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Sgt. Michael Kearnes (middle) and Sgt. Mark Bacon from Ballan and Bacchus Marsh police are working together with the Bacchus Marsh and Ballan Fire Brigade Groups and Moorabool
Shire Council (Mayor David Edwards pictured), to enforce a Zero Tolerance approach to illegal burns this fire season. Photo Jessica Howard

Its not right to light

By Jessica Howard
With Moorabool Shires fire danger period
approaching, Detective Senior Constable
Nathan Ractliffe said there would be no
tolerance towards reckless behavior.
Fire restrictions will commence in
Moorabool at 1am on Monday December 12.
Detective Ractliffe said with the above
average rain and extensive growth, a
significant increase in fire activity was
anticipated.
Zero Tolerance means that it is illegal to
light a burn off or cause a fire to be lit without

a permit during the fire danger period, he


said.
If your actions are reckless to the presence
of a fire in the fire danger period you can
expect to be spoken to by the police.
The Zero Tolerance strategy, which was
first introduced to Moorabool during the
2005/2006 fire danger period, saw a 65 per
cent reduction in turnouts to illegal burns a figure that was welcomed by the Bacchus
Marsh and Ballan Fire Brigade Groups,
Victoria Police and Moorabool Shire.
Detective Ractliffe said before undertaking
any burn-offs, residents are to ensure they
are familiar with the rules and regulations

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The intent is that if an offence is detected,
the Police will be requested by the Fire
Brigade to attend and investigate any alleged
offence.
Moorabool Shire Mayor, David Edwards
encouraged residents to visit the CFAs
website, which has a wide variety of
information on what people can and cant do
during the declared fire season.
A written permit can be issued by a
municipal fire prevention officer or the CFA
district office and is required to burn off
grass, undergrowth, weeds or vegetation.

Lighting a fire in open air without a permit


is an offence and can bring a penalty of over
$21,000 and/or 12-months imprisonment.
I also ask that, especially given our wet
spring, landowners be considerate of their
neighbours and make sure they present fire
hazards by keeping their land clear, Mr
Edwards said.
From a Council point of view, no Local
Law Permits to burn will be issued during
this time.
To find out more information on the fire
danger period, visit www.cfa.vic.gov.au/can
or phone the VicEmergency Hotline on 1800
226 226.

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Be a star and give

By Jessica Howard
Families in need will experience the joy of Christmas
this year, thanks to Ballan
District Health and Care.
The local health clinic is taking donations of unwrapped
gifts for children and adults.
BDH&Cs newest social
worker, Esther Hill said the
appeal was a great way of
having gratitude for what we
have and paying it forward.
The appeal targets all ages,
there will of course be quite

a focus on the children, but I


think its important for all of
the ages to be represented,
she said.
Its important to recognise
that there are people within
our community that are less
fortunate than us and would
be gratefully appreciative of
gifts this Christmas.
A Christmas tree is located
in the foyer of the GP Super Clinic that is decorated
with Giving Stars made by
BDH&C aged care residents.
Ms Hill said the stars would

specify the age and gender


of those receiving the gift.
People can bring the presents to the GP Clinic and
give it to the ladies at reception; they will then be gifted
to the appropriate people,
she said.
The Giving Stars appeal
got a surprise boost when
WestWind Energy Managing Director, Tobi Geiger
presented the Health Clinic
with a $1000 cheque.
Christmas should be a
time of joy and happiness,

but for some households it


can be extremely difficult,
Mr Geiger said.
WestWind Energy is committed to the community,
thats why were delighted
to be able to help Ballan District Health and Care with
its Christmas appeal, which
will go a long way to making
Christmas a little brighter
for many families.
The BDH&C GP Super
Clinic is located at 164 Inglis Street. All gifts are to be
unwrapped at the time of
donation.

Court in action
By Steven Barnes
Moorabool Shire council has won
a court case against a man accused
of using his property as a dumping
ground.
Tony Anile appeared in the Bacchus
Marsh Magistrates Court on Friday
December 2.
A council ruling, which came after
a number of complaints from nearby
residents, described Mr Aniles
property as unsightly.
The drama began almost a year ago on
January 6 when an authorised council
officer visited the property.
Since this date there has been numerous
warnings and an infringement notice,

together with many adjourned court


cases.
The court heard that Mr Anile also
allowed a fellow property developer to
dump waste on his worksite, despite a
looming council infringement.
Unimpressed
by
his
actions,
Magistrate Gregory Robinson said the
accused was effectively running a
private dumping ground.
It also looks like youre ignoring
what the council is asking you to do.
Mr Anile was ordered to pay a fine of
$1119.90 and costs of $1650 to Moorabool
Shire Council.
In a separate and unrelated case,
a man has been given 120-hours of

community work after forcing police to


give chase.
At around 5:40pm on June 20, Brandon
North was observed riding a trail bike
on Halletts Way in Bacchus Marsh.
When Police turned on their sirens to
apprehend the individual, the learner
driver sped away, but was eventually
caught.
In his defence, the accused claimed
that he took off because he was scared.
In his sentencing Magistrate Robinson
chose a community corrections order
over revoking his license, which the
accused claimed he needed for his job.
I think its better that you work, have
a job and pay taxes, Mr Robinson said.

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Investing in more ambos


By Jessica Howard
Bacchus Marsh will receive a boost in ambulances resources
following the largest ever-funding increase in Victoria.
A new 24-hour team with 14 full-time paramedics will be
introduced to Bacchus Marsh alongside a new ambulance
vehicle.
Member for Buninyong Geoff Howard visited the Ballan
ambulance station last week to celebrate the hard work of
local paramedics and said patients in Moorabool will see
the benefits.
The 14 full-time equivalent paramedics will be in addition
to the existing Bacchus Marsh team of 23 paramedics who
currently provide 24-hour ambulance coverage from the
station.
The announcement is part of a record $500 million
investment over five years to employ 450 more paramedics,
buy new vehicles and build new branches across the state.
Bacchus Marsh will also benefit from the establishment of
a new super response centre to meet growing demand in
Melbournes northwest.
The centre will enable flexible deployment of additional
paramedics who can support local paramedics to respond
during periods of peak demand.
Were also delivering $2.5 million to build the new stateof-the-art ambulance station in Bacchus Marsh, which will
further boost local resources needed to enable paramedics
to quickly respond to local medical emergencies and save
lives.
Ambulance performance in Moorabool Shire continues to
improve, with the average Code 1 response time of 16:42
minutes in the September quarter, an improvement on the
17:30 minute response times a year earlier.
I congratulate the hard work of our local paramedics, its
thanks to them the people in Moorabool can have the peace
of mind that emergency care is close by when they need it
most, Mr Howard said.

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Flicking the
switch on
thefts

By Kate Taylor

Margaret Bennet (right) dressed in full clown attire that she became famous for at local
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No more
clowning around
By Kate Taylor
There were a lot of sad faces
around Bacchus Marsh last
month, for a lady who spent
her life bringing smiles to
the faces of others.
Margaret Bennet, known as
Mad Marg, was well known
for her antics as a clown
she performed at a variety of
school fetes, churches, and
kids parties in the Bacchus
Marsh area and up to Ballan,
also performing in street
parades.

She was married to Richard, and had three children.


Her funeral was held at
the Holy Trinity church in
Bacchus Marsh, with the
church over-flowing with
mourners.
Her performing partner of
35 years, Alan Beckensall,
spoke at the funeral.
Mr Beckensall remembered
Mrs Bennet as an outgoing
personality who loved entertaining children.
I would say it was time to

come home, and she would


say no it isnt. Theres still
some kids over there I
havent given a lolly to, or
whatever she was handing
out. She loved putting smiles
on the kids faces, Mr Beckensall said.
She loved her church, her
family, and her performing probably in that order.
She was very, very devoted
to her church.
Mrs Bennet passed away at
the age of 75.

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parts stolen multiple times,


another has had a variety of
tools and equipment stolen,
and, rounding out the list, is
a business that had its fences
cut with welders and tools
with an estimated value of
$80,000 stolen.
A report tabled at the 16
November council meeting
stated that eight streetlights
could be installed on the existing poles for $15,000.
The report recommended
the project be funded with
a special charge scheme for
the landowners, or through
councils Capital Improvements Program in the next
financial year - however Cr
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acts of theft and burglary.
Owners of businesses, in
Smallmans Road and Haddon Drive, wrote to Central
Ward Councillor Paul Tatchell asking for help to install
lighting; while there are
power poles located within
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One business had a forklift
and various tools stolen;
another, over the past 12
months, has had damage
done to the perimeter of his
property with his fencing
being cut for perpetrators to
gain access to the property
and had car parts and tyres
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Newborns in
the district

Babies born recently at Bacchus


Marsh and Melton Regional Hospital
Its a boy for Melton parents
Stacey and Nick. Little
Carter James arrived on
Sunday 27 November at
9.03am weighing 6lb 15oz
(3160 grams). Carter is a
new brother for sisters
Amelia and Eva.

Merrimu reservoir. Photo WW

Break-ins at
reservoirs

Western Water is warning people to be on


the lookout for illegal activity at reservoirs
and water supply tanks after security fences
were breached several times over the past
few months.
Entering a protected drinking water storage
area is illegal under the Safe Drinking Water
Act, with penalties as high as a $9,300 fine, or
six months imprisonment for a first offence.
Western
Waters
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Manager,
Customer and Community Relations,
Graham Holt said protecting the safety and
quality of our drinking water is absolutely
critical.
Drinking water is a resource shared by

the whole community, and we would ask


anyone who sees someone illegally entering
a reservoir to contact us or the police.
Our customers dont want people walking
their dogs, fishing or swimming in their
drinking water, and we dont want anyone to
get injured or worse.
Mr Holt said drinking water storages,
including reservoirs and tanks, are
surrounded by fences and clearly marked
Do Not Enter.
Any trespassers are likely to be captured
on CCTV and were looking to increase our
surveillance to ensure that anyone breaking
the law gets caught, Mr Holt said.

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their second child, a little
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Elliott, Archie arrived on
Friday 2 December at
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Set for life,


literally

Oh my god! Oh my god! Weve been


struggling for so long!
Those were the first words from an elated
Bacchus Marsh woman in her 40s after being
told by Tatts that her Set for Life ticket won
the 1st Prize of $20,000 each and every month
for 20 years.
Thats the most amazing thing! Im pacing
around the place; I cant stand still.
Weve had nothing in life and weve been
to hell and back. Now I feel like the luckiest
woman in the world, she said.
A Tatts spokesperson said the woman could
write an extensive wish list, just in time for
Christmas.
The lucky lady said she would take her
family on their dream holiday to the North
Pole to see Santa in Santa Claus Village in the

Lapland region of Finland, and to take in the


Northern Lights.
Overcome with emotion, the elated Bacchus
Marsh woman said she would be able to pay
off her debt.
And buy a home! Thats actually possible.
Ill get a passport and Im going.
Ill be able to take my family somewhere
weve always wanted to go - to the North
Pole to see the Northern Lights and visit
Santa Claus Village.
And were all going on a cruise too. Im
going to find that place on your ads, I think it
looks like the Maldives doesnt matter, Ill
find it and Im going.
The winning ticket was purchased in
Melton West using special family numbers.

KIDS NEED TO READ Ballan PS students took up the challenge (Back L-R) Jack Bower and
Scarlett Allan with (Front L-R) Declan Allan, Geoff Howard MP and Indi Cox. Photo Helen Tatchell

School takes on
the challenge

Over 150 bookworms from Ballan Primary


School have celebrated their success in the
Premiers Reading Challenge.
Member for Buninyong Geoff Howard
visited the school on Thursday (November
17) to present 163 young students with their
certificates.
Mr Howard said to qualify for the reading
challenge, participating students in prep
to Year two were required to read over 30
books in a six-month period.
Students in Years three to ten were required
to read 15 or more books.
Some students demonstrated their love of
reading by reading many more books, he
said.
Reading is a vital skill and the Premiers
Reading Challenge is a simple, effective way

for young Victorians to discover the joy of


a good book and establish life-long reading
habits.

Mr Howard congratulated the students


who had successfully completed this
years challenge and awarded them with
a certificate signed by the Premier and six
former Victorian Premiers.
Its great to see the enthusiasm that Ballan
Primary students have for taking up the
challenge to read more books which will
have long-term benefits for their learning in
the future, he said.
Well done to the teaching staff and parents
at Ballan Primary and all the participating
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Sounds a lot KERB CHATTER


like Christmas
By Deb Goldie

How
important are
recreational
facilities in
the shire?

By Jessica Howard
The Moorabool Light Orchestra is returning
to Bacchus Marsh to help celebrate Christmas.
The annual Christmas concert will be held
on Sunday December 18 and will feature
one of Australias leading sopranos, Maxine
Montgomery.

Recreational activities are


important, but we need more
things for the kids in town.
Something different to entertain them.
- Susan (Bacchus Marsh)

We need an indoor swimming pool and shade sails


over the existing pool.
Jennifer (Maddingley)

Maxine has been the recipient of a number


of impressive awards including the Robert
and Betty Salzer Award in 2004 and the
2009 Opera Foundation Vienna State Opera
Award.

This year, she has worked with BLOC Music


Theatre in Ballarat on the recent production of
The Drowsy Chaperone. Maxine performed
the title role whilst working as both choral
and assistant director.
Maxine will join more than 40 members
of the Moorabool Light Orchestra for the
Sounds of Christmas, which will include
a pleasant afternoon of Christmas music as
well as a segment showcasing Australian
Christmas carols and poetry from
Australiana Bush Poet Geoffrey W Graham.

The performance will be conducted and


directed by Barry Wilkins OAM, the
Moorabool Light Orchestras Musical
Director, and led by Robert Wrzaszcz,
with Frank Clark from Radio 3BA Ballarat
102.3FM as compere.

Maxine Montgomery.
Sounds of Christmas will be held at the
Bacchus Marsh Public Hall. Admission is
just $20 and tickets available at the door from
1pm or pre-sales from Bacchus Marsh Florist
& Nursery.
Further information can be found on the
orchestras Web Site www.Moorabool-LightOrchestra.com

They are so important, but


we need to have something
like a Youth Centre where
people can go and hangout. Maybe it could have
table tennis tables or billiard
tables.
- Anthony (Bacchus Marsh)

Recreational facilities are


important and they need to
be bigger and better. In the
shire, especially Ballan and
Gordon, the footy grounds
are out of date; they are too
small. They were built years
ago with limited funding.
- Mick (Gordon)

From what I know they all


seem adequate. The only
thing I think needs improvement is the walking track
around the river in Ballan.
There is a footbridge in Ballan, but none down the Melbourne end.
- Graham (Ballan)

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Dont waste an opportunity


By Jessica Howard
Moorabool households who
applied for a green waste
service have received their
bins ahead of Councils kerbside service to commence in
January next year.
The non-compulsory collection service will be available
to properties in urban areas
of Bacchus Marsh, Hopetoun
Park and Ballan.
Moorabool Shire Mayor
David Edwards said Council had received a great response from residents eligible for the service.
He said residents were who
had not yet applied were encouraged to sign up.
The service starts in January and we have more than
600 residents already in the
system to receive that first
green waste bin pick up, he
said.
The service forms part of
our strategy to reduce the
amount of waste to landfill.
This should reduce landfill
costs to Council and ratepayers and is good for the environment, so we encourage
residents to get on board.

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Post your wish list

By Jessica Howard
With Christmas just around
the corner, children in Ballan are encouraged to post
a letter to Santa, even if you
have been naughty or nice.
The Ballan Post Office has
set up a bright red post box
out the front of the shop for
children to send their wish
list off to the North Pole.

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that residents can apply to have as part of a non-compulsory
service starting in January 2017. Photo - MSC
The cost of the service has
been set at $50 from January
to June 2017.
Annual costs are likely to be
$80 to $100 a year, applied to
the Annual Rate and Valuation Notice, plus the one off
cost of a new bin.
The cost is dependent on

take up rates - the more


residents that apply for a service, the more cost effective
the service will become.
Residents can apply by visiting Councils website and
completing a Waste Service
Application Form or contacting Council on 5366 7100
to request a hard copy form.

Post Manager Andrew


Smith said the letters must
have names and return addresses clearly marked on
the back so that Santa will
know who to send his reply
to.

The post box was placed


out the front in mid-November and will be taken away
on December 16, allowing
Santa enough time to write
back to everyone, he said.
If letters are posted a little
late, Santa will still get back
to everyone but it may be
after Christmas as he is very
busy.

Tom, a St Brigids PS student, posts his letter early at the


Ballan Post Office. Photo Jessica Howard
Australia Post works with
Santa and his elves each year
to make sure each child who
sends a letter to Santa receives a reply.
Mr Smith said it was a nice

way for Australia Post to


give back to the community.
The Ballan Post Office is
located at 125 Inglis Street,
Ballan.

Moorabool Shire Council


NOTICE OF ORDINARY MEETING OF COUNCIL
The next Ordinary Meeting of Council will be held tomorrow, Wednesday 7 December
2016 at the James Young Room, Lerderderg Library, 215 Main St, Bacchus Marsh, commencing
at 5.00pm.
Members of the public are most welcome to attend.
PUBLIC MEETING
Bacchus Marsh Public Hall
Notice is given of a public meeting to be held on 15 December 2016 commencing at
7:15pm at the Supper Room, 207 Main St Bacchus Marsh
The purpose of the meeting is to nominate no less than three (3) or more than nine (9) adult
persons as the Committee of Management for the Bacchus Marsh Public Hall for a term
of 2 years.
The current committees term will expire on 15 December 2016. All positions will be declared
open and nominations will be accepted prior to or at the meeting.
URBAN GREENWASTE SERVICE
Applications are still being taken for Councils new kerbside greenwaste collection to commence
next month - January 2017. Residents in Residential and Low Density Residential zoned areas
are eligible to receive the service. Delivery of bins/lids to those who have already applied has
started.
With approximately 15 to 20% of kerbside garbage being made up of organics, the service is part of
Moorabools strategy to reduce the amount of waste to landll. Further details about the service
are available on Councils website www.moorabool.vic.gov.au/greenwastebrochure.
Make your application by completing a Waste Service Application form at www.moorabool.
vic.gov.au/greenwasteapplication or you can request a hard copy form by contacting
Customer Service on 5366 7100.
BACCHUS MARSH & DISTRICT TRAILS ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Calling for new members
The Bacchus Marsh and District Trails Advisory Committee is seeking nominations from
interested community members.
The Bacchus Marsh and District Trails Advisory Committee is appointed by Council to provide
advice regarding the planning and development of walking and cycle infrastructure within
Bacchus Marsh and surrounds.
Community members wishing to nominate should submit a brief written application for
nomination outlining their interest in the committee, previous experience on a committee/
board and current community memberships.
Nominations must be received by no later than that Friday 6 January, 2017.
Applications should be addressed to:
The Recreation Development Ofcer
Moorabool Shire Council
PO Box 18, Ballan, 3342
For more information, please call Councils Recreation Development Team on 5366 7100.

POOL SAFETY: KNOW YOUR OBLIGATIONS


Moorabool Shire Council is reminding property owners that every private swimming pool or
spa capable of containing a depth of water exceeding 300mm requires a building permit prior
to its installation.
The building permit will specify that a childproof safety fence and gate must be built and approved
before the swimming pool or spa can be used. The importance of adequate and compliant
fencing around home pools and spas cannot be underestimated.
Drowning is the most common cause of preventable death for children under 5 years of age in
Victoria. Pool fencing signicantly reduces the risk of drowning with research showing that the
risk of drowning in a fenced pool is about one quarter of that of drowning in an unfenced pool.
Our children need to be protected from such accidental drowning.
Safety Fence Tips
Maintain gates and fences regularly to ensure they comply with the Building Regulations.
Fit correct safety measures to gates, doors and windows.
Make sure no tree branches, pool pumps or pot plants etc are near the safety fence and be
sure that anything able to be climbed is not placed in a position where children could climb
to gain access to the pool or spa.
A safety fence is required if you have an inatable pool lled with water which is deeper than
300mm.
Position any chairs, boxes, pool pumps etc so that they cannot be used to climb the fence to
access the pool or spa.
Pool and Spa Regulations
It is law that swimming pools or spas on private residential properties in Victoria are provided
with safety fences to restrict access to the pool or spa.
Swimming pools that require safety fences: in-ground pools, above ground pools, hot tubs,
Jacuzzis and spas.
Any pool or spa fence, gate or door must be maintained in good working order.
All gates and doors providing access to a pool or spa must have self-closing and self-latching
devices and open away from the pool even pools and spas built before laws were introduced in
1991 to make fencing compulsory.
It is an offence to prop open any gate or door providing access to a pool or spa.
A building permit must be obtained prior to the installation of all pools and spas with a depth
greater than 300mm and for the safety barrier.
FINES
The Building Act 1993 contains penalties for pool owners who install a pool
or spa and fail to carry out work in accordance with the Act.
TENDER
Moorabool Shire Council invites tenders for the following contracts:
Tender Number
C14-2016/2017

Tender Description
Provision of Valuation Services

Tender documents and full details of this notice will be available on Monday 5 December
2016 at www.tenderlink.com/moorabool.

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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A 2 bedroom luxury apartment in southbank on new
years eve, valued at $1300 - Plus $300 in spending money!
Santas Elf will be hiding in a different place each day at
The Village between the 1st and the 12th of December.
Spot his daily location for your chance to win!
Terms and Conditions apply. See entry ticket for details

ELF IN
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Interior Motive
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sizes 8-24
Womens footwear
Jewellery
Handbags
Accessories

131 Main Street


Bacchus Marsh
Ph 5367 1008

Pokmon boosters, packs & accessories


Pop Vinyl gures & Metals Trading Cards
Board games & Party Games Gift Vouchers
TMNT, Starwars, Shopkins & Moose Toys
Limited Edition Prints, Posters & masks
7a Grant St, Bacchus Marsh
www.jajascollectables.com
Phone 5367 7000

64 Garrards Lane, Myrniong


Phone 5368 7209

TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT Get your order in for Christmas:


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Come and see Pup Chase from
Nick Jr.s PAW Patrol deliver Santa
to The Village Shopping Centre
and stick around for your chance
to meet them. Lots of fun activities
and giveaways on the day!

Featuring three 45 minute shows from


the Wacky elf duo, face painting and
an appearance by Frosty the snowman!

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Red Cross Luncheon & Flower Show

PAUL

Results
CLASS A ROSES
One Rose
1 Wayne Hodge
Hodge
2. Elizabeth Zilveris
Two Varieties Of Roses
1. Betty Winter
2. Betty Winter
One Full Bloom
1.Heather Bainbridge
2. Betty Winter
Two Varieties In Full Bloom
1. John Macmillan
2. Joan Egan
One Rosebud
1. Anne Eskdale
2. Joan Egan
Collection Of Roses
1. Betty Winter
2. Jan Spiteri
One Rose - Named
1. Coral Kay
2. Anna Mariampillai
CLASS B ARRANGED
FLORAL WORK
I Like It Fresh Flowers
1. Lyn Delekta
2. Colleen Kirby
Tall & Elegant
1. Nanette Eibl
2. Elizabeth Zilveris
Table Centre Piece
1. Lyn Delekta
2. Joan Egan
Floral Arrangement In Jug
1. Carol Strong
2. Wayne Hodge
Christmas Table Decoration
Any Medium
1. Lyn Delekta
2. Kathleen Luke
Arrangement Of Roses
1. Coral Kay
2. Eliz Zilveris
CLASS C FLORAL ART
For those who have NEVER won a
first prize at any show

Watching the round baler


follow the rows of raked hay
over the weekend took me
back to a time when blisters
turned to calluses, and the
open walls of the hay shed
were closed in by the sweet
smell of a summer harvest.
There are few kids that
grew up in the bush that
didnt earn pocket money
sliding their hands under
the baling twine and thread
baring the thigh on a pair of
old jeans, hoisting the bales
above the knee for stacking.
Hay carting is and was hard
work, but many of lifes lessons have been taught either
throwing bales up onto the
tray of a J5 Bedford, or stacking them into the shed. The
characters were as colourful
as the language, and young
boys became men, or at
least until they went back to
school at summers end.
You could always tell the
city kid, when he turned up
wearing shorts; by smoko
he was wearing the farmers
oversized harvest pants tied
up with baling twine. Raw

My Choice Fresh Flowers


1. Loretta Spiteri
CLASS D CUT FLOWERS
3 Distinct Varieties of White
Flowers
Single Stem of Each
1. Betty Winter
2. Nina Cockell
3 Distinct Varieties of Pink
Flowers
Single Stem of Each
1 Lana Fox
2. Nina Cockell
3 Distinct Varieties of Blue
Flowers
Single Stem of Each
1. Lana Fox
2. Eliz Zilveris
3 Distinct Varieties of Yellow
Flowers
Single Stem of Each
1. Ruth Bowden
2. Margaret Healey
Flowers Maybe One Variety or
More
1. Gail Binks
2. Lana Fox
CLASS E POT PLANTS
Best Flowering Pot
1. Lana Fox
2. Gail Binks
Any Other Plant In A Container
1. Lyn Delekta
2. Carol Strong
Drought Resistant Plant in Pot
1. Carol Strong
2. Marion Hartley
Best Exhibit Floral
Arrangement
Lyn Delekta
Best Exhibit Other than a rose
Lyn Delekta
Champion Rose
Coral Kay
Best Exhibit
Lyn Delekta

Bev Bennett and Joan Egan

Rose Hayes

Moira Shanahan and Jean Wise

Betty Winter and Jackie Wetzler

Marion Crook, Anne Cadzow and Linda Fletcher

Perspective

David Binks and Olga Taylor. Photos Helen Tatchell

with Paul Tatchell

Handy as a hay-carters glove

skin and dry hay go together


like chocolate syrup on a
lamb roast.
It goes without saying that
the pick of the jobs during
the hay cart was driving
the truck. Most bush kids
learned to drive a Bedford,
or an old Inter before they
could reach the pedals.
Driving the hay truck didnt
take a lot of skill; put her in
first gear, dont run over the
bales, or the blokes lifting
them for that matter, and if
you hit the fence you would
be fixing it long after everyone else has knocked off for
the day.
Most of the crews I worked
with as a kid rotated through
the driving seat to give the
stackers a break and keep
the whole concern moving at
a steady pace. The only other
time you got a break was the
return journey to the hay
shed.
Whilst by todays standards
sitting 12ft high on a stack of
unstrapped hay bales with a
10 year-old driving the truck
standing up might appear

Phyll Stewart

somewhat dangerous, it was


common place back in the
day and many a country kid
learned the values of hard
work on the back of a hay
truck.
Getting paid by the bale
taught young people the
harder they worked the
more they made, a concept
that seems to have been
filtered out as modern machinery has replaced those
hands-on jobs of the past.
Even in the early days of
hay carting as innovation replaced manpower, the simple fitting of a hay loader to
the side of a truck meant one
less person on the ground.
Lifting the bales from the
field onto the back of the
truck was probably one of
the most practical tools of
the day.
It was a simple machine that
scooped up the hay bales on
to an elevator driven by its
own wheels; you could basically cart hay with two people, a driver and a stacker,
with the speed determined
by whoever was driving the

truck. I am sure all those old


hay trucks had dents in the
roof from the stacker banging on the roof or the odd
wayward bale toppling over
the cabin.
But on a good day, two people and a hay-loader could
run 1000-1200 bales into the
shed give or take a hernia
and a trip to the chiropractor. I still reckon stacking
them in the shed was harder
than loading them; a corrugated iron roof when the
mercury starts to rise would
make an Eskimo break into
a sweat, especially near the
end of the job when the stack
gets closer to the roof.
Even the hay-baler has come
a long way since becoming a
stationary press that sat in
the barn, to a mobile fodder
factory, albeit reasonably agricultural; pardon the pun.
You could imagine the
farmers relief when the
bales could be pressed in
the field, and stacked neatly
in the shed. Whilst there is a
bit of conjecture about when
the first mechanical hay-

baler graced the fields, its


believed to be in the late 20s
when a practical machine
took over the task.
Back then they could bale
about 70 an hour on a good
day; practically nothing
by todays standards, and
I would imagine it would
have been about as reliable
as a three wheeled billy-cart
going uphill.
Watching the process today, where hay baling and
carting is a one person operation, the big round and
square bales have all but replaced the baby bales of the
past, and the heavy lifting is
all done by one machine that
simply changes implements
for cutting, raking, baling
and lifting on and off the
truck.
Whilst the number of small
bales in a big bale varies depending who you speak to,
and what weight they come
in at, its fair to say I loaded
the equivalent of 450-500
bales on a semi-trailer on the
weekend in under two hours
and didnt raise a sweat; I

even strapped them down.


But as I was sitting down
on the veranda drinking my
espresso coffee looking out
at my handy-work with not
much to admire, I pondered
on what the young people of
today have missed out on.
Those school holidays carting hay burned up enough
energy to keep me out of
trouble; I learned the harder
I work the more I will get
paid. I learned that making
hay whilst the sun shone
would see people through
the darkness of winter, and
I learned that working with
people rather than against
them would always get the
job done.
Maybe this Country needs
to slow down. Working
people can help carry the
load of those that cant work;
the satisfaction of a job well
done can only be achieved
if you have a job in the first
place.
One of the few lessons my
late Father taught me was
that easy things are easy to
do, and too soon forgotten.

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The Moorabool News 6 December, 2016 Page 13

Blackwood
Fire Brigade
Annual Awards Evening

An
eight-year-old
Brigade owned Landcruiser
has been replaced with a
$112,000 VESEP Ultralight
Tanker Nissan Patrol.
At Blackwood Fire Brigades
annual awards evening
Member for Macedon MaryAnne Thomas handed over
the keys for the new tanker,
with the State government
providing $94,667 and the brigade contributing $17,333.
Not bad for a town with a population of only 400, Ms
Thomas said.
The historic gold mining town has long been protected
by this fire brigade and Blackwood residents live in one of
the top three bushfire prone areas. Blackwood is specially
challenged.
I have no doubt the community hold the CFA and volunteers
efforts in high regard. The importance of this community
is not to become complacent, and this community takes
responsibility for itself.
Ms Thomas said the new state-of-the-art vehicle would
help Blackwoods brigade members continue their incredible
tradition of community service.
Three members were presented with Service Awards, Ross
Hall (10 years), Lloyd Henderson (15 years) and Ken Whiffin
(25 years).
Six National Medals were presented to: Gary Amy, Lloyd
Henderson, Thomas Pywell, Ian Stewart (40 years), George
Stockdale (60 years) and Ken Whiffin.
Alen Slijepcevic, CFA Deputy Chief Officer and Brad
Boatman (Operations Manager District 15) presented Thomas
Pywell with a Commendation of Service.
Mr Boatman said Tom Pywell received the award in
recognition of his courage.
Upon arrival on scene of an extremely bad accident in
Greendale, he quickly ascertained the condition of the
injured occupants and had the initiative to stay close to the
vehicle to provide constant verbal contact and comfort, with
the severely injured passenger.
Tom upheld the highest ideals of the CFA putting sanctity of
life before his own discomfort in exceptional circumstances.
Mr Pywell said it is just what you do in a situation we are
given.
The life skills and training I have developed over the years
enabled me to do that on the day.

Brad Boatman and Alen Slijepcevic with George Stockdale


(60 years)

Mary-Anne Thomas MP with Captain Ross Hall, brigade members and the new Ultralight Tanker.

Alen Slijepcevic with Ken Whiffin (25 years)

Alen Slijepcevic, Brad Boatman with Lloyd Henderson


(National Medal)

Alen Slijepcevic with Lloyd Henderson (15 years)

Alen Slijepcevic with Ross Hall (10 years)

Alen Slijepcevic, Brad Boatman with Ian Stewart (40 years)

Alen Slijepcevic, Brad Boatman with Gary Amy


(National Medal)

Alen Slijepcevic, Brad Boatman with Tom Pywell


(National Medal)

Tom Pywell Commendation of Service.


Photos Helen Tatchell

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Letters to the Editor

WRITING LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Each letter must be accompanied


with the writers full name, address and phone number (name and suburb for publication
only) and be limited to 300 words. Letters to be received via fax, post or email (preferred
option). The Editor has the right to limit the amount of words in each letter received and
published letters are at the discretion of the Editor.
You may also Post messages on the Moorabool News Facebook page.

Email: news@themooraboolnews.com.au

Dear Editor,
On behalf of Cancer Council
Victoria, I would like to sincerely thank the community
of Moorabool for supporting
the recent Moorabool Relay
For Life.
More than 160 Relayed on
Saturday 26 Sunday 27 November in 12 teams, walking
overnight to show that Hope
Lives in Moorabool for those
experiencing cancer.
During the overnight Relay,
there was laughter, tears and
no doubt, a few sore feet. But
the strength shown by local Moorabool community
members was a public dis-

play of support for anyone


with a cancer experience.
So far, over $32,000 has been
raised by Moorabool Relayers, which will help fund
Cancer Council Victorias
support, prevention and research programs.
The money raised at Moorabool Relay For Life will help
Cancer Council Victoria continue to provide programs.
A particular focus this
year is on improving bowelscreening rates, with the
latest statistic showing that
only 38.1% of eligible people
in the Shire of Moorabool
participate. We recommend

WHATS ON

bowel screening every two


years between the ages of 50
and 74.
Thank you again to everyone who Relayed and helped
continue the fight against
cancer.
Todd Harper
CEO
Cancer Council Victoria
Dear Editor,
Happy Christmas to all, and
God rest ye Merry Gentlemen and Women for spreading the cheer around Ballan
with the decorations that
do wonders in making our

town stand proud. Cheers to


you all, perhaps your efforts
will help to remind each and
every one of us of Goodwill
to all Men. Let us all have a
safe and joy filled Christmas
and prosperous New Year.
Bette Martyn
Ballan
Dear Editor,
The Bushfire and Natural
Hazards Cooperative Research Centre have released
an updated bushfire outlook and things are looking
worse for Victoria than earlier predicted.

Communities in almost
all of Western and Central
Victoria now face an above
average risk of bushfire this
summer.
Heavy rainfall throughout
the year has led to very high
fire fuel loads across the
state.
Now that December has arrived conditions are expected to get hotter and much
dryer. This is the perfect
storm of conditions in which
large fire events can occur
across our region.
We know that local communities are under threat
and yet inexplicably State

Premier Daniel Andrews


refuses to reverse his ridiculous decision to take our firefighting Skycrane helicopter
from Ballarat and place it in
Moorabbin.
We need to send a strong
message to Daniel Andrews
that we must keep our Skycrane in Ballarat to protect
Western Victoria.
Please join the fight by signing the petition at saveourskycrane.com
Joshua Morris MP
Member for Western
Victoria

The Whats On section is for non-profit community organisations. All free events submitted will be considered for FREE publication at the Editors discretion.
Advertising of AGMs in this section will only appear if a paid public notice also appears in the classifieds section, as per the constitution of Business & Consumer
Affairs for incorporated groups.

ADULT EDUCATION

Ballan & District Community House


TERM 4 program out now. Senior Friendly Information
Session Computers and your Devices, 12 Dec. Our program
for 2017 is being prepared now and will be available early in
January. All enquiries and bookings call 5368 1934.
Darley Neighbourhood House & Learning Centre
33-35 Jonathan Drive Darley. Short courses, recreation
classes, community groups, occasional child care, venue
hire. Enquiries welcome. Phone 5367 4390.
Melton South Community Centre
Phone9747 8576 for bookings and information.

MEETINGS

Bacchus Marsh & District Garden Club


Meeting 2nd Tuesday of each month, 7.30pm at The Laurels,
229 Main St Bacchus Marsh. Guest Speakers. Supper after
each meeting. All Welcome. Enquiries - Wendy 5367 4170.
Ballan Anglers Inc
Meeting second Wednesday every month. Hudsons Hotel,
7.30pm. More anglers and families needed and welcome
0400 003 936.

Ballan Shire Historical Society.

Open Day

at the Historic Ballan Courthouse,

Saturday 10 December
from 10am to 1pm.
45-47 Steiglitz St.
All Welcome.
Eng - 5368 2544

Rose-Carers of Maddingley Park


Working Bees every 3rd Wednesday & Sunday of each
month. All welcome. Enquiries - 0418 171 119.
Bacchus Marsh Family Drug Support Group
For Family Members who have a loved one affected by drugs.
Enquiries - 1300 660 068.
Alanon Support Group - for families of alcoholics.
Meets at 10.30am on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month
at the Uniting Church Hall, Gisborne Road, Bacchus Marsh.
Enq - 0421 222 717.
Lal Lal Moorabool Photographic Group Inc
Meeting 3rd Wednesday each month, 7pm. Soldiers Memorial
Hall, Lal Lal. Enquiries 5341 7535.
Footscray Poultry Club (at Bacchus Marsh)
Meetings held 2nd Sunday of month, 2pm. Poultry Pavilion.
Racecourse Rec. Reserve, Balliang-Bacchus Marsh Rd,
Bacchus Marsh. All welcome Peter 0428 112 295.

MARKETS
Ballan Lions Club Market Christmas Twilight
Friday 16 December, 5pm. Inglis St, Ballan. Enquiries 0402
390 080 (Wayne).
Darley Market
Saturday 17 December, 8am 1pm. Stalls offer bric-a-brac,
fruit/veg, clothing, plants and more. 1st & 3rd Saturday each
month at Darley Park Football Reserve. Enquiries 0488 345
145 (Alan).
Ballan Farmers Market
Next Market Saturday 10 December, 9am-1pm.
2nd Saturday each month, Mill Cottage car park. Enq 0498
361 291 or 0490 114 130.

CHURCH

Anglican Parish of West Moorabool


Service Times Sunday 11 December St Johns Ballan, 11am;
St Marks in the Pub Gordon, 5pm; St Johns Bungaree Carols
Service, 8pm. Please contact Glen Wesley 5368 2730 for more

Invitation
Tuesday 6th December 2016 at 7.30pm

BALLAN AND DISTRICT BLUE


LIGHT DISCO
A Junior (Prep Grade 6) Blue Light Disco will be held at the
Ballan Primary School Gym
FRIDAY 9th December, 2016
Theme Summer Time
Music starts at 7:00 pm and finishes at 9:00 pm
Drinks, snacks available at reasonable prices.
Police supervised.
No exit policy unless collected by parent or guardian,
Children must be signed in on arrival.
Contact telephone number for parent required upon entry.

Venue: Moorabool Shire Council Chambers


15 Stead Street, Ballan

Ballan Police invite you to a Community


Crime Prevention Session
Special Guests: Presenters from Moorabool Crime Investigation Unit,
Ballarat Proactive Unit, Ballan Police and Ballan CFA.

Being vigilant about crime and crime prevention is an ongoing


community concern. The presentation will:

Entry Now $7.00

Provide information to residents and business owners on crime


prevention strategies and fire prevention;

Proudly Supported By:

Assist the community in maximising security of residential,


business and rural properties;

Any enquiries to Ballan Police on 5368 1303

Have members available to answer questions and offer advice on


crime prevention, property security and suspect identification.
Enquiries: Ballan Police on 03 5368 1303

details.
Gordon Catholic Parish
Mass Times Saturday 10 December Springbank, 6.30pm
Sunday 11 December Bungaree, 8.45am; Ballan, 10.30am.
Ballan Uniting Church (St. Pauls)
Services 1st, 2nd & 3rd Sundays 11.15am. 4th Sunday 9.30am
Reflective Worship
B3 Community Focused, family friendly church with a
difference. Services every 2nd & 4th Sundays at Avenue
Bowling Club, Main St, Bacchus Marsh.
Bacchus Marsh Life Church
Meeting 10am every Sunday at the BM College Drama Room,
in Grant Street. Enquiries Pastor Merv - 0412 290 036.
Bacchus Marsh Christian Church
Sunday Services 10am with kids program. Fusion Youth 7pm
every Friday night. 222 Main St, Bacchus Marsh. Enquiries
9028 2622.
Bacchus Marsh Uniting Church Parish
Services - St Andrews 9.30am every Sunday (3rd Sunday of
month Family Service). Pentland Hills 2pm 1st Sunday of
month. Enq 5367 2543 (office).
Holy Trinity Anglican Church - Bacchus Marsh
Service Times - Sunday 8.30am & 10am; Cafe Church - 1st
Sunday 10am; Messy Church - 3rd Sunday 5pm, Wednesdays
10am. Balliang - 2nd Sunday 10.30am, 4th Sunday 9am .
Myrniong - 1st & 3rd Sunday 11am. Enquiries 5367 5362
(office).
Church of the Living God
Christian youth ministry and bible teaching. 2nd Sunday
of every month, 5pm. Open to all ages. At 14 Darcy St
Maddingley. Enq 0408 260 727.
Bacchus Marsh Baptist Church - Sundays, 10:30am
Worship Service and Childrens Program. Phone 5367 6550
for more details.
Our Lady Help of Christians Korobeit
Sunday Mass 11.30am (2nd & 4th Sunday of Month)
Golden Harvest Christian Fellowship
Non denominational - Prayer every Sunday 10am, Mens
KYB Monday evenings 6pm. Ladies KYB Wednesday 1pm.
Further details 0429 681 566.

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The Moorabool News 6 December, 2016 Page 15

Regional properties a good investment for rental return

Geoff White
CEO, REIV

Affordable properties in regional Victoria valued under


$250,000 are delivering solid
rental returns for the discerning investor.
The REIVs September
quarter figures show twobedroom houses in regional
Victoria are providing the
states highest gross rental
yields, at 5.3 per cent. With
a median price of $245,000,
this property type has recorded solid rental growth
in the past year, up two per
cent rental to a weekly me-

dian rent of $250.


This is good news for investors in regional areas as
the rental yield that is, the
propertys annual rental as
percentage of the purchase
price - is vital for financial
planning. The ideal combination is a low purchase
price and a high weekly
rental, giving a high yield to
an investor.
Three-bedroom
properties are also achieving impressive rental returns for
regional investors, with a

gross rental yield of 4.8 per


cent
Towns recording some of
the states highest yields for
three-bedroom homes include Moe, with a median
house price of $170,000 and
rental returns of 6.7 per cent;
Morwell, with a median
house price of $166,000 and
returns of 6.3 per cent; and
Mildura with gross rental
yield of 6.1 per cent and a
median house price below
$250,000.
In the year to September 30,

three-bedroom properties in
Bairnsdale and Benalla also
recorded strong rental returns, at 6.1 and 5.8 per cent
respectively.
Meanwhile, three-bedroom
regional homes with a median house price below
$300,000 have also delivered
strong returns for investors in a number of regional
areas including Corio and
Echuca, both with yields of
5.8 per cent.
Other areas delivering
high rental returns for the

same property type include


Wonthaggi (5.7 per cent),
Shepparton (5.6 per cent),
Sale (5.5 per cent), Ballarat
East (5.5 per cent), and Wodonga (5.4 per cent).
Offering high rental returns, many of these towns
and suburbs in regional
Victoria provide an excellent
investment opportunity at
an affordable price.
For more information on
weekly median rents and
gross rental yields, visit reiv.
com.au.

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Arbee Real Estate


149 Gearys Lane, Ballan

FOR SALE

INSPECT
FOR SALE
CONTACT
WEB

INSPECT
FOR SALE
CONTACT
WEB

Saturday 10th December 11.00-11.30am


Offers above $935,000
Peter Leonard 0429 671 990
arbeerealestate.com.au

NEW LISTING

FOR SALE

Saturday 10th December 1.00-1.30pm


$459,000
Peter Leonard 0429 671 990
arbeerealestate.com.au

1/9 Simone Road, Bacchus Marsh

Entertainers Delight

Live In Or Invest

Beautifully presented home on a large 840m2 approx. 3 bedrooms, all


with BIRs & ens to master. Spacious lounge, updated kitchen/meals
area with double ovens, gas cook top & dishwasher. Ducted heating &
evap cooling & window shutters. 2 undercover entertaining areas,
double carport, a large shed & a multipurpose dwelling.

This very neat 2 bedroom unit is the front one of a block of 2.


A spacious floor plan gives you a large lounge, separate kitchen &
dining area and 2 good sized bedrooms with BIRs. Bathroom, toilet &
laundry are all separate & you have a neat decked area in the
backyard & a single garage with a rollerdoor for secure parking.

INSPECT
FOR SALE
CONTACT
WEB

INSPECT
FOR SALE
CONTACT
WEB

By appointment
$389,000
Denise Sniegowski 0456 044 024
arbeerealestate.com.au

5/3 Fisken Street, Bacchus Marsh


1

FOR SALE

By appointment
$283,000
Daryl Gould 0409 233 157
arbeerealestate.com.au

26 Wallaby Drive, Greendale

Neat Unit, Great Location!

Enjoy The Tranquility

Handy 2 bedroom unit has new floor coverings & has been freshly
painted. The lounge has a gas heater & a wall a/c, both bedrooms have
BIRs & one has another wall a/c. Kitchen with electric upright stove &
adjoining meals area. Shower, vanity & bath. Neat backyard with
garden shed. Single garage with roller door front and back.

This very comfortable 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom home is well located to


take advantage of the peace & tranquillity of the garden & bush
surrounds. Wood heater & R/C split system in the lounge room.
Double garage & a 6m x 5m colorbond shed that doubles as a garage
or workshop. Sundry shedding, a hothouse, stable and chook pen.

INSPECT
FOR SALE
CONTACT
WEB

INSPECT
FOR SALE
CONTACT
WEB

Saturday 10th December 11.00-11.30am


$269,500
Daryl Gould 0409 233 157
arbeerealestate.com.au

55 Connor Court, Ballan


2

FOR SALE

By appointment
$459,000
Daryl Gould 0409 233 157, Denise Sniegowski 0456 044 024
arbeerealestate.com.au

25 Higgins Court, Bacchus Marsh

Pure Indulgence on 5 Acres in Ballan/Greendale

9 Unit Development Site

Ideally positioned at the end of a picturesque court just 5 minutes from


Ballan Main Street. Offering 4 bedrooms. Kitchen with butlers
pantry adjoining an open plan meals and living area. Study/library
and formal lounge with wood fire. Outdoor entertainment area,
landscaped garden. 6x9m shed with concrete floor and power.

Located close to the Main Street this 3700m parcel of land is ready
for development with plans & permits approved for 9 units (2 three
bedroom & 7 two bedroom). This block represents great value for
investors and developers alike.

INSPECT
FOR SALE
CONTACT
WEB

INSPECT
FOR SALE
CONTACT
WEB

By appointment
$835,000
Peter Leonard 0429 671 990
arbeerealestate.com.au

59 Shea Street, Bacchus Marsh


3

FOR SALE

One of Maddingleys most desirable pockets, beautifully renovated


Californian Bungalo. 3 good sized bedrooms main with Ens, polished
floorboards, modern kitchen, separate lounge & dining, ducted
heating & split system cooling. 800m block, 7.2m x 3.4m garage,
double carport, and rear entry. Potential for sub-division (S.T.C.A)

FOR SALE

Just 1km from Ballan is this meticulously planned 89 acre property.


Spacious fully renovated with polished hardwood timber floors, 4
spacious bedrooms, modern bathroom & laundry. Heating & cooling
system & large modern wood heater. The outside comprises 100m
merbau deck that wraps around the side and back of the house.

FOR SALE

Classic Period Charm In Great Position

NEW LISTING

34 Gaynor Street, Bacchus Marsh

Horse Lovers Dream

71 Underbank Blvd, Bacchus Marsh

FOR SALE

FOR SALE

FOR SALE

FOR SALE

By appointment
$450,000
Peter Leonard 0429 671 990
arbeerealestate.com.au

34 Muddy Lane, Myrniong


4

Invest For The Future

Family Farmlet

This house is within walking distance to the Main Street Shopping


centre & schools & makes an ideal investment or first home buyer
proposition. 3 bedrooms, a good sized lounge & renovated galley style
kitchen. Serviced by a split system a/c in the lounge room. Terrific
views from the back veranda and plenty of room in the backyard.

Ranch style home consisting 4 bedrooms + study. Master bedroom


with ens & WIR. Large formal lounge, R/C split system a/c & family/
meals room with slow combustion wood heater adjacent to the
spacious kitchen with timber cupboards, dishwasher & WIP. Verandas
along both front & rear & a pergola for outdoor entertaining.

INSPECT
FOR SALE
CONTACT
WEB

INSPECT
FOR SALE
CONTACT
WEB

By appointment
$295,000
Daryl Gould 0409 233 157
arbeerealestate.com.au

518 Myrniong-Korobeit Road, Greendale


4

FOR SALE

By appointment
$649,000
Daryl Gould 0409 233 157
arbeerealestate.com.au

27 Connor Street, Bacchus Marsh

A Lifestyle Awaits

Family Home, Great Location

Perfectly presented on approx. 3.75 acres with stunning views. 3 bedrooms


with study/4th bedroom & loft/attic. Open plan kitchen/dining/ living area.
Undercover entertaining area with 8 person spa. Slab heating, split system
cooling & ceiling fans. Substantial shedding, carport areas, multiple water
tanks, solar panels, well fenced horse paddock, stable & dam.

3 bedroom family home only a short distance from Main St. The large
master bedroom has his & hers WIR & ens. Bedrooms 2 & 3 have BIRs.
Formal lounge at the front & the family room adjoining kitchen meals
area. Ducted heating & evap cooling. Huge fully covered & paved
outdoor entertaining area. Double garage with access to the backyard.

INSPECT
FOR SALE
CONTACT
WEB

INSPECT
FOR SALE
CONTACT
WEB

By appointment
$849,000
Denise Sniegowski 0456 044 024
arbeerealestate.com.au

By appointment
$449,000
Daryl Gould 0409 233 157
arbeerealestate.com.au

www.arbeerealestate.com.au
140 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh 5367 2333

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The Moorabool News 6 December, 2016 Page 17

Arbee Real Estate


FOR SALE

10 Closter Court, Bacchus Marsh


3

FOR SALE

3+

Positioned Perfectly!

SOLD
FOR SALE

SOLD
INSPECT
FOR SALE
CONTACT
WEB

86 Albert Street, Bacchus Marsh


2

FOR SALE

By appointment
$545,000
Daryl Gould 0409 233 157
arbeerealestate.com.au

13 Dugdale Street, Bacchus Marsh

One For The Family!

Walk To Everything

SOLD

SOLD

This older style residence is just a stones throw away from Main St
shopping precinct and walking distance to everything. Positioned on a
695m block with potential for future development STCA. This
immaculately presented home, features 3 bedrooms, lounge, central
bathroom, kitchen/dining, outdoor entertainment area and secure lock
up car parking.

3 bedroom + study home is perfect with spacious open plan lounge &
living area & adjoining kitchen with WIP. Main bedroom with WIR &
ens & BIRs in bedrooms 2 & 3. Fantastic covered outdoor entertaining
deck. Ducted heating & R/C split system. Double garage & a drive way
down the side.
INSPECT
FOR SALE
CONTACT
WEB

This craftsman built brick veneer home located in the centre of town.
The main living area consists of the formal lounge and dining rooms,
kitchen and laundry. The south wing with bathroom and shower
room, 3 bedrooms and a 4th bedroom/ study complete with separate
external door, ideal for home office. All electric home, on a large
1000m2 block.

By appointment
$425,000
Peter Leonard 0429 671 990
arbeerealestate.com.au

Fantastic position and potential

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home located between the Main Street and


Maddingley Park. Large lounge room, formal dining room. Spacious
kitchen and meals area, covered fernery/outdoor entertaining area.
Master bedroom has ensuite and 2 double BIRs and the 2nd and 3rd
bedrooms have 2 double BIRs. Ducted heating and split system air con.
INSPECT
FOR SALE
CONTACT
WEB

12 Millbank Street, Bacchus Marsh

By appointment
$438,000
Daryl Gould 0409 233 157
arbeerealestate.com.au

INSPECT
FOR SALE
CONTACT
WEB

By appointment
$358,000
Peter Leonard 0429 671 990
arbeerealestate.com.au

Thinking of selling?
Call the team at arbee real estate on 5367 2333
FOR SALE

29 McCrae Street, Bacchus Marsh


3

FOR SALE

SOLD

Your Own Farm Block

Here is a great opportunity to secure this charming, well-presented


home on a wide tree lined court in the old Maddingley area surrounded
by lifestyle conveniences such as quality schools, Maddingley Park,
shops, Railway Station & river walking tracks. 3 bedrooms, lounge, retro
bathroom, kitchen & sunroom, sitting on over a 1000m parcel of land.

This fantastic flat 2.2 Ha block of land complete with 3 bedroom


weatherboard house. The home is currently tenanted & the block is
surrounded by beautiful fertile market gardens. Ideally suited to the
horse enthusiast with plenty of room for stables, a round yard & your
own equestrian set up.

By appointment
$449,000
Peter Leonard 0429 671 990
arbeerealestate.com.au

INSPECT
FOR SALE
CONTACT
WEB

55 Weir Road, Exford

FOR SALE

FOR SALE

SOLD
INSPECT
FOR SALE
CONTACT
WEB

3 Grantleigh Drive, Bacchus Marsh

SOLD

34 Darcy Street, Bacchus Marsh


3

SOLD

Heres A Bargain

4 bedroom + study home on a huge 1400m block. Lounge room with


gas fire in fireplace; hostess kitchen with meals/family area; huge
rumpus room with built-in-bar. Ducted heating & Evap Cooling.

By appointment
$580,000
Daryl Gould 0409 233 157
arbeerealestate.com.au

FOR SALE

By appointment
$698,000
Peter Leonard 0429 671 990
arbeerealestate.com.au

A Home For The Whole Family

INSPECT
FOR SALE
CONTACT
WEB

Well maintained residence of 2 bedrooms, lounge, kitchen/meals (the


latter two rooms opening out onto a balcony), bathroom, laundry WC
& sun room. Both internal & external stairs access the residence.The
land has a frontage of 10.97m to Grant Street, 32.0m to the south
side of Millbank Street.

By appointment
Offers above $820,000
Daryl Gould 0409 233 157
arbeerealestate.com.au

Fantastic Investment Opportunity

SOLD

11 Grant Street, Bacchus Marsh


2

12 acre property is located with frontage to Melton Reservoir &


magnificent views along the waterway. bedroom, 2 bathroom home
with 2 living areas, wood heater in the lounge. Numerous sheds &
aviaries, 3 dams, pumping rights from the reservoir, several paddock.

FOR SALE

By appointment
$560,000
Daryl Gould 0409 233 157
arbeerealestate.com.au

12 Acres, Water Frontage!

INSPECT
FOR SALE
CONTACT
WEB

SOLD

Brilliant Position Down By the Riverside

INSPECT
FOR SALE
CONTACT
WEB

84 Lawsons Road, Merrimu

This well presented 3 bedroom home in a good locale is ideal for the
entry level home owner or investor. Featuring a master bedroom with
ensuite and walk in robe, the remaining 2 bedrooms are well sized with
BIRs. The kitchen/dining/living area is open plan and the home also
offers a separate study.
INSPECT
FOR SALE
CONTACT
WEB

By appointment
$299,000
Peter Leonard 0429 671 990
arbeerealestate.com.au

www.arbeerealestate.com.au
140 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh 5367 2333

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Rayner

We put you rst

4 PATTERSON STREET, BACCHUS MARSH

89 HALLETTS WAY, BACCHUS MARSH

AUCTION THIS SATURDAY

OPEN FOR INSPECTION

ICONIC HISTORICAL HOME

In great shape for its age, this Miners Cottage contains many original features
Gorgeous leadlight front door, leading to a cosy living area
Spacious feeling with 10 foot ceilings (approx.)
Three bedrooms, kids retreat and additional sitting area at back of residence
Stunning backyard with a near new covered deck perfect for entertaining
A shed and garden shed sit on the property with dual access and room to add more
Set on a sizeable 824m2 parcel of land and only a stroll to the main street

QUALITY BUILT HOME!

Auction: Saturday 10th December at 11.00am


Inspect: Saturday 10th December 10.1510.45am
Contact: Adam Tucci 0411 077 128
Email: adam@raynerrealestate.com.au

Private Sale: $377,000


Inspect: Saturday 10th December 12.301.00pm
Contact: Adam Tucci 0411 077 128
Email: adam@raynerrealestate.com.au

10 GRANTLEIGH DRIVE, BACCHUS MARSH

8 PEPPERMINT GROVE, DALES CREEK

OPEN FOR INSPECTION

WONDERFULLY SPACIOUS GRANTLEIGH

Private Sale: $515,000


Inspect: Saturday 10th December 11.45am12.15pm
Contact: Mark Davis 0458 224 405
Email: mark.davis@raynerrealestate.com.au

175 Main Street


Bacchus Marsh

Julie
Archon
0422 412 964

OPEN FOR INSPECTION

Superb 4 bedroom plus study home sitting on approx. 1200m2 of at fertile land
Master is a great size with walk in robe, ensuite with double vanity and shower
All other bedrooms with double built in robes
Separate lounge, large kitchen, dining and family room and individual rumpus or theatre room
The home has exquisitely diverse fixtures and fitting, ducted heating and split system cooling
Kitchen offers a 900mm cooktop and oven, dishwasher, pantry and stone bench tops
Magnificent alfresco area with surround sound system and 6 person jacuzzi in the gazebo
Double garage, double gate side access, established vegie garden, water tank, massive block

Marcus
Rayner
0418 556 699

Immaculate 3 bedroom home with extras


Master bedroom features lovely bay window, walk in robe and ensuite
Living and dining areas are complete with quality timber ooring and adjoin a spacious kitchen
Sizeable walk in pantry, island bench and stainless steel appliances
Garden shed, water tank, grassed area and covered alfresco make it perfect entertaining
Rear roller door access, automatic double garage make access a dream
Split system air conditioning, gas ducted heating, alarm system finish this meticulously cared
for home

MOST AMAZING TREE CHANGE AWAITS

Spectacular 4 bedrooms, 2 bathroom home with 2 separate living quarters and 2 kitchens
Expansive with giant lounge, family, meals, study nook, another formal lounge and rumpus
Beautiful polished timber oors, high ceilings, neutral colours and fittings that charm
Upstairs is two bedrooms and a lovely bathroom with magnificent deck
Kitchen has quality stainless steel appliances, dishwasher and hand crafted timber island bench
Lavish outdoor BBQ deck with the most peaceful and calming views
Ducted off fire heating, split system cooling, 3 car carport, steel workshed and much more
Truly a special home and location which will want you to stay
Private Sale: $495,000
Inspect: Saturday 10th December 3.003.30pm
Contact: Mark Davis 0458 224 405
Email: mark.davis@raynerrealestate.com.au

Mark
Davis
0458 224 405

Melonie
Winch
0408 675 011

Graeme
Rayner
0417 559 945

raynerrealestate.com.au

Adam
Tucci
0411 077 128

Mark
Dudley
0409 954 396

Rod
Grant
0416 231 782

5366 3600

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The Moorabool News 6 December, 2016 Page 19

Rayner

We put you rst

2/21 INGLIS STREET, BACCHUS MARSH

INCREDIBLE ON INGLIS!

108 MUDDY LANE, MYRNIONG

Separately titled home with views from the pergola overlooking Bacchus Marsh.
Formal lounge then into the expansive family, dining and kitchen which are all facing north.
The master bedroom has built in robes and full ensuite and the two double sized bedrooms both
have built in robes.
Featuring ducted heating and cooling, polished hard wood ooring and ample storage.
Low maintenance fully landscaped rear yard and a pergola off the living area
Double lock up garage with remote roller door and rear access through a single roller door.
You will do a double take of the abundance of features packed into this property.

MAGICAL MYRNIONG

Private Sale: $395,000


Inspect: By appointment
Contact: Marcus Rayner 0418 556 699
Email: marcus@raynerrealestate.com.au

Private Sale: $780,000


Inspect: By appointment
Contact: Marcus Rayner 0418 556 699
Email: marcus@raynerrealestate.com.au

10 GLENEAGLES COURT, BACCHUS MARSH

40 YOUNG STREET, BACCHUS MARSH

A WARM AND WELCOMING HOME

As solid as they come is this delightful, double brick family home;


Offering 3 great size bedrooms, Master with full ensuite and BIR to all bedrooms;
Huge lounge with woodfire and large kitchen / dining, create a lovely country feel;
Situated on a large 1248m2(approx.) block, there is plenty of usable space, including a large
at lawn area;
The large veranda encompasses the whole house and double brick internal and external walls;
Featuring ducted heating, split system and fans ensure a comfortable climate year round;
Add to this 12 solar panels at the maximum rebate, and you may never have to pay a power
bill again!
Private Sale: $449,000
Inspect: By appointment
Contact: Melonie Winch 0408 675 011
Email: melonie@raynerrealestate.com.au

Marcus
Rayner
0418 556 699

175 Main Street


Bacchus Marsh

Julie
Archon
0422 412 964

2.5

Brick veneer ranch style family home with views to Mt Blackwood, Geelong and Brisbane Ranges
Master suite has his and her walk through robes with an extremely large ensuite with a 6 jet oval spa
Central living rooms and kitchen with a warming combustion heating in the family room
Formal open dining room, large lounge area with double glass sliding doors out to the rear veranda
Colorbond shed, large enough for 2 cars, large workshop, 3 bay carport / wood shed and a built in bar
with ceiling fan and combustion wood heater;
Manchurian pear trees line the driveway, access from both Muddy Lane and Old Melbourne Highway.
Land size approx. 3.87 acres.

CHARACTER, CHARM AND CHARISMA

Breathtaking fully renovated cottage with a modern twist


Cosy formal lounge with original red clinker open fire place in original part of home
3 bedrooms, one can be used as a study, separate powder room and accommodating laundry
Open plan kitchen, dining and living area, amazing craftsmanship and attention to detail
4 metre waterfall Ceasar stone bench and Silver Ash feature entertaining wall
Reading nook, underoor heating, ducted heating and refrigerated cooling to the original home and
split system to the open plan zone
Master zone with peek-a-boo lower window and glass door that opens onto the private court yard
Fully landscaped gardens with a double lock up garage and workshop really finish the property
Private Sale: POA
Inspect: By appointment
Contact: Marcus Rayner 0418 556 699
Email: marcus@raynerrealestate.com.au

Mark
Davis
0458 224 405

Melonie
Winch
0408 675 011

Graeme
Rayner
0417 559 945

raynerrealestate.com.au

Adam
Tucci
0411 077 128

Mark
Dudley
0409 954 396

Rod
Grant
0416 231 782

5366 3600

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Rayner

We put you rst

3 STEIGLITZ STREET, BALLAN

15 MAHERS LANE, MOUNT EGERTON

AUCTION

NEW LISTING

AUCTION DEC 17TH 11:00AM

3 bedroom weather-board home


Set in a court with easy access to schools, railway station and central Ballan
10 feet ceilings (approx.)
12m x 6m shed (approx.)
On a 1977 sqm block (approx.) with plenty of space for a caravan or boat
Zoned General Residential
Term: 10% deposit - settlement 30 days or earlier by agreement

Auction: Sat 17th Dec 11am


Inspect: Sat 10th Dec 10:0010:30am
Contact: Rod Grant 0416 231 782
Email: rod@raynerrealestate.com.au

352 GORDON-EGERTON ROAD, MOUNT EGERTON

BURRENDAH THE LIFESTYLE AWAITS

3 bedroom brick/veneer set on 20 acres (approx.)


Spacious kitchen/meals, wood heating, split system and covered BBQ area
Studio which has kitchenette, separate room, toilet/bathroom & split system
Fertile lush ground in peaceful surrounds, good stock fattening paddocks
Ideal facilities with day yards, animal shelters, 4 bay machinery shed, garage
and workshop
Great position with easy access to Western Freeway, rail, Whipstick Forest
& Ballarat University

ON TOP OF THE WORLD

Proud residence on 7.78ha (19+ acres approx.) of grazing country.


A most peaceful location with magnificent views on the side of Mount Egerton
3 bedrooms, walk-in-robe, full en-suite
Kitchen/meals/family, formal lounge, wood heating, split system
Verandah to relax on, secured mud room
Well laid-out garden watered by dam, dbl garage/workshop, tank water
15 minutes to Ballarat University & Buninyong, easy access Western Freeway

Private Sale: $695,000


Inspect: By appointment
Contact: Mark Dudley 0409 954 396
Email: mark@raynerrealestate.com.au

1249 GREENDALE-TRENTHAM RD, BARRYS REEF

Private Sale: $625,000


Inspect: By appointment
Contact: Mark Dudley 0409 954 396
Email: mark@raynerrealestate.com.au

WOMBATS DEN

3 Bedrooms, central living room, kitchen


Bathroom, wood heater, timber oors
Decking, shedding, carport
Terraced gardens with vegetables and grape vines
On 1 acre (approx.) block
Escape from the rat race to this delightful rendered cottage
Enjoy the secluded location

Private Sale: $285,000


Inspect: By appointment
Contact: Rod Grant 0416 231 782
Email: rod@raynerrealestate.com.au

4 MOORABOOL DRIVE, BALLAN

1/27 ROCH COURT, BALLAN 8 MCMAHON DRIVE, BALLAN

53 SEXTON COURT, GORDON

COMFORTABLE FAMILY HOME

TOP TOWNHOUSE TOP LOCATION ONLY 1 YEAR OLD

RELAXED COUNTRY LIVING

3 bedrooms all with built in robes, en-suite & study


Modern kitchen with gas cooking, rangehood,
dishwasher & pantry
Gas ducted heating & evaporative cooling
Double Garage under-roof
Large block (812 sqm) approx.
Good location amongst nice homes
Currently tenanted $320 per week

SOLD

Private Sale: $388,000


Inspect: By appointment
Contact: Rod Grant 0416 231 782
Email: rod@raynerrealestate.com.au

Marcus
Rayner
0418 556 699

This townhouse is in a complex of 3


2 bedroom, master with ensuite and walk in robe
Open kitchen/dining, lounge room
Reverse cycle air-conditioner, ducted gas central
heating, dishwasher
Laundry with built in storage
Remote control lock up garage
Front verandah with enclosed caf blinds

SOLD

Private Sale: $337,000


Inspect: By appointment
Contact: Mark Dudley 0409 954 396
Email: mark@raynerrealestate.com.au

Julie
Archon
0422 412 964

Mark
Davis
0458 224 405

132 Corner Inglis & Fisken Streets


Ballan

Melonie
Winch
0408 675 011

1 year old + 3 bedroom home (or possible 4 bdr)


Master has dress & powder area, huge bed space,
large walk in his/her robe, en-suite
Formal lounge & entry, stunning kitchen, walk in pantry
Covered out-door alfresco area with gas point for BBQ
3 Toilets in total, Big shower ideal for wheelchair access
Walk in linen storage, central ducted heating,
evaporative cooling
Double garage provides internal access
Private Sale: $519,000
Inspect: By appointment
Contact: Mark Dudley 0409 954 396
Email: mark@raynerrealestate.com.au

Graeme
Rayner
0417 559 945

raynerrealestate.com.au

Adam
Tucci
0411 077 128

3 bedroom home with en-suite


Set on 10.9 acres (approx.)
2 living areas, theatre room with projector & screen
Modern kitchen with gas cook-top, electric oven, rangehood & dishwasher
Wood heater plus 2 reverse cycle heater/cooling units
Above ground pool with decking
Dam, 60,000 litres rain water tanks 9m x 6m garage
Private Sale: $540,000
Inspect: By appointment
Contact: Rod Grant 0416 231 782
Email: rod@raynerrealestate.com.au

Mark
Dudley
0409 954 396

Rod
Grant
0416 231 782

5368 1057

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John Kontek
R E A L

E S T A T E

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK

Ph: 5368 1455

B A L L A N

BLAKEVILLE

BALLAN

$279,000

$335,000

15 Steiglitz Street

956 Blakeville Road

A GREAT FAMILY HOME!

CHARACTER AND CHARM!


This neat and tidy 2 bedroom weatherboard home
is set on approximately 3/4 acre in the peaceful
township of Blakeville, just 10 minutes drive from
Ballan. 2 bedrooms, one with a ceiling fan and
BIR and lovely country views through the windows.
Open plan with timber flooring, a wood fire and
reverse cycle air conditioning. Kitchen has gas LPG
stove and pantry with hot water via electric HWS.
The bathroom provides a shower over the bath,
toilet and vanity. Rear covered veranda to sit and
enjoy the summer evenings on, a double garage
complete with roller doors and cement flooring, a
single carport, an old milking shed and a cubby
house for the children.

NEW LISTING

BALLAN
1/88 Atkinson Street

$269,000
WANTING TO INVEST?

BALLAN

18 Walsh Street

$339,000

WHEN OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS!

Looking for an investment or wanting to down size?


Then this 2 Bedroom Unit is sure to appeal! Large
open plan kitchen/ dining/lounge area with gas
heating and the Kitchen with gas Cooking and
great storage and bench space. Both bedrooms
with BIRs and the bathroom with a separate bath
and shower. Single lock up garage and a private
courtyard all within walking distance to Ballans
amenities and currently returning $910 PCM as an
investment property certainly make this property
one worth an inspection.

Here is your golden opportunity to enter the


investment market or move on in and make it
your own. This cosy 3 bedroom brick veneer
home presents well and is positioned on a large
1000m2 (appx) parcel of land. The home offers
3 bedrooms all with BIRs and a family bathroom
with a separate shower and bath. The family
lounge is heated with a gas wall furnace and
is positioned centrally with easy access to your
dining/ kitchen area which also gives access to a
neat and tidy patio area via a glass sliding door.
The home has a large backyard for the kids to
play and the animals to explore! This home is
currently leased and returning $1300 PCM.

BALLAN

BALLAN

$314,000

$359,000

72 Edols Street
INVEST OR SIMPLY MOVE IN!

Located one block back from the main street


of Ballan, this 3 bedroom brick veneer home
is located centrally allowing you to walk to all
amenities. Recent renovations provide a modern
fresh feel with all 3 bedrooms being carpeted
and have BIRs. Open plan lounge, dining and
kitchen. Gas cooking and polished timber floor
boards. Gas heater positioned centrally in the
lounge room. Modern family bathroom with a
separate shower, bath and toilet and an external
laundry under the roof line. Veranda to rear
allows you to sit and enjoy the sunny afternoons.
A secure yard, small garden shed and single
carport finishing off this must see property.

8 Stead St

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?


This well presented 3 bedroom brick home has
lovely street appeal with well kept gardens, good
secure fencing, a large front and rear yard and
the added bonus of electric roller shutters to the
front and rear of the home. The open plan kitchen/
dining room provides gas cooking a pantry and
rear yard access via the glass sliding door. Reverse
cycle air conditioner which is centrally located in the
lounge. All bedrooms have BIRs and are carpeted.
The real feature of this home is its central location,
being a short 2 minute stroll to the main street of
Ballan and not much further to the train station.
Currently returning $1256.00 PCM as a rental
investment.

BALLAN

GORDON

$429,000

$1,250,000

63 Spencer Road

91 Calways Lane South

MODERN FAMILY HOME

BIG LAND WITH BIG VIEWS

Looking for a modern family home close to


everything Ballan has to offer then call and book
your inspection today! 4 bedrooms plus a study,
3 bedrooms with mirrored BIRs and the master
having a WIR and an ensuite. The living space is
open plan with tiled floor coverings and the kitchen
provides a gas cook top/electric oven, dishwasher
and pantry. The family bathroom offers a shower
and bath with the toilet being separate. Heating
and cooling are supplied via ducted gas heating
and evaporative cooling. The back yard is the
perfect size for the children to play and offers rear
yard access, a lovely decked area for entertaining
and a sprinkler system to keep the lawns and
gardens looking good. This home is set on appx
600m2 and really is one not to be missed!

Approximately 176 acres of prime farm land.


This property offers 3 large dams plus a lake,
all new fencing to the entire property, cattle
yards and a crush. There are also matured
stands of gums providing plenty of shelter from
the elements with approximately 10 acres of
remnant forest. A huge shed of approximately
30 x 12 metres with cement flooring, power
and tank water perfect for storage of ample
farm equipment. An elevated home site with
180 degree views of the surrounding district
complete the picture.

John Kontek
R E A L

NEW LISTING

Located centrally and offering all the amenities


to keep a young family content, this 3 bedroom
plus study or possible 4th bedroom is one to
inspect! 2 of the 3 bedrooms offer BIRs with
the master providing a WIR. The lounge with a
gas wall furnace, a well appointed kitchen with
modern stainless steel appliances including
dishwasher, electric oven and gas cook top with
access to the rear covered pergola. The large
family bathroom provides a shower, bath, toilet
and tastic heating, plus 2nd separate toilet.
SLUG with cement flooring, a wood fire and
the advantage of front and rear roller doors, a
double car port, a garden shed and plenty of
space for the kids toys and the pet dog!

E S T A T E

B A L L A N

SOLD

128 INGLIS STREET, BALLAN


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W
NE TING
LIS

Bacchus Marsh 4 Sydney Street


Easy Care Villa on Sydney Street
This quality brand new villa is
positioned with those in mind that wish
to be handy to Main Street shops and
train station. Stunning interiors with
all the quality tout that you come
to expect from todays modern living
standards. Call today to make that
inspection.

Private Sale
Price

$295,000 - 325,000

Inspect

Saturday 11.00-11.30am

Ofce

137 Main Street,


Bacchus Marsh 5367 8128

Contact

Len Smith 0418 343 754


len@lensmith.com.au

Darley

62 Jonathan Drive

No Maintenance No Worries
3 bedrooms all with built in robes, wellappointed kitchen with quality stainless
steel appliances, central bathroom
& laundry, good sized lounge. Gas
heating and wall mounted air cond.

Private Sale
Price

$265,000

Inspect

Saturday 10.00-10.30am

Ofce

137 Main Street,


Bacchus Marsh 5367 8128

Contact

Len Smith 0418 343 754


len@lensmith.com.au

W
NE TING
LIS

Coimadai

Darley

53b Seereys Track

Cooee! Cooee! The Call of the Bush


Looking for that piece of Australiana to
call home? 17 acre natural bush setting
located only 8kms from town. Gravel
road frontage, Goodmans Creek access
to rear.

Private Sale
Price

Contact agent

Inspect

By appointment

Contact

Len Smith 0418 343 754

Bacchus Marsh 33 Pinnacle Court


Great Opportunities in Central Location
Classic brick veneer family home in
peaceful cul-de-sac only minutes to
Main Street shops and train station. Set
on a huge 1587 sqm block with
in-ground pool and paved courtyard.

Private Sale
Price

$449,500

Inspect

Saturday 1.00-1.30pm

Contact

Len Smith 0418 343 754

Lot 2 Victoria Street

Outstanding 1200 SQM Block


This super sized block is located at
end of a private court and is perfectly
at with enough room for everything.
Moments away to schools, shops and
freeway access. Dont miss this one!

Private Sale
Price

$350,000

Inspect

By appointment

Contact

Len Smith 0418 343 754

Darley 17 Ruddick Court


One For the Family
Outstanding family home, stunning
kitchen, 2 generous living areas,
absolute quality nishes throughout.
Huge alfresco dining, inground pool,
colorbond workshop, landscaped
gardens on 1400 sqm block.

Private Sale
Price

$634,500

Inspect

Saturday 12.00-12.30pm

Contact

Len Smith 0418 343 754

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The Moorabool News 6 December, 2016 Page 23

Bacchus Marshs
Newest Boutique
Estate...
www.masonsviews.com.au

TITLES AVAILABLE NOW

1.27

4.08

17
795m2

SO

20.8

4.48

19
703m2

34.52

Reserve

14.0

14.0

13.1

41.28

2
731m2

SOL

3
667m2

20.6

15.54

1
15.2

3
14.8

45.63

4
760m2

38.02

1
603m2

38.4

5.18

13.01

14.0

5
701m2

19.00

41.77

12.7

6
649m2

20.82

26.17

LD
18
705m2

SO

LD

5.00

31.93

6.96

13.08

35.46

LD

44.18

SO

16
764m2

24.61

7
624m2

18.49

19.9

19.74

16.01
23.50

19.01

3.21

26.27

19.29
38.64

Reserve

21.90
37.4

29.93

SO
L

6.00

6.00

SO
L

29.38

26.02

32.02

38.03

SO
L

37.92
4.11

9
541m2

.78

6.00

8
779m2

27

19
.60

10
567m2

.50

SOL

15
1206m2

13.70
29

41.00

19.20

(exisiting home)

11
608m2

4.1

14
1587m2

14.07

41.03

53.73

12
673m2
21.02

23.10

5.4

13
887m2

33.93
.95

21.02

45

16.50

11

9.

.91

24

30.0

Mason's Views Estate is a boutique estate situated in the heart of the bustling
town of Bacchus Marsh, Victoria.
The estate has a unique outlook over a reserve.
Allotments range in size between 608m2 - 1,587m2.
Masons Views Estate is a perfect location to build your dream home.
Located at 1 Masons Lane, Bacchus Marsh, VIC.

Contact: Len Smith 03 5367 8128 or 0418 343 754


2/137 Main Street, BACCHUS MARSH VIC 3340

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Trade & Business

AIR CONDITIONING

ANTENNAS

FRIGWORKS

EXPRESS ANTENNAS

REFRIGERATION &
AIRCONDITIONING
SERVICE & INSTALL
Authorised by
The Australian
Refrigeration Council

RTA 34822

0411 649 321


53686363

Email: inquiries@frigworks.com.au

Heavy Duty VHF - FM - AM Antennas


Digital Ready Antennas
Digital Set Top Boxes
Amplifiers
TV & VCR Tuning
Extra Points
All Work Guaranteed
Pensioner Discount
Mob: 0417 711 712

AUTOMOTIVE

Email - news@themooraboolnews.com.au

ANTENNAS

7 Days
Ph: 5367 5857

AUTOMOTIVE

AUTOMOTIVE
Complete Maintenance Services
Automotive service and repair
Vehicle hoist install, maintenance & repair
Mobile Service available
Batteries Tyres 4x4 specialist
Material handling repairs & maintenance
CM

AUTOMOTIVE

Qualied and experienced mechanics


Log book servicing
Tyre supply & puncture repairs
Brake replacement including inhouse machining
Oils, lters, coolants available for purchase
VACC accredited
24/7 breakdown towing available

CAR RV TRUCK TYRES


SPECIALIST BALANCING
BATTERIES & ALIGNMENT

AFTER HOURS 24/7 SERVICING


& REPAIRS (by appointment)

Call Simon 0419 750 753

Regional Tyre Service

COURTESY CAR AVAILABLE


2 Smith Street, Maddingley (Map 18 C6)

115 Inglis Street Ballan


Proud supporter of the
Ph 5368 1968
Mob 0409 212
780
100th
E.C Griffith Cup

AUTOMOTIVE

BUILDING

BUILDING

Heritage

Gowland
Constructions
Exhaust, Mechanical
& Fabrication

Engineering and fabrication


Standard and sports exhaust systems
Manual transmission reconditioning
Engine, transmission and dif conversions
Car and 4wd performance enhancements
49A Haddon Drive BALLAN

Ph: 0403 252 794

Registered Builder
(DBU18253)
Specialising in New Homes
and Extensions
Free quotes

Ben 0498 653 088


bgowland@gowlandconstructions.com.au

CONCRETING

Concreting,
Brick &
Cobblestone
Paving
Call Peter
0412 241 625

LUKE ANDREWS
CONCRETING
*Shed Slabs *Exposed
*Coloured Concrete *Slate
*Plain Concrete *Stencil

Maddingley Concreting

0417 535 001

Shane Harber

Call now for a free quote!

MN212G4

A 2B EARTHWORKS
Excavator, Bobcat & Tipper

All types of fencing Retaining walls


Driveways Tree/Waste Removal
Post holes & footings Horse Arenas
Rock Walls Trenching
Dams Redgum Firewood
No job too small. Reliable service and competitive rates.

Phone Andrew 0439 681 120

FENCING
FENCING & HANDYMAN

M: 0433 348 403

Carpet Cleaning, Upholstery, Tile, Grout, Windows, Concrete,


Auto & Marine Upholstery, Vinyl Stripping & Sealing

ABN: 85956460244

Senior
discou
nt

QUALIFIED

CARPCIET
AN
TECHNI

All areas

www.greendalecleaning.com.au

Chain Mesh/
Industrial and Domestic
Dog Runs/Chook Pens
Federation Wire Rural
Paling and Picket Fences
Retaining Walls Colorbond
Concrete and Rock Edging
Contact: 0419 835 770
or AH 5368 2339

Steve 0409 387 657

ELECTRICIAN

2001 Power/Solar Hot Water


Industrial/Automation 035368Solar
Commercial
Energy Management
Residential Have you
had
Free your
LED lighting
2 Osborne
Street,
Bacchus Marsh
lightbulb
moment?

Ph: 5368 2001

0427 386 030

www.keemin.com.au

maddingleyconcreting@outlook.com

ENGINEERING

EXCAVATION

Split systems
New Installations
Renovations
Pat Testing
24 Hour Emergency Service
E: owsmartelectrical@hotmail.com
W: www.owsmartelec.com.au

Traditional & Modern Methods


Restorations Repairs Bathrooms
Period Matching Renovations
Kitchens Extensions Demolition
Small Jobs Welcome
Phone Andrew: 0427 212 549
E: heritagelneco@gmail.com

GREENDALE CLEANING SERVICES

CONCRETING

CONCRETING

ELECTRICIAN

Lane
All Building Services

CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING

REC 5096

ELECTRICIAN

ROSSCO ENGINEERING AND SALES

- Manufacturing - Metals - Engineering On Site


What everybody ought
- Hydraulic Hoses & Fittings - Powder Coating
COMMERCIAL
know about FREE
LED
- Sand Blasting - Custom Fabrication - to
Welding
INDUSTRIAL
- Steel Sales - Engineering Supplieslighting upgrades
RESIDENTIAL
13 Reddrop St, Bacchus Marsh
There are so many offers out there for
CHRIS TABB
PH: 5367
1141 Who can youCALL
FREE solutions.
trust?
Mob 0419 397 393
AH: 0418Keemin
301
are 841
a local business in operation since 1984.
www.rosscoengineering.com.au

FENCING

ballaneeelectrical@bigpond.com

We employ licensed electricians and guarantee our work.


YES we can replace halogen lamps for FREE, and YES LEDs
perform better and last longer.

FENCING

Farm Equine
Chain Mesh Timber
Colorbond All Types
Ben: 0427 341 908

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The Moorabool News 6 December, 2016 Page 25

FENCING

FIBREGLASS

GARDENING

GARAGE DOORS

PREMIER FENCING

Fibreglass Repairs
& Production

GARDEN
SERVICES

Door Services Victoria

ALL TYPES

Specialists in
Farm Security Household Guardrail
Post Holes Dug

Phone Mick 0429 681 139

GENERAL MAINTENANCE

FIX

IT

GENERAL MAINTENANCE
WE DO IT ALL
General Garden & House Maintenance
Rubbish Removal Mowing
Gutter Cleaning
Landscaping
Small tree trimming Paving
& removal
Painting

Marine Transport
Architectural
Design
Patterns and Moulds
Pre-sale clean ups
Trailer Repairs

Mowing, weeding, pruning,


general garden maintenance,
rubbish removal
Reliable, prompt service,
Free quotes no obligation,
fully insured

Call Jim 0429671902

Chris 0400 840 717

HANDYMAN

KENNELS

Marks Handyman
Service

COVAINE

*Repairs and New Doors


*Remotes and Motors
*All Types of Servicing
*24 hrs 7 Days
*Eftpos Available
Call Andrew 0417 385 483
www.doorservicesvic.com.au

MOTOR WRECKERS
BALLAN MOTOR
WRECKERS

Boarding Kennels & Cattery

fixit.wedoitall@gmail.com

Complete Home Maintenance


Assemblies Carpentry
Gutter Clearing
Mowing Painting
Plastering Tiling
No Job too Small
Mobile: 0458 831 657

Dog & Cat Boarding Spacious Pens & Large Exercise Areas
Special Needs Catered for Aordable Rates No Hidden Extras
Discount for Seniors (Except Peak) Inspection Welcome

26 HADDON DRIVE BALLAN 3342

MOWER REPAIR

PAINTING

PAINTING

PAVING

Brad: 0427 725 192

Friendly and Honest Service


Free pick-up and delivery

Contact John
0400 999 474

New and used parts for


most makes and models.

www.covainekennels.com.au

Vehicles wanted Free pickup.

Tel: 0457 422 092

Wallpaper Minor Plastering Repairs


Grafti Removal New Homes
Restoration & Repainting of
Residential Properties
Decking Specialists

jcfarley@iinet.net.au

Ph: (03) 5368 2888

WARREN PAVING

TOPLINE COATINGS

BALLAN GORDON
MOWERS & CHAINSAWS
We Repair: Lawnmowers,
Ride-ons, Chainsaws,
Brushcutters, Slashers,
Pumps, Generators, etc.

BALLAN

Brick Driveways
Pathways
Sprinkler Systems
Brick Letterboxes/BBQs
Patios
Concreting for Sheds
Retaining Walls
Dingo Mini Digger
Ph: 5369 5239
Mob: 0411 263 736

Master Painter & Decorator


BCD40106
General Domestic & Commercial Painting
MBA126237
Wallpapering, Faux & Specialised finishes
Complete Handyman & property maintenance service
Plastering & General building repairs
Free Quotes

Contact Neil Harty Ph: 5367 1776


Mob: 0418 312 288 Email: neilharty1@gmail.com

Balliang East

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

PLUMBING

LEETE PLUMBING SERVICES


GENERAL PLUMBING
& MAINTENANCE
GUTTERS & DOWN PIPES
HOT WATER SERVICE
CHANGEOVERS
DRAIN CLEANING
TRENCHING

SHORCANE CONSTRUCTIONS

BALLAN PLUMBING PTY LTD

reg 20152

SEPTIC CLEANING
Septic Tank
Ivers
Cleaning
Liquid
Service
Grease Traps Waste
Septic Tanks
Triple Interceptors
Industrial Waste
Hayden Ivers
Mob: 0419 400 025
Ph: (03) 5367 3016

TRANSPORT

Renovations Bathroom Kitchens


General Carpentry Pergolas Decks
Roofing Retaining Walls Tiling Painting Plaster
Bobcat & Tipper Hire Programmed property maintenance

Specialising in Waste Water Treatment Systems


Krystel Kleer ADV 5000 treatment plant
Septic tanks installation and problem solving
General Plumbing Pump sales and service
Hot water sales and installation
Come visit us at our retail shop

155 Inglis Street BALLAN

Big or small jobs - Guaranteed and Insured

shorcane@gmail.com

Phone: 03 5368 1036

Ray 0419 544 332

Email: ballan.plumbing@netconnect.com.au
www.ballanplumbing.com.au

PO Box 250 Bacchus Marsh VIC 3340

SMASH REPAIRS

SURVEYOR

TILER

BODY CLINIC

LAND
SURVEYOR

26 HADDON DRIVE BALLAN 3342

Ph: (03) 5368 2888

Licensed Surveyor
Tel: 0427 847 930
Email: ajwalsh@mmnet.com.au

TILER
Floor and Wall
Household
Commercial
No job too small
FREE measure
& quote
0400 642 727

TREE REMOVAL

TREE LOPPING

TREE REMOVAL

WATER

TREE REMOVAL &


STUMP GRINDING

Spring Water

SMASH REPAIRS

-VACC Accredited -All work guaranteed


-Courtesy Car available by appointment
- Repairer for all insurance companies
- Low Bake Oven for Factory Finish
- Car-o-liner chassis straightener
- Dustless sanding - Spot welder
- 24hr secured, monitored premises

Title Boundary Surveys


Adverse Possession and
Title Application Surveys
Subdivisions
Feature and Contour Plans

JAMES WALSH

KN162880

PH: 0427 502 760

MN10071G

PLUMBING

A & J TREE
LOPPING &
REMOVAL
Tree Trimming & Felling
Stump Removal
Mulching Service
Fully Insured
Phone Allan Fenwick
0447 000 740

Wont be beaten on price


All work GUARANTEED
and INSURED

Free Quotation & Same Day Service

Jack 0409 289 700

DANGEROUS TREES
& LIMBS REMOVED
LIMITED ACCESS
SPECIALISTS

Phone Doug: 5368 6487


Mobile: 0423 001 329
Reliable and Professional

TOWN PLANNERS

Tanks,
Pools,
Stock,
Gardens,
Everything!

0437 96 00 34

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LOCAL CLASSIFIEDS
STONEMASON

FUNERALS

WILSON
MEMORIALS

MN02304G2

STONEMASONS
BALLARAT
& All District Cemeteries

Headstones & Monuments


All Memorial Works

Ph 5335 8074 Fax 5336 2669


814 Latrobe St Ballarat, 3350
Also Stone Benchtops
www.wilsonmemorials.com.au
info@wilsonmemorials.com.au

FUNERALS

SCRAP METAL

FOR SALE

FOR SALE

FOR SALE

Free car/truck/
scrap metal pick-up
Rockbank, Melton,
Bacchus Marsh,
Myrniong, Ballan and
surrounding areas
Wheels or no wheels
Cash for scrap
Ph 0409 365 962
LMCT: 10812

Cubby House
Cedar Clad,
Colorbond roof,
2.4m x 1.8m
Windows, door
& verandah
Excellent Condition
Buyer to remove $800
0418 318 164

FIREWOOD
RED GUM
RED BOX
GREY BOX
ALL AREAS
PHONE
5368 9066

STOCKFEED
25kg bag
Oaten Chaff $15
Lucerne Chaff $24
Oats $15
Barley $14
Wheat $14
Phone orders
0429 017 802 (Laurie)

WANTED TO BUY

WANTED TO BUY

WATER

Tiger Natural Spring Water

Shed clean ups


We come to you
Contact Andrew Clarke
0409 511 739
AK Logistics Pty Ltd

WOOL BUYER
Wool Testing
Auction
Private Treaty
Cash
Rural Merchandise
Woolabrai Pty Ltd
MEREDITH
5286 1223
0408 861 221

GRASS SLASHING

BOOKKEEPING

150 years of service to the


Shires of Hebpurn and Moorabool
& surrounds.
Pre-paid & Pre-planned
funerals available

CASH WOOL
BUYER

Nuske
Alicia Kay
150 years of service to the Shires ofAndrew
Hepburn
andand
Moorabool
OFFICEfunerals
: 24 BRIDPORT
STREET
& Surrounds. Pre-paid & Pre-planned
available.
DAYLESFORD. 3460
Andrew Nuske and Alica Kay
24 Bridport Street,info@vereyfuneraldirectors.com
Daylesford
info@vereyfuneraldirectors.com
ALL HOURS
www.vereyfuneraldirectors.com.au

5348 2762

Individual
and Personal Goodbyes.
5348 2762 ALL
HOURS

Individual and Personal Goodbyes

THANK YOU

IN MEMORIAM

The President and


Committee of the Bacchus
Marsh RSL, wish to thank
the sellers and the Bacchus
Marsh and District
residents for the their
continued support of the
Poppy Appeal. The money
raised was over $10,000.
All money raised goes
to the Welfare of Service
Members and
their dependents.

RICKARD, W.
11th December, 1985
From Ballan District
Health & Care.
In appreciation of
the continued support
of the late
Mr. William Rickard.

CATERING

SHIPPING CONTAINERS

CROWN
CATERING
Food t for a King

Book now for Christmas

Corporate functions, Weddings,


Birthdays, Dinner Parties, Funerals,
Engagements, Christenings

Phone Dianne
Qualified Chef

0428 682 366


didebono@itaus.net

SHIPPING CONTAINERS
New & Used
20 ft & 40 ft
Wont be beaten on
Price or quality!
Please ring for a
FREE QUOTE:
1800 562 269
M: 0439 047 019

FUNERALS

PAT CASHIN

FUNERALS
1114 Doveton St. Nth,
Ballarat

Ph: 5333 3911


All Hours

Full seartveicceost
at moder

Classified ad bookings close 12PM Friday.


Bookings on (03) 5368 1966 or by email
sales@themooraboolnews.com.au

For Swimming Pools, Household Tanks,


Stock, Roadworks Hire
Call Gary McTigue 0419 008 027
SITUATIONS VACANT

ECI Professional
Speech Therapist

EXPERIENCED
BOOKKEEPER

Grass Slashing
& Mowing
Landscaping
Herbicide Application
Garden Maintenance
Property Maintenance
Mob: 0439 476 966

SERVICES OFFERED:
Payroll Superannuation
EBA Experience
Cashflow Budgets
Accounts Receivable
Accounts Payable
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Avenue Bowling Club

Lachlan Herring (Darley) 134 no. Photos Tim Saultry

Darley Cricket Club

Seniors

An unbeaten century to
opener Lachie Herring has
the Darley Lions in the box
seat after the first week of
their Ballarat Cricket Association First XI match against
last years Grand Finalists
Brown Hill.
Herring carried his bat
through the Darley innings
to score an impressive 134
as Darley finished the day
on 8/291 at Darley Park in
the Lions last First XI match
before the Christmas break.
Herring received great
support from middle order
batsmen Hasitha Wickramasinghe (36) and Matt Cape,
who made 60 at better than
a run a ball with seven fours
and two sixes as part of a
121 run partnership with
Herring, whos 134 came
from 239 balls with just ten
boundaries.
Darleys Second XI let their
game against Buninyong get
away from them, with the
Bunnies scoring 5/345 off
their allotted 80 overs.
The Lions were looking
good with the score at 5/115,
with Ben Longhurst and
Craig McDonald having
snared two wickets each,
but that would be as many
as they would get as Buninyong batsmen Michael Flynn
and Darcy Tasker batted the
day out, both making centuries as part of an unbeaten
230-run partnership for the
seventh wicket, giving the
Lions a massive score to try
and chase down next week.
Things are looking similarly glum for Darleys Third
XI, who were dismissed for
125 in their game against
Brown Hill at the Hub, with
the Bulls just ten runs away
from victory on 3/115 at the
end of the first days play.
Only opener Bryce Galea
(49) and Clint Salisbury (26)
could have any luck against
the Brown Hill bowlers, who
made short work of the Lions
middle and lower order after
Darley had worked their
way to 2/85 before Salisbury
was dismissed.
In return, the Bulls knocked
off all but ten runs of their
chase inside 28 overs despite Lions captain Liam
Jordan taking two top-order
wickets.
Darleys Fourth XI - bye.

Juniors

Darleys 16 & Under team


have the job ahead of them
after the first week of their

match against Wendouree,


with the Red Caps scoring
5/206 off their allotted overs.
Things looked to be going
Darleys way when opening
bowler Tyler Cox dismissed
Wendourees captain in the
first over of the day, but from
there Wendouree were able
to build partnerships in the
heart of their batting order
to ensure the Darley batsmen had some work to do in
order to claim their first victory of the season next week.
Cox ended the day as the Lions most successful bowler,
with figures of 2/23 from
his eight overs, with fellow
opener Mitch Ward, Corey
Beaton and Liam Monaghan
claiming the remaining
wickets.
The Lions 14 & Under First
XI are in the box seat in their
game against Wendouree
White at Ballarats Victoria
Park 5.
After winning the toss and
sending the home side in,
Darley were able to contain
Wendouree White to 7/98
from their 25 overs, never allowing the Wendouree batsmen to establish themselves
at the crease. The Lions
bowlers shared the wickets,
with Ryan Densley claiming
two wickets and Ben Taylor, Noah Simmons, Austin
MacBeth, Hayden Nash and
Jaylan Altay each taking a
wicket.
In reply, Darley sit on 3/148
after their 25 overs, with
Jaylan Altay scoring an impressive half-century before
retiring, and Hayden Nash
and Lane Havelberg both
scoring 25 to leave the Lions
in a strong position, and
will be hoping to claim the
remaining three Wendouree
wickets early next Saturday
without the Red Caps passing their score.
Darleys 14 & Under Second XI against Mount Clear,
bowled first and had Mt
Clear on the ropes at 4/54
after 18 overs, but a late partnership of 53 in the final 7
overs saw Mt Clear at 4/107
at the half way mark. The
best of the Darley bowlers
was Captain Luke Hayward
with 2/15. Darley got off to a
great start with openers Aaron Cadman (50 retired) and
Luke Hayward (18) putting
on 87 for the opening stand,
before late wickets brought
Mt Clear right back in the
game. At stumps Darley
were 3/114 with their noses
just in front.
Under 12s no results.

Ryan Aquilina took 4/20 against Darley in the T20 and


followed up with 3/45 against Dunnstown in Sundays T20.

Ballan Cricket

Ballan 1 St X1
Ballan 7/389 v Mt Clear
Batting - M Nolan 157, J McGregor 115, H Micallef 41 no B
Loughnane 22, M Currie 10 no
Ballan won the toss and batted first but were in trouble at
3/10; then a great partnership of 259 runs between Mick
Nolan and Jack McGregor got Ballan into a good position for
some big hitting by the lower order batsmen to get Ballan to
an excellent score of 389.
Ballan 2nd X1
Ballan 7/123 lost Ballarat Fire Brigade 3/125
Batting - C Tooze 37, D Graham 22, J Cameron 20
Bowling - R Ranieri 8-4-1/12, D Graham 6-0-0/33, S Dehnert
6-0-1/21, R Lindsay 8-0-1/24
Ballan were restricted to 123 by some very good bowling.
The Ballan batting was good but just not enough runs got on
the board. The bowling and fielding was really good and the
team fought it out until the end.
Under 16
Ballan 4/281 v Coronet City
Batting - D Graham 100 ret.no, R Ranieri 87, J McGregor 28,
J Crowe 26
Ballan won the toss and batted. Jack Crowe and Jack
McGregor put on 54 for the first wicket partnership, then
Dylan Graham and Riely Ranieri combined for 184 run
partnership with Dylan making his first 100 and Riely
making 87, Ballan finished the day with a very competitive
score of 281.
Under 13
Ballan 1/183 v Golden Point White 4/47
Batting - D Pascoe 55 ret no, M Popple 31 ret no, T Cox 16 ret
no, M Golding 14 ret no, G Muir 11 no
Bowling - V Weatherhead 2-2-2/0, D Pascoe 3-2-1/1, J Jarvis
2-0-1/3, J Johnston 2-1-0/2, J Childs 3-1-0/4
Ballan fielded first with great fielding by everyone on
the team, Johnny Horan took 2 great catches. Vincent
Weatherhead led some excellent bowling with 2 /0, Daniel
Pascoe 1/1, Jack Jarvis 1/ 3. Ballans batting was outstanding
led by opening pair of Matt Golding and Mackenzie Popple
with a 62 run partnership before being retired. All batters got
off to good starts with Daniel Pascoe making 55 before being
compulsory retired.
Under 12
Ballan 2/58 v Melton West Saints 7/42
Batting - V Weatherhead 11 ret, A McIlwaine 6 ret, V Vincent
5 ret, K Heafield 5 ret, J Jarvis 4 ret.
Bowling - J Jarvis 2-2-1/0, B Conroy 2-0-1/5, J Black 2-0-1/6, A
Harbright 1-0-1/2, K Heafield 2-1-1/2,
Ballan won the toss and batted first with all batsmen getting
good starts before being retired to give as mny players on
the team an opportunity to bat. When Ballan bowled all
bowlers and fielders put in a great effort with the wickets
being spread around evenly.

Mick Nolan 157 in a partnership of 278 runs with Jack


McGregor. Photos Chris Thom

Results Round 8
Division 1 v Ballarat East
Bill Hawkens rink led the assault by continuing with their
good form, to draw away from their opposition to record
a 10-shot win. Steve Sullivans rink continued the trend to
record its first rink win of the season with a 6-shot win, with
Charlie Grants rink scoring 4 shots on the last end to record
a 2-shot win. These collective 18 shots covered the rink of Ben
Gould that went down by 10 shots, after establishing an early
lead but losing 9 of the last 10 ends.
Final score Avenue 93 def Ballarat East 85.
Division 2 v Daylesford
Despite Peter Thistlethwaites rink bouncing back from a
bad loss last week, to record an 8 shot win, and Bob Delaneys
rink which was playing catch-up bowls for most of the day
before gaining 7 shots on the last 3 rounds to salvage a
draw, Avenue did not seriously challenge Daylesford on the
composite scoreboard.
Peter Glass rink went missing after the tea break when
they led 15-9, to only win 3 ends for the remainder of the
game, eventually losing by 8 shots. New skip Alan Bensons
rink had a day to forget with the opposition scoring 21 shots
before Avenue opened their account, ultimately going down
by 34 shots.
Final score Avenue 87 lost Daylesford 121.
Division 5 v Central Wendouree
Being ladder leaders Avenue faced a danger game against
second placed Central Wendouree (away). With Mike Roberts
rink maintaining their winning vein with a 6-shot win, and
the returning Dave McKendricks rink scoring an 11 shot win
it wasnt enough to cover a rare loss by Di Hardiments rink
(13 shots) and Ray Humphreys rink (13 shots) for Avenue to
go down by 9 shots overall.
The win still keeps Avenue inside the top 4, but the side
needs to keep winning to ensure they stay there.
Final score Avenue 87 lost Central Wendouree 96.
Division 7 v Waubra
Against ladder leaders Waubra this week, Avenue lost all
four rinks. Only Stan Cummings rink had a real struggle
ultimately going down by 15 shots. Despite the loss, Avenue
still sit in third place on the ladder and face a must win game
against Daylesford next week.
Final score Avenue 83 lost Waubra 109.

Ballan Golf Club


Results - Week ending Sunday 4 December
Wednesday - Stableford
Winner- Geoff Toone45 points,
R/up Fergus Bragge 35 points.
Magpie - 14thBob Arklay
NTP - 12th Johnny Fitzgerald, 15th Victor Buttigieg.
Saturday - Stableford
A Grade - Winner Bob Arklay (10) 37 points, R/up Kev
Lockman (16) 33 points on a c/b from Ken Muhlhan.
B Grade -Winner John Muhlhan (25) 35 points, R/upIan
Bragge 34 points.
NTPs - 12th Frank Raffaele, 15th Ian Bragge.
Magpies -14th Frank Raffaele
Balls 6, Cut-off 32: Bob Arklay, John Muhlhan, Kev
Lockman, Ken Muhlhan, Ian Bragge, Rick Roden.
SundayStroke - Monthly Medal
Winner - Michael Di Fiore 74-15-59,
R/up Les Martin 80-18-62.
NTPs -12th Les Martin, 15thMichael Di Fiore.
Magpies - 14thJimmy Walsh, 18th Michael Di Fiore.
Balls 4, Cut-off 65: Michael Di Fiore, Barry Sims,
Peter Clifford, Les Martin.
Gold Medal winner - John McLeod.

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Tabcorp Park Saturday 3 December

The BMLAC 2016 Multi Event winners. Photo - submitted

Bacchus Marsh Little Athletics

Prior to competition commencing on Saturday, the Centre Multi Event


awards were presented with the winners receiving a trophy and second
and third place-getters a medallion. All participants received a certificate
with full results.

Saturday 3 December, Tabcorp Park Melton Race 7 Winner: Major Secret (6). Trainer:
Emma Stewart. Driver: Mark Pitt. Photo: Stuart McCormick HRV.

Multi Event Award Winners


AGE

BOYS

GIRLS

UNDER 16

1st Alistair McBride-Bocock

1st Rachel Jackson

UNDER 15

1st Bryce Stephenson

1st Keely Rich

UNDER 14

1st Justin Runge

1st Olivia Way

UNDER 13

1st Joel Wood

1st Jasmine Hannett

UNDER 12

1st Ulfur Heafield

1st Tamara Henry

UNDER 11

1st Ryan Lister

1st Taryn McMinn

UNDER 10

1st Kobie Cunningham

1st Freya Lidgett-Egan

UNDER 9

1st Torin Davidson

1st Mackenzie Estlick

UNDER 8

1st Nelson Banigo

1st Jordana Bullock

UNDER 7

1st Deegan Doyle

1st Ellie Conroy

UNDER 6

1st Slater Blandthorn

1st Ruby Dunn

Competition commenced after the presentations with Kiara Ive recording 6 Personal Best
(PB) results. 12 athletes produced 5PBs while 173 of the 189 athletes in attendance obtained at
least one PB. Nelson Banigo broke another long-standing Centre record, running 10.99 secs
for the Under 8 60m Hurdles, breaking a 34 year old record. Keely Rich (Dolphins) also set
a new record in the Under 15 Javelin, throwing 21.52 metres, to break her previous record.

Saturday 3 December, Tabcorp Park Melton Race 9 Winner: Blue Suede Hooves (2).
Trainer: Steve Cleave. Driver: Steve Cleave. Photo: Stuart McCormick HRV.

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2017 (F84621). $10,990.
Phone 0418 519 025

BALLAN PLUMBING

Service & supplies of all plumbing needs


155 Inglis St, Ballan Phone: 5368 1036 Fax: 5368 1510 www.ballanplumbing.com.au

Proud supporter of
all district sport!

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Moorabool
Motoring
New and used parts for
most makes and models,
Vehicles wanted - Free pickup.

BODY CLINIC

SMASH REPAIRS
COMPLETE SMASH
REPAIRS IN BALLAN
WE CAN DO IT ALL!!

If you have been unfortunate enough to have


had a car accident, you want to get your car
fixed and back on the road quickly and cost
effectively.

VACC Accredited
All work guaranteed
Courtesy car available by appointment
Repairer for all insurance companies
Low bake oven for factory finish
Car-o-liner chassis straightener
Dustless sanding
Spot welder
24hr secured, monitored premises

BALLAN AND
DISTRICT TOWING
24 Hour Accident Towing
Car Removals

Towing Services
Now Available

19 Smallmans Road Ballan


Phone 5368 2752
8/22-24 McPherson St, Maddingley
Phone 5367 7479

Fuel

We can expertly tow your vehicle to our


workshops.
Owner Adrian Abela said, I have been in the
auto body repair industry working in a variety
of large and small panel shops for 22 years.
After 9 years of working as an employee I
decided to start up my own business which
has been running successfully for the past
13 years.
The VACC - accredited business carries out
all insurance and private work, truck body
repairs and fibreglass and plastic repairs.
Call our friendly staff today for a FREE quote.
BODY CLINIC SMASH REPAIRS
26 Haddon Drive, BALLAN
Phone: 5368 2888

Complete Maintenance Services

12 VOLT
CAR BATTERIES
FROM $89
206 Main St, Bacchus Marsh

Ph: 5367 3732


S

SMASH REPAIRS

CM

BODY CLINIC

Body Clinic Smash Repairs located in Ballan


offers efficient and professional smash
repairs and panel beating that wont break
the bank. Our team are fully qualified and
will treat your car with the care it deserves.
We offer a range of services, from smash
repairs, panel beating and respraying from
small to large jobs.

J & A Servicing & Repairs


Major and Minor Mechanical Repairs
Log Book Servicing
All Makes and Models
Proud supporter of the
Cars to Light Commercials
100th E.C Griffith Cup
Tyres and Batteries

MN0801G3

BALLAN
MOTOR WRECKERS

A Moorabool News Advertising Feature

Automotive service and repair


Vehicle hoist install, maintenance & repair
Mobile Service available
Batteries Tyres 4x4 specialist
Material handling repairs & maintenance
AFTER HOURS 24/7 SERVICING
& REPAIRS (by appointment)

Get the 4th


tyre FREE
*

When you buy 3


Bridgestone Ecopia,
Potenza or Turanza
Serenity Plus tyres.

Call Simon 0419 750 753

COURTESY CAR AVAILABLE


2 Smith Street, Maddingley (Map 18 C6)

26 Haddon Drive, Ballan

Ph: 5368 2888

MN0797G3

Bridgestone Service Centre


Bacchus Marsh
8-10 Young Street

5367 1055

Mon to Fri 8.00am5.00pm Sat 8.00am12.00pm

Service Centre

*The 4th tyre free offer is valid on purchases of four Bridgestone Ecopia, Bridgestone Potenza or
Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus tyres in one transaction between 01/11/2016 and 24/12/2016
and is redeemable in store. See bridgestonetyres.com.au for full terms and conditions.

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The Moorabool News 6 December, 2016 Page 31

MEET OUR LOCAL


LEGENDS AT
MELTON TOYOTA.

THIS IS LANDCRUISER COUNTRY.

toyota.com.au/landcruiser-200
As well as looking bold with its aggressive grille and protruding hood on the outside,
the inside is just as impressive with a range of luxurious creature comforts and a host of
safety features. Its ready for the toughest conditions, with its Kinetic Dynamic Suspension
System (KDSS) making intelligent adjustments and the CRAWL Control* allowing you to

maintain a low constant speed on slippery, uneven surfaces. Whether on the road, crawling
through muddy rivers or battling the bush, LandCruiser 200 is engineered to handle the
hard stuff.
LandCruiser 200. King off the Road.

Melton Toyota

143-147 High Street,


Melton
T 03 8746 0300
LMCT 1976

meltontoyota.com.au

CRAWL Control is a driver assist technology and should not be used as a substitute for safe driving practices. Areas into which the vehicle is driven must be visually monitored.

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Barry Wilkins OAM


Musical Director

proudly presents

Robert Wrzaszcz
Leader

including

Australiana

SUNDAY 18 DECEMBER 2016 @ 2pm


Bacchus Marsh Public Hall

SPECIAL GUEST
ARTISTS

Join the 40+ members of the Moorabool Light Orchestra and special
guest artists in a delightful Pleasant Sunday Afternoon of special
Christmas Music to herald in the Christmas Season! Program includes
an Australiana Bush Christmas featuring some Australian Carols,
Prose and Poetry. Guest appearance by the Moorabool Showband.

GENERAL ADMISSION $20

Maxine Montgomery
(Soprano)

Tickets at the Door (from 1pm) or pre-purchase from


Bacchus Marsh Florist & Nursery, 185 Main Street,
Bacchus Marsh from 1 December 2016

www.Moorabool-Light-Orchestra.com

Geoffrey W Graham
(Australiana Bush Poet)

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