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Tuesday 11 December, 2018 Serving Ballan and district since 1872 Phone 5368 1966 Vol 12 No 49

Recording life
through art
By Meg Kennedy

A Bacchus Marsh resident has turned her life into a tangle

of illustrations for a new book.
A Tangle of Tales by Lyn Purcell follows a life illustrated
using an art known as ‘zentangle’ – a method using a
combination of dots, lines and curves, which are drawn
onto small pieces of paper called “tiles”.
The book features a collection of poems and short stories
that were collated over 15 years, which follow her life from
growing up on a farm in Toolern Vale to retiring in Bacchus
Ms Purcell says her love for zentangling came from a
catalogue that featured a book on the art, and from then “it
became like a disease”, creating patterns and bookmarks
for her grandchildren.
Her favourite illustration in the book was a tree designed
by her granddaughter, who was four-years-old at the time.
For how the Bacchus Marsh area has influenced her
writing, Ms Purcell touches on her time as a volunteer with
the SES, with the book giving an insight into her 18 years of
volunteer work.
There are also poems inspired by areas including
Mackenzie’s Flat and La Lal Falls, as well as conversations
with her mother about the Bacchus Marsh area.
On what she wants readers to take away from the book,
Ms Purcell says she wants “people to look at it, read it, and
say they recognise themselves in my childhood; as well as
young people who when they read it, I want them to get an
idea of how life was like back then.
“I also want people to know that they can write just as well
and would love for them to have a go themselves,” she said.
“We’ve all got a voice and it can be heard by anyone, and
not worry about what people think - just to write it. I think
that anyone can write.”
If you would like to purchase A Tangle of Tales, you can
contact Lyn via lyndenp1@bigpond.com or buy a copy at
Lyn Purcell in her colourful workshop with her book. Photo – Helen Tatchell Bacchus Marsh Newsagency.

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Where is Albert Smith?

By Kate Taylor

Police are hoping that an

information caravan set up
in Mt Egerton might still
lead to a breakthrough in the
mysterious disappearance of
Albert ‘Albie’ Smith, now in
its ninth week.
The Mobile Response Unit
was set up last Tuesday 4

December in Mt Egerton,
one of the last places that Mr
Smith was known to have
been, however a Moora-
bool CIU Detective told the
9 weeks
Moorabool News that no
new information has so far Have you seen Albert Smith?
been provided by the public. Aged 88
“We’ve used a few different From Mt Doran
techniques and investigative Missing since Monday 8 October 2018
tools,” he said.
Confirmed sighting around 7.30am at Mt Egerton,
“The longer it goes, the less
likely it’s going to be that
after leaving the Ballan Aged Care facility between
he’s safe and well.” 5.30-7am on same day.
Det. Senior Constable John Hageman (Moorabool CIU) at Mt Egerton last week with the
It is confirmed by police information caravan and a mannequin, with clothes similar to what Albert Smith was last Ballan Police confirmed a witness came forward
that Mr Smith walked out seen wearing. Photo – Helen Tatchell saying they picked Mr Smith up on Old Melbourne
of the Ballan aged care facil- It is then that the trail be- cation and morphine patch- the search at Morrisons Rd, Ballan (Monday 8 Oct) and drove to his friend’s
ity on the day he was due to gins to grow cold. es for back pain. cemetery. house in Mt Egerton. That friend was not home.
go home, leaving early on
Police confirmed that a reli- The Morrisons cemetery A Mt Doran resident, Mr Mr Smith has no mobile phone, had some cash,
the morning of Monday 8
October. able witness saw Mr Smith held great significance to Smith was in care at the Bal- but has not accessed his bank account. He left the
at the Morrisons cemetery Mr Smith as he was the un- lan aged care facility while facility without his walker and his walking stick.
He was picked up at about
7.30am on the Old Mel- the day after he left the aged official ‘caretaker’ there for he recovered from leg ulcers.
care facility. many years and his late wife Anyone with information is encouraged
bourne Road by someone Police are continuing to
However, police have also is buried there. appeal to the public for in-
to contact Det. Snr Const. John
who is not a family member
confirmed that they do not Land and air searches have formation on the disappear- Hageman at Moorabool CIU on 5366
and is now considered a
witness. know how Mr Smith trav- been conducted by police ance of Albie Smith and any- 4545 or Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.
Mr Smith was driven to a elled the significant distance and SES, however no trace of one with any information SEE SOMETHING? SAY SOMETHING
friend’s house in Mt Egerton, between Mt Egerton and Mr Smith has been found. should call Moorabool CIU **This community advertisement is sponsored by
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Drone can down firefighting aircraft Newborns in

the district
As the summer weather encourages more “Amongst other emergency activities, this
of us to venture outside and into our parks includes fires and associated firefighting ef- Babies born recently at
and forests, increased drone use over public forts,” he said.
lands has prompted a reminder from land In National Parks and reserves managed by
Bacchus Marsh and Melton
and emergency management agencies, for
people to find out more about the rules gov-
Parks Victoria, the launching and landing of Regional Hospital
a recreational drone is prohibited.
erning their use.
In State forests, which are managed by the
The increased popularity of drones pegs a
Department of Environment, Land, Water
danger for fire season, as remotely-piloted
and Planning (DELWP), drones can be used
aircraft users are not allowed to fly drones
over or near an area affecting public safety or in accordance with Civil Aviation Safety Au-
where emergency operations are underway. thority guidelines.
Forest Fire Management Victoria’s Grampi- For more information, ring DELWP’s
ans Region Acting Chief Fire Officer, Tony Customer Contact Centre on 136 186.
English said “flying a drone near bushfires Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA)
will force the grounding of firefighting air- rules on flying drones link to https://
craft, threatening both firefighter safety and www.casa.gov.au/aircraft/landing-page/
that of impacted communities.” flying-drones-australia. Photo: Thinkstock

Natalie and Jordan Woolley from Maddingley

have welcomed their first child, a little boy.
Lucas Mark Grant Woolley arrived at 5.47am
on Tuesday 27 November and weighed
3.42kg. Lucas is the new little brother to fur-
siblings Charlie and Puss Puss.

MORE AFFORDABLE Olivia Barnes and Lindsay Whelan from
Cobblebank, along with older siblings Hudson
and Archie, have welcomed a new son and
brother to their family. Charlie Ryan Whelan
arrived on Wednesday 5 December at 1.28pm.
Charlie weighed 6lb 7oz (3060 grams).
Melton parents
Koppman and
Withington have
welcomed their
The Australian Government is second child, a
powering forward to reduce little boy. A new
brother for Tyson,
energy costs. Xander Henry
Withington arrived
We’re enforcing fairer rules on Thursday 6
to better protect you, keeping December at
2.28am, weighing
pressure on energy retailers 3.28kgs.
and increasing penalties for
overcharging. We’re also
ensuring households on high Little Ella has a
new brother,
priced standing offers have Jemely Yobu
lower electricity bills. Bunyoki. Arriving
on Friday 7
Visit our website to find December to
Harkness couple
out more about how you Harriet Domi and
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The first baby for

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and Stevie
Carter is a little
girl. Born on
Thursday 6
December at
8am, little Ivy
weighed 6.5lbs.
Authorised by the Australian Government, Canberra.
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Plan your Ho, Ho, Ho

it’s the MLO
train travel By Meg Kennedy

Moorabool Light Orchestra

this week
(MLO) will join forces with
Gisborne Singers to present
‘The Sounds of Christmas’
on Sunday 16 December.
Over 75 singers and musi-
cians will present a Sunday
afternoon of specially se-
There is a nine-day construction blitz on the Ballarat Line Upgrade requiring trains to be lected Christmas music to
replaced by coaches. herald in the season.
The orchestra will perform
Regional Rail Revival Director Mark Havryluk is reminding Ballarat line passengers and
a wide range of Christmas
commuters to plan ahead and allow 45 minutes’ extra travel time. music, from ancient sym-
“Coaches have already replaced trains from last Saturday 8 December and will continue to do phonies to modern, tradi-
so until Sunday 16 December, while more than 300 crew members get on with construction,” tional, contemporary clas-
he said. sics. As well as listening to
the orchestra, the audience
The construction works include track duplication, major station upgrades and putting the
will have the opportunity to (L-R) Barry Wilkins Musical Director of the Moorabool Light
final touches on new train stabling at Maddingley. join in singing some of the Orchestra, and Stephen Brockman, Conductor The Gisborne
Mr Havryluk said while trains are not running, crews will shift sections of the existing track well-loved carols. Singers. Photo - submitted
to allow for additional track to be laid between Caroline Springs Station and Melton as part The program will also fea-
ture upcoming Australia chus Marsh and the Moora- various concerts every year.
of the 18-kilometre duplication in this section.
tenor Tomas Dalton, who bool Shire a wide range of The MLO Christmas Con-
“Preparation work will also begin for new tracks to be laid between Bacchus Marsh Station orchestral music, which cert will be held on 16 De-
has performed in Europe
and the Maddingley stabling, and we’ll continue construction on the Millbrook and Ballan and was the recipient of the means audience members cember at 2pm in the Bac-
passing loops.” Acclaim Awards Italian Op- don’t need to travel large dis- chus Marsh Public Hall.
At Ballan Station, foundations will be installed for the new accessible pedestrian overpass. era Fellowship. tances to other centres to ex-
Admission is $25 and tick-
MLO Musical Director perience particularly, classi-
Mr Havryluk said the work had been scheduled at the same time as V/Line maintenance ets available at the door from
Barry Wilkins OAM, who cal music…very few regional
work, to minimise disruption to passengers, and thanked people for their understanding centres can boast their own 1pm, or pre-sales available
will be conducting the per-
during the works blitz. orchestra,” he said. from Bacchus Marsh Florist
formance, says the concerts
“Passengers can look forward to improved stations, extra services and better reliability once “provide a diversity of music MLO first began in 2013 & Nursery.
the project is complete in late 2019,” he said. across many genres for the with 28 musicians play- Further information can
orchestra to play and experi- ing, with the orchestra now be found on the orchestra’s
Passengers can plan their journey at vline.com.au or by calling 1800 800 007, a temporary
ence at a local level.” boasting more than 65 regis- website www.Moorabool-
timetable is available online or at a staffed V/Line station.
“MLO concerts bring to Bac- tered musicians, performing Light-Orchestra.com.


UFS opens second Bacchus Marsh Pharmacy.

The former Nova Pharmacy at Bacchus Marsh Village has been added to the UFS group. UFS has been an integral part of the Bacchus Marsh
community for almost 20 years, with our Grant Street Pharmacy providing caring and professional service to the Bacchus Marsh community since
1999. We are delighted to now be offering this same level of service from the Bacchus Marsh Village UFS Pharmacy.

UFS Dispensaries is a member-owned mutual organisation, which means we are owned by our members and operate on a not-for-profit basis
as a social enterprise. UFS was established in 1880 and now operates 17 pharmacies in the western region of Victoria, and three
pharmacies in Melbourne. Profits are used to improve services for members, invest in staff and support the local community
through sponsorship and donations.

Shop 66 Bacchus Marsh Village, 160-192 Main St, Bacchus Marsh. Phone: 5367 8600
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Ballan Fire Brigade Annual Awards Forests closed

for wood
The Ballan Fire Brigade come together for their annual awards presentation dinner on
Saturday 1 December.
Captain Kaine Myers acknowledged the great contribution made by members “whether it
is for 5-years of service or 60-years; Brigade member or operational responder.”
He spoke of the newly recruited members to the Brigade and acknowledged the table set It is now illegal for firewood collection on public land,
for those who could not attend. following the closure of all designated firewood collection
Awards were presented to: areas on December 1.
Caroline Bialek – 5 year Certificate of Service “Fire prevention is one of the key reasons the collection
season closes prior to December each year, while also
Ian Ireland - 30 Year Medal
allowing shared public spaces to be used for a range of
David Hookey - 45 Year Medal recreational purposes over summer,” said FFMVic Forest &
Ian Dehnert – 60 Year Medal, Life Medal Fire Operations Regional Manager, Peter Kambouris.
For the second consecutive year, the Captain’s award was presented. The four core values Illegal firewood collection behaviour can lead to on-the-spot
used to determine the winner are dedication, teamwork, resilience and passion. The 2018 fines of $634, and if an offence goes to court the person may
Captain’s award was presented to Kevin Healey. Kevin has also completed several courses be liable for fines up to $7928, one-year-imprisonment, or
to further his knowledge as a firefighter and does not hesitate to get wet or dirty during both.
training or at incidents in order to get the job done. Kevin has also displayed ongoing Kevin Healey.
Forest Fire Management Victoria and Parks Victoria staff
willingness to help at brigade social and/or community events. Photos – Chris Thom
will be patrolling parks, forests in the coming weeks, and
careful planning and collection rules are enforced to protect
the environment and habitat of native animals.
Information on the illegal removal of firewood from public
land for sale can be reported to DELWP on 136 186.
The Autumn Firewood Collection Season will open on
Friday 1 March 2019.
To find your nearest firewood collection area visit www.ffm.

Lost and Found

Available for adoption

David Hookey and OM Brett Boatman. Caroline Bialek and OM Brett Boatman.

Sophie, Tabby & White, 18-months old.

OM Brett Boatman and Ian Ireland. Ian Dehnert and OM Brett Boatman.

Mavis, Black torti, 3 years old.

Open to sheep and cattle farmers on 20 hectares or more, this course will assist you in  
building the resilience, productivity, and functionality of your property.  

The benefits of undertaking this course include:  
 A consultation at your property with livestock and water experts to assist you in  
developing a holistic action plan 
 A soil test for your worst performing paddock and tailored management advice  
 A printed aerial map of your property   Sera, Grey & White, Rupert, Black & White 1
 Opt into a discussion group that includes farm walks on local properties with livestock owners  18-months old. year old.
from your area (six sessions over 2019‐20) 
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A small fee of $80 incl. GST will be charged for participation. Please register your interest  on Council’s Pet
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(MSC DAB 2016-003)
For more information
contact Council
  Chanel, female, 10 year old Customer Service on
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(Musical Director)

70+ Musicians & Singers

present a Pleasant
Sunday Afternoon
of specially selected
Christmas Music, with
Special Guest Artists,
and Community

Sunday Afternoon
16 December 2018
@ 2pm
Bacchus Marsh
Public Hall

Children under 16 Free
Tickets available at the Door
from 1pm,
or pre-sales =
Bacchus Marsh Florist &
Nursery, 185 Main Street.

Further Information: barrybegonia@gmail.com Check MLO Web

www.Moorabool-Light-Orchestra.com Site for Updates
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Courthouse is destination

of choice for locals

With the renovations near complete,
the Courthouse is the destination of
choice for the locals.
Driving home
Venue Manager, Mary Novacic is
super excited about the opening of
the extended function room and new
roof top beer garden late December.
the message
“This will be a major drawcard for Members from the State Highway Patrol were deployed to the Ballarat and Moorabool PSAs
the pub and something the Marsh from 26 November to 29 November as part of an on-going operation targeting impaired
doesn’t offer, with the added benefit driving and speeding offences.
of brewery fresh tank beer available Results of the 375 offences were detected from 295 offenders, including 40 impairment
in all bars.” offences (36 prescribed illicit drugs). Seven-vehicles were also impounded, each for a period
of one-month.
The Courthouse is currently
Among the offences, police intercepted a driver travelling at 180km/h along the Western
offering a 14 day cruise to the South Highway, Ballan, who tested positive for illicit substances. The driver’s vehicle was
Pacific Islands. Enter between Oct impounded.
4th-December 13th. There are 3 easy Police also detected another driver in the same location driving at 150 km/h. Both were
ways to enter. detected within half an hour of each other.
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on fishing
By Meg Kennedy

A special event to encourage

women to get in to fishing was
held last month.
The event, the first of its kind
in Victoria, was held at Tabcorp
Park on October 19, and included
various guest speakers, exhibitors
from tackle shops and Victorian
Fishing Association officers pre-
sent at the event.
Event organiser Tiffany Newton
said they had “a really good turn-
out”, with attendees hailing from
across the state, from Mornington
to Lilydale.
Ms Newton received a $5,000
state government grant from Vi-
cHealth as part of the ‘Change Our
Game’ initiative, which aims to
encourage more women and girls
to become active in various sports.
As fishing is Ms Newton’s sport of
choice, she decided to encourage
other women to do the same.
“The event was pretty much
about wanting to give it a go,
whether sport or recreationally,
or interested as a career,” said Ms
“Beforehand they might have been [interested in fishing] but too scared to ask. Some of the
women who attended the night have been given a job in a tackle store.”
Ms Newton hopes the event encouraged women to join the traditionally male-dominated
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w w w. CO U RT H O U S E H OT E L B M . co m . au “[Fishing] is not as daunting as it seems…I hope it was able to open doors for people, but
especially women.”
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Scotsburn relives Spare a pressie?

Looking to spread some Christmas joy?
Moorabool Shire will be undertaking a toy drive for

local children and young people at the Darley Early
Years Hub.
Following the success of last year’s drive, Moorabool
Shire’s Families & Children division said that
“through the generosity of our community we were
able to make Christmas a much happier time for
By Meg Kennedy One resident asked whether driving
many local families.”
Moorabool News into cleared access roads still blocked by

A bushfire has ravaged land near EMAIL: news@themooraboolnews.com.au Your Local News WEB: www.themooraboolnews.com.au
police would lead to a criminal offence, to Council is seeking donations of new, never-used
which a policeman responded that it is a
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Scotsburn last week, almost three years

Gutted toys, books and vouchers from the community to
By Jessica Howard

The Moorabool Shire was hit with wild fire over the

“grey area”, would have to be dealt with

weekend that blazed through more than 4600 hectares of

to the date of the fires that destroyed 12

land, destroying 12 homes and 30 sheds.

distribute to residents who are experiencing financial

Residents from Scotsburn, Elaine, Mount Doran, Clarendon,
and Durham Lead were forced to flee their homes as Victorian
firefighters battled the blaze in extreme weather conditions.

The CFA have confirmed 12 houses in total were destroyed;

homes, 1000s of stock losses and 4000ha

Scotsburn (six), Clarendon (three), Durham Lead (two) and
Elaine (one), with another four damaged to the point of being

hardship this Christmas.

A total of 1030 sheep and five horses died at Narmbool –
the 2000-hectare property located at Elaine and owned and

of land in 2015. Although the fire fell within City of

operated by Sovereign Hill.
A CFA spokesperson said they were unable to confirm what
ignited the fire, however it was believed to have started on
private land.

Ballarat’s borders, Moorabool Shire Unwrapped gifts can be left with staff at the Darley
The fast-moving blaze began on Finns Road in Scotsburn on

Estimated to be 40 hectares in size, the

Saturday afternoon.
At 10pm that evening, more than 150 fearful residents
gathered in the Buninyong Town Hall for a community

Council was acting on the situation. Early Years Hub at 182 Halletts Way Darley and will
Buninyong police officer, Peter Anderson said a good

blaze started in the mid-afternoon of

turnout showed how strong the community was.
“We are going to need that strength over the next couple of
days,” he said.
A Relief Centre in Ballan was established by the Moorabool

Council issued a statement following

Shire Council on Saturday evening, before a second Relief

Thursday 6 December. be accepted until 5pm on Tuesday 18 December.

Centre was opened at Buninyong the following morning.
Moorabool Shire Council CEO Rob Croxford said the
decision to set up the relief centres came at the request of the
Incident Control Centre.

the briefing, which was attended by

“In hindsight it may have been prudent to have Buninyong
up earlier, but to resource two centres late Saturday night

Fire units, including members of the

would have been impossible. Ballan was out of harm’s way,”
he said.

Moorabool Shire CEO Derek Madden and

“The City of Ballarat offered assistance and have been a
significant contributor from Sunday on. We will put out
requests to other neighbouring shires and to the State

Ballan and Bacchus Marsh fire groups,

What can you donate?
Government for support in coming days”.
With 523 firefighters, 69 tankers and three bulldozers

Mayor Paul Tatchell.

deployed over two days, the blaze was brought under control
by 8pm on Sunday after a welcome cool change arrived, with
crews continuing to patrol the area through the evening.

helped to assist in creating a 20-metre

Golden Plains Shire Council failed to respond to questions
regarding their involvement and assistance with the fires,
emergency service crews and the efforts to engage with the

“Council has responded to requests

Moorabool Shire council.

fire break around the entire 40ha, with

from the CFA to provide water tankers, - Vouchers
Friday’s winds gusting at 57kph by
and we sent tankers to the fire. Council
9.30am. - New toys and books for babies and children
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Fire crews on the scene at Scotsburn (Main photo) and the huge plume of smoke from the bushfire towers over an aircraft water bomber. Photos – Keith Pakenham - CFA

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Grenville were issued a ‘Watch and Act’ Hall on the Friday morning, where Moorabool residents offering support and
warning, and the areas of Clarendon and as make-up, stationery or vouchers.
emergency services assured that crews access to counselling.”
Elaine given an ‘Advice’ warning. will be on standby throughout the night
- Small food hampers with non-perishable
CFA was contacted for comment, and
Like the fire, the message was severe. and “were comfortable with where [the to the cause of the fire, but had not items.
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Moorabool Shire Council

Notice is hereby given that a Special Meeting of the Moorabool Shire Council will be held in the Council invites applications for the existing vacancies:
Council Chambers, Ballan on Monday 17 December, 2018 commencing at 6.00pm. Environmental Health Officer (Domestic Waste Water Management) –
The business to be conducted at the meeting is as follows: Temporary Part Time until June 2019. Applications close on Friday 14 December 2018.
1. Bacchus Marsh Local Area Traffic Management Study (Stage 2). All details available from the website: www.moorabool.vic.gov.au
2. Contract Matter 3. Contract Matter
4. Contract Matter 5. Contract Matter
6. Contract Matter 7. Contract Matter
8. Contract Matter Council is looking for expressions of interest from older local residents to form a Positive
9. Any other business admitted by the unanimous resolution of Council. Ageing Advisory Committee.
The Special Meeting of Council will be open to the public The Committee will:
and members of the public are most welcome to attend. • Provide an opportunity for informed discussion on issues impacting upon older members;
• Increase community awareness of the needs of older members of the community;
COMMITTEE MEETING • Review and make recommendations for the Age Well, Live Well and Access and Inclusion
The next committee meeting will be of the Development Assessment Committee, and will be strategy.
held at the Darley and Civic Community Hub, on Wednesday December 19, commencing
If this sounds like something you would like to be involved in please fill in the expression of interest
at 5.00pm.
This meeting is open to the public and members of the public form on Council’s website: https://www.moorabool.vic.gov.au/residents/family-
are welcome to attend. services/active-ageing-and-community-access/community-involvement or
it can be collected at Council Offices at Darley or Ballan.
COUNCIL OFFICES – CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR CLOSURE Expressions of Interest will be accepted up until 20 December, 2018. For more information
Council Office Hours: please contact the Manager Active Ageing and Community Access on 5366 7100.
At the Ordinary Meeting of Council held on Wednesday 3 October 2018, Council resolved that
the opening hours for all Council Offices will be as follows: PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENT ACT 1987 – MOORABOOL PLANNING SCHEME
Friday 21 December, 2018 Open 8.30am to 12.30pm Notice of Approval of Amendment – Amendment C81
Closed 12.30pm to 5.00pm
Saturday 22 December, 2018 The Minister for Planning has approved Amendment C81 to the Moorabool Planning Scheme.
to Tuesday 1 January, 2019 Closed The Amendment came into operation on 6 December 2018.
Wednesday 2 January, 2019 All offices re-open 8.30am to 5.00pm The Amendment implements the findings of the Bacchus Marsh Urban Growth Framework 2017
by updating the Municipal Strategic Statement, providing the blueprint for the future growth of
EMERGENCY SERVICES Bacchus Marsh to 2041 and beyond.
Please telephone 000 for all Fire, Police and Ambulance emergencies. Important Emergency A copy of the Amendment can be inspected, free of charge, at the Department of Environment,
Contact information includes:
Land, Water and Planning website at https://www.planning.vic.gov.au/schemes-
• CFA Fire Emergency ....................................................................................................... 000
and-amendments/browse-amendments and free of charge, during office hours, at the
• Police Emergency .............................................................................................................. 000
• SES ................................................................................................................................ 132 500 offices of the Moorabool Shire Council, 182 Halletts Way, Darley.
• Ambulance .......................................................................................................................... 000 Justin Horne
• Victorian Bushfire Information Line ...........................................................1800 240 667 Acting Manager, Strategic and Sustainable Development
• Moorabool Shire Council....................................................................................5366 7100 Moorabool Shire Council
• Council Emergency Number........................................................................0419 887 065
• Bacchus Marsh Hospital ......................................................................................5367 2000 TENDER
• Ballan Hospital .......................................................................................................5368 1100 Moorabool Shire Council invites tenders for the following contracts:
Please contact Customer Service on 5366 7100 for further information.
Tender Number Tender Description
GARBAGE & RECYCLING C34 - 2018/2019 Bacchus Marsh-Balliang Rd, Maddingley; Pavement Rehabilitation &
Please note the following changes will occur to garbage and recycling services over the Christmas/ Widening - Design & Construction Contract
New Year period: Christmas Day (Tuesday 25 December) collections are scheduled for service Tender documents and full details of this notice will be available at www.tenderlink.com/
on Wednesday 26 December 2018 and New Year’s Day (Tuesday 1 January) collections are moorabool.
scheduled for Wednesday 2 January 2019.

Moorabool Shire Council: PO Box 18, Ballan VIC 3342 Telephone: 03 5366 7100 Facsimile: 03 5368 1757 CEO: Derek Madden
Email: info@moorabool.vic.gov.au Web: www.moorabool.vic.gov.au Facebook: Moorabool Shire Council Twitter: @mooraboolshire
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The What’s On section is for non-profit community organisations. All free events submitted will be considered for FREE publication at the
Editors discretion. Advertising of AGMs in this section will only appear if a paid public notice also appears in the classifieds section, as per
the constitution of Business & Consumer Affairs for incorporated groups.

Lal Lal Moorabool Photographic Group Inc Darley Market

ADULT EDUCATION Meeting 3rd Wednesday each month, 7pm. Soldiers Memorial Saturday 15th December, 8am - 1pm. 1st & 3rd Saturday each
Ballan & District Community House Hall, Lal Lal. Enquiries 5341 7535. month at Darley Park Football Reserve. Enquiries – 0488 345
For class enrolment information, venue hire and costs; please Bacchus Marsh Playgroup 145 (Alan).
call 5368 1934 or email info@bchvic.org.au (Behind St Andrew’s Church) Cnr Gisborne Rd & Lerderderg Ballan Farmers Market
Darley Neighbourhood House & Learning Centre Street, Bacchus Marsh. Monday-Friday 9am, 11am, 1pm & Next Market – Saturday 9 February, 9am-1pm. 2nd Saturday
Short courses and classes. 33-35 Jonathan Drive, Darley. BM & 3pm. Enquiries – Cindy 0433 651 066. each month, Mill Cottage car park. Enq – 0498 361 291 or
District Photography Club - Meetings 2nd & 4th Wednesday Bacchus Marsh & District Garden Club 0490 114 130.
of month, 7.30pm. Enquiries welcome. Phone 5367 4390. Meeting 2nd Tuesday of each month, 7.30pm at The Laurels,
229 Main St, Bacchus Marsh. Guest Speakers. Supper after
The Laurels – Bacchus Marsh Community College
Courses and classes. 229 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh. each meeting. All Welcome. Enquiries - Wendy 5367 4170. Anglican Parish of West Moorabool
Enquiries & enrolments - 5367 1061. Ballan Playgroup Service Times: St John’s Ballan 10:30am every Sunday.
Every Tuesday of school Term. St John’s Anglican Church St Mark’s in the Gordon Pub 2nd & 4th Sundays – 5pm.
U3A Bacchus Marsh Enq to Rev’d Glen Wesley - 5368 2730.
Active seniors social learning, for daily activities contact Hall  - 9:30-11:30am. Enquiries - 0409 681 138 Anna or 0421
905 558 Tamsin.  Ballan Uniting Church
5367 5341 or visit our website - www.u3abacchus.org.au
Ballan Anglers Inc (St Paul’s) - Services 11.15am every Sunday.
Meeting second Wednesday every month. Hudsons Hotel, B3 Community
MEETINGS 7.30pm. More anglers and families needed and welcome – Focused, family friendly church with a difference. Services
BacchChat @ Lerderderg Library 0400 003 936. every 2nd & 4th Sundays at Avenue Bowling Club, Main St,
1st Saturday of the Month,10am-12 noon.Various topics of Bacchus Marsh.
Bacchus Marsh CWA Day Branch
interest presented. Enquiries – 5366 7100 or www.moorabool. Bacchus Marsh Christian Church
Meets 2nd Thursday of each month at 10am at the Darley
vic.gov.au/libraries Sunday Services 10am with kids program. 222 Main St,
Hub, Wittick Street, Darley. Enquiries: 5368 7273.
CWA - The Marshians Night Branch Bacchus Marsh Bacchus Marsh. Enquiries 9028 2622.
Rose-Carers of Maddingley Park
Meet first Tuesday of month - The Hub, Wittick St, Darley, Bacchus Marsh Baptist Church
Working bees every 3rd Sunday of each month. All welcome.
7pm.  Enquiries - Gay Hooper 0413 350 012. Sundays, 10:30am, Worship Service and Children’s Program.
Enquiries - 0400 052 857.
Ballan & District CWA Phone 5367 6550 for more details.
Bacchus Marsh Family Drug Support Group
Branch meetings – 2nd Thursday each month. RSL Hall, Holy Trinity Anglican Church - Bacchus Marsh
For Family Members who have a loved one affected by drugs.
Inglis St, Ballan, 7.30pm. All welcome - enquiries to 0407 992 Service Times - Bacchus Marsh - Sunday 9am and 5pm;
Enquiries - 1300 660 068.
767 or email ballandistrictcwa@gmail.com Balliang - 2nd Sunday 11am, 4th Sunday 9am; Myrniong – 1st
Alanon Support Group - for families of alcoholics & 3rd Sunday 11am. Enquiries – 5367 5362. 
Ballan District Vintage Machinery & Vehicle Club Meets at 10.30am on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month
Meetings - second Monday each month, 8pm. Tom Mullane Church of the Living God
at the Uniting Church Hall, Gisborne Road, Bacchus Marsh.
Pavilion, Ballan Racecourse Reserve. Enquiries – Brian 5368 Christian youth ministry and bible teaching. 2nd Sunday
Enq - 0421 222 717.
2255 or Ray 5368 1177. of every month, 5pm. Open to all ages. At 14 Darcy St,
Footscray Poultry Club (at Bacchus Marsh) Maddingley. Enq – 0408 260 727.
The Pottery Group Meetings held 2nd Sunday of month, 2pm. Poultry Pavilion.
Tuesday and Saturday 1pm-3pm, at the Public Park Hall Our Lady Help of Christians Korobeit
Racecourse Rec. Reserve, Balliang-Bacchus Marsh Rd,
(next to Tennis Courts), Stanley St, Gordon. All welcome. Mass every Saturday 6.30pm.
Bacchus Marsh. All welcome – Kerry 9741 9705.
Enquiries to Maureen 0447173031. Golden Harvest Christian Fellowship
Moorabool Mission Recovery Group MARKETS Non-denominational - Prayer every Sunday 10am, Men’s
KYB Monday evenings 6pm (0429 681 566.) Ladies KYB
Struggling with addiction; Pain from the past; family member Ballan Lions Club Market Wednesday 1pm (5367 6834).
out of control? Meeting weekly - Wednesday, 12.30pm – Next market – Saturday 2 February 2019.
Bacchus Marsh Life Church
Jean Oomes Room, Lerderderg Anglican
Library, Church
Bacchus Marsh. First Saturday each month - Inglis St, Ballan – 9am-1pm.
Meeting 10am every Sunday at the BM College Drama Room,
Enq- Pastor Merv Patton – 0412 290 036. Enquiries – 0402 390 080 (Wayne).
Parish of Bacchus Marsh in Grant Street. Enquiries Pastor Merv - 0412 290 036.
Vicar: Reverend Richard Litjens
St Bernard’s Bacchus Marsh Catholic Church
Gisborne Road
Anglican Church
( Next door to McDonald’s) VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Mass Times – Saturday- 5pm; Sunday – 8.30am & 10am.
Thrifty Minx is a Not-For-Profit
Parish of Bacchus Marsh Bacchus Marsh Uniting Church Parish
Opportunity Shop/Café in Ballan.
Christmas Service Times
Vicar: Reverend Richard Litjens
Gisborne Road Services - St Andrew’s 9.30am every Sunday. Pentland Hills
Providing material aid and support to families
( Next door to McDonald’s) 2pm 1st Sunday of month. Enquiries - 5367 2543 (office).
exiting domestic violence.

Christmas Service Times

If you would like to be part of a great volunteer team,
Sunday 9th December your help is hugely appreciated.
7.00pm Nine Lessons and Carols Bacchus Marsh All ages, abilities and skillsets welcome.
Sunday 9th December Contact 0484 501 162
7.00pm Eve
Nine -Lessons
Monday 24thBacchus
and Carols December
Marsh Thrifty Minx - the best way to be 25th December
3.00pm Family “Christingle” Service
Christmas Eve
visuals, - Monday
symbols and action 24th December
Christmas Story for Children and families through
connected to your community.
Christmas Luncheon
3.00pm Myrniong
6.00pm Family “Christingle” Service Will you be alone on Christmas Day?
Christmas Story for Children and families through
8.00pm Balliang
visuals, symbols and action
If so please come and join in a Christmas
6.00pm Midnight
11.00pm MyrniongService Bacchus Marsh
8.00pm Balliang Lunch to be held in the Holy Trinity Anglican
11.00pm Midnight Service Bacchus Marsh
Christmas Day - Tuesday 25th December Church Hall, Gisborne Road, Bacchus Marsh.
10.00am Christmas
Christmas Day Eucharist
Day - Tuesday 25thBacchus Marsh
December We would love your company.
10.00am Christmas Day Eucharist Bacchus Marsh 12 Noon for lunch at 12.30pm
Sunday 30th December
9.00am Sunday
Holy 30th December
Eucharist Bacchus Marsh
For catering purposes, we need to know you
9.00am Holy Eucharist Bacchus Marsh are coming by December 11th.
New Years Day - Tuesday 1st January Please ring Marion on 0432 719 440
New Years
10.00am Day
Holy - Tuesday
Eucharist 1stMarsh
Bacchus January
10.00am Holy Eucharist Bacchus Marsh
or Iris on 0408 106 733
Pickup can be arranged (Wheelchairs welcome)
Catering by Deb of the Greedy Grub Cafe, Darley
Funded by Community gifts and donations and supported by
Holy Trinity Anglican Church, St Andrew’s Uniting Church and
Moorabool Council.

8.30 pm – Midnight
$20 Single / $40 Family
BYO Drinks - Supper Provided
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Bears raise a dollar or two ADVERTISEMENT

By Meg Kennedy

A local retailer has raised

Tips for booking your
next Travel Plans
funds for more than just
the ‘bear’ necessities in the
Karen Davie, long-time
owner of Teddy Bears on
Main in Bacchus Marsh, has
People travel for a whole range of reasons; business, leisure, to visit friends and
just raised over $1000 for lo- family, and relaxation.
cal organisations and facili- The way travel can be research and booked has seen massive change over the last ten
ties including palliative care years. Via the internet, television advertorials and phone. What hasn’t changed is the
services, the Neighbour’s
professionalism and peace of mind provided by the Travel Agent. People are under
Place and The Food Bus.
the impression that booking via their local agent will cost them more than off the NET
This year’s raffle saw Ms
Davie exceed all monies or via some of the “flashy” newspaper advertising campaign, that is wrong 100%.
raised since beginning the Booking on the NET has huge risks and these risks once you arrive at your destination
raffle and has chosen to do- could see you not receiving what you believe you have booked and paid for. We have
nate to Bacchus Marsh and seen over the years many issues; huge layovers on flights, sometimes up to 14 hours
Melton Regional Hospital’s
palliative care services, after
before the ongoing flight departs, twin beds supplied, double bed booked, tours in
the facility cared for her fa- the wrong language, cabins on cruises on bottom decks, hotels situated way out of the
ther until his death in 2013. town of destination and so many more. These supposed cheap deals are usually just
“It’s just about giving back Karen Davie with the two raffle prizes that raised over $1000 that; further these sites have no help desk on a twenty-four-hour basis. Try and find
to the local community, I for local not-for profit organisations. Photo - submitted an email address or street address to write to, they just don’t exist.
have the resources to help in
tirely handsewn,” Ms Davie
A professional, licenced Travel Agent will provide face to face service, book you
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“Seeing their little faces
to just over $5000. almost every time. We see it time and time again, the Net forget to tell you about local
almost $500. looking back at me when I’ve
The raffle prizes are do- taxes, hotel admin fees, compulsory tips and many other hidden charges that make
Each bear takes about 8-10 finished.
nated by Ms Davie, with this
hours to create. “It’s my happy place…just their highlight prices look sensational, but they’re not.
year’s prizes include a hand-
made mohair bear person- “But usually can be around being able to bring them to Another tip and reason to consider booking through an agent is if you need to claim
ally crafted by Ms Davies two-weeks, as the bear is en- life!” she said. via your insurance, you will find many of the Insurance companies will not refund if
you booked yourself through certain sites.
Cartier World Travel now employs five qualified agents; do your research, get your
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Struggle with drug use

leads to offending
By Caitlin Bewley questioned by police, the accused said she
(1st Yr Swinburne Uni) was “test driving the car” and that she
“had the paperwork for the removal of the
Constant failure to follow both road and interlock”.
licence requirements has seen a woman in The accused also had similar offending
the Bacchus Marsh court on November 30, on April 22 of this year, she didn’t have an
face a period off the road. interlock fitted to her car and the vehicle was
36-year-old Kerry-Ann Turner was driving unregistered.
a green Mitsubishi on September 9 last year
The prosecutor also told the court the
when she came to a preliminary breath test
accused had failed to answer bail on three
station located at Kings’ Park.
separate occasions.
It is alleged the accused provided a positive
Turner’s lawyer told the court of the
reading on an oral fluid test (OFT), as well as
not having an interlock fitted to her car when accused’s struggle with drug use when her
it was a requirement of her licence. family relationships began to deteriorate.
On October 26 last year, it was alleged Magistrate Catherine Lamble told Turner,
by Prosecutor Senior Constable Lisa “you have an obligation to check that the
Schoemaker that the accused was intercepted car is registered before you drive, it’s not an
by police on Main Street and was asked to entitlement, it’s a discretion.”
produce her licence. “You’re trying to profit from not appearing
Turner did not have an interlock fitted to her [whilst on bail] to have all your matters heard
car, her car was unregistered, and she tested on the same day,” Magistrate Lamble said.
positive to using methamphetamine when Turner was given a 12-month community
the police conducted an OFT. corrections order with conviction and her
Prosecutor Schoemaker said when licence cancelled for 12-months.
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Monday Lunch/Dinner • Christmas Lunch
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Locals’ Menu Sunday 16th December Pub Classics
Tuesday Lunch/Dinner (where everyone is a local) Marty Luke from 4.00pm
$12 Parmas Available for lunch and dinner
Friday 21st December
every Thursday
Wednesday Lunch/Dinner 2 Courses $30 Social Club raffles, $15 Burgers
3 Courses $35 includes Holiday Voucher,
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3 Courses + wine of the week $40
Thursday Lunch/Dinner Visit our facebook page for details
Monday 31st December Happy Hour
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$14 Steaks New Years Eve with PW Billy
Friday Lunch/Dinner
$12 Fish & Chips
• We will be Closed
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Red Cross Luncheon & Flower Show

Results - November 30
1st Joan Egan
1st Jane Denniethorne
1st Betty Winter
No entries
1st Nanette Ward
Tuesday: Parma and Pasta - $18 6. COLLECTION OF ROSES
Local Slab draw 1st Betty Winter
Pizzas: Wed to Sat 6–8pm, 7. ONE ROSE - NAMED
1st Muriel Auty
Sunday 12 noon–8pm
Thursday: All you can eat salad
with 8–10 main meal choices - 1st Elizabeth Zilveris
$20-$25 Adults, $8 Children 2. TALL & ELEGANT Champion Rose - Muriel Auty.
Friday: Happy Hour 5-7pm, $3.50 1st Eileen Christensen
pots, Bar Nibbles and Meat Raffle 3. TABLE CENTRE PIECE
Wed, Fri, Sat & Sunday 1st Lyn Delekta
Full Dinner Menu Available
1st Joan Egan
1–4pm, Phone or Check our 1st Elizabeth Zilveris
facebook page. 6. ARRANGEMENT OF ROSES
General Store, Large Beer Garden 1st Fiona ‘Gurra’

Open: Monday Closed CLASS ‘C’ FLORAL ART

Tuesday to Saturday 10am–1am For those who have NEVER won a first prize at any show
Sunday 10am–11pm
1st Kathy Piccolotto
3 Greendale-Myrniong Rd 1st Lin Bowers
10-years – Marilyn Baker. 20-years – Joan Brunt.
Phone 5368 1355 1st Fiona ‘Gurra’
1st Patricia Costello
1st Elizabeth Zilveris
1st Gail Binks
1st Elizabeth Zilveris
1st Elizabeth Zilveris
5. FLOWERS MAYBE ONE VARIETY OR MORE 20-years – Margaret Dobson. 30-years – Ruth Bowden.
1st Elizabeth Zilveris
1st Imelda Ross
1st Lyn Delekta
TUESDAY 1st Imelda Ross
$15 PaRMAS Best Exhibit - Other than a rose
Winner - Lyn Delekta
Best Exhibit - Floral arrangement
WEDNESDAY Elizabeth Zilveris
Champion Rose
$10 OFF ALL STEAKS Muriel Auty Best Exhibit – Lyn Delekta. 30-years – Gail Binks.


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P (03) 5367 2086 www.courthousehotelbm.com.au
Various awards – Elizabeth Zilveris. 30-years & National Distinguished Service Award – Anne Eskdale.
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Mayor to keep pushing for funding

By Kate Taylor Einstein’s second cousin to work
out that something’s going to give,”

Paul Tatchell has been elected as
he told the Moorabool News.
Mayor of Moorabool Shire, enter-
ing a record fourth term in the role. “Parties still have a city-centric
Cr Tatchell, who represents the mentality. All we want is parity.
Central Ward, served his first term If they want us to be a decentral-
from November 2013 to November ised shire… then put your money
2014, and again from November where your mouth is.
2014-2015, with Alan Comrie serv-
“Common sense falls under the
ing as mayor from 2015-2016, Dave
Edwards from 2016-2017, and Cr Foreign Minister’s portfolio - be-
Tatchell again from 2017-2018. cause it’s all foreign to them.”
The process was not, however, a It’s a fight that Mayor Tatchell is
simple one. familiar with, as he told Steve Mar-
Moorabool’s new CEO Derek Mad- tin on Ballarat ABC Radio recently;

Drug use behind theft

den pointed out during the Mon- “the politicians see Moorabool as
day 26 November meeting, held to
the road to get to Ballarat, they
appoint the mayor, that councillors
don’t even tap-and-go on the way
have been doing it wrong for years.
through, they just go straight to
The councillors and CEO dis-
cussed, with laughs coming from Ballarat and write the big cheques.”
the gallery, whether a councillor “We’ve done the strategic work,
could self-nominate or whether got our books in order… but it
they needed a councillor to nomi- doesn’t appear to matter when it
nate them and then another to
comes to funding.”
second the nomination before they
became a candidate for Mayor. Still, things are most definitely
“It’s the process set out in the local happening in Moorabool.
government act,” Mr Madden told “We’re in the middle of the biggest
surprised councillors.

By Caitlin Bewley
infrastructure program the shire
After an, at times confusing nomi- has seen since amalgamation, we
nation process involving several
continue to carry out works - with

(1st Yr Swinburne Uni)

nominations without seconders,
‘needed’ over ‘nice-to-haves.’ That’s
Woodlands Ward Councillor Pat
Toohey nominated Cr Tom Sul- the reality.
livan (West) and East Ward Coun- Another term – Cr. John Keogh (East Ward) has been re-elected as Deputy Mayor whilst Cr. Paul Tatchell “I’d prefer this term as Mayor to
cillor Dave Edwards nominated (Central Ward) will enter his fourth appointment as Mayor for 2018/19. Photo - MSC bring everyone together, to try and

“Seeking to support his habit” was a lawyer’s supporting argument behind a drug Dear Editor,
Cr Tatchell; East Ward Council- understand what the problems we
lor Jarrod Bingham seconded the Mayor Tatchell said that his prior- He said that Moorabool overall “Moorabool is depreciating itself
face are, and the solutions of the
nomination and the vote (5/2) saw ity for this term will be putting for- recorded a swing against the La- to death. The equation is that we

induced theft at a local depot in late 2016.

Cr Tatchell installed to serve back- ward Moorabool’s case for funding bor government in the recent state have abnormally high growth, the

I couldn’t agree more with

to-back terms. in the lead up to the federal elec- election and that while it wasn’t second highest in the peri-urban, Cr Tatchell was first elected to
East Ward Councillor John Keogh tion, expected to be held early to federal, it suggests that Moorabool with abnormally low infrastruc- Moorabool council in 2012 and

30-year-old Daniel Letchford was allegedly caught on CCTV footage at the Melton
was voted in as Deputy Mayor. mid-next year. residents are sick of being ignored. ture funding. You don’t have to be then again in 2016.

Ray Newton (MN Dec 4) on his

Shire Council Depot on November 17 dressed in fluoro orange and wearing a mask.
Cr Paul Tatchell re-elected as Moorabool Shire Mayor for a comments about the need for
Prosecutor Senior Constable Lisa Schoemaker told the Bacchus Marsh court on Friday one-year term at a Special Meeting of Council on Monday improvement and well-planned
30 November, the accused was partnered with an unknown male and attended the
26 November. growth (not over-development)
scene in a dark sedan.
It was alleged by the prosecutor that the accused and co-accused “spent well over an And what a commitment from him to dedicate that much time for throughout the shire. All the more
hour breaking into [multiple] vehicles.” the community- thanks Paul reason why we need councillors

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It was alleged the victims of said thefts discovered their items missing the next on with the job . personally but as councillor and
morning, and after reporting it to the police, the remnants of the blood on the ute’s - Ken Tingate mayor he has always been active
tray linked the crime back to Letchford.  I have seen mayors come and go and the best mayors are the ones and tireless in promoting the cause
When taken into the police station, the accused gave a no comment interview, never who stay in touch with the community, who are seen often in their
having identified the co-accused. of the shire. Lucky, he had enough
community, who listen to the community and their needs and
“At the time of his offending his life had spiralled out of control,” the accused’s lawyer other councillors (Dudzik, Keogh,
complaints. I have lost count how many times I have seen our mayor
said. “He was dealing with extremely serious drug use; his life had a downward moving about the community this past year. Why don’t I see the Edwards and Bingham) to support
spiral. other councilors? If you want to know what the community thinks, him.
“Since the offending, he has abstained from drug use and his new partner has a walk amongst them. A good reason to have Paul do a second term. Perhaps the western ward
no-nonsense approach. His life is a lot different to what it was two years ago, he has a Congratulations Paul Tatchell. councillors could take a leaf out
new-found maturity,” the accused’s lawyer said.
- Margaret Murray of the book of the mayor. Having
Magistrate Catherine Lamble said it was a “determined effort to steal from a variety
of vehicles to support your drug habit.” Now if only he and those closest to him would stop moaning about lived in Gordon for more than 10
“But you’ve benefited from the delay [of sentencing] because you’ve had time to the most productive and progressive state leader we’ve had in years, I do feel the performance
demonstrate that you’ve turned your life around. generations we might like the guy.. we know you still have your of our councillor so far has been
“If I was dealing with you [Letchford] in 2016, I would have been sending you to jail,” nose out of joint because you weren’t invited to a ribbon cutting
underwhelming by comparison.
Magistrate Lamble said. ceremony but get over it.. that ribbon was cut the project is all but
finished..move on mate Dan McGregor
Letchford was fined $800 with conviction, also having to pay $4760 to the council in
a compensation order. - Brett Waller Gordon

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Ballan Police Station’s Officer in Charge, to have been lit between 10am and 4pm.
A series of arson attacks has seen the time”.
Sgt. Michael Kearnes said the fires “These fires are the
Ballan township fall victim to five subject of an Sergeant
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deliberately lit fires in just two weeks. however I can
fences. say that Ballan Police and their partners community to be vigilant and report any
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4 1 1 3 2 2
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Darley 6 Iredell Court Bed Bath Car

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Arbee Real Estate

FOR SALE 34 Graham Street, Bacchus Marsh FOR SALE 291 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh
3 2 2 3 1 2

The Home of Character & Location Iconic Location!

This unique property is situated in a prime location within a couple of Very well maintained & presented solid brick home located on the
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bedrooms, 2 bathrooms & a generous lounge, dinning & kitchen area. excellent family room/2nd living area with wall a/c, updated bathroom
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2 2 2 3 2 2

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has 2 x BIR and ENS, and bedroom 2 has BIR. Toilet separate from appliances. The open plan design gives you a spacious meals/family
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FOR SALE 10 Ryder Close, Bacchus Marsh FOR SALE 26 Margaret Drive, Bacchus Marsh
3 2 2 3 2 2

Invest In me Absolute Perfection

Currently leased until August 2019 with a great tenant at $360 per Finished to the highest quality throughout, this stylishly renovated 3
week, this is your next investment, or first home sorted! Located in a bedroom home will leave you breathless. Everywhere you look
well-established pocket of Maddingley, with close proximity to the train resembles a page from a home magazine including the professionally
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AUCTION 3/10 Mitchell Court, Bacchus Marsh FOR SALE 2/10 Lord Street, Bacchus Marsh
2 1 2 2 1 1

Affordable, Characterful, Practical Walk To The Shops

Here’s your first home, or your next clever investment. Located in a This fantastic 2 bedroom unit is ideally located within walking distance
quiet yet conveniently central court of Darley, we have a 2 bedroom to everything you need in town. Very neatly presented, good sized
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large kitchen & plenty of built in storage. As well as this you’ll also get and there is a separate bathroom, and the laundry. R/C split system air
an enclosed workshop & garage, huge paved & covered outdoor conditioner in the lounge. Single garage for your car and the backyard
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INSPECT By appointment INSPECT By appointment
AUCTION 15th December 11.00am FOR SALE $295,000-$310,000
CONTACT Steve 0475 888 101 Liam 0407 385 297 CONTACT Daryl Gould 0409 233 157
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FOR SALE 100 Halletts Way, Bacchus Marsh FOR SALE 18 Malcolm Street, Bacchus Marsh
3 2 2 3 2 2

As good as new! It’s All About Location

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INSPECT By appointment INSPECT By appointment
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Ian McDonald Steve Creese Daryl Gould Peter Leonard Denise Sniegowski Liam Gair
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140 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh 5367 2333
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Rainfall Report
Aged 96 years.
Beloved husband of Mary (dec.). November 2018 rainfall 71.2 millimetres
Dearly loved father of Rob, Russ and John. Total for the year 2018 437.5 millimetres
Loved father-in-law of Moira and June. Adored Arf of
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Avenue Bowling Club

Results - Round 9

Division 1 
Avenue 12 def Creswick 4
Division 2
Darley Cricket Club
Avenue 4 lost Invermay 12
Results - Round 9
Division 5
Ballarat Redan 164 all out, B. Longhurst 4/34,
Avenue 16 def Midlands Golf 0 R. Moore 3/26.
  Darley 6/168, B. Barnes 39, R. Moore 31.
WEEKEND M. Alexander 27.
Division 2 Darley won by 4 wickets.
Avenue 2 lost Sebastopol 14 Darley (now) 8th - (P9 W4 L5).
Division 3
Avenue 13 def Central Wendouree 5 BCA SECOND GRADE
John Couch studying an incoming bowl. Photo - BBC
Results - Round 8
Division 5

Ballan Bowling Club

Wendouree 176, L. Jordan 3/15,
Avenue 4 lost City Oval 14
N. Whan 2/18, M. Ward 2/18.

Ballan Basketball Club

Darley 6/179, Overs. B. Wheelahan 43*, M. Ingvorsen 39.
Division 3 were at home, on a very warm day to the Ballarat Darley won by 4 wickets.
Bowling club, a match between fourth and fifth on the Darley (now) 1st - (P8 W7 L1).
ladder. At the end of the day it was Ballarat who came out on
U/10 Boys
top by 35 shots. Best rink for Ballan was Couch, McNaughton BCA THIRD GRADE
Ballan Brumbies White 6 lost Celtic Tigers Red 26
McLeod, and Coffey winning by 8 shots. Results - Round 8
U/10 Boys
Division 7 had to travel to play top of the table Sebastopol Darley def Brown Hill (forfeit)
Ballan Brumbies Blue 16 def Phoenix 9  Darley (now) 12th - (P8 W3 L5)
Bowling club. Unfortunately, Ballan were unable take the
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Ballan Brumbies 20 def Excies Acmy White 4 day for Ballan was Bryson, Zilveris, Hodge and B. Robinson BCA One Day B-GRADE
U/12 Boys who won by four-shots. Results - Round 8
Ballan Brumbies White 5 lost Wildcats 29 Darley 3/254, Overs 40. C. Salisbury 109*,

Ballan Golf Club

U/12 Boys B. Densley 42*, T. Gallasgher 32
Ballan 8/109, Overs 40. J. Fitzgerald 4/15, B. Densley 2/9.
Ballan Brumbies Blue 20 def Celtic Tigers Yellow 16
Darley won by 145 runs. Darley (now) 6th - (P8 W5 L3).
U/12 Girls
Ballan Brumbies 17 def Celtic Tigers Red 8 Results - Week ending Saturday 9 December
U/14 Boys Wednesday– Stableford
Ballan Brumbies White 10 lost Phoenix 36
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U/14 Boys Winner Chris Tudor (13) 40 points,
Ballan Brumbies Blue 36 def Saints Clippers 15 R/up Peter Di Fiore (12) 39 points.

U/14 Boys Magpie -14th Peter Di Fiore.
Ballan Brumbies Gold 17 lost Wildcats Gold 34 NTP - 15th Vic Buttigieg.
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CANCER—June 22-July 22
Compare not only the price but quality before making
purchases, especially luxury ones. Running into an old
friend leads to a nostalgic session. Relationships become

Stars & Puzzles

more secure.
LEO—July 23-August 22
Commitments you make now are more serious than you
initially believe. Your wit glistens and you are the life of
all parties you attend throughout this social period.
VIRGO—August 23-September 22
Cutbacks prove less drastic than feared. Relationships
QUICK PUZZLE are entering a period of change - you may begin to de-
★★★★★★★★ ✯✯✯✯✯✯
vote more time to a new acquaintance. Your work envi-
ronment improves by the end of the week.
LIBRA—September 23-October 22

★★★★★★★★ It’s an active social week, but devote needed time to your
family finances. Running into a former friend can present
some awkward moments. Your business sense is sharp.

SCORPIO—October 23-November 21
ARIES—March 21-April 20
A week’s chance meeting has beneficial and longlasting
Know your limits before tackling any emotional physi- result. The weekend is highlighted by news of an
cal or mental marathons. You are apt to overextend your- upcoming celebration. Starting Thursday, the financial
self. Romance presents its sentimental side. Travel de- picture gradually brightens.
tours may be unavoidable on the weekend.
TAURUS—April 21-May 22 SAGITTARIUS—November 22-December 22
A friend’s expectations are slowly becoming more real- You are so dynamic that people around you, especially
istic. Make a supreme effort to see his/ her point of view. those of the opposite sex, feel very positive when they
Romance focuses on intellectual encounters. Travel ar- are with you. You are finally ready to present demands
rangements are subject to change. to a higherup.

GEMINI—May 23-June 21 CAPRICORN—December 23-January 20

You may be reversing your stand in family dealings, sur- Relationships with older people improve by the week-
end. A financial setback is reversed when you meet the
prising the participants but bringing about significant
situation head on. A meddlesome friend may need some
progress. If travelling, pack for every kind of weather
and occasion. frank words.

NO. 9081 CANCER—June 22-July 22 AQUARIUS—January 21-February 19

ACROSS DOWN Compare not only the price but quality before making An old friendship may develop into something more se-
1. Drink (8) 2. Bay (5) purchases, especially luxury ones. Running into an old rious and the timing could not be better - but avoid the
6. Mountains (4) 3. Drug (7) friend leads to a nostalgic session. Relationships become tendency to overdo everything. Work as well as having
8. Advantage (4) 4. Money (4) more secure. fun.
9. Aeroplane (8) 5. Flower (8) PISCES—February 20-March 20
10. Step (5) 6. Terrible (5) LEO—July 23-August 22
11. Wave (6) 7. Ideal (7) This week finds you sorting out financial papers. Short
Commitments you make now are more serious than you cuts must be avoided. Information generally may be dis-
13. Relative (6) 12. Dusk (8) initially believe. Your wit glistens and you are the life of
15. Security (6) 14. Sovereign (7) torted. Don’t set speed records in jumping to conclusions.
all parties you attend throughout this social period.
17. Charm (6) 16. Zeal (7)
19. Trivial (5) 18. Precise (5) VIRGO—August 23-September 22 BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK
22. Musical instrument 20. Characteristic (5) Often mysterious, always independent. You bring enthu-
(8) 21. Bug (4) Cutbacks prove less drastic than feared. Relationships siasm and intensity to everything you do. Promises are
23. Shape (4) are entering a period of change - you may begin to de- easier to make than to keep. Domestic expenses decrease
24. Pluck (4) vote more time to a new acquaintance. Your work envi- soon. Property matters are positively accented through
25. Nerve (8) ronment improves by the end of the week. the next twelve months.
CRYPTIC PUZZLE LIBRA—September 23-October 22
ACROSS It’s an active social week, but devote needed time to your
1. In streams of tears following the dog (8). 6. An ice- family finances. Running into a former friend can present

cream - a cornet, it’s not! (4). 8. Some role! (4). 9. Re- some awkward moments. Your business sense is sharp.
strained way you rebuke (8). 10. Danger through, I left
(5). 11. The older one got the foreign money, I got the SCORPIO—October 23-November 21
gold (6). 13. Something for the coarse little mouth to
drink from? (6). 15. Stop the seizure (6). 17. On the way A week’s chance meeting has beneficial and longlasting
round to get something from the jewellers (6). 19. The
room is small, you walk up and down it (5). 22. In gen-
result. The weekend is highlighted by news of an
upcoming celebration. Starting Thursday, the financial
eral, the beans cooked are foreign (8). 23. Support with picture gradually brightens.
a stake (4). 24. A dirty word for “unhappy” (4). 25. Agrees ANSWER BELOW
to pour out half a pint for the soldier (8). SAGITTARIUS—November 22-December 22
DOWN You are so dynamic that people around you, especially
2. Practice taken in turn on tne green (5). 3. Hearing those of the opposite sex, feel very positive when they
again about the affliction (7). 4. Entitle me to a quarter are with you. You are finally ready to present demands
rise initially (4). 5. Is he on more than one church team? to a higherup.
(8). 6. I take a stroll around the Italian city (5). 7. Shuts
up the page (7). 12. Isn’t sure-footed, which surprises CAPRICORN—December 23-January 20
one (8). 14. Bring me in a lot; a cooked breakfast (7). Relationships with older people improve by the week-
16. Step into the shoes of the agent to get the material end. A financial setback is reversed when you meet the
(7). 18. Vienna doesn’t have a figurehead anyhow, silly! situation head on. A meddlesome friend may need some
(5). 20. How the char forgot to do the charring? (5). 21. frank words.
“A fruit? The duece it is!” you say.
AQUARIUS—January 21-February 19
An old friendship may develop into something more se-
Rep-lace. 18, Inane (anag.). 20, Clean. 21, Pear (pair). rious and the timing could not be better - but avoid the
tendency to overdo everything. Work as well as having
6, Tur-I-n. 7, Buttons. 12, Staggers. 14, Oat-me-al. 16,
Across - 1, Maul. 7, Pantomime. 8, Mode. 9, Flea. 10,
Down - 2, U-sage. 3, Re-trial. 4, N-a-me. 5, Sides-man.
Gate. 11, Acre. 14, Capitulate. 16, Stronghold. 19, Yank. PISCES—February 20-March 20
25, Sergea-(pi)nt.
22, Trap. 24, Loot. 25, Skin. 26, Sorceress. 27, Levy.
ring. 19, S-pace. 22, Le-banes-e. 23, A-bet. 24, Blue.
This week finds you sorting out financial papers. Short
Down - 1, Mamba. 2, Under. 3, Gallop. 4, Strait. 5, Smug.
10, Per-I-L. 11, Sen-I-or. 13, Gob-let. 15, Arrest. 17, St-
cuts must be avoided. Information generally may be dis-
6, Imitation. 12, Criterion. 13, Echo. 15, Lady. 17, Ga-
Across - 1,Cur-rents. 6, Tub-a. 8, Part. 9, Mode-rate.
torted. Don’t set speed records in jumping to conclusions.
lore. 18, Oboist. 20, Ankle. 21, Kinky. 23, Pick.
18, Exact. 20, Trait. 21, Germ.
Often mysterious, always independent. You bring enthu-
Across - 1, Some (sum). 7, Scratches. 8, Turn. 9, F-
Awful. 7, Perfect. 12, Twilight. 14, Emperor. 16, Fervour.
siasm and intensity to everything you do. Promises are
ear. 10, Wave. 11, S-pa-s. 14, Lame excuse. 16, Stag-
Down - 2, Inlet. 3, Hashish. 4, Cash. 5, Primrose. 6,
easier to make than to keep. Domestic expenses decrease
gering. 19, Sets. 22, Pass. 24, Trap. 25, Fair. 26, Re-
Trite. 22, Triangle. 23, Oval. 24, Grit. 25, Temerity.
soon. Property matters are positively accented through
flected. 27, Stew.
Stair. 11, Roller. 13, Nephew. 15, Safety. 17, Appeal. 19,
the next twelve months.
Down - 1, Si-tes (rev,). 2, My-rna. 3, Scr-E-am. 4, Carrie
Across - 1, Nightcap. 6, Alps. 8, Plus. 9, Spitfire. 10,
(carry). 5, S-cow. 6, Leaves out. 12, Port-Ray-Ed. 13,
Slug. 15, Cogs. 17, Ent-ice. 18, I’m-ages. 20, Exact. 21,
Screw. 23, Sole.
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Cranbourne Saturday 8 December. Inter Dominion Pacing Championship 3rd round qualifying heat 3. Winner: Cruz
Bromac (4). Trainer: M Purdon & N Rasmussen. Driver: Natalie Rasmussen. Photo Stuart McCormick

The Road to ID18

Tamara Henry and Ryan Lister breaking the girls and boys
Under 14 200m Hurdles records. Photos – Submitted

By Michael Howard The trotting championship has long quizzed which rein she would pull.
been billed as a battle between Long “I will put them in a hat and draw
THE stage is set for two stunning Forest horse Tornado Valley and New one out. They are both just beautiful
showdowns at Tabcorp Park Melton Zealand’s Speeding Spur and that was horses, neither of them would be a bad
on Saturday night with the TAB only amplified on Monday when they drive. They are both genuine winning
Inter Dominion pacing and trotting drew gates six and one respectively, chances, they’ve got everything.
championships brilliantly poised. with Kiwi father-and-son team John They’ve both got speed, they’ve both
Barrier draws were held at Federation and Josh Dickie gaining the dream got strength. You couldn’t split them.”
Square on Monday morning and only draw but Andy Gath’s trotter – a For the first time something went
served to throw a further spanner into winner of 16 of his last 18 starts – still wrong in Tornado Valley’s campaign
the works, particularly in the pacing looms large. on Saturday night and even it couldn’t
championship where the stars were Monday’s draw followed the third and stop the talented trotter completing a
scattered throughout the field. final heats at Cranbourne on Saturday clean sweep of its TAB Inter Dominion
Galactic Star drew the coveted gate one night when the big guns fine-tuned trotting heats.
with connections of Victorian favourite with standout performances. Despite a loose bandage flailing in
San Carlo drawing gate eight and likely
All Stars reinswoman Natalie the straight Andy and Kate Gath’s
leader’s back, but it was New Zealand
Rasmussen put the polish on exciting Long Forest trotter saluted and then
four-year-old’s Spankem (gate five) and
four-year-old Spankem, whose maturity Speeding Spur reaffirmed his status by
Im Pats Delight ($4.50) who have lit
up ID18 and gained early favour with belies his age, and Cruz Bromac, with controlling the second heat.
both saluting in their respective heats “He didn’t miss a beat,” Tornado

Bacchus Marsh
and the latter protecting his status as Valley’s reinswoman Kate Gath said.
Highly rated warrior Tiger Tara drew
the only unbeaten pacer in this year’s “He’s always had a great gait. He does
gate seven for trainer Kevin Pizzuto
and reinsman Todd McCarthy and will ID18 series. get on the bit a little bit, particularly

Little Athletics
likely have to put in a torrid amount of Rasmussen has an envious decision to over the longer trip, but it doesn’t seem
work to win, while once short-priced make: does she steer Spankem or Cruz to affect him. In the straight he just
Cruz Bromac, the All Stars stablemate Bromac in Saturday night’s $500,000 goes.
Conditions last Saturday were perfect for athletics.  Fourof favourite Spankem, drifted in Group 1 Grand Final. “He seems to have come through the
new Centre records were set at the meet.  In the 200m markets after drawing gate nine. “I don’t even know,” she said when runs very well and so far, so good.”
hurdles, Under 14 athletes Ryan Lister (Eagles) and Tamara
Henry (Boomerangs) both obliterated the previous records. 
Ryan ran 31.01 secs in the boys event while Tamara ran a
time of 34.42 secs in the girls event.  Matai Haunga (Eagles)
added over two-metres to his own Under 12 Discus record
with a massive throw of 37.96 metres.  Matai just continues
to get better each week and no doubt will be pushing the
40-metre mark in the new year.  While on the track, Nelson
Banigo (Eagles) took over a second off the Under 10 200m
record, which had previously stood for 11 years, running a
new record time of 29.26secs.
PB Stars of the Week were Tanae Grero and Lincoln Braszell,
who both achieved 5PBs for the meet.
This week’s meet will be held on Friday commencing at 5pm. 
This will be the final meet prior to the Christmas break.  The
Centre will be expecting a special visit from Santa during
the meet.
This Saturday, the Bacchus Marsh Centre will be represented
by four teams at the State Relay Championships to be
held at Lakeside Stadium, Albert Park.  The Boys Under 14
4x200m team will be represented by Ryan Lister, Hayden
Lloyd and promoted athletes, Jonas Cukavac and Lincoln
Braszell while the Girls Under 11 4x200m team will consist
of Evie Ducas, Mackenzie Estlick, Shameka Grero and Temi
Olaitan.  The Under 11 Mixed 4x100m event will see Evie
Ducas and Mackenzie Estlick return to the track and team
up with Murphy Harrington and Alex Lloyd.  The Under
10 Mixed 4x100m team will be represented by Nicholas Ide,
Ellie Conroy, Sarah Burton and will be anchored by Nelson Cranbourne Saturday 8 December. Inter Dominion Pacing Championship 3rd round qualifying heat 1. Winner: Tornado
Banigo.  Valley (5). Trainer: Andy Gath. Driver: Kate Gath. Photo Stuart McCormick
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Ballan Cricket Club

Ballan 1st X1
Ballan 9/207dec def Brown Hill 10/82 & 4/110
Batting - B Loughnane 54, J McGregor 45, C Golding 28, L Snaith 21, H Micallef
16 no, S Dehnert 5 no
Bowling - 2nd Innings
B Loughnane 4.4-2-1/15, Z Graham 7-3-1/11, L Snaith 5-4-1/6, M Currie 6-0-1/34
Ballan continued batting this week with the aim of making quick runs. Cory
Golding and Lachie Snaith got off to a good start with some hard hitting by
Hayden Micallef at the end to allow us to declare at 9/207 to try and get an
outright victory. Bowling honours in the 2nd innings were shared evenly,
Ballan was in a good position to get an outright victory until the heavens
opened up bringing the match to an abrupt end. This left Ballan with a win
on first innings.
Ballan 2nd X1
Ballan 8/148 lost Golden Point 7/150
Batting - R Lindsay 53, S Newton 48 no
Bowling - S Newton 7-1-2/11, D Pascoe 6-1-2/22, T McGregor 5-1-2/21, T
Trickey 5.3-2-1/16
Ballan won the toss and chose to bat with Rob Lindsay getting off to a great
start making 53 runs, and Shane Newton holding up the 2nd part of the Tom Parente with bowling figures of 2/28 off 4 overs. Lucas Smits picked up 2 wickets for 7 runs.
innings, 48 not out. Ballan bowled well, picking up early wickets assisted by
excellent fielding. Although it wasn’t enough as Golden Point won with eight-
balls remaining.
Ballan 3rd XI
Ballan 9/111 lost Darley 3/254
Batting - C Stirling 34, R Taylor 20, B Leahy 18, N Spratling 10
Bowling - J Stone 8-0-1/30, R Taylor 8-0-1/37, B Leahy 2-0-1/14
Ballan lost the toss and bowled first with Darley making 3/254, it was a good
effort by the young side who stuck at it. Ballan batted the whole 40-overs
finishing on 9/111 with Chris Stirling 34, Roger Taylor 20 and Banjo Leahy 18
the standout batsmen.
Under 15
Ballan 10/84 lost Buninyong 9/163
Batting - G Muir 19, D Pascoe 13, N Loft 8, E Muir 6, J Jarvis 6
Bowling - T Parente 4-0-3/28, G Muir 4-1-2/5, L Smits 3-0-2/7, 14, E Muir 2-1-
1/3, E Boland 4-0-1/20
Fantastic effort by the boys after getting a few early wickets. Special mention
to George Muir who was on a hat-trick. Buninyong got away making it hard
for Ballan to chase down 163.
Hayden Micallef 17 not out at the end of Ballan’s
Under 12s: No play due to heat. Eli Muir scoring 6 runs after getting 1/3 with the ball. innings. Photos – Chris Thom

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