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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 18, 2021

Worst fears confirmed for Socceroo

FOOTBALL Australia has confirmed that towering Socceroos defender Harry Souttar has sustained an anterior cruciate ligament injury. Souttar was stretchered from the field after injuring...

November 15, 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

Edible gardens program returns

HAVE you ever thought about growing food in your own backyard, but never got around to it? Golden Plains Shire’s Edible Gardens workshops, which debuted...

November 11, 2021

New wickets for cricket season

BATTERS taking to the crease this season will do so on new hard wickets at three Golden Plains Shire ovals. The Shire’s $75,000 Hard Wicket...

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

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 21, 2021

More works for more play

IT’S out with the old and in with the new at the Garibaldi Community Park playground, as the Golden Plains Shire continues its work...

October 14, 2021

Unsafe trees face the axe

SIX trees at Inverleigh will be removed next week, after being assessed as a potential safety risk. The Monterey cypress trees, four of which are...

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 16, 2021

Weeding out invasive plants

NEW funding has been announced to support the Golden Plains Shire’s efforts to eradicate roadside weeds. As part of the State Government’s Roadside Weeds and...

September 16, 2021

Skate park closed for expansion

THE next time you hit the ramps at Bannockburn Skate Park, you may notice it looks a little different. The park, located at 3 Moore...

September 12, 2021

V/Line suspended, more pop-up vax hubs

ANOTHER five COVID-19 infections have been detected in regional Victoria, including one in greater Geelong, one in Mildura, two in Gippsland and one linked to...

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

Leighdale gets money for cover

TWO local recreation centres have received significant funding for upgrades. Leighdale Equestrian Centre and Bannockburn Victoria Park ovals will share over $330,000 in State Government...

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 2, 2021

Mining talks focus on history

FEDERATION University is celebrating 151 years of mining in Central Victoria. The School of Mines Ballarat, now part of the university, was launched in 1870...

July 31, 2021

Elaine tower switched on

ELAINE is getting a signal boost, with a new Telstra small cell tower aiming to bring dedicated mobile coverage into the town. The community on...

July 29, 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...

July 29, 2021

Firefighters wanted

RECRUITMENT is open for people looking for work in fire management. Forest Fire Management Victoria is taking applications for project firefighters and forest and fire...