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Pen to paper pays off

(L-R) Gabrielle and Nate with their Grade 5 classmates and the book that contains their published work. Photo Helen Tatchell

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either write a short story or poetry piece, no more than 500 words long.
“All of our students participated and nine students had their works published
throughout the book,” Ms Lacy said.
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see it in the library.”
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The Moorabool News – 9 December, 2014 Page 3

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gain for Cobra

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THE Saints were watching
over Bacchus Marsh footballer Brenton Payne last
Wednesday.
The 18-year-old was picked
up at number 37 on the AFL
rookie draft by St Kilda.

Payne made history as
the third 2011 premiership
player from the Bacchus
Marsh Junior Football Club
to be drafted to an AFL club
this month, alongside Liam
Duggan (West Coast Eagles)
and Dillon Viojo-Rainbow
(Carlton).

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After missing out in the first
AFL draft, the centre half
forward said he was more
relaxed leading up to the
rookie draft, even taking the
time for a round of golf with
friends before selections
commenced.

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“I just thought, if it happens
it happens,” he said.

He said he was happy to
be drafted to any club, but
to play alongside his idol
Nick Riewoldt would be
incredible.
“I look up to him and to be
able to play with him and
learn off him will be unbelievable,” he said.

“I look forward to getting
in and having a real crack
and just proving my worth
to them.”
Payne flew out to Queenstown, New Zealand on
Saturday to join his new
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Stand alone
awards for youth
By Kate Taylor
Young people in Moorabool
will now have the chance to
be recognised with awards
in their own right.

The
Moorabool
Youth
Awards will be held as part
of National Youth Week celebrations in April each year.

A motion to hold the awards
was put to the Wednesday 3
December meeting of council by East Ward Councillor
Allan Comrie, following the
recommendation made in a
report prepared by council
staff.
Last year council adopted
the 2013-2016 youth strategy,
which includes the introduction of an awards program
to recognise significant contributions made by young
people in the community.

Josh Younger in action at the 58th Border Open Pro-Am at Barham Golf Club, Josh won the event. Photo: PGA Australia
Inset: Josh at the Australian Masters.

Master Golfer

BACCHUS Marsh golfer
Josh Younger is in top form.
He achieved a professional
career high on November 23
when he was equal runnerup with Adam Scott at the
Australian Masters, then he
finished tied 10th at the Australian Open in Sydney on
November 30.
Younger decided to capitalise on his momentum and
was a last minute entry into
the NSW PGA Championship held last week, where
he was considered the one to
watch.
Not only was a $110,000
prize purse up for grabs,
but a win at the NSW PGA

Championship would move
Younger to sixth on the Order of Merit and earn him
official world golf rankings
points.
Bacchus Marsh Golf Club
professional Phil O’Bryan
said at the end of the Australian Open Younger was
ranked 8th in Australia
and his world ranking had
dropped from outside the
top 1000 to 465th in the
world.
“The key to his last couple
of tournaments is he got a
professional caddy and he’s
been working on his fitness and core strength,” Mr
O’Bryan said.

“Finishing in the top ten in
Australia will open up opportunities for him to play
in Europe and Asia. He’ll get
several starts in Asia.”
He said 30-year-old Younger often returned to the Bacchus Marsh Golf Club and
played holes with members
and juniors.
“He’s always been a good
ball striker. In the Australian Masters he was the only
player under par in every
round,” he said.
“It was a result of his ability
to hit the ball well, his consistency and also his mental
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Josh Younger first caught
the eye of Ballan Golf Club
stalwart Rod Caithness
when he was 12-years-old.
Caithness went on to coach
Younger for the next ten
years.
Mitch Younger said if it
hadn’t been for Rod Caithness, his son “would not be
where he is today.”
“I can’t thank him enough.
He’s a hell of a guy,” Mr
Younger said.
Josh Younger’s 2014 earnings from ten tournaments
is $123,262. At the time of
going to print he was unavailable for comment due to
tournament restrictions.

The awards will be open
to young people aged 12 to
25 years who live, work, go

to school or have significant
connections to Moorabool
and will seek to recognise
young people that have excelled in the categories of
Significant
Achievement,
Significant
Contribution
to Community, Significant
Community Service, Overcoming Significant Adversity, and a Mayoral award.

Councillor Comrie explained that the awards are
separate to the Australian
Day awards, which includes
a category for young people.
“We’ll still have the Young
Australian of the Year, but
this is a different one.

“We’ve got to recognise our
youth and what they do,
quite often they get overlooked,” he said.

Council will advertise
when nominations are open
in their ‘Council Page’ in The
Moorabool News.

Abbatoir to relocate
By Kate Taylor
A block of land in Parwan
will be rezoned to accommodate the eventual move
of the abattoir from Bacchus
Marsh.
A block of land in the industrial estate was originally
earmarked as the new location, however drainage and
other water issues mean that
the block adjacent would
better suit as the location of
the abattoir – but it first had
to be re-zoned by council to
allow the move.
The motion to re-zone the
block of land was successfully put to the Wednesday 3
December meeting of council by East Ward Councillor
Allan Comrie.
“We had to change the zoning from one block of land

because it can’t be used because of water issues - flooding and the nearby swamp
so rather than try and go
through that, they’re swapping to another block of land
next door, then they’ll eventually shift their abattoir out
there.
“It has been on the books for
a long time.”
Julie Lancashire, for the applicant, attended the meeting and said “not only does
it provide an opportunity to
relocate the abbatoir, but it
also provides opportunity
for other agribusiness.”
“The applicant owns both
parcels of land, so is just a
land swap,” she said.
Councillors voted unanimously in favour of the
motion.

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The Moorabool News – 9 December, 2014 Page 5

Weeds compete
with natives
By Kate Taylor
Moorabool
Catchment
Landcare Group has held its
Annual General Meeting,
and is looking forward to a
big year in 2015.
The group has appointed its
Executive Committee with
Simon Cook as President,
Nick Prince as Vice President, Janine Ryan as Secretary and Mark Conlan as
Treasurer, with Ian Macdonald and Elspeth Swan also
appointed to the committee.
Ms Swan was recognised
at the Moorabool Landcare
Network awards for her
long-term significant contribution to the local environment, while MCLG received
an award for its ‘Outstanding
Landcare Project – Serrated
Tussock Control Project,’ St
Patricks Primary School at
Gordon received an award
for ‘Significant Contribution
to Environmental Education,’ Friends of Paddock
Creek Reserve was awarded
for ‘Outstanding Landcare
Project – Wildflower Garden
Bed and Rehabilitation,’ and
local residents John & Maureen Fish also received an

The African Weed Orchid has begun to appear within the
MCLG boundary.
award for long term significant contribution to the local
environment.
The group, now with 130
members and always seeking more interested locals to
join, is also warning locals
to be on the lookout for the
African Weed Orchid, an
emerging weed which has

begun to appear within the
MCLG boundary.
The weed must be removed
completely, including the
underground corn, however MCLG Landcare Coordinator Elle Fox warned
that careful identification is
needed.

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should you see something
that resembles it is to contact
Please  welcome  Louise  Muir,  Ballan  Community  Health’s  new  Podiatrist.  
New Podiatrist
me because there is a native Louise  was  born  in  Scotland  and  has  worked  as  a  Podiatrist  in  various  clinical  settings  including                  
Please welcome
Louise Muir, Ballan
orchid (leek orchid) that
a  number  of  Private  Practices.  
looks pretty similar and it’s
Community
Health’s
new Podiatrist.
           Louise  has  hit  the  ground  “running”  in  the  lead  up  to  Christmas  working  Monday  to  Friday    
actually illegal to remove it.”
Louise was born in Scotland and has
and  in  2015,  Louise  will  be  available  between  Monday  and  Thursday’s.  
Ms Fox also advised that
worked
as a Podiatrist in various clinical
To  schedule  an  appointment,  please  call  our  friendly  receptionists  at    
any locals who spot the
settings
including a number
critically endangered native
Ballan’s  Community  Health  Centre  on  5366  7999  
grasslands plant Spiny Riceof Private
Practices.
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flower, which has previously
Louise has hit the ground “running”
been found within MCLG
in the lead up to Christmas working
 
boundaries, should contact
Monday to Friday
the MCLG office because
Dr  Craig  Carden  has  commenced  consulting  at  Ballan’s  Community  Health  Clinic.  The  equipment  for  
protection funding is availand in 2015, Louise will be available
able for measures such asDay  Chemotherapy  has  been  ordered,  and  we  anticipate  commencing  Chemotherapy  treatment  in  
between Monday
and Thursdays.
January  of  2015.    
exclusion fencing.
Thank  you  to  everyone  who  has  supported  the  development  of  the  service  during  the  year.  
To schedule an appointment, please call
She outlined events already
 
our friendly receptionists at
planned for the upcoming
 
year, and said that further
Ballan’s Community Health Centre
 
events will be subject to
on 5366 7999.
funding as it is received.
“This year coming up there
will be the opportunity for
people to help us out with
seed collection and tree
planting, and we’ll be running a couple of rabbit conThe  Spirit  of  Christmas  is  ‘All  in  the  Giving’…  
trol field days.”
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Timely
award for
service

WAYNE Hall from Darley
was rewarded for more than
25-years of service to the
Metropolitan Fire Brigade on
November 23.
Mr Hall started as a firefighter at Deer Park, followed
by Station Number One at
Eastern Hill, but has spent
the majority of his career at
Sunshine Metropolitan Fire
Brigade, where he is currently a Leading Firefighter.
In 1997 he was presented
with a Chief Firefighter’s
award for rescuing a young
child from a house fire.
He said he most enjoyed the
camaraderie of firefighters.
He was presented with a
watch for his long service.

Oncology (Cancer Service)
Dr Craig Carden has commenced
consulting at Ballan’s Community
Health Clinic. The equipment for Day
Chemotherapy has been ordered, and we
anticipate commencing Chemotherapy
treatment in January of 2015.
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supported the developmentBALLAN
of the
DISTRICT
service during the year.HEALTH
AND CARE

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Ignoring the process

East councillors show
bad governance
By Kate Taylor
Two additional nominees
have been appointed to the
inaugural Moorabool Recreation and Leisure Strategic
Advisory Committee amid
controversy.
A report prepared by
council officers assessed 14
nominations from community members to sit on the
committee and provided a
confidential ‘score’ for each,
ultimately recommending
six.
However the Wednesday
3 December meeting heard
an alternate motion by East
Ward Councillor Tonia
Dudzik to add two more
members – despite the two
members not necessarily
having higher scores than

some of the remaining
nominees.
Appointed were Pat Griffin,
Rod Ward, Noel Stanley, Simon Hooper, Shane Dunne,
and Patricia Binks.
East Ward Councillors
Dudzik, Edwards, Comrie
and Spain voted against
Councillors Tatchell, Sullivan and Toohey to add two
more members to the committee - Marg Scarff and
Darran Fowlie.
“These two are just as good
as the other six chosen.
These two have a lot to offer;
why in the world would we
turn down good volunteers
that have so much to offer.
It embraces what they can
add to the committee,” Cr
Dudzik debated.
Councillor Sullivan argued

that councillors adopted the
terms of reference to appoint
six nominees in August
this year and was voting to
change the decision before
the committee had even met.
“We have set the process,
you don’t change horses mid
stream.”
Councillor Toohey also argued against the change of
process.
“Are these two more qualified than the other six who
did not make it? Why did
they get picked and the others didn’t?
“We should be deferring,
this is ad-hock and disrespectful. It is not good due
process for the other six
who have virtually been cast
aside.”
Councillor Comrie agreed

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that the proper process was
not followed, and explained
why the two members were
added.
“We felt they had the expertise to be able to handle it.
“We can sometimes do this
in council.”
Councillor Spain explained
why he voted in favour of
adding the two members,
saying that deferring a decision on the two additional
members would be wasting
time and resources.
“Details of the officers’ assessment and the ‘scores’ of
each of the 14 nominations
were provided in confidence to Councillors on 28
November 2014. Thus all
Councillors were aware of
the officers’ assessments and
were able to make their own
assessments. Of course, officers’ and Councillors’ must
make some value judgements in determining a
‘score’ for each nomination.
“Likewise, value judgements inevitably are in-

volved
in
determining
whether the final composition and size of the Committee enables the diversity criteria to be met and achieves
Council’s objectives.
“Ultimately it is Councillors,
acting
collectively
upon, but not necessarily
constrained by, Officers’ advice, who appoint Committee members by means of a
resolution.
“In my opinion, Council
is quite entitled to resolve
to increase the number of
Community representatives.
And of course it is Council
who has the authority to
appoint, by resolution, the
members of the Committee.”
Councillor Tatchell explained why he voted
against the addition of the
two members.
“Whilst I acknowledge
Council can adopt resolutions contrary to parameters
set by previous resolution, I
think the practise is obtuse
to the process. I am con-

cerned that despite officers
following a procedure directed by Council in terms
of the selection process, the
goal posts were moved, and
two members were added
without consideration of
the remaining six people
being part of the secondary
process.
“Impartiality is the cornerstone of good governance;
I voted accordingly without prejudice to any of the
applicants.”
A division was called, so
that the official record will
reflect that Councillors
Dudzik, Edwards, Spain
and Comrie voted for the alternate motion while Councillors Tatchell, Sullivan and
Toohey voted against.
Cr. Toohey said on the record he “will resign from
this committee as per the
charter”, leaving only Crs
Spain and Edwards as representatives and the west of
the shire with no voice.

KERB CHATTER
By Jessica Howard

What are the most important issues that your
council should be concentrating on, and why?

By Kate Taylor
A man in his 30s was airlifted from the Lerderderg State
Forest last week – and owes
his life to three hikers.
The Greendale man was lost
for three days in the rugged
terrain, telling police he had
gone for a walk on Wednesday 3 December
“The man was not prepared
for bushwalking, only having his wallet with him and
no phone,” a Victoria Police
spokesperson said.
However he was found at
about 1pm on Saturday 6 December by a group of hikers
who were well prepared –
and the rescue was then conducted with the assistance
of the SES and Ambulance
Victoria.
The man had collapsed in
the Lerderderg Gorge and
was close to dying.
He was wearing a high-visibility work shirt, jeans and
work boots and had no food

or water.
A paramedic who attended
the scene said that the man’s
blood pressure was dangerously low, his core temperature was just 26 degrees and
his blood sugar was so low
he was drifting in and out of
consciousness.
The paramedic credited the
hikers with saving the man’s
life.
“The hikers wrapped his
legs and waist in a garbage
bag, gave him clothing for
warmth and phoned emergency services.
“The hikers gave an accurate description of their location using park maps and
marker pole numbers. One
of the hikers walked out
to the nearest access road
to meet rescuers. He then
guided paramedics carrying
equipment, as well as Police, in down a steep rugged
walking track which was
made more treacherous by
recent rain.

“SES Rescue arrived at the
top of the track and were
ready to walk in to stretcher
the man out. Half way down
paramedics made the call
that the terrain was far too
steep and dangerous to try
and carry the patient out
so we called in the rescue
helicopter.
“Upon reaching the patient
we found him in a bad way.”
The ambulance helicopter
dropped in a MICA paramedic to the team which was
working on a narrow track
on the ridge of a forested
hill, from where the man
was airlifted to the Alfred
hospital.
“Paramedics and police
then had to hike up and
out the two kilometre track
with gear to our vehicles. It
was a great team effort by all
concerned.
“The patient would not
have survived another night
out there and owes his life to
the three prepared hikers.”

I think the drinking water
could be improved, I travel
around and I find that the
chlorine and fluoride in the
water doesn’t sit well with
me here.
- Rick (Bacchus Marsh)
There are three major issues:
the coal mine, the truck
bypass and the swimming
pool. There are 600 extra
trucks coming in that don’t
need to, the town is losing
its farming identity due to
the coal mine, and as the
town gets bigger, we need to
keep facilities like the pool.
- Mark (Parwan)
We need road maintenance,
and they should fix up the
hospital system.
- Rose (Maddingley)
Traffic control because
Gisborne Road is crazy and
we need an alternative
- Elizabeth
(Bacchus Marsh)

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Moorabool seats covered in red
IT WAS a Labor trifecta for
residents of Moorabool with
the Labor State Government retaining its seats in
Buninyong, Macedon and
Melton at the election on November 29.
Geoff Howard won his
seat in Buninyong convincingly with 43.6 per cent of
first preference votes (+2.7%
swing) ahead of Liberal
candidate Ben Taylor with
35.1 per cent of votes (-7.4%
swing), Green’s candidate
Tony Goodfellow on 10.9 per
cent (-0.4% swing) and National’s Sonia Smith with 6.2
per cent (+5.5% swing).
Mr Howard said one of the
key issues he would focus
on first was the predicted
severe bushfire threat to Victoria this summer.
“I want to talk to CFA staff
and volunteers about issues that they see as being
relevant and working with
relevant ministers to ensure
we’re properly resourcing
our CFA,” Mr Howard said.
“There are a broad range of
issues in terms of community facilities. I’ll be endeavouring to get support where
possible.
“One of my commitments
was a pedestrian crossing
in Inglis St (Ballan) to make
it safe. I’ll be talking to VicRoads and the minister for
roads about when that will
happen. Another commitment was building new fa-

Don Nardella

Geoff Howard

cilities for Year 9 at Bacchus
Marsh Secondary College.
Our budget will be brought
down in May next year and
we’re keen to see that a number of our key commitments
are included in that.”
He said he would hold
regular community consultations in Ballan and would
look at the opportunity to
build a community advisory
group in Ballan.
Don Nardella held the seat
of Melton with 50.5 per cent
of first preference votes (+0.4
swing) ahead of Liberal candidate Daryl Lang on 31.4 per
cent of votes (+1.5% swing)

and Greens representative
Marie-Anne Cooper with 7
per cent (-1.7% swing).
Mr Nardella said the major
priority for Bacchus Marsh
was commencing the building of the Year 9 project
starting in the next budget.
“I will be working with all
my community groups in
the district with their issues
and problems and helping
them out,” Mr Nardella said.
“The Andrews Labor Government will be working for
all Victorians especially for
the Bacchus Marsh and surrounding communities.”
Mary-Anne Thomas held

the Labor seat for Macedon,
taking over from previous
member Joanne Duncan. Ms
Thomas (38.7 per cent votes)
had to rely on second preferences from the Greens’ Neil
Barker (14.7 per cent) to hold
off staunch Liberal candidate Donna Petrovich (44 per
cent votes).
Ms Thomas said: “My first
priority will be to work with
water minister Lisa Neville
MP to bring all relevant authorities together as soon as
possible to map out a plan
to deliver on the publicly
funded commitment to deliver a sewage solution for
Blackwood.”

Mary-Anne Thomas

“This issue has gone on too
long and the residents and
township of Blackwood have
been held back through lack
of Government action,” Ms
Thomas said.
“I look forward to working
with the communities of
Blackwood, Dales Creek, Korweinguboora and Coimadai and with my colleagues
Geoff Howard MP, and Don
Nardella MP to be a strong
voice in the parliament for
all residents of the Moorabool Shire.”
Moorabool Shire CEO Rob
Croxford said Council had
contacted and congratulated

the local members on their
re-election and set in place a
series of meetings to continue to advocate for outcomes
for the Moorabool Shire.
“The first budget of the incoming government will be
a potential source of funding for our key projects,” Mr
Croxford said.
“We also look forward to
addressing with our local members the financial
sustainability of the shire
following recent announcements of Federal Government funding cuts and potential for rate capping under
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Newborns in the district

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Melton Regional Hospital.

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Preventing violence together
By Kate Taylor
Swearing an oath against
family violence, more than
80 Moorabool residents have
come together to mark White
Ribbon Day.
An official ceremony held
at the Lerderderg Library on
Tuesday 25 November also
saw Noelle Dickson tell the
story of her daughter Sarah
Cafferkey, a young Bacchus
Marsh woman murdered by
Steven James Hunter, now
serving a life sentence for
the crime.
Mayor Paul Tatchell was
this year’s White Ribbon
Day Ambassador.
“White Ribbon is about men
taking a stand against other
men, and taking a direct approach in advocating against
the very thing that separates
man from beast; it’s up to all
of us to get directly involved
in selling the message that
violence against women is
not only unacceptable, but
will not be tolerated in the
Shire of Moorabool - in fact,
anywhere!
“If women are experiencing violence or are witness to violence I implore
them to speak out and seek
help, there is a way out.
Some women are tolerat-

ing violence to protect their
children for fear of having
nowhere to go - I plead with
these women to actively seek
the help that is available.
“It is up to all of us to break
the cycle - let’s name and
shame these men of weak
character, and get involved.
It just might be the circuit

breaker that saves someone’s
life.
“I take this blight on society
personally and I implore all
men to do the same - violence against women is a disease, the cure lies in people
taking a stand.”
One in three women will
experience physical, emo-

tional or sexual violence by
a person known to them
throughout their lives.
The current cost of domestic
violence is $15.6 billion per
year – estimated to be higher
in consideration of unreported violence.
Djerriwarrh Health Services is a member of the

Western region’s Preventing
Violence Together – United
Partnerships group which
is taking part in the international ‘16 Days of Activism
Against Gender Violence’
campaign.
“We know that a woman
is killed in Australia by her
male partner or ex-partner

nearly every week,” said
Chief
Executive
Bruce
Marshall.
“For
violence
against
women to become a thing of
the past we need to change
the causes: gender inequality and rigid gender stereotypes. Changing attitudes is
central, for example, a recent
Australian national community attitudes survey revealed 20 per cent of men believe domestic violence can
be excused if it results from
a temporary loss of control.
“16 Partners, 16 Actions, 16
Days of Activism is a visual
way to show the great work
that local leaders are doing
to embed cultural change
in the western region and
in the very fabric of their
organisations.”
Mr Marshall explained that
Djerriwarrh Health Services
is focused on developing
workplace policies and procedures which promote gender equity.
“We want to create a safe
and respectful workplace
for all our staff. We are prioritising action to promote
gender equity and respectful relationships starting
within our organisation as a
first step”.

Moorabool Shire Council
NOTICE OF ORDINARY MEETING OF COUNCIL
The next Ordinary Meeting of the Moorabool Shire Council will be held Wednesday,
4 February at the Council Chambers, 15 Stead St, Ballan, at 5.00pm.
Members of the public are most welcome to attend.
COMMITTEE MEETINGS
There are two Section 86 committee meetings to be held on Wednesday 10 December,
at the James Young Room, Lerderderg Library, 215 Main St, Bacchus Marsh. The first is the
Development Assessment Committee from 2.00pm – 3.30pm, followed by the Social
Development Committee, at 3.30pm.
Members of the public are most welcome to attend.
Section 86 Committee Meeting
Notice is hereby given that the scheduled meeting of the s86 Finance & Governance Committee
on Wednesday 17 December 2014, commencing at 3.30pm, will now be held in Council
Chambers, Ballan.
The Special Meeting is open to the public and members of the public are most
welcome to attend
AVENUE OF HONOUR WORKS
Moorabool Shire Council will be undertaking aerial inspections and tree pruning works in
the Bacchus Marsh Avenue of Honour from Monday 1 December 2014 to Friday 12
December 2014.
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 during the hours of 8.00am and
5.00pm.
Traffic and other disruptions will be kept to a minimum. Efforts will be made to ensure traffic
disruptions and road closures are minimal, with the primary objective ensuring the safety of
workers, pedestrians, motorists and the general public.
EMPLOYMENT
Moorabool Shire Council invites applications for the existing vacancy:
• Senior Statutory Planner – Full-time (Band 7 commencing at $80,554)
- applications close 12 December 2014
**Please be advised we do not accept applications through agencies**
All details available from the website: www.moorabool.vic.gov.au

FIRE PREVENTION UPDATE
Council officers have been inspecting properties throughout the Shire since late September
and it’s pleasing to see that there has been considerable effort made to prepare the Shire for
the coming Fire Season. Moorabool Shire has a high number of extreme and high risk areas
within its boundaries and residents need to be aware of the risk posed by wild fire. Emergency
authorities have noted that there will be an above average risk of fire in grasslands and forests
this season.
Council has issued over 200 Fire Prevention Notices to date to property owners to clear their
blocks for the coming Fire Season. Initial inspections are continuing. Property owners issued
with a Fire Prevention Notice must complete the work by the date specified on the notice and
ensure that their property is maintained for the Fire Season.
Council will commence re-inspections on 8 December 2014.
Property owners who have failed to carry out the work specified in a Fire Prevention Notice risk
heavy fines and will be required to repay the costs of any work carried out by council to comply
with the directions on the notice. The penalty for failing to comply with a Fire prevention Notice
has increased to $1476.00 this season. Additional slashing costs will also be charged.
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
Bacchus Marsh Racecourse and Recreation Reserve Committee of Management - Chairperson
and Community Representatives (Volunteer Positions)
Council is seeking expressions of interest from community members to undertake the
independent chairperson role and the community representatives role for the Bacchus Marsh
Racecourse and Recreation Reserve Committee of Management.
The Chairperson is responsible for leading the Reserve Committee of Management including
the allocation and management of reserve usage, providing strategic direction for reserve
maintenance and development and is the key liaison with Council.The community representative
positions represent the community on the Committee of Management along with a delegate
from each of the reserve user groups.
A position description for the Chairperson role can be found on Councils website
www.moorabool.vic.gov.au. For further information on the positions and the application
process, please contact the Recreation Development Officer at Moorabool Shire Council on
5366 7100.
Expressions of interest must be submitted to Council no later than 5.00pm on 16 December
2014 outlining applicant interest, skills and relevant experience to successfully undertake the
role.

Moorabool Shire Council: PO Box 18, Ballan VIC 3342
Telephone: 03 5366 7100 Facsimile: 03 5368 1757 Email: info@moorabool.vic.gov.au

Web: www.moorabool.vic.gov.au

CEO: Rob Croxford

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Pay to play threat
By Kate Taylor
East Ward Councillor Tonia
Dudzik has threatened to
block school children from
accessing Masons Lane reserve unless a state primary
school pays $1200.
In emails originally leaked
to The Ballarat Courier, Cr
Dudzik – Chairwoman of
the Reserve’s Committee
of Management – made the
threat to Bacchus Marsh Primary School.
“Unless you want a fence
built blocking access or a

shed or storage container
placed in front of the gates
so you can not access the
grounds I suggest you
reconsider.”
The school, which supervises its children on the reserve
because the school itself has
limited play areas, had refused to pay up.
Cr Dudzik also said that the
Committee was ‘likely to be
angry’ if the school did not
pay $1200 per year.
Moorabool Shire Council
CEO Rob Croxford met with

Bacchus Marsh Primary
School Principal Ian Wren
however as yet, the issue has
not been resolved.
“Council
representatives
had a conversation with the
School Principal recently to
get a better understanding
of a range of management
challenges and access needs
at the Masons Lane site,” Mr
Croxford said.
“The discussion was positive and is continuing. We
are confident that an arrangement addressing the

needs of the major stakeholders can be put into place
shortly.”
Mayor Paul Tatchell said
that it needs to be recognised that the Reserve is
public land.
“I am sure there is a common sense compromise in
there that will allow this
process to move forward.
This argument should be
about common sense, not
money.
“I think it has been blown
out of proportion and it

needs to be put into a context
of what’s best for the kids and I’d be very disappointed
if they don’t have access to
the area.”
Mayor Tatchell said he does
not believe that the school
should be forced to pay.
“In my view, no. Public land
is public land - it belongs to
the people so if there’s other
user groups on there then
there needs to be a common
sense consensus on what’s
fair and reasonable. They
don’t use the buildings, they

don’t use the equipment, basically all they’re using is the
green space.
“Have we really got to the
point where we have to pay
for grass? If people have to
pay to use a park, then we’ve
got it wrong.”
Cr Dudzik said negotiations
are continuing and there is
“no conflict between Bacchus Marsh Primary School
and the Masons Lane Committee of Management.”
Principal Ian Wren declined
to comment on the issue.

New age to increase
club numbers
INCREASING
junior
football age groups by six
months will help smaller
communities get the numbers needed to field teams,
says Central Highlands
Football League president
Eddy Comelli.
Mr Comelli said a two-year
trial granted by the AFL
Goldfields
Commission
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Under 17.5 junior football
age groups to Under 15 and
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and clubs. This has basically
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Comelli said.
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six months it gives each club
an extra few players.”
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last year more than half

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we had to go into Ballarat
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getting a game with the
Ballarat Football League to
come and play for us. I know
at least another eight or nine
clubs struggled,” Mr Rix
said.
“Most of the clubs are rural
based and we haven’t got the
numbers that they have in
Ballarat.”
Mr Rix helped start the Under 12s CHFL competition
in 2008 and said within two
years every club in the CHFL
had an Under 12 team.
“Before that we needed to
keep the age group down a
bit because kids were starting football in the U14.5
competition when they were
only nine or ten-years-old.
Once the U12s got going
there was probably no need

to keep age groups down,”
he said.

He said the 14.5 years age
cut-off meant half the players who were in Year 9 would
go up while half would stay
down, splitting up player
groups and friends.
“Based on figures supplied by Rod Ward (AFL
Goldfields regional general
manager), with the new age
cut-off 55 kids in U14.5 won’t
need to go up. That averages
to three players per club,” he
said.

“The 14.5 and 17.5 age cutoff hasn’t changed since
1983. The new cut-offs will
help all the clubs and the
CHFL. This will help get
more kids at our clubs.”
He said the AFL Goldfields
Commission’s main objective was to increase participation in sport and the new
age caps would help with
participation.

The new age caps will come
into effect for the 2015 CHFL
season.

Developing a youth charter
By Kate Taylor
A draft Moorabool Youth
Charter will lay on the table
until the New Year.

Put forward by East Ward
Councillor Tonia Dudzik at
the December 3 meeting of
council, the motion to endorse the charter was judged
to pre-empt proper process
and was voted to be deferred
until a future meeting.
West Ward Councillor Tom
Sullivan successfully argued

that a point in the charter
stating that council should
consult with young people
on issues should be expanded to include the whole community, asking if it means
that council will not consult
with any other group.
Councillor Dudzik responded by saying that she
was against censoring the
“dreams and aspirations” of
young people.
However Councillor Sullivan explained that it is a

matter of process that the issues of young people be put
to the whole community.

“My objection is not against
youth or the people who
drafted this… it should go
out for consideration to the
broader community, it is the
process.”
Councillors voted in favour
of Councillor Sullivan’s motion to defer the charter,
which will go before council
at a date to be fixed.

Lorraine Weston from Dereel with her fairytale creation ‘Alice’s adventures in Wonderland.’

Tinker tinker little stars

By Kate Taylor

Building a miniature English village perfectly to 1:48
scale isn’t a regular past
time.
But for the Tinker Therapy
Dolls House Group, it’s a
passion – and one they do
well.
Using a combination of
skills in electrical, metal and
woodwork, members build
miniatures of a variety of
constructions including a
zoo complete with miniature zebras, a Hungarian
kitchen and a 1960s house.
The group, previously
known as the Ballan and
Ballarat Dolls House Group
which met at the Community House, now meets at the
Ballan hospital on the first
Saturday of every month
from 10am.
Group member Liz Maizey
explained the name change
for the miniature makers.
“We all love it, it just makes
our minds work in a different way because you’re doing electrical, metalwork,
woodwork - it makes us use
our brains a lot better and
we tinker around so Eileen
Hodge thought ‘oh, it’s tinker therapy.’”
About ten members meet –
some from Ballarat, Ballan
and Bacchus Marsh and it’s a
big year coming up with the

Made only from paper and wire this table and assorted jugs
was made by Lyn Pierotti from Teesdale.
Photos – Helen Tatchell
group making an English a 1960s one with a kitchen
village as well as a minia- come lounge downstairs
ture gazebo to raffle off to and a platform upstairs with
raise money for the hospital, a bed and dressing table.
and also making an impres“Another
young
lady
sive display for the Ballan Georgie did her grandma’s
Autumn Festival.
kitchen and she comes from
“The glass gazebo is to raise Europe and it was as much
money for the hospital to say as she can remember from
thank you for letting us use her Hungarian kitchen, that
their room; it’s a glass ga- was really good.
zebo with plants and ferns
“Some things we do buy,
and wicker work 1:12 scale.”
but we make most of it by
The miniature construchand.”
tions are not made to be sold,
The group will return to the
just appreciated.
Autumn
Festival next year
“Men see it and start asking
with
a
fantastic
display.
you how you work that out,
“It’s an empty book and
the scaling is the hardest
thing, to bring it down, and we’ve all picked a fairy story
or a nursery rhyme and
children love looking at it.
“It’s hard to describe to peo- we’re doing a theme within
ple what it looks like. This that book - some of them are
year we did our own themes, Alice Through the Looking
one lady did a miniature zoo Glass, and that will be on
complete with zebras, I did display at the festival.”

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Play pod unites fun

By Kate Taylor

TOM

Forget Hopscotch or Kiss
Chasey – students at Ballan
Primary School have an impressive new toy to fill their
recess and lunchtime play
with exciting games.
It’s a novel idea –taking a
shipping container, having
it sprayed in the school’s colours, fitted with a roller door
and delivered to the playground for just $5000.
It houses outside play
equipment so that it can stay
out of the weather – and
where it has been put.
“You can’t leave that stuff
outside because it ends up
on the roof over the weekend,” explained Principal
Julie Ferguson. “So I started
an online search and found a
company that repaints shipping containers and puts in
a roller door.”

“We pack everything up
in there - we’ve got monitors and house captains that
put it all away, it only takes
a couple of minutes. It’s a
shemozzle in there, but the
kids go and pull it all out
every play time.”
The play equipment inside is designed so that the
students can have problem
solving play, creative play
and open ended play.
“I brought in pieces of
Christmas coloured fabrics
and they dress up in it or
wrap them around things,
one is green and that becomes the water around the
boat.
“I got a couple of old oars
and they pull each other
around in the old baby
bath… people have donated
tents and picnic baskets and
dried flowers, giant pots - the
students build spaceships
out of them, cubbies, they
have mini stilts, boats, a family made a steering wheel on
a stand and that becomes a
driver for the ship.
“I was at a plumbing place
on the weekend and bought
black plastic tubing, the
students talk to each other
through it, and there’s a teepee and the students had
pipes going out of the window of the tee-pee around
the corner and they were
talking to each other.
“There’s a giant parachute,
and big bouncy balls with

Farmers ‘grow a mo’
By Jessica Howard

handles on them, the kids
love those.
“They use anything safe,
anything to do with plumbing they love, the tubes and
old pipes, they build things
with those or they put them
on their arms and become
robots with flower pots on
their heads, it’s absolutely
hilarious.”
Staff as well as parents have
been sourcing the materials for the play pod, with
donations from the community welcome of any equipment that is not sharp or
dangerous.
Another benefit is that the
play pod sees the children
bonding.

“It caters for the whole
school and it’s really interesting how they play differently with the equipments
- there’s dress-ups and they
can have tea parties, and
teddy bear picnics - the play
has completely changed, this
has taken off, the little ones
are playing with the big ones
and children who don’t normally play together are playing together.”
The popularity has been so
explosive that grades now
take turns each day with the
play pod.
“Hopefully
it’ll
settle
down… but we keep bringing new things in.”

Environmental Opinion

A group of Moorabool Shire
farmers grew more than
their usual crops last month,
as part of the 2014 Movember Challenge.
The Balliang Food and Fibre Group are a collection of
young, and young at heart
farmers from the Balliang region who gather together to
discuss ideas based around
sustainability and farming.
The group of 11 men decided to take part in this year’s
Movember Challenge in order to help raise awareness
for men’s health.
Group member, Chris Sharkey said the initiative was
a great way to get everyone
together, and raise money in
the progress.
“Farmers are probably
some of the worst to be effected by mental health, and
unfortunately there are a lot
of suicides in rural Australia. We spend a lot of time on
our own so we thought we

could get everyone together
and have a bit of fun while
raising money,” he said.
The group raised a total of
$2, 275, with a number of
donations received from corporate companies such as PJ
Harvesting and Landmark
Bannockburn.
Team captain, Tim Jensz
said although the team
didn’t have a Movember goal
to begin with, they could
now use this year’s total as a
benchmark for 2015.
“We just thought we would
put it out there and see how
we go, so hopefully we will
back it up next year, and now
that we have a target we can
hopefully beat it,” he said.
The 2014 Balliang Food
and Fibre Movember team
consisted of Tim Jensz, Ben
Jensz, James Pettit, Andrew
Kerr, John Bibby, James
Bufton, John Griffiths, Matthew Kerr, Luke Pedretti,
Chris Sharkey and Andrew
Vallance.

with Tom Kingston

Humans are the newest age
As promised last week,
this writer, in leading up to
Christmas, will get philosophical. It is hard at this
time of year to get philosophical as there are so
many Christmas things to
do. Isn’t that just one of the
biggest problems? How long
can we keep celebrating
Christmas by buying and
buying more? Anyway, back
to the philosophical bent.
It is very hard for a scientist
to become a philosopher. It
seems science is science and
philosophy is philosophy.
Anything in between is considered as ‘New Age’. Well
this week’s person of interest is Brian Swimme. The
following quotations are his.
Brian Swimme is a professor at the California Institute
of Integral Studies, in San
Francisco, where he teaches
evolutionary cosmology to
graduate students in the

Philosophy, Cosmology, and
Consciousness
program.
He received his Ph.D. (1978)
from the department of
mathematics at the University of Oregon for work with
Richard Barrar on singularity theory, with a dissertation entitled Singularities
in the N-Body Problem.
Swimme’s primary field of
research is the nature of the
evolutionary dynamics of
the universe. Swimme might
call himself a mathematical
cosmologist – a real scientist.
His published work includes The Universe is a
Green Dragon (Bear and
Company, 1984), The Universe Story (Harper San
Francisco, 1992), written
with Thomas Berry.
Unless we live our lives with
at least some cosmological
awareness, we risk collapsing into tiny worlds. For we
can be fooled into thinking

that our lives are passed in
political entities such as the
state or the nation; or that
bottom-line concerns of life
have to do with economic
realities or consumer lifestyles. In truth, we live in the
midst of immensities and we
are intrinsically woven into
a great cosmic drama.
Humans and yeast are kin.
They organise themselves
chemically and biologically
in nearly indistinguishable
patterns of intelligent activity. Our kins include the living companions on Earth,
all the planets and stars and
every galaxy.
“Self-expression is the
primary sacrament of the
universe”. The universe, as
modern science is discovering, is celebratory at its very
core. Generosity of being,
that is evident in every supernova as it explodes scattering its riches throughout

the universe, is all around
us.
The desire to share and to
serve as a source of goodness is real, or innate – basic.
We don’t have to learn it. The
desire to pour out goodness
is just the way things are.
Ultimate generosity. The ultimate realm of generation
is emptiness out of which all
things came. Ultimate Generosity retains no thing.
For 400 years modern scientific knowledge has enervated, crippled, or destroyed
each and every traditional
cosmology from all the civilisations of Earth.
Allurement is that which
drew Shakespeare to write,
and draws us to his writings,
and drew Stephen Hawking
to study the initial primeval
fireball. The whole Cosmos
is caught up in this allurement as stars are drawn into

existence by allurement, giving birth, then drawing others into existence.
Modern Cosmology teaches
that sensitivity is not a human invention but is part of
the universe. I am absorbing
the moon as I watch it and
were it not for the moon itself I would not be moved.
Brian Swimme talks of
the genetic sequence of
molecules captured – remembered - by the DNA in
all cells. Re-membering is
something that the universe
does.
Bring electrons, protons
and neutrons together in
the right conditions and helium appears. Everything
in the Universe is subject to
what Swimme calls “unseen
shaping”.
Brian
Swimme
makes
the claim, based on recent
discoveries in science that

the human species thrives
best when at play. (Interestingly of late, Swimme
uses the word “imagination” rather than play as he
feels that Westerners don’t
take the word “play” seriously enough. However, I
still think the word “play”
is suitable as it carries so
much meaning especially
for us Australians who love
our play). He states, in fact,
that the true habitat of the
human is adventurous play.
“Play, fantasy, the imagination, and free exploration of
possibilities: these are the
central powers of the human
person.”
The human species is the
youngest, freshest, most immature, newest species of all
the advanced life forms on
the planet. We have only just
arrived.
What is your opinion?

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Scouts go bush
The 1st Ballan Scout Group
held a family camp in the
Wombat Forest at the end of
November.
The camp focused on teambuilding, leadership and
initiative activities for the 6 –
7-year-old ‘joeys’, 8 – 11-yearold ‘cubs’, 11 – 14-year-old
‘scouts’ and 15 – 17-year-old
‘venturers’.
Activities included archery,
bush hut building, low rope
courses, bushwalking and
cooking up bush tucker.
Scout Koryn said: “While
at camp I liked doing the

service work.” Through service, the 1st Ballan Group
helped the Blackwood Special Schools Outdoor Education Centre to prepare their
camp for students with special needs from a variety of
Victorian Special Schools.
The Scouts group took on
the challenges of building
bush huts for them to sleep
in one night and lighting
campfires without using
matches.
Joey Imogen said she liked
playing with her friends and
having fun. Cub Rueben

The Mouse Trap pipe was popular.

said he liked helping the
Scouts to build their huts,
while Scout Angus said:
“I liked doing the ropes
course, making bush huts
and eating.”
The next family camp will
be held at the end of February 2015.
If anyone would like to join
the 1st Ballan Scout Group,
or would like more information, contact Group Leader
Bruce Hallett on 0419 582 959
or
gl.ballan1st@vicscouts.
asn.au

Cub Pippa has a try at
archery.

Building a bush hut.

Trolley’s was a team building exercise.

Practice makes perfect

By Kate Taylor

When it comes to emergencies, Moorabool is in safe
hands.
Council received a perfect
score of Best Practice for all
24 criteria in a recent audit
of compliance of its Municipal Emergency Management Plan, judged against
the Ministerial emergency
management
planning
guidelines.
To
acknowledge
the
achievement, SES Regional
Manager Stephen Warren attended the December council meeting to present Mayor
Paul Tatchell with a Certificate of Audit.
Council’s
Manager
of
Emergency
Management
Cherie Graham, Municipal
Recovery Manager Kate
Diamond-Keith, and Municipal Emergency Resource
Officer Natalie Abbott were
also presented with the
Certificate.
Mayor Tatchell said the
certificate was a wonderful
achievement by the Moorabool Emergency Management Team and member
agencies.
“I’m so glad that all the hard
work and effort of the planning committee has been
recognised in this way, everyone is to be congratulated!
“To achieve best practice in
all categories is fantastic and
must be some sort of record.
I hope we never have to implement the MEMP, but this
certificate proves we have

(L-R) Mayor Paul Tatchell, Cherie Graham, Stephen Warren
(SES), Natalie Abbott and Kate Diamond-Keith.
gone about preparing for an
emergency in the right way.”
The Municipal Emergency
Management Plan or MEMP
was developed by the Moorabool Municipal Emergency
Management
(MMEM)
Planning Committee to ensure a plan is in place to respond to, and recover from,
emergencies.
The MMEM planning committee is convened by Moorabool Shire Council and its
membership includes representatives from Victoria
Police, CFA, SES, VicRoads,
DEPI, Ambulance Victoria,
Red Cross, DHS and the Water Authorities
To test a shire’s preparedness level, an audit of the
MEMP is conducted by a
regional panel of experts
consisting of representatives
from VicSES, Victoria Police
and Department of Human
Services. The audit process

tests the validity of the plan
and the three year planning
process undertaken in its
development.
Seven of the questions
judged best practice were legislative requirements while
other measures assessed the
characteristics of the Shire,
preparation and maintenance of a plan, appointed
Council officers, meeting
of the Emergency Management Planning Committee,
frequency and records, contact directory maintenance,
presentation to Council,
distribution of amendments,
linkages to other plans and
that a community emergency risk assessment has been
undertaken.
Detailed sub plans for emergencies including flood,
animal management, and
recovery are also supplied to
the audit panel to substantiate the planning.

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Big bang for buck

BM Tourism Assoc President David Durham receives the cheque from MSC Mayor Paul
Tatchell. Photo Helen Tatchell
By Kate Taylor
Bacchus Marsh’s annual
Strawberries and Cherries
Festival as well as the Harvest Festival will receive
$27,000 funding from Moorabool Shire Council over the
next three years.
The Strawberries and Cherries Festival will receive
$5000 per financial year and
the Harvest Festival will
receive $4000 over the same
timeframe under a Moorabool Shire Council existing
major tourism event grant.
Bacchus Marsh Tourism
Association President David
Durham said the funding is

Jarryd Martin meets Stuart Appleby at the Primary Schools Golf State Final.
Photo: Melinda Martin

Best from
the west

BACCHUS Marsh boy Jarryd Martin has putted his
way into the top 30 junior
Victorian golfers.
The 12-year-old became
Victoria’s equal 27th best
junior primary school golfer
on December 1 at the Victorian Primary School Golf
Championships.
Martin competed for St Bernard’s Primary School at a
local nine-hole competition
at the Bacchus Marsh Golf
Club in November, winning
with a score of 40 and earning him a spot in one of 14
regional qualifiers.

The Grade 6 student then
went on to compete at Medway Golf Club in Braybrook
where he scored another 40
and qualified for the Victorian finals.
Of the 3303 students who
took part in primary school
qualifying events throughout Victoria, the top 110 descended on Kooringal Golf
Club last week to challenge
for the Primary School State
Final title over 18 holes.

With his mother Melinda
as his caddy for the day, Jarryd Martin scored 83 over 18
holes in the State Final and

tied for 27th place.

“Playing golf is fun and it is
a challenge to try and get a
lower handicap,” he said.

Jarryd had the opportunity
to meet champion golfer
Stuart Appleby at the event
and said he also hoped to
become a professional golfer
one day.
The event capped off a successful week for the young
golfer, with Jarryd also taking out the C Grade Club
championship at Bacchus
Marsh West Golf Club on
November 29.

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a welcome boost.
“It means secured funding
so that the event can grow,
it also allows the Bacchus
Marsh Tourism Association
not to have to rely on local
business for funding - in the
past that has happened, a lot
of the bigger businesses have
had to be door-knocked on
one too many occasions.
“They have provided a lot
of funding over the years
and it lets them have a bit
of a break from sponsorship
- you can’t rely on the same
people giving you funding
all the time.”
Mayor Paul Tatchell said the

festival deserves financial
help as it brings more than
15,000 people, annually per
event, and their money into
the local economy.
“It’s certainly a boost to the
economy, it certianly helps
the commercial district - it
also showcases the quality
of our produce in Moorabool
Shire and our ability to market that, and I take my hat off
to the committee that makes
this happen.
“It shows the vital role that
agriculture and market gardens play in Bacchus Marsh
and indeed the rest of Moorabool Shire.”

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ways been against the pool and
is only about supporting the west
end of the Shire.






By Jessica Howard

A Werribee man accused of attempting to set fire to the Gordon General
Store has had his court case adjourned.
67-year-old, Robert Wallace is facing one
charge of arson after allegedly placing
paper and flammable liquid under the
store’s front door, before setting it alight.
Wallace will reappear in the Bacchus
Marsh Magistrate’s Court on January 16.

Cr Toohey is wrong. (MN 2 Dec
‘Pool would sink other projects’).

The Bacchus Marsh Aquatic
Centre Consortium is still fighting for our pool. Our plan is for
an indoor aquatic centre and a
four or five court indoor stadium
in Maddingley. Estimated cost
is $25 million, $12 million from
a private developer, $10 million
from Federal and State Government and $3 million from Council and Community. Our figures
checked and agreed by two major
recreation companies show that
it can be profitable with a catchment of 25,000 people, and we
will continue to work towards it.
Fortunately all the East Moorabool Councillors, have been very
supportive and continue to work
with us to get it done. We wait for
the new funding models from the
Federal Government and expect
to be high on their list seeing they
cut the promised money from the
previous government. It is disingenuous of the Moorabool News
to publish this story without all
the facts, and Cr Toohey has al-

•••

monstrably under- funded; we
have over 19,000 people now and
that will double by 2041.

Pat Griffin

Dear Editor,

Meanwhile, a Bacchus Marsh resident
has appeared in court on one charge of
drug trafficking.
The 66-year-old man appeared in the
Bacchus Marsh Magistrate’s Court on
Friday, December 5, after being found
with close to 10 pounds of cannabis in
his vehicle.
On Tuesday, February 4, the accused
was seen attending a Clyde Street address in Maribyrnong, where he allegedly exchanged over $4000 for two pounds
of the illegal drug.
After returning home to Bacchus Marsh,
the man was intercepted in Gell Street,
where a total of 9.84 pounds of cannabis
was found in the boot of his vehicle, the
court heard. The offender’s defence lawyer stated that his client had made full
omissions, and that there was no intention for further sale of the drug, as the
defendant only used it to treat a number
of mental and physical health issues.
However without any appropriate evidence to support the statement, the case
was adjourned until mid-January.

WHAT’S ON

WRITING LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Each letter must be accompanied

Joint Chairman, Bacchus Marsh
Aquatic Centre Community
Consortium

Dear Editor,
It was pleasing to read Councillor Toohey’s pragmatic assessment of proposed Aquatic
Centre for Bacchus Marsh. (MN
2 Dec ‘Pool would sink other
projects’). The notion that the financial burden, of the enormous
capital expense of building such
a complex and the ongoing cost
of maintaining it, be thrust on all
the rate payers of the shire is hard
to accept in any event; but more
so when the complex is at the far
end of the shire and would only
be of use to the residents of Bacchus Marsh who themselves can
travel 13 kilometres to the Melton
Aquatic centre. Our rates are high
enough, it is time we start living
within in our means and tear up
wish lists.
Tony Lynch
Gordon

Dear Editor,

Re Pool will sink other projects
(MN 2 Dec, 2014).

The reality is that the current
pool is past its use by date; it has
serious damage in the form of
a crack; the maintenance costs
are horrendous due to the aged
technology.
Comparing an aquatic centre
in Wagga with one in Bacchus
Marsh is mischievous at best.
The scale of the Wagga facility
mirrors the population, and the
yearly cost quoted includes the
loan repayments.
Pools are predominately funded
by both State and Federal funding and the running costs are absorbed by the ratepayer. The commercial reality is you can’t build
this type of infrastructure on the
back of the rate payer, in fact you
can’t build towns on the back of
the ratepayer.

All sides of the Parliamentary
circus should hang their heads in
shame including our own. Bacchus Marsh has been treated with
contempt in terms of sensible
infrastructural investment. The
concentrated growth in Bacchus
Marsh defies the State average
when you consider the diversity
of this Shire.

There needs to be a united front,
and a community consensus that
separates the wants and needs;
the road map needs to be clear
and concise; we need to reject the
Council becoming a departmentalised version of State and Federal over-governance.

I am disappointed in the article
in the paper; it is divisive, unsubstantiated, and ignorant to the
serious infrastructural shortfall
in Bacchus Marsh.
Cr. Paul Tatchell (Mayor)
Central Ward
Ballan

In 1981 Bacchus Marsh had less
than 6000 people, and that sad
reality is that in the last 33 years
the infrastructural requirements
of Bacchus Marsh have been de-

The What’s On section is for non-profit community organisations. All free events submitted will be considered for FREE publication at the Editor’s discretion. Advertising of AGM’s 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
Bacchus Marsh Community College
Call 5367 1061 for info.
Ballan & District Community House
Term 4 Program includes - Garden, Sewing Drop-in,
Patchwork Practice, Ballan Mothers and Model Railway
groups still meeting. Enquiries & Bookings call 5368 1934 or
email support@bchvic.org to enrol.
Darley Neighbourhood House & Learning Centre
33 Jonathan Drive, Darley - Term 4 classes now being
offered.   What classes would you like offered? Child care
and venue hire also available. Phone 5367 4390 or  www.
darleylearning.com
Melton South Community Centre
Offering floristry class to create a Christmas floral centrepiece
– Wednesday 17 December. Phone 9747 8576 for enquiries
and bookings.

MEETINGS
Footscray Poultry Club (at Bacchus Marsh)
Meetings held 2nd Sunday of month, 2pm. Poultry Pavilion.
Racecourse Rec. Reserve, Balliang-Bacchus Marsh Rd,
Bacchus Marsh. All welcome – Jack  9741 9705

MARKETS
Ballan Lions Club Market
Saturday 3 January, 8am-1pm.
1st Saturday each Month. Inglis St, Ballan.
Ballan Farmers Market
Next Market – Saturday 10 January, 9am-1pm.
2nd Saturday each month, Mill Cottage car park. Enq – 0498
361 291 or 0490 114 130.
Darley Market
Saturday 20 December, 9am-1pm
Darley Park, Cnr Gisborne Rd & Grey St, Enq- 0488 345 145.

CHURCH
Catholic Parish of Gordon
Mass Service Times – Saturday 13 December - Springbank,
6:30pm. Sunday 14  December -  Bungaree, 8:45am;  Ballan,
10:30am.
Anglican Parish of West Moorabool
Ballan, Bungaree, Morrisons and Gordon
Service Times –  Sunday 14  December -  St John’s Bungaree,
9am; St John’s Ballan, 11am; St James’ Morrisons, 5pm. Please
contact Glen Wesley on 5368 2730 for more details
Bacchus Marsh Uniting Church Parish
Services - St Andrew’s 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 Children’s Program. Phone 5367 6550
for more details.
Our Lady Help of Christians Korobeit
Sunday Mass 11.30am (2nd & 4th Sunday of Month)
Ballan Uniting Church
Services – 1st, 2nd & 3rd Sundays 11.15am. 4th Sunday 9.30am
Reflective Worship
Golden Harvest Christian Fellowship
Non denominational - Prayer every Sunday 10am, Men’s
KYB Monday evenings 6pm. Ladies KYB Wednesday 1pm.
Further details – 0429 681 566.

Ballan Community Christmas Carols
Sunday December 14th
at The Mechanics Hall, Inglis Street Ballan
7pm to 8.30 pm All Welcome

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The Moorabool News – 9 December, 2014 Page 19

Researching a
property – do your
homework

Summertime
Fun!

make two lists: one with
all of those items deemed
essential, in order of priority; the other, all those you
would like to have but, if
compromise is needed,
could live without.

Enzo Raimondo
CEO, REIV

6 Suttonleigh Way, Darley
Price: $575,000
Perfectly positioned amongst other quality properties
within easy access to the ever popular river walk track
in the Grantleigh Estate, sits this flawlessly built home
proudly on a 1000sqm+ level block. 4 bedrooms (ensuite &
WIRs to main), polished concrete flooring, deluxe kitchen
featuring quality stainless steel appliances, island bench
& large pantry, formal lounge, large open plan family and
adjoining rumpus, rear boardwalk timber deck and pool
area, fabulous pizza oven. Make your inspection today!

LEN SMITH
REAL ESTATE

166 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh
Phone: 5367 8128 Mobile: 0418 343 754
www.lensmith.com.au

Home renovation TV shows
rate highly, so it’s no surprise that some home buyers
are influenced by what they
see on television. Agents report hearing comments such
as, “it lacks the wow factor”,
“I’m looking for my forever
home”, and “I like it but I’m
not in love with it”.
It is important to bear in
mind that reality television
shows do not always reflect
the actual realities of buying and renovating a home.
As a property is the biggest
purchase that many of us
will ever make, it is vital to
do thorough research, seek
advice, including financial,
and listen to the experts.
Before beginning your
house hunt, make a list of
everything you want from
your home or investment
property. Think carefully
about each item on the list
and number them in order
of priority.
Assess each item on your
list and ask yourself whether
it is essential from day one.
For example, if you want a
luxury, open plan kitchen,
do you need it immediately
or are you happy to add it
yourself as long as there is
enough left in your budget?
After that exercise, and
before hitting the Internet,

When starting your research, consider your preferred regions and towns.
What is the median price of
homes in those areas? And
do they offer the size and
location you want? Review
the sale prices and whether
any of the properties in your
preferred location have gone
to auction.

Local agents can explain
why a property fetched a
particular price – such as the
size of the land or acreage,
town services and amenities and proximity to larger
regional centres.
When inspecting a home,
be guided by your list, not
first impressions. The key
question is: does this home
have all the features you
decided were essential? Try
not to be wowed by superb
interior styling and consider
the practical benefits of location, layout of the home and
whether it offers what you
are seeking in terms of lifestyle or investment.
If you are finding it difficult
to separate head from heart,
a buyer’s agent can keep
emotion out of the transaction by undertaking detailed research and drawing
on their skills, training and
experience to find the right
property.

So if your house hunt is
foundering for lack of “the
wow factor”, perhaps it is
time to call in a professional
and hand over your lists.







Formerly Jens Gaunt

Lots 2 & 3, 23 Urquhart Street, Gordon

Central position within easy walking distance to the primary school, general store and post office
Lot 2 comprises of 800m2 & Lot 3 comprises of 956m2 with established trees to the east boundary
The blocks are high, dry & elevated with a great outlook, no building covenants in place, build your dream home STCA
Services available at the front include: power, water, sewerage and cross over entranceways
A wonderful growth corridor where your asset will appreciate and your family will feel safe
Gordon is 20 mins drive to Ballarat, 60 mins from Melbourne & 10 mins to the Ballan Train Station
Settlement terms approx. 6 months, enquire today

Price: $115,000 each

51 Lydiard Street South
BALLARAT
Phone 5331 1111

Agent: Chris Leonard

0409 0409 23

www.prdballarat.com.au

MN0506G

Central Gordon Building Allotments

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LEN SMITH

www.lensmith.com.au

REAL ESTATE

INSPECT SATURDAY - Lerderderg Street Calling!

Renovate or Develop
AUCTION - SAT 13TH DECEMBER 11.00AM ON SITE

BACCHUS MARSH 29 Lerderderg St, Bacchus Marsh

3

From the moment you step inside this light filled home you
know you are going to be impressed! Comprising of 3 bedrooms
all with BIRs, separate study, 3 generous living areas, modern
kitchen with quality appliances, gas central heating & evaporative
cooling, renovated bathroom, high decorative ceilings, &
polished hardwood floors are un-beatable feature consistent
throughout the home. Outside is a beautiful garden setting 10m
x 6m garage/workshop & carport.

1

3

Inspect: Sat 12.30-1.00pm
Price: $490,000
Len Smith: 0418 343 754
Web Id: -

Approved Planning Permit

3

BACCHUS MARSH 49 Lerderderg Street

1

2

The choice is yours that provides an enticing introduction to this classic weatherboard home
where desirable dimensions and a sought after location create an exciting view to the future. Set
on a generous block of 18.9 metre frontage x 48 metres depth (approximately 900sqm), enjoying
a much preferred north facing aspect this double fronted 1930 style home is liveable and bursting
with potential. Only metres to Bacchus Marsh Primary School, Kindergarten, St Bernard Catholic
Church and the Village Shopping Centre. An outstanding opportunity offering enormous scope
to thoroughly renovate, redevelop or design a stunning new home (STCA) and fully capitalise on
a prime position. The home comprises 3 bedrooms, lounge, kitchen/meals, bathroom, laundry,
attached bungalow. Sunny new gardens and double garage.

BACCHUS MARSH 6 Lorna Street

Inspect: By appointment

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Inspect: By appointment
Price: $349,000
Len Smith: 0418 343 754
Web Id: 61418510

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Bacchus Marsh’s
Newest Boutique
Estate...

www.masonsviews.com.au

16.50

2

Approved Planning Permit For 3 X 3 Bedroom Units! Situated
in a fabulous central location with easy access to Main Street
shops, quality Primary Schools, Train Station, and to the freeway.
The overall total size is approximately 1200sqm, the existing
home comprises of 2 bedrooms, lounge with gas heating, galley
kitchen and renovated bathroom. An excellent opportunity
Len Smith: 0418 343 754 awaits those who are looking to develop this quality site.

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Prices starting from $149,000
Mason's Views Estate is a boutique estate situated in the heart of the
bustling town of Bacchus Marsh.
The estate has a unique outlook over a reserve.
Allotments range in size between 608m2 - 1,587m2.
Mason’s Views Estate is a perfect location to build your dream home.

Contact: Len Smith 03 5367 8128 or 0418 343 754
166 Main Street, BACCHUS MARSH VIC 3340

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The Moorabool News – 9 December, 2014 Page 21
MN0550G2

LEN SMITH

www.lensmith.com.au

REAL ESTATE

SUMMERTIME FUN!

DARLEY 6 Suttonleigh Way

Perfectly positioned amongst other quality properties within easy
access to the ever popular river walk track in the Grantleigh Estate,
sits this flawlessly built home proudly on a 1000sqm+ level block.
4 bedrooms (ensuite & WIRs to main), polished concrete flooring,
deluxe kitchen featuring quality stainless steel appliances, island
bench & large pantry, formal lounge, large open plan family and
adjoining rumpus, rear boardwalk timber deck and pool area,
fabulous pizza oven. Make your inspection today!

INSPECT SATURDAY - Spacious Family Living

4

2

2

Inspect: By appointment
Price: $ 575,000
Len Smith: 0418 343 754
Web Id: -

Value For The Money!

BACCHUS MARSH 4 Higgins Court

A great opportunity exists to buy into the ever popular area and
would be an ideal purchase for astute investor, couples or the
growing family. Boating 4 bedrooms (en-suite & WIRs to master),
spacious lounge with adjoining dining area, kitchen complete with
corner pantry and ample cupboard space with adjoining large family
room, gas central heating & evaporative cooling is provided. This
home spruces a versatile floor plan and would benefit greatly from a
few finishing touches & upgrades to maximise its full potential.

DARLEY 77 Dundas Street

4

2

2

Inspect: By appointment
Price: $349,500
Len Smith: 0418 343 754
Web Id: -

BACCHUS MARSH 263 Main Street

3

2

Inspect: Sat 11.45am-12.15pm
Price: $519,000
Len Smith: 0418 343 754
Web Id: -

DARLEY 127 Holts Lane

Modern family retreat! This flawlessly presented home delivers
practical family living. Comprising of 4 bedrooms master with ensuite and walk-in robe, 2 generous living areas, separate study,
stunning kitchen, with caesar stone bench tops and quality
stainless steel appliances. Outside there is a double sized alfresco
entertainment area, for all year round usage. Beautiful gardens
and double garage. Style unsurpassed.

4

2

2

Inspect: Sat 3.15 - 3.45pm
Price: $465,000
Len Smith: 0418 343 754
Web Id: -

On Maddingley Side

4

2

2

Inspect: By appointment
Price: $499,000
Len Smith: 0418 343 754
Web Id: 61401070

Location & Convenience - 3 acres

This beautifully presented property is superbly located within walking
distance to all amenities and attractions. Generous road frontage to
the renowned Avenue of Honour. Stunning botanic like garden which
has been created over a life time. Comprising of 3 bedrooms, spacious
lounge/dining area with glorious views of the garden. Kitchen with
modern appliances, clean bathroom, toilet & laundry evaporative cooling,
and central heating, providing comfort for all year round. Other separate
accommodation includes a conveniently located 1 bedroom studio/
cottage which includes heating & cooling and clean bathroom and toilet.

4

INSPECT SATURDAY - Rose Cottage

The Best Address

This impressive family home achieves lifestyle excellence with abundant
accommodation, excellent quality and outstanding year round
entertainment. Comprising of 4 bedrooms, huge study, generous living
areas, separate theatre room and outstanding kitchen with quality
stainless steel appliances, 3 remaining bedrooms are huge, one with a
teenagers retreat. Outside is a fabulous extended alfresco entertainment
area, outdoor gas heated six seated cedar spa, double garage and side
access driveway, all situated on a very good sized block. Come see today,
you will be impressed at the best address in town!

BACCHUS MARSH 9 Alice Close

Quality family living, immaculate home set on 751 sqm (approx).
Positioned in a quiet court and moments away from main street shops
& schools. Stunning kitchen with stone bench tops and quality stainless
steel appliances, large light filled dining and spacious living area.
Comprising of 4 large bedrooms all with built in robes, central bathroom,
and theatre room at the rear of the house. There is a fabulous indoor/
outdoor alfresco area that provides outdoor living all year round. Outside
the gardens are low maintenance with its own Balinese style hut and fruit
trees. Come and be surprised today!

MADDINGLEY 38 Labilliere Street

Large corner block in popular Maddingley. Three bedroom home
with huge potential. All within walking distance to schools, shops
and train station. Ideal for home buyers, investors or Melbourne
commuters. The home offers 3 generous bedrooms (BIRs), large entry
foyer, generous sized lounge, kitchen, meal & dining area, and neat &
tidy bathroom and laundry. Fantastic corner position with excellent
choice to either subdivide (S.T.C.A.), or for someone to complete a
renovation of the home, makes for an enviable choice.

3

1

1

Inspect: By appointment
Price: $319,000
Len Smith: 0418 343 754
Web Id: -

Dream Big

3

1

2

Inspect: By appointment
Price: $849,500
Len Smith: 0418 343 754
Web Id: 61375450

166 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh

DARLEY 31 Grey Street

On a corner allotment, many options for purchaser of this brick
veneer home. The house is full of natural light and has a first class
timber kitchen, large lounge, 3 bedrooms (all with BIRs). Floating
timber flooring is a real feature, with gas central heating and
evaporative cooling providing comfort for all seasons. Outside is
a generous sized pergola area, established gardens and double
garage. Close to schools, shopping centre and public transport.
Explore the potential here.

Phone: 5367 8128

3

1

Inspect: By appointment
Price: $275,000
Len Smith: 0418 343 754
Web Id: -

Mobile: 0418 343 754

2

Email
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CANCER—June
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Be sure not to make too many commitments for what
looks like an already lively social week. A surprise gift
may arrive after the weekend. A friend’s suggestion may
merit consideration.

Stars & Puzzles
LEO—July 23-August 22

In current projects, be sure to balance imagination with
attention to the finer points. Your partner is more trusting
than usual this week. The communications network may
be blocked over the weekend.

QUICK PUZZLE

★★★★★★★★

Taking the initiative may bring desired results, especially
in areas of career and education. Last minute changes in
plans may prove a blessing in disguise.

★★★★★★★★

LIBRA—September 23-October 22
Some tension with older relatives may be eased, thanks
to efforts of a new friend. Although your good ideas may
not be accepted initially, hold on to them.

ARIES—March 21-April 20
Your sense of loyalty wins you credit in the community.
Your intuition is strong now, but avoid impulsive financial
moves. In romance, a subtle approach could lead to an
improved relationship.
TAURUS—April 21-May 22
Making the most of a dull situation could lead to a new
awareness of your hidden talents. A relationship with a
Sagittarius is currently highlighted. Your sense of timing
is impressive.
GEMINI—May 23-June 21
Relationships generally improve, thanks to your positive
approach. Simplification in general helps you reach a
career goal on schedule. Offbeat interests are highlighted.

1.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
14.
18.
20.
23.
24.
25.

ACROSS
Sauce (6,7)
Head (5)
Tract (7)
Roman numerals XI
(6)
Stone (6)
Weapon (5)
Condition (5)
Laud (6)
Penetrate (6)
Repeat (7)
Irrelevant (5)
Instrumentalist (7,6)

NO. 8884

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
13.
15.
16.
17.
19.
21.
22.

DOWN
Pass (6)
Grain (5)
Material (7)
Slay (4)
Exchange (5)
Fish (7)
Golf-club (6)
Tableland (7)
Petty (7)
Run (6)
Dog (6)
Morass (5)
Prepared (5)
Dissolve (4)

CRYPTIC PUZZLE

ACROSS
1. Why you built a wall round your garden? (7,6). 8. Is a
guide, you say, in the city (5). 9. That nobody had paid
up is not ruled out (7). 10. If you hail it at sea, will it
ignore you? (6). 11. To cover from the sun, I wrap up
again (6). 12. Was curious about the spiders crawling
inside (5). 14. Spring time strarts and ends with a flood
(5). 18. Join in the desultory chat at first (6). 20. Doesn’t
lack time, but will hurry (6). 23. Hit making a comeback:
the song “Fever” (7). 24. The passage I’ll read aloud (5).
25. It gives instant satisfaction (4,2,3,4).
DOWN
1. A friend taking one to Buckingham? (6). 2. Not moving when one tern flies past (5). 3. Getting us to uproot a
tree outside is simple (7). 4. The old mother is upset by
the test (4). 5. She’s entered so we’ll enter (5). 6. Realised the char hadn’t been cleaning in the carpenter’s
workshop (7). 7. Inclined to agree (6). 13. Shakes, which
bothers one (7). 15. Clap tumultuously at one point to
mollify (7). 16. Pitch the coat onto the airport apron (6).
17. Not thoroughly indisposed (6). 19. The goods will
leave by private transport (5). 21. When you put up the
name (5). 22. Some catch up (4).

SOLUTIONS - CROSSWORD NO. 8883

CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS
Across - 1, Private reason. 8, Leeds (leads). 9, All-owed.
10, Cutter. 11, Insu-re. 12, Pried (anag.). 14, Spa-t(im)e.
18, At-tach. 20, Has-ten. 23, Mal-aria. 24, Aisle (I’ll). 25,
Cash on the nail.
Down - 1, Pal-ace. 2, I-nert. 3, A-us-tere. 4, Ex-am. 5,
(w)E’ll-en(ter). 6, Saw-dust. 7, Nodded. 13, Rattles. 15,
Plac-at-E . 16, Tar-mac. 17, Un-well. 19, Car-go. 21, Tessa (rev.). 22, Part (rev.).

QUICK SOLUTIONS
Across - 1, Ethiopia. 6, Ripe. 8, Knot. 9, Masacre. 10,
Scent. 11, Method. 13, Ardent. 15, Lustre. 17, Rotter.
19, Snipe. 22, Stallion. 23, Tell. 24, Grin. 25, Generate.
Down - 2, Tunic. 3, Intense. 4, Puma. 5, Assemble. 6,
Roast. 7, Parlour. 12, Starling. 14, Rooster. 16, Senator.
18, Talon. 20, Pilot. 21, Anon.

CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS
Across - 1, Pres-age-s. 6, Grip. 8, Blue. 9, Mattress
(anag.). 10, M-o-use. 11, RA’s-Cal. 13, Sponge. 15,
Tackle. 17, T-is-sue. 19, Touch. 22, Observed. 23, Da-rn. 24, Tear. 25, Disorder.
Down - 2, Roll-O. 3, Ste-tso-n. 4, Game. 5, Sat-urate. 6,
Go-R-es. 7, In-stall. 12, Reserved. 14, P-liable. 16,
Chow-der. 18, S-N-eer. 20, Car-V-e. 21, A-dd-s.

VIRGO—August 23-September 22

CANCER—June 22-July 22
Be sure not to make too many commitments for what
looks like an already lively social week. A surprise gift
may arrive after the weekend. A friend’s suggestion may
merit consideration.
LEO—July 23-August 22
In current projects, be sure to balance imagination with
attention to the finer points. Your partner is more trusting
than usual this week. The communications network may
be blocked over the weekend.
VIRGO—August 23-September 22
Taking the initiative may bring desired results, especially
in areas of career and education. Last minute changes in
plans may prove a blessing in disguise.
LIBRA—September 23-October 22
Some tension with older relatives may be eased, thanks
to efforts of a new friend. Although your good ideas may
not be accepted initially, hold on to them.

SUDOKU

SCORPIO—October 23-November 21

NUMBER GAME

You and your partner seek similar goals though the methods may be quite opposite. A realistic approach to a financial situation may help you out of a bind.

ANSWER BELOW 22-December 22
SAGITTARIUS—November

Compliments coming your way are more sincere than you
at first believed. This is generally a good week for
improving your self esteem. Short distance travel is
spotlighted on the weekend.
CAPRICORN—December 23-January 20
This can be a highly productive period both personally
and professionally. The key is to be willing to share the
limelight. Attention to detail is critical, especially at your
place of work.
AQUARIUS—January 21-February 19
An overdue payment may arrive by the weekend. The
time is right for expressing your feelings in a creative
form. A lovesick friend may seek you out for advice.
PISCES—February 20-March 20
An absentminded streak may surface this week so be sure
to mark down all appointments. In romance, new tactics
may bring positive results. Hobbies may include a
profitmaking angle.

GEN WHY

BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK
You are ever young, because you believe that life is an
adventure and there are always things to be learned. You
sometimes have trouble making a serious commitment a difficulty that needs addressing if you are to make serious financial or career achievements.

SCORPIO—October 23-November 21
You and your partner seek similar goals though the methods may be quite opposite. A realistic approach to a financial situation may help you out of a bind.
SAGITTARIUS—November 22-December 22
Compliments coming your way are more sincere than you
at first believed. This is generally a good week for
improving your self esteem. Short distance travel is
spotlighted on the weekend.
CAPRICORN—December 23-January 20
This can be a highly productive period both personally
and professionally. The key is to be willing to share the
limelight. Attention to detail is critical, especially at your
place of work.
AQUARIUS—January 21-February 19
An overdue payment may arrive by the weekend. The
time is right for expressing your feelings in a creative
form. A lovesick friend may seek you out for advice.
PISCES—February 20-March 20
An absentminded streak may surface this week so be sure
to mark down all appointments. In romance, new tactics
may bring positive results. Hobbies may include a
profitmaking angle.
BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK
You are ever young, because you believe that life is an
adventure and there are always things to be learned. You
sometimes have trouble making a serious commitment a difficulty that needs addressing if you are to make serious financial or career achievements.

QUICK SOLUTIONS
Across - 1, Tomato Ketchup. 8, Chief. 9, Leaflet. 10,
Eleven. 11, Pebble. 12, Spear. 14, State. 18, Praise. 20,
Pierce. 23, Iterate. 24, Inapt. 25, Trumpet player.
Down - 1, Ticket. 2, Maize. 3, Taffeta. 4, Kill. 5, Trade. 6,
Halibut. 7, Putter. 13, Plateau. 15, Trivial. 16, Sprint. 17,
Setter. 19, Swamp. 21, Ready. 22, Melt.

SOLUTIONS - CROSSWORD NO. 8884

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The Moorabool News – 9 December, 2014 Page 23

arbee real estate
ING
NEW LIST

ASKING $375,000

ALL ABOUT LOCATION

Bacchus Marsh

13 Malcolm Street

3

1

1

Well built family home located in one of the most sought after streets. 3 bedrooms, semi-ens to the master
bedroom & separate family bathroom. Dining/meals area adjacent to the kitchen and a large lounge at the
front this home. There is a gas wall furnace heater & also ducted heating & cooling installed throughout.
Externally you have large covered outdoor entertaining area, a single carport & an extra long brick garage
and workshop. Short stroll to the Village Shopping Centre & the Main Street.
PID: 764914

FANTASTIC HOME, FANTASTIC VIEWS

Bacchus Marsh

8 Medway Court

ASKING $457,000

3

2

2

Family home located in the Links Estate with some of the best views in Bacchus Marsh. Study, formal
lounge and dining, kitchen and meals area and great rumpus room and powder room on the main level
and downstairs to the master bedroom with WIR and ensuite, bedrooms 2 & 3 have BIRs. Ducted cooling
throughout and wood heater in the lounge. Double garage includes a workshop. Magnificent views over
the Bacchus Marsh Golf Club. 1630m2 block with low maintenance gardens.
PID: 763939

GOOD STARTER, LARGE BLOCK

Bacchus Marsh

45 Holts Lane

ASKING $299,000

3

1

2

This property provides the perfect opportunity to secure a great first home or investment property
on a larger than normal block. A neat and tidy 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom home with a gas heater in
the lounge & a bright north facing meals area adjoining the kitchen, this home is ready for you to
move in. A double carport, open pergola, a fernery & garden shed complete the outdoors, book your
inspection today.
PID: 742466

STUNNING VIEWS, POLE POSITION

Staughton Vale

685 Staughton Vale Road

ASKING $615,000

3

1

IN CONJUNCTION WITH DUNLOP REAL ESTATE SUNBURY. Adjoining National Park on over 30
acres. Innovative pole house in rural Staughton Vale. Ideally located just 20 minutes from Geelong, 15
minutes from Bacchus Marsh and an easy hour drive from Melbourne. 113-square-metre pole house is
for the lover of the natural and the tranquil with water supply. 5 levels of living offering 3 bedrooms, timber
kitchen, central bathroom, large family and dining rooms. A must see!
PID: 759111

After hours:

Ian McDonald 0418 522 549
Bryan Marsden 0414 661 206

140 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh

EXECUTIVE ENTERTAINER

ASKING $649,000

4
2
2
Bacchus
Marsh 15 Maddison Circuit
Beautiful executive home will suit the most fastidious buyer. 4 bedrooms & 3 living areas. Master bedroom

with WIR, ens & sitting room & remaining bedrooms all have WIRs. Formal lounge, open plan kitchen,
meals, family room & separate rumpus room. Kitchen has an island bench, 2 x dishwasher drawers & a
900mm gas cooktop, under bench oven & butlers pantry. Reverse cycle a/c is ducted throughout. Double
garage, large decked entertaining area, inground solar heated pool, large colorbond shed &
beautiful landscaped gardens. All of this on a huge 1660m2.
PID: 763570

TIMELESS ELEGANCE AT ‘GLENBREE’

Bacchus Marsh

53 Gisborne Road

ASKING $449,000

3

2

3

Smartly renovated classic Californian bungalow located close to the town centre. Three bedrooms, all
with WWC, 2 living areas, a new bathroom, spacious kitchen with new oven, formal lounge, dining/meals
area & enclosed sunroom & large laundry. 12’ ceilings, polished timber flooring, OFP. Gas heating &
solar panels. Large covered pergola & the beautiful garden has shedding plus external bathroom & toilet
facilities. Great veggie gardens, chook pen & fantastic cubby house.
PID: 750011

ALWAYS SOUGHT – SELDOM FOUND!

Bacchus Marsh

ASKING

$1,050,000

22-24 Simpson Street

A unique residential development site (STCA). First time offered in 50+ years. 3267m² (29.73/29.32
x 123.37/122.40m). Zoning: Residential 1 (Moorabool Planning Scheme). Space to build approx. 12
new luxury townhouses or home units. Prestige location in central town area only minutes easy walk
to Main Street shops & facilities. Services available for connection.
PID: 751177

‘FAMILY HOME ON A BIG BLOCK’

Bacchus Marsh

5 Webster Street

ASKING $318,000

3

1

2

This terrific home will keep the family happy for years. Situated minutes from town, this home includes
3 bedrooms with new carpet, the master has a walk through bathroom plus WIR. The kitchen has an
electric oven, gas cooktop & dishwasher. The open plan design incorporates a lounge room leading into
the meals/dining area. Internal access from the garage. Covered paved pergola & room to add a pool,
shed & more. A house on a block like this is becoming hard to find, don’t miss out.
PID: 762322

Daryl Gould 0409 233 157
Bob Gunnell 0417 566 951

5367 2333

real people
working in
real proper ty

www.arbeerealestate.com.au

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LOCAL TRADE
& BUSINESS
DIRECTORY
5368 1966

ANTENNAS

AIR CONDITIONING

EXPRESS ANTENNAS

FRIGWORKS

• Heavy Duty VHF - FM - AM Antennas
• Digital Ready Antennas
• Digital Set Top Boxes
• Amplifiers
• TV & VCR Tuning
• Extra Points
• All Work Guaranteed
• Pensioner Discount
Mob: 0417 711 712

ANTENNAS

SPLIT SYSTEM
SALES
INSTALLATIONS
DECOMMISSIONING

Authorised by
The Australian
Refrigeration Council

0411 649 321

7 Days
Ph: 5367 5857

Email: inquiries@frigworks.com.au

ANTENNAS

ANTENNAS

AUTOMOTIVE

INSTALLED TODAY

CAR RV TRUCK TYRES
SPECIALIST BALANCING
BATTERIES & ALIGNMENT

DIGITAL ANTENNAS, TV POINTS & BOOSTERS • NO FRANCHISE FEES
• 10 YEAR WARRANTY
UP TO
• FREE QUOTES
• NO CALL OUT FEE

50% OFF

AFTER HOURS SERVICE AVAILABLE

0402 145 574

AUTOMOTIVE

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$
SUPER SAVER
$
COUPONS
$
$
RADIATOR
SERVICE
&
$
TYRES
FLUSH
SAFETY CHECK
$
$
$
$
$
FROM
$
Passenger Car
Includes Coolant Treatment
Conditions apply – valid until 30/11/14
Standard tyres only – valid until 30/11/14
Valid until 30/11/14
$
$
DRIVE THRU
HAND
PENSIONER
$
CAR WASH
BRAKES
Oil/Water/Air
DISCOUNT
$
Top Up
$
$
$
%
$
FROM
$
*Excludes 4 wheel drives
Applies to Service Only
Valid until 30/11/14
Conditions apply – valid until 30/11/14
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TOWING
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Regional Tyre Service

Computer Running Slow?
Laptop Lagging?
AUTOMOTIVE
Your Computer
For all your mechanical
repairs & servicing. needs more

RAM!

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$
*
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TECHNOLOGIES
(Including 100 Point Safety Check)
Log Book Servicing
Free Courtesy Car*

All Work Guaranteed
Pickup and Delivery

Why More RAM is better

When it comes to(03)
improving
the performance
of your
Phone:
5368
2752

Mobile petrol and diesel mechanic
• Maintenance & Repairs
• Agricultural Machinery
• Earthmoving Equipment
• Forestry Equipment
• Handling Equipment • Truck and Trailer
Ph: 5368 6467 Mob: 0481 088 800
Email: info@nvg.net.au

computer, increasing the amount of RAM is possibly the Email
most effective way of boosting speed and handling power.
Your computer uses Random Access Memory (RAM) to
hold program code and process instructions that you
give your software when computing. When you turn your
computer off, RAM loses the data that was used during
the computing session. When you restart your computer
the data from the operating system and the programs
you start is once again loaded into the computer’s RAM.
(Although modern RAM still retains small portions of data
as either dynamic DRAM or static SDRAM.)

Gowland
Constructions

Specialising
types of
How much
memoryinisall
enough?
Carpentry, Building
and Construction

The more RAM the better performance. It pays to have
as much RAM as your computer can cope with. All
computers ship with a specified amount of RAM, and most
mother boards have extra capacity to install additional
RAM. Even new computers can take extra RAM

Free quotes provided

Phone Ben
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ONLY!
653 088
Bring in this Coupon for

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CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING

COMPUTERS

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Carpet Cleaning, Upholstery, Tile, Grout, Windows, Concrete,
Auto & Marine Upholstery, Vinyl Stripping & Sealing

Senior
discou
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AN
TECHNI

All areas

www.greendalecleaning.com.au

Steve 0407 847 781

ELECTRICIAN

ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR

■ Industrial/Automation
■ Commercial
■ Residential

■ Call for a quote!
■ Ph: 5368 2001
■ Fax: 5367 0776

KEEMIN ELECTRICAL

2 Osborne Street, Bacchus Marsh
119 Inglis Street, Ballan
Rec 5096

FROM

99

* conditions apply

19 Smallmans Road, Ballan

BUILDING

NVG HEAVY EQUIPMENT SERVICES

AUTOMOTIVE

All makes & models including light
SLOW
FAST
commercial
vehicles
and trucks.

What does RAM do?

AUTOMOTIVE

QUALIFIED

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$

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2GB DDR2
Notebook /Desktop RAM*

CARPENTRY

Includes professional installation

– Double Glazing Upgrades
PINE
– Carpentry – Tiling
At EZY
Leading
Edge Computers, we take the guess
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Plastering – Painting
work out of your RAM upgrade.
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We offer professional installation using quality RAM from

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most recent and older machines

equipment by trying to install RAM yourself, let the Leading
Edge Computer experts do it for you.

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

Take a glance at what a memory
upgrade
do for you:
39 can
Haddon
Drive, Ballan

Industrial Estate
Ph: 5368 1816 or 0458 682 195

• Faster Web Surfing
• Enhanced printing
• Spectacular gaming
• Enhanced multimedia presentation
• More efficient video editing
• Smoother multitasking
• Optimized Microsoft Windows processing

Pine Ezy Works &
to see our photo galleries

Our prices include professional installation by a trained and
qualified computer technician.
Terms & Conditions apply: Free Installations for bookings only – no walk in jobs. Normal Repair rates will
apply for non related tasks identified and corrected at time of RAM installation. Offer valid for 7 days only
from 1st to 7th December.

CONCRETING

WESTCONNECT TECHNOLOGIES

ELECTRICIAN

PTY LTD T/A
Shop 2 / 137 Main Street, BACCHUS MARSH 3340
PH: 03 5367 7336 Fax: 03 5367 5846
www.leadingedgecomputers.com.au

• Sales • Repairs• Service
• Business Services
• Onsite Services

LEC xxxx Member Ad_5_Westconnect.indd 1

Shop 2/137 Main St, Bacchus Marsh
Ph: 5367 7336
20 Armstrong St North, Ballarat
Ph: 5333 2955
Email: info@lecb.com.au

ELECTRICIAN
Farhall Electrical
Contracting
REC20236 Arctic AU36370
Split System Supply
Installation and removal.
All electrical and Solar work.
24hr Service available
Call Ian for a quote

0427 100 657
EFTPOS available

Concreting,
Brick &
Cobblestone
Paving
Call Peter
0412 241 625

30/11/09 4:07:19 PM

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

 COMMERCIAL
 INDUSTRIAL  RESIDENTIAL
 SOLAR ACCREDITED

(inclcleaning
cleaning &
& maintenance
maintenance of
(incl
ofsolar
solarpanels)
panels)

CALL CHRIS TABB
CALL CHRIS TABB

0419 397 393

or 03 5368 2846
or 

EXCAVATIONS



PLOVER EXCAVATIONS


We will beat any
quote!
• General Earthworks • Scrub Cleans
• Site Cleans
• Pools & Dams
• Storm Recovery
• Site Cuts
• Tip Truck Hire
• 5t & 20t Excavator
• Tracked Bobcat
• Domestic/Commercial Work
Call Mark 0438 347 667 (A/H) 5334 8038

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BALLARAT - BACCHUS MARSH - CRESWICK
DAYLESFORD - GORDON - MELTON - TRENTHAM
Ballarat Pro Dingo Mini Diggers
Narrow Access Low Impact
Paul 0487 487 087

Phone Andrew 0439 681 120

FENCING

P&C GLAZING

LANDSCAPING

Mob: 0418 374 579

Ph: (03) 5368 2888

PLUMBING

Contact Neil Harty
Ph: 5367 1776 Mob: 0418 312 288

CALL FOR
ALL YOUR
PLUMBING
NEEDS

• Brochures
• Newsletters
$1 PAGE
• Booklets A4 & A5
rint Centre
• Posters
print • copy • scan • design
• Invitations
• Graphic Design
58A Steiglitz Street, Ballan
• Photocopying
Phone: 5368 1966
• Colour
E: news@themooraboolnews.com.au • Black & White

ALL WORK
GUARANTEED

Come visit us at our retail shop

155 Inglis Street BALLAN

Phone: 03 5368 1036

TREVOR
0487 953 469

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

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

PLUMBING

MIN
EXCAV I
A
1.8 TO TOR
NNE

• Septics and Drainage
12313

• New Homes & Alterations

reg 20152

BALLAN PLUMBING PTY LTD
• Krystel Kleer ADV 5000 treatment plant
• Septic tanks installation and problem solving
• General Plumbing • Pump sales and service
• Hot water sales and installation

0418 343 547

PH: 0427 502 760
PRINTING

Specialising in Waste Water Treatment Systems

Ballan and District
Plumbing

LEETE PLUMBING SERVICES
• GENERAL PLUMBING
& MAINTENANCE
• GUTTERS & DOWN PIPES
• HOT WATER SERVICE
CHANGEOVERS
• DRAIN CLEANING
• TRENCHING

PLUMBING

PLUMBER

PROPERTY
MAINTENANCE

For all your
Property Needs

FULLY INSURED
• TV / Telephone Outlets • Data Outlets • NBN Preparation
• Garden Maintenance • Lawn mowing
• Retaining Walls • Landscaping • Bathroom Repairs • Painting
• Plastering repairs • Tiling • Door and Lock Installations
• Decking / Pergolas • Fencing

Chris 0412 708 905

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

Moorabool Maintenance
Services
Phone: 0439 067 253
No Job To Small
Any Size Lawn
Pensioner Discount

Mobile: 0405 414 354

BCD40106
• General Domestic & Commercial Painting
MBA126237
• Wallpapering, Faux & Specialised finishes
• Complete Handyman & property maintenance service
• Plastering & General building repairs
• Free Quotes

26 HADDON DRIVE BALLAN 3342

• Planting
• Rock work
• Instant turf

www.nilslandscaping.com.au

Master Painter & Decorator

Vehicles wanted Free pickup.

REG 24148

• Paving
• Retaining walls
• Lawn care
• Maintenance

TOPLINE COATINGS

New and used parts for
most makes and models.

• Maintenance

Nils Thiele-Wittig

Qualified Landscape Gardener/Horticulturist

PAINTING

PAINTING

BALLAN MOTOR
WRECKERS

• Dishwasher Installations

QUALIFIED GARDENER

182 Gisborne Rd, Bacchus Marsh
Ph/Fax: (03) 5367 6075
email: stracey@bigpond.net.au

Ph: 5367 3194 AH: 5367 6022

• Gas Fitting

Phone Mick 0429 681 139

• Trailer and horse floats
• Mini loader
• Post hole diggers
• Also agent for Avis vehicle
rental

Factory 1, Cnr Station &
Fisken Sts, Bacchus Marsh

• General Plumbing

Specialists in
Farm – Security – Household – Guardrail
Post Holes Dug

Equipment Hire:
Tradespeople
Gardeners
DIY Renovations

• Broken Windows
• Shower Screens
• Table Tops • Mirror Robes
Prompt Service On
Broken Windows

Mark Reddish

ALL TYPES

HIRE

GLAZIER

MOTOR WRECKERS

PREMIER FENCING

Broken Tiles Replaced
*conditions apply

Bill 0418 308 571

PROPERTY SERVICES
• LAWN MOWING
• PRUNING
• WEEDING
• POISONING
• GUTTER CLEANING
• GENERAL CLEAN UPS
• MULCH • ODD JOBS
BILLY
0413 437 667

MN20120306NTW

✸ All types of fencing
✸ Retaining walls
✸ Driveways
✸ Tree/Waste Removal
✸ Post holes & footings
✸ Horse Arenas
✸ Rock Walls
✸ Trenching
✸ Dams
✸ Redgum Firewood
No job too small. Reliable service and competitive rates.

• Trenching and Post Holes
• Stump Grinding
• Rock and Concrete Breaking
• Levelling and Light Earthworks
• Driveways and Paths • Garden Makeovers

Moorabool

FAX

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

SHORCANE CONSTRUCTIONS

• Renovations • Bathroom • Kitchens
• General Carpentry • Pergolas • Decks
• Roofing • Retaining Walls • Tiling • Painting • Plaster
• Bobcat & Tipper Hire • Programmed property maintenance

MN10071G

MN212G4

A 2B EARTHWORKS
Excavator, Bobcat & Tipper

FENCING

EXCAVATION

EXCAVATION

Big or small jobs - Guaranteed and Insured

shorcane@activ8.net.au

Ray 0419 544 332

REMOVALS

PO Box 250 Bacchus Marsh VIC 3340

SEPTIC CLEANING
Burglar Liquid
Waste

Prompt & Efficient 7 Day Service
Competent Trained Operators
Stringent Hygiene Standards

Darryl: 0418 363 030
or: 0400 135 593

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LOCAL TRADE &
BUSINESS DIRECTORY
5368 1966
TOWN PLANNERS

TOWING

TOWING

MADDINGLEY TOWING

BALLAN AND
DISTRICT TOWING

Servicing Bacchus Marsh and
Surrounding Areas

SEPTIC CLEANING

SMASH REPAIRS

BODY CLINIC

Septic Tank
Ivers
Cleaning
Liquid
Service
• Grease Traps Waste
• Septic Tanks
• Triple Interceptors
• Industrial Waste

SMASH REPAIRS

-VACC Accredited -All work guaranteed
-Courtesy Car available by appointment
- Repairer for all insurance companies
- Low Bake Oven for Factory Finish
- Car-o-liner chassis straightener
- Dustless sanding - Spot welder
- 24hr secured, monitored premises

Hayden Ivers
Mob: 0419 400 025
Ph: (03) 5367 3016

Ph: (03) 5368 2888

26 HADDON DRIVE BALLAN 3342

TREE REMOVAL

TREE REMOVAL & STUMP GRINDING

Including accident towing

• DANGEROUS TREES & LIMBS REMOVED
24 Hour Accident/Breakdown Service
Free car body removal
Farm clean ups
PROMPT AND RELIABLE SERVICE
Tilt tray service
Call Steve on 0412 300 492

TRANSPORT

WASTEWATER

• LIMITED ACCESS SPECIALISTS
Ph: (03) 5368 2888

26 HADDON DRIVE BALLAN 3342

Phone Doug: 5368 6487
Mobile: 0423 001 329

WASTEWATER

WATER

Spring Water

ALL BRANDS SERVICING
Wastewater Treatment
Plant Specialists

Tanks,
Pools,
Stock,
Gardens,
Everything!

Service and maintenance of
wastewater treatment plants.
Supply & installation of
treatment plants & effluent

disposal fields.
Mob: 0429 141 151
Ph: 5367 7646 Fax: 5367 7407
service@allbrandsservicing.com.au

www.moretontreeservices.com

FREE CALL
www.wastewateraus.com.au

0437 96 00 34

FREE ADVERTISING

SELL YOUR ITEMS $100 & UNDER FOR FREE

Email: news@themooraboolnews.com.au Phone: 5368 1966
*Ads must be emailed by Friday 12 noon. Ads by phone must be between 9.30am–12pm Tuesday–Thursday.
PRIVATE ADS ONLY (NO BUSINESSES, NO ANIMALS, HAY OR BULK ITEMS). MAXIMUM 3 ADS PER PERSON.

ARM CHAIR Cedar Wood Garden
$100 - 0421 823 930
AIR MATTRESS double with pump
as new $70 – 0423 327 040
ARMY/AIRFORCE Jumper EC $10 –
0466 989 010
BAR FRIDGE GVA brand new $100
ono - 5367 5260
BASKETBALL RING and stand.
VGC $40 - 0408 059 705
BBQ with lid Coolabah GC $90 –
0466 989 010
BED, single Victorian antique beds x
2, plus bedspreads, no mattress. $100
each. 0416 027 036
BED, single, pine. $10. 0413 152 448
BIRDCAGE Black Large GC $70 0404 767 176
BLOUSE & SWEATERS women’s
small $40 the lot - 5367 8933
BOOKCASE 1580h x 940w x 300d $65 ONO – Ph 0448 571 129
BOOKSHELF Large, pine, 4 shelves
$100 ono - 0431 194 717
BOTTLE WARMER baby electric $20
–5367 8573
BABY CARSEAT age 0 to 7 years EC
$60 – 0423 327 040
BOOSTER SEAT Babylove Suit 38yo EC $50 – 0431 561 978
BOOKS SH Mixed lot 19 kids & 6
old Girls/Boys annuals. $30 lot 0411 477 582.
CAMP Mat Easy-Inflate Camp Mat,
New, $10 - 0413 657 936
CAMPING Stretcher GC, $10 0413 657 936
CARAVAN fibreglass car mounted
wind deflector. Suit any vehicle. GC
$80 - 0428 682 200
CD/DIGITAL RADIO player $25 –
5367 8933

CDS mixed variety Jazz Country
and older type music (70) $100 –
0418 318 164
CHAIRS office black & steel frame
aqua cushions $10 for both – 5368 6698
CHAIR office chair, black VGC $20 0420 820 117
CLOTHES Women’s EC Various
items large bag $50 – 0421 446 773
COMPUTER Monitor 19” with
Keyboard & Mouse GC $20 lot 0413 657 936
COUCH Antique Miners Couch/
chaise lounge, on wheels with
wooden slats and wire base $75 0427 357 855
COUCH 3 seater couch with 2
recliners GC $100 - 0455 480 196
COUCH 3 seater & 2 recliners green
micofibre GC $100 – 0455 480 196
COT & Mattress Gro Years Arana in
EC $100 – 0439 004 776
DESK computer black/grey shelves,
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Louise, Phillip, Vicki and their families.
Loved Grandpa Doug of 14 Grandchildren
And 11 Great Grandchildren.
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496.8 millimetres

November 2013 rainfall
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Avenue Bowling Club

Sport

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Final score - Avenue 95 def
Victoria 82

Premier Division
Avenue took on ladder leaders Ocean Grove, keen to
be competitive against very
good opposition. Scores
were virtually level at the tea
break with Avenue matching
Ocean Grove shot for shot.
After the break Ocean Grove
took the lead, however Avenue were not prepared to lie
down with Andrew Myer’s
rink getting the advantage
over their opponents. The
game was in the balance
up until the final few ends,
however Avenue could not
pull off an unexpected win.
Final score - Avenue 97 lost
Ocean Grove 111
Division 3 - journeyed to
Victoria in what has not been
a happy hunting ground
in recent times, however
Avenue through playing
consistent bowls were able
to outlast their opponents,
winning three of the four
rinks.

Division 5 - hosted Sebastopol in what some thought
would be an easy game for
the home side, given the
opposition was mid ladder
and Avenue in second place,
however as often happens in
bowls this is not the way the
game turned out.
Final score - Avenue 61 lost
Sebastopol 93
Division 8 - travelled to
Webbcona and played on a
tricky synthetic green. It has
previously been reported
that this team experiences
the most changes of any
Avenue team, however the
team still manages to keep
winning. Led by strong
performances from Oscar
Mauff’s side (21 shots up) and
Octogenarian Stan Cumming’s rink (15 shots up)
and Ron Millington’s rink (3
shots up). Avenue were able
to secure wins in three of the
four rinks, (with the fourth
rink tied) in another impressive display.
Final score - Avenue 109 def
Webbcona 70

Ballan Golf Club

Results - Week ending Saturday 6 December
Wednesday - Stableford
Winner Len Killender 39 points, R/up Barry Sims 38 points.
NTP 15th Bob Arklay, Magpie 14th: Barry Sims.
Saturday – Stroke
Monthly Medal & 2nd Round Members Tournament
A Grade: Winner Shaun O’Dea 69-12-57,
R/up Ian Godkin 76-14-62.
B Grade: Winner Ian Bragge 80-19-61, 
R/up Michael Kennedy 93-25-68.
NTPs: 2nd Victor Buttigieg, 12th Don Wickson,
15th Frank Raffaele.
Magpies: 14th Anthony Moore, 18th Shaun O’Dea.
Members Tournament winners:
A Grade: Shaun O’Dea 120 net.
B Grade: Frank White 130 net.
C Grade: Michael Kennedy net.

Bacchus Marsh
Little Athletics
Unfortunately due to the inclement weather, Little Athletics
was cancelled last Saturday.  Little Aths will return with a
twilight meet to be held on Friday evening, commencing at
5.15pm.  A special visit from Santa during the meet, is sure to
be a highlight for the members.
Bacchus Marsh will have 17 teams representing the Centre
at the State Relay Championships to be held at Lakeside
Stadium on Saturday.  Athletes will be competing up against
the best teams from across the state.
Registrations are now open for the following State Events:
State Multi Event Championships
Saturday 31 January and Sunday 1 February, 2015 at Moe.
Western Metro Region Track & Field Championships
Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 February, 2015 at Werribee.
Further details and registration information for both
events are now available from the BMLAC website – www.
bacchusmarshlittleathletics.org.au . 
Bacchus Marsh Little Athletics will return in the New Near
on Saturday 17 January.

Darley Cricket Club
Results
Senior Coach Terry Moloney was beaming as Darley recorded five wins from
the six matches due to finish
over the weekend with just
the Under 14s accepting a
draw after being washed out
on Saturday morning.
The First XI returned to Ballarat High School needing
just 6 wickets to finish off
Coronet City’s second innings, who resumed at 4/39
and still requiring 97 runs
to make Darley bat again.
Ryan Ali struck early with
the home side at 5/45 there
appeared to be no resistance
with steady wickets falling
up until the tenth wicket,
which lasted for 34 runs and
at one point looked like forcing the Darley top order to
pad up again, however Coronet City were bowled out
for 122 giving the team an
innings and 14 run outright
victory.
The Second XI could not
get on Darley Park at all on
Saturday, but enjoyed the
reward of obtaining a first
innings result from the week
before.
The Third XI had the toughest task of all, after declaring
on 342 last week, Coronet
City were well positioned
when they resumed on
1/116, and continued to bat
well requiring just 80 runs
with 6 wickets in hand at
the tea break. Youngster
Daniel Hynes struck with
two quick wickets after tea
and the game turned back
in Darley’s favour as Hynes
4/88 and skipper Beau Jamieson 3/55 finished off the
home side for 315.
The Fourth XI declared
their innings closed before
the start of play at 2/109 (in
reply to 91), however slow
but solid batting by Coronet
City made getting wickets
difficult for the home side.
After tea the wickets came
but so did the runs, and Coronet took the unusual step
of declaring at 7/130, giving
Darley the opportunity for
an outright result if they
could chase down 113 runs
in 10 overs. Ben Gould was
the pick of the bowlers with
3/54 on day two, whilst big

hitting from Darren Hynes
(22) including a monster six
wasn’t enough to bring home
an outright win, the home
side  finishing on 3/58cc at
stumps but very happy with
their first win of the season.
 

Juniors

Under 16 continued their
bye round whilst Under 16
Blue returned to Russell
Square to defend their 200
day one total. The Blues were
also seeking their first win
for the season, and toiled
hard with the ball all morning. The young side worked
well as a team and are learning fast, managing to secure
their first victory of the season bowling out East Ballarat for 168 in the last over.
The Under 14s were unfortunately not able to get any
play underway on Saturday
morning following a very
evenly poised day one total
of 5/78 and will share the
points with Wendouree who
were due to resume on 5/76.
The Under 12 Darley Roar
hosted Ballan, and are in a
great position after day one
finishing on 1/137 in reply
to Ballan’s 4/64. Ryan Densley had a day of it with 23* a
wicket and a run out, whilst
Will Johnson 27* and 1 wicket, and James Martindale 25*
batted extremely well.
Darley Pride have a lead
of 22 runs when they resume on 3/63, but will do so
with two less wickets  after
Melton South finished   on
1/41. Maintaining the lead
but keeping wickets in hand
will ensure yet another Darley win, whilst we also look
forward to a great result
from the Darley Cubs game
against the new Eynesbury
outfit.

As the Christmas Break
approaches the senior sides
and Under 16 Gold all take
on Mt Clear, Under 16 Blue
host Ballan, the Under 14s
travel to Ballarat/Redan,
the MJCA U/17 T20 continues  with a match against
West Melton, and the Under
12s complete their current
matches.

BALLAN PLUMBING

Zac Graham on his way to a 50 in the T20 Semi Final.

Ballan Cricket

Division 1
Ballan 10/332 def Lucas 10/191
Bowling - B Loughnane 6-2-4/18, N Heafield 9-2-2/27,
M Snaith 8-1-2/36, D Gardiner 5-1-1/19, Z Graham 14-0-1/39
Division 3
Ballan 8/125 def VRI Delacombe 10/123
Batting - L Snaith 25, M Vallance 23, R Scott 18,
H Micallef 16, A Trickey 13
Bowling - T Connor 5-3-4/7, R Scott 7-0-2/27,
H Micallef 5-2-2/10
After losing the toss Ballan made early use of the new ball
taking early wickets. It was a great bowling performance
from Ballan which helped them roll VRI for only 123. In reply
with the bat Lachie Snaith and Michael Vallance made the
most of their time in the middle before ‘’the finisher’’ Hayden
Micallef came in, seeing the boys to a much deserved victory
over the top side.
Under 16
Ballan 9/210 lost North Ballarat 7/230
Bowling - C Sparrow 10-1-3/34, J McEgan 6-2-1/11,
B Whitehouse 9-2-1/30
Under 14
Ballan 9/294 def North Ballarat 10/103
Batting - J McGregor 54 ret no, D Graham 49, J Crowe 35,
R Ranieri 30, B Neumann 15
Bowling - J Crowe 5-2-4/3, D Graham 6-1-2/12,
E Shaw 3-0-2/10, J Stone 2-0-1/13, L Hodge 2-0-1/15
Under 12
Ballan 4/64 v Darley Roar 1/137
Batting - C McEgan 15no, B Taylor 4 no, D Pascoe 5,
R Penn 2, J Johnston 1
Bowling - C Gate 3.1-0-1/27, C McEgan 2-0-0/15,
J Johnston 3.1-0-0/15, B Taylor 2.6-0-0/14

Mick Nolan taking a stumping off Ben Loughnane’s bowling.

The Ballan T20 Squad. Runners up to Golden Point in the
Grand Final on Sunday. Photos – Chris Thom

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Sport

The Moorabool News – 9 December, 2014 Page 29

Sulky Snippets
By LEN BAKER
The Hopetoun Park stable of Ross, Kylie and Greg
Sugars have been having a
tremendous run of late and
another winner came their
way at Warragul on Monday December 1, when honest 4-Y-0 Blissful Hall/Suzy
Albert mate Blitzsuzy led
throughout to land The Mick
Achilles Pace for C2 & C3
class over 2210 metres.
Safely retaining the front
running from the pole,
Blitzsuzy with Greg in the
sulky was never in any
danger as she coasted to the
wire 6.4 metres in advance of
Blissful Spanker (gate two)
which trailed, with Broadway Playboy third after racing in the open after receiving a check at the start. The
mile rate 2-00.6.

Parwan’s Craig Demmler

and Jodi Quinlan were also
winners at Warragul after
Four Starzzz Shark/Petousa
colt Jodis Choice greeted the
judge in the All Equip 3-Y-0
Pace over 1790 metres.
Showing brilliant speed
from gate six to lead, Jodis
Choice was never headed,
running out a 6.3 metre victor over Brighty Valentine
which raced outside him,
with Saint Davids Field running home from last on debut to finish an eye catching
third. The mile rate 2-00.2.
Stawell was the venue for
Wednesday trotting and
Long Forest part-owner/
trainer
Trent
Medcraft
brought up two wins in succession with 5-Y-0 Ponder/
Miss Discoteque mare Floweronthewall by taking the
Hygain Feeds Pace for C1
class over 2175 metres.
Driven once again by Alex
Ashwood, Floweronthewall
starting from gate five was
restrained at the start to
settle with most of the field
ahead of her, with Dutton
Way striding clear after
the leader Splendid Choice
galloped.
Sent forward three wide in
the last lap, Floweronthewall
sprinted like a gazelle to lead

on turning, holding a 1.9 metre margin to the wire over
Sophies Choice (one/one last
lap) and Kiwi Rage in 2-01.6.

Dunnstown’s Nathan Cahir
landed the Choices Flooring By Westside Pace for C2
& C3 class over 2175 metres
with 6-Y-0 Metropolitan/
Cornelia Lombo gelding No
Bettertime in a rate of 2-00.2.
Holding the back of the
poleline leader and favourite
Grinning Dollar after drawing inside the second row,
No Bettertime enjoyed the
run of the race before using
the sprint lane to gain the
day from Grinning Dollar,
with Dagati Image third.

At Ballarat on Thursday,
Andy and Kate Gath landed
the City Of Ballarat Pace for
C1 class over 2200 metres
with smart 4-Y-0 Bettors
Delight/We Love To Party
gelding Party Boy in a rate
of 1-57.4.
Despite racing wide for the
final circuit, Party Boy was
too strong at the finish for
Mad Robber which trailed
the weakening leader and
third placegetter Gotta Go
Henry.

Sell it Local for Less

Youthful James Rattray
based in Melton for the Summer Carnival opened his
winning account in Victoria
by taking the tab.com.au
Pace for C2 & C3 class (Heat
two) over 2240 metres at the
Wedderburn fixture held
at Tabcorp Park Melton on
Friday with Kiwi bred 4-Y-0
Mach Three/ Keystone Nicola gelding Roger Ramjet.
Trained and driven by
James, Roger Ramjet led out
from the pole, before taking
a trail on the heavily supported favourite Eric Clapton to receive the run of the
race.
Easing away from the inside on straightening, Roger
Ramjet took a liitle time
to get going, but once balanced, ran home stylishly
to score from Gozo Lighting
(three back the markers) and
Sketch Me (one/one) in a rate
of 1-58.1.
James has brought a seven
horse team to Victoria to
compete during the Summer
Carnival.

Toolern Vale’s John Justice
led throughout aboard 4-Y0 Modern Art/Jane McCool

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17ft, single beds, microwave,
3 way fridge, air con, electric
pump sink, awning, electric
brakes, back up battery,
11 months reg (N53306).
Excellent condition $13,000
Ph 5368 2313 or 0401 869 134

SOLD

MITSUBISHI DELICA VAN
1996, Set up for touring.
Sleeps 2, solar panel with
battery back up, 40 ltr fridge,
TV & ant. Reverse camera.
Reg til Oct 2014 (UTS 497).
VGC - $11,000 –
Ph 0412 885 848 or 9743 1857
H26 DEUTSCHER W/B
Mower, 11 HP Honda,
Swivel front wheels,
$1250
GREENFIELDS
Chipper 6 HP B & S
motor, As new,
$750 ONO
ROVER - Wood Splitter,
6.5 Honda motor,
As New - $1500 Firm

Ph: 5368 1114

2002 JAYCO PENGUIN 11

G/C, Rego Q22726-DEC14
Tool boxes(Front & Back)
+ Annex
Kitchen (Gas & Electric)
with 3 way fridge. Twin Beds
$10,000 ONO - 0456647266

Meetings for the week:
Wednesday – Hamilton/
Kilmore, Thursday – Geelong @ Melton/Bendigo, Friday – Yarra Valley (Cup)/St
Arnaud @ Melton, Saturday
– Ballarat (Cup), Sunday –
Wedderburn (Cup), Monday
– Horsham
Horses to follow – Brother
Rabbit, Buzz Bart, Brighty
Valentine, Fill Up, Chrissysbungalally, Daylight Dan,
Saint Davids Field, Ten In
Command.

Terror To Love’s
Cranbourne
Cup Victory
Champion New Zealander Terror To Love finally
showed Australians his true
ability, by brilliantly winning the $100,000 (Group 1)

Decron Cranbourne Pacing
Cup for M0 or better class
over 2555 metres at Cranbourne on Saturday.
Trained in Christchurch
by Graham and Paul Court,
Terror To Love with regular
reinsman Ricky May in the
sulky wasn’t asked to extend
from gate four, settling three
back in the running line
with the hot favourite and
Miracle Mile winner a week
earlier Christen Me, leading
easily from the pole.
Sent forward three wide approaching the bell, Terror To
Love parked outside Christen Me for the final circuit
with the pair having the race
to themselves approaching
the home turn.
When Christen Me kicked
on straightening, he appeared to have the measure
of Terror To Love, however
being the great horse that
he is, Terror To Love rallied
in the shadows of the post
to gain a thrilling head victory, with ever reliable entire
Flaming Flutter 20 metres
away in third place after following the pacemaker.
A seven year old intact son
of Western Terror and Love
To Live (Live Or Die), Terror
To Love a triple New Zealand Cup winner returned
a mile rate of 1-57.1 (last half
mile 55.4 – quarter 27.5).

Sell with a photo - $20 per edition or $50 for 3 months. Simply email
your photo and details of item to office@themooraboolnews.com.au

office@themooraboolnews.com.au Phone 5368 1966

2008 ASTRA AH
Twin top, convertible,
4 spd auto, leather interior,
137,000 kms.
Rego 10/2015 (WRW660)
$15500 $14,500 with RWC
Ph: 0439 653 035

entire Loong Nien in the tab.
com.au Pace (Heat three).
Showing plenty of fight
over the concluding stages,
Loong Nien scored by a half
neck in 2-00 even over the
hot favourite Vienna Eyre
which trailed and Jeans Mattjesty which pulled wide on
straightening after following
the pair.

Ph: 5368 1966
All vehicles must supply registration numbers if registered and dealers to supply LMCT number.

PRICED TO SELL

2003 FORD FAIRMONT

136,000 km.
Rare bronze colour,
stand out from the crowd! RMX
129. $9,200
Phone 0459 022 364

Automatic,
Reg. SDY999.
Excellent condition.
$4,500
PH: 0402 422 840

NISSAN PATROL
(1980)
Motor only
Diesel 3.3 litre.
$2500 ono
Plus other Nissan
parts available
0418 127 040

Sell your
caravan
here $50
3 months

2001 HOLDEN VU S UTE

CARAVAN POP TOP 1987

Windsor 15’. Registered June
2015 (Rego C43 550),
4 berth, single beds,
new 3 way fridge,
EC - $8500ono
Ph: 0497 296 888

Caravan VGC, Nice colours,
new tyres, lots of cupboard
space, Rego MV17379 til Dec
2014. Sleeps 2 adults/2 small
children.
Full annexe EC sleeps 6-8.
$8000 ono - 0432 756 637

TOYOTA YARIS YRX
2009 112,000 km. One
owner, 2 spare keys, regular
service in great condition,
manual and has sports body
kit. Registered (XEO 626)
$9000 ono - 0411 250 648

1998 FRANKLIN ARROW
Up to 6 Berth, new tyres,
brakes & draw bar. Excellent
condition, side awning with
detachable walls. $5,000
Rego expires 5/15 (N14015)
Ph: 0407 771496 Allan

2005 ROYALE FLAIR MICRON
Pop Top, single axle 13’6”x7’
Double bed, 3 way fridge,
air conditioned, awning
and near new annexe, EC,
Rego R10538, $15,000 ono
Ph 0419 587 859

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