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Major brewery backs out of Ballarat investment

An investor with plans to build a 100-million dollar brewery in Ballarat has backed out of the development. Mildura-based brewery Broo has entered a contract to sell its property, leaving a gaping hole in the Ballarat...

Foodbank project finally moves forward

  Wheels are finally turning on a state election promise to build a $10 million food security facility in Ballarat. Tenders have gone out to construct the hub, which would be owned and operated by Foodbank.   John Clonan...

Ballarat police seek assistance to track down Stephen Norris

The Ballarat Magistrates Court has issued a warrant for the arrest of Stephen Norris. Norris, who is known to frequent the Sebastopol area, is wanted for handling, receiving and retaining stolen goods.   If you have any information...

Old savings bank to go under the hammer

One of Sturt Street's most recognisable buildings will go up for auction on Friday. The former state savings bank on the corner of Camp Street was built in 1870 and is expected to yield around two-million...

Crowd cap lifts in time for footy restart

Crowds of 1000 spectators will be permitted at Ballarat’s football and netball games this weekend. Indoor venues have also been cleared for 300, paving the way for indoor sports to return. Central Highlands Fotball Netball League president...

EPA launches AirWatch regional monitoring program

The Environment Protection Authority is rolling out a plan to monitor air quality in regional Victoria. The Regional Sensor Pilot Project will expand on the EPA’s existing network to monitor and publicly report on the levels...

Soccer player rushed to hospital in BDSA return

A Ballarat Soccer Club player has been hospitalised after suffering a knock to the head in the club’s senior return on Sunday. Play was stopped while paramedics treated the player in his 20s, before transporting him...

Melbournians turned away from Ballarat venues

Dozens of Melbournians have been turned away from Ballarat venues after flouting lockdown restrictions across the weekend. Western Hotel owner Dan Cronin says it was tough work on staff – some of who were abused for...