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Miners land former Boomer

Australian up-and-comer Matthew Kenyon has joined the Ballarat Miners for the upcoming NBL1 South Season. He joins the club following a stint in Cairns, where he represented the Autsralian Boomers in an Asian Cup qualifyer. An AIS product,...

First nation flags to be installed at Lake Wendouree

Two new flagpoles will be erected alongside Lake Wendouree's Australian flag at View Point. The popular area, which is currently under construction, will soon house an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flag as well. Ballarat councilor Belinda...

Council votes to install new nature trail

A new nature trail connecting Mt Clear to Buninyong is set to become a reality. Council voted unanimously on yesterday to acquire a block of land from the state government that will link the two areas...

Sebas post office petition hits parliament

A petition to reinstate the Sebastopol Post office has landed in federal parliament. Ballarat MP Catherine King spoke in parliament yesterday after tabling the document, which carries more than 1000 signatures. She has since written a letter...

Gun recruits to line up for Redan in the BFL

Two former premiership players will return to Redan for the upcoming BFL season. Chris Giampaolo and Tom Lamb have re-committed to the club. Both played in the Lions’ flag-winning team in 2011.   Club president Gary Goyne says...

Facebook backflip won't fix regional media issues - King

Ballarat's Federal MP Catherine King says Facebook’s backflip to restore Australian news won’t solve problems in regional media. King says the loss of newspapers and radio stations around the country means that regional voices are being...

50,000 new residents force Ballarat housing review

With an expected 50,000 new residents forecast to be living in Ballarat by 2040 council is seeking input into its housing strategy. City of Ballarat Mayor, Cr Daniel Moloney says future housing options need to be...

Sebas secure talented recruit for BFL season

Sebastopol has attained the services of Geelong-listed talent Jed Hill for the upcoming BFL season. The former Rebel has listed 'The Burra' as his home club, meaning he can take the field for Sebas when he...

Radio Ballarat Facebook pages set to be restored

The Facebook pages of Radio Ballarat are set to be restored. The pages of 3BA and Power FM were taken down late last week after the social media giant refused to pay for news content from...