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Western Highway closures and delays this weekend

We are being warned of delays and interrupted travel if you are driving to or from Melbourne this weekend. VicRoads is undertaking emergency repair work on the Western Freeway at Pykes Creek between 7.00am to 7.00pm...

Firefighters called to fire at Smythesdale landfill site

Fire crews have responded to a fire in Smythesdale this morning (April 20). Five CFA trucks from Snake Valley, Haddon, Smythesdale and Lucas were called to the Glenelg Highway at around 8.17am, finding mulch smouldering at...

Former Central Goldfields CEO to stand trial in November

Former Central Goldfields CEO Mark Johnston will go to trial later this year. Johnston has been charged by the Local Government Investigations and Compliance Inspectorate with obtaining financial advantage by deception, the alleged misuse of a...

Fire reduction burns in Haddon and Hepburn

A series of burn-offs are due to be carried out in Haddon and Hepburn over the next few days. Weather permitting, Forest Fire Management Victoria and the CFA will ignite a 39.5 hectare fire reduction burn...

Ballarat boy receives award after helping save his mum's life

A 12-year-old Ballarat boy has been recognised as a Junior Triple Zero Hero. Ryobi Hindle from Redan received an Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority (ESTA) award for calling triple zero when his mum suffered an asthma attack. He...

Planned burns due to be conducted over the next week

We are being warned we may see smoke over the next week, with planned burns due to recommence across the region after recent rain and milder conditions. Weather permitting, Forest Fire Management Victoria says the burns...

Maryborough swing for the mobility-impaired completed

A swing for the mobility-impaired is about to open in a Maryborough park. The Liberty Swing at Princes Park is specifically designed for those in a wheelchair and mobility-impaired children, is the first of its kind...

Police investigate aggravated burglaries in Redan

Ballarat detectives are investigating three aggravated burglaries in Redan, where the offender has gained entry by cutting or removing flywire screen. The first burglary occurred at a home on Hampton Street at around 7.00pm on Sunday...