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Miners Tavern in voluntary administration

The Miners Tavern in Ballarat has gone into voluntary administration. A meeting with creditors to due to be held on February 19. However the venue is still believed to be operating as normal. Image: Google Street View 

Ballarat student to represent Victoria in cricket nationals

A Damascus student will represent Victoria in cricket nationals. Year 10 student Tahlia Meier has recently been selected to represent Victoria in the U15 National Girls Cricket Championship, to be played in Canberra on 18th February...

Missing 14-year-old boy in Ballarat

Police are appealing for help to find a missing 14-year-old boy. Brandon Jewell was last seen in Sebastopol on February 6th at 3pm. He was wearing a school uniform described as a white shirt and grey shorts...

Solar boost for Ballarat

Three Ballarat organisations are set to benefit from the Andrews Government’s Renewable Communities Program. Labor Member for Wendouree, Juliana Addison, today visited McCallum Disability Services in Alfredton to announce a $49,500 grant to install a 40-kilowatt...

New traffic light pole expected to cause delays

The installation of a new traffic light pole is expected to cause delays along Ballarat’s Gillies Street tomorrow. Contractors will be on-site to install a replacement pole at the intersection of Gillies Street and Lake Gardens...

Works to upgrade Midland Highway between Buninyong and Clarendon

The City of Ballarat has welcomed the State Government's announcement of further planned works to upgrade the Midland Highway between Buninyong and Clarendon. Ballarat Mayor Samantha McIntosh said the safety improvements on the road would improve...

Fire at Ballarat laundromat

Fire crews were called out to a fire at a laundromat in the Ballarat CBD last night. Crews were called to the blaze on Sturt Street around 11:30pm. The fire was brought under control by 12.47am. No one...

Polocrosse in Ballarat this weekend

Preparations are underway for the 2019 Ballarat Polocrosse Tournament this weekend. Hundreds of competitors and spectators are expected to converge on Ballarat for the two day event which will be held at the Ballarat Polocrosse Grounds,...

One person taken to hospital in Hepburn Springs

One person has been taken to hospital in a stable condition after a multi vehicle collision in Hepburn Springs. Emergency services were called just before 7am this morning to Back Hepburn Road. A woman in her forties...