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Survey gauges support for a community battery in Ballan

  A community engagement webinar will be held tonight on a proposed community battery for Ballan. Proponent, the Grampian's Community Power Hub says the batteries can arguably offer a better deal for roof-top solar owners and improve...

Witnesses sought following Mt Clear blaze

  Ballarat Crime Investigation Unit detectives are investigating a suspicious fire at the Midvale Shopping Centre in Mount Clear on Saturday night. Emergency services received reports of a fire in a tobacco shop at the Whitehorse Road...

New name for upgraded Ballarat sporting facility

The Ballarat Sports and Events Centre in Norman Street has a new name. It will now be known as Selkirk Stadium under a 5 year naming rights deal with the local brick manufacturer.   Stage 2 of the...

"Your car may as well be a boat" - Ballarat SES

  The Ballarat SES has expressed frustration at motorists continuing to drive through flood waters during the peak of last week's storm. At least 4 rescues were the result of cars trying take on rapidly rising water.   Ballarat...

Ballarat's fireworks find a new date

After a Coronavirus induced absence last year Ballarat will once again be able to enjoy a Fireworks display this year. The show, to be presented by Ballarat based Northern Fireworks, replaces the traditional Australia Day fireworks...

Hoon clocked at 111Kph on Dyson Drive

  Ballarat Highway Patrol officers this week intercepted a driver at almost twice the legal speed limit on Dyson Drive in Alfredton. The 30 year old man, an Alfredton local, has had his vehicle impounded for 30...

Ballarat's animal shelter inundated following wild storms

Ballarat's mayor says the city's animal shelter has been stretched to the limit following the wild weather of yesterday afternoon, and there are further fears with more storms forecast today and tomorrow. Mayor Daniel Moloney says...