Local News

Winds force Head of the Lake postponement, crowds banned

Today's Head of the Lake rowing regatta on Lake Wendouree has been postponed. Ballarat Associated Schools Rowing yesterday made the call to delay the event in the wake of strong winds forecast for today.   According to the...

Search for missing Alfredton man

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing Alfredton man Simon. The 51-year-old was last seen in Alfredton about 2pm on Wednesday 17th February. Police and family hold concerns for Simon’s welfare as his disappearance...

Fourth person charged over Kobie Parfitt murder

Missing Person Squad detectives yesterday charged a fourth person following the death of Ballarat woman Kobie Parfitt. A 31-year-old Mount Clear woman has been charged with one count of murder. She will appear at Ballarat Magistrates’ Court...

Beer Festival gets green light

This weekend’s Ballarat Beer festival will go ahead as planned. Organiser Rick Dexter confirmed two four-hour sessions will run from 12-4pm and 5-9pm at North Gardens on Saturday. The event will be a chance for local and...

Better regional lockdown solution needed says Mayor

Ballarat’s leaders will engage the government in hope of finding a better lockdown solution for regional Victoria. The City of Ballarat and Commerce Ballarat want to work with the state so restrictions can be better matched...

Charges laid over fatal Ballarat wall collapse

  Horsham Back-hoe Hire has been charged with two alleged breaches of the Occupational Health and Safety Act for failing to provide a safe working environment. The charges relate to an incident where a  56-year-old man was...

More to be done on the Ballarat line - PTU says

The Public Transport Users Association has welcomed upgrades to Ballarat’s train line, but insists work still needs to be done. Additional peak hour services have shortened wait times for passengers, however increased stops are dragging out...

Impact of fire to be studied south of Daylesford

Another planned burn to study the effects of fire is set to get underway in Western Victoria. Forest Fire Management Victoria will start the 80 hectare burn today at Spargo Creek south of Daylesford, this follows...

Charged up in Maryborough with EV station launch

An electric vehicle charging station has been installed outside the Community Hub in Maryborough - the first of 17 sites across the region. The project will see 20 DC chargers installed creating a public network of...