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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...

Ballarat to receive $25M sewerage upgrade

  Ballarat is set to undergo its biggest sewerage upgrade in a century. Central Highlands Water have announced the construction of a new $25 million dollar sewer pipeline. Managing director Paul O’Donohue says the new infrastructure will last...

Ballarat teacher 100k richer

  A Ballarat teacher has pocketed $100,000 after appearing on Millionaire Hot Seat. 24-year-old Luke Philp wiped tears from his eyes after correctly answering the final question on Nine’s popular game show on Monday. Philp, who changed his...

Ballarat nightspot allegedly flouting social distancing

Photos attained by this station of a local nightspot appearing to flout social distancing rules have raised concerns in the industry  The photos, which were posted on social media for The Deck Ballarat, appear to show...

Covid claims outdoor community consultation sessions

  The City of Ballarat has been forced to cancel three community feedback sessions planned for today. They were due to be held in parks at Ballarat East, Alfredton and Buninyong but have been called off because...