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White Night Ballarat theme and program revealed

The hotly anticipated theme and program for White Night Ballarat has been unveiled this morning. This year, 76 local artists will show their creative skills with 59 unique works on display, inlcuding Wathaurung arist Aunty Marlene Gilson. With...

Cardigan residents frustrated by speed reduction

Cardigan locals say they're not satisfied that slashing the speed limit will help make a dangerous intersection safer. It was announced by the state government yesterday that the speed limit along Madden Road will be reduced...

Train pain after faults cause major delays on Ballarat line

Major delays on the Ballarat line yesterday afternoon caused major headaches for commuters. A fault at Bacchus Marsh mid-afternoon affected the line in both directions yesterday that saw some services replaced by buses or cancelled altogether. Travellers...

Man at centre of police chase arrested

Police have arrested Nicholas Lee after nearly two weeks on the run. The 31 year old was at the centre of the manhunt in Ballarat earlier this month that saw helicopters and the dog squad involved. He...

Council: Ratepayers won't be hit with increased waste levy

The City of Ballarat has assured locals they won't be receiving an increased waste levy as they continue their recyclable management trial. It comes after state Leader of the Oppostion, Michael O'Brien, shared in Question Time...

Proposed Sturt Street bike path back on track

A proposed bike path down the median of Sturt Street could soon become reality. Despite being ruled out by the state government last year, VicRoads is now progressing with designs for the shared pedestrian and cyclist...

Alleged drug trafficker to return to court next year

A New South Wales man will return to court next year over drug trafficking charges. Carrick Dalton refused a one month jail sentence and community corrections order in May after he was found unconscious at the Rainbow...

Cardigan speed limit slashed to improve road safety

The speed limit along Madden Road in Cardigan is set to be slashed. Drivers will soon have to reduce their speed to 60km/h to try and reduce the number of crashes at the intersection at Remembrance...

Woman arrested after state parliament protest over sacred trees

State parliament was disrupted yesterday as Indigenous protesters called for the protection of sacred trees along the Western Highway. The Sacred Womens Birthing Trees along the Western Highway are set to be removed for the highway's duplication...