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Moorabool News The


Tuesday 23 November, 2021

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Vol 15 No 46

Council is planning to build a bigger, better library for Ballan after purchasing the old Commonwealth Bank site, and Cr Paul Tatchell (right) and Derek Madden (CEO) are ready to stock the shelves. Photo – Helen Tatchell

Library bookmarked

By Lachlan Ellis and Helen Tatchell

It is one small step for Council; one giant leap for the community, after a long-awaited Council owned community facility for Ballan is now a done deal, well, the site anyway. Funding to build the Ballan Library and Community Hub should be known before the year is out, after Moorabool Shire Council confirmed they had purchased the old Commonwealth Bank site in Inglis Street, with the sale finalised last Friday. A Council spokesperson told the Moorabool News the purchase price was $525,000 and “a condition on the sale is that it is to be used for community use.” Moorabool Mayor Cr Tom Sullivan said Ballan has outgrown its current library in the Ballan Mechanics Institute and pointed to projected population growth as a reason to build a bigger library.

“Ballan’s population is set to grow to 7000 by 2041, making now the perfect time to create this community space for the growing population and turn the hub into a centrepiece of the town,” he said. “We have plans to redevelop the bank building to boast a larger, contemporary library space, along with community meeting rooms, art exhibition space, maternal and child health services and an extended community courtyard.” Central Ward Councillor Paul Tatchell requested Council submit an application to the Growing Suburbs Fund (GSF), in Urgent Business, at the October 6 Ordinary Meeting of Council. The application, totalling $4.25 million, included not only funding for the Ballan Library and Community Hub, but an All-Abilities Playground at the Bacchus Marsh Racecourse Recreation Reserve. continued page 4

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Swim safer with lifesaving lessons By Lachlan Ellis A stand-alone bank has been ‘splashing cash’ across the shire for ten years, with over $1.09million invested into the community. The Community Bank Ballan is now making a bigger splash this summer which will see local children participate in the learn to swim program, for free. Volunteer board member Barry Sims said the bank will cover the bill for the entire Summer Kidz Program in Ballan in January 2022. Run by VICSWIM, the program usually costs $35 per week, with three weeks of swimming lessons. The Council entry costs for participants and spectators will also be covered by the Community Bank. Mr Sims suggested the idea to his fellow board members and “it was approved straight away”. “Swimming’s so important for children, they’ve got to learn how to swim and if possible, without the added cost”, Mr Sims told the Moorabool News. “We should support the kids in town, and this was an opportunity not to be missed as learning to swim is a major preventative measure.” Mr Sims said the Community Bank Ballan has done so much over the last ten years for towns and organisations in the west of Moorabool. “Over $1 million has been invested. It is something that no bank has ever done.” The Learn to Swim program will be run over three weeks with five 30-minute lessons, from Monday to Friday. Week 1 – 3 - 7 January Week 2 – 10 - 14 January, and Week 3 – 17 – 21 January Up to 84 participants from the ages of 3 to 14 years old will be able to enrol for free across the three-week period, with lessons to be held at Ballan Outdoor Pool. To enrol, call 9271 3800. The program is supported by VicSwim, Bendigo Bank, State Government and Aquatics & Recreation Victoria (ARV).

Barry Sims (Volunteer Board Director Community Bank Ballan) with (L-R) Sophie, Tom, and Ruby who are ready and waiting for the VicSwim program in 2022, that the Community Bank is picking up the tab for participants. Photo – Helen Tatchell

Making a ‘racquet’ for men’s health By Lachlan Ellis A tennis tournament will raise much-needed funds for Movember, and men of all skill levels are invited to take part. The Men’s Movember Doubles Day, sponsored by Shane Cook Homes, will start at 9 am on Sunday 28 November, at Bacchus Marsh Lawn Tennis Club. Doubles teams will be divided into A, B, C and D grades, and tournament organiser Steve Kelly said the club was eager to get players to join in, regardless of fitness or experience. “After the lockdowns and a couple of years of everyone cooped up indoors, the tournament idea just fell in with the Movember charity. With restrictions coming down, we thought it’d be a good idea to hold an event and play some tennis, have some drinks and a barbeque,” he told the Moorabool News. “We want to help raise awareness of men’s mental health and get guys talking to each other. We have a doctor coming down, Dr Rav Sadhai – he’s going to do a talk about mental health after the tennis.” There will also be live music performed on the day by musician Tom Jenkins, from 3pm until 6pm. Raffles will be held for tennis racquets, and gurneys and blowers from Melton Stihl. Prizes are on offer for the winners of each grade including ‘Serving Aces’ tennis store vouchers, as well as glasses. Around 40 players have already signed up, with many of the remaining spaces left in the lower C and D grades. “It’s not too late, even if you haven’t played a lot of tennis, to come down and give it a go,” Mr Kelly said. Entry costs $50 per person, with a portion of the entry fee going to Movember. The entry fee includes a light lunch and barbeque, as well as a complimentary drink. If you’re keen to have a hit and help raise funds for Movember at the same time, contact Steve Kelly on 0409 173 273 or via email at

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Library bookmarked continued from page 1 “The Council officers 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 much-needed projects to support our growing communities,” Cr Tatchell said. And the need to update the current library in Ballan? Cr Tatchell said the current library in the Mechanics Hall could hardly be considered a library in the modern sense of the word, and secondly, the hall is not owned by the Council. “Grants available for libraries need to be on Council owned properties; Building libraries whilst managed by Council shouldn’t be the burden of the ratepayer, when they are a State Government funded responsibility,” he said. For several years the library project has been on the priority list and Cr Tatchell said having the ability to purchase a site is a budgetary process followed by a procurement policy. “Finding a central site with easy access is a difficult task in a growth area; buildings are in high demand and it’s essential that ratepayers get value for their Concept drawings for the Ballan library show rear and street facing images. Photos - MSC money. Negotiations on other sites were always carried out under Commercial Confidentiality at the request of the potential vendors; this is normal and standard business practice. Once secured, the costs are publicly declared and documented.” And Cr Tatchell said people will be pleasantly surprised by “the work and extraordinary deal our CEO has put together to secure this building”. “I would also to like note the generosity shown by the current owners who were just as committed as we were in securing a great outcome; personally, I think it was the buy of the century with a great benefit for the community.” A regular contributor to Public Question Time at Council meetings about the library, and in this publication, a Ballan resident, was asked for a response however, did not wish for his name to be published and told the Moorabool News he had “no comment’ on the announcement. Council is planning to remove the old CBA bank building and put the Library and Community Hub in its place. The State Government will make announcements on successful GSF applicants from December 2021, with Funding Agreements to be executed by February 2022.

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Troughs that watered horses By Lachlan Ellis You’ve likely passed these concrete horse troughs on your travels, but may not know their history and, that they’re almost 100-years- old. There are four troughs in Moorabool, in front of the Royal Hotel and the Blacksmith’s Cottage in Bacchus Marsh, A.A. McLean Reserve in Ballan and one on the Ballan-Daylesford Road. If you look closely, you’ll see the troughs have inscriptions reading ‘Donated by Annis & George Bills, Australia’. They are four of more than 500 in Australia which were donated in George Bills’ will, with most constructed in the 1930s. Each is inscribed with the same words. George Bills died in 1927 at the age of 68 and, left an estate of over £80,000 in his will to construct horse troughs “wherever they may be of the opinion that such horse troughs are desirable for the relief of horses and other dumb animals”. George and his wife Annis were both avid supporters of the RSPCA, and George was made a Life Governor of the RSPCA in 1924.

According to the Bacchus Marsh & District Historical Society’s ‘Bacchus Marsh Heritage Guide’, the distribution of the troughs began in the late 1920s, with Victoria and New South Wales home to hundreds within a decade. None were made following World War II. The Bills were both born in England in 1859, with George born in Brighton and Annis born in Sheffield. They were married in 1885, with George making a living in businesses manufacturing coiled and woven wire mattresses in Sydney and Melbourne. The Bills horse trough outside the Royal Hotel is now used as a flower bed, while the one at the Blacksmith’s Cottage was moved from the Racecourse Reserve in 2000. The trough at A.A. McLean Reserve was originally situated outside the RSL clubrooms, according to a 1981 article supplied by the Ballan Shire Historical Society. There is also one on the west side of Ballan-Daylesford Rd, a few kilometres north of the freeway, which is easy to miss when the grass is long. An issue of the Settler newsletter supplied by BSHS states that “as near as can be learned 7,000 troughs have been placed throughout the world, many in England, Ireland, Switzerland and Japan”.

Outside the Royal Hotel Bacchus Marsh. Photo: Lachlan Ellis

A horse trough at the Blacksmiths Cottage Bacchus Marsh. Photo: Lachlan Ellis

The Ballan horse trough originally outside the RSL (Commercial Hotel in the background), now at A.A. McLean Reserve Ballan. Photo – Ballan Shire Historical Society/Helen Tatchell

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A sign of things to come By Lachlan Ellis

Moorabool Shire Council

Council has provided an update on the ‘Community Infrastructure Program’, with $145 million to be invested over five years. In the 2021/22 Budget, seven projects have been funded including Peppertree Park (Maddingley), Harry Vallance Drive Reserve (Maddingley), Mill Park (Ballan), Guy Place Reserve (Maddingley), Jonathan Drive (Darley), Gordon Public Park, and Blackwood. At Peppertree Park, the car park will be upgraded, the main path through the reserve will be formalised, and the amphitheatre will be modified. Accessibility and amenity will be improved in a general upgrade to Harry Vallance Drive Reserve. Both are expected to be completed over the next six months. Mill Park is also on the list with the entrance road, footpath improvements, 3x3 basketball court, and general landscaping are The next Ordinary Mee�ng of Council will be held all planned for completion. Council has also awarded a contract for a skate park and pump track, with community consultation on Wednesday 7 July 2021 in the Council Chambers, 15 Stead St proposed in December to help decide a design. The current skate park is situated at the Ballan Recreation Reserve.

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Gordon Public Park is also scheduled to receive a skate park and x 3x3 basketball court.

Landscaping improvements and footpath connectivity works have already been completed at Guy Place Reserve, with Forresurfacing details onofa�endance to the viewfor thecompletion agenda, before go to Christmas, subject to weather conditions. repairs and the basketballorcourt planned A general upgrade to the park at Jonathan Drive will improve accessibility, amenity and play space.

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Finally, a draft plan for Blackwood Township Improvements has been completed, and will be put up on Council’s ‘Have Your Say’ platform for consultation in the coming weeks.

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Tenders Unscheduled Mee�ng of Council Unscheduled Mee�ng of Council Have Your Say: Tourism Grants Strategy Female Friendly Tourism Grants Planning Permit

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Letters to the Editor Dear Editor, Reading Ross Redwin’s political drivel (Moorabool News 5 October) regarding the WVTNP tells me two things. They’re not running past where he lives, and he loves old mate Dan Andrews and his dodgy decisions. Nothing more. Fed up with politicisation of the WVTNP? Maybe you should have read your own letter. Colin Ayres Darley Dear Editor, Premier Daniel Andrews is parading his State of Emergency replacement legislation as simple and sensible. But the Public Health and Wellbeing (Pandemic Management) Bill is a very nasty wolf in sheep’s clothing. It is undemocratic, concentrates power in the Premier’s hands, fails parliamentary scrutiny and every oversight measure. On the 15th December, the current SOE laws come to an end. These are the laws that have enabled you to be locked down, masked up, double vaccinated and coded almost everywhere you go. But this Pandemic Bill is much worse. It has already passed the Lower House of the Victorian Parliament. To pass the Upper House, it requires Labor MPs plus three crossbenchers. Since March, the Premier has been wooing his trusty troika of Samantha Ratnam (Greens), Fiona Patten (Reason Party) and Andy Meddick (Animal Justice Party) with his plans for the bill. To date, these three have effectively ticked every box the Premier wants, perpetual genies in his political bottle. In an ominous sign recently, they voted against the regular practice of sending this bill for review to the Scrutiny of Acts and Regulations Committee, SARC. Its job is to make sure legislation meets human rights standards. The red flags are flying. The Bill hands control of signing off on public health orders from the Chief Health Officer to the Minister for Health. That is fine. These enormous decisions should be in the hands of the elected. But once the Premier has declared a pandemic, an act of simply tabling it in the parliament, he can hit the repeat button every three months. His Health Minister can then make pandemic orders. These can be unlimited: they can stop, lockdown, detain, restrict almost anything including gatherings, protests, schools and force medical testing. The hurdle for these orders is only that the minister deems them ‘reasonably necessary’. There doesn’t even have to be a health pandemic or a single case of a disease, the Government can just declare one, and so it is. The bill can target `specific classes’ - or people with a common attribute - these could be people who vote a certain way, their race, sex or religion. Not wearing a mask for example – could result in an individual being fined $90,500 or two years imprisonment. A company can be fined $425,500. SARC can’t stop the legislation, it can only recommend against, a recommendation that can be ignored. Labor dominates the committee. The Government says it will set up an oversight committee – one that it hand-picks. Again, it can only recommend – and again it can be ignored. This Bill is dangerous. It is unnecessary. It is unprecedented in Australia. Watch who votes for it. Bev McArthur Member for Western Victoria

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A recently released Victorian Law Reform Commission report has spurred the Victorian state government to begin drafting legislation on ‘affirmative consent’ laws. This legislation will attempt to reduce sexual offenses by requiring explicit consent.

if someone wants to wait and see what the long-term effects of these population-wide trials are? What about the young people concerned about the effects the vaccines may have on their future fertility? Simple. No jab, no job, no uni, no restaurants, no cinemas, no theatres, no pubs, etc.

At the same time as the state government is concerned about ‘consent’, they are also pushing ‘no jab, no job’ and segregation of Australian citizens. What happened to consent? What if someone, in good conscience, refuses to get the vaccine? What

If someone gets the jab against their will and only does so because they see no other way out, is that consent? Let’s put it in context of my original paragraph. If someone is totally smashed-out drunk and gives consent to sex, is that real consent? If someone is in the other

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person’s house but she fears saying no due to possible physical harm, is that real consent? Is real consent coerced consent? Or is it freely given? How many people are giving free consent to this government mandated vaccine, and how many are being coerced? Is anyone else seeing the complete doublestandards here? Katie Lindorff Rowsley


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Looking back - the Moorabool Reservoir A local history buff has gone back in time, more than a century, to the herculean project that was the construction of the Moorabool Reservoir. Steve Clark from Bolwarrah posted a historical photo on social media from the time of the project (1914 – 1915), comparing it to contemporary photos of the Reservoir and surrounding area today. According to a piece from The Argus on October 30, 1914, construction of the Moorabool Reservoir required, at the time,

“… 150 men and 100 horses employed, and these numbers will not be decreased for the next six months”. The project involved the removal of homes and deviation of roads along 380 acres of land, and increased the district’s water storage capacity by 150 per cent with a total of 1.365 billion gallons (around 5.2 billion litres). “Forty tons of steel were obtained from Belgium just prior to the war, to be used in the concrete embankment”, and “the

contract price for constructing the reservoir was £33,000”, the article concludes. Bolwarrah is a rural locality 85 km northwest of Melbourne and 15 km from Ballan. The name is thought to be derived from an Aboriginal word which described a shrub, Eupomatia laurina, with glossy laurel-like leaves. The shrub is known as rosebush or bolwarra. A post office and a school were opened in Bolwarrah in 1875 and 1886 respectively. There was a substantial village at the turn

of the century, and it was described in the Australian handbook, 1903: In 1915 the Moorabool Reservoir was constructed, inundating the village and much adjacent farmland. The school was moved, and a church and the post office survived. During the 1960s the school was closed. The Moorabool reservoir is a domestic water storage surrounded by forest and managed by Central Highlands Water.

Plea to stay on top of tussock By Lachlan Ellis A local Landcare member has warned the community to stay vigilant against the highly invasive serrated tussock over the next few months. Alan Morton is a member of Pentland Hills Landcare Group and the Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party (VSTWP) and said current climate conditions meant the weed is at its worst. “The ease with which the seed spreads, and how well it re-establishes itself in new country, is a huge problem. It becomes endemic, and it eliminates all good quality grasses,” Mr Morton told the Moorabool News. “It’s also dangerous for sheep and cattle, it builds up as a ball of indigestible matter. My one-liner is that any time is a good time to control serrated tussock, but right now in lots of areas it’s in full flower…if we have a few hot days in December, the flower will dry out and blow seeds for kilometres on strong winds.” There are many resources available for those wanting to learn how to identify and get rid of serrated tussock – Mr Morton said the most important thing was for people to have an interest in helping the environment. “They just need to be aware that when they come to live on even the smallest piece of land, the land is like anything else – it needs care, it needs maintenance. It’s just like a person, if you don’t look after yourself, you get crook,” he said. “The simplest thing is, just try and control serrated tussock when you’ve got time, any time of the year.” For more information on serrated tussock and how to combat its spread, visit

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Community invited to new sessions

Artist Chris Creaney with a small display of various artworks, and more, on offer at the gallery in Gordon. Photo Helen Tatchell

Artists get ‘Covid’ creative

By Jane Gardner With lockdowns lifting and freedom returning to communities everywhere, a group of local creatives from Gordon and Mt Egerton decided to pool their collective talent to set up an exhibition in the historic Gordons at Gordon Café. With the fitting title of ‘Covid Creations’ with many of the works completed during lockdown, the exhibition consists of a range of pottery or ceramic items, photographic montages, marbled cups, bowls, paper and gift cards as well as some framed nature ‘assemblages’. The works of art are beautifully complimented by the white, pressed-tin walls of the old ‘Bar Room,’ so named from the days when the building was a pub. There’s even a cellar trap door in the floor. Artists of ‘Covid Creations’ include Mike Bradley, Chris Creaney, Michele Winsor, Robert McLaren and Jane Gardner.

The exhibition is currently open to the public every Saturday from 10am ‘til 2pm. Local nursery owner Heidi Johnson is also in attendance each Saturday with a variety of beautiful plants for sale along the building’s old veranda. With more opportunities to get back out and explore new places, now is the perfect time to call in to the Bar Room Gallery at Gordons at Gordon. With Christmas just around the corner, it is the perfect time to find a special piece and unique piece of hand-crafted pottery or work of art, created by one of our local small town artists. The Bar Room Gallery has come about not just because of the creative talents of the artists on display, but thanks also to the support and generosity of the proprietors of Gordons at Gordon Café. It is hoped that, over time, the Bar Room Gallery will be offered to other local creatives to share the space and display their work. Interested artists are invited to leave their contact details at the gallery.

The Stop AusNet Towers Community Alliance will be hosting a series of community information sessions along the proposed WVTNP route in November and December. These sessions will provide updates on the fight against the WVTNP with specific insights into the legal fight, land access rights and the looming announcement of the final corridor. Stop AusNet’s Towers Campaign Chair, Emma Muir said AusNet have created a path of deceit and lies over the past 14 months and this has been exacerbated in recent months by their bullying and harassment of landowners. “AusNet have not listened or acted upon the vast concerns brought to them by the community and businesses,” she said. Local council members and politicians have been invited to attend. Ms Muir said the proposed transmission line and substation will have a devastating and irreversible effect on the region, “along with its tens of thousands of community members, hundreds of businesses and on the natural environment.” Stop AusNet’s Towers Community Information Sessions Clunes -Thursday 25 November, 6:30pm with Free BBQ – Clunes Football/Netball Club, Ligar Street, Clunes. Myrniong/Ballan/Greendale - Friday 26 November, 6:30pm with Free BBQ – Recreational Reserve, Hardy St, Myrniong. Darley/Coimadai - Monday 29 November, 7pm – Darley Hub, 182 Hallett’s Way. Darley. Springbank - Wednesday 1 December, 6:30pm with Free BBQ – Springbank Football Club Rooms (Wallace Recreation Reserve). Melton - Tuesday 8 December, 7pm – Melton Community Hall, 238 High Street, Melton.

Recycle cans, get cash By Lachlan Ellis A new recycling bill is set to pass through the Victorian Parliament, providing 10 cent refunds for cans, bottles, and cartons. At the time of writing, the ‘Circular Economy (Waste Reduction and Recycling) Bill’ has passed through the lower house but, has not yet been debated or voted on by the upper house. Under the bill, the container deposit scheme (CDS) will come into effect by 2023, funded by beverage supplies and overseen by a new authority, Recycling Victoria. While the scheme is set to reduce waste and increase the amount of resources recovered by recycling, it’s not all positive. Existing refund schemes run by volunteer groups, such as the Bacchus Marsh Lions Club, may lose revenue from the CDS. The Bacchus Marsh Lions Club runs the ‘Cash n Can’ program, receiving crushed cans from the community monthly, at the Village Green for 75 cents a kilogram. Russ Hendry is President of the Bacchus Marsh Lions Club, and said while the Cash n Can Program would likely lose some income, it wasn’t all doom and gloom. “We get probably half of our cans from donations from the Bowling Club, CFA, those kinds of organisations...they’re not fussed about collecting, they know the Lions Club will use the money wisely, so they give them to us,” Mr Hendry told the Moorabool News. “We mightn’t get as many cans [once the CDS comes into effect], unless we can get on the bandwagon…but it’s really not that significant in our fundraising, we’d find some other


income source. But Cash n Can does help when we do the Royal Children’s Hospital Appeal and that sort of thing.” Mr Hendry added that the Cash n Can program was seen less as a source of income and more of a “service for the community”, and would continue even if the State Government’s CDS is implemented. The Circular Economy (Waste Reduction and Recycling) Bill had its first hearing in the upper house on Thursday 18 November. If it passes there, Victoria’s CDS will come into effect on or before 1 December 2023. Victoria will be the last state in Australia with a CDS, with Tasmania to introduce one in 2022, and all other states already running a CDS.

A recycling lobby group has declared its support for the ‘producer responsibility’ model proposed by the State Government. Formed by the beverage industry, VicRecycle has praised the “low cost, recycling-maximising” plan. “Along with the establishment of Recycling Victoria, this is a positive next step in building a successful container deposit scheme for all Victorians,” VicRecycle Chair Paul Klymenko said. “Victoria’s CDS will generate more than $500 million every year once it is up and running, facilitating the return of hundreds of millions of containers, so it’s important we get this right. “A critical part of successful CDS is producer responsibility, which is why VicRecycle and its members, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners and Lion, are working closely with the Government.” Mr Klymenko suggested that 40 per cent of refund points should be run by social enterprises and local governments (as occurs in WA), and the scheme should include an option to donate refunds to community organisations, charities, and sporting clubs. “Industry looks forward to working with the government to deliver a CDS that maximises recovery and recycling of beverage containers and benefits the entire Victorian community,” Mr Klymenko said.

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Sounds too good to be true? Scam More than 2000 reports of scams were received by Consumer Affairs Victoria (CAV) during 2020-21. Requests for money transfers, phishing and fake missed call or text messages are among the top five scams targeting Victorians, according to data revealed by CAV. Promises of large sums of money, in return for an upfront payment, topped the list with 660 reports in 2020-21, compared to just 330 in the previous financial year. According to the ACCC's Scamwatch, financial scams have caused the most losses this year, so far costing Australians more than $114 million. Victorians have lost $30 million to financial scams. People aged over 65 are most likely to fall victim to financial scams. Crime Stoppers Victoria Chief Executive Stella Smith said scammers will target older people because they are less likely to tell anyone. “That’s why talking with your parents and grandparents is an important step in scam prevention.” Many people who experience a scam never report it to anyone due to feelings of shame, but it’s important to keep talking to reduce stigma and prevent scams from happening in the first place. Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation Melissa Horne said there is no shame in being caught out by a scam. “It’s important to keep having conversations to understand the warning signs before it is too late,” she said. “Scams can cause both financial and emotional distress. The best defence is to speak out, educate yourself on what a scam looks like and continue raising awareness to prevent others falling victim.”

Victorians are encouraged to keep the conversation going by reminding their family and friends to do their research before sending any payment to online sellers and to never give money or bank details to claim a prize. To raise public awareness about financial scams and promote conversation around this issue Crime Stoppers Victoria has teamed up with Victoria Police and BankVic to produce a new podcast, “Let's Talk Scams”, a 40-minute episode offering listeners valuable scam prevention information. The public is urged to contact their bank immediately and make a report to Scamwatch at if they have been scammed or suspect they may have been targeted by scammers. Further information about scams and how to protect yourself can be found at

Appeal to remember those less fortunate The candy canes, cards and wrapping paper are already on the supermarket shelves and that means Christmas is only weeks away. It also means the annual Cafs (Child and Family Services, Ballarat) Christmas Appeal has been launched. This year the demand for support has never been greater and the organisation is seeking to support in excess of 600 children and their families across the Central Highlands, including Moorabool. Cafs CEO, Wendy Sturgess said they know families are experiencing the compounding impact of two years living through the COVID-19 pandemic and this has, in many cases, altered their ability to earn an income. “The harsh reality is that Christmas gifts are a discretionary item, so they are the first thing to go if a family is facing a choice between day to day expenses and gifts for children,” she said.

At this time of year, not only do the day to day expenses continue to come in, but the additional pressure of covering annual back to school costs can push some households to the brink. Christmas presents are a luxury that has to be sacrificed. Cafs are encouraging donors to consider making either cash donations or contributing gift cards and vouchers this year instead of physical gifts. The benefit of these types of contributions means that they can be given to children of any age or gender and the need to quarantine donated goods, in line with current COVID-19 risk procedures, is eliminated. Cafs provides support to children and their families through a diverse range of programs including Kinship Care, Foster Care, Youth Care and Family Support. Donations to Cafs can be made via the website at www.cafs. or by contacting Cafs on 5337 3333.

About Cafs: Cafs is a proudly independent community service organisation with no religious affiliation. They are governed by the community they support. For over 156 years, the heart of our service has been the wellbeing of children, young people and their families. Today, that commitment stands strong, and we extend our inclusive and accessible programs to include everyone who needs assistance. Cafs has offices in Bacchus Marsh, Ballarat, Daylesford and Ararat.

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FLOWER, Audrey Phyllis Passed away 5 November 2021. Aged 88 years. Loved wife of Noel (dec.), sister of Barbara, John and Frankie (dec.), Lynette (dec.) and Judy. Rest in Peace.

DEATH NOTICE GILL. (Smith) Sylvia Edna – on November 15, 2021, peacefully at Ballarat Health Services, aged 86 years. Loved and loving wife of Max (dec); much loved Mum of Nick and Janet; cherished Nana of Lachlan, and Oliver; great Nana of Jebaidah, Allisdair, William, and Oskar. Forever in our hearts Covid restrictions apply Livestreaming: on Wednesday @ 1.55pm Pat Cashin Funerals Ballarat 5333 3911

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DEATH NOTICE CLOSTER Dale Reginald Number 3 Brother to Jill & Lifelong Mate to Les. Uncle Animal to Jay. Uncle Daydel to Emma. Great Uncle Animal to Marli, Kain, Kiahn, Wade & Seth. Great Great Uncle Animal to Oakleigh. Loved by all “Keep On Trucking” Many thanks for always being there. Goodbye Brother, Goodbye Uncle Animal. Dean, Robyn, Troy, Dylan, Emily & Billy. “Thanks for that” You made me laugh, you made me cry and it’s hard to say goodbye. Lots of memories. Will miss you Brother. Rest In Peace. Love Kerry, Jenny, Shannon, Hollie, Ryan, Craig & families. Thanks for the memories mate, you’ll be sadly missed and always remembered. Wayne Travis & Kellie.

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DEATH NOTICE FOTHERINGHAM - Brian Passed away on the 12th November, 2021 At the Sunshine Hospital. Aged 61 years. Thank you Brian for Loving & Caring for our Daughter Tania & Granddaughter Brogan. “Who will fix things now” A True Scotsman at Rest. Love Judith & Terry. Privately Cremated.

DEATH NOTICE HALL – Allan George 15.06.1944 – 19.11.2021 Dearly loved husband of Elizabeth. Loved father of Valissa, Peter, Genevieve & their Partners. Cherished Grandfather to Tahlia, Ella, Layla, Cooper (dec). Dana & Phillip. Forever In Our Hearts

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Results – Week ending Saturday 12 November Saturday saw the return to competitive bowls for the 20212022 season after a long delay due to Covid restrictions. New and returning players were back on the green and eager to show what they had. Division 3 finally got to play on the new home green for the first time against Victoria Bowls club. It was a tight friendly tussle all day but, in the end, Ballan was victorious by 30 shots. Best rink - Rick Sloan, Scott McConnell, Chris Love and David O’Hanlon (s). Division 7 travelled to close neighbour Bungaree Bowls club for what turned out to be a very close finish. Luckily, Ballan was able to hold on and win by 6 shots. Best rink - Michael Carey, Fia Kunigiskis, Ken Warwick and Johnny Mullane (a) by 11 shots. New players welcome and if interested, try the game Thursday nights from 4.30pm onwards. Ballan bowling club is situated in Cowie Street at the Ballan Recreation Reserve. Results – Week ending Saturday 20 November Division 3 travelled to Webbcona Bowls club for their Round 2 clash. It was such a close game all day that the scores were unable to be separated and a tie was a fair result for all. Best rink - Daryl Scott, Luke Mullane, Dave Myers and Paul Braybrook (S) *** Division 7 had their first home game also against Webbcona Bowls club. Ballan got off to a flying start and able to win by 78 shots. Best rink - Janine Jensen, Brian Dowling, Dave Martyn and Jan Conroy (S). Mid-Week – Tuesday 16 November The club was able to field a team in the midweek competition for the first time in over eight years. Due to a number of new players especially lady bowlers, Ballan played a home game in Division 4 against Beaufort Bowls club. A great start to the season with both rinks winning. The Jan Conroy rink won by 7 shots and the Brian Dowling rink won by 5 shots. New bowlers welcome.

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Results – Week ending Saturday 20 November Wednesday – Stableford Winner - Barry Sims (13) 36 points. R/up - Don Wickson (13) 35 points. NTPs -12th Bill Pickering, 15th Peter Cox. Magpie - 14th Barry Sims. Saturday – Stableford (10th Round House Teams) A Grade: Winner - Shane Newton (7) 39 points. R/up - Anthony Moore (5) 36 points. B Grade: Winner - Denis Conroy (16) 34 points. R/up - Bill Pickering (18) 33 points. NTPs - 12th Barry Sims, 15th John McLeod. Magpies - 14th Anthony Moore. 18th Shane Newton. Balls (5), Cut-off 33 points on c/b Shane Newton, Anthony Moore, Frank Raffaele, Denis Conroy, Bill Pickering.

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Lions take down Roosters Darley Cricket Club By Todd Whelan Reigning dual Premiers Darley have made the perfect start to their title defence with a comfortable 73 run win over North Ballarat at the weekend. Futhermore, the Lions two wins have come on the road, an achievement not underestimated by coach Brian Wheelahan. “Games are never easy to win away from home, especially when you’re the hunted like we are,” he said. “And again, the most pleasing aspect to come out of Saturday’s win was the solid spread of contributors with bat and ball.” According to Wheelahan, it’s exciting to know there’s plenty of room for growth in this group. Never a true word spoken after the Lions won the toss and their top order went to work. New opening combination Danza Hyatt (38) and Dilan Chandima (26) had the Lions away to a safe start putting on 52 for the first wicket to lay the foundations for a hungry batting unit, keen to take advantage of a wearing new ball. Free hitting Captain Brad Barnes (45) 46, Rahmutullah Khwaja (16) 24 and Madushanka Ekanayake (40*) 33 struck the ball freely while the glue of the middle order, Hasitha Wickramasinghe (50) 69, reaffirmed his importance with his uncanny ability to rotate the strike through the middle overs. The Lions set the home-side 240 runs for victory and weren’t shy exposing the depth of quality with the ball, using seven bowlers to dismiss the Roosters for 166. Five Lions bowlers took wickets, highlighting the

club’s fortunes with the ball are not solely dependant on star quick Madushanka Ekanayake (0-26) who managed just five overs of the 46.2 sent down. Consistent spinner Hasitha Wickramasinghe was not used, with the Lions opting for newcomer Dilon Chandima (3/33) who has quickly made an impression at his new club. The 73 run win gave all indications of a team in form, hellbent on a rare three-peat mission. The Lions will prepare for another road trip this Saturday for a meeting with Buninyong (5th) at St Pats 2 Oval. Play begins at noon. Results – Round 3 BCA 1st GRADE Darley 8/239, Overs 50. H. Wickramasinghe 50, B. Barnes 45, M. Ekanayake 40*, D. Hyatt 38. North Ballarat 166 all out. Overs 46.2. B. Longhurst 3/31, D. Chandima 3/33, D. Hyatt 2/33. Darley won by 73 runs. BCA 2nd GRADE Darley 172 all out, Overs 45. Da Locke 45, L. Cornford 29. North Ballarat 9/173, Overs 44.4. W. Johnson 2/17, J. Oorloff 2/24. Darley lost by 1 wicket. BCA 3rd GRADE North Ballarat 78 all out, Overs 25.2. L. Jordan 4/14, T. Cox 2/12, D. Fawcett 2/20. Darley 3/86, Overs 21. Darley won by 7 wickets. BCA 4th GRADE East Ballarat v Darley. Darley won by forfeit. BCA 5th GRADE Darley 79 all out, Overs 23.4. Brown Hill 5/80, Overs 16. M. Stiff 3/14. Darley lost by 16 runs.

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Under 11 Ballan played L.B. Goldpanners and produced a match winning performance. L.B. Goldpanners were dismissed for 7/83. Ballan captain Banjo Luke opted to bowl, after winning the toss with opening bowler Edward Bayard outstanding with 1/1 off 3 overs, Banjo took 1/4 off 3, while Lachie Olthof, Charlie Black and Beth Davenport all took 1/10 off three overs, Michael Rawlins took 0/4 off 2 overs taking a great catch, while Cooper Olthof was 0/10 off 3 overs. With the bat, Banjo made 12 and Beth top scored with 18. Under 13 – Round 3 Ballan 4/62 def East Ballarat Brown 2/48. Batting - Beth Davenport 12 ret n.o., Clover McIlwaine 10 ret n.o., Sarah Burton 5 n.o., Eamon Grigg 4, Max Farrell 2. Bowling - Clover McIlwaine 1/6, James Bayard 1/11, Max Farrell 0/5, Charlotte Wallace 0/5, Sarah Burton 0/6, Jackson Letcher 0/6, Oscar Britt 0/7. Under 15 - Round 2 (Day 1) Ballan 3/77 v East Ballarat 2/78. Batting - Noah Pace 41 n.o, Josh Singh 22. Bowling - Tom Norman 1/5, Clover McIlwaine 1/6.

Under 17 v Wendouree Having lost the toss, the team was fielding first. The opening bowlers set the tone with economical bowling. This would carry through, whilst picking up wickets at convenient times throughout the innings to restrict Wendouree to 4-155. Jack, George, James and Heath all took a single wicket each. They will look to chase down this total next week. Second XI (4th Grade) v Mt. Clear Batting - Jake Wernicke 26 n.o, Eli Muir 24 n.o Bowling - Michael Vallance 2/17, Jake Wernicke 2/24. Winning the toss and electing to bat, Ballan openers John Costello and Glenn Easterbrook made slow and steady progress through their innings. Runs were hard to come by with accurate fast bowling during the first 15 overs. The loss of 6 wickets within the next 15 overs chasing quick runs placed the setting of a worthwhile target at risk. Ballan managed a 47-run partnership between Jake and Eli, to bring the total to 6/99 for Ballan at the close of the 40 over innings. Bowling, Daniel Pascoe and Eli opened the innings in tight fashion for Ballan. Together with great fielding it ensured a slow run rate up until the drinks break with

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Breeders Crown winning driver Kate Gath on Catch a Wave. “It’s been a long week, he Photo Stuart McCormick deserves to win a big race and to get one for Richard and Pauline – I’m a bit emotional, when owners support you for so long, and to win a big race for them – I’m just rapt," Andy Gath told TrotsVision. It wasn’t without a touch of drama, with Catch A Wave, whose pre-race behaviour saw him out of the draw and handed gate 13 for the final, playing up again ahead of the $300,000 classic. But the drama delivered a happy ending, with Catch A Wave settling in the running line before emerging with a tick under a lap to go, going head-to-head with a brave Flash Jimmy and then clearing out to win by 15 metres. “When he (played up) in the warm-up it was fair to say I had my work cut out (but) he went terrific,” Kate Gath said. “To win a two-year-old pacing (Breeders Crown) – that’s the ultimate for me. So hard to do. To do it the way he did it was still pretty impressive. “It’s not often you get to drive a horse like that in a race and it runs away from them in a 26.6 (last quarter). Often when you sit back, if they run a 54.5 half you nearly can’t win. It’s phenomenal what he did tonight and really exciting.” the score on 1/52. After the break, Michael found himself on a hat-trick (and picking up his 50th wicket for BCC in the process)! Miserly off-spin bowling from Jake, and some marvelous leg-spin from Ned Loft saw Ballan stretch the run chase into the 34th over, where Mt. Clear overcame the small target, finishing at 4/101. 1st XI v Dunnstown (2nd Grade) The Ballan young quicks took early wickets to contain Dunnstown to 4/26, with very few loose balls which led to heaps of pressure. This created opportunities everywhere with the fielding backing up the bowlers efforts on a difficult ground. Kobe Heafield finished off the innings with a scintillating four wicket second spell of bowling, resulting in his first senior five wicket haul, ending with figures of 6/20. This restricted Dunnstown to all out for 122. The batting got off to a flying start with Lachie (18) and Jack putting on 30 in a short time. Ben (36) joined Jack (38) at the crease, were these two punished the Dunnstown bowling attack to build a partnership of 63. The boys showed class and confidence and dominated the bowling. A late batting collapse wasn’t enough to bring Ballan’s great efforts undone, with Heath Doherty guiding the team home with an unbeaten 14. The team remains unbeaten after two games, with a home game against Lucas CC fixtured for this week.

Kobe Heafield with the match ball after figures of 6/20 against Dunnstown. Kobe plays with the U17s in the morning and continues taking wickets for Ballan 1st XI in the afternoon. Photos – Chris Thom

Michael Vallance (KB) celebrates his second wicket Ned Lofts, backed by Jake Wernicke, throws A sharp catch in gully by John Costello Kobe Heafield bowling for the U17s in the morning. in two balls with Jake Wernicke. underarm for a run out chance in the U17s. off Michael Vallance's bowling.

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LEO—July 23-August 22

Combined efforts lead to accomplishments ahead of schedule. Shared financial arrangements may require an immediate review and frank discussion. Travel opportunities are highlighted after the weekend.

Stars & Puzzles VIRGO—August 23-September 22


★★★★★★★★ ★★★★★★★★ ARIES—March 21-April 20

Diverse activities keep you alert and active this week. Family obligations are carried out more easily. Household burdens increase. At work, you may need a little help and it’s on the way. TAURUS—April 21-May 22

Your creative spirit soars, but remember, a light touch is the key. In friendship, a laboured approach may not be an effective one. Honours come your way after the weekend. GEMINI—May 23-June 21

A shaky relationship stabilizes thanks in part to your good sense of humour. A surprise expense may arrive by the weekend. A financial idea seems plausible but requires more research.

ACROSS 7. Sellers of cigarettes and tobacco (12) 8. Melody (6) 9. Delight (6) 10. Associate (7) 12. Couch (5) 15. Cry (5) 16. Confronted (7) 18. Support (6) 20. Extravagant (6) 22. Talk (12)

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DOWN Game (8) Festivity (4) Perfumed (7) Bird (5) Star (8) Egyptian goddess (4) Lagging (8) Dislike (8) Stabilizer (7) Avarice (5) Measure (4) Ballot (4)


ACROSS 7. The cell-mates’ goodbye to each other? (4,4,4). 8. Are they in smithereens due to fights? (6). 9. The wine is left in the broken crate (6). 10. Because of the illness, in short, she had become feverish-looking (7). 12. Field on which to set up camp? (5). 15. By a spot of luck, manage to solve the code? (5). 16. Having digs in smart surroundings, yes? (7). 18. The cup-holder (6). 20. Followed, according to intention, the girl inside (6). 22. The weight of 2,000 pennies? (6,6). DOWN 1. Does it come round from the advertising agency? (8). 2. She had the meal without me, mother (4). 3. Ate well, though about a quarter ate nothing (7). 4. The usual contents of the pot in the kitchen? (5). 5. The girl holds it to mean “laughter” (8). 6. Dog with a pointed head, we hear (4). 11. Suddenly takes up music (8). 13. Argues against and is always apt to (8). 14. Try out Matt, pet (7). 17. “Get cracking on that cheese,” you say harshly (5). 19. Works with a bad cast? (4). 21. How the yarn was told and the second joke (4).

CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS Across - 7, Till next time. 8, Scraps. 9, C-l-aret. 10, ‘Flushe’d. 12, Pitch. 15, Break). 16, St-ay-ing. 18, Saucer. 20, En-Sue-d. 22, Twenty pounds. Down - 1, Circular. 2, (me)Al-ma. 3, F-e-asted. 4, Stock (-pot) . 5, Hilar-it-y. 6, Peke (peak). 11, Snatches. 13, Con-tends. 14, Attempt (anag.). 17, Grate. 19, Acts (anag.). 21, S-pun.


QUICK SOLUTIONS Across - 6, Buenos Aires. 7, Sago. 8, Mackerel. 9, Repair. 10, Demise. 12, Ascent. 15, Thrush. 17, Alsatian. 19, Iris. 20, Aristocracy. Down - 1, Lemonade. 2, Former. 3, Rancid. 4, Free. 5, Aspens. 6, Brace. 11, Marzipan. 13, Sultan. 14, Twists. 15, Tonics. 16. Shiny. 18, Aria.

QUICK SOLUTIONS Across - 7, Tobacconists. 8, Strain. 9, Please. 10, Partner. 12, Divan. 15, Bleat. 16, Tackled. 18, Pillar. 20, Lavish. 22, Conversation. Down - 1, Football. 2, Gala. 3, Scented. 4, Snipe. 5, Asterisk. 6, Isis. 11,Trailing. 13, Aversion. 14, Ballast. 17, Greed. 19, Inch. 21, Vote.

CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS Across - 6, Loose change. 7, Inch. 8, Linger-i-e. 9, Marr-ow. 10, Sucker. 12, S-had-ow. 15, Dress-y. 17,Crickets. 19, R-o-an. 20, Look through. Down - 1,Both-ered. 2, Fell-ow 3, Shines. 4, A-n(i)ne. 5, Decid-e (rev.). 6, Li-nda. 11, Clears up. 13, Hard-ly. 14, W-rests. 15, Desert (anag.). 16, S-ma’s-h 18, C-how.

CANCER—June 22-July 22 A loved one may be more independent than usual, but if anyone can appreciate this quality, it’s you. Relatives insist on having their way. Your career or educational prospects brighten. LEO—July 23-August 22

Combined efforts lead to accomplishments ahead of schedule. Shared financial arrangements may require an immediate review and frank discussion. Travel opportunities are highlighted after the weekend. VIRGO—August 23-September 22

A natural approach is the key, whether decorating, writing, or speaking your mind. Shopping ventures prove successful, but be sure to compare prices. A recent enterprise starts to pay off. LIBRA—September 23-October 22 Your creative power could be a plus and a negative this week. A romantic misunderstanding is short lived. Make an effort to share centre-stage with a shy but loyal and understanding person.


SCORPIO—October 23-November 21


Specialization is the key word. It’s better to do one or two things well than to spread yourself too thin. Home improvement plans are spotlighted through the week.


SAGITTARIUS—November 22-December 22

Renewed determination helps you conclude a difficult and tedious project. Travel choices may require a review. A platonic relationship is highlighted, but don’t take romance for granted. CAPRICORN—December 23-January 20

A rival surprises you with a willingness to see your point of view. Delays are inevitable this week. Financial expectations become more realistic. Your status in the community improves. AQUARIUS—January 21-February 19 Recent disputes in the community come to a harmonious conclusion, thanks to your imput. A friend may come to you with an unusual dilemma. Projects involving writing proceed smoothly.

PISCES—February 20-March 20 Novel ideas win you points at home or at the workplace. Academic interests are spotlighted. An unusual project may be launched before the weekend. In finance, prudence is the key. BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK Diplomatic, or merely secretive? Only those who know you well, know for sure. You love beautiful objects, you love to travel and though your circle of friends is not large, you love your close companions intensely. A new opportunity for travel could evolve. A career decision requires special review.

A natural approach is the key, whether decorating, writing, or speaking your mind. Shopping ventures prove successful, but be sure to compare prices. A recent enterprise starts to pay off.

LIBRA—September 23-October 22 Your creative power could be a plus and a negative this week. A romantic misunderstanding is short lived. Make an effort to share centre-stage with a shy but loyal and understanding person. SCORPIO—October 23-November 21

Specialization is the key word. It’s better to do one or two things well than to spread yourself too thin. Home improvement plans are spotlighted through the week. SAGITTARIUS—November 22-December 22

Renewed determination helps you conclude a difficult and tedious project. Travel choices may require a review. A platonic relationship is highlighted, but don’t take romance for granted. CAPRICORN—December 23-January 20

A rival surprises you with a willingness to see your point of view. Delays are inevitable this week. Financial expectations become more realistic. Your status in the community improves. AQUARIUS—January 21-February 19 Recent disputes in the community come to a harmonious conclusion, thanks to your imput. A friend may come to you with an unusual dilemma. Projects involving writing proceed smoothly.

PISCES—February 20-March 20 Novel ideas win you points at home or at the workplace. Academic interests are spotlighted. An unusual project may be launched before the weekend. In finance, prudence is the key. BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK Diplomatic, or merely secretive? Only those who know you well, know for sure. You love beautiful objects, you love to travel and though your circle of friends is not large, you love your close companions intensely. A new opportunity for travel could evolve. A career decision requires special review.


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