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Harvest ripe
for picking
By Jessica Howard

Jessica Scarecrow MacDonald (PAHG) helped launch the Bacchus Marsh Harvest Festival (Sunday 13 March) last week
with BM Tourism President David Durham, Deputy Mayor MSC Paul Tatchell and Glenda Jones (Jeff Jones Plants &
Produce). Photo Helen Tatchell.

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The launch of the Bacchus Marsh Harvest Festival certainly


tested the tastebuds last week.
The opening of the annual event, which was hosted by
the Bacchus Marsh Tourism Association at Jeff Jones Plants
and Produce, saw an arrangement of mouth-watering treats
made from local produce by local businesses.
Fresh fruit, refreshing iced tea and delectable cakes were
provided by Baby Black Espresso Bar, Little Lucky Caf and
Angelos Bakery.
To be held this Sunday (March 13), the Bacchus Marsh
Harvest Festival offers a taste of autumn produce alongside
an insight into local farming practices.
The harvest trail will include pick-your-own and fresh
local produce, gumboot throwing, live music, the annual
best apple pie contest and a 2016 first the Apple Hunt.
The festival will also be held in conjunction with the
Championships for the Australasian Guild of Town Criers.
Participants dressed in full regalia attended the Harvest
Festival launch to offer a preview into the competition.
Guild president and Ballarat town crier, Brian Whykes
said he looked forward to celebrating both the Guild
Championships and the annual Harvest Festival.
Market stalls and yield-inspired menus will also be available
at local businesses situated along the Avenue of Honour and
throughout the Main Street.
Moorabool Shire councillor Paul Tatchell said the festival
was a fantastic way to maintain the integrity of what Bacchus
Marsh was built on.
To take agriculture out of Bacchus Marsh is a bit like taking
the beach out of Port Fairy, he said.
People come here for a reason and this rich soil that has
been developed over hundreds of years doesnt happen by
accident; it takes the toil and it takes the love of people who
have an affinity with the land to pick up that soil and turn it
into something that continues to generate into generations.
When we open up the Avenue of Honour on Sunday we
will have the perfect opportunity to introduce people to
agriculture and the perfect opportunity to introduce them
to not just any agriculture, but probably the best agriculture
in Australia.
The Bacchus Marsh Harvest Festival will take place this
Sunday, March 13. For more information, visit www.
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The Ts are not


yet crossed
By Jessica Howard
The worlds first residential
village for the gay, lesbian,
bisexual, transgender and
intersex community may be
jeopardised by the application of a fifth planning permit extension.
Linton Estate, which after
eight years has successfully
applied for four extensions
and three amendments, celebrated the first turning of
the soil in Ballan on Thursday (March 3).
The $46-million project will
be comprised of 120 singlestorey independent living
units with one to three bedrooms, but only if approved
by Moorabool Shire Council.
The initial permit for the
Estate dates back to January
2008, which was approved
by Council under the conditions that works would
commence within two years
and be completed in no more
than ten. However, the permit was further amended
in March 2011 and January
and November 2012. An extension was also approved
in February 2012, March
2013 and again in December
2014, with a warning that the
permit could not be further
extended.
Further conditions were issued, stating that works had
to commence by January 28
of this year and be completed by the same date in 2025.
However, Moorabool Shire
Council has confirmed that
yet another permit extension has been lodged by the
developers.
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apply at any time up to six
months after the expiry of a
permit.
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Di McAuliffe (MSC Mayor 2008) and Allan Comrie (MSC Mayor 2016) help turn the first sod
with founder Peter Dickson. Photo Helen Tatchell
Paul Tatchell, who did not
attend the Linton Estate
launch, said he had some
concerns in regards to a permit that was technically out
of date.
The reason why I didnt attend is because if this comes
back to council, and council
had gone out there to support the turning of the soil, it
could create some problems
in terms of having a predetermined position, he said.
I have nothing against

the project, I just think that


we need to be very careful
when permits are on the
edge. Im glad they have a
backer for the development
but at the end of the day, this
project costs ratepayers a lot
of money. Its been running
around since 2007 and the
ratepayers pick up the tab on
the statutory planning for it;
there have been a number of
different models and every
time that happens it creates
a bill for council.

A spokesperson for Moorabool Shire Council said the


application for an extension was currently being
assessed by council officers
and would be determined at
a council meeting soon.
Linton Estate founder and
managing director Peter
Dickson was approached
by The Moorabool News for
comment, however at the
time of print, had not returned the calls.

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Pedestrian safety promise kept


By Jessica Howard
New pedestrian crossings in
Ballan have received the green
light and are due to be operational by mid-2016.
Member for Buninyong, Geoff
Howard joined Moorabool
Deputy Mayor, Paul Tatchell
and local residents on Friday
(March 4) to welcome the announcement of the Inglis Street
crossings, after a pre-election
promise in 2014.
Mr Howard said residents
had previously raised their
concerns with him about pedestrian safety.
Recent consultations with
the Ballan community indicated that the hospital precinct
and the Fisken Street intersection have equal priority for
safety improvements, he said.
A survey of participants also
found that a crossing with
lights was not a preferred option, and therefore Im pleased
to say that the funding allocated to the project will be able to

deliver two raised zebra crossings instead.


The State Government has
funded the $150,000 project,
which will see the new crossings built on Inglis St, near
Cowie Street and Fisken Street.
The crossings will also be fitted with reflectors in order to
ensure they stand out.
Moorabool Deputy Mayor,
Paul Tatchell said the extra
crossings would boost safety
for pedestrians along Inglis
Street.
Two is better than one, with
people accessing the hospital
and shopping precincts to benefit from these safety improvements, he said.
Not only are we getting
more bang for our buck but the
design of the new crossings
maintains the rural atmosphere of our town. I congratulate the Victorian Government
and VicRoads for listening to
the community, ensuring that Geoff Howard (Member for Buninyong) has led the charge for a pedestrian crossing in
we got the best outcome for Ballans main street, followed by Central Ward Cr. Paul Tatchell and residents Maureen
Long, Ray Meadows and Kevin Harper. Photo Helen Tatchell
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and no other vehicles are believed to be involved.
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Dob in a dealer
By Jessica Howard
Local criminals who produce and sell the drug ice
have been targeted by a
nation-wide operation.
The Australian Government and Crime Stoppers
Australia have rolled out a
campaign titled Dob in a
Dealer to help ice stricken
communities across the
country.
The $1million operation
calls on local residents to
help rid their streets of the
drug by confidentially giving information to Crime
Stoppers.
Minister for Justice Michael
Keenan said the Government had visited 15 regional
and rural towns with the
campaign during 2015.
We know there are communities out there struggling with ice, and its members of those communities
who hold the key to helping
stop the devastation that ice
wreaks on families and individuals, he said.
The National Ice Taskforce
has provided a robust response to ice and one of the
important strategies identified is to disrupt supply. All
law enforcement agencies

are collaborating in ice detection, but Dob in a Dealer


is a community engagement
campaign focused on gathering local intelligence and
engaging every Australian
in contributing to making
their communities safer
places.
Whilst critics have previously declared that Australians wont dob, Crime Stoppers research and experience
demand otherwise. Crime
Stoppers Victoria experienced an increase of over 150
per cent in illicit drugs and
ice reports throughout the
2015 campaign, in addition
to the more than 60,000 Victorians who used the confidential community service
last year.
Moorabool Shire Leading
Senior Constable, James Ross
said he couldnt emphasise
enough the importance of
Crime Stoppers being 100
per cent confidential.
Your phone number is not
traced and if you dont wish
to leave your name and details with the call taker you
dont have to. Its completely
anonymous, he said.
You may feel that the information you provide is
insignificant, but every little

bit paints a bigger picture.


Let us be the one to decide,
because that small piece of
information may be something we have been looking
for for awhile and may give
us the means to execute warrants and hopefully shut
down labs and dealers.
Crimes relating to ice continue to be a concern for
police, as there remains a
strong correlation between
those who commit drug offences and those committing
crimes.

Dob in a Dealer aims to


identify the manufacturers
and distributors of methylamphetamine and other
illicit drugs, rather than the
end user.

The Moorabool News 8 March, 2016 Page 5

Newborns in the district

Babies born recently at Bacchus Marsh and


Melton Regional Hospital.

Young Jack has a new little


sister. Bonnie Willow Harber
was born on Monday 29
February to Maddingley
parents Ashlee Wilson and
Shane
Harber.
Bonnie
arrived at 9.50pm and
weighed 7lb 6oz.

Lysandra Gigacz and Shane


McIlvena from Melton West
are the new first time
parents of a little girl.
Charlotte Rose McIlvena
arrived on Sunday 28
February at 7.25 am,
weighing 5lb 8oz.

Crime Stoppers is aware


that some people reporting
may have an existing addiction to drugs or be family
members of someone suffering, and will refer those who
require assistance to local
health care agencies to discuss treatment options.

Darley couple
Bronwyn Jessup
and Thomas
Wake have a new
baby, a little boy.
Hendrix John
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29 February at
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(4110 grams) and
is a brother for
Scarlett.

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Court in action

By Steven Barnes
(Work Exp 3rd year Monash Uni)

New senior Gordon coach Gary Learmonth with some of the senior players (L-R) Brendan Sutcliffe, Tye Murphy, Luke
Gunnell, Ash Munari, Mark Gunnell and Matt Raworth. Photo Helen Tatchell

Eagles to experience new leader

By Jessica Howard
New Gordon coach Gary
Learmonth says he looks
forward to utilising his previous coaching experiences
to help move the senior team
forward.
Signing on for the 2016
season, Learmonth has credentials that are certainly
impressive. A senior coach
for Darley in the Ballarat
Football League for a period
of five years, Learmonth saw

the Devils play in two of his


three seasons at the helm,
including one that came
within a kick of a premiership in 2008.
Standing down in 2011, he
stayed on with Darley as the
under-16s coach and has also
been involved in football
throughout Golden Valley,
Bendigo, Central Australia
and South Africa.
Ive had quite a lot of experiences coaching as well as

playing at both a junior and


senior level, and I think that
is something that I can definitely bring to the game,
Learmonth said.
I have different experiences in trying to improve and
develop players and I plan to
utilise that throughout this
season. We have recruited
reasonably well and our first
goal is to obviously try and
finish in the top four; we
have a bit of work to do to

catch Springbank, but I dont


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finals come around we will
re-set our goals again.
Learmonth said he looked
forward to getting to know
the players, understanding
how they play and ultimately helping them to improve
for the future.
Gordon Football Club will
play their first practice match
against Lakes Entrance this
Saturday, March 5.

The importance of observing the fire danger period was


highlighted in the Bacchus Marsh Court last Friday.
Two men, in separate cases, pleaded guilty to lighting fires
inside the Fire Danger Period, when it is illegal to light a fire.
Outside the Danger Period a permit must also be sought.
The CFA were alerted and attended the residence of Paul
Psaila from Darley, who put wood he had collected in a metal
drum and begun to burn it on the 16 November last year.
The court heard the accused became abusive before he finally
agreed to put out the illegal fire, and when interviewed by
police he claimed the whole situation was a (expletive) joke,
a statement he later retracted saying it wasnt a joke and he
was just upset at the time.
Magistrate Gregory Robinson ordered him to pay $350 to
the CFA and was put on a two-month good behavior bond,
noting he wasnt the biggest firebug in the world.
The second case involved Ai D Nguyen who also pleaded
guilty to starting a fire during the fire danger period.
The court heard Mr Nguyen on 22 November 2015 lit a fire
on his farm in an open area to get rid of general waste. The
fire was left unattended and the CFA were alerted, before
attending the scene and putting it out.
With no prior history the accused was ordered to make a
$250 donation to the CFA.

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Council
Clips
By Kate Taylor
Moorabool Shire Councils
March meeting saw robust
discussion during public
question time.
Held at the Lal Lal Hall, the
meeting saw six ratepayers
take advantage of the opportunity to raise questions
during public question time.
Speakers raised issues
such as the termination of
crche services in Bacchus
Marsh; one speaker asked if
council will re-introduce microphones at council meetings; and one speaker was
concerned about a planning
permit application heard at
a previous council meeting.
Points of Order were called
three times during the session to keep the speakers on
track, by Mayor Allan Comrie, as well as Woodlands
Ward Councillor Pat Toohey
and West Ward Councillor
Tom Sullivan.

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Art offers infusion of serenity


By Jessica Howard
A splash of colour has brightened
the Day Infusion Unit at Ballan
Hospital thanks to Myrniong artist
Liz Blizzard.
The Moorabool resident has loaned
her painting; Shoreline: Lake Eyre
with Water, to the hospital in order
to lighten the atmosphere of the
room.
My husband (Peter) passed away
from cancer in 2010 so I understand
how difficult a room like this can be,
at times you are waiting for hours on
end, so I hope my painting can help
to provide some sort of calmness,
Ms Blizzard said.
The painting dates back to
2002, Peter and I tripped around
Australia because I was having a
show in Melbourne and Tokyo and
I wanted to do a series of Australian
landscapes. Peter drove and I
sketched, painted and took a lot of
photos and this piece was from this
trip. I wanted to show the expanse
of the landscape and its amazing
because the year we went there was
water in the lake, which is quite rare
now.

CEO Wayne Weaire admires the artwork on loan to the hospital from Moorabool artist Liz Blizzard.
Photo Helen Tatchell

Ms Blizzard said she was


approached by the hospital in
regards to her art and after looking
at the empty space, decided the piece
was ideal.
The colours are both subtle and
bright, and I think the piece is quite
happy for people to look at. There are

also a lot of things that people can


think about; they can interpret it in
their own way.

Ballan and District Hospital CEO,


Wayne Weaire said the painting had
provided a wonderful opportunity
to brighten the Day Infusion Unit.

Liz has generously loaned this


piece to us, which is a partnership
with the hospital and a local artist in
order to add some life and colour to a
room that is otherwise a very clinical
room, he said.
Shoreline: Lake Eyre with Water was
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Uzbekistan through the


eye of a needle
By Jessica Howard
Traditional, contemporary
and creative is the best way
to describe Wendy Allens
fascinating textile collection.
The Dandenong resident
has been collecting Suzanis
(embroidered textiles) for a
number of years and will be
exhibiting them in Ballans
Omnibus Art Gallery next
month.
Ive been collecting textiles for most of my life, but
about six years ago a friend
who had travelled a lot told
me about these amazingly
vivid textiles and so I started
collecting them, Ms Allen
said.
Suzanis is a Persian name,
meaning embroidery. The
designs vary according to
the different regions that
they are made in. A lot of my
collection dates back to the
1970s and 80s but there are
some very antique ones on

the market too.


Ms Allen said the textiles
were very common in the
Central Asian nation of Uzbekistan, where they were a
normal part of life for women and their children.
Whenever a girl was born
into a family, all the women
the mother, the aunt and
anyone who was old enough
would start embroidering
these beautiful pieces so that
when the girl grew up it was
part of her wedding dowry,
she said.
All of the pieces in my
collection are hand embroidered. The background is
normally hand woven cotton
and the embroidery thread
is silk, but cotton can also be
used. They are just beautiful
with very bright and bold
colours, usually with a red
or yellow background.
Depending
on
gallery
space, Ms Allen will hopefully showcase up to 60 dif-

Tor Roxburgh with some of the Uzbekistan textiles that will be on display, and for sale, at
Omnibus Art Gallery during the Ballan Autumn Festival. Photo Helen Tatchell
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from stunning floral patterns to colourful peacocks
and traditional inscriptions.
The textiles range in size,
with some as long as five
metres.

Ms Allen said the entire


collection, which she had
gathered through writing
letters and purchasing online, would be for sale.
I bought them because I
just love looking at them, but

I always had the intention to


sell them and I think this is
the right time to part with
them and let someone else
enjoy their beauty.
Omnibus Art Gallery owner, Tor Roxburgh said she

was really excited about


the exhibition.
Wendy showed me her collection a while ago and Ive
been keen to share it ever
since. The embroideries are
amazingly vibrant and offer
glimpses into Uzbekistani
domestic life. Just seeing
them makes you want to
travel there.
Ms Roxburgh will donate
25 percent of all sales to Clan
Destine Press, an independent publishing company run
by Australian crime and fantasy writer, Lindy Cameron.
The Exhibition of Uzbekistani Suzanis will be open
during the Ballan Autumn
Festival, starting at 6:30pm
on Saturday March 19, then
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Water critical for golf club


By Kate Taylor
This years Community Development Grant recipients
have been announced but
not without controversy.

After debate, Councillors


voted at the March council
meeting, held at Lal Lal, to
override a recommendation
to grant money to the Bacchus Marsh Arts Council,
instead voting in favour of
spending the money on water tanks for the Ballan Golf
Club.

Ten applications for funding were received, with one


subsequently
withdrawn,
and a total of $195,000 asked
for under the program, with
only five groups successful
under the recommendations in a report provided to
councillors.

Annually, a total of $100,000


is available to community
groups/committees,
community networks, progress
groups and development
associations as seed funding
(and leverage for external
funding opportunities) to
support community infrastructure projects that have
a significant impact on com-

munity development, livability and wellbeing in the


Shire.
Groups can apply for up to
$25,000 through a competitive process involving assessment criteria.

The proposed Coimadai


Fire Brigade community
facility upgrade received a
grant of $25,000; $23,000 was
allocated to the Darley Football/Netball Club for safety
fencing for Darley Park;
The Navigators Tennis Club
received $17,665 for club
improvements; and the Avenue Bowling Club received
$25,000 for the Resurfacing
of the Lorna Lucas Green.
The fifth project originally
recommended to receive
funding was the Bacchus
Marsh Arts Councils public
art project, a total of $9,335
subject to planning permit
approval.

However, Central Ward


Councillor Paul Tatchell said
the unsuccessful applications by the Ballan Golf Club
and the Ballan Scouts were
more urgent and needed the
funding.

If the golf club doesnt


get the tanks for the water,

theyll be back where they


were five years ago with
sand greens, he told the
meeting.

It forms part of our tourism strategy, our health and


wellbeing strategy it forms
a part of the tapestry that is
Ballan.
Cr Tatchell also argued for
the Scouts to receive funding, saying that they have
been homeless for many
years and have to hold meetings in the church hall.
Its time we brought it to
a head; their numbers have
grown
extraordinarily,
theres a lot of kids there.

The money will be used


as leverage; they need to get
a home, and if something
becomes available we want
to make sure theyre in the
running for it.
Standing Orders were suspended to allow councillors
to debate without formalities which projects should be
funded.

Options discussed included putting the Navigators


project into the Capital Improvements funding as part
of the budget; whether the
Coimadai project is coun-

cils responsibility or that of


the CFA; and delaying the
BMAC project; while West
Ward Councillor Tom Sullivan suggested deferring
a decision and East Ward
Councillor Dave Edwards
argued against a deferral.
Woodlands Ward Councillor Pat Toohey spoke out
against the grants process.

The criteria has lost the


plot and lost its way, he told
the meeting.
Cr Toohey said that the golf
club project was critical
and should be funded.

A motion moved by Cr
Toohey saw the BMAC project removed from the successful grants list, replaced
by a $25,000 grant for the
Ballan Golf Club.

Theres a desperate need


for watering facilities at the
golf club, and thats important for community wellbeing and mental health and
fitness it was a sensible decision, Cr Toohey said after
the meeting.
$15,000 was granted to the
Scouts out of the Central
Ward Fund following a motion moved by Cr Tatchell in
urgent business.

Bacchus Marsh Arts Council President Ray Newton


was diplomatic about the decision, saying it was the correct decision for the council
and for ratepayers.

Whilst what were asking


for funding for is going to be
terrific, and I think its a terrific proposal, we need to do
a little bit more work in seeking community grant funding, Mr Newton explained.
We didnt have support

engineering drawings, or
a nominated site. Were excited that all due consideration was given to it, and now
weve got work to do to find
a location, thats our next
step.
Mr Newton said that the
BMAC is also looking at
funding options through
Regional Arts Victoria.

Council staff will work with


BMAC in developing a new
funding application.

Reviewing Community
Development Funds
Following the March council meeting, a review
will be held into the Community Development
Grants program.
Weve got to be sensible about using community
money to get the best possible outcome, Cr
Toohey said after calling for the review in urgent
business.
Youve always got to put need in front of want.
Cr Toohey said that the program originally
stemmed from consultation with the community
but that now council needs to go back to the
community to make sure it is still delivering what
it needs.
We just want to make sure that were in line
with the communitys thinking.

Moorabool Shire Council


NOTICE OF ORDINARY MEETING OF COUNCIL
The next Ordinary Meeting of Council will be held on Wednesday 6 April, 2016 in the
James Young Room, Lerderderg Library, 215 Main St, Bacchus Marsh, commencing at 5pm.
Members of the public are most welcome to attend.
SECTION 86 COMMITTEE MEETINGS
The next Section 86 committee meeting will be of the Development Assesment Committee,
tomorrow, Wednesday 9 March, in the James Young Room, Lerderderg Library, 215 Main St,
Bacchus Marsh, commencing at 4pm.
Members of the public are most welcome to attend.
AVENUE OF HONOUR TREE PRUNING
Council will be undertaking aerial inspections and tree pruning works in the Bacchus Marsh
Avenue of Honour from 7 March until 18 March.
These important tree works will be undertaken as part of the ongoing commitment to the
Bacchus Marsh Avenue of Honour Strategic Management Plan.
Council is periodically undertaking these works to limit the risk to public safety and extend the
life of the trees within the Avenue of Honour.
Works on the trees will be conducted Monday to Friday only between 8am and 5pm.
Trafc and other disruptions will be kept to a minimum and Council apologies for any
inconvenience.
HARMONY DAY CELEBRATIONS 19 MARCH 2016
Come and join us in celebrating Harmony Day 2016 on Saturday 19 March with a FREE cultural
community event to be held at the Lerderderg Library between 10am and 12pm.
The celebration will include an African drumming workshop, a henna tattoo artist, childrens
craft activities, and international food tastings.
For further information contact Danny Colgan, GM Community Services, on 5366 7100.

SMALL TOWNS AND SETTLEMENTS STRATEGY


DRAFT COMMUNITY CONSULTATION REPORT
The Draft Community Consultation Feedback Report, will be available for comment until
Tuesday 15 March 2016.
The Report outlines the ndings from the community engagement activities undertaken between
February and August 2015, including the 13 community conversations held in the Shire, 553
completed post card surveys, and 12 primary school visits.
The Report and further information is available in the Talking 2041 section on Councils
website www.moorabool.vic.gov.au
Council is keen to gain your feedback on the Draft Community Consultation Feedback
Report. Your comments are welcomed by Tuesday 15 March 2016 and can be made via
haveyoursaymoorabool.com.au email to info@moorabool.vic.gov.au or in writing
addressed to:
Strategic and Sustainable Development
Moorabool Shire Council, PO Box 18, Ballan Vic 3342
Phone enquiries should be directed to Strategic and Sustainable Development on 5366 7100.
BACCHUS MARSH HOUSING STRATEGY
Council has commenced work on developing a Housing Strategy for Bacchus Marsh and
surrounds. The Housing Strategy will guide future housing density, identify areas for inll and
new housing areas and will assist with the protection of the character of the Bacchus Marsh area.
To nd out more and to share your comments on the future for housing in Bacchus Marsh and
surrounds, drop-in and see us on:
Thursday 10 March from 2pm to 7pm inside The Village Shopping Centre, Main Street Bacchus
Marsh; or
Wednesday 16 March from 3pm to 7pm inside Darley Plaza, Gisborne Road, Darley.
For further information visit www.moorabool.vic.gov.au or
www.haveyoursaymoorabool.com.au or call the Strategic Planning Team
on 5366 7100.

Moorabool Shire Council: PO Box 18, Ballan VIC 3342 Telephone: 03 5366 7100 Facsimile: 03 5368 1757 CEO: Rob Croxford
Email: info@moorabool.vic.gov.au Web: www.moorabool.vic.gov.au
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Dont be a tool;
lock them up
By Jessica Howard
The number of thefts from
motor vehicles continues to
grow for Moorabool Shire
tradies.
In a three-year period between 2012 and 2015, more
than $106,000 worth of
tools was stolen from cars
throughout the Moorabool
area.

a large number of thefts and


police were set to hammer
out the problem.
Tools are very easily
on-sold, so theyre very attractive to thieves, S/Sgt
Guthrie said.
A statewide police initiative
titled Operation Tool Safe
will see police speaking
to tradespeople and their
employers about the best
ways to keep their tools and
equipment nailed down.

vital to their trade are stolen


is horrible; it can have a real
flow on effect into the rest of
their lives, Senior Sergeant
Guthrie said.
There are a few steps
people could take to ensure
theyre doing all they can to
secure their tools.
These tips include parking
in a locked garage where
possible, locking all external
toolboxes if they cannot be
removed and ensuring visible valuables or personal
items are not left in the car.

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Within that figure, a total of


$55,660 worth of tools was
stolen between October 2014
and September 2015 alone.
More than $11 million
worth of tools were stolen
statewide in the same time
period, with that figure
jumping up from just over $7
million the year before.
Senior
Sergeant
Mark
Guthrie said the theft of
tools from work vehicles and
building sites accounted for

The inconvenience for an


individual when the tools

The figures
The number of thefts from a motor vehicle of tools
within the Moorabool Shire area:
October 2012 September 2013: 22
October 2013 September 2014: 23
October 2014 September 2015: 38

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Dining in Style

Bacchus Marsh
Golf Club
More than Just Golf
Links Road Bacchus Marsh
5367 2226

Tuesdays

Parma & Pot $15

Wednesdays

Beer Battered Fish & Chips $12

Thursdays

Famous BBQ Bourbon Ribs $25

Functions:

We cater for all occasions


Contact today for our function pack
bmgc.promotions@gmail.com
WATCH OUT FOR OUR
COURTESY BUS COMING SOON

Advertising Feature

Bacchus Marsh Golf Club


Bacchus Marsh Golf Club is proud to
announce the new General Manager
Daniel Smith. With an extensive
background in the running of Clubs
and Pubs, Daniel also specialises in
turf management and sports ground
maintenance.
Things have never looked brighter for
the club, with the upcoming launch of
the members courtesy bus service and
the picturesque greens and fairways,
why not take in these breathtaking
views while enjoying one of the tasty
items from our extensive menu.
There are many upcoming events at
the Bacchus Marsh Golf Club including
The Mik Maks, Australias newest and
fastest growing independent childrens
act performing on Easter Saturday,
followed by a GIANT Easter egg hunt
and live entertainment by Geelongs
best cover band Good Faces 4 Radio
from 8pm. The Sunday sessions on the
lawn are proving to be a real winner
and are being enjoyed by an ever
increasing amount of members and
guests every Sunday afternoon from
2pm.
In the coming weeks the club will be
introducing new tap beverages and

New General Manager Daniel Smith.


a complete new wine list featuring
wines from Barefoot Estate and Robert
Oatley wines, which are exclusive to the
Bacchus Marsh Golf Club.

Perceptions of the golf club are rapidly


changing from a strictly sporting
organisation to a fun and family friendly
environment, also offering lessons from
Phil, our club Pro. If you are looking for
a fun, healthy hobby for your child, why

not try the clubs new golf clinics which


are designed to introduce juniors and
others to the game of golf.

To nd out more information about any


of our upcoming events please call us
on 5367 2226. Dont forget to like our
Facebook Page.
Come on down to the Bacchus Marsh
Golf Club where its about more than
just golf!

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Flanagans
Border Inn

BISTRO BAR B&B


17 Main Street, MYRNIONG (03) 5368 7173
Thurs to Sat: lunch & dinner, Sunday: lunch only

Lunch Mon to Fri 12 to 2pm

Saturday 12 to 3pm
Dinner Mon to Thur 6 to 8pm
Friday and Saturday 6 to 9pm
Sunday 12 noon to 8pm

MONDAY
$12 Burger Night
TUESDAY
$12 Parma Night

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Open Daily from 10am,


Lunch Everyday 12-2pm,
Dinner Tues-Sun 6-8pm
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Cellar door: 7 days, Tours by appointment

PIZZA
Wed, Thurs, Friday
Sunday Pizza: 12-8pm

THURSDAY
$14 Steak Night
BISTRO BAR
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Thurs to Sat: lunch & dinner, Sunday: lunch only

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Hearty Homestyle Country Meals

Tuesday:
Locals $14 Parma
& $12 Pasta
& Weekly Draw

WEDNESDAY
$12 Pie Night

FRIDAY
$12 Fish & Chip Night

PH:

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Friday:
5-7 Happy Hour in the
Bar & Meat Tray Raffle
3 Greendale-Myrniong Rd
Greendale
Phone 5368 1355

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Supervised
Play Areas
Liquor
License

Dietary
Options

Private Dining

Open for Breakfast & Lunch

OPEN FOR DINNER


WEDSUN 5pm-9pm

The Moorabool News 8 March, 2016 Page 13

all day breakfast


open 7:30 - 3:00
3 grant street
bacchus marsh
fully licenced

Wednesday Night Burger Night

CERT Members Leonie Braiser, Tim Marsh and Margaret McCarthy. Photo submitted.

Thursday Night Steak Night


350 gram Porterhouse
(5 sauces) $23 (steak varieties change)

By Jessica Howard

CERTainly need a garage

Burger with Chips $16

Friday Parma Night


$18 (including soft drink)

(7 international varieties to choose from)

Kids Deals

Burger or Parma, Play and Drink $13


Steak, Play and Drink $15

Large Function Room


for Kids Parties

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Ph 9747 2362
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92 Main Street Gordon

Friday Nights
FATHERS DAY
7.30pm onwards
SUNDAY 6TH SEPTEMBER 1:004:00 pm
Local Singer / Guitarist
No entry chargeExcellent pub meals

Bookings 5368 9203 ( E ssential )

Jazz Band

HOT POTATOES
Sunday 3rd April
*booking essential

Good Friday 25th March


Pool Comp & Darts Comp
to raise money for
Royal Childrens Hospital

Carvery every Sunday


Dinner Only
*bookings essential

92 Main Street, Gordon


5368 9203

for bookings call


0400 695 787

Theres a homeless ambulance in Blackwood that


needs the communitys help.
The Blackwood and District
Community
Emergency
Response Team are hosting
a garage sale to raise some
much-needed funds for a
home for their ambulance.
The community group is
an initiative of Ambulance
Victoria that ensures reduced response times in
rural areas. The responders
perform basic emergency
pre-hospital care for patients
located in rural or remote
communities.
Blackwood and District
CERT president, Leonie

Braiser said Ambulance


Victoria had donated an
ambulance, however it was
currently being stored in
the yard of one of the team
members.

It needs a more permanent home, one which will


provide protection from the
elements and which would
also provide storage space
for supplies and an area for
training, she said.
After around 12-months of
searching for an appropriate
home, a solution to use land
near the Telstra exchange
is imminent. Ms Braiser
said the community group
were now looking for donations in order to fund the

development.

Donations can include


money, physical labour or
sellable goods for the upcoming garage sale. To be
held this Saturday (March
12), the fundraising event
will be held from 8am on the
corner of Warner Street and
Greendale-Blackwood Road.
The Blackwood and District CERT, which has been
operating
for
13-years,
covers the communities of
Dales Creek, Blackwood,
Newbury, Trentham and
surrounds. The team is always looking for new members, for more information
visit www.facebook.com/
Blackwood3458CERT.

Open wide!
By Kate Taylor
A new dentist will set up
shop in Bacchus Marsh.
The February meeting of
councils Development Assessment Committee passed
a motion to allow the business to put up signage, and

to alter road access as well as


a bicycle/delivery zone.
Medical centres are not required to gain a permit to
operate the business itself, as
long as it is less than 250sqm
and provides required car
parks and road access.

The site, at 52 Gisborne


Road, will be single-storey
with
two
practitioners
working in four consultation rooms, and will have 11
car parking spaces including one space for disabled
parking.

Ballan Farmers Market


Second Saturday of each month
9am 1pm
Mill Cottage, 96 Inglis Street, Ballan

Sat 12
Mar

Fresh Fruit,
Vegetables,
Wines,
Oils, Meat,
Bread, Pastries
& lots more
Sponsored by

Ph 0498 361 291 or 0490 114 130

www.ballanfarmersmarket.com

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WHATS ON

The Whats On section is for non-profit community organisations. All free events submitted will be considered for FREE publication at the Editors discretion. Advertising of AGMs in
this section will only appear if a paid public notice also appears in the classifieds section, as per the constitution of Business & Consumer Affairs for incorporated groups.

ADULT EDUCATION

Ballan and District Community House


2016 Term 1 program out now. Book now for - How to wean your baby, 16/3; Garden Group
2nd & 4th Friday; Mens Shed, all welcome. Bus trip to Melbourne International Flower Show,
17/3. For enrolment information and costs please call 5368 1934 or email info@bchvic.org.au
Darley Neighbourhood House & Learning Centre, 33-35 Jonathan Drive Darley. Short
courses, recreation classes, community groups, occasional child care, venue hire. Enquiries
welcome. Phone 5367 4390 www.darleylearning.com
Melton South Community Centre
Offering classes in - Acrylic Nails,15/3; Deluxe Facials, Express lashes & smokey eyes, First
aid/CPR, 19/3; Make your own bath bombs & soaks, 20/3; Learn to decorate Easter cake 22/3.
Phone 9747 8576 for bookings and enquiries.

MEETINGS

Bacchus Marsh Uniting Church Parish


Services - St Andrews 9.30am every Sunday (3rd Sunday of month Family Service). Pentland
Hills 2pm 1st Sunday of month. Enq 5367 2543 (office) or www.themarshuca.org.au

Church of the Living God


Christian youth ministry and bible teaching. 2nd Sunday of every month, 5pm. Open to all
ages. At 14 Darcy St Maddingley. Enq 0408 260 727.
Bacchus Marsh Baptist Church - Sundays, 10:30am
Worship Service and Childrens Program. Phone 5367 6550 for more details.
Our Lady Help of Christians Korobeit
Sunday Mass 11.30am (2nd & 4th Sunday of Month).
Golden Harvest Christian Fellowship
Non denominational - Prayer every Sunday 10am, Mens KYB Monday evenings 6pm. Ladies
KYB Wednesday 1pm. Further details 0429 681 566.

Ballan Anglers Inc


Meeting second Wednesday every month. Hudsons Hotel, 7.30pm. More anglers and families
needed and welcome 0400 003 936.
Rose-Carers of Maddingley Park
Working Bees every 3rd Wednesday & Sunday of each month. All welcome. Enquiries - 0418
171 119.
Bacchus Marsh Family Drug Support Group
For Family Members who have a loved one affected by drugs.
Enquiries - 1300 660 068.
Lal Lal Moorabool Photographic Group Inc
Meeting 3rd Wednesday each month, 7pm. Soldiers Memorial Hall, Lal Lal. Enquiries 5341
7535 or secretary@lallalmooraboolphotographicgroup.org
Footscray Poultry Club (at Bacchus Marsh)
Meetings held 2nd Sunday of month, 2pm. Poultry Pavilion. Racecourse Rec. Reserve, BalliangBacchus Marsh Rd, Bacchus Marsh. All welcome Jack 9741 9705.

PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY:

MOORABOOL
LANDHOLDER EXPO

MARKETS

AT THE

Ballan Lions Club Market


Saturday 2 April, 8am-1pm.
1st Saturday each Month. Inglis St, Ballan. Enquiries - 0432 961 975 (Paul).
Darley Market
Saturday 19 March, 8am 1pm. Stalls offer bric-a-brac, fruit/veg, clothing, plants and more.
1st & 3rd Saturday each month at Darley Park Football Reserve. Enquiries 0488 345 145
(Alan).
Ballan Farmers Market
Next Market Saturday 12 March, 9am-1pm. 2nd Saturday each month, Mill Cottage car
park. Enq 0498 361 291 or 0490 114 130.

BALLAN AUTUMN FESTIVAL


20th MARCH 2016 9:00AM TO 3:00PM
IN THE BALLAN MECHANICS INSTITUTE
143 INGLIS ST BALLAN
FEATURING

CHURCH

Ballan Uniting Church (St. Pauls)


Services 1st, 2nd & 3rd Sundays 11.15am. 4th Sunday 9.30am Reflective Worship.
Gordon Catholic Parish
Mass Times Saturday 12 March Springbank, 6:30pm. Sunday 13 March Bungaree,
8:45am; Ballan, 10:30am.
Anglican Parish of West Moorabool
Ballan, Bungaree, Morrisons and Gordon
Service Times Sunday 13 March St Johns Bungaree, 9am; St Johns Ballan, 11am; St Marks
in the Pub Gordon, 5pm. Please contact Glen Wesley on 5368 2730 for more details.
Bacchus Marsh Life Church
Meeting 10am every Sunday at the BM College Drama Room, in Grant Street. Enquiries
Pastor Merv - 0412 290 036.
B3 Community
Focused, family friendly church with a difference. Services every 2nd & 4th Sundays at Avenue
Bowling Club, Main St, Bacchus Marsh.
Bacchus Marsh Christian Church
Sunday Services 10am with kids program. Fusion Youth 7pm every Friday night. 222 Main
St, Bacchus Marsh. Enquiries 9028 2622.
Holy Trinity Anglican Church - Bacchus Marsh
Service Times - Sundays 8.30am & 10am; Wednesdays 10am; Balliang - 2nd & 4th Sundays
9am; Myrniong - 1st & 3rd Sunday 11am; Messy Church - 3rd Sunday 5pm. Enquiries 5367
5362 (office).

WILD ACTION ZOO LOCAL LANDCARE GROUPS


VICTORIAN SERRATED TUSSOCK WORKING PARTY
INFORMATION, TRADE STANDS AND DISPLAYS INCLUDING:

HEALTHY WATERWAYS HEALTHY PASTURES PLANTING TREES


PESTS AND WEEDS RECYCLING DIRECT SELLING
AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!
FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT WWW.MLN.ORG.AU

St Bernards
Catholic Parish
Bacchus Marsh
Sacramental Program
For children attending local government and independent
schools within the parish of Bacchus Marsh, Maddingley,
Darley, Coimadai, Parwan, Balliang, Balliang East, and
Myrniong
Conrmation - Gr 6 or higher
Eucharist - Gr 4 or higher
First Reconciliation - Gr 3 or higher
Should register immediately for ALL Sacraments at the
Parish Ofce, 61 Lerderderg Street, Bacchus Marsh, Tues to
Fri 9am to 3:30pm.
Enrolments for all Sacraments (particularly Conrmation)
must be completed by Thursday, 17 March 2016.
Attendance at all classes is compulsory. Dates of
preparation classes will be given on enrolment. Fee $50
per child per sacrament payable on enrolment.
Enquiries: 5367 2069

Easter Senior Citizens Service


10.00am

Wednesday 23rd March

Palm Sunday - Sunday 20th March


10.00am
5.00pm

Combined Service at Holy Trinity


Messy Church

Good Friday - Friday 25th March


10.00am
11.00am

Combined Service at Holy Trinity


Ecumenical Stations of the Cross
beginning at Foodworks carpark

Easter Day - Sunday 27th March

8.30am
9.00am
10.00am
11.00am

Holy Trinity
St Georges Balliang
Holy Trinity Family Service
Christ Church Myrniong

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The Moorabool News 8 March, 2016 Page 15

TOM

Environmental Opinion

with Tom Kingston

Authorities cant see the forest for the trees

PAUL

While driving past Lapoinya, just outside Wynyard in


North West Tasmania, a few
weeks back a local farmer
noticed a gathering of people
protesting the clear-felling of
part of the local bush. I have
mentioned this operation
by Forestry Tasmania in a
previous article. I mention it
again this week as an example, in this case a Tasmanian
example, of government and
those they are answerable to,
in this case Forestry Tasmania who is answerable to, in
this case TA ANN (a Malaysian owned company) treating locals with contempt.
Unfortunately this is all too
familiar.
Anyway the local farmer,
Adrian, stopped his car and
asked what was going on. As
he was not so sure of the facts
of the case he invited one of

the local Liberal members of


parliament to his farm for a
cuppa and a chat. In inviting the MP he did mention
that normally he stays out
of protesting and the like
and in fact voted for this MP
at the last election. The MP
accepted his invitation to afternoon tea and a discussion
took place.

As I have written before, the


people protesting this clearfelling are locals and have
repeatedly said they are not
against selective logging but
against clear-felling. Clearfelling means that all trees
and undergrowth, including
ferns, is cleared so that the
floor of the forest is all that
is left. What is not needed, in
many cases as much as 80%,
is stacked in piles and burnt.
That is clear-felling.

In another interesting twist


the Minister responsible for
forestry in Tasmania whose
name I mentioned in a previous article, suddenly resigned recently as did three
members of the board of Forestry Tasmania. It would be
funny if it were not so tragic.

Anyway, back to the visit


by the MP. After the MP left
Adrian sent off an email to
the MP with some points
that had come up at the
meeting. The points below
actually lead on from comments made by the MP.
In Adrians words: Dear
Member. Once again I (sic)
wish to thank you for taking
time from your busy schedule to come out to my home
for a cup of tea in an effort
to answer some of the conflicting reports I have heard

Perspective

and read about. Whilst I


was clearly misinformed on
some topics, I was wondering if you could let me know
if I took the following issues
as they were intended.
All animals in the coupe
will find somewhere else to
live and Tasmanian Devils
only eat dead wallabies,
hence seeing them ran over
on side of road.
Forestry
Tasmanias
$41,300,000 (approx) loss in
financial year 2014-2015 due
to devaluation of assets.

Professor Wests findings


are considered worthless
due to him being a greenie.

Bob Brown wants nobody


living west of Burnie and he
also wants it all turned back
into bush. Where did this information come from?
No birds nest in the coupe.

Or did you mean no raptors


nest in the coupe?

People have been taking


part in a violent protest with
regards to the Lapoinya
coup.
All forests in Tasmania and
outside of our World Heritage area must be logged to
meet the contractual obligations regarding TA-ANN
and peeler billets. There is
absolutely no room to move.
Who went through and
counted them all?
Tourists come to Tasmania to see Mona, not our
unique flora and fauna.
If we break our contract
with TA-ANN, we will receive a bad reputation overseas and be sued.

We are world recognised for


our excellent forest practices,
and youre not sure why its

taking so long to receive


Forest Stewardship Certification. Where did you get
information as to our world
recognised excellent forest
practices?
125 local families will be put
in jeopardy if the Lapoinya
coupe is not logged.

Forest workers in heavy machinery will definitely see


any birds nests in trees, or
hollows in trees, before trees
are fell. In the case of a nest
being found, they will cease
work immediately and notify authorities.
And so on.

Incidentally it was announced this week that


Forestry Tasmania (FT) has
again failed to gain crucial
Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) certification.
What is your opinion?

with Paul Tatchell

Putting the culture back into agriculture

Next weekend the magnificent canopy of Dutch elms,


showcasing the entrance to
Bacchus Marsh, will draw
thousands of people to the
annual Harvest Festival.
The unprecedented growth
in the region often overshadows the deeply entrenched roots that formed
the foundations of the periurban landmark built on
agriculture; Bacchus Marsh
has never been the path to
Ballarat, it was just conveniently on the same track.
The Avenue of Honour is a
living reminder that everything comes at a price, and
the ultimate sacrifices of
those that have come before
us should never be taken for
granted.
The relationship between
the horrors of war and
agriculture parallels the
struggles in moving forward when all seems lost.
Throughout the War years
munitions and food production worked hand in glove in
providing critical resources
for the War effort.

Behind the beauty of the elm


trees lies a poignant reminder of hope in a time when all
seemed hopeless; today the
low rumble of pumps pushing water and the humming
of tractors fights its way
through the hustle and bustle of progress.
Whist the sweet sound of
working the land fights the
good fight, the unmistakeable aroma of the Harvest
fills the senses with the simplicity of the past, and the
complications faced in the
future.
Barbed wire and the picket
fence are often uncomfortable bedfellows, often at odds
by way of purpose, but one
wouldnt exist without the
other. You cant move forward with direction if you
deny where you came from.
The Harvest Festival gives
us a unique opportunity to
take stock and acknowledge
that without agriculture
we would be as relevant as
a coastal town without a
beach. If we deny our roots
succumbing to the urban

sprawl, we become nothing


more than a sea of rooftops
fading into one without
purpose.
Should the footprints of
the past be lost to a concrete
jungle in the future, and the
grained soil from the fingerprints be washed away by
progress, the rich and fertile
that sustains life becomes
nothing more than dust and
regret.
The living display of the
Harvest Festival is as much
about showcasing the regions agricultural prowess
as it is in educating people
on the constant battles farmers within the peri-urban
face in bringing produce to
the people.
Farming in the peri-urban
is about trying to get a return on investment on land
prices driven by a different
purpose. Whilst the developers have been rumbling
into town on their bulldozers and driving out in Armaguard trucks, land prices
have reached a point of
unsustainability.

Add to that the high cost of


water, power, and the wealth
tax loosely called rates and
you soon come to the realisation that the resilience of the
farming culture is weather
beaten and worn. Succession
farming is continuing to thin
out, and the high entry cost
of agriculture is beyond the
reach of the young farmer.
The supermarket chains
have used the buying power
of corporate ignorance as
they build todays catalogue
with a total disregard for
tomorrows! Its a travesty
that the people that produce
nothing make a comfortable
living from those that produce everything.
The Harvest Festival is not
just about stall sales on the
side of the road; its about
educating our city counterparts on the importance of
agriculture, and teaching
young people that produce
isnt produced in a supermarket; its a living industry
that can re-produce after its
harvested.
Its not like mining where

once the resource is sold, it


cant be sold again; its also
a timely reminder that once
farm land is sold for housing, it wont be farmed again.
The Festival this year includes a bus tour by Farming Moorabool, a group of
young farmers with the slogan together we grow; its a
unique opportunity for people to visit working farming
operations in a broad range
of diverse operations.
People will be able to speak
to our farming community
first-hand about day to day
operations from paddock to
plate; there is no better insight into food production
than the place from whence
it comes.
Other highlights of the festival will be the 60 plus stalls
where the public can purchase farm-fresh produce,
and for the more adventurous there is no greater experience than being able to
enter the farm and pick your
own.
The festival is not just
about how the produce is

produced; there are also


displays on healthy eating
and preparation. There will
be a number of informative
sessions at the Public Hall
with several speakers sharing their knowledge on all
aspects of rural life.
For the kids there is an opportunity to be up close and
personal with real life farm
animals at the petting zoo
or take a ride on a pony in a
controlled space, not to mention a bit of face painting and
the jumping castle to burn
off some energy!
The Bacchus Marsh Tourism Association are represented by a fantastic group
of hard working volunteers.
The Harvest Festival is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the passion and commitment of our local farmers
growing some of the finest
produce you will find in this
country.
I encourage all and sundry
to support the volunteers in
putting the culture back into
agriculture; our future depends on it!

Email - news@themooraboolnews.com.au

Page 16 The Moorabool News 8 March, 2016

Regional yield investment prospers

Enzo Raimondo
CEO, REIV

Regional Victoria is proving to be a solid


investment for property buyers with rental yields
outstripping Melbourne in the three months to
December 31.
New REIV data shows the gross rental yield
for a two-bedroom house in regional Victoria
was 5.2 per cent in the December quarter
significantly higher than the 2.9 per cent recorded
in metropolitan Melbourne.
Three and four-bedroom homes also delivered
solid yields at 4.8 and 4.2 per cent respectively. By
comparison, the same sized homes in Melbourne
delivered returns of 3.2 and 3.1 per cent.
This is great news for investors in regional areas
as the rental yield that is, the propertys annual
rental as percentage of the purchase price - is vital
for financial planning. The ideal combination is
a low purchase price and a high weekly rental,
giving a high yield to an investor.

Yield is often mentioned in relation to property


investment but many of those buying for
investment look at the weekly rental income
rather than the potential yield.
Pay too much for the property and, even if it
commands a healthy rent and shows long term
capital growth, the return on investment will be
lower.
The REIV calculates gross rental yields for the
state every three months with the latest data
showing regional towns dominating the top 20
yields across the state.
With a median house price of $152,500 and a
median weekly rent of $230, three-bedroom
homes in Morwell delivered regional Victorias
highest yield of 7.8 per cent.
Three-bedroom properties also recording high
yields included Shepparton, at 6.7 per cent;

Bairnsdale, 6.5 per cent; Mildura, 6.4 per cent;


Echuca, 6.2 per cent; and Wodonga, 6.1 per cent.
Other towns performing better than regional
Victorias median were Corio at 5.8 per cent yield,
Sebastopol at 5.7 per cent, Wonthaggi at 5.5 per
cent, Kyabram 5.4 per cent, and Traralgon 5.4 per
cent.
While a high yield is no guarantee a property in
a particular area will continue to perform well,
movements in weekly median rents and property
price increases both have a significant bearing on
this.
However, the data provides useful guidelines as
to what areas and property types are seeing yield
growth, which can assist investors when deciding
where to buy.
For more information on yields, visit the REIV
website at reiv.com.au/property data

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John Kontek
R E A L

NE

E S T A T E

BALLAN

NG
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14 Lyon Place

NE

$635,000

COUNTRY CHARM 3193m

Quality, space and a touch of modern.


Comprises of 4 bedrooms all with BIRs and
the master having a WIR and an ensuite with
a shower, toilet and vanity. All bedrooms are
carpeted and offer ceiling fans. Ducted gas
heating and evaporative cooling. Two living
areas one a formal lounge and the other a
family room with external access to the veranda
and alfresco dining area. High ceilings, polished
hardwood floors, open fireplace, stand out
kitchen with quality appliances and ample
storage space. Outside the home is surrounded
by established manicured gardens and lawns,
a chicken run, a second shed/studio, plus a
separate garden shed.

NG
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Ph: 5368 1455


DALES CREEK
5 Acacia Avenue

$550,000

SPACE AND NATURE


If extra space and a touch of nature is what
youre chasing then look no further! This
4 bedroom plus study brick veneer home
is set on approximately 1 acre in the Dales
Creek Estate. All bedrooms offer BIRs with the
master having a WTR and an ensuite with a
large shower. The main bathroom provides
a separate shower and a corner spa. Formal
lounge with a second family room attached
to the open plan kitchen/dining area, with
the kitchen containing electric cooking a
dishwasher and buttlers pantry! Ducted
heating and cooling, internal access to the
SLUG.

BALLAN

BALLAN

$235,000

$340,000

16B Lay Street

LOOKING TO INVEST?
This well presented 2 bedroom unit offers BIRs
and carpet to both bedrooms, a bathroom
with a corner shower and a Europian laundry.
The lounge room offers rear yard access and
a reverse cycle air conditioner with a second
one in the kitchen/dining area. Stainless
steel appliances and gas cooking, with
instantaneous hot water system. Outside the
property you will find a small garden shed, a
water tank for the garden. Returning $1040
PCM as a rental investment and is the rear
unit in a complex of 2, with a private driveway
and private yard. If youre looking to down
size or invest then look no further!

Unit 1/27 Roch Court


AS NEW 2 BEDROOM UNIT
Set in a complex of only 3 units, this immaculate
front unit offers 2 bedrooms, the master having a
WIR and an ensuite including a shower, toilet and
vanity. The 2nd bedroom provides BIRs and the
family bathroom with a separate shower and bath
and a second separate toilet. The kitchen/dining
area is open plan with stainless steel appliances
including a gas cooktop, oven and a dishwasher,
with a large pantry for storage. Ducted gas heating
and down lights throughout, plus reverse cycle
air conditioning, a SLUG with remote access, an
access ramp to the rear yard and an enclosed front
veranda make this immaculate property perfect for
those looking to downsize to a low maintenance
property that is a stones throw to most amenities
that Ballan has to offer!

KORWEINGUBOORA

BEREMBOKE

$360,000

$850,000

Looking to escape to the country? This neat 3


bedroom plus study home is set on appx. half an
acre of matured gardens including fruit trees, nut
trees and a vegie patch. 3 bedrooms plus a study,
master with ensuite and WIR. Open plan with the
kitchen offering cook top, oven and dishwasher,
dining having a gas log fire. Ducted heating
throughout. Combined family bathroom/
laundry and separate toilet. Solar HWS. Rear
covered veranda, carport with cement flooring
and power and a separate 9 x 9M free standing
garage. 15 minutes from Daylesford, and just
over one hour from Melbourne, 10 minutes from
Western Freeway and fast rail network at Ballan.

Two bedroom double story home on approx 120


acres of undulating land with views as far as the
eye can see. Open plan kitchen/dining/ family
areas with a gas cook top and electric oven to the
kitchen and a combustion wood fire to the family
room. The laundry/ bathroom are combined with
a shower, toilet and vanity. Upstairs offers two
bedrooms, with the master bedroom featuring
polished hardwood timber flooring plus a sitting
and an ensuite. Plenty of shedding with a 12x9
garage with a 3x9 veranda, 4 bay and 1 bay
sheds, chicken shed and wood shed. 6 paddocks
with 4 dams. Crush, stockyards and loading
ramp. Property will be sold with stock on hand
and a large amount of farming equipment.

BALLAN

BALLAN

$695,000

$339,000

1670 BallanDaylesford Road


LIFESTYLE OPPORTUNITY

38 Inglis Street

OFFER D
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VADLURE

4 large bedrooms 3 with BIRs and the master


with a full ensuite including a double shower,
vanity and toilet and large walk in robe. Open
plan kitchen with gas stove, dishwasher and
double pantry compliments the dining area which
overlooks the landscaped gardens. Combustion
wood fire, reverse cycle split system and gas fire.
Family bathroom provides a separate shower, bath
and vanity, with the second toilet being separate.
Spacious laundry with direct access outdoors, 2
single lock up garages both with roller doors and a
separate large workshop / storage area under the
house with full power. The property has potential
for further sub-division S.T.C.A.

John Kontek
R E A L

B A L L A N

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK

E S T A T E

B A L L A N

37 Wallaby Track

SPACE AND SPECTACULAR VIEWS

19 Atkinson Street

SOLD

HOME SWEET HOME

This neatly presented brick veneer home is


set on approximately acre within walking
distance to all of towns amenities. Offers 3
bedrooms all with BIRs and carpet. Heating
via a gas heater which is located in the lounge
area. The kitchen dining area offers gas
cooking with vinyl floor coverings. Bathroom
with a separate shower and bath and the
laundry providing a storage cupboard.
Stepping outside onto your large rear
covered veranda you will find a free standing
SLUG with a remote roller door and neatly
established gardens which are all securely
enclosed with good fencing.

128 INGLIS STREET, BALLAN


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LEN SMITH

www.lensmith.com.au

REAL ESTATE

Location,
Stylish Townhouse
You Will Love It!

Position
Location,&You
Potential
Will Love
INSPECT
It!
SATURDAY

UNDER
OFFER
BACCHUS MARSH 1D Burbidge Drive

Securely located in a complex of four homes, this immaculate


townhouse offers stylish low maintenance living, just a short distance
away from bustling CBD. Open plan living combines lounge and dining
spaces with the sleek and glossy kitchen of which showcases quality
stainless steel appliances. Large charming rear and side courtyard that
is fully fenced. 3 bedrooms, each offering built in robes, (master with
full ensuite) remaining bedrooms are both perfectly positioned to the
ultra modern bathroom.

Inspect: By appointment
Price: $369,000
Len Smith: 0418 343 754
Web Id: -

BACCHUS MARSH 26 Grey Street

Within 150m of the Darley shopping hub, this comfortable brick


home offers exciting prospect. Traditional layout, internally it provides Inspect: Sat 11.00-11.30am
value adding potential for young families and seasoned renovators
to exercise their creative flair. High ceilings polished timber flooring,
flooded with natural light and North facing rear entertainment area; Price: $239,500
just some of the features this home has to offer.
Len Smith: 0418 343 754

Web Id: -

Location,
Blue chip
You
location
Will Love It!

Location
Location,
&You
Versatility
Will Love
- INSPECT
It!
SATURDAY

BACCHUS MARSH 51-61 Main Street

Forming an integral part of Bacchus Marshs rich heritage Banool


circa 1929 is a superb example of the architectural elegance of this era. Inspect: By appointment
Magnificently advantaged by a coveted North-East aspect displaying
glorious views overlooking the Bacchus Marsh Township, all within
walking distance to local amenities. Set on a significant allotment of
8890sqm or 2 acres plus, represents an exceptional opportunity for Price: $1,350,000
Len Smith: 0418 343 754
potential subdivisional development S.T.C.A.

Web Id: -

BACCHUS MARSH 4 Dugdale Street

Lorraine Circa 1914 is steeped in history. Architect designed and


standing for over 100 years. Impressive large block of 1325 sqm.
Spacious interior comprises of 4 bedrooms, master with ens & WIRs,
grand hallway entry with coved 3.6 metre ornate ceilings, formal
lounge, separate dining room, spacious family room adjoining to
timber kitchen and meals area. Prized location is only moments away
to Main Street Shopping, Bacchus Marsh Primary, Cafes/Restaurants,
and Railway Station offering easy access to Melbourne and or Ballarat.

S
RE
C
6A

Winning
Location,Combination
You Will Love It!

BACCHUS MARSH 49 Lerderderg Street

This 1930s craftsman bungalow meets 21st century modern


Australian living, couple this together with a sensational central Inspect: By appointment
location it creates a match made in real estate heaven. 3 Bedrooms.
2 Bathrooms (Including en-suite). Open Plan Living. High ceilings,
Polished timber floors. Double Garage. 900sqm block, just Price: $660,000
Len Smith: 0418 343 754
moments to Schools and Village Shopping Centre.
Web Id: -

MASONS VIEWS
ESTATE

Masons Views is only a short stroll to


the heart of the Bacchus Marsh town
centre. The estate is close to schools,
recreation reserves and playgrounds.
Only a short train ride into the
Melbourne CBD for commuters,
Bacchus Marsh is located mid-way
between Melbourne and Ballarat, in a
rich and fertile valley that consists of
orchards, market gardens and pastoral
fields. The town has a long history,
dating back to just before gold was
discovered in nearby Ballarat during
the mid 1850s. There is public transport
available at the end of the street and
the Bacchus Marsh train station is only
minutes away by car

Inspect: Sat 12.00-12.30pm


Price: $649,500
Len Smith: 0418 343 754
Web Id: -

Hows this for Location!

GREENDALE 105 Shuter Avenue

Presenting an unsurpassed opportunity to acquire a significant


parcel of land of approximately 6 acres in this premier Greendale
location. Un paralleled North facing aspect with excellent green
pastures, 2 paddocks, winter creek at rear of property, gently
sloping land, 5m x 4m lock up shed, water tank & trough. Excellent
choice for home site, 4kms Melb/Ballarat freeway, handy to
Greendale hotel/General store & School bus at the corner.

Inspect: By appointment
Price: $350,000
Len Smith: 0418 343 754
Web Id: -

Great Central Location

UNDER
OFFER

166 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh

Inspect: By appointment
BACCHUS MARSH Lot 1 Masons Views Estate
Great value here with this 600sqm block only minutes away from Price: $160,000
Primary Schools, Main Street Shops and Railway Station. Titles Len Smith: 0418 343 754
Web Id: expected shortly.

Phone: 5367 8128

Mobile: 0418 343 754

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Rayner

We put you rst

49 GLUEPOT ROAD, MORRISONS

16 WALSH STREET, BALLAN

AUCTION OPEN FOR INSPECTION

NEW LISTING - OPEN FOR INSPECTION

NEIGHBOUR BE GONE!

Set on 2.47 Acres (1Ha)


3 bedrooms
Separate bathroom with shower, vanity & bath
Rear enclosed porch, separate laundry, separate toilet
Shelter tress to front boundary, circular drive
Selection of smaller sheds, high secure fencing
Terms 10% Deposit Settlement 60 days or earlier by agreement

EARTHY CHARACTER IN TOWN

Auction: Saturday 19th March 2016


at 11:30am (On Site)
Inspect: Wed 9th March 4:004:30pm.
Thur 10th 4:004:45pm. Sat 12th
2:303:30pm. Sun 13th 1:302:00pm
Contact: Mark Dudley 0409 954 396
Email: mark@raynerrealestate.com.au

Private Sale: $320,000


Inspect: Sat 12th March 11:0011:30am
Contact: Mark Dudley 0409 954 396
Email: mark@raynerrealestate.com.au

OPEN FOR INSPECTION

OPEN FOR INSPECTION

NEW CONTEMPORARY HIGHEST QUALITY

Private Sale: $479,000


Inspect: Fri 11th March 11:3012:00pm
Contact: Rod Grant 0416 231 782
Email: rod@raynerrealestate.com.au

BALLAN RESIDENCE

Set on 20 Acres (Approx.)


4 Bedrooms, Master with walk through robes plus en-suite
Huge main bathroom, separate sunken lounge with cathedral ceilings
Stainless steel appliances, split system, ducted air, open fire, wood heater
Fenced tennis court
Stock yards, stock water troughs, selection of stock paddocks
Town water (off private line) plus water tanks

3 WALKERS LANE, MT EGERTON

80 MUDDY LANE, MYRNIONG

LOOKING GOOD ARDEN ESTATE

ITS MYRNIONG COUNTRY LIVING 1 ACRE (Approx.) BUILDING BLOCK 20 SPECIAL

558 m2
Easy walk to Township
Stage 2 Arden Estate
Ideal position
Easy walk to Station
Within walking distance to Schools & Shops

SOLD

Private Sale: $579,000


Inspect: By appointment
Contact: Mark Dudley 0409 954 396
Email: mark@raynerrealestate.com.au
Julie
Archon
0422 412 964

Mark
Davis
0458 224 405

132 Corner Inglis & Fisken Streets


Ballan

1 acre (Approx.)
Power
Town water
Crossover
Quiet location
Lovely views

Graeme
Rayner
0417 559 945

raynerrealestate.com.au

2A BALLAN-EGERTON RD, MT EGERTON

SOLD

Private Sale: $315,000


Inspect: By appointment
Contact: Mark Dudley 0409 954 396
Email: mark@raynerrealestate.com.au

Private Sale: $150,000


Inspect: By appointment
Contact: Rod Grant 0416 231 782
Email: rod@raynerrealestate.com.au
Melonie
Winch
0408 675 011

Magnificent block on scenic & ever popular Ballan side


of Mount Egerton.
Corner block of 8.094Ha (19.99 Acres).
Excellent grazing to front section
Light bush & scenic setting to rear
Dam, well fenced, power passing
Excellent privacy wind break to front boundary

SOLD

SOLD

Private Sale: $124,900


Inspect: By appointment
Contact: Mark Dudley 0409 954 396
Email: mark@raynerrealestate.com.au
Marcus
Rayner
0418 556 699

4 bedroom set on 2 acres (approx.)


Master has large walk in robe, en-suite with spa
Country timber kitchen
Main bathroom offers slate & timber
High ceilings, split system, central heating also fireplace
Excellent shedding

Private Sale: $715,000


Inspect: Sun 13th March 12:151:00pm
Contact: Mark Dudley 0409 954 396
Email: mark@raynerrealestate.com.au

13 WOODHOUSE COURT, BALLAN

209 BALLAN-GREENDALE RD, BALLAN

18 MCMAHON DRIVE, BALLAN

4 Bedroom home was designed for this 687m2 block


Main bedroom has huge walk in robe & stylish en-suite
9 Ceilings and 2340mm internal doors
900mm stove and range-hood, dishwasher
Gas ducted heating
Solar/gas HWS
Double garage and under roof alfresco decking

Light filled 3 bedroom with en-suite to master


Beautiful mud-brick feature wall
Wide front verandah
Open living
Huge Main bathroom/laundry
Located on a no through circuit Set on 990m2 block
Properties of character and this price range are increasingly hard to find

Adam
Tucci
0411 077 128

Mark
Dudley
0409 954 396

Rod
Grant
0416 231 782

5368 1057

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436 OLD WESTERN HWY, MYRNIONG

86 STONEHILL DRIVE, BACCHUS MARSH

AUCTION

ROSEBANK MYRNIONG

17.7 acres or 7.15 ha, mature trees and gardens surrounding homestead.
4 bedrooms, expansive open plan kitchen, dining and family room.
Original period features.
Wrap around veranda with timber decking.
Multiple shedding options.
Ducted heating and cooling and freestanding wood combustion heater.
Water tank, town water and large dam.
Undulating rear yard and paddocks beyond.

SHOWCASE OF STYLE AND SOPHISTICATION

Auction: Saturday 16th April at 12.00pm


Inspect: By appointment
Contact: Graeme Rayner 0417 559 945
Email: graeme@raynerrealestate.com.au

Private Sale: Contact agent


Inspect: By appointment
Contact: Melonie Winch 0408 675 011
Email: melonie@raynerrealestate.com.au

97 MAIN STREET, BACCHUS MARSH

15 SETON WAY, BACCHUS MARSH

THE HERITAGE EMPORIUM

UNIQUE FAMILY LIVING

Private Sale: $795,000


Inspect: By appointment
Contact: Graeme Rayner 0417 559 945
Email: graeme@raynerrealestate.com.au

Private Sale: $377,000


Inspect: By appointment
Contact: Mark Davis 0458 224 405
Email: mark.davis@raynerrealestate.com.au

A unique opportunity to purchase an iconic property in a prime location.


A totally refurbished piece of Bacchus Marsh History.
Title dimensions are 11.27m x 22.5m.
Suited to many types of enterprise, for those who have the air for innovation.
This property combines a striking faade combined with a very commercial position.
Inspect by appointment only.
Please ring Graeme Rayner 0417 559 945.

Marcus
Rayner
0418 556 699

175 Main Street


Bacchus Marsh

Julie
Archon
0422 412 964

Mark
Davis
0458 224 405

Melonie
Winch
0408 675 011

Immaculately presented with high quality features and fittings.


4 bedrooms, master with ensuite including spa and double vanity.
Formal Lounge, study, reading retreat, dining and living with gas log fire.
Gourmet kitchen, caesarstone benchtops, walk in pantry, twin, self cleaning ovens.
Triple sliding doors to alfresco area with low maintenance landscaped gardens and automated
watering system.
Double garage, ducted vacuum, monitored security system and alarm.

Beautifully presented 3 bedroom plus study.


Unique oorplan.
Master with walk in robe and ensuite with double vanity.
Central kitchen with ample bench space, and storage.
Large separate lounge.
Concreted outdoor pergola area.
Double remote garage with internal access.
Ducted heating.

Graeme
Rayner
0417 559 945

raynerrealestate.com.au

Adam
Tucci
0411 077 128

Mark
Dudley
0409 954 396

Rod
Grant
0416 231 782

5366 3600

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4 KEITH COURT, BACCHUS MARSH

13 MANOR STREET, BACCHUS MARSH

NEW LISTING - OPEN FOR INSPECTION

ROOM FOR EVERYONE!

Spacious home, quiet court location


4 bedrooms with built in robes, master with walk in robe and ensuite.
Study or parents retreat.
Two large living areas and well proportioned kitchen and meals zone.
Quality stainless stell appliances, large island bench and walk in pantry.
Double automatic Garage with internal access.
Water tank and gas heating.
Currently tenanted until May, with a weekly rental of $330.

WHEN LOCATION IS PARAMOUNT

Investors Dream currently returning $39,260 pa


4 separate 2 bedroom units (all on the one title)
Undercover parking for all units
Secure low maintenance courtyards
Ideal for renovators or investors alike.

Private Sale: $373,000


Inspect: Saturday 12th March 3.00pm-3.30pm
Contact: Adam Tucci 0411 077 128
Email: adam@raynerrealestate.com.au

Private Sale: $750,000


Inspect: By appointment
Contact: Graeme Rayner 0417 559 945
Email: graeme@raynerrealestate.com.au

26 DEWAR CRESCENT, BACCHUS MARSH

11/36 SOMERTON COURT, BACCHUS MARSH

OPEN FOR INSPECTION

SPACIOUS FAMILY LIVING

4 bedroom home, master with ensuite and double walk in robe.


Formal lounge, huge dining, family and large rumpus room.
Central kitchen with stainless steel appliances, large island bench and storage.
Quality fixtures and fittings throughout.
Ducted heating, split system airconditioning.
Double remote garage with internal access.
Neutral colour scheme.
Leafy private block.

Private Sale: $349,000


Inspect: Saturday 12th March 11.45am12.15pm
Contact: Mark Davis 0458 224 405
Email: mark.davis@raynerrealestate.com.au

Marcus
Rayner
0418 556 699

175 Main Street


Bacchus Marsh

Julie
Archon
0422 412 964

LOW MAINTENANCE- GREAT LIVE IN OR RENTAL


2 years old.
3 bedroom with ensuite and walk in robe to main.
Open plan kitchen, meals and family room.
Separate living, bathroom, laundry.
Single car garage.
Ducted gas heating, split system air conditioner.
Solar assisted gas hot water service.

Private Sale: $299,900


Inspect: By appointment
Contact: Graeme Rayner 0417 559 945
Email: graeme@raynerrealestate.com.au

Mark
Davis
0458 224 405

Melonie
Winch
0408 675 011

Graeme
Rayner
0417 559 945

raynerrealestate.com.au

Adam
Tucci
0411 077 128

Mark
Dudley
0409 954 396

Rod
Grant
0416 231 782

5366 3600

Email - news@themooraboolnews.com.au

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arbee real estate


OPEN FOR INSPECTION

OPEN FOR INSPECTION

Sat 12th March 11.00-11.30am

Sat 12th March 12.00-12.30pm

AUCTION: Saturday 2nd April @ 11.00am


OUTSTANDING LOCATION

Bacchus Marsh 12 Malcolm Street

AUCTION
5

Situated in premier location. 4 generous bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, separate living area


& dining room adjoining the kitchen, separate guest room/5th bedroom & study, as
well as an oversized double garage. All of this situated on a coveted 659sqm corner
allotment, only 160 metres to the Village Shopping Centre. Beautifully decorated
inside, freshly painted, new carpets & window furnishings. Entertain friends & family
in the beautiful tree covered courtyard off the kitchen or stroll 5 minutes to the
quality cafes and restaurants of Main Street Bacchus Marsh.
PID: 850345

OPEN FOR INSPECTION

Bacchus Marsh 10 Tate Street

Once in a lifetime opportunity to secure this magnificent picturesque 4.5


acre parcel of land. 3 bedroom weatherboard home in need of extensive
renovations. Creek frontage. Less than 5 minutes to Myrniong Primary School,
less than 10 minutes to Bacchus Marsh & within an hour to Ballarat, Geelong
& Melbourne. All it needs is your imagination to restore it to its former glory.
PID: 845591

ASKING $649,000

Bacchus Marsh 30 Condons Lane

Approximately 6 acres with town water & less than 3 km from the Main Street. Very
comfortable 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom, formal lounge & adjoining dining room, spacious
kitchen/meals area, family bathroom and separate toilet. Wood heater in the lounge
& reverse cycle split systems in both the lounge & the main bedroom. Bungalow/craft
room with a sink & additional toilet on the back of a double garage with adjoining 4 car
carport/pergola with roll down blinds. 2 large sheds, several tanks, chook pen,
and landscaped gardens around the house and 2 paddocks.
PID: 846996

Sat 12th March 11.00-11.30am

ASKING $495,000

Myrniong 539 Greendale-Myrniong Rd

HOBBY FARM CLOSE TO TOWN

OPEN FOR INSPECTION

Sat 12th March 12.00-12.30pm

FANTASTIC FAMILY LIVING

4.5 ACRES

SOLD

This lovely home has instant appeal for the big family. On a 880m block this house
features 4 bed plus study, formal lounge, rumpus & meals area. Huge master
bedroom with full ensuite & fantastic kitchen with an island bench & S/S appliances.
In total 30sqs are yours to enjoy including a big double garage with internal access to
house & externally landscaped gardens & ponds, plus a fiberglass in ground pool for
the kids to enjoy, rain water tank, 2x vegie gardens, garden shed. There is also
ducted heating & cooling for year-round comfort.
PID: 798965

CLOSE TO TOWN, GREAT VIEWS

ASKING $379,000

Bacchus Marsh 49 Connor Street

Great family home in terrific location within walking distance of Main Street and with
fantastic views across town. 3 bedrooms, master with BIR and full ensuite, large
lounge, spacious meals area, kitchen with gas stove, rangehood & dishwasher. Gas
ducted heating and 2 x reverse cycle split system air conditioners for cooling. The
double garage has a rolladoor front and back. Elevated rear deck area with views off
the meals area. Great clean under house storage area. Walk to Main Street
shops via walk way through Madden estate.
PID: 850219

PRIVATE TOWNHOUSE LIVING

ASKING $359,000

Bacchus Marsh 3/13 Powlett St

Brand new townhouse with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Spacious open plan


kitchen/meals/living area & a double garage with direct access inside. Low
maintenance quality property. Fitted with ducted heating throughout & split system
a/c in the living room. Quality fixtures & fittings and private decked courtyard off
the family room. Located in a quiet street, within walking distance to Maddingley
Park, Railway Station, Secondary College & Grammar School.

PID: 840680

ING
NEW LIST

IDEAL INVESTMENT UNIT

Bacchus Marsh 2/38 Grey Street

ASKING $235,000

This neat and tidy 2 bedroom unit is perfectly suited to the investor looking to add
to their portfolio. Rear unit of 2, you have a large lounge, meals area adjacent
to the full size kitchen, 2 bedrooms both with BIRs, separate bathroom and
toilet, laundry, single garage and good sized backyard with garden shed. Close
to shopping centre, doctors and a bus stop nearby this is an ideal opportunity.
Excellent long term tenant who would be keen to stay on.

PID: 851742

OPEN FOR INSPECTION

Bacchus Marsh 3/7-9 Fredrick St

Built with quality and style this 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom townhouse will suit
the most fastidious buyer. Tiled entry leads to formal lounge and the adjacent
polished timber staircase. Spacious tiled meals area and kitchen with island
bench, s/s appliances, dishwasher, stone bench tops. Master bedroom with
ens & WIR, family bathroom complete with corner spa & bedrooms 2 & 3 with
double BIRs. Ducted heating & evap cooling, double garage with remote
door, a fully landscaped front yard & spacious backyard.
PID: 831450

Daryl Gould
0409 233 157

Bacchus Marsh 6/20 Simpson St

In the much sought after Simpson Street, this beautifully presented 2 bedroom
unit comes highly recommended. Large lounge, excellent kitchen and meals
area, heating and cooling for year round comfort. Bathroom with bath, shower
and vanity, separate laundry and WC. There is a private carport and neat
backyard. This unit is ideal for those looking to downsize or invest close to Main
Street and Village Shopping Centre.

PID: 851257

LIFESTYLE SOME ONLY DREAM OF ASKING $628,500

Bacchus Marsh 16 Smiths Lane

Set on just over 3 acres spacious & beautifully presented 3 bedroom home is light,
bright & well designed. Will appeal to families wanting a bit of room to spread out. 3
generous sized bedrooms, master with an ens & WIR. Open plan family, meals with
a large well equipped kitchen. Upstairs studio & study/4th bedroom with balcony. 2
outdoor entertaining areas. Heating & cooling. Established mini orchard. 2 substantial
sheds 18m x 7.5m & 12m x 7.5m. Equestrian area with all weather yard. Secure
dog kennels. 2 points of access. Sensational views.
PID: 835141

Sat 12th March 1.30-2.00pm

ASKING $339,000

ASKING $275,000

OPEN FOR INSPECTION

Sat 12th March 10.00-10.30am

TOWNHOUSE LIVING AT ITS BEST

IMMACULATE UNIT, GREAT LOCATION

Bob Gunnell
0417 566 951

140 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh

12 ACRES, WATER FRONTAGE!

ASKING $840,000

Exford 55 Weir Road

Approximately 12 acre property with frontage to Melton Reservoir and


magnificent views along the waterway. Featuring a spacious well established
5 bedroom, 2 bathroom home with 2 living areas, wood heater in the lounge &
an a/c in the kitchen/meals family room. Externally you have numerous sheds
& aviaries, 3 dams, pumping rights from the reservoir, several paddocks & a
full length veranda. In a secluded area but only a short drive to Melton
or Bacchus Marsh & within easy commute to Melbourne.
PID: 831923

Peter Leonard
0429 671 990

Ph 5367 2333

Steve Creese
0475 888 101

GREAT FAMILY HOME

ASKING $419,000

Bacchus Marsh 82 Underbank Blvd

In Underbank Estate is this lovely family home on approx. 715m with 5 bedrooms & 3
bathrooms. The master bedroom has WWC, ensuite and WIR. 3 living areas include
a big lounge, formal dining room & great family room with woodstove looking onto
covered & decked courtyard & BBQ area. Quality features throughout include quality
WWC & tiles. Vertical blinds & drapes, ceilings fans & ducted heating. Brick double
garage with rolladoors, paved driveway & all gardens are done.
PID: 788409

Ian McDonald
5367 2333

real people
working in
real proper ty

www.arbeerealestate.com.au

Email - news@themooraboolnews.com.au 

The Moorabool News 8 March, 2016 Page 23

arbee
real estate
Due to overwhelming demand for rental properties in the area
we desperately need more quality properties for lease. If you
are looking for an investment or have a property you would like
managed, call the friendly and experienced team at
Arbee real estate Professionals on 5367 2333

PotentiAl inveStMent oPPortunitieS


1/45 Connor Street, Bacchus Marsh

1/21 Fredrick Street, Bacchus Marsh

5/16 Simpson Street, Bacchus Marsh

3/21 Fredrick Street, Bacchus Marsh

3 BedrooMS - $314,000
rent - $320pw

3 BedrooMS - $339,000
rent - $330pw

2 BedrooMS - $269,500
rent - $260pw

3 BedrooMS - $339,000
rent - $330pw

1 Shea Street, Bacchus Marsh

3 BedrooMS - $250,000
rent - $250pw

4/11-15 Silverdale dve, Bacchus Marsh

3 BedrooMS - $299,000
rent - $320pw

2/38 Grey Street, Bacchus Marsh

6/20 Simpson Street, Bacchus Marsh

2 BedrooMS - $235,000
rent - $220pw

* Rental returns are estimates only

140 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh


5367 2333 www.arbeerealestate.com.au

2 BedrooMS - $275,000
rent - $260pw

Email - news@themooraboolnews.com.au

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LOCAL TRADE
& BUSINESS
DIRECTORY
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ELECTRICIAN

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FENCING

A 2B EARTHWORKS
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EXCAVATION

All types of fencing Retaining walls


Driveways Tree/Waste Removal
Post holes & footings Horse Arenas
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Dams Redgum Firewood
No job too small. Reliable service and competitive rates.

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Phone Andrew 0439 681 120

Phone Mick 0429 681 139

KENNELS

LANDSCAPING

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Dog & Cat Boarding Spacious Pens & Large Exercise Areas
Special Needs Catered for Affordable Rates No Hidden Extras
Discount for Seniors (Except Peak) Inspection Welcome

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Master Painter & Decorator


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Complete Handyman & property maintenance service
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New and used parts for


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Vehicles wanted Free pickup.


Ph: (03) 5368 2888

26 HADDON DRIVE BALLAN 3342

PAVING

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WARREN PAVING

White Industries
Plumbing

Brick Driveways
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Brick Letterboxes/BBQs
Patios
Garages & Sheds
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Ph: 5369 5239
Mob: 0411 263 736
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Reg. No. 52523


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Drain Cleaning Tap Washers
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PH: 5368 2640

PLUMBING

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BALLAN PLUMBING PTY LTD

LEETE PLUMBING SERVICES


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GUTTERS & DOWN PIPES
HOT WATER SERVICE
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TRENCHING

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Krystel Kleer ADV 5000 treatment plant


Septic tanks installation and problem solving
General Plumbing Pump sales and service
Hot water sales and installation
Come visit us at our retail shop

155 Inglis Street BALLAN

Phone: 03 5368 1036


Email: ballan.plumbing@netconnect.com.au
www.ballanplumbing.com.au

SEPTIC CLEANING
Septic Tank
Ivers
Cleaning
Liquid
Service
Grease Traps Waste
Septic Tanks
Triple Interceptors
Industrial Waste
Hayden Ivers
Mob: 0419 400 025
Ph: (03) 5367 3016

TOWING
BALLAN AND
DISTRICT TOWING
Including accident towing

SEPTIC CLEANING
Burglar Liquid
Waste

Prompt & Efcient 7 Day Service


Competent Trained Operators
Stringent Hygiene Standards

Darryl: 0418 363 030

TOWN PLANNERS

PH: 0427 502 760


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Renovations Bathroom Kitchens


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-VACC Accredited -All work guaranteed


-Courtesy Car available by appointment
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TRANSPORT

Title Boundary Surveys


Adverse Possession and
Title Application Surveys
Subdivisions
Feature and Contour Plans

JAMES WALSH

Licensed Surveyor
Tel: 0427 847 930
Email: ajwalsh@mmnet.com.au

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TREE REMOVAL &


STUMP GRINDING
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SPECIALISTS

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Wastewater
Systems
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and Installation
of Wastewater
Treatment Systems
155 Inglis St, Ballan
Ph: 5368 2410

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LOCAL CLASSIFIEDS
STONEMASON

FUNERALS

CLAIRVOYANT

WILSON
MEMORIALS

CLAIRVOYANT
TAROT READINGS

DEATH NOTICE
NEWMAN, Geoffrey
Ballan Golf Club
members wish to send
our sincere condolences
to Michael Newman,
family and friends on
the passing
of his father.

MN02304G2

STONEMASONS
BALLARAT
& All District Cemeteries

Headstones & Monuments


All Memorial Works

Ph 5335 8074 Fax 5336 2669


814 Latrobe St Ballarat, 3350
Also Stone Benchtops
www.wilsonmemorials.com.au
info@wilsonmemorials.com.au

100% ACCURATE
Phone Marlene

0409 445 287

FOR SALE

Oaten Hay
Small squares
$10
per bale
(inc gst)
0417 314 603

Email - news@themooraboolnews.com.au

Classified ad bookings close 12PM Friday.


Bookings on (03) 5368 1966 or by email
sales@themooraboolnews.com.au
Email must include full contact details or
advertisement cannot be placed.
DOCUMENT DESIGN

WANTED TO BUY

DOCUMENT
DESIGNS

CASH WOOL
BUYER

Need a Resume
Looking for a Business
Plan OR Web Page
Contact Janine
Mob: 0431 489 569
Email:
janine@documentdesigns.net
www.documentdesigns.net

Shed clean ups


We come to you
Contact Andrew Clarke
0409 511 739
AK Logistics Pty Ltd

SITUATIONS VACANT

EMPLOYMENT

EMPLOYMENT

POSITIONS VACANT

Joiner / Woodworker

Get fit and earn $$$


WALKERS
WANTED
To deliver catalogues
and newspapers in:
BACCHUS MARSH
Call Sue
0419 383 067

Casual cook or
caf person
Required to work
weekends, daytime
only, must have
experience.
Phone John
0431 780 351

GREENS KEEPER
Ballan Golf Club is seeking a permanentpart time Greens Keeper.
Duties include, fairway mowing, rough
cutting, hole replacement, weed spraying
and cutting of greens with other general
duties as required.
Previous experience essential. Please send application to:
Secretary, Ballan Golf Club,
PO Box 90, Ballan VIC 3342;
or email: lesmartin1946@southernphone.com.au
Remuneration package disclosed at interview.
Applications close on 14th March 2016.

Paarhammer Windows
are looking for a joiner /
wood worker to join their
growing team.
Full time position for
motivated person,
excellent environment.
For info please call
Tony on 5368 1999

BEREAVEMENT

FOR SALE

POSITIONS VACANT

HOWARD, William (Bill Crasher)


06-09-29 02-02-16
We would like to thank family and friends, for their expression
of sympathy, cards, flowers, phone calls, visits, and attendance
at Bills funeral.
A special thanks for the care given by Dr. Greg Malcher and
all staff at Lumeah Lodge, Daylesford, and also to Alicia,
Andrew and Bruce from Vereys Funerals.
Please accept this as a personal thank you.
Your thoughtfulness will never be forgotten.
- Beverley, Robert, Julie, Karen and families

FRESH VEGETABLES
Mt Egerton
Beetroot, Marrow, Tomato, Egg Plant
Carrots, Parsnip, Squash, Zucchini
Cucumber, Koharbi, Lettuce, Capsicum
Honey & Preserves
Cnr Gordon/Egerton Rd & McIntosh Lane
5368 9476
0408 778 680

Bacchus Marsh
Farm Maintenance
/ Farm
Genetics Australia is Australias leading artificial breeding centre and
the leading supplier of eliteHand
genetics to the Australian dairy and beef
industry.

DEATH NOTICE

POSITIONS VACANT

FREEMAN, David
Sadly passed away on 2 March 2016.
Loving husband and father to Anne,
Anthony and Christopher.
Father-in-law to Patricia and Sarah.
Adored Pop to Xavier and Sienna.
The family would like to thank everyone for their
kind wishes, thoughts, flowers, cards and phone
calls.

FUNERALS

PAT CASHIN

FUNERALS
1114 Doveton St. Nth,
Ballarat

Ph: 5333 3911


All Hours

Full seartveicceost
at moder

Account Manager
The Victorian Country Press Association (VCPA)
is a leading member services organisation
representing 89 regional newspapers.
Our Regional newspapers have a long-standing
history of keeping readers up to date on local
issues, representing the voice of the community.
Readers trust them as the local authority,
delivering relevant and factual news updates.
We now have available an exciting opportunity for a high driven and
team oriented Account Manager to join our Sales team based in
Flemington, Melbourne. The purpose of this role is to identify new
sales opportunities as well as building existing relationships to develop
the account/client base. The successful candidate will take to market
innovative and creative customer based sales solutions that will grow
revenue and market share.
This role offers the perfect development opportunity for the career driven
individual who is passionate about forging their media sales career.
To be successful in this role you will have proven experience in a media
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If you feel you have the skills to excel in this role please send a copy
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Farm Maintenance / Farm Hand

Bacchus Marsh

Applications are invited for the position of Farm Maintenance / Farm


Hand on our Parwan Park property in Bacchus Marsh. The position
involves general maintenance and repair of farm equipment, machinery
Genetics
Australias
the leading
supplier of
andAustralia
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well asleading
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bull and
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are invited for
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will
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to have a/ Farm
positive
and Park
property in Bacchus Marsh. The position involves general maintenance and repair of farm
a
willingness
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learn.
Welding
and
fabrication
skills
are
a
must.
An
equipment, machinery and facilities as well as farm duties, including bull handling, feeding,
agricultural
background
or experience relative to the position would be
animal
husbandry and
semen collection.
preferred but is not essential, as on-the-job training will be provided.
The successful applicant will need to have a positive attitude and a willingness to learn.
Ability
to communicate
and work within
a team
is absolutely
Welding
and fabrication
skills areeffectively
a must. An agricultural
background
or experience
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a team on
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For aAbility
position
descriptioneffectively
please contact
Karen
5367 3888
or
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position
description please contact Karen Davies on 5367 3888 or email
kdavies@genaust.com.au.
kdavies@genaust.com.au.
Applications detailing qualifications and experience should be marked
Applications
detailingand
qualifications
and to:
experience
be marked
confidential
and
confidential
addressed
Karen should
Davies,
Genetics
Australia,
addressed to: Karen Davies, Genetics Australia, PO Box 195, Bacchus Marsh, Vic., 3340.
PO Box 195, Bacchus Marsh, Vic., 3340.
th
Applications
close Friday
March
2016.
Applications
close18Friday
18th
March 2016.

Myrniong District
Rainfall Report
February 2016 rainfall
Total for the year 2016

8.1 millimetres
50.3 millimetres

February 2015 rainfall


67.2 millimetres
Total at same time last year 140.4 millimetres

Pykes Creek Reservoir

The dam and reservoir are located on a tributary


of the Werribee River and impound 22,119 ML of
water when full, as seen in the picture above

Western Water Report Reservoir levels


Pykes Creek Reservoir at 29 Feb 2016 32.3%
Water level this time last year
64.5%

Sport

Email - news@themooraboolnews.com.au 

Ballan Golf Club

The Moorabool News 8 March, 2016 Page 27

Gold is goal

Results - Week ending Saturday 5 March


Wednesday - Stableford
Winner - Bob Arklay 35 points, R/up Rod Caithness 34
points on c/b from Chris Tudor and Victor Buttigieg.
Magpie - 14th Chris Tudor
NTPs - 12th Bob Arklay, 15th Michael Di Fiore.
Saturday- Stroke - Monthly Medal
A Grade - Winner of Medal Rod Caithness 67-11-56,
R/up John McLeod 65-7-58.
B Grade -Winner Michael Di Fiore 73-16-57,
R/upBarry Sims72-14-58.
C Grade - Winner Len Killender 82-23-59,
R/up Greg McAloon 82-23-60.
NTPs - 2nd Frank Raffaele, 12th Nick Sims,
15th John McLeod.
Magpies - 14thBarry Sims, 18thTravis Toohey.

Ballan Tennis

Results Junior Pennant


C Grade
C4 Ballan Black20/2 defMeredith 19/2.
Emmanuelle Vincent, Zeb Vincent, Lauren Bertoncello,
Angus Pike, Ethan Owens.
C4 Ballan Blue 24/4def Napoleons 12/0.
Nicholas Davis, Annalese Young, Daniel Mulgrew,
Charli-Anne Mulgrew.
C3Ballan20/3 def Warrenheip 17/1.
Ben Conroy, Rachel Young, Prathic Sundaram,
Jamie-Lee Speakman.
C2Ballandef Ross Creek.
Ethan Bertoncello, Adam Furlong, Ben Campey,
Luke Hallett, Guy ASpeculo.
BGrade
Ballan Black34/4def Ballan Blue20/2.
(Black) Lachlan Furlong, Lachlan Conlan, Connor McLeod,
Owen Robertson, Joel Bertoncello.
(Blue)Lachlan Owens, Benjamin Davis, Mitchell Furlong,
Nicholas Jennings, Emily Tabb

By Jessica Howard

Hat-trick is on

Ballan Bowling Club


By Scot Nicholson

2nd Semi Final


Division 9 v Victoria
For the third straight season Ballan has progressed into the
Division 9 Grand Final.
After gaining an early lead at afternoon tea, Ballan never
looked back and emerged a seven-shot winner over Victoria.
Alan Love and John Ellery had winning teams on the day,
triumphant by 11 and seven-shots respectively.
Paul McNaughtons rink was out played in the second half
of the contest to fall short by 11-shots.
Ballan manager Eddy Pitcher said the 70-63 victory was just
enough to slide past their opponents.
We were adequate today and there are areas of our game
that Victoria exposed. Its going to take something extra
special to seal the deal in the grand final. Pitcher said.
Whoever we face in the decider will obviously be
deserving of their spot and we have the utmost respect for
the remaining sides in the finals series.
Ballan now has a week off to game plan for the biggest match
on the bowls calendar.
The winner of next weeks preliminary final between
Victoria and Beaufort Golf will face-off against Ballan for the
premiership.

There are some things that


are just worth fighting for,
and a spot in the Australian
Youth Boxing Titles is definitely one of them.
17-year-old Dylan Mallia
will step back into the ring
this May, where he will take
on the nations best young
boxers.
The Bacchus Marsh resident earned his spot in the
national competition after
claiming the youth heavyweight state title in February.
The victory, which was his
second Victorian title fight to
date, saw him win the first
round in less than two minutes by technical knockout.
Mallia will now travel to the
Gold Coast to represent his
state and says he is ready to
take the top honour.
Im going for gold, nothing less. No one will beat
me, Im so confident and Im
performing at my very best,
he said.
If successful, Mallia will go
on to represent Australia at
the 2016 ABIA Youth World
Boxing Championships to be
held in Russia.
To secure my spot would

mean everything to me, he


said.

Unfortunately, I lost by
a split decision last year in
the trials to go to the Commonwealth Youth Games.
I thought I had won and it
really hurt watching some
of my teammates go over, so
making the world championship team is my number
one goal.

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CANCERJune 22-July 22
Avoid shortcuts in any task, no matter how seemingly
trivial. Surprise guests make for an eventful weekend. If
travelling with a companion, compromise is important.

Stars & Puzzles


LEOJuly 23-August 22

A little bit of luck comes your way and your morale soars.
If involved in a debate, stick to familiar topics. People in
high places are observing your style and creative flair.
VIRGOAugust 23-September 22

QUICK PUZZLE

ARIESMarch 21-April 20

Small jobs can balloon into major projects. You could be


assuming a role of vast responsibility. The key is to set
up effective systems. Avoid playing matchmaker this
week.
TAURUSApril 21-May 22

You find relatives generous with their advice, if not their


financial support. Your intuitive powers are potent. If
tackling new problems, work with established solutions.
GEMINIMay 23-June 21

6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
12.
15.
17.
19.
20.

ACROSS
Be called (4,3,4)
Ache (4)
Number (8)
Outhouse (6)
Communication (6)
Tickets (6)
Pickle (6)
Inspector (8)
Off (4)
Famous explorer
(7,4)

NO. 8946

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
11.
13.
14.
15.
16.
18.

DOWN
Drug (8)
Attitude (6)
Plant (6)
Section (4)
Harsh (6)
Brag (5)
Herb (8)
Counsel (6)
Oscilliate (6)
Jump (6)
Board (5)
Enthralled (4)

CRYPTIC PUZZLE
ACROSS
6. What planted suspicion in the mind of the caged bird?
(4,2,5). 7. As I left, back she came (4). 8. Whispered
Take the money outside (8). 9. Looked at a traffic light
on the street (6). 10. Does dances (6). 12. Its eyed at
the dressmakers (6). 15. In withdrawing the students
do the wrong thing (6). 17. Hullaballoo about some VIP?
(3,5). 19. The beach is small as well (4). 20. Dos it determine who gets the part? (7,4).
DOWN
1. Went off, having made ones views known to the salesman (8). 2. Curtsied to, but was cut (6). 3. Notice the
hole coming (6). 4. The end of the cask (4). 5. Rising,
stands right in the way (6). 6. Move his out a foot (5). 11.
I am getting the job - or someone pretending t be me?
(8). 13. Showw the note to the man (6). 14. Bring out
and find lice crawling on it (6). 15. Promise to get the
record back, having the advantage (6). 16. Hell open
up for the doctor (5). 18. Ones out in front (4).

This could be an upbeat week socially, but be sure to


keep your calendar up to date. Spontaneous travel is
featured, along with opportunities for reconcilliation.
Stay informed of current happenings.

CANCERJune 22-July 22
Avoid shortcuts in any task, no matter how seemingly
trivial. Surprise guests make for an eventful weekend. If
travelling with a companion, compromise is important.

CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS
Across - 6, Seed of doubt. 7, L-I-sa (rev.). 8, Brea-thed. 9, St-a-red. 10, Twists. 12, Needle. 15, Pu-pils (rev.).
17, Big noise. 19, S-and. 20, Casting vote.
Down - 1, Rep-aired. 2, Bobbed. 3, Ad-vent. 4, Butt.
5,S-tr-eet (rev.). 6, Shi-ft. 11, Im-post-or. 13, E-Vince.
14, Elic-it. 15, PL-edge. 16, Lance. 18, Nose (anag.)

QUICK SOLUTIONS
Across - 6, Caledonian. 8, Acre. 9, Stop. 10, Otter. 11,
Less. 12, Transform. 16, Overstate. 20, Flea. 22, Melon.
23, Meek. 24, Kiwi. 25, Specialty.
Down - 1, Master. 2, Respond. 3, Got off. 4, Bitter. 5,
Snarl. 7, Cross. 13, One. 14, Stumble. 15, Plain. 17,
Velvet. 18, Rancid. 19, Treaty. 21, Amiss.

QUICK SOLUTIONS
Across - 6, Bear the name. 7, Pain. 8, Ninteen. 9, Stable. 10, Letter. 12, Passes. 15, Scrape. 17, Overseer.
19, Away. 20, Captain Cook.
Down - 1, Cannabis. 2, Stance. 3, Fennel. 4, Part. 5,
Severe. 6, Boast. 11, Tarragon. 13, Advice. 14, Seesaw.
15, Spring. 16, Plank. 18, Rapt.

CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS
Across - 6, Bad fortune. 8, Ac-he. 9, Wear. 10, Wails
(Wales). 11, Hash (ash). 12, Fo-undress. 16, Con-strain.
20, Beef. 22, Late-R. 23, Post. 24, I-dea(R). 25, Stiff
price.
Down - 1, Make do. 2, A-f-front. 3, Drawer. 4, Pupils. 5,
L-eash. 7, C-hose. 13, E-on. 14, Prepa-re. 15, Weedy.
17, O-btai-n. 18, Strif-E. 19, Inse-C-t. 21, Flash.

LIBRASeptember 23-October 22

Older relatives respond to your consideration. Routine


chores are anything but routine this week. Recruit the
help of youngsters, they could be of more help then you
imagine. The weekend favours spontaneous outings and
visits.
SCORPIOOctober 23-November 21

The focus this week is on family. You can learn much


from talking to older relatives and spend enjoyable hours
leafing through family albums.
SAGITTARIUSNovember 22-December 22

This is the time for launching a diet or enforcing a budget.


Your self control is unusually strong and there is a worthy
goal to work toward. Your social life perks up noticeably.
CAPRICORNDecember 23-January 20

Prepare for changing moods of friends - changes in


scenery if travelling to unfamiliar places and changes in
the workplace. Your writing talents are sharp. Why not
record your observations?
AQUARIUSJanuary 21-February 19

Career ideas show signs of promise, but dont reveal them


until they are ready for presentation. This week sees you
taking a key role in a community event. An opportunity
may open for earning spare cash.

LEOJuly 23-August 22

PISCESFebruary 20-March 20
Remote travel ideas may be realized by the end of the
week. Dont hesitate to ask questions, its the only way
you will get the answers.

VIRGOAugust 23-September 22

BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK


You are confident, proud, bright, cheerful and warmhearted. You tend to be a show-off and can be
domineering. Although friendships is the theme, a lifelong
union may be forged sooner than later.

A little bit of luck comes your way and your morale soars.
If involved in a debate, stick to familiar topics. People in
high places are observing your style and creative flair.
Little difficulties can disturb you more than they should
- yet you respond well to tremendous challenges. Creative
ventures may prove more profitable in the long term.
LIBRASeptember 23-October 22
Older relatives respond to your consideration. Routine
chores are anything but routine this week. Recruit the
help of youngsters, they could be of more help then you
imagine. The weekend favours spontaneous outings and
visits.

SUDOKU

SCORPIOOctober 23-November 21
NUMBER
GAME
The focus this week is on family. You can learn much

from talking to older relatives and spend enjoyable hours


ANSWER
leafing through
family BELOW
albums.
SAGITTARIUSNovember 22-December 22

This is the time for launching a diet or enforcing a budget.


Your self control is unusually strong and there is a worthy
goal to work toward. Your social life perks up noticeably.
CAPRICORNDecember 23-January 20

Prepare for changing moods of friends - changes in


scenery if travelling to unfamiliar places and changes in
the workplace. Your writing talents are sharp. Why not
record your observations?
AQUARIUSJanuary 21-February 19

SOLUTIONS - CROSSWORD NO. 8945

Little difficulties can disturb you more than they should


- yet you respond well to tremendous challenges. Creative
ventures may prove more profitable in the long term.

Career ideas show signs of promise, but dont reveal them


until they are ready for presentation. This week sees you
taking a key role in a community event. An opportunity
may open for earning spare cash.

PISCESFebruary 20-March 20
Remote travel ideas may be realized by the end of the
week. Dont hesitate to ask questions, its the only way
you will get the answers.

BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK


You are confident, proud, bright, cheerful and warmhearted. You tend to be a show-off and can be
domineering. Although friendships is the theme, a lifelong
union may be forged sooner than later.

SOLUTIONS - CROSSWORD NO. 8946

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Sport

The Moorabool News 8 March, 2016 Page 29

Bacchus Marsh Little Athletics

The Centre held their final


meet on Saturday morning
prior to Championship Day.
In humid conditions, athletes
recorded some wonderful
results.
The athletes are
certainly looking prepared
and ready for some excellent
competition at the Centre
Championships. The Under
15 & 16 athletes enjoyed their
final Club meet, dressing up
in a Cartoon Character Theme.
This Saturday the Centre
will be conducting their end

Under 15 & 16 athletes dressed as Cartoon Characters.

of season Championship
Day at Masons Lane. The
first event will commence
at 8.30am.
Athletes must
arrive and register their
attendance with their Team
Manager by 8.15am. Medals
will be presented to the first 3
placegetters in all final events.

Championship events will


conclude at approximately
2.30pm. All athletes, families
and guests will then join
together for the official
Centre presentations. Club
presentations will then follow
in Club team areas.
Championship Day Program
and further information can
be found at www.bacchus
marshlittleathletics.org.au

Ballan Cricket Club

Ballan 1st XI
Ballan 10/177 lost Buninyong 10/233
Ballan 2nd XI
Ballan 7/229 lost Ballarat Fire
Brigade 5/232
Under 16s
Ballan 8/166 def Golden
Point Blue 9/126
Batting - J McGregor 51 ret,
D Graham 50 ret, L Penn 24,
J Crowe 15
Bowling - J McGregor 7.33-6/8, R Ranieri 6-1-1/14, J
Crowe 8-3-1/19, S Dehnert
7-1-1/25
Great win by the boys due
to some great catching and
bowling that turned around
what looked like certain defeat. The boys will now play
in the grand final next week.
Under 12s
Eynesbury Black 77 lost Ballan 6/102
Batting - K Heafield 10 no, M
Popple 7 no, V Weatherhead
7 no, C Gates 13
Bowling - V Weatherhead
3-2-1/2, M Popple 4-2-2/8, J
Horan 3-0-1/8, J Jarvis 3-1-1/5
Ballan put in an excellent
performance with the bat
and the ball; they made 69
runs in their second set of 20
overs and made 102 in total.
Ballan will now go through
to their first ever Grand final.

Jack Jarvis bowling in the U12s Semi Final and progressing to the Grand
Final next week.

Justin Cameron fending off a rising delivery for the C Graders.

Jack McGregor took 6 wickets for 8 runs after scoring 51 n.o. with the bat,
then followed up with 26 runs for the seniors.

Jack Crowe takes a catch, claiming the last wicket to seal their place in next
weeks U16 Grand Final. Photos Chris Thom

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Sport

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Sulky Snippets
By LEN BAKER
Rockbank
trainer/driver
Allan McDonough made the
long trip to Swan Hill a profitable one on Tuesday March
1, when speedy Union Guy/
Classy Dream 6-Y-0 gelding
Classy Guy scored in the
Pace for C4 to C7 class over
2240 metres.

Long Forest pair Andy &


Kate Gath were victorious
with ex-Kiwi 4-Y-0 Bettors
Delight/Tamarind gelding
Our Jabari, in the third heat
of the rich Northern Region
Championship for C1 & C2
class over 2240 metres ar
Swan Hill, leading all of the
way from the pole to easily
account for One Golden Day
which trailed by 2.7 metres.
Speedy Love finished third
after following the pair. The
mile rate 1-59.3.

Meltons Lance Justice was


successful in the Pace for
C1 class over 1609 metres
at Cranbourne on Monday
with former Kiwi 6-Y-0 Lis
Mara/La Bella Donna gelding Aloha Don Ho.
Trapped wide from gate
four, Aloha Don eventually
worked to cross the pacemaker Real Elegance with
a circuit to travel, scoring
comfortably from a deathseating Frank The Duck and
Pas Mate (three back the
markers). The mile rate 1-57.
Another Melton winner of
the program was Muscle
Mass/Pepperell
Dargent
gelding Scratch It for Beau
Tindale in the Trotters Mobile for T0 & T1 class over
2080 metres with Craig
Demmler in the sulky.
Maree and John Caldow
snared the Blue Hills Rise
3-Y-0 Pace over 1609 metres
at Cranbourne with Rocknroll Hanover/Vixen Hanover gelding Aguante who
outstayed his rivals after
racing in the open from gate
four, acoounting for Reclu-

sive (one/two) and Christian Major which trailed the


weakening leader Spunkyola. The mile rate 2-00.8.
The Attard brothers Julian,
William and Joe provided
the quinella in the first race
of the season for Two Year
Old Trotters the Trotters
Handicap over 1660 metres
at Kilmore on Thursday
when The Spanyen defeated
Ten Spanners in a mile rate
of 2-09.8.
Bred, raced and trained by
William (Bill), The Spanyen
a gelded son of Blissful Hall
and Yentis Girl showing perfect manners from a second
line draw was able to assume control running into
the first bend when both
leaders galloped.
Rated to perfection, The
Spanyen was tackled by Ten
Spanners approaching the
first turn which had been
three back along the markers for most of the race, but
comfortably held her at bay
to score by 5.2 metres, with
Breezin Around 3.4 metres
away in third place after
trailing the winner.
Meltons Adam Kelly com-

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bined with Michael Stanley


to land the Pace over 1690
metres at Kilmore with
Rocknroll Hanover/Saabette
colt Gottashopearly.
Adam was also victorious
with ex-South Australian
4-Y-0 Modern Art/Silknsatin
Lombo mare Silky in the Vicbred Pace for C1 class over
1720 metres at the St Arnaud
HRC fixture held at Tabcorp
Park Melton on Friday.
Given an easy time one/one
from gate three by Chris Alford, Silky gained a late split
to gain the day by a neck
over Grinvil and Our Miss
Vivienne in a rate of 1-57.5.
Jodi Quinlan was successful with 4-Y-0 Village Jasper/
Painted Black mare Decorated Lady in the Pace for
C0 class over 2180 metres at
Kilmore.
Given an easy time midfield from gate five, Decorated Lady finished her race off
well to register a 4.9 metre
victory over the pacemaker
Bubbling Gypsy and Liams
Lass (one/one). The mile rate
2-01.7.
Maree and John Caldows
Kiwi bred 4-Y-0 Art Major/

Friday 4 March, Tabcorp Park Melton Race 6 Winner: Gotta


Go Henry (2). Trainer: John Justice. Driver: John Justice.
Photo: Stuart McCormick.
Tootsie mare Nicky Maguire
was a big winner of the Pace
for C2 class over 2180 metres
at Kilmore.

Toolern Vales John Justice


provided an upset result in
the Pace for C4 & C5 class
over 1720 metres at Melton
on Friday, when 5-Y-0 Gotta
Go Cullect. Jill Forsa gelding Gotta Go Henry led
throughout to score by 3.1
metres from Beach Shack
and Teixeira in a rate of
1-54.5.
John pocketed all the spoils

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as he bred, raced, trained


and drove the winner.

2002 MAZDA BRAVO


Utility, BR 2600 DX single cab
2 door, manual, dual fuel,
5 speed 2.6i, roadworthy
certificate, towbar, reg may
2016 (rot 915)
$4900 Ph: 0403 224 444

TOYOTA CAMRY CONQUEST

Sell your
Car here
$50
3 months

TRACTOR FORDSON
MAJOR Petrol, been sitting
in shed. Good condition.
$3000 ono - 0400 127 814

TRACTOR FERGUSON TEF


Rare diesel model.
Good running order
$3500 ono - 0400 127 814

Commercial equipment
Bay Marie/Salad Bars,
Commercial Coffee Machine,
Kitchen 2 yrs old EC,
Dishwasher, Gas Unit,
Electric Heater, Leather lounge
3 Seater 2 Seater, Timber
outdoor seeting 3 piece set,
Kelvinator 520L Fridge Freezer,
Ceramic 3 Piece Outdoor
Setting, Boxes Cultery, Tea
Pots, Plates etc.
Ph 0437 078 927

Sell your
Caravan
here $50
3 months

Wagon, 2.2 litre 4cyl,


Automatic, 221000 kms,
1 owner, good tyres,
good service history,
Reg RND252, $1,000
Ph 0448 310 992

GREY FERGIE

FORD LASER HATCH

1989 Auto, only 130,000 kms.


Good tyres, new battery &
alternator. Runs well, needs
some work. (Reg ESC 817).
No RWC, $850 ono. Ring or

text Vivien - 0448 539 482

BIG BOY TOY


Self propelled mower,
hardly used,
excellent condition.
$250 ONO
Phone 0422 260 950

2006 KIA RIO


5 door manual hatch,
115660km, one owner,
very good cond., RWC,
Reg UQL303, $5000 ONO
Ph: 0407 318 187

TRAILER - Bobcat trailer,


landcruiser wheels, 4 wheel
brakes, 6 tonne hitch,
brakeaway system strongly
built (Reg G-18371) $4900
0418 377 081

Been resting
for a year
Hydraulics, New Tyre
Good Condition.
$2000

Phone Neil Tyler


of Mt Wallace on
(03) 53 60 8219

JAYCO SWIFT CAMPERVAN

12 months old, sleeps 4,


12 months rego (W39-103),
3 way fridge, roll out awning,
electric brakes, only used
twice, sold house must sell,
paid $17,500 sell $13,000 ONO
Phone: 0419 897 827

TRACTOR
CHAMBERLAIN
Super 70 Diesel.
Dual wheels, in good
original condition.
$12,500 ono Ph 0400 127 814

1997 HALLMARK DELUXE


CD player, solar,
2 gas bottles, Fridge,
microwave, double bed.
Reg. Q85859.
$14,000
Ph 0452 413 629

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Turbo-Diesel Manual engine


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6.1 TouchScreen Audio Display

$27,990
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