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Moorabool votes no to rainbow flag

Moorabool councillors have voted against a policy that would allow the flying of rainbow flags at Council offices on IDAHOBIT Day. Lack of community consultation...

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Another day, another incident at Pykes Creek

An accident on Western Freeway had traffic a standstill after a semi-trailer jack-knifed near a notorious blackspot. The truck crashed in the Ballarat-bound lanes...

Ballan man in the running for national award

A Ballan man who has endured two strokes, a heart operation and cancer has been selected as a Stroke Foundation 2021 national Stroke Awards...

The demotivators of weight loss

Everyone has motivators in life, things that cause boosts in motivation, reasons to change, and strategies & tricks they use to try and stay...

EPA approves Environment Management Plan for MBC site

Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) has approved an Environment Management Plan (EMP) for the Maddingley Brown Coal (MBC) site in Bacchus Marsh. The EMP was...

Moorabool votes no to rainbow flag

Moorabool councillors have voted against a policy that would allow the flying of rainbow flags at Council offices on IDAHOBIT Day. Lack of community consultation...

Flower farming blooms in Moorabool

By Kate Sharkey A little bit of Mexico has come to Bungaree. Flowers that is! Dahlias - and lots of them. Dahlias are native to Mexico but they’ve...

POLICE & CRIME

Another day, another incident at Pykes Creek

An accident on Western Freeway had traffic a standstill after a semi-trailer jack-knifed near a notorious blackspot. The truck crashed in the Ballarat-bound lanes...

BUSINESS

$500 each for Bacchus Marsh community groups to spend locally

Got a good idea to keep the local economy ticking? The (Bendigo Bank) Community Bank Bacchus Marsh is offering $500 to every community organisation in...

First sod turned on vital gas line for Parwan

Digging has begun on Parwan South Rd for a ‘city gate’ gas connection to activate the Parwan Employment Precinct. L&G Meats (westsidemeats.com.au) have committed $730,000...

Moorabool to get first Hungry Jacks, Caltex & electric car charging station

Developers have wasted no time getting on with a planned Caltex and Hungry Jack restaurant on the corner of Gisborne Rd and Clifton Drive,...

Twilight pick-your-own-sunflowers in Dunnstown this Sunday

Moorabool’s original pick-your-own sunflower farm has announced new opening times for the Labour Day long weekend – including a twilight session this Sunday. After some...

High voltage causes Moorabool & Melton solar shutdowns — Relief on the way

If your solar inverter has been conking out for no apparent reason, Powercor wants to hear from you. High voltage levels have been recorded across...

TECHNOLOGY

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Health & Fitness

Ballan man in the running for national award

A Ballan man who has endured two strokes, a heart operation and cancer has been selected as a Stroke Foundation 2021 national Stroke Awards...

Jobs key talking point in merger

Moorabool Shire Council Mayor Tom Sullivan has written to Health Minister Martin Foley seeking assurance that there will be no local job losses should...

First COVID19 jab given in Moorabool

Local history has been made this week with the very first COVID19 vaccination given within the Moorabool Shire. Long-time Bacchus Marsh local Bill Cowan was...

Djerriwarrh Health boss resigns for new role in mental health reform

Djerriwarrh Health Chief Executive Belinda Scott has decided to move on from her role at the helm of hospital services in Bacchus Marsh and...

First COVID vaccines on the way for Moorabool

Bacchus Marsh Medical Centre will carry out the first phased 1b COVID19 vaccines in Moorabool – with 80 doses of the AstraZeneca variety available...

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Petrol prices rising – Fill up now.

In the leads up to Easter, we have been lucky to have petrol prices around the $1.28 pricepoint. That's all about to change for...

Maddingley ram owner accused of ramming cars

Witnesses have told the court they thought they were going to die after a Maddingley man allegedly rammed two cars and drove after an...

Contaminated soil pushes West Gate Tunnel opening to at least 2024

A State Government briefing has revealed that the controversial West Gate Tunnel project may not be finished until at least 2024. That’s two years later...

Witness sobs, describing threats to self, neighbours, Moorabool staff & councillors

## This article contains content that some readers may find distressing ## A Moorabool councillor has broken down in court as she described threats allegedly...

$500 each for Bacchus Marsh community groups to spend locally

Got a good idea to keep the local economy ticking? The (Bendigo Bank) Community Bank Bacchus Marsh is offering $500 to every community organisation in...

Lerderderg Gorge cliff drama — Car crashes on notorious Morrisons road

Emergency services - including a police helicopter - have been called to a teenager stuck on a cliff near McKenzies Flat in the Lerderderg...

Bacchus Marsh ‘Jackie Chan’ ram owner disputes bail date

A Maddingley man who took his pet ram to Canberra and slept rough with the Merino around the streets of Melbourne will find out...

Gordon burglary accused also charged with deception offences

It’s been revealed three people charged in relation to a series of burglaries in Gordon were also involved in a string of deception offences...

Car collides with Moorabool garbage truck, then train — Maddingley driver tests positive to drugs

Ballarat-line trains have been disrupted and a Rockbank woman is in hospital, after her sedan collided with a Moorabool Council-contracted garbage truck, pushing it...

Police guard at local Ausnet meetings — National Windfarm Commissioner adds transmission lines to his role

Just days after a proposed new Federal seat was announced, the Morrison Government has expanded the powers of the National Wind Farm Commissioner to...

3 charged over car dumped on rail line & Gordon thefts

A trio from Victoria’s south west have been charged over at least three Gordon burglaries and a car dumped on the Ballarat train line. The...

Microsoft 365 E-Mail scam warning

It comes as no surprise that every time you check your email, there is at least one attempt from a fraudster trying to get...

Fines on the way for non-voters

The 2020 council elections were run like no other. Under COVID restrictions the Council elections were complete by post. While this was good for...

Jobs key talking point in merger

Moorabool Shire Council Mayor Tom Sullivan has written to Health Minister Martin Foley seeking assurance that there will be no local job losses should...

First sod turned on vital gas line for Parwan

Digging has begun on Parwan South Rd for a ‘city gate’ gas connection to activate the Parwan Employment Precinct. L&G Meats (westsidemeats.com.au) have committed $730,000...

Fay St Murder: Arrest made

Homicide Squad detectives have arrested a man as part of their investigation into the death of Melton man Shane Cox. Klay Holland was taken into...

Health by your definition

Health by your definition is unique to you.Through all the ups, downs & experiences you've cultivated through your life, that has shaped your own...

Draft report: New seat, new name, new pollie

Most of Moorabool, Melton and Hume is likely to end up in the new seat of Hawke after the release of a draft map...

First COVID19 jab given in Moorabool

Local history has been made this week with the very first COVID19 vaccination given within the Moorabool Shire. Long-time Bacchus Marsh local Bill Cowan was...

Person of interest identified in Fay St murder

Homicide Squad detectives are appealing for public assistance to help locate Klay Holland as part of their ongoing investigation into the death of a...

Body found at Fay St tied up & wrapped in doona

Yesterday at 11am Police found the body of a man in a unit in Fay St Melton. At this stage investigators believe the man...

Beware of this online ID theft attempt

Facebook has again been targeted in an attempt for cyber criminals to gain access to users ID. In an email sent by the scammers designed...

Woman airlifted following serious assault in Melton

A woman in her 30's has been airlifted to hospital following a serious assault that left her with life threatening injuries. Police were called...

Body found in Central Melton

UPDATE: 1:04pm. Homicide detectives are on scene investigation the cause of death. The death is being treated as suspicious. Fay St is currently blocked...