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2021 Ballan Autumn Festival called off

This year’s Ballan Autumn Festival – pencilled in for Sunday March 14 – has been cancelled. A message was posted on their website and Facebook...

Bacchus Marsh barista program opens employment doors for youth

Once the domain of discos, Blue Light is now moving into cafes and creating job opportunities for young Moorabool people. ‘Barista Blue’ has been launched...

Work starts on Maddingley IGA, swim centre & townhouses mid-March

Construction will start mid-March on a Champions IGA, learn-to-swim centre, retail shops and around 30 townhouses on McCormacks Rd, Maddingley. The much-anticipated shopping centre –...

Upgrade for Melton station on way

A Victorian company has been contracted to deliver $900,000 worth of upgrades to the Melton railway station. Public Transport Minister Ben Carroll and Melton State...

Photography helps stroke survivor soar — Thousands flock to Bacchus Marsh

Imagine having a debilitating stroke in your early 40s. It happened to Eynesbury-based special school teacher Jane Cross – who in December 2019 was forced...

Debate sparks new Moorabool Pride event – MP offers to donate rainbow flags

A new Ballan-based group wants Moorabool homes and businesses to display rainbow banners on IDAHOBIT DAY “to show the world that everyone is welcome...

Moorabool wants to know costs before flying rainbow flag

Moorabool Council staff will prepare a report into the cost and logistics of flying the rainbow flag on significant days for the LGBTIQA+ community. It...

Moorabool push to fly rainbow flag for first time

Moorabool could soon be flying the rainbow flag for the first time in its history, with a Bacchus Marsh-based councillor pushing for council to...

VIDEOS: Jacinta Allen launches Ballarat rail upgrade, says PFAS soil not her decision

The Transport Infrastructure Minister has cut the ribbon on Ballan’s second train platform this morning (Monday) and formally launched the Ballarat line upgrade at...

New timetable a bonus for early morning shift workers

The Ballarat line will now have a 4.23am weekday service to Melbourne – allowing early-morning workers in Ballarat and Ballan to get to their...

Car illegally dumped on Ballarat-line, trainee-driver forced to pull up

Police are investigating how a car came to be abandoned on the Ballarat train line at Gordon this morning. A trainee-driver train was able to...

Awards chair, teenage charity worker and Winterknits honoured in Moorabool

Three sets of people – all associated with Ballan – have taken out the 2021 Moorabool Citizen, Young Citizen and Event of the Year. Moorabool...

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