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Tuesday 14 January, 2020 Serving Ballan and district since 1872 Phone 5368 1966 Vol 14 No 2

A grassfire takes off at Swans Road, Darley on Boxing Day caused by a grass slasher. Photo Tim Saultry

Fire season is here

By Helen Tatchell crews at Dales Creek that saw the fire Creek reservoir with recreational users The cause was grass slashing.
travel in a southerly direction towards advised to leave the area. “CFA is disappointed the fire started
A bushfire with enormous potential to Greendale. A week prior in Darley, a small grass from someone undertaking high risk
destruct a large part of the Moorabool The fire was downgraded to contained, fire was contained as crews from the activity during that period.
region saw a Watch and Act issued via that same evening at 8pm and is believed Bacchus Marsh group of brigades “The fire dangers were quite high,” he
the VicEmergency App at about 4pm on to have ignited within bushland. doused the flames with haste. said.
the third day of the New Year. State Control Centre Media told the The fire at Swans Rd on Boxing day Mr Pearce told the Moorabool News the
The message was issued on Friday 3 Moorabool News the cause of the Dales on Thursday 26 December, burnt about public are reminded of their obligations
January for Blackwood, Coimadai, Dales Creek fire is unknown. two-hectares of grassland.
in regard to grass cutting.
Creek, Darley, Greendale, Korobeit, Volunteer firefighters attended from Anthony Pearce Commander/OIC
Lerderderg and Myrniong areas. the Ballan Group and Bacchus Marsh “They must comply with all legal
said 11-units from Brigades in the
Approximately 15 fire tankers and two Group of brigades with support from the requirements during the fire danger
Bacchus Marsh Group (Bacchus Marsh,
strike teams were deployed with two Trentham fire brigade. Coimadai, Rowsley, Myrniong and period.”
fire-bombing helicopters assisting the Southern Rural Water closed Pykes Parwan) and Melton attended. continued page 6

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Second life for food

advocate to visit
Australia Day is fast approaching and to do something about it. Starting by three volunteers who moved 600kgs of
celebrations will take place this year in personally rescuing leftover fruit and food in Victoria, to a nationwide not-
Ballan, with a special ambassador who vegetables from the Prahran Market for profit, with 87 staff and hundreds
has a ‘waste not, want not’ philosophy. and redistributing it to a charity for of volunteers who, through our
A champion for the homeless, Ms homeless people. agency partners, have provided over
Simone Carson AM established Moorabool Mayor Cr David Edwards 105 million fresh, nutritious meals to
SecondBite in 2005 and will visit said Ms Carson AM would play an Australians in hardship.”
Moorabool Shire at the Australia important role in local celebrations.
Day Celebrations to be held at the The Australia Day Ambassador
“This year we are proud to welcome Program sends high achieving
Mechanics Institute, Inglis Street,
Ms Carson AM to be part of our Australians to over 300 community
Ballan on Sunday 26 January, 2020.
community on this special occasion, celebrations nationwide every
Ms Carson is a 2019 Victorian which recognises us as Australians and
Australian of the Year Finalist and a Australia Day. Ambassadors are
part of a wonderful community and sportspeople, scientists, business-
Member of the Order of Australia for
nation.” people, actors and community
significant service to the community
through contributions and leadership Ms Carson said SecondBite does more workers who provide added
in the food rescue sector. than feed hungry Australians. inspiration and pride to Australia Day
“Through the agencies it supports, events and activities. The Ambassador
The SecondBite organisation was
it helps provide companionship and Program is a grass roots initiative that
born after Ms Carson discovered
connection and shines a light on social builds on the strength and excitement
more than $8 billion in food is thrown
away each year in Australia. Along issues,” she said. of local communities’ Australia Day
Simone Carson. Photo supplied with her husband Ian, she decided “The organisation has grown from activities.

Food bowl road

gets upgrade
By Cross
ient: Helen Tatchell
Roads Trading “Drainage improvements were made along the length of Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle said the investment
ate: 20/12/17
the project to facilitate the flow of stormwater however flood will help local farm businesses and supply chains “to
A road prone to flooding has been widened, sealed and now mitigation works were not part of the scope of works,” they
ock Up No.: 3
improve productivity and access markets.”
open for use, but may still flood. said. Council confirmed the Stonehill Estate includes some of
The Werribee Vale road in Maddingley has been upgraded Member for Melton Steve McGhie said the agriculture sector the catchment above this site (Werribee Vale road) and
and completed ahead of schedule, with a total project budget of Bacchus Marsh is benefiting from safer, better quality
has a drainage strategy with measures to control flow of
roads thanks program funding.
costing $807,500. stormwater from the estate.
“The Werribee Vale Road upgrade involved widening and
Moorabool Shire Council contributed $482,500 and funding “These measures will be implemented as the estate continues
sealing a 1.7 km section of the road and will ensure local
from a State government Local Roads to Market Program, farmers and growers can transport their produce to market to develop.”
chipped in $325,000. more easily,” he said. The Werribee Vale Road Widening project is one of 77
“The road was widened from 4.0m seal to 6.6m seal,” a “Agriculture is an important sector for the Bacchus Marsh projects being delivered under the Local Roads to Market
council spokesperson told the Moorabool News. region, and we’re pleased to be investing in its future.” program across the State.

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Words are gold

By Meg Kennedy

A young Bacchus Marsh

student has received a pres-
tigious award for her writing
Grade 6 Bacchus Marsh PS
student Alisha Rizvi was re-
cently awarded a gold medal
for her work in the writing
category of the 2019 Interna-
tional Competitions and As-
sessments for Schools (ICAS)
Awards last November 2019.
The writing assessment is a
40-minute test, where partic-
ipating students from Years
2 to 12 pick a writing style, Bacchus Marsh performer Caitlyn de Kuyper (right) in CATS.

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either persuasive or narra-
tive, and are given a topic to
write on.
This year’s topic was ‘Eve- By Meg Kennedy “I have always loved being on stage since
ryone can help make the I was little, as do most little girls. But the
world a better place’, where A young Bacchus Marsh performer will excitement and adrenaline I feel when I
students created an argu- take the main stage in a new performance of perform is something so rare, which is how
ment either for or against the the musical CATS. I know this is the journey for me,” she said.
topic. A fresh new interpretation of Andrew Lloyd Caitlyn trains five-days a week at a studio in
Receiving a medal means Alisha Rizvi receives her award. Photo - submitted Webber’s musical by the Young Australian Brunswick. Her favourite part of performing
the student has the highest Broadway Chorus will take over the National is “being able to portray different characters
score in that subject out of thoughts on a page without on a novel and was award- Theatre in January, for a limited season of ten and entertain the audience, and meeting so
their year level in Australia. saying anything.” ed first place in last year’s shows. many new people along the way.”
Mum Sara said her daugh- “Writing is also a way for Moorabool Young Writers Caitlyn de Kuyper will be part of the main Over 90 young, talented performers make
ter started showing interest her to ‘create her own world short story competition. cast as Bombalurina, the flirtatious cat up the Cats who will strut, sing, prance and
in writing back in Year 1. where she is in control and She would like to acknowl- played by singer Taylor Swift in the recent dance across the stage as they gather together
“Since then, it has only im- anything can happen’. She’s edge her teachers at Bacchus film adaptation. for the annual Jellicle Ball, supported by a
proved, and she was in Year loved writing since Prep and Marsh PS and Mr Chris Caitlyn said she landed the role through an youth orchestra.
3 when she received her first has had a journal for years.” Brown for teaching, encour- audition process, which led to call-backs, and CATS will run for a limited season at the
High Distinction,” she said. Although she hasn’t yet de- aging and supporting her from there was lucky enough to be casted. National Theatre between January 17-25,
“Alisha enjoys writing cided what she might want to develop with her love of The 19-year-old has been performing for 2020.
because it is a way for her to be when she grows up, reading and writing over the 15-years and “most definitely” would like to Tickets and more information are available
to indirectly express her Alisha is currently working years. pursue musical theatre as a career. at

Urgent care at Ballan District Health

& Care – what you need to know
Emergency protocols in Ballan have not changed.
Urgent care stabilisation at BDHC is a local option if community members
need urgent medical attention, but are not in a life-threatening situation.
Emergency cases will always be taken to the closest and most clinically
appropriate health service.
Urgent care is available via our GP Clinic at 164 Inglis Street, Ballan.
FEE: there is an out of pocket fee of $30 for urgent care services.
The Clinic is open:
Weekdays - 8:00am to 8:00pm
Saturdays - 9:00am to 1:00pm

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In an emergency or life-threatening situation, please call 000 for an
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emergency department.
A life-threatening emergency may include:

now open. Chest pain or chest tightness

Sudden numbness or paralysis of the face, arm or leg
Difficulty breathing
Applications are invited from eligible students in the local district Serious accident or trauma
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Flooded thrice
By Helen Tatchell Mayor David Edwards said, “it is on the
agenda in confidential and we will notify
Two-weeks before Christmas, Karen Trask’s you of the outcome.”
property was flooded after a 70mm deluge of The Moorabool News contacted Council
rain hit the area in 2018. for a response with Phil Jeffrey, GM
“We were out of our house for 10-months,” Infrastructure acknowledging the result of
she told the December 4 Ordinary Meeting the large rain event resulted in significant
of Council. damage across Bacchus Marsh and part of
“We had to have a total rebuild inside and the shire.
out. This put us through extreme stress two “Water inundation was experienced at
weeks before Christmas,” she said through
a property in Munro Ct, Bacchus Marsh
tears. Photo Tim Saultry
during this event and the residents at the

Fire season is here

And that was not the first time. property were unfortunately displaced from
“We have had to move three-times,” Ms their home after the event,” he said.
Trask said.
Since the event, Mr Jeffrey said Council
The meeting heard on 10 February 2010 the has undertaken an extensive review of the continued from page 1
property was flooded with a copy of the And volunteer fire brigade members are not just contained to fighting fires within the local
underground stormwater network as well
report sent to council by an independent Moorabool area. Over the last four to six weeks, CFA District 15 has been actively involved in
as a flood investigation and analysis of the
engineer. supporting the fire efforts in New South Wales and Victoria.
catchment to inform possible mitigation
“We received a letter from Council An East Gippsland farmer described the scene as “the big red steer” coming out of the high
works to address the issues that were
12-months later that said, ‘the drainage country, “a monster”, he told ABC radio.
was being inspected and was assessed as
“The report detailed a number of short and The entire District 15 CFA fire brigades, that include the Ballan and Bacchus Marsh groups,
long term, mitigation measures. have all assisted in a mass deployment to the fire fronts.
West Ward councillor Tom Sullivan called a
“Council has approved an overspend of the Bacchus Marsh SES is another volunteer organisation that has assisted, whilst they do not
Point of Order after Ms Trask said it was all
Capital Works budget to mitigate flooding fight fires they contribute with operational tasking.
“a blatant lie.”
issues to the properties between Halletts Way “We have had six members join a task force to relocate DELWP firefighting vehicles in
Sandbags now adorn the property.
and Munro Court. The work involves raising preparation for deployment,” their facebook post read.
“In another meeting this year (2019) with
the levels of the nature-strip in Halletts Way “We often play extensive roles in logistics, ground support, staging area management and
council I said this was a very urgent matter
to redirect overland flow towards the Carey more.”
or we will face same situation again.
Crescent intersection.” The CFA Fire Danger Period for Moorabool was declared on 9 December 2019 and is currently
“I am a ratepayer, tell me why I have been
The next step in this process Mr Jeffrey in force, restricting the use of fire in the community.
paying rates when I have not been living in
my home for ten-months?” told the Moorabool News, is to complete a For further information refer to CFA Website ‘Can I or Can’t I’ section.
Ms Trask asked at the meeting why the item detailed design and appoint a contractor
was put in confidential. to undertake works, with a view to work CRIME STATISTICS
“This should be Council’s priority. In a blink commencing in February/March 2020. - 43 offences were recorded in 2019 for causing bushfires. Of these, 21 offences resulted in
of an eye we can face the same situation Mr Jeffrey said at the request of the property an arrest/summons (charge). This relates to offences in Victoria in the 12 month period
again. Sandbags around the house will not owner, Council placed sandbags within the ending September 2019.
stop my house being flooded so tell me, property as a temporary measure to avoid - 12 people were arrested/summonsed (charged), in 2019 for causing bushfires. This
what are you going to do about it?” Ms Trask repeat water inundation should another relates to offences in Victoria in the 12 month period ending September 2019.
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Firebug Ready, just in case

By Kate Taylor

By Helen Tatchell
New weapons have been as-
signed to the Ballarat police
station to be used in situa-
tions of ‘Active Armed Of-
fender’ and terrorist attacks
outside of metropolitan
Detectives from Moorabool Crime Investigation Unit Melbourne.
are investigating a series of grass fires which occurred in It’s the closest regional 24-
Bacchus Marsh and surrounds on the afternoon of Saturday
hour station to Moorabool
28 December 2019.
to be involved in the roll-out
Emergency Services responded to a grass fire near the
of the weapons, along with
intersection of Glenmore road and Bacchus Marsh-Balliang
road at Glenmore at about 3.50pm. Geelong, Shepparton and
“The fire burnt approximately ten-acres of farmland before Morwell.
it was contained,” a police spokesperson said. It is being In December 2019 Victoria
treated as suspicious. Police signed a new contract
At about 4.45pm emergency services were alerted to a small that will deliver 300 semi-
grass fire on Woolpack road, Parwan. automatic rifles to be used
The fire was quickly extinguished and is also being treated by uniform and frontline
as suspicious. support police throughout
“Our investigators are keen to speak to anyone, particularly the state from mid-2020.
in the area of Parwan-Exford road between BM-Geelong More than 700 police offic-
road and Exford road between 4pm and 5pm that day.” ers from the Public Order
Senior Constable Simon Kirk (Moorabool CIU) told the Response Team (PORT) and Victoria Police members with the semi-automatic rifles that have been assigned to the
Moorabool News there were four fires within 500-metres on Ballarat police station. Photo - Victoria Police
the regional station mem-
the Parwan-Exford road.
bers will be trained to use follows the rollout of active active armed offender or ter- “I also want to reassure the
“They were all lit on the side of the road and someone must
the rifles in response to criti- armed offender training to rorist attack was to occur in
have seen someone pulling up in that area and getting out of community that police of-
cal incidents. all police officers and the
a vehicle,” he said. regional Victoria,” Deputy ficers will not be patrolling
If you witnessed people or vehicles in the vicinity of the The rifles will not be per- release of the new hostile Commissioner Patton said. the streets with the rifles as
below fires, or have any dash cam footage prior to CFA sonally issued and will in- vehicle policy; all of which
“By expanding this capabil- part of general duties. Un-
arriving, contact police. stead be assigned to the rel- are designed to uplift officer
evant areas to be delegated ity to four key regional hubs less they are responding to
- Glenmore road and Bacchus Marsh-Balliang road, capability when responding
Glenmore; each shift. to critical incidents. and PORT the community a critical incident, the rifles
- Woolpack road, Parwan; Deputy Commissioner “Let me be clear, it will be can be reassured we have will be securely stored at the
- Parwan-Exford road, Parwan. Shane Patton, Regional Op- a very sad day if the rifles trained officers who can re- police station or in vehicles
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers erations, said the introduc- are used, but the reality is spond to these incidents in a and the community won’t
on 1800 333 000. tion of the new weapons we need to be prepared if an timely manner. see them,” he said.

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The 100-year old Avenue of Honour trees will be assessed by air, then pruned and trimmed.

Unexpected present Trees to be pruned


for rider
Minor commuting delays will be disruptions and road closures during these
experienced this week and next, but it is not works, our primary objective is always to
the trains. ensure the safety of workers, pedestrians,
Moorabool Shire Council are undertaking motorists and the general public,” he said.
Moorabool Highway Patrol police officers Geelong road around 5.40pm.
aerial inspections and tree pruning works on Mr Madden said these works are part of
woke up and went to work on Christmas Day, “The driver stated he was going between
the Bacchus Marsh Avenue of Honour from Council’s commitment to the Bacchus Marsh
with one road user getting a nice surprise family functions, when asked his reasons for Monday 13 January to Friday 24 January 2020. Avenue of Honour Strategic Management
and it wasn’t from Father Christmas. speeding,” a VicPol spokesperson said. Works will occur from 8.00am to 5.00pm. Plan and are aimed at limiting any risk to
Officers intercepted a speeding motorcyclist The man was issued with a $702 fine and CEO, Derek Madden, said Council will public safety, while extending the life of the
in Anakie who was travelling between lunch had his licence suspended for six-months. work hard to ensure that traffic and other trees.
and dinner family functions. The intercept was part of Operation disruptions are kept to a minimum. The original planting of the Avenue of
Police said the 31-year old Grovedale man Roadwise, a state-wide focus on keeping “Whilst efforts will be made to limit traffic Honour occurred 100-years ago in 1919.
was detected travelling at an alleged speed the community safe on the roads during the
of 143km/h in a 100km/h zone on Ballan- Christmas and New Year period.

Moorabool Shire Council

Police swarm house
By Helen Tatchell
An alleged siege with re- The next Ordinary Meeting of Council will be held on Wednesday
ports of guns and explosives 5 February 2020, at 6.00pm, in the Council Chambers, 15 Stead
saw emergency services, St, Ballan.
heavily armed police and Members of the public are welcome to attend.
the dog squad promptly at-
tend a premise in Bacchus
Marsh last week. Moorabool Shire Council invites you to join in the Shire’s official Australia Day Celebrations
A spokesperson for Victoria commencing at 8.00am at the Mechanics Institute, Ballan. Council is proud to have the
Police told the Moorabool assistance of local service clubs who will cook the Community BBQ Breakfast.
News they were called to The festivities will include the following:
• Community BBQ Breakfast
an address in Ryan court
• Musical Entertainment
on Tuesday about 1.15pm, to • Town Crier
Police and emergency services swamped the Bacchus
conduct a welfare check on a Marsh property last week. Photo – JASON McEGAN • Australia Day Ambassador Simone Carson AM
man. • Flag Raising Ceremony

At 4.21pm, the VicEmer- • Citizen of the Year Award Presentation
• Young Citizen of the Year Award Presentation
gency App declared a Haz-
• Community Event of the Year Award Presentation
ardous Material ‘not yet • Australian Citizenship Ceremony
under control’ incident with Come and Join in the Fun!
three vehicles attending the
Council will undertake aerial inspections and tree pruning works on the Bacchus Marsh
Witnesses at the scene said
Avenue of Honour until Friday 24 January 2020. Works will occur from 8.00am to 5.00pm.
they saw “lots of cops heavi- These works are part of Council’s commitment to the Bacchus Marsh Avenue of Honour
ly armed, dog squad and ap-
SPECIALTIES Strategic Management Plan and are aimed at limiting any risk to public safety, while extending
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CANCER—June 22-July 22
Your own standards, already high, exceed themselves and
lead to a significant community related accomplishment.
Be careful of tempting offers that look too good to be

Stars & Puzzles

LEO—July 23-August 22
New fields of interest appeal to you. You may be learn-
ing about modern art, mechanics, or medieval history.
Be careful if planning surprises. A relationship becomes
more harmonious.
VIRGO—August 23-September 22
Positive friendship news may arrive this week. Some sur-
★★★★★★★★ ✯✯✯✯✯✯
prise expenses may greet you on the weekend. You make
major strides with a pet project, but don’t rush it to
LIBRA—September 23-October 22
★★★★★★★★ Plan a positive strategy if friction persists in the career
setting. The week has an international flavour as you meet
individuals of diverse backgrounds. Your salesmanship
skills shine.
ARIES—March 21-April 20 SCORPIO—October 23-November 21
Insurance and other such matters require careful atten- This could be the week for entering into joint ventures -
tion this week. A recent romantic setback may be hap- but be sure to iron out even the slightest of details.
pily reversed. A travel companion is more energetic than Recreation is highlighted. You may be returning to a once
you first realized. favoured sport.
TAURUS—April 21-May 22 SAGITTARIUS—November 22-December 22
Remembering advice you have been giving others can Delays may be inevitable through the weekend, but you
be the best remedy for a current dilemma. Cooperative may enjoy an adventure along the way. You are uncom-
endeavours bring outstanding results at the workplace. monly perceptive this week, able to read the minds of
You may earn high praise. those you love.
GEMINI—May 23-June 21 CAPRICORN—December 23-January 20
This is a great week for reviewing finances and planning This week finds neighbours becoming more congenial
budgets. A new interest captures your imagination and and relatives more eager to help you fight for a cause.
may lead to an unexpected friendship. A family member Appreciation from someone comes in an unconventional,
responds positively to your guidance. but genuine way.
CANCER—June 22-July 22 AQUARIUS—January 21-February 19
Your own standards, already high, exceed themselves and This weeks finds you lending a sympathetic ear - again
NO. 9133 lead to a significant community related accomplishment. and again. Romance is on the upswing, but a combina-
Be careful of tempting offers that look too good to be tion of good humour and common sense is crucial. A
ACROSS DOWN true. travel idea requires refinement.
7. Impressionist (12) 1. Burn (8)
LEO—July 23-August 22 PISCES—February 20-March 20
8. Fasten (6) 2. Defeat (4)
9. Winner (6) 3. Apart (7) A modest windfall may arrive before the weekend.
New fields of interest appeal to you. You may be learn- Shopping and educational travel are highlighted from Sat-
10. Stuck (7) 4. Card (5) ing about modern art, mechanics, or medieval history. urday on. This is a splendid week for tracking your roots
12. Drunk (5) 5. Long sock (8) Be careful if planning surprises. A relationship becomes and designing a family tree.
15. Dress (5) 6. Group (4) more harmonious.
16. Extended (7) 11. Thrilling (8) BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK
VIRGO—August 23-September 22 You are conservative and sentimental and have an instinc-
18. Spirit (6) 13. Glass (8)
Positive friendship news may arrive this week. Some sur- tive urge to protect others. You enjoy change, often for
20. Lake (6) 14. Fit (7) change sake. You are a born collector and the year ahead
prise expenses may greet you on the weekend. You make
22. Unaided (6-6) 17. Cool (5) major strides with a pet project, but don’t rush it to accents not only hobbies, but significant artistic accomp-
19. Money (4) completion. lishments.
21. Departed (4)
LIBRA—September 23-October 22
CRYPTIC PUZZLE Plan a positive strategy if friction persists in the career
setting. The week has an international flavour as you meet

7. The ghost town that’s become a resort? (7,5). 8. A individuals of diverse backgrounds. Your salesmanship
skills shine.
tune played on the piano that’s not “Brazil”! (6). 9. Forced
the diver to swim to the point (6). 10. Looking for a cord SCORPIO—October 23-November 21
to put round (7). 12. Gauzy and Hollywoodish? (5). 15.
Audibly snap “Stop!” (5). 16. An opportunity in the first NUMBER GAME
This could be the week for entering into joint ventures -
but be sure to iron out even the slightest of details.
performance (7). 18. Thomas didn’t have a team for the Recreation is highlighted. You may be returning to a once
return (6). 20. Show, at the far end, a woman and man favouredANSWER
sport. BELOW
(6). 22. A marine drawing (4,2,3,3).
SAGITTARIUS—November 22-December 22
DOWN Delays may be inevitable through the weekend, but you
1. The rest are in the foreground with the author (8). 2. may enjoy an adventure along the way. You are uncom-
Look, chaps, I must go inside (4). 3. The rot is spreading monly perceptive this week, able to read the minds of
in the tins and boxes (7). 4. Colour blind (5). 5. Hearing those you love.
test (8). 6. Inflamation you got in the middle of last year CAPRICORN—December 23-January 20
(4). 11. How the croupier wore his hat? (8). 13. Wild
This week finds neighbours becoming more congenial
creature who’ll let you fed it (3-5). 14. Drinks for morale and relatives more eager to help you fight for a cause.
(7). 17. Soon find out on the quiet, when you pry (5). 19. Appreciation from someone comes in an unconventional,
Love bird (4). 21. The girl and boy were rivals (4). but genuine way.
AQUARIUS—January 21-February 19
This weeks finds you lending a sympathetic ear - again
and again. Romance is on the upswing, but a combina-
14, Spirits. 17, Snoo-p. 19, Duck. 21, Vi-Ed.
tion of good humour and common sense is crucial. A
5, Audition. 6, (la)St-ye(ar). 11, Rakishly. 13, Man-eater.
travel idea requires refinement.
Down - 1, Fo-rest-er. 2, M-I-en. 3, Ca-rto-ns. 4, Shade.
Edis-on (rev.). 20, (fa)R-Eve-Al. 22, Call of the sea.
Across - 6, Disobedient. 7, Mire. 8, Intimate. 9, Plaice.
St-a-ring. 12, Filmy. 15, Brake (break). 16, Opening. 18, PISCES—February 20-March 20
10, Reduce. 12, Jacket. 15, Mature. 17, Clarinet. 19,
Across - 7, Holiday haunt. 8, P-eanut. 9, Drive-N. 10, A modest windfall may arrive before the weekend.
Hail. 20, Deteriorate.
CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS Shopping and educational travel are highlighted from Sat-
Down - 1, Asterisk. 2, Oblige. 3, Editor. 4, Deem. 5, Static. urday on. This is a splendid week for tracking your roots
and designing a family tree.
6, Drill. 11, Dutchman. 13, Allude. 14, Tundra. 15, Mut-
17, Chill. 19, Cash. 21, Gone.
Stocking. 6, Trio. 11, Exciting. 13, Schooner. 14, Healthy.
ton. 16, Raise. 18, Rite.
Down - 1, Smoulder. 2, Beat. 3, Asunder. 4, Knave. 5, BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK
Lagoon. 22, Single-handed. You are conservative and sentimental and have an instinc-
hered. 12, Tipsy. 15, Frock. 16, Lengthy. 18, Scotch. 20, tive urge to protect others. You enjoy change, often for
Across - 6, Grave doubts. 7, Tosh (anag.). 8, Re-solve-
Across - 7, Impersonator. 8, Button. 9, Victor. 10, Ad- change sake. You are a born collector and the year ahead
d. 9, A-t-tend. 10, R-emot-e. 12, AB-ases. 15, S-trip-s.
QUICK SOLUTIONS accents not only hobbies, but significant artistic accomp-
17, Mean-time. 19, O-nus (rev.). 20, Took the lead. lishments.
Down - 1, Ca-shie-rs. 2, Fe-are-d. 3, Mo-us-er. 4, A-be-
l. 5, As-sent. 6, G-lo-at. 11, Marmoset (anag.). 13, Breath.
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Don’t let your campfire

become a bushfire
Forest Fire Management Victoria
(FFMVic) has launched its annual
campaign reminding campers across the DOs and DON’Ts
Central Highlands to be alert when it
comes to campfire safety. People are asked to be vigilant about
FFMVic Grampians Regional campfire safety and to call Triple- Zero
Manager Forest and Fire Operations,
(000) if they see a campfire that doesn’t
Peter Kambouris said it is everyone’s
responsibility to ensure they follow the look right or is unattended.
campfire safety rules.
Campfires must not be ignited or allowed
“Our message to all campers this
summer is simple: Never leave a campfire to continue to stay alight on days of Total
unattended - Don’t let your campfire Fire Ban.
become a bushfire,” he said.
In all other instances the following
“We want people to get out there and
enjoy themselves but make campfire campfire regulations apply:
safety a priority for your trip by knowing 1. U
 se a purpose-built fireplace where
Emma Joyce and her twins, (L-R) Maggie and Eleanor were able to have a Christmas photo what you can and can’t do.
without leaving hospital when the BM Fire Brigade and DjHS combined to ensure the request provided, otherwise light your
“In the Grampians region, we detected
was granted. Photo – submitted 153 unattended campfires, with 36 campfire in a trench at least 30cm

Joy without leaving hospital

fires caused by campfire negligence deep. Ensure the trench is no larger
last bushfire season, placing many than one (1) square metre in size and
communities at possible risk.”
the area around the trench is cleared
By Helen Tatchell “The nursery allows mothers and babies to Mr Kambouris said escaped campfires
have the potential to turn into bushfires of flammable material up to three (3)
stay together when extra care is needed for
Money well spent has allowed a new the baby.” that can impact life, property and the metres in all directions, including on
mother of twins, access to local care in her environment as well as affecting industry top.
Djerriwarrh Health Services opened their and recreational users of public land.
Level 3 Special Care Nursery on 15 July 2019. 2. B
 ranches and logs on your campfire
Despite the girls Maggie and Eleanor, being “It takes a lot of time, effort and personnel
“The Special Care Nursery allowed Emma to respond to a fire, so when campfires must be less than one metre long
born at Sunshine Hospital on 30 November,
Emma Joyce was transferred with her and her girls to be looked after at the Bacchus escape that could have been prevented by
Marsh Hospital with other members of her - keep your fire just big enough for
newborns to the Special Care Nursery at following the rules, it’s very frustrating.
Bacchus Marsh Hospital on Wednesday 4 family close by,” the spokesperson said. “Before you head out, make sure you plan
warmth and cooking.
December. And before Christmas last year all Ms Joyce ahead and check the long-range weather 3. Never leave a campfire alight or
A $1.6million injection of funds from the ‘wanted’ was a photo of her twins with forecast. If in doubt on a hot day, do not
unattended. Maintain a 50-metre line
State government upgraded the Maternity Father Christmas in the red and white suit. light your campfire.”
Ward in 2019 whilst the Special Care Nursery Under the Forest Act 1958, on the spot of sight of the campfire.
How could this be possible considering the
received separate funding. twins were not able to be discharged? fines of up to $496 can be issued for people 4. A
 n adult must always be present when
A DjHS spokesperson told the Moorabool breaching campfire safety rules and a
A collaboration between DjHS and the the campfire is alight.
News they received a generous bequest from person can face a maximum penalty of
Bacchus Marsh Fire Brigade organised for
the late Ronald Stansfield (a Bacchus Marsh up to $16,522 if the matter is prosecuted 5. E
 nsure your campfire is completely
resident) toward the set up (fit out) of the the special visitor to come to the hospital, as in Court.
pictured. extinguished using water not soil.
facility and said, the transfer would not have For more information on campfire
been possible this time last year. Joy to the world. safety visit 6. If it’s not cool to touch, it’s not cool to
“The Special Care Nursery was yet to be Ms Joyce lives in Bacchus Marsh, and has permits-and-regulations/fire-restrictions- leave.
opened,” she said. two other toddlers along with the twins. and-regulations or contact 136 186.

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WRITING LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Each letter must be accompanied
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only) and be limited to 300 words. Letters to be received via fax, post or email (preferred
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Dear Editor, rates, it should allow legal access to nicotine puppets of the political left, trying to destroy our debt. Mr Pallas’s update now shows the
According to the recent ABS report, Indig- for vaping. Continuing to deny access to the credibility of a popular Prime Minister total spiralling to $57.8 billion, nearly $3bn
enous smoking rates have not declined sig- these products is not only unscientific, but and portray him as a Nero; just because he, higher than the forecast in his Budget just
nificantly since 2012-13. Currently 43.4% of unethical. as a father and parent, dared to take his months ago.
Indigenous adults smoke, compared to 45.8% Conjoint Associate Professor Colin young family on a planned holiday. These The public needs to know about this splurge
in 2012-13. These statistics are an indictment Mendelsohn (UNSW) imbeciles with their insulting derogatory in spending. State expenditure increased
on Australia’s public health policies. Foundation Chairman and Board Member signs would be the first to complain should by $7.1bn in 2018-19 – a 9.7% rise. It’s reck-
The Indigenous smoking rate is three times Australian Tobacco Harm Reduction they be denied their annual leave, that is if less and I fear for our long-term future. We
the non-Indigenous rate and the gap has not Association (ATHRA) they are employed. A PM on leave does not already have the highest taxes in the nation,
decreased since 1995, in spite of the Closing   take his hands off the tiller, there is still con- yet our State’s debt is due to double.
the Gap program and hundreds of millions stant communications between him and his Worse still, what do we get for our money?
Dear Editor,
of dollars spent on ineffective strategies. department and what is he to do, man a fire Blowouts and delays on the Metro Tunnel,
I wrote recently to VicRoads (below). truck? The fires are a state responsibility you
Indigenous people are disproportionally Melbourne level-crossings, and road projects
I travelled the highway from Phillip Island to have the Premiers to provide a comforting
harmed by smoking which accounts for 23% across the state have comprehensively dem-
Bacchus Marsh recently. I noted that on the east and supportive role and if you need federal
of the Indigenous/non-Indigenous health onstrated that this Government is entirely
side of the Yarra River that the roads where clean imagery there is the acting PM and sufficient
gap. It is also a major cause of financial stress and tidy with little to no rubbish. unable to manage projects or ensure value
and poverty. senior ministers. The PM in breaking his for taxpayers.
Not so the west side. From Laverton all the way holiday is pandering to a noisy few which
Like other Australian smokers, Indigenous to Bacchus Marsh, litter is clearly visible. Not And where do they spend our money? We
I thought he was above. There are more need to repair Western Victoria’s roads,
people are perversely denied legal access only in large amounts but has been on the side of important issues that require the attention
to the most effective quitting aid, vaping the road for a number of months. It wasn’t until improve rail connections, and build mul-
of the papers and radio than this bunch of timodal freight interchanges. But if it’s not
nicotine. Only 1.4% of Australian Indigenous this recent trip that I noticed the difference. idiotic un Australian rabble.
adults currently vape. In contrast, the vaping within the Tram-tracks, the Labor Govern-
One yellow bucket on the new Anthony’s Cut- Tony Lynch
rate by Maori adults is 8.1% according to the ment doesn’t care. The failure to deliver the
ting has been there for two months. Gordon
recent New Zealand Annual Health Survey. Murray Basin Rail Project is just one example
Further, recently the mowers went through and – cost overruns in the City are covered all the
Vaping is contributing to a much faster de-
cut the rubbish into smaller bit. Not a solution! way, but vital projects to connect rural Vic-
cline in smoking in that population. Dear Editor,
Please tell me why we are treated in this manner toria and its farmers to the world are simply
Vaping is twice as effective as a quitting I was alarmed to see the mid-year budget
living on the other side of the river? abandoned.
aid as nicotine replacement therapy such update delivered recently by State Treasurer
as nicotine patches and gum and is at least Darren Love Tim Pallas, which saw predicted income fall Daniel Andrews is a populist who buys
95% safer than smoking, according to the UK Bacchus Marsh and debt levels rise. short-term favour but risks long-term harm.
Royal College of Physicians. It is no surprise The announcement made three things clear. It’s easy to splash the cash, it’s much harder
that vaping is the most popular quitting aid Dear Editor, The Government is spending more money to take difficult decisions. He’s saddling
in countries where it is available. I am disappointed and astounded at the than ever before, it is spending it less effec- generations to come with our debt – it’s not
Words are no longer sufficient - it is time for amount of attention the media and some tively than ever before, and it is failing to just bad management, it’s immoral.
action. If the Australian government is genu- of the talk back radio stations are giving to look beyond the tram tracks of Melbourne. Beverley McArthur MP
inely concerned about Indigenous smoking these brainless few that are manipulated In one year, they have added $12.5 billion to Member for Western Victoria Region
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Strong addiction not for pleasure

By Caitlin Bewley “functioning drug user and has no intentions to stop.”
(2nd Yr Swinburne Uni) “[May] has recently been placed on a community
corrections order in November for 12-months,” the
“I want to prove to you that I won’t be back here for the accused lawyer said.
wrong reasons,” a Bacchus Marsh man told Magistrate “[May] is not using for pleasure,” the accused’s lawyer
Gregory Robinson when facing drug related offences. told the court. “The addiction is quite strong.”
30-year-old Jay May appeared in the Bacchus Marsh “I find it wilfully disobedient of the law. It starts
Magistrate’s court on Friday 13 December pleading to look like a joke if he just walks out.” Magistrate
guilty to four charges, after a five-month police Robinson said.
investigation resulted in a warrant to search his “I’m not sure if his behaviour is indicative of someone
premises. who wants to give [drugs] up,” Senior Constable Repac
Prosecutor Senior Constable Steve Repac told the said.
court police attended May’s address on December 12 “[The amount of drugs] wasn’t trafficable, it was a
to carry out a search, finding illicit substances in the very small amount that classes as personal use,” May’s
process. lawyer continued.
It was alleged by the prosecution the accused “I want to stop doing it,” May told the court. “I want
“admitted to being a drug addict” and he has “been to prove to you that I won’t be back here for the wrong
using for five years.” reasons.”
Senior Constable Repac continued to tell the court May was bailed to reappear in the Sunshine court on
that May told police in an interview that he is a January 28.

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Darley Park Native Gardens

ADULT EDUCATION Working Bee, 1st Tuesday of the month at 9am. Contact Andy MARKETS
Ballan & District Community House 5367 2616 or Wendy 5367 4170. Ballan Lions Club Market
For class enrolment information, venue hire and costs; please Bacchus Marsh Playgroup Next market – Saturday 1st February 2019.
call 5368 1934 or email (Behind St Andrew’s Church) Cnr Gisborne Rd & Lerderderg First Saturday each month - Inglis St, Ballan – 9am-1pm.
Darley Neighbourhood House & Learning Centre Enquiries – Kristie 0406 426 460.
Street, Bacchus Marsh. Monday-Friday 9am, 11am, 1pm &
Short courses and classes. 33-35 Jonathan Drive, Darley. BM & Darley Market
3pm. Enquiries – 5367 2543. Saturday 18th January, 8am - 1pm. 1st & 3rd Saturday each
District Photography Club - Meetings 2nd & 4th Wednesday The Pottery Group month at Darley Park Football Reserve. Enquiries – 0488 345
of month, 7.30pm. Enquiries welcome. Phone 5367 4390. Tuesday and Saturday 1pm-3pm, at the Public Park Hall 145 (Alan).
The Laurels – Bacchus Marsh Community College (next to Tennis Courts), Stanley St, Gordon. All welcome.
Courses and classes. 229 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh. Enquiries to Maureen 0447173031. CHURCH
Enquiries & enrolments - 5367 1061. Moorabool Mission Recovery Group Bacchus Marsh Christian Church
U3A Bacchus Marsh Struggling with addiction; Pain from the past; family member Sunday Services 10am with kids program. 222 Main St,
Active seniors social learning, for daily activities contact out of control? Meeting weekly - Wednesday, 12.30pm – Jean Bacchus Marsh. Enquiries 9028 2622.
5367 5341 or visit our website - Oomes Room, Lerderderg Library, Bacchus Marsh. Enq- St John’s Anglican Church Ballan
Pastor Merv Patton – 0412 290 036. 58 Simpson St, Ballan - Service - 10:30 every Sunday. Enq -
MEETINGS Bacchus Marsh & District Garden Club
Rev’d Glen Wesley - 5368 2730.
Our Lady Help of Christians Korobeit
BacchChat @ Lerderderg Library Meeting 2nd Tuesday of each month, 7.30pm at The Laurels, Mass every Saturday 6.30pm.
1st Saturday of the Month, 10am-12 noon. Various topics of 229 Main St, Bacchus Marsh. Guest Speakers. Supper after Ballan Uniting Church
interest presented. Enquiries – 5366 7100 or www.moorabool. each meeting. All Welcome. Enquiries - Wendy 5367 4170. (St Paul’s) - Services 11.15am every Sunday. CWA - The Marshians Night Branch Bacchus Marsh Bacchus Marsh Baptist Church
Ballan & District CWA Meet 3rd Monday evey month at the Hub, Wittick Street, Sundays, 10:30am, Worship Service and Children’s Program.
Branch meetings – 2nd Thursday each month. RSL Hall, Darley at 7.00pm. Enquiries - Gay Hooper 0413 350 012. Phone 5367 6550 for more details.
Inglis St, Ballan, 7.30pm. All welcome - enquiries to 0407 992 Rose-Carers of Maddingley Park B3 Community
767 or email Working bees every 3rd Sunday of each month. All welcome. Family friendly, informal church with a difference. Every
Ballan District Vintage Machinery & Vehicle Club 2nd & 4th Sunday 4.30pm at The Pavilion Room, Darley Civic
Enquiries - 0400 052 857. Centre, 182 Halletts Way, Darley.
Meetings - second Monday each month, 8pm. Tom Mullane Lal Lal Moorabool Photographic Group Inc St Malachy’s Catholic Church Blackwood
Pavilion, Ballan Racecourse Reserve. Enquiries – Brian 5368 Meeting 3rd Wednesday each month, 7pm. Soldiers Memorial Service every Sunday at 4pm.
2255 or Ray 5368 1177. Hall, Lal Lal. Enquiries 5341 7535. Holy Trinity Anglican Church - Bacchus Marsh
Ballan Playgroup: Every Tuesday of school Term. St John’s Service Times - Bacchus Marsh - Every Sunday 9am and
Anglican Church Hall  - 9:30-11:30am. Enquiries - 0409 681 1st, 3rd & 4th Sunday 10.30am, Saturday 5pm, Balliang -
138 Anna or 0421 905 558 Tamsin. 2nd Sunday 11am, 4th Sunday 9am, Myrniong - 1st and 3rd
Ballan Anglers Inc Sunday 11am. Enquiries 5367 5362
Meeting second Wednesday every month. Senior Citizens Church of the Living God
Christian youth ministry and bible teaching. 2nd Sunday
Room, Steiglitz Street, Ballan, 7.30pm. More anglers and of every month, 5pm. Open to all ages. At 14 Darcy St,
families needed and welcome – 0408 026 062. Maddingley. Enq – 0408 260 727.
Bacchus Marsh CWA Day Branch Golden Harvest Christian Fellowship
Meets 2nd Thursday of each month at 11am at the Darley Non-denominational - Prayer every Sunday 10am, Men’s
Hub, Wittick Street, Darley. Enquiries: 5367 4690. KYB Monday evenings 6pm (0429 681 566.) Ladies KYB
Alanon Support Group - for families of alcoholics Wednesday 1pm (5367 6834).
Meets at 10.30am on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month Bacchus Marsh Life Church
at the Uniting Church Hall, Gisborne Road, Bacchus Marsh. Meeting 10am every Sunday at the Bacchus Marsh RSL, 203
Main Street. Enquiries Pastor Merv - 0412 290 036.
Enq - 0421 222 717.
St Bernard’s Bacchus Marsh Catholic Church
Footscray Poultry Club (at Bacchus Marsh) Mass Times – Saturday- 5pm; Sunday – 8.30am & 10am.
Meetings held 2nd Sunday of month, 2pm. Poultry Pavilion. Bacchus Marsh Uniting Church Parish
Racecourse Rec. Reserve, Balliang-Bacchus Marsh Rd, Services - St Andrew’s 9.30am every Sunday. Pentland Hills
Bacchus Marsh. All welcome – Kerry 9741 9705. 2pm 1st Sunday of month. Enquiries - 5367 2543 (office).
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A Great Lifestyle
Valley on 1.3%, the Wodonga
region on 1.7% and the Goul-
bourn Valley on 2.5%, more
rental homes are urgently

This is a beautiful area with
many holiday homes, and
we are calling on holiday
home-owners in this region
to consider putting your
84 Sundew Avenue, Long Forest home on the rental market
to help with the shortfall
$1,125,000 - $1,215,000 of rental housing and help
Tucked away on 2.6 acres with beautiful garden
these families find a new
areas, natural bush land & Public Conservation zone
CEO, REIV home.
to the rear, you could be forgiven for thinking you It can take months if not
This summer’s devastating
years for a family to rebuild
are miles from anywhere. All of this only 8 minutes bushfires continues to grip
their home, those looking to
to Woodgrove Shopping Centre & 11 minutes to our nation.
stay in the community will
the Main Street of Bacchus Marsh, you will enjoy The outpouring of love, be searching for rental prop-
support and generosity from erties, we need owners of va-
convenience with lifestyle. The executive 5 bedroom
across our country to help cant properties in this region
residence has been built as the ultimate entertainer. 5 those impacted by these to consider renting it out.
generous bedrooms, master with ensuite with spa & horrible fires continues to Sadly, these markets are
extensive walk in robe, the remaining 4 bedrooms are amaze me. already struggling for
generous in size & include built in robes. There are 6 Sadly, the bushfire crisis is rental homes, so any extra
living areas as part of the main residence, so finding likely to further impact the homes would be greatly
already tough housing mar- appreciated.
somewhere quiet to read a book while taking in the ket in regional Victoria. Investors and holiday
views will never be a problem. The cathedral ceilings Fierce fires continue to rav- home-owners are not neces-
give a sense of space & opulence & they also allow age Eastern Victoria, with sarily from this area, they
natural light to fill the home. The spacious kitchen over 75,000 private dwell- could be from Melbourne
overlooks the rear garden & pool area & features Miele ings under threat, locals will or across Victoria, we are
soon return to their homes calling on them to put their
electric hotplates with charcoal grill & granite bench
and try and rebuild their properties on the market
tops. Outside there is a private in-ground pool with lives. and help a bush affected
pool room that is currently configured with bedroom, With many homes impact- family put a roof over their
kitchen & bathroom with shower, perfect for a teen ed, a lot of bushfire affected heads.
retreat, visitors or pool parties. The 5th bedroom residents will be turning After surviving a bushfire,
to rental homes while their the last thing you want to
could easily be used as an office as it is conveniently
homes are rebuilt, a process be doing is taking on a long
located at the front of the house & has access to the that will be made harder drawn out search for a rental
front entrance, it even has its own powder room. The given the lack of rental home.
house has also been previously hired out through homes already available in Extra rental homes will al-
Airbnb & has achieved Super Host status due to it’s this region. low these people to stay in
Bushfire affected families the communities they love.
popularity & presentation. The home offers extensive
will be turning to the rental Given the strong demand
storage throughout the home itself & also features a market while they rebuild, for rental home, properties
6.4 x 9.0 garage/workshop for even more storage & an they face a tough search will be leased at a rapid
additional external double garage/shed area. given the lack of rental prop- pace, reducing the stress for
erties across the region. landlords.
Housing was already lim- As always, if a buyer or a ited in this region, with East seller is looking for objective
Gippsland and Wellington information on the market
140 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh 5367 2333 Shire having a rental vacan- or an agency– they should
Arbee Real Estate cy rate of just 0.9%, Latrobe visit
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Arbee Real Estate

FOR SALE 65 Burbidge Drive, Bacchus Marsh FOR SALE 9 Mitchell Court, Darley
4 2 2 3 2 2

Calling All Investors Excellent Family Home

Featuring 4 large bedrooms, master with plenty of built in storage and Beautifully presented 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom family home is ideal for
an ensuite, open plan living, double garage with internal access, ducted the downsizer, first home buyer or investor. Formal lounge at the front
gas heating and evaporative cooling. With a long lease until August & the bright open plan kitchen with gas cooktop, wall oven & integrated
2021 and currently renting at $340.00 per week with an increase dishwasher adjoins the meals & family room. Master bedroom has WIR
scheduled for August 2020. & Ensuite, & remaining bedrooms all have BIRs. Ducted heating is
installed & there is wall a/c in the lounge room.
INSPECT By appointment INSPECT By appointment
FOR SALE $429,000 FOR SALE $460,000-$480,000


Kelvin Gaffiero 0410 998 736
Daryl Gould 0409 233 157

FOR SALE 20 Lewis Street, Darley FOR SALE 7 Shea Street, Bacchus Marsh
3 1 2 3 1 4

Neat As A Pin Invest In Me

This stunning affordable 3 bedroom home is situated on a large 900m2 Very neat and tidy 3 bedroom home, open plan living, gas heater and
parcel of land with side access to fit the caravan. Featuring a 2-way wood heater in the lounge, split system AC in kitchen. Master BR with
bathroom connecting to the hallway and the main bedroom, spacious BIR, bathroom with bath & separate shower. Covered pergola, garden
separate lounge area, kitchen with stainless steel appliances including shed, DBL galv garage. Walking distance to shops, schools and
900mm gas cook top, adjoining to the large meals area which looks out Bacchus Marsh CBD on a 592m² block.
to the spacious covered decking and landscaped gardens.
INSPECT By appointment INSPECT By appointment
FOR SALE $440,000-$460,000 FOR SALE $390,000-$410,000
CONTACT Kelvin 0410 998 736 Steve 0475 888 101 CONTACT Daryl Gould 0409 233 157

FOR SALE 60 Griffith Street, Maddingley FOR SALE 13 Cromarty Circuit, Darley
4 3 8 4 3 2

One Of A Kind New Home To Fit The Extended Family

Walking distance to train station, Maddingley Park and Secondary Brand new quality built home with the large family in mind. Open
schools this immaculate family residence ticks all the boxes. 4 bedrooms plan living area, a 2nd sitting area, main bedroom with a his and hers
(master with ENS & WIR) 3 bathrooms. Open plan living/dining. Walk WIR, modern kitchen with stainless appliances, 900mm stove/oven &
through study. Chefs kitchen with butler’s pantry. Studio/5th bedroom caesarstone benchtops. The back part of the house is a self contained
complete with bathroom. Huge undercover outdoor entertainment area. residence with a second open plan living area, a full established 2nd
2 substantial sheds that can accommodate 8 vehicles. kitchen, its own laundry & the 4th bedroom with an ensuite.
INSPECT By appointment INSPECT By appointment
FOR SALE $750,000 - $780,000 FOR SALE $630,000-$660,000
CONTACT Peter 0429 671 990 Daryl 0409 233 157 CONTACT Kelvin 0410 998 736 Steve 0475 888 101

FOR SALE 112 Underbank Blvd, Bacchus Marsh FOR SALE 2223 Gisborne Road, Coimadai
3 1 2 3 2 7

Affordable Home On Large Block One Of A Kind Home on 14.7 Acres

Situated on a large 735m2 block with beautiful views this 3 bedroom “THE EYRIE” Nestled away from the road, giving you a sense of peace
affordable home offering a great opportunity for first home buyers or and privacy with magnificent views that sweep 180 degrees toward
investors to add to their portfolio. Featuring a modest floor plan, with Bullengarook, Merrimu Reservoir, Pyrite Forest and the Melbourne city
gas heating, ducted evaporative cooling, a freshened-up kitchen that lights. Unique, one of a kind, large two storey craftsmen built circular
is equipped with a 600mm stove/oven and dishwasher and double brick home. Situated on approximately 14.7 acres of cleared land
carport with plenty of room on the side for the caravan and large shed. suitable for horses, a hobby farm or someone that just wants space.
INSPECT By appointment INSPECT By appointment
FOR SALE $420,000-$450,000 FOR SALE $1,180,000-$1,280,000
CONTACT Kelvin 0410 998 736 Steve 0475 888 101 CONTACT Kelvin 0410 998 736 Steve 0475 888 101

FOR SALE 84 Sundew Avenue, Long Forest FOR SALE 1726 Glenmore Road, Rowsley
5 3 4 2 1 3

A Great Lifestyle Awaits Fantastic Hobby Farm/Rural Getaway!

2.6 acres with beautiful gardens, natural bush land & Public In the Rowsley Valley is this very comfortable home of 2 bedrooms plus
Conservation zone to the rear. 5 generous bedrooms, master with rumpus, lounge with wood heater and split system A/C, and country
ensuite with spa & extensive walk in robe, the remaining 4 bedrooms style kitchen. Large rumpus room could be used for 3rd bedroom and/
with BIRs. There are 6 living areas as part of the main residence. The or sitting room. There is a decked pergola on the rear and one side of
spacious kitchen overlooks the rear garden & pool area & features house and landscaped gardens surround the home. Externally we have
Miele electric hotplates with charcoal grill & granite bench tops. garage and machinery shed, hay shed, BBQ area, vegie garden.
INSPECT By appointment INSPECT By appointment
FOR SALE $1,125,000-$1,215,000 FOR SALE $749,000
CONTACT Steve 0475 888 101 Kelvin 0410 998 736 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


December 2019 Market Update

December was another strong month for sales in the area. Despite the Christmas
period, we achieved signed contracts on Christmas Eve, New Years Eve & even
one on Christmas Day!
Buyer confidence appears to be holding up into 2020 with strong attendances at
Open Homes since December 28. We have already seen multiple offers & acceptances
on properties so far in 2020.
Land sales in the Bacchus Mews & Caldera subdivisions have also been very strong
with many families looking for somewhere to build their next family home.
Multiple newspaper & social media articles on the town have helped put us the
radar with out of town buyers & this has increased demand as people realise what
a great town this is to live in & to bring your family up.

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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23/2/1942 ~ 9/1/2020 CARER further information
Peacefully at the Ballan Hospital after a battle with cancer. We are looking for a Carer/Home help in the Gordon www.presscouncil.or
Loved son of Reg and Ceil (both dec)
Much loved brother of Pat and Leon Burvill, Joan and Rob
area. The work is casual and includes personal care,
meal preparation and house keeping duties. Rainfall Report

Pedretti, Sheila Trounce and John Berry, Terry and Pam, Due to the personal nature of the work the position is
Carmel and Roger (dec) Babb and their families.
Peace at last.
suitable for a female. You will need your own car as December 2019 rainfall 9.1 millimetres
Gordon has no public transport. Total for the year 2019 647.3 millimetres
Dearly loved brother of Pat and brother in law of Leon.
No experience is necessary as on job training will be
Loved uncle of Helen, Brian, Joan, Fiona and Vince December 2018 rainfall 98.1 millimetres
and their families. provided.
Peacefully sleeping. Please contact 0449 912 218 for further details. Total at same time last year 606.8 millimetres
Kevin, we will never forget the good times we had.
Rest in peace.
Joan and Rob.
EMPLOYMENT Pykes Creek Reservoir
Kevin passed away peacefully, sadly missed, Part-Time Qualified Motor Mechanic
Forever thinking of you. Are you able to troubleshoot, diagnose
Love from Sheila, John, Michael and Karen. and repair a wide range of vehicles?
Kevin, You were an important part of our lives. On the farm, We offer a large range of services
from your everyday service and tyres, The dam and reservoir are located on a tributary
working together through the good and hard times. Then Terry
seeing you each day when his ‘off farm’ work began. electrical work, fabrication work and engine conversions. of the Werribee River and impound 22,119 ML of
“Calling into home” each night you watched our children grow Flexible hours to suit your needs. water when full, as seen in the picture above
up, always interested and proud of them all. If this sounds like it might be a match for you, Western Water Report Reservoir levels
We will miss you terribly, your suffering is now over. please drop in and have a chat to Brett at the shop - Pykes Creek Reservoir at 31 Dec 2019 91.0%
May you rest peacefully, you take our love with you. 49A Haddon Drive, Ballan, or send through your resume to
Terry, Pam and Katrina, Damien, Jacinta and Nathan.
Water level this time last year 74.0%
I kept my promise. Pam (Mother) XX
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Results - Week ending Saturday 11 January
Wednesday – Stableford
By Todd Whelan BCA 1st Grade - (Round 10)
Darley Cricket Club Brown Hill v Darley (Men’s & Ladies)
Darley 2/122, Overs 20. D. Hyatt 62*, R. Ali 22*, A. Taylor 22. Winner - Michael Di Fiore (14) 42 points.
Star all-rounder Danza Hyatt has Brown Hill 80 all out, Overs 17. D. Hyatt 4/14, M. Ekanayake R/up - Bob Arklay (7) 39 points.
led Darley to a hard fought 42 run 2/11, H. Wickramasinghe 2/18.
win over Brown Hill in Saturday’s NTPs - 12th Brad Simpkin 15th Jason Bonar.
Darley won by 42 runs. Darley now 1st (P10 W8 D2 L0).
20/20 fixture at the Western Oval. Magpie - 14th Bob Arklay.
Hyatt dominated with the bat in trying conditions with BCA 2nd Grade - (Round 10)
Saturday – Stableford
an unbeaten 62 before his match winning return with the Brown Hill v Darley
ball (4/14) keeping the Lions unbeaten season intact. Win Brown Hill 9/89, Overs 20. B. Bennett 4/14, S. Kumar 2/17. A Grade
aside, Lions coach and cricket tragic Brian Wheelahan felt Darley 4/90, Overs 15. J. Cadman 19, J. Spence 18. Winner - Peter Clifford (16) 38 points.
privileged just being there to witness the masterclass. Darley won by six wickets. Darley now 1st (P10 W7 D1 L2). R/up - Michael Di Fiore (13) 37 points on c/b from Don
“I have never seen such an all-round individual performance
BCA 3rd Grade - (Round 9) Wickson (12).
in this form of the game superior to what Danza dished up
on Saturday,” he said. Darley v Golden Point B Grade
“He was instrumental with the bat, and showed all of his Darley 4/116, Overs 20. B. Densley 25*, D. Hoey 20 (retired Winner - Athol Love (20) 41 points.
experience with the ball, bowling ‘off speed’ deliveries into hurt). Golden Point 81 all out, Overs 18.2. J. McKerrow 2/12,
R/up - John Costello (20) 39 points.
the deck and taking four crucial wickets,” he said. H. Pritchard 2/12, C. Salisbury 2/20.
“Danza topped off his ‘game to remember’ in the field with Darley won 35 runs. Darley now 5th (P9 W5 D1 B1 L3). C Grade
one of the best catches you will ever see, and was involved Winner - Vic Buttigieg (25) 36 points.
BCA 4th Grade - (Round 9)
in a run-out.” R/up -John Fitzgerald (25) 34 points.
*returns Saturday January 18th
While the Lions lost just two wickets on their way to 2/122
Darley (2nd) v Newlyn (3rd). Darley now 2nd (P8 W6 D1 L1). NTPs - 12th Peter Clifford, 15th Ian Godkin.
from their 20 overs, Wheelahan conceded it was hard going
with the bat, despite winning the toss. Magpie - 14th Peter Clifford.
BCA 5th Grade - (Round 11)
“Brown Hill bowled extremely well to restrict us to a run-a- *returns Saturday January 18th Balls (5), Cut-off 37 points
ball total,” he said. Coronet City (4th) v Darley (11th). Michael Di Fiore, Athol Love, Peter Clifford, Don Wickson,
“The indifferent wicket gave ‘tennis ball’ type bounce, Darley now 11th (P9 W1 D2 B1 L6)
suiting the slower bowlers and spinners. John Costello.
“Ryan Ali (22no), Anthony Taylor (22) and Harry Killoran
(15) made handy contributions from one end while Danza
did his thing at the other.”
Ballan Cricket Club
In reply with the ball, questions were asked of the Lions Ballan 1st X1 BACCHUS MARSH

attack as the home side began in a hurry. The slower bowlers Ballan 9/126 def NAPS 6/85
were able to tighten the screws, Hyatt especially using every Batting - M Snaith 36, B Loughnane 31, L Snaith 21, R Taylor
bit of his cricket smarts to deny the batsman any free scoring
6 no, G Muir 1 no.
opportunities. The former West Indian international was
well backed up in the field as the Lions caught everything Bowling - H Micallef 2-1-2/5, S Dehnert 3-0-1/16, B
in the deep as well as topping off their good work with a Loughnane 3-1-1/2, L Snaith 4-0-1/16, D Gardiner 4-0-1/27.
run out. Ballan won the toss and batted first. Michael Snaith and
Lions strike bowler and competition leading wicket taker Ben Loughnane were the standout batsmen and were well
Madashanka Ekanayake (2/11), Hispatha Wickramasinghe supported by Lachie Snaith. All Ballan’s bowlers bowled
(2/18) and Rhumatullah Khwaja (1/11) bowled 10 overs well with the wickets spread evenly.
between them for just 40 runs to eventually wear down
Brown Hill, bowled out for 80 runs in 17 overs. Ballan won the match by 41 runs.
According to Wheelahan, morale at the Lion’s den is at a
record high.
“We’re rapt to be 3/3 in the shorter form, particularly given
we were challenged again at the innings break including the BACCHUS MARSH

first five overs in our response with the ball,” he said.

“We stood up and won the big moments.
“We have really set ourselves up for a launch at the back end

of the season; We have great depth in the two’s (on top), and
everyone at the club is playing for one another.
“The boys are really driven at the moment and I’m really
proud of them,” he said.
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A perfect seven
out of seven
Bacchus Marsh Cricket Club included some towering sixes in his innings
Bruce Thomas with one of the sixes putting cars travelling
on Grant Street in grave danger. Shaun was
It was a perfect start eventually dismissed for 44. Tom Dickinson
to the second half put together 24. There were a few heart
of the season with palpitations when there was a mini collapse
all seven senior in the middle of the innings, but the Bulls
teams recording a ended up victors making 5/109 off 18.4 overs.
win on Saturday. •••
This is a very rare Division 1 played Sunbury Kangaroos
feat especially with the number of teams the at Maddingley as a curtain raiser to the
club has. The Bulls took a liking to 20/20 McIntyre game. The Bulls managed a total of
cricket in a big way with the McIntyre side 8/113 with Sam Griffiths (42) and Ollie Powell
recording a win over Riddell. The Bulls have (28) the best of the batsmen. The bowlers Tabcorp Park, Friday 10 January, Race 4 Winner: Off the Radar (6). Trainer: Richie
had seven teams in the GDCA previously, Caruana. Driver: Richie Caruana. Photo: Stuart McCormick
then skittled the Kangaroos for 76 with the

Off The Radar motors

but club veterans couldn’t remember them
wickets shared amongst the bowlers.
all winning in the same Round. A justifiably
proud coach, James Lidgett, was ecstatic •••
stating, “As coach, it doesn’t get much better In a tight Division 2 game against Wallan,
than that.” The Bacchus Marsh Cricket Club Brett Huxtable, who suffered a possible
career ending calf injury, made 43 with By Tim O’Connor his win on Friday, which was the slowest
now has six teams in the four with Bacchus of the three heats. Always Fast is the
Marsh (2) only one game out of the four in Frank Pawlowicz (19 no) and Scott Whiteway
You could barely wipe the smile off clubhouse leader after posting a time of 82.8
the Club Grade South competition. (21) ensuring the Bulls got past the Wallan
total of 130. Richie Caruana’s face after he landed a seconds, which was slicker than stablemate
The McIntyre side travelled to Riddells breakthrough metropolitan victory while Liftntorque’s run of 83.4 seconds.
Creek to play the often dangerous Riddell securing a spot in the lucrative Mercury80 The quickest horse of the series scores a
on their home patch. James Lidgett made In a low scoring Division 3 encounter, Steve final on Friday night. $20,000 bonus, with $10,000 paid to the
a well compiled 56 but wasn’t happy with Lalor was the pick of the bowlers against
The Rockbank trainer took the drive behind successful owner(s) and $5000 going to the
his innings saying he wasn’t hitting the Sunbury United with 2/11 helping restrict
his horse Off The Radar and he relished the trainer and driver.
ball well. Lidgett was very pleased with the United to 9/64 off 20 overs. Luke Baselmans
1200m sprint, charging home to score in The last of the four heats will be run this
continuing good form of 17-year old Mace also chipped in with a couple of wickets.
the third heat of the series at Tabcorp Park coming Friday night, January 17.
Cousins, who was unbeaten on 57 at the Steve Lalor then also made some runs with
Melton. Meanwhile, Sammy Showdown continued
conclusion of the innings. 26 and the Bulls were comfortably home
with 4/65 off 15.3 overs. He came from off the speed to run over the his progression towards being an elite
“It is good to see the new generation of top of pre-race favourite Call Me Hector, squaregaiter with a fifth-straight win in the
cricketers, who have been brought up •••
which endured a tough run but battled on to Allied Express Trot (1720m, NR 70-85).
watching and playing 20/20 cricket, execute In Club Grade South, Bacchus Marsh (1) also clinch a place in the final.
made 87 off 19.3 overs against Diggers Rest/ Trained and driven by Myrniong’s Kylie
their skills,” said a clearly happy Lidgett.
Caruana, who had only trained 12 winners Sugars, the four-year-old was a convincing
Cousins was playing ramp shots and even Bulla. Veteran bat, Craig Mitchell, suffered
before Friday night’s triumph, said it was winner of the $20,000 event, which was the
managed to walk right across his stumps, one of the worst fates in cricket when he
great to now be part of the $50,000 showdown biggest stakes race of his career to date.
in true Glenn Maxwell style, and hit the last was run out for a diamond duck at the non-
on January 25. Sugars was “rapt” with the performance.
ball of the innings for four. Tom Wardell striker’s end. Nicholas Simpson had a great
chimed in with a quick 17 to help guide game taking the astonishing figures of 6/12 “It’s a bit of a thrill being in a race like that - “He sprinted hard and he sprinted hard to
the Bulls to a very respectable 2/146 off the ensuring a Bulls victory by restricting the I’ve never been in one. It’s going to be a good the line,” she said.
allotted 20 overs. opposition to 9/61. feeling,” he said. “I looked over my right shoulder
The bowlers played their part in the win ••• Caruana only trains a small team of horses straightening up and I could see Kate (Gath
by restricting Riddell to 9/99 with McIntyre part-time, but has had plenty of fun with Off and Majestuoso) coming and I think he
Bacchus Marsh (2) completed an historic
debutant, Josh Calvitto taking 2/16. Connor seven victory round for the club by smashing The Radar, which has now won 10 career heard her too and he kicked again.
Ascough also bowled well with the figures Eynesbury all over Maddingley Park (2). races. Four of those have been since racing “But what I really was happy about was at
of 2/10 of his four overs. Bacchus Marsh footballer, Nick Stuhldreier, under the Caruana name. the start, how he accelerated through…”
••• showed that he can still wield the willow “I didn’t know what he was going to do Driving honours on Friday night went to
Johnstone Shield played Macedon at by making 65 which included 7 sixes. Phil today, honestly, because he is a bit of a lazy Josh Duggan who scored wins behind Alice
Maddingley Park and restricted Macedon Hoyland (54) helped take the score to an horse, but he can hold his ground for a bit of Kay (Empire Stallions Pace Final, 1720m, NR
to 6/104. Brenton Payne, Shaun Taylor and impressive 5/181 which was too many for distance,” Caruana said. 52-55) and Will I Rocknroll (IRT Australia
Brad Croxford each taking 2 wickets. Shaun Eynesbury who gave the score a good shake “He keeps on going.” Pace, 2240m, 4YO+), while nine individual
Taylor batted very well for The Bulls and but came up short on 6/161. Off The Radar clocked 84.3 seconds during trainers claimed success on the card.

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