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Edna Veitch was born in Smokeytown (5km from Creswick) just shy of 100 years ago (June 7 1917), and is a resident at the Ballan Aged Care facility. Ms Veitch adorns the Queen of the
Autumn Festival robes outside the Ballan Post Office, which hosts an informative and historic display ‘Our Pioneering Days’, put together by Andrew and Nicole Smith, Ballan’s Postmaster

Festival to excite
and Postmistress. Photo – Helen Tatchell

By Jessica Howard parade and the popular wood chopping competition. each other in a social setting.
Inglis Street will be closed to vehicles for the day, “I am humbled to lead such a dedicated and hard-working
Leaves on the trees changing colour is a sure sign that with one end of the street filled with amusement rides, team of volunteers that is the backbone of the Association
autumn is here, but it also has another significance; it is children’s activities and petting zoo, and the other end that makes the autumn festival possible.”
Festival time. hosting historic tour guides at the fully restored Ballan In 2016, more than 8,000 people attended the event that
The Ballan township is set to come alive with an Court House, with lots inbetween.
has been going, and growing, for over 40 years. Hard
abundance of county flair, colour and good old fashioned The tug-of-war competition is back after a long absence
fun. working volunteers are behind this success.
from the festival and live music will channel its way
This year the Ballan Autumn Festival will celebrate “Our throughout the streets. The Ballan Autumn Festival will kick off at 9am and the
Pioneering Days” along with the town’s unique culture annual grand parade at 11am, which starts at Steptoes
Ballan Autumn Festival Association President, Kevin
and creativity. Harper said people would encounter a colourful fun Opportunity shop (Stead St) and travels down the main
The annual event will be held on Sunday March 19 and event that unites families and celebrates the history of our street, concluding at the Opportunity On Inglis Op Shop,
will see the Main Street of Ballan lined with over 100 stalls region. near Cowie Street.
and food outlets. “There will be games and entertainment that existed For more information, visit www.ballanautumnfestival.
The festival will have a full entertainment line up long before electricity, the telephone and the Internet, that org or look at the back page of this edition of The
alongside vintage cars and machinery, a grand street radically changed the way we lived and interacted with Moorabool News.

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Dr Rohana Welikumbura
Dr Afshan Rahman
Dr Buddy Mudugamuwa
The GP Clinic is open Monday-Friday
9am-8pm and Saturday 9am-1pm.
To make an appointment, please call
5366 7999.
Ballan District Health & Care also
Ballan’s OIC Sgt Michael Kearnes is urging residents to have the screws in their vehicle number plates changed on provides all-night and weekend, on-
Saturday 25 March in Ballan. Photo – Helen Tatchell call and urgent care services for cases

Get screwed
that cannot wait.

Introducing Dr Buddy

By Jessica Howard The program sees the burglaries, thefts and even across many crime themes
existing screws attached to other thefts of and from such as theft, theft of motor
As number plate theft in vehicles replaced with one- motor vehicles,” he said. vehicles, theft from motor
the region continues to rise, way security screws. “Everybody has a vested vehicles and burglary”.
local police are urging the Ballan Police Station’s interest in reducing crime. Operation Safe Plate will see
community to lock down Officer in Charge, Sgt. Through simple steps we local SES volunteers provide
their plates with one-way Michael Kearnes said as a community can make
and insert the theft-resistant
screws. number plate theft was one it harder for criminals to
screws free of charge, or
of the biggest volume crime commit crimes and thereby
Operation Safe Plate is a drivers for theft from motor prevent offending. gold coin donation, at the Dr Buddy has been providing on-call
program introduced by vehicle in the region. Moorabool Council offices services at Ballan District Health & Care
“One of the largest factors
Victoria Police and their car park in Ballan on
“This crime has a secondary in criminal conduct is for some time and has recently added
community partners to deter effect contributing to other ‘opportunity’. By reducing Saturday, March 25.
thieves from stealing vehicle crimes including theft of the ‘opportunity’ factor, we The event will run from
Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays to
registration plates. fuel from petrol stations, can reduce crime generally 10am to 1pm. his roster.

Rumours not true
Dr Buddy is an experienced GP and
specialises in palliative care and aged
care medicine.
To make an appointment with Dr
Moorabool Mayor David February 1 Ordinary consultation with the said council will seek
Edwards has slammed those Meeting to directly manage community, consider other Expressions of Interest (EOI) Buddy, please call 5366 7999.
that may be circulating the Bacchus Marsh and options for the use of this from alternative operators
misinformation around the Ballan outdoor pools under space. for the gym and group History Book Release
community in relation to the revised temperature “We are looking forward fitness space at the Centre.
the Bacchus Marsh Leisure policy and operate the kiosk to continuing to provide the “The EOIs will be sought The history of Ballan District Health &
Centre. facilities. community with access to shortly with decisions on Care is being released in time for the
“The Bacchus Marsh Cr Edwards said it was also quality sport and recreation the future provision of these Ballan Autumn Festival.
Leisure Centre is not resolved to lease the gym to programs that contribute programs and services made
closing,” he said. an external provider of the to increasing physical prior to the change-over.”
“Council is working closely gym and/or group fitness activity and improving Belgravia Leisure is the
with Belgravia Leisure to services. health outcomes for the current contractor to operate
ensure a smooth transition “If an external operator community”. council’s leisure and aquatic
to Council management.” cannot be found Council A media statement facilities with their contract
Council resolved at their will, after formal from CEO Rob Croxford to expire on 30 June 2017.

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EXCLUSIVE
Watchdog investigates
councillor
By Kate Taylor Please email me at tdudzik@ derstands that Hanson has struction Materials Pty Ltd
moorabool.vic.gov.au a message held a permit for a quarry on with regard to the Planning
Parties involved in a Local about the quarry and any details the site, but concerns have Permit No.110/92 for Estab-
Government Inspectorate of them commencing works. been raised about the valid- lishment and Operation of
investigation into East Ward Address it to Cr Tonia Dudzik. ity of the permit. an Extractive Industry,” Mr
Councillor Tonia Dudzik are Council will take action against It is alleged that opening Croxford said.
remaining tight-lipped. them,” the message read. the Coimadai quarry would Mayor Dave Edwards also
The Moorabool News un- “Please if you know other mean 26 ongoing jobs at the declined to comment on the
derstands the inspectorate, affected parties get them to site. investigation.
which investigates issues email me too. Reports of them Hanson spokesperson Dan- “The Inspectorate is com-
concerning councillor con- commencing works and pho- iel Fyfe told the Moorabool pletely independent of coun-
duct, is investigating Cr tographs can be used against News that he declined to cil,” he said.
Dudzik over her comments them.” comment in any detail When asked why she sent
in relation to cement com- Part of the issue raised while the matter is under the message and if it shows a
pany Hanson’s quarry site at with the text message is that investigation. predetermined position, Cr
Coimadai. councillors are to remain “I can confirm that we Dudzik said the Local Gov-
The Moorabool News was unbiased, and not have a lodged a complaint in rela- ernemnt Inspectorate had
made aware of the com- pre-determined position, tion to a matter we believe not contacted her.
ments when Cr Dudzik until an issue comes before was outside the scope of a “If they do, I will be happy
accidentally sent a text mes- council. councillor,” Mr Fyfe said. to assist.”
sage to a Moorabool News Failure to do so opens the Council CEO Rob Croxford The Local Government In-
employee, instead of the in- door for an appeal at the Vic- was similarly tight-lipped on spectorate said, “we do not
tended recipient. torian Civil and Administra- the issue. confirm the subjects or con-
“Council is disputing the va- tive Tribunal. “Council is currently in dis- tent of investigations that are
Councillor Tonia Dudzik. lidity of the Quarry permit. The Moorabool News un- cussion with Hanson Con- underway.”

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Conviction for
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drunken assault
By Jessica Howard guard badge as well as part “The reference indicated,
of his facial hair. in many ways, a man that is
A man who ripped facial Police attended the scene well respected in the work-
hair from a security guard and the four men were ar- place and is evidence of your
in an alcohol-fuelled attack rested and taken to the good character,” he said.
has been condemned by a Echuca Police Station where “However, this behaviour is
Ballarat Magistrate. they were placed in the cells shameful and unnecessary.
Matthew Mullane, of Bal- for a period of four-hours. Whether you were drunk
lan, appeared in the Ballarat Upon attending the police or not, getting into a scuffle
Magistrates’ Court on Friday station, Mullane pulled the with people whose job it is
(March 10) charged with un- security card badge and part to assist with security brings
lawful assault, being drunk of the victim’s facial hair you into the criminal justice
in a public place and failing from his pocket. system with nothing good to
to leave a licensed venue. On December 12, Mullane come from it”.
It was alleged the 22-year- was interviewed at the Bac- The court appearance
old had attended the Sham- chus Marsh Police Station, comes less than 15-months
Little William Davidson has a new sister, rock Hotel in Echuca on Oc- where he made full admis- after he crashed a vehicle
Hazel Hannah. Born to Bacchus Marsh Bacchus Marsh couple Jade and Justin tober 8 last year with three sions to the brawl, stating into a tree, trapping himself
parents Stephanie and Heath Davidson on Spiteri have a little girl as their first born friends, when a minor inci- that the incident was a and a passenger, and record-
Friday 24 February, Hazel arrived at child. Isla-Jade Spiteri arrived on Tuesday 7 dent occurred on the dance “drunk and spur of the mo- ing a blood alcohol reading
10.11am and weighed 8lb 1oz. March at 1.27am and weighed 8lb 4oz.
floor, resulting in two of his ment thing”. of 0.150.
friends being ejected from Mullane’s lawyer told the Referring to Mullane’s
the building. court his client had started alcohol-fuelled car accident,

FIT DINN
Mullane and a second drinking at around 5:30pm Magistrate Saines said if the

N E friend proceeded outside to
the footpath, before the four
and continued to drink both
beer and spirits through to
accused did not improve
his behaviour after drink-
men collectively forced their around 1am. ing alcohol, he might face
BE

ER

way back into the premises He said Mullane had ne- imprisonment.
past two security guards. glected to have dinner and, Mullane was convicted and
The court heard security paired with his high intake fined $1,200.
guards and hotel staff grap- of alcohol, had resulted in The three co-accused from
pled with the four men for his inability to make good Ballan, Robert Conroy, Jack
n!
around five to ten minutes decisions.
for Connor and Ashley Mullane
Ba o in an attempt to eject them A reference from Mullane’s also appeared in court over
cch rit es from the building again. employer was tendered to the incident with all receiv-
u s Marsh’s favou It is alleged Mullane the court, which, accord- ing a six-month good behav-
grabbed one of the security ing to Magistrate Ronald iour bond, a $500 donation
guards by the shirt, howev- Saines, showed that Mul- to the court and a letter of
Steve Arandt er, in the process he ripped
off the victim’s security
lane’s behaviour was “out of
character”.
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Not guilty plea to murder Nardella sits on the fence
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Clear conscience
News The Moorabo

By Jessica Howard 23, 2016 and charged with The court heard Mr Foggin disappearance, the accused
one count of murder. had about $700 in his bank did not attend his usual By Kate Taylor

A Bacchus Marsh man has His defence barrister, Neil account at the time of his Church service and his mo-
Member for Melton Don
Nardella won’t be paying

pleaded not guilty to the Hutton cross-examined a disappearance - a figure that bile phone was tracked to Mt
back the $100,000 allowance
he has been criticised for

murder of 47-year-old Keith Victoria Police forensic bi- Crown Prosecutor, Daryl Blackwood at the time.
claiming –because he was
perfectly entitled to claim it.
Mr Nardella claimed
Direct
Foggin, who went missing ologist during a committal Brown said would have been the ‘second residence’ 411 Avenue
“That is an area of natural allowance, which is designed
around 18-months ago. hearing on Wednesday. utilised if the man was still for regional MPs who have a
This W
bushland, if a body was dis- home more than 80km from

Christopher John Trotter The biologist said that a alive. the Melbourne CBD, and

posed of it would be difficult
therefore require a property
closer to parliament.
appeared in the Melbourne small portion of DNA, be- “It is very reasonable to He claimed the allowance
to find,” he said. while living in Ocean Grove
Magistrates’ Court on lieved to be the blood of draw that he is dead. – and the parliament itself

Wednesday (March 8), where “There is no reason why approved his paperwork.

Mr Foggin, was discovered “His belongings, his world- “I have claimed the

[Trotter] would be there K
second residence allowance

he entered the plea, denying on the leg of a table located ly possessions, were left
appropriately and with
all the documents needed

claims that he killed the Bac- when he would usually be at by the Parliament so they
within the accused’s me- behind in the van at the ac- were sure that I was eligible

chus Marsh grandfather in chanic workshop during a cused’s workshop…. This is Church”. and after taking advice
from the Parliament that I
was eligible,” Mr Nardella
2015. crime scene examination on not a man of huge means, if Following Trotter’s plea in- explained.
“Unless the appropriate

Mr Foggin was reported November 25, 2015. he had attempted to leave, he dication, an application for forms and documentation
Grandp
By Kate Taylor
were presented and
But when Premier An-
missing on September 24, would have taken his cloth- bail was refused by Magis-
delivered to the Parliament
The victim’s DNA was also at the time, I would not
drews was unable to force
Member for Melton Don Nardella. Photo submitted
have been approved for
2015 after his family, whom located in the canopy of a ing and his toiletries with trate Lance Martin. Don Nardella remains
the
his expense accountthe
second residence
allowance. There are specific claims. “IMrwill be Nardella
fully disclosing to Daniel
Premier payAndrews back
he made regular contact white station wagon. him to Queensland. The ra- Trotter was remanded in Member for Melton – my
regulations that apply to
but
Parliamentarians if they are
withdraw heas Committee
“I made the decision to to the Parliament’s Audit has called for an investigation
position the money,
any detailshe asked him to
into the regulations of the
with, had not heard from The biologist said Mr Fog- zor used to sample his DNA custody and reappeared is no longer withDeputy Speaker to the they need or request of me second residence expenses,
thelast
to claim the allowance and
Labor
I fully qualified at the time
Premier Saturday (25
soresign.
they can complete their
work. I am also happy to talk with some media outlets Sprin
him in a number of days. would be gone”.
and until last Monday when

gin’s DNA was taken from in the Melbourne Supreme party. Feb) evening. It was a cordial
the regulations changed.”
discussion.” “I have met reporting
to them as well.”
withthat Mr Don
the Premier is
Not only is Mr Nardella calling for Mr Nardella, who
Still, the media witch-hunt
It is alleged that Foggin was a razor, found within his Mr Brown said Trotter had Court the following day. Mr Nardella was to an forced
audit committeeto Nardella
The issue has been referred no longer claiming the
continued and Mr Nardella
resigned from his position – but allowance, MP hasand
but he has also
held therequested
seat of Melton

last seen at the accused’s vehicle, and compared with told an “elaborate web of In a short directions hear- resign from the party
happy to by handPre-
over his bethat he thepay seat of back
pay back the
Mr Nardella is more than announced that he will not for Labor for 18 years, to
as Deputy Speaker of the
House in the state parliament re-contesting the moneymoney
he was

mechanic workshop in Mad- the DNA of his mother and lies” during police question- mier Daniel Andrews.
following the revelation of
books.
he received for
Melton at the next election.
claiming the
entitled to claim.

ing, Mr Hutton refuted al-
dingley, where his vehicle daughter in order to find ing, which pointed towards The move followed a scan- second residence allowance. Thompson
legations that his client had
was being serviced. a match with the samples a consciousness of guilt. dal over Mr Nardella claim- Mr Nardella indicated he
been tracked to Mt Black-
The court heard that Mr found at the crime scene. “When the accused was ing more than $100,000 in would not repay the money, Fruit
wood area, stating that the allowances for living outside so I asked for his resignation Del
Foggin had planned to However, Mr Hutton said a presented with evidence
mobile phone tower was still his electorate, after which from the Victorian Parlia- boxes sta
Choose y
travel to Queensland for small stain found inside the that demonstrated a lie, he
within range from the Trot- Mr Nardella stepped down mentary Labor Party and he www.thefrui
employment opportunities, workshop, which Mr Fog- would change his track and
STAGE 4 RELEASE
We deli
however, since his disap-
ter family’s home. from his role as Deputy provided it,” Mr Andrews
gin was known to attend, create a new lie,” he said.
“The family’s phones, while Speaker of the House. said in a statement.
pearance, his bank account could not qualify as direct “A lesser lie was that [Mr
“Mr Nardella has informed
and mobile phone have not
been accessed, and his be-
evidence of foul play. Foggin] wasn’t upset about
his car not being ready, but
located in the house in Bac-
chus Marsh, often ping off
LAND FROM $131,000
However, Mr Nardella told
the Moorabool News last me that he intends to sit on
“It draws nothing more week that he was entitled to the cross bench and serve
longings were left behind in than that Mr Foggin was the police were called just af- the cell tower in Blackwood. No 1 Halletts Way –
claim the expenses, which out his term as the Member
his vehicle. I am not sure that suggests
there, it does not show that ter 8am that morning, show- the new
had been properly approved, south forextension
Melton.”
His body has still not been he was mortally injured…. ing that he was upset”. he was there”. and that he is happy to have Mr Nardella revealed that
found. the crown’s case is a weak Mr Brown said on the Sun- Trotter will remain in cus- www.bellevuetops.com.au
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Trotter was arrested on June one,” he said. day following Mr Foggin’s tody until a hearing in May. his claims. his seat at the next election.

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Police Rounds
A firebug is operating
within the Ballan area and
Moorabool News
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Tuesday 21 February, 2017
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Ballan police station is urg-
ing residents to be vigilant
and report any suspicious
behaviour.
A deliberately lit fire last
Friday at 12 noon in Shaws
Road has prompted the plea.
“This is the sixth fire in the
same area in the last month,”
Mr Kearnes said.
“The fire was only 2.5kms
south-west of an incident
that occurred near a farm
house two weeks ago.”
Ballan Brigade Captain Kaine Myers and Ballan police Sgt Michael Kearnes at the alleged ignition point at the Shaw’s Road property where a deliberately lit fire was headed for a farm
residence. They are pictured with Ballan brigade member Ian Ireland and investigating Moorabool CIU Det. Troy Morrow. Photo – Helen Tatchell

Fire bug strikes
By Jessica Howard electricity pole. Sergeant Kearnes said the fires seemed are not fixated on any individual at this
Suspicious activity can be
reported to Ballan Police on
5368 1303 or Moorabool CIU
Ballan Police Station’s Officer in Charge, to have been lit between 10am and 4pm. time”.
A series of arson attacks has seen the Sgt. Michael Kearnes said the fires “These fires are the subject of an Sergeant Kearnes urged the Ballan
Ballan township fall victim to five caused superficial damage to grass and ongoing investigation, however I can
deliberately lit fires in just two weeks. community to be vigilant and report any
fences. say that Ballan Police and their partners

on 53 66 4500 or Crimestop-
The grass fires occurred along Gillespies suspicious vehicles or persons seen on
“The potential for catastrophic fires, at Moorabool CIU are satisfied that the
Lane, Ingliston Drive, Shaws Road and however, is a very real threat,” he said. fires were deliberately lit based on a Total Fire Ban days, or a high fire danger
Bences Lane. “In all cases, the day was either a high number of factors. index days, to Crime Stoppers (1800 333
One of the fires has been attributed
to the theft of copper wire from a live
fire danger index rated day or a Total
Fire Ban day”.
“A person of interest has been spoken
to, however enquiries are ongoing. We
000) or to Ballan Police (5368 1303) or
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Street Bacchus Marsh. Ballan Police arrested the Motorbikes have been tar-
A female entered the busi- man, who has been bailed to gets for thieves at recent rob-
ness at approximately appear at the Bacchus Marsh
beries in Gordon.
9.42pm on 24 January, 2017, Magistrates’ Court in the
An orange and black KTM
and stole $80 worth of fuel. near future. He faces charg-
300 and a white and black
The female was driving a es of cultivate a drug of de-
Honda CR 500 were re-
silver Holden Commodore pendence, traffick a drug of
ported stolen from a shed
sedan with registration dependence and possession.
in Cemetery Lane, Gordon
YSW111. These plates are
some time between Monday
stolen. •••
6 and Tuesday 7 March 2017.
Police have released an im-
Both were unregistered trail
age (above) of the female Ballan Police are asking res-
bikes with an estimated val-
who they believe may be idents in the Ballark, Mount
ue of approximately $16,000.
able to assist them with their Wallace and Morrisons area
NEWS
enquiries. to be vigilant after a series
Anyone with information
is urged to contact Gordon
Anyone with information of stolen cars were dumped
Police on 5368 9202, Bacchus
EWS
is urged to contactNBacchus and burned out on roads in
Marsh police on 5366 4500, the area. Marsh CIU on 5366 4500 or
or email bacchusmarsh- Crimestoppers 1800 333 000.
The cars, believed to be
uni-oic@police.vic.gov.au. from Geelong, are typically
Alternatively, you can report burnt out in the late after-
what you know confidential- noons and evenings, and are
ly through Crime Stoppers usually located in the mid-
on 1800 333 000. dle of the road.

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Bell tolls twice for Chelsea
Dudzik By Jessica Howard

offers
The ink had hardly dried
on the certificate for Chel-
sea Bell’s Lions Club of Bac-
chus Marsh’s Youth of the
Year award, when a couple

resignation
of weeks later she talked
her way to success at the
Zone Final of the Lions Club
Youth of the Year.
Chelsea, a Bacchus Marsh
Grammar student, was
By Kate Taylor because of my volunteer- by councillors, not on per- presented with the Public
ing role at apple 98.5fm,” Cr Speaking Award after think-
sonalities,” Cr Edwards said.
In a bizarre turn of events, Dudzik’s post read. ing on her feet and providing
Station Manager and Presi- a well thought out answer to
East Ward Councillor Tonia The decision referred to was dent, Mark Phillips was two impromptu questions.
Dudzik has offered her res- voted on at a council meet-
asked by The Moorabool Lions Youth of the Year is
ignation to Apple FM as the ing, which saw councillors
News if the station would be designed to encourage stu-
result of a council decision decide to offer Apple FM a dent interest in leadership Chelsea Bell with her second award in a matter of weeks.
– but the station is not aware lease at the Darley Civic and accepting the resignation.
and the qualities required to Photo – Len Murfitt
of it. Community Hub at a com- “It wasn’t on our facebook take an active and construc- swer two questions, the first It is a very positive experi-
In a post that appeared on mercial rental rate, instead of page, so I have no idea about tive role in the community. being where she would take ence being able to watch
her facebook page last week, the peppercorn agreement it. The station fully backs her Potential winners are a friend or relative who had our young citizens perform
Cr Dudzik offered her res- the station had sought. judged on their level of aca- visited from overseas and
membership, and that’s all in this environment. It is a
ignation from the station, demic, leadership, sporting, the second being the pros
However, Mayor David we have to say on the mat- marked contrast to the im-
where she is a presenter. public speaking, and citi- and cons of gambling adver-
Edwards told the Moora- age of young people por-
ter,” he said. zenship achievements. tising during sports shows.
“Last night I offered to step bool News that the decision trayed by media,” he said.
Cr Dudzik wrote that the The level of judging com- Bacchus Marsh Lions
down from my role as a pre- had nothing to do with Cr “Congratulations Chelsea,
mences at a local level and Club member and Youth
senter at Apple 98.5fm radio Dudzik as an individual. resignation “would take
progresses to zone, regional, of the Year Coordinator, we are all proud of you as
because I believe they were “Council makes decisions effect in six weeks”, how- district, state and national the Youth of the Year 2017 for
Len Murfitt said the judges
disadvantaged recently by based on the evidence in ever the post has since been finals. were “challenged and most Bacchus Marsh Lions Club.
a decision made by Council reports and debate provided removed. Chelsea was required to an- impressed”. Well done”.

Moorabool Shire Council
NOTICE OF ORDINARY MEETING OF COUNCIL BACCHUS MARSH RACECOURSE AND RECREATION RESERVE COMMITTEE
The next Ordinary Meeting of Council will be held on Wednesday 5 April, 2017 in the OF MANAGEMENT COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVE NOMINATION –
James Young Room, Lerderderg Library, 215 Main St, Bacchus Marsh, commencing at 5.00pm. UP TO 3 (VOLUNTEER POSITIONS)
Members of the public are most welcome to attend. Council is seeking a maximum of three nominations from interested community members to
join the Bacchus Marsh Racecourse and Recreation Reserve Committee of Management.
COMMITTEE MEETING The purpose of the Committee of Management is to provide strategic advice and
The next Council committee meeting will be of the Place Making Advisory Committee held, recommendations to Council relating to the planning, provision, maintenance, development and
Tuesday 21 March 2017, in the Council Chambers, 15 Stead St, Ballan, commencing at operation of Bacchus Marsh Racecourse and Recreation Reserve.
5.00pm. The Bacchus Marsh Racecourse and Recreation Reserve Committee of Management is a section
Members of the public are most welcome to attend. 86 Committee of Council in accordance with the Local Government Act 1989. The Committee
of Management has Delegated responsibility for the management of the reserve under Council’s
GORDON RECREATION RESERVE Appointment and Delegations Policy.
Notice is given of a PUBLIC MEETING to be held at the Gordon Recreation Reserve on Nominations must be submitted to Council no later than 5.00pm on Friday 24 March
Monday 27 March 2017 commencing at 7.30pm. 2017, outlining the nominees interest, skills and relevant experience to successfully undertake
The purpose of the meeting is to nominate no less than three (3) or more than nine (9) adult the role.
persons as the Committee of Management for the Gordon Recreation Reserve for a term Nomination forms are available at the Darley and Ballan offices and the Lerderderg Library. The
of 3 years. documents can also be downloaded from Councils website www.moorabool.vic.gov.au
The current committee’s term will expire on Friday 17 March 2017 For further information on the positions and the nominations process please contact the
All positions will be declared open and nominations will be accepted prior to or at the meeting. Recreation Development Officer at Moorabool Shire Council on 5366 7100.
Nominations from women are encouraged.
Further information, nomination forms and nominee declaration forms may be obtained by MADDINGLEY PARK RECREATION RESERVE COMMITTEE OF MANAGEMENT,
contacting your local Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning office or at the REPRESENTATIVE NOMINATIONS – UP TO 3 (VOLUNTEER POSITIONS)
meeting. For further enquiries please contact the Secretary, Stephen Conroy by phoning Council is seeking a maximum of three nominations from interested community members to
0418 354 144. join the Maddingley Park Recreation Reserve Committee of Management.
The purpose of the Committee is to provide strategic advice and recommendations to Council
MOORABOOL RECREATION AND LEISURE STRATEGIC ADVISORY relating to the planning, provision, maintenance, development and operation of Maddingley Park
COMMITTEE COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVES (X6) (VOLUNTEER POSITIONS) Recreation Reserve.
Council is seeking nominations from interested community members to join the newly
The Maddingley Park Recreation Reserve Committee of Management is a section 86 Committee
established Moorabool Recreation and Leisure Strategic Advisory Committee.
of Council in accordance with the Local Government Act 1989. The Committee of Management
The purpose of the Committee is to provide strategic advice and recommendations to Council has Delegated responsibility for the management of the reserve under Council’s Appointment
related to the planning, provision, maintenance, development and operation of recreation and and Delegations Policy.
leisure reserves, services and facilities in Moorabool Shire including advice and recommendations
Nominations must be submitted to Council no later than 5.00pm on Friday 24 March
regarding:
2017, outlining the nominees interest, skills and relevant experience to successfully undertake
• Recreation strategies and policies the role.
• Agreements proposed or made between Council and user groups
• Any other matter referred by Council to the Committee Nomination forms are available at the Darley and Ballan offices and the Lerderderg Library. The
documents can also be downloaded from Councils website www.moorabool.vic.gov.au
Nominations must be submitted to Council no later than 5.00pm on Wednesday
22 March 2017, outlining the nominees interest, skills and relevant experience to successfully For further information on the positions and the nominations process please contact the
undertake the role. Recreation Development Officer at Moorabool Shire Council on 5366 7100.
Nomination forms and a copy of the terms of reference are available at the Darley and Ballan
offices and Lerderderg Library. The documents can also be downloaded from Council’s website EMPLOYMENT
www.moorabool.vic.gov.au Project Engineer – Permanent Full-Time position
For further information on the positions and the nominations process please contact the Applications close on Friday 17 March 2017
Recreation Development Officer at Moorabool Shire Council on 5366 7100. All details available from the website: www.moorabool.vic.gov.au

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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The Courthouse Hotel, Bacchus Marsh

Dining
The Courthouse Hotel provides
top quality service, delicious
food and a family friendly
experience.
Mary Novacic, current venue
Manager, says - “Come in and
enjoy Australian pub food with
lashings of international flair.”

in
As well as the old favourites
parmas and roasts, the menu
includes grills and some
international favourites. Pork

Style
Belly, Mongolian Beef, Curry
Gondal (beef or chicken) and
International Salad are big
sellers off the menu.
Diners can try the Courthouse
Paella on a sizzling hot pan, or
lemon and pepper crumbed
Advertising Feature Calamari served with beer
battered chips and a side salad.
Many of the dishes can be
made gluten free to order. We
also cater for Vegans as well as
vegetarians and spinach and pumpkin risotto is one of the Courthouse Hotel’s
most popular vegetarian options.
For dessert, choose from the display cabinet from a variety of individually served
cakes to round off your meal. All are served with a scoop of ice-cream and crushed
biscuit. There are also Gluten Free dessert choices.
There is comfortable seating beside the windows in the bistro, the Alfresco dining
area is heated in the colder months making for a very relaxed dining experience.
The function room upstairs, can cater for up to 100 guests (standing). Details on
function packs are available online or simply pick up a pack from the Courthouse
Hotel.
We are having renovations very soon, which will boast a lovely warm inviting
atmosphere with wood grain finishes throughout and the sports bar is having an
overhaul too.
Bring the whole family for your next meal experience where you can access the
sports bar, TAB and a gaming room. Express lunches are available for $10–$15
Monday to Friday. Phone for bookings: (03) 5367 2086.

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Sunday 26th March
FATHERS ’ DAY Lunch Mon to Fri 12 to 2pm EVERY 2ND MONDAY
Fundraiser all day from Saturday 12 to 3pm OF EACH MONTH
SUNDAY 6TH SEPTEMBER 1:00—4:00 pm
12.00pm onwards for Dinner Mon to Thur 6 to 8pm Morning Tea 10am – 11am
local boy Zac McCarthy
No entry charge—Excellent pub meals Show 11am – 12noon OPEN 7 DAYS PH:
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$20 Adults, $8 Children
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Wed, Fri, Sat & Sunday
Full Dinner Menu Available
BE A MEMBER AND GET TWO MEALS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE.
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Live Music: (Most Sundays)
THURSDAY
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INTIMATE stables

ELEGANT stables
Cleanliness is next to godliness
By Jessica Howard had a strong connection with Rotary, as her Bacchus Marsh clean up, was very pleased
stepfather, Ern Oliver, was District Governor. with the day’s work.
The Rotary Club of Bacchus Marsh has Joan has been actively involved in activities “We arrived at 10 am and by 11 am we had
cleaned up areas of Darley with the help of a alongside her husband and prominent finished the job, having filled 20 sacks with
Rotarian celebrity. Bacchus Marsh Rotarian, Ken. all sorts of rubbish,” he said.
The Ploug h Stable s –
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(03) 5368 7173 Homestead in Grant Street. which was awash with plastic bottles. gathered for a cup of tea and some of Joan’s
www.theplough.com.au Currently residing at Grant Lodge, she has Rotarian Geoff Camm, who organised the famous Paul Harris sandwiches.

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A combination of supportive work mates and critical
higherups make life a little unsettling. Finances improve,
but watch out for that self-indulgent streak.
LEO—July 23-August 22

Stars & Puzzles
Stay far removed from neighbourhood and community
politicking. Festivities could lead to future celebrations.
Money questions are being answered after a nerveracking
delay.
VIRGO—August 23-September 22
You can’t afford to stay uninformed now. Read newspa-
pers from cover to cover and get to the bottom of
mysterious events. A loved one is operating at fast speed,
QUICK PUZZLE
★★★★★★★★
leaving you equally exhausted.
LIBRA—September 23-October 22
Your natural charm gleams. Put charisma to work where-
ever you are this week. Intellectual interests peak and
★★★★★★★★ provide you with topics to share with friends and new
admirers.

SCORPIO—October 23-November 21
ARIES—March 21-April 20 Luck is on your side where professional concerns are in-
A recent disappointment in friendship could turn to suc- volved, but cash outlays may be higher than anticipated.
cess. Good financial news arrives when you least expect Gemini people of the opposite sex could enter the friend-
it. Extra hours of work are offset by unexpected assist- ship arena.
ance at home.
SAGITTARIUS—November 22-December 22
TAURUS—April 21-May 22
This is a transition week that finds you between jobs,
Promptly look after minor aches, before they hinder a between friendships and between locations. Don’t hesi-
holiday or travel plans. Take a traditional approach in tate to approach people in high places. Accounting work
romance. A communication breakdown is restored later should be checked twice.
in the week.
CAPRICORN—December 23-January 20
GEMINI—May 23-June 21
You will find this a favourable week for making difficult
Domestic tensions ease and you enjoy a week of relative decisions and announcements. The weekend puts you in
tranquility. A heated debate is indicated on the weekend. the limelight. A job done could win you the affection of
Don’t take a romantic misunderstanding too lightly now. colleagues and close friends.
CANCER—June 22-July 22 AQUARIUS—January 21-February 19
NO. 8987 A combination of supportive work mates and critical Tensions in the home environment eases, but you may
ACROSS DOWN higherups make life a little unsettling. Finances improve, have to make a major concession. Be cautious when a
6. Plaque (10) 1. Vehicle (6) but watch out for that self-indulgent streak. friend asks for investment advice. What works for you
8. Breezy (4) 2. Starry (7) may not work for him or her.
9. Spoken (4) 3. Wine (6) LEO—July 23-August 22
10. Hasty (5) 4. Sharpshooter (6) Stay far removed from neighbourhood and community PISCES—February 20-March 20
11. Boat (4) 5. Set (5) politicking. Festivities could lead to future celebrations. Rewards this week are of the intangible variety, related
12. Going away (9) 7. Colour (5) Money questions are being answered after a nerveracking to prestige rather than money. A shift to greater independ-
16. Onlooker (9) 13. Employ (3) delay. ence is happening, but don’t expect too much too soon.
20. Footwear (4) 14. Ecstasy (7)
22. Spacious (5) 15. Entire (5) VIRGO—August 23-September 22 BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK
23. Journey (4) 17. Dog (6) You can’t afford to stay uninformed now. Read newspa- You are often hard-headed, but always your heart is big
24. Slight (4) 18. Wolf (6) pers from cover to cover and get to the bottom of enough for the world. Whether or not that’s your profes-
25. Erase (10) 19. Drug (6) sion, you are a natural social worker. A major academic
21. Mistake (5) mysterious events. A loved one is operating at fast speed,
leaving you equally exhausted. decision may require action within a few months.
CRYPTIC PUZZLE LIBRA—September 23-October 22
ACROSS Your natural charm gleams. Put charisma to work where-
6. Is the buckle ofthe Lonsdale Belt made of it? (5,5). 8. ever you are this week. Intellectual interests peak and

SUDOKU
Flat and square (4). 9. Reverses are few for her (4). 10. provide you with topics to share with friends and new
Time to come round again and give your consent (5). admirers.
11. Wrench from a drop (4). 12. Increasing going uphill
(2,3,4). 16. Feel not so silly (9). 20. Said to give work to SCORPIO—October 23-November 21
the females (4). 22. She’s no royal, mum! (5). 23. Some-
one travelling light, we hear (4). 24. Group on a leave
from Ontario (4). 25. When, eventually, you’ll decide to
NUMBER GAME
Luck is on your side where professional concerns are in-
volved, but cash outlays may be higher than anticipated.
have a picnic? (3,4,3). Gemini people of the opposite sex could enter the friend-
ship arena.
ANSWER BELOW
DOWN
1. Allow to view the filter (6). 2. Dash back for the sleep SAGITTARIUS—November 22-December 22
you long to have (7). 3. Injure one thousand and two (6).
4. Rants and raves and attacks (6). 5. Fast measures This is a transition week that finds you between jobs,
taken to protect the student (5). 7. The vehicle the man between friendships and between locations. Don’t hesi-
hid in the wood (5). 13. Not an outspoken local (3). 14. tate to approach people in high places. Accounting work
Is he trying to fool you by being more hearty? (7). 15. should be checked twice.
The cockney loggers can carry their drink (5). 17. Hav- CAPRICORN—December 23-January 20
ing been working, are travelling back home (6). 18. By
the second act, it is chaotic still (6). 19. A funny thing You will find this a favourable week for making difficult
you do to give vent to your rage (6). 21. Try to find out decisions and announcements. The weekend puts you in
why no bribe was sent round? (5). the limelight. A job done could win you the affection of
colleagues and close friends.
AQUARIUS—January 21-February 19
SOLUTIONS - CROSSWORD NO. 8986
ers. 17, Ear-ned. 18, S-tatic. 19, Scream. 21, S-no-op.
5, F-L-eet. 7, C-Ed-ar. 13, Inn (in). 14, Bluffer. 15, ‘Ew- Tensions in the home environment eases, but you may
have to make a major concession. Be cautious when a
QUICK SOLUTIONS
Down - 1, Screen. 2, Pan-ache. 3, I-M-pair. 4, Storms.
friend asks for investment advice. What works for you
Across - 1, Off one’s own bat. 8, Alarm. 9, Candour. 10,
25, One fine day.
may not work for him or her.
Galore. 11, Debate. 12, Grill. 14, After. 18, Annual. 20,
Ewes (use). 22, No-R-ma. 23, Fare (fair). 24, (On)T(a)rio.
Despot. 23, Spanish. 24, Since. 25, Take no chances. PISCES—February 20-March 20
Ag-re-e. 11, Tear. 12, On the rise. 16, Sense-less. 20,
Down - 1, Orange. 2, Frail. 3, Numeral. 4, Sack. 5, Wince.
Across - 6, Scrap metal. 8, Even. 9, V-era (rev.). 10,
Rewards this week are of the intangible variety, related
6, Brocade. 7, Turner. 13, Ransack. 15, Freesia. 16, Bas-
CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS
to prestige rather than money. A shift to greater independ-
set. 17, Stress. 19, Asian. 21, Panic. 22, Chic. ence is happening, but don’t expect too much too soon.
Poodle. 18, Coyote. 19, Opiate. 21, Error.
CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS
Ready. 7, Brown. 13, Use. 14, Rapture. 15, Whole. 17,
BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK
Across - 1, Better oneself. 8, A-ng-er. 9, Tipster. 10, St-
Down - 1, Hearse. 2, Steller. 3, Claret. 4, Sniper. 5,
You are often hard-headed, but always your heart is big
re-et. 11, Please (pleas). 12, F-a-ith. 14, Ed-it-h. 18,
23, Trip. 24, Slur. 25, Obliterate.
enough for the world. Whether or not that’s your profes-
Course. 20, Castor. 23, End-most. 24, Te-N-S-e. 25,
Yawl. 12, Departure. 16, Spectator. 20, Shoe. 22, Roomy. sion, you are a natural social worker. A major academic
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Workspace
idea ‘pozible’
By Jessica Howard

Entrepreneurs and remote
workers could benefit from
a new shared and collabora-
tive workspace in Bacchus
Marsh.
Local freelancer, Mark Gil-
liland has set up a crowd-
funding campaign in the
hope of establishing a co-
working space in the town.
Mr Gilliland said the idea
was to provide a place for
the growing number of in-
dependent workers to come
together in a safe, collabora-

Creating green pockets
tive and productive envi-
ronment, without an actual
shop front.
“You could be a copywriter,
bookkeeper, consultant or By Jessica Howard Ms Paarhammer said the Ms Paarhammer said the
designer looking for some- Mark Gilliland. Ballan Arboretum Group concept was to include an
where to get work done, as As some of Ballan’s streets had worked with Moorabool inventory of Ballan’s exist-
well as have a professional raising an estimated $30,000 appreciation through re- change to no-through roads, Shire to get the park up and ing diverse species of trees,
location to meet with clients; to get the project off the wards that range from three an opportunity for a town
ground. running, with coordinated to plant purposeful trees in
or even a tradesman look- days of shared office usage centre pocket park has
ing for a place – that isn’t the He said the money would to business logo promi- plantings, a pathway and meaningful places and ex-
opened.
kitchen table – that’s quiet cover the cost of meeting nently displayed within the possibly a seat. tend the rich heritage of ex-
enough for you to get your rooms, flooring, security Ballan Arboretum group
co-working space. “The existing planting isting trees in the township.
quoting done, or just a bit of and signage, as well as fur- member, Edith Paarhammer
The campaign was cre- looks quite straggly and the A drawing of the proposed
paperwork,” he said. nishing and fast internet. said one such space was the
ated on March 8 and within area gets very soggy in the Pocket Park can be viewed
“All you would need is a The crowd-funding cam- area where Steiglitz Street
24-hours, over $1,200 had winter. As a small town we at the stand of the Ballan Ar-
laptop or tablet and a will- paign, published on the once met Jopling Street.
been raised.
ingness to become part of a online Australian platform wish to engender a theatri- boretum Group at the Ballan
The crowd-funding op- A pocket park is a small
community of likeminded ‘Pozible’, allows community cal presence of something Autumn Festival, Sunday
eration will end at 8pm on park accessible to the gen-
individuals”. members to donate as much grander,” she said. March 19.
money as they wish towards March 22. eral public, which are often
After a potential co-work-
ing space became available, the potential space. To donate, visit www.poz- created on a single vacant The vision of the Ballan Ar- For more information, con-
Mr Gilliland has turned to Depending on how much is ible.com/project/core-cow- building lot or on small, ir- boretum Group is to invest tact info@ballanarboretum.
the community for help in donated, people will receive orking-bacchus-marsh. regular pieces of land. in trees for the future. org.

Read all
about it
By Jessica Howard within the community. BALLAN
“The purpose of the book is to record the DISTRICT
In July of 1976, a suitcase filled with one-cent HEALTH
enormous effort of a community that raised AND CARE
coins was carted across the main street of funds to build and develop its own health care
Ballan in order to be deposited at the bank. service, which stands out today as a leading
These coins contributed to a major fundraising health care facility within the region and
campaign that spanned over 72-years and aided Australia,” he said.
in the establishment of the health care service
PEOPLE WITH THE RIGHT SPIRIT
“It will celebrate, honour and record the
that is Ballan District Health and Care today. Ballan District Health + Care: 50 Years of Service; 72 Years of Fundraising
past and present, and the efforts of a hard
The story of the suitcase, alongside decades working community. It will always stand as a
of many more, has been written into a book memorial and a reminder of our heritage; and it
commemorating BDH&C’s 50th anniversary. reminds us of the shoulders we stand on in this
‘People with the Right Spirit’ explores community today”.
BDH&C’s 50-years of service and 72-years of ‘People with the Right Spirit’ will be officially
fundraising through photographs and tales as launched in conjunction with the Ballan
old as time. Autumn Festival cocktail party on Friday
In 2016, a group of volunteers collected many March 17 at the Ballan Mechanic’s Institute
years’ worth of annual reports, newspaper Hall.
archives and photographs and linked them The book will also be sold at the Ballan
together with interviews with past and present Autumn Festival at a stall hosted by BDH&C
staff, patients and board members. on Sunday March 19.
BDH&C chief executive, Wayne Weaire said To RSVP to the launch, please contact Andrea
the rich history book documented the great Summerfield on andreas@bdhc.com.au or 5366
story and achievement that BDH&C represents 7902.
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Environmental Opinion
TOM

with Tom Kingston

Technology ruining the planet
One of the beliefs we all tral’ tool for society. Technol- genuine freedom and the Here are some ‘technolo- thank technology. We use we need to do is go to one
seem to share these days is ogy, he argues, is far from space for each one’s alterna- gies’ we take for granted that power every day in many of our supermarkets and see
the belief in technology. This neutral. In fact, technology tive creativity’. are ruining the planet and ways in education, in the the amount of plastic that is
is a recent phenomenon. tends to create a framework As Pope Francis writes, ‘the our future. work place and at home. used as packaging. Or when
While we see technology that ends up conditioning specialisation which be- We seem to need television we upgrade our laptops –
Increase in Travel: We
everywhere around us, our people and limiting their longs to technology makes and smart phones, to men- where do the old ones go?
travel more and also, dare I
not too distant ancestors possible options along lines it difficult to see the larger tion just two, to survive.
say it, unnecessarily some- Excess Deforestation: In
would have been amazed dictated by the most eco- picture. The fragmentation Our ancestors did not need
times. We go on tours round the name of development,
at the things we take for nomically and politically of knowledge proves help- electricity through-out the
the world and most of these
granted. One of the key ide- powerful. ful for concrete applications, day. They needed it for night comfort and the like we have
use fossil fuels. In the not too
as promoted by our corpora- ‘Technology tends to absorb and yet it often leads to a lighting. Now we need it 24 widespread deforestation.
distant past travel was slow-
tions, and increasingly by everything into its ironclad loss of appreciation for the hours and in all the seasons. We make vast clearings of
er and required more time.
our governments, is the idea logic, and those who are sur- whole, for the relationships While we are beginning to bush in a short time frame
Now we can zip anywhere
that technology will save us rounded with technology between things, and for see the benefits of renewable because of our technological
and everywhere in no time
from this environment crisis know full well that it moves the broader horizon, which advances with ever bigger
at all. All of this travel is energy, unfortunately, ac-
we are currently facing. Our forward in the final analysis then becomes irrelevant. machines doing the work for
thanks to technology. I have cording to the best guesses,
federal government, for ex- neither for profit nor for the This very fact makes it hard
to put my hand up here as I the movement to these pow- us. The same goes for roads
ample, is talking once again well-being of the human to find adequate ways of
use a car and do some flying er sources away from fossil through what we used call
about ‘clean coal’, as is the race, that in the most radi- solving the more complex
at times. Is such technology fuel will be too late to save ‘wilderness.’ It is definitely
new American president. cal sense of the term power problems of today’s world,
a good thing or a bad thing? us or the planet. affecting nature. We can see
And people believe in such is its motive — a lordship particularly those regard-
a product? Excess power consump- We generate more waste: rapid extinction of many
over all.’ Technology isn’t of ing the environment and the
In Laudato Si, Pope Francis’ itself evil, but it has a logic poor; these problems cannot tion: Power consumption in We contribute a large species of plants, birds and
environmental letter from a that makes us less human, be dealt with from a single our societies today is much amount of toxic waste in animals due to widespread
couple of years ago is a cri- diminishing ‘our capacity perspective or from a single higher than in the not too the name of technological deforestation.
tique of technology as a ‘neu- to make decisions, a more set of interests.’ distant past. For this we can updating. For example, all What is your opinion?

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Bacchus Marsh Uniting Church Parish
ADULT EDUCATION MARKETS Services - St Andrew’s 9.30am every Sunday. Pentland Hills
Ballan & District Community House Ballan Lions Club Market 2pm 1st Sunday of month. Family ‘messy’ Church, 4.30pm
Term 1 Program includes – CPR Refresher & First Aid – Level Next market – Saturday 1 April. First Saturday each month - (4th Sunday of month). Enquiries - 5367 2543 (office).
2, 17/3; Senior Friendly Seminar – Q&A session on computers, Inglis St, Ballan – 9am-1pm. Enquiries – 0402 390 080 (Wayne). Holy Trinity Anglican Church - Bacchus Marsh
laptops, smart, phones, tablets etc, 20/3; Garden Quilt, 27/3. Darley Market Service Times - Sunday 8.30am & 10am; Cafe Church - 1st
All enquiries, bookings, classes & venue hire - call 5368 1934 . Saturday 18 March, 1pm. Stalls offer bric-a-brac, fruit/veg, Sunday 10am; Messy Church - 3rd Sunday 5pm, Wednesdays
clothing, plants and more. 1st & 3rd Saturday each month at 10am. Balliang - 2nd Sunday 10.30am, 4th Sunday 9am.
Darley Neighbourhood House & Learning Centre
Darley Park Football Reserve. Enquiries – 0488 345 145 (Alan). Myrniong - 1st & 3rd Sunday 11am. Enquiries 5367 5362
33-35 Jonathan Drive Darley. Short courses, recreation classes, Ballan Farmers Market
community groups, occasional child care, venue hire. BM & (office).
Next Market – Saturday 8 April, 9am-1pm. 2nd Saturday
District Photography Club - Meetings 2nd & 4th Wednesday Church of the Living God
each month, Mill Cottage car park. Enq – 0498 361 291 or 0490
of month, 7.30pm. Enquiries welcome. Phone 5367 4390. Christian youth ministry and bible teaching. 2nd Sunday
114 130.
of every month, 5pm. Open to all ages. At 14 Darcy St
Melton South Community Centre
Offering classes in – Feng Shui – Declutter, 20/3; Acrylic Nails
CHURCH Maddingley. Enq – 0408 260 727.
21/3; French Macarons, 29/3; First Aid/CPR 1/4. Bookings & Gordon Catholic Parish Our Lady Help of Christians Korobeit
Enquiries - 9747 8576. Mass Times – Friday 17 March – St Patricks Day Mass – Sunday Mass 11.30am (2nd & 4th Sunday of Month).
Gordon 12 noon. Saturday 18 March – Dunnstown, 6.30pm. Golden Harvest Christian Fellowship
Sunday 19 March – Ballan, 8.45am; Gordon, 10.30am. Non denominational - Prayer every Sunday 10am, Men’s
MEETINGS Anglican Parish of West Moorabool KYB Monday evenings 6pm. Ladies KYB Wednesday 1pm.
Ballan Playgroup Ballan, Bungaree, Morrisons and Gordon. Service Times – Further details – 0429 681 566.
Every Tuesday of school Term. St Johns Anglican Church Sunday 19 March - St John’s Bungaree, 9am; St John’s Ballan, Bacchus Marsh Life Church
Hall - 9:30-11:30am. Enquiries - 0409 681 138 Anna or 0421 No Service; St James’ Morrisons, 9am. Enquiries – Fr. Glen Meeting 10am every Sunday at the BM College Drama Room,
905 558 Tamsin.  Wesley – 5368 2730. in Grant Street. Enquiries Pastor Merv - 0412 290 036.
Bacchus Marsh & District Garden Club Ballan Uniting Church (St. Paul’s)
Meeting 2nd Tuesday of each month, 7.30pm at The Laurels, Services – 1st, 2nd & 3rd Sundays 11.15am. 4th Sunday 9.30am
229 Main St Bacchus Marsh. Guest Speakers. Supper after Reflective Worship.
each meeting. All Welcome. Enquiries - Wendy 5367 4170. B3 Community
Focused, family friendly church with a difference. Services
Ballan Anglers Inc every 2nd & 4th Sundays at Avenue Bowling Club, Main St,
Meeting second Wednesday every month. Hudsons Hotel, Bacchus Marsh.
7.30pm. More anglers and families needed and welcome – Bacchus Marsh Christian Church
0400 003 936.
Rose-Carers of Maddingley Park
Sunday Services 10am with kids program. Fusion Youth 7pm
every Friday night.  222 Main St, Bacchus Marsh. Enquiries
Free Family Fun
Working Bees every 3rd Wednesday & Sunday of each
month. All welcome. Enquiries - 0418 171 119.
9028 2622.
Bacchus Marsh Baptist Church Sunday March 26
Sundays, 10:30am, Worship Service and Children’s Program.
Bacchus Marsh Family Drug Support Group Phone 5367 6550 for more details.
For Family Members who have a loved one affected by drugs.
Enquiries - 1300 660 068.
10am - 3pm
Alanon Support Group - for families of alcoholics. Labilliere St, Bacchus Marsh
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. food & drink competitions
Lal Lal Moorabool Photographic Group Inc arts & crafts workshops
Meeting 3rd Wednesday each month, 7pm. Soldiers Memorial guest speakers techsperts
Hall, Lal Lal. Enquiries 5341 7535.
demonstrations unplugged concert
Footscray Poultry Club (at Bacchus Marsh)
Meetings held 2nd Sunday of month, 2pm. Poultry Pavilion. farmers/sustainability market
Racecourse Rec. Reserve, Balliang-Bacchus Marsh Rd,
Bacchus Marsh. All welcome – Peter  0428 112 295.
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Celebrating Family Life and Quality Design First
homebuyer’s
initiative
Strong capital growth
across the state, particularly
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where the median house
price is now $770,000, has
made access to the housing
market more difficult for
first homebuyers.
While house prices in re-
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In addition, the First Home for first homebuyers look-
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also been doubled for buy- property ladder at a price
ers of new homes in regional they can afford.
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• 3 bedrms & family bathroom, master with ENS & WIR. • Features bathroom, ducted heating & cooling, open • Large rainwater storage capacity & dam as well as • Very last of original vacant quarter acre golf blocks
• Third living area is located upstairs which the kids will plan kitchen/meals area & DLUG. 3 spacious sheds, 4 stables, 3 walk in boxes, 3 day • Gentle sloping land to the rear.
love as a play room/TV games area. yards & a 845m track. • Panoramic views of the Bacchus Marsh Golf course
• Features incl under stair storage, upstairs walk in linen, and lakes to the North/East
DLUG, ducted heating & refrigerated air con.
Private Sale: $495,000 Private Sale: $328,000 Private Sale: $799,000 Private Sale: $210,000
Inspect: Saturday 18th March 1.15pm–1.45pm Inspect: Saturday 18th March 10.15am-10.45am Inspect: By appointment Inspect: By appointment
Contact: Marcus Rayner 0418 556 699 Contact: Melonie Winch 0408 675 011 Contact: Graeme Rayner 0417 559 945 Contact: Marcus Rayner 0418 556 699
Email: marcus@raynerrealestate.com.au Email: melonie@raynerrealestate.com.au Email: graeme@raynerrealestate.com.au Email: marcus@raynerrealestate.com.au

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

175 Main Street
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63 SPENCER ROAD, BALLAN 3 CENTRAL PARK COURT, BALLAN
PRICE REDUCED

BEAUTIFULLY PRESENTED 4 2 2 RELAX – CENTRAL – ENTERTAIN 4 2 2
• 4 bedroom (all with robes) • Quality 5 year old home in a quiet court location
• Ensuite and walk in robe in main bedroom Private Sale: $418,000 • Versatile, family friendly floorplan with 4 bedrooms Private Sale: $529,000
• 2 living areas Inspect: By appointment • Large master with dressing area and full ensuite. Inspect: By appointment
• Gas ducted heating, ducted evaporative cooling • Large kitchen (with walk-in pantry)/meals/living area plus adjoining room
Contact: Rod Grant 0416 231 782 Contact: Mark Dudley 0409 954 396
• 900mm gas stove, dishwasher, island bench and pantry • Magnificent semi-enclosed alfresco area with spotted gum timber decking,
• Solar/gas HWS, double garage with auto door & direct access to the house Email: rod@raynerrealestate.com.au heating and ceiling fan. Email: mark@raynerrealestate.com.au
• 600sqm block, access for a caravan or boat. • Fully landscaped easy maintenance yard, including selection of fruit trees
• Ducted gas heating, split system and ceiling fans

6 INGLISTON ROAD, BALLAN 7 LAY STREET, BALLAN

BRAND NEW: BALLAN LIVING 3 2 2 VERY COMFORTABLE 3 2 2
• Quality home built by McNiece Building Group • 3 large bedrooms (all with robes)
• 541m2 allotment, new fences and fresh lawn Private Sale: $442,500 • Ensuite and large walk-in-robe in main bedroom Private Sale: $399,000
• 3 bedrooms with provision for a possible 4th bedroom Inspect: By appointment • Family room with sliding door onto an alfresco area, spacious dining area Inspect: By appointment
• Master with walk in robe and full ensuite, other bedrooms with built in robes. • Modern kitchen with gas cooktop, dishwasher, island bench and pantry
Contact: Mark Dudley 0409 954 396 Contact: Rod Grant 0416 231 782
• Main living provides family/dining/kitchen/walk in pantry) and flows to • Large laundry with cupboards & work top, large linen cup-board
undercover Alfresco area providing for a relaxing BBQ. Email: mark@raynerrealestate.com.au • Double garage, gas ducted heating, solar/gas HWS and 3,300 litre rain tank Email: rod@raynerrealestate.com.au
• Entry from double garage, floor coverings, central heating, dishwasher, split • On a 500 sqm block with room to make provision for a caravan or boat
system, ceiling fans, basic landscaping, quality kitchen and appliances.

15 MAHERS LN, MT EGERTON 26 VIEW CRESCENT, BLACKWOOD 120 GREENDALE ROAD, GREENDALE 12 RECREATION RES RD, BLACKWOOD
PRICE REDUCED NEW LISTING

ON TOP OF THE WORLD BLACKWOOD UNDER 3 LAND STRIKE!! - IN POPULAR GREENDALE WEEKEND ESCAPE
• 7.78ha (19+ acres approx.) of grazing country. • 3 bedroom residence in beautiful, historic Blackwood • 19 Acres (7.73ha) approximately • Set on a 1806 square metre block
• Peaceful location with views on the side of Mt Egerton • Easy access to Blackwood mineral springs, bush • Well-formed long drive way entry • Solar/battery power
• 3 bedrooms, walk-in-robe, full en-suite walking tracks, hotel/café, store & post office • Workshop 18 x 10 metre with concrete flooring plus 18 • 22,500 litre tank plumbed to kitchenette & gas hot water
• Kitchen/meals/family, formal lounge, wood heating, split • Elevated private position, long drive with turn around, x 4 metre verandah • Wood heater
system, verandah to relax on, secured mud room ample car coverage, underground concrete wine bunker • Power connected • Loft bedroom
• Well laid-out garden watered by dam, dbl garage/ • Entry hall, lounge/kitchen/meals, wood fire, split system • Magnificent elevated views • Decking off the living area overlooking the forest
workshop, tank water and evaporative cooling • Excellent cleared area for home site (STCA) • Fruit and nut trees
• 15 mins to Ballarat Uni & Buninyong, easy access • Excellent car coverage and garage with studio area • 2 large water tanks and 2 dams • Garaging for 2 cars
Western Freeway • Landsize 1R 13P, ¼ Acre + • Excellent location easy walk to eateries and walking trails
Private Sale: $665,000 Private Sale: $299,000 Private Sale: $395,000 Private Sale: $155,000
Inspect: By appointment Inspect: By appointment Inspect: By appointment Inspect: By appointment
Contact: Mark Dudley 0409 954 396 Contact: Mark Dudley 0409 954 396 Contact: Mark Dudley 0409 954 396 Contact: Rod Grant 0416 231 782
Email: mark@raynerrealestate.com.au Email: mark@raynerrealestate.com.au Email: mark@raynerrealestate.com.au Email: rod@raynerrealestate.com.au

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

132 Corner Inglis & Fisken Streets
Ballan raynerrealestate.com.au 5368 1057
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Arbee Real Estate
FOR SALE 4 Leahy Street, Bacchus Marsh FOR SALE 5 Jonathan Drive, Bacchus Marsh
4 2 4 3 1 1

A Lifestyle Awaits Don’t Miss This
Perfectly sectioned and proportioned home on a generous 9582. Open Neat and tidy home offers the opportunity to enter the property
kitchen/meals area. 3 additional double sized bedrooms with BIRs & market. Close to Darley Plaza, Doctors, Dentist, Primary School and
rumpus that could be a 5th bedroom or study. Ducted heating, split sporting oval. 3 bedroom gem with heating & cooling, has central
system cooler & ceiling fans. Double carport, and 10.8mtr x 6.6mtr bathroom, 2 lounge rooms, kitchen/dining and laundry. Generous
extra high Colorbond garage to the rear with power and side access. 646m² corner block with side access and rear garage.
INSPECT By appointment INSPECT By appointment
FOR SALE $460,000 FOR SALE $298,000

NEW LISTING
CONTACT
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Steve Creese 0475 888 101
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Peter Leonard 0429 671 990
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FOR SALE 3/12 George Street, Bacchus Marsh FOR SALE 19 Manning Boulevard, Bacchus Marsh
2 1 1 3 2 3

Centrally Located 2 Bedroom Unit Entertainer’s Delight
This well presented unit is in a prime location just a short stroll to the Fantastic home on a large block of over 4000m2. Kitchen with stone
Main Street shopping precinct. Featuring 2 bedrooms with built in bench tops, & quality cabinetry & appliances. There are 3 bedrooms
robes, comfortable lounge, kitchen, combined bathroom and laundry plus a study, master bedroom with ensuite & WIR. Ducted evaporative
and a private courtyard. cooling & wood heater in the living room. Stunning decked alfresco
area perfect to relax, entertain your guests and enjoy the surrounds.
INSPECT By appointment INSPECT By appointment
FOR SALE $229,000 FOR SALE $710,000
CONTACT Pete Leonard 0429 671 990 CONTACT Daryl Gould 0409 233 157
WEB arbeerealestate.com.au WEB arbeerealestate.com.au

FOR SALE 4/7 Fisken Street, Bacchus Marsh FOR SALE 1/9 Simone Road, Bacchus Marsh
2 1 2 1 1

Great Investment or Owner/Occupier Opportunity Live In Or Invest
Short stroll to Main Street Shopping Centre, generous lounge, This very neat 2 bedroom unit is the front one of a block of 2.
spacious kitchen and dining area, bathroom with shower and bath, A spacious floor plan gives you a large lounge, separate kitchen &
separate toilet, and separate laundry. Ducted heating throughout and dining area and 2 good sized bedrooms with BIRs. Bathroom, toilet &
a wall a/c. Private carport, a ramp and wide steps to the front veranda, laundry are all separate & you have a neat decked area in the
views to the streetscape opposite, and a neat and tidy backyard. backyard & a single garage with a rollerdoor for secure parking.
INSPECT By appointment INSPECT By appointment
FOR SALE $270,000 FOR SALE $275,000
CONTACT Daryl Gould 0409 233 157 CONTACT Daryl Gould 0409 233 157
WEB arbeerealestate.com.au WEB arbeerealestate.com.au

FOR SALE 23 George Street, Bacchus Marsh FOR SALE 62 Jonathan Drive, Bacchus Marsh
3 1 1 3 1 1

Walk To Everything Neat & Affordable Little Investment
A very neat 2 bedroom plus study/small bedroom. Large master Very appealing property located close to all amenities including
bedroom with BIR, bed 2 with BIR, beautiful lounge with split system schools, shops, parks, public transport & freeway access. Featuring 3
a/c, spacious kitchen with gas upright stove & dishwasher, double bedrooms all with built in robes, kitchen with modern appliances,
glass doors to the rear sunroom & study/small bedroom. Ducted dining, central bathroom & laundry and good sized lounge.
heating, pergola, fenced rear yard, native plants & single garage. Undercover pergola, small rear lawn, single carport with roller door.
INSPECT By appointment INSPECT By appointment
FOR SALE $429,000 FOR SALE $259,500
CONTACT Daryl Gould 0409 233 157 CONTACT Peter Leonard 0429 671 990
WEB arbeerealestate.com.au WEB arbeerealestate.com.au

FOR SALE 3/7 Fisken Street, Bacchus Marsh FOR SALE 2/10 McCrae Street, Bacchus Marsh
2 1 1 3 2 1

Neat As A Pin Excellent Townhouse Living
Well located 2 bedroom unit. New floor coverings, new window 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, spacious open plan kitchen, meals & family
furnishings, new benchtop and sink in the kitchen and freshly painted. room, bathroom, toilet & separate laundry. Kitchen with stone bench
Kitchen with upright stove & an adjoining spacious meals area, the tops, soft close drawers & cupboards, 900mm SS upright gas oven,
lounge has a gas heater and a split system a/c, both bedrooms with dishwasher. Blinds to all windows. Ducted gas heating & ducted evap
BIRs. Decked back veranda overlooking a large private backyard. cooling. A neat decked area for outdoor entertaining & a single garage.
INSPECT By appointment INSPECT By appointment
FOR SALE $275,000 FOR SALE $395,000
CONTACT Daryl Gould 0409 233 157 CONTACT Daryl Gould 0409 233 157
WEB arbeerealestate.com.au WEB arbeerealestate.com.au

FOR SALE 14 Lyon Place, Ballan FOR SALE 518 Myrniong-Korobeit Road, Greendale
4 2 2 4 2 6

Timeless Charm in Country Environment A Lifestyle Awaits
Beautifully built home with period features on 3193m of prime
2
Perfectly presented on approx. 3.75 acres with stunning views. 3 bedrooms
residential land. 4 bedrooms, main with WIR & ens. 3 further with study/4th bedroom & loft/attic. Open plan kitchen/dining/ living area.
bedrooms with BIRs. Spacious living room, dining room, French Undercover entertaining area with 8 person spa. Slab heating, split system
provincial inspired kitchen. Alfresco area & rear deck. Separate double cooling & ceiling fans. Substantial shedding, carport areas, multiple water
remote controlled garage & double gates offering rear access. tanks, solar panels, well fenced horse paddock, stable & dam.
INSPECT By appointment INSPECT By appointment
FOR SALE $594,000 FOR SALE $849,000
CONTACT Peter Leonard 0429 671 990 CONTACT Denise Sniegowski 0456 044 024
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Darley 21 Victoria Street 4 2 2 Greendale 29 Lacote Road 4 2 2

Celebrating Family Life and Quality Private Sale Prized Greendale Lifestyle, Private Sale
Design Prized Greendale Location
Price $475,000 - $495,000 Enjoy sweeping views of countryside, Price $559,000 - $570,000
This impeccably appointed home is
characterised by an abundance of Inspect By appointment complemented by this quality family Inspect By appointment
space, timeless style and beautiful home on 6 acres of pastoral paradise
gardens. It combines all the elements Office 137 Main Street, makes this a stand out opportunity for Office 137 Main Street,
essential to todays modern living, well Bacchus Marsh 5367 8128 those looking to embrace the charm of Bacchus Marsh 5367 8128
thought out formal and casual living a sought after rural lifestyle.
Contact Len Smith 0418 343 754 Contact Len Smith 0418 343 754
areas and the flexibility to cater to your
len@lensmith.com.au len@lensmith.com.au
individual lifestyle.

Greendale 30 Napoleon Street 2 1 3

Greendale Calling! Private Sale
Within walking distance to the Price $350,000
Greendale Hotel/General Store is this
two bedroom cottage surrounded Inspect By appointment
by beautiful native gardens set on Contact Len Smith 0418 343 754
approximately 1 acre (4000sqm).

Pentland Hills 109 Palmers Lane 4 2 2

Country Style Homestead Private Sale
with City/Country Views
Price $975,000
Set in rolling green landscape and
positioned on 40 acres of lawns, Inspect By appointment
gardens, mature trees, pasture & bush
land is this welcoming home comprising Office 137 Main Street,
of high decorative ceilings, polished Bacchus Marsh 5367 8128 Coimadai 53b Seereys Track
hardwood flooring, quality timber
Contact Len Smith 0418 343 754 Private Sale
kitchen/ meals, lounge, family room, len@lensmith.com.au
Cooee! Cooee! The Call of the Bush
glorious vistas from every window Looking for that piece of Australiana to Price $259,500
sep 2BR granny flat, machinery shed, call home? 17 acre natural bush setting
double carport and two picturesque located only 8kms from town. Gravel Inspect By appointment
dams. Easy freeway access to road frontage, Goodmans Creek access
Melbourne & Ballarat. to rear. Contact Len Smith 0418 343 754
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Bacchus Marsh Little Athletics
The Centre meet was held last Friday evening with a
modified program conducted.  Over the weekend Bacchus
Marsh was represented by 14 athletes in 24 events at the

Avenue
State Track & Field Championship held at Lakeside Stadium,
Albert Park.  William Lalor claimed a Silver medal in the
Under 12 Discus with a throw of 32.67 metres.  Jarvis Miles
won a Bronze medal in the Under 13 Discus throwing a

Bowling Club
personal best distance of 36.23 metres.  Under 9 athlete Alex
Lloyd jumped a personal best height of 1.15 metres in the
High Jump to win a State Bronze medal.
BMLAC State Results:
Results - Semi Finals Under 9 - Charlie Conroy 70m heat 7th; Alex Lloyd High
Jump 3rd, Shot Put 19th; Mackenzie Estlick 400m heat 7th;
Division 5 v Central Wendouree Shameka Grero 70m heat 8th, High Jump 19th, Discus 9th.
Avenue finished top of the ladder after Round 18 and took Under 11 – Ryan Lister 60m hurdles heat 4th, 100m heat
on Central Wendouree who finished second. The reward for 5th, 200m heat 6th; Hayden Lloyd Triple Jump 20th; Taryn
the winners of this match was a direct passage to this year’s McMinn 100m heat DQ; Miah Miles Discus 22nd; Bridie
Grand Final. Shanahan Javelin 19th, Discus 19th
Avenue didn’t start the game well with three rinks quickly Under 12 – William Lalor Discus 2nd, High Jump 14th
giving their opposition valuable shots at the start from
which Avenue did not recover. Stewart Wilson’s rink was the Under 13 – Jarvis Miles Shot Put 13th; Discus 3rd, Javelin 18th
Under 14 – Solomon Miesen 1500m 19th, Olivia Way 200m Jarvis Miles State Bronze Medallist. Photos Submitted.
standout on the day, quickly establishing a solid lead, which
they were able to maintain for the entire game, running out hurdles heat 6th, Triple Jump 22nd; Rebecca West 1500m 18th
winners by 10 shots. Of the other rinks, Mike Roberts’ rink This Saturday is the last meet prior to the Centre
fared best despite giving up a 3-shot lead after 19 ends to go Championship Day to be held on March 25.
down by three shots. Di Hardiment’s rink simply had a rare
off day, dropping 13 shots in the final five ends to go down
by 24 shots, whilst Ray Humphrey’s rink suffered a similar
fate, losing by 11 shots.
Next week’s match will be against Webbcona.
Final score – Avenue 72 lost Central Wendouree 100.

Division 7 v Clunes
The opposition jumped out of the starting gate establishing
an early overall lead, on a very good playing surface.
At the afternoon break, Avenue only trailed by 12 shots
and was hopeful of a second half turnaround. The margin
between the two teams ballooned out to 25 shots shortly after
play resumed, however Avenue mounted a comeback over
the concluding ends to at least have a chance with a few ends
to play. Led by Mal Smith’s rink who were trailing 3-18 after
12 ends they surged home picked up valuable shots in the
last 8 ends to end up a draw. A similar tale was seen on Don
Lemin’s rink, trailing 15-17 after 20 ends they picked up 8
shots over the last 5 ends to win by 6 shots.
Unfortunately, the other two rinks couldn’t complete the
same fightback, losing by three shots and 14 shots.
The loss finishes the season for this division, and despite the
result their season can be regarded as successful.
Final score – Avenue 84 lost Clunes 95. Alex Lloyd State Bronze Medallist. William Lalor State Silver Medallist.

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Darley Cricket Ballan Golf Club
Results - Week ending Saturday 11 March
two wickets in hand, the Wednesday – Stableford
batsmen dug deep to pass
Winner John Fitzgerald (22) 39 points,
Darley’s score and end the
R/up Kevin Lockman (15) 37 points.
Lions season.
NTP - 15th John Fitzgerald
Densley and Hayden Nash
By Shaun Kelly both took two wickets each Magpie - 14th Barry Sims.
for Darley, with Noah Sim- Saturday – Stableford
Seniors mons, Austin Macbeth, Ben
Taylor, Jaylen Altay and
(2nd Round House Teams) 
The Darley Lions have fin- A Grade - winner Shaun O’Dea (14) 41 points,
Mackenzie Murray all tak-
ished in second spot on the ing a wicket each. R/up Kev Lockman (14) 39 points.
Ballarat Cricket Association It was better news for Dar- B Grade - winner on the day Athol Love (21) 43 points,
First XI ladder after defeat- ley’s 14 & Under Second XI R/up Les Martin (18) 37 points.
ing East Ballarat by 151 runs side, marching into the finals C Grade - winner Sam Sims (22) 38 points
in their final round encoun- on the back of an impressive on c/b from Brian Clifford (22).
ter at Russell Square. win over Coronet City. NTPs - 7th John Fitzgerald, 12th Rob Brown,15th Con Britt.
The Lions will face expe- After Coronet City made Magpies - 14th Chris Tudor,18th Ian Godkin.
rienced finals campaigners short work of Darley’s bowl- Balls 7, Cut-off 36: Athol Love, Shaun O’Dea, Sam Sims,
Mount Clear in their semi- ing attack last week, it was Kevin Lockman, Brian Clifford, Les Martin and
final at Alfredton Oval this a different story this week Ian Godkin on c/b.
Saturday and Sunday in as Coronet City went from
their first taste of finals ac- 2/160 to all out for 189, with
tion in years. the Lions ripping through
Darley booked their place the remaining wickets in
in the semi final with a just 7.2 overs. Aaron Cad-
solid all-round performance 17yo Bryce Galea finished his innings on 100no in the man was the chief destroyer
against East Ballarat, scoring Darley Senior 4th XI (BCA One Day C Grade) match v with 4/31 from his eight
8/336 against the Hawks in Lucas at Darley Civic Hub Oval last Saturday. overs, with three of those
the first week of their game, Photo - submitted wickets taken this week,
then bowling them out for captain Brodie Ward took
dismissed, Hawks left-arm straight wins to end the
185 in just 39.3 overs in the two important wickets on
bowler Hayden Walters home-and-away season.
second week. the second morning, and Jy-
quickly removed Lane Have- After taking four wickets
Wickets were shared lberg and Craig McDonald son Fawcett put the full stop
last week to help roll Wen-
amongst the Darley bowlers, whilst Jordan was dismissed douree for 100, Cornford on Coronet City’s innings by
with Matthew Cape (2/10 at the other end to have the started the second day on taking the final wicket with

More
off eight overs), Hayden Ja- Lions quickly going from 25 not out before scoring his just his second ball of the
mieson and Sri Lankan spin 0/104 to 4/108, and whilst a first-ever century, scoring day.
twins Hasitha Wickrama- 69 run partnership between 103 runs off 130 balls with This gave Darley, who re-
singhe and Sajitha Rupas- Clint Salisbury (40) and Josh seven fours before retiring to commended their innings
inghe all taking two wickets on 2/117, just 63 runs to

cycling gold
Fitzgerald (24) threatened to cap off a man-of-the-match
each, with Jake Wilkie chip- righten the ship for the Li- performance. chase down to secure their
ping in with a wicket also, in ons, once they were both run The Lions passed Wendou- finals berth. Rockey Hoey,
a bowling performance that out for the fifth and sixth ree’s score without the loss who was on 34 overnight,
will give the Lions a massive wickets, only Blake Colley, of a wicket as Cornford and brought up a brilliant half-
amount of confidence going who was unbeaten on 34, Corey Beaton compiled a 117 century as he retired on 53,
into next week’s semi final By Jessica Howard Sydney over four days from
offered any resistance as the run opening partnership be- Jyson Fawcett continued his
against a Mount Clear side February 22.
Lions tail was bundled out fore Beaton was dismissed golden touch by also retiring
Bacchus Marsh cyclist Graeme also claimed gold in
that bested the Lions in their for 245 to end their season. for a well-made 60. on 53 for his first half-centu-
only meeting back in Round Graeme Frislie has set a the under 17 men’s 500-me-
Bryce Galea’s maiden senior James Hunt then came to ry of the season, and Ethan
4. new Australian record at tre time trial and bronze in
century helped the Lions the crease to contribute nine Thewma (33) and Luke
the National Junior Track the Keirin event.
Darley’s Second XI capped Fourth XI end the season on of a 15 run partnership with Hayward (20) also retired
Championships. The Year-10 Bacchus Marsh
off a disappointing season a high with a comfortable Cornford, followed by Aiden after impressive innings to
with their second win for The 16-year-old competed Grammar student competes
victory over Lucas in their Cox who played his best in- lead Darley to 4/286 and a
the season in the final round, in the Flying 200-metre with the Brunswick Cycling
final-round one-day match. nings of not only the season semi final matchup against
defeating finals-bound Wen- but of his career as he retired qualifier, which he covered Club, which sent a group
top side Mount Clear next
Galea’s unbeaten innings of in just 11.057-seconds. The of four under-17 cyclists to
douree by five wickets at on 50, his first ever half- weekend.
exactly 100, which included existing record was 11.079 represent Victoria at the
Darley Park. century which helped Dar- The seasons for both of Dar-
seven fours and three sixes, seconds. Championships.
After dismissing the Red ley to a score of 3/268 to go ley’s Under 12 sides in the
helped the Lions reach 4/248 into their semi-final against Frislie then went on to win Graeme was joined by team
Caps for 122 last week, off their 40 overs, with Liam Melton Junior Cricket As-
Darley re-commenced their Ballarat-Redan this week on sociation came to an end on the Under-17 sprint final mates Josh Heather, Harry
Cornford contributing 40 of a high with seven straight ahead of fellow Victorian, Morgan and Bill Simpson.
innings at 0/40 on day two a 71 run third wicket part- Friday night, with both the
to work their way to 7/148 wins and some massive Darley Pride and the Dar- Sam Gallagher. The team took out the gold
nership with Galea, and momentum against a Two The National Junior Track
when stumps were called at ley Cubs putting up valiant, medal in the Team Pursuit
Alan Shea helping Galea Swords that they put to the
the afternoon tea break. but ultimately unsuccess- Championships were held in and silver in the Team Sprint.
reach his century with 24 sword only two weeks ago.
Ben Longhurst top-scored runs as part of an unbeaten ful, performances in their
for the Lions with 33 be- Unfortunately for Darley’s semi-finals.
88 run partnership for the 14 & Under First XI side,
fore retiring hurt, with fifth wicket. The Pride, who started
their season ended last Sat-
Hamish Wheeler making After opening bowler Rick on 6/76 in their semi-final
urday after a valiant effort
25 and young guns Jordan James struck twice during against Eynesbury Eagles
in what was a virtual elimi-
Monaghan and Mitch Ward his eight over spell, remov- Black, ended up on 9/127
nation final against Elaine,
tuning themselves up for ing both Lucas openers to at the end of their full 40
going down by just two
junior finals next week with record figures of 2/19, Steven overs, a score that the Eagles,
wickets.
26 and 20 respectively to end Cornford tore through the who started their “second”
After re-commencing their
their senior seasons. middle order, taking 4/17 innings on 2/112, quickly
innings on 5/107, the Lions
Darley’s Third XI fell short off his eight overs to ensure chased down on their way to
were dismissed for 166 in
of a season-ending victory, Lucas could only reach 7/134 a total of 3/226, with Charlie
their final over of the morn-
going down to East Ballarat off their 40 overs, ending ing, with overnight batsmen Borg and Angus Jones the
by 50 runs. Darley’s season on a high Ryan Densley (18) and James wicket-takers for the Pride.
After the Hawks knocked after the disappointment of Martindale (19) working The Cubs, led by Mitchell
up 295 last week, helped missing finals by just one hard for a 45 run sixth-wick- Wells (22 retired) and Ryder
largely by 179 off the bat of game. et partnership, before their O’Brian (16) worked their
Paul Rose, the Lions started dismissals triggered a lower way to 7/138 over their two
the chase well with a 104 order collapse. week innings, but despite
run opening partnership be- Juniors With Elaine re-commenc- two wickets from Patrick
tween Daniel Hynes (27) and A maiden century by Liam ing their innings on 1/97, Jarvinen and one each to
captain Liam Jordan, who Cornford has led the Darley the Lions had to take quick O’Brian and Ewen Shelley,
scored his first half-century Lions to second place on the wickets if they harboured a they couldn’t prevent St An-
of the season with a cap- Ballarat Cricket Association hope of playing finals, and thony’s Gold from passing
tain’s knock of 57, but when 16 & Under Second XI lad- despite Elaine still needing their score, making 5/208 to
Hynes was the first wicket der and a streak of seven eight runs to win with just end the Cubs’ season.
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Ballan Cricket
Ballan 1 St X1
Ballan 250 lost Brown Hill 8/252
Batting - Z Graham 64, M Nolan 46, C
Tooze 44, N Heafield 31, A Mullane 20.
Bowling - Z Graham 15-4-2/34, N
Heafield 18-6-2/64, H Micallef 16-4-
2/75, A Cairns 11-2-1/45.
Ballan continued bowling this week,
despite the bowlers trying hard all day
they could not get Brown Hill out. The
game was called off once Brown Hill
passed Ballan’s score. With the loss
Ballan is out of the four and will miss
the finals.
Ballan 2nd X1 - Bye
Under 16
Ballan 226 defeated Coronet 9/104.
Batting - J Crowe 92 no, J McGregor 58,
D Graham 11, S Dehnert 10, M Storey 7,
A McCarthy 1.
Bowling - D Graham 5.5-4-5/2, S
Dehnert 7-0-2/34, A McCarthy 1-0-1/3,
J McGregor 5-0-1/35.
Ballan continued bowling this week;
Coronet got off to a reasonable start Jack Crowe gets his personal best score of 92 not out.
Photos – Chris Thom Dylan Graham steers the U16s to victory with 5/2 off 6 overs.
putting on 60 runs in 11 overs losing
two wickets. Dylan Graham then took
the ball and bowled magnificently to
take five wickets in five overs. Coronet
lost their last six wickets in nine overs,
which gave Ballan a comfortable win
for their last game of the season.
Under 13
Ballan 8/181 lost Golden Point Blue
6/185
Batting - D Pascoe 38, V Weatherhead
23, G Muir 22, J Jarvis 16 ret, C Gates 9
ret, J Johnston 8 ret, T Cox 7.
Bowling - G Muir 5-0-2/14, J Childs
5-1-1/18.
Ballan batted first and put on another
71 runs with the loss of two wickets,
with all batsmen making runs. Despite
Ballan’s bowlers putting in a good
performance they were let down
by some poor fielding and dropped
catches. Despite the loss the boys
finished second on the ladder and are
looking forward to the finals next week. Noel Heafield sends a good bouncer past a Brown Hill batsman. Mick Nolan flies for a ball just out of reach.

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» Super Select II 4WD Centre differential » Sports cloth seat trim + Black finish platform side steps
» High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps » Smartphone Link Display Audio with 7” touch screen + Black powder coat finish sports bar
» LED Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) » Android Auto + Black finish rear step bumper
» Fog lamps (front) » Apple CarPlay + Black powder coat finish nudge bar
» Privacy glas » Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB) radio +AM/FM/MP3
+ Tub liner (under rail type)
» Chrome door mirrors and handles » HDMI Input
+ Tinted bonnet protector
» Leather bound steering wheel » Multi information display
» Leather bound gearshi  » 6 x SRS Airbags + So“ tonneau cover
» Climate control dual zone air conditioning » Cruise Control + Towbar and towball
» Door mirrors with power fold control » Reverse camera + Carpet mats

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Slick, bold and uncompromising, the All New Toyota C-HR takes stylish city driving to the next level.
With its unmistakable curves, sophisticated cabin and daring, diamond-inspired motif, it knows how to
make an impression.
T2016-006108
MN0988G1

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Melton Toyota
143-147 High Street,
5-STAR
Melton 2016 GUEST EXPERIENCE
DEALERSHIP

T 03 8746 0300 SUPERIOR SERVICE

LMCT 1976

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