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Tuesday 12 December, 2017 Serving Ballan and district since 1872 Phone 5368 1966 Vol 11 No 49

Fiskville Flagged

Gentlemen, start your engines! - (L-R) Stuart Hocking and Steve Grinstead with their cars showing support for a motoring complex/hub at the defunct CFA training college at Fiskville.
Photo – Helen Tatchell
By Kate Taylor Stuart Hocking, a member of the Ballarat Light Car Club, The clean-up has commenced and is due to be completed
said Fiskville would be a perfect site as it is readily accessible by 2020.
There’s new drive behind the quest to have a motorsport from Melbourne, Ballarat, and Geelong. “Now that the clean-up has started, I think if Fiskville gets
complex built at the now-abandoned Fiskville CFA training “I remembered reading and hearing about the closure of the a future use in place it would help the site shrug off its toxic
academy. Fiskville site and, having driven past Ballan on a daily basis tag. Then it can get back to being a place that the greater com-
Members of the Ballarat Light Car Club met with Moorabool for work, had often thought Ballan would be an ideal location munity can thrive off once again, as it deservedly should
Mayor Paul Tatchell last week at the site, to discuss the push that would service many surrounding towns,” Mr Hocking considering the infrastructure that remains.
for the complex to be located there. told the Moorabool News. Mr Hocking said the list could also include, along with mo-
The campaign continues this week, with further on-site “So I created the Facebook group called #Make Fiskville @ tor racing, car, bus and truck driver education programs,
discussions set to take place early in the week, and a future Ballan Victoria’s new motorsport circuit, to gauge interest.” go-karts, BMX, mountain bikes, and motorbikes, with the
march on parliament already being floated as an idea if Interest is large and continues to grow – but some members feasibility study noting that the facility would bring about
required. have already raised concerns about the toxicity of Fiskville. $300 million per year into the local economy.
The City of Ballarat got things moving back in 2011 by flag- In joining the push for the Fiskville site, Mr Hocking con- “Having competed at a few different motorsport venues
ging its interest in building a multi-discipline motorsport tacted fellow advocate, Moorabool Mayor Cr. Paul Tatchell. over the years I’ve seen the huge demand for circuits such
complex in the Western region, progressing to a feasibility “I had found out that Cr. Tatchell had raised a similar idea as Winton and Sandown with these places booked out on a
study which, late last year, short-listed Fiskville as one of the for the use of the site a while back, after its initial closure. It daily basis for a variety of purposes. With the potential clo-
sites that should be considered for the project. would have been around the time where there was still some sure of Sandown in the near future due to urban sprawl, I
The Ballarat Light Car Club is on a month-by-month lease at uncertainty as to the clean-up process, cost and timeframe. believe it is time to act on making sure there’s a facility to
its current site at Ballarat West, and is at least one of the area’s “So it was a waiting game, I guess, to see what would take fill the void and also provide the place in our area that locals
car clubs looking for a new home place and when.” have been longing for.”

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Vandals destroy 100-year old trees

Photos - Parks Victoria
Five magnificent trees, and Monday 4 December. noisy and time-consuming, and court judgements where
some more than 100-years- No wood was taken from so we’re asking anyone who further penalties may be
old, have been illegally cut the trees, which were cut might have heard or seen applied.
down in an act of vandalism with chainsaws and left suspicious activity to contact Mr English said his staff
at Lerderderg State Park. fallen across campsites. Parks Victoria or Victoria will be hard at work to
Parks Victoria is work- Parks Victoria, District Police.” clear the campsite, ready
ing with Victoria Police to Manager, Tony English said Penalties for cutting, fell- for visitors to enjoy the state
investigate, and calling on they are stunned by the scale ing, removing, damaging park during the Christmas
the public to assist with of this senseless vandalism, or destroying vegetation in holidays.
any information about the which has killed trees that national and state parks can Parks Victoria is calling on
incident, which occurred at have been growing for more include initial fines under the public to report any in-
Lerderderg Campground, than a century. the National Parks Act 1975, formation about the incident
Upper Chadwick Track, be- “Felling such large trees additional fines under the to 13 1963 or to Crime Stop-
tween Sunday 3 December would have been dangerous, Wildlife Regulations 2013, pers on 1800 333 000.

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BALLAN DISTRICT
This kitchen rules BALLAN
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Community, Aged and Child Care Services
By Jessica Howard AND CARE

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out of the Ballan District
Health and Care kitchen has
Rural Not-For-Profit Health Service delivering Acute, Community, Aged and Child Care Services
been doubled.
Recent renovations saw
the installation of a custom-
made freezer room, a blast
chiller, large bain-marie, a
four-burner gas cooktop and
custom made stainless steel
benches.
The kitchen was also re-
equipped with shelving, a
dishwasher inlet bench and
a gas tilting bratt pan.
Funding for the refurbish-
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Staff and Volunteers
Member for Buninyong, BDHC met all 44 standards for the
Geoff Howard officially renewal of our aged care accreditation.
opened the new kitchen on
Wednesday December 6.
The accreditors’ feedback was very
“It’s great to see the new positive and included compliments
kitchen up and cooking in Member for Buninyong Geoff Howard helps bake some biscuits in the new kitchen. from residents about the quality of
time for Christmas,” he said. Photo – BDH&C
care provided.
“The kitchen caters for pa- Mr Howard said the updat- including $10,000 from the over the past decade.
tients, aged care residents ed kitchen will enable BDHC Grosvenor Foundation for “I’d also like to acknowl- The BDHC Board of Governance is
and all the children attend- to increase cooking capacity a new oven and more than edge the dedicated staff grateful to our staff and volunteers for
ing the Ballan Childcare from 2,000 to 4,000 meals per $22,000 in community fund- here who do a remarkable their effort during the Accreditation
Centre. week and offer more choice raising,” he said. job keeping this community
of food to aged care resi- healthy.”
Period.
“A weekly meal is also pre- “This is just another exam-
pared for the Ballan Senior
Citizens Centre, as well as
dents, patients and staff.
“The project received
ple of the Ballan community
getting behind this impor-
The kitchen refurbishment
will also enable permit
Christmas Period
meals for community mem-
bers who depend on Meals
$108,671 from the Regional
Health Infrastructure Fund,
tant regional health facil-
ity, which has undergone a
cooking for the opportunity
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The GP Clinic will be closed on Monday
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(November 2017)
Gordon Recreation Reserve
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Wombat Regional Arts Network
$500 (contribution to electronic pottery wheel)

Mt Warrenheip Fire Brigade Kellee Frazer & Darren Rix Lesley Sapsead & Laura Hudson Mick Frawley & Luke Calder
$2500 (radio listening sets)

Dunnstown Community Centre
$5000 – (Bi-fold doors)

Bungaree Recreation Reserve Committee
$5000 – (Men’s Shed and Storage)

Paddock Creek Gordon
$1500 (restoration)
Steve Norman & Linda Layton Lee Gleeson & Shannon Walker Patrick Ryan & Sharren Mullane
Mt Wallace Hall & Reserve
$550 – (BBQ)

Greendale Country Pub
$500 (Aust Day woodchop prize money)

Bungaree Bowling Club
$1000 – (sponsorship Bowls season 2017/18)

Ballan Pony Club
$500 – (club t-shirts uniform) Bob McLaren, Laura Hudson & Kerry Slavin Peter Gold & Luke Calder Shane Murphy & Linda Layton

Ballan & District vintage machinery & Vehicle club
$1100 – (Official sponsor Rally Feb 2018)

Ballan Brumbies Basketball Club
$500 – (portable adjustable ring and padding)

Ballan & District Adult Riding Club
$500 – (ribbons dressage Festival)

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Property
clean-ups
continue
By Kate Taylor

Twenty-five residents in Moorabool will be sent a bill for the
work that contractors have been sent by council to do.
The residents have all failed to comply with fire prevention
notices issued by council, and, as of last week, the list of
properties was sent to contractors to get the job done.
Once the work is completed, the bill will be sent to the
property owners.

The hall is alive with the Council has issued 360 fire prevention notices this 2017/18
season, with approximately 120 cleared by the due date so
far.

sounds of music
“We have provided extensions with new fire prevention
notices issued to those property owners who requested one
for agricultural purposes or awaiting contractors,” explained
Mayor Paul Tatchell.
By Jessica Howard the Cymbala – nine to 16 small bells of special Christmas music to herald “Council has currently issued 25 infringements and sent a
suspended on a cross bar. in the Christmas season,” Mr Wilkins list of the 25 properties to contractors at the end of last week.
‘Tis the season for the Moorabool Light Moorabool Light Orchestra director, said. Council sends out Debtor accounts for all of these works
Orchestra to perform its annual festive Barry Wilkins said the handbells will The Orchestra re-groups for once completed to recover costs.”
concert. bring a unique musical experience to approximately four to six weeks before Further infringement notices are also set to be sent, and
‘Sounds of the Season’ will this year the local audience. its major concerts, with rehearsals held followed up with contractors.
feature the talented nine-member The annual performance will be on Tuesday evenings at Bacchus Marsh The 2nd round inspections are continuing as Fire Prevention
Geelong Handbell Choir, directed by conducted and directed by Mr Wilkins Grammar School. Notice Compliance dates become due.
Gwyn Gillard. and lead by Robert Wrzaszcz, with
‘Sounds of the Season’ will be held “Inspections will continue throughout the fire season and
Active since 1991, the Geelong Frank Clark from radio 3BA Ballarat as
from 2pm on Sunday December 17 at properties need to be maintained during this period.”
Handbell Choir will perform with a compere.
the Bacchus Marsh Public Hall. Tips for preparing your home and property include: making
team of ringers on a 3-octave set of The Orchestra, comprising of more
Whitechapel handbells. than 40 members, will also be joined Admission is just $25, with tickets sure the mower, brush cutter, garden tools, pumps and hoses
A handbell set is the name given to by Ballarat soprano Carolyn Bennett, available at the door from 1pm or pre- are all serviced and ready when you need them; cleaning
the musical instrument developed in who has spent the last 15 years teaching sales from Bacchus Marsh Florist and gutters, cutting grass and pruning shrubs, and slashing fire
England in the Middle Ages from the voice. Nursery. breaks around paddocks.
earlier Organica Tintinnabula – little “The Moorabool Light Orchestra will For more information, visit www. “The CFA has a lot of useful information on fire preparedness
bells of different tonal pitches; and present a pleasant Sunday afternoon Moorabool-Light-Orchestra.com. if property owners need further advice.”

Moorabool Shire Council
SPECIAL MEETING OF COUNCIL GARBAGE & RECYCLING
Notice is hereby given that a Special Meeting of the Moorabool Shire Council will be held in the There will be changes to your garbage and recycling services during the festive season:
Council Chambers, Ballan on Wednesday 20 December, 2017 commencing at 5.00pm. Christmas Day collections will be collected on Tuesday, 26 December 2017, and New
The business to be conducted at the meeting is as follows: Year’s Day collections will be collected on Tuesday 2 January 2018.
1. Bacchus Marsh Aerodrome Future Management Arrangements As the collection will be delayed on Tuesday 26 December and Tuesday 2 January, due to the
2. Achieving Good Governance numbers of bins on these days, residents are asked to leave bins out with the possibility that they
3. Lal Lal Wind Farm Dilapidation Deed will be collected on Wednesday.
4. Gordon Township Improvement Plan
5. Consideration of a Rate Cap Variation for 2018/19 REQUEST FOR QUOTE
6. Confidential Item Moorabool Shire Council invites tenders for the following contract:
7. Any other business admitted by the unanimous resolution of Council. Tender Number Tender Description
The Special Meeting of Council will be open to the public CEO01-2017/2018 Provision of Catering Services
and members of the public are most welcome to attend.
Tender documents and full details of this notice will be available on Tuesday 5 December
COUNCIL OFFICES – CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR CLOSURE 2017 at www.tenderlink.com/moorabool.
Council Office Hours:
At the Ordinary Meeting of Council held on Wednesday 2 August, 2017, Council resolved that EMPLOYMENT
the opening hours for all Council Offices will be as follows: Council invites applications for the existing vacancy:
Public Information Officer – Part Time Position -
Friday 22 December, 2017: Open 8.30am to 12.30pm. Closed 12.30pm to 5.00pm. Applications close COB on Friday 22 December 2017.
Saturday 23 December, 2017 to Monday 1 January, 2018: Closed. Occasional Care Educator – Part Time Position -
Tuesday 2 January, 2018: All offices re-open 8.30am to 5.00pm. Applications close COB on Friday 15 December 2017.
Emergency Services All details available from the website: www.moorabool.vic.gov.au
Please telephone 000 for all Fire, Police and Ambulance emergencies. Important Emergency
Contact information includes: HAVE YOUR SAY – OPEN SPACE MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT PLAN AND
• CFA Fire Emergency ..............................................................000 ASSOCIATED MOWING SERVICE REVIEW
• Police Emergency .....................................................................000 Moorabool Shire has developed a maintenance management plan for Parks & Gardens and
• SES ...............................................................................................132 500 undertaken a review of its grass mowing services. Residents are being given an opportunity
• Ambulance .................................................................................000 to make a submission to the draft Open Space Maintenance Management Plan and associated
• Victorian Bushfire Information Line ....................................1800 240 667 Mowing Service Review, after Councillors resolved recently to exhibit the draft documents for
• Moorabool Shire Council.......................................................5366 7100 public consultation.
• Council Emergency Number.................................................0419 887 065 The review of mowing services recommends the removal of 384 roadsides that currently receive
• Bacchus Marsh Hospital .........................................................5367 2000 a bi-annual or annual mow. To offset this, an increase in amenity mowing across small towns is
• Ballan Hospital ..........................................................................5368 1100 also recommended, that will see frequencies increased and various township entrances receive
Further Council after hours information will be published in the week prior a regular amenity mowing service.
to Christmas. The Draft Open Space Maintenance Management Plan and associated Mowing Service Review
Please contact Customer Service on 5366 7100 for further information will be out for public consultation for 6 weeks. The documents are available on our website:
www.moorabool.vic.gov.au/consultations.

Moorabool Shire Council: PO Box 18, Ballan VIC 3342 Telephone: 03 5366 7100 Facsimile: 03 5368 1757 CEO: Rob Croxford
Email: info@moorabool.vic.gov.au Web: www.moorabool.vic.gov.au Facebook: Moorabool Shire Council Twitter: @mooraboolshire
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Now taking your Over the Christmas / New Year holiday period,
Christmas orders the Moorabool News office will be closed from:
For all your end of year and Thursday 21 December, 1pm
Ballan Brigade Captain Kaine Myers and Ballan police Sgt Michael Kearnes at the alleged ignition point at the Shaw’s Road property where a deliberately lit fire was headed for a farm

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By Jessica Howard electricity pole. Sergeant Kearnes said the fires seemed are not fixated on any individual at this
Ballan Police Station’s Officer in Charge, to have been lit between 10am and 4pm. time”.

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A series of arson attacks has seen the Sgt. Michael Kearnes said the fires “These fires are the subject of an Sergeant Kearnes urged the Ballan
Ballan township fall victim to five caused superficial damage to grass and ongoing investigation, however I can
deliberately lit fires in just two weeks. community to be vigilant and report any
fences. say that Ballan Police and their partners
The grass fires occurred along Gillespies suspicious vehicles or persons seen on
“The potential for catastrophic fires, at Moorabool CIU are satisfied that the
Lane, Ingliston Drive, Shaws Road and however, is a very real threat,” he said. fires were deliberately lit based on a Total Fire Ban days, or a high fire danger

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Ballan Fire Brigade Service Awards 2017

Rex Jose with Operations Officer Chris Bigham. Leonie Ireland with Operations Officer Chris Bigham.
Photos Chris Thom

5 Year Certificate of Service
Terry Healey (absent)
Joined the Greendale Fire Brigade in 2006 as a firefighter. Resigned. Joined Ballan
Fire Brigade in 2008. Resigned 2011. Rejoined Ballan FB 2016.
Rex Jose
Joined the Brigade as a junior in 2012. Joined as a senior in 2017.
Bob Nason
Bob joined the Brigade in 2012 and completed minimum skills that same year.
Bob is currently Secretary and Treasurer, and Junior Leader. Billy Smith with Operations Officer Chris Bigham.
Bob Nason with Operations Officer Chris Bigham. Samantha Searle
Joined as a Junior in 2009. Upon completion of Junior membership in 2012, became
Brigade Member. Sam moved to Firefighter, in 2013 and Brigade Auxilliary in
2015. She is currently a Junior Leader.
Tegan Searle
Joined as a Junior in 2009. Upon completion of Junior membership in 2014, became
Brigade Member. Moved to Firefighter in 2016, and Brigade Auxilliary in 2015.
She is currently a Junior Leader.
Glen Wesley
Joined Nhill FB in 2009. Moved to Firefighter in 2010. Moved to Ballan in 2013 and
continues as a firefighter.

10 Year Medal
Samantha Searle with Operations Officer Chris Janelle Meddick (absent) Kaine Myers with Operations Officer Chris Bigham.
Bigham. Brigade Auxilliary Member since 2004
Jason Morffew (absent)
Joined as a brigade member in 2007 and completed minimum skills in 2008.
He has held the role of: Junior Leader 2009-2014, Comms Officer (2010-2013),

15 Year Medal
Benjamin Hatfield
Ben joined the Brigade in 1999 and completed minimum skills in 2005. Ben has
held the roles of: 4th Lt (2004-2008), 2nd Lt (2016-2018), Brigade Training Officer
(2016-present), VFBV Delegate (2016-2018).
Pauline Lawless (absent)
Brigade Auxilliary Member since 2001.
Phillip Winter
Phillip joined the Brigade as a junior in 1995 until 1998. He later returned in 2001 Glenn Cameron with ESC Craig Lapsley.
Tegan Searle with Operations Officer Chris Bigham.
as a Brigade member and completed his minimum skills in 2001.

20 Year Medal
Justin Cameron
Justin joined the Ballan as a Junior in 1995. He completed his Junior membership
in January 1999 and became Brigade member in February 1999. Justin became
firefighter in 2010. He has held the roles of: 4th Lieutenant (2010-2012), (2016-present),
VFBV Delegate (2012-2014), Communications Officer (2013-2016), Justin currently
holds the role of Brigade Community Safety Officer (2016-present).
Leonie Ireland
Leonie joined the Brigade in 1997 as a junior. Moved to seniors in 2003. Completed
her minimum skills in 2005. Leonie is currently a Firefighter and Brigade
Auxilliary member.
Billy Smith Noel Conroy with ESC Craig Lapsley.
Ben Hatfield with Operations Officer Chris Bigham.
Billy joined as a junior in 1997 and since becoming operational in 2000 has been a
very active member of the Brigade. Roles that he has held have included: Comms
Officer (2006-2008), 2nd Lt (2008 – 2012), Brigade Training Officer (2008-2012),
VFBV Delegate (2008 – 2012) (2014), 1st Lt (2012 – 2018), Group Delegate (2012 –
present), 3rd DGO (2014-present), 3rd Lt (2014), Group Training Officer (2014).

25 Year Medal
Kaine Myers
Kaine has been an active member since 1991 and has held the role of Captain of
the Brigade since 2012. Other roles include: Comms Officer (2000-2004), Brigade
Training (2004-2006), 2nd Lt (2004-2008), 1st Lt (2008-2012), Group delegate (2008),
Junior Leader (2010), VFBV Delegate (2010 – 2014).

Phil Winter with Operations Officer Chris Bigham. CFA Life Member Captains Award – Ballan FB Capt. Kaine Myers
and Matthew Gorman.
Glenn (Butch) Cameron – 45 Year CFA Life Member
Joined Ballan Fire Brigade in 1971. Active Firefighter since 1975, First Lt (1998–
2000), Captain (2000-2004), Brigade Member (2008 – present), Firefighter (2008 –
Present), (Fiskville employee from 1981).

Brigade Life Member
Noel Conroy – VFBV Brigade Life Membership
Noel joined the Brigade in 1968 providing 48 years of active operational service.
Together with his operational roles, Noel has diligently performed various roles
including: 1st Lieutenant (1976 – 1980), (1984 – 1986), Captain (1980 – 1984), 1st
DGO (July 1999 – 2014) and VFBV Delegate (2010 – 2014). Noel is an excellent role
model and mentor to other Brigade members and brings a wealth of experience to
the CFA, and the Brigade and Group have benefited greatly from his experience. Glenn Cameron with ESC Craig Lapsley and Noel
Justin Cameron with Operations Officer Chris Bigham. Conroy.
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ADULT EDUCATION Working Bees every 3rd Wednesday & Sunday of each Focused, family friendly church with a difference. Services
Ballan & District Community House month. All welcome. Enquiries - 0418 171 119. every 2nd & 4th Sundays at Avenue Bowling Club, Main St,
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Darley Neighbourhood House & Learning Centre drugs. Enquiries - 1300 660 068. Sunday Services 10am with kids program. 222 Main St,
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Alanon Support Group - for families of alcoholics
District Photography Club - Meetings 2nd & 4th Wednesday Bacchus Marsh Uniting Church Parish
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The Laurels – Bacchus Marsh Community College Enq - 0421 222 717. 2pm 1st Sunday of month. Enquiries - 5367 2543 (office).
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Lal Lal Moorabool Photographic Group Inc
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Balliang - 2nd Sunday 10.30am, 4th Sunday 9am. Myrniong
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– 1st & 3rd Sunday 11am. Enquiries – 5367 5362. 
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Church of the Living God
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Christian youth ministry and bible teaching. 2nd Sunday
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Ballan Lions Club Market Phone 5367 6550 for more details.
to Maureen 0447173031.
Next market – Saturday 3 February 2018 Our Lady Help of Christians Korobeit
St Andrew’s Playgroup Bacchus Marsh
First Saturday each month - Inglis St, Ballan – 9am-1pm. Mass every Saturday 6.30pm.
(Behind St Andrew’s Church) Cnr Gisborne Rd & Lerderderg
St, Bacchus Marsh. Monday-Friday 9am, 11am, 1pm & 3pm. Enquiries – 0402 390 080 (Wayne). Golden Harvest Christian Fellowship
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Struggling with addiction; Pain from the past; family month at Darley Park Football Reserve. Enquiries – 0488 345 Further details – 0429 681 566.
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Marsh. Enq- Pastor Merv Patton – 0412 290 036. Room, in Grant Street. Enquiries Pastor Merv - 0412 290 036.
Next Market – Saturday 13 January, 9am-1pm.
Ballan Playgroup 2nd Saturday each month, Mill Cottage car park. St Bernard’s Bacchus Marsh Catholic Church
Every Tuesday of school Term. St John’s Anglican Church Enq – 0498 361 291 or 0490 114 130. Mass Times – Saturday- 5pm; Sunday – 8.30am & 10am.
Hall - 9:30-11:30am. Enquiries - 0409 681 138 Anna or 0421
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Bacchus Marsh & District Garden Club Ballan Lions and Ballan Farmers Market
Anglican Parish of West Moorabool
Meeting 2nd Tuesday of each month, 7.30pm at The Laurels,
Ballan, Bungaree, Morrisons and Gordon
229 Main St, Bacchus Marsh. Guest Speakers. Supper after Present
each meeting. All Welcome. Enquiries - Wendy 5367 4170. Service Times – Sunday 17 December - St John’s Bungaree,
9am; St John’s Ballan, 9.30am; St James’ Morrisons, 9am.

Twilight Market
Ballan Anglers Inc
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7.30pm. More anglers and families needed and welcome – Services – 1st, 2nd & 3rd Sundays 11.15am. 4th Sunday
0400 003 936. 9.30am Reflective Worship.
Friday 15 December
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deliberately lit fires in just two weeks. community to be vigilant and report any
fences. say that Ballan Police and their partners
The grass fires occurred along Gillespies suspicious vehicles or persons seen on
“The potential for catastrophic fires, at Moorabool CIU are satisfied that the
Lane, Ingliston Drive, Shaws Road and however, is a very real threat,” he said. fires were deliberately lit based on a Total Fire Ban days, or a high fire danger
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Newborns in Dob a dumper
Letters to the Editor
the district
By Jessica Howard
Email: news@themooraboolnews.com.au Outdoor enthusiasts are encouraged to report illegal dump-
ing in the bush this summer season.
Dear Editor, Chris Webb, from the Environment Protection Authority’s il-
Babies born recently at Bacchus For some time, I have Since a single tunnel exists legal waste disposal strike force, said during the summer, the
Marsh and Melton Regional Hospital. been concerned about the
dangerous intersection at
it means that half the work Victorian bush is often a target for skip bin loads of rubbish.
has already been done. “That’s where hikers, campers and anyone going bush for
Atkinson Street and Stead
It is assumed that more fishing or a barbecue can help by reporting what they find,”
Street, Ballan.
station parking will be he said.
This is where the single
lane tunnel goes under the constructed, on the south “The faster EPA hears about an illegally dumped load of
railway line near Ballan side of Ballan, where the waste, the faster we can do something about tracking down
Station. second platform is to be the culprit, prosecuting them and having the mess cleaned
Driving west along constructed. up”.
Atkinson Street to the station The present station is Mr Webb said the dump sites often include construction and
vehicles have to give way to already being overwhelmed, demolition waste, and hazardous materials such as asbestos
vehicles coming through and household rubbish.
with already inadequate
this single lane tunnel.
parking provision, so now “The problem is serious. There are fly-by-night skip bin hire
You can’t stop at the give firms that specialise in dodging the cost of proper recycling
way sign, where you are would be the opportune
supposed to, because you time to do it. and disposal by abandoning tonnes of waste wherever and
have to protrude past the Barry Riley whenever they can,” he said.
sign to see if traffic is coming. Ballan “Illegal dumping contaminates the environment and is un-
There are several things fair competition for the honest local businesses who pay the
limiting your vision. fees for proper disposal and recycling.”
Dear Editor,
Vehicles coming through Local Councils across the state spend around $30 million
the tunnel can do 60km and I congratulate you for your every year cleaning up abandoned waste, and two thirds of
face no give-way or stop front page spread in the EPA’s prosecutions every year are for illegal waste dumping.
sign. Moorabool News on Decem- “EPA has an Illegal Waste Disposal Strikeforce dedicated
As far as I am concerned ber 5, showing the need of to reducing the dumping of large scale industrial waste,” Mr
there should be a stop sign kind homes for abandoned Webb said. 
for vehicles coming out of pets held at the pound.
this tunnel. “During the last two years we have inspected hundreds of
That Council have sup- sites for illegal dumping and issued more than 170 clean up
Our Premier is keen on safe
ported this service over notices.
rail crossings.
many years is a great credit “Illegal dumping creates an eyesore and can contaminate
With improvements to
the Ballan Railway Station to them. the soil and nearby waterways, and the cost of the clean-up
it would be a good time Another Council initiative is too often left to the community or landholders,” Mr Webb
to approach the State is the number of tracks and said.
Government to develop a trails around Bacchus Marsh “A report from a camper, a hiker or other member of the
two-way tunnel, to make to walk/run our pets giv- public identifying an illegal dumping site can help us keep
this tunnel safer and to ing easy access for our joint
Kurunjang parents Samantha and Mark have welcomed a
ensure that future traffic up the pressure.”
little boy to their family. Cohen Scott arrived on Monday 4 daily exercises. To report illegal rubbish dumping in the bush or abandoned
can access central Ballan
December at 3.23pm and weighed 8lb 6oz. Cohen is a Leon Newton on private land, contact 1300 EPA VIC (1300 372 842) or visit
from the south and the north
new brother for Izzy and Aston.
more easily. Bacchus Marsh www.epa.vic.gov.au.

Environmental Opinion
TOM

with Tom Kingston

Little Red Caboose – we know you can
I sometimes wonder if this small Rob talks of what he calls the Cori Bernardi. politicians find their way into legislation to enshrine emission
opinion piece in this smallish multi-layered political funding There, I have mentioned some corporate positions? These are just reduction targets of 25% by 2020
(12,000 free copies weekly) strategy. Based on the model names and maybe I will receive a some of the many, many questions and 40% by 2025. I don’t believe
independently owned and attributed to Americans, and few more letters to the editor now; we don’t seem to be willing to ask. this would have happened but
operated, local newspaper is of climate change deniers, David and about time. I nostalgically As I said the answer, according for the rise of the environmental
interest to anyone other than the and Charles Koch, and referred to remember the letters demanding to Rob Oakeshott, is simple; it is vote. And what will this legislation
writer. I admit it was encouraging as ‘Kochtopus’, this tactic aims to my departure from the fine fields ‘Kochtopus’ and ‘Kochtopus’ has mean for Victoria. It seems there
that the man from the Minerals permanently control the message of the Moorabool Shire when I money behind it. And its tactics are will be 10,000 or so jobs created
Council of Australia decided to in favour of free market thinking wrote supporting wind farms a working. as Victoria rolls out a massive
write a letter to the editor of this by paying media professionals Or are they? 5,400 megawatts of solar and wind
few years back.
paper informing me that I was to create positive coverage. This farms. Compare that to the 1500
This attack on our freedoms Maybe they aren’t. Maybe we are
tactic also pays think tanks to jobs in Queensland in its Adani
wrong and the Minerals Council by the ‘Kochtopus’ groups and beginning to fight back. Just look
promote policy that lessens the Coal Crime. Importantly, it will
is not attempting to do anything especially in relation to our life on at the recent election in Northcote.
role of government and also pays help Victoria meet its legislated
dodgy. There, I thought to myself, this fragile planet, is not accidental. The Murdoch press through their
for front community groups to climate change goals, cutting
someone does take notice of my It is a deliberate and well planned news pictorial, Herald Sun (little
protest against progressive policies
opinion. I must say I felt a little assault. Note the fight we had to news, lots of pictorials of the electricity sector emissions by up
and people. According to Rob this
like Peter Sellers in The Mouse have to get a Royal Commission them and the them) might have to 16 percent.
tactic also influences university
that Roared; a little voice in a into the banks. Why did it take fought hard against it, the Labor And finally there are now 60
research to favour its agenda.
big auditorium. Maybe that is so long? Note the Adani issue government of the day might have Australian cities, representing
Rob also mentions the funding of
what it has come to these days in over 1500 odd jobs while 15,000 offered half a million to a party almost 7.5 million, in Cities Power
favoured political candidates to a
Australia. Those of us speaking for work on the Reef. Why are the to preference the Greens behind Partnership accelerating Australia’s
scale never seen before with flow-
the environment are left with the on appointments to the courts and Queensland State Government and Labor, but in the end the people transition to a renewable energy
scraps left to us from the tables of public service. Rob goes on the the Federal Government acting won. The planet fought back. future.
big business. mention some names of feature against all the science and its And also thanks to the rise of the What is your opinion?
In Rob Oakeshott’s book The writers in the Murdoch press and own national interest to support awareness of our crisis among us, For next Moorabool Environment
Independent Member for Lyne the likes of the Institute of Public an environmentally corrupt even though denied by ‘Kochtopus’ Group (MEG) meeting: www.
(Allen&Unwin, Australia, 2014) Affairs. Not to mention Senator company? Why do so many retired and co, recently Victoria passed mooraboolmeg.org.au.
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Central and So So Special Private selling
faster than
last year
November - 28 days faster
than the same period last
year.
The coastal town of St Leon-
ards also saw increased
buyer interest with homes
spending a median of 58
days on the market in No-
vember, down from 79 days
last year.
Creswick and Trafalgar
both experienced double-
11 Standfield Street, Bacchus Marsh GIL KING digit improvements in medi-
CEO, REIV an days on market over the
Auction: Sat 20th Jan at 11.30am year with homes selling in
• Enter the lovingly restored and renovated beautiful 3 Regional Victoria’s property a median of 35 and 41 days
bedroom cottage. market continues to perform respectively.
• Kitchen is a masterpiece with huge walk in pantry and strongly with homes spend- Other towns where homes
loads of bench space.
ing a median of just 46 days sold faster this year include
• All the bedrooms are so unique in their own separate ways
on the market in November - Eaglehawk, down 11 days
and all have BIRs.
• Ornamental cornice, picture rails, high ceilings, leadlight 16 days faster than the same to a median of 77 days on
doors, down lights, ducted heating, split system, period last year. market; Inverloch, falling
combustion wood fire, WC powder room, solid timber The number of days a home 11 days to 59 days; Kyneton,
vanity & laundry bench. takes to sell indicates the down nine days to 65 days;
• D/Gate side access to several serene entertainment areas, strength of the private sale and Alfredton, down eight
private back yard, cubby house with sand pit and a new market in a town or region, days to a median of 37 days
9mx6m bloke’s domain with everything. with declines representing on market.
Inspect: Sat 16th Dec 12.00pm–12.30pm increased buyer interest in Meanwhile some of Victo-
that area. ria’s top private sale markets
New REIV data shows are located in regional areas
Queenscliff on the Bellarine with homes in Longwarry
Peninsula experienced one selling in a median of just 19
of the state’s largest improve- days.
ments over the year with Waurn Ponds was another
homes selling in a median of of the state’s most in-demand
84 days in November. This is areas with homes selling in a
42 days faster than the same median of just 20 days.
period last year. Areas within commuting
Stratford’s private sale mar- distance of Melbourne were
ket also recorded significant some of the most sought
improvements with homes after including the Geelong
selling 36 days faster than suburbs of St Albans Park
last year, in a median of 78 (median of 21 days on mar-
days. ket), Newcomb (22 days), Co-
Increased demand was also rio (24 days), Lara (26 days)
evident in Bacchus Marsh on and Norlane (26 days).
175 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh the outskirts of Melbourne, For more information on
with homes in the town sell- median days on market, visit
Rayner Phone: 5366 3600 ing in a median of 45 days in reiv.com.au/market-insights.
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Arbee Real Estate
FOR SALE 12 Lidgett Street, Bacchus Marsh FOR SALE 9/125 Gisborne Road, Bacchus Marsh

Renovator’s Delight Own Your Own Neat Unit!
This solid family home is ideally located within walking distance to Spacious 2 bedroom townhouse will please the most discerning buyer and is suitable for the
Main Street shopping precinct, schools, kindergarten & parks. It has first home buyer, the investor, the young professional or the retired looking to downsize. Open
3 bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom and a good sized lounge. Outside is a plan lounge living area and adjacent kitchen with gas cooktop and under bench oven. Two
carport and large backyard. Ideal for first home buyers or investors good sized bedrooms with BIR, bathroom with bath, shower, vanity and wall mirror, separate
alike. toilet and laundry. The unit is serviced by reverse cycle split system A/C for year round
comfort and you have a single garage, and a neat rear court yard for outdoor entertaining. 2
INSPECT By appointment INSPECT By appointment
FOR SALE $330,000-$350,000 FOR SALE $320,000-$340,000
CONTACT Daryl Gould 0409 233 157
NEW LISTING NEW LISTING
CONTACT Peter Leonard 0429 671 990
WEB arbeerealestate.com.au WEB arbeerealestate.com.au

AUCTION 2a Station Street, Bacchus Marsh AUCTION 13 Lerderderg Street, Bacchus Marsh
3 1 2
What Potential!!
High exposure Site of approx. 1,960m2 with approx. 216m2 Factory. Location, Location!
Imminently suitable (subject to Council permits) for re-development &/ An exceptional opportunity to secure your family’s future in one of the
or subdivision. Zoned Industrial 2 under Moorabool Planning Scheme. most sought after streets in Bacchus Marsh. This classic 3 bedroom home

SOLD
with solid timber floors, sits on a generous 687m² corner block. Within

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Extensive Station Street frontage, adjoins Railway Station Car Park.
Quality projects in the immediate vicinity. Vacant Possession. walking distance to primary schools, Village Shopping centre, Main Street
restaurants and all other public amenities. Don’t miss this one!
Terms: 10% Deposit. Balance 90 Days
INSPECT Saturday 9th December 10.30am INSPECT Saturday 9th December at 12.00pm
AUCTION Saturday 9th December at 11.00am AUCTION Saturday 9th December at 12.30pm
CONTACT Ian 5367 2333 Steve 0475 888 101 CONTACT Peter Leonard 0429 671 990
WEB arbeerealestate.com.au WEB arbeerealestate.com.au

AUCTION 17 Griffith Street, Bacchus Marsh FOR SALE 2/1 Manor Street, Bacchus Marsh
Great Investment or Development Opportunity
Unique opportunity to purchase over 3,500 square metres of Industrial 2
land in a high profile location on Griffith Street hill. Ability to earn dual A Scarce Commodity!
incomes from the 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom, single carport home to the This excellent block of land is one of a kind. Located less than 200m from
front of the land & the 510sqm Factory (approx) to the rear. Both the Village Shopping Centre and the Main Street and all it has to offer you

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properties are currently tenanted and returning a combined income of can leave the car at home. Fully fenced and ready for you to build your
$40,793pa. Bacchus Marsh is a great location for investment being only dream home in the heart of town, grab this opportunity today! On the
60kms from Melbourne, 57kms from Geelong & 61kms from Ballarat. market at $360,000 - $380,000 give us a call for further details.

INSPECT By appointment INSPECT By appointment
FOR SALE $700,000 FOR SALE $360,000-$380,000
CONTACT Steve 0475 888 101 CONTACT Daryl Gould 0409 233 157
WEB arbeerealestate.com.au WEB arbeerealestate.com.au

FOR SALE 51 Horder Crescent, Bacchus Marsh FOR SALE 27-29 Spencer Road, Ballan
6 3 2

Family Home with the Lot Development Site In Prime Position
1100sqm corner allotment, main house has 4 bedrooms, master with Ens Attention all investors and developers. This 9840m² flat parcel of
& WIR, BIRs to remaining bedrooms. 3 separate living areas, ducted land right in the heart of the highlands estate, offers an array of
heating & evap cooling. Large undercover alfresco area & beautiful rear possible uses, including subdivision, and unit development (STCA).
garden. 2.5 car garage & 2 garden sheds. To the rear of the property is a Zoned Residential 1, it represents great value at $820,000.
spacious 2 bedroom unit with open plan kitchen, meals, living area.
INSPECT By appointment INSPECT By appointment
FOR SALE $590,000-$620,000 FOR SALE $820,000
CONTACT Steve Creese 0475 888 101 Denise Sniegowski 0456 044 024 CONTACT Peter Leonard 0429 671 990
WEB arbeerealestate.com.au WEB arbeerealestate.com.au

FOR SALE 24 Ryan Court, Bacchus Marsh FOR SALE 18/96 Gisborne Road, Bacchus Marsh
4 2 1 1 1 1

Great Family Living In Central Location Invest and retire in me !
Set on large block approx. 780m2, walking distance to Main Street & easy This is an affordable modern one bedroom unit with a spacious lounge
access to freeway. 4 generous bedrooms with BIRs, master with Ens & with split-system AC, a good size bedroom, kitchenette, and an
large family bathroom. Spacious kitchen/dining/living opens out to updated bathroom with washing machine connection. Private
covered courtyard. Ducted heating & A/C. Carport has rear access to courtyard and allocated parking space. Great option for those looking
spacious backyard, room to add a pool or shed if desired (STCA). for retirement living in a senior’s community.
INSPECT Saturday 16th December 11.00-11.30am INSPECT By appointment
FOR SALE $480,000 FOR SALE $159,000
CONTACT Steve 0475 888 101 Denise 0456 044 024 CONTACT Daryl Gould 0409 233 157
WEB arbeerealestate.com.au WEB arbeerealestate.com.au

Ian McDonald Steve Creese Daryl Gould Peter Leonard Denise Sniegowski
5367 2333 0475 888 101 0409 233 157 0429 671 990 0456 044 024

www.arbeerealestate.com.au
140 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh 5367 2333
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Rayner We put you first
7 VALENTINA DRIVE, BACCHUS MARSH 7 SETON WAY, BACCHUS MARSH
NEW LISTING NEW LISTING

QUALITY INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY! 4 2 2 SITTING PRETTY AT SETON 4 2 2
• Set in a quiet pocket of Darley, spacious family home comes packed full of extras. •New carpet, new blinds, newly painted.
• If you are looking for an investment then this may be the one! It is currently leased Private Sale: $499,000 - $529,000 •Modern and well-presented home in a convenient location Private Sale: $430,000-$450,000
at $350 per week and with a lease in place until September 2018. •Open plan kitchen-meals area is fully tiled and has stainless steel appliances Inspect: Saturday 16th December
Inspect: By appointment •Open plan tiled lounge, plenty of natural light, leads to gravelled courtyard
• 4 spacious bdrms all with BIRs, master features his & her WIRs & spacious Ens. Contact: Adam Tucci 0411 077 128 10.00am – 10.30am
• The kitchen is superb! Large island bench, huge butler’s pantry, and stainless •Low maintenance landscaped front garden
Email: adam@raynerrealestate.com.au •4 spacious bedrooms, three having mirrored built in robes Contact: Marcus Rayner 0418 556 699
steel appliances including a dishwasher! Email: marcus@raynerrealestate.com.au
• Heating, cooling, NBN, alarm system, internal access are just some of the •Master featuring ensuite and walk in robes
amazing features with this brilliant property! •Double LUG and ducted heating & evap cooling. Land size 311m2.

19 DEWAR CRESCENT, BACCHUS MARSH 24 LEWIS STREET, BACCHUS MARSH
UNDER CONTRACT

SPACIOUS FAMILY LIVING 4 2 2 SPACE, VIEWS AND MORE! 3 1 2
• 4 bedroom home of grand proportions, Master with ensuite & double WIR. • Set on a huge 905m2 block with side access is a lovely 3 bedroom home.
• An abundance of living areas creates so much versatility with formal lounge, Private Sale: $445,000 - $465,000 • The 3 bedrooms all contain built in robes with the master bedroom leading to a Private Sale: $399,000-$429,000
huge dining family & large rumpus room. Inspect: By appointment two way bathroom.
• Kitchen with s/s appliances, dishwasher, large island bench & loads of storage. Inspect: By appointment
Contact: Mark Davis 0458 224 405 • Open planned & spacious living/dining area leads onto the kitchen which has Contact: Adam Tucci 0411 077 128
• Quality fixtures & furnishings throughout combined with a lovely neutral colour plenty of bench space.
scheme makes for relaxed enjoyable living. Email: mark.davis@raynerrealestate.com.au Email: adam@raynerrealestate.com.au
• Huge covered alfresco, landscaped gardens & plenty of room to put your own spin
• Features include ducted heating, split system cooling, DLUG with side access. on the land with enough room to add a pool or shed if you wish!
• Large leafy private block this beautiful light filled home is worthy of inspection • Sublime views is just one of the reasons to inspect this little beauty.
1/27 GEORGE ST, BACCHUS MARSH 21D DUNDAS ST, BACCHUS MARSH 7 MCMAHON DRIVE, BALLAN 31 GRAHAM ST, BALLAN
OPEN FOR INSPECTION OPEN FOR INSPECTION OPEN FOR INSPECTION

UNIQUE 2BR UNIT IN HEART OF TOWN WONDERFUL INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY TOP QUALITY FAMILY HOME YOUR UPMARKET NEW HOME
•A short stroll to all amenities & occupying street frontage. •3 bedroom unit, master has WIR & spacious ensuite. • Excellent build quality and the very best fixtures and • A brand new Bryan & Petersen residence on large
•Exiting the tiled kitchen dining area, you walk down the •Leased to Feb 2019 pay annually $17160 in advance. fittings throughout the home. 694sqm within easy walking distance to everything.
hallway to the two spacious bedrooms with BIR •Long hallway opens up to large kitchen, meals area. • The Property is currently tenanted until mid January. • Kitchen (includes huge pantry), dining, family room
•The large bathroom with separate shower, bath and •Kitchen boasts a ton of storage & bench space, SS • 4 bedrooms + study/office or 5th bedroom. featuring cathedral ceilings and separate rumpus room.
vanity are all in great original finish. appliances incl dishwasher. • Open plan kitchen/meals with adjoining theatre/rumpus. • Master bedroom features WIR and Ens. Second
•Laundry with ample storage takes you to an amazing L •Two split systems and ducted heating. • Stainless 900mm oven-stovetop and dishwasher. bedroom with WIR and third bedroom provides BIR.
shaped courtyard with double gate access from street. •Dble doors lead out to amazing decked BBQ area. • Caesarstone benchtops. Huge butler’s pantry with power. • The alfresco provides an ideal spot for outdoor
•The potential to transform the courtyard into a private •Enclosed front yard with veranda & a side accessed • Double Garage with remote. Ducted heating and cooling entertainment (landscaping to be completed). Also
leafy outdoor entertaining space is just beckoning. remote garage complete this magnificent home. • Large alfresco area looking over a fantastic garden. features double garage with internal access to house.
Private Sale: $249,000 - $259,000 Private Sale: $360,000–$390,000 Private Sale: $490,000–$520,000 Private Sale: $600,000
Inspect: Sunday 17th December 1.00pm – 1.30pm Inspect: Sunday 17th December 2.00pm- 2.30pm Inspect: Saturday 16th December 10.30am-11.00am Inspect: By appointment
Contact: Mark Davis 0458 224 405 Contact: Mark Davis 0458 224 405 Contact: Brendan Rayner 0439 354 059 Contact: Mark Dudley 0409 954 396
Email: mark.davis@raynerrealestate.com.au Email: mark.davis@raynerrealestate.com.au Email: brendan@raynerrealestate.com.au Email: mark@raynerrealestate.com.au

Marcus Julie Mark Melonie Graeme Adam Mark Rod Brendan
Rayner Higgins Davis Winch Rayner Tucci Dudley Grant Rayner
0418 556 699 0422 412 964 0458 224 405 0408 675 011 0417 559 945 0411 077 128 0409 954 396 0416 231 782 0439 354 059

175 Main Street
Bacchus Marsh raynerrealestate.com.au 5366 3600
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Family Home on Large 1374m2 Block Private Sale The Complete Family Package Private Sale
Situated on approximately 1374m2 of Positioned amongst award winning
Price $540,000 - $570,000 Price $670,000
land offering a remarkable lifestyle. homes on the Stonehill Estate,
Home featuring decent sized Inspect Saturday 10.15-10.45am this fabulous family home delivers Inspect Saturday 11.00-11.30am
bedrooms, master with WIR and an an exemplary lifestyle appeal. Six
Office 2/137 Main Street, Office 2/137 Main Street,
ensuite, a spacious kitchen with an bedrooms (master with deluxe ensuite
Bacchus Marsh 5367 8128 Bacchus Marsh 5367 8128
abundance of storage, a large under & WIRs) 5 bathrooms, Spacious kitchen
cover alfresco area, double garage, Contact Len Smith 0418 343 754 with quality European appliances, Contact Len Smith 0418 343 754
single carport and side access to your len@lensmith.com.au multiple living areas, alfresco & upstairs len@lensmith.com.au
large back yard. Located in a quiet Kelvin Gaffiero 0481 991 828 balcony entertaining areas. Set on Kelvin Gaffiero 0481 991 828
area of Grey street near local Primary kelvin@lensmith.com.au 704 sqm land, double garage, side kelvin@lensmith.com.au
Schools, super market, public transport access to rear yard. Inspection highly
and freeway access to Melbourne and recommended.
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Country Lifestyle at it’s Best 4021m2 Private Sale All Seasons Living & Entertaining Private Sale
Are you looking for a lifestyle change? This centrally located home is cleverly
Are you looking to escape to the Price $740,000 Price $590,000-$620,000
designed for all year round enjoyment
country? Then this home could be Inspect Saturday 1.00-1.30pm for indoor & outdoor living. 4 Inspect Saturday 12.00-12.30pm
for you. This property offers a unique bedrooms (master with WIRs & Ens) 2
lifestyle opportunity that is hard to get Office 2/137 Main Street, Office 2/137 Main Street,
separate living areas, modern kitchen,
anywhere else. Sitting on approx an Bacchus Marsh 5367 8128 Bacchus Marsh 5367 8128
acre of land in a rural country setting renovated bathroom, large alfresco,
and part of the gated community Contact Len Smith 0418 343 754 in-ground pool & spa, double garage/ Contact Len Smith 0418 343 754
of Pykes View Estate, which is len@lensmith.com.au workshop, 900sqm land. Walk to shops, len@lensmith.com.au
comprised of approximately 65 acres of Kelvin Gaffiero 0481 991 828 schools & train station. Inspection Kelvin Gaffiero 0481 991 828
maintained parkland and bushland. kelvin@lensmith.com.au recommended. kelvin@lensmith.com.au
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Ballan Cricket Club BC
PUBLIC NOTICE allan

LAND ACT 1958
   C lub
ricket

Notice is hereby given that it is 1st X1: Ballan 4/8 v Darley 10/146 of reaching the target. Best batsman were Jack McGregor
Bowling - M Snaith 16-6-4/32, D Gardner 11-4-3/26, B making 39 and Sam Dehnert 27 not out.
the intention of the Department Loughnane 5.2-1-1/9 Under 14: Ballan 10/50 lost Golden Point
Ballan lost the toss and were made to bowl first. Ballan’s Batting - M Golding 5, T Parente 4,
of Environment, Land, Water and bowlers put in a great effort to have Darley all out for 146. Bowling - C Gates 4-1-2/9, J Jarvis 2-0-1/14
Planning to grant a licence under Captain Michael Snaith and David Gardiner led the way Ballan lost the toss and bowled first, our bowlers struggled at
taking 7 wickets between them. Unfortunately, when Ballan times during the innings. Best bowler was Cody Gates taking
Section 138 of the Land Act 1958 to batted they lost quick wickets to be 4 wickets down for 8 2 wickets. Our batsman struggled against some good bowling
AM Bailey over Government Road runs, Ballan continues the batting next week looking for a with Matt Golding being our best. The team welcomed back
better result from their batsmen. Tom Cox after a 6 week break due to a shoulder injury.
West of Lots 1 and 2 on LP130314, Ballan 2nd X1: Ballan 8/295 def Buninyong 7/183 Under 13: Ballan 8/40 lost Golden Point 3/92
Batting - T Trickey 121, S Newton 74 no, G Easterbrook 23
Parish of Bungal for the purposes of Bowling - R Lindsey 8-2-4/25, J Costello 8-2-2/33, S Newton
Batting - J Black 7, E Muir 5
Bowling - M Conroy 2-0-1/11, L Smits 3-0-1/13, D Smits
maintenance. Further information or 8-1-1/45
3-0-1/19
Ballan won the toss and batted first, putting on a very
comments can be lodged with the impressive score of 295 from 40 overs. Tyler Trickey led the
Ballan lost the toss and bowled first, wicket takers were
Mackenzie Conroy, Lucas Smits and Darcy Smits. Mackenzie
Property Officer, Jennifer Bromley on way making 121 and was well supported by Shane Newton
Conroy had a good evening in the field taking 2 catches as
74 not out. When Ballan took the field they bowled tight
(03) 5336 6812 within 14 days. restricting Buninyong to 183 for their 40 overs. Best bowlers
well. When Ballan batted our batters struggled against some
were Rob Lindsey taking 4 wickets and John Costello taking good bowling with James Black and Elijah Muir being our
Ref 0512-0010:#120152 2 wickets. best batsmen.
Under 16: Ballan 4/94 lost East Ballarat Gold 4/103 Under 12: Ballan 7/43 lost St Anthony’s 2/59
Batting - J McGregor 39, S Dehnert 27 no, J Crowe 13, A Batting - A McIlwaine 11 no, E Davenport 2 no, C Durante 1,
PUBLIC NOTICE McCarthy 10no E Boland 1, C Boland 1
Bowling - J Stone 5-0-2/21, J McGregor 5-1-1/17, N Spratling Bowling - C Durante 2-0-2/5, A McIlwaine 2-2-0/0, E Boland
2-0-1/8 2-0-0/5, B Davenport 2-0-0/6, A Connor 2-0-0/6
Ballan won the toss and bowled first, our bowlers bowled A brilliant bowling effort by all the team lead by Conor
well keeping East Ballarat to 103. Best bowling was Jeda Durante with 2 wickets. The team worked well in the field
Stone taking 2 wickets and was well supported by our newest for the entire innings, maintaining concentration levels and
player Nick Spratling taking 2 wickets. Ballan’s batting encouraging each other from the first ball to the last.
got off to a slow start which put on additional pressure on Coaches Award - Conor Durante
batsman towards the end of the innings and we fell just short Captains Award - Jock Mauriks.

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related issue. A newly arrived neighbour or
coworker may share some of your interests. If travelling,
prepare for possible detours.
LEO—July 23-August 22

Stars & Puzzles No news is not necessarily good news. Seek out answers
to puzzles that remain unsolved and chase up outstand-
ing debts. A last minute cancellation may prove a bless-
ing in disguise.
VIRGO—August 23-September 22
Notices coming your way require immediate clarifica-
tion before you misinterpret any message. This is a good
QUICK PUZZLE
★★★★★★★★ ✯✯✯✯✯✯
week for getting close to those who really matter in your
life. A relative offers needed encouragement.
LIBRA—September 23-October 22
Your creative energies are in full swing this week. Indeed,
★★★★★★★★ energy is the operative word in a week that finds your
workmates trying hard to match your pace.

SCORPIO—October 23-November 21
ARIES—March 21-April 20 Indications call for a week that involves new friendships,
Your idealistic streak surfaces as you go out of your way new ideas and possibly new opportunities for earning
to help those not as fortunate as yourself. Brainstorming extra cash. In the household situation, the best approach
sessions bring bright ideas. is to sort priorities.
TAURUS—April 21-May 22 SAGITTARIUS—November 22-December 22
Long overdue letters, emails or calls arrive during this This is a week highlighting joint ventures, with two heads
week. Financial discussions may include contradictory proving better than one. Keeping informed of current hap-
advice. Don’t avoid asking questions. Your relationship
penings can have benefical results.
is on a steadier course.
CAPRICORN—December 23-January 20
GEMINI—May 23-June 21
Travel options expand. The dilemma lies in you making
This is a favourable week for starting a new project - the most effective choice. Career moves require further
possibly one shared with a dedicated friend. Your empathy consideration and discussion with a reliable and objec-
level is high. You prove a fine listener for a tale of woe
tive confidant.
or two.
CANCER—June 22-July 22 AQUARIUS—January 21-February 19
This is a good week for reconsidering opinions regarding Intellectual pursuits dominate much of the week. New
NO. 9025 a family related issue. A newly arrived neighbour or
coworker may share some of your interests. If travelling,
fields of study, philosophical discussions and cultural
events are all highlighted. Verifying plans of all kinds is
ACROSS DOWN prepare for possible detours. critical.
7. Myopic (5-7) 1. Name (8) LEO—July 23-August 22 PISCES—February 20-March 20
8. Buccaneer (6) 2. Song (4) You are at the hub of activity, but take breaks for enjoy-
9. Soldier (6) 3. Perfume (7) No news is not necessarily good news. Seek out answers
to puzzles that remain unsolved and chase up outstand- ing such solo pleasures as reading or listening to your
10. Draw (7) 4. Nimble (5) ing debts. A last minute cancellation may prove a bless- favourite music. Romance may be on the upswing this
12. Deadly (5) 5. Benchmark (8) ing in disguise. week.
15. Bird (5) 6. Lazy (4)
16. Learned (7) 11. Upbraid (8) VIRGO—August 23-September 22 BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK
18. Niche (6) 13. Symbol (8) Notices coming your way require immediate clarifica- Sharing the limelight is often difficult for you, yet the
20. Again (6) 14. Poison (7) tion before you misinterpret any message. This is a good coming months often see you in a “co-starring” role. Your
22. Musician (12) 17. Core (5) week for getting close to those who really matter in your spirit of adventure responds to the travel prospects
19. Rest (4) life. A relative offers needed encouragement. highlighted.
21. Coin (4) LIBRA—September 23-October 22
CRYPTIC PUZZLE Your creative energies are in full swing this week. Indeed,

SUDOKU
energy is the operative word in a week that finds your
ACROSS workmates trying hard to match your pace.
7. Is he on evil bent? (4,8). 8. Turning, stands right in the
SCORPIO—October 23-November 21
way (6). 9. The fool with the straw in his mouth? (6). 10.
Getting a little band in for the celebration (7). 12. Having Indications call for a week that involves new friendships,
wandered, is he on return crazy? (5). 15. Puts an end to NUMBER GAME
new ideas and possibly new opportunities for earning
extra cash. In the household situation, the best approach
the visits (5). 16. Come up from the surging waters be-
is to sort priorities.
side one (7). 18. Roar out in court “It’s a come-on!” (6). ANSWER BELOW
20. Would it worry you to see it in a pram? (6). 22. Say SAGITTARIUS—November 22-December 22
more as you help to solve the puzzle (3,1,3,5).
This is a week highlighting joint ventures, with two heads
DOWN proving better than one. Keeping informed of current hap-
1. Note the idiosyncrasy (8). 2. You three, rightaway! penings can have benefical results.
(4). 3. Gee! he’s proved I’m not an only child! (7). 4. CAPRICORN—December 23-January 20
Wrong - that’s not a catch (5). 5. Give up working and Travel options expand. The dilemma lies in you making
become a thief (5,3). 6. Unhappy with the shade (4). 11. the most effective choice. Career moves require further
Mean, now, to take one out marching (2,6). 13. Praise consideration and discussion with a reliable and objec-
for the one that caught a cold swimming (8). 14. Wrin- tive confidant.
kles the skin, giving it lines (7). 17. Beig formal is difficult
AQUARIUS—January 21-February 19
(5). 19. Man a barrier (4). 21. Needed to endorse (4).
Intellectual pursuits dominate much of the week. New
fields of study, philosophical discussions and cultural
events are all highlighted. Verifying plans of all kinds is
SOLUTIONS - CROSSWORD NO. 9024 critical.
Fur-rows. 17, Stiff. 19, A-dam. 21, To-OK.
Knock off. 6, Blue. 11, On par-AD-e. 13, Ac-colad-e. 14,
Down - 1, Crotchet. 2, Th(R)ee. 3, Brother. 4, A-miss. 5, PISCES—February 20-March 20
18, QUICK SOLUTIONS
C-arro-t. 20, Rattle. 22, Add a few words. You are at the hub of activity, but take breaks for enjoy-
Across - 6, Corroborate. 7, Main. 8, Inundate. 9, Spring.
10, W-hoop-ee. 12, No-mad. 15, Stops. 16, Surf-ace. ing such solo pleasures as reading or listening to your
10, Depart. 12, Brahms. 15, Parrot. 17, Applause. 19,
Across - 7, Arch criminal. 8, S-tr-eet (rev.). 9, Sucker. favourite music. Romance may be on the upswing this
Emit. 20, Assassinate.
CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS week.
Down - 1, Brandish. 2, Boring. 3, Rotund. 4, Hard. 5,
BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK
Heart. 19, Lean. 21, Cent.
Better. 6, Cramp. 11, Parmesan. 13, Repeal. 14, Squash.
Sharing the limelight is often difficult for you, yet the
ard. 6, Idle. 11, Reproach. 13, Asterisk. 14, Arsenic. 17,
15, Precis. 16, Olive. 18, Lash.
Down - 1, Christen. 2, Aria. 3, Essence. 4, Agile. 5, Stand-
coming months often see you in a “co-starring” role. Your
spirit of adventure responds to the travel prospects
Encore. 22, Accordionist.
CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS
tract. 12, Fatal. 15, Snipe. 16, Erudite. 18, Alcove. 20,
highlighted.
Across - 6, Double-cross. 7, Well. 8, Sheathed (anag.).
Across - 7, Short-sighted. 8, Pirate. 9, Lancer. 10, At-
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QUICK SOLUTIONS
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Sport
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Darley Cricket Club Bacchus Marsh Little Athletics
Last Saturday the Centre
from 1/50 to 6/55 before a 48 Redan were bundled out
run lower order partnership for just 33, giving the Lions recorded their best attendance
between a returning Sajith a two-game lead going into so far this season. Just over 200
Rupasinghe (33) and Josh next week’s Twenty20 round Personal Best performances
Calvitto (29) returned some where they have a bye. were also recorded. Talyn Dart
respectability to the Darley Miles Seager, Jaylan Altay was the standout performer,
scorecard, setting the scene and Hayden Nash all joined achieving 5PBs for the meet.
for Locke and Ward to bowl Cornford with wickets next
them into an advantage late This Friday night the Centre
to their name as every player
By Shaun Kelly in the day. (bar wicketkeeper Mona- will be conducting their final
Darley’s Third XI had a ghan) had a bowl. meet prior to the Christmas
Seniors much better time of it with Darley’s 14 & Under side Break. A twilight meet
A century from Roshan the bat, dismissed for 278 also tasted success in a one- will be held commencing at
Anuruddha has Darley deli- against East Ballarat at Rus- day game, defeating Brown 5pm due to the State Relay
cately poised in their First XI sell Square. Hill by 55 runs. Championships being held on
game against Golden Point Junior Lane Havelberg top Three Darley batsmen,
scored with 74, Brendan Saturday. Bacchus Marsh will
after the first day’s play. captain Aaron Cadman
Densley chipped in with 51 be represented by 7 teams at the
After being sent into bat at (33), Will Johnson (30) and
Darley Park, the Lions were as the pair put on 69 runs for State Championships to be held
Jimmy Martindale (30) all
dismissed for 200 before the fourth wicket to, along at Lakeside Stadium, Albert
reached compulsory retire-
bowling three overs at the with a 61 run fifth-wicket Park.
ment, with Zane Colley not
end of the day, with Golden partnership between Dens-
out on 21 to lead the Lions The following relay teams will
Point sitting on 1/10 at the ley and Josh Fitzgerald (22),
to 3/141 from their 25 overs compete -
close of play. help set the foundation for
the Lions innings, before before holding Brown Hill to
Boys Under 9 4x100m
Anuruddha’s innings of 114 bowling two overs at the end 8/86 off their overs allotment
off 214 balls saved the Lions, with Johnson and Cadman Boys Under 9 4x200m
of the day to have East Bal-
who were teetering at 9/112 larat 0/4 at stumps. taking two wickets each and Boys Under 9 Medley
before the Sri Lankan com- Martindale, Colley, Jyson Girls Under 9 4x100m
bined with wicket-keeper Darley’s Fourth XI had an
Fawcett and Ethan Thewma
Dave Hoey for an 88 run fi- impressive win in their one- Girls Under 10 4x100
all taking single wickets.
nal wicket stand to give the day clash against Napole- Girls Under 15 4x200m
ons-Sebastopol, victorious Darley’s Under 14 Melton
Darley score some respect- Junior Cricket Association Mixed Sex Under 12 4x100m Talyn Dart – PB Star of the Week
ability after Golden Point by seven wickets at the Hub.
side made 9/136 in the first

Ballan Golf Club
opening bowlers Andrew Darley captain Tim Gal-
lagher watched as his team day of their two-day game
Warrick and Simon Ogilvie against Melton, with a win
ripped through the Darley skittled the opposition for
just 96 runs. Anthony Cape, possibly placing them in the
batting line-up, with only top four come the Christmas
Ryan Ali (30) and Anurruda James Higgins and James Results - Week ending Saturday 9 December
Hunt all took two wickets break.
Rajapaksha (20) moving be-
each, with Clint Salisbury, The Darley Roar Under Wednesday Stableford
yond double figures before
Anuruddha’s brilliant, and Miles Seager and Hamish 12s game against Centrals Winner Michael Di Fiore 43 points. R/up Peter Di Fiore 38 points.
potentially season-saving, Wheeler all taking single Red on Friday night was de- Magpie 14th Michael Di Fiore. NTP 15th Ken Muhlhan.
innings. wickets. clared a no result after rain
made play impossible on Saturday Stroke - Monthly Medal
Then, to cap things off, Matt For Darley, Paul Ticehurst
(20), Noel Borg (28) and Hig- both weeks of the two day A Grade - Winner Bob Arklay 70-10-60. R/up Kevin Lockman 77-15-62.
Cape removed Golden Point
gins (22) led the Lions to game. B Grade - Winner Jimmy Walsh 87-23-64. R/up Alan Bainbridge 84-19-65.
opener Andrew Falkner
with the second-last ball of victory. The Darley Prowl suffered a C Grade - Winner of Medal Andrew Germon 87-28-59. R/up Victor Buttigieg 89-25-64.
the day thanks to the safe Juniors similar fate as rain saw their NTPs: 12th Chris Tudor, 15th Victor Buttigieg.
hands of Ryan Ali to give the Darley’s 16 & Under cricket- Under 10 game against the
Magpies - 4th Kevin Lockman, 14th Anthony Moore.
Lions a real chance of taking ers will enter the Christmas Eynesbury Eagles declared
a no result as well, however Balls 9, Cut-off 65: Brian Cran, Alan Bainbridge, Victor Buttigieg, Anthony Moore, Bob
a crucial first-innings win break undefeated atop the
the Darley Cubs had no wor- Arklay, Jimmy Walsh, Chris Tudor, Kevin Lockman, Andrew Germon.
which would keep them in ladder after an impressive

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a similar position, with a completely washed out, Sat- 20 overs with Destiny Stew-
art top-scoring with seven

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17 over spell at the end of urday’s game was revised
runs, before the Cubs held Results - Round 9
the day turning their game to a 25 over per side contest,
against Ballan on its head. and when Darley scored St Anthony’s Gold to 4/61 as Mid Week Pennant. Division 1: Avenue 60 lost Creswick 79. 
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MOTORING MOORABOOL
FUEL – the difference
between 91, 95 & 98 Octane
By John Orchard Now you ask “what about if I am putting a higher
octane fuel in my engine and it doesn’t need it?”
Many times I am asked; “What’s the difference This is a much safer (for your car) alternative than
between the various fuels available at the petrol the above scenario but you will be losing a little bit
bowser”; hmmm, I’ll try and break it down into a of power from your engine (yes, losing power), plus
‘less technical’ explanation, much to the chagrin of it will be hitting the wallet harder.
those that have a deep understanding.
For those with minimal mechanical knowledge,
Firstly, I’ll discuss the basic difference from one
fuel to another; then I’ll touch on how each can have you can tune-out for this paragraph while I get
a different effect on your car. a little technical. If you run a higher octane fuel
The fuels that you see at petrol stations (aside from in an engine tuned for a lower octane, due to the
diesel) are 91, 95 & 98; this numbering (in part) is slower burn speed, you’ll find that the piston has
a measuring scale used to describe the way the started its downward stroke before all the fuel
petrol burns once it is set alight by the sparkplugs has burnt and expanded, hence losing some of
in your engine. This scale uses the descriptive the power producing force pushing down on the
term ‘octane’, eg; 95 octane. The higher the octane piston. Sometimes in older cars you can advance
number, the more stable the fuel is; stable in that it the ignition timing to start the burn earlier but
burns in a more controlled manner; well as ‘stable’ this is not so easy on many new cars and bikes
as things can be being squashed into an engine, and as the ignition timing is pre-set and controlled
ignited, up to 6000 times a minute. electronically.
A lower octane, say 91 octane, burns with more of So, if you run too low an octane rated fuel for your
an explosion, rather than the 98s more controlled
car, you may hear the ‘pinging’ noise, if you do hear
burning. Because the lower octane burns in more
of an explosive way, it also burns faster. The it, you must move to the next higher octane to see
octane rated at 95 will obviously sit between the if it stops it. If you try the lower octane and you
two (91 & 98) in its burn rate. Many ethanol added cannot hear any unwanted sounds, just to be sure,
fuels available are usually 95 octane; regardless run it by your local mechanic, their trained ears
of whether the fuel has ethanol or not, the speed may detect the damaging noise that you may have
of burn is the same; it is the octane number that missed. Also, they can advise if your particular
dictates it. engine is able to self-adjust to eliminate pinging
Now onto how a different octane affects your car, (but at the same time reducing power).
a modern car might generally require a 98 octane If you’d like to try an experiment to see if you can
fuel, because the engine may have been designed to get away with using a cheaper (read: lower octane)
make more power and/or create less pollution. But
fuel, run the fuel tank level almost to empty, put in
not all new cars require a high octane fuel. Usually
if the octane level is too low for your vehicle, you half a tank of the 91 octane, if it pings, top up as soon
may hear a noise that your mechanic will call as you can with the 98 octane (don’t worry the two
‘pinging’, the sound of pinging can be described as will mix ok and it’ll save your engine) at least you
a dozen centimetre diameter stones being shaken now know whether you are able to use the cheaper
up & down in a glass jar, heard during hard throttle fuel or not. Your mechanic can tell you whether you
acceleration (you’ll have to turn the radio off to have a model vehicle that can be tuned to be able to
hear it). Pinging is an unwanted condition; it is the run a lower octane.
fuel igniting either too early, or in an uncontrolled I hope I have been able to help clear up the matter
manner. for some of you, if it’s still too hard to follow,
If the low octane fuel is burning too quick or in an hopefully your local mechanic can guide you
uncontrolled manner in your engine, and you hear through it if you have to know more.
the pinging noise, parts in your engine (pistons &
bearings for those that know) are being subdued - Johnny O
to a hammering abuse that can lead to failure (see Provide feedback or questions to –
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