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Ballarat's 'Operation Regal' results are in

  Queen's Birthday long weekend road safety campaign, Operation Regal has wrapped up in Ballarat with speeding the glaring problem. A concerning 31 drivers were nabbed for exceeding the speed limit.   Three drink drivers were detected, 16 vehicles...

Images released following package theft

  We're being warned to safeguard deliveries to our homes. Ballarat police would like to speak to a female who may be able to assist after a package was taken from an address on May 31st.   She was...

Ballarat police call for help following tagging spree

  Ballarat police are on the hunt for graffiti artists following a spate of tagging in the CBD. Blue paint was scrawled across several letterboxes, fences and windows along Lydiard Street North and Chisholm Street between 3.30pm...

Bowls club offenders caught on camera

  Moorabool Police are on the hunt for crooks who broke into the Daylesford Bowls Club. Detectives say the offenders stole a number of items at around 12.20am on April 28th.   CCTV footage has picked up the pair...

Ballarat's bold 'Uni Town' project takes a step forward

  Plans to transform Camp Street in central Ballarat have received a major boost. The state government will provide Federation University with $350,000 to determine the best use for the 14,000 square metre campus.   The 'city changing' vision...

Daylesford tourism bounce back leads the nation

Hepburn Shire's recorded one of the strongest tourism recoveries in the nation. Visitation data shows an 80 per cent year-on-year increase between 2021 and 2022 – 50 per cent higher than the national regional average. Daylesford-Macedon tourism...

Ballarat's best ideas to come to life

Non-disposable coffee cups and a sports event for people with disabilities are among the winners of Ballarat’s best ideas competition. Also included was an idea for Ballarat students to make care packs for the Ballarat Soup...