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May 12, 2021

Dirty Pig’s coming to Creswick

A GRAVEL racing weekend is tearing into the Goldfields, promising scenic rides through hidden tracks. The inaugural Dirty Pig and Whistle bike riding event will...

May 6, 2021

Councillors seek 10% pay rise

GOLDEN Plains Shire councillors are seeing a pay increase and have put the idea out for public feedback. At the council meeting on Tuesday, 27...

May 6, 2021

Shire’s budget revealed

THE Golden Plains Shire council has announced its 2021-22 draft budget. Indicating the Shire’s fiscal plan for the next financial year, the document proposes rate...

April 26, 2021

BBQ for men’s mental health

A CHARITY that inspires community and connection for men struggling with their mental health is making its way to Ballarat. On Sunday, 2 May, the...

April 15, 2021

Mobile phone upgrade coming to Shire

PARTS of Golden Plains Shire will welcome a new mobile base station to improve network coverage under a State Government initiative. Known as the Digital...

April 10, 2021

Bannockburn Cemetery works come to life

HEADSTONES sit peacefully in the sun, casting shadows across the recently mowed lawn. There is a pile of dirt next to a manicured garden bed,...

April 8, 2021

Funding chance for community groups

APPLICATIONS are now open for the Golden Plains Shire’s Community Strengthening Grants Program 2021. The grants aim to support community group projects across four the...

April 8, 2021

Ear to the ground in the south

COMMUNITY members from the south of Golden Plains Shire recently met with the Member for Polwarth to discuss key issues affecting their electorate. At the...

April 1, 2021

Golf greens survey underway

COMMUNITY feedback is sought to see whether the Bannockburn Golf Club should upgrade its current sand scrapes to grass greens. To analyse the works and...

April 1, 2021

Play space finally named – Golden Plains Shire council meeting briefs

COUNCILORS have given a name to the Inverleigh play space following a heated discussion at the Golden Plains Shire council meeting on Tuesday, 23...

March 20, 2021

Calling out all tennis enthusiasts

THE Bannockburn Tennis Club is looking for junior and senior players to join in on its winter season. Kicking off on 1 May, the tennis...

March 19, 2021

Probus Club gets funding boost

RETIREES and seniors across Bannockburn have finally been able to put a generous community grant to use. The Combined Probus Club received $1528 from the...

March 19, 2021

New Bannockburn social club open to all

AFTER a day of helping his daughter renovate her block of land, Adam McLean went home feeling sick and sore. Later that night, doctors from...

May 22, 2020

Online Scout meetings are Dereel deal

A NEW Scouts group has had to quickly adapt to an online environment as to combat social distancing measures. Having only been formed at the...

May 22, 2020

Where there’s a need, there’s a Lion

COMMUNITY service is a core foundation of Lions Australia and the Buninyong & Mount Helen club has been exhibiting that philosophy in recent times. The...

May 21, 2020

Helping puppies to help others

GETTING a dog is often born out of pleas from children, followed by a shaky promise from parents that they ‘won’t be cleaning up...

May 21, 2020

Keeping cricket open for all

A NEW cricket program will soon be encouraging players of all skill levels to bowl, bat and field. Developed by the North Ballarat Cricket Club,...

May 18, 2020

Kids, start your stories write now

STUDENTS in and around the Buninyong area are invited to submit an imaginative narrative and illustration to the township’s Short Story Writing Competition. The contest...

May 16, 2020

No increase to rates, fees or charges in draft budget

CITY of Ballarat council has approved the 2020-2021 draft budget, indicating no increase to rates for the coming financial year. At the first-ever completely online...

May 16, 2020

Help is just over the fence

WHEN was the last time you checked in with your neighbours? Do you know if they’re struggling while house-bound? To inspire people to help out...

May 12, 2020

All work and no clay makes Jack a dull boy

IN the last month, a fifteen per cent increase of glass, including bottles and jars, has been dropped off at council’s Pass on Glass...

May 8, 2020

How’s yar beanie? Help pick the best COVID-themed design

VOTING has now opened for Interknit’s Lockdown 2020 design a beanie competition. Five finalists have been shortlisted, showcasing a range of colourful, COVID-related proposals. Designs range...

May 8, 2020

Grants to modernise local manufacturers

TO become more competitive in the global market, local businesses are set for a financial boost from the Federal government. As part of the Manufacturing...

May 7, 2020

Ensuring healthcare workers have healthy meals

FRONTLINE workers have a lot on their plates right now, so the community is making sure that they have a hot meal on their...

May 7, 2020

Quarterly health data released for Base Hospital

FOR the first three months of the year, Victoria has been challenged by bushfires and the coronavirus pandemic, causing a heightened need for medical...

May 6, 2020

Historical research is at your fingertips

NOW is the time to start looking into the history of your ancestors, your house, your street and the city itself. The Ballarat Research Hub...

May 4, 2020

Health Hub helping people keep fit at home

FREE and simple at home workouts are now only a Wi-Fi signal away. While the Ballarat Aquatic and Lifestyle Centre is temporarily closed, the City of...

May 3, 2020

A stylish way to help save the planet

IF you see yourself as a bit of a fashionista and want to help to reduce agricultural waste, why not check out the Vogue...