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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...

Letter from Ballarat leaders urges lockdown clarity

  Ballarat’s economic leaders have drafted a letter calling on the state government to reconsider its one-size-fits-all lockdown policy. The letter argues the current policy is disproportionate given the size and population of regional areas.   Committee for Ballarat...

Sport returns as United claim first Ballarat victory

Western United have finally got the win they've been looking for in Ballarat. In a strong showing in warm conditions at Mars Stadium on Saturday night, the Green and Black were ruthless with a 4 -...

Ballarat MP urges vaccination

The Federal Member for Ballarat Catherine King says she will be among the first to line up to receive the Pfizer vaccine when it becomes available to the general public. It comes as some Ballarat aged...

WeChat scam impacts Ballarat tourism operator

Ballarat's Kryal Castle is among a string of tourist operators targeted by the re-emergence of a voucher scam targeting Chinese tourists. Sea World, Geelong's Adventure Park, ski operators and supermarkets have also been caught up in...

Ballarat woman questioned over cabby assault

A Ballarat woman is one of three people being questioned over an aggravated carjacking in Aintree this morning.  Police have been told the driver picked up the 28-year-old woman and two men in the Ballarat area...

A-League gets green light to open Mars doors

The A-League has been given the green light to host spectators in Ballarat on Saturday. 4000 people will be permitted entry to watch Western United do battle with league newcomers MaCarthur FC at Mars Stadium. The figure...