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Pykes Creek safe to swim

Pykes Creek Reservoir is now open again for recreational activities. Bacteria levels have fallen below the threshold and the creek is now open for boating, fishing and swimming. Southern Rural Water will continue to monitor and test the...

Car fire in Ballarat

Fire crews were called out to another car fire in Ballarat last night. Three trucks responded to the fire on Wilson Street in Ballarat East around midnight. The CFA says the fire crept into nearby bushland but...

Wendouree fire not suspicious

Fire crews were called out to a house fire in Wendouree yesterday afternoon. The fire started around 2.30pm at a unit block on Gillies Street North . The blaze is not being treated as suspicious, no one...

Brother and sister charged following Ballarat murder

Photo: Tamara Farrell (Credit: Seven News) A 22-year-old man has appeared in court following the death of Ballarat woman Tamara Farrell. He is charged with murder while his 19-year-old sister is charged with accessory to murder. The 31-year-old...

Smarter Parking Plan gets approval from Council

Ballarat City Council has voted in favour of the Smarter Parking Plan,however there will be a changed pricing structure. The new plan will see on-street parking in the CBD with the first hour free and then...

Ballarat Wildlife Park need gum leaves

Ballarat Wildlife Park is looking for gum leaves. The Wildlife Park hand raised eight orphan Koalas in 2017 due to habitat loss , which causes many Koalas to die due to lack of food, leaving the...

Ballarat trainer Freedman takes on 7 extra staff

Ballarat horse trainer Mitch Freedman has taken on more employees after the breakup of Darren Weir's training empire. The young gun is taking on 6 more full time staff as well as one part-timer - and...

Parking plan to be voted on tonight

Ballarat Council members are expected to this evening vote on a new parking proposal from the City of Ballarat. The parking plan will see more parking metres in the CBD. There was a proposal to include paid...

Second person charged in Ballarat murder investigation

Two people have now been charged following the death of Ballarat woman Tamara Farrell. A 19-year-old Altona woman has been charged with one count of accessory to murder and will appear at the Latrobe Magistrates’ Court...

Man charged with murder

Homicide Squad detectives have charged a 22-year-old man with murder following the suspicious disappearance of a Ballarat woman. The 31-year-old was last seen about 6.30am on Sunday at her home on Horwood Drive in Canadian. Investigators located...