You are on page 1of 24

EMAIL: news@themooraboolnews.com.

au

Tuesday 17 January, 2017

Your Local News

Serving Ballan and district since 1872

WEB: www.themooraboolnews.com.au

Phone 5368 1966

Fax 5368 2764

FREE

Moorabool News
The

Member of

Vol 11 No 2

Off and Racing

The start of the women’s race that travelled on Moorabool roads. Photo – Tim Saultry
By Tim Saultry
Buninyong came alive this month when thousands of
cycling enthusiasts from around Australia converged for the
Cycling Australia National Road Championships.
With an atmosphere reminiscent of Le Tour de France,
spectators lined the roads to enthusiastically cheer
competitors on as they battled the tough Buninyong course
in hot conditions.
The race edges into Moorabool Shire as the cyclists battle
the elements along Yankee Flat Road and Yendon No 1 road.
Held on January 8, the day started early with the women’s
road race, where 10 laps of the course meant plenty of time in
saddle as they raced over 102-kilometres.
The early race saw a three-person breakaway, which was
maintained for a couple of laps before various other riders

attacked, keeping the pressure on the peloton.
Defending champion Amanda Spratt, along with Lucy
Kennedy and Katrin Garfoot, broke clear at mid-race in what
would be a decisive breakaway for the final outcome.
Garfoot and Spratt managed to work together to drop
Kennedy from their group 30-kilometres from the finish.
The two continued to work together until the final descent,
where Garfoot proved to be too strong on the day, outlasting
Spratt in the sprint, despite Spratt having the advantage of
slipstream.
In a gutsy effort, Kennedy managed to keep the next pursuit
group at bay for the remainder of the race to finish third.
Ballarat’s Shannon Malssed outsprinted the next group of
four riders to achieve fourth place.
The men’s event saw BMC’s future star, Miles Scotson sprint
clear of a 12-man breakaway with just two-kilometres to go.

LOCAL VACUUM
Free
Ducted vaccum systems to
CLEANER EXPERTS suit new or existing homes Quotes

EUREKA
Garages & Sheds

Scotson outlasted Tour de France regular and two-time
champion, Simon Gerrans, for a great win.
Cycling Australia is yet to commit to Buninyong hosting
the National Championships in 2018, as a number of other
locations are vying for the event as it continues to grow in
stature.

Vacuums Ballarat
Come see Bill Whitefield

For all your Domestic Shedding,
Farming and Industrial Structures

Norwich Plaza
Bridge Mall, Ballarat
Phone: 5333 1778

BEST by a
Country Mile!

Quality Structures at Affordable Prices - Contact John Hoffman for more details - 202 Learmonth Street, Ballarat.
Ph: (03) 5336 2227 – Fax (03) 5336 2557
Email: ballarat@eurekagarages.com.au

Email - news@themooraboolnews.com.au

Page 2 The Moorabool News – 17 January, 2017

Nescafé
Blend 43 500g

2 FOR

189

$

SAVE FROM

SAVE FROM

2

$

Golden Circle
Fruit Drink 6x250ml

2299

$
Fresh Gummy
Flake

25

$

EA

15

66

$

188

$

KG

Cavendish
Bananas

Sweet Sweedless
Watermelon

BAKED
FRESH
INSTORE

KG

White Crow
500ml Tomato
Sauce

199

$

Hot Dog
Rolls 6pk

179

$

KG

899

$

EA

SAVE FROM

1

$

50

Don Skinless
Frankfurts

KG

SAVE FROM

55

$

10 PK

Jim Beam White, Canadian Club,
Johnnie Walker Red or Bundy Original 10x375ml

SAVE FROM

23

$

Proudly Australian owned and truly independent

EA

SAVE FROM

5

135

$

$

Carlton
Draught
24x375ml

2 FOR

129

$

2 FOR

82

$

24 PK

SAVE FROM

18

$

Jack Daniels
Black Label
700ml

39

$

EA

SAVE FROM

1099

$

On sale Wednesday 18th January to Tuesday 24th January 2017

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

Limit rights reserved. Persons under the age of 18 will not be served alcohol or tobacco.

Email - news@themooraboolnews.com.au 

News

The Moorabool News – 17 January, 2017 Page 3

Near death at gorge

Open
8am-6pm
7 Days

By Jessica Howard
A Bacchus Marsh man is
lucky to be alive after jumping feet first into a river at
the Lerderderg Gorge and
becoming unconscious.
The man, believed to be
aged in his 40s, was pulled
from the water by bystanders on Saturday January 7.
An Ambulance Victoria
spokesperson said paramedics were called to the scene
at around 1:40pm. The man
was transported to the Royal
Melbourne Hospital by road
ambulance.
Previous Bacchus Marsh
resident Daniel Brown, who
was one of many witnesses
that pulled the victim from
the water, said he noticed
people diving frantically
into the river.
“Me and Matthew Attard
swam across the river to
help, we dove and dove, and
then my feet felt [the victim],” he said.
“I swam up and alerted
everyone who was looking. I dove again until I felt
his lifeless body… I tried to
pull his heavy body from
the mud at the bottom of the
river, about 2.5 to 3-metres
deep, but I couldn’t do it.

Direct Farmers Market

411 Avenue of Honour, Bacchus Marsh

Fresh Fruit For Work
– Office – Warehouse – Gym – School
– Cafes & Restaurants
Free Delivery. Call for more info.

“Then Matt tried, and he
got him off the bottom, but
also couldn’t bring him to
the surface. A couple of
other guys got him up and
we all dragged him up onto
the rocks. His face was in a
shocked look, but he was
blue with open bloodshot
eyes, tiny pupils and his
whole body heavy…. he was
dead”.
Mr Brown said a nurse, who
was fortunately at the river
at the time, began to revive
the victim.
“[The nurse] delivered the

breaths while me, Matt and
another took turns giving
compressions. After about
five to seven minutes, and a
lot of expelled water, he took
his first breath.
“We continued CPR for
about a minute or two until
he started to breath for himself. It was slow but deep
breaths and we got a pulse;
the colour came back to his
face, but he was in a coma.
Emergency services arrived
to take over, and after assessing him with machines
he was taken away”.

Mr Brown said he didn’t
know how to describe his
feelings at the time of the
accident.
“It’s like nothing I’ve ever
felt or seen before,” he said.
“This was my first time
bringing someone back from
the dead”.
A representative from Royal Melbourne Hospital said
the victim is now in a stable
condition.
Other rescuers known to
The Moorabool News include Carl Digiglio and Ann
Rust.

Toodles
Ms
Toose

Nut Bar

Australian Grown & Sourced
(where possible)
Buy in Bulk & Save
Make Your Own
• Muesli • Protein balls
• Smoothie blends and so much more!!

By Jessica Howard

Magistrate Cynthia Toose
will no longer preside over
Bacchus Marsh and Ballarat
court matters after making
the move to another region.
Magistrate
Toose
has
presided over a number of
cases heard and reported on
by The Moorabool News.
She was admitted to practise
in 1980 and has many years
of experience as a solicitor,
including as principal of her
own firm.
She practised in Mildura for
many years, principally in
family law, criminal law and
family violence matters. She
has also served as President
of the North West Law
Association.
Magistrate
Toose
was
appointed to the Magistrates’
Court
of
Victoria
by
Attorney-General
Robert
Clark on June 4, 2013.
Former Ballarat lawyer,
Ronald Saines will now
join Magistrate Gregory
Robinson on the bench.

Fruit & Vegetable
Delivery Boxes

Choose your own or from one of our
boxes starting at just $10! Order at:
www.thefruitsoflife.com.au or call 5367 0606

We deliver to you FREE! (Min. $20)

Shop 5367 5338 | Deliveries 5367 0606
www.thefruitsoflife.com.au

Email - news@themooraboolnews.com.au

Page 4 The Moorabool News – 17 January, 2017

Shop Locally
and Save

Whole
Pork
Roll
$9

Dine in or Take Away

Experienced pizza maker
required. Part-time
weekend work available

Shop 56a, The Village, Bacchus Marsh Ph 5367 8683

Shop 26, 186 Main Street,
Bacchus Marsh Ph: 5367 0044

30% OFF ALL
QUILT SETS*

TOWN AND COUNTRY
PIZZA AND PASTA

Shop 56, The Village,
Bacchus Marsh
Ph: 5367 8754

Town and Country Pizza and Pasta Bacchus
Marsh, located on the Main Street, is part of the
Village Shopping Centre outdoor alfresco area.
No matter what the weather you can enjoy inside
dining or alfresco.

Excludes already discounted
*Valid Wed 18th–Sun 22nd Jan

OUR FAMOUS
SAUSAGES
35 Flavours rotating
on a weekly basis.
All Gluten Free and
preservative free available.
Shop 35, The Village, Bacchus Marsh
Ph: 5367 6000

Town and Country has ensured it maintains its
mission to consistently deliver quality pizza and
pasta. This is their passionate commitment to
provide a quality product, excellent customer
service and unrivalled value.
They strive daily on providing back to the
local communities they service with a warm
and friendly experience. John and his staff see
people return to enjoy meals 2–3 times a week.
We provide the customer the convenience of not
having to cook, so join us to choose from a large
variety of quality pizza and pasta.
Town and Country Pizza and Pasta also deliver.
Call John to book your table or to order your
next take away.

Our Menu is undergoing exciting changes.
Fresh New Take Away Salad Bar now available.
Naturopath in store each day
for professional advice.
160 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh
Ph: 5367 5639

Tobacco Station
Wholesale & Retail

Shop 40, The Village Bacchus Marsh

Ph 5367 8560

• School Uniforms • Suits, Suede, Leather
• Jacket Lining • Wedding and Evening Wear
• Hems, Zips, Skirts, Pants • Button Work
• Curtains • Garment Re-Modelling
New Suits made from scratch, including
pants, jacket and vest. You supply
material $150 to make by expert Tailor.

BACCHUS MARSH PROFESSIONAL
CLOTHING ALTERATIONS
Tailored for You
Shop 41, The Village Ph: 5367 6115

Phone - 5367 0044

Very Popular
Value Pack
TAKE AWAY
from
$29—$58

BACCHUS MARSH

BACK TO SCHOOL SHOES & RUNNERS

NO CORKAGE CHARGES

Free high bounce ball with every back to school shoe purchased
We would love to work with Local Sporting Groups!

192 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh
Phone: 5367 5262

6 PACK
of Hot Cross Buns
or Chocolate Hot
Cross Buns

$7

The Village Bacchus Marsh Ph 5367 1532

Shop 44, The Village Ph 5367 8923
bacchusmarsh@sportfirst.com.au

Shop Locally
and Save

30% OFF
FULL PRICED
Discount applied to full price styles only.
Excludes already markdown prices.

NONI B

Shop 51, The Village, Bacchus Marsh
Ph 4301 4730

Email - news@themooraboolnews.com.au 

News

The Moorabool News – 17 January, 2017 Page 5

Oil leak invades river

By Jessica Howard

A
transport
company
working from an industrial
precinct in Bacchus Marsh
has spilled more than 1200
litres of oil into the Werribee
River.
Victorian
Environment
Protection Authority (EPA)
officers attended the section
of the river, located near the
Grant Street bridge in Maddingley, on Thursday (January 5).
EPA South West Manager
Carolyn Francis said the oil
had been discharged from a
nearby unbounded waste oil
tank located on the premises
of a transport company in a
nearby industrial site.
“While on site, EPA began
investigating the cause of
the spill and, with Moorabool Shire Council’s assistance, traced the source of
the spill,” she said.
“The company [responsible]
has been required to clean
up the spill on site, clean
the storm water drains and
remove the oil from the
river. This work has already
commenced”.
Ms Francis said EPA had
since issued a remedial notice requiring works to be
completed to prevent any
recurrence of the incident by
February 19.

Oil spilling into the Werribee River. Photo – Ben Courtice
“Pending the results of
analysis and completion of
the investigation, EPA will
consider enforcement action
in line with its Compliance
and Enforcement policy.
“Because of the ongoing investigation, EPA is unable to

name the company”.
Financial penalties for this
type of incident range from
a fine of over $7,500, or up to
$370,000 if prosecuted before
the courts.
Bacchus Marsh residents
took to Facebook following

the incident, with one user
referring to the oil spill as a
“disgrace”.
“I came across [a] poor duck
covered in oil and trying to
clean itself. It was on a picnic
table down from the end of
McDonald Court,” the post
read.
Miss Francis said prompt
community reporting allowed EPA to ensure that
the oil spill was quickly contained and removed from
the river, reducing any potential impact.
However, this was not the
first report of sheens on the
river in this location, with
other reports being made
over the past six months.
“EPA was unable to determine the source on those
occasions and investigations
to date suggest previous
sheens were not likely to be
from the same source.
“We thank the community
for continuing to report impacts to our pollution hotline
so that we can investigate,
minimize impacts, hold polluters to account and require
action to be taken to prevent similar incidents from
occurring”.
To contact the 24-hour pollution hotline, ring 1300 372
842 or visit www.epa.vic.
gov.au.

Blackspot
funding
overlooked
By Kate Taylor
Two places in Moorabool
have missed out on funding
for mobile phone blackspots.
While a mobile phone tower
for Blackwood was funded
in the first round of federal
government cash splashing,
and is now up and running,
towers for Greendale and
Dales Creek were denied
funding in Round two.
Moorabool Shire Council
Mayor David Edwards said
that even though funding
for the towers was rejected,
an alternative might be
available.
“Council did pass a motion
on Wednesday (December
7 meeting) for NBN Towers
to go into Dales Creek and
Greendale and they have
the capability to carry mobile phone communication
equipment so hopefully service providers will be keen
to get on board,” Mayor Edwards said.
Member for Ballarat Catherine King pointed out that
Round 2 of the program has
allocated no funding for Ballarat, despite large blackspots across the electorate

and ignoring areas such
as Scotsburn that suffered
bushfires just last year.
“This just adds insult to
injury – the Australian National Audit Office found
that there were big questions to be answered about
how sites were selected and
whether technical considerations were being taken into
account when placing new
stations,” Ms King said.
“In layman’s terms – we
don’t know if the base stations are where they need to
be to cover people who may
be affected by bushfires.”
Ms King said Moorabool
may have missed out on
funding simply because it is
in a Labor electorate.
“In Round 1 of the program, the Turnbull Government was shown to be
playing politics. 80 per cent
of funded base stations were
put in Liberal and Nationals
electorates.
“Sadly this has continued
under the second round of
funding announced recently
with only 11 per cent of
funded base stations going
to Labor electorates.”

MONDAYNIGHT

2-4-1
I N

ing Melodies
M or n
EVERY
2ND MONDAY
OF EACH MONTH

T H E

B I S T R O

FOR EVERYONE!

PURCHASE ONE MAIN MEAL
& RECEIVE A SECOND MAIN MEAL FREE
CONDITIONS APPLY. SELECTED ITEMS ONLY.

Morning Tea 10am – 11am
Show 11am – 12noon
SUNDAY, WEDNESDAY,THURSDAY
& FRIDAYNIGHTS
I N

T H E

B I S T R O

CONDITIONS APPLY. NOT AVAILABLE IN CONJUNCTION
WITH ANY OTHER SPECIALS

BUY ONE
GET ONE
FREE!
Present this coupon
when you buy one
main meal and
receive second meal
of equal or lesser
value for free.
Monday – Friday,
Lunchtimes Only
*Excludes Public
Holidays.
Conditions Apply

59 Grant Street, Bacchus Marsh
Ph: (03) 5367 2031
stoneysclub.com.au
ZO770001

Page 6 The Moorabool News – 17 January, 2017

&

Email - news@themooraboolnews.com.au

He alth
Fitness

A Moorabool News Advertising Feature

Dynamic Dentistry

• Dental Implants • Braces
• Teeth Whitening
• Crowns and Bridges
• Prevention
• Cosmetic Dentistry
Dr Richard Zylan
BDSc(Melb) FICCDE

Dr Tung Phan
BDSc(Melb)

129 Gisborne Rd, Bacchus Marsh
Ph: 5367 3697
www.dynamicdentistry.com.au

2 FREE lessons at your school

FREE uniform on joining
0407 320 333

www.artofdefence.com.au

Kforarate
kids

Learn self defence,
increase your
personal confidence
and have fun all
at the same time!

Bacchus
Natural
Health

For the past 22 years at Dynamic
Dentistry, the kind of dentistry I have
performed is the type of dentistry that I
would like to see in any one of my family’s
mouth, and I don’t mind saying that my
family have extremely high standards!

Bearing them in mind, not only would
I want to see exceptional clinical
standards, but I would want their dentist
to see them as an individual, to know
them personally and to not just think of
them as the next patient. I would want
their dentist to develop a relationship
with them where they would know what
was important to them, be interested in
them as a whole person and not just a
‘mouth’, and have genuine concern for
their comfort before, during and after
their treatment. It would also be kind of
nice to have the kind of visits where they
also share the unique and interesting life
stories that happen to all of us between
visits for ‘check ups’.

Dr Julia Higgins
Dr Jessica Mibus
Chiropractors
No medical referral necessary
EFTPOS and Health fund rebates available
Also accepting EPC plans, TAC,
WorkSafe and DVA patients

Phone 4302 9600

91 Gisborne Rd, Bacchus Marsh
Website: www.bacchusnaturalhealth.com
Facebook: bacchus natural health
ABN: 72 112 005 760

pocet boos
pocet
8
Otranto Avenueboos
Caloundra Qld 4551
ABN: 72 112 005 760

®
®

Freecall
680 Caloundra
830
8 Otranto1800
Avenue
Qld 4551
Freecall 1800 680 830
www.pocketbooks.com.au

Moor
Moor
Pocket
B
Pocket B

Email:
bm@pocketbooks.com.au
www.pocketbooks.com.au
Email: bm@pocketbooks.com.au

ADVERTISEMENTS
ADVERTISEMENTS

As we only ever have the one set of adult
teeth (hopefully for life), I would want my
family’s dentist to provide the highest
level of care, whilst providing all options
within all budgets, and happily providing
treatment over comfortable time lines. I
would also want them to explain all the
relevant details both short term and long
term for anything and everything they
think might be relevant either now or in
the future.

ABN: 72 112 005 760

Business name:

pocet boos
Rapha8 Bulk
Centre
OtrantoBilling
Avenue Medical
Caloundra Qld
4551
680 830
RaphaFreecall
Bulk 1800
Billing
Medical Centre
Business name:

®

Moora
Pocket Bo

www.pocketbooks.com.au
Email: bm@pocketbooks.com.au

ADVERTISEMENTS P

Introductory Yoga Classes
8 week introduction for people new to yoga or
who have difficulties with general classes to help
ease tightness and stiffness, encourage energy
flow in the body, relax the mind, relieve stress
and improve general well-being.

Mondays starting 30th Jan, 7.30 pm

Mindfulness Workshops
8 week program to help you feel
more in control of thoughts, emotions and behaviour, relieve anxiety
and depression, improve performance, & increase energy & vitality.

Wednesdays starting 1st March, 6.15
For bookings contact: 0437 104 328

So if what I want from a dentist for my
family, is I what I hope you also want
for your family, come and see us for a
check-up and a chat. After all we all want
optimal dental health and a smile that
says something about who we are!
We are always happy to welcome new
patients to our dental family. Bacchus
Marsh is still a country sized town and we
all know that personal referrals are always
the best, so if you are new to town ask
around or ask a neighbour, friend, family
member or work colleague if they think
we would be a good fit for you.
129 Gisborne Rd, Bacchus Marsh
Ph: 5367 3697

ONLINE COLOUR VERSION
ONLINE
COLOUR
VERSION
Rapha Bulk
Billing Medical
Centre
ALPHABETICAL
PAGES
ALPHABETICAL
PAGES
Medical - Practitioners
Business name:

Medical - Practitioners

Rapha

Bulk Billing
Medical Centre

ONLINE COLOUR VERSION
ALPHABETICAL PAGES

EXTENDED HOURS

Medical - Practitioners

• Male/Female Doctors • Walk In Appointments
• New Patients Welcome • Pathology On Site
• Pap Smears • Wound Care / Skin Cancer Check
• Dietician, Diabetic Educator & Psychologist
• Immunisations • Podiatry • Physiotherapy

Online appointments available
www.rbbmc.com.au

Phone 03 5367 5969
or 03 5367 4555
For an appointment

News

Email - news@themooraboolnews.com.au 

The Moorabool News – 17 January, 2017 Page 7

Be sensible
on the water

Jayden Bullard

Rachel O’Hagan

Strike rate for
VCE just perfect

By Kate Taylor

Record numbers of students
have obtained their Victorian Certificate of Education
– and Bacchus Marsh Grammar students were among
those to excel.
A total of 49,765 students
across the state obtained
their VCE, which represents
a record completion rate of
97.9 per cent of students.
Bacchus Marsh Grammar
Principal Andrew Neal said
the school scored a 100 per
cent pass rate.
“We’ve had a very good
year, all of our students who
sat their VCE, gained their
VCE,” he said.
The school’s 140 VCE students fared well, with 69
study scores of above 40 (a
ranking out of 50 for which
the average is generally 30.)
Two students achieved per-

fect study scores of 50 in the
subject of Business Management – Rachel O’Hagan, and
school DUX Jayden Bullard
who scored a university admissions ranking of 97.96.
“Overall, we’re very happy
with the results, and most
importantly we have an
emergence of kids who are
able to enter the course they
want to. Generally we’ve got
very happy students.”
And the message from
Education Minister James
Merlino is for those disappointed with their scores not
to despair.
“If you didn’t get the results you wanted, seek advice from your school and
remember there are many
pathways to success in life,”
Mr Merlino said.
Bacchus Marsh College
did not return a request for
comment.

To ensure visitors to Pykes
Creek can have a safe, enjoyable time Southern Rural
Water has a range of actions
planned this summer.
Pykes Creek has become
an extremely popular destination as one of the nearest
water storages to western
Melbourne, open to boating,
Manager Water Supply
West, Edward Smith, said
the reservoir is popular for
not only boating but also for
personal water craft, fishing
and picnicking.
“The majority of visitors
to Pykes Creek are well
behaved and have a great
time,” he said.
“Unfortunately we occasionally see some really
appalling behaviour from a
minority of visitors, both on
and off the water.”
Mr Smith said SRW have
a strong commitment to
safety, not only for their own
staff but also for those visiting the reservoir.
“Anyone planning to visit
Pykes Creek should know

that Southern Rural Water
will not tolerate that sort of
behaviour.
“No-one should have to
be afraid to come to Pykes
Creek for a picnic or a runabout on their boat because of
hoons and idiots.”
Southern Rural Water will
target breaking of marine
safety rules, illegal parking,
litter and vandalism.
The reservoir will be patrolled regularly throughout
summer by Transport Safety
Officers, both on and off the
water, who will have the
power to deal with offenders
under the Marine Safety Act.
“We have prosecuted for illegal access at Melton Reservoir and we will not hesitate
to prosecute repeat offenders
breaking the rules at Pykes
Creek,” warned Mr Smith.
He said Southern Rural
Water is also working with
other agencies including local police, Transport Safety
Victoria, the Victoria Water
Police and Moorabool Shire
Council to manage behaviour at the reservoir.

Boat limit
Southern Rural Water is continuing its cap of 120 boats
and personal water craft on the water at Pykes Creek at
any one time.
Reminders
Pykes Creek has a carry in/carry out policy, meaning that
visitors must take home any rubbish.
Camping, firearms and horses are not permitted, and
dogs must be on leads at all times.
Visitors planning to swim in the reservoir should check
the SRW website first for any current blue green algae
warnings.
For more information, please contact Southern Rural
Water on 1300 139 510.

Newborns in
the district

Darley parents Emma and
David have welcome their
second child, a little boy.
Mason Paul MERCIECA
arrived on Wednesday 14
December at 6.26am and
weighed 3170 grams. He is
a new little brother for
3-year-ol sister Paige.

Bacchus Marsh parents
Amanda Stephen and
Anthony Pywell have
welcomed their second
child, a little boy. Cooper
arrived on Friday 6 January
at 3.16pm. He is a new
brother for Jayden and
weighed 8lb (3630 grams).

Tyrah and Deegan have a new brother, Rylan. Born on
Friday 6 January to Bacchus Marsh parents Keira and Chris
at 12.49pm, Rylan weighed 6lb 7oz.

Bacchus Marsh Community College Inc
RTO 5064

ENGLISH & NUMERACY

SHORT COURSES

Certificate III and Diploma in Early Childhood
Education & Care
Certificate III Individual Support (Aged Care)
Certificate II Community Services
Certificate II Floristry (Assistant)
Certificate I General Education for Adults (CGEA)
A pre-enrolment interview is a requirement for all nationally recognised
training.
You may be able to access a government subsidised training place if
you meet eligibility criteria.

Courses starting February 2017

Book an appointment now!
For more information, please call 5367 1061

ENROL NOW!

INDUSTRY TRAINING

Beginners Computers
Excel
MS Word
Websites Made Easy
Career after Children
Career Planning/Resume
Floristry – Design, Create & Make
Explore Employment Options in the Community
Services Sector – Early Childhood, Youth, Aged &/or
Disability Services

Basic Office & Administration
Introduction to Bookkeeping
MYOB
Pre-accredited programs are short introductory courses
designed for learners to gain confidence and skills. These
courses provide a pathway to nationally recognised training
opportunities and are subsidised through funds made
available by the State Government

Basic English & Numeracy – 8th Feb
Get Back on Track - For 15-19yr olds who have

not completed schooling but would like to improve their
skills & knowledge for everyday life or to seek
employment
Express your interest Now!

CREATIVE WORKSHOPS
TERM 1
Soap Making
Wet Felt Scarf Making
Sewing (learn to)
Painting and Drawing
Ceramics
Jewellery Making
Terrariums
Candle Making

1st Feb
8th Feb
13th Feb
15th Feb
15th Feb
16th Feb
1st March
29th March

Acknowledgements:
Nationally recognised training at the Bacchus Marsh Community College is delivered with funding made available by the Victorian & Commonwealth Governments.

HOSPITALITY / FOOD SAFETY:
Basic Food Safety
Food Safety Supervisor
Responsible Service of Alcohol
‘B for Barista’
Discount Hospitality Package

Wed 15/03
Wed 29/03
Wed 15/03
13th,15th & 17th Feb
Now $280 save $30

FIRST AID:

Provide first aid

Sat 18/03

Provide CPR

Sat 11/03

ROOM HIRE

First Aid–Children’s Services 21st& 28th Feb
Anaphylaxis Management TBA

Function rooms are available to hire at
competitive rates for:
 Community groups
 Meetings

Training sessions

CO-WORKING SPACE - This is a shared space for individuals wanting a quiet space to work or study. Wi-Fi and printing available. Bookings are essential

PH: 5367 1061 /

www.thelaurels.org.au

/

Bacchus Marsh Community College

News

Page 8 The Moorabool News – 17 January, 2017

Email - news@themooraboolnews.com.au

Bazinga! Breakthrough win
By Jessica Howard
A group of Bacchus Marsh College
schoolgirls have ridden their way to
success.
The seven students, ranging from
Year 7 to 9, competed in the RACV Energy Breakthrough project last month,
where they worked as a team to design and construct a three-wheeled
recumbent bike named ‘Bazinga’.
The bike took out the top prize in the
Design and Construction section for
secondary students at a competition
held on November 17 to 20.
RACV Energy Breakthrough is designed to provide school groups with
the opportunity to design, build and
test vehicles or machines within detailed specifications.
Bacchus Marsh College teacher and
Energy Breakthrough coordinator,

Graham Hankin said the students
decorated and built the bike entirely
outside of school hours.
He said they then presented the bike
in front of a group of judges at a 24hour trial held in Maryborough.
“The girls took it in turns riding the
bike; they rode for all hours of the day
and all hours of the night, it’s a very
strenuous and testing event but we
love it”.
Mr Hankin said it was great to see
the team take out the prestigious
award at an event the school had entered into for the past 11-years.
“The bike had to be built to strict
specifications set out by RACV and
this year it was all done to the highest
standards.
“The girls got through the scrutineering process at the first opportunity, which is a very unusual occur-

rence as most bikes gets picked up for
one thing or another but the Bazinga
went through without a hit.
“It is a strong testament to the
amount of work that was actually put
in”.
Mr Hankin said the RACV Energy
Breakthrough program provided
students with a number of invaluable
skills including teamwork, cooperation, presentation and sustainability.
“The students also learn a lot about
design, engineering, physics, physical
training, heath and diet. There are so
many different aspects to this wonderful event and program,” he said.
The Bacchus Marsh College team
of 2016 included Magdalen Webster
(Captain), Amber Spurr, Maddison
Dremel, Hayley Hatfield, Rachelle
Apap, Amanda Cameron-Smith and
Mia Ratcliffe.

The BMC students with their three-wheeled recumbent bike.
Photo - submitted

TOM

Environmental Opinion

with Tom Kingston

We love a sunburnt country…
A Happy New Year to all
the readers of this opinion
piece. I have been writing
on all things environmental now for the Moorabool
News for many years (this is
actually number 417) and I
must say many of the world’s
governments have been significantly influenced by my
writing. You only have to
look at our own government
to see the effect I am having on environment policy.
Our government is a leading light in climate action
denial and I have to claim
some credit for this. In this
age of post truth and post
science belief (except when
the scientists are talking
about our own health) to
attempt to write an opinion
piece based on scientific re-

LOCAL

LOCAL

search and the like is to only small opinion piece and the
confuse our government. many, many others either in
They don’t want scientific print or online, need to try
truth when jobs and growth to explain why they delibare their mantra. So, from erately and with intention
the outset of 2017, I need endanger the lives of all who
to apologise to our federal live on this planet now and
government as yet another into the future. They need to
who adds to their confusion. spend a fortune on spin-docIf only I would write about tors to try to cover up this
all the jobs and growth the crime and this is a bother.
overseas owned Carmichael Better to not have citizens
Coal mine is going to offer worry about the science and
and not ramble on about our planet. Much better to
our children’s future in a have citizens distracted by
planet warming up because cricket, impulse purchases
we dig up and sell our coal and leadership issues. Better
to be used to add carbon to to have citizens in a state of
the atmosphere. If only the confusion than united as one
science could be ignored by as we face this crisis.
the scientists and people like
So, what sort of news and
EWS
me. This would make it so Ncomments
can you expect
much easier for our govern- not to hear from our prime
ment who, because of this minister, the environment

NEWS

NEWS

NEWS

NEWS

minister (interestingly the
minister for the environment is also the minister for
energy which is an interesting partnership in these
coal inspired times) and any
other minister of the current federal government as
they speak on radio ‘shock
jock’ or Sky News or any
S
Murdoch media outlet,
NEW or
even the ABC. A selection of
comments you will not hear
are; “We realise 2016 was the
warmest year on record and
we need immediate action”.
“Australians need to be constantly reminded that the
planets three hottest
years
LOCAL
were 2016, 2015 and 2014”. “It
is up to us leaders to remind
our nation that around Australia in 2016 oceans were
the warmest on record – just

NEWS

ask the oyster growers on the
east coast of Tasmania”. “Let
us not forget we experienced
our warmest Autumn on
record and it was Australia’s
wettest May to September
on record”. The minister
will not be heard saying the
following, ‘”Do you know
‘shock-jock’ that from 1951 to
1980 extreme warm months
would have occurred about
two percent of the time.
Now – in the past 15 years
– that has increased to more
than 10 percent”. And as the
cameras await in the courtyard in Canberra for a quick
comment from Malcolm do
not expect to hear; “In 2013
alone there were 28 days of
extreme heat. By way of comparison – it took from 1910
to 1941 to tally up 28 such

NEWS

days and this is a very serious issue indeed. Let me be
plain here – climate change
is a crisis and our immediate
goals are to address it and
address it now.”

No, rather, you might hear
Malcolm and the lads talk
about the local threats from
the Taliban and how Border
Security, is keeping us all
safe. Or you might hear how
some members of the government are trying to catch
up with Pauline Hanson. But
you will not hear about the
biggest threat to us all and
the planet. Unfortunately
as good and powerful and
especially, how well funded
our Border Security is; it cannot secure us against storms,
floods and fire.

LOCAL

NEWS read a
5.1NEWS
million Australians
NEWS
community newspaper in print.

Moorabool News
The

NEWSPAPERS

news@themooraboolnews.com.au Your

Newspaper logo here

Local News

www.themooraboolnews.com.au

Source: emma™, conducted by Iposos MediaCT, people 14+ for the 12 months ending November 2015.

FREE

S
NEW

PHONE
(03)contact
5368 1966
Newspaper
detailsEMAIL
here news@themooraboolnews.com.au

News
Ambassador with Blue blood
There’s more in
store for Ballarat.

Email - news@themooraboolnews.com.au 

Moorabool Shire will welcome a special guest to
this year’s Australia Day
celebrations.
Ian Coutts, an experienced
Public Affairs and Strategic
Communications Manager,
will take part in festivities to
be held at the Bacchus Marsh
Public Hall on January 26.
Mr Coutts has spent more
than 25 years involved in
administration roles in top
level Australian sport, including 20-years with the
Carlton Football Club.
His extensive background
in sports marketing and
communications
commenced in the role of Marketing Manager for the
North Melbourne Giants
in the National Basketball
League before switching
codes to AFL.
After a brief stint at the Fitzroy Football Club, he joined
Carlton and in 1998 he became the first Communications/Media Manager for a
Victorian based AFL club.

Ian Coutts
In 2000, Mr Coutts was appointed as General Manager
of Communications and was
part of the senior executive
team, managing the media
and developing communications policies and reputation
management initiatives for
Carlton.
He concluded this role in
2013 and began consulting
in strategic communications
for a number of organisations in the sporting and notfor-profit sectors, including a
role as the General Manager
of Marketing, Communications and Fundraising for a
Victorian charity.

Moorabool Shire Mayor David Edwards said Mr Coutts
would play an important
role in local celebrations.
“This year we are proud to
welcome Mr Ian Coutts to be
part of the community on
this special occasion, which
recognises us as Australians and part of a wonderful
community and nation”.
Mr Coutts is part of the
Australia Day Ambassador
Program, which sends high
achieving Australians to
over 300 community celebrations nationwide.
Ambassadors are classed
as sportspeople, scientists,
business people, actors and
community workers who
provide added inspiration
and pride to Australia Day
events and activities.
The Ambassador Program
is a grass roots initiative
that builds on the strength
and excitement of local communities’ Australia Day
activities.
For more information, visit
www.moorabool.vic.gov.au.

From 29 January, you’ll have 10 additional V/Line
trains each week and a simpler bus network.
To plan your journey visit ptv.vic.gov.au/ballarat
download the PTV app or call 1800 800 007.

ZO661084

By Jessica Howard

The Moorabool News – 17 January, 2017 Page 9

PTVH2315/16. Authorised by Public Transport Victoria, 750 Collins Street, Docklands

Moorabool Shire Council
NOTICE OF ORDINARY MEETING OF COUNCIL
The next Ordinary Meeting of Council will be held Wednesday 1 February 2017 at the
Council Chambers, 15 Stead St Ballan, commencing at 5.00pm.
Members of the public are most welcome to attend.
DRAFT BALLAN STREETSCAPE MASTERPLAN
Council has prepared a Draft Ballan Streetscape Masterplan which is available for comment until
Friday 3 February 2017.
The Masterplan has been prepared for the Inglis Street precinct (between Cowie Street and
Stead Street) and addresses footpath materials, street plantings, street furniture, seating areas
and other points of focus.
This project has been initiated through the recently adopted Ballan Structure Plan that aims to
improve streetscape amenity within the Inglis Street precinct and surrounding residential areas.
Council is keen to gain your feedback on the Draft Masterplan that is available on Council’s
website www.moorabool.vic.gov.au and can be viewed at the following locations:
• Moorabool Shire Council, Principal Office, 15 Stead Street, Ballan, Victoria 3342
• Moorabool Shire Council, Darley Civic and Community Hub, 182 Halletts Way, Darley,
Victoria 3340
• Lerderderg Library, 215 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh, Victoria 3340
Written submissions on the Draft Streetscape Masterplan are invited until 5.00pm on Friday
03 February 2017 and can be made via email to info@moorabool.vic.gov.au or
addressed to:
Engineering Services Unit
Moorabool Shire Council
PO Box 18
BALLAN VIC 3342
Phone enquiries should be directed to Council’s Engineering Services unit on 5366 7100.
TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE
Butter Factory Road, Wallace
Tuesday 24 January 2017
Council will be undertaking geotechnical investigation works on Butter Factory Road at the
bridge over the Moorabool River, between Westcotts Road and Chapmans Road, Wallace.
The works will be undertaken on Tuesday 24 January, between the hours of 7.00am and 5.00pm.
The works are expected to take one day to complete.
The road will be closed to through traffic between Westcotts Road and Chapmans Road, with
local traffic only in order to maintain property access. A fully signed detour will be in place
throughout the duration of the works.
Please observe all road and traffic signs during the works. Your patience and co-operation is
appreciated.
For further information or assistance, please contact Customer Service on 5366 7100.
EMPLOYMENT
Council invites applications for existing vacancies:
Customer Service Officer – Casual positions
- applications close on Friday 27 January 2017
All details available from the website:
www.moorabool.vic.gov.au My Council/Employment

COMMUNITY GRANTS PROGRAM SUMMER 2017
The Summer 2017 Community Grants Program will open on 1 February 2017 and will close on
28 February 2017. Applicants will now be able to apply for a community grant through Council’s
website.
Council is inviting project applications from community groups and organisations under the
following grant categories:
• Community Strengthening Grants:
– Community Programs, Activities or Initiatives (grants of up to $5000)
– Capital Improvements (grants of up to $5000)
– Small Projects (grants of up to $1,500)
• Community Arts Grants:
Community Arts Activities or Initiatives that link artists with local communities through
small projects, publications, exhibitions, performances or other similar activities (grants of
up to $3,000)
• Community Events Grants:
Community Events that showcase local talent, provide public entertainment, foster
community participation, connectedness and diversity (grants of up to $3,000)
Community Grant Writing Workshops
Community Grant Writing Workshops will also be held to assist community groups with writing
grants and in using the online portal.The sessions will be run in partnership with Bacchus Marsh
Community Bank. Details for the workshops are below:
• Bacchus Marsh, 7pm on Tuesday 7 February, 2017 at the Lerderderg Library
• Ballan, 7pm on Thursday 9 February, 2017 at Ballan Council Chambers
Program Guidelines are be available at Council’s website https://www.moorabool.vic.gov.au
The online application will be available on Council’s website from 1 February 2017.
For further information or to secure your spot at the Grant Writing Workshop please contact
Community Development on 5366 7100.
Community groups are encouraged to read the Community Grants Program Guidelines and Application
Form carefully before making a submission. Prior to lodging an application, all applicant groups must
contact Council to discuss their project with a Community Development Officer.
CELEBRATE AUSTRALIA DAY 2017 WITH MOORABOOL SHIRE COUNCIL!
Moorabool Shire Council invites you to join in the Shire’s official Australia Day Celebrations
commencing at 8.00am at the Supper Room and Public Hall, Bacchus Marsh. Council is proud to
have the assistance of local service clubs who will cook the Community BBQ Breakfast.
The festivities will include the following:
• Australian Flag hereCommunity BBQ Breakfast
• Musical Entertainment
• Town Crier
• Australia Day Ambassador Mr Ian Coutts
• Flag Raising Ceremony
• Citizen of the Year Award Presentation
• Young Citizen of the Year Award Presentation
• Community Event of the Year Award Presentation
• Australian Citizenship Ceremony
Come and Join in the Fun!

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
Facebook: Moorabool Shire Council Twitter: @mooraboolshire

News

Page 10 The Moorabool News – 17 January, 2017

By Jessica Howard
At Meredith Music Festival
it’s not unusual to see punters raise a single boot in
celebration of a good song
or for a group of redheads to
gather at sunset.
The much-loved event has a
number of quirky traditions
that sees more than 12,000
people return each year.
Held over three days from
December 9, this year’s event
boasted a line-up of Peaches,
King Gizzard and the Lizard
Wizard, BadBadNotGood
and Jagwar Ma.
The gates opened at 8am on
Friday morning, and whether camping on the Freeway
of Love or the Highway to
Hell, campers rose at the
crack of dawn to ensure they
claimed the best possible
site.
With eight-hours between

Email - news@themooraboolnews.com.au

Bless Meredith, bless

the opening of the gates and
the first set, people had ample time to set up camp, take
their couch to the foot of the
stage and settle in.
In the final minutes leading up to the first artist, a
countdown appeared on
the screen that brought the
crowd to Melbourne band,
Cable Ties.
The upgraded sound-system definitely didn’t disappoint, with the rhythm of
the energetic punk band
floating throughout the festival site.
A few hours later Prince
collaborator and instrumentalist, Sheila E and
Australian band, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
were commended for their
- not surprising - animated
performances.
On Saturday morning, the
125-year-old City of Ballarat

I’M
SPENDING
AUSTRALIA DAY
AT TAMWORTH
WITH 40,000
COUNTRY
MUSIC MATES.

Municipal Brass Band performed their usual morning
enactment of old and new
hits, that were followed
by Brisbane teenagers The
Goon Sax and Philadelphia
rock band Sheer Mag.
As the sun set in the afternoon, a group of red-haired
people met at the dead
gumtree located by the stage
to uphold a tradition that begun around eight years ago.
The ritual invites all redheads to gather at the dead
tree, which in 2004 was
painted red.
At around 7:30pm, Ross
Wilson from Daddy Cool
took to the stage and as he
belted out the classic ‘Eagle
Rock’, thousands of people
began dancing with their
pants around their ankles
and their boots in the air.
The line-up that followed included Japandroids, Peach-

es, Jagwar Ma, CC:Disco!
and Ben UFO.
On Sunday morning, many
began packing their bags
and making their way towards the exit, however a
small collection of brave men
and women, all of whom
were naked, ended the three
days of festivities with the
annual Meredith Gift.
Heath Harris, who attended
Meredith Music Festival for
the tenth consecutive year,
said this year’s event was the
best one yet.
“The reason this one was

different because I think everyone knows what to expect
from Meredith these days
– beers, good times, friends
and a good old party – but
this year everyone just went
wild; changing everything
you know about Meredith”.
Heath first attended the festival back in 2006, at the age
of 17. He said he originally
came with just one friend,
however after a decade of
Meredith, his campsite has
grown to include around 80
people.
“I guess what makes me

come back every year is the
happiness it brings me and
my friends; the countless
laughs, good times and boogies,” he said.
“Meredith is the best place
in the entire world and nothing will ever compare to it.
They have always had their
no dickhead policy and it really shows”.
Meredith Music Festival is
a three-day outdoor event
held every December.
For more information, visit
www.mmf.com.au.

All the way from Bacchus Marsh, Ryley Stuhldreier, Connor Craddock, Lachlan Phyland
and Boston Miller enjoy the ‘bring-your-own’ couch setting at Meredith Music Festival.
Photo – Jessica Howard.
(Below) Part of the large crowd that attended the festival. Photo - Grace Veater

CELEBRATE
#AUSTRALIADAY

YOUR WAY

Visit australiaday.org.au
to find events in your area

Lee Kernaghan Aussie Country Music Legend

WHAT’S ON

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

ADULT EDUCATION

Ballan & District Community House
Term 1, 2017 program now available.New courses being
offered - The Charkra Journey   30/1; Laughter Yoga   1/2;
Guided Meditation  2/2; Morning Yoga  6/2;MS Office Suite Excel  7/2,  Homework Help  16/2. All enquiries, bookings for
enrolment, classes and venue hire - call 5368 1934.
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.
Melton South Community Centre
Phone 9747 8576 for bookings and information.

MEETINGS

Bacchus Marsh & District Garden Club
Meeting 2nd Tuesday of each month, 7.30pm at The Laurels,
229 Main St Bacchus Marsh. Guest Speakers. Supper after
each meeting. All Welcome. Enquiries - Wendy 5367 4170.
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.
Alanon Support Group - for families of alcoholics.
Meets at 10.30am on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month
at the Uniting Church Hall, Gisborne Road, Bacchus Marsh.
Enq - 0421 222 717.

Lal Lal Moorabool Photographic Group Inc
Meeting 3rd Wednesday each month, 7pm. Soldiers Memorial
Hall, Lal Lal. Enquiries 5341 7535.
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 – Peter  0428 112 295.

MARKETS
Ballan Lions Club Market
Next market – Saturday 4 February 2017. First Saturday each
month - Inglis St, Ballan – 9am-1pm. Enquiries – 0402 390 080
(Wayne).
Darley Market
Saturday 21 January – 1pm. Stalls offer bric-a-brac, fruit/veg,
clothing, plants and more. 1st & 3rd Saturday each month at
Darley Park Football Reserve. Enquiries – 0488 345 145 (Alan).
Ballan Farmers Market
Next Market – Saturday 11 February, 9am-1pm.
2nd Saturday each month, Mill Cottage car park.
Enq – 0498 361 291 or 0490 114 130.

CHURCH

Gordon Catholic Parish
Sat 21st  January 6.30pm Clarkes Hill. Sunday 22nd January
8.45am Gordon, 10.30am Ballan.
Ballan Uniting Church (St. Paul’s)
Services – 1st, 2nd & 3rd Sundays 11.15am. 4th Sunday 9.30am
Reflective Worship.
B3 Community
Focused, family friendly church with a difference. Services
every 2nd & 4th Sundays at Avenue Bowling Club, Main St,
Bacchus Marsh.

Bacchus Marsh Christian Church
Sunday Services 10am with kids program. Fusion Youth 7pm
every Friday night.  222 Main St, Bacchus Marsh. Enquiries
9028 2622.
Bacchus Marsh Uniting Church Parish
Services - St Andrew’s 9.30am every Sunday (3rd Sunday of
month Family Service). Pentland Hills 2pm 1st Sunday of
month. Enq 5367 2543 (office).
Holy Trinity Anglican Church - Bacchus Marsh
Service Times - Sunday 8.30am & 10am; Cafe Church - 1st
Sunday 10am; Messy Church - 3rd Sunday 5pm, Wednesdays
10am. Balliang - 2nd Sunday 10.30am, 4th Sunday 9am.
Myrniong - 1st & 3rd Sunday 11am. 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 Children’s Program.
Phone 5367 6550 for more details.
Our Lady Help of Christians Korobeit
Sunday Mass 11.30am (2nd & 4th Sunday of Month).
Golden Harvest Christian Fellowship
Non denominational - Prayer every Sunday 10am, Men’s
KYB Monday evenings 6pm. Ladies KYB Wednesday 1pm.
Further details – 0429 681 566.
Bacchus Marsh Life Church
Meeting 10am every Sunday at the BM College Drama Room,
in Grant Street. Enquiries Pastor Merv - 0412 290 036.
Anglican Parish of West Moorabool
Ballan, Bungaree, Morrisons and Gordon. Father Glen
Wesley. 4th Sunday in January Service Times: Sunday 22
January St John’s Bungaree: 9:00 a.m.  St John’s Ballan: 11:00
a.m.

Email - news@themooraboolnews.com.au 

The Moorabool News – 17 January, 2017 Page 11

Residential tenancies legislation set for overhaul

With more than 500,000 rental
properties in Victoria, a significant
proportion of the state’s population
will be impacted by changes to the
Residential Tenancies Act (RTA).
Last week the Andrews Government released a comprehensive options paper looking at significant
reform of the RTA, which governs
the rights and responsibilities of
both tenants and landlords in the
private rental market in relation to
rent, bonds, dispute resolution and
security of tenure.
The options paper – Heading for
Home - follows more than a year
of public consultation, seven issues
papers and numerous stakeholder
meetings as part of the Govern-

ment’s Fairer, Safer Housing
initiative.
The REIV has been heavily involved throughout the review
process, responding to each of the
issues papers and working alongside Consumer Affairs Victoria on
behalf of the state’s property managers and landlords.
In our submissions, the REIV has
called for streamlined termination
processes for repeat offenders, the
retention of the ‘no specified reason’ notice and shortened notice to
vacate timeframes for rent arrears.
With landlords and property
managers accounting for around
70 per cent of disputes brought
before the Victorian Civil and Ad-

ministrative Tribunal (VCAT), the
REIV has called for significant improvements to the dispute resolution process. This includes greater
consistency, internal appeals and
enforcement of VCAT orders.
The REIV also supports the recognition and enforcement of additional contract terms, including
‘no pets’ clauses. The Institute
strongly believes pets should only
be permitted in rental properties
by agreement between landlords
and tenants.
In addition, the REIV has actively
opposed any unfair changes that
increase the financial burden to
landlords or agents, such as further
minimum property standards,

which will undoubtedly impact on
the supply of rental housing. Minimum standards for residential
property are already established in
Victoria – as set out in the Victorian
Building Regulations and Codes.
These issues are further considered in the Heading for Home paper along with a range of other options which the REIV has opposed,
including: property modifications
without landlord consent, subletting without landlord approval,
increasing the notice period for
change of use terminations; and
limiting access for a rental property that is being sold.
Following consultation, the Government will consider a compre-

hensive reform package and develop new legislation and regulations,
which is expected to be introduced
into the Victorian Parliament in
2018.
It’s important that any reform of
the RTA meets the right balance
between the rights of tenants and
those of landlords – any imbalance
will affect the supply and cost of
rental housing, particularly at the
lower end of the market.
For more information about the
review and how to make submissions visit fairersaferhousing.vic.
gov.au/renting.
Submissions close 10 February,
2017.
Joseph Walton, REIV President

61 Sexton Court, Gordon
Set on 4.34ha in a very private and quiet court, is this magnificent, light filled home offering; old
world charm with modern comforts and space for the whole family to enjoy. Established landscaped
gardens explode with colour and the large veggie patch and irrigated fruit trees offer the opportunity
to live a self-sufficient lifestyle. With a long list of inclusions including: 2 x 22,000 litre water tanks,
a bore and a shed tank, this property will certainly provide a once in a lifetime opportunity!

MN0506G

The Ultimate Lifestyle With Period Charm

Price: $720,000

Formerly Jens Gaunt

51 Lydiard Street South
BALLARAT
Phone 5331 1111

Agent: Matthew Edwards
0401 728 881
www.prdballarat.com.au

WYNDHAM COVE

Sensational 2 & 3 bedroom beachside dwellings close to Wyndham Harbour Marina
Rare opportunity to purchase beachside real
estate packages from only $295,000.
Get in quick and reserve yours today.
Investors Note – 30% net return over 5 years
Retirees Note – The perfect downsize option
1st Home Buyers Note – Ideal beachside
living with huge adjoining reserve.
• Multiple plans to choose from
• Excellent settlement terms

Visit us wyndhamcoveestate.vpweb.com.au
Wyndham Cove Estate (03) 9829 8200 / 0418 900 041 / 1800 788 968

MN01535G6

Inspect every Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday 12.00–2.00pm
656 O’Connors Road, Werribee South

Email - news@themooraboolnews.com.au

Page 12 The Moorabool News – 17 January, 2017

Rayner

We put you first

14 HARVEST HOME ROAD, BACCHUS MARSH

89 HALLETTS WAY, BACCHUS MARSH

NEW LISTING

QUALITY AND CHARM

4

2

2

• 4 bedroom plus study home, approx. 35sq filled with the utmost quality and charm.
• Features study, large lounge, a huge family room and an amazing kitchen.
• Stone island bench, glass splashback, 900ml appliances, walk in butler’s pantry, dishwasher.
• Master bedroom has its own private balcony with superb views of the river and hills beyond.
• Ensuite with double shower, double vanity, separate WC and extremely spacious walk in robe.
• Other bedrooms are large with double mirrored built in robes in two and walk in robe in other.
• Ducted heating, evaporative cooling, alarm system, double remote garage with internal access
all at a superb location.

QUALITY BUILT HOME!

3

2

2

• Immaculate 3 bedroom home with extras
• Master bedroom features lovely bay window, walk in robe and ensuite
• Living and dining areas are complete with quality timber flooring and adjoin a spacious kitchen
• Sizeable walk in pantry, island bench and stainless steel appliances
• Garden shed, water tank, grassed area and covered alfresco make it perfect entertaining
• Rear roller door access, automatic double garage make access a dream
• Split system air conditioning, gas ducted heating, alarm system finish this meticulously cared
for home

Private Sale: $615,000
Inspect: By appointment
Contact: Mark Davis 0458 224 405
Email: mark.davis@raynerrealestate.com.au

Private Sale: $377,000
Inspect: By appointment
Contact: Adam Tucci 0411 077 128
Email: adam@raynerrealestate.com.au

10 PETER PAN PLACE, BACCHUS MARSH

10 GLENEAGLES COURT, BACCHUS MARSH

OPEN FOR INSPECTION

FAITH, TRUST AND A LITTLE PIXIE DUST

3

1

2

• 3 bedroom brick veneer family home that has huge potential with its quiet court location and large
land size.
• Spacious lounge & formal dining area that flows through to the u-shape kitchen.
• Good proportional bedrooms with built in robes and the master with a walk through robes to the two
way bathroom.
• Features include, ducted evaporative cooling, ducted heating, gas wall heater and wall air conditioner
to the living area. Colonial style windows, double lock up garage with two independent roller doors
and rear pergola with laser light.

175 Main Street
Bacchus Marsh

Julie
Archon
0422 412 964

3

2

• As solid as they come is this delightful, double brick family home;
• Offering 3 great size bedrooms, Master with full ensuite and BIR to all bedrooms;
• Huge lounge with woodfire and large kitchen / dining, create a lovely country feel;
• Situated on a large 1248m2(approx.) block, there is plenty of usable space, including a large
flat lawn area;
• The large veranda encompasses the whole house and double brick internal and external walls;
• Featuring ducted heating, split system and fans ensure a comfortable climate year round;
• Add to this 12 solar panels at the maximum rebate, and you may never have to pay a power
bill again!
Private Sale: $449,000
Inspect: By appointment
Contact: Melonie Winch 0408 675 011
Email: melonie@raynerrealestate.com.au

Private Sale: $338,000
Inspect: Saturday 21st January 11.00-11.30am
Contact: Marcus Rayner 0418 556 699
Email: marcus@raynerrealestate.com.au

Marcus
Rayner
0418 556 699

A WARM AND WELCOMING HOME

Mark
Davis
0458 224 405

Melonie
Winch
0408 675 011

Graeme
Rayner
0417 559 945

raynerrealestate.com.au

Adam
Tucci
0411 077 128

Mark
Dudley
0409 954 396

Rod
Grant
0416 231 782

5366 3600

Email - news@themooraboolnews.com.au 

The Moorabool News – 17 January, 2017 Page 13

Rayner

We put you first

6/38 SOMERTON COURT, BACCHUS MARSH

AFFORDABILITY AT ITS FINEST

2

11 OLD GOLDEN POINT ROAD, BLACKWOOD

1

1

• Neat 2 bedrooms unit
• Central Darley location, a flat walk to public transport, sports and medical facilities
• Both bedrooms contain built in robes and the central bathroom features a sizeable shower
• To utilise space there is a discreet European laundry positioned next to a tidy kitchen
• The modern kitchen comprises of stainless steel appliances and overhead cupboard space
• Open living / dining area with reverse cycle split system is comfortable all year round
• A cozy courtyard carefully manicured with the help of pittosporums it gives the unit privacy
• Perfectly priced for those wanting to begin their property portfolio
Private Sale: $214,000
Inspect: By appointment
Contact: Adam Tucci 0411 077 128
Email: adam@raynerrealestate.com.au

AMONGST THE GUM TREES

2

1

2

Sitting in a beautiful peaceful setting is this quaint permanent home or holiday home.
Refurbished throughout with a private decked veranda.
Large lounge with polished floor boards and combustion wood heater.
Remote controlled garage with internal access also has a combustion wood heater and wash
up sink with water.
• Out the back is stunning with so many special shady areas to sit and ponder.
• A great sized workshop, wood shed and dog run positioned amongst the greenery.
• This delightful home on 1000sqm approximately has a wonderful feel.



Private Sale: $297,000
Inspect: By appointment
Contact: Mark Davis 0458 224 405
Email: mark.davis@raynerrealestate.com.au

1/1 CROMARTY CIRCUIT, BACCHUS MARSH

Listings Wanted
Call Rayner First National for
a market appraisal
today!

BRAND NEW, GREAT VALUE, SEPARATE TITLE

3

2

1

Rayner

• Suitable for first homebuyers grant
• No owners corporation (ie ex Body Corporate)
• Features include 3 bedrooms, master with ensuite. Large open plan living, kitchen and dining.
• Family bathroom, laundry and toilet
• Single garage with automatic door.
• Includes floor coverings, blinds and curtains.
• Split system air conditioner
• Gas cook top and gas hot water service and under bench oven.
• Front garden laid out.
Private Sale: $310,000
Inspect: By appointment
Contact: Graeme Rayner 0417 559 945
Email: graeme@raynerrealestate.com.au

Marcus
Rayner
0418 556 699

175 Main Street
Bacchus Marsh

Julie
Archon
0422 412 964

Mark
Davis
0458 224 405

Melonie
Winch
0408 675 011

Graeme
Rayner
0417 559 945

raynerrealestate.com.au

Adam
Tucci
0411 077 128

Mark
Dudley
0409 954 396

Rod
Grant
0416 231 782

5366 3600

Email - news@themooraboolnews.com.au

Page 14 The Moorabool News – 17 January, 2017

Rayner

We put you first

63 SPENCER ROAD, BALLAN

11 SUNLINE COURT, BALLAN

NEW LISTING

NEW LISTING

BEAUTIFULLY PRESENTED

• 4 bedroom (all with robes)
• Ensuite and walk in robe in main bedroom
• 2 living areas
• Gas ducted heating, ducted evaporative cooling
• 900mm gas stove, dishwasher, island bench and pantry
• Solar/gas HWS, double garage with auto door & direct access to the house
• 600sqm block, access for a caravan or boat.

4

2

2

Private Sale: $425,000
Inspect: By appointment
Contact: Rod Grant 0416 231 782
Email: rod@raynerrealestate.com.au

18 WINTER STREET, GORDON







Town living, Big 890m2 block with great outdoor 2 alfresco areas
4 bedroom with en-suite & walk-in-robe to Master
Formal lounge, kitchen/meals family with easy access to out-door living
Decking, well fenced & secured yard,
Double garage under roof with internal access
Town and tank water
Great gardens with huge assortment of fruit trees and raised veggie gardens.

4

2

2

Private Sale: $419,950
Inspect: Sat 14th Jan 11:15–12:00pm
Contact: Mark Dudley 0409 954 396
Email: mark@raynerrealestate.com.au

13 LYON PLACE, BALLAN
NEW LISTING

NEW LISTING

1 ACRE – LARGE FAMILY HOME






NATURAL FOOD SOURCE! EAT, DRINK & ENTERTAIN

4 bedroom with ensuite to master plus walk-in-robe
Formal lounge, recently up-dated kitchen/meals area
Separate family room with access to huge covered alfresco area
Decked verandah to front and part side
Exposed cathedral ceiling, wood heating
1 Split system plus cooling unit
Selection of sheds, circular drive, Set on 1 acre (approx.)

4

2

1

Private Sale: $425,000
Inspect: Sat 14th Jan 4:00–4:30pm
Mon 16th Jan 3:00–4:00pm
Contact: Mark Dudley 0409 954 396
Email: mark@raynerrealestate.com.au

FIRST CLASS

• 3 Bedroom (all with robes), main bedroom has a walk-in-robe & en-suite
• Study and 2 Living rooms
• 900mm gas cook-top, dishwasher, island bench & pantry
• Gas ducted heating, ducted evaporative cooling and gas/log fire
• Solar power feeding back to the grid
• Double garage with remote door and direct access into the house
• A free standing 8m x 5m (approx.) covered entertainment area
• Set on 1043 sqm (approx.) with access down the side suitable for a caravan

3

2

2

Private Sale: $495,000
Inspect: Sat 14th Jan 10:00–10:30am
Contact: Rod Grant 0416 231 782
Email: rod@raynerrealestate.com.au

70 BRYANT COURT, BALLAN

168 TABLELAND RD, MORRISONS 54 MAIN STREET, GORDON

817 EGERTON RD, MT EGERTON

BREAKFAST VIEWS

CABIN IN THE SECRET VALLEY

CRACK THAT WHIP

• 3 large bedrooms plus study, set on 2Ha (4.94 Acres)
• Galley kitchen, large bathroom plus 2 toilets, wood
heater, reverse cycle split system
• Most windows are double glazed
• Great soil, fruit & exotic trees, veggie patch
• Several livestock paddocks, basketball court, dog run
• Large garage/workshop, tank plus town water
• Only minutes to Freeway – 5 minutes to Ballan Township

SOLD

Private Sale: $617,000
Inspect: By appointment
Contact: Mark Dudley 0409 954 396
Email: mark@raynerrealestate.com.au

Marcus
Rayner
0418 556 699






Set on 5.75 acres
Magnificent & scenic location at Morrisons
Across the road is the Moorabool West River
Fertile soils, 2 road frontages & good fencing
2 Room cabin used for a week-ender
Sth of Ballan and close to the Township of Meredith

SOLD

Mark
Davis
0458 224 405

132 Corner Inglis & Fisken Streets
Ballan

• Set on 2000 plus sqm block (approx. ½ acre)
• Large single storey mud-brick home, verandahs all sides
• 3 large bedrooms
• Kitchen & dining area with timber benches, electric
stove, wall oven and a cast iron fireplace
• Lounge room with open fire place
• Large laundry, bathroom with a claw-foot bath
• Lead light windows, separate weather-board studio

SOLD

Melonie
Winch
0408 675 011

Graeme
Rayner
0417 559 945

raynerrealestate.com.au

• Move-em-out of the Big Smoke to “Winterglow Park:
• Long drive entry to your own 3.975Ha (9.81Acres).
• Low maintenance, 2 bedroom with built in robes
• Kitchen/meals, lounge with wood heating & split system
• Rail & post rock fenced entry, circular drive, covered
out-door area
• Ample paddocks ideal for stock/dam, round yard
• Double garage/workshop, town and tank water.

SOLD

Private Sale: $392,000
Inspect: By appointment
Contact: Mark Dudley 0409 954 396
Email: mark@raynerrealestate.com.au

Private Sale: $270,000
Inspect: By appointment
Contact: Rod Grant 0416 231 782
Email: rod@raynerrealestate.com.au

Private Sale: $189,000
Inspect: By appointment
Contact: Mark Dudley 0409 954 396
Email: mark@raynerrealestate.com.au

Julie
Archon
0422 412 964

MUDBRICK

Adam
Tucci
0411 077 128

Mark
Dudley
0409 954 396

Rod
Grant
0416 231 782

5368 1057

Email - news@themooraboolnews.com.au 

The Moorabool News – 17 January, 2017 Page 15

Greendale 29 Lacote Road
Prized Greendale Lifestyle,
Prized Greendale Location
Enjoy sweeping views of countryside,
complemented by this quality family
home on 6 acres of pastoral paradise
makes this a stand out opportunity for
those looking to embrace the charm of
a sought after rural lifestyle.

4

2

Private Sale
Price

$570,000 - 589,000

Inspect

By appointment

Office

137 Main Street,
Bacchus Marsh 5367 8128

Contact

Len Smith 0418 343 754
len@lensmith.com.au

Bacchus Marsh 4 Sydney Street
Easy Care Villa on Sydney Street
This quality brand new villa is
positioned with those in mind that wish
to be handy to Main Street shops and
train station. Stunning interiors with
all the quality fitout that you come
to expect from today’s modern living
standards. Call today to make that
inspection.

2

2

1

1

Private Sale
Price

$295,000 - 325,000

Inspect

By appointment

Office

137 Main Street,
Bacchus Marsh 5367 8128

Contact

Len Smith 0418 343 754
len@lensmith.com.au

Pentland Hills 109 Palmers Lane
Country Style Homestead
with City/Country Views
Set in rolling green landscape and
positioned on 40 acres of lawns,
gardens, mature trees, pasture & bush
land is this welcoming home comprising
of high decorative ceilings, polished
hardwood flooring, quality timber
kitchen/ meals, lounge, family room,
glorious vistas from every window
sep 2BR granny flat, machinery shed,
double carport and two picturesque
dams. Easy freeway access to
Melbourne & Ballarat.

Coimadai

4

2

2

Private Sale
Price

$975,000

Inspect

By appointment

Office

137 Main Street,
Bacchus Marsh 5367 8128

Contact

Len Smith 0418 343 754
len@lensmith.com.au

53b Seereys Track

Cooee! Cooee!
The Call of the Bush
Looking for that piece of Australiana to
call home? 17 acre natural bush setting
located only 8kms from town.
Gravel road frontage, Goodmans Creek
access to rear.

Private Sale
Price

$259,500

Inspect

By appointment

Office

137 Main Street,
Bacchus Marsh 5367 8128

Contact

Len Smith 0418 343 754
len@lensmith.com.au

Email - news@themooraboolnews.com.au

Page 16 The Moorabool News – 17 January, 2017

Arbee Real Estate
FOR SALE

62 Clifton Drive, Bacchus Marsh
5

NEW LISTING
FOR SALE

1

2

Sought after area, well presented family home. Large lounge room
with gas log fire, adjoining meals area & as new galley style kitchen
with quality appliances, 3 bedrooms + a study/retreat off the main
bedroom, & spacious bathroom. Gas wall furnace & ducted evap
cooling. Pergola, landscaped gardens, double garage & workshop.

INSPECT
FOR SALE
CONTACT
WEB

INSPECT
FOR SALE
CONTACT
WEB

Saturday 21st January 11.00-11.30am
$429,000
Peter Leonard 0429 671 990
arbeerealestate.com.au

34 Gaynor Street, Bacchus Marsh
2

FOR SALE

Saturday 21st January 12.30-1.00pm
$439,000
Daryl Gould 0409 233 157
arbeerealestate.com.au

5/3 Fisken Street, Bacchus Marsh

2

2

1

1

Classic Period Charm In Great Position

Neat Unit, Great Location!

One of Maddingley’s most desirable pockets, beautifully renovated
Californian Bungalo. 3 good sized bedrooms main with Ens, polished
floorboards, modern kitchen, separate lounge & dining, ducted
heating & split system cooling. 800m² block, 7.2m x 3.4m garage,
double carport, and rear entry. Potential for sub-division (S.T.C.A)

Handy 2 bedroom unit has new floor coverings & has been freshly
painted. The lounge has a gas heater & a wall a/c, both bedrooms have
BIRs & one has another wall a/c. Kitchen with electric upright stove &
adjoining meals area. Shower, vanity & bath. Neat backyard with
garden shed. Single garage with roller door front and back.

INSPECT
FOR SALE
CONTACT
WEB

INSPECT
FOR SALE
CONTACT
WEB

Saturday 21st January 12.00-12.30pm
$459,000
Peter Leonard 0429 671 990
arbeerealestate.com.au

26 Wallaby Drive, Greendale
1

FOR SALE

By appointment
$269,500
Daryl Gould 0409 233 157
arbeerealestate.com.au

27 Connor Street, Bacchus Marsh

2

3

2

2

Enjoy The Tranquility

Family Home, Great Location

This very comfortable 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom home is well located to
take advantage of the peace & tranquillity of the garden & bush
surrounds. Wood heater & R/C split system in the lounge room.
Double garage & a 6m x 5m colorbond shed that doubles as a garage
or workshop. Sundry shedding, a hothouse, stable and chook pen.

3 bedroom family home only a short distance from Main St. The large
master bedroom has his & hers WIR & ens. Bedrooms 2 & 3 have BIRs.
Formal lounge at the front & the family room adjoining kitchen meals
area. Ducted heating & evap cooling. Huge fully covered & paved
outdoor entertaining area. Double garage with access to the backyard.

INSPECT
FOR SALE
CONTACT
WEB

INSPECT
FOR SALE
CONTACT
WEB

By appointment
$459,000
Daryl Gould 0409 233 157, Denise Sniegowski 0456 044 024
arbeerealestate.com.au

6 First Mews, Bacchus Marsh
2

FOR SALE

By appointment
$449,000
Daryl Gould 0409 233 157
arbeerealestate.com.au

10 McCrae Street, Bacchus Marsh

2

3

2

1

A Great Starter

Brand New Unit Development

A neat 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home with 2 living areas on an easy to
maintain block. The home is serviced by ducted heating & there is a
reverse cycle split system a/c in the main living area. The practical
kitchen has a gas cooktop and under bench oven, and an island bench
with a dish washer.

Unit 2 – 3 Bed, 2 Bathrooms, Open plan living, Single Garage.
Unit 3 – 3 Bed, 2 Bathrooms, Open plan living, Single Garage.

INSPECT
FOR SALE
CONTACT
WEB

INSPECT
FOR SALE
CONTACT
WEB

Saturday 21st January 11.30am-12.00pm
$329,000
Daryl Gould 0409 233 157
arbeerealestate.com.au

1 SOLD 2 LEFT

15 McMahon Drive, Ballan
4

FOR SALE

3

One of Bacchus Marsh most sought after streets, this quality built
Peter Clarke home offers 5 bedrooms (4 with BIRs) master with
ensuite and WIR. Fully equipped kitchen, open plan dining and living
area, separate formal lounge, ducted heating & cooling. Large
undercover entertainment area and fully landscaped backyard.

3

FOR SALE

2

Be Quick For This One

3

FOR SALE

27 Madden Drive, Bacchus Marsh

Quality Home In Great Neighbourhood

3

FOR SALE

2

FOR SALE

2

FOR SALE

By appointment
$385,000
Daryl Gould 0409 233 157
arbeerealestate.com.au

62 Jonathan Drive, Bacchus Marsh

2

3

1

1

Family Friendly Home!

Neat & Affordable Little Investment

As new home 4 bedrooms, plus study, and 3 living areas. There is a
lounge at the front of the home a large kitchen/meals and family room
and a rumpus room. The kitchen with adjoining butlers pantry
complete with additional sink, a dishwasher. Alfresco area off the
family room, double garage & large colorbond shed.

Very appealing property located close to all amenities including
schools, shops, parks, public transport & freeway access. Featuring 3
bedrooms all with built in robes, kitchen with modern appliances,
dining, central bathroom & laundry and good sized lounge.
Undercover pergola, small rear lawn, single carport with roller door.

INSPECT
FOR SALE
CONTACT
WEB

INSPECT
FOR SALE
CONTACT
WEB

Saturday 21st January 10.00-10.30am
Offers above $495,000
Daryl Gould 0409 233 157
arbeerealestate.com.au

59 Shea Street, Bacchus Marsh
3

FOR SALE

By appointment
$265,000
Peter Leonard 0429 671 990
arbeerealestate.com.au

25 Higgins Court, Bacchus Marsh

1

Invest For The Future

9 Unit Development Site

This house is within walking distance to the Main Street Shopping
centre & schools & makes an ideal investment or first home buyer
proposition. 3 bedrooms, a good sized lounge & renovated galley style
kitchen. Serviced by a split system a/c in the lounge room. Terrific
views from the back veranda and plenty of room in the backyard.

Located close to the Main Street this 3700m² parcel of land is ready
for development with plans & permits approved for 9 units (2 three
bedroom & 7 two bedroom). This block represents great value for
investors and developers alike.

INSPECT
FOR SALE
CONTACT
WEB

INSPECT
FOR SALE
CONTACT
WEB

By appointment
$295,000
Daryl Gould 0409 233 157
arbeerealestate.com.au

By appointment
$450,000
Peter Leonard 0429 671 990
arbeerealestate.com.au

www.arbeerealestate.com.au
140 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh 5367 2333

Email - news@themooraboolnews.com.au 

The Moorabool
News
– 17time
January,
2017 romance,
Page 17
For singles, this
is a great
for lighthearted
perhaps with an Gemini friend. Thrift should be a current byword - it’s to your advantage to play the miser
this week.

Stars & Puzzles
LEO—July 23-August 22

Saving is the current byword. With ingenuity, you can
save a significant sum. A colleague or neighbour may
appear aloof earlier in the week.
VIRGO—August 23-September 22

QUICK PUZZLE

★★★★★★★★
★★★★★★★★
ARIES—March 21-April 20

This week sees you participating actively in community
affairs. Sales people can tempt you with sundry - but
unnecessary - wares. This is a great time to catch up on
miscellaneous health needs.
TAURUS—April 21-May 22

You may find yourself in a mood for fun, but your partner is subdued and possessive individuals try to cramp
your style. Finding lost items is a current trend.
Celebrations happen in pairs.
GEMINI—May 23-June 21

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

ACROSS
Deaf (4,2,7)
Bay (5)
Illuminate (7)
Label (6)
Spiritualist meeting
(6)
Lissome (5)
Main (5)
Among (6)
Hound (6)
Rocket launcher (7)
Sea (5)
Monarch’s flag (5,8)

NO. 8980

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

DOWN
Coiffure (4-2)
Souvenir (5)
Porridge (7)
Aid (4)
Slant (5)
Extreme (7)
Goose (6)
Bear (7)
Encourage (7)
Gabble (6)
Gazed (6)
Seat (5)
Dance (5)
Gasp (4)

CRYPTIC PUZZLE

ACROSS
1. Pain you have when you wish you hadn’t! (4,2,7). 8.
Bruised and angry (5). 9. Attack a man in a street (7).
10. Breakfast, you say, comes in bits and pieces (6). 11.
Not too late to stuff it back into mine, somehow (2,4).
12. Notes the figures given on the map (5). 14. The second is returned to the woman (5). 18. Not liverish - jovial! (6). 20. Exercise economy, chum. Get with it! (6).
23. Was back to front, one could tell in advance (7). 24.
Soldiers don’t have a good time in retreat (5). 25. Course
you take steps to attend (7,6).
DOWN
1. Elegance of language (6). 2. Certainly not right. Even
upside-down (5). 3. Strange character out of place
among the all-rounders (7). 4. Are off side, it’s true (4).
5. Mother’s getting on to the builder (5). 6. The usual
procedure to find one’s way around in (7). 7. It doesn’t
matter which anaesthetic I inhaled (6). 13. The child has
a laugh at one’s discomfiture (7). 15. He manages to get
Brown into the stand (7). 16. Irritated, is given tea and
given food (6). 17. Intervene quietly: I have been covered by a gun (4,2). 19. He composed music to it’s return (5). 21. Make big money from? (5). 22. Understand
it’s one of the minor branches (4).

SOLUTIONS - CROSSWORD NO. 8979

CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS
Across - 1, Pang of remorse. 8, Livid. 9, A-S-Saul-t. 10,
Serial (cereal). 11, In ti-me. 12, Scale. 14, Ot-her. 18,
Hearty. 20, Bud-get. 23, Fore-saw. 24, T-roop (rev.). 25,
Dancing lesson.
Down - 1, Polish. 2, Neve-r (rev.). 3, Odd-ball. 4, Rea-L.
5, Ma’s-on. 6, Rout-in-e. 7, E-I-ther. 13, Ch-a-grin. 15,
T-rust-ee . 16, Cha-fed. 17, Ste-p I-n. 19, To-sti. 21,
Gross. 22, Twig.

QUICK SOLUTIONS
Across - 1, Victoria. 6, Once. 8, Star. 9, Brethren. 10,
Brief. 11, Turnip. 13, Static. 15, Remote. 17, Safari. 19,
Ankle. 22, Strident. 23, Tome. 24, Free. 25, Tamarind.
Down - 2, Inter. 3, Torment. 4, Robe. 5, Aperture. 6,
Other. 7, Chemist. 12, Accident. 14, Traitor. 16, Monitor.
18, Abide. 20, Lemon. 21, Stem.

CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS
Across - 1,P-R-events. 6, A-rum. 8, Flat. 9, Te-Ena-ger.
10, Users (anag.). 11, Totter. 13, Sponge. 15, R-a-dish.
17, Fiddle. 19, Clear. 22, Past-IL-L-e. 23, I-ot-a. 24, Beth. 25, Dressers.
Down - 2, Rolls. 3, Vet-eran. 4, Note. 5, See stars. 6, Apart. 7, Use-less. 12, Re-veale-d. 14, Pr-’im-ate. 16,
D-all-ies. 18, D-itch. 20, A-stir. 21, Peke (peek).

Your self-confidence gets a boost when you are called
on to meet an exciting challenge. Thursday and Friday
the accent is on legal matters.

CANCER—June 22-July 22
For singles, this is a great time for lighthearted romance,
perhaps with an Gemini friend. Thrift should be a current byword - it’s to your advantage to play the miser
this week.
LEO—July 23-August 22

Saving is the current byword. With ingenuity, you can
save a significant sum. A colleague or neighbour may
appear aloof earlier in the week.
VIRGO—August 23-September 22

Healthwise, be sure to question instructions that are not
clear. The accent is on quality over quantity, especially
if shopping for antiques or hobby related items.
LIBRA—September 23-October 22
Relatives turn to you with their aches and pains, and patience is the keyword. Pets figure in the picture - perhaps
you are asked to find them a home.

SUDOKU

SCORPIO—October 23-November 21

Enjoy quiet dinners and pleasant jaunts to romantic spots.
Behind-the-scenes happenings will lead to increased status in the near future. Accent the practical in home improvement schemes.

NUMBER GAME
ANSWER BELOW

SAGITTARIUS—November 22-December 22

You can be drawn into the inner circle at work or in a
community group. News from faraway is encouraging,
but have all the details before drawing to conclusions or
making arrangements.
CAPRICORN—December 23-January 20

Small feuds can blossom into a battle of wits, so sign a
peace treaty as soon as possible. Your partner may be
preoccupied with a family problem. Be supportive, but
don’t intrude.
AQUARIUS—January 21-February 19

Cash may arrive from a surprise source, but avoid making risky investements. An obstacle in your career path
cannot be ignored. Travel information should be varified
by someone in the know.

PISCES—February 20-March 20
The week includes a blend of intrigue, glamour and local
travel. Thursday and Friday are outstanding for concluding projects. Earlier in the week emphasizes reconciliations and conferences.

BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK
You have a way with words and your wit wins you admirers from all walks of life. Your year ahead finds you
mingling with a more intellectual crowd. Being more
outspoken and determined could lead to a career
advancement.

Healthwise, be sure to question instructions that are not
clear. The accent is on quality over quantity, especially
if shopping for antiques or hobby related items.
LIBRA—September 23-October 22

Relatives turn to you with their aches and pains, and patience is the keyword. Pets figure in the picture - perhaps
you are asked to find them a home.
SCORPIO—October 23-November 21

Enjoy quiet dinners and pleasant jaunts to romantic spots.
Behind-the-scenes happenings will lead to increased status in the near future. Accent the practical in home improvement schemes.
SAGITTARIUS—November 22-December 22

You can be drawn into the inner circle at work or in a
community group. News from faraway is encouraging,
but have all the details before drawing to conclusions or
making arrangements.
CAPRICORN—December 23-January 20

Small feuds can blossom into a battle of wits, so sign a
peace treaty as soon as possible. Your partner may be
preoccupied with a family problem. Be supportive, but
don’t intrude.
AQUARIUS—January 21-February 19

Cash may arrive from a surprise source, but avoid making risky investements. An obstacle in your career path
cannot be ignored. Travel information should be varified
by someone in the know.

PISCES—February 20-March 20
The week includes a blend of intrigue, glamour and local
travel. Thursday and Friday are outstanding for concluding projects. Earlier in the week emphasizes reconciliations and conferences.

BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK
You have a way with words and your wit wins you admirers from all walks of life. Your year ahead finds you
mingling with a more intellectual crowd. Being more
outspoken and determined could lead to a career
advancement.

QUICK SOLUTIONS
Across - 1, Hard of hearing. 8, Inlet. 9, Lighten. 10,
Docket. 11, Seance. 12, Agile. 14, Chief. 18, Amidst. 20,
Basset. 23, Bazooka. 24, Timor. 25, Royal standard.
Down - 1, Hair-do. 2, Relic. 3, Oatmeal. 4, Help. 5, Angle. 6, Intense. 7, Gander. 13, Grizzly. 15, Hearten. 16,
Jabber. 17, Stared. 19, Stool. 21, Samba. 22, Pant.

SOLUTIONS - CROSSWORD NO. 8980

Page 18 The Moorabool News – 17 January, 2017

Trade & Business

AIR CONDITIONING

ANTENNAS

FRIGWORKS

EXPRESS ANTENNAS

REFRIGERATION &
AIRCONDITIONING
SERVICE & INSTALL
Authorised by
The Australian
Refrigeration Council

RTA 34822

0411 649 321
53686363

Email: inquiries@frigworks.com.au

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

AUTOMOTIVE

Email - news@themooraboolnews.com.au

ANTENNAS

7 Days
Ph: 5367 5857

AUTOMOTIVE

AUTOMOTIVE
Complete Maintenance Services
■ Automotive service and repair
■ Vehicle hoist install, maintenance & repair
■ Mobile Service available
■ Batteries ■ Tyres ■ 4x4 specialist
■ Material handling repairs & maintenance
CM

S

AUTOMOTIVE

• Qualified and experienced mechanics
• Log book servicing
• Tyre supply & puncture repairs
• Brake replacement including inhouse machining
• Oils, filters, coolants available for purchase
• VACC accredited
• 24/7 breakdown towing available

CAR RV TRUCK TYRES
SPECIALIST BALANCING
BATTERIES & ALIGNMENT

AFTER HOURS 24/7 SERVICING
& REPAIRS (by appointment)

Call Simon 0419 750 753

Regional Tyre Service

COURTESY CAR AVAILABLE
2 Smith Street, Maddingley (Map 18 C6)

115 Inglis Street Ballan
Proud supporter of the
Ph 5368 1968
Mob 0409 212
780
100th
E.C Griffith Cup

AUTOMOTIVE

BUILDING

GREENDALE CLEANING SERVICES

Gowland
Constructions
• Engineering and fabrication
• Standard and sports exhaust systems
• Manual transmission reconditioning
• Engine, transmission and dif conversions
• Car and 4wd performance enhancements
49A Haddon Drive BALLAN

Registered Builder
(DBU18253)
Specialising in New Homes
and Extensions
Free quotes
bgowland@gowlandconstructions.com.au

CONCRETING

CONCRETING

LUKE ANDREWS
CONCRETING
*Shed Slabs *Exposed
*Coloured Concrete *Slate
*Plain Concrete *Stencil

Maddingley Concreting

0417 535 001

Shane Harber

ELECTRICIAN

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

M: 0433 348 403

Senior
discou
nt

QUALIFIED

s

CARPCIET
AN
TECHNI

All areas

Ben 0498 653 088

Ph: 0403 252 794

Call now for a free quote!

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

ABN: 85956460244

www.greendalecleaning.com.au

Steve 0409 387 657

2001 Power/Solar Hot Water
■ Industrial/Automation 03■5368Solar
■ Commercial
■ Energy Management
■ Residential Have you
■ had
Free your
LED lighting
2 Osborne
Street,
Bacchus Marsh
lightbulb
moment?

Ph: 5368 2001

0427 386 030

www.keemin.com.au

maddingleyconcreting@outlook.com

Concreting,
Brick &
Cobblestone
Paving
Call Peter
0412 241 625

REC 5096

◆ COMMERCIAL
◆ INDUSTRIAL

◆ RESIDENTIAL

CALL CHRIS TABB
Mob 0419 397 393

ballaneeelectrical@bigpond.com

ENGINEERING

EXCAVATION

A 2B EARTHWORKS
Excavator, Bobcat & Tipper

CONCRETING

ELECTRICIAN

ELECTRICIAN

MN212G4

Exhaust, Mechanical
& Fabrication

CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING

ROSSCO ENGINEERING AND SALES
- Manufacturing - Metals - Engineering On Site

What everybody- Hydraulic
ought
✸ All types of fencing ✸ Retaining walls
Hoses & Fittings - Powder Coating
✸ Driveways ✸ Tree/Waste Removal
to know about FREE
LED
- Sand Blasting - Custom Fabrication - Welding
✸ Post holes & footings ✸ Horse Arenas
lighting upgrades - Steel Sales - Engineering Supplies
✸ Rock Walls ✸ Trenching
13 Reddrop St, Bacchus Marsh
There are so many offers out there for
✸ Dams ✸ Redgum Firewood
PH: 5367 1141
‘FREE’ solutions. Who can you trust?
No job too small. Reliable service and competitive rates.
AH: 0418 301 841
Keemin are a local business in operation since 1984.

We employ licensed electricians and guarantee our work.
Phone Andrew 0439 681 120
YES we can replace halogen lamps for FREE, and YES LEDs www.rosscoengineering.com.au

FENCING

PREMIER FENCING
ALL TYPES

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

Phone Mick 0429 681 139

perform better and last longer.

FENCING

FENCING

■ Farm ■ Equine
■ Chain Mesh ■ Timber
■ Colorbond ■ All Types
Ben: 0427 341 908

Email - news@themooraboolnews.com.au 

Trade & Business

The Moorabool News – 17 January, 2017 Page 19

FENCING

FIBREGLASS

GARDENING

GARAGE DOORS

FENCING & HANDYMAN

Fibreglass Repairs
& Production

GARDEN
SERVICES

Door Services Victoria

• Chain Mesh/
Industrial and Domestic
• Dog Runs/Chook Pens
• Federation Wire • Rural
• Paling and Picket Fences
• Retaining Walls • Colorbond
• Concrete and Rock Edging
Contact: 0419 835 770
or AH 5368 2339

• Marine • Transport
• Architectural
• Design
• Patterns and Moulds
• Pre-sale clean ups
• Trailer Repairs

Mowing, weeding, pruning,
general garden maintenance,
rubbish removal
Reliable, prompt service,
Free quotes no obligation,
fully insured

Chris 0400 840 717

Call Jim 0429671902

HANDYMAN

KENNELS

Mark’s Handyman
Service

COVAINE

Boarding Kennels & Cattery

Complete Home Maintenance
• Assemblies • Carpentry
• Gutter Clearing
• Mowing • Painting
• Plastering • Tiling
No Job too Small
Mobile: 0458 831 657

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

PAINTING

PAINTING

Call Andrew 0417 385 483
www.doorservicesvic.com.au

GENERAL MAINTENANCE
“WE DO IT ALL”
General Garden & House Maintenance
• Rubbish Removal • Mowing
• Gutter Cleaning
• Landscaping
• Small tree trimming • Paving
& removal
• Painting

Brad: 0427 725 192
fixit.wedoitall@gmail.com

BALLAN MOTOR
WRECKERS

BALLAN GORDON
MOWERS & CHAINSAWS

www.covainekennels.com.au

Vehicles wanted Free pickup.
Ph: (03) 5368 2888

26 HADDON DRIVE BALLAN 3342

We Repair: Lawnmowers,
Ride-ons, Chainsaws,
Brushcutters, Slashers,
Pumps, Generators, etc.
Friendly and Honest Service
Free pick-up and delivery

Contact John
0400 999 474

PAVING

PLUMBING

WARREN PAVING

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

• Brick Driveways
• Pathways
• Sprinkler Systems
• Brick Letterboxes/BBQs
• Patios
• Concreting for 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 Email: neilharty1@gmail.com

jcfarley@iinet.net.au

IT

MOWER REPAIR

New and used parts for
most makes and models.

Tel: 0457 422 092

FIX

MOTOR WRECKERS

BALLAN

TOPLINE COATINGS
• Wallpaper • Minor Plastering Repairs
• Graffiti Removal • New Homes
• Restoration & Repainting of
Residential Properties
• Decking Specialists

*Repairs and New Doors
*Remotes and Motors
*All Types of Servicing
*24 hrs 7 Days
*Eftpos Available

GENERAL MAINTENANCE

Balliang East

PH: 0427 502 760
reg 20152

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

SEPTIC CLEANING

BALLAN PLUMBING PTY LTD

SHORCANE CONSTRUCTIONS

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

• 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
Come visit us at our retail shop

155 Inglis Street BALLAN

Big or small jobs - Guaranteed and Insured

Phone: 03 5368 1036
Email: ballan.plumbing@netconnect.com.au
www.ballanplumbing.com.au

shorcane@gmail.com

PO Box 250 Bacchus Marsh VIC 3340

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

TOWN PLANNERS

TRANSPORT

Ray 0419 544 332

SURVEYOR

TILER

BODY CLINIC

LAND
SURVEYOR

26 HADDON DRIVE BALLAN 3342

Ph: (03) 5368 2888

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

TILER
• Floor and Wall
• Household
• Commercial
• No job too small
• FREE measure
& quote
0400 642 727

TREE REMOVAL

TREE LOPPING

TREE REMOVAL

WATER

TREE REMOVAL &
STUMP GRINDING

Spring Water
The

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

– Title Boundary Surveys
– Adverse Possession and
Title Application Surveys
– Subdivisions
– Feature and Contour Plans

JAMES WALSH

KN162880

SMASH REPAIRS

A & J TREE
LOPPING &
REMOVAL
Tree Trimming & Felling
Stump Removal
Mulching Service
Fully Insured
Phone Allan Fenwick
0447 000 740

Won’t be beaten on price
All work GUARANTEED
and INSURED

Free Quotation & Same Day Service

Jack – 0409 289 700

• DANGEROUS TREES
& LIMBS REMOVED
• LIMITED ACCESS
SPECIALISTS

Phone Doug: 5368 6487
Mobile: 0423 001 329
Reliable and Professional

Moorabool New
Moorabool News
Tanks,

Pools,
Stock,
Gardens,
Everything!

Serving Ballan and district since 1872

0437 96 00 34

The

Your Local News

Serving Ballan and district since 1872

is now
online
go to

Your Local News
Phone – 5368 1966

Phone – 5368 1966

FREE

Specialising in Waste Water Treatment Systems

MN10071G

PLUMBING

Email – news@themooraboolnews.com.au

themooraboolnews.com.au

Email – news@themo

Email - news@themooraboolnews.com.au

Page 20 The Moorabool News – 17 January, 2017

LOCAL CLASSIFIEDS
DEATH NOTICE

STONEMASON

FUNERALS

WILSON
MEMORIALS

MN02304G2

SUCKLING Brian Richard
Passed away 14.01.2017
Loved son of Dick and
Nancy (both Dec.)
Adored brother to
Lynette and Joy.
RIP

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

CATERING

CROWN
CATERING
“Food fit for a King”

Corporate functions,
Weddings, Birthdays,
Dinner Parties, Funerals,
Engagements, Christenings
Phone Dianne
Qualified Chef

0428 682 366
didebono@itaus.net

WATER

FUNERAL NOTICE

FOR SALE

SUCKLING
Tiger Natural
Family and friends are invited to the Funeral Prayers
for Brian Suckling at St Peters Catholic Church 13
Spring Water
Duke Street Daylesford, Friday 20th January 2017
For Swimming Pools,
at 11.30am.
Household Tanks,
Following the service the cortege will leave for the
Stock,
Daylesford Cemetery where Brian will be laid to
Roadworks Hire
150 years of service to the
rest.
Shires of Hebpurn and Moorabool
& surrounds.
Pre-paid & Pre-planned
funerals available

Andrew Nuske and Alicia Kay
OFFICE : 24 BRIDPORT STREET
DAYLESFORD. 3460
info@vereyfuneraldirectors.com

FUNERALS

5348 2762

0419 008 027

STOCKFEED
25kg bag
Oaten Chaff $15
Lucerne Chaff $24
Oats $15
Barley $14
Wheat $14
Phone orders –
0429 017 802 (Laurie)

EMPLOYMENT

BOOKKEEPING

Call Gary McTigue

150 years of service to the
of Hebpurn and Moorabool
ALLShires
HOURS
& surrounds.
Individual and Personal Goodbyes.
Pre-paid & Pre-planned
funerals available

Get fit and earn $$$
WALKERS
WANTED
Nuske
Alicia Kay
150 years of service to the Shires ofAndrew
Hepburn
andand
Moorabool
OFFICEfunerals
: 24 BRIDPORT
STREET
To deliver catalogues
& Surrounds. Pre-paid & Pre-planned
available.
DAYLESFORD. 3460
Andrew Nuske and Alica Kay
and newspapers in:
24 Bridport Street,info@vereyfuneraldirectors.com
Daylesford
BACCHUS MARSH
info@vereyfuneraldirectors.com
ALL HOURS
www.vereyfuneraldirectors.com.au
Call Sue
Individual
and Personal Goodbyes.
0419 383 067
5348 2762 ALL
HOURS

5348 2762

Individual and Personal Goodbyes

EXPERIENCED
BOOKKEEPER

SERVICES OFFERED:
■ Payroll ■ Superannuation
■ EBA Experience
■ Cashflow ■ Budgets
■ Accounts Receivable
■ Accounts Payable
■ Bank Loans/
Credit Card Applications
PH 0400 569 176

DEATH NOTICE

FOR SALE

In Memory – Mrs Una Margaret Toohey
Moorabool Shire Council extends its deepest sympathy,
thoughts and prayers to Cr Pat Toohey and his family on
the passing of Mrs Una Margaret Toohey.
May she rest in peace.
Mayor, Councillors, Chief Executive Officer and staff of
Moorabool Shire.

FRESH SEASONAL VEGETABLES
Mt Egerton
Beetroot, Marrow, Tomato, Egg Plant, Carrots,
Parsnip, Squash, Zucchini, Cucumber, Koharbi,
Lettuce, Capsicum, Honey & Preserves
OUR VEGETABLES ARE ONLY SOLD BY US AT
WEEKEND MARKETS OR FROM OUR FARM

Cnr Gordon/Egerton Rd & McIntosh Lane
5368 9476 / 0408 778 680

FUNERALS

PAT CASHIN

FUNERALS
1114 Doveton St. Nth,
Ballarat

Ph: 5333 3911
All Hours

Full seartveicceost
at moder

LIVESTOCK
Layer Pullets
Commercial Crossbreds, Vaccinated
12 week (Black, Red, White, Isa Brown)
$17.50 each
Available Tuesday 31st January
Crossroads Trading, Ballan
9.30am Ph 5368 1199 to order
Bacchus Marsh Farm Supplies
8.00am Ph 5366 0600 to order.

The Moorabool News

OFFICE
58A Steiglitz Street, Ballan, 3342
PHONE
(03) 5368 1966
FAX
(03) 5368 2764
EMAIL E ditorial news@themooraboolnews.com.au
Advertising sales@themooraboolnews.com.au
Ad copy graphics@themooraboolnews.com.au
EDITOR
Helen Tatchell
GRAPHIC DESIGN Glen Martin
PUBLISHED BY The Ballan News Pty Ltd
PRINTED BY
Rural Press, Ballarat
DISTRIBUTION 10,975 copies (CAB audit)

Classified ad bookings close 12PM Friday.
Bookings on (03) 5368 1966 or by email —
sales@themooraboolnews.com.au
WANTED TO BUY

WANTED TO BUY

WOOL BUYER
■ Wool Testing
■ Auction
■ Private Treaty
■ Cash
Rural Merchandise
Woolabrai Pty Ltd
MEREDITH
5286 1223
0408 861 221

CASH WOOL
BUYER

GRASS SLASHING

SHIPPING CONTAINERS

Grass Slashing
& Mowing
Landscaping
Herbicide Application
Garden Maintenance
Property Maintenance
Mob: 0439 476 966

SHIPPING CONTAINERS
New & Used
20 ft & 40 ft
Won’t be beaten on
Price or quality!
Please ring for a
FREE QUOTE:
1800 562 269
M: 0439 047 019

FOR RENT

EMPLOYMENT

Bacchus Marsh
Brand new, centrally
located 2 bedroom unit.
Heating / Air-con,
secure garage, modern
appliances, solar power.
$300pw.
Call Mark 0412 195 430
(to arrange inspection)

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

Registered Nurses
Grade 5
Casual positions available
for PM and Night duty shifts
Please contact
Dianne Jones
dianne@hepburnhouse.com.au
or call 5348 8100

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

EOI SOUGHT
The owner of 116 Inglis Street in Ballan is seeking
Have you had your lightbulb moment?
expressions of interest. Presently we have around
100 square metres of second level space. The space is
presently under utilised in its present form.
The owners seek interest from potential partners in
regards to space utilisation. All enquiries to be directed
to John Cutler on 5368 2001.

EMPLOYMENT

Business
person
Whatcreation
everybody ought
to know about

FREE LEDcommunication
lighting upgrades
Great
skills required.
Locally owned family business
with ambitions
to grow.
03 5368 2001
Full time (hours can be negotiated)
Vehicle supplied.
Ph: 5368 2001
and ask for john

There are so many offers out there for How can we do this for free?
Will the quality of light be as good?
‘FREE’ solutions. Who can you trust? Through the creation of Victorian Energy Efficiency Yes, in fact it will be better!
Keemin are a local business in operation since 1984.
We employ licensed electricians and guarantee our
work. YES we can replace halogen lamps for FREE, and
YES LEDs perform better and last longer.

Certificates (VEECs) which are electronic certificates
created in accordance with the Victorian Energy
Efficiency Target Act 2007 (VEET Act).

2 Osborne Street, Maddingley 3340, Victoria

Our skilled and qualified electricians can remove all
your existing halogen lamps and replace them with
more efficient, longer lasting and safer LED lamps.
The old lamps will be recycled to ensure there is no
negative environmental impact.

info@keemin.com.au

www.keemin.com.au

ABN 38 006 600 540 • REC 5096

ENERGY MANAGERS

EMPLOYMENT

Classifieds

Position
Local
Representative,
Moorabool
Position
Title:Title:
Local
Representative,
Moorabool
Wind Farm Wind Farm
Location:
VIC VIC
Location: Ballan,
Ballan,
Hours:
Part-time,
Approx.
20 hours20
perhours
week, days
be agreed.
months
fixed term12
contract.
Hours: 
Part-time,
Approx.
per to
week,
days12to
be agreed.
months

fixed term contract.
The
LocalLocal
Representative
will assist with
provision
community
engagement
in relationengagement
to the Moorabool
The
Representative
will the
assist
withofthe
provision
of community
in
Wind Farm (MBWF) project during the pre-construction and construction phases.
relation to the Moorabool Wind Farm (MBWF) project during the pre-construction and
construction
phases.
Key
Responsibilities:
Responsibilities:
• Key
Assisting
in the running of a shop front in Ballan, including open/closing, attending to visitors, answering
•telephone 
Assistingenquiries
in the etc.
running of a shop front in Ballan, including open/closing, attending to
• Assist
in theanswering
preparationtelephone
and provisionenquiries
of project information
and updates to the local community.
visitors,
etc.
• •Identify
channelsand
and provision
material to assist
in effective
community
engagement. 
Assist communication
in the preparation
of project
information
and
updates to the local
• Identify
any gaps in information or highlight common misconceptions about the project and liaise with the
community.
teamcommunication
to remedy those matters.
•project
Identify 

channels and material to assist in effective community
• Participate
in the organisation and attendance of regular Community Reference Group (CRG) meetings.
engagement.
• •Represent
the project
to face meetings
with local
residents misconceptions
and near neighbours,
with support
from 
Identify any
gaps ininface
information
or highlight
common
about
the project
the
wider
Project
and
liaise
withTeam.
the project team to remedy those matters.
• •Coordinate
events,
workshops
and presentations
(e.g. to Lions,
schools Community
and other localReference
interest groups). 
Participate
in the
organisation
and attendance
of regular
Group
• Maintain
register of visitors, enquiries and complaints in relation to the project.
(CRG) ameetings.
• Represent the project in face to face meetings with local residents and near neighbours,
Qualifications:
with support from the wider Project Team.
• Valid driving licence is essential to enable you to move around the work site.
• Coordinate events, workshops and presentations (e.g. to Lions, schools and other local
• Tertiary qualifications in Community Engagement, Social Work or similar are desirable.
interest groups).
Construction “White Card” or equivalent mandatory generic safety induction is desirable (training provided).
• Maintain a register of visitors, enquiries and complaints in relation to the project.
Experience:
• Qualifications:
Community engagement or communications experience is essential. 
Valid driving
licence
is essential
to enable
youisto
move around the work site.
• •Experience
managing
a shop,
office or similar
workplace
desirable.
ertiary
qualifications
in Community
Engagement,
Social
Work or similar
desirable.
• •ATgood
awareness
of effective
community engagement
principles
and techniques
for rural are
communities. 
Construction
Card”
or equivalent
mandatory
generic
safety
induction
is desirable
• •Knowledge
of the“White
basic issues
surrounding
renewable
energy and
wind farms
(training
provided).
• Knowledge
experience of the Moorabool Shire community.
(training and
provided).
Experience:
Capabilities/Competencies:
• Community engagement or communications experience is essential.
• Excellent communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.
• Experience managing a shop, office or similar workplace is desirable.
• Familiarity with computers, including use of Microsoft Office including Outlook. 
A good
awareness
of effective
community
engagement principles and techniques for
• •Ability
to work
independently
with minimal
supervision.
rural communities.
• Occasional
travel to Melbourne or Sydney may be required.
• Knowledge of the basic issues surrounding renewable energy and wind farms (training
provided).
Please apply with covering letter and brief CV outlining your suitability for the position to
• Knowledge
and experience of the Moorabool
Shire
info@mooraboolwindfarm.com
with the subject
line community.
‘MBWF Local Rep Application’.
Capabilities/Competencies:
rd
role enquiries,
contact Helen(written
Kennedyand
on 0472
832 552.
date for applications
• For 
Excellent
communication
verbal)
andClosing
interpersonal
skills. is 9am Friday 3
2017.
• Familiarity with computers, including February
use of Microsoft
Office including Outlook.
For
on Moorabool
Wind Farm
a detailed
job description see www.mooraboolwindfarm.com.
• Ainformation
bility to work
independently
withand
minimal
supervision.
• Occasional travel to Melbourne or Sydney may be required.
Please apply with covering letter and brief CV outlining your suitability for the position to
info@mooraboolwindfarm.com with the subject line ‘MBWF Local Rep Application’.
For role enquiries, contact Helen Kennedy on 0472 832 552.
Closing date for applications is 9am Friday 3rd February 2017.
For information on Moorabool Wind Farm and a detailed job description see
www.mooraboolwindfarm.com

The Moorabool News – 17 January, 2017 Page 21
EMPLOYMENT

Disability Support Workers

Casual Positions
Brimbank, Melton, Wyndham, Hobsons Bay, Moonee Valley,
Maribyrnong, Bacchus Marsh and Ballarat.

Casual positions are available across the West Division of the Department
of Health and Human Services, particularly within the locations of Brimbank,
Melton, Wyndham, Hobsons Bay, Moonee Valley, Maribyrnong, Bacchus
Marsh and Ballarat. These positions include shift work (sleep over, active
nights and weekend shifts).
In this role you will provide support in the daily living activities for people
with a disability living in a Group Home. You will also play an active role in
facilitating the development and enhancement of independent living and
other skills including the individual’s participation in the community.
To be successful you will need current level 2 First Aid, CPR certificate,
Working with Children Check (employee) and drivers licence.
Working for the Department of Health and Human Services is not just a job. It
can be a journey of learning, self discovery, challenge and achievement.
Closing date is Midnight Sunday 29th January, 2017
Position Number: DHHS/WWD/WMA/50670
The department promotes diversity and equal opportunity in employment
and is committed to a more diverse workforce. If you are an Aboriginal or
Torres Strait Islander applicant, or if you have a disability, and require advice
and support with the recruitment process, contact our Diversity Unit on
DiversityInclusion@dhhs.vic.gov.au.

ZO740122

Email - news@themooraboolnews.com.au 

EMPLOYMENT

EMPLOYMENT

Disability Support Workers

Casual Positions
Bacchus Marsh, Melton and Ballarat

Operations Manager (4 positions available)
Region: North Division
Program: Secure Services
Salary: $95,549 to $109,969 (+ Superannuation)
Full-time / Ongoing

Contact info: James McCann phone no: 03 9389 4200
Position Reference number: DHHS/SS/493959
Closing date for applications: 29 January 2017
For more information about the Department of Health and Human Services
visit www.dhhs.vic.gov.au
To apply online and for other DHHS and Victorian Government job
opportunities please visit www.careers.vic.gov.au
Police Checks form part of the Department of Health and Human Services
recruitment process.
The department promotes diversity and equal opportunity in employment
and is committed to a more diverse workforce.
If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicant,or if you have a
disability, and require advice and support with the recruitment process, please
contact our Diversity Unit on DiversityInclusion@dhhs.vic.gov.au

Casual positions are available across the West Division of the Department
of Health and Human Services, particularly within the locations of Bacchus
Marsh, Melton and Ballarat. These positions include shift work (sleep over,
active nights and weekend shifts).
In this role you will provide support in the daily living activities for people
with a disability living in a Group Home. You will also play an active role in
facilitating the development and enhancement of independent living and
other skills including the individual’s participation in the community.
To be successful you will need current level 2 First Aid, CPR certificate,
Working with Children Check (employee) and drivers licence.
Working for the Department of Health and Human Services is not just a job.
It can be a journey of learning, self discovery, challenge and achievement.
Closing date is Midnight Sunday 29th January, 2017
Position Number: DHHS/WWD/CHA/50670
The department promotes diversity and equal opportunity in employment
and is committed to a more diverse workforce. If you are an Aboriginal or
Torres Strait Islander applicant, or if you have a disability, and require advice
and support with the recruitment process, contact our Diversity Unit on
DiversityInclusion@dhhs.vic.gov.au.

ZO740124

The Operations Manager is responsible for managing the day to day
operations of the youtuh
youth justice Precinct, managing compliance and
monitoring systems and the supervision of Unit Managers.
Are you
• A rational and sound decision maker who can evaluate emotional
elements of situations.
• An effective people manager who is calm in nature with the ability to work
under pressure and manage a high workload.
• Experienced in risk assessment with a strong focus on safety, professional
development and support for Unit Managers and precinct staff.
• An experienced leader with direction who has a genuine passion in
optimsing welfare of precint staff and dealing with young people.
For further information on the position description and the selection
criteria visit; jobs.careers.vic.gov.au/jobs/VG-DHHS-SS-493959

ZO780020




Email - news@themooraboolnews.com.au

Page 22 The Moorabool News – 17 January, 2017

BUILT FOR THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE

GLX 4x4 TURBO DIESEL AUTO

$47500

MY16 MODELS

DRIVE AWAY

5 STAR SAFETY / 4X4 / AUTO / REVERSING CAMERA & SENSORS / DUAL CLIMATE CONTROL / BLUETOOTH / SMARTPHONE CONNECT

ASX LS 2WD5

vv

$25,000

DRIVE
AWAY 4

• BLUETOOTH® CONNECTIVITY
& AUDIO STREAMING
• 18” ALLOY WHEELS
• REVERSING CAMERA
• TOUCH SCREEN
DIGITAL AUDIO
• 7 AIRBAGS

TRITON GLX+ 4WD DIESEL2

$33,990

DRIVE
AWAY 4

RUN OUT

UPGRADE WORTH

$2,5003

`

AFTER

$2,0001
BONUS

`

• TOUCH SCREEN AUDIO
• REVERSING CAMERA
• 16” ALLOY WHEELS
• 7 AIRBAGS
• SIDE STEPS
• REAR STEP BUMPER

PLUS

LANCER ES SPORT 6

$19,990

$1,0001
BONUS

DRIVE
AWAY 4

• BLUETOOTH® CONNECTIVITY
& AUDIO STREAMING
• TOUCH SCREEN DIGITAL AUDIO
• REVERSING CAMERA
• LED DAYTIME RUNNING LAMPS
• CLIMATE CONTROL

OUTLANDER LS 7 SEAT AUTO

$29,990

`

FREE AUTO

DRIVE
AWAY 4

`

INLCUDES

7 SEATS

THE TIME OF YOUR
LIFE STARTS NOW

• AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
• DUAL ZONE CLIMATE CONTROL
• SMARTPHONE LINK DISPLAY
AUDIO SDA
• REVERSING CAMERA

While stocks last. Mitsubishi reserves the right to extend or modify these offers. Offers available on new vehicles purchased and delivered between 1 Jan and 31 Jan 2017. Excludes Government, Rental & National Fleet buyers. See participating dealers for full terms and conditions. 1. Bonus will be deducted from the final negotiated drive
away price at the time of purchase. 2. 16MY Triton GLX+ manual transmission. Offer excludes 17MY Triton. 3. Free auto upgrade from manual to automatic transmission on 15.5MY ASX 2WD LS. 4. Recommended DRIVE AWAY selling price, including 12 months’ registration, CTP insurance, Stamp Duty & Dealer Delivery. Excludes Government,
Rental & National Fleet customers. 5. Offer excludes 17MY ASX. 6. 17MY Lancer ES Sport manual transmission. DIAMOND ADVANTAGE: †NEW VEHICLE WARRANTY: 5 years or 100,000km (whichever occurs first). Service conditions apply. ^CAPPED PRICE SERVICING: 3 years or 45,000km (whichever occurs first).Covers all items specified
under the standard “Regular Service Table” for normal operating conditions detailed in the service and warranty booklet. Additional service/repair items (if required) are at additional cost. *ROADSIDE ASSIST (Service conditions apply). For purchase of new Mitsubishi vehicles, your initial 12-month roadside assist will be extended for a
period of 12 months from the date of the most recent eligible Capped Price Service for that vehicle performed at an authorised Mitsubishi dealer. Roadside assist, if extended in accordance with these items, is available for a maximum of up to 4 years. Conditions apply. See mitsubishi-motors.com.au for further information. MMA0086_HP_A

Ballarat
345 Learmonth Rd. Wendouree
03 5338 4000 kingscars.com.au

Friendly,
competitive,
LMCT9931

Email - news@themooraboolnews.com.au 

The Moorabool News – 17 January, 2017 Page 23

NEW YEAR.
NEW CAR.
It’s a whole new feeling!

2016 YARIS ASCENT
HATCH MANUAL
Cruise Control, Reversing
Camera and 6.1” Touchscreen
Audio with Bluetooth®[B]

$15,990
drive away[A]

2016 COROLLA
ASCENT SPORT
HATCH CVT
7" Touchscreen Audio with
Bluetooth® [B] Connectivity
and Toyota Link[C]

$23,490
drive away[A]

BONUS 2,000
$

WORTH OF FITTED TOYOTA GENUINE ACCESSORIES† ACROSS THE

2016 PRADO, RAV4, FORTUNER & KLUGER RANGES

CAMRY ALTISE PETROL

+
COMPARISON RATE

*

DEMONSTRATOR
6.1” Touchscreen Audio with Bluetooth® [B]
Connectivity and Reversing Camera
pay no more than

$25,990

drive
away [A4]

Melton Toyota
143-147 High Street,
Melton
T 03 8746 0300
LMCT 1976

meltontoyota.com.au
[A] Recommended drive away pricing is applicable for Private, Bronze and Silver fleet customers, and primary producers only at participating dealers. Offer available on vehicles purchased by 28/2/2017 unless offer extended. Recommended drive away price shown includes
12 months registration, 12 months compulsory third party insurance (CTP), a maximum dealer delivery charge and stamp duty. [A4] Recommended drive away pricing is applicable for Private, Bronze and Silver fleet customers, and primary producers only at participating
dealers. Offer available on demo vehicles purchased by 31/03/2017 unless offer extended. Recommended drive away price shown includes the balance of 12 months registration, 12 months compulsory third party insurance (CTP), a maximum dealer delivery charge and
stamp duty.*0% comparison rate available to approved personal applicants and a 0% annual percentage rate is available to approved business applicants of Toyota Finance to finance eligible Camry Petrol and Aurion demonstrator vehicles. Excludes Camry Hybrid. Finance
applications must be received and approved between 01/01/2017 and 31/03/2017. Maximum finance term of 48 months applies. Terms, conditions, fees and charges apply. Toyota Finance reserves the right to change, extend or withdraw an offer at any time. Comparison
rate based on a 5 year secured consumer fixed rate loan of $30,000. WARNING: This comparison rate is true only for the examples given and may not include all fees and charges. Different terms, fees or other loan amounts might result in a different comparison rate. Toyota
Finance is a division of Toyota Finance Australia Limited ABN 48 002 435 181, AFSL and Australian Credit Licence 392536. † Offer applicable for Private, Bronze and Silver fleet customers, and primary producers only at participating dealers. Offer available on vehicles
purchased by 28/2/17 unless extended. Accessories must be ordered at time of purchase unless otherwise agreed with Dealer. Total bonus includes cost of dealer fitment for accessories. Certain grades of vehicle may be subject to Luxury Car Tax. Toyota Genuine Accessories
are not applicable to all models/grades. Consider the mass of your load to ensure you will not exceed the maximum allowable individual axle capacity, Gross Vehicle Mass and/or Gross Combined Mass of the vehicle. Refer to the current Accessories brochure or visit www.
toyota.com.au for details on warranty and toyota.com.au/vehiclepayload for details on vehicle payload, to help determine Accessories suitable for your vehicle. Accessory colours shown may vary from actual colour due to the printing process. All Toyota Genuine Accessories
purchased and fitted to a Toyota are warranted for the remainder of the New Vehicle Warranty or 12 months, whichever is greater. Toyota Genuine Accessories purchased from an authorised Toyota Dealer over the counter are warranted from the date of purchase for one
year. Conditions apply, please see you dealer for more. [B] The Bluetooth® word mark is owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. Not all devices will be compatible and functionality varies depending on the device. [C] Toyota Link is available on certain vehicle models and grades only.
Toyota Link services rely on data from the driver’s compatible mobile phone and information provided by third parties. Availability is dependent on a number of factors, including the availability of third party information, mobile service, sufficient mobile data allowance
and GPS satellite signal reception. Mobile usage is at the user’s cost. Toyota Australia reserves the right to add, remove or modify applications. Compatibility with smartphones will vary according to model and operating system. Further information (including smartphone

Email - news@themooraboolnews.com.au

Page 24 The Moorabool News – 17 January, 2017

SUMMER SPECIALS
Poly tipping trailers to suit ride-on mowers
(Not Assembled)

750 kg capacity

$200

Blundstone
500 Style
Premium Leather

$110
$95

Equi-Dose Plus Wormer

$13

$199
$185 pair

Husqvarna Ride On TS242
V-Twin engine, 20hp,
Cruise Control (2 left)

$4030

Husqvarna Ride On TS138
Intek engine - 17.5hp (1 left)

$3050

All fishing
gear half
price!
*Excludes yabby nets

STOCKFEED DELIVERY RUN CAPPED AT $5 per delivery

THURS: Mt Wallace, Beremboke, Gordon, Mt Egerton, Ballan FRI: Greendale, Myrniong

TRADING HOURS:
MONDAY TO FRIDAY 8AM - 5PM
SATURDAY 8AM - 4PM
TELEPHONE: 5368 1199
461 OLD MELBOURNE ROAD, BALLAN
SPECIALS AVAILABLE UNTIL 30 JANUARY OR WHILE STOCKS LAST

MN3516G

FARM SUPPLIES / EQUIPMENT FIREWOOD & GAS STOCK FEED & PET FOOD
SADDLERY & EQUINE SAND, SOIL & GARDEN HUSQVARNA PRODUCTS RAIN WATER TANKS