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State Opposition will push to disallow toxic soil planning scheme change

The State Opposition says it will work to formally "disallow" amendments to the Moorabool Planning Scheme in State Parliament which have opened yet another...

Grimley to meet Planning Minister about Bacchus Marsh toxic soil

A former Moorabool detective-turned-MP will seek answers from the Planning Minister about how a decision was made to pave the way for the dumping...

Council provides Christmas trees for first time in 4 towns

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… in Bacchus Marsh, Ballan, Blackwood and Gordon. For the first time in its history, Moorabool Council is...

What’s in the State budget for us?

The Andrews Government has set aside $75 million for initial work to a build a large hospital in Melton. The major project was announced this...

Tom Sullivan elected Moorabool Mayor after waiting 20 years

Cr Tom Sullivan is Moorabool's new mayor for 2020-21. The Millbrook farmer, licenced surveyor and father of six takes the reins from David Edwards -...

State Govt gives planning nod for West Gate Tunnel soil in Bacchus Marsh

Moorabool Shire Council is angered and disappointed that the State Planning Minister has approved an amendment to the Moorabool Planning Scheme that will allow...

Illegal rubbish dumping costs Moorabool $80,000 a year

Its been a problem that has plagued Op Shops for years. Unwanted 'donations'. This mess (main image) was left on a nature strip outside...

A month of rain in one day keeps SES on their toes

SES units in Melton, Ballarat and Hepburn have been among the top-five busiest in the state, as the region was drenched with a month’s...

A good ‘shot’ of coffee… literally!

Bullet casings, bolts, rock and gravel not what you’d hope to find in your coffee beans. For Moorabool-based coffee roaster, Luke McPherson this was just...

VIDEO: Wild wedgie pays a visit to Myrniong birds-of-prey demo

A wild wedge-tailed eagle has ironically threatened to bring a raptor demonstration to a halt in Myrniong, as organisers educated the community the impact...

Annual event cancelled, but fruit picking still available

It is one of Bacchus Marsh’s biggest tourism events. Every year scores of people converge on Bacchus Marsh for the annual strawberry and cherry-picking...

VIDEO: Learn about local birds of prey at Myrniong today

The Pentland Hills Landcare group is inviting locals to a barbecue and wildlife demo this afternoon (Saturday) to learn more about birds of prey...

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