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By Bianca Roberts (Intern 3rd Yr Melb. Uni) It was a marvellous luncheon in Moorabool celebrating Women in Business and attracted 150-women to St Anne’s Winery in Myrniong last week. A handful of men also attended, interested to hear from the keynote speaker Katherine Mackenzie OAM. It was the second event run by Moorabool Shire Council’s Economic Development team, almost tripling the attendance in 2020, just before the COVID lockdown hit the state. Senior Economic Development Officer Tina Seirlis explained the purpose of the Council funded event. “Our goal was to build on the momentum from the inaugural Women in Business event in early March 2020 from which there was a very positive, high volume of post-event feedback indicating that Moorabool’s women in business would welcome more opportunities to come together and network. “This paired with the 2020 event booking out very quickly, we knew that a second iteration would need a larger venue,” she said. The luncheon provided businesswomen around the shire the opportunity to wine, dine and network, as well as be inspired by not just the invited guest speaker, but four local ladies who run a business in Dunnstown, Ballan, Gordon and Bacchus Marsh. Ms Mackenzie had not long been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for her transformative work within the tourism industry, the first woman in regional Victoria to be granted such for tourism. Though ruthless competition and selfishness may seem to go hand in hand with business dealings, these are instincts Ms Mackenzie actively discouraged. She took to the podium to discuss her recipe for success to the diverse and colourful crowd. “Nurture one another and collaboratively build your businesses,” she said. “If you showcase them, they’ll showcase you.” Her personal success, she says, was dependent on “collaboration at every level”. “Passion and dedication are at the core of any successful venture,” Ms Mackenzie said. “Every day, get up and be passionate about what you do, create your masterpiece.” There was also the importance of genuine dedication to one’s brand. “It’s got to be real. It’s got to be homegrown, you’ve got to feel it,’ she said. “If I create from the heart, nearly everything works.” Ms Seirlis said Council was extremely grateful to the highly inspiring Kathryn Mackenzie, OAM for volunteering her time to visit Moorabool and share her valuable insights, “Along with our other speakers including Mayor Cr Tom Sullivan who officially opened the event, and the four inspiring local women in business who in turn volunteered their time to participate in the event panel.” The highest number of registrations came from women in Ballan, over 30 in attendance. And is Council planning for 2022? “Based on the atmosphere in the room last week, and from direct feedback on the day, it did appear that the event was well received, however we will await further feedback via the post-event survey which will be issued shortly.” Ms Seirlis said the feedback will help guide planning for future events and they encourage all registered guests to provide feedback when they receive the survey link.


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Suicide survivor’s message By Bianca Roberts (Intern 3rd Yr Melb. Uni) Lachlan Hartup (Lachie) has been battling the negative voices in his head for years but, is now standing stronger than ever by using his own voice to challenge the stigma surrounding mental health. The Ballan local, has taken to social media to share his battle with a bipolar/schizoaffective disorder, after miraculously surviving a suicide attempt in September 2020. His page, “Be Brave and Talk it Out”, is only a few weeks old but has already garnered immense community activity, with almost 500 followers and hundreds of comments from inspired community members. His original video posted mid-April, a raw account of his battle with mental illness and suicide attempt, has had over 4000 views to date. “Now he’s seeing how one little video can travel so far and touch so many people,” Kym Hartup, Lachie’s mother said. Lachie told the Moorabool News said they’ve had feedback on how his video has helped some people get though their week. “They were able to speak up because of the video,” he said. Sit down with Lachie and you will find a patience and wisdom in his eyes that is beyond his 20-years. Despite the trauma he carries, he exudes nothing but compassion and care in his dealings with others. ‘It’s like a superpower, I can pick it out in other people,” he said of sensing mental distress in others. He now actively checks in with his peers, including younger staff at his workplace, providing advice, and encouraging them to open-up about their own struggles. “I want everyone to have a voice, no matter how big or small their mental health issue is,” he said. Ms Hartup said the experience has challenged her maternal instincts, saying although parents may feel desperate to instantly ‘fix’ their child’s issue, it may not be the most productive approach.

She advises parents to be open to exploring the depths of their child’s depressive symptoms, despite the initial discomfort. “Instead of saying ‘no, you’re OK’ maybe say ‘what’s going on and what might be making you feel that way’.” The road ahead for Lachie is still a long and arduous one; he emphasises that anyone suffering chronic mental health can expect to have relapses. “I don’t want to sugar-coat the issue,’ he said. “I see the light at the end of every “bad day”, now that I am open and honest about my condition.” Lachie said the difference between then and now is that he has learnt how to talk. “I’ve learnt to alert my family when I’m doing it tough; I’ve learnt that by talking I am kept safe when in crisis and, I have learnt that the bad times always get better.” People aged 12-25 seeking help for a mental health problem should contact headspace at www.headspace.org.au. Crisis support services can be reached 24 hours a day at Lifeline 13 11 14.

Fundraiser - Be Brave and Talk it Out The Hartup family is partnering with Headspace Ballarat to deliver a fundraiser toward the end of the year. The event will be held on 27 November 2021 at the Greendale Pub. The night will feature live music, auctions, guest speakers and “loads more”, with all proceeds being donated to Headspace Ballarat’s youth mental health services. Lachie is pleased that Headspace Ballarat will be allowing him input into the allocation of the funds. Lachy has also launched a Go Fund Me page to kick start fundraising for the event. Donations can be made at www.gofundme. com/f/be-brave-talk-it-out More details on the event will follow later in the year.

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Marvellous Moorabool Katherine Mackenzie OAM with Tina Seirlis (MSC)

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Local panel speakers included (L-R) Rachael Peterken (Inglenook Dairy, Dunnstown), Mary Voser (Gordon Post Office/ B&B), Nadene Shugg (Noddy’s Cottage Home & Garden Décor, Ballan) and Glenda Jones (Jeff Jones Plant & Produce, Bacchus Marsh).

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Driver distracted by child By Lachlan Ellis

Barista Blue students learning how to make all sorts of coffee at TMG College in Melbourne. Photos - submitted

Youth get the taste for coffee

By Bianca Roberts (Intern 3rd Yr Melb. Uni) The Barista Blue youth program has successfully delivered ‘hands on’ work experience to young Moorabool residents. The program, created and funded by Bacchus Marsh Branch Blue Light, provided 32 working-age teenagers a four-day barista course at TMG Melbourne. They then applied their skills during a four-hour shift at Lola’s Café in Bacchus Marsh. Leading Senior Constable Jim Ross, who oversaw the program said, “it has been fantastic the energy and enthusiasm each of the participants came with to do their time at Lola’s”. Sophie Bill, 15, appreciated learning about the history and production of coffee, as well as meeting like-minded friends within Moorabool. “The staff at Lola’s took the time to help me settle in and were appreciative of the effort I put in during some of their busiest hours. “I went into this program with a casual job already and have since applied for more,” she said.

So far one teen has found a new job after completing the program, with many others feeling ready to start applying. ‘I went very good in the program. I am a lot more confident applying for jobs and I plan to try and get a part time job in a café now,” 17-year-old Max Rovere said. LSC Ross said they look forward to running another similar program next year. “The benefit of the program is that its flexible and we can certainly add further aspects to it to improve what is already a great opportunity for young people…watch this space,” he said. Barista Blue was run in collaboration with local businesses that included Moorabool Shire Council, Arbee Real Estate, Community Bank Bacchus Marsh, No Boundaries Safari, and Lola’s Café. This program aims to reduce the disparity between rural and metropolitan employment statistics. Youth disengagement in the workforce is proportionately high in Bacchus Marsh, with data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics suggesting a disengagement rate of 13.2 per cent amongst 15 to 24-year-olds, almost 6 per cent higher than in Greater Melbourne.

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A Glenroy man observed by police veering over the white lines twice, has been warned not to drive while distracted. Omer Huseyin appeared before Magistrate John Bentley on 23 April, facing a charge of failing to keep left on DaylesfordBallan Road. Police officer Craig Kelso gave evidence in the witness box at Bacchus Marsh Magistrates Court, and said he observed a black Ford Territory wagon making a right turn and proceeding in a southerly direction along the same road I was on. “At that point the vehicle began swerving in and out of the southbound lane to the point where it was entering the northbound lane over the white lines. I activated the in-car camera and we intercepted the car in a safe area,” Mr Kelso said. “The accused underwent drug and alcohol test which retuned a negative result. The accused said he was ‘tending to his daughter’. From memory, two to three times the vehicle veered over the centre dividing line for around 100 metres.” The in-car camera footage was shown to the court, which confirmed that Mr Huseyin veered into the northbound lane, though on the second occasion it appeared he was avoiding an obstacle on the road. Mr Kelso said his car did not deviate. “My car was lower than the four-wheel drive driven by the accused. I saw a shadow,” he said. Mr Huseyin disagreed. “The day I came back to the police station, I said there was something on the road, and you said there was a big piece of bark, not a shadow,” he argued. “I agreed that it was a windy day and there were pieces of tree debris such as bark on the road,” Mr Kelso replied. Magistrate Bentley accepted Mr Huseyin’s reason for veering on the second occasion, but not the first, removing the fine he had received. “You have to get the [demerit] points, the points are mandatory. I accept the second time there was a reason, the first time there was no reason. The case is proven and dismissed. $300 fine dismissed,” he said. “Just bear in mind next time, when you’re driving a car if you have a child in the car, you should not be distracted behind the wheel,” Magistrate Bentley concluded.

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Bank closes doors on customers “I wonder if ANZ are going to provide

By Bianca Roberts (Intern 3rd Yr Melb. Uni)

smartphones or computers for older persons to use,” Marion Ingram posted.

ANZ has confirmed, via social media, the Bacchus Marsh branch will be permanently closed as of 16 June 2021.

“My elderly parents wouldn’t have a hope. They still use a passbook and have no idea

ANZ has made the decision to cut a number of its branches, including Bacchus Marsh, after in-branch transactions declined 50 percent over the last four years.

how to use an atm or card,” said Cheryll O’Reilly- Johnson. ‘My parents speak broken English and can’t read or write English… how would online

Only last week ANZ reported a $2.9 billion half year profit.

banking benefit them?’ questioned Dimitros Thimaras.

For the six months ended 31 March, ANZ reported a statutory profit after tax of $2.9 billion and cash earnings from continuing operations of just under $3 billion. This was up 45 per cent and 28 per cent, respectively, on the second half of FY 2020.

ANZ has referred customers to the next closest branch, ANZ Melton, which is close to 15km away. The community has rebuked this alternative too.

ANZ General Manager for Victoria Cameron Home told The Moorabool News that ANZ would be working closely with the community to make the transition a smooth one. “We have provided a closure period of about nine weeks to allow time for us to work with our customers on alternative banking methods, including online banking, mobile lenders and phone banking,” he said.

“It would be truly inconvenient for those people to travel to Melton if you have to rely on public transport or someone driving you,” said Dianne Kelly. ANZ notes that it will do everything in its

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power to support the branch’s employees. In particular, there have been concerns this decision leaves elderly residents behind. Mr Home said that specialist assistance will

Overwhelmingly, these measures have incensed the Bacchus Marsh community.

be provided.

“Most people I know are changing banks because of this”, said Bec Caple via social media.

proactively calls elderly and vulnerable

“ANZ also has a dedicated team that customers in areas where branches are

closing to help them set up and navigate

“We will make every effort to find

the ANZ App. The team also assists them

redeployment opportunities within the

with other options including phone banking

bank. For those who leave, we will provide

and accessing bank cheques via internet

access to career coaching and outplacement

banking,” he said.

support as well as access to our career

The community is not convinced however, that this is adequate support.

training fund, which we have doubled this year,” Mr Home said.

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(L-R) Barry Gilson Snr and the Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art at the Art Gallery of NSW Coby Edgar, with Gordon artist Marlene Gilson, looking at Marlene’s work lighting up the sails of the Opera House. Photo - submitted

Wadawurrung woman lights up Sydney

By Lachlan Ellis

Do you have a child that’s fascinated by outer space? Then put Friday 21 May in your calendar, because Moorabool Libraries are planning a special treat. Future astronomers can attend Lerderderg Library from 6.30 pm to 8 pm on 21 May, to learn more about the International Space Station and get the chance to view it through a research grade computerised telescope. The free event will also include indoor learning activities, namely constructing your own constellation and mapping the moon. Attendees will also receive a free showbag. Bookings are essential – call 5366 7100 and press #5 when prompted or find this event on www.eventbrite.com.au




A local artist, whose art was projected onto the Sydney Opera House in a celebration of Indigenous women, described the experience as “absolutely unreal”. Wadawurrung woman Marlene Gilson lives in Gordon and has the honour of being one of six Indigenous women whose artwork is being projected onto the famous landmark, as part of the ‘Badu Gili’ event. ‘Badu Gili’ means ‘water light’ in the language of Sydney’s traditional owners, the Gadigal people. Ms Gilson went to Sydney to see her work cast onto arguably Australia’s most famous landmark, when the event started on 23 April. She said the experience was one she “never thought would happen”. “I started to cry when I first saw it, it was unbelievable. You could never imagine it,” Ms Gilson told the Moorabool News.

“They did a good job animating it with the crows…the crows take you on a journey, that’s what it’s all about. The other ladies, they were happy too…they’re famous artists.” Ms Gilson said it was mind-blowing. “It was something you’d never think would happen to you…but it did. We had a car pick us up to and from the station…we were treated like celebrities, they had a special lunch for us at the art gallery, with the who’s who of Sydney,” she said. Her piece projected onto the Opera House, ‘Ballarat, My Country’, not only represents the Ballarat area during the gold rush with the prominent Eureka flag, it also shows the Indigenous people of the area – in an era where First Nations people were rarely included in art. To view the spectacular displays of Ms Gilson’s work and the other First Nations women, visit the Sydney Opera House Facebook page and search ‘Badu Gili’.

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By Bianca Roberts (Intern 3rd Yr Melb. Uni) A first ever river water survey was conducted on 8 May by the Moorabool Catchment Landcare Group (MCLG) partnered with EnviroDNA and Corangamite Catchment Management Authority. Over 20 volunteers took to 18 sites across the Werribee River, Moorabool River and Paddock Creek to collect water samples that are now being analysed for the presence of Platypus DNA. The findings will assist in ongoing conservation efforts across the shire. “It’s the first survey of its kind in the Moorabool region,” Jackson Cass, from MCLG said.

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The sample is then screened for any tiny fragments of platypus DNA. This DNA evidence cannot speak to the number of platypus in that given area but can be used to determine which sub-species are present. Regardless of whether the results are positive or negative, the survey will provide a valuable insight into where the group’s efforts should be targeted. “We can protect where we know they are living, and also try to improve the habitats where they aren’t,” Mr Cass said. The results from the May survey are pending lab processing and will be made available to the Moorabool News in the coming weeks.

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Sharing police in the region By Bianca Roberts (Intern 3rd Yr Melb. Uni)

The Victorian Government has announced the deployment of 11 new police officers within the Ballarat and Moorabool police divisions. Moorabool Shire will see the deployment of three new Protective Service Officers as well as six specialist service officers in the areas of Highway Patrol (1), Sexual Offences & Child Abuse (4) and Intelligence officers (1). Specialist officers will be shared between the Ballarat and Moorabool regions Michaela Settle, Member for Buninyong said this will allow police to focus on supporting our growing communities. “…ensuring they have the resources they need to efficiently respond to crime in their local area,” she said. In total, 396 police will be Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Shane Patton with deployed across the state over the Adelaide and Nigel, two new recruits of the 396 police next 12 months. to be deployed across the state. Photo - VicPol They are currently completing their academy training and are set to be sworn in and deployed to their assigned stations from October. This year’s deployments complete the planned delivery of 3,135 new police officers since the recruitment boom that occurred in 2016. The Andrews Labor Government is boasting that the initiative is the single largest investment in police in the force’s history.


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Siren sounding for junk food vouchers

By Lachlan Ellis VicHealth has joined with five Victorian councils in a campaign to phase out unhealthy food vouchers in children’s sport. The Victorian-first ‘Healthy Sports Reward Initiative’ will see some junior clubs in Frankston, Bendigo, Yarra Ranges, Shepparton, and Nillumbik council areas replace sports vouchers for fast food with healthy activities, such as free or discounted access to a local pool or tennis court. It’s fairly common for sports club to award kids with vouchers to fast food outlets, but VicHealth CEO Dr Sandro Demaio said the practice had long-term impacts on children’s health. “Rewarding children with vouchers for fast food during sport builds powerful brand associations at a young age and contributes to poor health, now and into adulthood,” Dr Demaio said. “Families are telling us they want healthier rewards for their children. We’re excited to partner with local Victorian councils to work towards making healthy and fun rewards the norm in junior sport.” Moorabool Shire was not named as one of the trial areas for the Healthy Sports Reward Initiative but has its own healthy eating and physical activity initiatives, under the Health and Wellbeing Plan 2021–2025. “We aim to improve health outcomes for children now and into the future, through healthy eating and physical activity initiatives,” Moorabool Shire Council’s Health Promotion Officer, Nichole Knight, told the Moorabool News.

“Research has shown that fast food advertising influences children and their relationship with food, and that access to healthier options is one way that children can be supported to make healthy choices.” Ms Knight said Moorabool’s current Health and Wellbeing Plan is improving healthy food and drink choices within Council facilities. “Recent actions undertaken include installing a number of water refill stations in partnership with Western Water and Central Highlands Water across Moorabool and, adopting of a healthy catering policy for Council.” A VicHealth and Deakin University survey of 500 Victorian parents found that 51 per cent of their children had received a fastfood voucher from a large company, and half of those parents would prefer their children did not receive fast-food vouchers.

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By Bianca Roberts (Intern 3rd Yr Melb. Uni)

(L-R) Grade 6 students Lucy, Lola, School Captains Nathan, Annaya, Vice Captain Lachlan and Principal Dave Garner. Photo - submitted

Remembering the past

ANZAC Day was commemorated at Myrniong Primary School with the whole school walking to the Wall of Remembrance, situated in the Myrniong Avenue of Hoon. School captains Nathan, Annaya and Vice Captain Lachlan, lead the ANZAC Day ceremony, with an introduction to honour the men and women who have served for Australian, who lost their lives, and for those still serving. A recital of the Ode, a minutes silence, the last post and the laying of a wreath were part of the whole school ceremony.

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An Open Day at Horse Shepherd Equine Sanctuary (HSES) was a great success, attracting a ‘fantastic’ turnout and raising over $6000. “This contributes significantly towards our feed bill for the month of May,” spokesperson for HSES Sarah Mazur said. “Thank you to all, from the bottom of our hearts.” The horses were reported to be on their best behaviour with the exception of one naughty sheep, called Eddie. “[He] indulged in some expressive nuzzling in order to extract the maximum amount of food from our generous visitors,” Ms Mazur said. Attendees to the Gordon property said they had a “wonderful time” and took to HSES’ social media pages to express their gratitude. “Had a great day”.” My little boy absolutely LOVED feeding the horses and goats.” “Was our first adventure there but hope to come along to another open day,” the posts read. Visitors need to purchase their tickets online and donate as they saw fit, ranging from $4$25 for entry. Veterinarian students from the University of Melbourne checked everyone in, with volunteers manning the barbeque. Local Ballan business Crossroads Trading, donated bags of horse feed for the day with a scrumptious raffle supplied by the not-forprofit initiative, Gordon FarmGate. The Open Day was to raise much need funds for the rescue horses feed bill over winter and anyone who can spare any hay bales, and would like to donate, can contact HSES via email on admin@horseshepherd.org.au or text a message to 0407 937 943.

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Moorabool Shire Council Prepara�on of Annual Budget for 2021/22 On Wednesday 5 May 2021, in accordance with Council’s Community Engagement Policy and the Local Government Act 2020, Moorabool Shire Council resolved to place the Proposed Annual Budget 2021/22 on exhibi�on invi�ng public submissions for a period of 28 days.

Council Mee�ng The next Ordinary Mee�ng of Council will be held on Wednesday 2 June 2021 in the Coucil Chambers, 15 Stead St Ballan, star�ng at 6.00pm. For details on a�endance or to the view the agenda, go to www.moorabool.vic.gov.au

Public Inspec�on Copies of the Proposed 2021/22 Annual Budget are available for inspec�on on weekdays from 8.30am – 5.00pm from Tuesday 11 May 2021 un�l and including Tuesday 8 June 2021 at Council Offices at: • 15 Stead Street, Ballan; • 182 Halle�s Way, Darley; and • 215 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh Copies of the Proposed 2021/22 Annual Budget can also be viewed on Council’s website, www.moorabool.vic.gov.au from Tuesday 11 May 2021. Making Submissions Submissions for the Proposed Annual Budget 2021/22 will be considered in accordance with the Local Government Act 2020. Council will consider submissions on Wednesday 16 June 2021 at a Special Mee�ng of Council to be held at the Darley Civic Hub, Halle�s Way, Darley, at 5.00pm. Any person who wishes to be heard in support of a submission should indicate in the wri�en submission that he or she wishes to be heard. Any person reques�ng to be heard in support of a submission is en�tled to appear before this Special Mee�ng of Council, either personally or by a person ac�ng on their behalf. Please note that a summary of submissions, including the submi�er’s name, will be made available to Council for the mee�ng where submissions will be considered. Annual Budget submissions should be forwarded to: The Chief Execu�ve Officer Budget Submission Moorabool Shire Council PO Box 18 Ballan VIC 3342 Or emailed to: info@moorabool.vic.gov.au Alterna�vely, a submission may also be presented to Council via the Moorabool Have Your Say website at haveyoursaymoorabool.com.au Submissions must be received no later than 5pm on Tuesday 8 June 2021. Enquiries Further informa�on concerning the proposed 2021/22 Annual Budget or the making of a wri�en submission can be obtained by contac�ng Customer Service on (03) 5366 7100.

Proposed Community Vision 2030 and Council Plan 2021-2025 On Wednesday 5 May 2021, in accordance with the requirements of Council’s Community Engagement Policy and the Local Government Act 2020, Council resolved to receive feedback on the Community Vision 2030 and place the proposed Council Plan 2021-2025 on public exhibi�on invi�ng public submissions for a period of 28 days. The Community Vision 2030 and the proposed Council Plan 2021-2025 are now available for all residents to view on Council’s website. Feedback on the Community Vision 2030 and wri�en submissions on the proposed Council Plan 2021-2025 are invited un�l 5.00pm on Friday 8 June 2020. Wri�en submissions should be addressed to: The Chief Execu�ve Officer Council Plan Submission Moorabool Shire Council PO Box 18 Ballan VIC 3342 Or emailed to: info@moorabool.vic.gov.au Submissions may also be presented to Council via the Moorabool Have Your Say website at haveyoursaymoorabool.com.au Council will consider submissions on Wednesday 16 June 2021 at a Special Mee�ng of Council to be held at the Darley Civic Hub, Halle�s Way, Darley, at 5.00pm. Any person who wishes to be heard in support of a submission should indicate in the wri�en submission that he or she wishes to be heard. Any person reques�ng to be heard in support of a submission is en�tled to appear before this Special Mee�ng of Council either personally or by a person ac�ng on their behalf.


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Fifth time unlucky

By Lachlan Ellis

A Bacchus Marsh man facing two charges of driving while suspended – his fourth and fifth such charges – has been ordered to do 100 hours of unpaid community work. Moeitaala Seinafolava entered a plea of guilty at the Bacchus Marsh Magistrates Court on 23 April, represented by lawyer Tim Smurthwaite. Police Prosecutor Senior Constable Mitchell Pruitt told Magistrate John Bentley that the accused had been intercepted twice in less than a month. “On Sunday 19 January 2020 at 6 am, police intercepted the accused driving a golden Camry sedan. Police spoke with the driver, and he produced a Victorian driver’s licence which was suspended for six months. The suspension commenced on the 23 August 2019. The accused stated: ‘I’m sorry, I didn’t know’,” Senior Constable Pruitt said. “On Thursday 6 February 2020 at 12:06 am, police were travelling east on Main St, Bacchus Marsh when they observed and pulled over a golden Camry sedan. The accused produced his licence, which was suspended. The accused said he was driving ‘to get to work’.” Mr Smurthwaite said that on both occasions, his client was driving for work-related purposes – “making his way to work on one occasion, and from work on the other”. Mr Smurthwaite also told the court that Mr Seinafolava had a hospitalised daughter. While Magistrate Bentley sympathised with the accused, he said there had to be a penalty for his actions. “I’m thinking of a corrections order, he has to get the message, this is the fourth and fifth time he’s done this. The fining is not working, is it?” Magistrate Bentley said. “I won’t touch his licence because he’ll need to go to hospital, and to his community work I will impose on him. I will place him on a community corrections order, but there will be no financial burden put on him.” The Magistrate warned Mr Seinafolava against shirking required during the 12-month community corrections order. “If you don’t do this corrections order, you will come before me again and I’ll send you to jail,” he said. “My advice to you is to drive safely, stop picking up demerit points and you won’t have anything to worry about. Your licence is important to you, that’s why I’m not taking it off you – but respect that licence.”

The impact map prepared by Darren Edwards.

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Lights, netball, action By Lachlan Ellis The pandemic meant 2020 was a write-off for local sport, but 2021 has seen the light shine on Darley Football Netball Club, literally. Saturday April 17 saw the Devils play the Sunbury Lions under the new lights at Darley Park for the first time, and also the unveiling of the new netball courts took place. The lighting was made possible by generous funding from Moorabool Shire Council, State Government, and the Bacchus Marsh Community Bank Branch. Ballarat Federal MP Catherine King, Member for Melton Steve McGhie, and Council CEO Derek Madden were present for an official opening ceremony for the lights. Before the first bounce of the Seniors football match, Darley FNC President Mark Shelly and Ms King addressed the home crowd. Mr Shelly thanked the representatives for their support in getting the lights up and running. “It’s with great appreciation I welcome you all here for the turning on for the first time in this competition, our new light towers here at Darley Football Netball Club. New lighting at Darley Oval will allow greater variation for competition, and practice for our three sporting clubs that operate out of this park,” Mr Shelly said. “The lights will also help us cater to the growing demand for increased playing time by larger numbers of participants here at Darley Park.” The Darley Park lights cost over $500,000, with the Darley Junior and Senior Football Clubs contributing $75,000, the State Government $50,000, the Federal Government $150,000, and Council providing over $244,000. Ms King said she was proud to help support local sport through a Sports and Infrastructure Grant, and to see football and netball back up and running this year. “Who would’ve thought after the year we had last year, that we’re back with footy well and truly this weekend? It’s really a bit emotional to see all of you here, it’s really one of the landmarks that we missed all of last year,” Ms King said. “Can I say to the Darley Football Netball Club, congratulations on the lights, they look magnificent. It’s fantastic to see them here for the first game tonight.”

Catherine King MP prepares to cut the ribbon to officially open the new lights at Darley Park with Moorabool CEO Derek Madden and Steve McGhie MP. Photo Robyn Bewley The lights were officially ‘opened’ with the cutting of a red ribbon. The outdoor tennis and netball courts were also refurbished, with the old asphalt surfaces replaced by blue hard courts, funded mainly by the Bacchus Marsh Community Bank Branch and Council. Claire Sutherland, Chair of the Bacchus Marsh Community Bank Branch, cut a red ribbon to formally open the new courts, telling spectators the Bank was “all about putting money back into the community, and making it sustainable”. The Community Bank contributed $25,000 to the court works, more than half of the total cost of over $43,000. Darley’s senior and junior clubs provided $2,500 each, with Council making up the difference.

(L-R) Darren Edwards (Darley Power Fight) gave Lachlan Molesworth (National Trust) and Member for Western Victoria Bev McArthur MP the ‘Cumulative Environmental Effects Brochure’ prepared by Darren on behalf of Darley Power Fight, and highlights the significant and destructive impact on Darley, Coimadai, Merrimu and surrounding regions along the proposed northern corridor of the Project’s Area of Interest.

Power fight continues

By Lachlan Ellis The battle to get high voltage transmission lines put underground seems to have been going forever, but a spokesperson for one community group says meeting with politicians over the past few weeks has “reinvigorated” the fight. Darren Edwards is the spokesperson for Darley Power Fight, one of many groups backing an underground alternative to AusNet’s Western Victoria Transmission Network Project (WVTNP). Over the past few weeks, Mr Edwards has met Federal and State politicians, including Ballarat MP Catherine King and Victorian Opposition Leader Michael O’Brien, as well as representatives from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and the national energy regulator, AEMO.

Mr Edwards and fellow members of Darley Power Fight also met with the new Australian Energy Infrastructure Commissioner, Andrew Dyer, in a two-hour meeting at his home in Darley, on 21 April. “One of our primary questions was how he could actually change the outcome. His role, essentially, is to listen to and address community concerns, and take them back to key stakeholders and decision makers – whether that be AusNet, DELWP or the Minister for Planning,” Mr Edwards told the Moorabool News. “While that doesn’t necessarily mean he has the ability to alter the outcome, he can certainly be a valuable conduit for us to convey information to the right parties. Obviously, his office has access to stakeholders and decision makers at a higher level than what the community would.” Mr Edwards said that while being optimistic in such a drawn-out battle was difficult, the face-to-face meetings he’d

had with decision makers were somewhat heartening. “There’s still a long way to go, the EES [Environmental Effects Statement] process has only started. It could be, looking at past EESs, an 18-month process or a 5-year process. Obviously, everyone including AusNet, is hoping it will be a shorter process,” he said. “It’s hard with a project like this to remain optimistic, there’s a lot of energy you have to put into it to research the impacts and alternative solutions. Along the way, you hit bumps in the road where you lose hope and then regain it…but for me, any face-to-face meeting we have does invigorate that hope.” Mr Edwards said, “it gives you the hope that at least your concerns are now getting heard”. “Because up until now, I think that myself and a lot of the community are feeling that we’ve been voicing our concerns for close to 12 months, and the general feeling is that nothing’s being listened to.”

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Join ‘Man with a Pram’ By Lachlan Ellis An initiative run by Council and a new local dad’s group aims to give fathers and fathers-to-be, the much-needed opportunity to connect and socialise. ‘Man With a Pram’ will be held at Maddingley Park from 10 am to 12 pm on Saturday 22 May, and the event is open to all dads, grandads, caregivers and families. Started up by the Moorabool Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Service and Dads Group Inc – which recently opened a new Moorabool chapter – the Man With a Pram event will start with a meet and greet at the playground, followed by a leisurely pram stroll. A coffee van will be on site, and anyone not wanting to walk will be welcome to stay at the playground and socialise. Council’s Maternal and Child Health Coordinator, Clare Pridham, said the event was catering to population growth in Moorabool, and the need for dad’s groups as well as mum’s groups. “Moorabool has an increasing number of young families in the community, and the Maternal and Child Health Service is seeing more fathers attend the early MCH appointments and New Parents Group as work and time permits,” Ms Pridham said. “Traditionally, our current New Parents groups continue in the community as mum’s groups running during the day when dads are usually unavailable. The introduction of a Dad’s Group offers a way for men and their children to connect in the same way their partners do.” The event is free and open to all family members, and while registration isn’t necessary, you can register your interest on Moorabool Families & Children’s Facebook page.

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Birds fly to Ballan for winter By Bianca Roberts (Intern 3rd Yr Melb. Uni)

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The Wombat Regional Arts Network (Wombats) is at it again and, is proud to be launching their latest art festival, themed ‘Birds in Ballan’. The festival boasts an exciting calendar of events spanning from June to October with the event aptly concluding during National Birds Week. “It’s going to be absolutely amazing,” Carmel Hunter (WRAN member) told the Moorabool News. “Everyone’s going to want to come to Ballan again for winter and just to visit,” she said. A welcome to country event will kick off the festivities on Saturday 5 June, involving a smoking ceremony and dancing, open to community members young and old. Local businesses in Ballan will display artworks during the Winter Solstice and the whole of Inglis street will be adorned with a variety of bird themed displays, stretching all the way from Cowie Street to Stead Street. The local rubbish bins will also be given a new lease on life, to be embellished with the photography of David Whelan on posters. Ms Hunter said when WRAN member Margaret Healey suggested the idea for this year’s theme, it seemed like the natural choice for the committee. “Many peoples’ stories about birds have cropped up in conversations. So, it seems people have a bird experience to share; whether it is about a pet, an encounter, or an observation,” she said.

The local Wombat Arts Network is therefore encouraging the community to submit their own short stories in relation to their experiences with birdlife, which will be collated into a booklet to be distributed through the community. “The events planned over the winter months will reach a much wider audience than the arts community and are geared towards people of all ages. “We continue to be amazed by the positive feedback and ideas members of the community have shared. It has tapped into the psyche of people from all walks of life,” Ms Hunter concluded. The hard work of the Wombats volunteers is about to pay off, but donations and sponsors are desperately needed to bring their vision to life. The committee is seeking expressions of interest from those wishing to part sponsor the event in some way. Expression of interest forms are available at www. wombatarts.org and click the ‘current events’ tab. For further information and to send you stories, contact Carmel Hunter via email – carmel@jspgroup.net or phone 0407 506 621.


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Turning off the emissions tap In a landmark agreement, 13 of Victoria’s water corporations have committed to net-zero emissions, including a local water authority. Western Water announced its participation in the Zero Emission Water (ZEW) program on Wednesday 21 April, alongside a commitment to purchasing up to 16,000 MWh of renewable energy from the project every year. Western Water Managing Director Jeff Rigby said the company was committed to helping tackle climate change through emissions reductions. “The Zero Emissions Water scheme is a ground-breaking deal for the Victorian water sector, and exemplifies how collaborative effort can achieve great outcomes for both the industry and the environment,” Mr Rigby said. “Western Water is committed to facing the challenges of climate change and we will continue to use a flexible approach to reducing our emissions by utilising a range of sustainable practices.” Currently, a target of net-zero emissions by 2030 has been set for Melbourne Metropolitan Water Corporations, and by 2050 for Victorian Regional Water Corporations. All 13 members of the ZEW program have committed to or agreed to exceed this target. The program first came about through the Intelligent Water Networks (IWN) program – a partnership between VicWater, 16 Victorian water corporations, and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP). The IWN involved investigation of new technologies and innovations to make water corporations run more efficiently. As a result of the IWN’s ‘Large-Scale Renewable project’, the 13 ZEW members have agreed to purchase solar power together from the Kiamal Solar Farm in Ouyen, driving down both power costs and emissions. Chair of ZEW, Paul O’Donohue, explained the scale of the agreement. “The limited liability company will purchase up to 78 gigawatt hours of renewable energy per annum (approximately enough energy to power 5000 houses) from Total Eren’s Kiamal Solar Farm and distribute it to participating water corporations,” he said. “The thirteen water corporations will each take a percentage share of the total renewable energy ZEW purchases based on their local needs.” The purchase agreement is set for 11 years, and will supply each corporation with up to 50 per cent of their renewable energy requirement. Paul O’Donohue is also the Managing Director of Central Highlands Water.

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James (Jim) SHAW 10/9/1934 – 1/4/2021

Stirling Park on Shaw’s Road Ballan was home to the 86-year-old since birth, his father William re-named the property upon arrival, previously it was Patrick’s Vale, a track from Ballan to Egerton ran across the property once owned by the Mr Jeremiah O’Connor. Born on 10th September 1934 at the Norwood Hospital in Webster Street Ballarat, Jim spent only a short time away at Ivy Hill, Bunding to help out his Uncle Bill and Aunty Irene, shearing at the age of 15. Starting school in 1938 at Ballan Primary School until Grade 6, Jim then attended Ballarat High School for Form 1 only, before switching to Ballarat Junior Technical School where he repeated Form 1. He was promoted to Form 3 the following year and went on to complete Form 4 however, that is where the secondary education ceased. Jim went home to work on the farm at the age of just 14. One day a week, for the next five years, Jim completed a farming course at the School of Mines, Ballarat (SMB). This included wool classing. The 15-year-old was not only shearing sheep; he started playing football for Ballan in 1950 at the same age, with his best mate Brian Graham. Back in the day, there was only a Senior team, Jim played half forward flank this day, kicking three goals to beat the top team Melton. In the Bacchus Marsh Junior League, Jim coached the Ballan Under 14 team, playing on a Sunday. He also was the club trainer for Ballan for 35-years, playing 130 games and carrying out various roles on the Committee from 1964. In 1960 Jim found the love of his life, Brenda Frances Barker (dec. 2016). Marrying on 30 April at St Andrews Church in East Geelong. His work life included milking cows and selling the cream to the Wallace Dairy for 20-years; shearing sheep around the district and milked the cows before going shearing and again the milking occurred on his return. Jim also worked for the CRB (Country Road Board) during the building of the Ballan bypass. Carting stock to the New Market Melbourne for friends as well as his own was another love of Jim’s, and everyone who went with him wanted the late run, where Jim would stop at the Sunshine Fish & Chip Shop on the way home. He loved doing things for others. His family hold fond memories of the man who wore a check flannelette shirt with braces, on a colder day he wore a knitted vest. “Fishing in the front dam”; “Riding in the brown Valiant (which he loved) he squeezed it out to 100mph (160kph)”; “Just all happy memories”; “Learning to swim in the corner hole at East Moorabool River”; “First introduction to International Cuisine at the Chinese takeaway in Mair Street after the pictures”, and “Fishing for perch in Pykes Creek Reservoir”, were just a few to hold dear. Jim is survived by his brothers Gordon and Alan, sister Aldyth (Olly), sons Philip (dec.) 1961, Robert 1964, Greg 1965, and daughter Linda 1967. He is blessed with 9-grandsons, 1-granddaughter, and 1-great grandson. Jimmy Shaw will be remembered fondly by all and was, “a good ol’ stick”. Stirling Park comprised of 3 Lots, a Homestead on 57 acres (23ha); Lot 2 104 acres (42ha) and Lot 3 99 acres (40ha). The property sold at auction on Saturday 1 May with a local family purchasing the homestead (Lot 1) and Lots 2 & 3 sold to a private consortium. The three properties fetched a total of just under $5.5 million. A clearing sale will be held on Friday 4 June 2021.

Jimmy As you take a turn out of town, down Shaw’s Road And drive up the gravel into Stirling Park A man perched on his chair, guarding his humble abode With stories to tell, you know you’ll be there ‘til dark A simple “how ya goin’?” rings out A genuine question, that’s no doubt You take a seat in the lounge with family pictures surround, Flick the footrest out, recline the chair just like his You’re in for a treat, just ask around There’s no sugarcoating these stories, he’ll tell you how it is The definition of an honest, country bloke He’s as hard as you’ll come by, as tough as redwood oak. Whether it’s from the day’s work on the farm, bike out with the sheep, At the footy or even a yarn from up the Street You’d hate to miss a word, life advice like this doesn’t come cheap, But be sure to sneak some lollies to make the trip complete! The way he spoke was that of a local legend, His knowledge of Ballan will never be questioned. You look around the house, a lifetime on display His love for his family it is clear to see He’d be there supporting Ballan FNC, home and away, He wouldn’t hesitate from telling you this was the Bombers year due to their new draftee! He had all the attributes you look up to in a mate A great husband, loving dad and the guts to tell it to you straight You decide it’s time to be on your way It’s been a day well spent “I’ll see ya when I see ya” you say He reaches out his weathered hands, knuckles bent You grip his hand, his grips yours Best handshake in town, feels like slamming your fingers in car doors! You’ll never forget a day with Jimmy, as you turn out of Shaw’s Road.

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CANCER—June 22-July 22 This week sees you participating actively in community Email - news@themooraboolnews.com.au affairs. Sales people will try to tempt you with sundry but unnecessary wares. This is a great time to catch up on miscellaneous health needs.

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Stars & Puzzles LEO—July 23-August 22

You can be drawn into the inner circle at work or in a community group. News from faraway is encouraging, but have all the details before drawing to conclusions or making arrangements. VIRGO—August 23-September 22



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


LIBRA—September 23-October 22 Your self-confidence gets a boost when you are called on to meet an exciting challenge. Thursday and Friday the accent is on legal matters.

ARIES—March 21-April 20

Enjoy quiet dinners and pleasant jaunts to romantic spots. Behind-the-scenes happenings will lead to increased status in the near future. Accent the practical in home improvement schemes. TAURUS—April 21-May 22

Cash may arrive from a surprise source, but avoid making risky investements. An obstacle in your career path cannot be ignored. Travel information should be varified by someone in the know. GEMINI—May 23-June 21

Saving is the current byword. With ingenuity, you can save a significant sum. A colleague or neighbour may appear aloof earlier in the week.

1. 6. 8. 9. 10. 11. 13. 15. 17. 19. 22. 23. 24. 25.

ACROSS Bird (8) Mellow (4) Threesome (4) Garment (8) Nincompoops (5) Number (6) Fee (6) Mischievous (6) Bottle (6) Angry (5) Fish (8) Thought (4) Flower (4) Fidgety (8)

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2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 12. 14. 16. 18. 20. 21.

DOWN Fling (5) Fowl (7) Nose (4) Flower (8) River (Germany) (5) Competitors (7) Animal (8) Case (7) Semi (7) Lasses (5) Appears (5) Insects (4)


ACROSS 1. Some drinks and a game (8). 6. Hold out, after all (4). 8. Punishment for being very good! (4). 9. A light meal for a bird? (4-4). 10. Reveal a deficit and delight in it (5). 11. Jump three months (6). 13. What the magician says as he makes the torn poster mend itself? (6). 15. Drove round and had a drink (6). 17. Involve getting in late, for a change (6). 19. Fights an Irishman in the ship (5). 22. It kills, by gum! (3-5). 23. The one I have to blow up (4). 24. There’s a quarter cask, which does surprise you (4). 25. Have the audience spellbound from the moment of going on stage? (8). DOWN 2. Rear lift (5). 3. Advice it’s no good giving to a waster! (7). 4. Colour on hearing his name (4). 5. Not bulletproof material! (4-4). 6. Scowl at the creature that’s mooing? (5). 7. A most unusual setting of garnets (7). 12. Go to pieces when everything is found up in the wood (8). 14. Curl round your little finger? (7). 16. Afternoon, mister and miss! (3,4). 18. A Japanese coin and a penny hidden inside the tree (5). 20. It’s almost too nice (almost!) to be a medicine (5). 21. Run backwards right up to it (4).


CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS Across - 1, Draughts. 6, Last. 8, Fine. 9, Glow-worm. 10, Reve(a)l. 11, Spring. 13, Presto (anag.). 15, Lapped. 17, Entail (anag.). 19, S.-Pat-s. 22, Fly-paper. 23, Mine. 24, S-tun. 25, Entrance. Down - 2, Raise. 3, Use-less. 4, Hugh (hue). 5, Shot silk. 6, Low-er. 7, Strange (anag.). 12, Co-lla-pse. 14, Ring-let. 16, Pip Emma. 18, A-s-p-en. 20, To(o)nic(e). 21, Tr-ot.

QUICK SOLUTIONS Across - 1, Sack. 7, Simpleton. 8, Ruby. 9, Here. 10, Tote. 11, Trap. 14, Australian. 16, Retrograde. 19, Know. 22, Crow. 24, Nose. 25, Mint. 26, Retriever. 27, Very. Down - 1, Sprat. 2, Cobra. 3, Divers. 4, Appear. 5, Cent. 6, Contralto. 12, Rehearsed. 13, Pair. 15, Leek. 17, Gannet. 18, Answer. 20, Noise. 21, Witty. 23, Work.

CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS Across - 1, Roll. 7, Curtained. 8, Mugs. 9, Mind. 10, Tart. 11, Arts (anag.). 14, Pigeon post. 16, For nothing. 19, Side (sighed). 22, Club. 24, A-L-so. 25, Fare (fair). 26, Scorching. 27, Bent. Down - 1, Rum-B.A.. 2, Light. 3, Mu-sin-g. 4, Studio. 5, Wilt. 6, De-press-ed. 12, Re-collect. 13, Spin (rev.). 15, Pegs. 17, Tr-ash-y. 18, Insane (anag.). 20, I-rate. 21, (s)Event(eenth). 23, Bark.

CANCER—June 22-July 22 This week sees you participating actively in community affairs. Sales people will try to tempt you with sundry but unnecessary wares. This is a great time to catch up on miscellaneous health needs. LEO—July 23-August 22

You can be drawn into the inner circle at work or in a community group. News from faraway is encouraging, but have all the details before drawing to conclusions or making arrangements. VIRGO—August 23-September 22

The week includes a blend of intrigue, glamour and local travel. Thursday and Friday are outstanding for concluding projects. Earlier in the week emphasizes reconciliations and conferences. LIBRA—September 23-October 22 Your self-confidence gets a boost when you are called on to meet an exciting challenge. Thursday and Friday the accent is on legal matters.


SCORPIO—October 23-November 21


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


SAGITTARIUS—November 22-December 22

Healthwise, be sure to question instructions that are not clear. The accent is on quality over quantity, especially if shopping for antiques or hobby related items. CAPRICORN—December 23-January 20

Relatives turn to you with their aches and pains, and patience is the keyword. Pets figure in the picture - perhaps you are asked to find them a home. AQUARIUS—January 21-February 19

For singles, this is a great time for lighthearted romance, perhaps with an Gemini friend. Thrift should be a current byword - it’s to your advantage to play the miser this week. PISCES—February 20-March 20 Small feuds can blossom into a battle of wits, so sign a peace treaty as soon as possible. Your partner may be preoccupied with a family problem. Be supportive, but don’t intrude.

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

✯✯✯✯✯✯ SCORPIO—October 23-November 21

You may find yourself in a mood for fun, but your partner is subdued and possessive individuals try to cramp your style. Finding lost items is a current trend. Celebrations happen in pairs. SAGITTARIUS—November 22-December 22

Healthwise, be sure to question instructions that are not clear. The accent is on quality over quantity, especially if shopping for antiques or hobby related items. CAPRICORN—December 23-January 20

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PUBLIC NOTICE 11/05/2021 AUTHORISED BY James McComb, CEO (Interim) Ballan District Health & Care

DR RAKHI BASU General Practitioner GP Dr Rakhi Basu has relocated her practice to Ballan District Health & Care General Practice as of Monday 10 May 2021. Appointments from 10 May onwards can be made by phoning (03) 5366 7999 during office hours.

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Phone 5368 1966 School Bus Drivers WANTED

Firefly Coaches are currently searching for drivers to join the team in delivering exceptional driving and a high level of customer service to all our passengers within the Western region of Melbourne. Ballan & District Community House Ballan & District Community House & Adult Education Centre Inc. Position Type: Regular Casual, with the potential for & Adult Education Centre Inc. Board Part-time. Board Advises its current Members that the Position Description: School Bus Service Drivers Advises its current Members that the (commencing July 2021 - Term 3) To be considered for a position with us, you must have: - Heavy Vehicle (Bus) Experience Annual General Meeting 2021 - Minimum HR License Will be held at 1:00pm on Monday 24th May - Working with Children’s License Check At Ballan Mechanics Institute Supper Room - Drivers Certificate, and - Exceptional Customer Service Skills. 143 Inglis St, Ballan 3342 And for those who cannotWill attend; online using the Zoom application Only candidates that meet the above criteria will be be held at contacted. 1:00pm onAlly Munari Guest Speaker – Cr What are you waiting for! A vision for the Community Monday 24th May Apply at: enquiries@fireflyexpress.com.au



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Levin 2004 hatch auto. Mechanically VGC, minor dents. Odometer - 265,000 kms, 12 months. reg. (TDC 072) $3,900 ono – 0408 508 654

Annual General Meeting 2021 The AGM will address At Ballan Mechanics Institute • Normal BDCH business according to the Association’s Rules Supper Room 143 Inglis St, Ballan • Election of Board members. (Please note:3342 Nominations for Board positions should be submitted to BDCH Office 11am Fri 21 May And for those who cannot attend; online using theby Zoom application Guest Speaker Cr Ally Munari Afternoon Tea–Provided A vision for the Community RSVP: by Tuesday 12noon 18th May 5368 1934 or info@bchvic.org.au The AGM will address

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Sport/Classifieds Ballarat JUNIOR Football

Ballan Golf Club Results - Week ending Saturday 8 May  Wednesday – Stableford Winner - Denis Conroy (17) 37 points. R/up - John Costello (18) 36 points. NTPs - 15th Luke Sims. Magpie - 14th Denis Conroy.  Saturday – 3 or 4 Person Scramble. Winners on the day Don Wickson, Damian Toohey, Vic Buttigieg, Greg McAloon & John Fitzgerald 57 points. Runners up Pat Clifford, Anthony Moore, Rick Roden & Ian Bragge. NTPs - 2nd & 12th Ken Muhlhan. Magpies - 14th Andrew & Anthony Moore.


Myrniong District Rainfall Report April 2021 rainfall Total for the year 2021

25.0 millimetres 303.8 millimetres

April 2020 rainfall 117.0 millimetres Total at same time last year 335.3 millimetres

Pykes Creek Reservoir

Results – Round 4 Under 17 Seniors Lake Wendouree 9.8 (62) def Ballarat Swans 6.9 (45) Bacchus Marsh 11.10 (76) def Darley 9.13 (67) Sebastopol 7.10 (52) def North Ballarat 7.9 (51) East Point 19.18 (132) def Redan 3.5 (23) Under 17 Reserves Ballarat Swans 8.6 (54) drew Lake Wendouree 7.12 (54) East Point 24.15 (159) def Sebastopol 4.4 (28) Redan 13.13 (91) def Bacchus Marsh 10.5 (65) Under 15 Seniors Ballarat Swans 8.6 (54) def Lake Wendouree 6.7 (43) North Ballarat 13.18 (96) def Sebastopol 1.0 (6) East Point 6.6 (42) def Redan 4.2 (26) Under 15 Reserves Ballarat Swans 6.0 (36) def Lake Wendouree 5.3 (33) Darley 13.13 (91) def Bacchus Marsh 0.3 (3) North Ballarat 14.13 (97) def Sebastopol 0.1 (1) Redan 13.3 (81) def East Point 8.5 (53) Under 13 Seniors Ballarat Swans 5.2 (32) def Lake Wendouree 2.5 (17) Mount Clear 7.7 (49) def Ballarat Storm 7.1 (43) Bacchus Marsh 9.9 (63) def Darley 2.0 (12) North Ballarat 9.12 (66) def Sebastopol 0.2 (2) East Point 5.9 (39) def Redan 1.5 (11) Under 13 Reserves Ballarat Swans 10.9 (69) def Lake Wendouree 0.0 (0) Mount Clear 9.7 (61) def Ballarat Storm 1.0 (6) Bacchus Marsh 6.4 (40) def Darley 1.3 (9) North Ballarat 11.12 (78) def Sebastopol 0.0 (0) Redan 4.2 (26) def East Point 2.7 (19) Under 11 Seniors Lake Wendouree 1.5 (11) def Ballarat Swans 1.4 (10) Ballarat Storm 6.0 (36) def Mount Clear 5.1 (31) Darley 4.2 (26) def Bacchus Marsh 4.1 (25) North Ballarat 4.3 (27) def Sebastopol 3.2 (20) East PointLeague 3.5 (23) def Redan 2.4 (16) Ballarat Football/Netball

Ballarat Netball League


Results – RoundSenior 4 Netball – Results Round 4

The dam and reservoir are located on a tributary of the Werribee River and impound 22,119 ML of water when full, as seen in the picture above

Western Water Report Reservoir levels Pykes Creek Reservoir at 30 April 2021 86.0% Water level this time last year 81.0%

Club Bacchus Marsh East Point Melton South Sunbury Nth Ballarat City Sebastopol Ballarat Lake Wendouree Darley Melton Bye - Redan

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Bacchus Marsh Netball Association Results – Week ending Saturday 9 May JUNIORS Section 2 Mustangs 10 def Flamingoes 0 Firebirds 18 def Maltesers 2 Phoenix 41 def Mixtures 0 Section 1 Hunters 12 def Mixtures 5 Diamonds 14 def The Suns 5 Hotshots 14 def Super Stars 10 SENIORS Jayes 50 def Third Berries 8 Strike 31 def Hot Shots 9 Always Wine-ing 27 def Reruns 13 Shooters 33 def Storm 17.

Ballarat Football League Results – Round 4 SENIORS Bacchus Marsh 13.9 (87) def East Point 8.8 (56) Melton South 15.7 (97) def Sunbury 10.14 (74) North Ballarat 12.14 (86) def Sebastopol 7.12 (54) Melton 10.11 (71) def Darley 5.7 (37) Bye - Redan RESERVES East Point 9.15 (69) def Bacchus Marsh 8.10 (58) Sunbury 17.11 (113) def Melton South 10.11 (71) Sebastopol 10.4 (64) def North Ballarat 9.9 (63) Lake Wendouree 9.12 (66) def Ballarat 6.12 (48) Darley 8.6 (54) def Melton 4.11 (35) Bye - Redan UNDER 19s East Point 22.14 (146) def Bacchus Marsh 1.0 (6) North Ballarat 27.11 (173) def Sebastopol 3.6 (24) Ballarat 7.7 (49) def Lake Wendouree 5.8 (38) Darley 9.14 (68) def Melton 10.7 (67) Bye – Redan & Sunbury

BFL Top Goal Kickers SENIORS Dylan Conway Aaron Willitts Jake Owen

Melton South................................ 15 Bacchus Marsh.............................. 12 Bacchus Marsh...............................11

RESERVES Leigh Brennan Rylan Porter

Sunbury......................................... 15 Bacchus Marsh.............................. 10

UNDER 19s Joshua Pegg Will Johnson

Ballarat........................................... 16 Darley............................................. 10



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Central Highlands Netball League

Central Highlands Netball League Results – Round 4

CHFL Ladder

BFL Junior Ladder Team % P TS Under 17 Seniors 1 East Point 337.63 12 2 Mount Clear 288.12 12 3 Redan 89.47 12 4 North Ballarat 164.02 8 5 Lake Wendouree 88.55 8 6 Sebastopol 69.37 8 7 Bacchus Marsh 62.96 4 8 Darley 51.66 0 9 Ballarat Swans 42.47 0 Under 17 Reserves 1 East Point 430.77 8 2 Redan 140.71 8 3 Bacchus Marsh 100.80 4 4 Ballarat Swans 76.52 2 5 Lake Wendouree 52.00 2 6 Sebastopol 33.48 0 Under 15 Seniors 1 Darley 2 East Point 3 Redan 4 Ballarat Swans 5 Bacchus Marsh 6 North Ballarat 7 Mount Clear 8 Lake Wendouree 9 Sebastopol

786.67 610.00 177.85 163.00 130.47 103.49 66.67 33.43 6.86

12 12 12 12 4 4 4 0 0

Under 15 Reserves 1 Darley 2 Redan 3 Mount Clear 4 East Point 5 North Ballarat 6 Ballarat Swans 7 Lake Wendouree 8 Bacchus Marsh 9 Sebastopol

866.67 550.00 616.22 268.89 114.08 82.61 47.03 1.29 0.18

16 16 12 8 6 6 0 0 0

Under 13 Seniors 1 East Point 2 Mount Clear 3 North Ballarat 4 Bacchus Marsh 5 Lake Wendouree 6 Ballarat Storm 7 Ballarat Swans 8 Darley 9 Redan 10 Sebastopol

319.35 159.48 259.68 231.88 109.35 104.00 59.54 51.53 45.71 15.83

16 16 12 12 8 4 4 4 4 0

Under 13 Reserves 1 North Ballarat 11566.67 2 Mount Clear 575.68 3 Redan 231.03 4 Bacchus Marsh 172.46 5 Ballarat Swans 79.61 6 Darley 57.14 7 Sebastopol 49.22 8 Ballarat Storm 45.91 9 Lake Wendouree 22.47 10 East Point 12.77

16 16 16 8 8 4 4 4 4 0

Under 11 Seniors 1 Lake Wendouree 2 East Point 3 Ballarat Swans 4 Darley 5 Ballarat Storm 6 Bacchus Marsh 7 North Ballarat 8 Redan 9 Sebastopol 10 Mount Clear

16 16 12 12 8 4 4 4 4 0

287.50 253.85 152.54 145.00 58.99 102.91 93.75 59.57 37.93 56.67

Team SENIORS 1 Gordon 2 R’wood/C’hap 3 Hepburn 4 Clunes 5 Buninyong 6 Learmonth 7 Dunnstown 8 Waubra 9 Creswick 10 Daylesford 11 Bungaree 12 Skipton 13 Springbank 14 Newlyn 15 Beaufort 16 Ballan 17 C’ham/Linton

% PTS 286.70...... 16 158.82...... 16 381.69...... 14 205.50...... 12 144.96...... 12 165.67........8 123.36........8 106.08........8 71.23........8 88.35........6 80.85........4 76.38........4 63.04........4 58.47........4 32.34........4 38.08........0 36.10........0

RESERVES 1 Creswick 1165.91 ..... 16 2 Hepburn 286.43 ..... 12 3 Ballan 211.57 ..... 12 4 Waubra 176.92 ..... 12 5 Dunnstown 147.34...... 12 6 Newlyn 234.72........8 7 R’wood/C’hap 176.52........8 8 Skipton 166.49........8 9 Buninyong 147.29........8 10 Bungaree 105.65 ...... 8 11 Gordon 80.19........8 12 Learmonth 68.67........4 13 Springbank 58.08....... 4 14 Daylesford 33.96....... 4 15 C’ham/Linton 21.28....... 4 16 Clunes 12.88....... 0 17 Beaufort 9.74....... 0 UNDER 18 1 R’wood/C’hap 2 Beaufort 3 Gordon 4 Learmonth 5 Creswick 6 Waubra 7 C’ham/Linton 8 Springbank 9 Newlyn 10 Skipton 11 Hepburn 12 Dunnstown 13 Bungaree 14 Daylesford 15 Clunes 16 Buninyong 17 Ballan

1386.11..... 16 563.38...... 16 146.49...... 12 140.37 ...... 8 134.09 ...... 8 83.50....... 8 75.40 ..... 8 245.45 .......6 106.45........6 71.71....... 4 59.33....... 4 50.00....... 4 41.75........4 27.00....... 0 8.68........0 0.00...... 0 0.00....... 0

UNDER 15 1 Waubra 21200.00...... 16 2 Daylesford 1216.22 ..... 16 3 Buninyong 1132.14 ..... 12 4 Springbank 346.32 .... 12 5 Learmonth 237.17 .... 12 6 Skipton 132.45........8 7 Gordon 99.07........8 8 Hepburn 83.86 .......8 9 Dunnstown 69.05........8 10 C’ham/Linton 47.28........8 11 Ballan 217.54........4 12 Bungaree 35.48 .......4 13 R’wood/C’hap 27.88........4 14 Clunes 22.64 .......0 15 Newlyn 16.73........0 16 Beaufort 7.01........0 17 Creswick 4.83........0

Results – Round 4

Club 13&U Beaufort 2 Buninyong 17 Creswick 2 Carngham 23 Ballan 17 Daylesford 4 Clunes 16 Learmonth 16 Gordon 2 Newlyn 24 Hepburn 5 Skipton 14 Dunnstown 1 Springbank 51 Rokewood 0 Waubra 35 Bye - Buninyong

15&U 2 50 2 25 4 23 9 28 14 21 27 32 31 4 19 12

17&U 19 36 36 25 14 8 10 34 14 26 56 13 23 19 9 34

C 17 28 51 16 36 3 35 25 50 32 57 21 24 36 23 30

B 25 36 34 28 34 35 18 61 39 30 38 17 24 45 12 42

A 42 26 51 28 27 82 47 34 66 22 21 44 36 34

Central Highlands Football League Results – Round 4 SENIORS Gordon 21.14 (140) def Newlyn 6.3 (39) Springbank 8.12 (60) def Dunnstown 7.16 (58) Bungaree 13.13 (91) def Beaufort 1.2 (8) Hepburn 23.16 (154) def Skipton 10.6 (66) R’wood/C’hap 11.10 (76) def Waubra 10.13 (73) Creswick 13.3 (81) def C’ham/Linton 10.7 (67) Daylesford 11.13 (79) def Ballan 5.6 (36) Clunes 7.7 (49) def Learmonth 6.10 (46)

Ballan Bowling Club

By Tony Birch

The final of the club pairs has been played and won. The weather was good the banter strong and the players were keen to show who were the best combination. The game started very evenly with the pairing of Rick Sloan and Greg Heverin, showing that even though they were the underdogs they were not to be taken lightly. The good crowd were entertained with a high class of lawn bowls but in the end, it was the pre-game favourites Chris Love and Dave Myers who were able to hold on and claim the title. The club’s green is still open for practice and the clubhouse is open on Thursday and Friday nights.

RESERVES Newlyn 12.5 (77) def Gordon 3.5 (23) Dunnstown 11.8 (74) def Springbank 6.5 (41) Bungaree 19.18 (132) def Beaufort 1.1 (7) Skipton 8.9 (57) def Hepburn 6.12 (48) Waubra 8.13 (61) def R’wood/C’hap 4.4 (28) Creswick 22.22 (154) def C’ham/Linton 1.2 (8) Ballan 10.19 (79) def Daylesford 7.6 (48) Learmonth 12.9 (81) def Clunes 1.13 (19) UNDER 18 Newlyn 7.6 (48) def Gordon 6.6 (42) Springbank 23.27 (165) def Dunnstown 0.0 (0) Beaufort 22.12 (144) def Bungaree 2.2 (14) Skipton 19.11 (125) def Hepburn 6.2 (38) R’wood/C’hap 13.11 (89) def Waubra 1.6 (12) C’ham Linton 14.4 (88) def Creswick 6.6 (42) Learmonth 24.10 (154) def Clunes 1.3 (9) UNDER 15 Gordon 6.8 (44) def Newlyn 5.7 (37) Springbank 11.17 (83) def Dunnstown 2.0 (12) Bungaree 14.9 (93) def Beaufort 0.0 (0) Hepburn 10.6 (66) def Skipton 4.5 (29) Waubra 17.12 (114) def R’wood/C’hap 0.0 (0) C’ham/Linton 9.13 (67) def Creswick 3.1 (19) Learmonth 8.5 (53) def Clunes 1.6 (12) Daylesford 7.9 (51) def Ballan 4.6 (30)

CHFL Top Goal Kickers Seniors Samuel Dunstan Adam Toohey Ashley Munari Jaymes Gorman Scott Howson

Hepburn................................. 35 Gordon......................................14 Gordon..................................... 12 Gordon......................................10 Dunnstown..............................10

Reserves Liam Radlof Connor Ronan Xavier Curran Damon Simpkin

Creswick................................. 15 Dunnstown............................. 13 Bungaree................................. 13 Dunnstown..............................10

Under 18 Charlie Walton Anaru Wilson Lachlan Reynolds

R’wood/C’hap....................... 19 Dunnstown............................. 12 Gordon......................................11

Under 15 Samuel Battistella Henry Hewitt-McManus Tim Buckland Cody Bower Angus Newman Charlie Elliott

Buninyong............................. 18 Springbank............................. 12 Springbank..............................10 Dunnstown............................... 6 Gordon....................................... 6 Bungaree................................... 6

Strong defending by the Dunnstown Goal Keeper against Springbank. Photo – Chris Taylor

Dunnstown Netball The club welcomed Springbank for the Annual Beyond Blue game in Round 4 of the CHNL season. It was great to see the community get behind this cause so strongly. The football and netball players also wore black arm bands as a sign of respect on the passing of Club Life Member, Frank Sheehan last week. A tough day on the court with a tight game in the 17&U that ended up going Dunnstown’s way. The 15&U team also notched up a win. Unfortunately, Springbank were too strong and won against the clubs undefeated C Grade and, defeated Dunnstown in the A & B Grades. Next week -Round 5 Newlyn v Dunnstown. RESULTS 13&Under B: Dunnstown 1 lost Springbank 13 Awards - Sophie Howard, Adelaide Donald, Frankie MacDonald 13&Under A: Dunnstown 1 lost Springbank 51 Awards - Billie Donald, Lyna Begbie, Tierney Leonard 15&Under: Dunnstown 37 def Springbank 4 Awards- Meg Cahir, Abbey Britt & Isla McKay 17&Under: Dunnstown 23 def Springbank 19 Awards - Felicity Griffith, Audrey Wilson, Jess Blackmore C Grade: Dunnstown 24 lost Springbank 36 Awards- Billie O’Loughlin, Zoe Bandy & Claire Blower B Grade: Dunnstown 23 lost Springbank 45 Awards - Lexie Roscoe, Annie Flood & Paris Shrive A Grade: Dunnstown 21 lost Springbank 44 Awards - Rhianna Collins, Molly O’Loughlin & Jade Peterken.

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Ballan Brumbies Basketball Results – Week ending Sunday 2 May The Under 12 Boys Red team came into their game against Saints Mavs undermanned with two players away, meaning they would have no bench to call upon. They in fact started the game with only four players nonetheless, the boys were able to stick with Saints early until their fifth player arrived. More trouble loomed when Philiip Karimi went down with a leg injury, though fortunately Lachlan Prosser - spectating before his own game - stepped in to play a 10-minute cameo. Prosser scored a quickfire 8 points before Karimi recovered to resume his position. The Brumbies and Saints were tied at 12 at the half.  In the second term, Angus Tranter took over, scoring 10 of his game high 12 points as Ballan began to take a modicum of control. The unsung hero of Tranter’s scoring spree was Angus Eskdale, whose accurate outlet passes set his teammate away on so many fast breaks.  With Paul Karimi and Isaac Healey pushing the pace whenever possible, and Philip Karimi’s dogged defense on Saints star Ned Oppenhuis, the Brumbies were able to do just enough to outscore a strong Saints outfit, eventually winning 25-21. Under 10 Boys Ballan Red 4 lost Celtic Tigers 12 Ballan Blue 28 lost Celtic Tigers 35 Under 12 Boys Ballan Red 25 def Saints Mavs 21 Ballan Yellow 27 lost Excies Acmy Maroon 56 Under 12 Girls Ballan Red 6 lost Celtic Tigers Red 14 Ballan Yellow 15 drew Saints Mercury 15 Under 14 Boys Ballan Blue 23 def Sovereign Knights 22 Ballan White 34 def Drummo Dragons White 26 Under 14 Girls Ballan Yellow 20 lost Wildcats Gold 38 Under 16 Boys Ballan Red 39 lost Celtic Tigers 46 Ballan White 43 def Phoenix Razorbacks 22 Ballan A Grade 30 lost Wildcats 42 Under 16 Girls Ballan 38 def Drummo Dragons 34 Under 19 Boys Ballan Red 44 def Drummo Dragons Black 38 Results – Week ending Saturday 8 May Ballan Brumbies Under 16 boys Red grade team, a mixture of under 16s and under 14s playing up an age group, took to the floor on Friday night against an undermanned Celtic Tigers.  Brumbies stared strongly through baskets to Albie Eskdale and Noah Pace - on his way to a game high 26 - before Celtic were able to get themselves going through Damian Edson.  Brumbies enjoyed an edge in both talent and depth, though the Celtic lineup did have the overwhelming in physicality their huge lineup proved a problem for the smaller Brumbies. Celtic’s superior rebounding allowing them to keep the game somewhat manageable through the first half.  In the 2nd half, though, Ballan’s skill shone through. Pace picked up a series of steals - including three inside a minute leading to easy buckets, as Barney Batiste and Oscar Rowsell began to impact the scoreboard. Some hot outside shooting from Celtic’s Phil Lin kept his team in touch, though that was the end of Celtic’s resistance as Ballan pulled away late to run out comprehensive 33-point winners.  RESULTS Under 10 Boys Ballan Red 8 lost Sovereign Knights 12 Ballan Blue 30 def Celtic Tigers Red 24 Under 12 Boys Ballan Red 11 lost Saints Suns 40 Ballan Yellow 16 lost Excies Acmy White 47 Under 12 Girls Ballan Red 26 def Excies Acmy 8 Ballan Yellow 19 lost Excies Acmy 32 Under 14 Boys Ballan Blue 56 def Sovereign Knights Purple 23 Ballan White 20 lost Wildcats 25 Under 14 Girls Ballan 17 lost Wildcats Blue 60 Under 16 Boys Ballan Red 59 def Celtic Tigers Red 26 Ballan White 33 lost Phoenix Taipans 50 Ballan A 28 lost Saints Thunder 60 Under 16 Girls Ballan 56 def Wildcats 19

Under 9/10 athletes begin their cross-country event. Photo – submitted

Bacchus Marsh Little Athletics

Athletes travelled to Ballan to compete in last weekend’s BMLAC Cross Country meet. Courses were set out in the Caledonian Park grounds situated along the Werribee River. Another nice day greeted 74 competitors and the flat fast course saw many athletes record PBs. The Open age athletes raced first, over 3km’s. Gisborne athlete Ben Van Emmerik led from start to finish, in a dominate performance, running 11.06 mins, while Sam White crossed the line next to place 2nd. Tamara Henry was the first female across the line in a time of 14.02.06 mins. The Under 11 & 12 athletes were next up competing in the 2km event. Elijah Marshall, representing the Gisborne Centre, took line honours while Riley Rogers ran a well paced race to finish in 2nd place, Patrick Lovett was next home in 3rd place. Melton’s Mataya Leetham was first home for the girls in a time of 8.13.14 mins. Lenny Closter produced another strong performance in the Under 9/10 1500 metres event, once again claiming victory in a time of 5.51.31 mins. Ezekiel Horne finished in 2nd place while Melton’s Balreet Kaur Mann was 3rd across the line – first female athlete home. The Under 7 & 8 athletes competed over 1km. Angus Norman took the win in a time of 4.03.69 mins with Anni Clarke next across the finish line followed by Melton athlete Harry Wark in 3rd place. The final race for the day was the Under 6 athletes competing over a 500m distance. Melton athletes took the top 3 placings with Mason Wapshott first across the line, while Fletcher Reid and Grace Bennett battled it out for the minor placings. Rylee Robinson was the first Bacchus Marsh athlete home. **Next week’s Cross Country meet will be held at Myrniong Recreation Reserve, behind the Myrniong Primary School. Warm-up at 10.15am, first race to commence at 10.30am.

Gordon Football Club

Gordon v Newlyn SENIORS Gordon sits on top of the CHFL ladder after a resounding win over Newlyn last Saturday. In front of what was described as, “One of the biggest crowds seen at the “Nest”, the Eagles lead from start to finish to demolish an undermanned opponent. Three-time Geelong premiership player James Kelly made a polished debut in the Green and Gold, demonstrating poise and skill across the half back line. Michael Nolan also played his first game of the season and reminded us all of the impact he has always had on games. Gordon kicked to the scoreboard end in the opening term and it didn’t take long before on-baller Tye Murphy kicked the first goal. One minute later Zack Ryan added another and the Eagles were up and flying. Whenever Newlyn ventured into their attacking zone Gordon Captain Mark Gunnell and his co-defenders stood firm and only allowed one scoring shot; a goal, at the 11-minute mark. The home side added another three majors before quarter time; a second to Ryan, along with singles to Ethan Crackel and Brad Horsham. This saw the Eagles take a 26-point lead. The second term was similar to the first with the Eagles answering any challenge the young Cats could muster, adding a further six goals, four behinds to their tally. Newlyn’s only score for that quarter was a rushed behind by Gordon. At half time the lead had blown out to 65-points. The Gordon coaches made many positional changes throughout the second half which seemed to disrupt the fluency displayed in the opening quarters. The scoreboard however kept ticking over and the Eagles outscored the visitors for the remainder of the match. Newlyn, with many experienced top line players missing, maintained their efforts but the structures and skills of Gordon stood out, as it cruised to a 101-point victory. On-ballers Tye Murphy, Ethan Crackel, Brad Horsham and Luke Gunnell along with youngsters Chey Elliot and McCauley Griffiths were named in the best, but once again, each team member displayed pleasing attitude and consistent effort. Next week – Gordon v Buninyong (away) Gordon 5.2-32 11.6-72 15.9-99 21.14-140 Newlyn 1.0-6 1.1-7 4.2-26 6.3-39 GOALS: E. Crackel 4, A. Toohey, B. Horsham 3, M. Griffiths 2, J. Gorman, T. Murphy, Z. Ryan, C. Elliott 1, J. Clampit. BEST: T. Murphy, E. Crackel, B. Horsham, L. Gunnell, C. Elliott, M. Griffiths.

Bacchus Marsh Soccer

Results - Sunday 9 May

Under 11s Yellow: Bacchus Marsh 9 def Vikings Gold Goals - Varinderpreet Singh Gill (3), Tadhg Kiely (2), Jobanpreet Singh Deol (1), Kayde Patchett(1), Zane Vergles(1), Max O’Conner (1) Under 11s Blue: Bacchus Marsh 7 def Vikings Gold Goals - Sean Teal (5), Braenden Luppino (2) Under 13s Open: Bacchus Marsh 2 lost North United 3 Goals - Austin Blanks (2) In a hard fought game between two evenly matched sides Bacchus Marsh lost 3-2 to Ballarat North United. At half time Bacchus Marsh were 3-1 down. Austin Blanks scoring his first goal of the season for Bacchus Marsh in the 8th minute. A 2nd goal by Austin 10 minutes into the second half brought the Scorpions right back into the game. Unfortunately, the team couldn’t find the net to score and equalize; United closed out the game for a victory. Under 15s Open: Bacchus Marsh 3 lost Vic Park 7   Goals - Lachlan Hill (2), Max Learmonth (1)                     Under 17s Open: Bacchus Marsh 1 lost Vic Park 5  Goal - Nick Miciti (1)                        Senior Men Div. 1: Bacchus Marsh 2 drew Daylesford 2  Goals - Craig Harvey (1), Leroy Almenara (1) Senior Men Div. 2: Bacchus Marsh 3 drew Daylesford 3 Goals - Jackson Almenara (1), Kyle Stewart (1).

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Bloods polish off Devils

By Todd Whelan

Darley v Melton Undefeated Melton’s 34-point win over Darley has been soured by a serious neck injury to star Blood Dyson Stevens in the opening quarter of Saturday night’s game at the Den. Play was delayed for some 55 minutes as paramedics took the necessary precautions before loading Stevens into an ambulance and later surgery in a Melbourne hospital. The popular midfielder landed awkwardly and lay motionless on the ground when play was stopped as trained officials went to his aid on centre wing, right in front of the Devils faithful standing area. Concerned patrons could only look on helplessly from outside the perimeter. As a result, the air was virtually sucked out of a vocal crowd that had been previously entertained to a high pressure, evenly matched opening term. The supporters were quick to put their club bias on hold momentarily, uniting in a palpable display of empathy and goodwill for Stevens. Fingers crossed for the gun Bloods progress this week and into the future. The youth of a plucky Devils outfit who sit perilously at the foot of the league ladder without a win had certainly ‘turned up’ to play in a ferocious opening 20 minutes. Werribee affiliate Ryan Kemp was a welcoming inclusion for the Devils who can’t seem to take a trick on the injury front at the moment. Captain Shane Page, Luther Baker, Leigh Spiteri, Ben Said, Dan Roy and Steve Doran were all missing with injury and you could add Jake Edwards unavailability into that mix, all starters in the club’s best 22. So, could the youth of DFNC match it with the highflying Bloods? Well, most certainly they did, at least for the opening half. The reward for the Devils effort and intensity was reflective on the half time scoreboard as they trailed the ladder leaders by just one point. If not for a four-minute lapse shortly after the resumption of play where Bloods captain

Braeden Kight booted three goals, the Devils were seen to have a bulk of the play on their own terms but were unable to get maximum ‘bang for buck’ going forward. Kemp and Joel Cadman were the livewire forwards and looked dangerous. A repeat second half scenario would see the Devils right in the game up to their eyeballs but the taxing drain of an unfamiliar intensity on a young group saw them struggle to reproduce. The Bloods work around stoppage began to overwhelm the Devils as they repeatedly found a way to get the ball from inside to out, often leaving their tiring challengers in their wake on the back of pure leg speed. Despite the Bloods booting 5.6 to 0.3 in the second half, there was plenty to like about the young Devils moving forward - I know the consensus of its supporter base who attended in droves on Saturday night were pleased with what they saw and you can back it in they will be back to witness the clubs first win sooner rather than later in what is shaping into a season with focus on its development. Defenders Matthew Brett and Blake Colley were standouts in the back half while youngster Duncan Cadman gave his all against one of the more dynamic forwards in the competition in Braeden Kight. The Bloods captain booted four goals and was considered by their coach Aaron Tymms as the difference between the two sides. But to Cadman’s credit he fought tenaciously all evening against the odds especially in the second half when the Bloods ‘upped the ante’ with their repeat entries inside 50. Darley face their first highway assignment on Saturday when they meet Ballarat at Alfredton Oval while the Bloods host dual reigning Premiers East Point who have an injury list as long as the BFNL ladder. WHAT THE COACHES / FOOTY MANAGER SAID Where was the game WON/LOST? ROY (Darley) - Our structure fell away after half time. We were in the game until then.

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TYMMS (MELTON) - It was an arm wrestle ‘til half time - thereafter I thought we controlled the ball. Rate your DEFENCE ROY - Solid. It’s very hard to contain that type of ball movement we saw in the second half. TYMMS - Fantastic, very solid after half time. Rate your MIDFIELD ROY - Good first half from an inexperienced group. We’ll keep working towards a fourquarter performance. TYMMS - We’re very new and young in there at the moment. The boys were solid and aggressive around the ball. Rate your FOWARDS ROY - Not bad, we looked dangerous early but didn’t capitilise - we’re struggling to score. TYMMS - (Braeden) Kighty got off the leash and Liam Carter worked his butt off. FINAL SCORES Darley - 1.2-8, 5.4-34, 5.4-34, 5.7-37 LOST TO Melton 4.2-26, 5.5-35, 7.8-50, 10.11-71 BEST: Darley - J. Ancrum, R. Kemp, M. Brett, B. Colley, D. Leonard, J. Bewley. Melton - B. Kight, B. Crofts, R. Walker, J. Walker, J. Cotter, J. Borg.

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Cobras down reigning champs By Todd Whelan Bacchus Marsh v East Point Bacchus Marsh have impressed the wider BFNL competition with a confidence building 31-point win over East Point at Maddingley Park on Saturday. After a pretty damning week in the aftermath of the Cobras fundamentally flawed Melton South performance, the club has bounced back with aplomb to withstand all of the Kangas intent and purpose to exploit physically on the inside and with their renowned polish on the outer. Neither would be granted by a steely focused Cobras outfit who shone in clearly their best performance of the season. Strangely, a lack lustre opening that saw them concede the opening three goals of the game would prove the catalyst behind a defining response of potential season changing proportions. For the Cobras collective, they should be praised for arresting on a poor start that simply wasn’t good enough. Thereafter, the Cobras wore down their more fancied rivals 1% at a time. The cumulative effect of smother after smother, purposeful tackle after tackle laid the foundation of standards expected from all 22 doning the red, yellow and black. There was an unmistakable pride in the jumper often reserved for local derbies that the Cobras were able to administer. Youngsters Alex Porter, Kane Dickson and Jack Parente were not the exceptions, in fact their courage to repeatedly put their bodies on the line was one of the many examples to reinforce the buy-in. Aaron Willets and Jake Owen were again the prime targets forward and again were able to produce and were enabled to have a greater influence on the back of some welcomed skill execution by foot into the forward line. And what they didn’t mark in the air, a spirited and lively Billy Griffiths would pounce on the crumb like a seagull to a chip. Griffiths clean hands below the knees was a feature in the Cobras forward half as he looked dangerous around goal all day. Nick Stuhldrier and Tyson Shea worked tirelessly and were significant with their distribution. Both have had their moments in review by foot over the journey but on Saturday they were terrific. Logan Blundell’s shutdown of Kangas gun midfielder Matty Johnston helped stem the flow after Johnston could have been accused of playing with his own footy early with double figure numbers inside eight minutes. Ryan Bartlett was a rock in defence and is the unofficial general of the Cobras back six. He easily had a dozen plus marks across half back and was ably supported by a very accountable support crew. Playing coach Tom German had his fourth welcoming party into the BFNL in as many weeks, as he was again tested with the physical attention graciously afforded to him by the bigger bodied opposition - but it proved to no avail.

2018 Henderson Medalist Daniel Burton was adjudged best on ground for a third time in the opening four rounds - more time needs to go into limiting his influence or he’ll need wait only until September to have another Hendo wrapped around his neck. For East Point there is real concern on the injury front ahead of their away meeting with Melton this Saturday. Try these Kangas who are all doubtful - *Jesse Baird, *Jake McQueen, *Cam Lovig, *Isaac Quick, *Aaron Hayes, *Clay Bilney, Dallas Martin (internal), Jacob Brown (leg), James Lukich (leg) and Joel Maher (knee). *did not play Saturday v B/Marsh. The Cobras will be aiming to improve on its horror record in Ballarat since 2018 (P9 W2,L7) when they meet Redan at City Oval in Apple98.5FM’s Match of the Round LIVE RADIO from 2.00PM or stream at www. apple985fm.com.au WHAT THE COACHES SAID OVERALL? GERMAN (B/Marsh) - Very pleasing, we continue to work on our game style and we did simplify the focus on some areas in the build-up and earned solid returns. BRIDGES (E/Point) - We have plenty to work on and through and we are thankful to be back playing footy ... B/Marsh played well and full credit to them. Rate your DEFENCE GERMAN - Fantastic, held up well. It was an excellent response from the group after conceding the opening three goals. We later had some good rebound which made us look better on the whole. BRIDGES - No comment Rate your MIDFIELD GERMAN - I thought we won the mid battle. Blundell to Matty Johnston worked well for us and Schwarzenburg gave us some heat around the ball with his physicality. BRIDGES - No comment Rate your FORWARDS GERMAN - Worked hard and we had a better spread of goal kickers. Our work rate and pressure to keep the ball in was a vast improvement. Owen, Griffiths and Willetts were terrific. BRIDGES - No comment FINAL SCORES Bacchus Marsh - 2.1-13, 7.5-47, 12.6-78, 13.9-87 defeated East Point - 4.1-25, 5.4-34, 6.7-43, 8.8-56 BEST: B/Marsh - D. Burton, J. Owen, N. Stuhldrier,T. Shea, R. Barlett, L. Blundell, B. Griffiths. E/Point - J. Dodd, M. Johnston, M. Rottumah-Onus, J. Taylor, B. Jones, J. Gallagher GOALS: B/Marsh - A. Willetts 5, Jake Owen 4, K. Dickson 1, B. Griffiths, L. Blundell, N. Stuhldrier. BFNL FANS DON’T MISS “THE PRESSER’’ - LIVE EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT FROM 8PM - RD 5 PREVIEW LISTEN TO APPPLE 98.5FM OR STREAM LIVE www.apple985fm.com.au

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ROUND 4 Darley V Melton

We played under lights for the 3rd game in a row and the last for the season. Melton were too strong in the Seniors but we had 3 other footy wins and 3 out of 4 victories on the netball courts over our weekend. It is with great respect and high regard that we send our very sincere wishes to the Melton Football Netball Club and the family of their Senior Player who suffered a serious injury during the game.

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FOOTBALL U19s: The young men are continuing to shine and pushed hard to the end over Melton for a 1-point win. Darley 1.5, 6.8, 7.11, 9.14 (68) d Melton 2.2, 4.3, 8.5, 10.7 (67) GOALS: R King, J Altay, J Vella, B Fuller, B Young, J Quinlan, W Johnson, B Ward 1 BEST: B Young, J Altay, R King, B Ward, T Closter, T Van Leth.

October 2017 With every product or service Bacchus MarshThe RessiesWhen: Reserves: remain inTuesday control and10 have scored their 2nd win. Darley 1.3, 4.4, 6.6, 8.6 (54) d Melton 0.1, 2.6, 2.8, 4.11 (35) Community Bank® Branch offers, money goes Time:B7pm-8pm GOALS: J Cousins 4, J Spiteri, Coots-Majer, B Layton, J Pattison 1 back into our community. We are seeking BEST: J Beecham, B Williams, B Holt, D Locke, A Tanner, J Cousins. Where: St Bernards Parish Hall feedback about our community and community Seniors: The Seniors were under the pump after just two rounds (last week was projects. bacchusmarshcelsecretary@gmail.com or a BYE,) with a mountingRSVP: injury roll and this was again a huge factor in the game against Melton. call 0409 198 848 Complete the survey https://www.surveymonkey.

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Melton 4.2, 5.5, 7.8, 10.11 (71) d Darley 1.2, 5.4, 5.4, 5.7 (37)

When: Tuesday October 2017 With every product or service Bacchus Marsh GOALS: R 10 Kemp, J Cadman 2, D Robson 1 com/r/CommunityPlanningCommunityGroups and Community Bank® Branch offers, money goes BEST: J Ancrum, R Kemp, D Leonard, B Colley, M Brett, J Bewley. Time: 7pm-8pm joinintoour Community Forum. back our community. We arePlanning seeking Where: St Bernards Parish Hall feedback about our community and community NETBALL projects. RSVP: bacchusmarshcelsecretary@gmail.com or Well, what a day on our new blue surface. We don’t field an E-Grade team and call 0409 198have 848 a 19&Unders side which left just 4 games of netball to play. Melton doesn’t Complete the survey https://www.surveymonkey. com/r/CommunityPlanningCommunityGroups and join our Community Planning Forum.

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D-Grade: Melton 25 d Darley 19 BEST: 1. Ella Harris 2. Lisa Kight GOAL SCORERS: Jessica Blake, Sarah Mason, Kirsten Nicholls.

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A-Grade: Darley 47 d Melton 42 On your old water heater when you BEST: 1. Grace Markovic purchase 2. Clare Johnson a Solahart Solar Water Heater, GOAL SCORERS: Monique Heat Nagle, Keely Pump or Boudine PowerStore system BACCHUS MARSH COMMUNITY BANK BRANCH HOT OFFER 2 SENIOR WOMEN’S FOOTBALL We’ve now clocked up 2 on the trot and the Senior Women are kicking goals, literally. Darley 3.2, 7.3, 10.6, 13.9 (87) d Carisbrook 0.0, 1.0, 3.0, 4.2 (26) GOALS: K Bessell 6, M Clarke 3, K Bourne, C Broadfoot, T Wright, C Layton 1 * BEST: E Hitch, K Bessell, T Wright, S Thompson, C Layton, M Clarke.


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