Local News

Level crossing works on the Maryborough train line

Motorists are being warned to plan for delays with V/Line carrying out level crossing renewal works on the Maryborough line between North Ballarat and Invermay from this weekend. Some roads will be closed to traffic at...

State Government commits to fast trains for Ballarat

The State Government has joined the Opposition in promising fast regional rail services if they win next month's election. They have announced $150 million to prepare a business case for trains travelling at 200km/h in regional...

New name for Maryborough road

A Maryborough road has been officially renamed with new street signage installed. Argyle Road is now known as Layton Road following a community consultation process carried out in November 2017, which saw three names determined by research...

Restoration works for the Avoca War Memorial

Major restoration work on Avoca’s War Memorial are about to commence. The State Government is handing over $30,000 from their Restoring Community War Memorials and Avenues of Honour Grant Program to Advance Avoca Inc and Pyrenees...

Woman loses licence and Vespa in Ballarat

A woman has surrendered her scooter after being caught drink driving in Ballarat over the weekend. Police were called to reports of a crash at the intersection of Dyson Drive and Sturt Street at around 4.30pm...

Record amount raised during Daniher's Drive

More than $2.5 million has been raised from this year's Daniher's Drive.   100 cars and over 380 participants hit the road in a 110km four-day journey which set off from Melbourne on Thursday (October 11) and...

Temporary speed limit reductions on Mount Rowan roads

A number of roads north of Ballarat will have a temporary speed limit from today (October 15) while vital safety upgrades are conducted. Speed will be set at 80km/h on the following roads in Mount Rowan: -...

Two charged over Daylesford assault

Two people have been charged following an alleged assault outside a licensed venue in Daylesford over the weekend. Daylesford Police say it occurred on Howe Street at 8.00pm on Saturday (October 13), with three men aged...

Police investigate Ararat grass fire

Police are appealing for information following a grass and scrub fire in Ararat over the weekend. Three CFA trucks from Ararat and Great Western were called to McDonald Park Road at around 5.30pm on Saturday (October...