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December 2, 2021

Other rail gates returned

HERITAGE advocates rejoice, the Humffray Street North rail gates have been reinstalled after going through successful restoration. The non-functional gates were removed in July for...

December 2, 2021

New pooch park opened

NOW you can let the dogs out at the region’s newest off the leash puppy park in Buninyong’s James Reserve. The ribbon was cut on...

December 2, 2021

Herbert to helm the Miners

FORMER Australian Gems under-nineteens coach David Herbert will take the reins of the Ballarat Miners Women’s team for the upcoming NBL1 South season. Herbert brings...

December 1, 2021

No decision on memorial centre – City of Ballarat council meeting briefs

TRUSTEES of the Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial will have a chance to present an in-depth plan for an interpretive centre at the site,...

November 20, 2021

Closer look at mental health battles

BALLARAT Community Health Services and On The Low Down are once again joining forces for an online mental health event SO WHAT NOW?, exploring...

November 12, 2021

Y spread Christmas joy

SEVEN years ago, then nineteen-year-old Jessy Malham was determined to see as many disadvantaged young people as possible experience the joy of receiving gifts...

November 12, 2021

Funding for crime prevention

BALLARAT has received State Government funding for local projects designed to prevent crime in the region. State members announced last week $700,000 is available for...

November 4, 2021

Live music’s return a success

MUSIC lovers from across the region and beyond were treated to a special night on Saturday, with Play On Victoria street party outside of...

October 31, 2021

New stations for niche markets

TWO new radio stations are launching in Ballarat, bringing country hits and dance tunes to the airwaves. Managing director at Phaze Broadcasting Michael Matters has...

October 27, 2021

Live music set to return

REGIONAL artists, musicians and venues have been given a glimpse of the light at the end of the tunnel with the State Government’s announcement...

October 27, 2021

Program for parents battling cancer

ON 29 October, Canteen will hold its major fundraising event, National Bandana Day, with the aim of raising money for programs like the new...

October 14, 2021

CFA pushes fire preparedness

THE CFA is warning Victorians to start preparing their homes for bushfire season. The state’s seasonal outlook forecasts a wet spring, leading to strong grass...

October 2, 2021

Month-long challenge for a cause

PARKINSON’S Victoria is encouraging people to get behind those living with the condition this October. The 27forParkinson’s challenge was created to show support for the...

September 30, 2021

MP calls out for housing partners

EIGHTY million dollars has been set aside for development opportunities in the social and affordable housing space in Ballarat. The new funding is part of...

September 22, 2021

Lockdown ending in Ballarat

THE City of Ballarat will exit lockdown at midnight tonight. The city entered a seven-day lockdown on Wednesday, 15 September after a number of positive...

September 17, 2021

City embraces solar energy

SOLAR panels have been installed on three key centres across Ballarat. The municipal sites include Girrabanya Integrated Children’s Centre, Sebastapol Library, and Wendouree Children’s Centre...

September 15, 2021

New exposure sites, three active cases

THERE are currently three active cases of COVID-19 in Ballarat listed on the State Government’s Department of Health website. They come as Premier Daniel Andrews...

September 12, 2021

Slam dunk for pro gamer

A TRAILBLAZER in his own right, Meason Camille is proving he belongs in the NBA 2K League. Born in Ballarat, Camille is the first Australian...

September 9, 2021

Designer set for school makeover

AS part of this year’s State budget it was announced that Forest St Primary School was getting a more than five and-a-half-million-dollar upgrade. Now, as...

September 2, 2021

Wet spring could bring grassfire risk

THE Bureau of Meteorology is predicting a wet and warm spring, and emergency services warn the weather could bring an increased risk of grassfires...

August 26, 2021

Lambs sold for cancer research

TEN lambs were sold on Tuesday to raise money for ongoing cancer research. Mount Mercer grazier Denis Banks collaborated with the Fiona Elsey Cancer Research...

August 20, 2021

Reservoirs runneth over

RESERVOIRS in Ballarat have benefited from an increase in rainfall over recent months. Lal Lal Reservoir is spilling for the second year in a row,...

August 19, 2021

Johno’s job ad on a hire-level

WINTER Valley-based power gardening tools company Jono & Johno are hiring an operations manager to be the “Rick to our Morty. The Batman to...

August 14, 2021

Young leaders focus on homeless

EMERGING community leaders have recognised homelessness as one of the biggest issues Ballarat is facing. Now, local leadership program Future Shapers is targeting the issue...

August 12, 2021

Sewer flows under CBD

THE twenty-five-million-dollar Ballarat sewer build has reached an important part in its progress with over four hundred metres of pipe installed under Peel Street,...

August 6, 2021

Highlands LLEN leader departs

AFTER eight years in the role, Highlands Local Learning and Employment Network executive officer Jannine Bennet will retire in September. Highlands LLEN offers a range...

August 5, 2021

Rent relief for businesses back

THE State Government is set to provide assistance to small and medium-sized Victorian businesses following the latest round of COVID-19 related lockdown. Last Wednesday, the...

August 3, 2021

Upgrade for key back road

ROAD safety is the focus of new Federal Government funding. As part of the Black Spot program, $360,000 will be spent on a number of...