Warrnambool mayor.
The price of a basket of groceries rose by 12 per cent over the past 18 months. A box of corn flakes increased by 21 per cent to $2.86.
The most popular video being hired in Warrnambool was Full Metal Jacket while at the top of the best seller list for books was Rage by Wilbur Smith.
Better Be Home Soon by Crowded House was on top of the singles charts with Fast Car by Tracey Chapman also in the top 10.
Two big Australian acts headed the album charts with Johnny Farnham’s Age of Reason and Kylie, by Kylie Minogue.