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Tuesday 11 February, 2020 Serving Ballan and district since 1872 Phone 5368 1966 Vol 14 No 6

St Pats Gordon

Ballan Primary School

Myrniong Primary School

Clarkes Hill Primary

Coimadai Primary School

Faith at Bungaree Primary School
Gordon Primary School

2020 PREPS
St. Pats - Gordon 6
Gordon 17
Ballan 36
St. Brigid’s 16
Mt. Egerton 2
By Caitlin Bewley Darley and Pentland Primary were also among “Moorabool is growing rapidly with retirees, Myrniong 35
the schools with high student enrolment, young families and first homeowners and Bungaree 1
Almost 600 new foundation students sitting at 79 and 66 respectively. this is unique because we are growing in all St. Brendan’s - Dunnstown 5
commenced schooling this year, among these demographics, that means the pressure is on Pentland 66
Of the 17 schools across the shire, Bungaree,
were three sets of twins at Myrniong Primary for more of everything,” Bacchus Marsh 123
Gordon St Pat’s, Mt. Egerton, Dunnstown
school. Clarke’s Hill 1
St. Brendan’s and Clarke’s Hill were the only “Extra childcare, maternity health, schools,
A whopping 580 students started school in Balliang East 19
schools with less than 10 students that started retirement villages, aged care services,
2020 across the 17 schools in the Moorabool St. Bernard’s 54
Shire. this year. recreation and so on,” Cr Edwards said. Coimadai 16
Bacchus Marsh Primary school sat in first Moorabool Shire Mayor Cr David Edwards “Our local State Government members are on Darley 79
place with 123 preps starting this year, told the Moorabool News that “whilst board and have been working hard to attract Bacchus Marsh Grammar 104
followed closely by 104 students at Bacchus significant growth is not unique to Moorabool, funding so hopefully in this year’s state and Lal Lal 0
Marsh Grammar. the reality is the type of growth is.” federal budgets we will see results.” TOTAL 580

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A huge Thank You to all

emergency response teams
who attended the recent
fires at Pentland Hills.
Your swift and amazing
response saved many
of our homes.
Greatly appreciated
Thank You !!
– Pentland Residents
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The ‘whole kit and

caboodle’ here?
By Caitlin Bewley and Kate Taylor

Rumours are circulating of a potential dumping site in Bacchus Marsh

for contaminated soil coming from the West Gate Tunnel Project.
The Maddingley Brown Coal Mine is one of three locations being
thrown around by mainstream media as a potential site for the soil.
Moorabool Shire Mayor Cr David Edwards is not happy despite
numerous requests for information from relevant government
“We have also asked to be consulted before any decisions are made,”
he said.
“The lack of consultation to date has been disappointing. Council
is urgently seeking a meeting with the Minister for Transport
Infrastructure to ensure the process is far more transparent than it has
been to date.”
Cr Edwards told the Moorabool News Council has communicated key
issues for consideration about the risks associated with contaminated
soil to our community, the environment, and the impact to traffic and
safety on our roads.
It is believed possible dangers to these industries may come from
the alleged low level PFAs and small amounts of asbestos found in
surrounding areas of the Tunnel Project’s soil.
Maddingley Brown Coal responded to questions from the Moorabool
News and said they “are working to develop a proposal to receive,
manage and dispose of the West Gate Tunnel Project soil in line with
best practice.”
“However, as this is a competitive commercial process, we are not
able to provide further details,” a spokesperson from MBC said.
A response from a government spokesperson for Minister for Major
Projects Jacinta Allan and local MPs Steve McGhie and Michaela Settle,
told the Moorabool News, “no decision has been made on a site.”
“Transurban and its builder are working with the EPA and Worksafe
to ensure contaminated soil is managed and removed safely,” the
spokesperson said.
The proposed dump site is the same property, owned by Maddingly
Brown Coal, for which the idea of a putrescible waste dump was Maddingley Brown Coal is rumoured to be the preferred site for contaminated soil from the West Gate Tunnel Project.
floated last year however, the permit amendment was abandoned. Photo – HELEN TATCHELL

Applauded for efforts

Thousands of tennis fans cheered as six “The CFA was formed to protect the lives
CFA firefighters stood centre court at the and property of those in the local community,
Men’s Australian Open Final, two of the six it’s been overwhelming to receive such great
men were local District 15 volunteers. support in return,” Mr Smith said.
Balliang firefighter and Bacchus Marsh The six CFA volunteers formed a guard of
group officer Stewart Soulsby stood beside honour for Novak Djokovic and Dominic
Third Deputy Group Officer of Ballan Group Thiem before their match, Mr Smith spoke of
lient: Cross Roads Trading
Billy Smith, at Rod Laver Arena that was
ate: 20/12/17 Djokovic’s kindness pre-match.
filled with loud applause.
ock Up No.: 3 “Novak made the time to come out before
Dressed in their CFA uniforms, the men
the match and shake our hands, which I
were centre court during the Australian
thought was an amazing gesture,” Mr Smith
National Anthem, they were subsequently
thanked by the crowd before the finals said.
match commenced. The volunteer firefighters attended the
Mr Smith said the brigades supporting 2020 Australian Open final to represent the
his local community have responded to thousands of men and women still fighting
an increased number of callouts, so the the bushfires; the standing ovation and
recognition by the wider community is ‘very roaring applause was an indication of the
moving’. nation’s gratitude.

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‘Little patience for this type

of offending’ - Magistrate
By Caitlin Bewley When interviewed on October 7 by police,
(3rd Yr Swinburne Uni) Stewart said an “alarm was going off for a
number of days which confirmed no one was
A drug-driven burglary has heard home”. He also said his motive was “to get
Magistrate Leonard Brear tell the court, money for drugs.”
“this gentleman needs to understand the The accused’s lawyer described the incident
community has little patience for this type as “unplanned” and “unpremeditated”,
of offending.” saying there was “significant utility in his

Car falls over cliff

The 23-year old accused Lee Stewart, plea and significant utility in his cooperation
appeared on Friday 24 January, entering a with the police investigation.”
guilty plea. Magistrate Brear said the accused has had
Prosecutor Leading Senior Constable Steve community support.
Kent described the accused’s demeanour “There is no doubt that what you’re telling
as “quite drug affected” after he had been me has been told to a Magistrate last year. By Caitlin Bewley driven at speed and through wooden
smoking methamphetamine and cannabis (3rd Yr Swinburne Uni) bollards.
“No one has forced him to take ice,”
in his home October 1 2019. “Police were called to the scene shortly
Magistrate Brear said. Lal Lal Falls Reserve contains one of the before 11am and confirmed no one was
The prosecution told the court Stewart “He has continued to take ice regardless of most spectacular waterfalls in the Moorabool inside the vehicle,” a Vicpol spokesperson
walked past a Dickson street (Bacchus orders made in court. The court cannot make area however, on Saturday 1 February it said.
Marsh) property and proceeded to look into your client say no to drugs.” contained a stolen car that was used as A man posted to the Moorabool News
the backyard after hearing an alarm coming Stewart’s lawyer urged Magistrate Brear projectile over the cliff. Facebook page saying his “daughter [owned
from the house. to consider a community corrections order The stolen car was found at the bottom of the] car and she still has to pay for it.”
“It was at this time that Stewart noticed with therapeutic based treatment for his the Falls after being dumped by an unknown “The two kid’s seats are even still in there.
an estimated $10,000 worth of items client. person or persons. She is a single parent,” the comment read.
inside the Dickson street garage, which he “[Stewart needs to] have discipline to say Victoria Police confirmed to the Moorabool The investigation remains ongoing.
subsequently stole with an unknown co- no to drugs and thieving from others. It’s his News the stolen car was believed to be taken Anyone with information in relation to the
accuser,” LSC Kent said. decision,” Magistrate Brear said. from a Soldier’s Hill address before being incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers
The court heard the accused “took photos of Stewart was remanded in custody to catapulted over the edge of the Falls. on 1800 333 000.
the items” in an attempt to on sell them. reappear in court at a later date for sentencing. Photos of the site indicated the car was See something, say something.

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Police Rounds
Ballan Police result of the fire, which was quickly brought
under control.
A woman has lost a piece of jewellery on Police are urging the public to be mindful of
Monday 4 February, after visiting a public their surroundings when using power tools (L-R) Jeremy Johnson (CHW Chair) with Moorabool Mayor David Edwards at the new lagoon.
convenience in Ballan.

Lagoon prepared for growth

and to assess whether the working area is Photo - CHW
The public toilet, situated at the AA McLean appropriate for such activity.
Reserve on the corner of Fisken and Inglis •••
streets, is believed to be where the gold ring
was lost. Two burglaries at two different businesses
Central Highlands Wastewater have “The project improves the overall reliability
occurred on the night of Wednesday 29 invested a large sum of money into Ballan’s
“It was described as having a wide band and efficiency of the Ballan sewerage
January, both in Inglis Street Ballan. sustainable water supply.
with a celtic design on the outside,” Acting system,” CHWs Chair, Mr Jeremy Johnson
Sgt Nicholas Wallace told the Moorabool Police said the offender(s) forced entry into The $5.7 million investment went towards said.
News. D & M Traders gift shop and rummaged the construction of a new 140 megalitre “It offers a valuable asset for future
through drawers, but nothing was stolen. storage lagoon that will be located at the
Police are requesting the item to be handed growth opportunities and has positive
The local hosptial opportunity shop was town’s Wastewater Treatment Plant.
into the Ballan Police Station, “if anyone environmental outcomes for the region.”
also broken into with a small amount of cash Moorabool Shire Council Mayor Cr David
located the ring in the female toilets.” Mr Johnson also said that the new lagoon
taken from the register and a donation tin, Edwards says that the town is “expected to
The Ballan Police Station is located at 176 will assist in preparation for “the region’s
located on the counter. continue [to grow] for the next decade and
Inglis Street Ballan. long-term growth,” and will inevitably
••• beyond.”
••• “secure water for the future.”
A small grass fire started on the eastern side “Investments such as this by Central
A caravan was destroyed on Monday 4 Highlands Water are vital if we are to Central Highlands Water told the
of Bungeeltap South Road, Mount Wallace
February after an ‘accidental fire’ at a Myers manage this growth in a sustainable way,” Moorabool News “the new winter storage
on Monday 27 January. Police said at this
Court address in Ballan Cr David Edwards said. was commissioned in January and is now
stage, the cause of the fire is still unknown.
A man was using an angle grinder to cut The infrastructure will implement the operational”.
a bedding frame inside the caravan, with See something, say something. use of recycled water. Whether this be “The new facility is really an extension of
sparks igniting within. If you know anything in relation to the above through irrigation or being used for the current wastewater facility next to [the
Local CFA and police units were called to offences, please contact Crime Stoppers on productive agriculture, the future is looking winter storage] to support the growth in the
the incident and found no one injured as a 1800 333 000 or Ballan Police on 5368 1303. environmentally friendly for Ballan. Ballan region,” the spokesperson said.

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More than just another brick in the wall

By Caitlin Bewley watching on as three new families were Among the day’s festivities, 2019
(3rd Yr Swinburne Uni) added to their Heritage Wall. recipient of the Bungaree Historical
The Bungaree Historical Society’s Society’s “This is your Life” Award,
While Ballan was conducting a civic annual celebration, opened by Irene Parkin, read the Henry Lawson
ceremony with approximately 200 President Dennis Spielvogel, set out Flag of the Southern Cross poem as her
people in the Mechanics Hall, another to commemorate the people who daughter unfurled the flag.
200 people were attending Bungaree’s make “Bungaree a great place to live,” The attendees also enjoyed Australian
Secretary Heather Trigg said.
Australia Day celebrations this year, songs performed by the Sing Australia
“The wall was erected 12 years ago,” choir, followed by the town’s twelfth-
Ms Trigg continued. “There are 61
annual spud peel and activities for the
plaques on the wall at the moment.”

Speeding after
Added to the 61 plaques in 2020 were
Ms Trigg said Mr Spielvogel opened
the Meade, Roberts and Downey
families, with members from each the day before passing proceedings

“just had meth”

giving a short speech and further over to Vice President, Tom Reynolds.
displays after the ceremony. “Bungaree’s Australia Day celebrations
“The plaques were erected to recognise bring the town together and sometimes
people in the district that have made act as a family reunion,” Ms Trigg said,
Bungaree a great place to live,” Ms recognising the families that make it a
By Caitlin Bewley
Trigg said. great place to live.
(3rd Yr Swinburne Uni)

Speeding with drugs in his system warranted a court

appearance in the Bacchus Marsh Magistrates Court on
Friday 17 January.
Police Prosecutor Ivan Blomley told the court, before
Magistrate Bob Kumar, that painter James Stange was
intercepted by police travelling on the Geelong-Ballan Road
Anakie in January last year.
Sergeant Blomley told the court the accused was travelling
at an alleged speed of 115km/h in a 100km/h zone.
Upon police interception, Stange was ordered to undergo a
preliminary breath test, which came back negative.
“A subsequent preliminary oral fluid test was conducted
and returned a positive reading of methamphetamine,” he
When interviewed by police, Sgt Blomley told the court
Stange said he “just had [methamphetamine] yesterday.”
Magistrate Kumar convicted and fined Stange a sum of $500,
with all the accused’s licences and permits cancelled. He was
Mary Murphy on behalf of Irene Parkin also disqualified from driving for a period of 12 months.
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Freeway fire The subject land at 101 Gisborne Rd Bacchus Marsh that is destined to have a service station
built on site. Photo - Helen Tatchell

threatened homes Service station to

By Caitlin Bewley replace Bunnings
(3rd Yr Swinburne Uni)
A Vic Roads spokesperson told the
Moorabool News, “Emergency services
notified us that a full closure of the Western
Pentland Hills fell victim to an unexpected By Kate Taylor with further proposals about extensive
Freeway was required due to a fire at
blaze which led to residents of surrounding landscaping and acoustic fencing to limit the
Pentland Hills on at 7pm on Friday last A new service station, ‘convenience aesthetic effects of the site.
towns being told to prepare for action.
week.” restaurant’ and community building is likely Speaking on behalf of the applicant at the
Vic Emergency issued a warning for Bacchus
“Working alongside emergency services, we to be constructed in an area that already has meeting, Peter Doyle said they had agreed
Marsh, Darley, Myrniong and Pentland Hills
detoured traffic via through Bacchus Marsh, congested traffic conditions. to delete the second restaurant, but that the
residents to consider evacuating after a grass
fire started on Friday 31 January. Gisborne, Woodend and Trentham. The permit application for the Gisborne operating hours remained a sticking point.
Road Bacchus Marsh site went before the Council did not want to allow trading to
Houses along the Western Freeway were “The freeway was reopened to traffic shortly
February council meeting, with extensive start from 6am on Saturdays and Sundays, as
most at risk, with the blaze burning on after 9pm,” the spokesperson said. debate over issues including traffic, noise part of the already-made compromise down
the east bound side of the road and on the Facebook users commented on a recent and operating hours.
median strip. In total three fires were in close from 24/7 operation.
Moorabool News Facebook post questioning The original proposal was to build the “We’ve put in over 12-months of work
proximity of each other with large round hay
whether it was a cigarette butt that may have service station and two ‘convenience in relation to this project, and significant
bales igniting in a paddock.
started the fire. restaurants,’ along with signage, a three-lot consultation with council,” Mr Doyle told
The State Control Centre said, “six trucks subdivision of the land and an access road.
and air support attended the fire, and it The cause of the fire remains suspicious with the meeting.
A total of 31 objections were received
took around an hour to bring the fire under Moorabool CIU continuing to investigate the “The project is a $5-million investment
and a public meeting between some of the
control.” matter. and 50 jobs, focused on youth employment.
objectors and the potential developer was
We’ve worked hard to find a compromise,
held in August last year.
and the deletion of the second restaurant has
The body of objections stated another an impact and we are prepared to commit to
service station is not needed in the town;
the minor refinements.”
the effect it will have on local business;
light spillage from the site; diesel fumes; the Cr Paul Tatchell argued the 6am start
proposed 24/7 opening hours and four on- should be allowed because if the matter did
street parking spaces would be lost. go before VCAT, it would be likely to allow
the industry standard of a 24/7 operation.
Increasing traffic congestion on an already
busy Gisborne road, was also a major factor. Objector Wendy Stubbs said at the meeting,
The site is the same that Bunnings proposed “I’m not opposed to developing this site –
to build a store on back in 2015 however, that I’m opposed to this development, it’s not
was abandoned because of 200 plus objectors. appropriate.”
Council officers advised the developers “This is a gateway to our town, it creates an
at the February meeting it would not be impression of our town,” she said.
agreeing to the permit with developers Following a lengthy debate about the
responding they would be taking the matter development and VCAT, councillors voted in
to a hearing at the Victorian Civil and favour of the amended development – with
Administrative Tribunal (VCAT). Cr Bingham abstaining from voting.
Council proposed an amendment that one A compulsory VCAT pre-hearing meeting
of the ‘convenience restaurants’ be ditched between all parties has been set for April
Photos – Leigh/Alison Macaulay in favour of a community-based building, this year.

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Letters to the Editor


Dear Editor,
After appearing in the Herald/Sun and being
mentioned on the Channel 7 News Melbourne,
it appears that Bacchus Marsh, nay
Maddingley, is on the State Government’s
radar to move the toxic soil from the
Dear Editor,
Westgate Tunnel Project to one of two sites,
one of which was Maddingley. This site is The committee of the Bacchus Marsh
operated by the Calleja Group. Readers might Flower & Garden Show thanks Moorabool
remember that Group trying to have their Shire Council for bestowing the Community
licence altered to bring putrescible waste Event of the Year Award upon it at the 2020
to the Maddingley site. They eventually Australia Day ceremony, held in Ballan.
withdrew their application. In his opening remarks the Mayor, Cr
Now the Government is in discussion to David Edwards, highlighted the enormous
use the Maddingley site to dump this PFAS contribution made by volunteers within the
contaminated soil here. Moorabool community and it is fitting that

A long wait to get

“Polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) the award-winning committee of Flower &
have recently been the focus of health Garden Show is a prime and timely example
and environmental investigations and of volunteerism at work.
consequently there are emerging concerns Of course, the show would not have been

licence back
about PFAS and the chemical characteristics the success it was without the enormous
of PFAS,” The Age 2/2/2020. These PFASs contributions made by the many exhibitors
have been found in the residue of sites that and the patrons who came through the door
were once used in the manufacture and over the last weekend in October 2019. We
By Caitlin Bewley Prosecutor Leading Senior Constable Steve storage of petro chemicals. thank you all.
(2nd Yr Swinburne Uni) Kent told the court the accused’s oral fluid These chemicals are the ones found at the This year, our objective is to put on an even
sample was analysed and showed Wait had Fiskville site that forced the closure of that better Bacchus Marsh Flower & Garden
A guilty plea to a drug-driving charge has cannabis in his system, the accused telling facility because of their alleged cancer- Show, with the continuing aim of supporting
resulted in a licence suspension for a 32-year- police he had, “smoked a bong at eight this causing side effects – firefighters had been the construction of an Aquatic Centre in this
old male. exposed to these chemicals during their town for all the residents of Moorabool.
The court heard on Friday 24 January, training. Karen Mather
Wait’s lawyer said her client “still uses
Christopher Wait was travelling east along Once again it looks like the community will Chair
drugs” and is “quite an anxious person.”
the Western Freeway at Gordon in July last have to let our local council and our local
“He uses drugs as a coping mechanism,” Bacchus Marsh Flower &
year, when he failed to slow down his vehicle state parliamentarians know that we are
she said. Garden Show Committee
for an emergency vehicle with flashing not a dumping ground for their hazardous
lights. “People who drive with drugs in their waste materials.
Upon being intercepted by police, Wait system should be disqualified from driving It is yet another time when our community
was asked to undergo a preliminary breath on the road,” Magistrate Leonard Brear said. should stay alert and be alarmed at what
test that returned a negative reading, a Wait was disqualified from driving for a might be brought into our shire.
preliminary oral fluid test returned a period of six months and incurred a fine of Jan Lowe
positive reading. $750 with $84.40 in statutory costs. Maddingley

Moorabool Shire Council

The next Ordinary Meeting of Council will be held on Wednesday 4 March 2020, Full payment due and payable:
at 6.00pm, in the Council Chambers, 15 Stead St, Ballan. • 17 February 2020
Members of the public are welcome to attend. Remaining instalments due and payable:
• 28 February 2020
The next Section 86 Development and Assessment Committee Meeting will be held on Penalty interest will be incurred on any accounts not paid by the required due date.
Wednesday 19 February 2020, at 6.00pm, in the north-wing meeting rooms, Interest will accrue at 10% per annum in accordance with the Penalty Interest Act 1983.
Darley Civic Hub, 182 Halletts Way, Darley.
Members of the public are welcome to attend. WORKS ON WERRIBEE VALE RD, MADDINGLEY
Werribee Vale Rd, between Bacchus St and Halletts Rd/O’Leary Way roundabout, will
EMPLOYMENT be closed to all traffic and pedestrians in both directions from Monday 10 February
Council invites applications for the existing vacancy: to mid-June.
Civil Maintenance Coordinator – Full Time Permanent Position During this time, our contractor will be working on building a retaining wall, drainage
Applications close on Friday 21 February 2020 improvements, widening the road, constructing a new walking path, landscaping and
All details at: kerb and channel work.
Traffic control and detours will be in place, so we ask people to plan ahead to avoid the
TENDER road while the works are on. We thank you for your patience, and we look forward to
Council invites tenders for the following contract: delivering a safer road.
Tender Number Tender Description
C32-2019/2020 Road Major Patching (Stabilisation, Asphalting and Sealing)
Tender documents and full details of this notice will be available on Monday 3
February 2020 at

Moorabool Shire Council: PO Box 18, Ballan VIC 3342 Telephone: 03 5366 7100 Facsimile: 03 5368 1757 CEO: Derek Madden
Email: Web: Facebook: Moorabool Shire Council Twitter: @mooraboolshire
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Horse welfare stats

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By Meg Kennedy

One of the highest-ranking councils in

Victoria for animal cruelty reports per capita
is the Moorabool Shire, according to statistics
released by RSPCA Victoria.
By the number of reports, Moorabool ranked
29th out of the council areas in Victoria, with
153 reports in 2018-2019.
But the shire jumped to fifth place when
ranking reports per capita, with one report
for every 223 people.

Why become a foster

Horse welfare remains a high concern
for the RSPCA overall, with 10,601 horses
involved in cruelty reports during 2018-19 –
a 29 percent increase from the previous year.

carer? Why not

Anne Young is the founder of horse rescue
sanctuary Horse Shepherd, based in Gordon,
and said the reason why horses make up so
many cruelty reports is “because they’re
Across Australia, there are over 45,000 There are many types of foster care. You SECOND CHANCE - ‘Shorty’ is a rescued
expensive, and you can put them in a
former racing thoroughbred who now lives
children living in out-of-home care; this is can provide care overnight (emergency), for paddock and forget about them.” his days in Gordon at the Horse Shepherd
enough to fill most sports stadiums. One a weekend, a few weeks, a few months or a “We find queries from people that get swept Equine Sanctuary. Photo - HSES
in 33 children in Australia receives child few years. The choice is yours; you choose up with the resale by the knackeries, or the
protection with the cost of caring for these the type of care that suits you. people that purchase for meat…they say last year exposed the severe cruelty in the
children in Australia reaching $4 billion. Foster carers are trained, assessed and that’s $300, and everybody puts in, but that’s Australian horse racing industry.
In Victoria, Child & Family Services Ballarat accredited before they start caring for a child the cheap part,” said Ms Young.
or a young person. At Cafs, a foster care Ms Young said although the report “has
(Cafs), have nearly 10,000 children needing “The expenses part [such as feed, farrier,
specialist team member walks by your side made people more aware, which is really
care and over the last 5 years, the rate of veterinary care, worming and dentist
every step of the way. good, I think on the whole the general public
children and young people needing a home expenses] is the ongoing care, and no one say…what do they do about it?”.
in Victoria has increased 37%. (That equates Foster care is a vital and a valuable program, seems to take that into account.”
to 37,000 children over this period needing because it provides a safe warm space for “I think it’s up to the people like Racing
“So often those horses can end up being Victoria, and the people that are breeding
care). children to grow and develop. Watching neglected, because [the owners] haven’t
the moment a child begins to open up and horses to take some responsibility.”
Cafs want these children and young people realised what they’re taking on,” she said.
to recover from the trauma they have embrace the world with love and trust is an For what Moorabool residents can do to stop
Aside from expenses, horses have an average animal cruelty for horses, Ms Young said
experienced and become healthy happy and incredible experience; equally enriching for
life span of 25-30 years. When this long-life she “would just ask that people think twice
productive members of our community, we the foster carers and foster child alike.
span is mixed with constant breeding, the about the horse they’re breeding, and how
need YOU! ……A caring adult. There is no single answer to the question turnover for horses can take decades.
“Why become a foster carer”? There is long it’s going to live for.”
All Cafs Carers share a desire to provide a “Their age, as great as it is, is also their
though, a more valuable question to ask; “If it has a purpose, then that’s fine, but if
safe and nurturing environment for children greatest enemy in a way.”
can I love and nurture a child in need? With they’re just breeding it because they think
in need. They are compassionate and
your help every child and young person can Ms Young said Horse Shepherd receives the mare or stallion is cute, then no. It’s
resilient with a dash of humour mixed in for
begin to look to the future with hope. “very few local cases”, as the drought in irresponsible.”
safe keeping. Foster carers help children and
New South Wales and Queensland has made Ms Young also said for those in racing
young people who are temporarily unable to Why? Because, every child is one caring
adult away from being a success story. a large impact on horse welfare. syndicates to consider what happens to the
live with their birth families.
Could that caring adult be you? Earlier this month, ABC News reported that horse after it retires.
Foster carers come from many different
up to 32 horses had been found dead on a “If you’re in a racing syndicate of 25 people,
backgrounds, they can be single, or have a Find out more at a free Foster Care
property near Toowoomba, Queensland. just think about where that horse goes to.
partner, have no children or have children of information session - Wednesday 19
February at - Cafs Bacchus Marsh, 52 “People will take horses that they can’t Whose responsibility is it? Because in those
their own, they can rent or own their own
Grant Street, Bacchus Marsh at 5:30pm. All handle, and they want to surrender, or situations, it’s really easy to go ‘well, it’s not
home, work, stay at home, study or be retired
Welcome. they’ve sold the property, but [there are] not my responsibility’.”
and can be from any culture, religion or
very many neglect cases,” she said. For more information on Horse Shepherd,
sexual orientation. If you can love; you can Not ready to Foster Care? Support us by
love a child. donating online at An ABC 7.30 report that aired in October visit

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Darley Park Native Gardens: Working Bee, 1st Tuesday of the month at 9am. Contact Andy
ADULT EDUCATION 5367 2616 or Wendy 5367 4170.
Ballan & District Community House: For class enrolment information, venue hire and Bacchus Marsh & District Garden Club: Meeting 2nd Tuesday of each month, 7.30pm at
costs; please call 5368 1934 or email The Laurels, 229 Main St, Bacchus Marsh. Guest Speakers. Supper after each meeting. All
Darley Neighbourhood House & Learning Centre: Short courses and classes. 33-35 Jonathan Welcome. Enquiries - Wendy 5367 4170.
Drive, Darley. BM & District Photography Club - Meetings 2nd & 4th Wednesday of month, CWA - The Marshians Night Branch Bacchus Marsh: Meet 3rd Monday evey month at the
7.30pm. Enquiries welcome. Phone 5367 4390. Hub, Wittick Street, Darley at 7.00pm. Enquiries - Gay Hooper 0413 350 012.
The Laurels – Bacchus Marsh Community College: Courses and classes. 229 Main Street, Rose-Carers of Maddingley Park: Working bees every 3rd Sunday of each month. All
Bacchus Marsh. Enquiries & enrolments - 5367 1061. welcome. Enquiries - 0400 052 857.
U3A Bacchus Marsh: Active seniors social learning, for daily activities contact 5367 5341 or Lal Lal Moorabool Photographic Group Inc: Meeting 3rd Wednesday each month, 7pm.
visit our website - Soldiers Memorial Hall, Lal Lal. Enquiries 5341 7535.
Ballan Playgroup: Every Tuesday of school Term. St John’s Anglican Church Hall - 9:30-
11:30am. Enquiries - 0409 681 138 Anna or 0421 905 558 Tamsin.
MEETINGS Ballan Anglers Inc: Meeting second Wednesday every month. Senior Citizens Room,
BacchChat @ Lerderderg Library: 1st Saturday of the Month, 10am-12 noon. Various topics of Steiglitz Street, Ballan, 7.30pm. More anglers and families needed and welcome – 0408 026
interest presented. Enquiries – 5366 7100 or 062.
Ballan & District CWA: Branch meetings – 2nd Thursday each month. RSL Hall, Inglis St, Bacchus Marsh CWA Day Branch: Meets 2nd Thursday of each month at 11am at the Darley
Ballan, 7.30pm. All welcome - enquiries to 0407 992 767 or email ballandistrictcwa@gmail. Hub, Wittick Street, Darley. Enquiries: 5367 4690.
com Alanon Support Group - for families of alcoholics: Meets at 10.30am on the 1st and 3rd
Ballan District Vintage Machinery & Vehicle Club: Meetings - second Monday each month, Tuesdays of each month at the Uniting Church Hall, Gisborne Road, Bacchus Marsh. Enq -
8pm. Tom Mullane Pavilion, Ballan Racecourse Reserve. Enquiries – Brian 5368 2255 or Ray 0421 222 717.
5368 1177. Footscray Poultry Club (at Bacchus Marsh): Meetings held 2nd Sunday of month, 2pm.
Bacchus Marsh Playgroup: (Behind St Andrew’s Church) Cnr Gisborne Rd & Lerderderg Poultry Pavilion. Racecourse Rec. Reserve, Balliang-Bacchus Marsh Rd, Bacchus Marsh. All
Street, Bacchus Marsh. Monday-Friday 9am, 11am, 1pm & 3pm. Enquiries – 5367 2543. welcome – Kerry 9741 9705.
The Pottery Group: Tuesday and Saturday 1pm-3pm, at the Public Park Hall (next to Tennis
Courts), Stanley St, Gordon. All welcome. Enquiries to Maureen 0447173031. MARKETS
Moorabool Mission Recovery Group: Struggling with addiction; Pain from the past; Ballan Farmers Market: Next Market – Saturday 14 March, 9am-1pm Mill Cottage Café &
family member out of control? Meeting weekly - Wednesday, 12.30pm – Jean Oomes Room, Gallery, Inglis St Ballan. Enquiries - 0408 358 187
Lerderderg Library, Bacchus Marsh. Enq- Pastor Merv Patton – 0412 290 036. Ballan Lions Club Market: Next market – Saturday 7th March 2019.
First Saturday each month - Inglis St, Ballan – 9am-1pm. Enquiries – Kristie 0406 426 460.
Darley Market: Saturday 15th February, 8am - 1pm. 1st & 3rd Saturday each month at Darley
Park Football Reserve. Enquiries – 0488 345 145 (Alan).

Bacchus Marsh Christian Church: Sunday Services 10am with kids program. 222 Main St,
Bacchus Marsh. Enquiries 9028 2622.
St John’s Anglican Church Ballan: 58 Simpson St, Ballan - Service - 10:30 every Sunday. Enq
- Rev’d Glen Wesley - 5368 2730.
Our Lady Help of Christians Korobeit: Mass every Saturday 6.30pm.
Ballan Uniting Church: (St Paul’s) - Services 11.15am every Sunday.
Bacchus Marsh Baptist Church: Sundays, 10:30am, Worship Service and Children’s Program.
Phone 5367 6550 for more details.
B3 Community: Family friendly, informal church with a difference. Every 2nd & 4th Sunday
4.30pm at The Pavilion Room, Darley Civic Centre, 182 Halletts Way, Darley.
St Malachy’s Catholic Church Blackwood: Service every Sunday at 4pm.
Holy Trinity Anglican Church - Bacchus Marsh: Service Times - Bacchus Marsh - Every
Sunday 9am and 1st, 3rd & 4th Sunday 10.30am, Saturday 5pm, Balliang - 2nd Sunday 11am,
4th Sunday 9am, Myrniong - 1st and 3rd Sunday 11am. Enquiries 5367 5362
Church of the Living God: Christian youth ministry and bible teaching. 2nd Sunday of
every month, 5pm. Open to all ages. At 14 Darcy St, Maddingley. Enq – 0408 260 727.
Golden Harvest Christian Fellowship: Non-denominational - Prayer every Sunday 10am,
Men’s KYB Monday evenings 6pm (0429 681 566.) Ladies KYB Wednesday 1pm (5367 6834).
Bacchus Marsh Life Church: Meeting 10am every Sunday at the Bacchus Marsh RSL, 203
Main Street. Enquiries Pastor Merv - 0412 290 036.
St Bernard’s Bacchus Marsh Catholic Church: Mass Times – Saturday- 5pm; Sunday –
8.30am & 10am.
Bacchus Marsh Uniting Church Parish: Services - St Andrew’s 9.30am every Sunday.
Pentland Hills 2pm 1st Sunday of month. Enquiries - 5367 2543 (office).
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Hamlet Living! Market

in great
the market only managed a
clearance rate of 58 per cent.
Auctions continue to attract
a lot of attention, anybody
interested in keeping track
of the market can do so by
subscribing to weekly auc-
tion results via
It’s a great time for Victorian
real estate with properties
GIL KING continuing to climb in value.
CEO, REIV The most recent REIV quar-
24 Main Street, Myrniong terly median price data saw
With school holidays wind- several new high water-
$395,000 - $420,000 ing up, the Victorian market marks set across the Victo-
is starting to get back to full rian property sector.
This tidy weather board home offers the buyer the
speed. Regionally house values
opportunity to secure a large block In the Main Street
As more and more auctions swelled by 2.2%, establish-
of Myrniong. Consisting of 3 bedrooms, lounge, are starting to be held across ing a new median price re-
kitchen/meals, bathroom, sunroom and laundry the the state, buyers are show- cord of $422,500.
home is comfortable for living right now and ready ing no signs of shying away Units also increased in
in 2020. value with by 3.2% setting a
for the astute buyer to add their own personal touch.
Investors remain enthusi- new high value of $307,500
Extend or renovate to suit your family requirements, astic about snapping up a for the December 2019
the large block has a 3 car garage, and sundry shedding property in Victoria. quarter.
and improvements in the back yard. Walking distance The market has followed Anybody who invested in
to the highly regarded Myrniong Primary School, on from the momentum Victorian real estate is get-
achieved during the second ting fantastic value, which
across the road from the renowned Plough Hotel and
half of 2019. has seen buyers from all
restaurant and only a short drive into Bacchus Marsh over, looking to follow in
Last weekend’s first major
or Ballan this property offers idyllic country living. auction weekend of the year their footsteps.
recorded an auction clear- As always, if a buyer or a
ance rate of 69 per cent in seller is looking for objective
Victoria. information on the market
This is great news consider- or an agency– they should
ing that this time last year, visit
140 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh 5367 2333
Arbee Real Estate
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Arbee Real Estate

FOR SALE 5 Bernborough Court, Bacchus Marsh FOR SALE 24 Main Street, Myrniong
3 1 2 3 1 3

Million Dollar Views Hamlet Living

Conveniently located in the Underbank Estate this solid 3 bedroom Tidy weatherboard home on a large block in the Main Street of
residence just oozes potential and could be turned into something Myrniong. 3 bedrooms, lounge, kitchen/meals, bathroom, sunroom
really special. With open plan kitchen, living, dining leading out to a and laundry. Extend or renovate to suit your family requirements.
decked entertainment area with wonderful cascading views over the Large block has a 3 car garage, and sundry shedding and
valley below. If you are looking for a little project or investment this one improvements. Walking distance to Myrniong Primary School and the
surely ticks the boxes. ‘The Plough’ restaurant. Short drive into Bacchus Marsh or Ballan.
INSPECT By appointment INSPECT By appointment
FOR SALE $370,000-$400,000 FOR SALE $395,000-$420,000
CONTACT Peter Leonard 0429 671 990 CONTACT Daryl Gould 0409 233 157

FOR SALE 13 Cromarty Circuit, Darley FOR SALE 9 Mitchell Court, Darley
4 3 2 3 2 2

New Home To Fit The Extended Family Excellent Family Home

Brand new quality built home with the large family in mind. Open Beautifully presented 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom family home is ideal for
plan living area, a 2nd sitting area, main bedroom with a his and hers the downsizer, first home buyer or investor. Formal lounge at the front
WIR, modern kitchen with stainless appliances, 900mm stove/oven & & the bright open plan kitchen with gas cooktop, wall oven & integrated
caesarstone benchtops. The back part of the house is a self contained dishwasher adjoins the meals & family room. Master bedroom has WIR
residence with a second open plan living area, a full established 2nd & Ensuite, & remaining bedrooms all have BIRs. Ducted heating is
kitchen, its own laundry & the 4th bedroom with an ensuite. installed & there is wall a/c in the lounge room.
INSPECT By appointment INSPECT By appointment
FOR SALE $630,000-$660,000 FOR SALE $460,000-$480,000
CONTACT Kelvin 0410 998 736 Steve 0475 888 101 CONTACT Daryl Gould 0409 233 157

FOR SALE 60 Griffith Street, Maddingley FOR SALE 65 Burbidge Drive, Bacchus Marsh
4 3 8 4 2 2

One Of A Kind Calling All Investors

Walking distance to train station, Maddingley Park and Secondary Featuring 4 large bedrooms, master with plenty of built in storage and
schools this immaculate family residence ticks all the boxes. 4 bedrooms an ensuite, open plan living, double garage with internal access, ducted
(master with ENS & WIR) 3 bathrooms. Open plan living/dining. Walk gas heating and evaporative cooling. With a long lease until August
through study. Chefs kitchen with butler’s pantry. Studio/5th bedroom 2021 and currently renting at $340.00 per week with an increase
complete with bathroom. Huge undercover outdoor entertainment area. scheduled for August 2020.
2 substantial sheds that can accommodate 8 vehicles.
INSPECT By appointment INSPECT By appointment
FOR SALE $750,000 - $780,000 FOR SALE $429,000
CONTACT Peter 0429 671 990 Daryl 0409 233 157 CONTACT Kelvin Gaffiero 0410 998 736

FOR SALE 1726 Glenmore Road, Rowsley FOR SALE 11 Moorabool Drive, Ballan
2 1 3 4 2 3

Fantastic Hobby Farm/Rural Getaway! Modern Home For The Growing Family
In the Rowsley Valley is this very comfortable home of 2 bedrooms plus Single storey spacious family home is situated on a large 788m2 parcel
rumpus, lounge with wood heater and split system A/C, and country of land in the quiet town of Ballan. With everything you need close by
style kitchen. Large rumpus room could be used for 3rd bedroom and/ with schools, walking tracks, shopping centre, local hospital and train
or sitting room. There is a decked pergola on the rear and one side of station. Stunning modern kitchen, gas ducted heating, feature gas log
house and landscaped gardens surround the home. Externally we have fire, ducted evaporative cooling, double garage with internal access and
garage and machinery shed, hay shed, BBQ area, vegie garden. a 6 x 3.5m shed with power, alfresco area, landscaped gardens.
INSPECT By appointment INSPECT By appointment
FOR SALE $749,000 FOR SALE $570,000 - $590,000
CONTACT Daryl Gould 0409 233 157 CONTACT Kelvin Gaffiero 0410 998 736

FOR SALE 84 Sundew Avenue, Long Forest FOR SALE 42 McLachlan Street, Bacchus Marsh
5 3 4 3 2 2

A Great Lifestyle Awaits Your Brand New Home Awaits

2.6 acres with beautiful gardens, natural bush land & Public Brand new, bright, spacious, open plan, 3 bedroom home in the popular
Conservation zone to the rear. 5 generous bedrooms, master with Bellevue Tops Estate. Located only 1.6kms from the Main Street with
ensuite with spa & extensive walk in robe, the remaining 4 bedrooms easy freeway access. 3 oversized bedrooms, master with fully fitted out
with BIRs. There are 6 living areas as part of the main residence. The WIR & quality ensuite, the remaining 2 bedrooms with BIRs. Huge,
spacious kitchen overlooks the rear garden & pool area & features open plan, Kitchen, Meals, Living area, full of natural light & opening out
Miele electric hotplates with charcoal grill & granite bench tops. onto the undercover alfresco area to the rear.
INSPECT By appointment INSPECT By appointment
FOR SALE $1,125,000-$1,215,000 FOR SALE $589,000
CONTACT Steve 0475 888 101 Kelvin 0410 998 736 CONTACT Steve Creese 0475 888 101

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

Choosing the Right Agent

Choosing the Right Agent Sellers – Presenting you home for Sale
Find an
willingto to
listen Sellers
Buyers– Presenting you home
are generally for Sale.
looking for a home rather than a house. The presentation &
Property sales can be stressful, especially if you don’t have the right support in place. atmosphere
Buyers insidelooking
are generally your home will help
for a home improve
rather the desirability.
than a house. The presentation & atmosphere inside
Property sales can be stressful, especially if you don’t have the right support in place. You
You need
need a professional
a professional who iswho goingistogoing
workyou’‘with you’ throughout
throughout the processthe&process
act in a& act in your home will help improve the desirability.
a consultative manner, rather De-Clutter - A bit of natural clutter such as magazines, a newspaper or table books are
consultative manner, rather thanthan simply
simply ‘telling’
‘telling’ you good
you how how good they are.
they are.
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to be expected. It natural clutter such
is important as magazines,
however, a newspaper
to remove or tablesuch
excess clutter booksas
to be
Local expertise is a huge advantage expected. It is important however, to remove excess clutter such as knick-knacks, posters, or items
Local expertise is a huge advantage posters, or items of furniture that take up space & are not genuinely required.
A local agent will be of great benefit as they will know the area intimately, the pros & of furniture that take up space & are not genuinely required.
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local particular
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of greatand haveasan
benefit abundance
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prosdraw upon
& cons of Lighting – Bright lights in a small area can help it to appear larger. Softer lighting can
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to get instant
particular interest
pockets in your
and have property. of local contacts they can draw upon to get instant
an abundance help feel
room make a room
warm feel warm
& intimate. & intimate.
We generally recommendWe generally
having lightsrecommend
on throughout having lights
the home evenon
Marketing in your property. can add thousands on your off er price
knowledge when there is the
natural light.when there is good natural light.
throughout even
Find a professional who’ll be flexible with the way in which you market your property, as Temperature – It –is It
always an advantage to controltothe temperature inside your home
Marketing knowledge can add thousands on your offer price Temperature is always an advantage control the temperature insidewhile
your home
well as flexible to change if a particular strategy is not working. showing potential purchasers through. On warmer days, put the air-conditioner or ceiling fans on &
while showing potential purchasers through. On warmer days, put the air-conditioner or
It is common
Find to see
a professional owners
who’ll save $1,000s
be flexible on commission
with the way in which youbut cost your
market themselves
as of the heater on cooler day.
well as flexible
thousands to change
of dollars if a sale
on the particular strategy
price of is not simply
their home choosing the wrong agent. ceiling fans on & the heater on cooler day.
Sense of Smell – There is a real advantage to creating a pleasant smell in your home. This can be
Ask for clear timelines for deliverables Sense of
achieved Smellcandles,
through – There is aflowers
fresh real advantage to Try
& fruit bowls. creating a pleasant
to minimise smell
the smell in yourpets
of cooking, home.
It is common to see owners save $1,000s on commission but cost themselves tens of
Ask your agent
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services to be
of their included
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choosing forthe
wrongyou’ll receive.
agent. This cansmoke.
cigarette be achieved through candles, fresh flowers & fruit bowls. Try to minimise the
Also, discuss the level of service that you would like to receive. Some vendors like to be smell of cooking, pets or cigarette smoke.
spokenfor clear timelines
to multiple timesforper
week, others would prefer only once per week, others like
contact via SMS or Email updates. It’s your property sale, so the choice is yours.
Ask your agent for a list of the services to be included & timelines for what you’ll
receive. Also, discuss the level of service that you would like to receive. Some vendors like
to be spoken to multiple times per week, others would prefer only once per week, others like
contact via SMS or Email updates. It’s your property sale, so the choice is yours.


What if I am Not Happy with my Current Property Manager?
What if I am Not Happy with my Current Property Manager?
Landlord Night Follow-Up
It might seem like a hassle, but if you’re not happy with your current Property Manager, AOn
section 32 document
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seemoptions. Here’sbut
like a hassle, how simplenot
if you’re it can
to migrate your Property
your current propertyManager,
management details the information a vendor needs to provide to a purchaser before signing a Contract of
Landlords night. Hayley Mitchell from Mitchell PT outlined many of 130 up-coming
Sale. This information typically includes:
servicegot options.
from Here’s how
your current simpletoitour
provider canteam
be toat
Estate: management
service from your current provider to our team at Arbee Real Estate:
reforms to the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill 2018 and explained how it
1. Contact our office could affect
• The titlecurrent & future Landlords & tenants. If you were unable to attend
1. in touchourwith a member of our team and explain your situation. We’ll be happy to
office • Who
the eveningownsandthe property
would like a summary sheet of the main points discussed, please
help. We’ll take your details, including info about you, your property, and the firm who • Mortgages or caveats over the property
email and we will email the main points for
▪ Easements that affect the land
Get in touch
currently with a it.
manage member of our
We’ll also askteam
youand explain
to sign your situation.
a managing We’lldocument.
authority be happy to help.
We’ll take your details, including info about you, your property, and the firm who currently your records. ▪ Covenants
2. We’
manage We’ll alsoyour
ask current Property
you to sign Manager
a managing authority document. ▪ Property zoning
We’ll get in touch with your property manager and explain we’re taking over management We would like to take the
▪ opportunity to thank everyone that attended and please
Planning overlays
of We’ll contact your
the property. We’ll current
request Property Manager
any and all documentation pertaining to your property and feel free to contact us▪with
Council and water rateyou
any suggestions have for topics or speakers for
ask that they cease management immediately. future nights. ▪ Any building permits obtained over the last 10 years
We’ll get in touch with your property manager and explain we’re taking over management of ▪ Whether the property is prone to bushfires
3. We’ll
the take
property. over
We’ll your any
request Property Managementpertaining to your property and ask
and all documentation
Our they
that teamcease
will contact your tenants
management and let them know we’re now managing the property.
immediately. Section 32 documents are also known as Vendor Statements and are available for viewing by
If they have any issues, we’ll advise them to get in touch with us instead. prospective buyers before they form a contract for the property. They’re often shown to
3. We’ll take over your Property Management solicitors or conveyancers for review prior to entering into a Contract of Sale.

Our team will contact your tenants and let them know we’re now managing the property. If
Disclaimer: All information contained is gathered from sources we believe to be reliable.
they have any issues, we’ll advise them to get in touch with us instead.
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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Myrniong District Shock Season Blow for Lions

Rainfall Report Darley Cricket Club **Hyatt may be available for the Waller and Chester T-20
Final against Mt Clear at Darley Park on 1 March. The 36-year
By Todd Whelan
old would be required to fly out to India the following day.
January 2020 rainfall 78.0 millimetres Undefeated Darley has been Watch this space.
Total for the year 2020 78.0 millimetres dealt a cruel hand, losing star BCA First Grade - (Round 13) Mt Clear v Darley: Darley
all-rounder Danza Hyatt for 7/261, Overs 50. D. Hyatt 59, J. Wilkie 56, H. Killoran 48. Mt
January 2019 rainfall 7.0 millimetres the remainder of the regular Clear 242 all out, Overs 49.5. M. Ekanayake 4/43, M. Ward
Total at same time last year 7.0 millimetres season. 2/31. Darley won by 19 runs. Darley now 1st (P13 W11 D2 L0).
Hyatt has been selected BCA Second Grade - (Round 13) Darley v Golden Point:
for his national side (West Golden Point 71 all out, Overs 33.1. Darley 61 all out, Overs
Indies) to compete in the 38.2. Darley lost by 10 runs. Darley now 3rd (P13 W8 D1 L4).
ICC Masters Cricket World BCA Third Grade - (Round 13) Darley v East Ballarat: Dar-
Danza Hyatt.
Cup to be held in India next ley 7/197, Overs 40. East Ballarat 177 all out, Overs 40. J. Mc-
month. Lions coach Brian Wheelahan is shattered to lose the Kerrow 3 wkts. Darley won by 20 runs. Darley now 4th (P12
competitions leading run scorer.
Pykes Creek Reservoir “While we’re very disappointed from a club perspective, it’s
W7 D1 B1 L4).
BCA Fourth Grade - (Round 11) Darley v Ballan: Ballan
a feather in Danza’s cap to receive the call up,” he said. 7/200, Overs 40. J. Fitzgerald 4/31, T. Cox 2/18. Darley 6/203,
The dam and reservoir are located on a tributary
“He’ll join the likes of Brian Lara, Carl Hooper and Overs 40. T. Gallagher 82, J. Fitzgerald 32. Darley won by 4
of the Werribee River and impound 22,119 ML of
Shivnarine Chanderpaul to name a few. wickets. Darley now 6th (P11 W7 D1 L3).
water when full, as seen in the picture above
“What a thrill it will be for him.” BCA Fifth Grade - (Round 14) Burrumbeet v Darley: Darley
Western Water Report Reservoir levels Wheelahan has wasted little time in the aftermath, with 1/30, Overs 8. J. Williams 22no. Match drawn. Darley now
Pykes Creek Reservoir at 31Jan 2020 88.0% preparations for a finals tilt without Hyatt already in full 11th (P13 W2 D4 B1 L7).
Water level this time last year 68.0% swing.
“Danza could actually play the next two games before he BACCHUS MARSH
leaves, but we need to find a way without him,” he said.
“We have two games before finals to find the right
“The loss of Danza presents our playing group with a
challenge, but with that comes opportunity, and that’s what
we’re excited about.”
Ironically Hyatt top scored with 59 (63) in the Lions 19 run
win over second placed Mt Clear at the weekend.
After winning the toss and deciding to bat the Lions
amassed 7/261 from their 50 overs. Jake Wilkie 56 (82), Harry
Killoran 48 (69), and Anthony Taylor 44 (41) made sure the
asking rate of the challengers was beyond 5.2 runs per over.
Wheelahan credited the work of all his bowlers, and the Photos Tim Saultry
support they gave spearhead Madushanka Ekanayake who
starred with four wickets.
“Ekka had us off to a great start, and Hasi (Wickramasinghe) BACCHUS MARSH

again proved his spinners are a real weapon, particularly in

the short form,” he said.
“And Mitch Ward (2/31) was in everything.

“He took the prize wicket of four-time Cleary Medalist
Nathan Yates 13 (14), was involved in two run outs and
took a screaming catch to remove one their most dangerous
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CANCER—June 22-July 22
Casual visits turn into memorable occasions and sponta-
neous calls touch you deeply. This the week for self
pampering. Treat yourself to a warm soak after a hard

Stars & Puzzles

LEO—July 23-August 22
You switch back and forth between hectic and lazy days
during this curious week. Friends may approach you for
advice and/or sympathy.
VIRGO—August 23-September 22
You are about to catch up - and about to be overwhelmed
once again with work and people - but - and it’s an espe-
cially important ‘but’ for singles, don’t miss out on social
LIBRA—September 23-October 22
Family members decide to show their devotion. It’s been
★★★★★★★★ a while since they have shown their affection. A VIP may
be visiting your home or office so some homework on
his/her field.

SCORPIO—October 23-November 21
ARIES—March 21-April 20
Your intellectual powers are strong and the week offers
This is a week of puzzles and you need to draw on the the potential for a major accomplishment. Friends may
wisdom of an older person to solve a mystery. If tradi- return old favours and beg new ones. Noisy surround-
tional approaches don’t bring expected results, opt for a ings may drive you out of your home on the weekend
more experimental style
SAGITTARIUS—November 22-December 22
TAURUS—April 21-May 22
Suggestions you give are always so ‘on target’, that you
Your natural charm shines and your social life will begin are regarded as an inspired advice columnist. Oddly
to sparkle. Your temperature may rise over a small crisis. sometimes you doubt your own counsel. A financial
Strive for more independence on the weekend. mystery is solved by Thursday.

GEMINI—May 23-June 21 CAPRICORN—December 23-January 20

Competition is your present keyword. You are in the mood
This should be a quiet week, but a good time for getting to go after everything. First place is all you are interested
in touch with yourself and mapping out short range goals. in. Some may find your attitude refreshing, others may
Recent uncertainties, especially regarding your domes- be intimidated.
tic situation are favourably resolved.
AQUARIUS—January 21-February 19
CANCER—June 22-July 22
NO. 9137 Casual visits turn into memorable occasions and sponta-
You could find yourself untangling a web of conflicting
ideas at the workplace and in the community. Pay atten-
ACROSS DOWN neous calls touch you deeply. This the week for self tion to the most minute of financial details and don’t be
6. Reinforce (10) 1. Daze (6) pampering. Treat yourself to a warm soak after a hard so easily convinced you are wrong.
8. Twilight (4) 2. Fish (7) day.
9. Goad (4) 3. Disregard (6) PISCES—February 20-March 20
10. Weight (5) 4. Black eye (6) LEO—July 23-August 22 This week has a carnival feeling. Children, laughter and
11. Stagger (4) 5. Below (5) You switch back and forth between hectic and lazy days a buzz of excitement are all part of the scene. Two spe-
12. Fruit (9) 7. Pale (5) during this curious week. Friends may approach you for cial areas of caution: Clothing (it’s easy to dress inap-
16. Children’s game (9) 13. Tear (3) propriately) and diet (it’s easy to forget meal-times)
advice and/or sympathy.
20. Scheme (4) 14. Pardon (7)
22. Raise (5) 15. Shine (5) VIRGO—August 23-September 22 BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK
23. Seabird (4) 17. East (6) Practical is everything you do and you are able to create
24. Against (4) 18. Planet (6) You are about to catch up - and about to be overwhelmed beauty wherever you go. With loved ones, you are kind
25. Infringe (10) 19. Settlement (6) once again with work and people - but - and it’s an espe- and attentive, but when love is not returned, you can grow
21. Dense (5) cially important ‘but’ for singles, don’t miss out on social moody and silent. Life seems predictable until you realize
functions. that some of your faraway goals are within reach.
CRYPTIC PUZZLE LIBRA—September 23-October 22
ACROSS Family members decide to show their devotion. It’s been
6. “Soap Bubble” jumped well to achieve it (5,5). 8. Bank a while since they have shown their affection. A VIP may

the spare (4). 9. Pour for the cat (4). 10. Go round with a be visiting your home or office so some homework on
duplicate key (5). 11. Surprise with a diamond (4). 12.Un- his/her field.
happy about the document and papers therin (9). 16.
That tie was knotted by me, then (2,3,4). 20. Does it put SCORPIO—October 23-November 21
up with performing in a circus? (4). 22. The association
took one on (5). 23. It cuts the lip (4). 24. When he
dropped the gun, stepped on it (4). 25. The undisclosed
Your intellectual powers are strong and the week offers
the potential for a major accomplishment. Friends may
fact that your tan is artificial? (4,6). return old favours and beg new ones. Noisy surround-
ings mayANSWER
drive you out BELOW
of your home on the weekend
1. A polite word will make a good impression (6). 2. Un- SAGITTARIUS—November 22-December 22
derstands the woman went into the stag bash (7). 3.
Makes a draft of the said privileges (6). 4. An abrasive Suggestions you give are always so ‘on target’, that you
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Bacchus Marsh Cricket

By Oliver Powell scalps, with Matt Behan
(1/15 off 7); Chris Dugdale-
MCINTYRE CUP: Bacchus Marsh 7/133 Porter (1/7 off 8); Robert
drew Sunbury United 8/133 Strugnell (1/10 off 5); and
Bacchus Marsh fell heartbreakingly short of William Lalor (1/19 off 6)
a vital win in a nailbiting tie with Sunbury all grabbing themselves
United. Bacchus Marsh opened the bowling a wicket. The team also
on their home ground, remaining tight combined for 2 run outs. The batsmen copied
throughout and not letting any batsmen the bowlers exceptional efforts by making
make a major impact on the scoreboard. swift work of the run chase, getting it done
James Bailey (3/27 off 8) was the pick of the in 24 overs. Peter Lalor (58) and William
bowlers, with Jack Powell (2/15 off 8); Kasun Lalor (20) both showed class in what seemed
Suriaratchie (2/28 off 8); and Tom Wardell an easy run chase for the talented pair.
(1/23 off 8) picking up the remaining wickets.
The run chase looked to be a success with
captain James Lidgett (35 off 53) contributing Bacchus Marsh 6/177 def St Anthony’s 9/77
once again and Ben Robertson (21 off 54) Bacchus Marsh blew out St Anthony’s
getting a start, before he fell in a small at home, batting first and posting an
collapse. The hosts lost 3/2 leaving two new insurmountable 177. Matt Bayly steered the Heart of Puissance. Photo – RACING PHOTOS

Vote with your Heart

batsmen to chase 8 runs for victory from the ship with a classy 79 not out and Darren
last over. Jack Powell and Connor Ascough Fowlie joined the fun with 31. Frank
fought hard and scraped together 7 runs Pawlowicz (4/19 off 7) lead the charge against
ending the game in a draw. The tie leaves and undermanned St Anthony’s batting line
Bacchus Marsh in 4th place, a point behind up. James Ross (2/22 off 7); Henry Rudra (2/7
Sunbury United. off 1.3); and Brett Huxtable (1/10 off 3) joined By Bexley Martin The event also acts as a fundraiser for the
JOHNSTONE SHIELD: the fun with wickets of their own. The hosts Royal Children’s Hospital when Racing
Bacchus Marsh 10/160 v Wallan 3/77 ended up bowling St Anthony’s out 100 runs It is a horse race that accepts entries by votes, Victoria named the Good Friday Appeal as
Bacchus Marsh batted first in a major clash short. and the winner is not always the horse. being the charity partner of the All-Stars
with another big finals contender. They DIVISION 3 By voting for your favourite horse in the All- Mile; with every horse voted for in the event
managed to bat through until tea on the first Bacchus Marsh 7/150 lost Sunbury 6/157 Star Mile, you will be in the running to win RV will commit $1 to the bushfire appeal.
day until heavy rain stopped play, meaning a share in $500,000 with the first prize being
Bacchus Marsh travelled to Sunbury for a Mr Rix said the local club doesn’t own the
the second day moved from and over limit $250,000.
tight fought contest, where they fell 7 runs horse outright, they just have a small share.
to a time finish. Bacchus Marsh continued If chosen, you will become the owner
on the second day at 2/72 with a clear plan, short of chasing down a hefty 157 posted “We have 58 owners associated with the
by the hosts. Young spin king Luca Kraljiik ambassador for the horse you voted on and
bat time. Tom Dickinson (53) and Oliver club, who own shares in the horse through
(2/23 off 6) and Ethan McKercher (2/17 off 5) represent the horse on the raceday. This
Powell (32) started the day after establishing the Bungaree Lair Syndicate.
stood resilient against a strong batting line- includes flights from your capital city to
themselves the week before. Tom fell on the “If it wins or places, all the owners will have
stroke of drinks after a good fought innings. up, with Steve Lalor (1/22 off 4) and Scott Melbourne, transfers, 5-star accommodation
Whiteway (1/30 off 7) grabbing a wicket plus a VIP raceday experience at The All-Star a share in the prize money” he said.
They continued the fight through to tea,
which they reached only 5 wickets down. each. In reply Adam Arnold posted a strong Mile raceday hosted this year at Caulfield “I think you would be very lucky if you get
It looked as though they might manage to 63 and Scott Whiteway chipped in with a Racecourse. another chance. We are very lucky to be in
fight through, until they suffered a collapse, handy 31 as Bacchus Marsh fell agonisingly The Bungaree Football Club has formed a the top ten at the moment. “ he added.
losing 5 quick wickets, the last of which being short. small fundraising syndication with members VOTE NOW – support a grassroots
Oliver Powell who batted through 60 overs. CLUB GRADE SOUTH: Bacchus Marsh 1 of Heart of Puissance and are hopeful their football and netball club fundraiser, it
Due to the collapse and the defensive nature 10/91 lost Diggers Rest 3/95 three-year-old chestnut gelding, trained costs nothing.
of Bacchus Marsh’s game plan, Wallan had Bacchus Marsh hosted Diggers Rest in by Ciaron Maher and David Eustace, who
just over an hour to chase down 160. Despite their disappointing loss over the weekend. created a big impression winning his first WHAT IS THE ALL-STAR MILE?
some early tight bowling the hosts managed Bacchus Marsh managed to only put 91 on two starts will make the top-ten in voting to
to punish the Bacchus Marsh bowlers early The All-Star Mile is a race like no other
the board before being bowled out. Diggers be eligible compete.
until Mark Hooper took 2 wickets in two in Australia, with the fans choosing the
Rest chased it down in 26 overs losing 3 The 1600-metre race has been tagged as
balls, stemming the flow momentarily until horses that will compete – their ‘All Stars’.
wickets in the process. Cam Lidgett (29) and a race “like no other”, as it boasts itself as
Shaun Taylor secured the fate of a draw by With a winner’s cheque for $2.25m and an
John Mowlam (20) contributed well with the being the only race where you get to vote for
removing the off stump of Wallan danger overall prize purse of $5m, it is officially
man Kieran Atkin. Wallan ended the day bat whilst captain Peter Dickson (1/11 off 7), a horse.
Luke Baselmans (1/40 off 7) and Paul Butler the richest mile race in the world. The
3/77. Darren Rix from the Bungaree Football Club
(1/27 off 6) all grabbed themselves a wicket. said they have managed to get more than All-Star Mile will be rotated around
DIVISION 1: Bacchus Marsh 4/98 def Melbourne’s three premier racetracks,
Sunbury United 9/95 Bacchus Marsh 2: 9/105 lost Sunbury 2/110 3400 votes for the two-time winning horse,
‘Heart of Puissance’, but they still require at Flemington, Caulfield and The Valley.
Bacchus Marsh trekked out to Sunbury Bacchus Marsh unfortunately struggled
to post a high enough score to hold off a least another 5000 votes to remain in the top The inaugural race at Flemington in
United to compete in a 40 over game after rain
strong opposition, who passed the visitors ten. March 2019 was won by Mystic Journey,
cancelled out the first days play. The visitors
bowled first, and bowled well, limiting the in 23 overs. Kaelen Cross’ (1/23 off 5) gave a “We just want to put the word out there this the flying filly from Tasmania who cost
hosts tremendously to a sub-par 95. Young resilient knock of 32 and grabbed himself a week, because voting will finish on Friday,” just $11,000.
gun Hamish Lyle (3/23 off 8) picked up 3 wicket along with Joel Freeman (1/18 off 4). he added.

Bacchus Marsh Little Athletics

Little Athletics commenced last Saturday metres. Great results were recorded for the commencing at 5pm due to
morning with all athletes and family members day with an amazing 275 PBs achieved. Xavier Region being held over the
walking a lap of the track at Masons Lane Reserve Goodman was the PB Star of the Week with 5 PBs. weekend.
for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday 35 Bacchus Marsh athletes
On Sunday 20 BMLAC athletes travelled to
Appeal. A gold coin donation saw over $200 will be participating in the Western Metro
raised. Maryborough to participate in their Open Day. A
Region Track & Field Championships to be
Competition then got underway with the older fantastic day was had by all athletes with Bacchus held at Goldsworthy Reserve, Corio. These Avenue
age groups starting the meet with the longer Marsh claiming 55 medals. Championships are the qualifying events for the
distance races while the juniors raced over 70 A twilight meet will be held this Friday State Championships to be held in mid-March.
Bowling Club
Monday - Round 15
Premier Division
Avenue 16 def Daylesford 0
Division 1
Avenue 2 lost Webbcona 14
Saturday - Round 16
Division 1
Avenue 18 def
Ballarat East 0
Division 3
Avenue 0 lost Linton 18
Division 4
Xavier Goodman achieved Avenue 2 lost Sebastopol 16
BMLAC athletes at the Maryborough Open Day. Photos - submitted 5 PBs on Saturday
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Ballan Cricket Club

Ballan 1st X1 arvo playing Melton in Melton. Melton
Ballan 9/208 def VRI Delacombe 10/130 batted first and batted very well, the Ballan
Batting - J McGregor 57, M Snaith 42, L kids gave it their best and could only manage
Snaith 25, M Currie 21 no, M Vallance 3no two wickets in 20 overs, Melton made 154
Bowling - B Loughnane 9-0-4/39, S Dehnert runs. Ballan’s best bowlers were Noah Pace 1
7-1-1/12, M Snaith 5-1-2/25, D Gardiner 5-1- wicket for 6 runs off 2 overs and Angus Britt
1/11, L Snaith 6.2-0-1/21. 1 wicket for 16 runs off 3 overs.
Ballan won the toss and batted first with all Ballan’s batting was under pressure straight
the top order batsmen getting good starts led away with Melton producing 2 run outs in
by Jack McGregor and Michael Snaith, well the first over. Ballan continued to struggle
supported by Mason Currie at the end of losing 2 more wickets in the next 2 over
the innings. Ballan bowled a good tight line leaving Ballan 4 for 8 off 5 overs. Ballan
again with all bowlers putting in another needed some kids to stand up and that’s
great performance with the stand out bowler exactly what they got with some tough
being Ben Loughnane, taking 4 wickets. determined batting from Archie Connor
Ballan 2nd X1 and Nathan Stanley. The two boys batted
together for the next 5 overs without losing
Ballan 7/200 lost Darley 6/203
a wicket until Nathan was dismissed. That
Batting - J Bolger 107, S Newton 42, J brought Beau Shelton to the crease, with
Costello, D Pascoe 15 no, M Burton 8 no Beau combining with Archie Connor for
Bowling - D Pascoe 7-0-2/56, J Bolger 8-2- another excellent partnership with both boys
Tabcorp Park, Saturday 8 February, Race 4 Winner: Soho Lanikai (7). Trainer: Michael
Stanley. Driver: Ryan Duffy. Photo: Stuart McCormick. 2/29, D Leach 8-0-1/19, G Muir 8-1-1/39 batting until they had to retire. Beau came
Ballan won the toss and batted first with back in later in the innings and had another

A country mile win

the stand-out batsmen being Jamie Bolger excellent partnership with Banjo Luke who
making his first century playing for showed all who were there how much talent
Ballan. Ballan’s bowlers and fieldsman put this little fellow has. Unfortunately, Ballan
in a good performance with the ball but could only manage 7 for 50 runs. But most
By Tim O’Connor run in the Group 1 final a week later. unfortunately lost the game on the last ball. importantly we’re not bowled out Ballan’s
Soho Lanikai was purchased at the Ballan Under 15s best batters were Beau Shelton 15 not out,
It was one of the more memorable Victorian Melbourne Australian Pacing Gold sales and Ballan 5/104 lost Ballarat Redan 6/112 Archie Connor 10 and Banjo Luke 3 not out.
racetrack debuts in recent times and it has is also eligible for that upcoming series. Batting - A McIlwaine 27, K Heafield 23, G Under 12s
Burrumbeet trainer Mick Stanley dreaming Another highlight on Saturday night’s card Muir 5, M Golding 16no, J Childs 2 no Ballan White 5/49 lost Aintree Orange 4/57
big with exciting two-year-old Soho Lanikai. was the brilliant return to racing from Mick Bowling - A McIlwaine 3-1-2/3, C Matheson Batting - B Davenport 7 no, J Burton 6 no, T
While the horse’s 65m victory in the Allied Chircop-trained General Dodge. 3-0-1/5. Great effort by all the boys. Ballarat Norman 5 no, S Burton 3, N Britton 1
Express Premiere Stakes at Tabcorp Park Redan were the better side winning by 8 runs. Bowling - J Cornwill 3-0-2/7, C Matheson
In his first competitive race since June 2018,
Melton on Saturday night was visually Under 12s 3-0-1/10, C Olthof 3-0-0/5, C McIlwaine 2-0-
the seven-year-old proved too good in the
stunning, the clock backed up the horse’s Ballan Blue 7/50 lost Melton Lions 2/154 0/4, M Ayres 2-1-0/4
Hygain Pace (1720m, NR 80-99) after sitting
dominance. Batting - B Shelton 15 no, A Connor 10, N
three-wide in the latter stages. Ballan were a few runs short after batting due
The son of Somebeachsomewhere, owned Pace 4, B Luke 3 no
He rated 1.53.8 and beat a quality field to missed opportunities running between
by strong stable supporter Rob Watson, Bowling - A Britt 3-0-1/16, N Pace 2-0-1/6
including Emma Stewart-trained place- the wickets. The team all contributed in the
rated a slick 1.54.0 mile rate in defeating the
getters Liftntorque and Always Fast. Ballan Blue U12s were back in action Friday field and collectively bowled very well.
previously unbeaten Ultimate Exclusive and
Im Lady Madeleine over the 1720m trip. Chircop said it had been a long road back to
“We expected him to win, but at the trials fitness for his star pacer, which has now won Ballan Brumbies Basketball
he was very green and had a good look 12 of 16 career starts. Results – Week ending 9 February
around and was sort of a bit dorky,” Stanley, “He got this parasite called liver fluke and
Under 10 Boys (Blue Grade) Ballan 8 lost Wildcats Blue 9
who gave the drive to Ryan Duffy due to we couldn’t get to the bottom of it,” Chircop
Ballan 2 lost Celtic Tigers Green 60 (White Grade) Ballan 37 def Phoenix Blue 34
commitments at Globe Derby, said. said.
Under 10 Girls Under 14 Girls 
“Our only concern going into the race was “We kept working him up and he kept
getting crook and I was a bit worried at the Ballan 8 lost Celtic Tigers Red 34 Ballan 20 def Celtic Tigers Green 18
if he raced a bit green and had a good look
around like he did at the trials, but he didn’t time. Under 12 Boys Under 16 Boys
do any of that and what he did at the trials, “It’s more common in cattle and sheep. It’s a (Red Grade) Ballan 4 lost Excies Acmy
(Red Grade) Ballan 39 def Saints Bucks 8
he benefited a lot from. snail and it attacks their liver - he was very Maroon 4-31
(White Grade) Ballan v Excies Acmy
“That was great to see that improvement in sick and we nearly lost him a couple of times (Blue Grade) Ballan 52 def Celtic Tigers
Green 11 (abandoned)
him mentally so he was able to switch-on on there.”
race day.” Under 12 Girls  Under 16 Girls
Chircop, who trains from Parwan, said a tilt
Stanley said the heats of the Bathurst Gold at the country cups circuit was among the Ballan 42 def Drummo Dragons 42-4 Ballan 30 def Saints Mercury 6
Crown would likely be the next assignment future plans for the son of Courage Under Under 14 Boys Under 19 Boys
for the horse on March 20, with a hopeful Fire. (Red Grade)  Ballan 2 lost Phoenix Black 57 Ballan 31 lost Wildcats Gold 24

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