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Residents around Buninyong urged to monitor conditions

Hundreds of residents have gathered at the Buninyong Town Hall for a community meeting after the bushfire was brought under control late last night. A Watch and Act for Durham Lead, Grenville and Scotsburn remains in place. The...

Grass fire in Bacchus Marsh

Fire crews been called out to a grass fire in Bacchus Marsh. The fire started along the Western Freeway shortly before 11:00 this morning, it was brought under control just before 11:30am. Six trucks were called out...

Buninyong fire still a watch and act

A Watch and Act message is still in place for Durham Lead, Grenville and Scotsburn, due to a very high fire danger rating forecast for today. The Buninyong fire started at 2.30pm yesterday afternoon at Scott's...

Growhouse found in Ararat

Two people have been charged after 500 cannabis plants were found in Ararat. Ararat Police have confirmed the pair faced court yesterday after the growhouse on Brunel Street was discovered on Wednesday. It's believed the cannabis plants...

Bushfire activity slowing down in Buninyong

A bush and grassfire between Buninyiong, Scotsburn and Durham lead is now starting to slow down, although firefighters will keep patrolling the area - possibly until Saturday - as hotter conditions kick in tomorrow. Incident Controller...

Lions Club of Ballarat donates thousands to local appeal

(Photo: Lions Club of Ballarats' Bill Sleep and Appeal Ambassador Peter Caligari) The Lions Club of Ballarat has donated $5000 towards to Ballarat Christmas Appeal. The Ballarat Christmas Appeal has been making a difference to disadvantaged local...

Ballarat Motorcycle Toy Run

The Ballarat Motorcycle Toy Run will take place this weekend It gets underway at 10am on Saturday at Buninyong's Crown Hotel and will collect toys and cash for the Ballarat Christmas Appeal. The toy run will finish...

Ballarat manhunt continues

Police are searching for a man who was driving dangerously through Ballarat on Monday.  Officers were called after the car was seen driving erratically, the man drove through areas including Lake Wendouree, Mt Clear and the...