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Giant leap for … kids

(L-R) Shane Jenkins, Glen Burgin and Michael Belcher are dressed and ready for the Bash. Photo - Variety Bash photographer Frank Amato By Lachlan Ellis A local team are preparing their astronaut gear for the third time, for a fundraiser for kids in need – but they’re not soaring into outer space. Instead, the ‘Apollo 11’ team from Bacchus Marsh will drive from Melbourne to Great Keppel Island in Queensland – the long way, via Birdsville. The group are taking part in this year’s Variety Bash, one of the 130 teams taking part to raise funds for kids in need and their families. The event starts in Melbourne on Wednesday 11 August and finishes on Friday 20 August, after around 5,000 kilometres of travelling. The Apollo 11 team will be driving Car 11, a 1988 Mercedes 300SEL with stars painted on it and a rocket sitting on top.

The team is taking on two new members this year - Peter McDonald and Paul Menzies will join Shane Jenkins, Michael Belcher, Glen Burgin on their journey. Mr Jenkins says the event is one that he and the team are proud to be a part of. “It’s a children’s charity, helping disadvantaged children…little kids who are really challenged, usually there’s some level of mobility impairment. Often the fundraising might go to getting families electric wheelchairs, and things like that,” Mr Jenkins told the Moorabool News. “I’ve had people in the street come up to me saying their families had been recipients of Variety grants, and that’s literally changed their lives. Often what happens is, it’s not just the little kids that suffer, it’s their support network too.

“As adults, we’ve already done a lot of stuff, and it’s up to us what our path is. But when you’re a little kid…if you’re well behind as a starting point, it makes it hard for life. Giving kids an opportunity is greatly appreciated.” The Variety Bash drivers also visit children along the journey – Mr Jenkins recalls visiting schools in previous years and handing out “space books, Milky Ways and other little things for the kids”. The 2020 Variety Bash in Victoria was sadly postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but in 2018, the Variety Bash broke its record donation tally, then did so again in 2019, raising $1.8 million for disadvantaged Aussie kids. With a record 130 teams signing up for the Variety Bash this year – the Bash’s 30-

year anniversary – hopes are high that the donation record will be broken for the third time in four years. In 2019 the Apollo 11 team raised around $13,000 for Variety, and in 2018 they raised “between eight and nine thousand dollars”. Mr Jenkins hopes they can raise more awareness of the cause and break their $13,000 record, with the tally at $1,145 at the time of writing. “The wider community are always awesome – but they’ve just got to know about it, that’s all,” he said. Donations can be made at fundraise.variety. org.au/fundraisers/car11/bash, with all money raised going directly to Variety to help sick, disadvantaged, and special needs children and their families.


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Storm clean-up continues By Lachlan Ellis Assessments and tree clearing are ongoing this week, with much of Moorabool Shire still recovering from the major storm event that hit Victoria a fortnight ago. Council’s customer service team has taken well in excess of 200 calls from residents regarding storm-related issues, with more than 1000 homes in Moorabool losing power after the first 24 hours and, more than half the Shire losing complete landline, mobile and network coverage. More than 400 properties only had their power restored late on Sunday. Towns in the north and west of Moorabool were the hardest hit, with roads blocked and homes damaged and destroyed in areas such as Korweinguboora, Blackwood and Colbrook. In response, Council arranged Pop Up Community Hubs in Korweinguboora and Blackwood, with emergency management, infrastructure, building, planning and environmental health staff in attendance. The first Pop Up Community Hub session was held at the Korweinguboora Recreation Reserve on Wednesday 16 June from 10 am to 3 pm, with Mayor Cr Tom Sullivan chairing the meeting, supported by Woodlands Ward Councillor Ally Munari and Council staff. Cr Sullivan addressed the crowd of around 30 locals, with some arguing that not enough had been done to help the Korweinguboora community. The Mayor said Council staff and emergency services had been working hard to assist those in need, but limited resources, blocked roads and phone outages had made the job very difficult. “This has been a significant event, and unfortunately there are only a certain amount of resources we have. I fully understand the frustration,” he said. “I liken it to a triage at a hospital...because of these emergencies, you have to go through and determine which ones are priorities that have to be done first. If power lines are down, that’s something that has to be done straight away. Access to major roads are a priority because emergency vehicles can’t even get through.”

Cr Sullivan said the telecommunication issue is an ongoing one. “I know there’s been issues in these areas as mobile coverage is spasmodic. It’s one that Council has been trying to resolve with telecommunications companies for a period of time.” Belinda Marchant from the SES said the organisation had well exceeded its record number of call-outs, with over 500 calls made in the Korweinguboora area alone. “It is the largest event we have had in 48 hours across our history…we had 523 requests for assistance just in this area,” she said. “For perspective, for that unit, the average yearly requests for assistance is something like 140, every year they’ve been established. They’ve basically exceeded all of their requests for assistance twice over, just in those 48 hours. It’s a massive job.” Council has established an Emergency Recovery Number to help community members with stormrelated issues on their property. To speak with a Recovery Officer, call 5366 1323. For other enquiries, or to report fallen trees over roads, phone 5366 7100. Long-term recovery planning is already underway, and Council says that given the scale of the storm event, recovery efforts will “likely take many months to complete”. The Australian Government has activated the Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment (AGDRP) and Disaster Recovery Allowance (DRA) to support those most impacted by the storms and flooding in Victoria. People in the Moorabool local government areas can now access the support package. The AGDRP is a one-off payment of $1,000 for eligible adults and $400 for children, who have suffered significant loss, including a severely damaged or destroyed home. More information on Australian Government disaster assistance, including a full list of local government areas where the payment has been activated is available at www.disasterassist.gov.au

Mayor Tom Sullivan and Cr Ally Munari attended the Korweinguboora Community Hub meeting with CEO Derek Madden and Council staff. Photo – Helen Tatchell

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Go ahead after long wait By Lachlan Ellis Their business is among some gum trees, and they have a clothesline out the back and now, want an extension of a verandah out the front, with the possibility of an old rocking chair. Amended plans for the expansion of a post office, café and gift shop in Blackwood have finally been approved by Council, with residents calling the store a “hub” for the community. Blackwood resident Sue Donnelly and applicant Carol Guthrie appeared via Zoom at the 16 June Development Assessment Committee (DAC) Meeting, speaking in support of Jindarup’s expansion plans. “It’s really the social hub of the town, it’s a place where people gather and meet. All ages, all clubs from kindergarten to gardening, to aged…it’s the place people go. It’s also a point for information services and emergency services,” Ms Donnelly said. “Last week when there was a total failure of communications [during the storm], everyone knew to go to the post office. It provides essential services like the post office, and it’s one of the reasons it needs to

The Jindarup General Store and Post Office now has approved plans to go ahead with their business extensions. Photo – Helen Tatchell expand, there’s not enough room for post boxes at the moment.” Ms Guthrie addressed heritage concerns about the site and expressed her hopes that she, and her partner Martyn would be able to get over previous hurdles in having the plans approved.

“We didn’t buy the property we’re developing with any Heritage overlays, and there are no Heritage overlays now. As you know, Blackwood has many challenges in getting any building done, and we planned our build to make the very, very best of our land,” she said.

“In our first attempt to get some plans passed, we had objections from our neighbours, but we reworked our plans so we could have the best outcome for everyone. Consequently, all of our objections were dropped.” Ms Guthrie said the plans were a “simple” extension a view metres north with a veranda extension to complement it – and argued they should have been completed “a long time ago”. “The build was planned to be in keeping with the era and was going to reinstate the footprint from around 1915. We also felt that during the planning process, we addressed many of the issues that the historical architect brought our way,” she added. “We can’t wait any longer, we just have to get this project finished.” The application was submitted 15-months ago in March 2020. Cr Tatchell moved that the amended plan from May 21, 2021 be approved by Council, with the condition that power be delegated to Council officers to accept any subsequent amendments. This was seconded by Cr Dudzik, then approved by Councillors.

Parks and forests to remain closed

The clean-up begins after the storm damage. Photo - FFMVic

Due to extensive storm damage, the Wombat State Forest and the northern part of Lerderderg State Park, remain closed to the public. Tony English is the Grampians Deputy Chief Fire Officer and said over 150 roads and tracks remain closed. “Including larger roads such as Firth Road, Bunding–Blakeville Road, North Blackwood Road and Lerderderg Road,” he said. “Although it is too early to tell when roads will be re-opened, it is expected closures will be in place for some time, given the severity of the storm.” Forest Fire Management Victoria (FFMVic), in collaboration with VICSES, CFA Victoria and Victoria Police, will continue to clear fallen trees, debris and other hazards from storm-affected areas over the coming weeks. Aircraft will be utilised to assess the extent and severity of damage to areas currently inaccessible by ground.

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Mr English said while work continues to make those locations safe again, they ask everyone to follow road closure signage. “Both for your own safety and to allow crews to operate safely and effectively,” he said. Mr English also urges the community to not take clearing efforts into their own hands, as “… fallen logs provide valuable habitat for our wildlife,” he said. Furthermore, “… falling trees, branches and hidden power lines still pose significant safety risks to the community,” he added. Mr English reminds residents that firewood can only be sourced from designated domestic firewood collection areas. “We will look at future opportunities to sustainably provide excess fallen wood for community use, however, our first priority remains clearing hazards and addressing threats to life and safety,” he said. For a further information go to www.ffm.vic.gov.au and for road closures www.traffic.vicroads.gov.au

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Uniting against disaster The storm that hit Victoria on Wednesday 9 June was a frightening time for communities across the state, but Blackwood residents responded in a way that was nothing short of inspiring. Power and communication were knocked out, and fallen trees blocked roads and driveways. It would’ve been easy to panic, but quick thinking saw the community get together and pool their resources. The community united and took immediate action within, rather than stand around waiting for outside resources to arrive. Carol Guthrie runs Jindarup in Blackwood, a post office, café and general store. The store became the central point for communication during the incident. “No one knew when outside resources would arrive, as no one could get in, or out. So, matters were taken in hand by this fantastic community,” she said. Ms Guthrie had high praise for local woman Margaret McCarthy, who she said was the main instigator of the town’s communal response. “The main person that organised the community during the storm was Margaret, she works with the Red Cross. She knew what to do, she was organising everything and making sure services were aware what was happening,” she said. “To say that Wednesday was windy would be an understatement. We [Jindarup] were the only place open, so we were the logical place to come…we became the place where people would leave information and pick up information.” Whiteboards were placed on a table out the front of Jindarup, with locals leaving information such as what spare supplies they had to share, and

where homes had been damaged. Canned food, bread, wood, batteries and more were donated to make sure no-one went without. From there, Ms Guthrie said the situation “evolved”. “One man said he had a restaurant in the city and would bring some burgers…we had a barbeque to use, and the pub brought over soup. Someone brought a fire, and some locals came and played music…someone even made espresso martinis and handed them out,” she said. “It just kind of evolved. What it did for the town was uplifting. It gave people a chance to speak about their experiences, and it’s so important to talk about these things.” The thing about Blackwood, Ms Guthrie said, is that “everyone puts in”. Local CFA members, and anyone who had a chainsaw or could help move fallen trees, helped out with the initial clean-up, while Blackwood waited for further help from’ the outside’. And while the town is not quite in the clear yet, ideas are already flowing for how to be even better prepared next time. “We’ll work on an Emergency Management Plan to be ready for the next storm…and Telstra has to have a good look at how their tower is powered. That was bigger than the power being off – we had no communication at all,” Ms Guthrie said. The next Pop-Up Community Hub will be in Blackwood Thursday 24 June 2-7pm at the Blackwood Hall and, at the Korweinguboora Recreation Reserve on Wednesday 23 June 2-7pm. Council and agency staff with Relief and Recovery agencies will be in attendance.

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As part of Victorian Youth Week, Youth Action Group (YAG), FReeZA and Moorabool Youth Services are hosting a youth talent show – and up to $100 is up for grabs. From dance, art, music, magic tricks or even TikToks, Youth Services will be accepting contestants with a wide range of skills until midnight on Sunday 27 June. Entrants must be between 12 and 25 years of age. From there, finalists will be selected for a special screening to be held at the Darley Civic & Community Hub from 5pm-7pm on Thursday 1 July. A $100, $75 and $50 voucher will be awarded to the most entertaining finalists. If you are a young Mooraboolite with a talent worth showcasing, record a video of yourself performing shorter than three minutes, and email it to youthservices@moorabool.vic.gov.au. Tickets for the special screening are limited – to book, visit trybooking.com/BRYSV. Door prizes will also be given on the night.

Community calls for poppy funding

By Lachlan Ellis

Members of the Bacchus Marsh community have written in to, and spoken at, Council’s recent Special Meeting, requesting funding for a ‘Resting Poppy’ memorial. Terry Rosewarne, Vice President of the Bacchus Marsh RSL, addressed Councillors at the 16 June session, with a written submission from the RSL also provided to Council. “The Resting Poppy project ticks many boxes. When completed, it will be iconic…an artwork by an internationally recognised artist. But first and foremost, it will be a memorial,” Mr Rosewarne said. “As this memorial will be a community asset, we think the request that Council pledge $25,000 towards construction costs is modest and fair.” Carl Wright, Secretary of the Bacchus Marsh RSL, as well as six other local residents, filed written submissions in support of the Resting Poppy project, with locals arguing the memorial would bring in The funding ‘stick’ is a long way from the $300,000 target. tourism and complement the Avenue of Honour. Photo – Helen Tatchell The letters were just some of the 15 submissions Council will take into consideration at discussions regarding the 2021/22 Annual Budget, planned for another Special Meeting of Council on Wednesday 30 June. The Resting Poppy is planned to be a three-metre tall art installation, with different-sized petals scatted next to a walking path in the Avenue of Honour, forming a full flower when viewed from a certain angle.

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Be safe in public, it’s ‘your ground’ By Bianca Roberts (Intern 3rd Year Melb Uni) ‘Your Ground’ is a Council survey across the state, initiative of Monash University, that aims to address safety concerns of women and gender diverse people, using an interactive, online map. Dr Nicole Kalms, Co-Director of Monash XYX Lab said YourGround will uncover the experiences that restrict access to exercise and freedom of movement and, “provide important insights to those tasked with making key decisions”. To date over 30 submissions have been received from Moorabool residents, detailing areas where they either feel ‘safe’ or ‘unsafe’ in open spaces and recreation reserves. In the community survey a lack of lighting was highlighted as a key issue in Ballan. Areas along Inglis Street, including the laneway between the Mechanics Institute and neighbouring shops, was cited as a source of fear come nightfall. “Poor lighting… this laneway seems like a spot where one can be cornered, away from where others can see,” one respondent wrote. Whilst one resident was discontent with ‘poor lighting’ and feeling ‘very isolated when waiting for trains’ at the Ballan Railway Station, a reply countered that it ‘depends when you travel- I’ve always found lighting good and felt safe.’ Inadequate lighting has caused residents to feel unsafe in multiple parks, including Caledonian Park, Ballan; Rotary Park, Bacchus Marsh; and Mt Egerton Recreation Reserve. “It feels unsafe at night/early morning as there is no lighting,” a resident said of Caledonian Park. Meanwhile, some issues highlighted within the shire went deeper than matters of infrastructure. Drunken behaviour, including catcalling, was indicated as a problem for women in two areas of the shire: Main St, Gordon and Gisborne Rd, Bacchus Marsh. “It’s uncomfortable walking with a teenage daughter and hearing catcalling,” the anonymous Gordon resident said. The reception was not all negative, however, with locations such as Bacchus Marsh Village Shopping Centre and Gordon Public Park indicated as safe and welcoming. Council have indicated via their social media page, that they are taking on the ‘really valuable feedback’. To take part in the survey log on to www.yourground.org before 31 July.

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Funding for furry friends needed A new program could see furry friends visit aged care homes regularly, including one in Moorabool, for the next two years – but the plan needs community support to get off the ground. Villa Maria Catholic Homes (VMCH) runs 11 aged care residences, including Providence Aged Care in Bacchus Marsh. The not-for-profit organisation has launched the ‘Pawfect Companions’ program to help enrich the lives of aged care residents with ‘dog therapy’ sessions. Therapy animals are proven to have a positive impact on social, emotional, physical, and physiological health, and VMCH hopes to provide the service fortnightly for over 980 residents, for the next two years. But to make that happen, support from the community is essential. “As a not-for-profit organisation, we don’t receive funding for programs like this. But we do like to go the extra mile for the people we support and do what we can to further enrich their lives,” VMCH CEO Sonya Smart said. “Many of our residents had pet dogs before they moved into residential aged care, and often talk of their beloved companions.” The COVID-19 pandemic has put a greater focus than ever on companionship. At its peak, the pandemic meant loved ones couldn’t visit aged care residents, and social outings couldn’t occur. It was during this time that the Pawfect Companions idea came about. “We’re always asking, what else can we do to help keep our residents’ days interesting and fun? How can we help individuals come together? Ease loneliness? Bring smiles to their faces?” Ms Smart said. “Donations will also help us purchase some interactive ‘companion dogs’ that have built-in sensor technology, so they respond to petting and motion, much like real-life pets. These dogs provide comfort, companionship, help to reduce

VMCH residents with special visitors. Photos - VMCH stress and are always available to our residents in between ‘real-life’ dog visits. “We hope members of the community will consider helping us to enhance the lives of our aged care residents.” Bernie and Luciano are two aged care residents who have seen the benefits of pet visits. “Pet therapy is good for everyone; it’s uplifting and makes everyone happy. When we have had a pet visit, even if people just sit back and watch, it’s amazing to see the joy in everyone’s faces,” Bernie said. “I used to train greyhounds for many years. Having Roxy (an employee’s dog) come in occasionally reminds me of when I used to have my dogs. They just want to be patted and they don’t ask for much,” Luciano added. To donate and help fund the Pawfect Companions program, visit www.vmch.com.au or call 1800 036 377.


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Mystery descendent sought Facebook By Bianca Roberts (Intern 3rd Year Melb. Uni) The grave of prominent colonial figure Thomas Henry Pyke, situated at the Ballan Old Cemetery, is in desperate need of restoration. The discussion occurred at a meeting of the Ballan Shire Historical Society where it was said, the 150-year-old monument was in “a bit of a mess”. The Society’s Secretary Richard Biden told the Moorabool News, “A gentleman got in touch with us and told us he was very upset with the state of the memorial.” “Because it is sort of falling down,” he said.

However, whilst Mr Biden noted the restoration is always possible for such sites, there is one little problem in this case. “We found out there is nothing we can do; it’s in the hands of the people who own the grave,” he said. Despite Mr Pyke’s historical significance, the plot remains in private ownership. “Only the descendent to whom the plot has been bequeathed has the authority to make changes,” Mr Biden said. But who might this descendant be? “It is currently a mystery,” Mr Biden said. “We don’t have access to those sorts of records.” The Pyke Memorial is the burial site of English settler Thomas Henry Pyke who, after arriving in Australia in 1839, owned the run of land stretching from modern day Ballan toward Melton.

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The ownership of Pyke’s Memorial at the Old Ballan Cemetery will remain a mystery, but this may bode well for hopes of its restoration. During a Ballan Shire Historical Society (BSHS) committee meeting in March, a member suggested restoration work be done to the crumbling, 150-year-old grave of colonial-era land-owner Thomas Henry Pyke. The BSHS feared, however, that they would have no authority over the site due to it being privately owned by the Pyke family or relevant descendants. But according to Alan Barr, Secretary of the Ballan Old and New Cemeteries Trust, there are no such records on file. With no private claim over the site recorded, he has taken matters into his hands. “Every time I look at it, I think “what a shame”. “It’s in our interest to do something about it,” he said. “Hopefully, we [the Cemetery Trust] will be able to cover the cost, but it will depend on the quote we receive.” Mr Barr is confident a quote will be forthcoming in a few weeks.


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Curfew on cats’ approaches


They say dogs are Dogs for Life mean Koda is the first p Dogs for Life in Vic A new cat curfew in Moorabool will come into “She draws my foc force next month (1 July), up pathways to con with Council reminding life-changing expe cat owners to confine their Minister for Vetera moggies to their property ‘Psychiatric Assist from sunset to sunrise. veterans across A Last December, Council assistance dogs in passed a motion at its families. Ordinary Meeting to “We continue to r introduce the cat curfew, after comprehensive community changing lives and surveys in 2019 and 2020 PTSD by providing found most respondents were “We have receive in favour. be part of the prog Mayor Cr Tom Sullivan said handlers as soon a Council and the community Since its launch in shared the view that a curfew (M/News 15 June 2021) placed with vetera protected both cats and wildlife in the Shire. The dogsin speciall your makes cat inside the will help your cat’s healthcat and owners I hope this“Keeping actually irresponsible safety – resulting in less cat fights, less accidents with cars, Assistance Dog Pro our neighbourhood keep them inheatsaid. night, but I doubt it. -tasks t performing picking up diseases or getting lost,” Chris Jeffes“It will also protect wildlife, as cats instinctively hunt and Mr Chester said i kill wildlife even if they’re not hungry.” dogs were making Cr Sullivan said he believes the Council curfew will result in “This is just one We tried with a trap and still cannot catch them. We have 2 better neighbourhood relations. families first, and “Less howling, which in less dogs barking, cats from somewhere thatshould haveresult been killing nativematched birds.with - their and less defecating in gardens.” To be eligible for Colin Robertson For the first two months of the curfew, if a registered cat or White Card, hav wearing its tag is found after curfew it will be returned home, and be engaged in and theaowners will be issued for with our an official warning. We purchased cat enclosure cat…which means that of t for a minimum After the two-month grace period, offending cat owners Veterans currently during themay day night is safely birds be and hit with a $165 he penalty for a firstcontained, offence, or $495and for the to their mental hea subsequent offences. and wildlife are safe to be out and about. We set his enclosure “We encourage cat owners to microchip, register and tag dog would be a sui For more inform up on the front soitthat hewith hastheacurfew view.toWe their catporch and ensure complies avoidalso any included Program visit the D potential fees or enforcement,” Cr Sullivan said.

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Moorabool Shire Council Council Mee�ng The next Ordinary Mee�ng of Council will be held on Wednesday 7 July 2021 in the Council Chambers, 15 Stead St Ballan, star�ng at 6.00 pm. For details on a�endance or to the view the agenda, go to www.moorabool.vic.gov.au

Unscheduled Mee�ng of Council No�ce is hereby given that an unscheduled Mee�ng of the Moorabool Shire Council will be held on Wednesday 30 June, commencing at 6.00pm.

Employment Council invites applications for the existing vacancies: • Social Support Worker Part-Time Permanent-Based across all offices • Community Support Worker Casual Position-Based across all offices • Development Engineer Full-Time Permanent-Based at Ballan Applications close on Sunday 27 June 2021.

The business to be conducted at the mee�ng is as follows: 1. Community Vision 2030 Adop�on; 2. Council Plan 2021 – 2025 Adop�on; 3. Budget 2021/22 Adop�on; 4. Revenue and Ra�ng Plan; Due to COVID-19 restric�ons this Mee�ng of Council will be conducted online and will be live-streamed on Council’s website.

Have Your Say: Dra� Arts and Culture Strategy Do you want to shape Moorabool's crea�ve future? We are currently developing Moorabool’s first ever Arts and Culture Strategy. Have your say on the dra� strategy here: www.moorabool.engagementhub.com.au/arts-culture Consulta�on closes 28 June.

Tenders Council invites tenders for the following contract: Contract Number: C03-2021/2022 Road Rehabilita�on – Yendon No. 1 Road, Yendon, and Longs Hill Road, Glen Park Tender documents and full details of this no�ce will be available on Saturday 19 June 2021 at www.tenderlink.com/moorabool

Ballan Recrea�on Reserve Commi�ee of Management No�ce is given of a PUBLIC MEETING to be held tonight, Tuesday 22 June 2021 commencing at 7:30pm at the Ballan Bowling Club. The purpose of the mee�ng is to nominate persons as the Commi�ee of Management for the Ballan Recrea�on Reserve Commi�ee of Management for a term of 3 years. All posi�ons will be declared open and nomina�ons will be accepted prior to or on the night. Nomina�ons from women are encouraged. For further details please contact John Waddington, Secretary Ballan Recrea�on Reserve Commi�ee of Management on 0417 003 408.

• Systems and Capital Works Accountant Full-Time Permanent-Based at Darley • Domestic Assistance Support Worker – Home Cleaning Casual-Based across all offices Applications close on Sunday 4 July 2021. All details available from the website: https://www.moorabool.vic.gov.au/my-council/employment/careers

Adop�on of the Road Management Plan 2021-25 In accordance with Sec�on 54 of the Road Management Act 2004, at its Ordinary Mee�ng on 2 June 2021, Moorabool Shire Council resolved to adopt the Road Management Plan 2021-25. The RMP provides road users and the community with an overview of the road management policy and prac�ces of Council and defines: • the road assets that Council maintains on behalf of the community • the responsibili�es of Council in rela�on to management of road assets • standards of performance in rela�on to the maintenance of road assets which Council can afford • policies and procedures in rela�on to the ongoing risk inspec�ons of road assets • interven�on levels and associated response �mes for Council to address road defects iden�fied in its risk inspec�ons A copy of the plan is available on Council’s website www.moorabool.vic.gov.au. For further informa�on, please contact Council’s Manager Asset Management on (03) 5366 7100.


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Pollie throws lifeline to sanctuary By Bianca Roberts (Intern 3rd Year Melb Uni) Horses, and there are over 120, residing at a property in Gordon have benefited from State Budget funding with just under $300,000 allocated. Animal Justice Party MP Andy Meddick championed for the funding and was delighted to announce that $293,000 would be provided to the Horse Shepherd Equine Sanctuary (HSES). Mr Meddick said the funding will allow for the purchase of equine rehabilitation equipment such as a water treadmill, a salt/ice-water spa and solarium. “This funding is an acknowledgement of the sanctuary’s hard work to combat animal cruelty in Victoria,” he told the Moorabool News. “Horse Shepherd does an amazing job rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming horses.” It is a big deal for the charity which, as a principle, contributes 100 per cent of public donations towards the horses’ food and vet bills. HSES founder Anne Young said this is the first big asset the charity will own. “We really wanted something that was an investment for the future of the sanctuary … to ensure that it is truly sustainable,” she said. Ms Young hopes that once operational, the new facilities can open it up to horseowners for paid-use, which will provide a sustainable revenue stream for the charity. In the meantime, HSES horses will still be relying on public donations to cover the bill of the year’s hefty winter feed. “Everything goes to the horses,” Ms Young said. The Horse Shepherd Equine Sanctuary was formed in 2014, with the vision of saving injured and neglected horses and those destined for slaughter. It currently provides shelter and rehabilitation for over 120 horses and ponies, as well as being home to a variety of other farm animals. Public donations can be made online at www.horseshepherd.org.au Anyone who would like to donate hay bales for feed are kindly encouraged to contact the charity on 0407 937 943.

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What direction for Arts and Culture? An Arts and Culture Strategy is in the last week to comment and have a say.

The strategy will address eight main pillars of enriching arts and culture within the shire including, but not limited to:

Moorabool Shire Council (MSC) announced the development of their first ever Arts and Culture Strategy 2021-2025, with $30,000 slated in the 2021/22 budget to cover its implementation.

- i ncreasing and diversifying arts and cultural activity - r educing barriers for participation in the arts - e stablishing a presence in regional tourism networks and, -d  eveloping accessible cultural infrastructure. Council has partnered with the Wadawurrung Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation, to encourage greater cultural and artistic representation of the shire’s Wadawurrung, Wurundjeri, and the Dja Dja Wurrung people. The draft strategy is available for public feedback until Monday, June 28, 2021. To have your say, visit www.haveyoursay.moorabool.vic.gov.au/arts-culture

This is set to address concerns uncovered in a council survey, which found that whilst 94 per cent of Moorabool residents find art important, 68 per cent of local artists feel they do not have adequate access to opportunities within the shire. “Council’s Arts and Culture Strategy is about harnessing [our] creative talents and our natural assets to transform our Shire,” Mayor Cr Tom Sullivan said.



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Retired and volunteering

By Bianca Roberts (Intern 3rd Year Melb Uni)

After serving his community for years as an Intensive Care paramedic, Wayne Barnes could have been justified in having a quiet retirement. (M/News 15 June 2021) Instead, and in addition Finally, some common sense! Let’s hope it stands - Lynne Leach to his service with Bacchus Did hell just freeze over, or was that a pig flying by my window? Hopefully council doesn’t Marsh SES, he is pursuing back down, and VCAT doesn’t overrule. - Bruce Morey Email - news@themooraboolnews.com.au a new overseas adventure: Ah for a change they knocked back development. Thought all Moorabool Shire thought about volunteering as a Clinical was money. - Andrew Hetherington InstructorADVERTISEMENT with ProMedical Should put a small shopping centre there or another supermarket. As we cannot by men’s Ambulance Services in Port A steering committee has formed the clothing in the Marsh, only Just Jeans. - Colin Robertson Vila, Vanuatu. Moorabool and Central Highlands Power Alliance Inc He will be stationed there six months, helping Thefor Committee invite you to attend a to train and assess local Public Meeting By Bianca Roberts paramedics. “This hasUni)enhanced relationships between By Bianca Roberts (Intern 3rd Yr Melb. on Zoom. “We are really proud of the (Intern 3rd Year Melb Uni) The latest meeting of between AusNet and members the school community,” she said. the Community Consultation Group (CCG) THURSDAY 9 JULY, 7PM provided an opportunity for the community work our volunteers do, and to air their grievances, relating to the process The program has provided a good or exception,” COVID-19 has proven a difficult, isolating surrounding the AusNet tower project, but this case is no the group has little confidence AusNet will educational opportunity for students, with read a post on the VICSES heed. time for school kids, but a local school take SUNDAY 12 JULY, 7PM Key suggestions from the May minutes the organisation of a Town Hall meals incorporating produce they have Bacchus Marsh Unit Facehas found a way to bring their schooling included meeting involving Ausnet, MPs and local councillors; empathy training for Ausnet staff, community closer than ever. personally from the school’s in- book page.Find out: (who have come across as harvested ‘unsympathetic’ in their dealings with landowners); and better • WHO WE ARE Committee meetings are currently held via for community drop-in sessions. At Bungaree Primary School a free, twice-a- advertising house veggie patch and chicken coop. “The people of Vanuatu are Whilst Ausnet noted it would “take and Zoom, with Mrs Forbes saying that COVID-19 • ABOUT THE PROJECT The Westpac bank Bacchus Marsh branch which will close in July. Photo – Lachlan have worked in Ausnet’s favour week ‘Breakfast Club’, started in Ellis Term share” this feedback with their project restrictions “… because no one’s allowed to gather… it to have on and communication COVID teams, CCG members Despite proving anforobstacle, Ms lucky • WHAT ARE[Wayne] WE DOING hasn’t been good community awareness.” doubt this will translate to any valuable 4 2020, has been a resounding success, with compromise. However, she commends the Moorabool this deployment.” Barnes the provision the Central Highlands Power Allianceof for their only been is a boxcommitted ticking exercise for to anBy estimated 90 per centCustomers of students having “It’s We will discuss: are being urged to continue them,” said Marty Forbes, member of the putting pressure on Ausnet to keep the Bianca Roberts ProMedical is a non-forprocess as “honest and accountable” as from Clarke’s Hill. with take-home banking with the brand via Australia Post CCG (Intern 3rd Year Melb Uni) program, care packages attended. The Western Victoria Transmission Network Project At the last meeting on May 18, one CCG possible. Bacchus Marsh, located 200-metres from the The next CCG meeting will be held on July profit, non-governmentquit, effective immediately, citing Their website states when they started as branch, “We are a community-based school and member 13. planned alternative during lockdown. concerns about ‘trustas andan transparency’. and, Australia’s first company in 1817, “we wanted “… where they can deposit cash, cheques, organisation which has proand check accountand balances to deliver exceptional More than withdraw anyway we service… can support ourcashstudents available to the community. The program was funded with a $500 options 200 years later our goals remain the same”. etc. free of charge,” Mahon said. vided paramedic services Reap what’s being sown Staff will be redeployed where possible, their families, we will,” Principal Catherine Except they won’t be kicking any more goals investment grant from Ballan Community as the local Westpac bank is about to close with Ms Mahon calling the process an To please email your preferred Grants on offer from Agriculture Victoria will soon close, with thousands of dollars onattend offer in Port Vila, Vanuatu since timeslot to. Barnes told the Moorabool News. ‘amalgamation’ with Westpac Melton. the doors next month. for farmers to improve energy efficiency. Bacchus Marsh residents have not been The Agricultural Energy Investment Plan applications for on-farm energy assessments Bank, with other sponsors including The Bacchus Marsh branch has notified September 2000.ght@outlook.com mooraboolpowerfi Ms Barnes said the mornings see customers, via mail, that it will permanently impressed by the news, taking to social close on 15 July, and while grants will remain open beyond that date, an on-farm energy media to voice their complaints. assessment is a prerequisite for receiving a grant. close the doors on Friday, July 2 as Westpac FoodBank Vic, and the Victorian Department Mr Barnes was unavailable collaboration between students, teachers and “Can’t believe all these banks closing when To be eligible for a free on-farm energy assessment, farm energy expenses must be $8,000 or has been provided notice by the landlord to Not on Zoom? Please visit a friend who is, where possible. the town is growing,” said Jan Shaw. more per annum. vacate. for comment. parents alike. of Education and Training. Wayne Barnes. Photo - supplied Energy assessments provide farmers with advice on how to improve energy efficiency, “I feel for the older folk that don't know This is the latest in a string of bank closures anyway else to do their banking,” said Ian reducing on-farm energy consumption and bills. OR around Moorabool, with ANZ Bacchus Grants under the Agricultural Energy Investment Plan range from up to $20,000 for ‘FastGiles. By Lachlan Ellis

Council has rejected plans for a development which would have included 75 dwellings and a “super-lot for future high-density housing”. The Gisborne Road Bacchus Marsh proposal was deemed unsuitable by Council’s planning department for several reasons, including inconsistency with the General Residential Zone, and an inadequate traffic report. Prior to Council’s decision, the project’s applicant, Peter Righetti, spoke to Council about his plans for the site. “Our proposal for 101 Gisborne Road is that for a master-planned community. Key to our vision are activated streetscapes, open spaces, manicured gardens, pocket parks and parklands,” he said. “We seek to develop a vision of a community with one of the highest standards of developments in this Council. This is one of the most strategically important spots in the Shire, and it’s definitely worthy of serious consideration and thought.” Mr Righetti presented plans for the proposal, which would include 34 two-bedroom homes and 41 three-bedroom homes. He argued that the site would fall under

and postured the design a number of times. But in these matters, our holding costs get to the point where we unfortunately have no choice but to try and find a way of coming to a decision point as soon as we can,” Mr Righetti replied. “We have a hearing scheduled with VCAT in August, we have a compulsory conference scheduled for this month. What we really want to do is to work with Council between now and then, to come up with a set of conditions that we’re all happy with. We don’t really want to go to VCAT at all and have to win a victory over Council. We want to work with Council,” he said. Cr David Edwards expressed his concerns Whilst a fast food chain and a service station are being constructed on Gisborne Road, 75 about the additional costs that could dwellings will not be after Council refused the application that was planned next door. “potentially double the rate bill” of people Photo – Lachlan Ellis buying into the proposed development, General Residency Zone (GRZ) 3, with a “work with Council”, given the development whilst other Councillors were concerned “permissible and desired density as high as proposal had been brought to VCAT. about Page 20traffic. The Moorabool News – 7 July, 2020 70 per cent…at the moment we’re at 38 and a “The applicant has said a number of times he Cr Dudzik moved the recommendation to half per cent”. wants to work with Council, yet the matter’s refuse the proposal, which was seconded Though the proposal is listed for 101 actually been taken to VCAT. So, how can by Cr Berry without opposition. Councillors Gisborne Road, it is on the corner of Gisborne that actually possibly be correct? How do Dudzik, Berry, Munari, Edwards and Tatchell Road and Clifton Drive, and cars entering you want to work with Council when you all voted in favour of the recommendation to and leaving the development would do so want to bypass us and go to VCAT?” she refuse. via Clifton Drive. asked. A Caltex service station and Hungry Jack’s Cr Tonia Dudzik called into question Mr “I must say, we’ve spent a lot of time working fast-food restaurant are already under Righetti’s repeated claim of wanting to as closely as we could with [Council] officers construction at the 101 Gisborne Road site.

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Starting the day with breakfast Community consultation gives no comfort

Another one bites the dust

Marsh and CBA Ballan both announcing closures in the last two months. "When we do close a branch, it is not a decision we take lightly,” said Penny Mahon, Senior Media Manager for Westpac.

This closure comes despite Westpac’s strong financial recovery from COVID-19, with half year results showing a statutory net profit of $3.4 billion, up 198 per cent from the first half of 2020.

Track Rebates’, and up to $250,000 for Tier 2 grants. Grants will be provided on a ‘dollar for dollar’ cash co-contribution basis. Recipients are required to contribute at least 50 per cent of the total cash costs of the project. For more information, visit agriculture.vic.gov.au and search ‘Agriculture Energy Investment Plan’.


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WANTED – for traffic offences Dash-cam footage is being sought by Victoria Police from anyone who encountered a speeding driver travelling westbound along the Western Freeway last week. A White Hilux Utility Dual Cab with black toolboxes, was detected driving at 157 KMH in a 100 KMH zone on the Western Freeway (Hopetoun Park) at 4:17pm on Sunday 13 June. A police media statement read that the driver refused to stop for police. "The offender has removed his rear plate - clearly with the intention of speeding and endangering other motorists,” the spokesperson said. "The male driver was later seen through Pentland Hills at a similar speed . . . he has no regard for Community safety,” he added. At time of writing, Victoria Police told The Moorabool News, the driver is still at large. Anyone with information about the incident is advised to call Triple Zero (000) or Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.

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Speed and drug driving, with kids in car

Parwan arrest A 28-year-old man was arrested in Parwan on Wednesday 16 June, with the Melton man arrested on warrant for failing to attend court. However, it was his vehicle that caught the attention of patrolling police, unregistered and bearing stolen license plates. "A thorough check of the car and driver, found the car to be unregistered and the driver disqualified from driving,” said SC Paul Harris from the Victoria Police Public Order Response Team (PORT). The Melton man was charged with driving

whilst disqualified, driving an unregistered vehicle, theft and breaching Chief Health Officer directions and was remanded in custody. This arrest was facilitated by Victoria Police’s Operation Sentinel, an operation putting hundreds more police cars out on Victorian roads to enforce COVID-19 related restrictions. "Our Community Safety patrols continued to task to not just major roads - but also back roads, as was the case here,” Senior Constable Harris said.

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There wasn’t a regal celebration for one woman over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend when she was intercepted by the State Highway Patrol. Not only was the 36-year-old Greenvale woman speeding, allegedly travelling at 152km/h in a 100km/h zone, she underwent a roadside oral fluid test which returned a positive result, with her two children in the car. The youngsters were aged four and five years of age. The incident occurred just after 3pm on Friday 11 June on the Western Freeway near Gordon and was travelling westbound toward Ballarat. Moorabool residents questioned on social media whether Victoria Police’s media release included a typo, and whether the woman was, in fact, a Moorabool resident from Greendale. A Police media spokesperson told The Moorabool News that there was no error, “the woman was a Greenvale resident passing through the area.” The woman had her car impounded and is expected to be charged with exceeding the speed limit and possible drug-driving offences.

This intercept formed part of Operation Regal, a four-day operation targeting highrisk driving behaviour on Victorian roads over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend. The state-wide operation aimed to reduce road trauma, including the number of lives lost and injuries on our roads. Police targeted speed, alcohol and drug impaired driving, fatigue, driver distraction and failure to wear seatbelts. Over the past five Queen’s Birthday weekends, there have been 17 lives lost on the State’s roads and a further 980 people injured, as well as 48,811 traffic and criminal offences detected.

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Teenagers aged 12-17 years old are invited to attend a free two-hour workshop ‘Resilient You’, hosted by YMCA in partnership with Bacchus Marsh Netball Association. Teens’ resilience, the ability to cope with unexpected changes and challenges in one’s life, has been put to the test throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, with months of lockdown disconnecting students from schooling and social networks. Even pre-pandemic, data from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare suggests that over 50 per cent of females aged 16-17, do not feel confident that they can handle unpleasant feelings, compared with 36 per cent for their male counterparts. During the ‘Resilient You’ seminar, participants will learn how to: • Recognise and discuss the characteristics of a resilient person • Categorise different types of challenges to help identify useful coping strategies • Develop self-awareness by reflecting on beliefs and past experiences The workshop will be held on Wednesday July 7, 4pm - 6pm at the Lerderderg Library, Bacchus Marsh. Register to attend via email bmnafiretails@gmail.com Alternatively, a range of free resources for youth and their parents can be found at www. resilientyouth.org

Council’s proposed 2021/22 Budget invests in Gordon through road, footpath and curb rehabilitation, as well as upgrades to the Gordon Public Park. But more needs to be done to support youth welfare, according to some Gordon residents, who took to social media to voice their discontent. “We have new neighbours in Gordon, and they asked why the council does not have playgrounds for kids here… I told them you have to live in Bacchus Marsh to get anything”, said Allison Mulholland. Another Gordon resident, Tanya Vassallo Bostock, said the town could benefit from the creation of youth groups to keep kids entertained and engaged. “Not all kids like sport and there is nothing else for the youth to do,” she said. Council invited residents to provide submissions about the budget prior to a hearing last week. The Gordon Recreation Reserve, Paddock Creek and the Gordon Public Park all have playgrounds with upgrades sought for the latter two.

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Your positive traits are prominent. You excel now in the roles of student and teacher and cheer a friend with your infectious enthusiasm. In finance, the keyword is restraint. GEMINI—May 23-June 21

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

ACROSS Weapon (8) Select (4) Game (4) Old coin (8) Pilfer (5) Idea (6) Unexpected (6) Dress (6) Agitate (6) Strand (5) Fish (8) Footwear (4) Coloured (4) Mad (8)

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

DOWN Hope (5) Cat (7) Try (4) Asiatic (8) Guide (5) Frankness (7) Meant (8) Generally (7) Crime (7) Discovered (5) Near (5) Clip (4)


ACROSS 1. Appreciative of having enough coal to make a fire? (8). 6. Credit from a bloodsucker (4). 8. His name is shown on the metal ring (4). 9. Dog that brought about the release of the prisoner? (8). 10. A Russian name for material (5). 11. Behaves curiously in coming back with clubs (6). 13. Entrance for the harbour-man (6). 15. Ruined when one had opened out the knots (6). 17. Seek to discover the identity of the animal (6). 19. Orchestrate a number (5). 22. With which one can write cuttingly? (8). 23. On looking back, she hasn’t changed at all! (4). 24. The animal quielty swallowed the creepers (4). 25. It would be useful to get to know the wife (8). DOWN 2. Breed fish, we hear (5). 3. Had the idea that as a tot, Hugh was peculiar (7). 4. How asleep Billy Bunter would have to have been not to eat? (4). 5. A bird egg on a plant (8). 6. Music that makes the face pale? (5). 7. Reduce the price by five cents for a change (7). 12. Did one of those Atlantic rollers go over it? (4-4). 14. Are they used by beginners at cookery? (7). 16.Make a loud speech about the medical chaos (7). 18. Takes in the money for the tools? (5). 20. A stretch of open country with a chain of mountains (5). 21. Does it mean a lot to a carpenter? (4).


QUICK SOLUTIONS Across - 1, Stiletto. 6, Pick. 8, Ludo. 9, Shilling. 10, Steal. 11, Notion. 13, Sudden. 15, Attire. 17, Ruffle. 19, Beach. 22, Flounder. 23,Shoe. 24, Dyed. 25, Demented. Down - 2, Trust. 3, Leopard. 4, Test. 5, Oriental. 6, Pilot. 7, Candour. 12, Intended. 14, Usually. 16, Treason. 18, Found. 20, Close. 21, Trim. CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS Across - 1, Grateful. 6, Tick. 8, Tin-o. 9, Springer. 10, Serge. 11, Snoops (rev.). 13, Port-Al. 15, Undone. 17, Ferret. 19, Score. 22, Pen-knife. 23, Anna (rev.). 24,Asp-s. 25, Help-meet. Down - 2, Raise (rays). 3, Thought (anag.). 4, Fast. 5, Lark-spur. 6, Tan-go. 7, Cheapen (anag.). 12, Flat-fish. 14, Openers. 16, Declaim (anag.). 18, Rakes. 20, Range. 21, Deal.

QUICK SOLUTIONS Across - 1, Vole. 7, Favourite. 8, Teak. 9, June. 10, Grip. 11, Lass. 14, Heliotrope. 16, Captivated. 19, Sign. 22, Scow. 24, Peel. 25, Bias. 26, First-rate. 27, Stay. Down - 1, Vital 2, Leaps. 3, Manual. 4, Bolero. 5, Frog. 6, Stripping. 12, Antarctic. 13, Shot. 15, Rods. 17, Vipers. 18, Treaty. 20, Idiot. 21, Nasty. 23, Wise. CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS Across - 1, Buck. 7, Vocalised (anag.). 8, A-vi-d. 9, Beat. 10, Know (no). 11, Dabs. 14, After a time. 16, Head keeper. 19, To-do. 22, Stir. 24, A-l(i)ly. 25, Bind. 26, Booby-trap. 27, B-e-ar. Down - 1, Board (bored). 2, C-limb. 3, Mom-ent. 4, Patter. 5, Nick. 6, Re-commend. 12, Affection. 13, Sa-i-d. 15, Tart. 17, Exa-c-ts. 18, P-i-l-l-ar. 20, O-Pine. 21, Order. 23, Ruby.

Your fashion sense is high. This is a good week for planning a new wardrobe. Don’t fish around if seeking answers. Take a direct approach both at home and in the workplace.

CANCER—June 22-July 22 Rough ideas become much more concrete through this constructive week. This is a good week to rummage through old treasures and hand some of them down to your loved ones. LEO—July 23-August 22

If playing the waiting game in romance, you will continue to wait. Bargain hunting may pay off on and after the weekend. A home improvement project may finally get under way. VIRGO—August 23-September 22

If signing any document, be sure to read the small as well as the large print. A new project may be favourably launched now. Intellectual and creative endeavours are highlighted. LIBRA—September 23-October 22 An unusual hobby could pay modest dividends by the end of the week. Reports may be less than reliable. Be sure to have all the facts before making any key statement.


SCORPIO—October 23-November 21


This will be a good week for reminiscing, planning surprise outings, visits and writing sweet notes. Educational events are spotlighted through the weekend.


SAGITTARIUS—November 22-December 22

The ability to negotiate is strengthened through the week. Travel and promotions are spotlighted. A partner is more optimistic and older relatives more realistic. CAPRICORN—December 23-January 20

Community involvement is highlighted though this week. Your responsibilities increase and prestige is enhanced. In the workplace - watch out for that someone who may be out to steal your thunder. AQUARIUS—January 21-February 19 An important business alliance may be forged, but be sure that all questions are answered before you sign on the dotted line. The romance forecast is favourable, thanks to your partner’s generosity PISCES—February 20-March 20 Your sense of humour sets a new relationship on the right course. A deceptive streak may surface after the weekend - don’t believe everything you see. A new source of income may appear. BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK You are a reliable and a life-long friend and patience is your middle name. Being stubborn is your most famous trait, and there could be key opportunities coming your way this year if you take control of your stubborn streak. It is no coincidence that you may be meeting an enthusiastic individual with a very wide range of interests.

If signing any document, be sure to read the small as well as the large print. A new project may be favourably launched now. Intellectual and creative endeavours are highlighted.


LIBRA—September 23-October 22 An unusual hobby could pay modest dividends by the end of the week. Reports may be less than reliable. Be sure to have all the facts before making any key statement. SCORPIO—October 23-November 21

This will be a good week for reminiscing, planning surprise outings, visits and writing sweet notes. Educational events are spotlighted through the weekend. SAGITTARIUS—November 22-December 22

The ability to negotiate is strengthened through the week. Travel and promotions are spotlighted. A partner is more optimistic and older relatives more realistic. CAPRICORN—December 23-January 20

Community involvement is highlighted though this week. Your responsibilities increase and prestige is enhanced. In the workplace - watch out for that someone who may be out to steal your thunder. AQUARIUS—January 21-February 19 An important business alliance may be forged, but be sure that all questions are answered before you sign on the dotted line. The romance forecast is favourable, thanks to your partner’s generosity PISCES—February 20-March 20 Your sense of humour sets a new relationship on the right course. A deceptive streak may surface after the weekend - don’t believe everything you see. A new source of income may appear. BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK You are a reliable and a life-long friend and patience is your middle name. Being stubborn is your most famous trait, and there could be key opportunities coming your way this year if you take control of your stubborn streak. It is no coincidence that you may be meeting an enthusiastic individual with a very wide range of interests.


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Ballan Brumbies Basketball

Under 11/12 athletes wearing their Crazy Socks. Photo - supplied

Bacchus Marsh Little Athletics

After a three week break in our Cross Country calendar, due to COVID lockdowns and restrictions, competition returned last Saturday, competing at Lake Dewar Lodge, a YMCA adventure camp set amongst the Pentland Hills of Myrniong. This venue has a vast array of Cross Country terrain, commencing in the gum bushlands before athletes pass through a tunnel to head out on to the flats of the camp oval. Athletes then tackle a short sharp climb, to run out over the hill tops, then returning back into the bushlands. The meet had a theme of Crazy Socks. The Open Age athletes were first up this week, taking on the challenging 3km event. The race commenced with a 500m loop before heading out over a 2km course. Unfortunately, early leaders took a wrong turn which saw Mackenzie Estlick and Sam White fight it out neck and neck over the final 500m. A sprint finish saw Mackenzie crossing the line first, pipping Sam by the narrowest of margin - .05 secs. James Burton not far behind, crossed the line next to claim 3rd place. The Under 9/10 athletes, competing over 1500m, quickly strung out with Ezekiel Horne taking the early lead. Ezekiel led from start to finish while Melton’s Balreaet Kaur Mann was next home with Myah Estlick leading the way for the girls finishing 3rd overall, 1st girl. Braxtyn Affleck-Rowe, Mace Patterson and Roman Deagan continue to improve with all recording their fastest times this season. A small field of runners contested the Under 7/8 1km

event. Harry Holland recorded his third consecutive win while the everimproving Anni Clarke who continues to close the gap on the leaders, this week finishing in 2nd place. Angus Norman battled it out over the 1km to finish 3rd. Harry Johansen’s race was a Personal Best result. The Under 6 athletes ran a 500m loop with Fletcher Reid representing the Melton Centre recording his fastest time and a personal best result of 2:15.40mins to take victory over team mate Mason Wapshott, while Bacchus Marsh’s Rylee Robinson completed the top 3 places in a time of 2:25.86 mins. Archie Clarke also recorded a PB result. The final race for the day was the Under 11 and 12 athletes competing over a 2km distance. Gisborne’s Elijah Marshall was an early leader but a well-paced race from Riley Rogers saw him sprint to the finish and dipping at the line to take line honours over Elijah while Patrick Lovett crossed the finish line in 3rd place. There will be a venue change for this week’s meet - we will now be competing at the Bostock Reservoir, Ballan NOT Rupert Vance Moon Reserve (Market Gardens) as per the calendar. This change is due to the closed facilities/amenities at the Reserve’s car park.

After the recent hiatus, Ballan Brumbies returned to the basketball court over the weekend. The Under 14 Boys White took on Saints Magic with both teams missing key players. The sides came out with a defensive intensity likely born out of missing almost a month of games. As a result, neither team found scoring easy, nor could either establish a reasonable lead. Saints balanced attack saw Ballan unable to find a focal point for ace defender Laz Agius to shut down, whereas Ballan were relying on leading scorer Noah Pace for offense in the early stages. In a tight contest, Ballan trailed 13-11 at half time. As the boys shook off their rust, points started to flow a little more freely in the early stages of the 2nd half. Pace and Barney Batiste hitting early shots for the Brumbies, whilst Saints centre Charlie Barrance got hot, scoring 10 of his game high 14 in the 2nd half. Saints were able to maintain a narrow lead for most of the 2nd half, though Brumbies never let it get out beyond five points. As the clock wound down, both teams again stepped up on defense. Ballan limiting Barrance’s influence as Saints threw extra defenders at Pace. The Brumbies guard was able to adapt, however, turning distributor. He was able to set up Batiste for a layup before feeding Harry Grech for a basket to bring the margin back to one. With less than a minute remaining a Grech drive was halted by an aggressive double team, but he was able to find Agius for the go-ahead score. Ballan dug in on defense, getting deflections and staying tight to their players. Even so, Logan Trigg barely missed a long three-point attempt at the buzzer as Ballan ran out 29-27 winners in an epic contest. Results – Week ending Saturday 19 June Under 10 Boys Ballan Red 2 lost Phoenix United 32 Ballan White 33 def Wildcats 26 Under 12 Boys Ballan Red 43 def Phoenix Kings 12 Ballan White - Bye Under 12 Girls Ballan Red 6 lost Celtic Tigers Red 19 Ballan Yellow 9 lost Saints Mercury 24 Under 14 Boys Ballan Blue 34 def Excies Acmy 27 Ballan White 29 def Saints Magic 27 Under 14 Girls Ballan 55 def Drummo Dragons 31 Under 16 Boys Ballan Red 37 def Drummo Dragons Black 27 Ballan White 29 lost Phoenix Taipans 49 Ballan A - Bye Under 16 Girls Ballan 54 def Celtic Tigers Red 20 Under 19 Boys Ballan 16 lost Phoenix Devils 32

Sleepee awakes from the Darkness By Shaun Campbell (HRV) An astute split-second decision by driver Josh Duggan has helped star trotter Sleepee add to her impressive Group race record in the Woodlands Stud Noopy Kiosk Trotters Free For All at Tabcorp Park Melton. The Alison Alford-trained mare sprinted home to edge out favourite Cover Of Darkness in the Group 3 feature in one of several nail-biting finishes on Saturday night. Sleepee led briefly in the race’s early stages before Cover of Darkness pressed to the front, giving the five-year-old a cosy run in her first race since April 8. Duggan told Trots Vision she was travelling well around the home turn and he was “in two minds” on whether to bring her out or wait for the sprint lane. His mind wound back to Cover Of Darkness’s first-up win at Melton on May 29 - and that tipped his hand. “(Cover Of Darkness) wanted to get up the track a lot in the straight and didn’t trot that well last (time), so I opted to stay and wait,” he said. “That’s … why we opted to take the trail. (Cover Of Darkness) doesn’t really trot the straights as well as he does the corners and, our horse being first up, we had to try and look after her at the same stage. “She was just going off one trial at Bacchus Marsh last week where she came off the second row and just followed them around. Tonight, we thought she just needed the run as there’s a mares race (Group 2 IRT Australia Matriarch Trot for 4&5YO mares) coming up next week … so we didn’t want to cook her first-up.”

Sleepee (4) winning at Tabcorp Park on Saturday. Photo Stuart McCormick The win, in a 1:56.1 mile rate, was the ultra-consistent mare’s 13th in 26 starts - of which she’s been unplaced just three times - and took her career earnings to just shy of $200,000. Her record in elite Group races is just as impressive - three wins, three seconds and three thirds from 10 starts. “She’s pretty versatile; she can do it tough, and she can do it

sit-sprint style,” Duggan said. “Tonight, I was a little bit worried as in the warm up every time I got to the gate she’d stop and want to walk and carry on, which is not like her as usually she’s normally on her toes. “But tonight, she was really quick up the straight.”

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CHNL Ladder

TEAM Pts % 13&Under 1 Springbank 36 1548.00 2 Skipton 32 278.67 3 Clunes 30 164.29 4 Newlyn 28 271.76 5 Learmonth 28 243.82 6 Buninyong 28 241.25 7 Waubra 28 198.72 8 Carngham 22 134.58 9 Ballan 20 104.10 10 Hepburn 20 81.69 11 Bungaree 16 101.92 12 Gordon 16 48.97 13 Daylesford 12 84.91 14 Dunnstown 8 27.98 15 Creswick 0 7.75 16 Beaufort 0 6.67 17 Rokewood 0 1.28 15&Under 1 Learmonth 36 605.45 2 Bungaree 32 322.92 3 Skipton 32 295.50 4 Newlyn 32 273.27 5 Hepburn 32 235.00 6 Dunnstown 24 224.30 7 Daylesford 24 131.00 8 Clunes 20 82.35 9 Buninyong 20 80.29 10 Springbank 16 98.14 11 C’ham/Linton 16 69.43 12 Waubra 16 66.67 13 R’wood/C’hap 12 70.62 14 Gordon 8 54.59 15 Ballan 4 17.02 16 Creswick 0 6.23 17 Beaufort 0 5.74 17&Under 1 Hepburn 36 213.79 2 Buninyong 32 292.93 3 Learmonth 30 167.50 4 Bungaree 28 139.64 5 Waubra 24 167.15 6 Springbank 24 141.30 7 Dunnstown 24 113.89 8 Daylesford 22 95.28 9 Creswick 20 125.95 10 Newlyn 20 117.50 11 Ballan 20 97.39 12 Carngham 12 88.00 13 Skipton 12 68.33 14 Beaufort 6 47.73 15 Gordon 6 27.21 16 Rokewood 4 44.74 17 Clunes 4 29.84 C Grade 1 Dunnstown 28 223.73 2 Gordon 28 198.36 3 Creswick 28 179.17 4 Clunes 24 155.88 5 Springbank 24 155.33 6 Hepburn 20 205.26 7 Ballan 20 117.39 8 Learmonth 16 128.76 9 Buninyong 16 118.67 10 Waubra 12 75.98 11 Carngham 10 55.81 12 Bungaree 8 61.97 13 Daylesford 8 34.33 14 Rokewood 6 76.61 15 Beaufort 4 69.12 16 Skipton 4 51.72 17 Newlyn 4 46.99 B Grade 1 Learmonth 28 278.38 2 Waubra 24 183.23 3 Gordon 24 132.58 4 Hepburn 22 140.20 5 Buninyong 20 198.56 6 Springbank 20 144.02 7 Newlyn 18 85.19 8 Carngham 16 102.23 9 Skipton 16 92.46 10 Bungaree 14 92.46 11 Creswick 12 87.97 12 Clunes 12 72.46 13 Dunnstown 12 67.66 14 Daylesford 12 66.78 15 Beaufort 6 68.38 16 Ballan 4 51.91 17 Rokewood 0 39.85 A Grade 1 Hepburn 28 366.39 2 Buninyong 28 350.51 3 Learmonth 28 246.67 4 Springbank 20 147.34 5 Beaufort 20 135.56 6 Rokewood 20 112.00 7 Dunnstown 20 82.85 8 Clunes 16 84.11 9 Skipton 12 83.23 10 Creswick 12 83.00 11 Waubra 12 73.13 12 Gordon 12 72.41 13 Carngham 12 49.20 14 Newlyn 8 55.73 15 Ballan 8 38.26 16 Bungaree 4 63.35

CHFL Ladder

Team PTS SENIORS 1 Gordon 242.62 2 R’wood/C’hap 142.23 3 Hepburn 225.64 4 Dunnstown 143.63 5 Waubra 137.24 6 Clunes 119.75 7 Skipton 109.95 8 Learmonth 125.85 9 Newlyn 88.57 10 Buninyong 88.41 11 Springbank 97.50 12 Daylesford 93.56 13 Bungaree 88.74 14 Creswick 59.28 15 Ballan 41.57 16 Beaufort 40.29 17 C’ham/Linton 44.02 RESERVES 1 Ballan 217.22 2 Newlyn 369.90 3 Creswick 342.62 4 Hepburn 197.47 5 Dunnstown 158.01 6 Buninyong 157.26 7 Skipton 173.01 8 Bungaree 137.61 9 Waubra 123.77 10 R’wood/C’hap 122.55 11 Daylesford 68.19 12 Springbank 88.07 13 Gordon 69.62 14 C’ham/Linton 33.45 15 Learmonth 60.10 16 Clunes 16.37 17 Beaufort 8.03 UNDER 18 1 R’wood/C’hap 609.49 28 2 Gordon 257.14 3 Springbank 351.15 4 Newlyn 250.00 5 C’ham/Linton 157.89 6 Waubra 153.21 7 Beaufort 172.27 8 Bungaree 80.54 9 Creswick 80.36 10 Skipton 84.66 11 Learmonth 79.09 12 Daylesford 53.00 13 Dunnstown 38.79 14 Hepburn 36.14 15 Clunes 6.31 16 Buninyong 0.00 17 Ballan 0.00 UNDER 15 1 Buninyong 1251.90 2 Daylesford 1043.75 3 Springbank 789.83 4 Waubra 440.97 5 Ballan 449.66 6 Skipton 132.82 7 Learmonth 126.69 8 Newlyn 103.99 9 Gordon 96.27 10 Dunnstown 85.01 11 Hepburn 61.48 12 Bungaree 47.47 13 Clunes 59.54 14 C’ham.Linton 16.39 15 R’wood/C’hap 23.95 16 Creswick 14.96 17 Beaufort 3.93

By Karen Cahir


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Central Highlands Football League Gordon 15.10 (100) def Hepburn 9.11 (65) Photos - Tim Saultry / sportingherald.com.au

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Central Highlands Netball League

Central Highlands Netball League Results – Round 9

Results – Round 9

Club 13&U Springbank 36 Ballan 6 Dunnstown 16 Beaufort 1 Bungaree 1 Clunes 13 Newlyn 43 Creswick 2 Waubra 18 Daylesford 6 Gordon 10 Hepburn 13 Skipton 25 Learmonth 13 Buninyong 49 Rokewood 0 Bye – Carngham/Linton

15&U 33 5 53 1 39 10 60 1 8 15 9 33 17 25 18 11

17&U 18 12 32 14 36 7 23 28 21 10 3 46 10 29 42 2

C 39 7 48 14 32 33 19 34 27 9 36 27 23 44 33 14

B 45 10 25 18 39 33 41 39 40 31 43 37 27 38 52 10

A 63 19 40 39 33 21 41 39 21 62 48 61 50 18

Central Highlands Football League Results – Round 9 Seniors Dunnstown 18.9 (117) def Beaufort 4.2 (26) Gordon 15.10 (100) def Hepburn 9.11 (65) R’wood/C’hap 10.30 (90) def Buninyong 5.3 (33) Newlyn 12.13 (85) def Creswick 3.1 (19) Springbank 20.17 (137) def Ballan 2.1 (13) Bungaree 10.12 (72) def Clunes 4.1 (25) Skipton 13.12 (90) def Learmonth 7.5 (47) Waubra 13.6 (84) def Daylesford 8.9 (57) Reserves Dunnstown 13.14 (92) def Beaufort 0.3 (3) Hepburn 7.7 (49) def Gordon 6.5 (41) Buninyong 9.8 (62) def R’wood/C’hap 1.1 (7) Newlyn 4.6 (30) def Creswick 3.3 (21) Springbank 4.5 (29) drew Ballan 4.5 (29) Bungaree 18.11 (119) def Clunes 0.3 (3) Skipton 10.13 (73) def Learmonth 3.5 (23) Waubra 12.8 (80) def Daylesford 5.4 (34) Under 18 Gordon 17.14 (116) def Hepburn 4.3 (27) Newlyn 18.8 (116) def Creswick 0.8 (8) Bungaree 20.18 (138) def Clunes 0.0 (0) Skipton 5.9 (39) def Learmonth 2.6 (18) Waubra 10.12 (72) def Daylesford 3.3 (21) Under 15 Dunnstown 18.17 (125) def Beaufort 0.1 (1) Gordon 6.7 (43) def Hepburn 5.12 (42) Newlyn 16.8 (104) def Creswick 0.1 (1) Skipton 12.7 (79) def Learmonth 1.0 (6) Daylesford 10.9 (69) def Waubra 4.3 (27) Buninyong 18.23 (131) def R’wood/C’hap 1.0 (6) Springbank 4.12 (36) def Ballan 2.4 (16)

Dunnstown Netball

Round 9 v Beaufort After being unable to have senior netball for the last three weeks, it was great to have all netball grades return to the court together again this week. The girls worked hard and set up some great wins including a one goal nail biter in the A Grade. It was also great to see the return of club legend Johanna Dodds (nee Dash). This coming Saturday we take a road trip to the spa country to take on Hepburn. Netball Results 13&Under B: Dunnstown 12 def Beaufort 0 Awards - Adelaide Donald, Matilda Donald, Bella Boadle 13&Under A: Dunnstown 16 def Beaufort 1 Awards - Billie Donald, Frankie Macdonald, Bonnie Macdonald 15&Under: Dunnstown 53 def Beaufort 1 Awards - Meg Cahir, Lilli Leonard, Torah Munday 17&Under: Dunnstown 32 def Beaufort 14 Awards - Tilly Flood, Felicity Griffith, Lucia Clarke C Grade: Dunnstown 48 def Beaufort 14 Awards - Andrea Henderson, Bree Keating, Charlie Brown B Grade: Dunnstown 25 def Beaufort 18 Awards - Audrey Wilson, Paris Shrive, Lexie Roscoe A Grade: Dunnstown 40 def Beaufort 39 Awards - Olivia Prendergast, Molly Jeffrey, Rhiana Collins

Bacchus Marsh Soccer

Results – Week ending Sunday 20 June Under 9s: Bacchus Marsh drew Bacchus Marsh Yellow. Goals BM - Eamon Wakefield (1). Goals BM Yellow - Harry O’Connor (1). Under 11s Yellow: Bacchus Marsh def Ballarat North United White. Goals - Tadhg Kiely (2), Zane Vergles (2), Griffin Saliba (1), Kayde Patchett (1). Under 11s Blue: Bacchus Marsh lost Ballarat North United. Under 13s Open: Bacchus Marsh (0) lost Sebastopol Vikings (5). Under 15s Open: Bacchus Marsh (1) lost Creswick (12)            Goal - Noah Van Orsouw (1) Under 17s open: BYE Women’s Div 1: Bacchus Marsh (0) lost Forest Rangers (5)  Senior Men Div 1: Bacchus Marsh (4) def Ballarat (3)  Goals - Josh Agius (2) , Chris Pratt (1), Isaak Ekerbicer (1) Senior Men Div 2: Bacchus Marsh (7) def Ballarat (4)    Goals - Josh Ferreira (3), Craig Harvey (2), Jan Leman (1), Mike Degnen (1).

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Ballarat JUNIOR Football League

BFNL Ladder Club Pts % A GRADE 1 Nth Ballarat City 28 158.40 2 Melton South 22 142.79 3 East Point 20 136.24 4 Sebastopol 20 117.87 5 Ballarat 16 115.99 6 Lake Wendouree 16 106.42 7 Redan 14 91.88 8 Darley 12 107.31 9 Melton 8 90.11 10 Bacchus Marsh 4 52.78 11 Sunbury 0 48.42

BFL JUNIOR Ladder Team % PTS Under 17 Seniors 1 East Point 318.48......24 2 Redan 126.13......24 3 North Ballarat 147.80......20 4 Mount Clear 142.96...... 16 5 Sebastopol 77.69...... 16 6 Bacchus Marsh 94.43...... 12 7 Lake Wendouree 77.31...... 12 8 Darley 43.94........4 9 Ballarat Swans 48.72........0 Under 17 Reserves 1 East Point 375.38......24 2 Redan 105.85...... 16 3 Lake Wendouree 79.08...... 14 4 Ballarat Swans 114.19...... 10 5 Bacchus Marsh 63.90........8 6 Sebastopol 45.12........0

B GRADE 1 Lake Wendouree 2 Sunbury 3 Redan 4 Darley 5 East Point 6 Ballarat 7 Melton 8 Nth Ballarat City 9 Bacchus Marsh 10 Melton South 11 Sebastopol

28 153.18 24 168.16 24 135.26 20 149.73 20 146.27 14 118.91 12 67.71 10 98.80 8 48.70 4 51.08 4 41.75

C GRADE 1 East Point 2 Darley 3 Ballarat 4 Lake Wendouree 5 Nth Ballarat City 6 Melton South 7 Redan 8 Melton 9 Sebastopol 10 Bacchus Marsh 11 Sunbury

28 204.32 24 184.56 20 135.14 20 128.87 20 114.44 20 101.46 12 96.43 12 86.85 8 73.97 4 29.74 0 63.26

D GRADE 1 Ballarat 2 East Point 3 Melton 4 Bacchus Marsh 5 Lake Wendouree 6 Sunbury 7 Melton South 8 Sebastopol 9 Nth Ballarat City 10 Redan 11 Darley

24 164.33 24 150.60 22 130.94 20 107.93 16 91.01 14 96.36 12 109.26 12 79.55 8 77.49 8 71.58 4 54.95

Under 13 Seniors 1 Mount Clear 216.85......28 2 North Ballarat 215.38......28 3 East Point 204.38......28 4 Bacchus Marsh 222.52......24 5 Ballarat Storm 190.70...... 16 6 Ballarat Swans 98.46...... 12 7 Lake Wendouree 80.54...... 12 8 Redan 57.79........8 9 Darley 29.02........4 10 Sebastopol 12.53........0

E GRADE 1 East Point 2 Ballarat 3 Melton 4 Melton South 5 Nth Ballarat City 6 Lake Wendouree 7 Bacchus Marsh 8 Sunbury 9 Sebastopol 10 Redan

28 322.54 24 160.00 24 137.36 20 105.45 16 115.89 16 94.21 12 32.50 8 64.66 8 52.67 4 56.69

Under 13 Reserves 1 North Ballarat 3152.63......32 2 Mount Clear 590.12......32 3 Bacchus Marsh 188.96......20 4 Redan 92.77......20 5 Darley 114.95...... 16 6 Ballarat Swans 77.88...... 12 7 Lake Wendouree 51.84...... 12 8 Sebastopol 32.64........8 9 Ballarat Storm 32.43........4 10 East Point 20.43........4

19&Under 1 Lake Wendouree 2 Nth Ballarat City 3 Darley 4 Melton South 5 Redan 6 Sebastopol 7 Ballarat 8 Sunbury 9 Bacchus Marsh 10 East Point

28 185.21 24 216.67 24 183.33 20 127.42 20 122.06 16 80.68 12 118.54 8 57.78 8 48.68 4 25.81

Under 11 Seniors 1 East Point 234.00......32 2 Ballarat Swans 194.00......24 3 Lake Wendouree 169.17......24 4 Darley 130.20......20 5 Ballarat Storm 74.29......20 6 Redan 87.28...... 16 7 Bacchus Marsh 86.30...... 12 8 North Ballarat 71.74........4 9 Mount Clear 64.32........4 10 Sebastopol 53.42........4

Under 15 Seniors 1 Darley 377.11......28 2 East Point 352.07......24 3 Redan 140.97...... 16 4 Ballarat Swans 131.67...... 16 5 North Ballarat 121.45...... 16 6 Bacchus Marsh 120.00...... 16 7 Mount Clear 86.20........8 8 Lake Wendouree 56.88........4 9 Sebastopol 7.90........0 Under 15 Reserves 1 Redan 442.06......28 2 Darley 295.33......24 3 Mount Clear 382.58......20 4 Ballarat Swans 144.51...... 18 5 East Point 131.75...... 12 6 Lake Wendouree 126.80...... 12 7 North Ballarat 89.53...... 10 8 Bacchus Marsh 27.20........4 9 Sebastopol 2.27........0

Results – Round 9 Under 17 Seniors Mount Clear 19.11 (125) def Darley 3.7 (25) East Point 11.16 (82) def Bacchus Marsh 6.9 (45) North Ballarat 8.7 (55) def Ballarat Swans 5.7 (37) Lake Wendouree 11.5 (71) def Sebastopol 6.6 (42) Under 17 Reserves East Point 20.14 (134) def Bacchus Marsh 4.3 (27) Redan 11.11 (77) def Ballarat Swans 4.9 (33) Lake Wendouree 8.13 (61) def Sebastopol 7.8 (50) Under 15 Seniors East Point 8.8 (56) def Bacchus Marsh 6.8 (44) North Ballarat 5.14 (44) def Ballarat Swans 2.2 (14) Lake Wendouree 20.9 (129) def Sebastopol 3.1 (19) Darley 8.8 (56) def Mount Clear 3.6 (24) Under 15 Reserves East Point 7.6 (48) def Bacchus Marsh 5.4 (34) Ballarat Swans 2.4 (16) def North Ballarat Junior 1.0 (6) Lake Wendouree 16.15 (111) def Sebastopol 1.0 (6) Darley 6.4 (40) def Mount Clear 3.8 (26) Under 13 Seniors Bacchus Marsh 5.3 (33) def East Point 2.6 (18) North Ballarat 7.7 (49) def Ballarat Swans 1.4 (10) Lake Wendouree 4.11 (35) def Sebastopol 0.2 (2) Mount Clear 13.16 (94) def Darley 2.0 (12) Ballarat Storm 7.6 (48) def Redan 1.2 (8) Under 13 Reserves Bacchus Marsh 8.6 (54) def East Point 1.3 (9) North Ballarat 10.7 (67) def Ballarat Swans 0.2 (2) Sebastopol 6.2 (38) def Lake Wendouree 1.0 (6) Mount Clear 5.3 (33) def Darley 3.7 (25) Redan 5.8 (38) def Ballarat Storm 2.3 (15) Under 11 Seniors East Point 4.5 (29) def Bacchus Marsh 1.2 (8) Ballarat Swans 3.7 (25) def North Ballarat 1.1 (7) Lake Wendouree 4.3 (27) def Sebastopol 3.1 (19) Darley 3.7 (25) def Mount Clear 2.1 (13) Ballarat Storm 5.1 (31) def Redan 3.2 (20)

BFL Women’s Ladder Women’s Team  % %Won 1 Redan 623.08....100 2 Sebastopol 356.73......80 3 Darley 218.23......80 4 Melton Centrals 324.35......50 5 Bacchus Marsh 89.57......40 6 Carisbrook 33.33......40 7 Melton 84.49......20 8 Lake Wendouree 0.45........0 Under 18 Youth Girls Team % PTS 1 North Ballarat 525.00......20 2 Redan 416.36...... 16 3 Ballarat Swans 181.58...... 12 4 East Point 95.21...... 12 5 Darley 67.44........4 6 Carisbrook 22.89........4 7 Creswick 17.18........0 Under 16 Youth Girls 1 Redan 690.24...... 16 2 North Ballarat 143.68...... 16 3 East Point 83.33...... 12 4 Bacchus Marsh 115.65........8 5 Ballarat Swans 41.32........8 6 Ballarat Storm 65.77........4 7 Lake Wendouree 32.32........4 Under 14 Junior Girls 1 Ballarat Swans 600.00......24 2 Bacchus Marsh 3641.67......20 3 East Point 369.05......20 4 Redan 395.71...... 16 5 Carisbrook 33.33........8 6 Darley 51.98........4 7 Ballarat Storm 11.18........4 8 North Ballarat 29.85........0 9 Lake Wendouree 1.58........0

Photo - Tim Saultry / sportingherald.com.au

BFL Women’s Football Results – Round 7 Women’s Darley 5.10 (40) def Melton Centrals 5.9 (39) Melton 22.15 (147) def Lake Wendouree 0.0 (0) Redan 16.7 (103) def Bacchus Marsh 1.1 (7) Sebastopol 14.17 (101) def Carisbrook 1.0 (6) Under 18 Youth Girls Ballarat Swans 10.6 (66) def Creswick 0.0 (0) North Ballarat 13.13 (91) def Carisbrook 0.0 (0) Redan 11.10 (76) def Darley 1.0 (6) Under 16 Youth Girls North Ballarat 3.8 (26) def Ballarat Swans 0.0 (0) Redan 6.10 (46) def Bacchus Marsh 0.1 (1) East Point 4.4 (28) def Ballarat Storm 2.2 (14) Under 14 Junior Girls Ballarat Swans 6.1 (37) def North Ballarat 2.1 (13) Carisbrook 3.4 (22) def Darley 0.0 (0) Bacchus Marsh 2.5 (17) def Redan 1.0 (6) East Point 11.14 (80) def Ballarat Storm 0.0 (0)

Ballarat Football League Results – Round 7 SENIORS Ballarat 9.16 (70) def East Point 9.11 (65) Melton South 13.12 (90) def Darley 9.8 (62) Redan 13.11 (89) def Lake Wendouree 7.7 (49) Sunbury 9.12 (66) def Sebastopol 7.15 (57) Nth Ballarat 19.16 (130) def Bacchus Marsh 8.11 (59)

BFL Ladder Team % PTS SENIORS 1 Nth Ballarat 140.78 2 Melton 139.20 3 Sebastopol 121.80 4 East Point 106.08 5 Bacchus Marsh 103.80 6 Ballarat 95.68 7 Redan 92.83 8 Sunbury 90.55 9 Melton South 89.45 10 Lake Wendouree 83.67 11 Darley 60.81

24 20 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 0

RESERVES 1 East Point 2 Sunbury 3 Nth Ballarat 4 Sebastopol 5 Darley 6 Melton 7 Redan 8 Bacchus Marsh 9 Melton South 10 Lake Wendouree 11 Ballarat

187.41 152.47 109.63 104.90 105.70 105.20 92.60 83.21 79.39 74.07 54.79

28 16 16 16 12 12 12 8 8 8 4

UNDER 19s 1 East Point 2 Nth Ballarat 4 Redan 5 Ballarat 6 Melton 7 Sunbury 8 Sebastopol 9 Lake Wendouree 10 Bacchus Marsh

773.58 228.77 171.89 86.28 104.96 61.48 31.23 41.56 18.54

28 20 16 12 8 4 4 0 0

RESERVES East Point 12.16 (88) def Ballarat 2.6 (18) Melton South 10.4 (64) def Darley 7.13 (55) Redan 3.11 (29) def Lake Wendouree 4.1 (25) Sebastopol 6.3 (39) def Sunbury 4.6 (30) Nth Ballarat 12.11 (83) def Bacchus Marsh 3.7 (25) UNDER 19s East Point 11.15 (81) def Ballarat 2.7 (19) Redan 15.12 (102) def Lake Wendouree 4.5 (29) Sunbury 9.10 (64) def Sebastopol 4.7 (31) Nth Ballarat 13.8League (86) def Bacchus Marsh 5.1 (31) Ballarat Football/Netball

Ballarat Netball League

SENIOR NETBALL Results – Round 7

Senior Netball – Results Round 7

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

A 40 23 35 49 82 27 31 46 58 34

B 42 35 52 28 45 20 19 34 17 68

C 23 29 41 29 26 13 15 34 40 45

D 22 28 13 37 17 35 17 32 25 30

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19&U 52 5 24 27 43 12 23 36 34 22

E 6 28 40 13 15 21 8 19

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Cobras go south against North

Bacchus Marsh Football By Todd Whelan Bacchus Marsh has failed to flatter in the second half of Sunday’s meeting with North Ballarat at Mars Stadium, going down by 71 points. After trailing by just 11 points at the main break Tom German’s men were unable to maintain the grade, conceding 13 goals in a half of footy, albeit their first hit out for premiership points since May 15, some 36 days ago. While there were excuses in the nature of the fall-away loss, the Cobras would concede that nothing short of their second quarter effort over a longer period will see them test the current two standouts of the competition thus far, namely North Ballarat City and Melton. The Cobras face a six-day break before its Round 8 clash against Lake Wendouree at Maddingley Park. Given the covid lay off and the Cobras Round 6 preceding bye, facing the Lakers on Saturdays looms as good as opportunity as any for an immediate response. A rebound win will only consolidate the Cobras position in what is now a top six discussion given its merely percentage that separates third from tenth in what is an extraordinary week for ladder observers. Cobra fans will be hopeful a review of what was done well will be enough to restore the levels of confidence to see them in the right frame of mind come Saturday. It’s hard to believe the Cobras could slip to as low as tenth in the event of an upset loss at home on Saturday but that’s the reality of BFNL 2021. So, what went right? From the ten-minute mark of the second quarter especially, until the half time siren it was all Bacchus Marsh. The Cobras took six marks inside forward 50 for 4.1 and a ‘no score’. Unlikely hero Kane Dickson took three of those (deep) contested to kick three goals in seven minutes while captain Jake Owen booted 1.1 from his two set shots. Ryley Stuldrier was the other to mark but failed to score from a shallow entry. Bacchus Marsh’s kicking on the whole had improved dramatically, largely attributed to Harry King who played a vital hand in three of the four second quarter goals. The Cobras defence pressed up well and rebounded any North Ballarat City exits to see them rattled for the first time. Rattled led to pressure, to turnover, to goal as the Cobras dominated 20 minutes of football to reduce a 27-point first quarter deficit to just 11 at the main break. The effectiveness of the Cobras general field kicking was at game high levels. After squandering more than a handful of attempts to find the Owen brothers on the lead early, composure, on the back of a renewed confidence was restored as they hitup the duo three times in succession. So what went wrong? Conceding goals inside the final seconds of the first, third and final quarters didn’t help. That aside, the Cobras entire second half

really, but considerations can be made for them on the back of a less than ideal preparation. To the curious eye, the Cobras look a quality outside mid short. Tom German, Nick Stuhldrier and Tyson Shea find plenty of it but their high mid minutes make it crucial they do so. They can expect further improvement from Harry King with a run under his belt, his first since May 1 and new recruit Jaydn Owen (Rd2 - April 24). Alex Shwarzenberg has the physical presence to play an important role inside the contest but again it’s the outside craft / offensive damage that eludes the Cobras at this point in time. Don’t get me wrong, German was the Cobras best for mine (on Sunday) while Nick Stuhldrier and a (quieter) Tyson Shea continue their ultra-consistent seasons. Jake Owen (three goals) presented all day, his GPS numbers would have led most, and Kane Dickson (three goals) provided the X-factor needed forward. There were honorable mentions for Daniel Veldon’s job on dangerous forward Josh Chatfield (one goal), Daniel Burton’s tireless work in the ruck and to a handful of others who had moments that threatened. But Sunday alone, there just wasn’t enough of them. Saturday’s Bacchus Marsh meeting with Lake Wendouree will be broadcast LIVE FROM 2PM on Apple 98.5FM or audio streamed via www.apple985fm.com.au. FINAL SCORES North Ballarat 19.16-130 defeated Bacchus Marsh 8.11-59. B/Marsh (WHELAN’S BEST) - T. German, J. Owen, K. Dickson, N. Stuhldrier, D. Burton, D. Veldon. B/Marsh (Goals) - Jake Owen 3, K. Dickson, J. Parente 1, B. Griffiths. BFNL FANS DON’T MISS “THE PRESSER’’ - LIVE EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT FROM 8PM - RD 8 PREVIEW LISTEN TO APPPLE 98.5FM OR STREAM LIVE www.apple985fm.com.au

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Devils remain winless

Darley Football – By Todd Whelan

Darley remains the only BFNL side not to win a game after seven rounds following its 28-point loss to Melton South at the weekend. Panthers spearhead Dylan Conway proved the difference up forward with a season high nine goals, including five in the first quarter to set up the club’s first win over the Devils on Darley Park in 10 years. Ironically, the visitors had just two goalkickers on a day that witnessed the return of footy from a 28-day hiatus due to covid. The Devils struggled early to find a suitable match up for Conway who looked dangerous whenever the ball presented inside 50. The former Port Melbourne forward was the beneficiary of repeat entries under little pressure as the Panthers midfielders and high half forwards had their way early against a struggling Devils outfit who seemed run off their feet. In fairness, the Devils ball use by foot was encouraging but their execution by hand, especially in the first half, told the story of an inexperienced group, clearly victims of their own ‘perceived pressure’. If there was to be any consolation for the Devils, they did outscore their opponents by one point after quarter time but the end result, 28 points was about right - a deserving win for the Panthers who amazingly join a logjam of eight teams on three wins. Surely the current state of the BFNL ladder is unprecedented when you consider that only percentage separates third from tenth. Darley went in with another two debutants, namely Will Johnson and Ayden Tanner, extending its number of players used in 2021 to a staggering 38 and welcomed back reliable midfielder Luther Baker from a hand injury. Baker was serviceable on his return with 20 odd disposals and had his moments, as did many of the Devils whose output in the aftermath could aptly be described as dour. Effort certainly wasn’t an issue for the young Devils who made genuine challenges in both the third and final terms to close within nine points and later 13. The assignment(s) however would prove a bridge too far for a black and white army clearly shy of the necessary ‘polish’ sustainable enough to find the line. The phrase ‘no bang for buck’ is the perfect summation for the Devils misfortunes given their weight of possession throughout the first half of quarters two, three and four. Eighty percent of that sample size was played in Darley’s forward half but without a clear aerial target, just impacting the scoreboard was made to look like hard work. On the flipside, Conway loomed like ‘jaws’ (including theme) at the other end and looked like marking everything within reach despite the valiant efforts of a Devils team defence hellbent on containing the 29-yearold. To put Conway’s performance into perspective - he kicked 9.4 off his own boot - just shy of Darley’s combined tally of 9.8. Unfortunately, Darley joint Captain Shane Page and defender Duncan Cadman were late withdrawals, but it is hoped the two aren’t too far away from returning as the Devils face three highway trips in as many weeks beginning this Saturday against East Point before Lake Wendouree and Redan. WHAT THE COACHES / FOOTY MANAGER SAID; Where was the game WON/LOST?: BAKER (FM Darley): We gave ourselves a chance in the third quarter, but again we couldn’t go on with it. Conway was the difference; we couldn’t contain him. PRITCHARD (M/SOUTH): Our good start meant Darley were playing catch up for the remainder. They’re a young side who keep pressing and I’ve no doubt they’re capable of taking some scalps in the back half of the season. Rate your DEFENCE: BAKER - Our backs were up against it because we couldn’t stop their runoff half back and through the middle. PRITCHARD - I felt our defence was solid - Mick Callus, Billy Lloyd and Ryan Pendlebury set us up well. Rate your MIDFIELD: BAKER - Our mids worked hard but I think too many were trying to win the ball at one time, instead of just one. PRITCHARD - (Shaun)Wyatt was class with his hands and went forward to hit the scoreboard while resting. Jake Thornton-Gielen was excellent and his ability to run and carry the footy was very important. Rate your FORWARDS: BAKER - Our lack of height kills us and bombing the ball in (forward) just doesn’t work for us. PRITCHARD - (Dylan) Conway dominated the game and was the obvious target up forward. Darley had to push an extra (man) back which meant they were going to struggle to outscore us. When we ‘manned up’ the loose players, it changed the momentum of the game back to us. Final Score: Darley 9.8-62 lost Melton South 13.12-90 WHELAN’S BEST (DARLEY): H. Inglis, J. Cadman, B. Young, B. Inglis, L. Spiteri, B. Colley. GOALS; (DARLEY): M. Banner 3, H. Inglis 2, B. Coots-Major 1, W.J ohnson, B. Inglis, M. Hanson.

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ROUND 7 Darley v Melton South The revised fixture for 2021 is available on our Facebook page and is made up to cover the two lost rounds due to Melbourne lockdowns. The new fixture ensures that each club plays all others at least once in the season and has 2 BYES. The original Round 11 will be played out of order and Rounds 12 & 13 have been abandoned. The gloominess of the latest lockdown was lifted only to return with our dismal day at Darley Park on Saturday. Light shone on the netball courts though, with our C & B graders winning and again on Sunday with a win to our Senior Women.

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FOOTBALL Under 19s: Melton South do not field an Under 19s team this season so our 2 game COVID break was extended to 3. We’re looking forward to getting back on the field next week. Reserves: A truly great player, past captain, coach and all-round good bloke, Ross Gundry, played his 250th Club Game on Saturday. Unfortunately, the Ressies couldn’t bring home the win for Ross. Melton South 1.1, 2.4, 7.4, 10.4 (64) d Darley 1.1, 4.8, 6.9, 7.13 (55) GOALS: J Zeestraten 3, D Peacock 2, J Pattison 1, R Hawkins 1 BEST: J Spiteri, J Altay, J Zeestraten, J Runge, B Wood. Seniors: Melton South 6.3, 7.4, 10.7, 13.12 (90) d Darley 1.4, 3.6, 6.8, 9.8 (62). GOALS: M Banner 3, H Inglis 2, M Hanson, B Inglis, W Johnson, B Coots-Majer 1. BEST: J. Cadman, B. Coots-Majer, H. Inglis, B. Young, B. Inglis, W. Johnson. NETBALL 19s &Under: Melton South 27 d Darley 24 BEST: 1. Jaimee Smith 2. Chelsea Mason. GOAL SCORERS: Ella Cook, Sarah Mason, Britney Ellis, Becca Purcell-Mailata. D-Grade: Melton South 38 d Darley 13 BEST: 1. Ella Harris 2. Keeley Growcott GOAL SCORERS: Ella Steinicke, Jessica Blake, Kirsten Nicholls. C-Grade: Darley 41 d Melton South 29 BEST: 1. Sarah Mason 2. Ella Cook GOAL SCORERS: Sarah Mason, Ella Cook, Analise Sekirski. B-Grade: Darley 52 d Melton South 28 BEST: 1. Ellie Martin 2. Rebecca Purcell-Mailata GOAL SCORERS: Lauren Martin, Holli Bates, Victoria Abdulnour. A-Grade: Melton South 49 d Darley 35 BEST: 1. Claire Johnson 2. Georgia Hellyer GOAL SCORERS: Monique Nagle, Keely Boudrie. BACCHUS MARSH COMMUNITY BANK BRANCH SENIOR WOMEN’S FOOTBALL Darley held their nerve against another finals contender to win by one point. Darley 2.6, 3.6, 3.8, 5.10 (40) d Melton Centrals 1.0, 2.2, 3,7, 5.9 (39) GOALS: K Bessell 3, J Roberts, Tylah Wright 1. BEST: C Layton, T Wright, S Thompson, D Evans, M Clarke. NEXT ROUND Round 8 we are AWAY to East Point at the Eastern Oval on 26th June. This is the first of 3 away games in Ballarat if you don’t mind! Senior Women play Bacchus Marsh at Maddingley Park. The game is scheduled for Friday 25th at 7.30pm. SPONSOR OF THE WEEK The COMFY Group of Companies is a highly valued PLATINUM Sponsor of the RUSTEL DEVILS. Comfy First - Heating & Cooling, PlumbFirst, ElecFirst are part of this group offering you first class trade services for home and industry. Check them out on-line or on Facebook.


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