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There is one thing Luke Mullane has in common with Jane Bunn, the weather, and he will be reading the rainfall for the Ballan area from 2022. Photo: Helen Tatchell By Lachlan Ellis

After more than 40 years, Ballan will have a new rainfall reader in 2022, after a volunteer finally came forward. Merilyn Meadows has been Ballan’s official rainfall reader since 1979, providing daily readings to the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) for use in its weather reports.

But not long after a Moorabool News article (19 Oct 2021) where Ms Meadows asked for someone to take up the role, a successor put their hand up. Luke Mullane will be Ballan’s new rainfall reader and told the Moorabool News that rainfall reading was something he’d done regularly for years. “The BOM asked me to do it, they asked if I’d be interested. Someone obviously dobbed me in,” Mr Mullane joked.

“I’ve been interested in weather since I was a little kid. I’ve been taking my own records here probably for the last 15 years, every day. I just enjoy doing it.” Officials from the Bureau visited Mr Mullane’s property and have the rain gauge all set up and ready to go, but he won’t be the official rainfall reader for Ballan until 1 January 2022, allowing Ms Meadows to finish her 43rd and final year, as Ballan’s rainfall reader.

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elcome to our new look Moorabool Matters, produced quarterly by Moorabool Shire Council. In this edition, read about Council’s newly adopted 2020/21 Budget, which includes more than $38-million in capital works, delivering fantastic projects for our region. The Budget includes plans for the next stage of the Moorabool Regional Sports Hub. Currently, work is nearing completion on the sports

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elcome to our new look Moorabool Matters, produced quarterly by Moorabool Shire Council. In this edition, read about Council’s newly adopted 2020/21 Budget, which includes more than $38-million in capital works, delivering fantastic projects for our region. The Budget includes plans for the next stage of the Moorabool Regional Sports Hub. Currently, work is nearing completion on the sports


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Crash claims young life

By Lachlan Ellis

A man in his 20s has died in a Balliang car accident, while the driver of the other vehicle suffered minor injuries. Emergency services were called to the scene early on the morning of Monday 29 November, with paramedics arriving at approximately 5:55 am and assessing two people on scene. It is understood a utility collided with a car on Reddens Road, at the intersection of Bacchus Marsh – Balliang Road. A 44-year-old Balliang man, the driver of the utility, was treated for minor injuries and taken to Geelong University Hospital in a stable condition, while the 28-year-old man from Dales Creek died at the scene. He was the sole occupant of the vehicle. Major Collision Investigation Unit detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the fatal incident. Any witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au Lives lost on road 2021 - 219

Volunteers Chris Tudor (standing) and Gerard White show off the new mowers purchased with funding from the Community Bank Ballan, to help keep the Gordon New Cemetery tidy.

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Mowing down costs

By Lachlan Ellis Once overgrown with weeds, bracken and long grass, the final resting place for many has a new lease of life. Volunteers banded together with whipper snippers, gloves, and a fair bit of elbow grease to make the Gordon New Cemetery tidier, but important machinery was missing, lawn mowers. The cemetery committee applied for a community investment grant with the local bank and was thrilled with the announcement they received the funding to purchase two new mowers, equipment that now makes the volunteers work easier. Gordon local Neil Eastwood is a volunteer at the Cemetery and said the funding from the Ballan & District Community Bank Branch, allowed the committee to buy the equipment. “The investment made my day,” he said.

sort of equipment you can bowl it over fairly quickly, and it still looks fairly professional.” Mr Eastwood said it would have been impossible for community groups to raise the amount of money the Community Bank has given them. “I’m involved in a few organisations in town, and they’ve all been recipients of funds from the local bank. They’re some big numbers … to try and raise that money outside of the Bank’s support would be a big job, and take forever to get enough money to buy expensive equipment like the mowers,” he said. “We couldn’t be grateful enough for the support they give us, and other organisations in town, and other towns right along their patch. It’s over a million dollars since the inception…that’s phenomenal, where would these little country towns raise a million dollars in the matter of a few years?”

“We needed some new equipment, so we applied to the Bank…we’ve been lucky enough to secure two new mowers,” he said.

And a famous movie quote by Clint Eastwood (no relation) is “Go ahead, make my day”, and the bank has.

“It makes a huge difference in keeping this fairly large area under control, and making it pleasant for people to visit relatives who are buried here. It’s a big job, but with this

Since the Ballan & District Community Bank Branch opened ten years ago, in November 2011, it has reinvested $1.09 million back into the local community.

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‘Cowabunga’ stops traffic By Lachlan Ellis It was ‘udder’ chaos on the Western Freeway last week, as a group of cows blocked the road two days in a row. Both incidents may have been ‘amoosing’ to some, but less so to those stuck in the traffic, with social media flooded with messages warning Marshians not to use the Western Freeway. Bacchus Marsh Police don’t yet know how the cows managed to get out of the truck they were in, but are investigating to find out if negligence or faulty equipment were to Cows on the freeway last week. Photo – Sue Stewart blame. “A number of cows seemingly mysteriously appeared on the freeway between Condons Lane and nearly down as far as where the Avenue of Honour meets the freeway,” a member from the police station told the Moorabool News. “We don’t know how they got out of the truck, but the driver has been identified, he’s made himself known. The cows were basically minded overnight from Wednesday to Thursday, they got a few of the cows back on the truck, but two of them weren’t very happy to go back in. “One of them got back onto the freeway on Thursday, but that was taken care of…hopefully that’s the end of it.” VICSES Bacchus Marsh volunteers were also called to the scene, assisting police with traffic management near the intersection of the Western Freeway with Gisborne Road. Delays were between 40 mins to three hours. The police member could not confirm whether any of the Hereford type cows were injured.

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A decision from the Commonwealth Government, following the Royal Commission into Aged Care, has “forced Council’s hand” on potentially ceasing aged and disability services. In a closed session of the 1 December Ordinary Meeting, Council made an in-principle decision to transition out of delivering services currently funded by the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP), Home and Community Care Program for Younger People (HACC-PYP), and Regional Assessment Services (RAS). Under the change, the Commonwealth Government will be responsible for choosing a new provider of aged care and disability services. However, Council has affirmed that it will continue to advocate for the needs of vulnerable Moorabool residents, and continue investing in age-friendly programs such as the Age Well Live Well Strategy. Council CEO Derek Madden said Council would work hard to help find the best successor, that provided the closest level of service to what clients were used to. “There will be a change in how the Commonwealth will fund Council, which will mean Council is not able to fund the full suite of services. However, Council will enter the EOI (Expression of Interest) process, we’ll take a proactive role,” Mr Madden said. “This change is happening in many Councils, if not the majority. Hepburn Shire made a similar decision in November.” Moorabool Shire Mayor Cr Tom Sullivan said the decision “was not taken lightly”, but the Commonwealth Government’s changes made it an unfortunate necessity. “Council has had a number of briefings from consultants and come to an understanding on why

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this needs to be done. The changes from the Royal Commission have forced our hand, but we’ll work actively in the transition process to get the best outcome for our community,” he said. “We want to assure our clients that service continuity is a priority, and we will not be leaving clients without the services they require during any transition phase that may arise in the future. Council has deliberated on this for a considerable amount of time and weighed up options.” Manager of Active Ageing and Diversity, Belinda Stewart, said Victoria is the only state in Australia with a model for aged care and disability services where councils are involved. Following the Royal Commission’s recommendations, Ms Stewart said the Commonwealth was looking for “national uniformity” in aged care and disability services. “In Victoria we have around 200 providers receiving CHSP funding – other states might only have 10 to 15. Quality of care was a big factor that came out of the Royal Commission…we’ve had significant waiting lists during the pandemic, podiatry is up to 18 months in some places,” she said. “Unfortunately, we can’t prop up the Commonwealth’s model financially. To some of our clients, this may come as a surprise. But we want to make sure they are supported as they need to be and as they have been,” she said. Council will receive a further report in March 2022, and may choose to confirm the in-principle decision then. A non-confidential version of this report will be included in that meeting’s minutes, to ensure transparency in the decision-making process. Overall, 38 aged care employees (23 full time equivalent) will be affected by the change.

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STORM AND FLOOD

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This bulletin provides regular updates and stories about recovery and clean-up from the June 2021 storms and floods. Bushfire Recovery Victoria proudly works in partnership with council and the local community to support recovery.

PARTNERS IN WELLBEING Running a small business is rewarding, but it also comes with a unique set of challenges and responsibilities.

WORKING WITH ARBORISTS AND WILDLIFE ECOLOGISTS RESIDENTIAL CLEAN-UP PROGRAM REACHES HALF WAY MARK We officially hit the half way mark for our Residential Storm and Flood Clean-up program in late-November, with make-safe and clean-up works completed on 573 properties out of 1,137. That’s just over 50% completed! It’s a huge effort, requiring 650 specialist contractors to deliver almost 30,000 hours of works on private properties across 41 local government areas. The June storm and flood event had a massive impact on communities and residents, the effects are still being felt. Recovery for this event is a marathon, not a sprint. To hit the half-way mark is a testament to the dedication of our clean-up team and partners.

The Residential Storm and Flood Clean-up program is gaining momentum as we approach the end of the year, with work crews ramping up efforts to complete works on remaining registered properties. Recently, our social media pages have featured three videos which showcase what arborists and wildlife ecologists get up to while working for the Clean-up program. This behind-the-scenes footage gives an insight to the complexity and risks involved when working with hazardous trees. Hazardous tree management requests make up more than 80% of total registrations. Check out the three videos listed below on the Bushfire Recovery Victoria YouTube channel or use the QR code.

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AN UPDATE FROM MOORABOOL SHIRE COUNCIL Council’s storm recovery team has been busy getting out and about visiting Moorabool’s impacted communities with a roving BBQ thanks to The Salvation Army Australia. The team stopped in Blackwood, Dales Creek, Blakeville, Korweinguboora, Bolwarrah, Barkstead and Gordon, sharing a meal and speaking directly to community members about their recovery following the 2021 June storm and the more recent October extreme weather. Council would like to acknowledge the continued resilience of all Moorabool residents during the ongoing clean-up and recovery from these two major weather events that hit the Shire. Moorabool Shire Council are planning further community outreach events in the coming months, so please keep an eye on our Facebook page and subscribe to Council’s Storm Community Newsletter via bit.ly/moorabool-subs SIX MONTHS ON WITH DR ROB GORDON Please join us for a live event with clinical psychologist Dr Rob Gordon, as we mark exactly six months since the 2021 June storm. Rob has worked to assist communities to recover following almost every major disaster in Australia and New Zealand for the past 30 years, including the 2015-16 Scotsburn Fires in Moorabool. He will bring a wealth of knowledge to the Shire’s storm recovery. The details of this event are: Thursday 9 December Blackwood Hall | 6pm doors open, 6.30pm event starts

It is common for people to feel stress or concern about their business. Many people may not have someone to share their concerns with. The Partners in Wellbeing Helpline ensures that sole traders, small business owners and their employees can speak to someone who understands them, and who understands their business. The helpline is a free and confidential service that provides support for small business owners and employees through trained wellbeing coaches, financial counsellors and business advisers. Call the Partners in Wellbeing hotline on 1300 375 330 or visit partnersinwellbeing.org.au/ small-business-support for more information and a live chat option.

RECOVERY SUPPORT HOTLINE IS HERE TO HELP The Storm and Flood Recovery Hotline is available to help you, when and if you need it. The hotline is available to contact throughout the holiday period. The Storm and Flood Recovery Hotline is a single state-wide number that Victorians impacted by the June 2021 storms and floods can call for help or assistance. Operators can assist you with accessing your own Recovery Support Worker, mental health and wellbeing support, financial counselling, and information on available payments. The Recovery Hotline is open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays). Call 1800 560 760 today to access a Recovery Support worker.

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Family connection continues Vaccine mandate questioned

By Lachlan Ellis Another member of the Mullane family has been welcomed at a Ballan school, but not as a student. Peter Mullane has been a teacher for over 30-years and was recently appointed Performing Arts Teacher at St Brigid’s Primary School for 2022. Performing Arts has been part of home room teachers’ responsibilities until now, but Mr Mullane is excited to be the first dedicated Performing Arts Teacher, at the school that he himself attended. “The best thing about Performing Arts is that every child gets the chance to shine. Every child becomes a star. I’m looking forward to embracing the opportunity of coming back to where I learnt as a kid, coming back to a small rural community,” he told the Moorabool News. “I’ve always taught in bigger schools, from Melton to Bacchus Marsh and Ballarat, and now I’m starting to wind down. As Performing Arts Teacher I’ll be working on certain elements in Prep, varying as it goes up to Grade 6,” he said. The Mullane family have a strong connection with St Brigid’s, with Mr Mullane far from the first of his family to attend. His father Tom, started in 1930 at just six years old. Today, his great nephew Tom and great niece Ruby are currently St Brigid’s students also. Mr Mullane said he was proud of his

By Lachlan Ellis

Peter Mullane reading with his great nephew Tommy and great niece Ruby at St Brigid’s PS. Photo – Lachlan Ellis connection to the school, which he called “a hub of Ballan”. “When St Brigid’s first started it was a one-teacher school, I’m not sure how many students there were, Pop used to always talk about it. All these generations later, it’s pretty amazing to think there are still Mullane’s connected with the school,” he said. “It’s great to come back to the school, I have fond memories of this place. When I came here, it was two rooms

called the big room and the little room, that’s all it was. You were in the little room in Prep, Grade 1 and 2, and the big room in Grades 3, 4, 5 and 6.” Over a period of around 90 years, it’s believed that there was only one year without a Mullane at St Brigid’s – 1997. The ‘A Short History’ book published by St Brigid’s shows school photos of Mullane’s attending the school as far back as 1920.

Council has been asked why they are enforcing a vaccine mandate at the Bacchus Marsh Leisure Centre, in a written submission at the December meeting. Johanna Blaine’s submission was read out during Public Question Time, at the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Wednesday 1 December. “Why is the Council enforcing mandatory vaccinations for 16-year-olds and over to play community sport, when it is not a mandated direction from the Victorian Government? This is not mandated for attendance at school, yet children cannot play sport,” Ms Blaine wrote. General Manager of Community Strengthening, Sally Jones, responded to Ms Blaine’s submission on behalf of Council. “Bacchus Marsh Leisure Centre is located on the grounds of the Bacchus Marsh Secondary College, as a shared use arrangement between Council and the College,” Ms Jones said. “The current Department of Health directions for community sport state: ‘For community sport, the vaccination requirements do not apply in relation to any indoor space or outdoor space in a physical recreation premises, if that space is being operated only for the purpose of conducting a community sport activity’.” But because the Leisure Centre is not used solely for community sport activity, Ms Jones explained, a vaccine mandate was required. “Further advice related to schools also states, ‘compliance with current Department of Health advice is required, regardless of any pre-existing or previous arrangements agreed with a community sporting club or group’,” she said. “As the Leisure Centre is a shared facility with the school, Council require all users of the facility for the purposes of community sport to be vaccinated to ensure COVID-safe use for community and school members.”


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Hospital roof to be replaced

A local hospital will have part of their roof replaced after the State Government announced $1.2 million to be invested. The Bacchus Marsh hospital will receive a total of $1,264,000 to replace the roof between the Maternity Ward and the Theatre, to prevent water leakage and support mechanical system installation. Member for Melton, Steve McGhie, said they are delivering better health outcomes for the community with modern services and facilities, while creating local jobs. “Everyone deserves access to quality health care facilities and services close to home, that’s why we’re investing in the Bacchus

Marsh Hospital,” he said. The funding is part of $120 million under Round 5 of the Regional Health Infrastructure Fund (RHIF), to be shared by nearly 80 rural and regional hospitals, community health services, and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations. The RHIF program has now invested $490 million in over 470 regional healthcare projects across the state, and created hundreds of jobs. For more information on the RHIF, visit www.vhba.vic.gov.au and search ‘Regional Health Infrastructure Fund’.

Reading has its rewards

Thanks to Public Libraries Victoria, kids’ reading over the summer holidays won’t just have fun – they’ll also go in the running to win a prize, from a pool of almost $500. The Big Summer Read launched in Moorabool on Wednesday 1 December, and will run all the way until 31 January 2022, with $490 worth of prizes on offer. The event is open to anyone under 18, with books read over summer to be recorded by participants on the mobile app Beanstack. Once you’ve read 10 books, you enter the major prize pool, but don’t stop there – every extra book after that is another entry, and another chance to win.

Winners can receive a $200 EFTPOS gift card, one of two $50 bowling vouchers, one of two $50 movie vouchers, or one of three $30 book vouchers. There are three ways to enter: either download the Beanstack app and choose ‘Public Libraries Victoria’ under ‘School, Library or Bookstore’, register online at www.plv.beanstack.org/reader365, or visit your local library for a paper version. 48 public libraries across Victoria, including Moorabool Libraries, are inviting kids to get reading, with the goal of engaging 10,000 Victorian kids across the state. So, get reading – you’ve got to be in it to win it.

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Lockdown writers win big

By Lachlan Ellis

Moorabool Shire Council

There were less entrants than expected in an essay competition run by Rotary this year, but the winners are grinners. Rotary Bacchus Marsh’s ‘My Personal Lockdown’ competition closed for entries on 31 October, with entrants asked to write an essay of 200 – 400 words, or submit a 1-minute video, based on their lockdown experiences. Two essay winners and two video winners were set to win $200 each, with runners-up to receive $50. However, when entries there were just four – all The closed, next Ordinary Mee�ng ofentries Council will be held from Balliang East Primary School. on Wednesday 7 July 2021 in the Council Chambers, 15 Stead St Grade 6 student Ella Chick was announced the outright Ballan, star�ng at 6.00 pm. winner on Wednesday December 1, receiving a $200 gift WINNER - Ella with her certificate and $200 gift card card and a first prize certificate. The other three entries and Nicki Paull from Bacchus Marsh Rotary. all received Photo - Nicki Rotary. For$50. details on a�endance or to the view the agenda, goPaull/BM to The competition’s organiser, Rotarian Nicki Paull, www.moorabool.vic.gov.au Rotary Bacchus Marsh plans to run an essay and video congratulated Ella and the runners-up on their competition again next year, and Ms Paull hopes that, wonderful entries. with the worst of the pandemic behind us, more young “The essays were all done voluntarily by the writers will take part in 2022. participants, with no pressure from their teacher. They “They’ll have an opportunity to enter either an essay were self-motivated. So, there were smiles all round when participants were rewarded, and no doubt a few or a video next year, when we all hope there will be children kicking themselves that they didn’t submit an no complex circumstances, like lockdowns and selfentry,” Ms Paull told the Moorabool News. isolations to make participating difficult,” she said.

ELLA’S WINNING ENTRY “Well, Covid 19. It really has ruined the world. Physically, mentally and financially. Lockdown, some people loved it some people hated it, but most of all, everyone is now over it. This whole experience has made me realize how grateful for everything I really am. My family, my friends, school and a normal life, without the need to be wearing masks and sanitising my hands every time I walk in and out of a shop. It’s nearly been two years since it first started. It’s been a wild two years I must say. I ask myself everyday how I can help the world with this pandemic, because honestly, I’m sick of it. I have thought of ideas, these encompass, getting fully vaccinated which I have already done. Following the current Covid rules. Get a smart watch creator to design an app that detects if you are close to a Covid positive person, and pay it forward. So, if someone does something nice for you, you do something nice for them. In the future I want to educate my children by telling them how hard it was for families, businesses and people’s metal health especially depression and anxiety. I would also tell them how important it is to have family and friends around them to support them in something that is big or even in something that is so small. Everyone needs to learn that each person is going through their own difficulties and just to be kind and understanding to one another. Furthermore, the most important one of all, make sure to stock up on toilet paper! Hopefully in the future the world will be back to normal once again. All we need to do is smile.”

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Council Offi Mee�ng Council ces – Christmas/New Year Closure The next Ordinary Council Offi ce Hours:Mee�ng of Council will be held on Wednesday 7 July Council Friday 24 December, 20212021 in the Open 8.30amChambers, to 12.30pm15 Stead St Ballan, star�ng at 6.00 pm. Closed 12.30pm to 5.00pm

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Emergency Services Please telephone 000 for all Fire, Police and Ambulance emergencies. Important Emergency Contact informa�on includes: • CFA Fire Emergency 000 • Police Emergency 000 • SES 132 500 • Ambulance 000 • Victorian Bushfire Informa�on Line 1800 240 667 • Moorabool Shire Council 5366 7100 • Council Emergency Number 0419 887 065 • Bacchus Marsh Hospital 5367 2000 Planning Permit • Ballan Hospital 5368 1100 Further Council a�er hours informa�on will be published in the week prior to Christmas. Please contact Customer Service on 5366 7100 for further informa�on.

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Order made pursuant to sec�on 25 of the domes�c animals act 1994 Council Mee�ng Six Months on with Dr Rob Gordon Storm recovery informa�on Please join us for a live event with clinical psychologist Dr Rob Gordon,The as we A Council Emergency Recovery Number has been ac�vated. mark exactly six months since the June major storm event. Rob has worked to community can call 03 5366 1323 to talk to a Recovery Officer. Please assist communi�es to recover following almost every major disaster in Australia use this number if you need to speak to a staff member rela�ng to issues and New Zealand for the past 30 years, including the 2015/16 Scotsburn Fires in on your property. Moorabool. He will bring a wealth of knowledge to our Shire’s storm recovery.

Changes to Waste Service - Easter Commi�ee Mee�ng Western Zone – Northern Collec�on - North of Old Melbourne RoadCentre Incorporated Navigators Community

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Community Newsletter Autumn 2021 Summer 2021

From our Mayor Cr Tom Sullivan, Councillors and staff at Moorabool Shire Council, we would like to wish all our residents a Happy Christmas and a Safe and Healthy 2022.

Thank you for helping us shape our Community Vision! Read more about this project on page 3.


Welcome to the autumn edition of Moorabool Matters. This edition is jam-packed with information and opportunities for people to have their say about various projects and proposals throughout the Community Community Shire.

Accessible parking We have had a big focus on consultation latelyBecome and have greatly Library and Community Hub Old Bank Building to appreciated the community’s input on plans such as the Health permits and Wellbeing Plan, the Arts and Culture Strategy, our Community Mayor’s message Messages

7. You will receive your Accessible Parking Permit in the post or if you have opted to collect your permit from one of our Customer Service Centres – you will be notified via SMS when your permit is ready for collection.

Council’s plans of crea�ng a library and community hub in BallanYour are aCouncil step Vision, thepurchasing Bald Hillthe project, to name just a few.in The closer, withand Council Commonwealth Bank building Inglisfeedback St, existing disability permits remain valid until their expiry All Council has transitioned to the new Accessible Parking Permit with plans redevelop it. has been detailed and extremely useful from ourto community in permit holders are not required to do anything until date and (APP) scheme along with 79toother Victorian Councils.  Welcome the autumn edition of Moorabool Matters. This edition it’s time to renew their existing permit.  Council hasshape plans toour turnShire the siteininto an amazing and community hub helping these areas.library I encourage our residents is jam-packed with information and opportunities for people to Refer to Council’s website for a fu for residents of have Ballan andfurther surrounds. tothe keep an eye outtheir for opportunities to proposals have sayWEST onthe various projects and throughout The new scheme means thatsay if about you require a new permit, or your MOORABOOL WARD Safety dates and times: Shire. Moorabool Mayor Tom Sullivan said Ballan had outgrown its current For more information, contact Council’s Communitymeeting variousrenew projects coming need to orCr replace yourup. existing permit, you will need Cron Tom Sullivan Team 5366 7100. www.moorabool.vic.gov.au library site. to apply using the new application process.  Mayor We have had a big focus on consultation lately and have greatly “We haveisplans the bank building to the boast a larger, space as Phone: There alsotoaredevelop lot of work on in we 0418 323 221 appreciated thegoing community’s input advocacy on plans such as the Health Ordinary Meetings of Council date In line with the new Accessible Parking Permit Scheme, contemporary library space, along with community mee� ng rooms, art Wellbeing theto Arts andoff Culture Strategy, our Community have many bigand projects wePlan, want get the ground, and we Email: tsullivan@moorabool.vic.gov.au (commencing at 6.00 pm – venu Council removed its $11 application fee, making it even exhibi�onhas space, maternal and the childBald health and an extended Vision, and Hill services project, to name just a few. The feedback can’t make them a reality without the support of other levels more affordable for residents. community courtyard,” Crour Sullivan said. has been detailed and extremely useful in from community DATE of government.helping See inside forShire details onareas. the Moorabool Aquatic EAST MOORABOOL WARD in 2041, these encourage our residents “Ballan’s popula�on is set toshape grow our to 7000 by makingI now the perfect How apply andto Recreation grants we have applied for inyour thesaypast toCentre keep an and eye out for further opportunities to have on 1S 5 May-2021 �me to create this community space for the growing popula�on and turn the Cr Rod Ward various projects coming up. few months. I wasofpleased to attend thebyState Government’sDeputy Mayor 1. Start your self-assessment online application visiting hub into a centrepiece the town. Council is excited to partner with Grow West to create a announcement of funding forof the gas connection in the Parwan Phone: 0417 478 139 www.accessibleparking.vic.gov.au 6O 2 June-2021 “We are looking forward levels of space Theretois funding also a lotcommitments work goingfrom on inother the advocacy as we biolink with 4,000 trees! Email: rward@moorabool.vic.gov.au 2. You will then receive your application reference number via Employment Precinct recently. We need to keep an open dialogue have many big projects we want to get off the ground, and we government to turn our vision into a reality. Securing the sale of the right SMSour can’t reality without the support other levels with local MPs and them State Federal Ministers ensure building, in the centre of make town, is theafiand rst step,” Cr Sullivan said. ofand 3N July-2021 The Grow West Annual Community Planting Day is on7World 3.our Book an appointment with your GP or Occupational of government. See inside for details on the Moorabool Aquatic projects stack up on a regional level so we can attractEnvironment the Day (Saturday 5 June 2021) at Kel Shields Flora and Recreation Centre and grants we have applied for in the past Therapist funding required to create great infrastructure outcomes for our Reserve, Bacchus Marsh St, Maddingley. 1D 4 August-2021 CENTRAL WARD few months. I was pleased to attend theGP State 4. Provide your application reference number to your or Government’s communities. announcement of funding for the gas connection the Parwan Cr Paul Tatchell Occupational Therapist YourinCouncil Thedialogue day will0407 run a108 bit025 differently to previous years, with Employment Precinct recently. We need to keep an open Phone: 5. Your GP or Occupational Therapist will complete the online volunteers being split into a morning session (9.30am with our local MPs and State and Federal Ministers and ensure Email: ptatchell@moorabool.vic.gov.au assessment Asmedical we continue to navigate our way through the COVID-19 our projects stack up on a regional level so we can attract the Do 12noon) andyou anor afternoon session need (1.30pm - 4pm). Volunteers a family member assistance 6.pandemic, You will receive a SMS advising that with your application Important emergency cont we funding are very pleased theinfrastructure work has that has been done required to create great outcomes ourtotheir canforselect preference when registering. For more access/link your COVID-19 vaccine approved communities. Refer to Council’s website for a fu tobeen support our local businesses through the tough year –information seeWEST more and to register for the planting day visit cer� ficate? MOORABOOL WARD meeting dates and times: Police/Fire/Ambulance Council has 10. re-elected Cr Tom Sullivan to be www.growwest.com.au. on page It’s also very encouraging to see our customer service EAST MOORABOOL Our friendly staffWARD at Lerderderg Library are Cr Tom Sullivan As months, we continue www.moorabool.vic.gov.au Mayor for the next 12 withtoCrnavigate Tonia our way through the COVID-19 offering in person appointments to assist and social services, such as Maternal and Child Health and Active Cr Moira Berry Mayor pandemic, we are very pleased with the work that has been done Dudzik elected as deputy. SES with linking MyGov/vaccina� on cer�ficates. Ageing, gettingtoback to our normal face-to-face assistance. We– see allPhone: hope support local businesses through the tough year more 0418 691 323 529 221 Ordinary Meetings of Council date This service will be available between 9am Cr Sullivan said he was honoured toalso represent During February and March, Council conducted 10. It’s very encouraging to see our customer service Email: mberry@moorabool.vic.gov.au tsullivan@moorabool.vic.gov.au this continues!on page at 6.00 pm – venu 4pm Monday through to Friday. To book an (commencing the Shire for another year, andservices, hoped next Flood and Storm Info Line community and social suchyear as Maternal and Child Health and Active consultations which included a survey, quick appointment call the library on 5366 7100 would be a be�er year thangetting this one, with Ageing, back to much normal face-to-face assistance. question We all hope postcard, stakeholder sessions and workshops. and press #5. DATE toFinally, celebrate. I’d like to my fellow Councillors for voting me toEAST serve thisthank continues! MOORABOOL WARD Victorian Bushfire Information When an appointment is made staff will as Mayor for this I’m about five months inCommunity and EAST WARD Strengthening General Manager Sally Jones Cr RodMOORABOOL Ward “We have so many exci�one-year ng projects term. in the Shire 1S 5 May-2021 ask a few ques�ons to ensure they can Finally, I’d like to thank my fellow Councillors for votingsaid to serve 2020/21 had been challenging and had impacted on Cr ToniaMayor Dudzik Deputy enjoyingorthe opportunities challenges that come withmeleading underway about to start, so thereand will be Bacchus Marsh Hospital as Mayor for this one-year term. I’m about five months in and meet your needs, and to let you know what people’s health and wellbeing. plenty of ac�vity notable milestones along Phone: 0407 014 489 0417 478 139 has and completed community consultation on its thisCouncil growing Shire. I look forward to continuing to represent Council you will need to bring to your appointment. enjoying the opportunities and challenges that come with leading 6O 2 June-2021 the way.” tdudzik@moorabool.vic.gov.au rward@moorabool.vic.gov.au Municipal Public is putting together h� ps://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/vaxproof thisHealth growingPlan Shire. I look forward to continuing to representEmail: Council as Mayor and advocating forand this great region. Ballan Hospital “Health issues including family violence, food insecurity, a plan for the as next fourand years that willfor aim togreat reduce Mayor advocating this region.

Community tree planting day

Mayor Looking Forward to a Busy 2022

Help with Certificate

Detailed consultation will help inform Health and Wellbeing Plan

barriers to preventative health measures, and empower Cr Tom Sullivan, Crcommunities Tom Sullivan, to make positive decisions individuals and Mayor Mayor about their health.

and mental health are emerging more strongly in the 7 July-2021 Moorabool Shire Council data we are seeing in Victoria and locally,” Ms Jones said.

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1D 4 August-2021 EAST MOORABOOL WARD CENTRAL WARD “Council has the ability to support a number of actions, Cr David Edwards Paul Tatchell Emergency after hours animal c but it is through a broader community focus and working COUNCIL CONTACT DETAILS Phone: 0435 0407 326 108 370 025 COUNCIL CONTACT DETAILS Principal Office: Stead Street, Ballan withEmail: otherdedwards@moorabool.vic.gov.au organisations that we are15 able to achieve a ptatchell@moorabool.vic.gov.au Aged and Disability Services Principal Office:Centre: 15 Stead Street, Ballan Bacchus Marsh Service 182 Halletts Way, Darley greater impact. Important emergency cont Lerderderg Library: 215 Main Street, Bacchus182 Marsh Bacchus Marsh Service Centre: Halletts Way, Da Postal POand Box survey 18, Ballan 3342 For allStreet, other emergencies “We are currently looking atAddress: the data, Lerderderg Library: 215VIC Main Bacchus Marsh Police/Fire/Ambulance (03) 5366 7100 responses, as we progress into the next stage of EAST MOORABOOL WOODLANDS WARDWARD Postal Address: PO Box 18, Ballan VIC 3342 info@moorabool.vic.gov.au workshops with our Health and Wellbeing Committee Moira Berry Cr Ally Munari www.moorabool.vic.gov.au (03) 7100 health SES and Phone: other stakeholders. We will5366 be identifying 0418 0428 691 116 529 001 ininfo@moorabool.vic.gov.au touch opportunities with us through outcomes we can Keep work towards, to our digital channels! mberry@moorabool.vic.gov.au Email: amunari@moorabool.vic.gov.au

www.moorabool.vic.gov.au strengthen existing activities and actions, gaps and Flood and Storm Info Line opportunities, and ways that we can work together Keep inNOTES touch with usand through our digital chann with stakeholdersIMPORTANT and partners to improve health TO READERS Victorian Bushfire Information As well as our Website, LinkedIn, wellbeing within our community.” EAST MOORABOOL WARD

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Economic Development Works

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Moorabool Regional Community Sports Hub

Ballan Recreation Reserve

Council is pleased to share that Stage 1 of the Moorabool Upgrades to Ballan Netball and Tennis Courts including Regional Community Sports Hub is anticipated to be the installation of 100Lux LED lights have been completed. www.moorabool.vic.gov.au/christmas completed prior to June 2021. The following features are Further upgrades to Ballan Recreation Reserve are currently already completed: in the planning stage. Spend Local this Christmas • Bulk earthworks Spend Local and ke Moorabool Localised features over 200 local businesses, covering an amazing • A new BMX track Council is excited to la • A multipurpose oval/field range of local goods and services, helping you get ready for Christmas. And if encouraging locals to • A new equestrian cross-country course you discover your favourite local businesses aren’t on there yet, feel free to support each other. • The establishment of dressage arenas help spread the word! h�ps://moorabool.localised.com.au/ • A new sports pavilion As part of our Spend L • New cricket practice nets the Moorabool Localis CHRISTMAS 2021 - LOCAL BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES • A new playground one -stop-shop for disc www.moorabool.loca Pre-planning for Stage 2 and 3 is currently in progress with construction subject to funding. Moorabool Localised h sentiment into buy loc wealth of businesses i that are home-based. Moorabool Aquatic and Recreation Centre (MARC)

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Moorabool’s Mega Christmas Trees! In December visit our Christmas trees in the main streets of Bacchus Marsh, Ballan, Gordon and Blackwood, and new loca�on – Greendale! Take a photo and post it to social media using #ChristmasinMoorabool • Village Green, Bacchus Marsh • McLeans Reserve, Ballan • Outside Gordon Public Hall • Blackwood Reserve (opposite the Blackwood Pub) • Egans Reserve (opposite the Greendale Pub)

Meet Santa and Santa’s Elf in Moorabool

Located on Taverner Street, the planned Moorabool Aquatic and Recreation Centre (MARC) will include: Calling all Shire busin • 4-court indoor sports stadium • Indoor aquatic centre • Regional bowls facility

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Council is seeking to partner with the State and Federal Governments to make this game-changing sports and recreation precinct a reality.

Free Business Marke�ng Campaign Tis the season for your business to be discovered. List your Shire business free on Moorabool Localised, and you can be part of our Christmas spend local marke�ng campaign: h�ps://moorabool.localised.com.au/

Give the Gi� of a Local Job this Christmas

Is your Shire business already registered with Moorabool Localised? Santa’s making a list, and with the help of his elf, he’s checking it twice! Say Great news - once your business lis�ng is live, you’ll be able to adver�se your hi to Santa, and make sure he knows how good you’ve been this year and local jobs on the site too. h�ps://moorabool.localised.com.au/jobs/ Aqualink what’s on your list. is excited to receive announcements from the Federal • Ballan – Saturday Council 11 December, 10.00am-1.00pm West Maddingley Early Years Hub State Governments confirming funding for strategic cycle • Ballan – Friday 17and December, 10.30am – 1.30pm The proposed development of West Maddingley Early Years corridor 18 upgrades, including the Aqualink Two Rivers Linear • Bacchus Marsh – Saturday December, 10.30am-1.30pm and Community Hub will provide integrated, inclusive and Park. The Aqualink project has been a long-term strategic • Bacchus Marsh – Friday 24 December, 10.30am – 1.30pm collaborative integrated early years services.shop It will offer Share in the spirit of Christmas by dressing your business window vision for Moorabool Shire Council and the local community. access high quality health, care and children Aqualink will connect the Lederderg River and Werribee River (or equivalent) toto impress and take out theeducation, �tle for Christmas 2021 in two and family services. Council is currently advocating for corridors with a 4.5-kilometre shared path. categories! Category 1: Best Shop Window. Category 2: Best New Entrant. Come together and celebrate! Commencing mid-December, and through funding to turn these plans into a reality. Compe��on informa�on summer you’re in for an ar�s�c treat. Take a stroll and rediscover our vibrant townships and prepare to be surprised with colourful art and entertainment. • To enter, email a photo of your decorated shop window to business@moorabool.vic.gov.au Include your contact name, business name and business address. And tell us if this is your first �me dressing Grab a coffee, a picnic and a couple of friends! Come on down to Ballan your shop window for Christmas, which qualifies you for considera�on as a and Bacchus Marsh this December and be entertained by some great tunes new entrant. Entries must be received by Friday 10 December. brought to you by talented local musicians. • Judging will take place on Tuesday 14 December. Ballan Rotunda – Inglis Street • Two prizes are available. The winner of each category will receive a $150 11 December 10.00am-11.00am: Breckin, solo ar�st from Ballan 11 December 11.00am -1.00pm: The Honeyfi elds, folk trio from Blackwood local dining voucher. Have your say here: 18 December 10.30am- 1.30pm: The Nelson family, local musicians from Gordon www.moorabool.engagementhub.com.au/aqualink • Judge’s decision is final. Bacchus Marsh Rotunda – Main Street, Eddie Toole Park • The winners will be no�fied on Wednesday 15 December, including 18 December 10.30am-11.45am: Jen Hawley & Nicolas Lyon from Myrniong an announcement on facebook viaCommunity Business Growth & Innova� 10 on 5Matters 18 December 12.00pm -1.15pm: Li�le Wigtown, local band from Ballan Moorabool Matters Newsletter-Autumn 2021 Moorabool 24 December 10.30am- 1.30pm: The Claritudes, woodwind quartet Moorabool Shire.

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Works

Community Moorabuild

Accessible parkingProgress Across the Shire Moorabuild permits Unsealed Road Maintenance

ourts including e been completed. eserve are currently

7. You will receive your Accessible Parking Permit in the post or if you have opted to collect your permit from one of our Customer Service Centres – you will be notified via SMS when your permit is ready for collection.

Council’shas unsealed road grading consists ofParking four grading teams All existing disability permits remain valid until their expiry Council transitioned to theprogram new Accessible Permit which scheme operate inalong four zones across theVictorian Shire, andCouncils.  are responsible for the date and permit holders are not required to do anything until (APP) with 79 other it’s time to renew their existing permit.  maintenance of approximately 550 kilometres of unsealed roads. Eachnew grading team means consiststhat of a Grader, Roller andnew a Water Truck, The scheme if you require a permit, or and are For more information, contact Council’s Community Safety supported by Trucks which supply gravel as required. need to renew or replace your existing permit, you will need Team on 5366 7100. In accordance Road Management to apply usingwith theCouncil’s new application process.  Plan 2021-25, unsealed roads are assigned two hierarchies; Unsealed Level 1 (U1) and Unsealed Level (U2), the dependent upon typical trafficPermit volumes. U1 roads are inspected In line2 with new Accessible Parking Scheme, every 6 months in urban loca� ons, and every 3 months Council has removed its $11 application fee, makinginitrural evenloca�ons, and U2affordable roads are inspected every 6 months in urban and rural loca�ons, more for residents. to ensure any defects are iden�fied and logged for maintenance ac�on. U1 roads to areapply also given a proac�ve maintenance grade every 6 months, and U2 How roads are given a proac�ve maintenance grade every 12 months, however 1. Start your self-assessment onlinethese application by visiting wherever possible, we strive to grade roads sooner.

Community tree planting day Council is excited to partner with Grow West to create a

Anywww.accessibleparking.vic.gov.au defects iden�fied during inspec�ons that meet an interven�on level i.e. biolink with 4,000 trees! ntre (MARC) 2. You willcorruga� then receive application reference number viafy. As of potholes, ons etc.your are assigned a target �meframe to rec� theSMS endAquatic of November 2021, all unsealed road defects at interven�on level The Grow West Annual Community Planting Day is on World Moorabool 3. Book an appointment with your GP or Occupational de: have been completed represen�ng 100% compliance, however Council is Environment Day (Saturday 5 June 2021) at Kel Shields Flora Therapist aware that there are many other defects not at interven�on level across the Reserve, Bacchus Marsh St, Maddingley. 4. Provide application reference numberastoresources your GPallow. or network andyour a�end to them as soon as possible

Occupational Therapist Due to the variable nature of unsealed roads, par�cularly during this years’The day will run a bit differently to previous years, with 5. Your GP or Occupational Therapist willand complete online wet weather, please drive to the condi�ons exercisethe cau� on. volunteers being split into a morning session (9.30am medical assessment If Federal you have ques�ons or concerns rela�ng to Council`s roadside slashing or12noon) and an afternoon session (1.30pm - 4pm). Volunteers ate and6. You will receive a SMS advising that your application has unsealed road grading program, please contact customer service on 5366 can select their preference when registering. For more ng sportsbeen and approved 7100 or lodge a request on Council`s website: www.moorabool.vic.gov.auinformation and to register for the planting day visit www.growwest.com.au.

Grader Opera�ons

Detailed consultation Longs Hill Road, Glen Park will help inform Health Each Grader crew consists of a Grader, Roller and a water truck for Clarkes Rd, includingGeneral reconstruc� on of Ralstons Rd, Clarks Rd and Hillview Rd Community Strengthening Manager Sally Jones intersec� ons. maintenance work, these crews are backed up by our small crew of truck and Wellbeing Plan said 2020/21 had been challenging and had impacted on operators, who supply road materials to site when and where required. Works also included minor drainage works, installa�on of guardrail to protect Council’s annual unsealed road grading schedule is in line with our Road During February and March, Council conducted Management Plan, which to date is being maintained at 100% compliance. community consultations which included a survey, quick The schedule has our crews opera�ng in four zones within the shire recently completed upgrades onworkshops. Longs Hill Road, Glen Park. The question We’ve postcard, stakeholder sessions and boundaries throughout the year. works included pavement widening and rehabilita�on from Hillview Rd to

Council has completed community consultation on its

people’s health and wellbeing.

trees on Longs Hill Rd, and reconstruc�on of Glen Park Primary School With approximately over 700 kms of unsealed roads in Moorabool Shire, Municipal Public Health Plan and is putting together Carpark. there are occasions where residents will request their road to be re-graded“Health issues including family violence, food insecurity, a plan for the next four years that will aim to reduce sooner in the schedule than planned. We will carry out inspec�ons and and mental health are emerging more strongly in the barriers to preventative health measures, and empower determine what level of work is required, which normally can be addresseddata we are seeing in Victoria and locally,” Ms Jones said. individuals and communities to make positive decisions ddingley Years by Early our rapid response crew to fill in potholes and correct other defects.

about health. ated, inclusive andtheir Maintenance outside of the grading schedule occurs when potholes crop up “Council has the ability to support a number of actions, ices. Itand willrequire offer some level of interven�on. Potholes are generally created during but it is through a broader community focus and working care and children the we� er months of the year, due to water si�ng on the road surface. with other organisations that we are able to achieve a advocating forthe wet spring we’ve had in 2021, we know some of our roads have Due to greater impact. . deteriorated and we are working as quickly as we can to a�end to them. “We are currently looking at the data, and survey responses, as we progress into the next stage of workshops with our Health and Wellbeing Committee and other stakeholders. We will be identifying health outcomes we can work towards, opportunities to strengthen existing activities and actions, gaps and opportunities, and ways that we can work together with stakeholders and partners to improve health and wellbeing within our community.”

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Moorabuild Works Moorabool Regional Community Sports Hub

Ballan Recreation Reserve

Council is pleased to share that Stage 1 of the Moorabool Upgrades to Ballan Netball and Tennis Courts including Regional Community Sports Hub is anticipated to be the installation of 100Lux LED lights have been completed. completed prior to June 2021. The following features are Further upgrades and to Ballan RecreationCorridor Reserve are currently Dunnstown Township Improvement Plans Aqualink Cycling Walking already completed: in the planning stage. Following community consulta�on in early 2020, civil and landscaping Council has partnered with Southern Rural Water to deliver the Aqualink upgrade works have been• undertaken at Dunnstown Township. Cycling and Walking Corridor. Aqualink provides a tree lined connec�on with Bulk earthworks solar ligh�ng along the reserve, through to the Bacchus Marsh township and Stage 1 included civil works improve • Atonew BMXwalking track and cycling connec�ons its main a�rac�ons and services. including construc�on of•concrete footpath, kerb ramps, pedestrian refuges A multipurpose oval/field within the spli�er islands,• and roundabout upgrade works. Stage 2 included Milestones completed: A new equestrian cross-country course infill plan�ng and landscaping works in the roundabout as well as street tree • Nelson Street, Albert Street, Su�onleigh Way road crossings • The establishment of dressage arenas plan�ng. • Shared use pathway from Nelson Street to Grey Street • A new sports pavilion • Shared use pathway Jonathan Drive to Holts Lane • New cricket practice nets Under construc�on: • A new playground • Shared use pathway from Lerderderg River to Nelson Street Pre-planning for Stage 2 and 3 is currently in progress with • Shared use pathway from Grey Street to Jonathan Drive • Shared use pathway Holts Lane to Freeway construction subject to funding. • Grey Street, Jonathan Drive, Taylor Drive road crossings Council is thrilled to be using 100% recycled material eMesh on the Aqualink concrete footpath as well as in our latest upgrades at Bradys Lane, Greendale. eMesh is anAquatic Australian inven� on that recycles c to deliver Moorabool and Recreation Centre plas� (MARC) innova�ve reinforced concrete. Small, recycled macro synthe�c fibres are Located on Taverner the planned Aquatic added to the concrete to replaceStreet, steel fibres and steel Moorabool reinforcing mesh. and Recreation (MARC)and willinclude: include: The environmental benefitsCentre are enormous • 100% made of c sports stadium • recycled 4-courtplas� indoor • 93% less C02•emissions using eMesh than steel Indoor aquatic centre • 99% less water used using eMesh than • Regional bowls facilitysteel • 90% less fossil fuels consumed using eMesh compared to steel • For every 10km of we will save 150with tonsthe of C02 Council is path seeking to partner State and Federal We look forward to u� lising more sustainable materials our capital Governments to make this game-changinginsports and works projects going forward. recreation precinct a reality.

The Bacchus Marsh 1000+ Steps at Bald Hill

Council is undertaking a reconstruc�on of the exis�ng Lerderderg Track via funding from Regional Development Victoria. Earthworks and construc�on have begun at Bald Hill! So far, more than 100 of the 1000+ steps have been installed. The steps are an�cipated to be completed by April 2022. Stage 2 of the project is currently being designed and includes the construc�on of an accessible path and sculpture around Telford Park.

Aqualink Council is excited to receive announcements from the Federal West Maddingley Early Years Hub and State Governments confirming funding for strategic cycle Ballan The proposed development of West Maddingley Early Years corridor upgrades, including the Aqualink Two Rivers LinearMill Park, Work has commenced at Mill Park, Ourintegrated, crews have been busyand and Community Hub willBallan. provide inclusive Park. The Aqualink project has been a long-term strategic construc� ng a carpark, asphalt road, footpath and drainage works. collaborative integrated early years services. It will offer vision for Moorabool Shire Council and the local community. access to high will quality education, care andtochildren Community engagement also health, be undertaken in December inform Aqualink will connect the Lederderg River and Werribee River and family services. Council is currently advocating for the design of a skate park at the site that will commence construc� on in corridors with a 4.5-kilometre shared path. February 2022. funding to turn these plans into a reality.

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The documents will soon also be available in hard copies at Council Offices and libraries.

businesses with increased outdoor dining opportuni�es as COVID-19.

To ini�ate the trial, Council’s Economic Development team the Shire’s hospitality venues to submit expressions of inte Storm recovery informa�on pop-up parklet trial, a�er receiving State Government fun Community Storm Update Works ini�a�ve. Council received three responses, and all three s A Council Emergency Recovery Number has been ac�vated. The 7. YouPlease will receive youraccepted Accessiblefollowing Parking Permit in assessment the post careful in line with the Shir community can call 03 5366 1323 to talk to a Recovery Officer. or if you have opted toguidelines. collect yourThe permit from one ofofour Department Transport (DoT) had also ap use this number if you need to speak to a staff member rela�ng to issues ourts including Customer Service Centres – you will be notified via SMS when Council’s event permit to enable parklets on DoT managed on your property. e been completed. your permit is ready for collection. trial parklet was installed in front of a local park t Storm Recovery Team is con�nuing to work hard to support residents Ask Mr SlaterAiffourth he’s worried eserveCouncil’s are currently Any other enquiries or requests for trees over roads that are s�ll falling ly provide about the huge clean-up more that public outdoor dining opportuni�es. who were impacted by the June 2021 Storm Event, par�cularly following the All existing disability permits remain valid until their expiry or have not been cleared for ini�al access please phone 5366 7100 to Council has transitioned to the Parking Permit s�ll needs to occur a�er a trailer second major storm event for our new Shire Accessible that occurred in October 2021. Thank date and permit holders are not required to do anything until report to our teams a�end. and one of his Council utes was appreciates crushed (APP) along 79 to other Victorian you to scheme the resilience ofwith our en� re community asCouncils.  clean up con�nues. the support and feedback from the tri

Accessible parking Storm Recovery Update permits

it’s time to renew their existing permit.

by those fallen trees, and heEspresso, Zest Café, and Fabulous Flower Co The Storm heldUp two roving community in November, with The Team next Pop Community Hubs willBBQs be held on: hosts – Fossils simply shrugs his shoulders. The new scheme means thatThe if you require a new permit, Australian or representa� ves from Council, Salva� on Army Australia, Red feedback provided by the community via the recent H For more information, the contact Council’s Community Safety need to renew or replace your existing permit, you will need Cross, Central Highlands Rural Health, Child and Family Services, Department “Nah, I’ll just dig away at it and Team on 5366 7100. WEDNESDAY 7 July THURSDAY 8 July to apply using the and newHousing, application process.  of Families, Fairness Bushfi re Recovery Victoria, VCC Emergencies cut myself a bit of firewood I Council is reviewing trial feedback, with a view to consider – 3pm Ministry and 10am Telstra–in3pm a�endance. We visited 10am communi� es in Blackwood, guess,” he said. opportuni�es for on-street dining, and use of parklet infra Dales Blakeville, Korweinguboora, and Gordon. In lineCreek, with the new Accessible Parking Bolwarrah/Barkstead Permit Scheme, Mr Slater worked at the local Thank you everyoneits who a�application ended – it was benefi Council hastoremoved $11 fee,very making it cial evenfor our Storm sawmill before re�rement, so Please visit www.moorabool.vic.gov.au/emergencies/storm-emergency Team to hear directly you as a community. Please join us for a live event more affordable for from residents. he knows a thing or two about for latest update. with clinical psychologist Dr Rob Gordon, on Thursday 9 December, at 6pm, at Keep in touch with us through o COUNCIL CONTACT DETAILS wood. Blackwood Hall. This event will mark exactly six months since the June major How to apply Principal Office: 15 Stead Street, Ballan “There’s some bloody storm event. Rob has worked to assist communi�es to recover following Bacchusgood Marshmill Service Centre: 182 Halletts Way, Darley As well as our Website, LinkedIn, logs over there, pity there’s no215 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh Lerderderg Library: almost major disaster in online Australia and New by Zealand 1. Startevery your self-assessment application visitingfor the past 30 Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Council is excited to partner with Grow West to create a accounts, you can subscribe to Address: sawmills now,” MrPostal Slater said. PO Box 18, Ballan VIC 3342 years, including the 2015/16 Scotsburn Fires in Moorabool. He will bring a www.accessibleparking.vic.gov.au our e-newsletter at this link (03) 5366 7100 biolink with 4,000 trees! http://eepurl.com/gZL9fz or use ntre (MARC) wealth of knowledge to our Shire’s storm recovery. 2. You will then receive your application reference number via “I reckon I’ll haveinfo@moorabool.vic.gov.au firewood for a the QR code below, to have all the latest Council news delivered www.moorabool.vic.gov.au SMS property was impacted by the June storm, you may be visited by If your while,” he chuckled. straight to your inbox. Moorabool Aquatic The Grow West Annual Community Planting Day is on World volunteers the Australian the VCC Emergencies Ministry. 3. Book anfrom appointment with Red yourCross GP ororOccupational Ever Day prepared a�er a5 life in 2021) the at Kel Shields Flora de: Environment (Saturday June These volunteers will listen to your storm experience and stories and leave Therapist country, Mr Slater had a small Reserve, Bacchus Marsh St, Maddingley. youProvide with anyour informa� on pack reference and surveynumber to complete. ThisGP survey 4. application to your or will inform generator to keep his television theOccupational Storm Recovery Team’s future planning on how to work alongside the Darryl Slater Therapist and lights working, despite five The day will run a bit differently to previous years, with community as they con� nue the recovery journey over the next 6 months. 5. Your GP or Occupational Therapist will complete the online days with no power. volunteers being split into a morning session (9.30am Wemedical will beassessment hos�ng further community events in the coming months. was handy. We lost a bit of meat- out of the freezer though, couldn’t run 12noon) “That and an afternoon session (1.30pm 4pm). Volunteers For further informa�aon regarding Council’s Community Pophas Up Hubs for the ate and6. Federal You will receive SMS advising that your application fridge or anything off it.” can selectthe their preference when registering. For more storm impacted community, visit our Facebook page. ng sports and been approved information andhis to house register for the planting daytook visitout a powerline at the front of Luckily is insured, a�er a tree You can contact the Council’s Storm Team on: 5366 1323. www.growwest.com.au. the home he shares with his wife.

Community tree planting day

“Trees went across the power lines, the wires broke and one of them

Slow and Steady in the Resilient Community whiplashed back and took my veranda post out. Lucky it didn’t come through my lounge room window.” During February and March, Council conducted Detailed consultation of Barkstead community consultations which included a survey, quick The biggest trees fell behind the property. Council officers met with and cha�ed to Barkstead resident Darryl Slater who question postcard, stakeholder sessions and workshops. “One of them blew over and just squished the trailer there.” told his story following the storm event in June: Nearly every tree inGeneral a nearbyManager gully has been fla�ened. Although it takes a lot Community Strengthening Sally Jones Darryl Slater has lived at his property in Barkstead for 65 years. His cosy to faze him, Mr Slater calls the site “absolutely unbelievable.” said 2020/21 had been challenging and had impacted on dwelling sits in a clearing, surrounded by reminders of the June storm by way

will help inform Health and Wellbeing Plan

of broken trees strewn branches. Council hasand completed community consultation on its

people’s His health wellbeing. nextand steps are to get an arborist to cut down a tree that is on a worrying

lean over his shed. Municipal Public Plan and putting together It’s the worst storm theHealth area has had in is well over 50 years and the damage “Health issues including family violence, food insecurity, a plan for the next thatPlanta� will aim across the Barkstead por�four on ofyears the VPC onto at reduce State Forest need to be “At least there’s not much to blow over now,” Mr Slater said. and mental health are emerging more strongly in the to preventative health measures, and empower seenbarriers to be believed. Mr Slater echoing a sen� felt Ms all over thesaid. Shire, as residents try to find data we are seeingisin Victoria andment locally,” Jones individuals and communities to make positive decisions ddingley Early Years “I’ve never seen nothing like this,” Mr Slater said. a bright side to the lingering scenes of destruc�on:

about ated, inclusive andtheir health. has the support a number actions, “You couldn’t hear much, there are all these trees down but the wind was“Council so “You seeability at this to �me of the year, we’re of usually in shade all the �me, but now ices. It will offer we’re going to get some sun in, so that’sand good.” strong you couldn’t hear the trees falling down.” but it is through a broader community focus working care and children with other organisations that we are able to achieve a advocating for greater impact. . “We are currently looking at the data, and survey Be Pool Safe this Summer responses, as we progress into the next stage of

workshops with our Health and Wellbeing Committee

It may have been a slower start to summer but there are definitely lazy pool and other stakeholders. We will be identifying health days ahead.

outcomes we can work towards, opportunities to strengthen existing activities and actions, gaps and opportunities, and ways that we can work together Hopefully you have now registered it, in line with Victorian Government with stakeholders and partners to improve health and legisla�on. wellbeing within our community.” Do you have a pool at your property?

The Government also requires that residents have their pool and spa safety barriers inspected and cer�fied. The Government has extended the deadline for owners to lodge their cer�ficates of pool and spa barrier compliance.

Residents now have un�l 1 June 2022. Our website has more informa�on on 6 Moorabool 5Matters Community Newsletter-Autumn 2021 etter-Autumn 2021

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CENTRAL WARD Cr Paul Tatchell Your YourCouncil Council Phone: 0407 108 025 Email: ptatchell@moorabool.vic.gov.au WEST MOORABOOL MOORABOOL WARD WARD WEST Cr Tom Tom Sullivan WEST MOORABOOL EAST MOORABOOL WARDWARD Cr Sullivan Mayor Cr Moira Berry Cr Tom Sullivan Mayor Phone: 0418 323 529 221 Phone: 0418 691 323 221 Mayor Email: mberry@moorabool.vic.gov.au tsullivan@moorabool.vic.gov.au Email: tsullivan@moorabool.vic.gov.au Phone: 0418 323 221

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EAST MOORABOOL WARD EAST MOORABOOL WARD Cr Tonia Dudzik EAST WARD Cr RodMOORABOOL Ward Deputy Mayor EAST MOORABOOL WARD Cr Tonia Dudzik Deputy Mayor Phone: 0407 014 489 Cr Rod Ward Phone: 0407 014 0417 478 489 139 Email: tdudzik@moorabool.vic.gov.au Deputy Mayor Email: tdudzik@moorabool.vic.gov.au rward@moorabool.vic.gov.au

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CENTRAL WARD EAST MOORABOOL WARD CENTRAL WARD Cr Paul Tatchell Cr David Edwards Paul Tatchell Phone: 0407 108 025 Your Council Phone: 0435 0407 326 108 370 025 Email: ptatchell@moorabool.vic.gov.au CENTRAL WARD Email: dedwards@moorabool.vic.gov.au ptatchell@moorabool.vic.gov.au

Cr Paul Tatchell Phone: 0407 108 025 EAST MOORABOOL WARD WEST MOORABOOL WARD Email: ptatchell@moorabool.vic.gov.au EAST MOORABOOL Moira BerryWARDWARD WOODLANDS Cr Tom Sullivan Cr Moira Berry Phone: 0418 Ally Munari691 529 Mayor 0418 116 691 529 Email: mberry@moorabool.vic.gov.au Phone: 0428 323 001 221 mberry@moorabool.vic.gov.au Email: amunari@moorabool.vic.gov.au tsullivan@moorabool.vic.gov.au EAST MOORABOOL WARD

Cr Moira Berry EAST MOORABOOL WARD EAST MOORABOOL WARD Phone: 0418 691 529 NOTES TO READERS IMPORTANT Cr Rod Ward EAST MOORABOOL WARD Cr Rod Ward Email: mberry@moorabool.vic.gov.au

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Landowners in western Victoria are being encouraged by Agriculture Victoria to keep their eyes peeled for orange hawkweed and to report any suspect plants. Orange hawkweed is a State Prohibited Weed, which is the highest category of declared noxious weed in Victoria. Native to Europe, these weeds have the potential to cause significant impact to native ecosystems through restricting the growth of neighbouring plants by releasing chemicals into the soil, replacing native plants with a dense mat of rosettes. Agriculture Victoria Leading Biosecurity Officer Fiona Sharman said orange hawkweed continues to be monitored and treated by Agriculture Victoria at sites at Blackwood, Daylesford, Mount Macedon and Trentham. “We’ve seen orange hawkweed continue to germinate over recent seasons which can damage our native environment,” she said. “The sooner we can take action against infestations, the better our chances are to eradicate it.” Ms Sharman said now is the best time of year to inspect your property for orange hawkweed, as the weed flowers in summer and is easier to spot. “Orange hawkweed can be identified by its bright orange daisy like flowers with square ended petals, the flowers are up to 15mm across and arranged in clusters on the stem. The stems and leaves have long wiry hairs.” Hawkweeds can spread quickly by seeds that are carried in the wind or from stolons (above ground runners) and root fragments.

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If an infestation is found, Agriculture Victoria will treat, remove and/or dispose of orange hawkweed at no cost to the landowner. “If you find orange hawkweed, please do not attempt to treat and dispose of the weed yourself,” Ms Sharman said. All sightings should be reported to Agriculture Victoria by calling 136 186, emailing weed.spotters@agriculture.vic.gov. au or online at agriculture.vic.gov.au/about/contact-us

Keep calm around snakes It can be easy to become scared or alarmed by the appearance of a snake, but the official advice is to stay calm. As we enter summer and snakes are becoming a more common sight, DELWP has put out a reminder of what to do if you encounter one. Snakes left brumation (hibernation for cold-blooded animals) in spring, and with recent rains helping grass grow, it’s important to know what to do if you see a snake this summer. DELWP says you should calmly leave the area with any pets and children, call 136 186 for advice (or a local snake catcher if a snake is in the home), clean your yard and keep your grass cut low, and keep your first aid kit stocked with compression bandages. It’s vital that you leave snakes alone and call Triple Zero (000) immediately if bitten. Snakes are protected under the Wildlife Act 1975, and it is illegal to harm, kill or capture them without authorisation.

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Referring to the new CFA training facility at Ballan (M/ News 30 Nov), it might be a good plan to discuss the inclusion of on-site furnace treatment of PFAS chemicals, used in firefighting foam, which can be destroyed at 600 deg centigrade (see work by mineralogist Assoc. Professor Will Gates of Deakin University). The resulting fine aggregate can be used for making concrete, of which there is a worldwide shortage. PFAS chemicals, unless destroyed, accumulate in all creatures and have been banned in many countries. Creeks, rivers and oceans contain PFAS even to the extent of poisoning seals at Phillip Island (see online studies by the Veterinary Department of Sydney University). Furnace treatment is not new and should be used to treat toxic soil from the Westgate Tunnel as well as contaminated items from other industries.

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How good is it to be able to read some good local news for once, with so much bad news going on in our World? Finally, our Ballan Community will have a Library and Community Hub (M/News 23 Nov) or central meeting place to socialise thanks to our Council, and in particular Councillor Tatchell, which reminded me of Sir Winston Churchill's shortest speech of all time. "Never, never, never, never, never, give up". This virus has highlighted the importance of socialising to live a long life, with food and exercise of lesser importance. In my opinion, to this point in time, the Moorabool News has been the glue that has kept our community together during these testing times and now we, as a community, are

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Email - news@themooraboolnews.com.au LEO—July 23-August 22

An older person takes you into his/her confidence and a youngster adopts you as a role model. The week has an exotic touch. You might meet a charming person from a faraway corner of the world.

Stars & Puzzles VIRGO—August 23-September 22

This is a nostalgic week that finds you involved in activities you enjoyed as a child. You are ready to enlarge your friendship circle and some good opportunities could come your way during the weekend.

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You can realize a key career or academic goal, so long as you resist impulsive moves. Your popularity soars through the entire week and your workload includes variety and challenges. TAURUS—April 21-May 22

As your workload decreases, restlessness increases. This is a great week for dealing with educators and tackling bureaucratic obstacles. Avoid being a matchmaker. Old contacts get in touch. GEMINI—May 23-June 21

A professional acquaintance could become personally closer. The weekend favours a home improvement scheme. This could prove convenient because pleasant company may drop in. Think twice before taking on big projects.

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ACROSS 1. Rooms messed up by painters (8). 6. Showed one’s contempt for the fight (4). 8. The contents of the tin being, therefore, increased in price (4). 9. Go one better than the other nudists? (8). 10. Into the light I step (5). 11. Found on the beach, a left shoe (6). 13. Leave the phone down and put away your clothes (4,2). 15. How the sprinter broke the record? (6). 17. On food, does it act as a tonic? (6). 19. An inappropriate surname for June (5). 22. Reproof for having issued the same invitation twice (4,4). 23. A warning that can be taken two ways (4). 24. Not all of the residents being present (4). 25. About to see Mrs Maugham (8). DOWN 2. Going on a short distance (5). 3. Making a bad golf shot very good (7). 4. Neither one turned up at the club (4). 5. Quashed at all square during the tennis match (8). 6. What Miss Textiles was painted wearing? (5). 7. Liven up a girl friend (7). 12. On the mast there are lines of birds (8). 14. Mean to change the number in the gardening catalogue (7). 16. Don’t say the treat has been arranged to surprise me! (7). 18. Not all the tart and half the rice (5). 20. Shut up the stuffy (5). 21. Light or heavy piece of wood (4).

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QUICK SOLUTIONS Across - 1, Schooner. 6, Asps. 8, Pain. 9, Lollipop. 10, Clubs. 11, Vendor. 13, Weasel. 15, Number. 17, Cosset. 19, Snack. 22, Limerick. 23, Goal. 24, Snip. 25, Reporter. Down - 2, Crawl. 3, Omnibus. 4, Null. 5, Relevant. 6, Asian. 7, Propose. 12, Clothier. 14, Emotion. 16, Manager. 18, Sleep. 20, Crane. 21, Skip. CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS Across - 1, Pantries (anag.). 6, Spat. 8, So-up. 9, Outstrip. 10, Sta-i-r. 11, Sand-a-l. 13, Hang up. 15, Dashed. 17, Pepper. 19, March. 22, Come come. 23, Toot (rev.). 24, (t)He-Re(sidents). 25, Somerset (anag.). Down - 2, A-foot. 3, Topping. 4, I-Ron (rev.). 5, Set aside. 6, Sat-in. 7, Ani-mate. 12, Spar-rows. 14, Anemone. 16, Sh-atter. 18, Pie-(ri)ce. 20, Close. 21, Beam.

QUICK SOLUTIONS Across - 1, Cash. 7, Apartment. 8, Reel. 9, Pick. 10, Grew. 11, Odes. 14, Loganberry. 16, Snapdragon. 19, Site. 22, Limp. 24, Noon. 25, Face. 26, Chaffinch. 27, Sent. Down - 1, Cargo. 2, Suede. 3, Spring. 4, Broken. 5, Smug. 6, Interrupt. 12, Downright. 13, Slap. 15, Eons. 17, Rancid. 18, Grouch. 20, Irate. 21, Erect. 23, Puff.

CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS Across - 1, Well. 7, Bare-faced. 8, Lead. 9, Lid-o. 10, Date. 11, A-be-t. 14, High and low. 16, Twist my arm. 19, Pe-e-r. 22, Snip (rev.). 24, Duck. 25, La-M.B. 26, Cornering. 27, (win)Ter-N. Down - 1, Wilma (anag.) 2, Leave. 3, Ra-tin-g. 4, Veron-a 5, Hand 6, Penthouse (anag.). 12, Bay window. 13, Th(em)-U.S.. 15, Dam-p. 17, Mode-R.N. 18, A-scent. 20, Erase. 21, Rob-i-n. 23, Pin-e.

CANCER—June 22-July 22 The week finds you restless, but if you manage to concentrate you can make a financial coup. You are in a mood to get away, but the companion of your dreams may not be available right now. LEO—July 23-August 22

An older person takes you into his/her confidence and a youngster adopts you as a role model. The week has an exotic touch. You might meet a charming person from a faraway corner of the world. VIRGO—August 23-September 22

This is a nostalgic week that finds you involved in activities you enjoyed as a child. You are ready to enlarge your friendship circle and some good opportunities could come your way during the weekend. LIBRA—September 23-October 22 Charming distractions make of a less than productive week, but your morale soars with the news of advancement. If travelling, you could meet a kindred spirit along the way.

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Recreation and good shopping are features of the week. A friend may seem aloof, but there is a good explanation. A new tactic could bring better results at the workplace. A distant relative may suddenly becomes quite close. CAPRICORN—December 23-January 20

This is the week for culture. Enjoy jaunts to galleries or concert halls and enjoy them in the company of those you love most. If planning a career change, update your resume and send in an application. AQUARIUS—January 21-February 19 The week includes delaying factors. Beginnings and conclusions are both postponed. Family proves surprisingly generous but strings could well be attached. Be especially attentive to your health on the weekend.

PISCES—February 20-March 20 Older relatives are outstanding advisors and children prove good friends. Don’t postpone household repairs. Promotion is accented, thanks to behind-the-scenes work of a secret admirer. BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK Your famous persistence pays off, notably in your career and finance. Try to overcome shyness by being less subtle in your demands. Intuitive gifts prove more remarkable than ever in the coming months. Diplomacy becomes more important than ever.

LIBRA—September 23-October 22 Charming distractions make of a less than productive week, but your morale soars with the news of advancement. If travelling, you could meet a kindred spirit along the way. SCORPIO—October 23-November 21

You may have to speak up for your rights. Someone could be trying to get the better of you - merely because you are shy. Body language says a lot and you are probably right-on as you interpret messages. SAGITTARIUS—November 22-December 22

Recreation and good shopping are features of the week. A friend may seem aloof, but there is a good explanation. A new tactic could bring better results at the workplace. A distant relative may suddenly becomes quite close. CAPRICORN—December 23-January 20

This is the week for culture. Enjoy jaunts to galleries or concert halls and enjoy them in the company of those you love most. If planning a career change, update your resume and send in an application. AQUARIUS—January 21-February 19 The week includes delaying factors. Beginnings and conclusions are both postponed. Family proves surprisingly generous but strings could well be attached. Be especially attentive to your health on the weekend.

PISCES—February 20-March 20 Older relatives are outstanding advisors and children prove good friends. Don’t postpone household repairs. Promotion is accented, thanks to behind-the-scenes work of a secret admirer. BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK Your famous persistence pays off, notably in your career and finance. Try to overcome shyness by being less subtle in your demands. Intuitive gifts prove more remarkable than ever in the coming months. Diplomacy becomes more important than ever.

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Sport/Classifieds Bacchus Marsh Little Athletics

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Ballan Golf Club Results - Week ending Saturday 4 December Wednesday– Stableford Winner - Kev Lockman (15) 37 points. R/up - Bill Pickering (18) 36 points. Magpie - 14th John McLeod. NTPs - 12th Barry Sims, 15th Kev Lockman. Saturday – Stroke & Monthly Medal A GRADE Winner of Medal - Barry Sims 72-13-59. R/Up - John McLeod 63-2-61. B GRADE Winner - Les Martin 79-17-62. R/up - Kev Lockman 74-15-63. C GRADE Winner - Aggy Germon 98-22-76 on c/b R/up - John Ryan 111-35-76. NTPs - 12th Jason Bonar, 15th Barry Sims. Magpies - 14th Denis Conroy, 18th Travis Preston. Balls 6, Cut-off 65 Barry Sims, John McLeod, Les Martin, Kev Lockman, Frank Raffaele, Don Wickson.

Ballan Bowling Club

Results – Week ending Saturday 4 December Midweek The Ballan midweek team travelled to Webbcona for their match last Tuesday and once again the Ballan players showed that they are going to be very competitive in this division, going down by just 3 shots. Jan Conroy rink drew 19, while the Brian Dowling ring went down by 3 shots Division 3 Ballan travelled to Sebastopol for a game that was going to be close all day. This proved to be the case and it was Ballan that came out on top by 11 shots. Best rink was Grant Stirling, Dave Myers, Johnny Mullane and Marcus Darley (S) Division 7 Ballan also had an away game against City Oval. This was going to be a tight tussle as both teams were going in undefeated. Luckily it was Ballan that came out on top by 24 shots. Best rink - Michael Carey, Joe McFall, Gary Cornell and Dusty Martyn (S)

The

Centre

Combined

Event was held on Saturday morning at Masons Lane Reserve.

All

athletes

competed in five events (hurdles, sprint, distance, discus & long jump) gaining points

in

each

event.

Presentations will be made this Saturday with trophies are awarded to the winners of each age group and medals presented to second and

third

placegetters.

All athletes will receive a

Emma leads the way to a new 800m Centre record. Photos - submitted

Certificate of Participation. Bridie Shanahan set another Centre record, bettering her previous Under 16 Discus record with a new distance of 31.08 metres. Emma Smith broke her first Centre record, running a new record time of 2:48.50 mins in the Girls Under 16 800m event. Jenna Baker, Ava Radolovic and

Angus

Norman

all

recorded 4 Personal Best results for the meet. New

athletes

are

still

invited to take up the two week free trial offer.

See

the

for

BMLAC

more

website

information

www.

bacchusmarshlittleathletics. org.au

Bridie throws a record distance.

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Ballan Brumbies Basketball

After a poor start to the new season the Brumbies U12 Boys white grade team were out to prove that they belonged at this level against fellow winless side, Widlcats. Things did not look good for Ballan when prior to the match the team lost three players to varying ailments, leaving the team with just the four players. However, the boys started well, playing the Wildcats to a draw in the early stages of the match, before an unanswered run of four baskets from Harry Garner and Lachlan Prosser saw Ballan open up an eight-point lead. Unfortunately, Prosser and Brody Grech each picked up a pair of quick fouls and as a result had to play conservatively on defence. At a Ballan time out to adjust their team defense, coach Riley Dart pushed his chargers to maintain their ascendancy which they did with a 12-2 run pushing the lead out to an even 20 points. The Brumbies quartet were passing their way through the Wildcats defense with ease, despite playing a man down. Continued tough play inside from Prosser and sharp shooting from Garner saw Ballan lead by a score of 40-12 at the half. Ballan didn’t let up in the second period with Eli Rogers finding his range with three quick baskets. Ballan’s defense - Garner and Rogers a menace on the ball, Prosser and Grech controlling the boards - saw them get out on the break converting layup after layup, Grech and Garner the primary beneficiaries. As expected, the boys tired as the game wore on as Wildcats found their way to the basket more often. However, the Brumbies earlier work saw them run out comfortable 60-26 winners in a brilliant performance. Led by Garner’s 22 points, all four Brumbies scored in double figures, thanks to some excellent defense, incisive passing, and accurate finishing. With two players due to return next week, this win could set the boys up for a successful season. U10 Boys Ballan 25 def Phoenix Bullets 8 U12 Boys Red Ballan 0 lost Excies Acmy Maroon 20 U12 Boys White Ballan 60 def Wildcats 26 U12 Girls Ballan 20 lost Saints Mercury 31 U14 Boys Red Ballan 22 drew Saints Kings 22 U14 Boys Blue Ballan 28 def Sovereign Knights 13 U14 Boys White Balan 15 lost Saints Pacers 56 U14 Girls Ballan 40 def Wildcats Gold 12 U16 Boys Red Ballan 18 lost Phoenix Breakers 49 U16 Boys White Blue Ballan 25 lost Celtic Tigers 60 U16 Boys Blue/Blue Ballan 16 lost Drummo Dragons Green 58 U16 Boys A Ballan 38 lost Saints Spurs 58 U16 Girls Ballan 22 lost Celtic Tigers 70 U19 Boys Red - BYE U19 Boys White Ballan 38 def Drummo Dragons Silver 34 U19 Girls Ballan 36 lost Celtic Tigers 49.

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Ballan Cricket Club Results – Week ending Saturday 4 December Second XI (4th Grade) - bye Under 15 (Day 1) Ballan 114 v Mt Clear 79 Batting - Josh Singh 41, Tom Norman 38, James Burton 6, Angus Britt 4 n.o. Bowling - Josh Singh 2/3, Angus Britt 1/8, James Burton 1/8 After losing the toss and being sent into bat, openers Norman and Singh got Ballan off to a fantastic start with quick scoring and a consistent attitude to look for runs at every opportunity. The opening partnership of 83 included 11 fours and plenty of singles and twos. Norman eventually fell for 38 and Singh followed for 41 when the score was on 102. Ballan finished the innings on 114 after 25 overs, with plenty of batting to follow next week for the second half of the split innings. The Ballan bowlers kept the score tight with just 10 runs coming off the first six overs. Mt. Clear were struggling at 2/17 after 9 overs. At the end of play, Mt. Clear were 35 runs behind after 25 overs each of batting.

Under 13 Ballan 3/83 def Beaufort 3/82 Batting - Clover McIlwaine 18 Ret. n.o, Sarah Burton 16 Ret. n.o, Beth Davenport 15 n.o, Max Farrell 3 Ret. n.o, Charlotte Wallace 2 Ret. n.o Bowling - Charlotte Wallace 1/2, Jackson Letcher 1/5, James Bayard 1/7, Eamon 0/2, Jai Singh 0/3, Sarah Burton 0/5 Bowling first, the team worked hard in the field, with super tidy bowling from Charlotte Wallace, Jackson Letcher, Eamon Grigg, Jai Singh, Sarah Burton and James Bayard, who maintained his consistency of a wicket or 2 in every match so far this season. Facing the biggest run chase of the season, Co-Captains Sarah Burton and Clover McIlwaine opened the batting and put together a perfect opening partnership, with smart shot selection and hard running between the wickets. A couple of quick wickets were lost before Max Farrell and Charlotte Wallace steadied the innings. Beth Davenport then came to the crease and took control, pushing her batting partner Oscar Britt hard between the wickets to guide the team home in the last over for a well-deserved win.

Taking over as wicket keeper Mark Kennedy scored 28 for the Ballan 1st Heath Doherty made his first century for from Ned Conroy, Kiara Grigg XI. the Ballan U 17s finishing on 103 not out. did a great job for her first time.

Intently watching the fielder, Kobe Heafield and Jack Jarvis take a quick single. Photos – CHRIS THOM

Ava Conroy bowling in her first U11 game.


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Lions fail with the bat

Darley Cricket Club - By Todd Whelan

Darley coach Brian Wheelahan has labelled his prides’ performance with the bat as ‘embarrassing’, after East Ballarat knocked over the reigning dual Premiers for just 107, and on their way to an upset four wicket win at the weekend. The Lions looked to be cruising at 0/28 after winning the toss, before a dramatic batting collapse saw the home side lose 8/35, including 5/8 through the middle stages. Promising all-rounder Mitch Ward (27*), added some respectability to the score late with wicketkeeper Andrew Pickett (21), adding 36 runs for the ninth wicket before the Lions were bowled out in just 37 overs. Only four of the potent Lions batting line-up made it past six (runs) - proving again, this game of cricket was never meant to be easy. The total score of 107 was their lowest since Round Two 2020/21 when ironically East Ballarat skittled the Lions for just 90 and their lowest recording at home since Round One 2018/19 when Mt Clear did the damage - then, all out for 69. “The ‘batting’ just wasn’t us - simple,” Wheelahan said. “We made a few poor choices with the bat but we’re a proud group, we addressed it and we move on to next week.” While the designated target looked vulnerable at best to defend, Wheelahan was full of praise of his bowlers and their efforts to pull off an unlikely victory. Spinner Hasi Wickramasinghe (4/17) near single handledly bowled the Lions into contention from his 10 overs, a return not missed by Wheelahan in the aftermath. “Hasi led the charge and really turned it on back at Darley Park,” Wheelahan said. “In fact, the entire bowling group bowled their hearts but 107 was always going to be hard to defend.” Wheelahan said while they were embarrassed with the performance with the bat, he was confident his boys would bounce back quickly. “We’ll be ready to go for next week’s challenge,” he said. “We are still in a really good place to complete phase one of our season before Christmas and have ourselves in an ideal position to relaunch into the New Year.” Darley are at home this Saturday for a meeting with ninth

placed Mt Clear before a trip to Golden Point (fifth) on Sunday restores the season with a catch-up game from their abandoned Round Two fixture due to rain. Play starts from noon.

BCA 4th GRADE Darley 79 all out, Overs 37.3. Ballarat-Redan 4/81, Overs 23.4. A. Bird 2/13 Darley lost by 6 wickets - (Darley 7th).

Results – Round 5

BCA 5th GRADE Darley 8/140, Overs 40. D.Kilmartin 70. Brown Hill Bulls 5/146, Overs 28.1. Darley lost by 5 wickets - (Darley 10th).

BCA 1st GRADE Darley 107 all out, Overs 37. M. Ward 27*, D. Chandima 26. East Ballarat 6/108, Overs 44. H. Wickramasinghe 4/17. Darley lost by 4 wickets - (Darley 2nd). BCA 2nd GRADE Ballarat-Redan 8/245, Overs 45. J. Stephenson 4/39, L. Cornford 2/23. Darley 7/201, Overs 45. W. Johnson 62*, B. Gellie 54, J. Oorloff 33. Darley lost by 44 runs - (Darley 16th).

WOMEN’S LEAGUE - (Rd 4) Darley 7/95, Overs 20. K. Bessell 57* Macedon 1/44, Overs 12. Darley lost on first innings - (Darley 6th).

BCA 3rd GRADE Darley 127 all out, Overs 33.1. C. Salisbury 25. Wendouree Red 2/129, Overs 30. Darley lost by 8 wickets - (Darley 6th).

Darley Women’s cricket. Photos - Tim Saultry / sportingherald.

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Tornado storms into millionaire status By Michael Howard (HRV) Tornado Valley has crashed through the million-dollar mark in brilliant style that has become the trotter’s trademark, with a flawless all-the-way performance last Saturday night. The crushing win in the Aldebaran Park R C Freestone Trotters Free For All, the 39th of his 108-start career, saw the nine-year-old become the ninth Australasian trotter to amass seven figures in stake winnings, a relief and a thrill for trainer Andy Gath and driver Kate Gath. It was also the headliner on a terrific night’s racing at Tabcorp Park, in which two late dashes claimed the Youthful Stakes and bold performances won heats of the Gordon Rothacker Memorial Championship.

The night belonged to Tornado Valley and connections shared a mix of relief with the result and optimism for what might still be to come. “It was super special,” Kate Gath told TrotsVision. “To get it done was everything, really over the moon.” While Andy Gath said the thrill wasn’t so much about passing the million-dollar mark as “bringing him back and showing that he’s still got plenty to offer”. “It was a dominant performance, it wasn’t unexpected, but you still have to come and do it,” he said. “It’s a bit of a relief, but it’s great that he’s still got life in his legs.” Tornado Valley was in a class of his own in the Group 3 over the middle distance, tearing from the gate in the style that has helped him build his stunning record.

Tornado Valley - Ninth Australasian Trotter to amass A$1 million in stakes. Photo Stuart McCormick

There was little pressure throughout, and Kate Gath stretched the field with a 28.8-second third quarter before coming home in 28.3 to win by 5.6 metres from Aldebaran Tess, with Sundons Courage and Powderkeg completing the first four. “Once I asked him, he was just off and gone and he got to the line really well,” Kate Gath said. And the dominance assures there will be more to come, with the camp hopeful he’ll be able to defend his Great Southern Star crown on February 4. “He loves being in work, he loves racing, and he loves stable life,” Andy Gath said. “We’ll keep going until we think he’s not going to be at his best. Tonight, he proved he’s still got plenty left.”


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