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Kiln restoration rejected By Lachlan Ellis

Russ Hendry (BM Lions) said the unique Chicory Kiln missed out on a Heritage Victoria grant to restore parts of the 1885 building. Photo – Helen Tatchell

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Plans to restore the famous Bacchus Marsh Chicory Kiln have been dropped, due to Heritage Victoria declining to help fund the project. The Bacchus Marsh Lions Club, in partnership with the local Rotary Club, Community Bank, and the owner of the chicory kiln, were seeking a $25,000 ‘Living Heritage Grant’ for the $50,000 project. However, Heritage Victoria said the application had been unsuccessful in a letter to the Lions Club. Project coordinator, Russ Hendry (Bacchus Marsh Lions Club), said the Lions Club and its partners were “disappointed” to not receive funding under the program. “We thought it was a good project for Bacchus Marsh as the Lions Club, we were pretty pleased that Rotary, the Community Bank, and the kiln owner supported us. We stacked up our half of the funding, but they [Heritage Victoria] didn’t put up the other half,” Mr Hendry told the Moorabool News. “We gave it a go and we missed out…I was disappointed they didn’t respond to us during the application process. It took them six months to decide. “But there were lots of other worthy projects, they got funding before us and that was fine…I’m just disappointed that during the process, no-one contacts the applicants. It’s a worthy project, but it’s fallen down…that’s their call, they’re paying the money,” he said. The Bacchus Marsh Chicory Kiln was constructed in 1885 by the Pearce family and closed in 1910. It was built to dry chicory roots, which were grown in Bacchus Marsh at the time, and can be used as a coffee substitute when baked and ground. It is the largest known chicory kiln in Victoria, and was Heritage registered in 2016. The restoration project would have restored the building, roof, collapsed circular vent, and repainted of the ‘Indian Root Pill’ sign on the southern wall. The restored kiln was also proposed to be opened to the public occasionally, with its history displayed on signs around the perimeter. The Bacchus Marsh Chicory Kiln was one of many projects that applied for funding under Round 6 of the Living Heritage Program, and in the end 19 projects, totalling $2.36 million, were supported. Heritage Victoria encourages applicants who were unsuccessful in Round 6 to apply for the next round of funding, which opens on 1 February 2022. However, Mr Hendry said the Chicory Kiln project would not be one of the Round 7 applicants.


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His actions “placed good people at risk of death” By Helen Tatchell He spent 216 days in custody and after three years of incidents and court appearances, a Bacchus Marsh man has walked free, with convictions. Godwin Aquilina appeared before Magistrate Letizia Torres in the Ballarat Magistrates Court on Friday 8 October, where he was found guilty on a number of charges, one, receiving seven months in jail, less time already served, with conviction. Mr Aquilina served seven-months on remand from June 2019 to January 2020. He successfully applied for bail before appearing last week in court to hear his fate on numerous charges. Four young people in two separate vehicles, were driving on the Bacchus Marsh-Geelong Road Parwan at around 2.30am on 16 June 2019, when Aquilina was alleged to have driven towards them, swerving left and right across the road, ramming both vehicles and attempting to run down a fleeing occupant. In court on 2 April 2021, the victims told the court, “I was feeling very terrified and scared”; “I thought I was done for”; “I felt he would’ve killed me”. Magistrate Torres recorded five convictions in relation to charges of, ‘without lawful excuse recklessly engage in conduct Ramming vehicles that placed person/s in danger of death’. In presenting her decision, Magistrate Torres said, “I find these charges proven and beyond reasonable doubt”. “The actions of Godwin Aquilina placed good people at risk of death. All four young people were honest and compelling, and I do not except Mr Aquilina’s version of events…that the collisions were accidents. “Godwin Aquilina was in a rage, you pursued the vehicles and occupants aggressively and you had a homemade Molotov cocktail,” Magistrate Torres said. “All four young people supplied substantial, significant evidence. The body worn camera footage played in the court supports the young people’s version of events. “I cannot doubt what they said.” Magistrate Torres dismissed a charge of ‘emit or cause to be emitted unreasonable noise from a residential premises’ stating, “I am not satisfied beyond reasonable doubt”. A further three charges against Aquilina were proven for littering and unlawful assault. The charge read the accused did deposit litter, specifically six tyres, cardboard boxes and packaging materials, clothing, tin cans and PET containers, in a place not for the deposit of litter on to the road reserve.

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“Council officers Gaze and Fillisch took the rubbish to the tip themselves, it was overwhelming,” Magistrate Torres said in court. An aggregate fine of $800 with conviction was imposed. An indecent language charge was dismissed with conviction, after the court heard Aquilina called Council officers “f***ing c****” in a public place. Charges of unlawful assault against Tonia Dudzik, a Moorabool Shire Councillor, were also proven, and Magistrate Torres convicted Aquilina with an additional $800 fine. “This is not a typical stalking case, it does meet the definition of stalking and Mr Aquilina did target Ms Dudzik,” Magistrate Torres said. “Ms Dudzik experienced abusive messages, he stripped to his underpants at a Council meeting and poked her in the back outside of a hardware store.” The charge read Aquilina ‘did stalk another person by engaging in a course of conduct which included threats to hurt, to assault and to harass with the intention of causing physical or mental harm to the victim, including self-harm, or of arousing apprehension or fear in the victim for his or her own safety of another person’. “I found Ms Dudzik to be an honest and compelling witness, and I accept her evidence in its entirety. I accept that she had a number of upsetting and frightening interactions with Mr Aquilina, relating to her role as a Councillor and community leader,” Magistrate Torres said. Aquilina escaped further incarceration after Magistrate Torres said a jail term was appropriate but wasn’t going to exceed the time he had already served on remand. Fines were put in place after Aquilina said he was, “unfit to work. Not allowed by law to do community service because of TAC.” “I don’t have the physical or mental capacity, I can’t even fix bicycles and I have three in the shed,” he said. His support worker said he has an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) from 1996, and historical injuries to his neck and back. “He is on a lifetime care package through TAC,” she said. When asked by the Magistrate, Aquilina would not indicate how much he received from that, clear, each week. “How come the whole world gets to know?” Magistrate Torres said, “it is an open court however, I will use the Centrelink Pension as a guide.” “Fines Victoria will contact you to pay in small amounts according to your income.” Aquilina represented himself and maintained a not guilty plea throughout the entire trial.

Godwin Aquilina walked free from court last Friday after serving seven-months on remand over 18-months ago. Photo – Helen Tatchell Whilst on remand, the house in Love Close Maddingly belonging to Godwin Aquilina, burnt down, his support worker in court said he “lost everything”. “He lives on a stipend from TAC. He still has a mortgage and now, virtually is a homeless person,” she said. Magistrate Torres asked what dwelling does he live, in with the support worker replying, “an old caravan”. “Effectively squatting. No amenities, no sanitation, every possession lost, and he has an ongoing problem with ID. “The day he walked out of prison he walked home to a tangled mess of iron,” she said. A Council Local Law (6.10 Camping on Private Land) clearly states: (a) A person must not, without a Permit, occupy a Caravan or any other temporary structure on private Land for more than seven (7) days within any 28 day period, or for more than 14 days in any calendar year. (b) The Owner or the Occupier of Land must not, without a Permit, allow the occupation of a Caravan or any other temporary structure on private Land for more than seven (7) days within any 28 day period or for more than 14 days in any calendar year. The Moorabool News asked Council if Mr Aquilina had a permit and if not, were they considering taken any action. “Council takes action on local law compliance issues if required,” a spokesperson said. “We are currently looking into this situation to assess the best way forward.”

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Eight successful Expressions of Interests will receive funding under the Federal Government’s Strengthening Telecommunications Against Natural Disasters (STAND) Program in Moorabool. Community halls and a local CFA building are big winners with the funding to improve their telecommunications. The STAND funding came about following the 2019 bushfire season, allowing Councils to nominate through an EOI process to install Wi-Fi at premises that formed part of Council’s Municipal Emergency Management Plans. Mayor Cr Tom Sullivan said it was wonderful to see so many Moorabool locations receive the funding. “With a quick turnaround required on the EOI process, the Emergency Management Team and the Municipal Emergency Management Planning Committee nominated sites where emergency relief centres may be required during emergency events, so we’re delighted to see them all receive this vital telecommunications infrastructure.” Cr Sullivan said this will be invaluable during emergencies, such as the upcoming bushfire season. “Places like Korweinguboora that was impacted greatly by the storm event earlier this year and didn’t have decent communications infrastructure are on this list. It’s fantastic to know that updated comms will assist them in any further emergencies,” he said. Council is currently working with committees of managements and representatives of the eight locations to help with the installation process. The STAND Program has allocated $7 million to deliver 2000 NBN satellite services nationally, with 337 sites to be located in Victoria.

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By Lachlan Ellis Council will apply for State Government funding for two major projects, after the motion to apply for the funding was approved unanimously by Councillors. Central Ward Councillor Paul Tatchell moved the motion at Council’s Ordinary Meeting on 6 October, seeking a total of $4.25 million from the Growing Suburbs Fund (GSF). Cr Tatchell’s motion recommended that Council apply for funding for both the Ballan Library and Community Hub Project, and an All-Abilities Playground at the Bacchus Marsh Racecourse Recreation Reserve. The current round of the Growing Suburbs Fund applications opened on 1 September and will close this Friday on 13 October. The motion was put forward during Urgent Business, with Cr Tatchell stating that it was a “time-sensitive issue” given the approaching deadline.

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“Since being established in 2015, the GSF has provided in excess of $325 to interface Councils to cater for significant growth. Now that same ability is being processed through the Peri-Urban Group of Rural Councils, they’ve advocated very strongly for us to be involved,” Cr Tatchell said. “The Council officers have identified two significant projects that meet the funding criteria, and are probably strong candidates to get funded. Obtaining these funds will reduce pressure on future Council budgets, and enable Council to deliver muchneeded projects to support our growing communities.” The motion was seconded by Cr Tonia Dudzik, and all Councillors voted in favour. The Growing Suburbs Fund also provided $2.5 million for the Darley Park sports and community pavilion project in 2020, and $3.5 million for an Early Years and Community Hub in Maddingley in April this year.

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Indoor stadium a step closer The construction of a multipurpose indoor stadium in Bacchus Marsh, as part of the Taverner St Sports Precinct development is going out for tender, one step closer to reality. The project will include the development of four sports courts, multipurpose meeting rooms, an administration office, toilets and change facilities (including accessible change), a cafeteria, car park and road entry, accessible shared pathways and landscaping. Mayor Cr Tom Sullivan said it was exciting to have this multi-million-dollar project at tender stage. “We’re very excited to deliver this much-needed stadium, part of a much larger investment in sport and recreation in Moorabool to cater for our population growth,” he said. “The stadium will have four indoor courts which is enough to meet our current shortfalls and will encourage participants from a variety of sports, including basketball, netball, volleyball and futsal (indoor soccer).” Cr Sullivan said existing sports will be able to expand their competitions and more residents will be able to participate in sports locally rather than have to travel out of the Shire to play. “…which is really important to our community.” President Wayne Slack (Bacchus Marsh Basketball Association (BMBA) said the BMBA Community is extremely excited about the opportunities the new state of the art facilities will bring for Basketball in the region. “Just the capacity to simply ensure more players can play in our many competitions, whilst also meeting the growing community needs that come with the general population growth expectations,” he said. “As an Association, we have grown well beyond the capacity available with the existing basketball facilities available to the BMBA, so we are excited that the new four court facility will enable increased volumes for training, playing and also

Basketballer’s are excited for a new indoor stadium. Photo - submitted representative basketball, whilst ensuring the very best in game day conditions for all senior and junior players, coaches and spectators alike.” Andrew Burr is from Bacchus Marsh Netball Association and mirrored the sentiments of Mr Slack. “We look forward to construction starting as soon as possible as this project is a welcome addition to the sports facilities in the town and will contribute to the growth in our sport. Having access to a high-class stadium will enable us

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to attract more participants across all age groups and help showcase netball.” Council has set aside funding for the project in this year’s Budget, and the Victorian Government has contributed $1.9 million through the Local Sports Infrastructure Better Indoor Stadiums grant program. “The new indoor sports centre will cater for greater participation and provide state of the art facilities for kids to get involved in their local sporting teams,” State Member for Melton Steve McGhie said.


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Gil Read has been honoured for his years as the Bacchus Marsh cemetery groundskeeper. Photos – Supplied/Lachlan Ellis.

Groundskeeper honoured By Lachlan Ellis A long-serving cemetery groundskeeper, who was a friendly face to many visiting their loved ones, has been honoured with a memorial bench after passing away last year. Gilbert Read, or ‘Gil’ as he was better known, worked at the Maddingley General Cemetery for 25 years, and was known for both his perfectionism and his friendly, jovial nature. On Saturday 25 September, Gil’s wife Joy, their four children and six grandchildren, visited the cemetery to bury Mr Read’s

ashes and see Gil’s bench for the first time. The burial date was specifically chosen, as it marked 50 years since Gil and Joy were married. Allan Comrie is Chairman of the Maddingley Cemetery Trust and said Mr Read would be dearly missed by both the Trust, and the people that visited the cemetery. “He was a real people person, everyone here loved him. If there was ever a complaint, he’d sort it out straight away. He was meticulous with his work, he kept the grounds perfect,” Mr Comrie told the Moorabool News.

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“After he retired, we had people asking, ‘where’s Gil?’. Then he joined the Trust, he loved it…he always provided his opinion.” Kristy Read, Gil’s youngest daughter, said she and the family were honoured to have a permanent monument to Gil established. “Words can’t explain how grateful I am for the memorial bench seat dedicated to Dad. I really hope friends and family aren’t shy in visiting his resting place, to perhaps have a good yarn about the weather, let him know if the fish are biting, or give Dad an update if Essendon have made the Grand Final,” Ms Read said.

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“There is nothing in the world he wouldn’t do for us. I will also remember Dad as the best advice-giver – whether we asked for advice or not – and always started with ‘what you ought to do is’ and, ended with a very positive ‘just don’t worry, be happy’. “Any time I’m missing Dad, needing some advice, or looking for some more positive vibes for the soul…I will be right there, sitting on Dad’s chair with an extra hot coffee, just the way he liked it.” Mr Read passed away on 17 December 2020, after a brave 15-month battle with cancer. He was 72 years old.

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Keeping the mouse out of the house

Opportunity to replace unsafe, to safe A new trial program from VicRoads will see young drivers offered $5000 to replace their old, unsafe cars – but spots are limited. Up to 50 people from the ages of 18 to 25 can apply for the trial of the ‘unsafe2safe’ program if they reside in the Ballarat or Bendigo regions. Applicants must be the registered owner of a vehicle that is 16 years old or older, that has an ANCAP safety rating of 1 or 2 stars, or is unrated. The applicant must also hold a Victorian driver licence. Recent research shows that younger drivers in regional Victoria are 15 times more likely to be killed in crashes involving older vehicles than the state average, a figure the unsafe2safe program hopes to help drive down. Newer cars include more modern safety features like auto emergency braking and side curtain airbags, and the unsafe2safe program aims to help mitigate the financial hurdle of buying newer cars with these life-saving features. Applications for trial participants close on Wednesday 20 October, with the first phase trial to begin in November. The program is planned for expansion in early 2022, with up to 1000 young regional Victorians across the state to become eligible. For more information and to register your interest in participating in the unsafe2safe program, visit engage.vic.gov.au/unsafe2safe.

There is a warning from a Federal Minister Mouse numbers could rise again this spring; Farmers should be alert for signs of increased mouse activity and; State and Australian government programs can help farmers. Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia David Littleproud said there were several options for farmers impacted by the mouse infestation. “We’ve had good rain and are looking at a bumper harvest, and unfortunately these conditions are perfect for mice,” Minister Littleproud said. “Taking action early will be important to keep mouse numbers down. “It’s important that farmers get out into the paddocks to look for damage or other signs of mice such as active burrows, and to act at the first signs of activity.” Mr Littleproud said the Grains Research and Development Corporation produces material and information to help with mouse management, including printable chew cards for monitoring mouse activity. “But there is support available for farmers who have had their businesses impacted by mice. “The first port of call is your relevant state and territory authorities who have been on the frontline of the on-ground management of these infestations, and this hasn’t changed.

“Since January this year, the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority has issued seven emergency use permits to support mouse control. On a broader level, the Farm Household Allowance is available to affected farmers. “And farmers can also access tax concessions. Primary producers may be able to claim an immediate deduction for capital expenditure on fodder storage assets, such as silos and hay sheds,” he said. “I also encourage the use the MouseAlert app which can help notify producers about changes in mouse activity.” Mouse numbers in Australia could rise again, depending on rainfall in coming months, as the weather warms in spring. To find out more, visit www.agriculture. gov.au/ag-farm-food/mouse-infestation

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If you’ve been noticing an increase in dodgy text messages and calls to your mobile phone, you’re not alone – Scamwatch is reporting a record year for phone scams. Run by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), Scamwatch’s most recent data showed a record $211 million in losses to scams so far this year, an 89 per cent increase from the same period last year. 31 per cent of that figure came from phonebased scams, at more than $63.6 million. Of the 213,000 reports received by Scamwatch from 1 January and 19 September this year, 113,000 were about phone scams. Some of the most common scams are calls and text messages that pretend to be from parcel delivery services or voicemail services, with links that direct the victim to download a program. If they agree to do so, their phone is infected with a virus called Flubot, which hacks into credit card details, personal information, text messages and more. Also common are scams claiming a large amount has been spent from a victim’s credit card, with the scammer offering to help with a refund, but instead hacking the victim’s

computer to steal personal and banking information. Deputy Chair of the ACCC, Delia Rickard, asked phone users to stay vigilant. “Scammers are pretending to be from companies such as Amazon or eBay and claiming large purchases have been made on the victim’s credit card. When they pretend to help you process a refund, they actually gain remote access to your computer and steal your personal and banking details.” Ms Rickard said. As a rule of thumb, Ms Rickard said phone users should not click links in messages that came from out of the blue, or provide personal and banking details to people they don’t personally know and trust. “Remember, you never know who you are dealing with online. Scammers often pretend to be from a well-known organisation, such as a bank or the government, and they will pretend to offer you something such as money or a benefit, or claim that you are in trouble,” she said. “If you think something might be legitimate, call the organisation or government agency back using details you find in an independent search, rather than the details provided.” Anyone who has provided their banking

details to a scammer should contact their bank or financial institution as soon as possible. Those who believe they may be a victim of identity theft can contact IDCARE on 1800 595 160. IDCARE is a free and governmentfunded service, that works with individuals to form a response plan and support them through the process. If you see a scam, even if you haven’t lost any money, you should report it to Scamwatch at scamwatch.gov.au/report-a-scam.

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Spring clean to keep pests lean Warmer temperatures and longer days are ahead – and for Victorian farmers, that means planning and preparing for harvest. Agriculture Victoria Grains Biosecurity Officer, Jim Moran, said that whether farmers were expecting a below average harvest or a “bin buster”, effective grain hygiene, handling and storage would be key to maximising returns. “Spring brings harvest planning and preparation to front of mind. This should mean considering your tactics for controlling insects when harvesting, handling, and storing the new grain,” he said. “To prevent insects from damaging stored grain and limiting marketing opportunities, storage hygiene strategies are needed now.” At this time, a few practical steps that can be taken include cleaning out grain residues and spills in and around grain storages, cleaning out and treating empty grain storages and harvesting equipment, and repairing or replacing seals on silos. “If required, fumigate safely by strictly following the product label and associated

safety precautions,” Mr Moran added. “Always apply the correct dose for the volume of the silo for the prescribed time, to ensure effective insect control as insects will develop resistance if only partially exposed to fumigants.” He urged grain growers to seek advice on what type of protectants to apply on new grain going into medium and long-term storage, and encouraged farmers to aerate the new crop inside the silo if possible. “A cooler environment slows down the insect breeding cycle, making them easier to control effectively. Farmers should do everything within their means to ensure grain from this year’s harvest cannot be mixed with grain from previous harvests, as it could be contaminated with insects and disease,” he said. Further information is available at farmbiosecurity.com.au and agriculture.vic. gov.au. You can also contact Jim Moran at jim.moran@agriculture.vic.gov.au, or phone Agriculture Victoria on 136 186.

The call is out to prepare for the summer pool season, as toddler drowning rates spike to a fouryear high. Kidsafe has launched their annual ‘Safe Barriers Save Lives’ campaign, calling on homeowners to ‘help save a life’ by checking their pool and spa barriers. The launch comes as concerning figures released in the Royal Life Saving Society of Australia’s National Drowning Report show that in 2020/21, 25 Australian children aged 0-4 years drowned – a 108% increase on the previous year and the largest number since 2016/17. Swimming pools were one of the most common locations where these incidents occurred (8), accounting for 32% of all toddler drownings. Jason Chambers, General Manager of Kidsafe Victoria, highlighted toddlers were particularly at risk as they are attracted to water but don’t yet understand the dangers it can pose. “Children can drown quickly and silently - a split second is all it takes for them to gain unsupervised access to the water area and find themselves in trouble.” While pool and spa barriers are effective in helping to reduce childhood drowning incidents, Mr Chambers explained that a large number of drowning deaths are the result of barriers that are faulty, have not been maintained, or are non-compliant with Australian standards. Top 5 Issues with pool and spa barriers • Gate or door is no longer self-closing • Gate or door is no longer self-latching • Gate is propped open for convenience – allowing children unsupervised access • Gaps, holes or spaces in and under the barrier which a child can get through • Climbable objects near the pool barrier e.g. BBQ's, outdoor furniture, eskies, trees etc.

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By Lachlan Ellis An upgrade to one of Bacchus Marsh’s busiest intersections aims to ease congestion issues, but not everyone is convinced the plan deserves a green light. The designs for the intersection upgrade were released on Wednesday 29 September, with the notoriously busy roundabout at the intersection of Main Street, Grant Street and Gisborne Road to be replaced with dual lane approaches and traffic lights. State Member for Melton, Steve McGhie, said the upgrade would provide a range of benefits to those who use the busy intersection. “The new intersection plan is an improvement on the current intersection in a number of ways; the controlled intersection is safer, preventing vehicles from ‘kamikazeing’ through, and it provides safety for pedestrians by providing a crossing that doesn’t currently exist,” Mr McGhie told the Moorabool News. “It provides better traffic flow with allocated right-hand and left-hand turning lanes to ease congestion. This doesn’t exist with the current one-lane roundabout.” An estimated 1,900 vehicles use the intersection between 8:00 am and 9:00 am, and more than 2,000 vehicles use it between 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm. Regional Roads Victoria (RRV) consulted extensively with surrounding businesses and Council during the design planning process, but due to the constrained nature of the road, some parking spaces and trees will need to be removed. According to RRV, “a maximum of three trees in Grant Street, one tree in Main Street and 14 trees on Gisborne Road will need to be removed”, as well as “a maximum of eight car parking spaces in Grant Street and 15 spaces in Main Street”. However, six parking spaces will be delivered to offset this loss – three in the Church Street car park, two outside the Bacchus Marsh Police Station, and one near the CFA station. RRV is also investigating whether it can relocate some of the trees it needs to remove, including the bottle trees on Gisborne Road.

Additionally, a maximum of eight car parking spaces in Grant Street and 15 spaces in Main Street will need to be permanently removed, to ensure the intersection and additional traffic lanes will function safely. A further six spaces and the loading zone will be subject to future peak hour restrictions to ensure the efficient operation of the intersection. Through refinements to this design we’ve been able to deliver six parking spaces to offset the loss of existing parks, including three additional spaces in the Church Street car park, two spaces outside the police station, and one near the CFA station.

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MPs from the State Opposition have taken part in a two-day tour through communities affected by the Western Victoria Transmission Network Project (WVTNP), including parts of Moorabool. The design for the new signalised intersection at Main Street/Grant Street/Gisborne Road in Last Tuesday Shadow MPs Craig Bacchus Marsh. Ondarchie, Ryan Smith, Richard Riordan and Bev McArthur visited Myrniong Hall, Myrniong When will be works begin? Bio-link, Merrimu Reservoir and Coimadai Primary School, We’re working to schedule pre-construction activities and will provide further informationspeaking with community members along the way. on this step when available. Ms McArthur is a Member for the Western Victoria Region and Assistant Shadow Minister for Construction is expected to start from mid-2022. We’re investigating options for Scrutiny of Government. Ms Bev McArthur with Coimadai Primary School construction and will discuss this matter with businesses when more information is known. She said she had found a Principal, Moira Ross. Photo - supplied remarkable consensus among We will be back to you before the start of works to outline impacts the construction phase communities located along the “We’ve had some pretty solid feedback transmission network’s planned route. from the community over the last year or may have traffic, including any delays or detours. “The community concerns and the fears so, that they feel the consultation AusNet Surgeon Mr Douraid Abbas offers these procedures in several locations in appear uniform along the length of the has conducted hasn’t been genuine. A lot of Western and regional Victoria, with no and low cost options available. proposed transmission line. It is a consensus concerns that have been raised haven’t been that is rarely found,” she told the Moorabool addressed,” Mr Smith said. Call his friendly staff today to discuss your surgical needs. News. “Some feedback we’ve also had is that, for a “The communities are genuinely worried long time, local MPs haven’t really responded Mr Abbas’ rooms are located at about numerous issues: the loss of farm well enough. What we wanted to do was to the Central Highlands Surgeons capacity, viability and income – including come down and get a hands-on idea of what generational impacts. Farmers are being the concerns were, so that we could lend our Clinic, 607 Mair Street, Ballarat. told different things by the proponents – voices to the community. To make an appointment, or seek including protocols relating to easements “The area is great for wind and solar, more information: and setbacks. but you have to plan it holistically. I don’t P (03) 5332 8100 “The Victorian Government is hiding want to make a gratuitous swipe, but these F (03) 5331 2979 behind the EES process and a consultative impacts on the community should have E office@chsurgeons.com.au process from AusNet which locals tell us been considered a long time ago, and the is, at best, a farce. All groups feel bullied, fact it’s gotten this far without much State The team is more than happy to excluded and not listened to. The WVNTP Government intervention is really poor.” answer any questions you have. needs to go back to the drawing board – and The Shadow Ministers spoke with members communities should be heard.” of the Moorabool and Central Highlands Ryan Smith, the Shadow Minister for Power Alliance (MCHPA), Darley Power Planning, echoed Ms McArthur’s concerns Fight, and Stop AusNet’s Towers groups, that the consultation process undertaken by before moving on to Mortlake and Rokewood on the Wednesday. AusNet had been poor.

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risk within the first 12 months of driving, making the hazard perception test a useful tool in transitioning to safe solo driving. In fact, the hazard perception test has contributed to a 20 per cent reduction in the rate of fatal and serious crashes involving drivers aged 18 to 20 years. For more information on how to access the Hazard Perception Test Online, visit vicroads.vic.gov.au.

Supporting the next generation of farmers Opportunity beckons for young farmers to take their careers to the next level, with expressions of interest now open for a State Government-run mentor program. Minister for Agriculture, Mary-Anne Thomas, has announced that the 2022 Young Farmers and New Entrant Mentoring Program will accept eight entrants, pairing them with experienced farmers with oversight from a skilled farm business consultant. Farmers from the ages of 18 to 35 are welcome to apply, and aims to teach the skills young farmers need to manage their farm businesses, identify risks, develop strategies to build resilience, and achieve business goals. The program runs for 12 months, during which time the mentor and mentee will meet regularly, building professional networks, using trusted sources of advice and information, and setting business goals. Funded by the government’s $20 million ‘Smarter, Safer Farms’ initiative, the program will run until 30 November 2022. To apply for one of the eight mentee positions, visit www.vic.gov.au/youngfarmers

Letters to the Editor Dear Editor, Victorians are looking for an iron-clad guarantee we’re on the road to reopen, rebuild and recover. Mixed messages and the Premier’s condescending lack of trust in Victorians has left us without hope that Labor’s roadmap will deliver us the freedoms it promises. As double-dose vaccination rates reach 60 per cent in regional Victoria, we deserve to know 18 months of sacrifice won’t be for nothing. The Nationals’ alternative roadmap delivers certainty and a positive way forward. Under Labor’s roadmap, when regional LGAs do hit higher vaccination thresholds we’ll still wait weeks to reopen due to lower rates in Melbourne (51 per cent of Melburnians have been double dosed). The Nationals’ alternative roadmap calls for regional Victoria to be unshackled from Melbourne, to allow us to move to the next phase as soon as we reach key milestones. Common sense changes, like rolling out rapid testing, will build confidence that we’re doing everything we can to keep protecting our health when we do reopen. For regional hospitality, it should include an immediate return to density limits of one person per four square metres, not patron caps, for LGAs that aren’t in lockdown. Our schools and childcare in regional areas that aren’t in lockdown should be able to fully reopen –immediately. And at the 70 per cent milestone, all country community sport should return for fully vaccinated Victorians, with an adequate number of players for competition. What regional Victoria needs is a plan for recovery, not a fake lifting of restrictions that stops us building a post-COVID future. Peter Walsh Leader of The Nationals Shadow Minister for Regional Victoria

Are you of... capable of being dug up and transplanted. The Council These Brachychitons arein need quite Gastroscopy? ought to at least engage an arborist to advise. This is the same species used in the renowned Colonoscopy? childrens garden at the Gardens in Melbourne, and THOSE trees were transplanted GallBotanical Bladder Surgery? at the same size. Imagine being the centrepiece of a similar kids’ imagination space in Herniathem Repair? the park near Bacchus Marsh station. - Gordon Morrison regionalroads.vic.gov.au It will also see a reduction in travel times and operating costs for the many primary producers and freight operators in the area, and bring more reliable travel times for access to the Bacchus Marsh Railway Station and schools to the south, as well as improved pedestrian connectivity and safety.

So more heat, more traffic, more congestion to go with the traffic lights that are going to cause chaos. Welcome to the new inner city living lifestyle. - Larissa Weston I love those trees, you need to remove some of those plain trees they are a hazardous, put the bottle trees in replace off them. - Angela Marsh O’Sullivan Those bottle tree take years to get their size. Leave them there. Or get them professionally removed. They are worth thousands and landscapers pay too dollars for them. Again this is a case of making a job easy for over paid staff that can’t think about a solution instead just cut them down. Common sense yes is not working in this case again. I will come and chain myself to these trees. So over the council wanting to cut trees down to do road works again. Those trees are not in the way at all. - Carolyn Caz Craggill

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Sewer upgrades completed Major water and sewer projects for Bacchus Marsh and surrounds have been completed by Greater Western Water. The $20 million works include an upgraded sewer pump station, a new sewer pipeline and two new water pipelines. Greater Western Water’s General Manager Growth and Infrastructure, Amanda Smith said with the local population projected to double to 46,000 in the next 20 years, this important investment will ensure “we can meet demand for services from the Bacchus Marsh community for many years to come.” “These are significant projects for the town’s sewerage and water network. In particular, it ensures Greater Western Water can meet the demand for sewerage services for at least the next 15 years,” Ms Smith said. “These projects have been safely delivered under COVIDSafe settings, demonstrating the concerted efforts of staff and contractors. Ms Smith said Greater Western Water thanks the community for their patience and understanding during construction.

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PROJECT DETAILS Ms Smith said below, are just several of the major projects “we have under development and construction across our service area to deliver affordable, high-quality service to growing communities like Bacchus Marsh.”

Sewer Pipeline project A new $9.2 million, 8 kilometre-long sewer pipeline from Peelmans Lane to the Bacchus Marsh Recycled Water Plant. The pipeline will help with the management of sewage flows throughout the town. Bacchus Marsh Sewer Duplication Work was completed late last year on a new 2.5-kilometre duplicate sewer pipeline from Holts Lane to the Avenue of Honour. The $3.4 million pipeline is critical new infrastructure to meet the increased demand for essential sewer services in the area.

Sewer upgrades completed Grant Street sewer pump station upgrade A $6.7 million upgrade to the existing sewage pump station at Peelmans Lane near Grant Street. The project increases the pump’s capacity, enabling additional sewage to be received and pumped to the Bacchus Marsh Recycled Water Plant for treatment and recycling. The pump station upgrade also eases the load on the Avenue of Honour pump station, which receives most of the town’s sewage.

Water Pipeline projects $1.74 million across two new water pipelines: a new 800-metre water main from Griffith Street to East Maddingley Road and a new 770-metre water main from Franklin Street west to Barry Street. These projects will boost water pressure to businesses in the rapidly growing Parwan area.

Grants to help stormaffected artists Creatives and creative communities have been offered up to $1,500 by Regional Arts Victoria, with Moorabool one of 11 Local Government Areas (LGAs) eligible. The ‘Creative Recovery Small Grants Program: 2021 Storms’ aims to help those who were impacted by the significant storms and floods that hit Victoria in June, and is supported by the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust. Individuals, groups and incorporated not-for-profit organisations can apply, but must have been located in Moorabool, or one of the other impacted regions listed on Regional Arts Victoria’s website, when the storm incident occurred. They must also indicate how they were impacted by the storm, and either have an ABN or have an auspice organisation manage their grant. The current round of applications closes at 5pm on Friday 1 October, and applicants will be notified whether they were successful from Monday 25 October. The guidelines and more information can be found by visiting rav.net.au/ funding-opportunities and clicking ‘Creative Recovery Small Grants Program: 2021 Storms’ in the top left.

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Dan joins Devils By Todd Whelan Popular Ballarat Football Netball League identity and Hall of Fame inductee Dan Jordan has been appointed coach of Darley for the 2022 season. News of the marquee signing dropped at the weekend as the Devils proudly unveiled an image of Jordan donning the black and white, sparking curious interest from the wider competition almost immediately. The 40-year-old brings with him enviable degrees of knowledge and expertise, and none moreso from his most recent stint at the top level after two years as Essendon's Assistant Coach. The Bombers loss is a huge gain for the Devils. The 2006 Henderson Medallist and five-time Tony Lockett Medal winner was upbeat about the journey that lies ahead. "Hopefully I can make a difference at this proud club and lead them back to finals," Jordan said. "I'm really excited about the challenge, it was in fact one of the reasons I settled on the Devils, and the process in which they presented their case was first class," he said. Darley Football Manager Craig Baker was rapt the club could lure a bonafide, experienced coach like Jordan with eyes on emulating McCartney's blue print at North City that saw them rise from outside the six in 2019 to Minor Premiers

Cup win a delight By Michael Howard (HRV) Max Delight has produced a stunning turnaround to win the Pryde’s EasiFeed Victoria Cup, nabbing Australia’s leading pacer King Of Swing on the line to capture the prized silverware. Chris Alford shot Max Delight to the lead from gate two before handing up to Amazing Dream, then lay in wait while the leader battled with King Of Swing, producing a late dash up the Bendigo sprint lane to score in the $300,000 classic. It was a triumph for trainer David Aiken, who just a week prior scratched Max Delight from the TAB Smoken Up Sprint owing to a foot abscess, only to have the five-year-old recover to nab the victory. “It’s pretty amazing,” Alford told TrotsVision. “It could have been a blessing in disguise not having a tough run and going into the night fresh.” Alford and Aiken combined to win the Victoria Cup twice with Lennytheshark in 2016 and 2017 and the pair added a third tonight, orchestrating what would prove a decisive move by crossing the polemarker Torrid Saint from the gates.

in 2021, all on the back of developing their own stocks. "We thought we needed someone to oversee the progress of our Under 19s to senior footballers," Baker said. "It would be a waste if we did not capitilise on the body of “When we talked before the race I said I don’t really think we can cross the one horse (Torrid Saint) and I don’t think he’d be happy to sit on us … but Max had different ideas,” Alford said. “He got up on that gate, he was nearly eating it he was that hard up on it. Shot out really good the first 100 and just settled beautifully. “Off the back I was just pinching myself going they’re all off the bit here and I’ve still got plenty of horse. I knew we were rolling. Ants had to keep the foot down to make King Of Swing work. “King Of Swing was off the bit down the back, and so was the leader. I looked around and General Dodge was there, I nearly buggered it all up and half went to come off the fence just before the straight. Luckily (Torrid Saint) wasn’t going good enough and I was able to go back to the inside and get the run.” And the rest took care of itself, delivering Aiken a third Victoria Cup and Alford a fourth, with the latter having also won in 1995 on Golden Reign. Max Delight shot down the sprint lane to score in a 1:53.2 mile rate, fueled by a 27.4-second third quarter and 28.5-second dash home.

work Doug (Hawkins) has put into our young blokes after a terrific season that saw them finish second before Covid cut their season short.” Baker said they are aware, local 'one point' players are worth their weight in gold. According to Baker, Dan will also be on hand to advise the junior coaches whenever needed, ensuring all are heading in the same direction. "Covid has made it hard for our senior club, like many others, but we think Dan will help rejuvenate the group after a lean couple of years," he said. While the thought of Jordan and 'the big dance' has its own familiar ring, the Devils know their version has a long way to go. And no-one knows that more than Baker himself, who has spent the best part of 35 years at the club. "All the talk about Dan's signing has been positive," Baker said. "Hopefully everyone gets behind him and we can start winning again in all three grades." For the Devils first grade, who haven't won a game since August 24, 2019 - finally some good news. Just how the Devils respond onfield under Jordan must be whetting the appetites of the Darley faithful already. ** Dan Jordan's impressive footy CV is on the DFNC Facebook Page

Max Delight trained by Daivd Aiken and driven by Chris Alford winning the Victoria Cup (Group 1) at Bendigo on Saturday Night. Photo Stuart McCormick Triple Eight again savaged the line to continue his outstanding season with a second placing, finishing within 3.2 metres of the winner and pipping King Of Swing on the line. The latter, a Miracle Mile and Hunter Cup champion, would have lost no admirers after sitting in the breeze for the entire last lap, while leader Amazing Dream boxed on well to finish fourth beaten only eight metres.

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VIRGO—August 23-September 22

Calculated risks may pay off, but rely more on logic than intuition. Your inventive spirit soars. Brush up your skills in the areas of advertising, salesmanship and public speaking.

DOWN 1. Advance some theories in favour of the British currency (8). 2. On top again (4). 3. Against the type you mix with (7). 4. Walking a very short distance (5). 5. They are critical of the door fittings (8). 6. Produce the animal (4). 11. Attacked and set running 6,2). 13. Speak excitedly about the fields that are so nice (8). 14. Made a joke, though mad (7). 17. Bend to fill a hold in (5). 19. Just as well! (4). 21. A little bit or fifty per cent of the alphabet (4). CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS Across - 7, Grave offence. 8, S.-port-s. 9, O-scars. 10, P-utters. 12, Heaps (anag.). 15, A-do-re. 16, Brushes. 18, Pa-ten-t. 20, Coarse (course). 22, Show one round. Down - 1, Pro-pound. 2, Over. 3, Con-sort. 4, A-foot. 5, Knockers. 6, Bear. 11, Turned on. 13, P-leas-ant. 14, Cracked. 17, St-o-op. 19, Also. 21, A-to-m.

SOLUTIONS - CROSSWORD NO. 9217

QUICK SOLUTIONS Across - 6, Brotherhood. 7, Mice. 8, Oleander. 9, Please. 10, Turkey. 12, Bolted. 15, Mapped. 17, Accented. 19, Rage. 20, Predicament. Down - 1, Forecast. 2, Choose. 3, Priest. 4, Corn. 5, Adhere. 6, Brill. 11, Reporter. 13, Occupy. 14, Detail. 15, Madman. 16. Eight. 18, Even.

QUICK SOLUTIONS Across - 7, Professional. 8, Emerge. 9, Closet. 10, Cobbler. 12, Pence. 15, Berry. 16, Routine. 18, Branch. 20, Deceit. 22, Misdemeanour. Down - 1, Primrose. 2, Afar. 3, Ushered. 4, Finch. 5, Innocent. 6, Blue. 11, Baroness. 13, Continue. 14, Soldier. 17, Cheek. 19, Rome. 21, Cant.

CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS Across - 6, Water-pistol. 7, (Mount) Etna (Rev.). 8,Sea-gree-n. 9, Sh-agg-y. 10, Set-tee. 12, Wa-i-ter. 15, CoBA-Lt. 17, Alderman (anag.). 19, Re-A.M.. 20, With knobs on. Down - 1,Straight. 2, Crusty. 3, D’i-vans. 4, Stir. 5, Fleece.

SAGITTARIUS—November 22-December 22

GEMINI—May 23-June 21

This is the week for making goals, whether it is at the workplace or at home. Make a list, but make sure you do carry them out.

ACROSS 7. Such a crime as body-snatching was? (5,7). 8. They amuse one when the ship is just outside harbour (6). 9. Awards zero marks (6). 10. Quietly says, “Clubs” (7). 12. A new phase for a great many (5). 15. Are holding a party and simply love it (5). 16. Passes lightly over the minor skirmishes (7). 18. A knock about number, that’s obvious (6). 20. Rough ground over which a race is run, we’re told (6). 22. Act as a guide when they televise part of the golf tournament (4,3,5).

You find yourself in elegant surroundings and may be rubbing shoulders with a celebrity. Travel opportunities are bright. Extra caution is required in mechanical matters.

This could be the week to update your wardrobe and throw out those old out-of-date clothes. Research pays off - a trip to the library or searching the internet may bring rewards.

LEO—July 23-August 22

CRYPTIC PUZZLE

SCORPIO—October 23-November 21

Your abilities this week may be sharper than usual. This is a great time for developing skills in computer or other technologies. It may also be your best time to renew your commitment to your partner.

Friendship is the focus of the week. A one time admirer may contact you, while a new relationship is launched. If thinking about writing, the timing is excellent.

7. 8. 9. 10. 12. 15. 16. 18. 20. 22.

LIBRA—September 23-October 22 This week brings showers of announcements regarding celebrations, promotions and unexpected travel. The week also includes some very serious thinking about the direction your career path is taking.

TAURUS—April 21-May 22

Pay attention to details at the workplace and don’t ignore your hunches. Healthwise, listen to messages that your body may be conveying. An overdue acknowledgement or promotion may arrive by the end of the week.

NO. 9218

Calculated risks may pay off, but rely more on logic than intuition. Your inventive spirit soars. Brush up your skills in the areas of advertising, salesmanship and public speaking.

LIBRA—September 23-October 22 This week brings showers of announcements regarding celebrations, promotions and unexpected travel. The week also includes some very serious thinking about the direction your career path is taking.

SUDOKU

SCORPIO—October 23-November 21

NUMBER GAME You find yourself in elegant surroundings and may be

rubbing shoulders with a celebrity. Travel opportunities are bright. Extra caution is required in mechanical ANSWER BELOW matters. SAGITTARIUS—November 22-December 22

Your abilities this week may be sharper than usual. This is a great time for developing skills in computer or other technologies. It may also be your best time to renew your commitment to your partner. CAPRICORN—December 23-January 20

This could be the week to update your wardrobe and throw out those old out-of-date clothes. Research pays off - a trip to the library or searching the internet may bring rewards. AQUARIUS—January 21-February 19 It is important to read all insurance and related policies from cover to cover and it’s essential to ask all questions, no matter how trivial. This week you may find it easier than usual to approach senior people for advice. PISCES—February 20-March 20 A long awaited phone call or email and some overdue money may arrive by Thursday. In relationships, seek out areas of common interest. Catch up on all correspondence by the weekend. BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK Originality is a well known trait for you and it can give you the edge in a career or community project. The key is to keep your impulsive streak under control. Partnership activities are highlighted.

CAPRICORN—December 23-January 20

AQUARIUS—January 21-February 19

It is important to read all insurance and related policies from cover to cover and it’s essential to ask all questions, no matter how trivial. This week you may find it easier than usual to approach senior people for advice. PISCES—February 20-March 20 A long awaited phone call or email and some overdue money may arrive by Thursday. In relationships, seek out areas of common interest. Catch up on all correspondence by the weekend. BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK Originality is a well known trait for you and it can give you the edge in a career or community project. The key is to keep your impulsive streak under control. Partnership activities are highlighted.

SOLUTIONS - CROSSWORD NO. 9218

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