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Berries
are red
gold
Photo Steve Dowden

By Jessica Howard
The Bacchus Marsh Strawberries and
Cherries Festival was a sell out over the
weekend with around 20,000 people turning
up to get their hands on fresh fruit.
Bacchus Marsh Tourism Association
President, David Durham said it was the
biggest year yet, with growers along the
Avenue of Honour selling out of their famous
fruit by Sunday afternoon.
More and more people are hearing about
the festival and it just tends to grow every
year. There were a few new farms and

businesses that came on board this year,


which has helped to bring new people to the
festival, he said.
Its obviously good and bad that the
weekend was a sell out, we do advertise to
people that the farms can sell out and if so,
they will close, but this is just the start of the
season so there is a lot more to come.
In its ninth year, the festival celebrated the
start of the produce season with pick-yourown-trails, farm-gate markets, buskers,
fireworks and strawberry and cherry
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The Avenue was obviously really busy
with locals and out-of-towners gathering
to pick and purchase fruit, but the Main
Street was also really fired up with great
entertainment, he said.
The economic benefit to Bacchus Marsh is
just phenomenal but it is also a great way of
promoting the town.
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Jennifer Walters said she had never seen the
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I saw a lot of locals, but there were definitely


more out-of-towners which is just so great to
see. There was a really happy festive feel in
the place, she said.
I definitely felt the change in the marketing
campaign this year. Because my business is
situated more towards the Gisborne Road
end of town we never really saw the festival
goers in previous years because it was up
the other end, but this year the Tourism
Association really focused on making sure
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Berries are
red gold

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Whilst predominately a very successful weekend, some have
taken to social media to vent their frustrations about traffic congestion that saw cars banked up in the east bound lanes of the
Western Freeway for around five-kilometres.
Comments included So furious, took us two hours to get here
[sic] and Its taken us half an hour from Hopetoun Park to get to
the Avenue of Honour awesome.
Mr Durham said whilst he understood why people were upset, it
was a situation that was hard to get around.
There are just so many people coming into the town, we do provide hop on and hop off shuttle buses on both days but the roads
were just flat out. Its only one or two weeks of the year though
and it just shows how many people came down for the festival,
he said.
Next year we will work with Vic Roads and Council to provide
better traffic management.
Mr Durham encouraged people to continue to visit local growers
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By Jessica Howard
Inglenook Dairy has been
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Owned by Rachael and


Troy Peterken, the Dunnstown business is one of three
finalists in the 2016 Australian Grand Dairy Awards.
Now in its 17th year, the
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and quality in Australian
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Rachael Peterken said she
was absolutely blown away.

To be part of such a prestigious competition, let


alone to be narrowed down
to the top three in Australia,
is pretty cool. It is amazing
for our business because we
are so little, she said.
Dad has been a dairy farmer all of his life so I suppose
this business is just in my
blood.

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process, where 24 expert
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on flavour, aroma, texture,
body and appearance, in
order to reveal 60 finalists

Mrs Peterken said to be


eligible for the contest, businesses had to have won a
gold medal in a previous
competition.

We received a gold in the


Royal Melbourne Fine Food
awards and the Dairy Industry Australia Awards, which
made us eligible to enter this
competition, but we never
expected to get down to the
final three.
At the age of just four-yearsold, Inglenook Dairy manages the complete process of
their milk, which guarantees
a fresh, natural and additive
free product.
There was always a difference in the taste of the
milk that I had enjoyed as a
child compared to the taste
of what was in the store, so I
wanted people to have milk
as good as what we grew up
with, Mrs Peterken said.

We dont do anything to
our milk. We dont take
anything out, we simply just
pasteurise and homogenise.
So I guess its what we dont
do to our product that makes
it so good.

were to take out the Australian Grand Dairy Award she


would most likely have a
heart attack.
It would be absolutely incredible for our business, for
our prestige certainly, but
also for people to become
more aware of our brand,
she said.

When we first started out,


some cafs took us on board
and we have had a lot of support from Ballarat and the
Moorabool Shire, so this is
also an award for all those
who are supporting us and
using our milk. A fair chunk
of our success goes to all the
people who have helped to
make us sustainable.
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in February 2016.

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A dash for a splash

The Moorabool News 24 November, 2015 Page 7

By Jessica Howard

A dash for a splash

The Moorabool Shire Council is gearing up for summer with the


announcement of its pool opening times for the season.
The opening times will be dependent on the temperature, allowing for better
use of Belgravia Leisure Services staffing and resources.
Moorabool Shire has two pools, located in Bacchus Marsh (55 Grant Street)
and Ballan (1 Mill Park Street), which will open on Saturday, December 5.
Moorabool Shire Mayor Allan Comrie said with summer just around the
corner and kids gearing up for holidays, we encourage residents to safely
pathetic opening times :(
enjoy our pools.
- Diane
The opening times and prices for 2015/16 season are as followed:

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By Jessica Howard
The Moorabool Shire Council is gearing
up for summer with the announcement
of its pool opening times for the season.

opening times will be dependent


withThe
the
on the temperature, allowing for better
.
use of Belgravia Leisure Services staffing
re, allowing
and resources.for better
es. Moorabool Shire has two pools, located
in Bacchus Marsh (55 Grant Street) and
arsh (55
Street)
Ballan Grant
(1 Mill Park
Street), which will
on Saturday, December
rday,open
December
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Moorabool Shire Mayor Allan Comrie
er justsaidaround
the
with summer just around the
corner andto
kidssafely
gearing up for holidays,
residents

Hours are a bit disappointing. I


would have looked at the family season ticket but it would be
a
Children (under 3)
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waste of money if it is only open
Children (4 15yro)
$3.70
on such reduced hours. Would love
somewhere in Bacchus Marsh to$4.95
be
Adults (16+)
able to do lap swimming all year
Family
round. Whatever happened to $17
the
indoor pool we were supposed$56.70
to
Child Season Ticket
be getting??
Adult Season Ticket
$71.70
- Sarah

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Pretty disappointing opening
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Freshly cut flowers on show

New main
for Avenue

By Jessica Howard
The Ballan Red Cross will
celebrate the end of spring
with true flower power.
The local branch will host
their annual Luncheon and
Flower Show at the Ballan
Mechanics Hall this Friday,
November 27.
The towns first flower show,
titled The Red Cross Rose
Show and Garden Fete was
held in 1966, with six classes
and 23 sections.
In 1974, a Diamond Jubilee
Celebration was held in the
Uniting Church Hall in the
form of a luncheon, flower
show and fete. It was here
that the show changed to
its present format The Red
Cross Luncheon and Flower
Show.
Ballan Red Cross volunteer Mary Williams said the
event was the most popular
for the year.
It is our major fundraising event but its also quite
a popular community function. Each time we have had
different speakers or something of that nature and we
have a perpetual trophy
for the Best Rose that was

By Jessica Howard

Judy inspects her rose garden in preparation for this Fridays Flower Show and Luncheon.
Photo Helen Tatchell

donated to us a few years


back, she said.

People really do enjoy


coming along and the whole
event is run by local Red
Cross members, with a little
bit of help from some of the
schools.

The five main classes of the


Flower Show include roses,
arranged floral work, novice
floral art, cut flowers and pot
plants.

Mrs Williams said guest


speaker Arlene Bennett
would speak about nurses

during the War. The Red


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12pm on Friday November
27. Bookings are essential
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The replacement of an aged water main in the Bacchus


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Western Water commenced the project this week and
expected the construction to take around four months.
General Manager of Customer and Community Relations,
Graham Holt said the existing water main was very old and
had frequent main breaks that needed complex repairs.
It needs to be replaced so we can provide quality water
services to around 70 customers in the area, which include
some of Bacchus Marshs popular food producers.
Mr Holt said Western Water, who were acutely aware of the
cultural and environmental significance of the avenue and
its trees, were working hard to ensure the lowest possible
impact.
We have been working closely with the RSL, Moorabool
Shire Council, Heritage Victoria and other stakeholders
during the panning stage of this project, he said.
We have had an aborist survey the trees to advise on
protective measures and we will be closely monitoring the
project to avoid damage to the trees.
The water main will be replaced within the roadway to keep
work as far away as possible from the trees, resulting in some
traffic lane closures.
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them during the completion of the important project.
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The Moorabool News 24 November, 2015 Page 9

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State Government has put land
in Connor Street on the market
for sale. This land was owned
by the Bacchus Marsh Council
who gave it to the Government
to build a primary school about
20 years ago. I reckon any proceeds from the sales should be
given back to the Community.
(Pat)
Maybe the proceeds should
go to our Indoor pool fund!!!.
(Heather)

Mayor Allan Comrie is not happy with the planned sell off of Moorabool land by the State
Government, that was set aside for a primary school by the previous Bacchus Marsh Shire.
Photo Helen Tatchell

School site sell-off


By Kate Taylor
Land earmarked for construction of a school in
Bacchus Marsh will instead be sold by the State
Government, which is rumoured to be onced
owned by the previous Bacchus Marsh Shire.
And Moorabool Shire Council Mayor Allan
Comrie is not happy about it.

The vacant parcel of land in Connor St is owned


by the State Government and with further
housing developments planned in Maddingley
the site was always planned for a primary school
to cater for the needs of the young families
moving into the area.

Council received a notice from the Department


of Treasury and Finance stating that the
department is selling the land and Council has
less than 60 days to advise if it wants first option
on the land, Mayor Comrie said.
We are at a loss to explain why they would want
to sell off this land, when it is an ideal location for
a school that is desperately needed.
Mayor Comrie said that council was also told
in writing by Education Minister James Merlino
that the Department would meet with Council
and work with local stakeholders to find a
solution to schooling in Bacchus Marsh - but it
has not occurred.

So I am now calling on Premier Daniel


Andrews and Local Member for Melton Don
Nardella to intervene on this matter and ensure
the Education Minister knows how important
and necessary a school is going to be to the local
community.
Both council and departmental analysis shows
a future primary school is required so we are
unsure why the Government is now refusing to
even meet with us to plan for one.
We are very frustrated and hoping we can get
the message through to the State Government so
our families arent left having to fight the already
high volume of traffic to get their children to a
school.

Stupid mistake Council giving


anything back to the government who dont give a damn
about Bacchus Marsh. Proceeds
should go to our hospital!!!!!
(Fay)
When I came to Bacchus Marsh
in 1993 I saw the plans for this
proposed primary school on
display at another local primary
school. If it is not going ahead,
then hand the land or money
back to the shire! (Heather J)

Tell them to cough up the


money to build a tech school
for the Marsh. People with high
school children will agree that
our children do not have the options available to them that they
should have. We have a fantastic building being used for the
council, yet our children have
to go out of town to get further
education. (Lee)
Surely this was documented so
it should be able to be produced.
(Julie)

Moorabool Shire Council


NOTICE OF ORDINARY MEETING OF COUNCIL

The next Ordinary Meeting of Council will be held on Wednesday 2 December, in the
James Young Room at Lerderderg Library, 215 Main St, Bacchus Marsh, commencing at 5pm.
Members of the public are most welcome to attend.
COMMITTEE MEETINGS
The next Section 86 committee meeting is of the Rural Growth Strategy Committee, tomorrow
Wednesday 25 November, at the James Young Room, Lerderderg Library, 215 Main St,
Bacchus Marsh commencing at 3pm.
Members of the public are most welcome to attend.
SPECIAL MEETING OF COUNCIL
Notice is hereby given that a Special Meeting of the Moorabool Shire Council will be held in the
Public Hall, Main Street, Bacchus Marsh tomorrow, Wednesday 25 November, 2015 commencing
at 6pm.
The business to be conducted at the meeting is as follows:
1. Planning Scheme Amendment C71 (Bunnings) and Planning Permit Application PA2013-187,
Consideration of Submissions.
2. Any other business admitted by the unanimous resolution of Council.
The Special Meeting of Council will be open to the public
and members of the public are most welcome to attend.
BUSHFIRE PLANNING
There will be a community meeting hosted by the CFA, on Saturday 5 December at Mt Egerton
Fire Station, starting at 5pm. Residents in this area are encouraged to attend. The CFA will also
be at the Ballan community market on 5 December to help people with re planning. For more
information about CFA community engagement activity throughout Moorabool Shire go to the
CFAs website: www.cfa.vic.gov.au.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FUND IS NOW OPEN


Council is inviting Expressions of Interest from community groups/committees, community
networks, progress groups and development associations for seed funding (and leverage for
external funding opportunities) toward community infrastructure projects that have a signicant
impact on community development, liveability and wellbeing in the Shire.
Funding is available for up to $25,000 with preference given to those that demonstrate:
A contribution toward the cost of the project by cash or in-kind support,
The leveraging of funds to support external funding opportunities,
A strategic basis - the project is detailed in a community plan, master plan or strategic plan.
Groups, committees and organisations are encouraged to read the Community Development
Fund Guidelines carefully before making a submission. The Guidelines outline the specic
eligibility and assessment criteria.
Program Guidelines, Expression of Interest forms and further information are available on
Councils website www.moorabool.vic.gov.au, or by contacting Customer Service on
5366 7100.
Please note, prior to lodging an Expression of Interest, all applicant groups must contact Council and
speak to a Community Engagement/Development Ofcer to discuss their project.
Applications close at 5pm on 11 December 2015.
EMPLOYMENT
Council invites applications for the existing vacancy:
Environmental Health Ofcer Temporary Full-time position 4 January 2016
until 23 December 2016 - applications close on 4 December 2015.
**Please be advised we do not accept applications through agencies**
All details available from the website: www.moorabool.vic.gov.au

Moorabool Shire Council: PO Box 18, Ballan VIC 3342 Telephone: 03 5366 7100 Facsimile: 03 5368 1757 CEO: Rob Croxford
Email: info@moorabool.vic.gov.au Web: www.moorabool.vic.gov.au
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The Rowsley Valley resident
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Mr Watt was the first person in Australia to train a
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For 30 years I have trained
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rabbits. The farmers love it
because this is a popular
home for rabbits and this
particular training really
helps to clean them up.
Mr Watt said his training
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relied solely on positive
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Its about training dogs in a
positive way and never punishing them. The harshest
thing I do is change my tone
of voice or growl at them,
he said.
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right things so that there is
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Mr Watt educates dog owners in order to train their
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by experienced and licensed
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The whistles, which emit
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as their owner was willing
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domestic violence, he said.
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do that, just not accept that
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when he was Mayor, attending a round table discussion
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state government ministers.
This year the state government spent $81 million, but
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numbers are on the up.
White Ribbon Day, held on
Wednesday 25 November, is
a campaign against violence
perpetrated by men against
women with figures showing that more than one woman per week is killed by a
current or former partner in
Australia.
The postcode of 3340, which
covers Bacchus Marsh as
well as Darley, Maddingley, Long Forest, Glenmore,
Hopetoun Park, Rowsley,
Staughton Vale, Merrimu,
Parwan, Balliang and Coimadai, recorded a total of
1065 reports over a five-year
period.
There were 129 offences reported in the 2010/11 financial year, 176 in 2011/12, 249
in 2012/13, 236 in 2013/14,
and 275 in 2014/15.
Increases were also recorded for the postcode of 3342
that includes Ballan, Beremboke, Blakeville, Fiskville,
Colbrook, Bunding, Inglis-

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total of 205 reports over the
same five-year period.
There were 22 reports in the
area in the 2010/11 financial
year, 18 in 2011/12, 52 in
2012/13, 45 in 2013/14, and 68
in 2014/15.
In the postcode 3345, which
covers the Gordon area, there
were a total of 53 reports
with 8 reports in 2010/11, 8
in 2011/12, 13 in 2012/13, 11
in 2013/14, and 13 in 2014/15.
The White Ribbon campaign
runs year long, culminating
on 25 November; throughout
the year and particularly in
November, White Ribbon
events are held across Australia to educate and raise
awareness about mens violence against women.
White Ribbons mission
is making womens safety
a mans issue too; men are
standing up, speaking out
and acting to prevent violence. The prevention work
of White Ribbon takes place
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Photo Helen Tatchell

Rowsley in the loop

Construction has begun on


a new train-passing loop at
Rowsley.
The kilometre-long crossing
loop provides another point
for trains to pass each other,
which will help services recover from unexpected delays more quickly, boosting
reliability and punctuality.
As part of the project the
existing rail crossing at
Rowsley Station Road will
be upgraded.
Boom gates will be installed, which will bolster

the existing flashing lights,


making it safer for motorists, passengers and the local
community.
The Rowsley Crossing Loop
project is being delivered by
V/Line, on behalf of Public
Transport Victoria, with McConnell Dowell awarded the
construction contract.
However, Member for Buninyong Geoff Howard, who
attended the event, said the
credit should go to the Labor
party.
Im pleased that Labor is
getting on with this project,
which will improve services

for Ballarat line passengers,


Mr Howard said.
Mr Howard took the opportunity to speak about
the regional rail link, which
is still coming under heavy
criticism from commuters
who are still being forced
to stand on some journeys
from Melbourne to Ballarat.
Since June, the State Labor
Government has delivered
extra peak hour services
and eight new carriages to
the Ballarat line, providing
room for more than 900 extra passengers every day,
Mr Howard said.

Ice breakthrough

By Jessica Howard

Moorabool Shire families


affected by the drug ice can
now access a new, specialised education program.
Breakthrough will provide
helpful ice education for
families that will help them
to recognise when a family
member has a problem with
ice, encourage the affected
person to get treatment and
support them through their
recovery.
The program is part of the
State Governments $45.5
million Ice Action Plan that
was announced in March
this year.
Minister for Mental Health
Martin Foley said too many
families were dealing with

the devastating effects of ice.


This innovative education
program will provide them
with the knowledge and
skills to look after themselves and support their
loved ones through treatment, he said.
We know that a strong,
supportive
family
can
make all the difference for
people struggling with ice
addiction.
Victorias Ice Action Plan is
investing $4.7 million to support families affected by ice,
which includes $1.48 million
for new family ice education and $3.2 million for 16
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aims to provide an insight
into what ice is, how it affects people and how to support family members into
treatment.
We will also provide practical approaches in caring
for a family member who
might be using ice.
Breakthrough will take
place on Sunday, December
6 from 1pm to 5pm at The
Laurels, 229 Main Street Bacchus Marsh.

Moorabool Shire apprentices will save more than


$300 on their car registration
under a new Labor plan.
The Andrews government
is reminding apprentices
that the half-price registration scheme, which aims to
assist low paid apprentices,
will commence on January 1
of next year.
Eligible apprentices paying
standard registration on a
light vehicle in regional Victoria will save $330.20 per

year, whilst those in metropolitan Melbourne will save


$385.90.
Almost 20,000 apprentices, including bricklayers,
carpenters, joiners, electricians and plumbers, will be
among those eligible for a
discount if their employers
can demonstrate that the use
of the vehicle is an essential
part of their work.
Ministers for Roads and
Road Safety, Luke Donnellan said the government was
putting more money back in
the pockets of apprentices

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(L-R) Shannen, Linda and Luke celebrate the 4th birthday of


the Ballan & District Community Bank. Photo Helen Tatchell

Four big reasons


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Building on success
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This family residence uses


a combination of diverse materials blending natural and
crisp textures with functional, light filled spaces a
feature that made this home
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The home is framed by
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The interior, large and luxurious, offers opulent living
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The success of this project

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Banks fourth birthday this month.
The local Bendigo Bank branch celebrated the milestone
on November 4 with free coffee, cake and insurance
comparisons.
Branch manager, Luke Calder said the bank had donated
over $80,000 back to the community over the past four years.
We supply vital funding to those who may at times be
struggling, we have assisted with great community projects
and sponsorships throughout the whole region from West
Moorabool to Myrniong and up to Warrenheip, he said.
On top of that, we provided a $50,000 commitment to the
Ballan and District Hospital for the 12-seater bus.
Mr Calder said the branch now had about 1,200 customers
and had employed five local staff members.
We provide financial services to the area so that people
dont have to go out of town to do their banking,
We had a very good day celebrating our birthday in the
branch.

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Open 6 Days
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$8 Smoked
Salmon Salad (quinoa, tomatoes,
Spanish
made
$Beef
18 Burgers
capers,
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$8 + Small onions,
Fresh Crumbed Schnitzel
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$6.50
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+ MediumdelCoffee
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$30 Maddingley

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Egg & Bacon Sandwich

Suggested wine: 2011 Sauvignon Blanc


SAT 5.00am1.00pm

$10

$12
white wine)

$10

$8/gl

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Spanish Paella (chicken and seafood rice dish)
served with salad




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Play Areas

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Ph 5368 2844

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Shop 1/130 Inglis Street, Ballan

With apple, coriander & Anakie honey salsa served with a


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great lunch selection Relaxed
catering available
Atmosphere
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inside seating for 40

Spanish chicken salad $18


Grilled tender pieces of chicken marinated with

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Sushi Rolls $2.50
Hot Chinese
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FOODWORKS BACCHUS MARSH


1-9 Bennett Street, Bacchus Marsh
Phone: 5367 3388

Cornacafeongrith.

And dont forget to visit us at the


Caf on Grith Street and check out
our new and improved burger menu,
including a dedicated menu to our
local tradies. Saturdays a great day
for breakfast, roast meats Monday to
Friday and special $10 dinner packs
every Friday. Also if you think youre
up for a challenge check out our
Zombie Burger, possibly the largest
burger in town!
We would also like to take this
opportunity to thank all those who
have supported us over the past year
and wish you all Merry Christmas.
Opening hours: MonFri 5am-3pm
Open for breakfast: Sat 6-12pm
33 Grith Street, Maddingley
Ph: 0422 638 027

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The Moorabool News 24 November, 2015 Page 15

Winter 2015 Community Grants


COMMUNITY STRENGTHENING GRANTS

Ron Callendar and Bev Baines, Ballan Senior


Citizens Self-opening sliding glass doors for
senior citizen centre - $5,000.

Claire Sutherland, Bacchus


Marsh Golf Club Junior
Clinic - Purchase of SNAG
golf equipment - $1,500.

Bob Prewett, Bacchus


Marsh
Public
Hall Justin Lindorff and Vincent Nguyen, Bacchus
Committee Life Saving Marsh Badminton Bacchus Marsh Badminton
Defibrillator - $1,440.
Start-up - $2,500

Mal
Rogers,
Lady
Randall Cape, Darley
Northcote
Association
Cricket Club Purchase Richard Biden, Gail Biden and Catherine Green, Nick Myrianthis and Phil OKeefe, Greendale Restoration of the kitchen at
of turf care equipment - Ballan District Health and Care We remember: Reserves Management Committee Re- house 12, Lady Northcote
$5,000.
WWII Memorial - $5,000.
fencing Egans Reserve, Greendale - $5,000. Childrens Farm - $5,000.

Catherine Green, Ballan


Shire Historical Society
Heritage Interpretation Sign
at Mill Park Ballan - $1,000.

Heather Chambers, Maddingley Park Committee


of Management Restoration of the kitchen adjacent
the Evans Pavilion in Maddingley Park - $1,000

Anthony Dufty, Moorabool


Landcare Network MLN
Jan Tribe, Bacchus Marsh Mapping improving the
Community Radio Group capacity of the community
Computer refurbishment to understand their natural Noelle Dickson and Amber Farrugia, Bluebird
assets - $4,635.
program - $2,601.
House Bluebird House - $5,000.
Bacchus Marsh Little Athletics Centre Informative Signage - $1,000.
Elaine Tennis Club Elaine Tennis Courts (2) Resurfacing - $5,000.
Rowsley Landcare Group Rowsley Landcare Group Equipment - $625.

The 2015 Winter Community Grants recipients with Mayor Allan Comrie.
Photos: Helen Tatchell

COMMUNITY ARTS GRANTS

Bob Nason and Ben Creaney, Ballan Life Drawing Club


Artist Studio Development and Equipment - $3,000.

Karin Wilson, Gail Fiander, June Webb and Rose Haggarty, CWA
Ballarat District Group Art and craft exhibition for CWA Ballarat
District - $3,000.

Chris Cocking and Jeanette McGonegal, Darley


Neighbourhood House Mosaics Group Sign
Here - $3,000.

Myrniong Primary School, School Councils Parents Group Values of Myrniong Primary School - $725.

COMMUNITY EVENTS GRANTS

Rev. Darrell Couch, The


Churches
Association
Bacchus Marsh Community
Carols - $2,000.

Peter Whitefield, Leone Fabre and John Fabre, Ballan &


District Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence
Awards - $3,000.

Coimadai Landcare Group Gaining momentum working with the community - $2,050

Margie Quinlan and Catherine Green, Gordon


Parish Community Festival - $3,000.

Mal Rogers with Moorabool Mayor


Allan Comrie.

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News

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Newborns in
the district

Shovel ready
masterplan
By Kate Taylor
One look at the Dunnstown
Recreation Reserve on a Saturday morning is enough to
show that as it stands, the
town is doing a pretty good
job of growing and taking
care of itself.
But a new masterplan cant
hurt when it comes to helping things along.
Adopted at the November
council meeting, the Dunnstown Recreation Reserve
Masterplan is the first of its
kind for the facility, and has
a focus on improving the
existing site to cater for increased usage in the future.
The main goal is to improve
the pavillion facilities, as
well as electrical infrastructure though electrical upgrades and netball lighting
are already being funded
as part of councils 2015/16
Capital
Improvements
Program.
As Committee Of Management President Garry Sheehan explains, council has
looked after them in terms

of funding but thats as it


should be.
Every project we take on
we get done on time and under budget, its not blowing
our own trumpet, but we get
things done, Mr Sheehan
said.
The reserve is a hub for the
community, with everyone
from local schools using
it, others holding display
events there, not to mention
it being the start and finish
point for the Mountain Of
Fun run next March.
Sporting clubs also call the
reserve home cricket teams
include Ballarat League seconds and District League
thirds teams, four or five
junior tennis teams on two
tennis courts, three junior
and two senior football
teams and just as many netball teams.
We cover Lal Lal, Yendon, Navigators, Elaine and
Warrenheip; we get good
support, its very busy on a
Saturday.
One of the main projects
planned for coming years

is to upgrade the umpire


change rooms to include
space for female umpires
of which Dunnstown already has a few.
We want to put in new umpire change rooms that cater
for male and female umpires
because these days we have
more female umpires and
we want them to have their
own change rooms and
showers.
Theyre mainly boundary
umpires at this stage, but
there will be a time when
theyll be central umpires
too I think.
We need to bring it up to
standard, make it more appealing to people when they
come.
The netball change rooms
are currently too busy to
also accommodate footy umpires though a female team
is also an idea floating on the
horizon.
If we do the umpires
rooms wed be able to play
a girls football match there;
it could easily be somebody
decides theyll get a girls

football team going, or if


they wanted a ground to
use, ours would be available
and up to standard.
This could take a couple of
years to get going though,
weve got to get grants and
so on.
Its all part of planning for
future growth in the area
and while construction of
houses in Dunnstown itself
has been restricted for many
years by water catchment
overlays, Dunnstown has
broadened the boundaries
of its population catchment
instead.
Theres not a lot of building going on in the Dunnstown area and thats why we
have to stretch out - theres a
fairly big population around
the Lal Lal area, and Warrenheips getting bigger.
Since the reserve was built
back in the fifties, and grown
to have tennis and footy and
cricket and netball Weve
always had good people
ready to make sport available to the town.

Tracy and Daniel from West


Melton have a new little
boy. Axel is a little brother
for Jet and arrived on
Monday 16 November at
8.09pm and weighed 9lb
5oz (4230 grams).

Darley couple Emily Farrar


and Daniel Holt have
welcomed their second
child, a little girl. Krystal
Jodi Holt arrived on Tuesday
17 November at 2.32am
weighing 7lb 7oz (3560
grams) and is a little sister
for big brother Connor.

Young Dylan has a new


little sister. Arriving on
Sunday 15 November at
3.16pm to Sunbury parents
Sarah ROHAN and Tim
OAKES, Lara Joan OAKES
weighed 7lb 10oz (3460
grams).

Josiah and Jeremiah have a


new little sister, Jazelle
Moana-Ula Annette. Born to
Maddingley parents Yvonne
and
Mataio
PIO
on
Wednesday 18 November
at 19.50pm, Jazelle weighed
9lb 4oz.

TOM

Environmental Opinion

with Tom Kingston

Are we being played


the phool?

There are many arguments


used by our government
and other governments as
to why they are not acting
more strongly on climate
change. One of the classic reasons often given, if
I remember correctly, by
former prime minister John
Howard was that we could
not tolerate any actions that
would threaten our way of
life. This government view
has been the gospel in all
governments since that time,
and even before. Because, it
was therefore assumed, our
way of life was great and
we were all happy and the
model of economics that was
the basis of this life was good
for us. If saving the environment meant altering this
then nope, nope and nope
to quote another former esteemed leader of our nation.

Our way of life or our living standard according to


this argument is sacrosanct
and if the environment has
to suffer so we can continue
this lifestyle then so be it.
However, what if this way
of life or living standard is
not all that is it cracked up to
be? What if we are all being
duped? What if the economy
is actually not so good for
us regardless of its terrible
impact on the planet? A new
book by George Akerlof and
Robert Shiller has a very
good argument to the effect
that indeed we are all being
duped by this economy.
The book is Phishing for
Phools: The Economics of
Manipulation and Deception (Princeton University
Press, 2015) by George Akerlof and Robert Shiller. And
the authors have some good

credentials. George A. Akerlof is a University Professor


at Georgetown University
and the winner of the 2001
Nobel Prize. Robert J. Shiller
is Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale University,
the winner of the 2013 Nobel
Prize.
The term phishing comes
from scam emails but Bob
and George, as these Nobel
laureates in economics style
themselves, define it more
broadly as businesses getting people to do things that
are in the interests of the
phishermen but not in the
interest of the target. It happens whenever there is an
opportunity to appeal to the
monkey on our shoulder
the part of our brains that
like nicotine, folksy-but-fake
politicians and 15 per cent

investment returns.
Ever since Adam Smith, the
central teaching of economics has been that free markets provide us with material well-being, as if by an
invisible hand. In Phishing
for Phools, George Akerlof
and Robert Shiller deliver
a fundamental challenge to
this insight, arguing that
markets harm as well as
help us. As long as there is
profit to be made, sellers will
systematically exploit our
psychological weaknesses
and our ignorance through
manipulation and deception. Rather than being essentially benign and always
creating the greater good,
markets are inherently filled
with tricks and traps and
will phish us as phools.
Phishing for Phools ex-

plores the central role of


manipulation and deception in fascinating detail in
all areas of our economy. It
thereby explains a paradox:
why, at a time when we are
better off than ever before
in history, all too many of
us are leading lives of quiet
desperation. At the same
time, the book tells stories of
individuals who have stood
against economic trickery
and how it can be reduced
through greater knowledge,
reform, and regulation.
As the authors say, Competitive markets by their
very nature spawn deception
and trickery. The Economic
models tend to assume that
people are informed about
the decisions they make; in
the jargon consumers have
perfect information. This

supposedly enables consumers to make markets


work to their advantage. But
Robert Shiller & George Akerlof argue instead that this
assumption is false. There
are plenty of market equilibria, the authors find, where
one party is being deceived,
or phished. You may think
you are doing well out of
markets; you may behave
quite rationally; but in fact
you are being taken for a
phool.
And by the way as I write
this piece the UK has announced that the 11 remaining UK coal power stations, which currently emit
around one sixth of the UKs
greenhouse gases, will close
by 2025. Now that, we hope,
is no Phishing.
What is your opinion?

News

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The Moorabool News 24 November, 2015 Page 17

Broken bones dont stop Bailey


By Jessica Howard

PAUL

Just five weeks after a crash


that broke both his arms,
seven-year-old Bailey Zeestraten has been invited to
race at the Australian Super
Cross Championships.
The Ballan boy was accepted in the 2015 KTM
Motorbike team, which will
race at Knights Stadium in

Growing up in the bush is


about realities and responsibilities; the realities are
harsh and unforgiving and
the responsibilities belong to
everyone.
Living with fire, flood and
drought is par for the course;
country people adapt, react
and improvise; if they didnt
they wouldnt exist. You
dont need a government to
run the bush, they simply
need to reinvest in what they
take for granted.
Country people have had a
gutful of city centric politicians telling them how to
shear sheep. A troglodyte
from Toorak cant possibly
understand the daily challenges of rural people anymore than a bushwhacker
from Barwidgee would
know how to do a hook turn
in Hoddle Street.
Its horses for courses and
trams for the tramlines; the
political landscape doesnt
run barbed wire fences,
it runs an agenda. Rural
life has enough challenges
without dealing with political agendas and selective
funding.
I nearly fell off my hay
bale when I read the media
release from the Premier
called Getting on with it

Sunshine on December 5.
The race is the final leg
of the six-round national
series, which sees riders
compete on a field of jumps,
berms, whoops and rhythm
sections.
Mother, Michelle Zeestraten
said Bailey was accepted to
race at the event after he purchased a 50 KTM Motorbike.
The Super Cross is sponsored by the brand KTM,
and all the stores in Victoria
held a competition for anyone who bought a 50 KTM
this year. There could have
been 50 or more bikes sold,
but only 15 are chosen to
race, she said.
The store puts forth who
they believe should race
and KTM say yes or no. We
purchased Baileys bike
from Geelong and I think
the main reason they suggested him was because he
recently had a massive stack
in Portland about five weeks
ago where he broke both his
arms.
Ms Zeestraten said Baileys
casts had been removed on
November 9, and they had
since received medical clearance so that he could race.
Hes really excited, he will

Gone but not


forgotten
By Jessica Howard

do 10-minutes of practice
plus a one-lap race. If he
comes in at first, second or
third place he will get to go
on the podium with the Super Cross champions on the
night, she said.
He will also get to hang
out with all the KTM Super
Cross guys and will receive
a whole heap of freebies. Its
pretty exciting for him, especially considering weve
never actually been to an
event - weve only watched it

Perspective

on the TV.
Bailey, who has been involved in motocross for
around two years, said he
felt good to have been invited to race at the Australian
Super Cross Championships
and looked forward to the
free stuff.
Round six of the Australian
Super Cross Championship
will be held at Knights Stadium, 2 Somers Street Sunshine North on December 5.
Gates open 5pm.

Residents will have the opportunity to remember passed


loved ones in a ceremony to be held at the Gordon Cemetery.
The Parish of Gordon will host the mass on Sunday,
November 29 at 1:30pm.
Parish member, Joan Bourke said the event was an
opportunity for the Catholic Church to remember those who
were no longer here.
Each November we remember those who have died and
because of that we
thought we would
hold a mass down
at the cemetery so
that people could
pray for and commemorate those
who have died,
she said.
Anybody, any
denomination is
welcome. People
could come to the
mass even if they
dont have people
who are buried
there, because we
will be remembering all of the
people who are no
longer here, not just those buried in Gordon.
Ms Bourke said whilst some chairs would be provided,
guests were encouraged to bring their own.
The mass will be held inside the gates of the cemetery,
located on Cemetery Lane in Gordon.

with Paul Tatchell

Not getting on with it

in the Central Highlands


Region a play on the Getting on with it in Regional
Victoria; it would have been
more aptly titled Getting
out of it at Moorabool.
No mention of funding
for traffic issues in Bacchus
Marsh, no mention of funding for a new CFA Training
facility for Ballan, no mention of funding for a sewerage plan for the West of the
Shire; in fact the only new
infrastructure funding was
a pedestrian crossing with a
couple of signs and a tin of
white paint.
When you consider Steve
Bracks was Premier when
it was promised, and he
hasnt been around since
2007, Getting on with it
seems a slight exaggeration
or there has been some serious engineering issues with
the paint!
If you want to use Getting on with it as a theme
or slogan, there is a simple
solution called get on with
it! Lets get on with some
Perspective and highlight
what the Andrews Government is not getting on with!
The projects list for Moorabool is thinner than a super
model in a sauna, and about
as credible as rocking horse

manure for fertiliser.


The Education Minister and
Deputy Premier James Merlino promised $5 million to
Bacchus Marsh College; a
credible and much needed
investment in our education
system.
What he didnt mention
was the sale of land in Connor Street gifted by the old
Bacchus Marsh Council to
be put aside for a Primary
school; the asking price coincidently, yes you guessed it,
$5 million dollars!
When you consider the
growth pressures on Bacchus Marsh Primary School
is forcing the school to put
a portable classroom in the
carpark and drop off point.
Our local Member claims
that there is a plan to buy
land at Stonehill for a new
school, he probably needs to
tell the Department of Education, because they know
nothing about it!
Another highlight in the six
point Moorabool Getting
on with it plan is the localised wastewater solution for
Blackwood; keep in mind
that over a decade ago, the
good people of Blackwood
were promised a sewerage
system worth over $20 million in todays money.

The watered down solution, pardon the pun, doesnt


build a sewerage system,
in fact it doesnt build anything. But you do get specialised planning advice on
the legislation that caused
the problem in the first place.
In consideration that your
local Council does the planning, and the punters have
to pay for whatever system
they put in the ground, one
can only assume that the
Government is simply providing the sewerage!
The gifts just keep on coming. Whilst we know the last
Government took away the
$38 million traffic plan to
build a tunnel in Melbourne
and the current Government
took away the $38 million
not to build a tunnel, all is
not lost.
Bacchus Marsh gets a $2
million investment in Bridge
strengthening on the Western Highway for freight
efficiency; whilst the investment doesnt actually have
anything to do with Bacchus
Marsh, it looks good in a media release.
Under the Headline Bridge
strengthening for Freight efficiency Western Freeway
Bacchus Marsh it says
Bridge Strengthening on the

Freeway between Melton


and Ballarat for high productivity freight vehicles.
Bacchus Marsh.Really!
Bacchus Marsh got another
mention in the Getting on
with it, Hospital beds rescue fund; the $200 million
fund had me more excited
than a fox terrier on heat, until I read the fine print.
It turns out that the money
is shared between all hospitals in the Regional Victoria;
so it sounds like we are getting a couple of bed pans
and a hospital tray; were
not exactly the flavour of
the month in terms of health
care.
And the final gift in Moorabools bag of Getting on
with it goodies, we get a
Parliamentary Inquiry into
Fiskville. No mention of
the new training facility as
promised by the Minister;
no mention of funding the
clean-up of the site, and no
mention of regional investment to provide jobs for the
71 families left unemployed.
What we did get was a 7.2
per cent increase in the Fire
Service Levy; this means
land owners will be slugged
with a FSL increase which
is four times the CPI (Consumer Price Index) or infla-

tion rate.
When you consider that the
Levy is a tax by valuation,
the Peri-urban region where
Moorabool sits will end up
paying twice the States average per household, and
three times the average in
our farm sector.
So, lets recap on Moorabools bounty from the $500
million Getting on with it
fund. We lose a potential
primary school to pay for an
election promise on another;
we get a waste water solution for a problem caused by
the people that created the
solution.
We get a bridge upgrade to
service freight links between
Melton and Ballarat, that the
truckies already pay for and
doesnt come into Bacchus
Marsh; we get a couple of
bed pans from State wide
hospital fund.
We get an increase in the
Fire Services Levy to pay
for an Inquiry ran by the
Government to investigate
a facility ran by the Government, and we get a couple of
tins of paint and a couple of
flashing lights to stop people
getting run over in the main
street of Ballan!
Theyre Getting on with
something, just not here!

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Letters to the Editor

WRITING LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

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with the writers full name, address and phone number (name and suburb for publication
only) and be limited to 300 words. Letters to be received via fax, post or email (preferred
option). The Editor has the right to limit the amount of words in each letter received and
published letters are at the discretion of the Editor.
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Dear Editor,
This is part of a letter we have sent off to all councillors in
regard to the Special Meeting of Council tomorrow night
(Wed 25 Nov) at the Bacchus Marsh Public Hall, 6pm in
regard to the proposed Bunnings Warehouse planning
permit.
I write on behalf of a number of Bacchus Marsh
and Ballan businesses to request that you abandon
the proposed Bunnings Warehouse planning scheme
amendment at 101 Gisborne Road and refuse to grant the
associated planning permit.
Should you choose to abandon this planning scheme
amendment, there are no appeal rights against Councils
decision and our advice is that it is highly unlikely the
Minister of Planning would use his powers to call this
matter in.
The future of Bacchus Marsh as a liveable community
with a strong retail core is in your hands.
Please take note of the 200 submissions in opposition to
the proposal the majority of them residents that do not
want their neighbourhood character destroyed. You will
be aware that the State Government introduced section
60(1B) into the Planning and Environment Act 1987 which
states ...the responsible authority must (where appropriate)
have regard to the number of objectors in considering whether
the use or development may have a significant social effect.
The Bunnings proposal will create negative social and
traffic impacts as well as the potential loss of jobs through
a range of existing Moorabool businesses.
This application, rather than being a reasonable response
to a strategic investigation, is a site specific attempt to gain
market exposure in defiance of Councils adopted policies.
The proposal will fundamentally worsen the local
residents quiet enjoyment of their homes and negatively
affect pedestrians seeking to access local services such
as the childcare centre and create significant traffic and
safety problems.
I ask that Council resolve to abandon planning scheme
amendment C71 and consequently issue a notice of refusal
to grant a permit for planning application PA2013/187.
Doug & James Wilson
Concerned residents and business proprietors
Bacchus Marsh

WHATS ON

Dear Editor,
It is not a good look when
any information regarding
the progress being made on
the development of wind
farms in the Moorabool area
has to be read about in the local newspaper. The non-host
rural neighbours of these
industrial projects have been
waiting for seven years in
a state of uncertainty as to
the future of their lives and
properties. The Moorabool
project has been granted an
extension, after the first five
years had expired. There
appears to be no sunset
clause in the permit. How
much longer will we be left
in limbo? All the cards are
held by the Government and
the developer with no consideration for collateral damage done to people living too
close to turbines.
In Tom Kingstons Environmental Opinion piece
(MN 10 Nov, 2015) he used a
quote from one of the locals
in Queensland re the death
of George Bender who was
opposing coal seam gas:
This situation the government has created leaves the
process open for bullying,
intimidation and potential
corruption. All I want to see
regarding the wind projects
is consideration and fairness
to all parties. This includes
not putting turbines within
a harmful distance to humans. By the time I heard of
the project, all the hosts appeared to have been signed
up, all without my knowledge or consultation.

Evidence is out there that


in communities adjacent to
wind farms people are being
adversely affected, unable
to live in their homes. At a
recent Senate Committee
Enquiry, evidence was given
that even landholders who
had agreed to have turbines
on their properties were
very badly affected by noise
issues causing sleep deprivation, not good for ones
health.
Angela Kearns
Mt Egerton
Dear Editor,
The recently announced Regional Victoria Statement by
the Andrews Government is
not providing one new job
for regional Victoria.
It is a political statement
that reeks of political opportunism made at a time when
the state is facing severe
drought conditions.
Instead, Andrews Government Ministers have been
rejoicing on the reclamation
of more public holidays for
Victoria rather than seeing
what was happening out in
the regions.
It was only after I called
for a drought assistance
package in the last Parliament sitting week, and rising anger that the Andrews
Government had slashed
the popular Country Roads
and Bridges Program, the
Regional Growth Fund, underfunded the Murray Basin
Rail Project, and starved local government of funds to
repair local roads, did the

Premier realise regional Victoria was in trouble.


The Andrews Government
Regional Statement does
nothing to provide a long
term vision for Regional Victoria but just provides more
rhetoric and hyperbole.
The Andrews Government
needs to commit $2 billion
from the sale revenue of
the Port of Melbourne lease
to provide the urgent infrastructure Regional Victoria
needs to give its communities hope for jobs and a
standard of living consistent
with communities in metropolitan cities to show it is really committed to Regional
Victoria. That would be a
real Statement!
Simon Ramsay MP
Member for Western
Victoria Region
Dear Editor,
I write in reply to Robert
Jenkins letter (MN 10 Nov,
2015).
Im sure that most of the uneducated population would
agree that climate changes
and are also aware that;
Can Carbon Dioxide (CO2)
increase in the atmosphere
cause some global warming?
Yes it can and Ive yet to read
of anyone arguing this fact.
Is a doubling of CO2 in the
atmosphere, from 0.03% to
0.06%, likely to cause any serious temperature increase?
This question can only be
answered by knowing the
sensitivity (ECS) of the other
99.94% of the atmosphere to
this small increase in one

component. There are at


least 15 recently published,
& peer reviewed papers,
that suggest the sensitivity
in present climate models
is way too high (see various
discussions on Dr Judith
Currys site at climate etc).
These papers suggest warming of 1 to 1.5C, compared
to the IPCC models range of
1.5 to 4.5C.
CO2 is also necessary
for plant growth (plants
breathe in CO2 and
breathe out oxygen), hence
supporting life on earth. At
less than 0.02% plants will
die (See CO2Science web
site). Satellites are recording
around 14% more greening
of the planet with the CO2
increase, as well, the plants
are using less water to grow.
The IPCC climate models
have not been able to predict
what we actually observe
(see Climate Models Fail
by Bob Tisdale). They have
predicted more sea level
rise than has been observed,
more global warming than
has been observed (no
warming for 18+ years now
Satellite & Radiosonde balloons). The IPCC has been
exposed to be a political,
not scientific, organisation
by its own members on the
grounds that scientific conclusions are re-written by
politicians and presented to
the public as valid science.
(see growing list at www.
habitat21.co.uk/energy151.
html)
Jim Stewart BSc
Smeaton

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ADULT EDUCATION

Ballan & District Community House: Offering classes in Bus


Trip to Geelong, 26/11; Quick Nutritious Meals, 30/11; An Asian
Christmas Dinner, 2/12; How to wean your baby, 9/12; Find your
Military past, 10/12. For costs and enrolment information please call
5368 1934 or emailadmin@bchvic.org.au
Melton South Community Centre: Offering classes in Cupcake
Decorating, First Aid/CPR Sat 5/12; Bath Soak & Scrub Workshop,
Sun 6/12. Phone 9747 8576 for more information.
Darley Neighbourhood House & Learning Centre: 33-35 Jonathan
Drive Darley. Short courses, recreation classes, community groups,
occasional child care, venue hire. Enquiries welcome. Phone 5367
4390, www.darleylearning.com

MEETINGS

Ballan Anglers Inc: Meeting second Wednesday every month.


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

MARKETS

Ballan Lions Club Market: Saturday 5 December, 8am-1pm. 1st


Saturday each Month. Inglis St, Ballan. Enquiries 0432 961 975 (Paul).
Darley Market: Saturday 5 December, 8am 1pm. Stalls offer brica-brac, fruit/veg, clothing, plants and more. 1st & 3rd Saturday each
month at Darley Park Football Reserve. Enquiries 0488 345 145
(Alan).
Ballan Farmers Market: Next Market Saturday 12 December ,
9am-1pm. 2nd Saturday each month, Mill Cottage car park. Enq
0498 361 291 or 0490 114 130.

CHURCH

Gordon Catholic Parish: Mass Times Saturday 28 November


Springbank, 6.30pm; Sunday 29 November Bungaree, 8.45am;
Ballan, 10.30am. Special Mass - Gordon Cemetery Mass, 1:30pm.
B3 Community: Focused, family friendly church with a difference.
Services every 2nd & 4th Sundays at Avenue Bowling Club, Main St,
Bacchus Marsh.
Anglican Parish of West Moorabool: Ballan, Bungaree, Morrisons
and Gordon. Sunday 29 November - St Johns, Bungaree, 9.30am.
Only one service in the Parish. Enquiries to Glen Wesley on 5368
2730.
Bacchus Marsh Christian Church: Sunday Services 10am with
kids program. Fusion Youth 7pm every Friday night. 222 Main St,
Bacchus Marsh. Enquiries 9028 2622.
Bacchus Marsh Uniting Church Parish: Services - St Andrews
9.30am every Sunday (3rd Sunday of month Family Service).
Pentland Hills 2pm 1st Sunday of month. Enq 5367 2543 (office) or
www.themarshuca.org.au
Holy Trinity Anglican Church - Bacchus Marsh: Service Times Sundays 8.30am & 10am; Wednesdays 10am; Balliang - 2nd & 4th
Sundays 9am; Myrniong - 1st & 3rd Sunday 11am; Messy Church
- 3rd Sunday 5pm. Enquiries 5367 5362 (office).
Church of the Living God: Christian youth ministry and bible
teaching. 2nd Sunday of every month, 5pm. Open to all ages. At 14
Darcy St Maddingley. Enq 0408 260 727.
Bacchus Marsh Baptist Church: Sundays, 10:30am. Worship Service
and Childrens Program. Phone 5367 6550 for more details.
Our Lady Help of Christians Korobeit: Sunday Mass 11.30am (2nd
& 4th Sunday of Month).
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, Mens KYB Monday evenings 6pm.
Ladies KYB Wednesday 1pm. Further details 0429 681 566.
Bacchus Christian Fellowship: Sunday Services 11am, RSL, Main
St, Bacchus Marsh Enq. Jim 0434 341 797.
Bacchus Marsh Life Church: Meeting 10am every Sunday at the BM
College Drama Room, in Grant Street. Enquiries Pastor Merv - 0412
290 036.

Ballan Red Cross Branch


Invite you to their annual
Luncheon & Flower Show

Venue: Ballan Mechanics Hall.


Inglis St. Ballan.

Ballan Red Cross Branch


Date: Friday, 27th November 2015
at 12 Noon

InvitesLuncheon
you toTickets:
its $ 25.00

RSVP: 5368 1128 (Mary Williams)


RSVP 20/11/2015
Guest Speaker: Arlene Bennett

Providence Village Social Club


Mini Market
28th Nov 2015, 9am-1pm
At the Community Hall
Griffith Street, Bacchus Marsh
All Welcome

ANNUAL LUNCHEON
Craft, Bric-a-Brac, Household Items,
Candles, Sausage Sizzle, Plants, Jewellery

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The Moorabool News 24 November, 2015 Page 19

Affordable
regional towns
Old World Charm on 15 Acres
70 Malones Road, Lal Lal Price: $595,000 - $610,000
Lifestyle: Situated in a quiet street, tucked away from the
busyness of day to day life is this stunning home with
the perfect combination of old world charm, modern
conveniences, privacy and space. Ideal for those wishing
step away from urban life, yet still be in touch with the
action when required.
Features: Featuring four large bedrooms, master with
ensuite, walk in robe, a spacious living area and a
modern kitchen complete with stone benchtops and

Formerly Jens Gaunt

Blanco induction oven. Polished Jarrah floors, 12 foot


pressed tin ceilings, custom made security doors, ornate
cornices and ceiling roses all add to what is a magnificent
home.
Location: Malones Road is a no through road, is quiet
and safe and is located close to the Lal Lal School and Pub
and is an easy drive to Buninyong and a commutable
distance to Geelong. Access to Malones Road is via
Clarendon-Lal Lal Road.

51 Lydiard Street South


BALLARAT
Phone 5331 1111

Contact:
Matthew Edwards 0401 728 881

www.prdballarat.com.au

Enzo Raimondo
CEO, REIV
While median house prices
have increased across the
state, savvy buyers can still
snap up a bargain.
Regional centres are increasingly attractive to first
home buyers with improved
public transport, roads and
new infrastructure providing the ideal combination of space, lifestyle and
affordability.
New REIV data shows the
most affordable homes are
located in the Latrobe Valley
in eastern Victoria.
In the year to September 30,
Morwell was the states most
affordable town with a median house price of $150,000.
Located just 130km from the
CBD, neighbouring Moe was
close behind with a median
of $155,500.
Other affordable towns
within the Latrobe Valley municipality include
Churchill, with a median
house price of $183,500, and
Newborough, with a median of $229,000.
With a median house price
of just $170,000, Myrtleford
in the states north east also
offers affordability to buyers. As does the Northern
Grampians town of Stawell,
which has a median house
price of $178,750.
Despite being one of the

states top 10 most affordable


towns, house prices in Red
Cliffs near Mildura rose 10.1
per cent over the year to a
median of $196,000, up from
$178,000 for the same period
last year.
Solid price growth was
also recorded for Horsham,
up more than 20 per cent in
the 12 months to September
30 to a median house price
of $226,000 another of
the states most affordable
towns.
Other affordable regional
towns making the list
include
Maryborough
($205,000), north west of Ballarat, and the Geelong suburb of Norlane ($220,000).
Meanwhile, regional Victoria is also attractive to
investors. Investors look at
rental yields that is, the
propertys annual rental as
a percentage of the purchase
price - and some high rental
yields are on offer at present.
One-unit and two-bedroom
houses in regional Victoria
delivered the highest returns of any property type
in the 12 months to September 30, with yields of 5.4 and
5.2 per cent respectively.
Three-bedroom homes were
also popular, delivering a
gross rental yield of 4.8 per
cent.
These returns are significantly higher than returns
in the popular inner Melbourne suburbs of Balwyn
North and Malvern East,
which generated yields
of only 1.6 and 2 per cent
respectively for three-bedroom houses.
For more information on
median house prices and
yields, visit the REIV website at reiv.com.au/property
data.

Email - news@themooraboolnews.com.au

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arbee real estate


OPEN FOR INSPECTION

OPEN FOR INSPECTION

Saturday 28th Nov 12.30-1.00pm

A SLICE OF NATIVE PARADISE

ASKING $995,000

Bacchus Marsh 58 Possumtail Run

OPEN FOR INSPECTION

Saturday 28th Nov 1.00-1.30pm

Nestled among natural bushland in absolute seclusion yet only 10 minutes from
Bacchus Marsh Township. Wake up to kangaroos, rosellas, lorikeets right outside
your window. This 4-5 bedroom, 3 bathroom residence with multiple living areas,
lends itself to many possibilities. Ideally suited to a personal residence, B&B, shortterm holiday rental accommodation, fitness/health retreat or more. (subject to council
approval). Set among 15 acres of bushland. 12 x 6 metre garage with double
carport and 2 additional undercover car spots.
PID: 824665

QUALITY LOW MAINTENANCE

Saturday 28th Nov 10.00-10.30am

ASKING $305,000

Bacchus Marsh 21 McCullagh St

This quality low maintenance home will suit those wanting to downsize or first home
buyers wanting to get a foothold in the market. 2 bedrooms, master with WIR & walk
thru to the bathroom, bed 2 with BIR & a large open plan lounge and living & meals
area. Ducted heating & r/c split system in the lounge room. Decked alfresco area with
down lights & ceiling fan & fully landscaped backyard. Single garage with remote
control panel lift door & rollerdoor on the back to provide trailer access to the
backyard.
PID: 830901

OPEN FOR INSPECTION

Bacchus Marsh 14 Kyle Way

ASKING $479,000

This well built, 4 year old home with a well-designed oorplan. Generous master
bedroom, with walk-in his & her robes, well-appointed ens. 3 further bedrooms
with BIRs are complimented by a second living area. A large open plan kitchen/
meals/living area overlook the hills & beyond. Entertainer kitchen with Caesar stone
benchtops, S/S appliances, quality fixtures & WIP. Alfresco deck, under-house
storage, landscaped gardens, double garage, ducted heating, ducted evap
cooling & ducted refrigerated a/c.
PID: 818788

OPEN FOR INSPECTION

Bacchus Marsh 55 Grey Street

With loads of potential & plenty of room to refurbish or develop. Located on a large
corner block within walking distance to schools, child care, sporting facilities and
shops. The unique oorplan offers 5 bedrooms, 3 with BIRs, the master with an ens
& WIR. There is an abundance of living space with kitchen, dining, lounge, study.
Outside there is a substantial 12m x 8m shed/workshop. On a huge 1550m block with
front and side access, ideal for future development (STCA).
PID: 803191

OPEN FOR INSPECTION

Bacchus Marsh 10 Tate Street

This lovely home has instant appeal for the big family. On a 890m block this house
features 4 bed plus study, formal lounge, rumpus & family room. 3 living areas, huge
master bedroom with full ensuite & fantastic kitchen with an island bench & S/S
appliances. In total 30sqs of living are yours to enjoy including a big double garage &
externally landscaped gardens & ponds, plus a concrete in ground pool for the kids
to enjoy.
PID: 798965

Daryl Gould
0409 233 157

GREAT STARTER OR INVESTMENT

This 3 bedroom home has a huge backyard with enough room for a game of footy
or cricket. The property features a spacious kitchen with ample cupboard space, gas
stove and electric oven. Three bedrooms, all with built-in-robes, separate bathroom,
gas heating and central ducted cooling. The windows include awnings to help keep
the heat out in summer. Outside includes a water tank, outdoor entertaining area,
carport which opens up into the huge backyard with a garden shed on a
900m block.
PID: 831405

Bob Gunnell
0417 566 951

140 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh

TOWNHOUSE LIVING

Ph 5367 2333

An excellent oor plan with main bedroom with WIR & ens. Formal lounge, spacious
family room, meals & kitchen. Bedrooms 2 & 3 have BIRs & are adjacent to the
family bathroom. Kitchen with an island bench with stone top, a 900mm gas cooktop,
fantastic walk in pantry. Ducted heating & cooling. The double garage has a remote
control door & a small pergola on the back and the main pergola is off the family room.
On a fully landscaped 649m2 block in one of Ballans newest subdivisions.
PID: 823684

GREAT UNIT IN PERFECT LOCATION ASKING $299,000

Bacchus Marsh 2/6 Waddell Street

This unit has two bedrooms with BIRs & WWC & one bedroom has a R/C
air con. Relax & enjoy the lovely formal lounge which also has an a/c. The
spacious kitchen has great cupboard space & new dishwasher. Good size
bathroom with separate bath & shower, separate W.C. and a good size laundry.
Cooling throughout and ducted heating. Courtyard garden has a small fernery
& garden shed. The unit has a single garage with remote rolladoor,
external blinds & NBN is installed.
PID: 812830

MARVELLOUS MYRNIONG

ASKING $398,000

Myrniong 5 Blackwood Street

Country lifestyle awaits in excellent 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home on acre with


views towards Mt Blackwood. Master bedroom has an ens & WIR. Bedroom 2 & 3
with BIRs, 4th with no robes. Big kitchen with dishwasher and wall oven. Family room
with FS woodstove, reverse cycle A/C & formal lounge room. 2nd Bathroom, separate
toilet & good sized laundry. Timber ooring, WWC, ceiling fans. Double garage, large
covered pergola, deck area & outdoor patio area. A great c/bond shed
(approx. 8x12) with kitchen and woodstove.
PID: 826958

OPEN FOR INSPECTION

This very neat 2 bedroom unit is located within walking distance to the Main
Street. The unit has a nice big lounge, separate kitchen & meals area, 2 good
sized bedrooms with BIRs, walk thru bathroom & separate toilet & laundry. A
reverse cycle split system a/c for year round comfort. There is also a terrific
covered pergola area for outdoor entertaining, a fernery, a large backyard with
nice lawn area, & single garage with remote control rollerdoor.
PID: 817404

Peter Leonard
0429 671 990

Saturday 28th Nov 12.00-12.30pm

ASKING $326,000

Bacchus Marsh 1/45 Connor St

OPEN FOR INSPECTION

ASKING $325,000

Bacchus Marsh 62 Halletts Way

Saturday 28th Nov 1.30-2.00pm

Saturday 28th Nov 11.30am-12pm

ASKING $495,000

OPEN FOR INSPECTION

Saturday 28th Nov 12.00-12.30pm

FANTASTIC FAMILY LIVING

Fabulous 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home on a 1 acre block positioned to capture north


and east panoramic views. Master bedroom has a WIR, ens with double vanity, double
shower & separate WC. Remaining 3 bedrooms have BIRs. Formal lounge/theatre
room, kitchen, meals & family room. Under roof alfresco area complete with gas BBQ.
Ducted heating & cooling and slow combustion wood heater. Double garage under
roof and 9m x 7m colorbond shed with raised rollerdoor, concrete oor and
power for additional storage if required.
PID: 823865

Saturday 28th Nov 12.00-12.30pm

ASKING $435,000

ASKING $549,000

Bacchus Marsh 3 Egan Court

Ballan 11 McMahon Drive

Saturday 28th Nov 11.00-11.30am

OPEN FOR INSPECTION

Saturday 28th Nov 11.00-11.30am

MASSIVE POTENTIAL!

QUALITY ENTERTAINER

ASKING $379,000

OPEN FOR INSPECTION

Saturday 28th Nov 11.00-11.30am

QUALITY EXECUTIVE HOME

MOVE IN & ENJOY

Steve Creese
0475 888 101

PRIVATE AND QUIET TOWNHOUSE

Bacchus Marsh 2/45 Connor St

ASKING $326,000

Terrific townhouse located in quiet street just 10 minute stroll to Main Street.
Nice open plan kitchen/meals/family room with north facing windows, 3
bedrooms, and a walk thru bathroom. Spacious yet low maintenance in
private & pleasant surroundings. Ducted gas heating & evap cooling. Small
but functional yard & alfresco perfect for entertaining. Double garage with
remote control. Ideal to live in, or add it to your investment portfolio
with a reliable tenant already in place.
PID: 817406

Ian McDonald
0418 522 549

real people
working in
real proper ty

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The Moorabool News 24 November, 2015 Page 21


MN0550G2

LEN SMITH

www.lensmith.com.au

REAL ESTATE

AUCTION 5th December 2015 at 11am

LOCATION, LAND & FAMILY VERSATILITY

INSPECT WED & SAT

Lorraine Circa 1914 is steeped in Bacchus Marshs rich history. Architect designed and standing proud for over 100
years. The impressive large block of 1325 sqm sets the scene for this distinctive Federation style home. Displaying an
abundance of character and charm offering an instantly enjoyable family lifestyle opportunity. The homes spacious
interior comprises of 4 bedrooms master with en-suite & WIRs, grand hallway entry with coved 3.6 metre ornate ceilings,
formal lounge, separate dining room, spacious family room adjoining to timber kitchen and meals area. Other highlights
include gas central heating, original leadlight windows, open fire places with timber mantels, polished timber floors, wide
bull nosed verandas, paved brick courtyard, and North facing gardens with two street frontages. This prized location is
only moments away to Main Street Shopping, Zoned Bacchus Marsh Primary School, Cafes/Restaurants, and the Railway
Station offering easy access to Melbourne and or Ballarat. Terms 10% Deposit- Balance 60/90 days.
Inspect: Wed 5:00-5:30 pm Sat 1:00-1:30pm

4 Dugdale Street, Bacchus Marsh


Character
Location, You
& Charm
Will Love
INSPECT
It!
SATURDAY

BALLAN 14 Lyon Place

Large 3600sqm block in one of Ballans most desirable streets, this


stunning home boasts exceptional convenience and superb liveability.
Only moments to Primary Schools & Ballans iconic Inglis Street shops.
Front veranda provides a warm welcome, and opens to the hallway
showcasing fresh neutral tones, high ceilings and polished timber
floors. Formal lounge with fireplace, 4 generous bedrooms (master
with WIRs and ensuite). Amazing kitchen, adjoining a relaxed family
room offering direct access to veranda & alfresco entertaining area.

Perfect
Location,
in Every
You Will
Way
Love
INSPECT
It!
SATURDAY

Inspect: Sat 11.00 - 11.30am


Price: $599,000 - $635,000
Len Smith: 0418 343 754
Web Id: -

Huge
Location,
BlockYou
Quiet
WillCourt
Love It!
INSPECT SATURDAY

DARLEY 15 Wellington Street

1042 sqm block located in a quiet leafy court. Potential of subdividing


or dual occupancy (STCA). Three well proportioned bedrooms,
lounge, separate dining/meals area, well appointed timber kitchen &
dishwasher, very neat & clean bathroom, polished timber floors, and
gas central heating. Enormous fully fenced yard. Rear pergola area, 4
car brick garage/workshop. One of Darleys well established locations,
minutes from Schools, Shopping Centre, Lerderderg River and easy
Freeway Access.

BACCHUS MARSH 34 Lerderderg Street

One of Bacchus Marshs most favoured streets, 3 bedrooms, high


ceilings, polished timber floors, open fire places & timber mantels,
central bathroom, euro style laundry, formal lounge, beautiful kitchen
with quality appliances, sun filled living room, dining room area with
fabulous north facing aspect and direct access to covered veranda
with brick paved outdoor entertainment area, large cubby house,
sundry shedding, and double carport. All set around amazing gardens
that will give you much delight. Land size 20m x 50m (1000sqm).

Inspect: Sat 12.00 - 12.30pm


Price: $595,000
Len Smith: 0418 343 754
Web Id: -

Great Central Location

Inspect: Sat 2.00 - 2.30 pm


Price: $318,000
Len Smith: 0418 343 754
Web Id: -

166 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh

BACCHUS MARSH 13 Stamford Close


Discover this magnificently located central vacant block of land
that is perfectly positioned to Main Street Shops, popular Primary Inspect: By appointment
Schools, Medical Facilities and the Railway Station. Approximately
650 sqm in size and tucked away at the end of a fabulous court
this block offers the potential to build your dream home or make Price: $299,000
Len Smith: 0418 343 754
a great development site (STCA).
Web Id: -

Phone: 5367 8128

Mobile: 0418 343 754

Job prospects brighten, thanks to your upbeat approach.


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RealEmail
estate transactions
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CANCERJune 22-July 22
Major progress is made in resolving a domestic dispute.
Romance and travel blend well, so long as priorities are
understood. Medical followups should not be delayed.

Stars & Puzzles


LEOJuly 23-August 22

QUICK PUZZLE

ARIESMarch 21-April 20

You rebound from a recent setback thanks to positive


thinking. An invitation to a glamorous event may arrive
after the weekend. News of a friends success arrives by
an indirect course.
TAURUSApril 21-May 22

A recently made acquaintance may be keeping a secret


from you. Be cautious about revealing too many personal
details to him/her. Perseverance and logic pay off in
finance.
GEMINIMay 23-June 21

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ACROSS
Handy (10)
Cheese (4)
Dressed (4)
Saying (5)
Lengthy (4)
Drink (9)
Helper (9)
Hash (4)
Bird (5)
Harbour (4)
Epic (4)
Dog (10)

NO. 8933

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Wave (6)
Clear (7)
Mad (6)
Ask (6)
Courage (5)
Swoon (5)
Fool (3)
Wage (7)
Hold up (5)
Crustacean (6)
Disregard (6)
Usual (6)
Form (5)

CRYPTIC PUZZLE

ACROSS
6. Inaccessible to slugs (3,2,5). 8. Are a number retiring
with her? (4). 9. As opposed to a half pint, I added (4).
10. Liking to excel (5). 11. The music will amaze you (4).
12. Hes not prepared to shoot there and then (2,3,4).
16. Say goodbye. on the crest, to the flier (9). 20. Going
back, too, is a mistake (4). 22. Tear off the figurehead
afterwards (5). 23. Brown with a teeny bit of green shows
taste (4). 24. Spend so much money its indecent? (4).
25. Race starters (4,3,3).
DOWN
1. Retire and, in the money, run amok (4,2). 2. Before
morning the child has near pulled through (7). 3. Understands the pinhead has gone in to spill the beans (6). 4.
The one doing cartwheels, in colour (6). 5. Permanently,
after the fellow got the temperature (5). 7. A stiffener or
two (5). 13. Mean to have a knock-up (3). 14. What tore
down the sea wall? (7). 15. Name you often see on a
Christmas card! (5). 17. Lost boy found on a street (6).
18. Warning in the note thats enclosed (6). 19. Dope
and take the woman to somewhere in Switzerland (6).
21. Complain to the shepherd? (5).

CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS
Across - 6, Out of range. 8, V-era (rev.). 9, A-(pi)nt-I.
10, Shine. 11, Rock. 12, On the s-pot. 16, Part-ridge.
20, Boob (rev.). 22, L-ater. 23, Tan-g(reen). 24, Blue.
25, Adam and Eve.
Down - 1, T-urn in. 2, To-nigh-t. 3, Gras-p(in)-s. 4, Indigo. 5, F-ever. 7, Brace. 13, Par (rev.). 14, Rip-tide.
15, Holly. 17, A-St-Ray. 18, Th-re-at. 19, Gen-Eva. 21,
Bleat.

SOLUTIONS - CROSSWORD NO. 8932

QUICK SOLUTIONS
Across - 1, Shot in the dark. 8, Chill. 9, Caramel. 10,
Rugged. 11, Greece. 12, Cross. 14, Chest. 18, Allure.
20, Clutch. 23, Station. 24, Brace. 25, The devil to pay.
Down - 1, Secure. 2, Owing. 3, Illness. 4, Tack. 5, Error.
6, Aimless. 7, Killer. 13, Release. 15, Halibut. 16, Basset. 17, Cheeky. 19, Raise. 21, Tramp. 22, Anti.

CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS
Across - 1, Delicate shade. 8, Ma-con. 9, Coppers. 10,
Goes on. 11, C-re-ase. 12, S-pa-de. 14, Steep. 18, Amelia. 20, Tin-pot. 23, Harrier. 24, Tramp. 25, Watch your
step.
Down - 1, Dam-age. 2,Luc-R-e. 3, Co-ncor-d. 4, Tick. 5,
Super. 6, AvE-rage. 7, En-Sue-d. 13, P-I-er-rot. 15,
Twister . 16, Cash-ew. 17, Stop up. 19, Iris-H. 21, Plant. 22, Tr-I-o.

Job prospects brighten, thanks to your upbeat approach.


Real estate transactions proceed more smoothly. Romance
accents its sentimental side. Shared ventures could require more study.

CANCERJune 22-July 22
Major progress is made in resolving a domestic dispute.
Romance and travel blend well, so long as priorities are
understood. Medical followups should not be delayed.

This is a good week for overcoming a fear. You may get


support here from a loved one. Communications are
improving. An older person is willing to hear your ideas
and your views.
VIRGOAugust 23-September 22

Family matters dominate your time. You may be learning about your heritage or relatives may be in touch. If
supporting a position, the time is right to make a pitch.
LIBRASeptember 23-October 22
This will be a great week for upgrading skills. You may
consider learning a new language. Children respond positively to ideas. The key is to respect their intelligence.
SCORPIOOctober 23-November 21

This weeks focus is on new ideas. Social pressures increase as you play the host once more. Your romantic
situation benefits from a friends lessons in love.
SAGITTARIUSNovember 22-December 22

Follow ups are essential if the week is to be as rewarding


as possible. Updating skills and revising your resume is
favoured. In romance, you are articulate and realistic.
CAPRICORNDecember 23-January 20

This a great week for realizing your potential in areas of


decision making and leadership. Community activities
prove more than bargained for. Home life becomes happier and more hectic.
AQUARIUSJanuary 21-February 19

Timing is unusually advantageous this week as you show


up in the right places at the best times. If selling an idea,
this is the week for making your pitch.

LEOJuly 23-August 22

PISCESFebruary 20-March 20
Cultural events are highlighted, along with academic interests. Romance too is featured. This week is favourable for renewing commitments. Avoid a casual approach
to matters of health.

VIRGOAugust 23-September 22

BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK


You are often too thrifty for your own good, but prudence
combined with increased generosity could lead to financial strides. You are a loving person and you tend to
gravitate towards those of a loving nature also.

This is a good week for overcoming a fear. You may get


support here from a loved one. Communications are
improving. An older person is willing to hear your ideas
and your views.
Family matters dominate your time. You may be learning about your heritage or relatives may be in touch. If
supporting a position, the time is right to make a pitch.
LIBRASeptember 23-October 22
This will be a great week for upgrading skills. You may
consider learning a new language. Children respond positively to ideas. The key is to respect their intelligence.

SUDOKU

SCORPIOOctober 23-November 21

This weeks focus is on new ideas. Social pressures increase as you play the host once more. Your romantic
situation benefits from a friends lessons in love.

NUMBER GAME

SAGITTARIUSNovember
ANSWER BELOW 22-December 22

Follow ups are essential if the week is to be as rewarding


as possible. Updating skills and revising your resume is
favoured. In romance, you are articulate and realistic.
CAPRICORNDecember 23-January 20

This a great week for realizing your potential in areas of


decision making and leadership. Community activities
prove more than bargained for. Home life becomes happier and more hectic.
AQUARIUSJanuary 21-February 19

Timing is unusually advantageous this week as you show


up in the right places at the best times. If selling an idea,
this is the week for making your pitch.

PISCESFebruary 20-March 20
Cultural events are highlighted, along with academic interests. Romance too is featured. This week is favourable for renewing commitments. Avoid a casual approach
to matters of health.

BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK


You are often too thrifty for your own good, but prudence
combined with increased generosity could lead to financial strides. You are a loving person and you tend to
gravitate towards those of a loving nature also.

QUICK SOLUTIONS
Across - 6, Convenient. 8, Edam. 9, Clad. 10, Adage.
11, Long. 12, Orangeade. 16, Assistant. 20, Mess. 22,
Heron. 23, Port. 24, Saga. 25, Pomeranian.
Down - 1, Roller. 2, Evident. 3, Insane. 4, Demand. 5,
Steel. 7, Faint. 13, Ass. 14, Stipend. 15, Delay. 17,
Shrimp. 18, Ignore. 19, Normal. 21, Shape.

SOLUTIONS - CROSSWORD NO. 8933

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The Moorabool News 24 November, 2015 Page 23

BALLAN IS HOME TO THE NEW LINTON ESTATE


- VILLAGE LIFESTYLE LIVING & INVESTMENT

A home for the GLBTI community and friends

Linton Estate is Now Selling


Linton Estate Ballan is lifestyle community living in your own luxury home
Architect designed homes are now being sold off the plan

Save thousands of dollars on stamp duty


Option to live or rent short and long term
Support for aged care living in your own home
Extensive health & well-being services close by
Community centre, indoor heated spa, bar, cafe,
library, croquet lawn, tennis courts and much more

G.J. Gardner Homes is the builder of choice for Linton Estate


Local builders, G.J. Gardner has been able to maintain
the highest quality build while keeping our standard
homes more affordable and value for money.

Starting prices with standard building faades


$297,000
Max
Dorothy $336,000
$355,000
Val
$360,000
Sylvia
Lorraine $364,500
$399,000
Joan
A holding deposit of just $5,000 will secure a place at Linton
Estate.

For more information go to


lintonestate.com.au or call Patrick on 0490 315 866

State of the art Community Centre

1, 2 & 3 bedroom homes are now being sold off the plan - prices start from just $297,000
Localy owned and built

www.lintonestate.com.au

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LOCAL TRADE
& BUSINESS
DIRECTORY
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Shop front access with automotive supplies,
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Tyres Towing service available

All makes & models including light


commercial vehicles and trucks.

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BUILDING
Specialising in
home renovations
and outdoor living
Renovations All types
Decking Pergolas
General carpentry Fencing
Bathrooms Tiling Insulation
Home maintenance
Termite and Rot damage repairs
Phone: 0401 762 108

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Email: SilverPeakConstruction@outlook.com

CONCRETING

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Our prices include professional installation by a trained and


qualified computer technician.

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from 1st to 7th December.

ENGINEERING

ELECTRICIAN

WESTCONNECT TECHNOLOGIES

Call now for a free quote!

ELECTRICIAN

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Shop 2 / 137 Main Street, BACCHUS MARSH 3340
PH: 03 5367 7336 Fax: 03 5367 5846
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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

COMMERCIAL
INDUSTRIAL RESIDENTIAL
SOLAR ACCREDITED

30/11/09 4:07:19 PM

- Manufacturing - Metals - Engineering On Site


- Hydraulic Hoses & Fittings - Powder Coating
- Sand Blasting - Custom Fabrication - Welding
- Steel Sales - Engineering Supplies
13 Reddrop St, Bacchus Marsh
PH: 5367 1141 AH: 0418 301 841

ELECTRICIAN

COUGAR INGLIS
ELECTRICAL REC 23103
FREE QUOTES

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

CALL CHRIS TABB


CALL0419
CHRIS
TABB
Mob
397
393

or 5368 2846

ballaneeelectrical@bigpond.com

Brad 0466 883 565

16 Robertsons Rd, Bacchus Marsh


inglis_02@hotmail.com

Specialising in all types


of electrical work.
Free Quotes.
All work is certied
and guaranteed.
24hr Service available.
REC 18333

Paul 0404 757 714

Industrial/Automation Solar Power/Solar Hot Water


Commercial
Energy Management
Residential Have you
had
Free your
LED lighting
2 Osborne
Street,
Bacchus Marsh
lightbulb
moment?
03 5368 2001

www.keemin.com.au

M: 0433 348 403

EXCAVATION

ELECTRICIAN

Ph: 5368 2001

Split systems
New Installations
Renovations
Pat Testing
24 Hour Emergency Service
E: owsmartelectrical@hotmail.com
W: www.owsmartelec.com.au

REC 5096

DOZER HIRE
D6 SWAMPY
with Rippers
Dams, Clearing
& Subdivisions

Ph: 0428 562 157

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The Moorabool News 24 November, 2015 Page 25

FENCING

EXCAVATION

MN212G4

A 2B EARTHWORKS
Excavator, Bobcat & Tipper

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.

FENCING

PREMIER FENCING
ALL TYPES

Specialists in
Farm Security Household Guardrail
Post Holes Dug

Phone Andrew 0439 681 120

Phone Mick 0429 681 139

KENNELS

LANDSCAPING

MOTOR WRECKERS

COVAINE

QUALIFIED GARDENER

BALLAN

Qualied Landscape Gardener/Horticulturist

BALLAN MOTOR
WRECKERS

Nils Thiele-Wittig

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

Planting
Rock work
Instant turf
MN20120306NTW

Paving
Retaining walls
Lawn care
Maintenance

Tel: (03) 5368 1788

New and used parts for


most makes and models.

Phone: 5368 6333 Mobile: 0405 414 354

www.nilslandscaping.com.au

PAINTING

PAINTING

TOPLINE COATINGS

Vehicles wanted Free pickup.


Ph: (03) 5368 2888

26 HADDON DRIVE BALLAN 3342

PAVING

PLUMBING

WARREN PAVING

White Industries
Plumbing

Brick Driveways
Pathways
Sprinkler Systems
Brick Letterboxes/BBQs
Patios
Garages & Sheds
Retaining Walls
Dingo Mini Digger
Ph: 5369 5239
Mob: 0411 263 736

Master Painter & Decorator


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

Contact Neil Harty


Ph: 5367 1776 Mob: 0418 312 288

Balliang East

Reg. No. 52523


All Plumbing Aspects
Drain Cleaning Tap Washers
Burst Pipes/Leaking Taps
Hot Water Services
Wood Heater Installations
Spouting Renovations
Pensioners discounts
Excavator, Bobcat, Tipper Truck Hire

PH: 5368 2640

PLUMBING

PLUMBING

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

LEETE PLUMBING SERVICES


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

BALLAN PLUMBING PTY LTD

SHORCANE CONSTRUCTIONS

Specialising in Waste Water Treatment Systems

Come visit us at our retail shop

155 Inglis Street BALLAN


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

reg 20152

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

Big or small jobs - Guaranteed and Insured

Phone: 03 5368 1036

PH: 0427 502 760


SEPTIC CLEANING

Renovations Bathroom Kitchens


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

Krystel Kleer ADV 5000 treatment plant


Septic tanks installation and problem solving
General Plumbing Pump sales and service
Hot water sales and installation

SEPTIC CLEANING
Burglar Liquid
Waste

Prompt & Efcient 7 Day Service


Competent Trained Operators
Stringent Hygiene Standards

shorcane@gmail.com

Ray 0419 544 332

SMASH REPAIRS

TOWING

BODY CLINIC

BALLAN AND
DISTRICT TOWING

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

PO Box 250 Bacchus Marsh VIC 3340

TOWN PLANNERS

Including accident towing

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

Darryl: 0418 363 030

TRANSPORT

TREE REMOVAL

TREES

WATER

TREE REMOVAL &


STUMP GRINDING

TRENTHAM ADVANCED TREES & SCREENS

Spring Water

DANGEROUS TREES
& LIMBS REMOVED
LIMITED ACCESS
SPECIALISTS

Phone Doug: 5368 6487


Mobile: 0423 001 329
Reliable and Professional

MN10071G

Boarding Kennels & Cattery

Ph: (03) 5368 2888

26 HADDON DRIVE BALLAN 3342

Ph: (03) 5368 2888

26 HADDON DRIVE BALLAN 3342

9am-5pm Friday & Saturdays


September-November 2015
or by appointment Tues-Thurs
Delivery & EFTPOS
Nick & Carrie: 0422 736 165
Plants grown on farm 1.5-3m & 10 screens at -2m
100 + species. See website for list. Custom tree-scapes available.
609 Spring Hill Road, Spring Hill 3444. Melways Ref: X909 E9.
www.ancientnatives.com.au

Tanks,
Pools,
Stock,
Gardens,
Everything!

0437 96 00 34

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LOCAL CLASSIFIEDS

Email - news@themooraboolnews.com.au

Classified ad bookings close 12PM Friday.


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

BEREAVEMENT

GARAGE SALE

GARAGE SALE

GARAGE SALE

GARAGE SALE

LARKIN- Maree
Michael and family would like to thank those who
have sent cards, flowers, phone calls, emails of
sympathy for the sad loss of a loving wife, mother,
grandmother and great-grandmother. Grateful
thanks to all who attended the funeral service. A
special thank you to Father Glasheen, Marsdens
Florist, Terry & Marie Casey and Michael Crawford
Funerals.
Regards, Michael Larkin & Millington Family

Sunday 29th
November
8am 12pm
51 Geelong Road,
Bacchus Marsh
Bikes, Toys,
Household Items,
Sports equipment

Saturday 28 November
8am-4pm
Unit 2/7 Closter Court
BACCHUS MARSH
Household goods,
refrigerator,
washing machine,
cupboard,
beds, arm chair
& more

Saturday 28
November
9am 2pm

Clothes, household
items, tools,
collectables and
much more.

Saturday 28
November
8am 12 noon
9 Blake Court
(off Hogans Road)
BALLAN
Furniture, kids toys,
household items
and much more

FOR SALE

CLAIRVOYANT

WORK WANTED

EMPLOYMENT

STOCKFEED
25kg bag
Oaten Chaff $15
Lucerne Chaff $22
Oats $12
Barley $14
Wheat $14
AT BALLAN
FARMERS MARKET
Saturday 12 December
Phone orders
0429 017 802 (Laurie)

CLAIRVOYANT

GRASS SLASHING

BOOKKEEPING

DEATH NOTICE

FUNERALS

MN02304G2

ALLEN, Allison
3 November 2015
Fond memories
of Allie from
Bernice, Claire
and their extended
families.
STONEMASON

WANTED TO BUY

WILSON
MEMORIALS

CASH WOOL
BUYER

STONEMASONS
BALLARAT
& All District Cemeteries

Headstones & Monuments


All Memorial Works

Ph 5335 8074 Fax 5336 2669


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

Shed clean ups


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

CATERING

PUBLIC NOTICE

food fit for a king

The Ballan Caravan


Park Committee Inc

CROWN
CATERING
Book Now for
Christmas Functions
Phone Dianne
Qualified Chef

0428 682 366


didebono@itaus.net

will be holding their


Annual General Meeting

Thursday 17th
December, 5pm
Enquiries Janice 5368 2755

PUBLIC NOTICE
Afternoon Tea to Farewell
Dr Anthony
and Anna Mariampillai
Sunday 29 November

Ballan Mechanics Institute Hall

2:00-3:30pm
All Welcome

For further information please call 5368 1100

The Moorabool News


OFFICE
58A Steiglitz Street, Ballan, 3342
PHONE
(03) 5368 1966
FAX
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Helen Tatchell
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PUBLISHED BY The Ballan News Pty Ltd
PRINTED BY
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Grass Slashing
Landscaping
Herbicide application
Garden maintenance
Property maintenance
Ph: 9689 9999
Mob: 0439 476 966

TAROT READINGS

100% ACCURATE
Phone Marlene

0409 445 287

Bookkeeping
Support Services
MYOB, Quickbooks
& Xero Specialists

steve@melbourneturfandlandscapes

Ring Cathy
0416 086 752

ACCOMMODATON

FOR RENT

Accommodaton
available in
Daylesford

BACCHUS MARSH
Bedroom available,
separate toilet and
bathroom, kitchen and
laundry to share.
Public transport stop
out front of property.
Suit mature person.
Phone
0438 577 745

Fully self-contained
accommodation
from $195pw.
6-12 months lease,
shorter stays possible.
Also Professional Rooms/
Day Spa Lease available

0437 733 488

PUBLIC NOTICE

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING


The Annual General Meeting of the Djerriwarrh Health
Services will be held at 3pm, Wednesday 9 December
2015, at the Bacchus Marsh Hall and Supper Room,
207 Main Street Bacchus Marsh, Victoria.
Business
1. To receive the Annual Report of the Djerriwarrh
Health Services for the year ending 30th June, 2015.
2. To receive the Financial Statements and AuditorGenerals Statement of the financial position of
Djerriwarrh Health Services for the year ending 30th
June, 2015.
All members of the local communities are invited to
attend. Please RSVP by 2 December to Terri Drewitz
(5367 9601 or terrid@djhs.org.au) so catering can be
arranged.
Any question on notice can be sent with this RSVP.
Andrew Freeman
CHIEF EXECUTIVE

37 Robertsons Rd
DARLEY

Sick of IRONING?
Then let me do it for you.
I provide a reliable,
affordable, smoke free
environment.
$20 a basket.
Can pick up & drop off
(locally)
Barb 0447 015 559
or 5368 1536

Get fit and earn $$$


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

EMPLOYMENT
Personnel Officer HR Generalist
Our Company and Location: Operating for nearly 3 & 1/2 years we
produce around 50 Tonnes of fresh produce a week from a 17-hectare
state of the farm located at Parwan, near Bacchus Marsh, west of
Melbourne. It is a fast moving environment currently employing up to
100 people.
Responsibilities: An exciting and challenging opportunity is now
available at The Parwan Valley Mushrooms Pty Ltd for a Personnel
Officer.
This role will involve but not be limited to: recruitment and selection,
time and attendance, maintaining records, performance management,
dispute and grievance resolution, training, work health and safety,
employee welfare events, develop and maintain policies and procedures,
legislation interpretation, awards, employment contracts, wage payment
systems and to support all levels of the organisation.
Requirements: The successful candidate will ideally hold a diploma in
Human Resources and have at least 3 years experience in the Human
Resource field, which includes dealing with: time and attendance,
performance management, grievance resolution and training.
You will be a highly organised, efficient, team-spirited and corporative,
respective hard worker with highly effective interpersonal skills and be
part of a high performance environment. Experience with continuous
improvement, quality and or food safety systems is desirable. The
successful candidate will be reliable, open to working possible
weekends.
Salary: commensurate with experience.
Address your applications to:
Administration Manager
Email: enquries@parwan.com.au

FUNERALS

PAT CASHIN

FUNERALS
1114 Doveton St. Nth,
Ballarat

Ph: 5333 3911


All Hours

Full seartveicceost
at moder

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Ballan Bowling Club


By Scot Nicholson
Division 3 v Learmonth
Learmonth walked away with victory as they defeated Ballan by
eightshots.
With the defeat, Ballan has now been
on the receiving end of three consecutive overall loses.
Manager Michael Conroy said it
would be important to shift attention
onto playing their opponent.
Theres no point in dwelling on the
loss, we know what we need to do
now in order to play more consist-

ently. Conroy said, If we win next


week against Victoria then the path
leading into the Christmas break is a
lot more forgiving.
Two rinks picked up wins on the
day, Dave Myers succeeded by fourshots and Neville Smith returned to
his winning form with a seven-shot
gain.
Scott McConnell, in his first game
as skip for the season, narrowly lost
by three-shots in a gallant effort and
Dave OHanlon was outplayed by
strong opposition in a 16-shot deficit.
Division 9 v Victoria
In a strong team effort Ballan captured their fifth straight
victory of the season as they
rolled past Victoria by 34-shots.
A great sign of strength and ability to
play united was enough to combat a
challenging synthetic green and an
early season test of skill.

Donna Robinson cruised to an emphatic 17-shot win, maintaining her


stellar record as a skip this season.
John McGregor returned to Division
Nine and displayed a great 11-shot
triumph.
In his debut match as a skip, Scot Nicholson managed to clinch a maiden
11-shot victory that allowed all 16
points to be awarded to Ballan.
Manager Eddy Pitcher said he
was impressed with how everyone
performed.
We had a feeling they would
put us on the synthetic green and
to be honest we were delighted to
take on that task. Pitcher said, It
is another win, but we arent getting ahead of ourselves, when everyone individually plays well on
the day then you reap the benefits.
Ballan will travel to City Oval this
Saturday in a Round Seven encounter.

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Sulky Snippets
Hells Confession, with the
pair going together for the
final circuit.
Going head and head to the
wire from the home turn,
Miss Metro Glen fought on
determinedly to record a
best ever mile rate of 1-54.1
over Hells Confession and
Nobetterthanthis.

By LEN BAKER
Daylesford duo Mick Barby
(trainer) and Anne-Maree
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huge victory with Metropolitan/Village Glen 6-Y-0 mare
Miss Metro Glen at Lords
Raceway Bendigo on Thursday, taking out the Breeders
Crown Pace for C1 class over
1650 metres.
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pole, Miss Metro Glen was
joined by the hot favourite

Young concessional reinsman Matthew Horsnell was


grinning like a Cheshire cat
at Tabcorp Park Melton on
Monday November 16 after
steering 5-Y-0 Mach Three/
Top Spirit gelding Top Trio
trained by Maree Caldow at
Melton, to victory in the Pace
for R2 to R4 class over 2240
metres.

Dunnstown trainer/driver
David Murphy snared the
Trotters Mobile for TRO
class over 1720 metres at
Melton with Lawman/Extro
4-Y-0 mare Killorglin in a
rate of 2-03.2, leading all of
the way to account for Very
Belle which raced outside
her and Horrie (one/one
three wide last lap).

Warp Drive/Just Like Georgie mare Just Like Charlie


for Doug Adams and Charlie
Borg in the Pace for R0 & R1
class over 1720 metres.

Veteran Mount Cottrell


trainer Bill Spiteris reliable 10-Y-0 Keystone Salute/
Cooma Elayna mare Marios
Dream chalked up her 6th
victory at start no 185 by taking the Trotters Mobile for
TR1 & TR2 class over 2240
metres.

Five year old Chief Marty/


Sizzlin Sue gelding Martys
Hope landed the Pace for C1
class over 2240 metres for
Long Forest pair Andy and
Kate Gath.
Trapped wide from gate
five, Kate pressed forward to
assume control, before scoring by 2.5 metres in advance
of Black Cougar (one/three
three wide last lap) and
Chestervale Jet (one/one) in
a mile rate of 1-57.4.

Another Melton winner at


the meeting was 4-Y-0 The

John Nicholson used a concession with Zac Phillips

Avenue Bowling Club

aboard Blissful Hall/My


Coconut 6-Y-0 gelding Blisstar to lead all of the way
in the Pace for C1 class over
2240 metres, winning by
1.7 metres ahead of Tere T
and Sparkes On Nudgee in
1-58.8.

Melton winners at Tabcorp


Park on Friday were : Lots
More Art (Beau Tindale
& Lisa Miles), Nico Serrano (Ross and Greg Sugars),
Classy Western (Allan McDonough) and Hu Hu R U
(Lance Justice).

The biggest harness racing


carnival in the Southern
Hemisphere the Inter Dominion kicks off at Gloucester Park, Perth, on Friday.

With further heats at Bunbury and Gloucester Park


the following week and the
$1.3 million dollar Grand Final on Sunday December 13.
Victoria has a great chance
of pulling off the major prize
with Lennytheshark and
Philadelphia Man.

Meetings for the week:


Wednesday

Bendigo,
Thursday Charlton/Kilmore, Friday Ballarat,
Saturday Melton, Sunday
Shepparton, Monday Warragul, Tuesday Ararat.
Horses to follow: King Of
Rocknroll, Pocket Of Fortune, Major Jamane, Citysneak, Echo Rising, Black
Cougar, Bella Fenton, Ritzy
Fitz, Jeremes Bonus, Columbias Deejay, Who Wokem,
Hinault,

Elaine Cricket

actually led 22 - 20 with 6


ends to go, but couldnt hold
on and finally went down by
8 shots.
Final score - Avenue 96 lost
Linton 114.

Ballan Golf Club


Results - Week ending Saturday 21 November
Wednesday Stableford
Winner - Hugh Miller 39 points,
R/up Chris Tudor 38 points.
Magpie - 14th Barry Sims
NTPs - 12th Barry Sims, 15thKev Lockman.
Saturday- Two Man Ambrose
1st Victor Buttigieg & John McLeod 62-7-55.
2nd Kev Lockman & Don Wickson 63-6.25-56.75.
3rd Luke Sims & Hugh Miller 64-7.25-5-56.75.
NTPs - 2nd John Fitzgerald, 7th Bob Arklay,
12th Don Wickson, 15th John McLeod.

Elaine Tennis
Results Junior Pennant
B Grade
B1/B2 Elaine 4/32 def Warrenheip 2/18
C Grade
C1 Elaine/Navigators 4/24 def Buninyong 0/4
C3 Elaine 0/10 lost Ross Creek 4/24
C4/C5 Elaine 0/9 lost Meredith 4/24

Premier Division v Torquay


Geoff Whites rink continued their winning form with
a 5 shot win, however this
was the only rink up for the
day. Unfortunately the other
rinks struggled but never
surrendered.
Final score - Avenue 74 lost
Torquay 122.
Division 2 v Linton
Although the final margin
was 18 shots, each of the 4
rinks was engaged in close
battles with their opposition
all day. Peter Thistlethwaites
rink was the only successful
rink, winning by 2 shots
after leading by 14 after 12
ends. Stewart Wilsons rink
came back from a 3-13 deficit
after 8 ends to draw level on
end 17, only to ultimately go
down by 6 shots. A similar
story from Peter Glass rink,
which trailed 3-19 after 9
ends also to go down by
6 shots. Joe Borattos rink

Division 5 v Linton
The final margin was only
10 shots with Peter Kays
rink being successful (6
shots up), however valiant
efforts were made by Ray
Humphreys rink who lost
the game on the last end by
1 shot in a thriller, and Bob
Delaneys rink which lost by
3 shots. Di Hardiments rink
had a rare loss going down
by 12 shots.
Final score - Avenue 88 lost
Linton 98.
Division 7 v Clunes
Maurie Oppermanns rink
achieved a draw, whilst Oscar Mauffs rink and Mavis
Thistlethwaites rink got
close but went down by 1
shot and 4 shots respectively. Although Avenue only
gained 1 point from the day,
it was indeed an encouraging performance by this
largely inexperienced side.
Final score - Avenue 84 lost
Clunes 102.

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Sport

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Love the new surface

By Jessica Howard

The Under 10 Mixed 4x100m team with their gold medals.

Bacchus Marsh Little Athletics


The Centre only managed a
few junior races at their twilight meet last Friday evening before the heavy rain
forced the cancellation of the
meet.
A squad of athletes represented the Centre at the
Western Metro Region Relay
Championships at Williamstown last Saturday.
The Mixed Sex Under 10
4x100m team, consisting of
Ryan Lister, Hayden Lloyd,
Danielle Ide and Taryn McMinn claimed Gold, with
the win ensuring them a
qualifying berth for the State
Relay Championships to be
held at Lakeside Stadium on
December 12.
The following teams won
silver medals - 4x200m
Mixed Sex Under 10 & Un-

der 15 teams. While the Girls


Under 15 4x200m, Mixed Sex
Under 13, Girls Under 15 and
Girls Under 10 in the 4x100m
events, all placed 3rd to
claim bronze. Although not
qualifying for State, all these
teams will hopefully earn
a progression for the State
Championships.
Next Saturday the Centre
Multi Event will be held at
Masons Lane starting at
8.30am. Athletes will compete in five events (hurdles,
sprint, distance, discus &
long jump) gaining points in
each event. ALL five events
must be competed in to have
completed the Multi Event.
Presentations will be made
at the following weeks
competition.

Elaine residents will no


longer have to travel out of
town in order to play on a
proper tennis court.
The local tennis club has resurfaced two of their courts
with blue acrylic, which
was funded by a Moorabool
Shire Council winter grant
and Tennis Australia.
The club also raised a large
portion of money from fundraisers and sponsorships.
Lifelong resident, Shane
Dunne said the courts were
originally resurfaced with
asphalt around two years
ago, however the new blue
acrylic surface made an even
bigger improvement.
There used to be a bit of a
swamp around the courts,
so when the asphalt was laid
the council also had to spend
a lot of money to dig the
courts out and fix it. However two years later they have
helped again and we have
now been able to fund an
actual tennis court, he said.
These country kids have

never had facilities this good


so they used to have to travel
to regional cities. It is really
great that they are now able
to stay local in order to get
the best facilities they can.
The total cost of the resurfacing came to a total of
$17,700, which Mr Dunne
said was funded by not only
two very generous organisations but also a lot of hard
work from the club itself.
I think that, in a way, this
wouldnt have come about
if it wasnt for the amount
of fundraising the club did.
We raised over $8,000 and
then we went to Council
and to Tennis Australia and
we said to them Its a lot
of money for a little club to
spend, can we have a bit of
a hand? and they said well
yes thats quite reasonable,
and then we submitted a
grant application.
Whilst Tennis Australia
donated a total of $4,425,
the Moorabool Shire Council provided a $5,000 winter
grant under the section of
Community Strengthening.

Ryan Aquilina in his first game back taking 2/33.


Photos Chris Thom

Ballan Cricket Club


Ballan 1st XI
Ballan v Buninyong 9/286
Bowling - Z Graham 23-53/65, R Aquilina 11-5-2/33,
N Heafield 18-3-2/65, G Gardiner 10-2-1/25, C Micallef
3-0-1/18.
Ballan toiled hard all day
with Ryan Aquilina bowling consistently picking up
two wickets, well supported
by Zac Graham who picked
up three wickets with tight
bowling. Next week Ballan
will seek to chase down the
runs.
Ballan 2nd XI - Bye.
Under 16s - Bye.

West Moorabool councilor Tom Sullivan cuts the ribbon to


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143-147 High Street,


Melton
T 03 8746 0300
LMCT 1976

meltontoyota.com.au
*

(B)$31,990, (includes 12 months registration, 12 months compulsory third party insurance, dealer delivery and stamp duty), less a deposit of (A)$3,500, (B)$3,322, with 47 monthly payments in arrears not exceeding (A)$341.59, (B)$385.37

met. Please speak with your Dealer for more information.

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Page 32 The Moorabool News 24 November, 2015

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FROM

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461 OLD MELBOURNE ROAD, BALLAN

MN3516G

TRADING HOURS:
MONDAY TO FRIDAY 8AM - 5PM
SATURDAY 8AM - 4PM