Local News

Early morning crime spree rocks small communities

The small communities of Lexton and Waubra remain in shock after yesterday's early hours crime spree. The Pyrenees Hotel was rammed at 4am with alcohol stolen, the local post office and Lexton Community co-operative were also...

Lake Burrumbeet rule changes to be discussed

Community workshops on proposed waterway rule changes at Lake Burrumbeet have been planned. Two sessions will be held at the Burrumbeet Ski Club next Thursday at 2pm and 6pm. Sessions will run for around 90 minutes each. The workshops follow online engagement via the City...

Ballarat braces for extreme heat

The heat is on as summer returns to Western Victoria from today with four out of the next five days set to sizzle in Ballarat. The bureau is forecasting a top of 32C today, 29C tomorrow...

$150,000 in grants coming to Ballarat

  Good news for Ballarat community groups with $150,000 in grant money soon to be available. The cash is part of round 6 of the Federal Governments 'stronger community program' and can be used on small capital...

Suspected overnight ram-raid in waubra

There's early reports this morning of a suspected ram raid in Waubra overnight. According to a witness a car has left a gaping hole in the wall of the shop in the small town however the...

Aldi Ballarat central to shut from today for works

Shoppers at Ballarat's central Aldi store are going to have to go without the bizarre products in the centre aisle for a while. It'll shut from 3pm this afternoon for a store upgrade, re-opening on February...

Key signing for Ballarat Rush ahead of NBL1 season

The Selkirk Ballarat Rush have secured Claire Blower ahead of the 2021 NBL1 South Season. A local product from Ballarat, Blower re-joins the Club after a year away from Basketball having many years of experience representing both...

Bradley Thomas lands acting CEO role at Hepburn Shire

An interim CEO has been appointed in the Hepburn Shire. Bradley Thomas, who has been the Director of Community and Corporate Services, will step into the role vacated by Evan King who's taken the top job...

Sicario secures barrier 1 for Ballarat Pacing Cup

Sicario last night drew barrier 1 for this weekends Ballarat Pacing Cup. The 50th edition of the group 1 race carries over $100,000 in prize money with Lochinvar Art standing out as the horse to beat.   The...