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Ballarat councillors adopt new transport plan

City of Ballarat councillors last night ticked off on a new transport plan. The Ballarat Integrated Transport Action Plan includes a review and overhaul of the bus network, support for fast rail between Ballarat and Melbourne...

Coronavirus 'rapid response' planning underway in Ballarat

Planning is underway in Ballarat to create a coronavirus rapid response team. Ballarat Community Health CEO Sean Duffy says the resource could be used in smaller nearby communities or even local businesses with outbreaks, if needed.   "The...

Final pre-Ombudsman director to leave City of Ballarat

  Another senior director at the City of Ballarat has chosen to leave town hall. Neville Ivey will finish up next month, he's the last of the original directors to leave following May's damning Ombudsman's report.   My Ivey...

Free kinder makes a term 3 comeback

Free kinder is set to return for term 3 thanks to a relief package from the state government. The state member for Buninyong Michaela Settle and Wendouree Juliana Addison made the announcement yesterday delighting Ballarat families.   A...

Pet adoption surges in Ballarat despite pandemic

The current coronavirus lock down in Ballarat has seen the city's animal shelter almost cleaned out of pets awaiting adoption. There's currently only 5 cats and less than 15 dogs waiting to find a new home.   Cat...

Can you help Ballarat police identify this man?

Ballarat police are after your help to identify a man (pictured) following an incident at a local supermarket. It occurred at an Alfredton store back on July 6th.   If you can help contact Crime Stoppers on 1800...

Active virus cases in Ballarat climb to 18 over the weekend

  Ballarat's active cases of coronavirus remained unchanged yesterday on 18. However confirmed cases went up to 39 following what's believed to be an update of contact tracing data by the department of health.   Neighboring Shires Moorabool and...

Free parking call dismissed by Cr Hudson

Despite growing calls for the City of Ballarat to re-introduce free parking during the current stage 3 lock down, one Ballarat councillor has called for the fees to stay. Cr Des Hudson says paying for parking...