Local News

CFA crews battle grassfire near Daylesford

UPDATE 11:50am: Firefighters remain battling a grassfire at Glenlyon. The CFA have confirmed crews have managed to contain the fire near the Wombat State Forest, and is expected to be brought under control shortly. The fire originated from...

Elderly man in Ballarat Base after Glenelg Hwy crash

A man his 70s is in ballarat base Hospital with upper body injuries after a car rollover on the Glenelg Highway between Delacombe and Smythes Creek. It's happened 1km west of Delacombe Town Centre at 3.25pm,...

Police search for three offenders wanted on warrant

Police in Ballarat are appealing for help to locate three people wanted on warrant. Christopher Reynolds has three outstanding warrants of apprehension. The 34 year old is wanted for recklessly causing injury, failure to answer bail, and theft...

Man charged over hit and run crash in Ballarat

Police have charged a man over an alleged hit and run crash in Ballarat last week. It’s alleged the 25 year old sped through an intersection last Thursday, October 17, after police noticed the driver, before...

Weir faces court on animal cruelty charges

More details have emerged over the allegations faced by Melbourne Cup winning trainer Darren Weir. The 49 year old, who is now based in Baringhup near Maldon, appeared in the Melbourne Magistrates' Court yesterday, facing nine charges...

Bakery Hill development plans go to a vote next week

Plans for sweeping changes in Bakery Hill and Bridge Mall will go to a vote at a council meeting next week. More detailed information for the Bakery Hill and Bridge Mall Precint Urban Renewal Plan were recommended...

Petition launched over relocation of showgrounds

An online petition has been launched to stop the relocation of the Ballarat Showgrounds. Last month plans were revealed into a possible new site at Rose Hill Road in Mount Rowan, taking up some 16 hectares...

Council to consider long-term growth areas

The City of Ballarat has confirmed it will consider the long-term future of Ballarat by looking at two growth areas in the city. Council says it will consider seeking an amendment to its Planning Scheme to...

Possible strike action on V/Line services

Services on the Ballarat line could grind to a halt for up to 48 hours as rail workers threaten industrial action. An application was lodged yesterday by the Rail, Tram and Bus Union, with workers asking for...