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Tuesday 28 November, 2017 Serving Ballan and district since 1872 Phone 5368 1966 Vol 11 No 46

FIRE
No excuses

The message is very clear, ZERO TOLERANCE – Nathan Ractliffe (DGO) and members from the Bacchus Marsh Fire Brigade. Photo – Jessica Howard

By Jessica Howard a fine of $1,586 or court action with penalties of $19,028 and “It is important to undertake mitigation work, including
12-months imprisonment. slashing, grading and general property clean-ups before the
Moorabool’s Fire Danger Period has officially begun. Mr Ractliffe said the Zero Tolerance strategy, which was fire danger ratings increase,” he said.
Restrictions throughout CFA’s western region commenced first introduced to Moorabool in 2006, has seen a 70 per cent “Any burning-off requires thorough planning, ensuring
at 1am on Monday November 27 and with forecasts reduction in turnouts to illegal burns. there are enough people to monitor, contain and extinguish
indicating an above average fire season, emergency services “Prior to this strategy we were being called out left, right and the burn safely and effectively.
are adopting a zero-tolerance approach to bushfire arson. centre, but since implementing the zero-tolerance strategy, “Avoid burning off when high winds are forecast – not only
Nathan Ractliffe, Deputy Group Officer of Bacchus Marsh the calls are being reduced which means the number of fires on the day of your burn but for the days afterwards”.
Brigade Group, said starting a fire, whether intentionally or in the area is decreasing”.
unintentionally, is a crime. Moorabool Shire Council has issued 360 fire prevention
During the Fire Danger Period fires cannot be lit in the open
notices to local residents, with approximately 120 cleared by
“It doesn’t matter if the fire is deliberately or mechanically air without a written permit from CFA or a Municipal Fire
the due date so far.
lit, if we are called out to the fire, the police will automatically Prevention Officer.
investigate the incident and offenders will be prosecuted,” he Fire Danger Periods are based on local conditions and take Moorabool Mayor Paul Tatchell said inspections will
said. into account fuel moisture, fuel loads, grassland curing, continue throughout the fire season.
“The Bacchus Marsh Brigade Group is also working closely weather and rainfall. For more information, visit cfa.vic.gov.au/can or call
with Moorabool Shire Council, who can issue Fire Prevention CFA District 15 Operations Manager, Brett Boatman said it is VicEmergency Hotline on 1800 226 226.
Notices when fire hazards are identified”. important for residents to prepare their property to minimise All burn-offs should be registered with the VicFire Burn-off
Failure to comply with Fire Prevention Notices can result in any chance of fire taking hold or spreading. notification line on 1800 668 511.

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Number 1 playgroup
By Jessica Howard

St Andrew’s Playgroup is the 2017 Regional Community Playgroup of the Year.
The Bacchus Marsh playgroup was presented the prestigious accolade at Playgroup
Victoria’s annual awards held at the Melbourne Aquarium on Friday November 17.
The award refers to a community playgroup that holds five or more sessions and was
one of ten accolades acknowledging the work of playgroups across Victoria.
Sinead Halliday, from Playgroup Victoria, said only a small handful of playgroups run
five or more sessions per week.
“It is no small feat,” she said.
“St Andrew’s provides great opportunities for play which greatly aids the development
of the children.
“The playgroup has been running for 21 years and the positive momentum continues.
Over the past year, the playgroup has demonstrated a high level of care for the members
of the community and offers a nurturing environment that is hugely beneficial for all
involved”.
St Andrew’s Playgroup coordinator, Cindy Sutton said the committee was rapt.
“This was our first year applying for the awards and we saw the presentation night as
a good opportunity to see what other playgroups are doing and how we can improve
ourselves,” she said.
“We had absolutely no expectations, so the win came at a real shock”.
Ms Sutton said the award was a great way to recognise the hours of volunteer time that
goes in to running a playgroup.
“It is not an award for one person but an award for the whole playgroup; it’s for the
members that come every week and participate; the people who volunteer their time; and
the committee members who take on those committee roles and fundraise throughout
the year, while already being busy working or at home with the kids.
“The award is also a fantastic way for us to get the message out there to people who may
like to join a playgroup but don’t know what is available. We want the community to know Playgroup mums Jayne Oliver and Alissa Slatter with children (L-R) Leigh, Chloe, Owen and
Emily, and the trophy the not-for profit group won (Ms Oliver holding). Photo Jessica Howard
that this space is available for everyone and anyone – mums, fathers and grandparents”.
Minister for Early Childhood Education Jenny Mikakos, who attended the award
ceremony, said community playgroups play an important role in linking families and JUDGES COMMENTS
reducing social isolation.
“Playgroups provide opportunities for members to learn from other families about local ‘Easy access’ would be a good way to summarise this playgroup.
services and supports,” she said. Working with maternity services, this playgroup meets families before the birth of a
“Congratulations to all of this year’s winners and I thank our playgroups for their child to make it easier for families to make contact later, after the child is born and
tireless work in helping ensure kids are ready for kinder, ready for school and ready for the family is seeking contact with other families. The group has a fee structure that
life’. supports families experiencing financial hardship and their culture of ‘participation
St Andrew’s Playgroup is a non-denominational community playgroup that runs for everyone’ was shown in how they provided for the needs of a hearing-impaired
Monday through to Friday from the Uniting Church Hall in Bacchus Marsh. parent at a movie night.”
For more information, visit www.facebook.com/BacchusMarshPlaygroup.

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FAMILY VIOLENCE
HAS NO GOOD DAYS.
Family Violence stems from men
who think they are better than women.
Men who exercise control, and misuse
power. And they might think it’s only
their wife or partner they’re harming,
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‘Tree’mendous fundraiser By Jessica Howard

With the festive season fast approaching, two
local community groups are getting in the
spirit of Christmas.
Bacchus Marsh Rotary Club and SES will kick
off their annual Christmas Tree Drive on the
first weekend of December.
The drive commenced in 2016 and saw the sale
of 236 trees. Peter Ellerton, from the Rotary
Club of Bacchus Marsh, said he hoped to see
even more success this Christmas.
“Last year we raised $3,000 for each club,” he
said.
“The funds raised are put straight back into
the community. For Rotary, the money was
used to fund a number of our local community
projects including breakfast clubs at schools,
literacy programs, graffiti removal and other
youth services”.
Jane Fraser, Bacchus Marsh SES Unit Officer
for Community Events, said the drive helped
keep the State Emergency Service in operation.
“Last year we partnered with Rotary and it
was a great success, so we decided to run the
drive again, in order to keep giving back to the
community,” she said.
The 2016 drive, alongside other annual
fundraisers, allowed SES volunteers to
purchase new motorbikes, trailers and a
lighting tower.
This year’s event will run on the first and
second weekends of December.
Ms Fraser said the project would commence at
7:30am at SES Headquarters.
“We plan to run sales until 7pm or until sold
out. Last year we were sold out before 12pm”.
The volunteer organisations will also provide
a pick-up and delivery service for an extra $10.
Bacchus Marsh SES Headquarters is located
(L-R): Lee Brooker, Chris Stuckey, Jane Fraser (SES) and Peter Ellerton (Rotary) are ready for the Christmas tree fundraiser. on Gisborne Road, Bacchus Marsh. For pre-
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(L-R) James Greenshields, Samantha Rothman (VFBV), John Pedretti and Rowsley Fire Brigade Captain VFBV State Vice President Samantha Rothman with District 15 Operations
Steve Bullard. Officer Chris Bigham. Photos – submitted

Small brigade; big dedication
By Jessica Howard Judith Jensz, who took on the role The presentation ceremony fol- Brigade Captain Steve Bullard Mr Bullard said most current
of Communications Officer in 1992 lowed the Brigade’s annual open said the Brigade was very fortu- members held full-time day jobs
More than two centuries of service and still holds the role today, was day and community meeting. nate to only attend around 20 fires and easily fit their volunteering
have been shared between mem- celebrated for three-decades of Members of the public received a and incidents per year. into the routine of a busy life and
bers of the Rowsley Fire Brigade. service alongside Neil Denny, who tour of the station, with a display of “Much appreciation goes to the family.
Seven volunteer firefighters were transferred to Rowsley from the the tanker and equipment. hard work of the long standing “It’s the old saying ‘many hands
Balliang Fire Brigade last year. District 15 Operations Officer, Rowsley Fire Brigade members for
presented with a service award make light work’. We don’t expect
Long standing members and 1st Chris Bigham spoke about the their commitment and dedication
ranging between 15 and 60-years members to be available for all of
Lieutenants, James Greenshields progress of an out of control fire that has got the Brigade to where it
on Sunday November 12. the work, all of the time, but we do
and John Pedretti were presented burning through the valley, using is today,” he said.
Brigade Captain Steve Bullard with Volunteer Fire Brigades Victo- need the right people to give us one
computerised simulation. “However, the Brigade desperate-
and 2nd Lieutenant Alex Velja- ria (VFBV) Gold Star awards for 55 to two hours a week”.
To demonstrate the significant ly needs new volunteers who can
noski each received a 15-year ser- and 60-years respectively. impact, the presentation included undertake the training to become The Rowsley Fire Brigade is lo-
vice medal, while 4th Lieutenant VFBV Vice President, Samantha a wind change which turned the firefighters to assist with the Bri- cated at 1095 Glenmore Road. For
Luke Pedretti was recognised for Rothman attended the ceremony 1km fire front with a 30km flank, gade’s response and to support the More information visit Rowsley
20-years. to present the prestigious awards. into a 30km fire front. brigade into the future”. Fire Brigade on Facebook.

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Newborns in the district
Babies born recently at Bacchus Marsh and By Kate Taylor
Council Clip
Melton Regional Hospital.
The draft Moorabool Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan 2017-2021 is out for public
comment.
The four-year plan is designed to enhance the health and wellbeing of residents and outline
Josh Reid and Tapaiya the health and wellbeing priorities for the community.
Fitzpatrick, from Bacchus
“The draft plan builds upon the strengths of the Moorabool 2013-2017 plan and details
Marsh, have welcomed the
birth of their first born child, strategies within the action plan that will be promoted and delivered to maximise the health
a little girl. Rochet Elijah and wellbeing of the communities of Moorabool,” read a report tabled at the November
REID arrived on Monday 20 council meeting.
November at 3.53pm and
weighed 6lb 3.5oz. Many local health, community and Council services have contributed their experience,
knowledge and expertise to the development of the draft plan.
“At the heart of this process is empowerment of the community – increasing people’s
ownership and control of their own health and wellbeing and their personal development.
Providing information and education for health and enhancing life skills enables people to
exercise greater control over factors influencing their health and wellbeing.”
The plan includes three themes of healthy eating and active living, improving resilience and
community safety, and improving education and employment opportunities.
The plan is now available for viewing through Moorabool Shire Council.

Nikolette, Kyle, Mark and Luke have a new sister, Onyka Ahsoka CANNON. Born to
Rockbank parents Evelyn and Benjamin Cannon on Thursday 16 November at 5.19pm,
Onyka weighed 3360 grams.

Sunbury couple Laura and
Ken LANE have welcomed
their second child, a little
girl. Arriving on Friday 24
November at 2.54am,
Tahlia Ava Lane weighed
8lb and is a new sister for
Jayda.

Moorabool Shire Council

NOTICE OF ORDINARY MEETING OF COUNCIL
The next Ordinary Meeting of Council will be held on Wednesday 6 December, 2017
in the James Young Room, Lerderderg Library, Bacchus Marsh, commencing at 5.00pm.
Members of the public are most welcome to attend

HAVE YOUR SAY – OPEN SPACE MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT
PLAN AND ASSOCIATED MOWING SERVICE REVIEW
Council has developed a maintenance management plan for Parks & Gardens and undertaken
a review of its grass mowing services. Residents are being given an opportunity to make a
submission to the draft Open Space Maintenance Management Plan and associated Mowing
Service Review, after Councillors resolved recently to exhibit the draft documents for public
consultation.
The review of mowing services recommends the removal of 384 roadsides that currently
receive a bi-annual or annual mow. To offset this, an increase in amenity mowing across
small towns is also recommended, that will see frequencies increased and various township
entrances receive a regular amenity mowing service.
The Draft Open Space Maintenance Management Plan and associated Mowing Service Review
will be out for public consultation for 6 weeks. The documents are available on our website:
www.moorabool.vic.gov.au/consultations.

Moorabool Shire Council: PO Box 18, Ballan VIC 3342
Contact Central Highlands Water
on 1800 061 514 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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with grain mustard mayonnaise and sriracha Panko crumbed calamari dusted with lemon pepper Chicken, Avocado
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maple flavoured syrup andmayonnaise,
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SMALL BREAKFAST $8.90
sauce, served on a
dressed rocket.
Egg & Hollandaise and anchovies.
Chicken, Pumpkin 2437kJ barbecue for $2 (468kJ). Our babycinos are free.
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zucchini fritters topped with
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avocado,
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onion ricotta,2088kJ hollandaise sauce, paprika and your choice
a poached egg and baby spinach. Cucumber, cheese, and served Pancakes (2) 1946kJ
herry tomatoes. A cheese omelette with chorizo, roasted tomato tomato, kalamata olives, with coleslaw and chips. 2884kJ
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mushrooms, 3139kJ
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Bacchus Marsh store.
tomatoes.V86, Expires 15/12/17
chipolatas, baked beans with grilled chicken,
mild tomato salsa, sour cream and guacamole. spanish onion, feta and mixed lettuce,
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mixed a hash brown, served with toasted ciabatta.
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p, ice cream and cream. Smoked Salmon Panko 55kJ
crumbed With Chilli
calamari dusted Beef in lemon pepper and 6258kJ toasties & Served with chips or salad Add $1.00 to swap to low gluten toast
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Open 7 Days – The Village Bacchus Marsh
483kJ

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3637kJ Open grills
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(3) fillets
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cucumber,
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Toasties made served with coleslaw, roasted capsicum,
traditionally on buttered white bread,
with gluten during preparation.
ricotta, Chicken, BLT mint, crispy shallots and a thai basil dressing.
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lemon pepper with sweet chilli sauce and sour
caramel sauce and
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nuts. 3832kJ Lemon Pepper Calamari
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216kJ
3644kJ & Bacon ciabatta
relish, served on toasted 4528kJ with available as an Chicken,
open
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Grilled chicken breast,
dusted mixed
with lemon lettuce, cherry
pepper Leg3832kJ
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3469kJ Grilled chicken breast, bacon, (1) crumbed calamari
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lettuce, Baconand tomatoes,
(2) served with chips, a fresh gardensides
red onion salad toasted macadamias,
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1180kJ
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tomato, spanish onion, cheese and caesar Grilledand tartare
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dressing, served on thick cut toast with chips. Smoked Salmon 3515kJ Nutritional
spanish onion, cheese and caesar
337kJ Large Chips information is based on the average standard product
tomato, 2793kJ 1996kJ
4059kJ Extra Bread (2) Grilled Beef, Pumpkin
1813kJ Grilled Chicken Breast dressing,1996kJ With cheese and avocado
718kJ on thick cut toast with chips.
served Grilled Beef, Pumpkin and is correct as at time of printing. Natural variations may result
in some deviations. Further, all meals may contain and/or come
Fruit Toast (2)
& Chickpea1261kJ Salad Lemon Pepper Calamari Turkey & Chickpea Salad together, and it’s a privilege
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Dumpling Queen
2233kJ Sandwich 3791kJ
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1107kJ
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pumpkin andSteak Sandwich
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Grilled Grilled beef strips, roasted With cheese and cranberry
to help grow the 27-year heritage already and nutritional details, please visit
nuts, seafood, gluten and dairy products. For a full allergen list
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chickpeas, mixed with capsicum, red onion,
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privilege www.coffeeclub.com.au
a poached egg on a mix cheese, mustard mayonnaise andortomato relish, cheese, mustard mayonnaise and tomato relish, feta, spinach, rocket, mint and a lemon dressing. by the founders of The Coffee Club.
Choose one of our fresh omelettes
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toasted ciabatta
own to tastes.chips.
suit yourwith served on toasted ciabatta with chips. fresh and
by the founders of The CoffeeKids find
create On this new menu you’ll
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• Specialising in Home
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ni Fritters 1346kJ A cheese omelette with leg ham and roasted On this new menu you’ll find fresh pack. Add a kids’ juice or bottle of water
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for $2 (468kJ). Our babycinos are free.
3081kJ wholesome dishes with a little twist from me.
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Made dumplings
do, bruschetta mix and
ed with dressed rocket.
& Spinach for $2 (468kJ). Our babycinos are free.
I hope you enjoy it! Smashed Avo on Toast 1386kJ and The Coffee Club’s Food Ambassador
A cheese omelette with roasted 3351kJ
Chicken Parmigiana

Tobacco Station
3351kJ1883kJ mushrooms, ricotta cheese, red onion Egg on Toast
A panko crumbed chicken breast topped 1280kJ Pancakes (2) 1946kJ
cado Stack and spinach, served with toasted ciabatta. Justine Schofield – Food personality
salsa, crisp bacon and melted
Smashed Served with ice cream and cream
st topped
with two baked corn and
with a mild Avo on Toast 1386kJ and The Coffee Club’s FoodChicken Vegetarian

NEW MENU AVAILABLE
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d melted
opped with avocado, dill and tomato Nuggets Low Gluten
w andegg and baby spinach.
chips.
A cheese omelette with chorizo, roasted Pancakes (2) 5158kJ 1946kJ Served with chips or salad

Wholesale, Retail & Giftstoasties &
oached Low Gluten Option
and basil, served with toasted ciabatta. Club Nachos
Served with ice cream and 1917kJ
cream Battered Fish
4916kJ Corn chips layered with melted cheese, Add $1.00 to swap to low gluten toast

Come in and try our Curry Laksa with Rice Noodles
sides salsa, sour cream and guacamole. Vegetarian Served with chips or salad
cooked your way,5158kJ Chicken Nuggets
mild tomato
grilled tomato, 272kJ 2098kJ 2375kJ Low gluten meals may come in contact
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and sage chipolatas, baked beans
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with chips or salad 6258kJ Low Gluten Ham & Cheese Fingers
Grilled Tomato 55kJ
s SERVED WITH CHIPS with gluten during preparation.
nd with toasted ciabatta.
guacamole.
, served 483kJ Open grill Served with chips or salad

Shop 40, The Village Bacchus Marsh
Mushrooms
Battered
Wedges Fish 3637kJ 1917kJ Low Gluten Option Our eggs are cage free.

• Traditional Homemade Buns
Hash Brown 932kJ Potato Toasties made traditionally on buttered white bread,
6258kJ toasties & Chipolatas (3)
Chorizo
966kJ
709kJ
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Seasoned potatowith served
chips
wedges or salad
with sweet chilli sauce and sour cream.
toasted with your Add
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fillings. to swap to low gluten toast
The average adult daily energy intake is 8700kJ.
an open grill.
Open grills Haloumi 615kJ Ham & Cheese Fingers 4528kJ Also available as
2375kJ Low gluten meals2828kJ may come in contact A surcharge of 15% applies on public holidays.
3637kJ With Cheese & Bacon

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• Chinese Pancakes • Meal Deals available
SERVED WITH CHIPS
216kJ
Baked Beans Served with chips or salad Leg Ham
d Toasties made traditionally Avocado 535kJ
on buttered white bread, with gluten during preparation.
With cheese and tomato Nutritional information is based on the average
standard product
cream. toasted with your favouriteBacon (1) 590kJ sides Our eggs are cage3515kJ and is correct as at time of printing. Natural
variations may result
fillings.
Bacon (2) 1180kJ
884kJ Grilled Chicken free. in some deviations. Further, all meals may
contain and/or come

4528kJ Also available as an open grill. 536kJ Small Chips
With cheese and avocado in contact with various allergens including
(without limitation)

Kiosk 4, The Village Ph 0415 066 685
Grilled Steak 2793kJ allergen list
337kJ Large Chips nuts, seafood, gluten and dairy products.
For a full
Smoked Salmon
Leg Ham Extra Bread (2) 1813kJ 2828kJ Grilled Chicken Breast 718kJ
1107kJ Turkey The average adult daily
3238kJ
energy intake is 8700kJ. and nutritional details, please visit www.coffeeclub
.com.au

1261kJ Lemon Pepper Calamari With cheese and cranberry
With cheese and tomato Fruit Toast (2)
669kJ Avo Smash 486kJ A surcharge of 15% applies on public holidays.
Ice Cream
84kJ Grilled Chicken 3515kJ Nutritional information is based on the average standard product
93kJ
With cheese and avocado and is correct as at time of printing. Natural variations may result
18kJ

• Giftware • Baby section Shop 56, The Village,
in some deviations. Further, all meals may contain and/or come
07kJ Turkey 3238kJ in contact with various allergens including (without limitation)
86kJ With cheese and cranberry nuts, seafood, gluten and dairy products. For a full allergen list

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Connecting farmers with community
By Jessica Howard

The taste and aromas of Moorabool’s famous produce was brought to life
for another year as crowds of people flocked to the annual Strawberries
and Cherries Festival.
Local and out-of-town visitors enjoyed over 150 market stalls, food vans,
displays and an array of carnival rides.
The market, which ran from Young Street right through to the Gisborne
Road/Grant Street roundabout in Bacchus Marsh, was filled with homemade
goodies, novelties and gifts from local and surrounding businesses.
A stall hard to miss was Farming Moorabool’s, which included a
225-horsepower tractor sitting in the middle of the Main Street, outside the
Royal Hotel.
Balliang East farmer, Chris Sharkey provided the stall with the vehicle
following its popularity in 2016.
Children sat inside and took photos with the modern-day workhorse,
while also speaking to farmers directly about how they produce the food
we eat.
Farming Moorabool, a regional food producers networking group, also
teamed up with The Royal Hotel to help highlight regional produce
through a festival menu.
Fernleigh Park Lamb from Ballan and Peelman Fresh Produce from
Bacchus Marsh featured on the menu, which received rave reviews from
hotel patrons. Chris Sharkey and Scott Young from Farming Moorabool. Photos – Jacinta Young Photography
The group also held a raffle and sold locally grown strawberries donated
by Naturipe Fruits.
All proceeds were donated back to the voluntary group to help further
develop educational initiatives.
President of Farming Moorabool, Scott Young said the festival helps bring
greater awareness of the importance of locally grown produce and the
farmers that make it happen.
“Recent research conducted by the National Farmers Federation found 83
per cent of Australians felt their connection with farming was distant or
“non-existent”,” he said.
“This shows that proactive groups like Farming Moorabool have a vital
role to play in reconnecting consumers with the people who produce it for
them”.
Police estimated approximately 30,000 people attended the Strawberries
and Cherries Festival, which celebrates the start of a plentiful fruit season
in Moorabool.
Fresh local produce will be available throughout the summer, with
cherries at their best through Christmas and strawberries continuing to Tasty strawberries with a chocolate topping from The big rig tractor was a crowd favourite at the Farming
fruit right through to March. the Farming Moorabool stall. Moorabool site in the main street of Bacchus Marsh.
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Conserving nature and
its inhabitants
By Jessica Howard crowd, Mr Dettmann spoke and its importance to the tect habitat for native wild-
about his commitment to Wathaurong people. life on their properties with
A group of nature lovers largescale conservation and A nature-walk, led by Trust conservation covenants.
have gathered at a prop- protecting biodiversity for for Nature’s Chris Lindorff, Bacchus Marsh-based
erty in Glenmore to see pri- future generations. took the crowd to remnant bird photographer Bernie
vate land conservation in The event, held on Saturday Grey Box Grassy Woodlands McRitchie said he was de-
practice. October 14, was co-hosted - a nationally endangered lighted with the number of
The 550-hectare farm, co- by Moorabool Landcare vegetation community.
species he saw on the day,
owned by Paul Detmann, is Network and Trust for Na- Mr Lindorff pointed to including eagles, pardalotes
being restored with exten- ture, with support from the lichen (a composite organ-
sive rabbit control and the and mistletoe birds. A nature and photography enthusiast.
Port Phillip and Westernport ism that arises from algae),
removal of invasive weeds, Catchment Management describing its importance Among the visitors was Photos Tony Wells (Trust for Nature)

Things are crook in
such as serrated tussock. Authority through the Na- in holding the soil crust to- Rani Sherriff, who travelled
Plans have also been made tional Landcare Programme. gether, enabling plants to from Melbourne.
for the direct seeding of Roger MacRaild, from the recolonise the land. “I was a bit surprised after

Bullarook
300,000 trees and hand- Moorabool Landcare Net- Trust for Nature has been what we drove through to
planting of 40,000 tree tubes. work, spoke about the area’s working with local land- see that this is still here,” she
Addressing the 50-person Indigenous cultural heritage holders, helping them pro- said.
By Kate Taylor

A couple’s six-year nightmare continues after neighbours
erected stockyards just 12-metres from their back fence,
without a permit.
The issue went before a Council Development Assessment
Committee meeting when farmer Kevin Riddells lodged
a planning permit application to build a shearing shed on
his Bullarook property, seeking an exemption from the
requirement that it be more than 100-metres away from the
nearby river.
But as council officers found, only when they visited the
property, the permit application failed to include stockyards,
that he had built six years prior, and to date still do not have
a permit.
“After the applicant applied for a shearing shed permit, a site
inspection found stock yards had been constructed. Stock
yards do not normally require a permit but in this case they
were within 100 metres of a waterway and a neighbouring
property,” explained Rob Fillisch, council’s Manager of
Statutory Planning and Community Safety.
“On three occasions, Council requested the applicant
amend the application for the shearing shed to include the
stock yards, but the applicant refused, so Council made an
application to VCAT for an enforcement order to have the
stock yards removed.”
The matter is still before VCAT, although the application for
Chris Lindorff chats to visitors on the nature walk. the shearing shed was refused at the DAC meeting.
It was at that meeting in October, Tim Scanlon, who owns
the house neighbouring the Riddells property, outlined his
living nightmare.
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run directly behind our home, only 50 metres from our back
door, 12 metres from our back fence. They say they’re only
going to use it twice a year, but it’s been used 12 times in the
Extensive Tasty Menu past 12 weeks,” he told the meeting.
Dine in or Takeaway “…the sheep do not shut up all night, they are stressed. The
trucking lane is 20 metres from our home, the dust, and the
Over the Christmas / New Year holiday period, Come in and try our Special Meals: smell when sheep are confined is pungent, urine and manure.
- Flat Rice Noodles - Peking Duck We are limited to be outdoors, the flies are like eagles, we
the Moorabool News office will be closed from: can’t leave the windows open, the stink is awful.”
- San Choy Bao So far, the problem has not been addressed by the property
Thursday 21 December, 1pm
owner.
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 and
strikes
will re-open: “We tried mediation, but Kevin Riddells did not respond.
By Jessica Howard

A series of arson attacks has seen the
electricity pole.

Friday 5 January, 9am
Ballan Police Station’s Officer in Charge,
Sgt. Michael Kearnes said the fires
Sergeant Kearnes said the fires seemed
to have been lit between 10am and 4pm.
are not fixated on any individual at this
time”. We wrote to the dispute settlement centre, but Riddells did
not accept mediation and was not interested in hearing our
“These fires are the subject of an

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deliberately lit fires in just two weeks. community to be vigilant and report any
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The grass fires occurred along Gillespies suspicious vehicles or persons seen on
“The potential for catastrophic fires, at Moorabool CIU are satisfied that the
Total Fire Ban days, or a high fire danger

concerns.
Lane, Ingliston Drive, Shaws Road and however, is a very real threat,” he said. fires were deliberately lit based on a
Bences Lane. “In all cases, the day was either a high number of factors. index days, to Crime Stoppers (1800 333

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Minister
reappoints
hospital
administrator
By Jessica Howard

The administrator of Djer-
riwarrh Health Services has
been reappointed until 2020.
Doctor John Ballard was
initially appointed to over-
see the Bacchus Marsh Hos-
pital in 2015, after Victoria’s
Minister for Health, Jill
Hennessy sacked the Board
amid controversy over baby
deaths.
Subsequent reviews of
the hospital revealed there
were 11 cases of “potentially
avoidable” newborn and Dr John Ballard. Photo - DjHS
stillborn deaths between a
Dr Ballard said the current dicates that a new Hospital
13-year period.
maternity redevelopment Board will not be re-elected

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Dr Ballard’s contract was Patience is a virtue, as a fundraising event waited for the horse to declare a winner. Photo - submitted
project was well on its way during that time.
renewed at the 2017 Annual
to completion in early 2018. “Under the terms of the
General Meeting on Monday
October 30. “These infrastructure pro- Health Services Act 1998,
jects are a firm vote of confi- an administrator is taken to
“Djerriwarrh Health Ser-
dence in Djerriwarrh Health constitute a board,” he said.
vice will continue to im- By Jessica Howard “We numbered off the She said the original plan
Services and its future,” he “The Minister for Health,
prove both services and the squares and painted them was to place a cow in the
said.
settings for care over the the Hon. Jill Hennessy reap- A novel approach to fund- onto the grass; we then put a paddock, however organis-
next three years,” he said. “We will continue to embed pointed me as Administra- raising has paid off for Coi- fence around it and basically ers had difficulties separat-
“The Victorian government the revised clinical govern- madai Primary School. put a horse into the paddock
tor of Djerriwarrh Health ing the animal from its herd.
has emphasised its com- ance structures and work and waited for it to poo,” she
Services until 30 June 2020. More than $1,000 was raised “We initially called the
mitment to the long-term with the Department of during a unique event that said.
Health and Human Services “I look forward to con- event Moo Poo but later re-
future of Djerriwarrh Health tinuing to work closely with saw students, parents and “The person whose square named it to Neigh Poo.
Services by providing more to continuously upgrade friends stand around a pad- gets pooped in, is the
our systems and services to the communities we serve “It was a really fun night
than $10 million in capi- dock waiting for a horse to winner”.
equip the hospital to meet through our Diversity and with a good turn out from
tal investment to Bacchus do its business. A $500 prize was given to
the immediate and medium- Community Advisory Com- parents and kids. We had a
Marsh and Melton regional Parent and member of the successful square-own-
term care needs of the di- mittee and other means to er, half of which was gener- barbeque and the event was
hospital for the provision of Coimadai Primary School
verse and growing popula- promote the services we of- ously donated back to the just really cool.
a $9 million theatre redevel- Council, Kate Hope said a
opment and the $1.6 million tion it serves”. fer and continue on the path paddock behind the school school. “It suited our rural school
completion of stage two of The Moorabool News of rebuilding community was divided up into 130 Ms Hope said a total of very well”.
the Maternity Department believes that Dr Ballard’s confidence in the Health squares and sold at $10 a $1,050 was raised in order to Neigh Poo was held on Fri-
refurbishment”. three-year appointment in- Service”. pop. help fund a sand pit cover. day November 17.

Illegal burn costly Sprucing up small towns
By Jessica Howard waste included 20-litre ronment and the commu- By Kate Taylor tion point sign either at the report tabled at the meeting.
drums, aerosol cans, glass nity to manage waste legally Railway Hotel or the general The project began in late
A Ballan earthmoving com- bottles, car batteries, vehicle and responsibly. A number of small improve- store, and ‘coming events’ March 2017 and was worked
pany that illegally burned parts, oil filters, rectangular Coopers Hire were fined ments will start appearing in signage. up in close collaboration
industrial waste, including tin cabinets, sheets of steel $7,929 by EPA Victoria and the town of Elaine. An avenue of trees is in- with the user experience
aerosol cans and car batter- mesh and lengths of timber ordered to pay for the re- Councillors approved the cluded for the southern ap- consultant, also incorporat-
ies, has been fined close to and plywood. moval of the burnt material Elaine Town Improvement proach to the town, costing ing two community consul-
$8,000. “Burning of industrial at an estimated cost of $500. Plan (TIP) at the November about $40,000, and council tation sessions.
Moorabool Shire Council waste is illegal; the smoke council meeting, confirm- will lobby VicRoads to re-
“It would have been better The scope of the plan cov-
officers reported Coopers generated by burning this ing a range of minor projects place the trees located on
to dispose of it correctly in ers predominantly the Mid-
Hire to the Environment type of material can impact that will improve the amen- the northern approach to the
the first place and avoid the land Highway/service road
Protection Authority (EPA) the community and has the ity of the town at a low to town.
fine,” Miss Francis said. area and associated north-
in August after smoke was moderate cost to council. The Elaine TIP is the first
potential to put the commu- Under the Environment ern and southern highway
seen coming from the area. nity at risk,” Ms Francis said. Visible amenity will be pro- of many for council, which
Protection Act 1970 and the approaches.
Upon inspecting the vided by removing car parks must develop the plans in
“The company acted Infringements Act 2008, Elaine is also considered a
and replacing them with line with the Small Towns
Gillespies Lane site, EPA promptly to extinguish the Coopers Hire has the right tourist gateway to destina-
seating and plantings at the and Settlements Strategy.
officers observed a pile blaze once EPA officers ar- to have the decision to is- tions such as Larundel Farm,
cost of less than $5000, with “The plan takes a wide look
of waste approximately rived, and has given an sue the infringement notice Lal Lal Falls and Bungal
additional works including at the area and its issues,
eight-metres long by five- undertaking to EPA that reviewed or alternatively to Dam.
planting along the embank- potentially including visi-
metres wide, which had they will dispose of waste have the matter heard and “Although the plan focuses
ment between the highway tor marketing, signage, the
partially burnt and was still in future by either recycling determined by a court. and the service road. on a relatively small area
relative quality of the public
smouldering. or removing to a permitted EPA encourages the com- of Elaine, it acknowledges
A public toilet is proposed realm, economic develop-
A small skip bin was also landfill”. munity to report pollution at the cost of about $175,000, ment, road improvements, how this core area fits into
burning. Ms Francis said businesses to its 24-hour hotline on 1300 and signage could be built safety etc. that together cre- a wider strategic context for
EPA South West Manager, that generate waste have a 372 842 (1300 EPA VIC) or by including two ‘welcome to ates a unique sense of place the overall settlement and
Carolyn Francis said the responsibility to the envi- visiting www.epa.vic.gov.au. Elaine’ signs, an informa- within a community,” read a Shire.”
News
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Bacchus Marsh Community Bank
Grant Presentations 2017
Acrofun – Recognition ($1200)

BM & Melton Theatre Group – Theatre Production ($1650)

BM Secondary College – VCAL and VET students ($200)

BM Women’s Football – Uniforms ($1500)

Boomerang Bags – Equipment/Set-up ($2846)

Coimadai CFA – Wi-Fi ($1033)

Coimadai Landcare – Community program ($500)

CWA Night Branch – Shelving ($2000)
Ian Barnett, Isabella & mum Amanda Griffith (St Andrew’s
CWA – Coffee machine ($1000) BM girls cricket. Photos – Helen Tatchell Playgroup) and Michelle.

Darley Neighbourhood House – Defib machine ($1000)

Easterfest – Park Hire ($1100)

BM CC girls team – equipment ($1000)

Carols by Candlelight – Sponsor ($2000)

MLO – Sponsor ($1500)

Parkinson’s Support Group – Social activities ($1500)

BM Rotary – Flag refurbish ($1000)

St. Andrew’s Playgroup – Soft play equipment ($1700) Karen, Peter Tonks & Glenda Jones (S&C festival) Simon Hooper and Veronica Mayne with BMPS students
Alex Reid, Gillian Fox and Saoirse Aykens.
Apple FM – Monitors ($585)

Darley Cricket Club – Nets ($1000)

Strawberries & Cherries Festival – Sponsor ($1000)

BM Horticulture Show – Sponsor ($1000)

Pentland Calisthenics – iPods ($1500)

BM Community College – Art room furniture ($3300)

Coimadai PS – Shade sail ($2000)

BM PS – Student café ($3000) Claire Sutherland with Coimadai PS
school captains Brodie Bodan and Ian Barnett with a Boomerang Darley PS students with Karen and their
Darley PS – Nurturing room ($5000) Abigail Eierweis Bag and receipient $5000 cheque for a nurturing room

Environmental Opinion
TOM

with Tom Kingston

The world according to golf
This week I would like to media actually likened the in Queensland. It seems high risk for taxpayers. larly difficult in the context turns outdoors into indoors,
offer some points on the so current gas price crisis to this hastily-created Govern- This assessment was done of the current widespread a prefab mat of stultified
called ‘gas crisis’, if you were the Irish potato famine: “Just ment body is stacked with by the business consulting perception of a negative grass, processed, pesticided,
not already aware, other as the Irish exported huge mining industry executives firm, ACIL Allen, and com- thermal coal market out- herbicided, the pseudo-
points on the Adani Crime quantities of food during and operates without a glim- missioned by the Australian look. A properly designed green of formica sterility.
(as I would call it), and fi- the famine that cost nearly mer of transparency. Five of Conservation Foundation. and accountable Northern Here, the grass is not sing-
nally a point on golf, from one million lives, Australia the seven board members The study was fully inde- Australia Infrastructure Fa- ing. The wind cannot blow
an alternative, dare I say it, is exporting record amounts of NAIF have ties to the pendent of both the ACF cility could be investing in through it. Dumb of expres-
controversial take. of gas in the middle of an al- mining industry. Also, ap- and Adani, and forms the clean energy, higher educa- sion, greenery made stupid,
In the Australia Institute’s leged ‘energy crisis’. parently literally thousands basis of a submission from tion, telecommunications it hums a bland monotone
most recent research it has And now the federal gov- of Freedom-of-Information the environmental group to and loads of other critical in the key of mono-minded.
been shown that Australia ernment is threatening to requests about NAIF have a Senate Economics Refer- infrastructure, rather than No word is emptier than a
has enough cheap easy-to- hold back GST from those been denied. ences Committee currently this white elephant.” golf tee. No roots, it has no
extract gas in Australia to states that ban the develop- Then, according to an inde- examining the “Governance And a final comment on known etymology, it is ver-
last 100 years. There’s just ment of fracking and this pendent business analysis, and Operation of the North- golf. This quotation from bal nail polish. World-wide,
one problem: private corpo- in the face of, as reported in a $1 billion concessional ern Australia Infrastructure Jay Griffiths might seem golf is an arch of enclosure,
rations are selling it all over- The Guardian Australia, re- loan to this mine project in Facility”. It is worth quoting extreme, but then again. a commons fenced and sub-
seas. The export gas rush in search showing that twice as Queensland’s Galilee Basin from this study: “The task According to Jay, author of dued for the wealthy, tram-
Australia is one of the larg- many Australians support a could expose taxpayers to of securing debt and equity Wild – An Elemental Journey: pling serf and seedling. The
est and fastest expansions moratorium on fracking in a high risk of losing their finance for a $21.7 billion “Golf epitomises the tame enemy of wildness, it is a
of a gas industry ever seen, their respective states than money. The economic assess- project comprising thermal world. On a golf course na- demonstration of the abso-
anywhere in the world. We oppose. ment of this project’s outlook coal mines and supporting ture is neutered. The grass lute domination of man over
are awash with gas. The Then there is the fiasco of found the collapsing coal infrastructure, including a is clean, a lawn laundry that wild nature.”
problem is we are allowing the Northern Australia In- price, the uncertain global new 388 kilometre standard wipes away the mud, the in- What is your opinion?
almost all of the cheap and frastructure Facility (NAIF) picture for thermal coal, and gauge rail link and a new sect, the bramble, nettle and For next Moorabool Envi-
‘easy-to-get-at’ gas to be and its financial support, to the $21.7 billion project’s coal export terminal, would thistle, and Ezzy-wipe lawn ronment Group (MEG) meet-
sent overseas. Richard Den- the tune of nearly 1 billion heavy reliance on external be very demanding at any where nothing of life, dirty ing: www.mooraboolmeg.
niss recently in the Fairfax dollars, of the Adani Mine financing contributed to a time. It would be particu- and glorious, remains. Golf org.au
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Dear Editor, Dear Editor, Dear Editor,
We recently attended the Strawberry and Cherries Festival I have been reading the ‘Growth Areas Framework Plan For a town that cherishes its Avenue of Honour, dedicated
which was fantastic, but the only problem was that there was Background Investigations’ and on Table 12 page 85 it states to those who served in WWI, how disappointing on
no parking or space for everyone that attended. Not only the outside pool facility is approaching end of useful life. Remembrance Day in Bacchus Marsh that the 11am minute’s
people from Bacchus Marsh go to this event, the town was So why is an indoor aquatic centre so low on the council’s silence was hampered by the sound of local traffic thundering
that crowded that we left early, I suggest you have the event priority? Yet the council will spend up to $20M on the
past non-stop, just metres from the ceremony.
on one of the farms with all that space surrounding the town? Bacchus Marsh Racecourse and Rec Reserve for what seems
to me fringe activities. Would it be so difficult to divert the unheeding up Young
It was also a very hot day why not have the public pool open
so that people could go and have a picnic? So, I suppose we will just get a splash park to replace the Street for just ten minutes to show a modicum of respect
Great event, poor traffic management and town planning. outdoor pool instead of what the community really wants. to those young Australians who died and to those who do
Yvette Pocock Richard Bradfield remember the fallen?
Wyndham Vale Bacchus Marsh At the same time the Flinders Street/ Swanston Street
intersection came to a respectful stop.
Do Bacchus Marsh residents not care about those whose
plaques line the Avenue?
Can we do better next year?
Judy Archer
Bacchus Marsh

WHAT’S ON
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Ballan Playgroup
ADULT EDUCATION Every Tuesday of school Term. St John’s Anglican Church
CHURCH
Ballan & District Community House Hall  - 9:30-11:30am. Enquiries - 0409 681 138 Anna or 0421 Anglican Parish of West Moorabool
Rear Mechanics Hall, Ballan. Term 4 program – OUT NOW. 905 558 Tamsin.  Ballan, Bungaree, Morrisons and Gordon
All enquiries, bookings, classes & venue hire - call 5368 1934. Bacchus Marsh & District Garden Club Service Times – Saturday 2 December - St John’s Bungaree,
Darley Neighbourhood House & Learning Centre Meeting 2nd Tuesday of each month, 7.30pm at The Laurels, 6pm. Sunday 3 December - St John’s Ballan, 10.30am with
33-35 Jonathan Drive, Darley. Short courses and classes. BM & 229 Main St, Bacchus Marsh. Guest Speakers. Supper after Bishop Garry Weatherill; St James, Morrisons, 5pm.
District Photography Club - Meetings 2nd & 4th Wednesday each meeting. All Welcome. Enquiries - Wendy 5367 4170. Ballan Uniting Church (St. Paul’s)
of month, 7.30pm. Enquiries welcome. Phone 5367 4390. Ballan Anglers Inc Services – 1st, 2nd & 3rd Sundays 11.15am. 4th Sunday 9.30am
The Laurels – Bacchus Marsh Community College Meeting second Wednesday every month. Hudsons Hotel, Reflective Worship.
229 Main Road, Bacchus Marsh. Courses and classes. 7.30pm. More anglers and families needed and welcome – B3 Community
Enquiries & enrolments - 5367 1061. 0400 003 936. Focused, family friendly church with a difference. Services
Rose-Carers of Maddingley Park every 2nd & 4th Sundays at Avenue Bowling Club, Main St,
MEETINGS Working Bees every 3rd Wednesday & Sunday of each Bacchus Marsh.
month. All welcome. Enquiries - 0418 171 119. Bacchus Marsh Christian Church
The Pottery Group
Tuesday and Fridays 1pm-3pm, at the Public Park Hall (next Bacchus Marsh Family Drug Support Group Sunday Services 10am with kids program. 222 Main St,
to Tennis Courts) Stanley St, Gordon. All welcome. Enquiries For Family Members who have a loved one affected by drugs. Bacchus Marsh. Enquiries 9028 2622.
to Maureen 0447173031. Enquiries - 1300 660 068.
Bacchus Marsh Uniting Church Parish
Alanon Support Group - for families of alcoholics. Services - St Andrew’s 9.30am every Sunday. Pentland Hills
St Andrew’s Playgroup Bacchus Marsh
Meets at 10.30am on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month 2pm 1st Sunday of month. Enquiries - 5367 2543 (office).
(Behind St Andrew’s Church) Cnr Gisborne Rd & Lerderderg
at the Uniting Church Hall, Gisborne Road, Bacchus Marsh.
St, Bacchus Marsh. Monday-Friday 9am, 11am, 1pm & 3pm. Holy Trinity Anglican Church - Bacchus Marsh
Enq - 0421 222 717.
Enquiries – Cindy 0433 651 066. Service Times - Bacchus Marsh - Sunday 8.30am & 10am;
Lal Lal Moorabool Photographic Group Inc
Moorabool Mission Recovery Group Balliang - 2nd Sunday 10.30am, 4th Sunday 9am. Myrniong –
Meeting 3rd Wednesday each month, 7pm. Soldiers Memorial
Struggling with addiction; Pain from the past; family member 1st & 3rd Sunday 11am. Enquiries – 5367 5362. 
Hall, Lal Lal. Enquiries 5341 7535.
out of control? Meeting weekly - Wednesday, 12.30pm – Jean Church of the Living God
Footscray Poultry Club (at Bacchus Marsh)
Oomes Room, Lerderderg Library, Bacchus Marsh. Enq- Christian youth ministry and bible teaching. 2nd Sunday
Meetings held 2nd Sunday of month, 2pm. Poultry Pavilion.
Pastor Merv Patton – 0412 290 036. of every month, 5pm. Open to all ages. At 14 Darcy St
Racecourse Rec. Reserve, Balliang-Bacchus Marsh Rd,
Bacchus Marsh. All welcome – Kerry 9741 9705. Maddingley. Enq – 0408 260 727.
Bacchus Marsh Baptist Church
MARKETS Sundays, 10:30am, Worship Service and Children’s Program.
Phone 5367 6550 for more details.
Ballan Lions Club Market Our Lady Help of Christians Korobeit
Next market – Saturday 2 December. First Saturday each Mass every Saturday 6.30pm.
month - Inglis St, Ballan – 9am-1pm. Enquiries – 0402 390 080
(Wayne). Golden Harvest Christian Fellowship
Non denominational - Prayer every Sunday 10am, Men’s
Darley Market
KYB Monday evenings 6pm. Ladies KYB Wednesday 1pm.
Saturday 2 December, 8am - 1pm. 1st & 3rd Saturday each
Further details – 0429 681 566.
month at Darley Park Football Reserve. Enquiries – 0488 345
145 (Alan). Bacchus Marsh Life Church
Ballan Farmers Market Meeting 10am every Sunday at the BM College Drama Room,
Next Market – Saturday 10 December, 9am-1pm. in Grant Street. Enquiries Pastor Merv - 0412 290 036.
2nd Saturday each month, Mill Cottage car park. St Bernard’s Bacchus Marsh Catholic Church
Enq – 0498 361 291 or 0490 114 130. Mass Times – Saturday- 5pm; Sunday – 8.30am & 10am.
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Lifestyle Property Overlooking
Lake Learmonth
Barwon
Heads
the list al towns within commut-
ing distance of Melbourne,
including Torquay on the
Surf Coast which now com-
mands a median house of
$735,000. This is an increase
of 5.8 per cent on September
2016 figures.
438 Weatherboard Road, Learmonth The regional centre of Gee-
Impeccably presented with a relaxed yet sophisticated long has also benefitted
appeal, this stylish residence is the perfect sanctuary for from strong price growth
a permanent tree change with luxuriant views of Lake in Melbourne with its me-
Learmonth. Offering excellent infrastructure and equestrian GIL KING dian house price increasing
facilities, this East facing home features four bedrooms, 3 6.7 per cent over the year to
living zones & 2 bathrooms. 34 fertile acres complete with
CEO, REIV $720,000.
9 paddocks, concrete water troughs, cattle yards & loading Nearby Newtown is also
ramp, 3 phase power, a quality bore and approx. 90,000L While regional Victoria is highly sought after by buy-
of tank water. Improvements include a 318m2 shed with known for its affordabil- ers, attracting a median
mezzanine floor, 2 internal horse stables, hot water system, a ity, new REIV data shows house price of $709,500.
fully enclosed space ideal for cars, floats & horse trucks, and a number of towns boast
Other Greater Geelong sub-
a commercial kitchen. There is also an Olympic sized horse median house prices in line
urbs also commanding top
arena with floodlights. Set 15 mins to Ballarat & 75 mins to with their city counterparts.
dollar include Geelong West
Melbourne via Western Fwy. In the year to September 30, and Highton with median
For Sale Now or Expressions of Interest closing Barwon Heads on the Bel-
house prices of $640,000 and
Monday 18th December at 4pm larine Peninsula retained
$608,500 respectively. Both
its title as the state’s most
suburbs have experienced
expensive town with a me-
double-digit price growth in
dian house price of $850,000
the past year with Geelong
– higher than the metro-
West’s median house up a
politan Melbourne median
significant 21.9 per cent on
house price of $817,000.
2016 figures.
Homes in the Ballarat sub-
High house prices were also
urb of Lake Wendouree also
attract one of the state’s high- recorded in the commuter
est median house prices, at town of Gisborne, north
$765,000. This is significantly west of Melbourne, where
higher than those in Mel- the median has increased
bourne’s outer ring, where 10.4 per cent over the year to
the median house price is $690,000.
currently $644,000. Lake Woodend and Ocean Grove
Wendouree has benefitted also recorded median house
from strong price growth prices on par with those in
over the past year with its Melbourne, at $635,000 and
median house price increas- $615,000 respectively.
Agent: Chris Leonard ing 15 per cent on the same For more information on
0409 0409 23 period last year. median house prices by
51 Lydiard Street South, Ballarat 3350
High median house prices town or region please visit
Phone 5331 1111 www.prdballarat.com.au www.prdballarat.com.au were also recorded in coast- reiv.com.au/market-insights.
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W p ect ay
NE TING Ins urd
LIS t
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Bacchus Marsh 24 Margaret Drive 4 2 2 Myrniong 12 Jacinta Way 3 2 2

All Seasons Living & Entertaining Private Sale Country Lifestyle at it’s Best 4021m2 Private Sale
This centrally located home is cleverly Are you looking for a lifestyle change?
Price $590,000-$620,000 Are you looking to escape to the Price $740,000
designed for all year round enjoyment
for indoor & outdoor living. 4 country? Then this home could be Inspect Saturday 12.00-12.30pm
Inspect Saturday 10.15-10.45am
for you. This property offers a unique
bedrooms (master with WIRs & Ens) 2
Office 2/137 Main Street, lifestyle opportunity that is hard to get Office 2/137 Main Street,
separate living areas, modern kitchen, anywhere else. Sitting on approx an Bacchus Marsh 5367 8128
Bacchus Marsh 5367 8128
renovated bathroom, large alfresco, acre of land in a rural country setting
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schools & train station. Inspection Kelvin Gaffiero 0481 991 828 comprised of approximately 65 acres of Kelvin Gaffiero 0481 991 828
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Dales Creek 9 Heath court 2 1 Bacchus Marsh 6 McLachlan Street 3 2 2

Affordable 2 bedroom home on Private Sale Buy Off the Plan - Save on Stamp Duty Private Sale
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Located approximately 25 min from and front of house landscape.
Bacchus Marsh and 44 min from Ballarat.
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Arbee Real Estate
AUCTION 17 Griffith Street, Bacchus Marsh AUCTION 2a Station Street, Bacchus Marsh
Great Investment or Development Opportunity
What Potential!!
Unique opportunity to purchase over 3,500 square metres of Industrial 2
land in a high profile location on Griffith Street hill. Ability to earn dual High exposure Site of approx. 1,960m2 with approx. 216m2 Factory.
incomes from the 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom, single carport home to the Imminently suitable (subject to Council permits) for re-development &/
front of the land & the 510sqm Factory (approx) to the rear. Both or subdivision. Zoned Industrial 2 under Moorabool Planning Scheme.
properties are currently tenanted and returning a combined income of Extensive Station Street frontage, adjoins Railway Station Car Park.
$40,793pa. Bacchus Marsh is a great location for investment being only Quality projects in the immediate vicinity. Vacant Possession.
60kms from Melbourne, 57kms from Geelong & 61kms from Ballarat. Terms: 10% Deposit. Balance 90 Days
INSPECT Saturday 2nd December at 10.30am INSPECT By appointment
AUCTION Saturday 2nd December at 11.00am AUCTION Saturday 9th December at 11.00am
AUCTION THIS SATURDAY AUCTION NEXT WEEK
CONTACT Steve 0475 888 101 CONTACT Ian 5367 2333 Steve 0475 888 101
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AUCTION 13 Lerderderg Street, Bacchus Marsh FOR SALE 49 Lidgett Street, Bacchus Marsh
3 1 2 3 1 2

Location, Location! Take A Look Inside, You Will Be Surprised!
An exceptional opportunity to secure your families future in one of the Beautifully renovated family home perfectly positioned close to Primary
most sought after streets in Bacchus Marsh. This classic 3 bedroom home School and short stroll to the town centre. 3 comfortable bedrooms, all
with solid timber floors, sits on a generous 687m² corner block. Within with BIRs, modern well designed kitchen with dishwasher and plenty of
walking distance to primary schools, Village Shopping centre, Main Street cupboard space. The new bathroom is both spacious and stylish. Paved
restaurants and all other public amenities. Don’t miss this one! undercover outdoor entertainment area, landscaped gardens and
children’s playground, all on a generous 670m² corner block.
INSPECT Saturday 2nd December at 12pm INSPECT Saturday 2nd December at 1pm
AUCTION Saturday 9th December at 12pm FOR SALE $395,000

AUCTION NEXT WEEK NEW LISTING
CONTACT Peter Leonard 0429 671 990 CONTACT Peter Leonard 0429 671 990
WEB arbeerealestate.com.au WEB arbeerealestate.com.au

FOR SALE 518 Myrniong-Korobeit Road, Greendale FOR SALE 27 Madden Drive, Bacchus Marsh
4 2 6 3 1 2

A Lifestyle Awaits Be Quick For This One
Perfectly presented on approx. 3.75 acres with stunning views. 3 bedrooms Sought after area, well presented family home. Large lounge room
with study/4th bedroom & loft/attic. Open plan kitchen/dining/ living area. with gas log fire, adjoining meals area & as new galley style kitchen
Undercover entertaining area with 8 person spa. Slab heating, split system with quality appliances, 3 bedrooms + a study/retreat off the main
cooling & ceiling fans. Substantial shedding, carport areas, multiple water bedroom, & spacious bathroom. Gas wall furnace & ducted evap
tanks, solar panels, well fenced horse paddock, stable & dam. cooling. Pergola, landscaped gardens, double garage & workshop.
INSPECT By appointment INSPECT By appointment
FOR SALE $795,000-$825,000 FOR SALE $430,000-$460,000

NEW LISTING
CONTACT Denise Sniegowski 0456 044 024 CONTACT Daryl Gould 0409 233 157
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FOR SALE 51 Horder Crescent, Bacchus Marsh FOR SALE 2 Queens Crescent, Bacchus Marsh
6 3 2 3 2 2

Family Home with the Lot Central Town Living
1100sqm corner allotment, main house has 4 bedrooms, master with Ens 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home located in a quiet area easy walk to Main
& WIR, BIRs to remaining bedrooms. 3 separate living areas, ducted St. Open plan ground floor includes kitchen with quality SS Gas stove,
heating & evap cooling. Large undercover alfresco area & beautiful rear WIP & 2 drawer D/W, main living space & dining area, 2 bedrooms with
garden. 2.5 car garage & 2 garden sheds. To the rear of the property is a BIRs, family bathroom, separate toilet & laundry. Upstairs is a 3rd
spacious 2 bedroom unit with open plan kitchen, meals, living area. bedroom with ens that is ideal as a parents or teenagers retreat.
INSPECT Saturday 2nd December 1:00–1:30pm INSPECT By appointment
FOR SALE $590,000-$620,000 FOR SALE $440,000-$460,000

NEW LISTING
CONTACT Steve Creese 0475 888 101 Denise Sniegowski 0456 044 024 CONTACT Daryl Gould 0409 233 157
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FOR SALE 2/1 Manor Street, Bacchus Marsh FOR SALE 27-29 Spencer Road, Ballan

A Scarce Commodity! Development Site In Prime Position
This excellent block of land is one of a kind. Located less than 200m from Attention all investors and developers. This 9840m² flat parcel of
the Village Shopping Centre and the Main Street and all it has to offer you land right in the heart of the highlands estate, offers an array of
can leave the car at home. Fully fenced and ready for you to build your possible uses, including subdivision, and unit development (STCA).
dream home in the heart of town, grab this opportunity today! On the Zoned Residential 1, it represents great value at $820,000.
market at $360,000 - $380,000 give us a call for further details.

INSPECT By appointment INSPECT By appointment
FOR SALE $360,000-$380,000 FOR SALE $820,000
CONTACT Daryl Gould 0409 233 157 CONTACT Peter Leonard 0429 671 990
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FOR SALE 28 Davies Street, Bacchus Marsh FOR SALE 24 Ryan Court, Bacchus Marsh
4 1 1 4 2 1

Spacious Family Home Great Family Living In Central Location
Perfect for a family or investor. Great location close to schools, Set on large block approx. 780m2, walking distance to Main Street & easy
shopping centre, football oval & highway access. 4 spacious bedrooms, access to freeway. 4 generous bedrooms with BIRs, master with Ens &
all with generous BIRs, large family bathroom, separate toilet & great large family bathroom. Spacious kitchen/dining/living opens out to
sized laundry. Gas heater & wall air con. Single carport & additional covered courtyard. Ducted heating & A/C. Carport has rear access to
shed at the rear of the property, approximately 653m2 in size. spacious backyard, room to add a pool or shed if desired (STCA).

INSPECT By appointment INSPECT By appointment
FOR SALE $399,000 FOR SALE $490,000
CONTACT Denise 0456 044 024 CONTACT Steve 0475 888 101 Denise 0456 044 024
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140 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh 5367 2333
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Rayner We put you first
27 STEETLEY LANE, MOUNT EGERTON 1 RUDDICK PLACE, BACCHUS MARSH
MORTGAGEE AUCTION NEW LISTING

SHED’S AS BIG AS TEXAS + 2.452HA (6 ACRES) 1 1 4 SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE! 4 2 2
• What could you do here? And a view to do it with, rare opportunity. • Situated on a 1221m2 block, is this lovely family home.
• Caretakers hut; Auction: Saturday 9th December • Spacious floorplan & plenty of space. Offering 4 bedrooms, master with full Private Sale: $585,000 - $615,000
• Well formed drive entry; at 3pm ensuite & WIR, plus parents retreat. There are BIR to the other 3 bedrooms. Inspect: Saturday 2nd December
• Extensive shedding (lockable) plus covered areas; • There is also a formal dining, family bathroom, and a large kitchen/meals area.
Inspect: By appointment 11.00am - 11.30am
• Office area or possible other purpose’s attached to shed; • Step through the sliding door off the meals area into the huge outdoor
• Magnificent views, possibly some of the best in the district; Contact: Mark Dudley 0409 954 396 entertaining area complete with spa and café blinds. Contact: Melonie Winch 0408 675 011
• Township zone; and Email: mark@raynerrealestate.com.au • Outside you will find a double garage & a huge shed with carport & side access Email: melonie@raynerrealestate.com.au
• Town water and tank. from the front.

92 ACACIA AVENUE, DALES CREEK 21D DUNDAS STREET, BACCHUS MARSH
NEW LISTING

HANG-OUT HIDEAWAY 4 2 3 WONDERFUL INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY 3 2 2
• What a place to come relax and enjoy life in the beautiful Wombat Forest area •3 bedroom unit, master has WIR & spacious ensuite.
between Greendale and Blackwood. Private Sale: $159,000 •Tenants have lease to Feb 2019 and pay annually $17160 in advance. Private Sale: $360,000–$390,000
• Situated on 1 acre with circular driveway, shipping container with doors and Inspect: By appointment •Spacious with a long hallway which opens up to large kitchen, meals area. Inspect: By appointment
window and power connected. •Kitchen boasts a ton of storage & bench space, SS appliances incl dishwasher.
Contact: Mark Dudley 0409 954 396 Contact: Mark Davis 0458 224 405
• Take your time to smell the roses and explore what this great area has to offer. •Comfort is assured with two split systems and ducted heating.
Moorabool Shire. Email: mark@raynerrealestate.com.au •Dble doors lead out to an amazing decked BBQ & entertainment area. Email: mark.davis@raynerrealestate.com.au
• A little bit of outback on the steps of the city. •Enclosed front yard with veranda & a side accessed remote garage complete
this magnificent home.

Marcus Julie Mark Melonie Graeme Adam Mark Rod Brendan
Rayner Higgins Davis Winch Rayner Tucci Dudley Grant Rayner
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150 years of service to the Saturday 2nd Dec Skidsteer operator
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& surrounds. 8am–1pm For sub-division work.
Pre-paid & Pre-planned 11 Raglan Street Permanent position for
funerals available

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the right person.
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: 24 BRIDPORT STREET
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DAYLESFORD. 3460
Andrew Nuske and Alica Kay camping gear, New Cat machine.
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2018. We have five positions available, based at five different YMCA
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DECLARATION
• Lady Northcote Recreation Camp near Bacchus
PUBLIC NOTICE WANTED
EMPLOYMENT • Anglesea Recreation Camp
• Camp Wyuna in Queenscliffe
Mt Egerton Gold
Datsun
• Mount Evelyn Recreation Camp
These sites all facilitate outdoor recreation camping programs for Battery Association
schools and diverse community groups. Applicants must have a
willingness to learn, an adventurous spirit and a genuine desire to
Notice of Annual Skyline
General Meeting
Disability Support Workers Fire Danger Period
be a positive role model for children on camp. Please contact Greg
Mason on 0409 337 091 if you have any questions. Sunday 26th November
2017, 10am
1973 to 1985
240K, C210, MR30,
APPLICATIONS
The Chief Officer of CFACLOSE 8 DEC the
will be introducing 2017Fire
Casual Positions At the Battery Stamper any condition,
Danger Period for all land within the municipalities
Ararat, Bacchus Marsh and Ballarat Position description available at:
listed
wwwbelow.
.victoria.ymca.org.au/careers
All Welcome pay cash
Russell Meadows (Sec.)
The Fire Danger Period will commence at 0100 5368 1603 Ph 0422 076 298
hours on the date shown and unless varied by a
subsequentPUBLIC NOTICE
declaration, will end at 0100 hours on
1st May 2018.
EMPLOYMENT

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PRINTING
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City of Ballarat 27/11/2017 WALKERS
Hepburn Shire 27/11/2017 WANTED
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Fire Danger Period
Pyrenees Shire
Ararat Rural City
27/11/2017
04/12/2017
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The Chief Officer of CFA will be introducing the Fire
Danger Period for all land within the municipalities Bacchus Marsh
Casual positions are available across the West Division of the Department of listed below. Call Sue 58A Steiglitz Street, Ballan
Health and Human Services, particularly within Ararat, Bacchus Marsh, and The Fire Danger Period will commence at 0100 0419 383 067 Phone: 5368 1966
Ballarat. These positions include shift work (sleep over, and weekend shifts). hours on the date shown and unless varied by a E: news@themooraboolnews.com.au
In this role you will provide support in the daily living activities for people subsequent declaration, will end at 0100 hours on
with a disability living in a Specialist Disability Accommodation. You will 1st May 2018. FOR SALE
also play an active role in facilitating the development and enhancement of
independent living and other skills including the individual’s participation in Municipality Date of Commencement FRESH SEASONAL VEGETABLES - Mt Egerton
the community. City of Ballarat 27/11/2017 Cabbages, Broccoli, Brussel sprouts, Kale,
To be successful you will need current level 2 First Aid, CPR certificate, Hepburn Shire 27/11/2017 Leeks, Beetroot, Marrow, Tomato, Egg Plant,
Working with Children Check (employee) and drivers licence.
Moorabool Shire 27/11/2017 Carrots, Parsnip, Squash, Zucchini, Cucumber,
Working for the Department of Health and Human Services is not just a job. It Pyrenees Shire 27/11/2017 Koharbi, Lettuce, Capsicum, Honey & Preserves
can be a journey of learning, self discovery, challenge and achievement.
Ararat Rural City 04/12/2017 OUR VEGETABLES ARE ONLY SOLD
Closing date is Midnight Sunday 10 December 2017 BY US AT OUR FARM
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Reference: VG/DHHS/WWD/CHA/50670/ Certain restrictions on the lighting of fires are in Cnr Gordon/Egerton Rd & McIntosh Lane
force during the Fire Danger Period.
For more information about the Department of Health and Human Services 5368 9476 / 0408 778 680
Information about fire restrictions within the Country
visit www.dhhs.vic.gov.au To apply online and for other DHHS and Victorian
Government job opportunities please visit www.careers.vic.gov.au Area of Victoria can be obtained from
Police Checks form part of the Department of Health and Human Services www.cfa.vic.gov.au, your local CFA District Office or WOOL BUYER
recruitment process. Municipal Fire Prevention Officer.
The department promotes diversity and equal opportunity in employment
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success.
LEO—July 23-August 22
Variation is the keyword, with a change much more ex-

Stars & Puzzles
citing than rest. Don’t fancy youself as a mind reader -
your intuition is feeble. A food oriented function could
be the highlight of the week.
VIRGO—August 23-September 22
This is not the week for big risks, but little ones can prove
fun, at least. Resist leanings to be suspicious of mysteri-
ous friends. Increase in personal contacts, decrease in
correspondence.
QUICK PUZZLE
★★★★★★★★ LIBRA—September 23-October 22
Don’t forget to think about new programmes and goals.
An unusual message arrives during the weekend. In
romance. it could be to your advantage to make the first
★★★★★★★★ move.

SCORPIO—October 23-November 21
ARIES—March 21-April 20 This is a great week for planning. The more you plan
Distractions put you behind schedule and part of the
now, the easier it will be. Some novel problems may
weekend may be devoted to work. Your intuition may be happen close to home. The weekend is for playing host.
strong this week. Chance encounters and pesty neighbours
are all in the picture. SAGITTARIUS—November 22-December 22

TAURUS—April 21-May 22 Your plans go askew on Thursday or Friday, but the
unflappable Sagittarian makes the most of things. Take
This week be prepared to deal with friction among rela- time out this weekend for pure pleasure. Overdue con-
tives, but look forward to loosening the moneybelt. gratulations surprises you.
Outdoor recreation is encouraged. Romance is at up
tempo. CAPRICORN—December 23-January 20
GEMINI—May 23-June 21 Manual skills are not your strong point, so don’t be a Mr
Your popularity rides high until Sunday, then your social or Ms fix-it. In health, watch a leaning to go on about
life suddenly becomes hushed. Dream up romantic ideas “conditions”.
and get on with creative projects. There may be some AQUARIUS—January 21-February 19
profits in a new hobby.
CANCER—June 22-July 22
This week should be off to to a wonderfully successful
NO. 9023 Restraint is needed in money matters during the week -
start. A realistic approach is favoured, as fancy dreams
ACROSS DOWN can hold you back. Be better tuned to family goings-on
then hopefully a small windfall may arrive on the and health needs.
6. Tactful (10) 1. Musical instrument weekend. Stick to theories despite an apparent lack of
8. Garden tool (4) (6) success. PISCES—February 20-March 20
9. Advantage (4) 2. Flower (7)
3. River (6) LEO—July 23-August 22 A family conference can take place now, with several
10. Animal (5)
4. Steady (6) unusual items on the agenda. Breathe new life into old
11. Wine (4) Variation is the keyword, with a change much more ex-
12. Meet (9) 5. Fight (5) jobs. Culture and recreation is both favoured over the
citing than rest. Don’t fancy youself as a mind reader -
16. Unrehearsed (9) 7. Garment (5) your intuition is feeble. A food oriented function could weekend.
20. Region (4) 13. Apex (3) be the highlight of the week.
22. Less (5) 14. Copy (7) BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK
23. Vegetable (4) 15. Class (5) VIRGO—August 23-September 22 You are the proverbial eternal student - yet a student who
24. Notion (4) 17. Mad person (6) This is not the week for big risks, but little ones can prove seldom learns from mistakes. You are also a powerhouse
25. Numerical facts (10) 18. Country (6) fun, at least. Resist leanings to be suspicious of mysteri- of energy. The year ahead stresses energy conservation.
19. Ditch (6) ous friends. Increase in personal contacts, decrease in Spend more time planning and developing - and watch
21. Accumulate (5) correspondence. resources grow.

CRYPTIC PUZZLE LIBRA—September 23-October 22
ACROSS Don’t forget to think about new programmes and goals.
An unusual message arrives during the weekend. In

SUDOKU
6. Only a few and mere tots (4,2,4). 8. It’s a cold, man!
romance. it could be to your advantage to make the first
Take an aspirin for it! (4). 9. Seem surprised about the move.
small hole (4). 10. Figure the Irishman is hiding in France
(5). 11. Cut one edge at a time (4). 12.Pancho Villa? SCORPIO—October 23-November 21
(5,4). 16. Would a drunk not find it funny? (3,6). 20. Talked
big and chucked one’s money about (4). 22. A tear-jerker!
(5). 23. The boy, round about lunchtime, is ready for a
NUMBER GAME
This is a great week for planning. The more you plan
now, the easier it will be. Some novel problems may
meal (4). 24. The fruit , soft, are going off (4). 25. He happen close to home. The weekend is for playing host.
wonders about the cryptic clue “A funny sport” (10). ANSWER BELOW
SAGITTARIUS—November 22-December 22
DOWN Your plans go askew on Thursday or Friday, but the
1. Apt to wander round for something to eat (6). 2. In- unflappable Sagittarian makes the most of things. Take
tend to sit for, first (7). 3. Given time, one gets to know it time out this weekend for pure pleasure. Overdue con-
well (6). 4. The crown Diana had specially made (6). 5. gratulations surprises you.
Denoted it was destined for (5). 7. About a feature in the
series (5). 13. A “Good gracious!” from the girl (3). 14. CAPRICORN—December 23-January 20
Mixture for a bad leg (7). 15. The time after, skedaddle Manual skills are not your strong point, so don’t be a Mr
fast (5). 17. Having been lifted up, my love, is inside (6). or Ms fix-it. In health, watch a leaning to go on about
18. Stop talking and put your coat away (4,2). 19. One “conditions”.
child is going to the concert (6). 21. The most awful fight
up the street (5). AQUARIUS—January 21-February 19
This week should be off to to a wonderfully successful
start. A realistic approach is favoured, as fancy dreams
SOLUTIONS - CROSSWORD NO. 9022
t. 17, Ra-is-ed. 18, Hang up. 19, Uni-son. 21, Wor-St. can hold you back. Be better tuned to family goings-on
and health needs.
QUICK SOLUTIONS
5, Meant. 7, Ch-a-in. 13, A-my. 14, A-mal-gam. 15, Flee-
Across - 1, Incombustible. 8, Chaos. 9, Drastic. 10, Ten-
Down - 1, Potat-O. 2, Pro-pose. 3, Prison. 4, Di-adem. PISCES—February 20-March 20
nis. 11, Choose. 12, Scoff. 14, Fresh. 18, Renown. 20,
22, Onion. 23, La-I-d. 24, P-ear. 25, Sp-ecul-a-tor. A family conference can take place now, with several
Sphere. 23, Swedish. 24, Ideal. 25, Roller-coaster.
an. 11, T-rim. 12, House name. 16, Dry humour. 20, Blew. unusual items on the agenda. Breathe new life into old
Down - 1, Incite. 2, Chain. 3, Mastiff. 4, Urdu. 5, Teach.
Across - 6, Four or five. 8, A-C-he. 9, Ga-S-p. 10, Se-D- jobs. Culture and recreation is both favoured over the
6, Buttons. 7, Exceed. 13, Conceal. 15, Replica. 16,
CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS weekend.
Eraser. 17, Teller. 19, Whine. 21, Erect. 22, Chic. BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK
niac. 18, Russia. 19, Trench. 21, Amass.
CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS You are the proverbial eternal student - yet a student who
Across - 1, Class struggle. 8, Extra. 9, Putting. 10, Tre- seldom learns from mistakes. You are also a powerhouse
Scrap. 7, Skirt. 13, Tip. 14, Emulate. 15, Grade. 17, Ma-
ble (rev.). 11, O-rdai-n. 12, T-Ruth. 14, Caper. 18, As-
Down - 1, Violin. 2, Blossom. 3, Amazon. 4, Stable. 5, of energy. The year ahead stresses energy conservation.
sign. 20, Sea-son. 23, De-light. 24, Al-one. 25, Leading
nus. 23, Leek. 24, Idea. 25, Statistics. Spend more time planning and developing - and watch
seaman.
Port. 12, Encounter. 16, Impromptu. 20, Area. 22, Mi- resources grow.
Down - 1, Cre-a-te. 2, Ar-ti-e (rev.). 3, Sh-all-ot. 4, Tape.
Across - 6, Diplomatic. 8, Rake. 9, Plus. 10, Zebra. 11,
5, Utter. 6, G-rimace. 7, Edging. 13, Rosalia (anag.). 15,
QUICK SOLUTIONS
Aver-age . 16, Hand-el. 17, In-(bit)ter-n. 19, GI-G-L-I.
SOLUTIONS - CROSSWORD NO. 9023
21, Sto-r-m. 22, S’tag (rev.).
Sport
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BMLAC Relay squad at the Region Championships.

Bacchus Marsh Little Athletics
The Centre held a twilight meet last Friday evening due to the Western
Darley Cricket Club
Metro Region Relay Championships being held on Saturday. 23 teams Juniors Darley’s 14 & Under Sec-
represented the Bacchus Marsh Centre at the Championships held at Not only did Darley’s 16 & ond XI enjoyed a week off
John Landy Athletics Field, Geelong. Under side pull off an amaz- last weekend thanks to a
The Boys Under 9 team claimed 3 silver medals, placing 2nd in the ing victory over Wendouree bye, and will do the same
4x100m, 4x200m and Medley relays. Meanwhile, the Under 15 Girls won to keep their undefeated next weekend before play-
a silver medal in the 4x200m and bronze in the 4x100m while the Under streak alive last Saturday, ing a one-day game against
15 4x200m Mixed Sex team also claimed a bronze medal. The Under they almost pulled off an im- Melton on December 9th to
12 Girls finished 3rd in the 4x200m while their Mixed Sex team won bronze medals in the probable outright win. end the 2017 portion of their
4x100m and 4x200m. The Under 10 girls also won a bronze medal in their 4x100m final. Melton Junior Cricket Asso-
By Shaun Kelly Having dismissed Wendou-
All teams will now anxiously await progressions for the State Championships that Little ciation season.
ree for just 80 last week, Dar-
Athletics Victoria will announce later in the week. Seniors ley were precariously placed The Darley Roar enjoyed
Next week’s meet will return to Saturday morning competition at Masons Lane Reserve Rain made for a frustrating overnight as they sat on 3/11, a solid 108 run win in their
commencing at 8.30am. day for Darley in their cru- but an outstanding innings Under 12 game against Bal-
cial First XI match against of 53 by Miles Seager – his lan completed on Friday
Ballan Golf Club North Ballarat on Saturday.
Only six overs of play were
first ever half century in only night at the Hub.
Results- Week ending Saturday 25 November his first 16 & Under innings After re-commencing their
possible, with Darley hav- of the year having been the innings at 0/142, the Roar’s
Wednesday Stableford ing claimed one North Bal-
designated bowler in the second 20 over stint saw
Winner Kev Lockman (16) 39 points, R/up John Fitzgerald (25) 35 points on c/b from Chris larat wicket at the time the
first three games – helped them progress their score to
Tudor (13). Magpie - 14th Les Martin. NTP - 15th John Fitzgerald. heavens opened, meaning
the Lions to 143, with Ryan 1/226, with Patrick Jarvinen
Saturday - Stroke - Final Round Club Championships. that the fixture will now be
played as a one-day game Densley scoring 23 not out (14) and Mitchell Wells (12
A Grade - Winner Michael Chris Tudor 76-13-63, R/up Ken Muhlhan 78-14-64. not out) the second-week top
this coming week compris- and Hayden Nash making
B Grade - Winner on the day Hugh Miller 73-17-56, R/up David Blythe 79-20-59. 20 as the only Darley bats- scorers for Darley after su-
ing of 50 overs per side, and
C Grade - Winner John Muhlhan 90-22-64 on c/b from Jimmy Walsh 87-23-64. with a new coin toss to start men to reach double figures. perb innings by Max Hoey,
NTPs - 7th Ken Muhlhan, 12th Shaun O’Dea, 15th Luke Sims. the game. Ryder O’Brien and Angus
With 14 overs remaining in
Magpies - 4th Hugh Miller, 18th Bob Arklay. Darley will return to the Jones the week before.
the day’s play, Wendouree
Balls 7, Cut-off 64: Hugh Miller, John Muhlhan, Ken Muhlhan, Chris Tudor, David Blythe, Northern Oval this Tuesday were required to bat again Ballan’s innings recom-
Peter Clifford, Jimmy Walsh. night as well, in the first menced at 0/79, however
with Darley’s bowlers mak-
Club Championship Final round of the BCA’s Twenty20 with both of their best bats-
ing short work of the Red
competition, where they will men having retired the week
A Grade Stroke - Winner and Club Champion Peter Di Fiore 306, R/up Bob Arklay 309. face North Ballarat com- Caps, condemning them to
before, the Roar bowlers had
B Grade Stroke - Winner after play off Michael Di Fiore 312, R/up Shaun O’Dea 312. mencing at 6:30pm. 9/22 in the 14 overs. Three
little trouble in skittling the
C Grade Stroke - Winner David Mayne 347, R/up Rob Brown 354. Darley’s Second XI, how- wickets to Regan King, two Ballan middle and lower or-
A Grade Net - Winner Peter Di Fiore 258, R/up Bob Arklay 265. ever, managed a full day’s to Densley and singles to der, dismissing them for 118
B Grade Net - Winner and Tom Bond Trophy Shaun O’Dea 244, R/up Kev Lockman & play in their game against Seager and Mackenzie Mur- with four overs left to play.
Michael Di Fiore 256. Napoleons-Sebastopol at ray had the Lions turning Wells was also impressive
C Grade Net - David Mayne 244, R/up Jimmy Walsh & Andrew Germon 265. Darley Park, and after losing what could have been their with the ball taking 3/7 off
the toss and being asked to first defeat of the year into his four overs, with Jackson
bowl, dismissed Naps-Sebas one of their more memorable Hunt and Malachi Fox tak-
for 218 after the Combine wins. ing two wickets each and
was looking good at 3/129.
Jones, Jarvinen and Aarav
Dayle Locke took two early
Darley’s 14 & Under team Goel all taking one wicket
wickets after being dropped
also pulled off a memorable each.
from the First XI to return
figures of 2/39 from 13.4 win, defeating Mount Clear Goel also starred for the
overs. Nick Whan returned by 38 runs. Darley Prowl Under 10
the day’s best figures with After their first batting stint game against St Anthony’s
3/22 off 7.1 overs, Ryan had them sitting on 5/71 last Gold on Saturday morning,
Densley’s 2/38 included the week, the Lions batted well making 26 runs off just 20
crucial fourth wicket of the
in their second-day batting balls as the Prowl scored
day as Naps-Sebas lost 7/98
following, and Liam Jordan’s stint to be dismissed for 156, 6/99 off their 20 overs and
single wicket broke a crucial with Will Johnson’s 48 not taking 3/9 off four overs as
partnership. out the key innings on the St Anthony’s Gold finished
Darley’s Third XI also got a second day, supported by 17 on 4/138 off their 20 overs.
full day’s play in at the Hub to James Martindale and 16
Darley’s other Under 10
against Mt Clear, holding the to Jyson Fawcett.
side, the Darley Cubs, had a
Mounties to 9/221 from a full After holding Mount Clear
day’s play. Regan King took fantastic game against Mel-
to 9/117 last week, this put
GDCA Renagades Girls Competition 3/30 opening the bowling, Darley in the box seat, and
ton Centrals White, with the
Results – Round 3 Brendan Densley and Josh Cubs batting first to score
when Austin MacBeth took 6/117 off their 20 overs, led
Fitzgerald took two wickets
Under 12 his third wicket for the in- by 21 off 24 balls from Mad-
each with Rick James and
Bacchus Marsh 3/93 def Wallan 4/66 Ben Taylor taking single nings in the third over of die Scott, before Melton
Olivia Matthews starred with the bat hitting the teams first four run boundary wickets. Mount Clear’s second bat- Centrals White made 9/119
Under 15 Darley’s Fourth XI had a ting stint, the game was over off their 20 overs, with Axel
Bacchus Marsh 7/96 def Rupertswood 8/54 bye, as did all BCA One-Day giving the Lions a win that Morton taking the remark-
Grades due to the Ballarat has them on the verge of able figures of 7/7 off four
Eve Lalor top scored with 48 runs and special mention to Jess T who bowled a double
wicket maiden. Cup. breaking into the top four. overs.
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Victorian automotive industry his whole working life; he he lived. Not seeing motoring articles in The Moorabool * Writing DIY technical servicing and/or repair articles
is also a retired motor-mechanic.  His sporting history is News prompted John to contact us. * Covering official new model releases for cars and bikes.
predominantly motorcycle related and has been a member His sporting background has seen him racing motorcycles * Writing informative articles about local riding areas for
of various car clubs and managed a number of automobile in World and Australian National Championships. He has both young and old.
servicing and repair shops. travelled the world many times, including competing at * Covering motoring safety aspects.
He was a journalist and assistant editor for an Australian the World famous Isle of Man ‘TT’ races and on the banked * Stories on unique or classic vehicles.
National, off-road motorcycle magazine (Trail & Track
circuit ‘Daytona’ in Florida USA. Have you got a question you would like answered on anything
Magazine) for a number of years back in the early 1980s, until
the company was sold to the The Age Group of companies John is planning to contribute various automotive articles with a motor?
and moved interstate. ranging as follows: Please email John – office@themooraboolnews.com.au

New Suzuki Motocross bikes for 2018
By John Orchard days riding would see it become more supple. After
riding the 250 I realised that, in my now older years,
The call came through from my friend at Suzuki stepping down from my 450 to the 250 could be better
Australia: “Hey John, we’re testing the new, for 2018, for my health.
Suzuki RMZ250 & RMZ450 motocross bikes, do Next up the 450, lucky I’d saved some energy so
you want to come?” Well I do ride an older version that I could do it justice. By this time in the day
of the RMZ450 so I said casually “sure” (although I the track had got very rutted and dusty; I didn’t
was very excited to try them). I thought it would be want to hand back a bent bike to the Suzuki guys,
very interesting to experience the latest model, see so I took it carefully. Again, just as the 250, the 450
how it is improved, plus I’d like to see how the latest started first kick; I think for racing situations, there
250s have improved ‘power-wise’ since I last rode a is valuable time to be saved having an electric-start
quarter litre machine many years ago. machine; quicker to get going again after a spill, but
The day was a hot (well, 33 degrees is hot for riding for recreation or practise riding it’s nothing to give a
motocross) and dusty day at the State Motorcycle quick stab at the kickstart lever.
Sports Complex at Broadford (70 kms north of Although the 450 is virtually brand new from the
Melbourne). First up in the morning were the ground up, the major change, and not just a change
Victorian Suzuki dealers aboard the new machines, from the older Suzuki model but a major change
then in the arvo when normal (?) people got to ride from other brands in the class, is the design of the
them. Suzuki had six 450cc machines for riders to try; rear suspension unit; it is now modelled as per a
the 450 being all new for 2018 meant that everyone design initiated by top-class Swedish suspension
was keen to try one out. There were two examples of manufacturer ‘Ohlins’, where the oil valving control is
the 250 machine; it basically is the same as last year’s carried in the shock absorber body, not reciprocating
model, just BNG (Bold New Graphics). up and down on the shock shaft; less oil aeration
The boys from the television show MXTV were also (more constant bounce control) and less weight
covering the day at Broadford; keep an eye out for the moving up and down allowing quicker response.
show in a future episode. I have to admit, the rear suspension is better than
First I tested the 250; wow! Much less tiring than a my old girl, which has been greatly improved over
more powerful 450, when it got out of shape, it was its original. Every other aspect of the new 450 was
much easier to get it back in line. These standard very similar to my own machine but with less wear,
bikes tend to feel a little restricted; I think they would so it goes, “while the motocross bikes of today aren’t
benefit from an aftermarket exhaust to un-cork a improving in leaps and bounds, they are refining
little performance? Super easy to start, started first them”. Sure if you compared a brand new older
kick hot or cold, which is good as it does not have an model to a brand new current model, you might not
electric start like a couple of other 250s currently on feel much difference, but, a brand new current model
the market. is much improved over a worn-out older model.
The 250 was very comfortable to sit on, though the Stay tuned to future Moorabool Motoring articles as
ride seemed a little harsh; as the bikes were brand I get my grubby mitts on anything with an engine,
new, the suspension was very tight; a couple of being the sad ‘petrol-head’ that I am.

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