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December 1, 2021

New recruits at MaxiTRANS

ROAD transport manufacturer, MaxiTRANS, has welcomed new recruits to its workforce through a partnership with disability employment service provider AXIS Employment. Catherine O’Donnell is one...

November 30, 2021

New recruits at MaxiTRANS

ROAD transport manufacturer, MaxiTRANS, has welcomed new recruits to its workforce through a partnership with disability employment service provider AXIS Employment. Catherine O’Donnell is one...

November 18, 2021

Young athletes up for award

RESILIENCE and determination are what has earned Ballarat twins James and Louise Pendred nominations in this year’s Victorian Disability Sport and Recreation Awards. The 19-year-old...

October 22, 2021

Put forward the Shire’s best

IT’S time again to nominate deserving residents of the Golden Plains Shire for the municipality’s Community Awards. Up for grabs this year are the citizen,...

October 18, 2021

Ballarat joins research project

AUSTRALIA’S largest-ever child and parent research project has launched in Ballarat. The Generation Victoria, or GenV, initiative is led by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute...

October 15, 2021

Defibs rolled out at WDEA Works

DISABILITY employment support service WDEA Works has completed a rollout of twenty-four automated external defibrillators to their offices ahead of Restart a Heart Day...

October 15, 2021

Seniors celebrated in annual festival

NOT even the COVID-19 pandemic can stop this year’s statewide celebration of seniors. The annual Victorian Seniors Festival makes its return as an online event...

October 14, 2021

Input wanted on bunny busting

COMMUNITY members are now able to share their thoughts on municipal plans for rabbit management across the Golden Plains Shire. The Shire’s draft versions of...

October 10, 2021

Ballarat goes back in time on TV

LIKE many people, actress Mabel Li visited Ballarat in her childhood to learn more about the Victorian gold rush and try her hand at...

October 7, 2021

State Government plans for school return

THE State Government has announced its plan for getting regional Victorian students back to school in term four. The pathway outlines a staggered return for...

October 2, 2021

Sweet investment in chocolate factory

MARS Wrigley Australia will soon make a multi-million-dollar investment into its Ballarat production site. Over the next two years, $32 million will be put towards...

September 30, 2021

Farmers’ Market to reopen

THE Golden Plains Farmers’ Market has been given the green light to return this weekend. Saturday, 2 October will mark the first market in three...

September 23, 2021

Painted rocks bring plenty of smiles

WHEN Sandra Tomlinson moved to Bannockburn a year ago, she brought with her a fun idea that really rocks. She’s designing, painting and hiding small...

September 20, 2021

Ballarat sets the scene for new TV series

BALLARAT will soon hit the small screen when murder mystery period piece, New Gold Mountain, airs on SBS next month. The Goalpost Television production explores...

September 10, 2021

COVID-19 wastewater detections, V/Line worker tests positive

VICTORIA has recorded one death and three-hundred-and-thirty-four new COVID-19 cases as most regional areas of the state wake up to their first full day...

September 10, 2021

Groups call for Government action

REFUGEE support groups from across Victoria have come together to call on the Federal Government to extend more support to Afghan refugees. Following the Taliban’s...

September 9, 2021

Shire history heads online

GOLDEN Plains residents will soon be able to view the Shire’s history online, with the development of a digital museum announced last week. Golden Plains...

September 3, 2021

Okay day creates conversation

NEXT Thursday, 9 September, people are being encouraged to start meaningful conversations with friends, family and loved ones with a simple but important question. ‘Are...

September 2, 2021

Residents called on to pork up

COMMERCE Ballarat is serving up a new initiative aimed at getting the community to support hospitality venues and producers ahead of this year’s International...

August 25, 2021

Daffodil Day back in bloom

CANCER Council are encouraging people to harness their flower power on Friday, 27 August for this year’s Daffodil Day. Cancer Council Victoria is hoping to...

August 21, 2021

Book Week is back!

THE Children’s Book Council of Australia’s annual Book Week kicks off this Saturday, 21 August, with the nationwide celebration of the written word set...

August 6, 2021

Band battle still rockn’ on

ENTRIES are still open to the Golden Plains Youth Battle of the Bands after it was postponed to 17 September earlier this year. The competition...

July 29, 2021

Funding for childcare

FOUR childcare organisations across the Golden Plains Shire have received Federal Government funding to expand their services. Inverleigh Occasional Care will grow their operations with...

July 27, 2021

Business recovery show to hit the road

THE Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry will present a Regional Business Recovery Roadshow next month, stopping at the Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention...

July 25, 2021

A small step to save a life

AUSSIES are being encouraged to take the small but significant step to register as an organ and tissue donor during this year’s DonateLife Week...

July 15, 2021

Coming together for wellbeing

RESIDENTS of Golden Plains will have access to a series of free information sessions on mental health and drug and alcohol services being held...

July 15, 2021

Drones used to check power lines

ELECTRICITY distribution company Powercor has tested new drone technology to inspect their power lines over the south of Ballarat in recent weeks. More than 30...

July 9, 2021

State funding for car charging stations

REGIONAL Victoria is set to receive more electric vehicle charging stations with grants now available to councils, businesses and community organisations to assist with...