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Tuesday 3 December, 2019 Serving Ballan and district since 1872 Phone 5368 1966 Vol 13 No 48

Bacchus Marsh Professional Golfer Josh Younger winning the NSW Open. Photos: David Tease Golf NSW

Younger wins NSW open

By Todd Whelan hit the fairway with a conservative three wood off the tee to final day, Younger was near flawless for the most part,
outplay Smyth who was wayward into the bunker. But then especially on Day one as he opened the tournament with six
Bacchus Marsh Professional Golfer Josh Younger has the ‘money shot’ – as Younger near holes his second shot ‘in’ birdies back-to-back, before carting an amazing 63 to secure
recorded his first ‘tier one’ victory on the Australian PGA with ‘wedge’ before spinning away to leave a six-foot putt an outright lead. Steadying rounds of 70 and 67 followed and
Tour, winning the $400,000 AV Jennings NSW Open in a for glory. The rest is now history – the inaugural ‘tier one’ kept the ‘caddyless’ Younger within touch heading into the
thrilling play-off at the weekend.. victory achieved. final day.
Younger looked certain to win the title with the outright lead
ent: Cross Roads Trading
te: 20/12/17 The emotional rollercoaster was not missed by Younger in With Christmas spoils now spoken for at the Younger
ck Up No.: 3 up the 72nd and final hole 18th at the Twin Creeks the aftermath. household, it’s hopeful the win can instil the confidence and
Golf and Country Club in Sydney’s West but smashed his tee self-belief of more success to come.
“It’s a relief,” he said.
shot into the hazard before a double bogey six turned dream, Celebratory drinks loom likely to follow Younger’s humble
to near nightmare – and into a ‘sudden death’ play-off. “I’ve been ten years (on tour), it’s so hard to win. speech, accepting the Kel Nagle Trophy and deserved
But the popular 35 year old was able to stabilize and “Normally when you make six down the last it’s all over, winners cheque before it’s back to business as usual ahead
compose himself on the second playoff hole (albeit the 18th you need things to go your way.” of Thursday’s opening round of the Australian Open in
again) against New South Welshman Travis Smyth. Younger Despite the nervous moments and near implosion on the Kensington, New South Wales.

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Godwin Aquilina home was destroyed in a fire.

Photo Helen Tatchell

Natalie Tingate with donated sanitary products and bags. Photo – Meg Kennedy By Meg Kennedy

A ton of bags
Love Close resident Godwin Aquilina has appeared in court
for the first time since his house was destroyed in a fire.
Aquilina appeared briefly via video link before Magistrate
Gregory Robinson in the Bacchus Marsh Magistrates’ Court
on Friday, 29 November.
Although Aquilina did not speak during his appearance,
Magistrate Robinson said that the accused’s solicitors had
By Meg Kennedy reading about Share the Dignity online.
“Christmas is a hard-enough time as it is, whether you’ve requested an adjournment, and a bail application is set to be
Women across the country who are experiencing got money or you don’t have money,” she said. made before his next court appearance.
homelessness will be aided by the donations from Ballan “Some of them are mums with kids, teenagers, [or] are Aquilina has been in custody since June following a
locals this Christmas. homeless because they’ve had to flee domestic violence with number of criminal and council matters, including allegedly
Resident Natalie Tingate, has compiled 100 bags filled with children in the middle of the night, with nothing to help ramming two cars and chasing passengers.
donated sanitary items for Share the Dignity’s ‘It’s In The them.”
Bag’ campaign. His Love Close home was destroyed in a fire in the early
“This might be someone’s only possession, and at least
The donations were made throughout the year to the local hours of Monday, 11 November.
if they’ve got a few essential basics, that’s why I do it…in
IGA supermarket and are now ready to distribute to women the grand scheme of things, and I’ll know 100 people this Bacchus Marsh CIU confirmed to the Moorabool News the
experiencing period poverty and a lack of access to sanitary Christmas time will have a smile on their face at least, or just investigation into the fire is still ongoing, and police are
products. a small gesture.” currently waiting for an arson report.
Ms Tingate has organised a local campaign drive for the For more information on Share the Dignity, visit https:// The next appearance for Aquilina is scheduled for mid-
last three years, and originally wanted to get involved after
January 2020 in the Bacchus Marsh Magistrates’ Court.

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Fire danger looms as

summer approaches
Think twice before you light that match to ignite old piles of Mr Bigham said CFA encourages all landholders to attempt “Expect any fire you start to be fully investigated by CFA
rubbish and debris around your property, as the Fire Danger to clean up their properties in order to mitigate any potential and Victoria Police,” he said.
Period has been set. impact of fire that is spreading because of the volume of the
Fire restrictions have been announced by the Country During the Fire Danger Period (FDP) fires cannot be lit in the
available fuel.
Fire Authority (CFA) and will come into effect at 0100 hrs open air without a written permit from CFA or a Municipal
“While CFA and its partner agencies Parks Victoria, Forest
on Monday 9 December for the following municipalities in Fire Prevention Officer. FDPs are based on local conditions
Fire Management, and Emergency Management Victoria are
CFA’s Grampian Region:
doing everything we can to prepare for the bushfire season, and take into account fuel moisture, fuel loads, grassland
• Golden Plains Shire
we look to the community to use common sense and take curing, weather and rainfall.
• Moorabool Shire
responsibility for preventing fires.” - “Can I or Can’t I?” information at
• Hepburn Shire
• City of Ballarat Mr Bigham said there was still a short window of opportunity
- VicEmergency Hotline on 1800 226 226.
to clean up your property if you haven’t already done so.
Spring has not been an overall warm season in 2019 however,
“People need to be aware that if using fire to clean up around - Register your Burn - VicFireBurn-off notification line - 1800
the forecast looming is for a warm and dry outlook that
carries some risk that ash forests in the Central Highlands their properties they need to register these on 1800 668 511. 668 511.
may dry out faster and become more flammable than normal So far this year, out-of-control burn-offs and unregistered
during summer. burn-offs have caused unnecessary call-outs for brigades.
The CFA reminds Victorians that even an average fire season “You should not burn off when winds are high or high
Fire Danger Period
in the state can be a bad one.
CFA District 15 Operations Manager Chris Bigham said
winds are forecast – not only on the day of your burn but for
the days afterwards.
the extensive winter rains experienced around Ballarat has
“For information about burn-off restrictions specific to your • A written permit is required to burn off grass,
provided moisture to promote extensive grass growth.
area, consult your local council.” undergrowth, weeds or other vegetation during the
“With the advent of warmer weather combined with the
moisture, these conditions are promoting a volume of growth CFA has a zero-tolerance approach to any fires that have FDP. This permit may be issued by the Municipal Fire
that will eventually dry and become available to burn as the started from negligent behaviour once the FDP comes into Prevention Officer or the CFA District Office. Please
temperature rises,” he said. effect. check with your municipality in the first instance.
• Lighting a fire in the open without a permit is an
offence and can bring a penalty of over $19,000
and/or 12 months imprisonment. Barbeques and
fires for cooking and warmth do not require a permit,
but must be lit in properly constructed fireplaces
(to view complete conditions
• The use of an incinerator, chainsaw/lawn mower,
welding/grinding equipment and vehicles that come
in contact with vegetation and machinery with an
internal combustion/heat engine are permitted
provided conditions are followed.
• Farmers can find legal guidelines and practical
advice at – this
information is important especially for new farmers,
bush block owners or hobby farmers.
• A Total Fire Ban declaration means no fires can be
lit for the declared district for that day unless there is
a specific exemption or special permit issued. This
applies irrespective of the Fire Restriction status for
a given municipality. Further details at
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Crafty writers pen stories

Daniela Sheen, Irene Hogan, and Fiona D’Silva at the launch of Cry of the Curlew. Photo - supplied

A collection of stories from writers across Moorabool is now Fiona D’Silva said Moorabool Writers’ Craft is “a group
out in the world. that is made up of a rich and diverse creative writing talent
Local writers group Moorabool Writers’ Craft recently that includes writers that are published to those who are
celebrated the launch of its third anthology, ‘Cry of the emerging.”
Curlew’, which features a collection of published works from “Publishing and celebrating this anthology provided an
opportunity for the writing community of Moorabool to
A celebration was held on Sunday, November 24 at Scrub experience the process of being published - from initial
Hill 1869 in Newlyn, with performances from talented Moorabool Writers’ Craft meets at the Lerderderg Library
inception, through drafting and being edited,” she said.
writers, singers, artists and musicians. in Main Street, Bacchus Marsh the second Sunday of the
“It’s very exciting to see it come together, to see our writings
Cry of the Curlew is a culmination of nine-months’ work month from 12pm – 2pm and is always on the lookout for
in sourcing, editing, compiling and publishing the writings in print, and to launch it with family and friends.”
The anthology and its launch were sponsored by Bacchus new members.
of the members, and includes works of fiction, non-fiction,
memoir and poetry. Marsh Community Bank, with Moorabool Writers’ Craft Cry of the Curlew is available to purchase for $16.
The anthology also includes images of notable historic and supported by Moorabool Shire Council and Moorabool To purchase a copy and for more information on Moorabool
other landmarks of the Moorabool Shire. Libraries. Writers’ Craft, contact

Don’t wait for

else to do the
right thing

It’s easy to tune out during rush hour. But it’s good to stay present and be aware
of other commuters. We all have a role to play in calling out sexual harassment.
Respect women: call it out.
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Bells set to jingle

The festive season is near-
ing, with the Moorabool
Light Orchestra to present
Road rule
an evening of Christmas cel-
ebrations at Underbank this
Sunday night.
The program will see the
MLO, Moorabool Showband
and Moorabool Singers
embark on an evening of
Interstate and overseas licence holders
Christmas music to welcome
the festive season, including Changes to road safety (driver) regulations have come into effect and it concerns interstate
plenty of opportunity for au- and overseas licence holders.
dience participation. VicRoads have a requirement to convert to a Victorian Licence/Learner Permit  if
Young Melbourne soprano interstate and overseas licence holders have been living in Victoria for six months. 
Sofia Laursen Habel (pic- If drivers are currently using an overseas licence, they will have six months from 29 October
tured), who grew up in 2019, to convert to a Victorian licence.
country Victoria, will also International drivers also need to convert their licence and those driving on learner permits
perform at the event as the will need to take a Victorian learner permit test.  
guest artist. VicRoads said there is no change to the licence requirements and assessments.
The night will also mark the
final performance for Barry •••
Wilkins as Resident Musical
Director, a title he has held Footpath cycling laws
since the formation of the From 15 October 2019, new bicycle laws were put in place to make it easier for kids to cycle safely.
orchestra six years ago. What’s new?
In an interview with the - 12 years and under - CAN now ride on footpaths.
Moorabool News in Sep- 13 years and older - CAN accompany a person who is under 13 to ride on a footpath.
tember, Mr Wilkins said he Featured Guest Artist Sofia Laursen Habel will perform at 18 years and above - CAN now ride with a child in a child seat or pedalling on a hitch bike
“looks forward to seeing the Moorabool Light Orchestra ‘Christmas at Underbank’ on the footpath.
where [the orchestra] will concert. Photo - supplied
go” in its next chapter. •••
“I’m very pleased there’s a program, as well as comple- The MLO Christmas at Un-
very strong push to make mentary food, drinks, and derbank event will be held How to merge safely
sure the Moorabool Orches- When merging onto a freeway it’s important to remember your merging manners. 
ice cream, and children’s at 27 Rosehill Drive, Bacchus
tra survives…we’ve already Next time you merge make sure to: 
activities including face Marsh from 6pm to 9pm,
appointed two conductors,
painting, jumping castle and with music commencing - check the ‘body language’ of the cars around you
and I will still be the con-
ductor over the next couple a balloon artist. from 7pm. - keep enough space in front and behind you
of years,” he said. Audience members are en- For more information on - match your speed to the freeway traffic
Admission is free, with pa- couraged to bring their fold- the event, visit www.moor- - be kind when you see others merging.
trons to enjoy the musical ing chairs and rugs. For more information visit -

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Ballan Fire Brigade – 2019 Award Presentations

5-YEAR CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE  25 YEAR MEDAL  40-YEAR MEDAL  In 2005, Tracey became a firefighter. 
After transferring to the Ballarat Fire Brigade
for 9 years, Tracey returned to Ballan Fire
Brigade in 2018. 
Tracey has responded to many fire calls
in the Ballan and/or Ballarat assignment
areas but has also participated strike teams
2009 Kinglake Complex, Kinglake; 
2013 Chepstowe Pittong Road, Chepstowe 
2015 Finns Road, Scotsburn; 
Marcus Darley: Joined the Brigade in
January 2014.Firefighter since July 2015. Anthony (Tony) Birch: Joined as reserve in Paul Dehnert: Paul joined the Ballan Fire 2019 Mannings Road, Elevated Plains
Comms Officer 2016 – present.  April 1994. Brigade member 2000. Firefighter Brigade in March 1979 as a Junior member.  (Hepburn) 
Qualifications: Wildfire firefighter and June 2000. 
Has held the roles of: 4th Lt (1984-1986). 1st Qualifications
Wildfire-Low Structure firefighter.  Qualifications: Wildfire firefighter and
Wildfire-Low Structure fire fighter.  Lt (1986-1990). Captain (1990 – 1996). 4th Wildfire Firefighter and Wildfire-Low
Awards: 20-year medal awarded 2014.  DGO (1996-1998). 3rd DGO (1998-2002). 3rd Structure firefighter. She has completed
National Medal awarded October 2016.  Lt (2000-2002). 2nd Lt (2002-2014). 2nd DGO Hazmat awareness; participate in a rescue
(2002-2014). Brigade Training Officer (2002- operation, plantation firefighting. 
2014). 1st DGO (2014-2018). Group Health &
Safety Officer (2016-2020). 

Paul Dehnert
Matt Gorman: Joined Brigade in October Paul grew up in Ballan and with dad Ian
2014. Firefighter since July 2015.  a member of the fire brigade since 1956,
Qualifications: Wildfire firefighter and there was a good chance that Paul might be
Wildfire-Low Structure fire fighter & BA
interested in joining. 
Open Circuit 
Wildfire Firefighter. Wildfire-Low Structure
William (Bill) Searle: Joined Brigade as
Firefighter. Crew Leader – Wildfire. Strike
February 1994. Firefighter June 2000 - present. 
Team Leader – Wildfire. Sector Commander
Comms Officer – 2008 – 2010. Junior
Leader 2010 to present. 3rd Lt – 2010 – 2014. - Wildfire. 
Equipment Maintenance Officer - 2010 – 2012.  Paul has been a valuable member of both Steve Mullane: 45-year Life Member Clasp 
Qualifications: Wildfire firefighter, Wildfire- the Ballan Fire Brigade and CFA and is still Ex-Captain. 
Low Structure fire fighter.  currently a major responder for the Brigade. 
Awards: 20 Year Medal – 2014. National
Medal - 2015. 
Kevin Healey: Joined Brigade in July 2014.
Firefighter since February 2015.  30-YEAR MEDAL 
Qualifications: Wildfire firefighter and
Wildfire-Low Structure fire fighter.  VFBV


Tracey Ryan (nee Cameron)

Living in Ballan with dad Glenn ‘Butch’ and Captain Kaine Myers and Lt Ian Ireland
Dale Ryan: Joined Creswick as reserve brother Justin, it was almost a given that presenting the night along with Operations
in 1989 – 1990. Transferred to Ballarat FB Tracey would join the Ballan Fire Brigade.  Manager Gavin Hope who presented all of
as reserve 1990 – 1992. Active 1992-2000.
She did join as a junior member in 1995.  the awards. 
Janelle Meddick: Brigade Auxiliary member Firefighter 2000 – present. Secretary 2004-208
since October 2004.  Brigade Member 2016 and 2014-2016. Joined Ballan FB 2018.  Brigade Upon completion of her junior membership
– present. Health & Safety Officer 2018-present. in 2003, Tracey joined as a Brigade Member.  Photos – CHRIS THOM

Moorabool Shire Council

The next Ordinary Meeting of Council will be held tomorrow, Wednesday 4 The next Section 86 Development Assessment Committee Meeting will be held on
December 2019, at 6.00pm, in the Council Chambers, 15 Stead St, Ballan. Wednesday 18 December 2019, at 4.30pm, in the north wing meeting rooms
Members of the public are welcome to attend. at Council, 182 Halletts Way, Darley.
Members of the public are welcome to attend.
Council invites applications for the existing vacancies: TENDER
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Moorabool Shire Council: PO Box 18, Ballan VIC 3342 Telephone: 03 5366 7100 Facsimile: 03 5368 1757 CEO: Derek Madden
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Accident Allowances
prone mark time until
Minister acts
road By Helen Tatchell

Allowances for Moorabool Shire Councillors will not see an

increase from December 2018, and it is with good reason, the
Minister has not yet published a notice in Government Ga-
zette regarding the review of Councillor Allowances for the
2019-2020 year.
At the recent Statutory and Appointments Meeting on 13

November, a report to council said Sections 74 and 74A of the
Local Government Act 1989 make provisions for the setting
of, and application of increases to Councillor and Mayoral
Pursuant to section 73B(2) of the Local Government Act 1989,
By Helen Tatchell the Minister must, at least once every year, review the limits
and ranges of Councillor and Mayoral allowances.
The notorious Bacchus Marsh-Geelong road has As at 1 December 2018, Mayoral and Councillor Allowances
claimed another two victims. were set at $78,051 p.a. and $25,225 p.a. plus 9.5% (equivalent
Police have told the Moorabool News a collision of superannuation guarantee contribution) respectively.
occurred just after 2.15pm at the intersection of Bacchus Cr Paul Tatchell moved (seconded Cr Dudzik) the resolution
Marsh-Geelong Road and Nerowie Road, Parwan on to keep the allowances the same as per 2018.
Monday 25 November. Mayor and Councillors are entitled to receive an allowance
“It was a rear end collision, with both vehicles travelling while performing their duty as an elected official. The Victo-
south bound.” rian Government sets the upper and lower levels for allow-
The accident involved two cars with both driver’s male ances paid to councillors.
who were taken to hospital. The allowance for Mayor and Councillors may be adjusted
Ambulance Victoria said one person was treated for accordingly with any increase, as determined by Council as a
serious injuries at the scene and airlifted to the Alfred result of the annual automatic adjustment announced by the
Hospital in a stable condition. Minister for Local Government.
“Another person was taken by road to the Royal It is likely an adjustment factor will occur in 2020, if a review
Melbourne Hospital,” they said. conducted by the Minister results in a finding that Council-
The last fatality on that road involved three cars on lor and Mayoral allowances should be adjusted, the Minister
Sunday 27 October, resulting in two deaths, at the must specify by notice published in the Government Gazette.
intersection of Birds and Sharkey roads. A further report will be presented at a later date to council.

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in last term
of office
By Helen Tatchell

Council elections are just on 11-months away and will be

held on Saturday 24 October 2020.
At the November 6 Ordinary Meeting of Council, it
was adopted to accept the Election (Caretaker) Period
Policy, in order to comply with Section 93B of the Local
Government Act 1989 and statutory requirements.
The caretaker period for Council will commence at
midnight on Tuesday 22 September 2020 until 6pm on
Saturday 24 October 2020.
In a report presented at the meeting, the Policy facilitates
the conduct of general elections
in a manner that is ethical, fair and equitable, whilst
ensuring the continuation of the ordinary business of
‘Cop magnet’ car sold
after caught speeding
local government in the Shire during the election period.
“The Policy also commits Council during the election
(caretaker) period to void making significant new policies
or decisions that could unreasonably bind a future
Council; and ensure that public resources, including By Caitlin Bewley road Ballan on November 9 last year. hard to pay off”.
staff resources, are not used in election campaigning or (2nd Yr Swinburne Uni) Prosecutor Acting Sergeant Sam “It was an honest mistake,” Tomlinson
in a way that may improperly influence the result of an Young told the court the accused was told the court. “I didn’t really pay
election, or improperly advantage existing Councillors as A man facing speeding charges has travelling 107km/h in an 80km/h zone
attention and just continued at freeway
candidates in the election,” it read. told a Magistrate he “sold the car; it was when intercepted.
kind of a cop magnet”, in the Bacchus speed.”
All six-current councillors, Dudzik, Keogh, Edwards, The court heard Tomlinson made
Bingham, Tatchell, and Sullivan, will then become council Marsh court on Friday 15 November. Tomlinson was fined a sum of $300
admissions to speeding and nominated
candidates, where the public will vote, if they wish to Alexander Tomlinson was spotted by to have the infringement be heard in without conviction, his licence was
pursue another four-year term with Moorabool Shire police allegedly travelling at a fast rate court, his reason being he had a “very subsequently suspended for a period of
Council. of speed north along Ballan – Daylesford tight budget” and would “find [the fine] three months.

Christmas in the Park Featuring


Sunday 8 December 2019, 6-9pm

Underbank Park, 27 Rosehill Drive, Bacchus Marsh

Come along and enjoy carols by candlelight with complimentary

food, drinks, and ice cream, along with face painting, jumping
castle and a balloon artist.

Free admission. Candles and bean bags provided. Please feel free to bring
rugs and chairs.
Register at
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Newborns in the district

Babies born recently at Bacchus Marsh
and Melton Regional Hospital

with pedal
Rebecca and Peter MARSHALL have welcomed their fifth child, a little girl. Arriving on
Tuesday 13 August at 1.32pm, Aquila Maree Marshall weighed 8lb 10oz (3940 grams), and
is a new sister for Violet, Braxton, Phoenix and Hendrix.

Letters to the Editor

By Helen Tatchell “The riders also competed in Western
Australia, Queensland, Northern Territory,
Success has come to the BMX club, and not South Australia and Tasmania,” Mr Stewart
just the recent opening of their state-of-the- said.
art track in Bacchus Marsh. “The Club recorded some great results, with
Four members competed in the BMX all four riders placing in the top three of their
Dear Editor, age groups.”
Australia National Series this year, a
Yet another year when you wouldn’t know it was Christmas in Bacchus Marsh, if not for the competition that has a Round held in each BMX Australia National Series
shopping centre.
State of Australia. RESULTS
Solar lights in the trees would be a good and permanent attraction.
President of the Bacchus Marsh BMX, Les 15-16 Cruiser Class
M. Buxton
Stewart said riders accumulate points in Kane Stewart - 1st Place
Bacchus Marsh
each Round. 17-24 Women’s Cruiser Class
“At the end of the series the champions are Adel Munro - 1st Place
announced,” he said. 15-16 Cruiser Class
The series started in February in New South Jordan Stewart - 2nd Place
Wales with the final Round held in the ACT 17-24 Cruiser Class
in October. Bailey Stewart - 3rd Place
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Livestock and snakes

By Dr Jeff Cave,
District Veterinary Officer

As the weather moves into warmer spring

days, snakes become more active.
All livestock, particularly horses, are
sensitive to the effects of snake venom.
The severity of a snake bite depends on the
size and species of the snake; the period
since the snake had last bitten prey; the time
after hibernation; the size of the animal it has
bitten; and the location of the bite.
There are several clinical signs that may
occur however, these can be inconsistent and
variable. In general, snake venom paralyses
Affected animals may show signs of
excitement, develop muscle tremors and
have a weak, staggery gait.

How healthy
Affected animals may dribble saliva and
lose the ability to swallow. Paralysis of the
respiratory muscles will lead to respiratory
depression and death resulting from

are your bees?

These signs may appear very quickly or be
delayed. If an animal receives a small dose of
A Copperhead snake after release in the
venom it may recover after an illness of one
Ballan area mid-November.
to five days. Photo – Jarrod Bingham
Snake bite can be difficult to diagnose at
post-mortem as the small puncture wounds showing any signs of envenomation. A short survey has been developed to find The Australian Honey Bee Industry Council,
and local swelling can be difficult to find in The correct antivenom for the species of out how healthy Australian honey-bees Plant Health Australia, and AgriFutures
a large animal. Diagnosis is often based on snake involved needs to be given and most are, and what pests and diseases might be Australia, encourage all Australian
the sighting of a snake and the exclusion of veterinary clinicals will have anti-venene causing problems for beekeepers. beekeepers to take part in this survey, which
other diseases. that covers one or more species of snake. The results from the survey will be used to will only take 10 to 12 minutes to complete.
If you suspect your animal has been bitten For further advice please contact your decide what help beekeepers might need to The survey closes on 31 December 2019 and
by a snake, seek veterinary assistance local veterinarian or Agriculture Victoria keep their honey-bees healthy. It will also can be found by clicking on https://www.
immediately, even if your animal is not yet veterinary or animal health officer. provide statistics for use by the industry.

Pictured is Fire Fighter Lalitha Koya from The Bacchus Marsh Fire
Brigade, Claire Sutherland from The Community Bank and Bacchus
Marsh Rotary Club President Russell Gilbert.

The Rotary Club of Bacchus Marsh and
The Bacchus Marsh CFA would like to thank

VOTE 1 The Bacchus Marsh Community Bank for their

generous assistance and support of the Smoke
Alarm Battery Exchange Program 2019.

Ally Remember
“Only working Smoke Alarms save lives”
Woodlands Ward
Written & authorised by Allison Giofches of 410 Moorabool West road, Gordon
Candidate for the Woodlands Ward 2019 By-election.
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Police Rounds
Four Bacchus Marsh residents have been
charged after a four-day police operation in
Ballarat and Bacchus Marsh late last month.
• A 40-year-old Bacchus Marsh man has
been charged with possessing explosives,
possess firearms, cultivate narcotic plant,
possess drug of dependence.
• A 27-year-old Bacchus Marsh woman has
been charged with cultivate narcotic plant
and possess drug of dependence.
• A 43-year-old Bacchus Marsh man has
been charged with cultivate narcotic plant

Drugs still in system and possess drug of dependence

• A 72-year-old Bacchus Marsh man has been
cautioned for possess drug of dependence.
All charged persons have been bailed

after festival and will appear at the Bacchus Marsh

Magistrates’ Court in January 2020.

Ballan Police has warned residents of a scam ‘We’re In It Together’ is a new rural safety
By Caitlin Bewley both cannabis and methamphetamine in his
conducted via Facebook Messenger. and security campaign being run out of
(2nd Yr Swinburne Uni) system at the time.
An elderly victim allegedly received a Ballarat to raise awareness around livestock
When interviewed by police, the accused
An unfortunate decision to take drugs at message via Facebook Messenger from theft and other farm crime issues.
said he “didn’t know” the drugs would still
a music festival, and then drive, has had someone purporting to be from the Contact local police or Crime Stoppers
be in his system and admitted to taking
serious consequences for a young man. Australian Government. The message (1800 333 000) if you see or hear of unusual
MDMA and cannabis.
demanded $2000 to be paid to a nominated
Appearing in the Bacchus Marsh Beecham’s lawyer told the court his client movements of stock (movement by
bank account number and unfortunately, the
Magistrate’s court on Friday 15 November, had been at a music festival before being suspicious/unknown vehicles or persons).
victim did pay this scammer.
Johnathan Beecham faced charges of drug intercepted by police. Record the time, date, location, description
The Australian Government do not conduct
driving before Magistrate Gregory Robinson. “[Beecham] made the unfortunate decision of suspicious vehicles and people, take
their business via Facebook Messenger and
Beecham’s lawyer said it was a “last minute to take an MDMA tablet. would not ask for payment to a personal photos if it is safe to do so and notify police
decision” to attend the music festival. “He understands he’s in the wrong, he’s Bank Account. at the earliest opportunity.
On March 11 this year, Beecham approached remorseful.” Police urge anyone receiving text messages
a preliminary breath testing station in Magistrate Robinson said, “Oddly in this or messages via any other social media to •••
Donald, returning a negative alcohol State you can’t go to jail for a drug driving treat them as suspicious and to seek advice
reading. However, the accused was escorted offence.” before responding to them.
by police to an onsite test vehicle to undergo SEE SOMETHING,
Beecham was convicted and fined $1750 Anyone receiving text messages or messages
a preliminary oral fluid test. with statutory costs of $84.40, his licences via any other social media of this kind or SAY SOMETHING
Prosecutor Acting Sergeant Sam Young told were cancelled and disqualified from nature to treat them as suspicious and to Ballan Police – 5368 1303
the court Beecham tested positive to having driving for a period of 12-months. seek advice before responding to them. or Crime Stoppers – 1800 333 000.


Speed Limit Reduction For up to date information on deliveries please register to
• The Speed limit on sections of the Ballan Meredith Road receive weekly SMS notifications by texting your name to
and Ballan Egerton Road have been reduced to 80km/h until 0418 975 014.
further notice. Ongoing road maintenance is taking place in the vicinity of the
• The speed limit on Mount Wallace Ballark road has been wind farm. Regular inspections are conducted on public roads
reduced to 80km/h. being used by wind farm delivery traffic. Areas which may
These changes have been implemented with Moorabool Shire present a safety concern are flagged and temporary reduced
Council to ensure the safety of all road users during construction. speed limits put into operation. Temporary or permanent
Moorabool North Wind Farm
These speed limits are now in operation and being enforced. repairs are being undertaken as soon as practicable.
Moorabool North Wind Farm
Progress to date Turbine Component Deliveries Landscape and Visual Screening Program
• Construction has been completed on all access tracks, Oversize deliveries of wind turbine components are underway Owners of a residential dwellings within 4km of a wind
hardstands and foundations at Moorabool South wind farm and will continue until late turbine at Moorabool Wind Farm are invited to participate in a
• Substation works complete February 2020. landscape and visual screening program. This is to assist those
• Cable reticulation installation complete Oversize loads include, Blades, Nacelle, Hub, Generators and closest neighbours in reducing the potential visual impacts of
• Completion of all turbine components delivered to site Tower sections. Deliveries will be utilising different routes to the project. For further information please contact us using one
• Installation of 28 turbines complete site. These include: of the methods outlined below.
• Partial Installation of a further 13 turbines • From the Western Highway and travelling south along Geelong
1 Computer
ahead generated image of Moorabool North Wind Farm
Ballan Road,from the corner of Ballan Meredith Road /Egerton Christmas Shut Down
Bungeeltap Road andPeriod
Hamils Lane.
king north west
• Energisati on of substati on • Travelling north from Geelong on the Geelong Ballan Road Both Moorabool north and Moorabool south wind farms will be
• Conti
e of nued road North
Moorabool maintenance through
Wind Farm from the corner of Ballan Anakie. Road /Egerton Bungeeltap Road and Hamils
Meredith Lane.
closed from Friday 20th December until Monday 6th January
• Continued electrical and mechanical fit-out of each turbine The components will then travel to the relevant access points 2020. No construction activities will take place during this time.
• Turbine erection on the Western side of the project. via the local Roads. For further information please see the The Information Centre, 120 Inglis Street, will be closed from
• Continued turbine erection and commencement of factsheets available at and Friday 20th December until January 8th 2020.
commissioning also

Progress to date Goldwind places a high importance on road safety for all road
2018 WIND FARM - CONSTRUCTION UPDATE – July The Team at Moorabool Wind
• All access tracks complete to base level
• 100% foundation concrete pours completed
users and acknowledges the inconvenience that encountering
oversize deliveries may cause. All loads will travel in accordance
• Substation civil works complete with the relevant permit conditions and be accompanied by Farm wish you all a very
• All Kiosks (turbine transformers)the contractor
delivered and in situ appointed
pilot by Goldwind
vehicles and in somefor the
cases, civil
police construction and electrical works for
• 110 turbine components delivered to site
Look ahead the wind farm project, has started the initial stage of works. This work includes the establishment of Merry Christmas and
contractor appointed by Goldwind for the civil For
Further Informatiand electrical
on about the projectworks for
please visit
• Continuation ofthe
m project,
• Energisationhas
of substati
lling and hardstand compound,
construction works
on the initial stage of works. This work includes
access roads on the project area. Construction activity is
the establishment of
a Happy New Year!
• Continuation ofcurrently
cable laying –focused
95% completeon the western side of the Ballan-Meredith Rd and will move to the western side
ry •construction
Continued roadof compound and access roads on the project area. Construction activity is
or call 1800 019 660.
the Moorabool River later in the year.
used on the western side of the Ballan-Meredith Rd and will move to the western side
The Moorabool Wind Farm team aims to keep local disruption to a minimum and apologises if construction activities cause any inconvenience.
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Young and old together

An intergenerational program is
bringing kindergarten children
and aged care residents together.
The program is benefitting young
and old as VMCH Providence
Aged Care Residence and Pentland
Kindergarten combine.
Providence hosts the 4-year-old
kinder class every two months,
with young and old participating
in various activities.
Lifestyle Coordinator Julie said
she reached out to the local kin-
dergarten to bring the community
“I think it’s important that we re-
member that residents don’t need “The kids love coming here. They Jacinda says the reaction of the Julie says the nature of the chil- waiting for him to make the paper
to be isolated just because they live always get very excited before we residents has been one of the best dren is what makes the experience planes. It was such a positive out-
in an aged care facility. parts of the program. so enjoyable. come, it was beautiful.”
come, they can be a bit nervous but
“Connecting with local groups once they’re here, they’re fine and “It’s really wonderful to see them “Children bring so much joy, they Providence resident, Margaret
can only be a positive in the lives of all interact. The residents have said don’t have a script to follow, they
really enjoy themselves. says she loves having the children
our residents.” that spending time with the chil- are themselves, anything goes,”
“We do a combination of interac- come and visit.
Pentland Kindergarten teacher dren brings back a lot of memories. she said.
Jacinda says after the initial discus- tive and social activities, like draw- We’ve heard that a few residents “One of our residents doesn’t usu- “They are so funny,” she says.
sions they locked in a years’ worth ing, doing puzzles, playing games. who don’t normally come out of ally come out, until recently, he “They just come up to you and
of visits and haven’t looked back Things they can both engage with their room much are trying to gave it a go, and he made paper show you their drawings and ask
since. at a similar level.” come out and be a bit more social.” planes. He had a queue of children you to help.”

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The Pottery Group Bacchus Marsh Baptist Church

ADULT EDUCATION Tuesday and Saturday 1pm-3pm, at the Public Park Hall Sundays, 10:30am, Worship Service and Children’s Program.
Ballan & District Community House (next to Tennis Courts), Stanley St, Gordon. All welcome. Phone 5367 6550 for more details.
For class enrolment information, venue hire and costs; please Enquiries to Maureen 0447173031. St Malachy’s Catholic Church Blackwood
call 5368 1934 or email
Darley Neighbourhood House & Learning Centre
Moorabool Mission Recovery Group
Struggling with addiction; Pain from the past; family member Holy Trinity Anglican Church - Bacchus Marsh
Service every Sunday at 4pm.

Short courses and classes. 33-35 Jonathan Drive, Darley. BM & out of control? Meeting weekly - Wednesday,                12.30pm
                           –      Jean
                      Times - Bacchus Marsh - Every Sunday 9am and
District Photography Club Mains   - Meetings 2nd & 4th Wednesday Oomes Room, Lerderderg Library, Bacchus Marsh. Enq- 1st, 3rd & 4th Sunday 10.30am, Saturday 5pm, Balliang -
of month, 7.30pm. Enquiries welcome. Phone 5367 4390. Pastor Merv Patton – 0412 290 036. 2nd Sunday 11am, 4th Sunday 9am, Myrniong - 1st and 3rd
The Laurels – Bacchus Marsh   Community College Sunday 11am. Enquiries 5367 5362
Bacchus Marsh & District Garden Club
Courses        $8      and                  classes.
229     Salmon  
Street, Bacchus Salad  (quinoa,   Marsh. tomatoes,   Meeting S2nd panish   Tuesday                of
         each    $18      7.30pm
                 month,   at The Laurels, B3 Community
Enquiries        $8   & enrolmentsonions,   - 5367 1061. capers,  cos  lettuce  &  rocket  s229 alad   Main with   St, Bacchus Marsh. Guest Speakers. Supper after Family friendly, informal church with a difference. Every
               $ Bacchus
6     Marsh  homemade  dill  mayonnaise)                            each                  meeting.
                               All                                    Enquiries - Wendy 5367 4170.
             Welcome. 2nd & 4th Sunday 4.30pm at The Pavilion Room, Darley Civic
Active seniors social learning, del Rios forSparkling
daily activities Brut contact Rose-Carers of Maddingley $10/gl $40/bot Park Centre, 182 Halletts Way, Darley.
        $ 8    
5367 5341 or visit our website - Working bees every 3rd Sunday of each month. All welcome. Church of the Living God
       $10       Christian youth ministry and bible teaching. 2nd Sunday
Enquiries - 0400 052 857.
               $8       MEETINGS Fish  of  the  Day               Lal   Lal Moorabool    Photographic          $30       Inc
Group of every month, 5pm. Open to all ages. At 14 Darcy St,
BacchChat @ Lerderderg Suggested Library wine: 2011 Sauvignon Meeting Blanc 3rd Wednesday $8/gl each month, $30/bot 7pm. Soldiers Memorial Maddingley. Enq – 0408 260 727.
 1st    $10   of the Month, 10am-12 noon. Various topics of Hall, Lal Lal. Enquiries 5341 7535.
           Saturday Golden Harvest Christian Fellowship
interest presented. Enquiries – 5366 7100 or www.moorabool. Ballan Playgroup: Every Tuesday of school Term. St John’s Non-denominational - Prayer every Sunday 10am, Men’s
Spanish  Paella  (chicken  and  seafood  rice  dish) Anglican Church Hall  - 9:30-11:30am. Enquiries - 0409 681 KYB Monday evenings 6pm (0429 681 566.) Ladies KYB
Ballan & District CWA served  with  salad               138   Anna or   0421 905   558 Tamsin.          $25       Wednesday 1pm (5367 6834).
Branch meetings – 2ndSuggested Thursday each wine: month. 2011 RSL Pinot Hall, Noir Ballan Anglers Inc $9/gl $35/bot Bacchus Marsh Life Church
)Inglis           St, Ballan, 7.30pm. All welcome - enquiries to 0407 992
  Meeting second Wednesday every month. Senior Citizens Meeting 10am every Sunday at the Bacchus Marsh RSL, 203
767 or email Main Street. Enquiries Pastor Merv - 0412 290 036.
Ballan District VintageSpanish   Machinery chicken  
& Vehicle salad  
Club                                          Room,
                             Street,                        Ballan,
                     $7.30pm. 18                  More
  Marsh Catholic Church
families needed and welcome – 0408 026 062.
Meetings Grilled   t ender   p ieces   o f   c hicken   m arinated   w ith    
       $10  -   second Monday each month, 8pm. Tom Mullane Bacchus Marsh CWA Day Branch Mass Times – Saturday- 5pm; Sunday – 8.30am & 10am.
Pavilion, Ballan Racecourse Traditional   Reserve.SEnquiries panish  herbs   – Brian &  s5368 pices  sMeets erved  2nd on  aThursday  salad   of each month at 10am at the Darley Bacchus Marsh Uniting Church Parish
2255 or Ray 5368 1177. of  lettuce,  rocket,  tomatoes,  spanish  Hub, onions,   Wittick avocado   Street, Darley. Enquiries: 5368 7273. Services - St Andrew’s 9.30am every Sunday. Pentland Hills
             $12   Park Native Gardens  &  mango                             Alanon Support Group - for families of alcoholics 2pm 1st Sunday of month. Enquiries - 5367 2543 (office).
Working Bee, 1st Tuesday of the
Suggested wine: 2008 Marsanne month at 9am. Contact Andy Meets at 10.30am on the
$9/gl $35/bot 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month
5367 2616 or Wendy 5367 4170. at the Uniting Church Hall, Gisborne Road, Bacchus Marsh.
Bacchus Marsh Playgroup Enq - 0421 222 717.
(Behind St Andrew’s Church) Anakie   CnrW agyu  Burger  
Gisborne topped  with  
Rd & Lerderderg Footscray a  tomato   Poultry                Club
                 (at            Bacchus
         $19   Marsh)
Street, Bacchus Marsh.  Monday-Friday &  roast  pepper   9am, relish,  
11am, cheese   1pm &&  cMeetings rispy  lettuce   held 2nd   Sunday of month, 2pm. Poultry Pavilion.
3pm. Enquiries – 5367 2543. served  with  chips   Racecourse Rec. Reserve, Balliang-Bacchus Marsh Rd,
         $20   - The Marshians Night Branch wine:
Bacchus2009 MarshCabernet Bacchus Marsh. All welcome$40/bot – Kerry 9741 9705.
Suggested $10/gl
Meet first Tuesday of month - The Hub, Wittick St, Darley,
  - Gay Hooper 0413 350 012.
2006 Cabernet (Connawarra) $9/gl MARKETS $35/bot
  Ballan Lions Club Market
Grilled  Western  Plains  Pork  Cutlet   Next            market
                         –      Saturday
                 $28    2019.  
With  apple,  coriander  &  Anakie  honey   First salsa   Saturday served   each with   month a     - Inglis St, Ballan – 9am-1pm.
rocket  &  roast  pumpkin  salad  and  spanish   Enquiries paprika   – Kristie potatoes   0406 426 460.
       $22 Darley Market
Suggested wine: 2011 Shiraz Saturday 7th December, $9/gl8am -$35/bot 1pm. 1st & 3rd Saturday each
month at Darley Park Football Reserve. Enquiries – 0488 345
145 (Alan).
  with New Function room
stunning views CHURCH
  Bacchus Marsh Christian Church
Friday night dinner 5–8.30pm Sunday Services 10am with kids program. 222 Main St,
Bacchus Marsh. Enquiries 9028 2622.
Weekend lunch 12–4pm St John’s Anglican Church Ballan OFFICE HOURS
OF MT. ANAKIE Premium Wine | Tapas | Paella 58 Simpson St, Ballan - Service - 10:30 every Sunday. Enq - Closed: Thurs 19 Dec 4pm
Rev’d Glen Wesley - 5368 2730.
CAFE | CELLAR DOOR Marvellous views | Live Music Our Lady Help of Christians Korobeit
Re-open: Tues 7 Jan 9am
2290 Ballan Road, Anakie (next to Fairy Park) Mass every Saturday 6.30pm.
Ballan Uniting Church
P: 5284 1227 M: 0418 543 844 (St Paul’s) - Services 11.15am every Sunday.
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Chr is t m as Gift Ideas

Interior Motive Your local
Women’s clothing sizes 8-24 Food
Jewellery Handbags Accessories store
Now taking your
Christmas orders Huge range Premium quality products
For all your end of year and at affordable prices

Christmas meat requirements CHRISTMAS SPECIAL:

Not sure what to get that special person in your life?
Why not spoil them with a Gift Voucher
Purchase $50 gift card and
receive extra $10 FREE
Purchase $100 gift card and
receive extra $20 FREE
131 Main Street Bacchus Marsh Ph: 5368 1117 130 Inglis Street, Ballan Shop 18/160 Main St, Bacchus Marsh
Ph 5367 1008 Check us out on (on the corner next to NAB)

  17 Grant St, Bacchus Marsh

Grab your
Phone 5367 7000

Gifts Here!
Avoid the Shopping Centre
Great Kids Clothes and Huge selection Rush Visit JaJas
of toys for this Christmas.
Open until 7pm weeknights LADIES WEAR
Affordable Christmas gifts for the kids.

• Comics • Lego • Squishmallows

• Harry Potter    Ladies Wear
• Figures • Toys Jewellery
• Basketball Cards    
• Model Kits Bags
• Scalextric
• Pop Vinyls
Gift Vouchers
WE HAVE MOVED! Shop 59 The Village
160/190 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh • & More! 189 Main St, Bacchus Marsh Ph: 5367 6874
Phone 5367 7327    
2/28 Aitken St, Gisborne Ph: 5428 2581

Book Now    
For 2020
Australian Sheepskin Products  
•Security Doors •Internal
Blinds & Sheer Curtains
Ja  Ja’s  Collectables  has  opened  a  new  store
Closing Fri 20th
•Awnings & Outdoor Blinds December 2019
•Roller Shutters
•Plantation Shutters
Re-open Monday
13th January 2020 Toys,  Trading  Cards  and  much  more!  
WEDNESday December 25th 2019
Sheepskin Jackets,
7a  Grant  Street,  Bacchus  Marsh.  
Toys, Ugg Boots,
Slippers & Mocassins
3 course meal
11.00AM-1.15PM and 1.30PM-3.00PM
ADULT $75 | KIDS $25
Sheepskin Car Seat Covers (made to order)
35A Griffith Street, Bacchus Marsh 50% deposit on booking

Phone 5370 1478 BUY,  SWAP  &  SELL!  

Cow hides (large sizes and colours)

Web: Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-1pm

Email: 118 Inglis St, Ballan
Join  us  on  Facebook  @    
Ph: 5368 1220 / 5428 9215 or by appointment
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Christmas shopping made easy

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LEO—July 23-August 22
The emphasis is on unfamiliar. Travelling to different

Stars & Puzzles

places, meeting people and picking up new interests are
highlighted. Telepathy isn’t your present forte so if you
need information, ask directly.
VIRGO—August 23-September 22
You have a knack for making interesting friends and find-
ing outstanding bargains. A series of little jobs can snow-
ball by the weekend and you find the best approach is to
keep everything rolling.
★★★★★★★★ LIBRA—September 23-October 22
A show of inner strength wins you the heart of an attrac-
tive new friend and applause from a normally poker faced
superior. However, outspoken observations can cause
★★★★★★★★ some raised eyebrows, especially on the weekend.

SCORPIO—October 23-November 21
ARIES—March 21-April 20 Back to basics is the week’s theme. Go after the pure
facts, aim for simplicity and don’t embellish food con-
You are known for your original ideas and independent coctions with sauces and seasonings that can play tricks
nature. Relationships thrive on an intellectual level. You on yours - or a guest’s digestive tract.
are sometimes unconventional. Diversification is the
theme this week and learning new crafts could lead to
significant career strides. SAGITTARIUS—November 22-December 22

TAURUS—April 21-May 22 Friends can surprise you with far out ideas and the most
surprising part is they help you over recent obstacles.
Minor matters tend to distract you from major jobs, so This is not the week for big risks, but little ones can prove
review priorities from time to time. It’s a week of sur- fun and perhaps profitable.
prises, perhaps the greatest being the support you receive
for a special project. CAPRICORN—December 23-January 20
GEMINI—May 23-June 21 You observe some peculiar scenes and feel you can write
a story about them. Why not? Your creativity shines and
Don’t offer free advice on love or finance, to friends,
family or yourself. Check out those old treasures you may crackles. Your social life may seem a little quiet - but
wish to throw away - you may be surprsied at the prices you are in demand by the weekend.
they bring.
AQUARIUS—January 21-February 19
NO. 9129 CANCER—June 22-July 22
Your built in alarm system warns that a job may need
Don’t hesitate to talk about financial and career successes some special repair, or certain friends should not be in-
ACROSS DOWN that you enjoy this week. Don’t pry and don’t take it
1. Treacle (8) 2. Animal (5) troduced to each other. However, you are less intuitive
personally if someone you love seems unrelaxed in your
6. Formerly (4) 3. Judge (7) about financial and legal affairs.
8. Butt (4) 4. Secure (4) PISCES—February 20-March 20
9. Instrumentalist (8) 5. Emblem (8) LEO—July 23-August 22
10. Foam (5) 6. Frequently (5) No sign is more determined than yours and this week
The emphasis is on unfamiliar. Travelling to different you are certainly dedicated, in the areas of career and
11. Haphazard (6) 7. Garment (7) places, meeting people and picking up new interests are
13. Turbulent (6) 12. Explosive (8) highlighted. Telepathy isn’t your present forte so if you friendship. There may be some uncertainty about the
15. Impertinent (6) 14. Melodious (7) need information, ask directly. affairs of a relative - the key is not to make snap decisions.
17. Puzzle (6) 16. Ruler (7)
19. Reject (5) 18. Showy (5) VIRGO—August 23-September 22 BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK
22. Gushing (8) 20. Wireless (5) You have a knack for making interesting friends and find- The word excellence is a word you know very well. You
23. Boorish (4) 21. Cried (4) ing outstanding bargains. A series of little jobs can snow- are not happy until you have done the best you can with
24. Kill (4) ball by the weekend and you find the best approach is to everything you pursue. Beware of people who regard sec-
25. Outside (8) keep everything rolling. ond best as the norm.
CRYPTIC PUZZLE LIBRA—September 23-October 22
ACROSS A show of inner strength wins you the heart of an attrac-
1. The senor got into a stupid brawl, which upsets eve- tive new friend and applause from a normally poker faced

rything (8). 6. Came up, we’re told, from the ranks (4). superior. However, outspoken observations can cause
8. A support for the light (4). 9. Laughs at the singers off some raised eyebrows, especially on the weekend.
key in it (8). 10. Free to make money from (5). 11. Get
me to pucker up (6). 13. Tom let out the animals (6). 15. SCORPIO—October 23-November 21
The senior running led at the outset (6). 17. Is he going
out with the French girl? (6). 19. Opportunity to go on NUMBER GAME
Back to basics is the week’s theme. Go after the pure
facts, aim for simplicity and don’t embellish food con-
the tele, perhaps! (5). 22. A new test one must have coctions with sauces and seasonings that can play tricks
spirit to enter for (8). 23. Enunciating the vowels in “com- on yours ANSWER
- or a guest’s digestive
BELOW tract.
fort” (4). 24. To cut a long story short? (4). 25. Again and
again the USA’s stepped in to encourage (8). SAGITTARIUS—November 22-December 22
Friends can surprise you with far out ideas and the most
DOWN surprising part is they help you over recent obstacles.
2. The one with the wood base is just what’s needed (5). This is not the week for big risks, but little ones can prove
3. Let the new man in for a bit (7). 4. The appointment fun and perhaps profitable.
after (4). 5 .Cuts the doctor may have to treat (8). 6.
Side with justice (5). 7. Guards the room and fights to CAPRICORN—December 23-January 20
protect it (7). 12. Servant who gives nothing away? (8). You observe some peculiar scenes and feel you can write
14. Became attached to the redhead, surprisingly (7). a story about them. Why not? Your creativity shines and
16. An Author? The deuce he is! (7). 18. For a gin cock- crackles. Your social life may seem a little quiet - but
tail, going back to the bar (5). 20. The putter is the prob- you are in demand by the weekend.
lem (5). 21. The English completely stood by her (4).
AQUARIUS—January 21-February 19
Your built in alarm system warns that a job may need
some special repair, or certain friends should not be in-
16, Dickens. 18, Ing-ot. 20, Poser. 21, E-lla.
Right. 7, War-den-s. 12, Retainer. 14, Adhered (anag.). troduced to each other. However, you are less intuitive
QUICK SOLUTIONS about financial and legal affairs.
Down - 2, I-deal. 3, Re-mna-nt. 4, Post. 5, Shingles. 6,
Across - 1, Vice. 7, Impartial. 8, Over. 9, Lash. 10, Hock.
(Es). 24, Edit. 25, Re-assu-re.
PISCES—February 20-March 20
11, Acts. 14, Periwinkle. 16, Pugnacious. 19, Tier. 22,
est. 17, Shei-la. 19, (tele)Scope. 22, Or-I-gin-al. 23, Ease
No sign is more determined than yours and this week
Oder. 24, Date. 25, Sped. 26, Succulent. 27, Type.
Sni-g-gers. 10, Clear. 11, Gather. 13, Cat-tle. 15, Eld-
you are certainly dedicated, in the areas of career and
Down - 1, Viola. 2, Chest. 3, Impair. 4, Cashew. 5, Itch.
Across - 1 Di-Sr-upts. 6, Rows (rose). 8, Beam. 9,
friendship. There may be some uncertainty about the
6, Calculate. 12, Conundrum. 13, Spin. 15, Nest. 17,
affairs of a relative - the key is not to make snap decisions.
Coddle. 18, Outing. 20, Imply. 21, Ridge. 23, Rock.
18, Gaudy. 20, Radio. 21, Wept.
ten. 7, Cassock. 12, Dynamite. 14, Tuneful. 16, Emperor.
The word excellence is a word you know very well. You
Across - 1, To-sh. 7, Erst-while. 8, Bean. 9, (Prince)I-
Down - 2, Otter. 3, Arbiter. 4, Safe. 5, Shamrock. 6, Of-
are not happy until you have done the best you can with
go-R. 10, Ol-ga (rev.). 11, Shed. 14, Rather flat. 16, Lit-
19, Spurn. 22, Effusive. 23, Rude. 24, Slay. 25, Exterior
everything you pursue. Beware of people who regard sec-
tle drop. 19, Sees (Cs). 22, Part. 24, Do-t(I’m)e. 25, Lied.
Froth. 11, Random. 13, Stormy. 15, Cheeky. 17, Enigma.
ond best as the norm.
26, Tear-fully. 27, Lead.
Across - 1, Molasses. 6, Once. 8, Stub. 9, Flautist. 10,
Down - 1, T-U-bes. 2, Shake. 3, B-right. 4, Star-V-e. 5,
Sh-OO. 6, F-lag-rance. 12, H-esit-ated. 13, DR-at (rev.).
15, Fo-PS (rev.). 17, End-s up. 18, Rattle. 20, El-it-e. 21,
Sid-Ed. 23, Tore.
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One of a Kind Large Home Strong

On 14 Acres
with 11,034 homes having
2223 Gisborne Road, Coimadai – Price $1,180,000 - $1,280,000 gone to Auction.
Nestled away from the road giving you a sense of peace curved island bench, double sink with a built-in water filter, Buyers have been scram-
and privacy while capturing magnificent views that sweep inductions cooktop, 36 soft closed draws and cupboards, bling to purchase homes,
almost 360 degrees across North and East Bullengarook, 40mm granite benchtops, spacious walk in pantry and weekly clearance rates
Lake Merrimu Reservoir, the country side and the more. An energy efficient and power saving design with
Melbourne city lights, is this unique, one of a kind, large two double brick construction, 8 solar panels, hydronic gas have remained above 70%
storey craftsmen built circular brick home that is now on heating throughout running on 2 separate boilers, wood throughout spring, whereas
offer for the first time. A captivating place to come home to, heater, double glazed window upstairs, instant gas hot last year they would hover
situated on approximately 14.7 acres of cleared land suitable water and 2 Dorma automatic sliding door on entry which
for horses or a hobby farm. With a flexible floor plan that creates an airlock to helps to keep temperature control. around 50%.
can be tailored to individual and families needs. Featuring Head downstairs on a beautiful redgum staircase to another Belmont has led the way
on the first level, the master bedroom with walk in robe, open sitting area, 2nd fully fitted out kitchen and dining across regional Victoria with
2 way bathroom with double vanity, spa bath, wheelchair area with walk in pantry, a 3rd bedroom with ensuite and
friendly double glass shower, separate toilet with basin. An walk in robe and 2nd laundry. Also features an enormous GIL KING 44 sales and a clearance rate
extra large open plan living area with two cleverly designed rumpus room/cellar, a supersized garage that can fit 2 of 72.7%. Highton also per-
4 bay sliding doors that opens out to a circular veranda that large cars and the workshop, main water, plus 100,000 lt CEO, REIV formed well with 28 auctions
takes in the beautiful surroundings, spacious 2nd bedroom, inground water tank, built-in pizza oven and an extra-large
laundry, a light filled central circular atrium that can be carport and entertaining area. This amazing property is Springtime can motivate and a clearance rate of 64.3%.
used as another sitting area which showcased with a 6m approximately 10km to the main street of Bacchus Marsh, With only one weekend left
feature ceiling and stairs to your very own 360 degree look school bus pick up out front and short drive to the freeway a person to do a lot in life;
out plat form. The stunning kitchen equipped with a large entrance to Melbourne and Ballarat. the warmer weather after in Spring for 2019, we are
a long bleak winter can be expecting another weekend
of strong sales to finish off
an incredibly prosperous
It’s a time where you get out
and start enjoying life again,
Following leaner times in
making the most of the in-
recent years, there are cur-
creased daylight hours, fin-
rently a lot of happy faces in
ish those DIY renovations,
Victorian real estate.
become more social and ex-
With softer lending condi-
ercise more.
tions and record low interest
Traditionally spring is rates, a lot of people are ea-
also a time when the most ger to purchase a property.
houses are sold at auction; If you are thinking about
Victorians love getting out selling your house, now is
on a warm Saturday morn- the perfect time to do so.
ing and competing against As always, if a buyer or a another bidder in a battle to
buy their dream house.
seller is looking for objective
information on the market
140 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh 5367 2333 The 2019 Spring auction or an agency– they should
Arbee Real Estate period has been very strong visit

Build Your Dream Home!


62 Urquhart Street, Gordon

Set in a very central position in the gorgeous township of Gordon is this fantastic building allotment ready for your dream
home. Zoned Residential and measuring approx. 870m2, the block has power, water and sewerage all connected so all you
will have to do is design your own house plan! Blocks of this size are becoming harder to find so be sure to view it as soon
as possible. A quick walk will have you at the General store, cafes, schools and a quick drive will get you on the Western
Freeway or to Ballan Train Station only 10 minutes away.
Price: $250,000

Agent: Matthew Edwards

0401 728 881
51 Lydiard Street South, Ballarat 3350
Phone 5331 1111
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FOR SALE 112 Underbank Blvd, Bacchus Marsh FOR SALE 3/21 Fredrick Street, Darley
3 1 2 3 2 2

Affordable Home On Large Block Affordable Home or Investment

Situated on a large 735m2 block with beautiful views this 3 bedroom Modern comforts of a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, double storey townhouse
affordable home offering a great opportunity for first home buyers or with ducted gas heating and evaporative cooling, 9 foot ceilings, 3
investors to add to their portfolio. Featuring a modest floor plan, with toilets, double garage and a generous sized under cover outdoor area.
gas heating, ducted evaporative cooling, a freshened-up kitchen that Immaculately presented on a 360m2 parcel of land only 3kms from the
is equipped with a 600mm stove/oven and dishwasher and double Main Street, walking distance to Pentland Primary, childcare, parks and
carport with plenty of room on the side for the caravan and large shed. easy access to the freeway to Melbourne & Ballarat.
INSPECT By appointment INSPECT By appointment
FOR SALE $420,000-$450,000 FOR SALE $399,000-$419,000


Kelvin 0410 998 736 Steve 0475 888 101 NEW LISTING CONTACT
Kelvin 0410 998 736 Steve 0475 888 101

FOR SALE 84 Sundew Avenue, Long Forest FOR SALE 1 Tulloch Court, Bacchus Marsh
5 3 4 3 2 2

A Great Lifestyle Awaits Great Investor Or First home Buyer Opportunity

2.6 acres with beautiful gardens, natural bush land & Public Excellent 3 bedroom plus study family home ideal for the first home
Conservation zone to the rear. 5 generous bedrooms, master with buyer or investor. The master has a WIR and ensuite, bedrooms 2 & 3
ensuite with spa & extensive walk in robe, the remaining 4 bedrooms have BIR and the study could easily be a 4th bedroom. The large lounge
with BIRs. There are 6 living areas as part of the main residence. The room is at the rear of the house past the meals area and kitchen with
spacious kitchen overlooks the rear garden & pool area & features excellent bench space and plenty of storage. There is ducted heating
Miele electric hotplates with charcoal grill & granite bench tops. installed throughout and an air conditioner in the lounge.
INSPECT By appointment INSPECT By appointment
FOR SALE $1,125,000-$1,215,000 FOR SALE $495,000
CONTACT Steve 0475 888 101 Kelvin 0410 998 736 CONTACT Daryl Gould 0409 233 157

FOR SALE 94 Holts Lane, Darley FOR SALE 16 Richardson Court, Maddingley
3 1 1 3 1 2

Immaculate Family Home It’s Not A House, It’s A Home

This immaculately presented family residence close to schools, shops, Great sized 612sqm corner block. 3 Bedrooms + study with updated
public transport with easy freeway access to Melbourne & Ballarat. bathroom & kitchen. Lounge/meals/kitchen opening onto undercover
Featuring 3 good size bedrooms (master with WIR), the other 2 outdoor entertaining with fireplace. Well presented garden with side &
bedrooms with BIRs, central bathroom & WC. The open plan kitchen, rear access for the boat, caravan or shed (STCA). Close to Bacchus
dining, lounge has great functionality with sliding glass door out to the Marsh Grammar, new Medical Centre, Sporting Grounds, Golf Course &
large outdoor entertainment area. Station. Perfect for first home owners, investors, down-sizers.
INSPECT By appointment INSPECT By appointment
FOR SALE $440,000 - $460,000 FOR SALE $410,000-$430,000
CONTACT Peter Leonard 0429 671 990 CONTACT Steve 0475 888 101 Kelvin 0410 998 736

FOR SALE 19 Higgins Court, Bacchus Marsh FOR SALE 10 Moore Street, Bacchus Marsh
3 2 2
1035 Square Metre Block
Private, Peaceful Family Home Rare opportunity to purchase a 1,035sqm (quarter acre) approx. block of
Situated in a quiet court location, this well maintained 3 bedroom home is land, walking distance to Bacchus Marsh Grammar, Secondary College,
sure to impress. Spacious bedrooms, updated kitchen, bathroom & Maddingley Park, Railway Station, Main Street, Hospital & more. With a
ensuite, multiple living areas & fantastic undercover, outdoor entertaining 20mtr frontage & 51mtr depth, you will be able to build your dream home
area, you can simply move in, unpack & relax. Large double carport, among the established properties in this sought-after pocket of town.
shedding & landscaped gardens complete the package. Fully serviced with power, water & telephone available. Secure this
property today with a 10% deposit & begin designing your future home.
INSPECT By appointment INSPECT By appointment
FOR SALE $530,000 FOR SALE $360,000-$370,000
CONTACT Steve Creese 0475 888 101 CONTACT Steve Creese 0475 888 101

FOR SALE 27 Horder Crescent, Darley FOR SALE 45 Horder Crescent, Darley
4 2 1 4 2 2

Room To Move Family Home, Family Neighbourhood

Situated on a large 1219sqm allotment in the prestigious Elms Estate. 4 Situated in the Elms Estate this lovely home of 4 bedrooms, 2

bedrooms, master with ens & WIR, BIRs to 2 other bedrooms, & 2 bathrooms and 3 living areas caters for the whole family. The formal
separate living areas. Blackwood timber kitchen fitted with new dining and lounge are at the front of the house together with the master
cooktop, wall oven & dishwasher. Bathroom with bath & vanity, 2 bedroom with a wall of BIR’s and full ensuite. Kitchen with timber
separate shower rooms & 2 separate toilets. Ducted heating & cooling, cupboards & quality appliances & meals & spacious family room with
freshly painted, new carpets and window furnishings. wood heater.
INSPECT By appointment INSPECT By appointment
FOR SALE $559,000 - $579,000 FOR SALE $560,000-$580,000
CONTACT Daryl Gould 0409 233 157 CONTACT Daryl Gould 0409 233 157

Steve Creese Daryl Gould Peter Leonard Kelvin Gaffiero Rikki Millington
0475 888 101 0409 233 157 0429 671 990 0410 998 736 Sales Support
140 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh 5367 2333
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Your Questions Answered

Every week we will bring to you the answers to the most commonly asked real estate questions
& local market information. If you have a specific question or information that you would like
included please feel free to email


Low interest rates, relaxed lending conditions and improved However while there may be a couple of weeks with less market
Low interest rates, relaxed lending conditions and improved buyer confidence have seen the property
buyer confidence havemarket seenmaketheaproperty market make
dramatic turnaround a the
over last few activity
dramatic months,than usual,
but will it won’t come to a complete standstill.
it continue?
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months, CoreLogic
but will Home Value Index showed
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buyers will national
per cent still be out in force
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increase, making it the fourth month in a row of rising while
Figures from October’s CoreLogic Home Value Index showed a 1.2 per values.there is less competition, and there will still be sellers keen to
cent national property priceand Melbourne
increase, makinghaveit been leading
the fourth in a lock
the property
month in a sale.
charge, with prices up 1.7 per cent and 2.3 per
row of rising values.cent for the month, respectively. Those hoping to get into the market may actually want to use the
Christmas period as a good time to get in before prices heat up next
Sydney and Melbourne The havelast fewbeen leading
months havethe property
seen charge, with
buyer confidence return in spades. First homebuyers have been trying to
prices up 1.7 per centgetandtheir
peron thefor
cent property
the month, and investors areyear.
ladderrespectively. returning too. There have also been a lot of
sellers coming into the market. There are widespread expectations of another rate cut in 2020 and
The last few months have seen buyer confidence return in spades.
this will likely lead to further price increases, and there will also be
First homebuyers haveWill beenthingstrying
settle to
their foot on the property
the introduction of the First Home
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ladder and investorsThe areproperty
returning market typically slows down over the Christmas
too. There have also been a lot of 1, whichand New Year period, of buyers
will stimulate certain parts of the market.
and sellers will take a break for the holidays.
sellers coming into the market.
However while there may be a couple of weeks with less Keep youractivity
market eye on thanthe property
usual, it won’tpulse
come to a
Will things settle over
complete Christmas?
standstill. The property market never truly sleeps so don’t get complacent as
The property market typically slows down over the Christmas
Serious buyers will still be out in force hoping to snatchwe
and get to thewhile
a property endthere
of another
is less year. There’sand
competition, no time like the present to
New Year period, astherea lotwill
of buyers and sellers
still be sellers keen to will take
lock in aasale.
break for make the first steps, whether it’s to buy or sell a property, if you’re
the holidays. ready to do so.
Those hoping to get into the market may actually want to use the Christmas period as a good time to get
in before prices heat up next year.

FREE - Landlord / Investor Night

There are widespread expectations of another rate cut in 2020 and this will likely lead to further price
increases, and there will also be the introduction of the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme on January 1,
which will stimulate certain parts of the market.
Find out about the reforms to the Residential Tenancies Bill that are coming
Keep your eye on the property pulse
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market never current or future
sleeps so don’t Landlords.
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There’s no time like the present to make the first steps, whether it’s to buy or sell a property, if you’re
ready to do so. Mitchell PT will be the guest speaker.
We also have BMT the Tax Depreciation specialists speaking on the night to
show you how to maximise your cash return with a tax depreciation schedule.
Save the date: January 30, 2020 at 6pm. Bacchus Marsh Public Hall.
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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Bacchus Mews – Bacchus Marsh

Bacchus Mews offers a rare opportunity to secure level blocks of land ranging in size from 522sqm to 788sqm.
Walking distance to the shops, cafes & restaurants of the Main Street, only 5 minutes from Bacchus Marsh
Primary School, easy freeway access to Melbourne or Ballarat & 1km to Masons Lane Reserve & around 3kms to
the Bacchus Marsh Grammar & the Railway Station.
Build your dream home in this exclusive, boutique development & enjoy all that this wonderful town has to offer.

From $265,000ACT





Bacchus Mews is located in the beautiful town of Bacchus Marsh, less than an hour
drive to Melbourne, Geelong, Tullarmarine Airport and Ballarat

As you drive through the world-renowned Avenue of Honour you will see our famous market
gardens & orchards full of strawberries, cherries, apples, lettuces & many other items of local
produce that make our town a tourist attraction & a beautiful place to raise a family.
All information contained herein is gathered from sources we believe to be reliable. We cannot however guarantee it’s accuracy &
interested parties should make & rely on their own enquiries.
140 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh 5367 2333
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Overlooking the Werribee River valley floor leading into the Werribee Gorge State Park, Bacchus Marsh,
Victoria, is home to a new parcel of highly sought-after land, known as Caldera Estate. The blocks range in
size from 387m² to 601m². Just 50km North-West of Melbourne – the world’s most liveable city for seven
consecutive years – Bacchus Marsh offers a diverse lifestyle for families. The fertile valley is scattered
with picnic spots and bushwalking tracks, as well as an abundance of amenities, making Caldera Estate
the crossroads between city and rural living.
* Agent on site Saturday & Sunday - 11:00am - 3:00pm
All information contained herein is gathered from sources we believe to be reliable. We cannot however guarantee it’s accuracy &
interested parties should make & rely on their own enquiries.
140 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh 5367 2333
Trade & Business
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be introducing the Fire EMPLOYMENT
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hours on the date shown and unless varied by a
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Bacchus Marsh Outright win

Little Athletics
Little Athletics returned to Masons
Lane Reserve last Saturday morning
for Bulls
and thankfully the forecast showers By Bruce Thomas
held off and the Centre conducted
another successful program. Yes, you read the headline
A massive 345 PBs were recorded for correctly. However, it wasn’t
the meet, with Austin Shea claiming the McIntyre side on this
PBs in all her six events.  New BMLAC occasion, but more about
athlete Mitchell Gardiner set his first Centre record in the their nail biting win later. The
Boys Under 14 200m hurdles, finishing the race in 29.52 Division 2 Bulls’ team saluted
seconds.  Tamara Henry also claimed another Centre record, with 10 points in an unlikely
throwing 23.44 metres in the Under 15 girls Javelin. outright win at Masons Lane.
After last weekend’s Region Relays, Little Athletics Victoria To quickly recap on last week,
announced the progressions for the State Relays to be held at East Sunbury made 110 and the Bulls were in dire straits
Casey Fields, Cranbourne on December 14.  Bacchus Marsh at the close of play being 3/8. As predicted by the author,
will be represented by 9 teams.  Darran Fowlie came to the rescue with a match saving 47
The following teams were successful in receiving although Ben Velden couldn’t match the earlier prediction.
progressions: The game was precariously perched at one stage and with
the Bulls being 8/103, first innings points could have gone
Under 9 Boys 4x100m Relay
either way. Paul Butler and Jacob Hayes batted very well and
Under 9 Mixed 4x100m Relay
ensured first innings’ points. The tail enders were given the
Under 10 Mixed 4x100m Relay
instructions to make quick runs and Bacchus Marsh declared
Under 10 Mixed 4x200m Relay at tea on 9/156 with Luke Baselmans and Hayes unbeaten.
Under 14 Boys 4x100m Relay With a lead of 46 and time running short, East Sunbury were
Under 14 Boys 4x200m Relay sent back in. The wickets flowed continuously and with Josh
Under 14 Girls 4x200m Relay Lloyd taking 3/15 in 2.4 overs to have the opposition all out
Austin Shea recorded 6PBs in her age group. Under 14 Mixed 4x100m Relay for 54, the Bulls required 9 runs in two overs. Brett Huxtable
Photo submitted Under 15 Mixed 4x100m Relay and Josh Lloyd comfortably ensured the outright victory
taking 36 runs off the two overs and the Bulls banked 10

Lions sleep atop tonight


The McIntyre side (4th) were playing Romsey (3rd) away.

The Bulls made a respectable 8/309cc last week and were
By Todd Whelan See you all from 12.30pm this Saturday for all of the Lions confident that their bowlers could get the job done. The side
action from Darley Park. didn’t get off to the expected start with the opposition openers
Darley’s First XI remain the only undefeated side in the putting on a very healthy 134 opening stand with the always
BCA First Grade - (Round 6)
BCA following a comprehensive 231 run win over a dour dangerous Burkett contributing 85 before succumbing to
Buninyong v Darley
Buninyong in Ballarat at the weekend. the bowling of Lachlan Payne. The upper order of Romsey
Darley 8/363, Overs 80. H. Killoran 164*, D. Hyatt 116.
While the run chase (363) was always going to be a tall order contributed well and there were some nervous thoughts
for the opposition, Lions coach Brian Wheelahan refused to Buninyong 132 All out, Overs 52.4. H. Wickramasinghe 4/28,
R. Khwaja 3/38. when Romsey were, at one stage 3/220. Rocky Spiteri and
concede any lattitude on the unforgiving small ground at St
Darley won by 231 runs. James Bailey toiled away bowling a total of 45 overs for 5
Darley now 1st (P6 W4 D2 L0) wickets and 3 wickets respectively. The game went down
“We are fully aware that we must keep our standards up as
to the wire and there was an audible sigh of relief and much
any side can catch you out if you’re a little off,” he said. BCA Second Grade - (Round 6) jubilation when Bailey claimed the final wicket with the
“It was great to put in a clinical performance with both bat Darley v VRI Delacombe
and ball.” score at 298. The Bulls face a big test next round when they
Darley 8/273cc, Overs 72.3. M. Ingvorsen 80, J. Wilkie 64, H. play undefeated, top team Gisborne at Maddingley Park in a
The Lions used five bowlers to dismiss Buninyong for Jamieson 50.
132 in just over 50 overs and were ably backed up with an two-day fixture.
VRI Delacombe 102 All Out, Overs 51.1. A. Appleby 4/17, J.
impressive display in the field.
Martindale 3/5. The Johnston Shield team were defending 235 against East
“Our bowling was terrific again, (we) bowled to plans and in
Darley won by 171 runs. Sunbury at Maddingley Park in what was always going to
partnerships”, Wheelahan said.
Darley now 2nd (P6 W4 D1 L1) be an exciting game. Wickets fell regularly but it was when
“Hasi (Wickramasinghe) and (Rahmutulla) Khwaja in
particular were outstanding in when they operated together, BCA Third Grade - (Round 6) the dangerous bat, Steve Grey, fell to a great caught and
closing out overs and building pressure. Darley v North Ballarat bowled from Jack Powell, that the Bulls gained the scent
“(Madushanka) Ekanayake and (Ben) Longhurst up top Darley 5/479, Overs 80. L. Havelburg 146*, C. Salisbury 130. of victory. Jack Powell was bowling very well much to the
made it easier taking the first couple of early wickets, North Ballarat 5/214 dec, Overs 69. L. Comford 3/42, R. King admiration and positive comment from the numerous life
and Lachie Herring took an absolute ripper catch in the 2/40. members enjoying a beer on The Deck. Not to be outdone,
slips-corden.” Shaun Taylor was providing excellent support from the other
Darley won on 1st innings.
Buninyong showed some resistance early before losing their end also contributing to the wicket tally. The Bulls got the
Darley now 9th (P6 W2 D1 L3) BACCHUS MARSH
last eight wickets for just 36 runs. Confidence levels at the job done with East Sunbury being bowled out for 173. The
Lions is are at an all time high in season 2019/20. BCA Fourth Grade - (Round 5) bowling honours were shared between Powell (19 overs) and
“It’s great that we’re undefeated,” Wheelahan said. Darley v Ballarat-Redan Taylor (21 overs) with 4 wickets each.
“At the minute we believe we have match winners right Darley 3/207cc, Overs 17.2. A. Cadman 112*, E. Thewma 35.
across the board,” Ballarat-Redan 39 & 9/133, Overs 80. H. Sing 2/13, N. In Division 1, the Bulls were defending 234 against Riddell
“We revert to white ball cricket this Saturday with a double Simmons 2/18. away. The Bulls opened the bowling with James Ross and
header 20/20 fixture,” he said. Darley won on 1st innings. Matt Behan with Behan taking the first wicket. There may
“The Second XI play at 12.30pm followed by the First XI at Darley now 5th (P5 W3 D1 L1) have been a few nerves when the score was 1/70 but the team
4pm against North Ballarat,” need not have worried. Chris Dugdale-Porter (4/39 off 16)
“It should be a real showcase for the club with both the Third BCA Fifth Grade - (Round 8)
and Matt Behan (3/37 off 13) took the bowling honours with
XI, and Fifth XI having byes so we are expecting a strong Darley - Bye
Darley now 13th (P8 W0 D2 L5 B1). Riddell being trundled out for 162, well short of the Bulls’
Lions crowd,” he said.
There will be no resting on laurels or reputations ahead
of Saturday for Wheelahan and his crew as they aim to In Division 3 against Aintree, the Bulls were hoping to get
consolidate their position at the top of the BCA table.
past the oppositions total of 295 but it was always going to
“We will prepare ourselves for the shorter form (of game) at BACCHUS MARSH
be a big task and unfortunately, not to be. The Bulls could
training as we look forward to keeping our undefeated reign
only manage 7/134 in their allotted 65 overs with the runs
intact, “ Wheelahan said. NEW DOCTORS EXTENDED HOURS being shared between Luca Kraljik (21), Hayden Whiteaway
The Lions recorded a clean sweep of victories across all four

grades in action at the weekend, successfully defending their (25) and Cody Gates (26).
run tallies on Day 2 with the ball. But it was an arduous task
With Club Grade South (1) winning on forfeit, it was up
nonetheless - try these numbers: in reply with the ball across
four grades the Lions bowled 252.5 overs at the miserly run to Club Grade South (2) to fly the flag for the round against
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Ballan Cricket Club    C
ricket Tabcorp Park
lub Saturday 30th November
Ballan 1st X1
Ballan 10/281 lost Wendouree 8/283 dec
Batting - J Landt 142, L Snaith 40, H Micallef 36, M Vallance
0 no.
Bowling - B Loughnane 21-4-5/77, M Snaith 14-3-1/32, D
Gardiner 13-4-1/50.
Ballan continued steady batting this week against tight
bowling early, they could not form partnerships and lost
wickets at a steady rate before Jack Landt and Hayden
Micallef came together to make a 97-run partnership. Michael
Vallance then joined Jack Landt making a valuable 45 run
partnership, Jack providing smart batting with Michael
backing him up with excellent running. Unfortunately,
Ballan fell 2 runs short.

Ballan 2nd X1
Mark Kennedy gets the ball away for a boundary.
Ballan 10/130 lost Mt Clear 4/325
Batting - S Newton 54, G Easterbrook 34, N Loft 15 no.
Bowling - D Leach 9-0-3/37.
In what was a trying day, the inexperienced seconds which
had three Under 15 players stepping up, tried their best but Saturday 30 November, Tabcorp Park Melton Race 2,
just weren’t good enough against a strong Mt Clear side. Melton Pace. Winner: Our Sportscaster (8). Trainer: Maree
Caldow. Driver: John Caldow. Photo: Stuart McCormick
Under 15s
Ballan 2/45 v Wendouree 5/65
Batting - K Heafield 14 no, J Jarvis 8, A McIlwaine 5 no
Bowling - E Boland 3-3-1/0, A McIlwaine 2-0-1/5, C
Matheson 3-0-1/7.
A great effort in the field by the boys with a super fielding
effort by Ned Loft with two great run outs. A great bowing
effort by all including a brilliant catch by Jack Jarvis. The
game continues next week. Hayden Micallef hits a four during his partnership of 97 with
Jack Landt. He scored solidly, finishing on 38, before being
trapped LBW.
Under 12 White
Ballan 0 drew St Anthony’s 5/67
Bowling - J Burton 2-0-2/6, B Davenport 2-0-1/6, J Cornwill
2-0-1/8, T Norman 3-0-1/14.
Ballan was a little untidy with the bowling in the first 5
overs conceding 29 runs. The change in bowlers found their
line and length with the rest of the team following with
St Anthony’s only scoring another 38 runs in the next 14
overs before rain stopped play. It was extremely rewarding
watching Sarah Burton, James Burton, Noah Britton and Tom
Norman back their fielding skills on the fastest field we had
played on all season and continue to aggressively attack the
ball building pressure on the opposition.

Under 12 Blue
Ballan 0 drew Eynesbury Black 0/39 Saturday 30 November, Tabcorp Park Melton Race 1,
Unfortunately the match only got 9 overs of play in before Jack Landt hits one of his sixes to end up on 142 off 152 Winner: Goodboy Cowboy (5). Trainer: Glenn Douglas.
the rain commenced and the game was washed out. balls. He hit 17 fours and 3 sixes. Photos – CHRIS THOM Driver: Jack Laugher. Photo: Stuart McCormick HRV.

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new tyres, new water tank, gas/ 1997 offroad van, Reg F41746 Immaculate condition, condition, complete service
elec fridge, 2 single beds, couch, March 2019, 4/6 berth, 2 water

Caravan for Caravan for

White 6 cylinder, history, 370,000kms, scarlet

microwave, roller sunshade, tanks, electric brakes, front/
rear lockers, tarp awning Well serviced and garaged. colour, new tyres, beige
bottle gas, many cupboards, 93,000 mostly country KMs. leather interior, Reg till Oct
3 months $50 3 months $50
and flys, poles, 7 pin flat plug,
double wardrobe. Priced to sell gas/elec cooktop and oven. Reg. Oct 2019 (IAF6TR) (XHF262), RWC, $6,500 ONO
$10,600. Ph 0417 505 732. $10,500. Contact 0408 135 636 $18000 PH: 0420 740 666 Ph 0409 534 572
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Motoring A Moorabool News Advertising Feature


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