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Application submitted for new apartments in Bakery Hill

An application is in the works to transform an office building into a new apartment block. The project, at 42 Eastwood Street in Bakery Hill, is being advertised on council’s planning website. The low-rose block comprises of...

Ballarat house market finally starting to cool off

Ballarat’s housing market starting to slow in line with the metropolitan pace. Local real estate experts are reporting fewer enquiries for available homes and slightly longer listing periods. Ray White Ballarat’s Philip Lee says the market’s reverting...

Miners men surge to 4th on NBL1 south ladder

  The Ballarat Miners men's squad scored a strong away win against Geelong on Saturday night making it two victories in a row. There're now fourth on the NBL1 south conference ladder after the 15-point win over...

Ballarat's Covid death toll for 2022 revealed

  New data has revealed 17 Ballarat residents have so far lost their lives to Covid 19 this year. That number however is about 20% lower than in Bendigo.   There's been 30 deaths in Greater Shepparton with 21...

Young footballers show pride through indigenous jumpers

Two Ballarat league junior football clubs will face off in an inaugural Indigenous match this Sunday. East Point and Sebastopol’s under-17 sides have unveiled special aboriginal-inspired jumpers for the occasion.   East Point coach Matt Stevens says the...

Big fine for illegal dumping at Nintingbool

  The operator of a Geelong based skip-bin hire company has been convicted in the Ballarat Magistrates Court after he pled guilty to charges over an excessive amount of industrial and household waste at Nintingbool. John Norris...

Minister King intends to spend 'majority of time' in Ballarat

Federal MP Catherine King’s assured residents Ballarat will remain well looked after despite new ministerial duties. King was sworn in as Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government minister yesterday. She says she’ll spend most of her...

Firies attend to burning item in central Ballarat

  A small, unidentified item has caused an emergemncy services response in central Ballarat this morning. Two FRV units attended the scene at around 9.15am on the Corner of Mair and Davey Streets with the item still...

Libs to reveal Ballarat candidates this month

  The Liberal party will announce its Ballarat candidates for the upcoming state election this month. Opposition leader Mathew Guy, who visited the city yesterday, says the party’s administrative committee is finalising selections now.   He says they won’t...