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President Ballan Autumn Festival Kevin Harper and Moorabool’s 2019 Citizen of the Year, with Ballan CWA members Marg Braithwaite and Judy Lyford. Photo – Helen Tatchell

The magic of Moorabool

By Meg Kennedy with the event”. traditional grand parade, which will festival and noted that sponsorship
“Harry Potter is all encompassing and feature a ‘Chief of Magic’ and a Harry opportunities are still available for the
Calling all witches and wizards: are is recommended for all the family, and Potter look-alike. festival.
your wands at the ready? with the new [Fantastic Beasts] film out The past few years have seen some of Ballan Autumn Festival will be held on
The town centre of Ballan will step into last year, it is an opportunity to engage the highest attendance numbers the Sunday, 17 March 2019 from 9am-4pm in
the world of wizardry and magic this all to come,” he said. festival has ever seen, something that
Main St (Inglis St), Ballan.
March, following the announcement of A magical day of fun and festivities is Mr. Harper hopes will happen again in
the ‘Academy of Magic’ theme for the 2019. More information on the event will
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Potential for putrid

smells from mine By Helen Tatchell

A notice of an application to amend a planning permit has been lodged with council, and
residents in the area are not happy.
Maddingley Brown Coal Pty Ltd (MBC) has submitted the application to ‘Amend the
Wording’ of Condition 11 and 21 on their permit, to enable putrescible waste to be accepted
at the site.
Currently the permit allows for Use and Development of the Land for a Landfill, Production
of Soil and Soil Products (including Composting) and Works Associated with those Uses;
Materials and Recycling (Metals and Construction and Demolition Waste) at 11 Tilleys Road
in Maddingley.
At the Ordinary Meeting of Council on 6 February, resident Mr Gerard Miller asked
councillors to consider a greater distance than the 500-metre radius distribution of notices to
residents, which he believes is “inadequate.”
“There are neighbours who live closer than me, and they don’t have a notice. Can the
notices be sent to at least a one-kilometre radius, or even two-kilometres, as this proposed
amendment application will have a great effect on everyone in the area.
“The Grammar school didn’t even know about it, and they are on the door step of the mine,”
Mr Miller said.
Council officers agreed to an extended mail out distance to one-kilometre.
Another resident Bob Levy took to social media to inform residents of the proposed
amendment and possible impact on the saleability of homes and land.
“The changes concern a larger area than the mail out reached.
“I feel very confident in saying there will be a number of days each year where a greater than
2.5km distance will be impacted by odours and dust,” Mr Levy said.
However, Hemla Reddy - on behalf of MBC - said in a letter (26 Oct 2018) to a Council officer
that the amendment application submitted to Council requires no further engineering for the
acceptance of municipal/putrescible waste.
“The EPA-approved design for Cell 6, (EPA approval dated 22 March 2018), currently
Part of the Maddingley Brown Coal rubbish site. Photo – Helen Tatchell under construction, achieves the criteria of a Landfill BPEM (Best Practice Environmental
Management Publication 788.3) Type 2 Landfill containment system, allowed to accept
municipal/putrescible waste,” the letter read.
Objections to the application were due to expire on Tuesday 19 February, but due to the extra
mail out advising further landowners of the application, the expiry date for objections will
now be Tuesday 5 March 2019.
Council officers will then prepare a report on the amendment application with a
recommendation to grant or refuse the amendment at a future council meeting.
Member for Melton Stephen McGhie told the Moorabool News he is aware of the application
to amend the planning permit.

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Charity bins become eyesore

By Helen Tatchell

All too often this photo depicts the site that greets visitors
from the southern entrance to Bacchus Marsh.
The three Enviro Recycling bins are situated on Grant
street directly outside Maddingley Park oval and opposite
the Bacchus Marsh College.
Has it become a dumping ground or is it genuinely a
drop off point for useable goods?
John from Enviro Recycling returned a call to the
Moorabool News and said January was a terrible month.
“Every year in January we have this problem. We used to
empty the bins once a week, but now with new measures
in place we will be trying to manage the emptying of
the bins twice a week on our run from Melbourne to
Ballarat,” he said
Monday and Friday are the scheduled days for collection.
“We may also be updating these old looking bins, as
they have a fair bit of graffiti on them, with new ones,”
John said.
Inside the bins John said is “usually beautiful stuff in the
bags for charities.”
“Ninety per cent of items are usable to be recycled. Some
people are very good but unfortunately a few dump
broken items, and yes it does not look nice for the area,”
he said.
A Vicroads spokesperson told the Moorabool News their
responsibilities only extend from kerb-to-kerb.
“This is located in an urban area therefore the land these
bins are located on is the responsibility of Moorabool
Shire Council,” the spokesperson said.
Council responded with General Manager Growth and
Development Satwinder Sandhu saying Council liaises
with charity bin providers to ensure sites around their
bins are kept clean and clear of items.
“We have recently contacted the providers of the bins in
Grant St, Bacchus Marsh, regarding cleaning up around
the bins.”
Mr Sandhu said they implore community members who
want to drop goods off at these bins not to leave a mess.
“If an item is too big to put in a bin, please go into an op
shop to donate or, if it’s not suitable to donate, take it to a
transfer station. Please do not create or add to any mess
around charity bins.”
**At the time of going to print the three bins had been emptied,
although rubbish was already piling up around the outside,
ready for another collection. Charity bins overflow in Grant street. Photo – Helen Tatchell



The following notice is published pursuant to Section 95A (3) of the Commonwealth EPBC Act.
Geelong-Bacchus Marsh Road Upgrade Project, Victoria • Vic Roads Customer Service Centre – 180 Fyans Street South Geelong, Victoria

In order to mitigate construction impacts to the habitats of listed threatened species • Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) - Level 4
State Government Offices, 30-38 Little Malop Street Geelong, Vic, 3220
and communities (sections 18 and 18A) under Part 3 of the EPBC Act, which includes
the Golden Sun Moth (Synemon plana), Striped Legless Lizard (Delma impar) and • Department of the Environment and Energy, Canberra: email the Department
at epbc.referrals@environment.gov.au to arrange a copy for reviewing at
Natural Temperate Grassland of the Victorian Volcanic Plain, a protection plan has
been developed as required (EPBC 2017/8018). the Department.
Roads Corporation is completing road safety upgrades along the Geelong-Bacchus Preliminary Documentation is available online at regionalroads.vic.gov.au/
Marsh Road between Little River-Ripley Road, Balliang, and Glenmore Road. geelongrdupgrade
Threatened species have been identified in this area and necessary steps are Interested persons and organisations are invited to submit comments
being taken to protect the species and flora. in writing on the Preliminary Documents. Comments must be received by
The Preliminary Documentation is on display, free of charge between close of business on Tuesday 5 March. Written submissions can be provided
Monday 18 February and Friday 1 March at the following locations: to the Engagement Advisor, Jane Lameijn, Regional Roads Victoria,
P.O. Box 775 Geelong 3220 or email jane.lameijn@roads.vic.gov.au.
• Geelong Library and Heritage Centre – 51 Little Mallop Street Geelong, Victoria
• Lara Library – 5 Walkers Road Lara, Victoria
Further assistance to access documents is available for persons with
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• Lerderderg Library – 215 Main Street Bacchus Marsh, Victoria needs. Please see the VicRoads website https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/
• City of Geelong Customer Service Centre – 100 Brougham Street Geelong, Victoria languages/using-an-interpreter-or-translator for further information.
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Healthy new
build for Marsh
By Meg Kennedy average time for an ambulance to reach
the scene of a Code One emergency in
A bigger and better ambulance Moorabool has improved from 14.24
hub that will allow Bacchus Marsh minutes to 12.14 minutes over the last
paramedics the space they need to year.
respond to emergencies has officially “[For construction] we’re using
begun construction. local firms as much as possible,
Minister for Ambulance Services and re-investing in local jobs and
Jenny Mikakos joined Member for opportunities; and giving people that
Melton Steve McGhie last Thursday, 14 opportunity to put back into their local
February to turn the first sod of the new communities.”
$3 million Bacchus Marsh ambulance Ambulance Victoria Paramedic Senior Minister for Health, Ambulance Services Jenny Mikakos and Member for Melton Stephen McGhie turn
branch, on the corner of Gisborne Road Team Manager John Crossman told the the first sod for the new ambulance station at Bacchus Marsh, watched on by Ambulance Victoria
and Leila Court. Moorabool News the new facility will personnel (L-R) Jessie (AV Paramedic), Huw Colechin (Acting Group Manager), Jarrod (AV Paramedic),
The current branch, located on Main account not only for Bacchus Marsh’s Ashley (AV Paramedic) and John (Team Manager). Photo: Helen Tatchell
St, was built in the 1960s and is too booming population but for the
narrow for redevelopment. surrounding area.
A new hub for Bacchus Marsh was “This development is based not just for
announced in July 2016 as part of the the township, but it’s based at the whole
2016/17 Victorian Budget. area, particularly the Eastern half of the
The new site - a former residential Moorabool LGA,” said Mr Crossman.
block - will feature a five-bay garage, “It’s not just a population boom in
four rest and recline rooms, training Bacchus that we have to consider, it’s
facilities, a fully equipped kitchen the expansion of Myrniong, and it’s
and improved security and staff car the ongoing expansions in Melton, and
parking. the expansions in Maddingley, and the
It will be home to more than 40 expansions in Balliang.”
paramedics providing 24-hour Ambulance Victoria Group Manager
coverage, with plans for the ambulance Huw Colechin said the hub’s location
service to grow in the future. which is “nice and close to the main
“We know how important it is for our freeway,” will allow paramedics from
vulnerable members of the community this branch who are “not only able to
who are waiting for someone in that support Bacchus Marsh, but quickly
moment of need to come to that rescue, get up to places like Ballan, back into
effectively to their aid,” Minister Werribee and out through to Gisborne.”
Mikakos told paramedics at the site. Construction for the hub is set to be
The State Government reported that an completed by September 2019. Minister Jenny Mikakos is shown the plans for the new site and complex.


Moorabool North Wind Farm - Oversize deliveries

Oversize deliveries of wind turbine components will begin from mid-February 2019 and
continue at Moorabool North wind farm until mid-August 2019.
Oversize loads include, Blades, Nacelle, Hub, Generators and Tower sections. Deliveries
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of Moorabool include:
North Wind Farm from the corner of Ballan Meredith Road /Egerton Bungeeltap Road and Hamils Lane.
• From the
oking north west Western Highway and travelling south along Geelong Ballan Road to site,
• Travelling north along the Geelong Ballan Road to site.
They will then travel to the relevant access points via the Ballan Meredith Road, Ballan
Egerton Road and Mt Wallace Ballark Road.
Road Safety
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Wind Farmusers
corner of Ballan Meredith Road /Egerton Bungeeltap Road and Hamils Lane.
a high importance on road safety all road
that encountering these deliveries may cause. All loads will travel in
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accordance with the relevant
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Let there be light please

By Helen Tatchell

The Halletts Way southern extension officially opened with the Moorabool 4 Fun Run on
Sunday 13 August 2017, but it hasn’t been much fun for pedestrians and night road users ever
The street lighting has not been switched on or connected with many users of the new
roadway complaining via social media pages.
In the last two weeks orange roadside bollards along with workmen have adjourned the
road, implying the power might finally be switched on. Unfortunately, the current roadworks
and lighting issue are not related.
Moorabool Council responded to questions from the Moorabool News in regard to the
“The works currently being undertaken on site involves the installation of a watermain
to connect the new Underbank estate to reticulated water. A new roundabout will also
be constructed on Halletts Way commencing soon as part of Underbank estate,” General
Manager for Infrastructure Phil Jeffrey said.
“Council approached the developers to undertake these works at the same time as the
Halletts Way extension project in 2017, but the developers were not in a position to contribute
at the time,” he said.
In terms of lighting, Mr Jeffrey said the contractor (Winslow) is still required to rectify a
small number of electrical non-conformances.
“This work is being undertaken in the coming weeks and subject to Powercor acceptance,
will enable energisation of the lighting.”
The Halletts Way/O’Leary Way 1.4 kilometre southern extension is the largest infrastructure
project delivered by Moorabool Shire Council and provides a western link road for Bacchus
Marsh, and is modelled to carry 10,000-12,000 vehicles per day.

Facebook feedback
Just shows the quality of the contractors that were given the works of this whole area. - Miranda
That’s what happens when the lowest tender gets the job. - Mark
Powercor……enough said. - Adam
Powercor auditing the contractor; at least Powercor are on the ball. - Debbie
The barriers in place on Halletts Way is not for the street light connection works.
At night it is so dark and dangerous. - Nicole Photo – Helen Tatchell

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Still strumming,
one year on
By Jane Gardner

They say, ‘be careful what you wish for’

and in the case of Gordon resident Fiona
Williams, there have never been truer words
Fiona was sitting in the Gordon Pub one
night in early 2018 chatting with friends
about her desire to learn to play the ukulele,
when out of the blue, a man came into the
pub who Fiona says, “happened to have a
couple of ukuleles in the car.” In an instant,
Fiona got her lesson!
And so began not just Fiona’s introduction
to the wonderful world of the ukulele, but
(after a call out for interested members) the
Gordon Ukulele Club.
Thanks to Alan Kirkman, the man who first
The Gordon Ukulele Club celebrated their
helped Fiona in the pub that night (and who
1st birthday at the Gordon Hotel.
coincidentally, turned out to be a teacher and Photo – Jane Gardner
an accomplished musician) a small group
of interested locals began meeting once or Gordon Hotel to share a delicious BBQ
twice a month, to learn chords, strumming lunch, followed by a few tunes to celebrate
patterns and all manner of songs from their first birthday. Fiona and fellow-player
Bad Moon Rising through to You Are My Tony Warby (who leads the group most
Sunshine. Wednesday nights) both said a few words
In the months since, the Gordon Ukulele to mark the occasion and remind everyone
Club has grown to a sizable 30 or more how far the club has come. As one or two
members ranging from complete beginners members joked on the day, it might be time
to experienced players. There are primary to learn the popular Paul Kelly song; From
school students through to retirees. The club Little Things, Big Things Grow.
has performed at local cafes, the aged care The Gordon Ukulele Club meet at the Gordon A typical planting day with 350 natives planted. Photo - FOWR
facility in Ballan and more recently at the Hotel every Wednesday night from 7pm and the

Bungaree Historical Society on Australia 1st Sunday of the month at 3pm. New members
Day. are always welcome. For more information visit
The Gordon Ukulele Club met at the the club’s Facebook page, or simply come along.

protect and
enhance river
By Meg Kennedy native plants throughout the area, as well
as hearing from experts on local plants and
A local environmental group will be lending wildlife.
a hand on ‘Clean Up Australia Day’ next “People stagger throughout the day…our
month, helping keep the Werribee river’s
members range from five years old, to our
catchment at Bacchus Marsh as healthy as
oldest, an elderly couple in their 90s,” said
Ms Ley.
Friends of Werribee River through Bacchus
“There’s the community spirit for
Marsh’s ‘Clean Up Australia Day’ will be held
collectively coming together for the plants.”
on Sunday, 3 March, with activities including
scouring the river banks and surrounds for The planting days have reaped
rubbish collection and removal, and the use improvements for the river, which Ms Ley
of kayaks to reach floating rubbish such as said has “absolutely” seen progress since the
polystyrene. activities began.
FOWR organiser Marika Ley said it was “It’s become a thriving wildlife corridor,
important for the group to contribute to a with healthy banks and a healthy eco-
nation-wide event in a local way. system,” said Ms Ley, noting that the river’s
“There has been an increased sense high platypus numbers are a “really good
of achievement and feeling of positive indicator” of a thriving environment.
community and nationwide spirit,” she said. FOWR’s ‘Clean Up Australia Day’ will be
“Many hands make light work, and it held on Sunday 3 March from 9.30am to
highlights what tremendous work people 12.30pm and will meet at Werribee Vale Rd,
can do when they band together. I think Bacchus Marsh, near the toilets. Lunch will
we have all become advocates in leading by be provided.
example and not littering our environment.” For more information of the Friends of
FOWR was established six years ago and Werribee River Through Bacchus Marsh,
holds five planting days throughout the year you can find the group on Facebook, at
between April to August. the Bacchus Marsh information centre, or
The 4-hour planting day includes planting contact via email at fowrtbm@gmail.com.
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Council passes the bucks

Community Arts and Culture Grants:

Group Name Group Project Project Description Grant

Festival of WinterKnits
Changes will be occurring within Moorabool 'WinterKnits' Group
To showcase yarn art in Ballan. $3,000

communities after council opened the ‘Community

Grants’ cheque book totalling a whopping $177,337.
To establish an arts showcase for the Gordon
Gordon Community Fair Arts Showcase $3,000
Community Fair.

Ranging from $840 to $100,000 the 18-volunteer groups Bacchus Marsh & Melton

shared a variety of grants in five categories including

District Community Theatre Moonlite Theatre To purchase a portable stage. $1,600
Arts & Culture ($7,600), Community Strengthening
($23,850), Events ($4,000), Development ($138,887) and Community Strengthening Grants:
Sustainability & Environment Engagement ($3,000), at Community
an official presentation in Ballan Council chambers. Group Name Group Project Project Description Grant
Despite how big or small, the projects are all valuable Cultural Indigenous
assets to each community’s worth, and fully funded in Moorabool Catchment Heritage Workshop
To organise a workshop on cultural indigenous
heritage, cultural land management and how to $4,300
council’s budget grants program.
Landcare Group and Educational
protect any sensitive sites.
Awareness Activities
Signage for nature walks, making garments and rugs Darley Neighbourhood Attractive Versatile
for vulnerable people to redevelop the Bacchus Marsh House and Learning
Learning Spaces at
To upgrade facilities and equipment. $3,000

harness track to an industry standard, were just a

James Whyte Island
variety of projects that will be delivered. Russel Cowan (Gordon Community Fair – Arts Conservation Volunteers
Reserve Walking To provide signage for nature walks. $4,800

The grants were part of Round 2 for 2018 Community Showcase) with Mayor Paul Tatchell. Track

Grants. Bacchus Marsh Netball

Junior Development
To provide equipment and coaching
accreditation for a netball squad.

The next submissions for Round 1 for 2019 Community

Junior Coaching To provide a coaching program for the junior
Grants opens on Friday 1 March, with community Ballan Tennis Club
Program tennis club.

groups and organisations encouraged to apply at www. Elaine Mechanics Institute Community To purchase a generator and install external
Committee of Management Engagement power points.

Bacchus March Friendship To purchase materials to make patchwork quilts

Charity Quilts $950
Quilters Inc for local charities.

Ballan Brumbies Basketball To install three practice backboards at the

Practice backboards $840
Club Ballan Gymnasium.

Moorabool Makers (Charity To make garments and rugs for vulnerable

Craft for charity $900
Craft Group) people.

Community Events Grants:

Group Name Group Project Project Description Grant

Conservation Volunteers Australia (James Whyte Bacchus Marsh Little

50th Celebrations
To celebrate the Bacchus Marsh Little Athletics
Island Reserve Walking Track – signage for nature Athletics Centre Centre's 50th season.

Lou Callow and Carmel Hunter (Festival of walks) with Mayor Paul Tatchell. To install permanent signage to create
Run Ballan Run Ballan Signage $1,000
WinterKnits Ballan) with Mayor Paul Tatchell. Photos – Courtesy MSC community awareness of our event.

Community Development Fund Grants:

Group Name Group Project Project Description Grant

To redevelop the Harness Racing Track to an

Bacchus Marsh Harness Harness Racing Track
industry standard 900 metre track with 100,000
Racing Club Redevelopment
cambered turns and transitions.

Elaine Mechanics Institute Floorboard and external To replace floor and cladding at the Elaine
Hall cladding Town Hall.

Mount Wallace Hall and Power and Fencing To provide playground fencing and lighting
Reserve Project upgrade at Mount Wallace Hall.

Sustainability and Environmental Engagement Grants:

Group Name Project name Project Description
To replace internal fluorescent lighting at the
Dunnstown Cricket Club Hall lights Dunnstown Community Centre with more $3,000
Members of the Bacchus Marsh & Melton District Community Theatre – (Moonlite Theatre) with Mayor Paul Tatchell. environmentally friendly LED lighting.

Moorabool Shire Council

The next Ordinary Meeting of Council will be held on Wednesday 6 March 2019, Location: 11 Tilleys Road Maddingley Vic 3340
at 6.00pm, in the Council Chambers, 5 Stead St, Ballan.
Title Details: Various
Members of the public are welcome to attend.
The permit allows: Use and Development of the Land for a Landfill, Production of Soil
and Soil Products (including Composting) and Works Associated with those Uses; Use and
COMMITTEE MEETING Development of the Land for the Purpose of Materials Recycling (Metals and Construction
The next committee meeting will be of the S86 Development Assessment Committee, and Demolition Waste); and Construction of a Treatment Plant for Leachate Management
to be held tomorrow, Wednesday 20 February 2019, at 5.00pm, in the North The amendment is to include: Amend the Wording of Conditions 11 and 21 to enable
Wing Meeting Room, 182 Halletts Way, Darley. putrescible waste to be accepted at the site.
Members of the public are welcome to attend. Applicant for the permit is: Contour Consultants
The application reference number is: 2011 338
EMPLOYMENT You may look at the application and any documents that support the application at the office
Council invites applications for the existing vacancy: of the Responsible Authority: Moorabool Shire Council, 15 Stead Street, Ballan.
MCH Nurse - Part Time (4 days per f/night) - 182 Halletts Way, Darley. https://greenlight.e-vis.com.au/moorabool/public/main.aspx
applications close on Friday 22 February 2019. This can be done during office hours and is free of Charge.
Any person who may be affected by the granting of the amendment may object or make other
All details available from the website: www.moorabool.vic.gov.au submissions to the Responsible Authority.
An objection must be sent to the Responsible Authority in writing, include the reasons for the
objection and state how the objector would be affected.
The Responsible Authority will not decide on the application before - 5 March, 2019
If you object, the Responsible Authority will tell you it’s decision.

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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objecting to permits being issued on lots by hard-working council town planners or

smaller than 1000-1200sq metres, yet some of appreciate the extensive council – and private
these objectors themselves have subdivided - resources put into holding those meetings.
or purchased lots smaller than what they Then there are the frequent technical errors
have been objecting too. Will this be avoided (eg in amending permit conditions) that
in your proposed group? Is it your intention people completely out of their depth often
to have a constituted body so that there is
Dear Editor, consistency in the objectives of the proposed Dear Editor, Even when I have successfully defended
In my letter to the editor (MN 22 Jan), I group or is it just to run interference with
I write in response to ‘Research your council planning decisions at the Victorian
stated “I am somewhat perplexed and dismayed council’s decision-making process? The track
private planner’ (MN 12 Feb 2019) in which Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) it
as to what is transpiring in Gordon” Well I am record to date is questionable.
Moorabool Mayor Councillor Paul Tatchell has often been a case of “even a stopped clock
now somewhat perplexed and dismayed as What is your agenda? What is your purpose? fires a broadside at private planning
to what Stephen Derrick is saying in his letter What are your issues now the trees are not is right twice a day”. By this I am referring
consultants. I am a private planning
to the editor (MN 5 Feb), he states that he is an issue? What are the planning issues that to the fact that councils themselves make
consultant who prepares, lodges and project-
concerned by the “unfounded public accusations need to be focused on? extensive use of the services of planning
manages planning permit applications for
of deceit and misinformation”; I am not sure consultants, especially at VCAT when
Tony Lynch determination by Victorian councils. As I
if he is referring to his group’s deceit and councillors disregard the recommendations
Gordon do little work with Moorabool Council, he
misinformation or what I stated in my letter
of their own planners (and then rely on
which was, “It would appear that the petition would not have been talking about me, but
his statements still require correction. private planning consultants to defend their
and the meeting was based on a deceit, it was not
council’s intention to remove 20-plus trees and Cr Tatchell said, “You don’t need a licence to decisions at appeal). In my hundreds of
as the Mayor tried to point out, at the meeting, be a private planner”. This is true but most appearances at VCAT I have only ever seen
this advice was transmitted to a group member planning consultants have BOTH university councillors in attendance on one occasion.
by email on the 12 December 2018”. Now this qualifications AND extensive experience Especially for complicated or emotionally-
is a fact and from what I understand it was in local government town planning charged applications, council planners
not the only time it has been pointed out to
departments (and to get that experience also often find it easier to deal with private
this group of people what council’s intention Dear Editor, a degree is firstly required). Even those planning consultants rather than laypeople,
was. In regard to the proposed rate rise cap of 4% I without planning qualifications often have and in general planning submission by
So where are the unfounded public would like to make the following comments. degrees in engineering, surveying etc. professionals are in all respects better than
accusations of deceit and misinformation?
4% is 1.5% too high considering next to zero Given the overall predominance of
As for “it is disappointing when insults ones by ordinary people. This helps councils
wage growth, increasing bank interest rates, degree-qualified planners in the industry,
and personal slurs are replacing constructive in their planning decision-making.
gas and electricity costs, food and general I doubt there are so many unqualified/
debate, analysis and ideas”; My letter did not Councillor Tatchell’s statement, “You can
household expenses. inexperienced/incompetent planning
contain any insults and personal slurs as charge someone as much as you want to do a
there were no persons named. I have not When rates are increased ratepayers will consultants for them to be really a problem
planning application …”, indicates an ironic
yet seen any “constructive debate, analysis spend less in the overall economy resulting for Moorabool.
in loss of jobs, reduced business investment, disregard for market forces. My potential
and ideas” only criticism of council and This is far more than can be said for
misinformation. As I pointed out in my and, for some people, increased poverty. clients are free to shop around, which (sadly)
councillors, empowered to make planning
letter,  “It is great that people are interested In their current form, councils are not able is not so when lodging planning applications
decisions not because of qualification or
enough to raise the interest of our community and to meet ratepayer expectations and need experience but solely because of votes. with councils. It is in fact likely that
provide a degree of probity. But there is a need of reform along the following lines. unqualified/inexperienced private planners
This is the democratic process, but nobody
transparency as to who they are and what their are the cheapest, indicating that their clients
As state governments are the main drivers would want a medical system where elected
agenda is; and are they acting in the interests
of population increase, they need to be ‘doctors’ override the decisions of real do shop around. However, as consultants
of the general community for the benefit of the
responsible for all infrastructure costs which doctors - so why is this alright for planning? also usually do not have ongoing contracts
general community and not self interest groups
or individuals. As one person in the audience at would include everything from land care to Nobody would claim to be competent in with clients, demonstrated competency is
the meeting of 3 January 2018 asked, “who are waste management. accounting or law based just on filing their the only way to get repeat work.
you?”” Vic roads should be responsible for all own tax return or representing themselves Finally, his statement “I would advise
What are the burning issues driving these roads. Developers would pay all costs in court, yet somehow election to council anybody looking to hire a private planner
people for a need to police council’s decision related to any development. Councils would makes one competent in town planning. to speak to previous customers of that
making. The lack of public consultation over not be permitted to subsidise any private I have a Master of Urban Planning Degree planner and ask them if they are satisfied”
the main street is not fact based as proposal enterprise; a user pay system would apply. from the University of Melbourne and is unhelpful. As a professional, for client
for the main street redevelopment was put The role of councils should only be to 22-years as a planning consultant and/or
on public display in the Gordon hall in 2017 confidentiality reasons I do not give out
provide local input to the state government, working in council planning departments;
with officers and councillors available to contact details of previous clients or expect
and that input, if not acted on, could impact few local councillors can say this, and my
discuss the proposal over a couple of days them to provide references for me. There is
on the state government at election time as planning qualifications and experience
and allowing an opportunity for all residents also no way that details of any more than a
the two levels of government could not buck would be greater than all councillors of each
to comment. This would be considered few such clients could be obtained publicly.
pass, therefore improving transparency and of most councils put together.
Public consultation. So, I am not sure how his suggestion would
As I said in my letter, “To me the failing of the democratic process. If anything is clogging up the (statutory)
work. Potential clients can however easily
council is that it did not articulate very well Council rules, regulations and procedures planning system, it is councillors being
involved in it via restrictive ‘delegation’ obtain details of my qualifications and
that the original proposal for the works for the should be uniform across the state resulting
treatment of the full scheme, from the post office structures, forcing certain decisions to be experience - simply by asking me, which
in cost saving across all types of business
corner to the hotel corner, was diluted to just the and the broader community. made only at council meetings. they frequently do.
post office corner; when in my mind our main This is not a simplistic view point, rather it Having attended many such meetings Well-qualified and experienced private
entrance to the township from the freeway is more is an attempt to encourage people to think (and while not referring specifically to planning consultants add considerable
important from a safety perspective and aesthetic Moorabool, whose meetings I have never value to Victoria’s town planning system;
about councils and governments in general.
one. But no doubt if one was a follower of council
Keeping to main points does not permit me been to), I have observed the behavior of councillors, who can be elected knowing
meetings and minutes one would be informed of
to expand on costing. various other councillors, some of which can literally nothing about planning, do not.
that fact”.
Colin Reid only be described as disgraceful. As far as Matt Gorman
You want to set up a group to focus on
Hopetoun Park planning applications are concerned, council
planning issues. What are the issues regarding Ballan
meetings are a charade - full of mock debate,
planning that are not consistent with the
current planning scheme, a scheme that all “dorothy dix questions” and pre-determined
residents of the shire had an opportunity to decisions. The number of objections (ie votes)
input prior to the introduction of the scheme against an application often seems to be the
and will have prior to the introduction of the only determining factor in their decision-
next planning scheme. I have been told that making. I also doubt that half of them even
there is a loosely formed group that has been read the extensive reports prepared for them
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Residents of Bacchus Marsh:

MADDINGLEY BROWN COAL has lodged application Ref: PA2011338
to amend current Planning Permit in order to:
 Transport and landfill upwards of 150,000 tonnes of Putrescible
waste (household and commercial rubbish) per year;
 Bring in Biosolids (sewage sludge) for composting;
 Allow increased numbers of trucks to use Grant Street.
They claim:
 That there won’t be any detectable odour issues.
 That it will not result in any detrimental impacts on the
surrounding road network and intersections.
 That it doesn’t impact nearby residents.

Do you believe this?

These wastes will come from surrounding shires.

BACCHUS MARSH will become

the rubbish tip of the west.
Act before the 5th March, 2019. Contact your East Ward Councillors
John Keogh - 0437 188 261 - Email:jkeogh@moorabool.vic.gov.au
Tonia Dudzik - 0407 014 489 - Email:tdudzik@moorabool.vic.gov.au
David Edwards - 0435 326 370 - Email:dedwards@moorabool.vic.gov.au
Jarrod Bingham - 0429 392 308 - Email:jbingham@moorabool.vic.gov.au
For further information email: thisstinksbacchusmarsh@gmail.com

SEND ANY OBJECTIONS TO: Bronwyn Southee, MSC, 15 Stead Street, Ballan 3342
or email info@moorabool.vic.gov.au Attn: Bronwyn Southee
Check out Moorabool.vic.gov.au or call 5366 7100
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Newborns in
the district
Babies born recently at Bacchus
Marsh and Melton Regional Hospital.

Drink knocks Walking more

driver off than a mile in Djerriwarrh Health Services were kept busy with nine babies
born in 24-hours. The new additions of two boys and four

the road their shoes

girls are pictured. (L-R) - Baby Birdie, Leo, Lucas,
Mackenzie, Asta, Georgina. Photo - DjHS

By Caitlin Bewley
(2nd Yr Swinburne Uni) Moorabool students and their families have been
Pykes water quality
still a concern
congratulated for walking to school.
A security guard will serve a lengthy period off the road
after facing charges of driving whilst disqualified, unlicensed Local primary schools committed to VicHealth’s Walk to
driving and excessive speed. School program last year and joined thousands of Victorian By Meg Kennedy
It was alleged in the Bacchus Marsh Magistrates’ court on students who walked, rode and scooted.
Friday 8 February, by the prosecutor, Senior Constable Lisa Another week, another ban for activities on Pykes Creek
Balliang East Primary School took out the prize for highest
Schoemaker, that Liam Weir was spotted on Woolpack road participation, for the third time, with an impressive 90.6 per
Southern Rural Water confirmed to the Moorabool News last
by authorities on October 26 last year, travelling 82km/h in cent participation rate (67 students, parents and teachers Friday that results from the latest testing of Pykes showed
a 60km/h zone. committed to walking to and from school every day), high levels of E.coli are still present, and therefore the reser-
It was after this the accused was subsequently intercepted pipping Coimadai Primary School at the post, with a 90 per voir will remain closed.
and returned a positive breath test reading, blowing 0.154%. “We apologise for the inconvenience and thank the local
cent participation rate. They were awarded runners up.
Prosecutor Schoemaker said the accused allegedly told community, especially recreational users, for their patience
Moorabool CEO Derek Madden said it is a fantastic result as we continue monitoring and testing,” an SRW spokesper-
police that he had a “knock off drink” after work.
for Moorabool, “particularly for two of our smaller schools.” son said.
“Next time I wouldn’t be interested, because you would be
getting a jail sentence,” Magistrate Rodney Crisp said. “Congratulations to all schools that participated, and we “There will be another update next week when the latest test
hope all the kids keep the healthy habits up in Term 1 this results come back.”
“As a matter of fact, you are probably eligible for a jail
year,” Mr Madden said. This week marks the third week the reservoir has been
sentence because you drove whilst disqualified,” he said.
closed due to E.coli following a small opening for Australia
“I’m very apologetic, I mucked up,” Weir said. Schools in Moorabool Shire travelled a combined total of Day.
Magistrate Crisp convicted Weir and fined him $2000 with a 16,354 kilometres -equivalent of 277 trips from Bacchus Updates on the Pykes Creek closure will be posted on the
period of five-years off the road. Marsh to Ballarat. Moorabool News Facebook page.

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the constitution of Business & Consumer Affairs for incorporated groups. VicRoads Halletts Way
Information Session
Term 2 program – OUT NOW. Book now for – Garden Mass Times – Saturday 28 May – Springbank 6:30pm.
Group next meet 27/5; Hearing Test, 30/5. For enrolment Sunday 29 May – Bungaree 8:45am; Ballan, 10:30am.
Lal Lal Moorabool Photographic Group Inc B3 Community
informationADULT and costs please EDUCATION
call 5368 1934 or email info@
Ballan & District Community House
Meeting 3rd
Anglican Wednesday
Parish of Westeach month, 7pm. Soldiers Memorial Family friendly, informal church with a difference.
Moorabool Tuesday 31 May, 2016.
Hall, Lal
Ballan, Lal. Enquiries
Bungaree, 5341 and
Morrisons 7535.Gordon Every 2nd & 4th Sunday 4.30pm at The Pavilion Room,
For classNeighbourhood
Darley enrolment information,House & venue hire and
Learning costs; please
Centre, 33-35 Service Times – Sunday 29 May – St John’s Bungaree, 9.30am. Darley Civic Centre, 182 Halletts Way, Darley.
Ballan Playgroup
Jonathan Drive
call 5368 1934 Darley.info@bchvic.org.au
or email Short courses, recreation classes, Only one service in the parish – with St Paul’s Bakery Hill
community groups, occasional
Every Tuesday of school Term. St John’s Anglican Church Ballan Community
Uniting Churchresidents are invited
Darley Neighbourhood House & childLearning care, venue hire. Please contact Glen Wesley on 5368 2730 for more details.
Centre Hall - 9:30-11:30am. Enquiries - 0409 681 138 Anna or 0421 (Stand Paul’s) - Services 11.15am every Sunday.
Short courseswelcome. Phone33-35
and classes. 5367Jonathan
4390 www.darleylearning.
Drive, Darley. BM & 905 558 Tamsin. 
welcome to drop in at anytime
B3 Community Bacchus Marsh Baptist Church
District Photography Club - Meetings 2nd & 4th Wednesday between 4:00pm and 8:00pm.
Focused, family Inc
Ballan Anglers friendly church with a difference. Services Sundays, 10:30am, Worship Service and Children’s Program.
of month, 7.30pm. Enquiries welcome. Phone 5367 4390. every 2ndsecond
& 4th Sundays at Avenue BowlingHudsons
Club, Main St, Phone 5367 6550 for more details.
The Laurels – Bacchus Marsh Community College
Meeting Wednesday every month. Hotel, Pentland Primary School Gym,
Bacchus Marsh.
7.30pm. More anglers and families needed and welcome – Holy Trinity Anglican Church - Bacchus Marsh
Courses Anglers Inc
and classes. 229 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh.
0400 003Marsh
936. Christian Church
164 Halletts Way, Darley.
Service Times - Bacchus Marsh - Every Sunday 9am and
Meeting second Wednesday every month. Hudsons Hotel, Bacchus
Enquiries & enrolments - 5367 1061. 1st Sunday 10.30am, 3rd & 4th Sunday 11am, Balliang - 2nd
7.30pm. More anglers and families needed and welcome – Sunday BacchusServices
Marsh 10amCWAwithDaykidsBranchprogram. Fusion Youth 7pm
U3A Bacchus Marsh every Sunday 11am, 4th Sunday 9am, Myrniong - 1st and 3rd
0400 003 936. MeetsFriday night. 222
2nd Thursday of Main
each St,monthBacchus Marsh.
at 10am Enquiries
at the Darley
Active seniors social learning, for daily activities contact 9028 2622. Sunday 11am. Enquiries 5367 5362. 
Rose-Carers of Maddingley Hub, Wittick Street, Darley. Enquiries: 5368 7273.
5367 5341 or visit our websitePark - www.u3abacchus.org.au Church of the Living God
Working Bees every 3rd Wednesday & Sunday of each Bacchus Marsh
Rose-Carers of Uniting
Maddingley Church Park Parish
Christian youth ministry and bible teaching. 2nd Sunday
month. All welcome. Enquiries - 0418 171 119. Services
Working- bees
St Andrew’s
every 3rd9.30am
Sunday every Sunday
of each month.(3rd
AllSunday of
of every month, 5pm. Open to all ages. At 14 Darcy St,
Bacchus Marsh Family MEETINGS
Drug Support Group month Family
Enquiries - 0400Service).
052 857. Pentland Hills 2pm 1st Sunday of
Maddingley. Enq – 0408 260 727.
For Family Members
BacchChat who have
@ Lerderderg a loved one affected by drugs. month.
Library Enq 5367 2543 (office) or www.themarshuca.org.au
Bacchus Marsh Family Drug Support Group
Our Lady Help of Christians Korobeit
1st Saturday- 1300
of 660
Month,10am-12 noon.Various topics of Holy For Family
Trinity Members
Anglican who have a- loved
Church BacchusoneMarsh
affected by drugs.
Mass every Saturday 6.30pm.
interest Support
Alanon presented. Enquiries
Group - for –families
5366 7100ofor www.moorabool. Service
alcoholics Enquiries - 1300
Times 660 068. 8.30am & 10am; Cafe Church - 1st
- Sunday
Golden Harvest Christian Fellowship
Meets at 10.30am on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month Sunday Alanon10am; Messy
Support Church
Group - for- families
3rd Sunday 5pm, Wednesdays
of alcoholics Non-denominational - Prayer every Sunday 10am, Men’s
at the Uniting
CWA Church Hall,
- The Marshians Night Gisborne
Marsh Marsh. 10am.
Meets Balliang
at 10.30am - 2nd
on theSunday
1st and10.30am, 4th Sunday
3rd Tuesdays 9am .
of each month KYB Monday evenings 6pm (0429 681 566.) Ladies KYB
Meet- 0421
first 222 717. of month - The Hub, Wittick St, Darley, Myrniong
Tuesday - 1stChurch
at the Uniting & 3rd Hall,
Sunday 11am. Road,
Gisborne Enquiries
(office) or www.bacchusmarshanglican.org.au Wednesday ST PAUL’S ST 1pm PAUL’S (5367
UNITING 6834).
Lal LalEnquiries
7pm.  Moorabool Photographic
- Gay Hooper 0413Group Inc
350 012. Enq - 0421 222 717. CHURCH CHURCH BALLAN BALLAN
Meeting 3rd Wednesday each month, 7pm. Soldiers Church of the Living God Bacchus Marsh Life Church
Ballan & District CWA Footscray Poultry Club (at Bacchus Marsh) 150th 150th Anniversary Anniversary
Meeting 10am every Sunday at the Bacchus Marsh RSL, 203
Memorial Hall, Lal Lal. Enquiries 5341 7535 or
Branch meetings – 2nd Thursday each month. RSL Hall, Christian secretary@ youth2nd ministry Sunday Sunday29 May 292016 May 2016
Meetings held Sundayand bible teaching.
of month, 2pm. Poultry2nd Pavilion.
Main Street. Enquiries Pastor Merv - 0412 290 036.
Inglis St, Ballan, 7.30pm. All welcome - enquiries to 0407 992 of every month,
Racecourse Rec. 5pm. OpenBalliang-Bacchus
Reserve, to all ages. At 14Marsh Darcy Rd,
Proudly Proudly Presents Presents
Footscray Poultry Club (at Bacchus Marsh) Maddingley. Enq – 0408 260 727. St Bernard’s Bacchus Marsh Catholic Church
767 or email ballandistrictcwa@gmail.com Bacchus Marsh. All welcome – Kerry 9741 9705.
Meetings held 2nd Sunday of month, 2pm. Poultry Pavilion. Bacchus Marsh Baptist Church Mass Times – A Special
Saturday- A Special
Pleasant 5pm; Sunday – 8.30am & 10am.
Ballan District Vintage Machinery & Vehicle Club
Racecourse Rec. Reserve, Balliang-Bacchus Marsh Rd, Sundays, 10:30am. Worship Service and Children’s Program.
Meetings - second Monday each month, 8pm. Tom Mullane
Bacchus Marsh Uniting Church Parish Sunday
Bacchus Marsh. All welcome – Peter 0428 112 295. Services - St Andrew’s 9.30am every Sunday. Pentland Hills
Pavilion, Ballan Racecourse Reserve. Enquiries – Brian 5368 Phone 5367 6550 for more MARKETSdetails.
2pm 1st Sunday of month. Enquiries - 5367 2543 (office). “ A Celebration
“ A Celebration
2255 or Ray 5368 1177. Our Lady Help of Christians Korobeit
MARKETS Ballan Lions Club Market
Sunday Mass 11.30am (2nd & 4th Sunday of Month). of Sacred
of Sacred
Moorabool Mission Recovery Group Next market – Saturday 2 March 2019.
Djerriwarrh Health Services

Longest Lunch
Ballan Lions Club Market
Struggling with addiction; Pain from the past; family member Golden Harvest
First Saturday Christian
each month -Fellowship
Inglis St, Ballan – 9am-1pm.
Selected Inspirational
including community
Selected Inspirational
including community
Sacred Music,
singing of some
Sacred Music,
singing of some
Saturday 4 June, Meeting
out of control? 8am-1pm.weekly1st Saturday each Month.
- Wednesday, Inglis– Non
12.30pm denominational
Enquiries – 0402 390 080 - Prayer
(Wayne). every Sunday 10am, Men’s popular & popular well loved & well
hymns loved hymns

St, Ballan. Enquiries - 0432 961 975 (Paul).

Jean Oomes Room, Lerderderg Library, Bacchus Marsh. KYB Monday evenings 6pm. Ladies KYB Wednesday 1pm. BallanBallan Mechanics Mechanics Institute Institute
Hall @2pm Hall @2pm
Darley Market
Darley Market
Enq- Pastor Merv Patton – 0412 290 036. Further details – 0429 681 566.
Saturday 2nd March, 8am - 1pm. 1st & 3rd Saturday each RSVP by 13RSVP ADMISSION: ADMISSION:
Just $10 Just = Concert$10 =&Concert Afternoon & Afternoon
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Modern Family Home on 20 Acres Seaside

turesque Apollo Bay shav-
ing 116 days off its days on
market. Property markets in
holiday hot spots tend to ex-
perience a spike during the
summer period with more
people in town enjoying all
they have to offer.
Property listings are lasting
just over a month in Maldon,
66 Dunstan Court, Trawalla which experienced a 105-
GIL KING day reduction in its days on
$575,000 - $595,000 market.
This 3 year old home with country views offers four Dwellings in Lakes En-
bedrooms, master with WIR & ensuite, large living The Real Estate Institute of trance sold 87 faster this
Victoria’s (REIV) latest Days January compared with
areas, a spacious, light filled kitchen, a huge yard &
on Market data reveals that 2018, while those in Venus
well fenced paddocks. Externally, the property is well Bay, which has a permanent
properties in some pockets
established for horses, animals/stock with 2 dams, of Regional Victoria are be- population of fewer than a
a stable, 2 dog or chook pens, a bird cage & troughs ing snapped up in much thousand people, were on
the market for 82 fewer days.
fed from the tank water. There is a 12 x 6m shed with quicker timeframes than
this time last year. Other strong performers
concrete floors & power, ideal for boats, trailers or
were Heathcote with a 58
caravans, while this lifestyle property (with school A large reduction in the
day reduction, Numurkah
Days on Market is an indi-
bus pickup) sits just 25 minutes from Ballarat and a (56), Morwell (44), Califor-
cator of intense competition
short drive to Beaufort. nia Gully (43), Eaglehawk
from buyers in the area.
(42), Myrtleford (40), Lake
Based on the REIV’s Days
Wendouree (40), Portarling-
on Market report for Janu-
ton (39) Cape Patterson (38),
ary, the current hot spots are
White Hills (37), Newbor-
Bendigo suburbs, seaside
ough (35), Stratford (34) and
holiday havens and Gipps-
Kyneton (31).
land towns.
Properties are snapped up
The REIV recorded reduc-
in Winter Valley faster than
tions of at least 30 days on
anywhere else in Regional
market in 18 Regional Victo- Victoria, at 17 days, and are
rian towns comparing Janu- also moving fast in Newing-
ary 2018 with January 2019, ton where they last 18 days
while three towns recorded on market. Days on market
differentials of more than for Newcomb, Lake Gardens
100 days. and Grovedale were also
Topping the list was the narrow at 19 for each.
southwest coast gem of Port- For days on market and
land, the site of Victoria’s other detailed property in-
first permanent European formation including sales re-
settlement, where properties sults, median prices, trends
sold 177 days faster. and statistics, please visit the
Another seaside town took Market Insights section of
out second place with pic- the REIV website.

Contact: Matthew Edwards

51 Lydiard Street South, Ballarat 3350 0401 728 881
Phone 5331 1111 www.prdballarat.com.au www.prdballarat.com.au
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23rd February
Photo ID required

3 2 8 3 2 2
Hopetoun Park 47 Riverview Drive Bed Bath Car
Darley 6 Iredell Court Bed Bath Car

Quality Spacious Family Living at Hopetoun Private Sale Quality Home, Spacious Living - 760m2 Land Private Sale
Park. 4421m2 Land $1,090,000 - $1,160,000 Luxurious and spacious north facing home is $795,000 - $815,000
Offering a peaceful lifestyle of comfort and Office 2/137 Main Street, situated in the prestigious Grantleigh Estate. Office 2/137 Main Street,
convenience, with flawlessly presented and Bacchus Marsh 5367 8128 Exceptional proportions with high end finishes Bacchus Marsh 5367 8128
stunning selection of oversized rooms and a Contact Contact
and a substantial single level floor plan that is
highly functional and versatile floorplan that Len Smith 0418 343 754 Len Smith 0418 343 754
Kelvin Gaffiero 0481 991 828
flawlessly crafted for the modern families. Kelvin Gaffiero 0481 991 828
has been designed with relaxed living in mind.

Sat 11.00-11.30am
Photo ID required

3 2 8
Bacchus Marsh 73 Maise Court Bacchus Marsh 17 George Street Bed Bath Car

Glorious Views Overlooking Township Private Sale Gorgeous Californian Bungalow with modern Auction Saturday 2nd March
This titled 724 sqm parcel of land is located $270,000 comforts and a handy address @ 11.00 am on site
in a quiet court in central part of township Office 2/137 Main Street, This captivating Californian bungalow offers Office 2/137 Main Street,
that offers an excellent north/east aspect with Bacchus Marsh 5367 8128 character & charm throughout and add to that Bacchus Marsh 5367 8128
Contact an exceptionally convenient central address Contact
glorious views over township. Close to zoned
Len Smith 0418 343 754 and together you have a gorgeous home Len Smith 0418 343 754
primary schools and village shopping centre. Kelvin Gaffiero 0481 991 828 Kelvin Gaffiero 0481 991 828
that’s destined to impress.

23rd February
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3 2 2 3 1 2
Bacchus Marsh 98b Gisborne Road Bed Bath Car
Bacchus Marsh 6 Ladds Court Bed Bath Car

Great Value for Money Home - Land 400sqm Private Sale Great Views Take Centre Stage 956m2 Land Private Sale
This attractive brand new low maintenance $430,000 - $450,000 This Peter Clarke built home is freshened up $430,000
home is sure to make the right impression Office 2/137 Main Street, from top to toe, which is sure to impress. Office 2/137 Main Street,
whether you are an investor or looking for Bacchus Marsh 5367 8128 The home is superbly positioned in a quiet Bacchus Marsh 5367 8128
Contact Contact
your first home. Located within walking court location, set on an impressive 956m2
Len Smith 0418 343 754 Len Smith 0418 343 754
distance to main street shops. Kelvin Gaffiero 0481 991 828
parcel of land. Kelvin Gaffiero 0481 991 828

23rd February
Photo ID required

4 1 1
Bacchus Marsh 63 Gisborne Road Bed Bath Car Greendale Lot 25 Napoleons Road 4000m2 Land

Impressive Starter Home! Private Sale Peace & Quiet on 1 Acre Private Sale
Architect designed weatherboard home, $535,000 - $555,000 This 1 acre block is positioned in a rural $250,000 - $275,000
north easterly aspect with large picture Office 2/137 Main Street, setting with a current planning permit to Office 2/137 Main Street,
windows, modern kitchen, spacious open Bacchus Marsh 5367 8128 build a 3 bedroom dwelling. Offering peace Bacchus Marsh 5367 8128
Contact and quiet and only minutes from the freeway Contact
plan layout, high ceilings & polished timber
Len Smith 0418 343 754 entrance to Melbourne & Ballarat & approx 9 Len Smith 0418 343 754
flooring. 680sqm of land with single garage. Kelvin Gaffiero 0481 991 828 km to Ballan & 20 km to Bacchus Marsh. Kelvin Gaffiero 0481 991 828
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YPA Bacchus Marsh

Maddingley 10 Fairbank Way
High Quality Living!
This exciting piece of modern day
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Sold in 1 week
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2 2 Bacchus Marsh 68 Connor Street
980m2 (Approx.) Block with Shed
Beautifully presented home is the pride of
the owner, and the next family enjoy it for
Private Sale
Inspect By appointment

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sought-after seclusion of Stonehill Estate, Photo ID required many years to come. Features contemporary Photo ID required
completed to ‘Turn Key’ with luxury Contact Shane O’Brien 0431 766 082 designs and comprises of four generously Contact Shane O’Brien 0431 766 082
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4/8 Church Street, Bacchus Marsh ypa.com.au
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Arbee Real Estate

FOR SALE 8/20 Simpson Street, Bacchus Marsh FOR SALE 16/96 Gisborne Road, Bacchus Marsh
2 1 1 1 1 1

Location, Location, Location Ideal Retirement Living Unit

Are you looking to live within walking distance to everything, in a peaceful This modern one bedroom unit provides a very affordable & secure
& quiet area? Located at the rear of the complex is this neat and tidy two- retirement option. Located in a friendly seniors community the unit comes
bedroom unit on 218m², situated in one of the most prestigious streets in complete with meal options & a central recreation space, whilst still being
Bacchus Marsh, where all amenities are a few minutes walk from home. able to live independently. Spacious lounge, split-system air conditioner,
Both generously sized bedrooms have BIRs, large combined living & good size bedroom, kitchenette, updated bathroom with washing machine
meals area, 2 new split system units, convenient wet area/open bathroom. connection and a private courtyard and allocated parking space.
INSPECT By appointment INSPECT By appointment
FOR SALE $319,000-$329,000 FOR SALE $145,000
Liam Gair 0407 385 297
arbeerealestate.com.au NEW LISTING CONTACT
Steve Creese 0475 888 101 & Liam Gair 0407 385 297

FOR SALE 22a Higgins Court, Bacchus Marsh FOR SALE 24 Manning Boulevard, Bacchus Marsh
3 2 2 5 3 4

Near New, Great Location Manor on Manning

Approx. 4-year-old, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home on 521sqm block only An Executive home to suit the whole family. 5 bedrooms plus study, 3
2.8km from Main St & 1.2kms from freeway. Bright, open plan, kitchen, bathrooms and 3 living areas. Consisting of a formal lounge, formal
meals, living area with SS appliances, glass splashback & dishwasher. dining, family room, rumpus room, large kitchen complete with 2 ovens
Master bedroom with WIR & ENS, remaining 2 bedrooms have double and huge walk in pantry. The formal lounge and dining rooms are on
BIRs. Central family bathroom, separate laundry & double garage. Ducted the east side of the house to take advantage of the magnificent
heating & ducted evap. cooling will keep you comfortable all year round. panoramic views.
INSPECT By appointment INSPECT By appointment
FOR SALE $385,000-$400,000 FOR SALE $1,250,000
CONTACT Steve Creese 0475 888 101 & Liam Gair 0407 385 297 CONTACT Daryl 0409 233 157 Peter 0429 671 990
WEB arbeerealestate.com.au WEB arbeerealestate.com.au

FOR SALE 15 Shea Street, Bacchus Marsh FOR SALE 291 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh
3 1 1 3 1 2

Perfect Place To Start Iconic Location!

Whether you’re a first home buyer or looking to add to your investment Very well maintained & presented solid brick home located on the
portfolio you can’t go past this well maintained 3 bedroom residence. Avenue of Honour. 2 bedrooms plus 3rd bedroom/study, comfortable
Complete with all the necessities for comfortable family living. Located loungeroom with gas heater, spacious kitchen with electric cooking,
within walking distance of shops, schools and Bacchus Marsh CBD. excellent family room/2nd living area with wall a/c, updated bathroom
Features include polished hardwood floors, ducted heating & cooling, with walk in shower, separate toilet & laundry & sunroom on the back.
carport with drive through access to a large backyard on a 722m² block. 791m2 land with side access to a large 6m X 9m galvanised garage.
INSPECT By appointment INSPECT By appointment
FOR SALE $385,000-$420,000 FOR SALE $495,000
CONTACT Peter Leonard 0429 671 990 CONTACT Daryl 0409 233 157 & Peter 0429 671 990
WEB arbeerealestate.com.au WEB arbeerealestate.com.au

FOR SALE 59 Darley Drive, Bacchus Marsh FOR SALE 2/10 Lord Street, Bacchus Marsh
4 2 2 2 1 1

Quality Family home Walk To The Shops

Quality built Shane Cook Home on elevated 1,000sqm, bright, spacious This fantastic 2 bedroom unit is ideally located within walking distance
only 7 years young. Spacious master bedroom with WIR & quality ensuite, to everything you need in town. Very neatly presented, good sized
internal access to the double garage & study/theatre room. Formal living lounge room with adjoining kitchen, the 2 bedrooms both have BIRs
room gas log fire & open plan, kitchen, meals, family area that flows to and there is a separate bathroom, and the laundry. R/C split system air
undercover entertaining area & enjoys views into the distance. conditioner in the lounge. Single garage for your car and the backyard
is ideal for outdoor entertaining.
INSPECT By appointment INSPECT By appointment
FOR SALE $580,000-$599,000 FOR SALE $290,000-$299,000
CONTACT Steve Creese 0475 888 101 & Liam Gair 0407 385 297 CONTACT Daryl 0409 233 157 Peter 0429 671 990
WEB arbeerealestate.com.au WEB arbeerealestate.com.au

FOR SALE 38 Gaynor Street, Bacchus Marsh FOR SALE 10 Vance Close, Bacchus Marsh
3 1 1 4 2 2

Walk to the Train! Your Forever Home

This is a perfect low maintenance 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom home on a This beautiful, quality-built home sits on approx half an acre, situated in
compact 350m2 block within walking distance to the Bacchus Marsh a quiet court & only minutes from the centre of town. Offering 4
Railway Station and High Schools. Freshly painted, has a walk through bedrooms, with a WIR & full ENS to the master, a central bathroom & 2
bathroom from the master bed and is serviced by a gas wall furnace for comfortable living spaces. Kitchen is the heart of the home with a WIP,
heating and wall air conditioner for cooling. A single carport is at the an amazing black Belling cooker & stone bench tops. Central heating,
front of the house. Suitable for investors or owner occupier alike. split system air conditioning & a double garage.
INSPECT By appointment INSPECT By appointment
FOR SALE $349,000-$369,000 FOR SALE $695,000-$745,000
CONTACT Daryl Gould 0409 233 157 CONTACT Denise Sniegowski 0456 044 024
WEB arbeerealestate.com.au WEB arbeerealestate.com.au

Ian McDonald Steve Creese Daryl Gould Peter Leonard Denise Sniegowski Liam Gair
5367 2333 0475 888 101 0409 233 157 0429 671 990 0456 044 024 0407 385 297

140 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh 5367 2333
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Arbee Real Estate

Bacchus Marsh’s newest land subdivision,

right in the heart of town.
Blocks ranging in size from 522sqm - 788sqm

Lot 2 Lot 3
Lot 4
667m2 570m2 Lot 5
573m2 Lot 6
548m2 Lot 7

Lot 23
581m2 IRCUIT 715m2

Lot 20
Lot 21

Lot 19
523m2 Lot 22
Lot 18
IRCUIT 522m2

Lot 17
689m2 Lot 14
Lot 16 Lot 15 Lot 13 Lot 12
563m2 Lot 11
570m2 609m2 550m2 538m2 Lot 10

Blocks starting at $265,000

Call 5367 2333 for more information
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140 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh 5367 2333
Trade & Business
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Avenue Bowling Club

Pennant Results - Round 16
Division 1 
Avenue 14 def City Oval 2
Division 2
Avenue 2 lost Mt. Xavier 14
Division 5
Avenue 14 def Bungaree 2
Bacchus Marsh Netball
Best rink on the day - Beryl Ham, Margaret Crombie, Results – 4 February 2019
Peter Wilkinson and Di Hardiment. JUNIORS
Weekend Section 4
Results – Round 17 Fast & Furious 21 def Zooplers 0
Division 2 Skittles 1 drew Devils Minis 1
Avenue 4 lost Beaufort 14 Section 3
Division 3 Magic Moments 4 lost Firebirds 11
Avenue 0 lost Invermay 18
Storm 8 def Hotshots Jnr 7
Division 5 Paul McNaughton delivering his bowl for the day. Little Stars 2 lost Lightning 16
Avenue 16 def Beaufort 2 Photo - submitted
Section 2
Best rink on the day - Claire Carlton, Ray Humphrey,
Patricia Burke and Ian Walker. Ballan Bowling Club Sapphires 27 def Comets 11
Due to the green at Ballan being unable to be used, Division Thunderstruck 16 def The Suns 12
3 played their home game at Mt Xavier against BMS in a game
Ballan Brumbies Basketball vital to both teams finals hopes, with BMS coming out on top.
Astrids 17 def Hunters 5
Under 10 Boys Section 1
Best rink - Stewart, L Mullane, C Love and Neville Smith
Ballan White 12 def Sovereign Knights White 7 Zodiacs 15 lost Aces 27
Division 7 travelled to Bungaree and after a very difficult
Under 10 Boys Fireworks 19 def Sparks 9
day they continued to fight on, but still went down overall.
Balan Blue 28 def Wildcats 7 Vamps 11 lost BM Stars 14
Best rink - Armstrong, Burgin, Heverin and Dowling.
Under 10 Girls
Ballan 14 drew Saints Mystics 14 Results - 11 February
Under 12 Boys Ballan Golf Club Section 4
Ballan White 18 def Sovereign Knights 10 Results - Week ending Saturday 16 February Fast and Furious 16 def Devils Mini   0
Under 12 Boys Wednesday– Stableford Zooplers 0 def Skittles 5
Ballan Blue 18 lost Saints 76ers 28 (Men’s & Ladies) Section 3
Under 12 Girls Winner Len Killender (24) 38 points,
Firebirds 5 v Hotshots Jnr 6
R/up Barry Sims (10) 37 points.
Ballan 18 def Celtic Tigers Green 12 Storm 3  v Super Stars 4
NTP - 15th Chris Tudor.  
Under 14 Boys Magic Moments 7 v Lightning 10
Magpie - 14th Jimmy Walsh.
Ballan White 8 lost Ballan Brumbies Blue 31
Saturday Stableford Section 2
Under 14 Boys
A Grade Sapphires 17 v Hunters 1
Ballan Blue 31 def Ballan Brumbies White 8
Winner James Duffy (12) 37 points Comets 11 v The Suns 9 
Under 14 Boys
on c/b from Michael Di Fiore (11) on c/b from others. Thunderstruck 13 v Eagles 26
Ballan Gold 30 def Celtic Tigers Red 5
B Grade Section 1
Under 14 Girls
Winner Ken Muhlhan (14) 39 points,
Ballan White - Bye Vamps 10 v Sparkles 17
R/up Peter Clifford (15) 38 points.
Under 14 Girls Fireworks 33 v BM Stars 3
C Grade
Ballan Blue 42 def Celtic Tigers Red 23 Winner on the day John Muhlhan (26) 39 points, Sparks 27 v Aces 17
Under 16 Boys R/up Stuart Miller (23) 37 points.
Results – 13 February
Ballan 17 lost Wildcats 41 NTPs - 12th Colin Hell and Jason Bonar. 15th Chris Tudor.
Under 16 Girls Devils 59 v Hotshots 14
Magpies - 14th Hugh Miller. 18th Bob Arklay.
Ballan 22 lost Wildcats Blue 31 Balls (6), Cut-off 37 points on c/b Eynesbury Ladies 6 v Strike 46
Under 18 Boys John Muhlhan, Ken Muhlhan, Peter Clifford, James Duffy, Jayes 25 v Clovers 20
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Lions unable
to pounce
By Todd Whelan

Darley Lions First Grade were left rueing a day of missed

opportunity in the field at stumps on Day One against Mt
While the ladder leaders were eventually bowled out for 272,
it could well have been a whole lot less.
The Lions dropped four catches, missed three run-outs
and took two wickets with no-balls to leave coach Mike
Alexander left to ponder what could have been.
“We bowled really well at times but also bowled too many
‘four’ balls”, he said.
“Barnes (4/49) and Moore (3/52) were the pick of the
bowlers...our missed chances were made even more costly by
the quick outfield.” Tireless Bulls spinner Dennis O’Loughlin finished with 1/47

Bulls answer
from 20 overs. Photo - submitted
Despite the Lions’ disappointing day, Alexander remained
confident his batting line-up can get the job done.
“I think the key to staying in the game for a long period will
come from setting (achieving) small targets and ensuring Nelson Banigo with his four Gold medals he won on the

the challenge
weekend. Photo – submitted
wickets in hand after tea,” he said.
“If our ‘top six’ bat most of the overs I’m sure we will give it Bacchus Marsh Little Athletics
(the run chase) a good nudge. Over the weekend 35 athletes represented the Centre at the
“Partnerships will be crucial,” he said. 2019 Western Metro Region Track & Field Carnival held at
By Todd Whelan
In reply with the bat Alexander and the returning Ryan Ali the Victoria University Athletics Track, Werribee.
remain not out in a shake-up at the top of the order. Bacchus Marsh continue to flex their muscles at the top of Bacchus Marsh Centre had an extremely successful week-
“We just thought we would change things up at the top the table after bowling out sixth placed Sunbury United for end winning 13 Gold, 9 Silver and 3 Bronze medals.
given there was just the one over,” Alexander said. 159 at the weekend. Nelson Banigo won 4 Gold medals on the track, claiming
While the Bulls rank just fourth in wickets taken, it’s their victory in the Under 10 70 metres, 100 metres, 200 metres,
“It will give us some nice (game situation) flexibility.”
pressure and economy rate that stands alone on top having and 60 metre Hurdles. Matai Haunga was impressive in
After a horror start to the season (0-5) the Lions have his throwing events, convincingly winning the Under 12
recovered to be one of the better performed teams in the conceded the least amount of runs of any side this season.
After losing the toss and being sent into the field ‘The Discus and Shot Put. Solomon Miesen was successful over
competition winning six of their last eight games. the longer distances, winning Gold medals in both the Un-
Marsh” struggled despite picking up an early wicket.
Coincidentally, all of their six wins have come when batting der 16 800 and 1500 metres. Eliza Schembri won the Under
The home-side looked to be cruising at 1/67 before Bulls
second. 16 100 metres and Long Jump and placed 2nd in the Discus
spearhead Madushanka Ekanayaka made the much-needed
Saturday’s conclusion looms as the acid test the Lions have and Javelin. Kayla Downes was rewarded in her preferred
been yearning for. throwing events, winning the Under 16 Shot Put and Discus
The game looked evenly poised at tea (3/101), before spinners and finishing 3rd in the Javelin. Evie Ducas showed her tal-
Questions will be answered on Day Two, and with it the Dennis O’Loughlin and Daniel Lalor were given the ball; ent in the High Jump clearing 1.30 metres to win the Under
Lions’ season in perspective made perfectly clear. that would prove the game changer.
11 Gold medal while Daphne Dillon placed 2nd to claim the
O’Loughlin (1/47-20ov) and Lalor’s (4/27-13ov) efforts turned Silver. Alex Lloyd had a close competition in the Under 11
BCA First Grade - Round 14 - Day One the game on its head which later enabled Ekanayaka to clean High Jump finishing in 2nd place and equalling his PB, with
Mt Clear (1st P13 W11 L2) v Darley (7th P13 W6 L7) up the last two wickets in typical fiery fashion. a jump of 1.38 metres. Under 11 athlete, Luatangi Haunga
Mt Clear 272 All out, Overs 76. While United toiled hard with the bat and showed moments won 2 Silver medals for the weekend, placing 2nd in Shot
of resilience, the day belonged to ‘The Marsh’ picking up Put and Discus. Bridie Shanahan threw 29.81 metres in the
B. Barnes 4/49, R. Moore 3/52, H. Wickramasinghe 2/49 their last eight wickets for just 92 in a tick over 68 overs. Under 13 Discus, winning a Silver medal. Nicholas Ide also
Darley 0/4, Overs 1. Bulls coach James Lidgett was proud of his boys at the won a Silver medal in the Under 10 60 metres hurdles, with
halfway mark. an impressive display of hurdling skills. In his first Regional
BCA Second Grade - Round 12 - Day One “We were challenged but showed good fight to stay in the competition, Under 9 athlete Deegan Doyle was very excited
Darley (4th P11 W7 L4) v Buninyong contest and eventually have the game turn our way,” he said. to take the Bronze medal in the High Jump while one of our
Darley 98 All out, Overs 22.3. While the overall performance with ball and in the field was older athletes Oliver Cukavac, also in his first Region com-
pleasing for Lidgett, he conceded there was still work to be petition, won a Bronze medal in the Under 16 100 metres
J. McKerrow 37
done. Hurdles.
Buninyong 83 All out, Overs 35. Congratulations to Nelson Banigo, Matai Haunga, Solomon
“We missed a few chances,” he said.
Da. Locke 4/24, J. McKerrow 3/10, B. Wheelahan 3/14 Miesen, Evie Ducas, Kayla Downes and Matilda Schembri
“(We) dropped a few catches and missed a run out chance.”
& 1/29, Overs 13. In reply Bacchus Marsh survived a difficult 45 minutes with who have qualified for the State Championships to be held
the bat and were pleased to finish at 0/30 needing a further on March 16 & 17 after winning their events.
BCA Third Grade - Round 12 - Day One 130 runs to win and remain on top of the table. Weekly competition will return to Masons Lane Reserve
VRI Delacombe v Darley (9th P11 W5 L6) this Saturday morning. Athletes are reminded that Centre
Championship Day entry forms are due this Saturday. No
Darley 292 All out, Overs 67. GDCA McINTYRE CUP Premier 1sts
late entries will be accepted.
Round 13 - Day One

Tabcorp Park
L. Havelburg 66, B. Densley 55, L. Cornford 53, R. Hoey 40
VRI Delacombe 2/26, Overs 10. Sunbury United v Bacchus Marsh (1st P12 W10 D1 L1)
J. Martindale 2/11 Sunbury United 159 All out, Overs 68.3.
D. Lalor 4/27, M. Ekanayaka 4/31
Bacchus Marsh 0/30, Overs 17.
BCA One Day - B Grade - Round 13
P. Lalor 21no, A. Porter 7no Saturday 15 February
Darley (4th P13 W9 D1 L3) v Lucas
Darley 5/190, Overs 40.
GDCA McINTYRE CUP Premier 2nds
C. Salisbury 85no, D. Hynes 45, A. Kannar 38
Round 13 - Day One
Lucas 102 All out, Overs 29.2. Bacchus Marsh (7th P11 W3 D2 L6) v Wallan
A. Kannar 4/34, M.Seager 3/23 Bacchus Marsh 7/424, Overs 75.
Darley won by 88 runs B. Gellie 127, M. Gellie 84, R. Huxtable 56, B. Huxtable 52no


BACCHUS MARSH Round 13 - Day One
Bacchus Marsh (4th P12 W6 D1 L5) v Eynesbury Eagles
Bacchus Marsh 9/232, Overs 75.
D. Closter 42, S. Rousch 41, C. Ascough 34, B. McGrath 33

GDCA JOHNSTONE District 2nds
Round 12 - Day One
St Anthonys v Bacchus Marsh (6th P11 W3 D2 L6)
Saturday 15 February, Tabcorp Park Melton Race 10, \
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Watch out for charmers, particularly oozing salespeople.
This is also the time to catch up on miscellaneous health
needs and to clear family misunderstandings.

Stars & Puzzles

LEO—July 23-August 22
Knowledge is the week’s theme. You will be learning from
books and the internet as well as from life. Give your
mate generous doses of encouragement. Play hunches all
VIRGO—August 23-September 22
Check out the fine print and let nothing sort itself out -
you have to be in control. This is a good time to plan that
trip you were thinking about. Check out any problems
★★★★★★★★ with balance.
LIBRA—September 23-October 22
This is the week to figure out that puzzling solution. You
★★★★★★★★ are super analytical now, so put this talent to maximum
use. This can be an entertaining week, but don’t let moody
people put you in a spot.

SCORPIO—October 23-November 21
ARIES—March 21-April 20
Changes are happening within the home, but things stay
Your creative juices are at full flight, so get on with a pet
even on the outside world. This is the time to resume a
project. Some friction with relatives may get you down
project that was recently dropped. Watch out for that lazy
over the weekend. Children shock you, but amuse you as
TAURUS—April 21-May 22 SAGITTARIUS—November 22-December 22
Make thrift the week’s byword. There is no harm in be- This could be a tiring week so how about some rejuve-
ing a miser right now. Pets can be in the picture. Relatives nating type activities. Love is on the upswing, but you
may bother you with their aches and pains. must push the swing a little. This is a good time for shar-
ing things with a fellow Sagittarian.
GEMINI—May 23-June 21
CAPRICORN—December 23-January 20
The keyword this week is experiment - at home or at
work. Health needs cannot be forgotten. Give them pri- Travel is indicated around the weekend and financial
ority. Something annoying you? This is a great time to gains are highlighted starting Thursday. Be less secre-
email a letter to the editor. tive with loved ones and be more involved with family
CANCER—June 22-July 22
AQUARIUS—January 21-February 19
This is a week for participation in community affairs.
NO. 9089 Watch out for charmers, particularly oozing salespeople. You may find this a mixed bag of a week with hectic
ACROSS DOWN This is also the time to catch up on miscellaneous health periods and calm stretches. Lots of information comes
needs and to clear family misunderstandings. your way. Allow time to sort it out. Financial improve-
6. Reptile (5-5) 1. Fleet (6) ment is favoured on the weekend.
8. Smidgen (4) 2. Hungarian dance (7) LEO—July 23-August 22
9. Just (4) 3. Rise (6) PISCES—February 20-March 20
10. Mistake (5) 4. Sterile (6) Knowledge is the week’s theme. You will be learning from
Paperwork piles up through the week and super-organi-
books and the internet as well as from life. Give your
11. Blunt (4) 5. Strange (5) mate generous doses of encouragement. Play hunches all zation is a must. This is a great time to involve yourself
12. Material (9) 7. Old (5) week. in a charitable project. A surprise visitor can make your
16. Early (9) 13. Anger (3) week.
20. Region (4) 14. Makeshift (7) VIRGO—August 23-September 22
22. Concentrate (5) 15. Fish (5) BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK
Check out the fine print and let nothing sort itself out - You are a born leader and naturally aggressive. You are
23. Tool (4) 17. Formula (6) you have to be in control. This is a good time to plan that
24. Smack (4) 18. Capital city (6) ready to take charge in any crisis - but perhaps you look
trip you were thinking about. Check out any problems forward to a challenge a little too much. This year should
25. Unlikely (10) 19. Remember (6) with balance. be an improvement on the previous one.
21. Fasten (5)
LIBRA—September 23-October 22
CRYPTIC PUZZLE This is the week to figure out that puzzling solution. You
ACROSS are super analytical now, so put this talent to maximum

6. What a vendor may imagine he’ll get? (5,5). 8. The use. This can be an entertaining week, but don’t let moody
whole year with a chum (4). 9. Go round and get a shock people put you in a spot.
(4). 10. Quick to take the blame, I note (5). 11. There-
fore twice as fair (2-2). 12. Did it, having promised to do SCORPIO—October 23-November 21
it (9). 16. Through taking a risk, perhaps (9). 20. The
woman, put inside, will tell all (4). 22. Has a tonic effect NUMBER GAME
Changes are happening within the home, but things stay
even on the outside world. This is the time to resume a
on males (5). 23. Wine that may be watered (4). 24. He project that was recently dropped. Watch out for that lazy
gave the swimmer quite a turn! (4). 25. Is a good waiter, streak. ANSWER BELOW
which is useful (6,4).
DOWN SAGITTARIUS—November 22-December 22
1. He sang in Italian. dear, touring America (6). 2. Sav- This could be a tiring week so how about some rejuve-
ing money renovating the exterior of the house (7). 3. A nating type activities. Love is on the upswing, but you
drink in the shade (6). 4. Lacking in intelligence and plain must push the swing a little. This is a good time for shar-
(6). 5. Prompts the stars (5). 7. Conclude it’s heavy (5). ing things with a fellow Sagittarian.
13. Salt in a packet, perhaps (3). 14. Vegetables with a
difference, not planted in earth! (7). 15. Picture show- CAPRICORN—December 23-January 20
ing a hair ornament (5). 17. Turn over again (6). 18. The Travel is indicated around the weekend and financial
money we changed to get something to eat (6). 19. A gains are highlighted starting Thursday. Be less secre-
rook in the air, perhaps! (6). 21. Next the fool covers the tive with loved ones and be more involved with family
hole! (5). activities.
AQUARIUS—January 21-February 19
You may find this a mixed bag of a week with hectic
Encore. 18, Cash-ew. 19, Castle. 21, A-by-ss.
periods and calm stretches. Lots of information comes
your way. Allow time to sort it out. Financial improve-
5, Leads. 7, Close. 13, Tar. 14, Mar-row-s. 15, Slide. 17,
ment is favoured on the weekend.
Down - 1, Car-US-o. 2, E-Co-nomy. 3, Spirit. 4, Simple.
Across - 1, Chrysanthemum. 8, Nadir. 9, Measles. 10,
22, Bucks. 23, Rose. 24, Eddy. 25, Serves well.
Evolve. 11, Stance. 12, Imply. 14, Sleep. 18, Allure. 20,
11, So-so. 12, Committed. 16, Per-chance. 20, (t)Ell-a(ll). PISCES—February 20-March 20
Cosset. 23, Example. 24, Admit. 25, Undergraduate.
Across - 6, Fancy price. 8, All-y. 9, Turn. 10, Rap-I-D. Paperwork piles up through the week and super-organi-
Down - 1, Canter. 2, Radio. 3, Shrivel. 4, Numb. 5, Heart.
CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS zation is a must. This is a great time to involve yourself
6, Melange. 7, Mussel. 13, Mallard. 15, Leopard. 16, in a charitable project. A surprise visitor can make your
Gateau. 17, Statue. 19, Riper. 21, Samba. 22, Dear.
Recipe. 18, Moscow. 19, Recall. 21, Affix. week.
Weird. 7, Stale. 13, Ire. 14, Stopgap. 15, Trout. 17,
Down - 1, Armada. 2, Csardas. 3, Ascend. 4, Barren. 5, BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK
Across - 1, Call of the wild. 8, R-oast. 9, Biscuit. 10,
cus. 23, Pick. 24, Cuff. 25, Improbable. You are a born leader and naturally aggressive. You are
Tender. 11, Dec-I-d-E. 12, AD-ult. 14, Stage. 18, Inc-it-
Dull. 12, Gabardine. 16, Premature. 20, Area. 22, Fo- ready to take charge in any crisis - but perhaps you look
e. 20, Ma-rt-in. 23, T-rain-ee. 24, Slee-P(ig). 25, Need- forward to a challenge a little too much. This year should
be an improvement on the previous one.
Across - 6, Grass-snake. 8, Iota. 9, Fair. 10, Error. 11,
less to say. QUICK SOLUTIONS
Down - 1, Cur-ate. 2, Learn. 3, O(I)-atmea-l. 4, To-by.
5, Ens-U-e. 6, Inu-ring. 7, Di-the-r. 13, Declare. 15, Trans-
it . 16, K-it-t-en. 17, Snappy. 19, Ton-a-L. 21, Tiers. 22,
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Ballan Cricket Club

Ballan 1 St X1
Ballan v Ballarat Redan 10/215
Bowling - S Dehnert 12-3-5/34, M Snaith 13-3-3/34, B Loughnane 8-1-1/29,
H Micallef 8-2-1/24
Ballan lost the toss and bowled first; they bowled an excellent line and
length all day with no extras being recorded against them. Unfortunately,
the fielders let the team down with dropped catches. Ballan’s best bowler
was Sam Dehnert taking five wickets in an innings for the first time his
career. Ballan bat next week.
Ballan 2nd X1
Due to unavailabilities Ballan had to forfeit.
Ballan 3rd XI
Ballan 10/215 lost Golden Point 4/258
Aussie McIlwaine takes a close in catch for the U12 B Rob Lindsey just missed out on a ton with 98 not out
Batting - R Lindsey 98 not out team. after opening the batting.
Bowling - R Lindsey 7-1-2/33, G Dickson 7-1-2/37, M Clarke 0.4-0-2/2
Golden Point won the toss and batted; they were all out in the 38th over
for 258. Ballan fielded much better this week with only the one dropped
catch. Ballan made 215 being bowled out in the 39th over with Rob Lindsey
batting through the innings for 98 not out. Jordon Conroy and Thomas
McGregor combined for a good run out.
Under 15
Ballan 8/103 v East Ballarat 3/98
Batting - D Pascoe 33, G Muir 32, J Horan 11, C Gates 8, J Jarvis 8 not out
Bowling - M Popple 2-0-1/6, C Gates 2-0-1/8, E Muir 3-0-1/22, J Jarvis 2-0-
0/3, J Childs 3-1-0/5
Ballan won the toss and batted with Daniel Pascoe and Johnny Horan
starting off well, being well supported by George Muir. Ethan Boland got
given the new ball bowling two maidens with Elijah Muir also bowling
Under 12 Blue
Ballan 8/40 v Darley 5/102
Batting - T Norman 7, J Burton 5 not out, J Bower 4, D Smits 4, S Burton 1,
A Eskdale 1
Bowling - T Norman 1-0-2/1, C Matheson 3-1-1/6, E Grigg 2-0-1/8, A Connor Olthof scored 7 runs, 1/19 and a runout with the ball.
Eskdale 2-0-1/14
Ballan come up against some excellent bowling with very few extras, with
majority of batsmen getting runs. The night produced a lot of highlights
for the kids. Tom Norman, James Burton, Eamon Grigg and Darcy Smits
reached their highest scores. Tom Norman and Darcy Smits hit their first
boundaries. Tom Norman was the stand out bowler with 2 wickets, Albie
Eskdale got his first wicket for the year, Jayce Bower took two excellent
catches and Samantha Horan also took an excellent catch being wicket
keeper for the first time. Some excellent fielding by Sarah Burton, Conor
Durante, Clancy Matheson and Kenzie Nicholson.
Under 12 White
Ballan 8/55 v Melton Centrals 7/130
Batting - C Olthof 7 no, J Mauriks 5 no, A McIlwaine 4 no, C McIlwaine 4,
V Berton 3
Bowling - A McIlwaine 4-0-2/8, J Mauriks 2-0-1/5, A Connor 2-0-1/15, C
Olthof 2-0-1/9, C Boland 2-0-0/8
Batting first, Ballan struggled to score runs. The players committed 100
per cent to defending the total with an amazing effort in the field applying
pressure from the first ball to the last, never giving up. They achieved this
with hard chasing, diving, backing up, catching, runouts and working
together. Tom McGregor gets a stumping for the One Day B Grade side. Photos - Chris Thom

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