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Tuesday 5 November, 2019 Serving Ballan and district since 1872 Phone 5368 1966 Vol 13 No 44

The man behind

the horse
By Meg Kennedy

Local race caller and author Adam Crettenden has again delved
into Australia’s rich horse racing history.
His new book, Manikato: ‘The Man’, follows the namesake of the
Manikato Stakes.
The champion racehorse raced from the late 1970s to early ‘80s,
and still holds the record for five consecutive wins in a major
Australian sprint.
After writing a biography on the career of well-known racehorse
Subzero, Mr Crettenden had no intention of writing another book.
But a framed photo in his Ballan home of the horse, signed by
jockey Gary Willetts, sparked Mr Crettenden into researching
Manikato’s life.
“I quietly started to do a bit of research, mainly on the racing
background, and once I satisfied myself…that he had a great
record, then I started looking into the more personal side of it; the
trainers, the people that were around and the jockeys that rode
him,” explained Mr Crettenden.
“Because if I wanted to read a racing book, I didn’t want a book to
be that went ‘Start 1, he went really fast, and he won again’. Even
for a racing purist it would get monotonous and boring, so you
need these little stories to come together in-between.”
He describes the ‘golden moment’ of wanting to share the story
was when discovering the quirks between well-known trainers
Bob and Bon Hoysted, two brothers with two very different
approaches to training.
“They didn’t really get along – they trained horses very differently.
Bon had this systematic approach, very regimented…Bob was very
different, had a backyard stable with these handpicked horses,
they all had their individual routine and was very hands-on,” said
Mr Crettenden.
“But Bob was always superstitious and paranoid as well, so there
were all these wonderful things that made writing the book for me
so much easier, because I can tell these funny stories about how
weird Bob was, and it helped break up the segments of races.”
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One amusing anecdote Mr Crettenden discovered was when Bob
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tyre, with Manikato and another racehorse in the back.
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“At the time they were the two best horses in Australia, and they
are stranded on the side of the road between Benalla and Euroa
in the middle of the night with trucks whizzing by,” said Mr
Ballan race caller and author Adam Crettenden with a copy of Manikato: ‘The Man’. Photo Meg Kennedy Continued page 3

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The man behind

the horse
No ‘snake in the grass’
at Cobra camp
from page 1

“Bob – no handyman – had his foreman with him, he was

handing these two horses and Bob said ‘Steve, whatever you
do, don’t let them go!’,” he said.
Just over 12-months ago Mr Crettenden shared his
Melbourne Cup predictions with the Moorabool News; this By Helen Tatchell have been the sting in it that there was.”
year, he again focused on the roster of international horses. Mr Farrell said he has spoken to
“It’s been the year of the Japanese so far in the spring … but Rumours and gossip can be like the sponsors.
the Aussies have two good chances this year,” he said. workplace boss – will always see you “.. and our major sponsor GB Forestry
“This year there’s two Australian horses that both have arrive late but will never see you arrive is on board.”
good chances – Vow and Declare and Surprise Baby,” he said, early, in other words, see the bad not
He also confirmed the club was not
Beremboke-based Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock the good.
is part owner of Irish import Southern France, also set to After the Bacchus Marsh Football
“On the night you could see where
compete in the Cup. Netball Club held their recent Annual
the money was lost; it is disappointing
Mr Crettenden explained the Cup has become “quite a General Meeting, rumour mill was in
to lose money but is worse when you
overdrive, after the financials presented
random race” in modern times, where long ago punters were can’t see where it was lost, but it was
a close to $90,000 loss. the meeting was disappointing it was
able to follow a horse’s career to the ‘race that stops a nation’. standing there in front of your face.
Two donors put forward lump sum very clear where the club had gone
“In the old colonial days, people would pick out a horse “The money has all been accounted
amounts of $20,000 and $10,000 to wrong financially and that had been
from when they ran in the Victoria Derby 12-months ago and for; we just didn’t make a profit,” he
reduce the debt to $57,000 prior to the rectified immediately “with Adam
they follow them all through the next year,” he said. said.
AGM the Moorabool News was told, standing down as the General Manager
Manikato: ‘The Man’ by Adam Crettenden is now available and one sponsor told the Moorabool three-weeks ago.” Mr Farrell said the club is united and
to purchase for $34.99 through Melbourne Books at www. News, “we will continue to do so behind the new direction.
“So, the burden of that is not there. The because they (outgoing executives) “We have a capacity committee,
club is committed to use volunteers like
were upfront honest and transparent every other club, and a bit of financial and I feel much more at ease now the
on the night.” relief when that was announced. Other committee has been established and we
“They tabled all their reports, including things that did not go so well (for the can move forward.”
financial reports before questions were club) either was the bar was down a bit And the projected future direction for
answered from the floor.” because we didn’t play finals where the the club?
Over 80-people attended the meeting, three-years prior we had gone deep into “We are just ironing out the junior
including 20-senior footballers. the finals; the games against Ballarat (committee) positions now and then we
Questions were asked and answers clubs were pretty poorly attended by are ready to go.”
followed. visitors; the club also had a fundraising Outgoing President Tony Barber was
Newly elected President Mark Farrell effort that didn’t yield what they hoped asked for comment and returned his
spoke to the Moorabool News and said it would. At the moment all financial response via email.
when financials were presented the options are on the table of what we are “I believe the club should speak with
club made a loss of $57,000, “of which doing this year. one voice and hence I deferred to Mark
the vast majority of that was because, “Just the relief of not having a General (Farrell) to ensure consistency,” he told
the committee at the time, put on a Manager position will release most of the Moorabool News.
The framed image of Manikato, signed by jockey Gary General Manager, the costs of that was that burden,” he said. Mark Farrell was elected President
Willetts, that sparked Mr Crettenden’s research. over three-quarters of that loss.” “The majority of all this is if they didn’t alongside Pat Mullen, Senior
Photo Meg Kennedy Mr Farrell said although the result at have a General Manager there wouldn’t Vice-President.

By Meg Kennedy
Moorabool weighs in metropolitan centres and other communities, and don’t and water initiatives.”
often have the physical infrastructure that supports healthy “Currently we are involved with the Central Highlands
Alarming statistics have pointed to Moorabool as one of the lifestyles,” she said. Primary Care Partnership in the Central Highlands Region
most overweight local government areas in Victoria. A focus on healthy eating and active living was prominent with other councils…activities include the development of
A new study by Victoria University found Moorabool feature of Moorabool Shire Council’s most recent Health and healthy catering policies for organisations; water nudging,
recorded the second most overweight or obese adult Wellbeing Plan (2017-2021). which puts water as the drink of choice in venues and
percentage (73 per cent) in Victoria, and the sixth highest for Key outcomes for this area included an increased proportion vending machines to reduce sugary drink consumption;
adult obesity (35.1 percent). of adults; adolescents and children who consume sufficient and a focus on walking and increasing physical activity for
The study concluded that regional Victorians were more fruit and vegetables; a decreased proportion of adults, residents,” she said.
adolescents and children who consume sugar-sweetened
likely to be overweight or obese than those living in inner Ms Barry also noted resources available to young people
beverages daily; and an increased proportion of adults,
and outer metropolitan areas. by “encouraging more opportunities for casual physical
adolescents and children who are sufficiently physically
“Victoria’s wealthy city suburbs often have spaces dedicated active. activity.”
to parks, gardens, recreational facilities, and are well- Moorabool Shire Community Recreation and Development “[The] youth hoops sessions at the Leisure Centre recently,
serviced by public transport and footpaths,” said Victoria Coordinator Tania Barry said in a statement that “whilst the which had 51 participants, is a great way for Council to build
University Professor Rosemary Calder. issue of obesity and inactivity are complex and outcomes are opportunities for physical activity for young people who
“Low socio-economic communities are often new suburbs longer term, we are seeing some positive shifts in behaviour may not be engaged with local sporting clubs or groups,” she
and regional areas that are at substantial distances from around healthy choices, particularly in regard to catering said.

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speaks out,
of turn
By Helen Tatchell councillors,” Cr Keogh concluded.
And the Mayor did respond, saying the
Summer is around the corner and one Aquatic Centre was on the advocacy list
Moorabool councillor has confirmed that the
when he was elected to council in 2012.
Bacchus Marsh community could be cooling
“There have been a number of versions of
off in a pool, sooner than later.
the plan over many years,” Cr Paul Tatchell
Attending the recent Flower and Garden
Show, Cr John Keogh said in a speech,
“Council was moving forward with the aim to “The fact is, there has never been a genuine
establish an Aquatic Centre with multi use courts appetite from government, State or Federal,
in Bacchus Marsh”. to fund the Centre, regardless whether it’s

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Liberal or Labor.”
When asked by the Moorabool News if the
multi-use courts were netball and basketball Cr Tatchell said pools are a hard sell in any
or if indoor and outdoor, he could not safe seat, and impossible to fund in rural
confirm. councils without the economies of scale to
“Well council in the very new future, will pay for it.
Bacchus Marsh Freemasons branch Duke of Master for the ensuing 12-months,
appoint a consultant to draw up concept “The Aquatic Centre has never been off
Abercorn Lodge has donated $500 to the St succeeding Trevor Kick.
plans,” he said. the advocacy agenda and there are a few
Andrews Uniting Church in Bacchus Marsh, Following the presentation, members and
And the cost to establish an Aquatic Centre? ex-councillors that make outlandish claims
to aid with the church’s Christmas Toy Fund visitors heard a reading of the ‘Lodge’s
“This is the reason we are appointing a on the Shire’s capacity to build an Aquatic
Appeal. Warrant’, first presented to the Lodge on 30
consultant however I would estimate $30- Centre. The question is if it was that simple,
The donation was made at the Lodge’s March 1889 by Sir William John Clarke.
$40 million.” they would have built it during their tenure,”
meeting in October where the branch’s new This warrant replaced the Duke of Abercorn
When questioned on the location of a he said.
leader, Malcolm Mann, presented a cheque Lodge’s original warrant, issued by the
proposed Aquatic Centre and the cost to the The Mayor was at another event and said
to St Andrews Uniting Church. Grand Lodge of Ireland and presented to the
ratepayer, Cr Keogh said, “the first thing is a he couldn’t comment verbatim on the
conceptual plan.” Councillors comments, but did say, “if there “Freemasons are taught to practise charity Lodge on its formation on 7 July 1888.
is no report or budget for the project been and to care, not only for their members, The meeting concluded with a selection of
“There will be many discussions with State
presented to Council and approved, it would but for the community as a whole, through articles that appeared in the Bacchus Marsh
government with help for funding, and we
are still sourcing funding. be foolish to mislead residents in to believing charitable giving and voluntary effort”, said Express newspaper recalling the early
an Aquatic Centre is imminent.” Mr Mann during the presentation. history of the Lodge (1888 to 1907) and events
“Not sure how much I can say in regard to
the location, as I said we are in the process “The fact is there is no budget or funding Ian Morris of St Andrew’s Uniting Church occurring in the Bacchus Marsh district.
of obtaining a conceptual plan; there is one mechanism available at the present time. thanked the Duke of Abercorn Lodge for If you would like to learn more about
place we are looking at very closely.” However, we will still advocate strongly for their generous donation. Freemasonry, you can visit the Freemasons
Cr Keogh told the Moorabool News “it the facility, as it would be unreasonable to In a tradition that has carried on for 130 Victoria website at, or
might pay to speak to the Mayor.” expect our ratepayers to fund such a project; years, the branch also held its annual change contact the Duke of Abercorn Lodge
“I have just said a very broad picture and it they don’t in marginal seats,” Cr Tatchell of officers meeting back in September. Secretary via email at DukeofAbercorn@
is up to the Mayor to speak on behalf of the said. Mr Mann was installed as Worshipful

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Spotlight on
crime prevention
The Jonathan Drive Public Lighting Project has
received funding from the State government, to
the tune of $99,000.
Member for Melton Steve McGhie MP announced
Moorabool Shire Council would receive funding
for the Jonathan Drive Public Lighting Project in
Darley, to tackle community safety concerns under
the Public Safety Infrastructure Fund.
“The Jonathan Drive Public Lighting Project will
combat unwanted and antisocial behaviour and
give residents the confidence to engage and enjoy
their community.
“These improvements will also help boost
the local economy by making the space a more
desirable and enticing place to visit,” Mr McGhie
Western Water educator, Alice Beveridge (centre back) presents to a group of new migrants and refugees at the Djerriwarrh Installation of public lighting along 350m of the
Community and Education Services centre in Melton. Photo - Western Water shared path on Jonathan Drive in central Darley

Quenching thirst for knowledge

well help to increase public use, enhance lines of
sight and improve perceptions of safety on the
path and open spaces connected to the path.
Mr McGhie said the funding announcement
reflects the Andrews Labor Government’s
Helping people to stay water smart is a key role Western Water “Our educational program has reached over 102,000 participants commitment to supporting local councils, “with
plays within the local community. since it started in 2004,” Mr Holt said. “The overwhelmingly grants going towards improved lighting, upgrades
Starting off in the region’s primary schools over 15 years ago, positive feedback from both educators and participants shows to CCTV, landscaping and streetscape works, as
Western Water’s free educational program has evolved and that we’re on the right track.” well as urban design projects that will improve
expanded to reflect the changing demographics, needs and “As the community in our service region has changed and perceptions of safety.”
interests of the area’s growing community. developed, we’ve adapted and extended our program. Fun and Council’s Manager Environment and Waste
engaging water education is now something more members of Education Justin Horne said there is quite a bit of
Western Water encourages other local community groups in
the community can benefit from,” he said. work to do before the project commences.
Darley, Bacchus Marsh and Maddingley to take advantage of the
With a range of sessions available, presentations can be tailored “Council is excited to have received funding
program. Adult learning centres, seniors’ groups, multicultural
to improve accessibility and safety for the local
clubs, disability services, and support networks for new migrants to suit each group’s learning requirements relating to water,
community around Jonathan Drive in Darley.
and refugees are just some of the organisations that can get sustainability and conservation.
“We look forward to working with the community
involved. Western Water continues to provide free presentations and to deliver the project by August 2020,” he said.
General Manager, Customer, Community Relations and resources to preschool centres, primary and secondary schools, Moorabool Shire Council is one of 14 Victorian
Operations, Graham Holt, said the popularity of the program VCAL groups, as well as Girl Guide, Scouts and Cub packs. councils sharing in $1.8 million in funding
continues to grow with the number of people engaged increasing Find out more by visiting under the latest grant round following a highly
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Music in the highlands Tapping in

to change
Blackwood Hall is set to be infused
with music from around the globe for a
family-friendly event this month.
Local musician Cat Moser, of folk duo
‘Cat & Clint’, is bringing Melbourne- Western Water has pledged to become carbon-neutral by
based West Papuan group The Black
Orchid Stringband and local trio
Honeyfields to the stage on Sunday, 10 Their aim is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 10
November. per cent below baseline emissions (an average of 2012-2016
emissions) by 2025.
The Black Orchid Stringband is
comprised of musicians from the Western Water’s Managing Director Jeff Rigby says that
West Papuan community in Australia, increased demand for its services from urban growth within
who use music to maintain the spirit its service region, alongside expected reductions in available
of national unity in the West Papuan supply, is one of the greatest challenges posed by climate
struggle for freedom. change.
With an emphasis on rhythmic “In the face of climate change, it’s clear we need to be more
“There has been a core group of us West Papuan group The Black Orchid flexible in our approach and, as a climate-dependent service
ukuleles and big harmonies, the group’s
who organised the Blackwood Music Stringband and local trio Honeyfields
provider, we must show leadership,” he said.
music draws on the rich backlog of
Festival for a number of years, as will bring an afternoon of music at
songs written and archived in the spirit Blackwood Town Hall on Sunday, 10 “Above all, we’re committed to providing a quality service
well as the Blackwood Academy and
of cultural survival. November. Photos - supplied to our customers with minimal environmental impact from
Revue,” she said.
All-women trio Honeyfields interpret our operations”.
“In addition to this, we have hosted
old and new music with a refreshing, Western Water’s Corporate Plan 2020 identifies climate
touring bands, organised community
original approach, steeped in the change and rapid growth as key factors which will influence
music events, local jam sessions and
Australian folk music culture they their future operations.
grew up with. many other musical ventures.”
“We take a lot of pride in our artistic According to the report, the impacts of climate change are
Comprised of Moser, Nicola Strating already being observed across the Western Water service
and Corinn Strating, their combined musical community.”
Ms Moser said local music events region, with reduced rainfall and increased temperatures in
skills create a listening experience of the area.
authentic folk music at its finest. “provide an opportunity for people
to come together and connect while Mr Rigby said Western Water intends to reduce its
Ms Moser said it is important to
experiencing the pure joy that music emissions using a range of sustainable practices, including
bring different styles of music to the
brings.” the installation of large solar panel arrays, with construction
Blackwood community.
“We rely on people from other towns underway on a 500kw system at Melton Recycled Water
“We are very lucky to have the
to keep our events and businesses Plant.
amazing Black Orchid String band
sharing their music and culture with running, and our town alive and well.” “Currently, the plant uses biogas, another renewable energy
us; it’s a rare opportunity for country The Black Orchid String band and for the Blackwood CERT (Community source, to power around 30 per cent of its energy supply.”
people,” she said. Honeyfields trio will perform at Emergency Response Team – a Western Water also plans to mitigate the effects of climate
Having been a member of the Blackwood Hall on Sunday, November volunteer emergency medical service change using a series of waste reduction and resource
Blackwood community for nine years, 10 at 3pm. team that respond to triple-000 calls in recovery programs.
Ms Moser said she has seen the local Tickets are $25 full and $20 concession, the area). To find out more about Western Water’s environmental
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• Cable reticulation installation complete • The Speed limit on sections of the Ballan Meredith Road and
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• Installation of 19 turbines complete further notice.
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Spreading sustainability
By Meg Kennedy supermarket bag, and make sure that is just so
engrained in your subconscious that you pick up
With recent concern around the environment, your bags before you walk out the door as part of
a local author has penned a guide to living your daily habit.”
sustainably. “Because we run on autopilot, and so we need to
Ballan author Liz O’Dwyer will present a talk on engrain these new processes into our subconscious
her book ‘Switch on Sustainability’ this weekend, before we can actually move onto the next one, so
which chronicles small and effective changes to one change at a time.”
live a more sustainable lifestyle. As well as lessening the impact on the
With two decades-worth of sustainable living, Ms environment, living sustainably can also reap
O’Dwyer says the number-one action people can benefits for reducing living costs and the burden
make, on a smaller scale, is “to understand that we of consumerism.
do have a lot more choice than we realise we do.” “Materialism comes into it, yes it does, and it just
She stressed the three most important changes takes such a weight off your shoulders [to say] ‘I
include limiting the use of everyday soft plastics; don’t have to have this, I don’t have to have that,
exposure to different chemicals, such as food I don’t have to keep up with everything else’, and
grown with sprayed chemicals or around the that’s just consumerism at its best, and we just don’t
home; and food waste, from throwing out unused need it, really,” she said.
food to over-ordering at a café. “It’s living that simplistic lifestyle, rather than
As for what is most surprising about making a being overwhelmed and over-burdened by the
switch to sustainable living, Ms O’Dwyer said the current lifestyle that most of us think we need to
“simplicity of it” once habits are formed. live.”
“What I say to people is to only make one change Liz O’Dwyer will discuss Switch on Sustainability
at a time, because I’ve tried to make 20 changes at on Saturday, 9 November from 11am – 12pm at the
once, and nothing sticks, and we feel like we’ve Ballan Library (in the Mechanics Institute), located
failed,” she said. at 143 Inglis Street, Ballan.
“It’s a matter of making sure it’s part of your daily Tickets are free, but you can register at:
habit; whether it’s using cloth bags when you go Ballan author Liz O’Dwyer will present a talk on her book ‘Switch on Sustainability’
to the supermarket rather than relying on the switch-on-sustainability-tickets-73763465511 this Saturday, 9 November at Ballan Library. Photo – Meg Kennedy

Moorabool Shire Council

The next Ordinary Meeting of Council will be held tomorrow, Wednesday 6 November LIDGETT STREET RESERVE AND BERESFORD CRESCENT RESERVE
2019, at 6.00pm, in the Council Chambers, 15 Stead St, Ballan. Council is upgrading Lidgett Street and Beresford Crescent Reserves to create more useable,
Members of the public are welcome to attend. inviting and playful open space for our community and is seeking your thoughts and suggestions.
Your input will help shape these spaces. Please head to Council’s online engagement platform
If you would like to recognise an outstanding resident or an outstanding community event as
part of the Australia Day Awards in 2019, simply download a form from our website (www. MADDINGLEY PLANNING STUDY or pick up a form from one BACKGROUND REPORT CONSULTATION
of our Customer Service Centres. Council has commenced the preparation of the Maddingley Planning Study. The aim of the
Nominations are closing soon for: Maddingley Planning Study is to investigate options for non-sensitive land uses1 in the vicinity
• Citizen of the Year of the Maddingley Brown Coal site, identify appropriate buffer tools for land uses with adverse
• Young Citizen of the Year amenity potential, determine appropriate planning zone and overlay controls for the study area,
• Community Event of the Year and identify future infrastructure requirements.
Completed nomination forms need to be submitted by The need for the Maddingley Planning Study is identified in the Bacchus Marsh Urban Growth
close of business Friday 15 November 2019. Framework (UGF) which was adopted by Council in September 2018.
A Background Report has been prepared, to inform the Maddingley Planning Study. You are invited
to make a submission to the Background Report. Part C of the Background Report includes
Share your views on road safety in Moorabool!
some questions which may be of assist you in preparing your submission.
Council recently reached out to residents and visitors for their input via our online ‘Have Your
The Background Report can be viewed at:
Say’ survey, to assist in understanding the key road safety issues from the perspective of road
• Council’s website via the following link:
users, riders and pedestrians, and identify potential opportunities for improvement for inclusion
• Council offices at the following locations during office hours:
in the strategy.
Darley Civic and Community Hub, 182 Halletts Way, Darley;
For the second phase, community information sessions have been scheduled where a presentation
Lerderderg Library - Customer Service, 215 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh; or
will be conducted to provide a summary of the road safety data collected from the survey and
15 Stead Street, Ballan.
to outline the results and key themes from feedback received.
To learn more, you may wish to attend one of the drop-in sessions scheduled for the following
Community Information Session 1 Community Information Session 2 dates at the Lerderderg Library (James Young Room), 215 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh:
Tuesday 19 November 2019 Thursday 21 November 2019 Thursday 14 November 2019 5.30pm to 7.30pm
6.00pm – 8.00pm 6.00pm – 8.00pm Wednesday 27 November 2019 5.00pm to 7.00pm
Lerderderg Library – James Young Room Council Chambers Please note that these will be informal question and answer sessions; no presentations will be
215 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh 15 Stead Street, Ballan made.
Bookings for the sessions are not required. Residents and visitors are encouraged to arrive at You are invited to make a written submission. Submissions must include the submitter’s name
5.30pm so that we can commence at 6.00pm sharp. and contact details, including phone number, email and postal address. The closing date for
Following these sessions, a Draft Moorabool Community Road Safety Strategy will be developed submissions is 6 December 2019. A submission can be made in the following ways:
and will then be presented to Council for consideration. 1. Via Council’s website at and follow
the links to the Maddingley Planning Study.
A Special Meeting of Council will be held on Wednesday 13 November 2019 at 6.00pm 3. Via post to: Moorabool Shire Council
in the Council Chambers, 15 Stead Street Ballan. PO Box 18, BALLAN VIC 3342
The business to be conducted at the meeting is as follows: Re: Maddingley Planning Study
1. Former Mayor’s Report
Attention: Strategic Planning
2. Vote of thanks to the outgoing Mayor
3. Election of Mayor (Note 1: ‘Sensitive land uses’ include any land uses which require a particular focus on protecting
4. Determination to Elect a Deputy Mayor the beneficial uses of the air environment relating to human health and wellbeing, local amenity
5. Election of a Deputy Mayor and aesthetic enjoyment, for example residential premises, child care centres, pre-schools,
6. Review of Section 86 Committees of Council education centres or informal outdoor recreation sites.)
7. Appointment of Councillors to Advisory Committees of Council HENRY BEZUIDENHOUT
8. Council Appointments to Working Groups, Industry Bodies and Forums Executive Manager, Community Planning and Economic Development
9. Council Meeting Framework and Meeting Schedule
10. Mayoral and Councillor Allowances
The Statutory and Annual Appointments Special Meeting of Council will be open to the public and
members of the public are most welcome to attend.

Moorabool Shire Council: PO Box 18, Ballan VIC 3342 Telephone: 03 5366 7100 Facsimile: 03 5368 1757 CEO: Derek Madden
Email: Web: Facebook: Moorabool Shire Council Twitter: @mooraboolshire
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Bacchus Marsh Flower & Garden Show Letters to the


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year, I encourage all Australians to pause for a
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it was at this time and date in 1918 that the guns
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Such is life
“She moved the gun because she panicked. She didn’t know
[the accused] would tell the police about it,” the accused’s
lawyer said.
By Caitlin Bewley “[The police] wouldn’t have noticed it if he hadn’t have said
(2nd Yr Swinburne Uni) anything,” the accused’s lawyer continued.
The court was told by the accused’s lawyer that the gun
A 46-year-old man who was worried about the well-being was going to be used as a decorative item in his Ned Kelly
of his wife unintentionally dobbed himself into police and themed bar at the home address.
faced the charges on Friday October 25. “So, he idolises Ned Kelly?” Magistrate Gregory Robinson
It was on February 22 of this year that police were called out asked.
to a house by a woman who said she feared she may “harm “He has a decorative interest in him and those sort of items,”
herself”. the accused’s lawyer rebutted. “He is a man who has learnt a
The woman’s husband, who will remain unnamed to protect lesson and is very unlikely to come back to court.”
When inside, the police noticed that the firearm had been
the identity of the victim, was called to assist police to get “Rural properties are targeted by gangs to obtain firearms
moved from its original location to underneath the bed in the
inside the house due to his wife’s lack of cooperation with because it is hard for them to obtain them legally,” Magistrate
police. master bedroom. Robinson said.
It was alleged by the prosecution, Senior Constable Helen The accused was taken to the Bacchus Marsh police station “I have some problem with the Ned Kelly theme, but the
Farmer, that the accused was asked if there were any for interview where he allegedly told police that the gun was police don’t want to follow that up,” Magistrate Robinson
weapons inside the house, he then told police that there was going to be used as a “decorative item”. continued.
an “old firearm that the family owned”. “His wife was having mental health problems,” the accused’s The accused was placed on an adjourned undertaking for
The accused told police where the firearm was kept and lawyer told the court. “She called the police to help her and a period of 12-months, he was also ordered to pay a $2000
gave police consent to search the house for the weapon. she was uncooperative,” donation to Djerrewarrah Health Services.

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Moorabool Mission Recovery Group

ADULT EDUCATION Struggling with addiction; Pain from the past; family member CHURCH
Ballan & District Community House out of control? Meeting weekly - Wednesday, 12.30pm – Jean Bacchus Marsh Christian Church
For class enrolment information, venue hire and costs; please Oomes Room, Lerderderg Library, Bacchus Marsh. Enq- Sunday Services 10am with kids program. 222 Main St,
call 5368 1934 or email Pastor Merv Patton – 0412 290 036. Bacchus Marsh. Enquiries 9028 2622.
Darley Neighbourhood House & Learning Centre CWA - The Marshians Night Branch Bacchus Marsh St John’s Anglican Church Ballan
Short courses and classes. 33-35 Jonathan Drive, Darley. BM & Meet first Tuesday of month - The Hub, Wittick St, Darley,
58 Simpson St, Ballan - Service - 10:30 every Sunday. Enq -
District Photography Club - Meetings 2nd & 4th Wednesday 7pm.  Enquiries - Gay Hooper 0413 350 012.
of month, 7.30pm. Enquiries welcome. Phone 5367 4390. The Pottery Group Rev’d Glen Wesley - 5368 2730.
The Laurels – Bacchus Marsh Community College Tuesday and Saturday 1pm-3pm, at the Public Park Hall Our Lady Help of Christians Korobeit
Courses and classes. 229 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh. (next to Tennis Courts), Stanley St, Gordon. All welcome. Mass every Saturday 6.30pm.
Enquiries & enrolments - 5367 1061. Enquiries to Maureen 0447173031. St Malachy’s Catholic Church Blackwood
U3A Bacchus Marsh Darley Park Native Gardens DEL  RIOS  LUNCH  MENU  
Service every Sunday at 4pm.
Active seniors social learning, for daily activities contact Working Bee, 1st Tuesday of the month at 9am. Contact Andy Ballan Uniting Church
5367 5341 or visit our website - 5367 2616 or Wendy 5367 4170. (St Paul’s) - Services 11.15am every Sunday.
Bacchus Marsh & District Garden Club
MEETINGS   Meeting 2nd Tuesday of each month, 7.30pm at The Laurels, Bacchus Marsh Baptist Church
Sundays, 10:30am, Worship Service and Children’s Program.
BacchChat @ Lerderderg Library Garlic   P rawns      
229 Main St, Bacchus Marsh. Guest Speakers. Supper after                   $ 8                                                    
                    Salmon  Salad  (quinoa,  
Phone 5367 6550 for more details.
1st Saturday of the Month, 10am-12 noon. Various topics of each meeting. All Welcome.
Albondigas  (Spanish  meatballs)         Enquiries - Wendy 5367
  4170.          $8   onions,   capers,  cos  lettuce  &  rock
interest presented. Enquiries – 5366 7100 or www.moorabool. Holy Trinity Anglican Church - Bacchus Marsh
Lal Lal Moorabool Photographic
Patatas  Bravas    (baked  potatoes  spicy  tomato  sauce)                      Service Group Inc                $6  Times     h omemade   dill  mayonnaise)          Meeting 3rd Wednesday each month, 7pm. Soldiers Memorial - Bacchus Marsh - Every Sunday 9am and
Ballan & District CWA Warm   marinaded  Olives  served  with  crusty  bread       1st,      3rd
Hall, Lal Lal. Enquiries 5341 7535.
 $8    & 4th Sunday 10.30am, Saturday 5pm, Brut del Rios Sparkling Balliang -
Branch meetings – 2nd Thursday each month. RSL Hall, Spanish   J amon   S errano  
Ballan Playgroup: Every Tuesday of school Term. St John’s ( served   w ith   b read)       2nd         $
Sunday 10     11am, 4th Sunday   9am, Myrniong - 1st and 3rd
Inglis St, Ballan, 7.30pm. All welcome - enquiries to 0407 992 Spanish  
Church sHall - erved  9:30-11:30am. with  bread  Enquiries     - 0409 681                    Sunday
             $8  11am.     EnquiriesFish   5367 o 5362 f  the  Day              
767 or email  
138 Anna or 0421 905 558 Tamsin. B3 Community Suggested wine: 2011 Sauvi
Ballan District Vintage Machinery & Vehicle Club Bruschetta  
Ballan Anglers (Tomatoes,  
Inc Spanish  onions,  basil                      $10
                     Family friendly,   informal   church with a difference. Every
Meetings - second Monday each month, 8pm. Tom Mullane Meeting
topped   second
with   Meredith   Wednesday marinaded   everygmonth. Senior Citizens 2nd & 4th Sunday 4.30pm at The Pavilion Room, Darley Civic
oats  fetta)  
Pavilion, Ballan Racecourse Reserve. Enquiries – Brian 5368 Spanish  Paella  (chicken  and  se
  Room, Steiglitz Street, Ballan, 7.30pm. More anglers and Centre, 182 Halletts Way, Darley.
2255 or Ray 5368 1177. families E needed andswelcome served  with  salad              
Mussels   spañola   erved  w–ith   0400 003 936.
crusty   bread                                      Church              $12   of    the   Living God
Bacchus Marsh Playgroup Bacchus Marsh CWA Day Branch Suggested wine: 2011 Pinot
(Behind St Andrew’s Church) Cnr Gisborne Rd & Lerderderg
(Mussels  steamed  with  garlic,  tomatoes,  basil  &  white  wine)Christian           youth ministry and bible teaching. 2nd Sunday
Meets 2nd Thursday of each month at 10am at the Darley
Street, Bacchus Marsh. Monday-Friday 9am, 11am, 1pm &   Hub, Wittick Street, Darley. Enquiries: 5368 7273. of every month, 5pm.  Open to all ages. At 14 Darcy St,
3pm. Enquiries – Cindy 0433 651 066. Spanish   twice  baked  
Alanon Support Groupc-hicken   for families wings  
of  alcoholics
  Maddingley. Enq – 0408Spanish   260 727. chicken  salad                                  
Rose-Carers of Maddingley Park Golden Harvest Christian Grilled   Fellowship tender  pieces  of  chicken  m
Meets at
Served   w10.30am
ith  crusty   on the bread   1st and            3rd Tuesdays
  of each
  month          $10    
Prayer everySpanish   Sundayh10am, erbs  &Men’s
Working bees every 3rd Sunday of each month. All welcome.   at the Uniting Church Hall, Gisborne Road, Bacchus Marsh. Non-denominational - of  
Enquiries - 0400 052 857. Enq - 0421 222 717. KYB Monday evenings 6pm (0429 681 566.) Ladies sKYB l ettuce,   r ocket,   t omatoes,   pani
Bocadillos   de  Chorizo    (Spanish  chorizo  sliders)                                        $12  
Footscray Poultry Club (at Bacchus Marsh)   &   m ango                            
Wednesday 1pm (5367 6834).
2  Meetings
small  bread  
heldb2nduns  Sunday
with  grilled   of month, chorizo,  
2pm.topped  Poultry Pavilion. Bacchus Marsh Life Church Suggested wine: 2008 Mars
Racecourse Rec. onions,  
Reserve, roasted   Balliang-Bacchus peppers,  rocket   Marsh Rd, Meeting 10am every Sunday   at the Bacchus Marsh RSL, 203
Marsh. mayonnaise
All welcome   – Kerry 9741 9705. Main Street. Enquiries Pastor Merv - 0412 B 290 036. topped  w
Anakie   Wagyu   urger  
WOOL OFF Suggested wine: “Anarchist” Red Blend $8/gl St
$30/bot Bernard’s Bacchus Marsh
Mass Times – Saturday- served  
5pm; Sunday
r oast  Catholic
p epper  
–chips   8.30am & 10am.
r elish,   cheese  &
Spring   rape  Club
pickers  Market Tapas  Platter                                                                              Bacchus
         $20   Marsh Uniting Church Parish
DAY Next market – Saturday 7th December 2019.
Selection  of  Spanish  cold  meats,  olives,  
First Saturday each month - Inglis St, Ballan – 9am-1pm.
Enquiries –cKristie
heese  0406              426
Services - St Andrew’s 9.30am every Sunday. Pentland Hills
                   2pm                1st       Sunday of month. Enquiries - 5367 2543 (office).
Suggested wine: 2009 Caber
2006 Cabernet (Connawarr
Saturday 16th November (gluten   free  option  available)  
Darley Market
Saturday 16th November, Grilled  Western  Plains  Pork  Cu
Suggested wine: 20118am Rose - 1pm. 1st & 3rd Saturday
$8/gl $30/bot each
With   apple,  coriander  &  Anakie  h
FRASERS SHED (Directly opposite Cross Roads, Ballan)   month at Darley Park Football Reserve. Enquiries – 0488 345 rocket  &  roast  pumpkin  salad  and
145 (Alan).
Winemakers  Cheese  Platter  –                                                                                                        $22 Suggested wine: 2011 Shiraz
Selection  of  Meredith  cheese,  Gippsland  Brie,  
Remembrance Day Service
Spanish  Manchego,  Rolada  &  Quince  paste                                    
  Bacchus Marsh – 11th November   New Function room
with stunning views
BE SHORN?? Service
*  Gluten   free  bCommences 10.30am
read  available    
on the Village Green.
Friday night dinner 5–8.30pm
Small to medium mobs - $10 per head Monday the 11th of November 2019 Weekend lunch 12–4pm
Drop off or pick-ups available - $20 per load
At 11.00am a minutes silence will honour OF MT. ANAKIE
Bookings essential Premium Wine | Tapas | Paella
For more info on pricing or to arrange a pick-up/drop off call
those who died in war for our country. CAFE | CELLAR DOOR Marvellous views | Live Music
Following the service, the RSL will be
DARREN HODGE PH: 0407 682 353 2290 Ballan Road, Anakie (next to Fairy Park)
BRIAN SMITH PH: 0428 608 238 open for a sausage sizzle. P: 5284 1227 M: 0418 543 844
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to have accidently ingested

prescription medication
(M/News 15 Oct 2019) Disengaged facilities
The rest facilities at Bungaree are
whilst trick-or-treating in
By Meg Kennedy

disgraceful. The whole rest stop needs

It was one of former Woodlands Ward

Bacchus Marsh last week.

Councillor Pat Toohey’s last advocations
before his recent passing; but there

an overhaul to meet the demand of the are no signs the toilets at Bungaree

The three-year-old child

weighbridge rest stop (westbound) will
reopen anytime soon.

transport industry and tourism. It was The toilet facilities have been closed

was taken to hospital on since 28 June this year, and are the only

poorly designed and nowhere near big

Students at Gordon Primary School recently made the dedicated rest stop facilities along the
Western Highway between Ballan and

the evening of Thursday, 31

effort to walk, ride or scoot to school as part of Walk to
School week. Photo – supplied. Ararat on the south/west side.

enough. As a truck driver foot
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uses pedal,
According to the VicRoads rest stop

October, and was treated by

map, there are no disabled toilets at
the nearest toilet facility, located at

paramedics after an incident stop most days it’s in appalling condition

Warrenheip petrol station.
Cr Toohey previously shared his
passionate views on the need for the

on Halletts Way. and to not be able to use the toilet is just

Gordon Primary School students recently walked, rode and
scooted to and from school as part of ‘Walk to School’ week
facilities before his passing last month.
“We will bring the State Government

earlier this month. under some pressure; this toilet
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is needed for tourism, trucks and The toilet facilities at the Bungaree rest stop are closed, with the weighbridge and
In a statement to The
Principal Russel Cowan said the initiative “is a great way to
help students learn healthy habits and be physically active disabled people,” said Cr Toohey in rest area still open to travellers on the Western Highway. Photo – Helen Tatchell
early September.

- Dale Pagram
every day.”

Moorabool News, police Walk to School week comes almost 12-months after Gordon Cr Toohey sent the Moorabool News closing the rest area.” closure, Regional Roads Victoria Acting
PS was funded a new 300-metre footpath upgrade from an email correspondence between Mr Kersting said funding will be Regional Director (Western) Brad Pryor

Letters to the Editor

Moorabool Shire Council and the State Government. Regional Roads Victoria Regional sought to replace the toilets however, said in a statement that the block will

confirmed that the child’s Along with the health benefits, walking to school has
benefits from reducing traffic congestion, saving on parking,
Director (Western) Mal Kersting and “there are no immediate plans for remain closed for the “foreseeable
Horsham City Council Infrastructure construction.”
Director John Martin that stated, “the

mother noticed the little girl

“Toilet facilities are available in Mr Pryor said the toilet block has been
Should read - Hang on and you’ll spot
and a positive impact on the environment.
toilet block was recently closed for Ballarat,” Mr Kersting said and closed as the facilities “were no longer
It’s based on extensive research and evidence indicating that publicEmail:
health reasons.” apologised for the closure, declaring it in an acceptable condition.”

was not well and an ambu- Three-year-old Abby recovering in the Sunshine Hospital, increased physical activity in Victorian children can provide
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large tree 200mtrs. WRITING LETTERS

use through TO THE EDITOR Each letterat“While
real health benefits. must be we’ve closed thewith
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toilets clean for regular community.”
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with mum Tara and nurse Josie. Photo – Western Health
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maintenance and name,
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locations for and
cars suburb for publication
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VicHealth funded 71 councils, including Moorabool Shire sanitary behaviours will remain open for drivers to pull
words. Letters were
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semi-trailers to ‘rest’option).
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Council. continuous complaint from the public. Westbound petrol letters
servicearestations over and take a break before continuing
amount of words in each letter received and published at the discretion of the Editor.
VicHealth play a crucial role in supporting schools and “At this stage, the toilets are considered and the towns of Beaufort and Great their journeys,” said Mr Pryor.
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Investigators have been told an isolated incident and
ensuring it’s safe, easy and fun to walk, ride or scoot to

Hospital for observation in a

to be beyond maintenance and will Western. “There are a number of other locations
school this October. need to be replaced,” Mr Kersting In a response to questions put forward where drivers can stop and rest along
Walk to School officially runs from 7 October 2019 to 1 this section of the
expressed to Mr Martin in the email. out.Western
The Highway
lid was–
the child may have ingested
Dear Editor, by the Moorabool News, skip bin that had
including blown
stable condition. have not received any other November 2019. “Should complaints continue to be relating to road safety, cost relating to we encourage drivers feeling fatigued
up and could not be closed and there was
Letter to the Editor – ‘I am not on their
For more information, It’s next to
received…we mayimpossible to find asewer
need to consider parking
and reasons behind the to pull over and rest,” he said.
also rubbish piled up alongside the bin, just
a prescription medication
in Bacchus Marsh nowadays.
reports of any similar inci- waiting for a gust.
“At this stage in the early in-
Our amenities have been destroyed by
payroll, so this shouldn’t be my job’. Fortunately, Monday is council bin
and are currently making Now I’ve
hordes of extremely unwelcome newcomers.
dents in the area. Bacchus Marsh was a village. Now it is being collection day, so I managed to pick most of

enquiries as to how this vestigation, it is not believed (M/News 15 Oct 2019) fashioned into a city - but still with woefully it up and place it my local bin.
Anyone with information downsized, I’m inadequate village infrastructure. Unfortunately, I am not on their payroll, so

happened. there is any malicious intent What an abominable scandal. this shouldn’t be my job.
is urged to contact Bacchus
living myThe best
I expected much more of Council and the As this is the first of many homes going up

Paramedics were called just surrounding this incident,” Marsh Police Station on 5366 I can wholeheartedly agree with this.
State Government. on that allotment, I hope that this issue can
be nipped in the bud early.

country life.
Even getting to the Marsh on the now over-
said the statement. crowded Bacchus Marsh-Geelong Road has Mark Kleinberg
before eight o’clock, and the 4500 or Crime Stoppers on amount of rubbish I have picked up from become a horrid driving ordeal. Ballan
Who were the idiots that thought all this up?
girl was taken to Sunshine Police are treating this as 1800 333 000. my nature strip and front yard is ridiculous. Escape the everyday rush and surrender
Ian MacFarlane
yourself to the slower pace of Trentham.
Balliang East
Not only takeaway foodMcAuley wrappers and

One more strike toward jail

Retirement Village is completeDearand
cups but pieces of foil insulation, spacer
ready for you to move in! With just five units
After trying to contact a certain out of
remaining we urge you to be quick. town ‘Homes’ builder and Council, with no
foam, empty mortar bags, pieces of black
• Sunlit two and three bedroom units
success, I revert to our local newspaper with
my complaint.
plastic - the list is endless. Even open
• Spacious, afterplan this
living It would be considerate if the builders on
the corner of Flack Street and Spencer Road

By Caitlin Bewley article, the lid was open •again on the

Superb location bin Ballan,
with stunning to be a bit more conscious about
controlling the rubbish from their work site.
tree-lined streets.
(2nd Yr Swinburne Uni) within the last two days. We already know it can get quite windy at
Ballan and anything not tied down may get
Take a tour today. You won’t look back! blown away.
- Rebecca Treadwell On Monday 8 October there was quite an
amount of rubbish up Flack St from the
A Gordon man is facing a period off the
Call our sales partner Harkin Property
road after a second driving offence within Letter to the Editor – Avenue of Honour 03 5424 1866
an 18-month period. plans ‘horrendously damaging’

Email -
Elis Hasaj was travelling west on Bacchus
(M/News 22 Oct 2019)
Letters to the Editor
The What’s On section is for non-profit community
Marsh road, Bacchus Marsh when he Editors discretion. Advertising of AGMs in this sec
the constitution of Business & Consumer Affairs f

was stopped by police at a preliminary The Pottery Group

breath testing station, the Bacchus Marsh Sadly the beautiful “canopies’ of the trees ADULT EDUCATION
Ballan & District Community House
Email: Tuesday and Saturday 1pm-3p
(next to Tennis Courts), Stanle
Magistrates court heard on Friday 25 now look more like Pencil Pines .. not much For class
Dear enrolment information, venueenvironmental
call 5368 1934 or email
hire and costs; impacts
please wereEnquiries
also to lane
Lal Lal Moorabool
Did you

“I was out for a friend’s birthday,” Hasaj told

It was extremely disturbing to considered.
canopy left, not the beautiful “Avenue” it
Darley Neighbourhood House & Learning Centre
October. read ‘Marsh
coursesbypass still on
and classes. theJonathan
33-35 ta-
24 Sept 2019).Club - Meetings became
a result, the Avenue
Darley. BM & of
a centrepiece for WWI
Meeting would require
Honour3rd Wednesday
Lal Lal.roundabout
Hall, cen- Enquiries 5341
each ma

It was alleged by prosecutor Senior Magistrate Gregory Robinson. “I stopped used to be.
of month, in 2008
7.30pm. VicRoads
Enquiries revealed
2nd & 4th Wednesday
tenary commemorations 2014-18.
welcome. Phone 5367 4390.
remains our iconic landmark
Honour in two?
& District
even more
Tuesday of each
plans for a Woolpack
– BacchusRoad exten-
drinking at about one or two in the morning.”
The Laurels Marsh Community College last lot.
glorious town entrance. 229 Main St, Bacchus Marsh. G
Constable Helen Farmer that when Hasaj - Erica Szentpaly
sion. It was
Courses andclear that such
classes. 229 aMain plan Street, Bacchus Marsh.
involved a& significant
Enquiries enrolments impact- 5367 1061.on The Avenue of Honour each meeting.Imagine
Preserva- driving,
All Welcome. Enq
“Did you know you can go to jail for drink
ing along theTuesd
Honour (the long- tion Group had always pushed Ballanfor Playgroup: Every
was tested, there was “alcohol present” on
the Halletts after Hall
that -massiv
est intact,
Active livingsocial
seniors war memorial
learning,and for daily activitiesWay extension
contact as the Church
Anglican 9:30-1
Anna or men and558 concret
driving?” Magistrate Robinson asked Hasaj. 5367avenue
elm 5341 or invisit
theour website
world). It would solution for “local traffic138
- conges- 0421 905 Tamsi
his breath and was subsequently taken to an This really sh**s me that a couple of do-
also carve through extensive mar- tion”. This was reinforcedDarley
ket garden lands (part MEETINGS
of Victoria’s cil after the 2012 decision,
to Coun- posited. Our “cath
Park Native Gardens
beautiful mar
1st Tuesday of the
onsite testing vehicle. “[This offending] is within 18-months of BacchChat @ Lerderderg Library
“bread-basket”). with suggestions for dealing 5367 with
2616 or Wendy 5367 4170.
gooders will stop this necessary bypass for 1st
NotSaturday of the
long after, theMonth,
Avenue 10am-12 truck through-traffic in our town.
was noon. Various topics of Ballan Anglers
I urge everyone
The prosecution told the court the accused’s your last drink driving offence. If you are interest
heritagepresented. Enquiries to
listed. Opposition – 5366 Now we are presented with even awful
the 7100 or www.moorabool. Meeting second
proposal. A
Wednesday e
the Marsh. The town is way too busy for
plan gathered: large numbers of
more damaging and suspect “by- available. Pass on o
Room, Steiglitz Street, Ballan,
blood alcohol content at the time of this detected a third time, you would probably Ballan &
locals, District
plus CWA
pass” plans, from a seemingly children and grand
Victo- obsessed and inflexible VicRoads. families needed Damienwelcome
and Strangio–
the current infrastructure. Pull ya heads in
Branch Australians,
rians, meetings – 2nd evenThursday
people each month. RSL Hall,
BacchusandMarsh CWAMarsh Day Bra
go to jail,” Magistrate Robinson said. Inglis St, Ballan, 7.30pm. All welcome This will again
- enquiries lead992
to 0407 to division Bacchus
offending was 0.082%, Hasaj allegedly told from overseas, the National Trust, dissent for years to come,
767 or email
Meets 2nd Thursday of each m
and rid the main town of trucks and look veterans groups, various political wiser heads prevail.
Ballan District Vintage Machinery & Vehicle Club Hub, Wittick Street, Darley.
Dear Editor,

police he “wasn’t sure how much [alcohol he Hasaj’s licence was cancelled for a period of organisations, unions, historical
Meetings - second Monday each month, VicRoads’
8pm. Tom plans Alanon Support Group - for fa
are horrendously
Mullane Ian McFarlane (
at how many extra trees would be planted
and botanical
Pavilion, Ballangroups,
Racecourseand Reserve.
so on. Enquiries
damaging.– They Brianare
5368 Meets
hugely expen-at 10.30am on the 1st and
Oct), your letter m
had consumed the night before]”. 16-months.
2255 or Ray 5368 numerous
1177. relatives sive, damaging, and will take at the Uniting Church Hall, Gis
of thoseMarsh commemorated like a sad, vindicti
Playgroup on the to progress.
to honour more of our soldiers. Bacchus Enq - 0421 222 to 717.
blame others b
Avenue protested. Bacchus Marsh’s

Dam maintenance reminder

(Behind St Andrew’s Church) Cnr Gisborne Rd & Lerderderg
Alternatives Footscray Poultry
have been presented Clubup
has caught (atwith
largest petition and biggest protest to 9am, Meetings
and held
Street, Bacchus Marsh. Monday-Friday 11am,by1pm
VicRoads, local&experts, to 2nd Sunday
the extent of m
that y
- Brian Brook rally
3pm. signalled
Enquiries the
to this “plan”.
level 0433
– Cindy of opposi-
651 066. by business groups. Suggestions
Mission Recovery Groupthat avoid destruction toBacchus
Racecourse “hordes
the Av-Marsh.
Rec. Reserve,
of extrem
All welcome
newcomers” unqu

Between 2010
Struggling withand 2012, Heritage
addiction; Pain from the past;offamily
enue Honourmember
and market gar- you should invite
Victoria ruledMeeting
out of control? againstweekly
the plan,- Wednesday, 12.30pm –options.
dens. Cheaper Jean Alterna- to buildMARK a wall to
the Room,
Heritage Lerderderg
Council ruled 2:1Library,
for Bacchus
tives thatMarsh. Enq- out sooner. ratepaying, local s
can be rolled
Brian Brook You are so right Brian. As a Pastor
the plan,Merv Patton
after – 0412three-day
a record 290 036. Ballan Lions Club Market
Options that address trucking out.
hearing, of Maddingley
but with Park
a strong dissent- Next
issues. Options that also help plan market – Saturday 2nd No
eachwhat is the “a
helpSaturday month - Ing
veteran, I have no issue with developing
ing vote.beesTheevery 3rd Sunday
Planning Minister of each month.
for All welcome.
our town’s im- dal”
Recent rainfall has tested the integrity DAM WALL - the downstream wall should
you speak of?
then “called- 0400 052decision
in” the 857. for re- pending local traffic issues. Enquiries – Kristie 0406 426 460
and retirees want
view - The Marshiansexperts.
departmental Night BranchOn Bacchus
Instead we get the same Darley
Marsh old plans Market: Saturday 19th
the necessary infrastructure for the town
benefits of living
of some farm dams, serving as a timely be kept clear of trees, shrubs and weeds. Meet first Day
7pm. Enquiries
- Gay Hooper
on the grounds
plan - was
The Hub,thatWittick
0413 350scar
of its dam-
St, Darley,
will forever
012.our town. Why?
3rd Saturdayarea
and irretrievably
Enquiries – 0488
each month
at D
you think
145 And
reminder for landowners to carry out routine The slope should have an even cover of deep- that’s growing so quickly. Council needs aging effects on our extraordinary One last point. Did you know as newcomers? Wh
war memorial. I have no doubt that these “plans” involve a four- Bacchus Marsh, 2
maintenance. rooted grass, regularly maintained to allow to be less PC and get on with what’s
Southern Rural Water’s Manager visual assessment of the wall. necessary.
Groundwater and Rivers, Hugh Christie, DAM CREST - the crest may be used to - Graham Sheath
said that a dam is a valuable asset on any
allow stock or vehicles to cross the dam wall. WHAT’S ON
The What’s On section is for non-profit community
Editors discretion. Advertising of AGMs in this sec
farm, providing essential stock or irrigation the constitution of Business & Consumer Affairs f
However, it should be kept level to avoid
water supplies and should be inspected ADULT EDUCATION The Pottery Group

throughout the year as part of preventative potholes and uneven areas forming. The Ballan & District Community House
Tuesday and Saturday 1pm-3p
(next to Tennis Courts), Stanle
crest should also be fenced to exclude stock
For class enrolment information, venue hire and costs; please Enquiries to Maureen 04471730
maintenance. call 5368 1934 or email
Darley Neighbourhood House & Learning Centre
Lal Lal Moorabool Photograph

“Dam failure not only leads to expensive from both the upstream and downstream Short courses and classes. 33-35 Jonathan Drive, Darley. BM &
District Photography Club - Meetings 2nd & 4th Wednesday
Meeting 3rd Wednesday each m
Hall, Lal Lal. Enquiries 5341 753
Bacchus Marsh & District Gar
walls. Allowing stock access to the walls YOUR
of month, 7.30pm. Enquiries welcome. Phone 5367 4390.
repair bills; it also means lost production The Laurels – Bacchus Marsh Community College
Meeting 2nd Tuesday of each m
229 Main St, Bacchus Marsh. G

while the dam is repaired,” Mr Christie said. will cause damaging erosion. Courses and classes. 229 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh.
Enquiries & enrolments - 5367 1061.
each meeting. All Welcome. Enq
Ballan Playgroup: Every Tuesd
U3A Bacchus Marsh
“The owner is also legally liable for any GENERAL SURVEILLANCE - Regular Active seniors social learning, for daily activities contact
5367 5341 or visit our website -
Anglican Church Hall - 9:30-1
138 Anna or 0421 905 558 Tamsi
Darley Park Native Gardens
damage a failed dam causes to people, checks for leaks, wet spots, slumping or any MEETINGS Working Bee, 1st Tuesday of the
5367 2616 or Wendy 5367 4170.
signs that the dam may be at risk. Regular
BacchChat @ Lerderderg Library
property or the environment.” 1st Saturday of the Month, 10am-12 noon. Various topics of
interest presented. Enquiries – 5366 7100 or www.moorabool.
Ballan Anglers Inc
Meeting second Wednesday e
Some basic good practice guidelines from inspections and prompt maintenance should
Ballan & District CWA
Room, Steiglitz Street, Ballan,
families needed and welcome –

Southern Rural Water to help achieve a long ensure you get the maximum life span Branch meetings – 2nd Thursday each month. RSL Hall,
Inglis St, Ballan, 7.30pm. All welcome - enquiries to 0407 992
Bacchus Marsh CWA Day Bra
Meets 2nd Thursday of each m

operating life from your dam: from your dam. Any movement should DETOX YOUR HOME IS SAFE, 767 or email
Ballan District Vintage Machinery & Vehicle Club
Hub, Wittick Street, Darley. Enq
Alanon Support Group - for fa
Meetings - second Monday each month, 8pm. Tom Mullane Meets at 10.30am on the 1st and
SPILLWAY - must be designed to cope with immediately be reported to your local rural FREE AND EASY TO USE. Saturday 16 November 2019
Pavilion, Ballan Racecourse Reserve. Enquiries – Brian 5368
2255 or Ray 5368 1177.
at the Uniting Church Hall, Gis
9.00 am to 1.00 pm Enq - 0421 222 717.
large storms and rainfall runoff. The spillway water authority (eg Southern Rural Water) Dispose of common household chemicals without
Bacchus Marsh Playgroup
(Behind St Andrew’s Church) Cnr Gisborne Rd & Lerderderg
Footscray Poultry Club (at Bac
Address provided upon registration. Meetings held 2nd Sunday of m
must never be reduced in size without the and your farm dam engineer. harming your health or the environment.
Street, Bacchus Marsh. Monday-Friday 9am, 11am, 1pm &
3pm. Enquiries – Cindy 0433 651 066.
Racecourse Rec. Reserve, Ba
Bacchus Marsh. All welcome –
approval of your rural water authority. Mr Christie said this advice is general – “we
Moorabool Mission Recovery Group
Struggling with addiction; Pain from the past; family member MARK
Simply register online, turn up on the day with TO REGISTER
out of control? Meeting weekly - Wednesday, 12.30pm – Jean
COMPENSATION PIPE AND VALVE encourage all dam owners to seek expert Oomes Room, Lerderderg Library, Bacchus Marsh. Enq- Ballan Lions Club Market
Next market – Saturday 2nd No
your unwanted items, and we’ll do the rest.
Pastor Merv Patton – 0412 290 036.
- the valve must be operated regularly to advice about the best way to keep their dam
Rose-Carers of Maddingley Park
Working bees every 3rd Sunday of each month. All welcome.
First Saturday each month - Ing
Enquiries – Kristie 0406 426 460
avoid seizure due to rust and other build Enquiries - 0400 052 857. 1300 363 744 Darley Market
safe and operating properly. CWA - The Marshians Night Branch Bacchus Marsh Saturday 2nd November, 8am -

up. Operating regularly will also reduce the Meet first Tuesday of month - The Hub, Wittick St, Darley,
7pm. Enquiries - Gay Hooper 0413 350 012.
month at Darley Park Football R
145 (Alan).

amount of silt and other debris that can build “A qualified and experienced farm dam
up in the compensation pipe. Safe and simple consulting engineer is a great place to start.” Paint, batteries and fluorescent lights are not accepted at this event.
For safety reasons we can’t accept containers larger than 20 litres or 20 kilograms.
access to the valve must be maintained at all For more information you can contact Please bring your chemicals in non-returnable containers.
times. Southern Rural Water on 1300 139 510.
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The 3rd Bi-Annual Business Excellence Awards
Held at St Anne’s Winery – Friday 25 October 2019

HOSPITALITY – Judge Garry Robilliard
(Sponsor – Darley Bakehouse)
WINNER – Zest Licenced Café
Friday October 25 2019
HOME BASED – Judge Janice Ray
– 11.00
6.00 pm(Sponsor pm
– B&DCC)
WINNER – Scruffy Fella
LOCAL PRODUCER – Judge Janice Ray
(Sponsor – St Anne’s Vineyards)
WINNER – Truffle Treasures
64 Garrards Lane,–Myrniong
RETAIL Judge VickiVIC 3341
(Sponsor B&DCC) Marcus, Paige and Graeme Rayner (First National Real
Dress code: Lounge suit Justine & Rob (1976 Fitness & Personal Training) Finalist Estate) PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AWARD
WINNER – Ballan Local Butcher
SERVICES – Judge Colin Wilson
(Sponsor – Western Water)
Tickets: $105 per head
WINNER – First National Rayner Real Estate
including all food, drinks and entertainment
Highly Commended –
Tickets Marsh Community
available online atBank Branch
ACCOMMODATION – Judge Chris Botha
For enquiries – B&DCC)
WINNER – Blackwood Mineral Springs Holiday Park
Angie Colliver 0409 996 393
MANUFACTURING – Judge Jim Dannock
(Sponsor – Rossco Engineering & Sales)
WINNER – Ace Kitchens & Cabinetry
Glenn & Kirstin Pluck (Western Screens & Blinds) Alannah and Lisa (Zest Licensed Café) HOSPITALITY
TRADE SERVICES – Judge Samantha McIntosh
(Sponsor – B&DCC)
WINNER – Shane Cook Homes
Highly Commended – Springfields Garage Ballan
YOUNG ACHIEVER – Judge Colin Wilson
(Sponsor – B&DCC)
WINNER – Keeley Johnson (Keeley’s Cause)
(Sponsor – V/Line)
WINNER – Ballan & District Community Bank
MAYORAL AWARD – Judge Mayor Cr Paul Tatchell
(Sponsor – Moorabool Shire Council)
WINNER – Sally’s Country Corn/Spotless Sally
(Samantha Munari & Ally Giofches) Rebecca Treadwell (Springfields Garage Ballan) with judge
Nigel & Deryck (Scruffy Fella) HOME BASED & MICRO Samantha McIntosh HIGHLY COMMENDED – TRADE
(Sponsors – The Moorabool News, Moorabool Wind Farm &
Ballan & District Community Bank
WINNER – Ballan Local Butcher

Shane Cook (Shane Cook Homes) with judge Samantha Adam Ludbrook & Billy Smith (ACE kitchens & cabinetry)

Cr Tonia Dudzik and Geoff Camm

Samantha Munari & Ally Giofches

Cr John Keogh and friend.

2017 Business of the Year recipients Debbie & Simon Ross

Asha & Bernie Shanahan (Crossroads Trading Ballan) Angus McLean, Samantha McIntosh & Marita Punshon (Commercial Glazing)
Email -  The Moorabool News – 5 November, 2019 Page 15


The 3rd Bi-Annual Business Excellence Awards
Held at St Anne’s Winery – Friday 25 October 2019

Friday October 25 2019
6.00 pm – 11.00 pm

64 Garrards Lane, Myrniong VIC 3341

Teah Myers and Abbey Kick (2017 Young Achiever - Amber
Steve & Janet McGhie Hair Studio) Dress
Shirley & Allan McLean code: Lounge
(St Anne’s Winery) suit


Tickets: $105 per head
including all food, drinks and entertainment
Tickets available online at
For enquiries contact
Angie Colliver 0409 996 393

Brad & Jenni Panos (Blackwood Mineral Springs Holiday

Park) ACCOMMODATION Emily & Stewart Davies Shane Zammit (Ballan Local Butcher) RETAIL

The Ballan & District Community Bank Branch team Abbey Kick (2017 recipient) with Keeley Johnson YOUNG

Samantha Munari & Ally Giofches (Spotless Sally/Sally’s Business of the Year – Shane Zammit (Ballan Local Butcher)
Country Corn) with Moorabool Mayor Cr Paul Tatchell with major sponsors. Julie Dargan (Moorabool Wind Farm)
Marg Ryan & Michael Ryan (President B&DCC) MAYORS AWARD and Luke Calder (Ballan & District Community Bank)

Michaela Settle with Moorabool Shire CEO Derek Madden Bacchus Marsh Community Bank ladies. BM Community Bank Manager Ian Prince and Gay Hooper

Robert Dwyer and Paul Clark from Western Water. Asha Shanahan with mother Ros Ponder. Andy Waugh (MSC) and Karen Jansen (MSC)
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Fantastic Hobby Farm/Rural Getaway!!

Win for
1726 Glenmore Road, Rowsley
Price: $795,000-$850,000
Situated in the Rowsley Valley is this very comfortable
home of 2 bedrooms plus rumpus (or 3 b/room), lounge with Sunday’s announcement
wood heater and R/C split system A/C, and country style has created a lot of buzz
kitchen with timber cupboards and slate flooring. The main across Victoria’s real estate
bedroom has a Dbl BIR and both bedrooms and rumpus sector.
have WWC. The large rumpus room can also be used for Our market will be swarmed
a 3rd bedroom and/or sitting room. Polished boards are by new buyers, resulting in
featured through the entrance hall and loungeroom which further transactions in our
also has French doors to the outside. There is a decked community.
pergola on the rear of the house as well as one side and
More buyers will also
landscaped gardens surround the home. Externally we
mean more houses being
have a garage and machinery shed, hay shed, BBQ area,
constructed and extra jobs in
vegie garden, chookpen, dog run, fernery and concrete
our region.
water tank. The property serviced by town water and is GIL KING The First Home Buyers
separated into 4 paddocks each their own tap and electric CEO, REIV Scheme will also be attractive
fencing. All the hard work has been done so just move in
to new buyers looking to
and enjoy the serenity of the surrounding farm lands. The Federal Government’s relocate in regional Victoria
decision to expand the First where they get better value
Home Buyers Scheme will for money and a terrific
have amazing benefits to lifestyle to boot.
regional Victorian Real The regional Victorian
Estate. real estate sector is already
The REIV openly welcomes in healthy shape, with the
the plan unveiled last recent REIV Quarterly
week by Treasurer Josh Median figures proving that
Frydenberg, which will our market is bouncing back.
encourage first-home buyers This upcoming summer
on lower incomes to enter is a fantastic time for local
the property market with a sellers, with extra buyers
deposit of just 5 per cent. around we will need a lot
In regional Victoria, a 5 per more properties up for sale.
cent deposit will mean that a If you were unsure about
potential homeowner would selling your home, now is
only need to save $18,750 the perfect time to do so.
to purchase a property As always, if a buyer or a worth $375,000, under the seller is looking for objective
expanded scheme that information on the market
140 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh 5367 2333 comes into effect in January or an agency– they should
Arbee Real Estate 2020. visit

Large Family Home On Corner Allotment


7 Gladstone Street, Gordon

Situated in the popular Gordon township across from the primary school is this fantastic family home with plenty of space
inside & out. The home offers a flexible floor plan with the option of five bedrooms or four and a study, master with walk
in robe & ensuite, recently renovated luxurious bathroom, two large living areas and a beautiful pitch ceiling in the main
lounge creating the feeling of space. Externally, there are established gardens, shedding, a double carport & a quick walk
or drive will have you at shops, cafes & the pub.
Price: $639,000

Agent: Matthew Edwards

0401 728 881
51 Lydiard Street South, Ballarat 3350
Phone 5331 1111
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Real Estate with a Difference

• Experienced team
• Better communication
• Quality service
• Outstanding results

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Senior Property Manager Sales Consultant
0411 672 592 0447 551 657

If you are tired of the same song and dance visit us 10am - 6pm
Monday 11 November 2019 - Friday 15 Novemer 2019
at Ballan Mechanics Institute Hall - 143 Inglis St, Ballan VIC 3342
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Arbee Real Estate

FOR SALE 20 Patterson Street, Bacchus Marsh FOR SALE 4 Staughton Court, Bacchus Marsh
3 2 1 2 1 2

Once Old, But New Again! Opportunity Knocking!

The bones were good on this beauty & the superb makeover shows it Centrally located home, 2 bedroom plus family room/3rd bedroom
off in all its glory. Step up to the decked veranda & into the welcoming home, good sized open kitchen, separate lounge & updated bathroom.
entrance hall. To the left is your spacious lounge room with decorative Gas heater in both the lounge and family rooms & ducted evap cooling
ceiling. Kitchen with island bench and stone benchtops all round has throughout. Externally, decked area off the family room, laundry,
plenty of cupboard space. The master bedroom has BIRs & a beautiful second toilet and 2 sheds as well as a double length carport.
ensuite, bedroom 2 with BIR & 3 are adjacent to your family bathroom.
INSPECT By appointment INSPECT By appointment
FOR SALE $595,000-$615,000 FOR SALE $460,000-$480,000


Daryl Gould 0409 233 157 NEW LISTING CONTACT
Daryl Gould 0409 233 157

FOR SALE 7 Shea Street, Bacchus Marsh FOR SALE 48 Rosehill drive, Bacchus Marsh
3 1 4 4 2 2

Invest In Me Contemporary Style With Prestige Inclusions

Very neat and tidy 3 bedroom home, open plan living, gas heater and Stunning ex display home, offering 4 BR, master with ensuite and large
wood heater in the lounge, split system AC in kitchen. Master BR with WIR. Three BR with BIR and share access to a central bathroom and
BIR, bathroom with bath & separate shower. Covered pergola, garden separate powder room. Formal lounge with Rinnai Sapphire fireplace,
shed, DBL galv garage. Walking distance to shops, schools and open plan dining/living area, overseen by a chef style kitchen with dual
Bacchus Marsh CBD on a 592m² block. pantries, white stone benchtops, Decked alfresco entertaining area to
fully landscaped gardens.
INSPECT By appointment INSPECT By appointment
FOR SALE $390,000-$410,000 FOR SALE $595,000-$630,000


Daryl Gould 0409 233 157
Daryl Gould 0409 233 157 & Pete Leonard 0429 671 990

FOR SALE 17 Madden Drive, Bacchus Marsh FOR SALE 144 Camerons Road, Darley
4 2 1 4 2 3

4 Bedroom Town Property “Peppercorn Grove” – A Hidden Gem

Featuring 4 large bedrooms, master with an ENS and WIR. The 4th Unique family home on 25.26 hectares (62.4 acres) is tucked away
bedroom is big enough to be a 2nd living area. 900mm gas cook top, beside Goodman’s Creek just 7km from Bacchus Marsh township. No
600mm wall oven, plenty of storage and bench space. Situated on a expense spared in this 4 bedroom plus study that could be your fifth
647m2 parcel of land, with a spacious living area, ducted heating & bedroom, 2 bathrooms, powder room, 3 spacious living areas and
cooling, large walk in linen, 6m x 4.4m single car garage and only quality kitchen. Paved verandah, triple carport and huge outdoor
walking distance to Hospital, cafes, Bacchus Marsh township. covered area with fernery and suitable for year round entertaining.
INSPECT By appointment INSPECT By appointment
FOR SALE $539,000-$569,000 FOR SALE $1,950,000
CONTACT Kelvin Gaffiero 0410 998 736 CONTACT Daryl 0409 233 157 Steve 0475 888 101

FOR SALE 16 Richardson Court, Maddingley FOR SALE 1726 Glenmore Road, Rowsley
3 1 2 2 1 3

It’s Not A House, It’s A Home Fantastic Hobby Farm/Rural Getaway!

Great sized 612sqm corner block. 3 Bedrooms + study with updated In the Rowsley Valley is this very comfortable home of 2 bedrooms plus
bathroom & kitchen. Lounge/meals/kitchen opening onto undercover rumpus, lounge with wood heater and split system A/C, and country
outdoor entertaining with fireplace. Well presented garden with side & style kitchen. Large rumpus room could be used for 3rd bedroom and/
rear access for the boat, caravan or shed (STCA). Close to Bacchus or sitting room. There is a decked pergola on the rear and one side of
Marsh Grammar, new Medical Centre, Sporting Grounds, Golf Course & house and landscaped gardens surround the home. Externally we have
Station. Perfect for first home owners, investors, down-sizers. garage and machinery shed, hay shed, BBQ area, vegie garden.
INSPECT By appointment INSPECT By appointment
FOR SALE $420,000-$430,000 FOR SALE $795,000-$850,000
CONTACT Steve 0475 888 101 Kelvin 0410 998 736 CONTACT Daryl Gould 0409 233 157

FOR SALE 94 Holts Lane, Darley FOR SALE 11 Moorabool Drive, Ballan
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Immaculate Family Home Modern Home For The Growing Family

This immaculately presented family residence close to schools, shops, Single storey spacious family home is situated on a large 788m2 parcel
public transport with easy freeway access to Melbourne & Ballarat. of land in the quiet town of Ballan. With everything you need close by
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bedrooms with BIRs, central bathroom & WC. The open plan kitchen, station. Stunning modern kitchen, gas ducted heating, feature gas log
dining, lounge has great functionality with sliding glass door out to the fire, ducted evaporative cooling, double garage with internal access and
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INSPECT By appointment INSPECT By appointment
FOR SALE $440,000 - $460,000 FOR SALE $570,000 - $590,000
CONTACT Peter Leonard 0429 671 990 CONTACT Kelvin Gaffiero 0410 998 736

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October 2019 Market Update

Median House Price for Bacchus Marsh, Darley, Number of houses sold in the 12 month period to
Maddingley. Oct 2018 compared to Oct 2019 October 31.
$520,000 200
$510,000 180 172
$500,000 $492,500 160
140 129
$480,000 $475,000
120 111
$460,000 79 83
$450,000 80
60 54

$430,000 40

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Number of houses sold in the 12 month period to

October 31.

180 172


140 129

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Is now a good time to rent my property out, or to buy an investment property?
79 83 Is now a good time to rent my property out, or to buy
Thanks for your question Peter. We think that now is a great time to have an investment property in
80 I wait until the New Year to Sell my property?
an investment property?
the area. Our office is currently experiencing a vacancy rate of only 1% & our average days on
market for rental listings over the last 3 months is 22 days (market average 61). The rental market is
Should I wait until the New Year to Sell my property?
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lot of people have time off work and therefor have more time available to look at to low interest rates, high rental demand, low vacancy rates & the fact that
homes. We generally only close the main days over the Christmas in order to take Bacchus Marsh & surrounding areas have faired very well throughout the market
advantage of people in the area, wanting to see through properties. downturn. The current rental yield is around 4.3% which is also quite attractive to
Many industries such as manufacturing & building close down over the Christmas many investors.
period, but in Real Estate, the best offices work through. Visit our website at for more information regarding
renting your property in Moorabool.

Disclaimer: All information contained is gathered from sources we believe to be reliable.

We cannot however guarantee its accuracy & interested parties should make & rely on their own enquiries.

For all your Real Estate needs,

Contact Arbee Real Estate 5367 2333
Arbee Real Estate or
140 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh I 5367 2333 I
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Results – Week ending 3 November Darley Cricket Club Pennant Results - Round 5
By Todd Whelan Monday
Under 10 Boys
Premier Division
Ballan 0 lost Sovereign Knights 38 Darley’s 5th XI grade, six wicket loss was the only cricket
played at the weekend after persistent rain forced the Buninyong 14 def Avenue 2
Under 10 Girls
abandonment of the clubs four other grades. Division One
Ballan 2 lost Celtic Tigers Red 7
As a result, the unbeaten LIons First XI watched on Avenue 14 def Buninyong 2 
Under 12 Boys frustratingly from the dug-out, unable to pick up the
(Red Grade) maximum six points on offer after their Round 4 road trip
to Napoleons-Sebastopol was called off for a second week in Cancelled due to inclement weather.
Ballan 10 lost Wildcats 12
a row. The weather has been cruel for the inform Lions who
(White Grade)
Ballan 17 lost Celtic Tigers Red 24
have had to settle for halving the points at their previous two Bacchus Marsh Netball Association
Results – Week ending 3 November
Under 12 Girls The Lions will hope the weather gods are kind ahead of
Ballan 8 lost Phoenix 54 their Round 5, two-day meeting with Golden Point at Darley SENIORS
Park starting this Saturday. Coach Brian Wheelahan hinted Clovers 17 lost Come Back Queens 42
Under 14 Boys there maybe one change to bolster the bowling attack against Ladybirds Seven 0 lost Devils 10
(Red Grade) the fifth placed ‘Pointers’.
Storm Snr 24 lost Jayes 40
Ballan White 40 def Wildcats 25 “If Ben Longhurst gets through training, he’ll definitely
return,” he said. Fireworks 45 def Eynesbury Ladies 6
(Red Grade)
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Ballan Blue 11 lost Drummo Dragons Green 27
bowling record speaks for itself. From his 109 matches over Shooters 36 def Power 19
(Blue Grade) 10 seasons, Longhurst has 207 wickets @ 16.78 average with
Ballan 50 def Phoenix Black 15 best figures of 6/89.
Section 1
Under 14 Girls While the Lions look set to field their strongest line-up for
the season, Wheelahan won’t allow reputations to dictate Zodiacs 26 def Aces 14
Ballan 22 def Phoenix 20
their effort. Astrids 17 lost Diamonds 19  
Under 16 Boys “While we’re still sitting second, we expect another great Eagles 11 lost BM Stars 35
(Red Grade) challenge against quality opposition this week,” Wheelahan Sapphires 11 lost Sparkles 25
Ballan 41 def Phoenix Blue 19 said.
Vamps 12 lost Sparks 25
“We’re really looking forward to it.”
(Blue Grade) Section 2
Ballan 56 def Phoenix Black 22 BCA First Grade - (Round 4)
Napoleons-Sebastopol v Darley - (Oct 26 - Nov 2) Lightning 4 lost Comets 25 B A C C H U S MARSH

Under 16 Girls Hot Shots 6 lost The Suns 20

Match abandoned
Ballan - Bye Darley 2nd, P4 W2 D2 L0. Storm 1 lost Super Stars 16
Under 19 Boys Hunters 10 def Thunderstruck 9    
BCA Second Grade - (Round 4)
Ballan 33 def Wildcats 27 Darley vs Mt Clear - (Oct 26 - Nov 2) Section 3
Mt Clear 4/133, Overs 43. M. Ward 2 wickets. Firebird 8 def Little Stars 9
Ballan Golf Club Darley 1st, P4 W3 D1 L0. Magic Moments 17 def Skittles 0
Results - Week ending Saturday 2 November BCA Third Grade - (Round 4) Section 4
Mt Clear vs Darley - (Oct 26 - Nov 2) Devils Mini 5 def Pink Panthers 3
Wednesday - Men’s & Ladies
Mt Clear 147 All out, Overs 59. S. Kumar 6 wickets Zooplers 15 def Maltesers 1
Winner - Les Martin (16) 38 points.
Darley 1/54, Overs 17.
R/up - Jim Walsh (22) 36 points.
Darley 12th, P4 W1 D1 L2.
Magpie - 14th Peter Di Fiore.
BCA Fourth Grade - (Round 3)
NTPs - 12th Ken Muhlhan, 15th Barry Lenaghan.
Darley vs VRI Delacombe - (Oct 26 - Nov 2)
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VRI Delacombe 4/92, Overs 35. A. Kannar 2/8, D. Hynes 2/11

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R/up - Bob Arklay & Barry Sims 375 points. (tie) 
Darley 6/58, Overs 35. D. Hynes 23. NEW DOCTORS EXTENDED HOURS
Darley 4th, P3 W1 D2 L0.

Saturday Stroke – Monthly Medal BCA Fifth Grade - (Round 4)
Monthly Medal Darley vs Burrumbeet - (Nov 2)
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CANCER—June 22-July 22
You may find yourself a litle melodramatic. It’s very easy
to get carried away. Domestic problems start to clear up.

Stars & Puzzles

Watch out for hasty decisions, in love or health.
LEO—July 23-August 22
You have lots of good ideas - don’t forget them and put
them into action. Home becomes a lively place starting
Thursday. A mini adventure may give you a major lift.
VIRGO—August 23-September 22
Home becomes the focal point of your life. Your happi-
QUICK PUZZLE est moments occur right here. Tension with relatives can

★★★★★★★★ ✯✯✯✯✯✯
cause a strain - and be a pain. This is a good week for
shaping travel plans.
LIBRA—September 23-October 22
There will be excellent buying and selling opportunities
★★★★★★★★ all week and annoying cancellations on the weekend. Be
a lot more spontaneous.

SCORPIO—October 23-November 21
ARIES—March 21-April 20
Outstanding career possibilities open up. Don’t skip Simplicity is the keyword - get to the point and get rid of
putting the final touches on any job. You could feel a excess trimmings. You could find yourself taking an
little drained by the end of the week. Meditation or a important stand by the end of the week. Don’t laugh off
new sport could be a lovely tonic. any kind of setback.

TAURUS—April 21-May 22 SAGITTARIUS—November 22-December 22

Be prepared for changing weather - plus changing moods. Don’t be afraid to question anyone’s motives - but with
Keep mixing business with pleasure and you will enjoy tact, please. Make an effort to ease a relative’s worries.
both much more. Enjoy an interesting debate on the A chance remark may catch you way off guard.
CAPRICORN—December 23-January 20
GEMINI—May 23-June 21 Romantic setbacks can hit before the weekend. Show your
You feel a little clumsy and a little lazy, yet the week partner that sulking is not your style. Relatives alternately
turns out to be productive. Financial transactions are show up at the best and worst moments.
speeded up. This s a good time to consider a volunteer
undertaking. AQUARIUS—January 21-February 19
NO. 9125 A colourful adventure and some spicy news makes this
CANCER—June 22-July 22
ACROSS DOWN anything but a drab week. Your partner may be in a silly
6. Gas mask (10) 1. Creed (6) You may find yourself a litle melodramatic. It’s very easy mood and you have your own problems getting him/her
8. Bet (4) 2. Pacify (7) to get carried away. Domestic problems start to clear up. down to earth.
9. Bundle (4) 3. Hole (6) Watch out for hasty decisions, in love or health.
10. Pinch (5) 4. Scattered (6) PISCES—February 20-March 20
11. Brink (4) 5. Duck (5) LEO—July 23-August 22
Don’t be embarrased to decline well meaning offers this
12. Progeny (9) 7. Step (5) You have lots of good ideas - don’t forget them and put week. Friends may not keep to the letter of their prom-
16. Stopgap (9) 13. Irritate (3) them into action. Home becomes a lively place starting ises. This is a great time to watch that weight, but neither
20. Sediment (4) 14. Disease (7) Thursday. A mini adventure may give you a major lift.
22. Drive (5) 15. Belittle (5) under or over indulge.
23. Thug (4) 17. Season (6) VIRGO—August 23-September 22
24. Region (4) 18. Mission (6) BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK
25. Pay (10) 19. Imperfect (6) Home becomes the focal point of your life. Your happi- If anyone knows what he or she wants, it’s you.
21. Sting (5) est moments occur right here. Tension with relatives can Determination is your trademark and you are a fearless
cause a strain - and be a pain. This is a good week for worker. You move from behind the scenes early and can
CRYPTIC PUZZLE shaping travel plans. expect an important lifestyle change.
6. Cutting down the fat (10). 8. All the same, the woman LIBRA—September 23-October 22
has a point (4). 9. The recital starts off with him (4). 10. There will be excellent buying and selling opportunities
From the dramatist I get key money (5). 11. You spread all week and annoying cancellations on the weekend. Be

out and surround the hospital (4). 12. Where the ghost a lot more spontaneous.
appeared right in front of you? (4,5). 16. Warning homes
to throw out, though it’s good to eat (9). 20. A minor SCORPIO—October 23-November 21
branch, you understand (4). 22. When settled in, go off
Simplicity is the keyword - get to the point and get rid of
and cook (5). 23. Lady love in a Scottish island (4). 24.
Had been letting in the rain a little (4). 25. Very much NUMBER GAME
excess trimmings. You could find yourself taking an
important stand by the end of the week. Don’t laugh off
want people t seize the property (10).
any kind of setback.
1. Rush to present the bills (6). 2. Stuff with crumbled SAGITTARIUS—November 22-December 22
bread the joint standing inside (7). 3. Die through his
mistake (6). 4. Is adjusting the seat, prepared for a Don’t be afraid to question anyone’s motives - but with
snooze (6). 5. Salesperson: a man (5). 7. The fellow tact, please. Make an effort to ease a relative’s worries.
holding me up is wicked (5). 13. I will leave by mid- A chance remark may catch you way off guard.
Setember (3). 14. That will get rid of the pain, sir (7). 15. CAPRICORN—December 23-January 20
It’s all his, or about three quarters (5). 17. Great author-
ity who makes nothing terribly clear (6). 18. Isn’t mis- Romantic setbacks can hit before the weekend. Show your
taken about the army of giants (6). 19. Being mature, partner that sulking is not your style. Relatives alternately
cope with (6). 21. Aquatic bird on a berg sailing east (5). show up at the best and worst moments.
AQUARIUS—January 21-February 19
Man-age. 21, Greb-E.
rin (anag.). 15, O-W-N-E-r. 17, O-racle. 18, Ti-TA-ns. 19,
A colourful adventure and some spicy news makes this
anything but a drab week. Your partner may be in a silly
5, A-gent. 7, D-em-on. 13, (Sept)E(mber)-go. 14, Aspi- mood and you have your own problems getting him/her
Across - 1, Unintelligent. 8, Wheat. 9, Spaniel. 10, Si-
Down - 1, Charge. 2, Br-oc-ade. 3, Per-ish. 4, Si-esta. down to earth.
lent. 11, Settle. 12, Harsh. 14, After. 18, Repeal. 20,
Creche. 23, Narrate. 24, Orate. 25, Self-satisfied.
ings. PISCES—February 20-March 20
Down - 1, Unwise. 2, Ideal. 3, Tetanus. 4, Last. 5, In- Don’t be embarrased to decline well meaning offers this
Twig. 22, Ro-as-t. 23, I-O-na. 24, We-r-e. 25, Be-long-
ane. 6, Epistle. 7, Teller. 13, Apparel. 15, Furious. 16,
B-sen. 11, T-H-ou. 12, Dead ahead. 16, Toot-hsome. 20, week. Friends may not keep to the letter of their prom-
Uranus. 17, Depend. 19, Amass. 21, Coati. 22, Bent.
Across - 6, Shortening. 8, Eve-N. 9, Eric (anag.). 10, I- ises. This is a great time to watch that weight, but neither
CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS under or over indulge.
Across - 1, Home-made bread. 8, Norm-A. 9, A-ngere-
tumn. 18, Errand. 19, Faulty. 21, Smart. BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK
D. 10, E-mends. 11, S’evE-re. 12, Short. 14, A-bat-E.
Drake. 7, Stage. 13, Irk. 14, Cholera. 15, Decry. 17, Au- If anyone knows what he or she wants, it’s you.
18, (m)En-robe. 20, S-L-ight. 23, Account. 24, A-isle. 25,
Down - 1, Belief. 2, Appease. 3, Crater. 4, Strewn. 5, Determination is your trademark and you are a fearless
National sport. worker. You move from behind the scenes early and can
Down - 1, Hunter. 2, Mor-s-e. 3, Me-and-er. 4, Dear. 5,
23, Lout. 24, Area. 25, Remunerate.
expect an important lifestyle change.
Bugle. 6, Ear-nest. 7, D-odd-er. 13, Haricot (anag.). 15,
Edge. 12, Offspring. 16, Makeshift. 20, Lees. 22, Motor.
Ball-AD-s . 16, R-em-ain. 17, St-re-et. 19, B-run-O. 21,
Across - 6, Respirator. 8, Ante. 9, Pile. 10, Tweak. 11,
Gust-O. 22, Etna (rev.).
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Roy takes Ballan Cricket Club

Devils top job Ballan 1st X1

Ballan v Coronet - Washed out
By Todd Whelan
Darley Football Club
Ballan 2nd X1
Ballan v Elaine - Washed out    C lub

Darley has signed popular Ballan Under 15

2017 premiership assistant Ballan v Darley
Dan Roy as head coach for
Day 1 washed out
next season.
The appointment of the 31-
Ballan U/12 White
year old former South Bar-
won Best and Fairest winner Ballan 4/59 lost Eynesbury Black 6/83
puts to bed a lengthy search Batting - T Norman 13 no, N Britton 6, B Davenport 4 no, S
(in football circles), for the Burton 3 no, C McIlwaine 2 no.
Devils to fill the senior role Bowling - C McIlwaine 3-1-2/6, T Norman 2-0-1/4, N Britton
following Heath Scotland’s 2-0-1/6, J Burton 2-0-0/6, B Davenport 2-0-1/11.
New Darley FC coach Dan
move to North Melbourne. Roy. Photo - supplied Batting first Ballan were in trouble early losing four-wickets
Roy originally joined the in 4 overs. The remaining batters committed to maintaining
sion Two of the Western Re- their wickets, sticking with the team motto of never giving up
Devils in 2017 as a play-
gion Football League. and not allowing Eynesbury to bowl them out. Tom Norman,
ing assistant coach to Scot-
land in their premiership Roy not only has a success- Clover McIlwaine, Sarah Burton and Beth Davenport all
ful history with the Devils dug deep and batted out the overs with the team not losing
year before a knee injury
and South Barwon but has another wicket. Pink stumps day at Ballan. Photo Chris Thom
in Round 1, 2018 against
links of origin with Mans- In the second innings the team took their fielding efforts
Bacchus Marsh forced the field in the Goulburn Valley
experienced midfielder into to a level rarely seen in the Under 12 competition, working
- the same club from which together, encouraging each other and continually creating
premature retirement. newly appointed Bacchus
opportunities by building pressure, Standout performers
The signing comes as a wel- Marsh coach Tom German
were Beth Davenport having a break from wicket keeping
come change of luck for the was recruited. The ‘intel’ on
duties to get her first caught and bowled. Tom Norman’s
Devils who were recently each other is sure to add a
composure for a brilliant run out and Clover McIlwaine’s
dealt a double blow on field, further dimension to next
tidy bowling to claim two-wickets
losing the Graham brothers year’s local derbies.
to West Footscray in Divi- Can’t wait.
Ballan U/12 Blue
Ballan 7/47 lost Aintree Orange 2/71
Bacchus Marsh Little Athletics Batting - C Matheson 19, B Shelton 6, A Connor 5, A Britt 3.
The Committee declared little aths a washout on Saturday Bowling - C Matheson 2-1-1/7, B Shelton 3-1-1/5, M Rawlings
morning, as much of the State copped the forecast heavy 2-0-0/11, B Luke 2-0-0/4 J Letcher 3-0-0/17, N Pace 3-0-0/11
rainfall and thunderstorms. Ballan Blue played Aintree Orange at Ballan on Friday
There will be no Centre training this Tuesday due to the Cup afternoon. Ballan won the toss and sent Aintree into bat.
Day holiday. Ballan started well with Clancy Matheson taking the first
This Saturday (9 Nov) the BMLAC Multi Event will be held wicket. It was a battle for the Ballan kids with Aintree
at Masons Lane commencing at 8.30am. All registered finishing their innings on 2/71. Beau Shelton was Ballan’s
athletes will compete in five events (hurdles, sprint, distance, other wicket taker, special mention to Micky Rawlins who
discus & long jump) gaining points in each event. If one bowled very nicely without luck. Noah Pace was again a
event is missed, that athlete will be deemed ineligible to win standout in the field taking another excellent catch. Angus
an award. Britt and Noah Pace opened the batting and started really
Presentations will be made the following week. Trophies are well until the Aintree Orange fast bowlers ripped through
awarded to the winners of each age group with medals for the Ballan batting line up. Clancy Matheson 19, Beau Shelton
second and third. All athletes will receive a Certificate of 6 and Archie Connor 5 runs, were Ballan’s best bats for the
Participation. day. Ballan were eventually bowled out for 47. Hopefully
Athletes must be in correct uniform (Club Polo and plain with a big night at training this week Ballan Blue can turn
Black shorts), including registration tags. Athletes not in it around and get a win against Melton centrals Friday
correct uniform risk being disqualified. afternoon at Ballan.

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Motoring A Moorabool News Advertising Feature

Regional Tyre Service
Mark Barnett is the current
manager of Regional Tyre
Service Bacchus Marsh. SMASH REPAIRS
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$ 90 EA
$ 25

Carlton Dry or Pure Blonde

Stubbies or Cans 24 x 330/355/375ml
$ 18 $9 00 $ 15


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