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Police investigate Ballarat robbery and assault

Police are appealing for the public's assistance following a robbery and assault in Ballarat's CBD last Friday. Investigators say a man from Alfredton was walking near Bridge Street and Time Lane when he was approached by...

Aston calls on State Government to fix notorious bridge

Moments after walking from court with his family, Ballarat man Jack Aston has called on the State Government to do something about the notorious Montague Street bridge. After winning his appeal last week due to a...

Council clarifies role of bin inspectors

The City of Ballarat has clarified the role of their so-called recycling bin inspectors. Council says the contracted workers, who have the official title of Kerbside Recycling Officers, exist to help educate residents, not rummage through...

Low availability causes rental prices to soar

Local rental prices are soaring in Ballarat off the back of ongoing low vacancy rates. The latest figures from REIV shows that median weekly rental house prices in town have jumped 7.9 per cent in the...

Jack Aston walks free from prison

Ballarat bus driver Jack Aston has been freed from jail after he was re-sentenced this morning. In December last year Aston was sentenced to serve a minimum of two and a half years behind bars for...

Creswick's Commonwealth Bank branch to close

Creswick residents who bank with the Commonwealth Bank will soon be without a branch in town. The local branch on Albert Street will shut its doors for the last time on November 22, after a drop...

Roadworks to begin across Ballarat

A number of roadworks will get underway in Ballarat from today, with drivers asked to allow for extra time behind the wheel.  The next stage of the Mair Street upgrade will start today, with speed reductions...

Police concerned over recent spike in warrants

Ballarat Police will soon begin an operation to target offenders and the rising number of warrants in Ballarat.  Sergeant Erik Woods says that while the success of 'Warrant Wednesday' on their Ballarat Eyewatch Facebook page is...

Ballarat line misses performance target in September

The latest performance data for the Ballarat line has been released by Public Transport Victoria. Last month, 86.2 per cent of trains on the Ballarat line were on time, down from 89.5 per cent in August...