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Free kinder makes a term 3 comeback

Free kinder is set to return for term 3 thanks to a relief package from the state government. The state member for Buninyong Michaela Settle and Wendouree Juliana Addison made the announcement yesterday delighting Ballarat families.   A...

Pet adoption surges in Ballarat despite pandemic

The current coronavirus lock down in Ballarat has seen the city's animal shelter almost cleaned out of pets awaiting adoption. There's currently only 5 cats and less than 15 dogs waiting to find a new home.   Cat...

Can you help Ballarat police identify this man?

Ballarat police are after your help to identify a man (pictured) following an incident at a local supermarket. It occurred at an Alfredton store back on July 6th.   If you can help contact Crime Stoppers on 1800...

Active virus cases in Ballarat climb to 18 over the weekend

  Ballarat's active cases of coronavirus remained unchanged yesterday on 18. However confirmed cases went up to 39 following what's believed to be an update of contact tracing data by the department of health.   Neighboring Shires Moorabool and...

Free parking call dismissed by Cr Hudson

Despite growing calls for the City of Ballarat to re-introduce free parking during the current stage 3 lock down, one Ballarat councillor has called for the fees to stay. Cr Des Hudson says paying for parking...

Police appeal for help following Sebastopol hooning

Police are appealing for witnesses to a single vehicle crash in Sebastopol last month. Investigators have been told a green Holden Commodore sedan was driven at a fast rate of speed around a roundabout on Albert...

Public's view wanted on Bakery Hill rejuvenation

  The $15 million rejuvenation of Ballarat's Bakery Hill precinct has taken a step forward. The City of Ballarat yesterday released the "Re imagining the Bridge Mall Precinct" plan prepared by design firm Hassell.   Deputy Mayor Cr Belinda...

Massive power projects environmental concerns to be addressed

  Mondo, the company behind the controversial Western Victorian transmission line project, will now be required to provide an Environmental Effects Statement (EES). Buninyong MP Michaela Settle says the EES, which has been requested by the Minister...

Ballarat locked down once more

  The streets of Ballarat are relatively quiet this morning and in Melbourne they're all but deserted, with tough new coronavirus restrictions now in force. Ballarat returned to stage 3 restrictions at midnight while Melbourne is now...