Moorabool News 9 August 2022

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Butcher snags a win By Carol Saffer

Ballan’s local butcher Shane Zammit and Natasha Buttigieg with their awards and award-winning sausages. Photo Helen Tatchell

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Shane Zammit and his team at Ballan Local Butcher are prize winners at the 2022 Regional Victorian Sausage King Competition. The Australian Meat Industry Council's annual competition is designed for butchers to compete with the best in their region. Ballan Local Butcher achieved a first prize in Gourmet Open Class Sausage division, with a chilli and chocolate recipe and his beloved beef, jalapeno and cheese taking out a second place in the same category. When asked how he comes up with the flavours for his sausages, Mr Zammit replied with a grin, "they come to me in dreams normally." He added, "seriously, there are myriad ways of how we come up with the flavour combinations." "Sometimes customers suggest ideas, or I use a meal I may have eaten as a base blending its flavour to see if I can get them to work in a sausage." It generally takes about 12-months to come up with the finished product to enter the annual competition. Mr Zammit said his staff are the first round of taste testers. He blends the flavouring ingredients with locally produced beef and cooks it in patty form for the staff to try first. The next step is to give the patty away to customers for their opinion. From the feedback, he will then tweak the recipe accordingly. Having now won the Regional championship, Mr Zammit will compete in the State Championships in October and the National finals later in the year. "We are always playing about with ideas and flavours," he said. Quite often, the prize-winning sausages will not be a great seller. The gourmet sausages are designed generally as a competition entry rather than selling to the locals. "They are a talking point rather than a purchase," Mr Zammit said. "We produce and sell 3000 kilograms of standard BBQ sausages yearly."

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Bronze for Marsh cyclist By Lachlan Ellis

A cyclist from Moorabool has won bronze for Australia at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Twenty-one-year-old Graeme Frislie was named in the 34-person cycling squad for the Commonwealth Games in June, after winning gold with his team at the Nations Cup in Canada in May. In the early hours of the morning on Friday 29 July, the five-man Australian Men’s 4000m Team Pursuit team – including Mr Frislie – defeated Wales in the bronze medal race at the Lee Valley Velodrome in London. New Zealand defeated England to win gold in the gold medal race. Graeme’s dad Mike said the bronze medal was a fantastic reward for all the hard work put in by Graeme and the team. “We were excited for the team to qualify for the bronze medal ride. This is a very young developing squad on the international scene. It was a strong team effort …. the boys have trained very hard together in the last two years,” Mr Frislie told the Moorabool News. “The boys have all put in a lot of hard work, they deserve a great result as they back each other and work as a team.” Mr Frislie and wife Shelley were at the Lee Valley Velodrome cheering Graeme on, with the loud stadium “more or less a home crowd for Wales”. “Graeme was happy with the chance to win bronze and represent Australia in the Team Pursuit. This was his first event in the Commonwealth Games, with the Scratch Race and Points Race later in the week,” he said. “Graeme is very thankful for the support from the Bacchus Marsh/Moorabool community, and Bacchus Marsh Grammar [where he went to school].” Graeme Frislie finished 6th place in the Scratch Race, and had an early crash in the 40km Points Race, getting back on his bike to ride another two-thirds of the race before withdrawing.

Moorabool’s own, Graeme Frislie (far left) with teammates and the bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games in England. Photo courtesy - Guy Swarbrick/AusCycling

Petitions to “fly the rainbow flag and stop the trucks” By Lachlan Ellis Two petitions came before the latest Ordinary Meeting of Council (OMC), on matters that couldn’t be more different: flying the rainbow flag at Council offices, and fixing safety issues on a Lal Lal road. The two petitions were accepted at Council’s 3 August OMC, with 39 signatures on the petition regarding the rainbow flag, and 26 signatures on the Lal Lal road safety petition. In the former petition, petitioners asked Council to “conduct community consultation on the draft Flag Flying Policy presented to the April 2021 meeting of Council, including on the issue of flying the rainbow flag”. The Flag Flying Policy came before Council’s 7 April OMC in 2021, but the motion was lost as Councillors were concerned that the community had not been consulted on the policy.

The acceptance of the petition on 3 August, which was supported unanimously by Councillors, will mean a report will be prepared by Council Officers for Council to consider. The latter petition concerned Clarendon-Lal Lal Road, with the main message being to “stop the trucks, reduce the speed, and fix the shared footpath on Clarendon-Lal Lal Road, Lal Lal”. Petitioners called on Council to reduce the speed limit on the road from 80 km/h to 60 km/h, include new clear signage of the new speed limit, and take steps to stop/discourage heavy vehicles form using the road, which “is not heavy vehicle compliant”. Like the rainbow flag petition, the Clarendon-Lal Lal Road petition was accepted with a unanimous vote, and Council Officers will prepare a report on the petition for Council to consider at a later date.

CORRECTION On the front page of the Moorabool News (Tuesday 2 August 2022), titled ‘Brilliant Little Critter’, we featured a magnificent photo of a Rainbow-Bee Eater. This photo was taken by David Whelan however, there are two David Whelans in Moorabool and the correct website for ‘the’ David Whelan who was the actual photographer is – The Moorabool News apologies for any inconvenience to both David Whelans.

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Maiden speech pledges progress The inaugural Member for Hawke has given his first speech in the Federal Parliament, acknowledging the “great honour” of representing the electorate for the next three years. Sam Rae was elected as the first MP for Hawke – which includes Bacchus Marsh, Ballan, Sunbury, and Melton – with 36.7 per cent of first preferences and 57.6 per cent of total preferences, at the 2022 federal election. On Monday 1 August at 5 pm, Mr Rae addressed the House of Representatives for the first time in Canberra. He started by acknowledging and thanking the Traditional Owners of the land on which Parliament sits, the Ngunnawal and Ngambri peoples, and the Wurundjeri and Wathaurong peoples of Hawke. He also touched on the Uluru Statement from the Heart, and the need to continue working towards reconciliation. He also thanked “the two extraordinary women” he “wouldn’t be here without”: his mother, a proud unionist and educator, and his partner Zoe, an industrial lawyer, and another proud unionist. To his children Hunter and Banjo, and “the eagerly anticipated little sister in Mum’s tummy”, he apologised for the sacrifices they would have to make, but said they would be made “so that you and your generation can inherit a world that is kinder, stronger, and more just”. As for the communities of Hawke, Mr Rae said not enough had been done to address huge population growth, with Melton set to surpass Canberra in population by 2050. “Population growth is putting our physical and social infrastructure under immense pressure. After a decade of wilful investment failure by those opposite, our roads and transport infrastructure are inadequate to service our communities, severely impacting our quality of life, and in some cases, our safety,” he said. “Our primary healthcare system is collapsing; it takes weeks to see a GP. Our modest hospitals can’t handle the increased demand, and lack the capability to treat the complexity of conditions that come with population explosion and diversification…much less a global pandemic. “We have great schools and dedicated teachers, but enrolments are rapidly increasing. We need better facilities, and our teachers need a Federal Government – this Federal Government – that will have their backs and value their toil.” As the representative of the “workers” of the electorate of Hawke, Mr Rae pledged to fight for their interests in Parliament. “I’m here to fight for the people of Hawke, and stamp our values upon the national

Sam Rae delivering his maiden speech last Monday night in Federal Parliament Canberra. Photo – Sam Rae Office

conversation. Fundamental to the issues we face as communities and a nation is the concept of prosperity,” he said. “I speak of the prosperity enjoyed by healthy citizens, both mental and physical, where we and our loved ones can access world-class healthcare as a matter of right. I speak of the prosperity of opportunity, provided and inspired by access to education, training, fulfilling employment, and vocational pride. “In the dusk of day, when we have fought and delivered for the communities of Hawke, of Australia, and our region, I’ll go home, where I belong, with my family.” Mr Rae’s speech was met with a standing ovation, hugs, and handshakes from the MPs seated around him.

New dwelling approved, with conditions By Lachlan Ellis Council has approved the development of a dwelling and vegetation removal at a Korobeit property, despite Planning Officers recommending the application be refused. Two speakers, Ben King and Tim McNamara, addressed Council at the 20 July Development Assessment Council (DAC) meeting, asking that Council approve the application at Myrniong-Korobeit Road, as the land had a planning application on it prior to being purchased by the applicant. “I was born on a farm adjacent to the property we are seeking to build our residence on. Twenty-years ago I lived on the

same property, and have known the Muir’s my entire life. David [Muir] asked if we’d be interested in buying to move back. He purchased from Moorabool Shire Council, and at the time it had a planning application on it. I understand the planning criteria has changed since then because it’s lapsed ... but it says on our rates notice, ‘lifestyle property’ ... we were under the impression we’d be able to get another permit to build on the property,” Mr King said. “It’s only a small parcel of land on his property ... it’s never been farmed. We were hoping to move the kids there out of town, and give them the same lifestyle we had.”

Mr McNamara added there needs to be consideration given to the fact that the land as purchased by Mr Muir came with the title, “so he had no reason to think that when he sold the land to his friends, they wouldn’t be able to build on it too.” Cr Paul Tatchell moved an alternate motion to approve the application with conditions, which was seconded by Cr David Edwards and supported unanimously. Conditions include the completion of a Land/Farm Management Plan prior to development and use of the property, entering a Section 173 Agreement with Council, and not removing vegetation beyond the endorsed plans without further planning approval.


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June storms – their stories

It’s been over a year since the major storm event hit Moorabool in 2021, but recovery efforts continue – and Council has released a free book, detailing the stories and images from those affected. The Storm Recovery Team have put together a book piecing together photos of the incredible damage caused by the June storms, together with thoughts and quotes from the community, Council, emergency services, and recovery agencies. The book acknowledges the impact the event had on Moorabool, and the ongoing work to recover. From some communities such as Blackwood and Korweinguboora being without power for up to a week, to Council and emergency services trying to help without power or phone coverage, the book paints a picture of the initial chaos of the storm event, and how communities banded together. One account, from Korweinguboora resident Ross Redwin, shows just how devastating the storm was, with a large tree coming through the roof into his children’s bedroom. “On the night, I was asleep, and I got woken up by a terrible crashing noise. The whole building shook, quite violently. I had heard some weather warnings and I knew when I went to bed it was already blowing a gale,” Mr Redwin said.

“I took the one torch I had outside and I was off to the side of the house when one of my children actually rang me, quite distraught, crying, and told me that they were trapped in bed and that the roof had fallen in on them.” Thankfully, neither of Mr Redwin’s two children was injured, but the family still haven’t been able to return to their house, which was completely destroyed. Accounts from the Blackwood Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Blackwood CFA, and Bacchus Marsh SES Unit, show just a glimpse of the hours of tireless work that went into assisting those in need. And finally, the book addresses ongoing recovery efforts, through assistance from Bushfire Recovery Victoria (BRV), free firewood, fence posts and mulch provided by the Storm Recovery Team, and clearing and hazardous tree assessments done by DELWP. One positive from the storm, Blackwood CERT Team Leader Jan Ogle said, was that the importance of emergency plans and safety strategies were highlighted. If you’d like to give the book a read, you can pick up a free copy from the Ballan Council Office during business hours, located at 15 Stead Street. The book was jointly funded by the Commonwealth and Victoria under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.






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100 days at school

Foundation students at a local school has celebrated their first 100 days of school, dressing up as 100-year-olds to celebrate the milestone. Principal at St Patrick’s PS at Gordon, Paul McDowell, said it was important having families involved with the school again after a long period of remote learning, and praised parents for organising the fantastic costumes. "This is a huge reward, not only for the students and their hard work, but also the parents and their hard work,” Mr McDowell said. The Foundation teacher also dressed up, with dress-up items including grey wigs, glasses, walking sticks, flat caps, and pretend pearl necklaces. A range of activities were also held, based on the number 100. M McDowell said “beginning school is a massive milestone in these children’s lives.”

Next stop is jail By Lachlan Ellis A 45-year-old Ballan man has been told he’s lucky to not be in jail, after drink driving while his licence was suspended. Anthony Mullane appeared in-person at the Bacchus Marsh Magistrates’ Court on Friday 5 August, with Magistrate Hugh Radford hearing that the suspension Mr Mullane had breached was also due to drink driving. Police Prosecutor Sergeant Michael Patterson said Mr Mullane was caught driving in January, a month before a prior licence suspension had elapsed. “On Tuesday the 11th of January 2022, at approximately 7.52 pm, Sgt Mark Bacon was static at the Mobil Service Station on the Western Highway at Ballan, checking vehicles entering the service station. At approximately 8.18pm, he observed the accused, who he knows to have a disqualified driver’s licence,” Sergeant Patterson said. “He was being collected by another male at the entry to the service station. The accused got into the other vehicle and was driven away. Whilst Sergeant Bacon was speaking to

staff members, he observed the accused in the other vehicle do laps around the service station, then hop in his vehicle and start to drive off.” Sergeant Bacon then stopped Mr Mullane and performed a breath test, which indicated there was alcohol in Mr Mullane’s breath. “The accused was required to accompany him to the Bacchus Marsh Police Station. At 9.05 pm, the breath analysing instrument indicated there was a reading of 0.159. The accused’s driver’s licence was [already] disqualified for a period of six months on the 11th of August 2021, for exceeding the prescribed concentration of alcohol.”

Mr Mullane’s lawyer, Tim Hancock, said his client realised he’d made a “stupid mistake”. “Realistically the lead-up to this offence were that he was hungry and went to get tea. He realises it was a stupid mistake, he was out making hay all day. In the circumstances it was a stupid mistake endangering the community,” Mr Hancock said. The minimum licence disqualification for Mr Mullane’s offending was 15 months, but with the prior offending in 2021, that was doubled to 30 months. Magistrate Radford was less than impressed with Mr Mullane’s repeat offending. “If you come back on another driving offence, you’re facing a jail term. If you drink again and then open a car door, you’re effectively opening the door of a jail cell,” the Magistrate warned. “Like I’ve said to other people in this court, if you’d killed someone, you’d be facing a serious jail term today. If you want to drive disqualified again during the 30-month period, second or subsequent offences of driving while suspended carry a maximum term of two years imprisonment. “When you get your licence back, don’t drink and drive again.” Mr Mullane was also ordered to pay a fine of $5,000.

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Soul Food ladies include (L-R) Lyn, Pat, Sue, Denise, Angela, Liz and Jenny. Photo - submitted

Good souls required

By Carol Saffer Soul Food Inc is a not-for-profit organisation providing a two-course free lunch to their guests each Wednesday in the hall of the Bacchus Marsh Uniting Church. Jenny Kearney and her team of 25 volunteers prepare and cook the meals; set the tables; hand out takeaway dishes; then clean and pack up the hall leaving it how they found it. “Life can be a struggle sometimes, and with the increase in prices lately, we are now serving double the guests as in the past,” Ms Kearny said. Ms Kearny recognised the need in the community for Soul Food. “I have the time to give, and the other volunteers feel the same,” she said. “Everyone has lots of fun working together, and we enjoy what we do.” Soul Food cooks, feeds and welcomes around 100 to 120 guests each week from Bacchus Marsh and surrounding districts. The Combined Churches of Bacchus Marsh support the program, and the Bacchus Marsh Uniting Church provides the venue free of charge.

Ms Kearney said without the support of some Bacchus Marsh businesses, Soul Food would not have existed for the past 13 years. “There is nothing in it for them financially, yet our sponsors help us every week,” she said. FoodWorks supermarket and the Bacchus Marsh Community Bank provide financial assistance, while Darley Bakery, Frankly Fruits and Matilda Bakery Café in Melton South donate their produce and products. “Coles in Bacchus Marsh recently came on board as a sponsor donating a weekly box of fruit,” Ms Kearney said. “We owe all our sponsors our gratitude; we would not be able to carry on without them.” Due to price increases, Soul Food is still in need of donations. “We are resourceful cooks, but the growing cost of raw ingredients makes it harder to feed our guests,” she said. Ms Kearney is appealing to local non-food businesses and organisations to help fund Soul Food financially to keep the program running. Contact Ms Kearney on 0408 104 155 for further information.

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All the course graduates with Greendale’s Jakob Lowry, far right. Photo - submitted

Structural firefighting course conquered

By Lachlan Ellis A local fire brigade has congratulated one of its members, after his recent completion of the CFA Structural Firefighter Course. Twenty-five-year-old Jakob Lowry is a member of the Greendale Rural Fire Brigade, and said choosing to do the course tied in with why he joined the CFA in the first place. “I decided to do the course for the same reason I decided to join the CFA, I wanted to put back into the community,” Mr Lowry told the Moorabool News. “I joined the CFA at the same time as my father, as we are both passionate about giving back to the community. It was also a great way to spend time together.” Mr Lowry has been a firefighter for around nine years, and after a year of service as 3rd Lieutenant at Greendale, was recently voted to 2nd Lieutenant.

Greendale Rural Fire Brigade thanked him via social media for making the “significant time commitment and dedication” to do the course – it required multiple prerequisite courses, then seven three-hour theory classes at the Gordon Fire Station, followed by a practical section. “In these [theory] classes, we went over concepts such as search and rescue, fire behaviour in structures, ventilation and more. After the theory classes we had a weekend of practical classes at the VEMTC Central Highlands training centre that went from 9 am to 5 pm. We went over everything we had learned, both in the course and knowledge from our prior experiences,” Mr Lowry said. “The more people that we have that are trained in structural firefighting in the area, the faster we can turn-out to structural fires in Greendale and the surrounding areas.”

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Support for PTSD By Lachlan Ellis

A burnt wheat bag. Photo - Lorne Fire Brigade CFA

Wheat bags safety message

The CFA has put out a reminder to keep an eye on a potential fire hazard you might not have expected – therapeutic wheat bags. Used similarly to hot water bottles, wheat bags are usually made of fabric and filled with wheat or other grains, and heated in the microwave for use to relieve muscular, back, and arthritic pains. But over time, the wheat in the bags can become more likely to cause burns or even light on fire. “Investigations into therapeutic wheat bags have revealed that the wheat can ignite during heating and when used as a warmer in bed. Constant use can result in the reduction of the moisture content of the wheat, causing it to overheat,” CFA wrote on social media. The two big tips are of course to follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully, and check the life of the wheat bag. Perhaps surprisingly, it’s also recommended not to use wheat bags in bed in case you fall asleep while using them, as well as watch for signs of overuse such as burning odours, and make sure the wheat bag is cold before storing it away. Seventy-two per cent of fatal fires start in bedrooms and living areas when people are sleeping, so it pays to be careful.

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The ‘soldier on’ mindset still remains for some men when it comes to mental health issues, but a local man with counselling experience wants to help Moorabool men open up. Don Fairlie from Ballan has worked on the MensLine, counselling men with concerns about mental health, and is in the early stages of planning a Moorabool support group for men with PTSD. Mr Fairlie has PTSD himself, and said that he hoped the group could address a lack of support for men with PTSD in the Shire. “I’ve been a sufferer from PTSD most of my life, and I just think a men’s group would be a good way of supporting other blokes. Just talking in a confidential way is important, as the matters discussed are usually quite personal,” Mr Fairlie told the Moorabool News. “There are some blokes who are really doing it tough, who might value some support. As far as I can see, there are no other support groups here in Moorabool.” There is no obligation for anyone calling Mr Fairlie to join the support group, he said – even if they just want to ask questions or have a chat, that would be “absolutely fine”.

And while chatting about PTSD isn’t a substitute for professional help, Mr Fairlie says it can be a helpful first step. “It’s hard for men more so than women to open up, but once they take the first step to doing it, and know that it’s not going to be a pressure thing and that it’s confidential, it might help them. If they want to just ring me to have a chat about it initially, without committing themselves, that’s fine too,” he said. “I would encourage men in the first instance just to give me a ring without the need for any commitment…they can just chat, if they feel it’s not for them, well that’s okay. I think it’s a bit harder

to get support in the regions, with a bit of isolation…I thought I could do with a men’s group, and there’s probably other blokes out there that could too.” The support group is only an idea at the moment, with no concrete plans on where meetings will be held or how often – but Mr Fairlie envisages meetings once a fortnight, “hopefully in a neutral place, depending on where people would like to meet, with maybe five or six members”. If you’re going through PTSD and feel like a confidential chat would help you, call Don Fairlie on 0467 711 039.

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Farmhands required By Carol Saffer Gordon Farmgate is all about the local community, run by volunteers. Locals work to create a resilient, local food economy that unites local producers with loyal customers in Gordon and surrounds. Many hands make light work, and the group is currently looking for more hands on deck. Grace Hilton-Harvey, Farmgate president, said they are looking for people to become actively involved. “Volunteers need to be able to commit to donating time on a regular basis,” she said. “It might be donating one hour a fortnight to help clean the shop. “Or it might be someone with tech skills who can update the prices on our system every week as the produce regularly changes.” The role of Treasurer is currently vacant, so for anyone good with the books, this could be an opportunity to help support the local community. Ms Hilton-Harvey said they are also looking for a person with graphic design experience to create a flyer for distribution in the area. “We want to let people know we are here and what we have to offer,” she said. “Instead of heading to Ballan or Ballarat, we want to encourage our neighbours to shop local.” With Liz, their new Produce Coordinator, onboard sourcing heaps of fresh produce and increasing the product range of shelf food, there are constantly new items to tempt the taste buds, such as meat, vegetables, fruit, preserves, nuts and eggs. Farmgate wants to help farmers and producers within a 100km radius (excluding metro Melbourne) sell their products directly to the public from the beautiful, repurposed chapel building on the main street. Having a grant writer expert on the Farmgate committee constantly allows the group to seek funding. They currently have a grant application with Moorabool Wind Farm, and if successful, it will pay for materials to create a coffee cart that a local chippy is happy to build. “This means we will be able to offer freshly made coffee to

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Farmgate President Grace Hilton-Harvey. Photo Timothy Zeven

our shoppers each Saturday morning, and we have plans to [hopefully] provide toasties and hot food as well,” Ms Hilton-Harvey said. To join Gordon Farmgate as a volunteer, email or call Grace on 0402 827 274. The shop is located in Main Street Gordon, opposite the post office, and is open for business every Saturday from 9am-12pm.

With foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) an ever-present threat for livestock farmers, a free information session has been planned in Ballan, for farmers to discuss the issue. Local farmers are invited to head to the Commercial Hotel Ballan at 6.30 pm on Wednesday 17 August, with guest speakers addressing FMD and biosecurity as a whole. Vice President of the Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) Livestock Group, Scott Young, said the event will allow Moorabool farmers to chat about all kinds of issues they’re facing. “You can come along and buy a counter meal, and eat during the meeting, it’ll be pretty low-key. We’ve got Cathy Bunting from the local vet, she’s going to come and have a chat about FMD and lumpy skin disease, and give us some practical advice on how we can improve our on-farm biosecurity,” Mr Young told the Moorabool News. “We’ll also have the speakers from Stock Sense, which is a team run out of the VFF and funded by the government that travels the state doing some biosecurity and animal health information sessions. We’ll have some flyers and stuff there on the night, so farmers can go away with some basics on biosecurity set-ups for their farms. “We’ve all got at least basic biosecurity, so this’ll just give us a heads up on how we can do things a bit better, and improve what we’re already doing,” he said. The session will also provide an update on the VFF’s recent work around policy issues, such as rates, powerlines, and animal health. “There will also be question time for people to tell us what their issues are, and what they’d like the VFF to be working on. It’s not going to just be about FMD and biosecurity, we’ll be having a general farming chat about what’s going on in the area too,” Mr Young said. RSVP your attendance to Kim Tupper on 0448 043 654.

New magistrates to help clear backlog By Lachlan Ellis Five new magistrates have been appointed by the Victorian Government, as the court system struggles through a backlog lengthened by the global pandemic. Three of the five magistrates – Lucia Raponi, David Langton, and Brett Sonnet – are members of the Victorian Bar. A Victorian Government spokesperson told the Moorabool News it hadn’t yet been determined whether any of the new Magistrates would be assigned to the Bacchus Marsh Magistrates Court. “Magistrate allocations are a matter for the courts. The new magistrates will assist in speeding up the resolution of court matters and continue to drive down court backlogs to provide timely access to justice for Victorians,” the Government spokesperson said. Ms Raponi has been a barrister at the Bar since 1994, working as a legal officer at the Victorian Government Solicitor’s office from 1989 until 1994 before that, and serving as in-house counsel for the then Department of Human Services from 2002 to 2006. Mr Langton served as a prosecuting solicitor at the Office of Public Prosecutions from 2000 to 2001, and was admitted to the Victorian Bar in 2005, with extensive experience in family violence law, criminal law, sexual offences and fraud matters. Mr Sonnet has been at the Bar practising in criminal law since 2019, having been admitted to legal practice in 1991 and working for the OPP from 1998 to 2019, holding a variety of roles including Associate Crown Prosecutor and Crown Prosecutor.

Mr Gregory Thomas held several roles at Victoria Legal Aid from 1992 to 2003, and was a partner and solicitor advocate at Dowling McGregor Thomas from 2003 to 2007. Since 2007 he has worked as principal solicitor at Greg Thomas Barrister and Solicitors. Finally, Ms Helen Spowart was Senior Crown Prosecutor at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions in the Northern Territory, and prior to that was special counsel for Victoria Police. Specialising in criminal law, she has been admitted to the Supreme Courts of Victoria, the Northern Territory, and New South Wales, as well as the High Court of Australia. Attorney-General Jaclyn Symes congratulated Lucia Raponi, Helen Spowart, David Langton, Brett Sonnet, and Gregory Thomas on their appointments, which will help ease the overburdened court system. “I’m excited to welcome five new, distinguished and deserving lawyers as magistrates to the Victorian judicial system, who bring with them extensive experience,” Ms Symes said. “Having such a variety of skills on the bench is an important part of our work to make justice fairer for and more accessible to Victorians. We are continuing to support our courts to catch up following the disruptions caused by the global pandemic. The appointments commenced on Tuesday 19 July. Magistrate Raponi will serve in the Children’s Court, while Magistrates Spowart, Langton, Sonnet, and Thomas will serve in the Magistrates’ Court.

“Just stupidity” for speeding By Lachlan Ellis A driver will be off the road for a year and thousands of dollars out of pocket, after entering a guilty plea to driving more than 40 kilometres an hour over the speed limit. Kyle Swanson faced the Bacchus Marsh Magistrates’ Court on Friday 29 July, with Magistrate Hugh Radford hearing that Mr Swanson had no excuse for driving at that speed. “On the 4th of December 2021, at approximately 2.39 pm, a prescribed road safety camera was set up, in accordance with the instructions, on the Western Freeway near Leigh Creek facing an easterly direction. At 4.50 pm on the same date, a white Mitsubishi sedan was detected at speed of 153 kilometres per hour, with an alleged speed of 148 kilometres per hour, in a 100 kilometres an hour zone,” Police Prosecutor Sergeant Michael Patterson said. “On the 15th of December 2021, police conducted a field interview with the accused who was the registered operator of the vehicle. The accused admitted to being

the driver of the vehicle at the time of the offence. On the 24th of December 2021, accused vehicle was impounded for 30 days. The accused did not provide a reason for driving over the speed limit.” Magistrate Radford expressed surprise at the speed of the accused and asked him why he had driven so fast – Mr Swanson replied that it was “just stupidity”. “If you come off the road, you kill yourself and you’re putting other road users at risk. If you’d injured someone, or worse, killed someone, you wouldn’t be before me. You’d be facing a Judge in the County Court and a jury, and you’d be looking at something between seven and ten years jail,” the Magistrate said. On top of the mandatory minimum licence suspension of 12 months, Magistrate Radford also imposed a fine of $2,000. “Hopefully that’ll make you think twice about putting your foot down like that when you’ve got no excuse whatsoever for doing it, and putting so many people at risk,” he said. Taking into account the guilty plea and Mr Swanson’s lack of prior offenc

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Fine for four year old charges By Lachlan Ellis A 38-year-old man has entered a guilty plea to four charges including unlawful assault, being handed down a fourfigure fine for his offending. Travis Labinas appeared via livestream in the Bacchus Marsh Magistrates’ Court on Friday 29 July, charged with driving while disqualified, driving an unregistered vehicle, unlawful assault, and contravening bail conditions. Magistrate Hugh Radford heard that the offences in question went back to 2018, when Mr Labinas was caught driving while disqualified at a local drive thru fast food restaurant. “On Tuesday 25th September 2018, at approximately 5.35 am, the accused was driving his motor vehicle, being a white Mitsubishi utility, through the drive thru at Bacchus Marsh McDonald’s. At the time the vehicle was unregistered, with registration expiring 20th of September 2018, five days prior. The accused was not licenced to be driving his vehicle – he had his licenced cancelled at this court on the 8th of December 2017, and was disqualified from obtaining a licence for 21 months from the 5th of August 2017,” Police Prosecutor Sergeant Michael Patterson said. “A field interview was conducted, the reason given for driving while disqualified: ‘obviously no reason, I just came for a coffee’, and for driving an unregistered vehicle: ‘I misread the documents’.” The court also heard the accused had an argument with the mother of his three children on 13 July 2018 and grabbed her wrist, constituting unlawful assault and “causing her to flee the house overnight and stay with a family member”. On 8 May 2020 he was bailed to appear at the Bacchus Marsh Magistrates’ Court on June 2020, with conditions that he have no contact with the victim other than text or email. The victim was unaware of these conditions and had an arrangement with Mr Labinas that he could store belongings at her address. However, she called Triple Zero (000) after an argument with Mr Labinas on 19 May 2020, during which he refused to leave the property.

When police arrived, Mr Labinas had already left – but he had breached his bail conditions by being on the property in the first place. “I’d be asking Your Honour to consider a financial matter without conviction … he had something of a dysfunctional childhood, and has a string of mental health issues he’s trying to deal with and is getting treatment for,” Labinas’ lawyer, Luke McPhie, said. “He had abandonment issues as a child…this has led to some alcohol and drug use that was…not favourable, but played a role in his decisions. It was low-end assault, grabbing the victim by the wrist… he says she came at him, but it still goes beyond lawful self-defence, which is why we’re not contesting that.” Magistrate Radford agreed to Mr McPhie’s request, imposing a financial penalty on Mr Labinas. “In the context of these matters there is some age to them. 2018 and contravention of bail conditions in 2019. While he’s got subsequent matters, those aren’t relevant for sentencing today,” the Magistrate said. “I’ll proceed by way of fine in the sum of $1,300. His licence will not be affected.”

Cultural survey closes road By Lachlan Ellis Moorabool residents and an energy company are butting heads over a July land survey, with property owners claiming their road was closed without prior notification. There are conflicting accounts of what happened at Stone Hut Lane on Friday 22 July, with a local landowner claiming the road was blocked off – which would require a permit from Council – while energy company AusNet claims there was no road closure. A spokesperson for Moorabool Shire Council said AusNet “contacted Council to advise they would be undertaking a study on the area as part of a Cultural Values Assessment, but advised there would be no disruption to traffic or Stone Hut Lane on 22 July. Photo supplied road closures needed”. However, Bunding farmer Archie Conroy said Stone Hut Lane was in fact closed on the afternoon of 22 July, and though it was only closed for a short period of time, he objected to landowners not being informed about AusNet’s plans. “They’ve turned up and said they were going to do a survey along the Werribee River for about 15 minutes. They came down with two trucks and blocked off either end of the road and stopped access along the road,” Mr Conroy said. “People here are going up and down to feed livestock, and it’s the peak time for lambing and calving season. You’ve got to be around them all the time, and to be stopped with no notification is just not right. It’s like they’re a law unto themselves, who do they think they are?” When asked about the road closure, AusNet said that work was conducted at Stone Hut Lane, but denied closing the road. “On Friday 22 July, work was conducted on the side of Stone Hut Lane, Ballan, to compile information required for the Environment Effects Statements for the critical Western Renewables Link project,” an AusNet spokesperson told the Moorabool News. “The project followed all processes and notified the council in advance of the works. No permit was required because the works did not close the road. Traffic management and clear signage was on the road for the safety of workers and motorists.” Mr Conroy also claims there have been discrepancies in the messaging he has received from AusNet. “On Thursday 28 July at 5.10 pm I received a text from AusNet, when I called the number, I was asked if Ausnet could gain access to our property Friday 29 July, for conducting cultural surveys. Last week they closed the road to do cultural surveys, and in early June 2022 I was informed by AusNet that the cultural surveys were not required,” he said. “So, someone, not me, is telling lies. These cold callers are harassing and intimidating me, my family, and my neighbours from their constant attacks on our health, safety, and wellbeing.”

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LEO—July 23-August 22

Stars & Puzzles Don’t be shy when it comes to offering your ideas for a community project. Your letter to the editor, for example, may bring results. Long term relationships are favourably spotlighted. VIRGO—August 23-September 22


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

Cultural and recreational activities are spotlighted this week. Creativity flourishes too, but don’t ignore business responsibilities. Paperwork may overwhelm you after the weekend.

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ACROSS Marksmen (13) Girl’s name (5) Maker (7) Illuminations (6) Trapped (6) Gaze (5) Slip (5) Registers (6) Scratch (6) Fettered (7) Lift (5) Declaration (13)

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ACROSS 1. How the royal dentist is seen? (2,11). 8. The sort of voice in which to order soup? (5). 9. You can greet them if you know how! (7). 10. Not finding something wrong in the record (6). 11. Go round and get Ray, for a change (6). 12. Food for the journey east (5). 14. Turning to the woman for a second (5). 18. Don’t agree to set us free (6). 20. Puppies in a basket? (6). 23. All the same, there’s just a single bench (7). 24. Talk is nothing to set a value on (5). 25. No need to thank me: just keep the matter dark (4,7,2). DOWN 1. Fastener that will collapse under presure? (6). 2. Helps a man up the street (5). 3. On average, the best buy is a vegetable (7). 4. The alibi seems to include a bird (4). 5. Now, man, say yes (5). 6. Come from giving a new name to a blend of tea (7). 7. Couldn’t sleep all night because the ship pitched so? (6). 13. Collar the man: he’s a scoundrel (7). 15. Come to grief on some spilled oil in the port (7). 16. The base is reduced to a powder (6). 17. Stop for a break, by the sound of it (6). 19. Rant and rave when the weather’s bad? (5). 21. Transport held up for a bride (5). 22. Sign nothing, chaps (4).


CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS Across - 1, By appointment. 8, Clear. 9, Indians. 10, Lo-sing. 11, Gyrate (anag.). 12, Trip-E. 14, Ot-her. 18, Refuse (anag.). 20, Litter. 23, Uni-form. 24, O-rate. 25, Don’t mention it. Down - 1, Buckle. 2, Abe-ts. 3, Par-snip. 4, (al)Ibi-s(eems). 5, Tod-ay. 6, Eman-ate. 7, Tossed. 13, Ruff-Ian. 15, Trip-oli. 16, Ground. 17, Arrest (a rest). 19, Storm. 21, Train. 22, O-men.

QUICK SOLUTIONS Across - 1, Platform. 6, Anne. 8, Fair. 9, Tomahawk. 10, Strew. 11, Longed. 13, Writhe. 15, Nicest. 17, Spirit. 19, Large. 22, Pondered. 23, Grew. 24, Nero. 25, Dressing. Down - 2, Least. 3, Torment. 4, Oath. 5, Mumbling. 6, Ashen. 7, Newness. 12, Restored. 14, Reprove. 16, Changes. 18, Rodeo. 20, Green. 21, Edge.

QUICK SOLUTIONS Across - 1, Sharpshooters. 8, Anita. 9, Creator. 10, Lights. 11, Snared. 12, Stare. 14, Slide. 18, Enrols. 20, Scrape. 23, Chained. 24, Raise. 25, Pronouncement. Down - 1, Stable. 2, Aping. 3, Platter. 4, Hock. 5, Ocean. 6, Entered. 7, Stride. 13, Tornado. 15, Lucerne. 16, Red-cap. 17, Repeat. 19, Lingo. 21, Alike. 22, Aden. CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS Across - 1,Mat-tress. 6, Cock. 8, Poor. 9, Life-boat. 10, Steal (anag.). 11, S-he-ets. 13, Al-MO-st. 15, Ostend (anag.). 17, Cot-ton. 19, Tripe. 22, Co-loss-Al. 23, Norm. 24, Lawn. 25, Past-oral. Down - 2, A-bout. 3, Torn-a-do(or). 4, El-la. 5, Soft spot. 6, Cable(-stitch). 7, Chasten (anag.). 12, Stand’s up. 14, Leonora (anag.). 16, To-Ron-to. 18,Thorn. 20, Pa-r-ma. 21, Plus.

LIBRA—September 23-October 22 It is a hectic period at the workplace and this is a good week to prove yourself. An old debt may be repaid to you by Thursday . A relative or old friend may be willing to sponsor your plans. SCORPIO—October 23-November 21

Projects are delayed. This is a good week for getting a head start on long term assignments. Avoid making announcements until plans are finalized. This is a great week for friendship. SAGITTARIUS—November 22-December 22

TAURUS—April 21-May 22

It is important to clear the air quickly over a family matter. In a community role, your magnetism is inspiring. Budding relationships may blossom after the weekend.

GEMINI—May 23-June 21

You are in the limelight. This is a good week to make your pitch to a large audience. Relationships benefit from frank discussions, so be sure not to rush any of these sessions.

Music is in the air. The week may find you spending time in a melodic setting. You are quite influential right now, and people in authority are interested in your ideas.

DOWN Firm (6) Imitating (5) Dish (7) Wine (4) Sea (5) Penetrated (7) Walk (6) Wind-storm (7) Lake (Switzerland) (7) British military policeman (3-3) Reiterate (6) Language (5) Similar (5) Port (Yemen) (4)

Generosity proves an asset and a liability. Travel is highlighted, especially if new destinations are included. Ingenious ideas may require one more trip to the drawing board.

Your inquisitiveness can lead to important discoveries. People in high places are taken with your good humour and efficient manner. Best friends are mainly of the opposite sex.

CANCER—June 22-July 22 You are invloved in sporting events, either as a spectator or participant. Romance thrives on an intellectual level. If making a career choice, accent logic over impulse. LEO—July 23-August 22

Don’t be shy when it comes to offering your ideas for a community project. Your letter to the editor, for example, may bring results. Long term relationships are favourably spotlighted. VIRGO—August 23-September 22

Generosity proves an asset and a liability. Travel is highlighted, especially if new destinations are included. Ingenious ideas may require one more trip to the drawing board. LIBRA—September 23-October 22 It is a hectic period at the workplace and this is a good week to prove yourself. An old debt may be repaid to you by Thursday . A relative or old friend may be willing to sponsor your plans.


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Projects are delayed. This is a good week for getting a head start on long term assignments. Avoid making announcements until plansBELOW are finalized. This is a great week ANSWER for friendship. SAGITTARIUS—November 22-December 22

It is important to clear the air quickly over a family matter. In a community role, your magnetism is inspiring. Budding relationships may blossom after the weekend. CAPRICORN—December 23-January 20

You are in the limelight. This is a good week to make your pitch to a large audience. Relationships benefit from frank discussions, so be sure not to rush any of these sessions. AQUARIUS—January 21-February 19

Your changing ideas can lead to a period of worthwhile introspection. Wherever you find yourself - and travel is highlighted, you are in demand. Don’t postpone business related calls.

PISCES—February 20-March 20 Your artistic abilities shine through this week, but be warned that your artistic temperament may easily flare up before the weekend. Searches in general pay off, starting Friday. BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK You provide a sense of security to those you love. Commonsense is another winning trait. You are frugal, realistic and practical. Over the past you have drawn the blueprint for a career or family related project. Your plans may come into fruition soon.

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PISCES—February 20-March 20 Your artistic abilities shine through this week, but be warned that your artistic temperament may easily flare up before the weekend. Searches in general pay off, starting Friday. BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK You provide a sense of security to those you love. Commonsense is another winning trait. You are frugal, realistic and practical. Over the past you have drawn the blueprint for a career or family related project. Your plans may come into fruition soon.


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Bacchus Marsh Little Athletics After two seasons of State Cross Country being cancelled due to COVID, athletes were very excited to participate in this year’s State Championships. The Bacchus Marsh Centre was extremely fortunate to once again host this event, with races being conducted at Lake Dewar, Myrniong. Over 600 athletes competed, representing close to 80 Centres from across the State. The Bacchus Marsh Centre was represented by 12 athletes on the day. Alexis Johnston was our first athlete to toe the line in the Under 13 girls 3km event. This was Alexis’ first taste of State Championship competition and sat mid pack for the majority of the race before upping the tempo over the last 500 metres. Leaving nothing out there, Alexis showed pure guts and determination as she finished strongly to place 18th overall. Sam White, who always enjoys his running, whether it be in local competition, state competition or social running. Sam ran the entire race with a massive smile on his face and after a 11th place finish, looked like he could run if all over again. After a short lunch break, the Under 9 boys were next to compete. Bacchus Marsh was represented by Joshua Askew, Mitchell Tung and Angus Norman. The boys also formed to make a Centre team. This was the first State Cross Country meet for the boys, and although a little nervous and anxious in the call room, the boys quickly settled down as

the race commenced. Joshua Askew continued his great season form and finished in 24th place. Mitchell Tung, displaying his strength in the closing stages, overtook several runners in the last 200 metres to finish 35th overall. Angus Norman, still recovering from illness, found the going tough but left nothing in the tank and crossed the finish line in 49th place. The boys were the 6th team overall. Anni Clarke was our sole representative in the Girls Under 9 1.5km event. ‘Small in stature but big in heart’, Anni gave 100% in her event and should be extremely proud of her 30th place, out of over 60 girls. The Boys Under 10 were next up for their 1.5km race. Zeke Horne, Logan Simons and James White also formed a team as they vied to back up their form from the recent Region Championships. Zeke Horne ran a sensational race finishing in 26th place. Logan Simons ran a consistent pace throughout the course, sprinting to the finishline to place 57th, while James White should be congratulated on his 60th place. In extremely tough competition, they placed 9th as a team. Iyla Robinson, toed the line against a hot field of athletes in the Under 10 1.5km girls event. After suffering from illness during the week, Iyla felt the effects during the course of the race, but dug deep, showed sheer determination and grit as she pushed to the finish line and claimed a magnificent top 8 placing. Iyla was rewarded

with a State Championship ribbon presented by the Little Athletics Victoria CEO, Anthony McIntosh at the medal presentations. She will now move her focus to the National Schools Championships later in the month, to be held in Adelaide, SA. Dushan Baniluk started well in the Under 11 Boys 2km event, sitting in the front pack for the early stages of the race. As the pace picked up, Dushan found the going a little tough but did not give up and will only benefit from his first experience at State level. Dushan placed 28th overall in a solid performance. Myah Estlick was our final athlete to represent the Centre and got off to a great start. Once again, the pace was hot as Myah endeavoured to stay in touch with the leading pack. As the race progressed the gaps began to open, Myah finished off with a great sprint to the line to cross in 28th place. Next week - Centre Cross Country meet will be held at Rupert Moon Reserve, Bacchus Marsh.

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Ballan Brumbies took on Excies Acmy in a top of the table Under 14 Boys F clash, Ballan looking to inflict just the second defeat on Excies this season. Both teams got off to slow stars, able to get good looks at the hoop but unable to convert. Eventually Tom Hooper opened the scoring for Excies before Kris Seketa answered with a driving layup for Ballan. The game was riddled with fouls early on, Ballan centre Cambrai Hodge getting into early foul trouble after picking his third personal, teammates Noah Ranieri and Foster Trinder picking up a pair each. Max Dalton was proving a tough mark for the Brumbies defense, continually getting to the hoop, taking advantage of Hodge’s foul issues. The Brumbies, though, were able to stay in touch through a pair of tough baskets to Ranieri and Hodge. Theo Vanderklay scored late on in the half for Excies before a buzzer beater from Trinder tied the game at 13 at the half. After half time the ladder leading Excies started to exert their authority through Hooper and the impressive Leo Shackell, pushing the lead out to six points. Excies lead was extended furher when Trinder hit an open the wrong end of the court! As Hodge picked up his 4th foul Ballan coach Oscar Marion implored his troops to tighten up defensively, which they did through Seketa and Trinder with Nathan Stanley picking up some timely steals as well. Ballan started to ease their way back into the match through a Trinder jumpshot and a layup to Brody Grech when Hodge picked up his final foul, taking out Ballan’s best rebounder. Whilst that left the Brumbies undersized it did allow them to ramp up the pressure further without Hodge having to protect his fouls. Ballan started to get out on the break to utilize their speed advantage, Zack Harrison and then Seketa scoring to tie things up. Max Dalton scored for Excies, followed by a free throw by Shackell, giving Excies a three point lead with a minute to play. Ballan cut the lead to one as Trinder burst out of a pack to connect on the break before Shackell was fouled with just 10 seconds remaining. The Excies guard failed to hit either free throw, giving Ballan a lifeline. Grech did enough secure the ball for Ballan, feeding Seketa who moved the ball to Trinder. The speedy Brumbies guard raced past the opposition to lay the ball in with just three seconds remaining, giving Ballan a most dramatic 29-28 win. RESULTS U10 Boys D: Ballan White 11 lost Wildcats Gold 19 Ballan Blue 20 lost Phoenix Bullets 28 U12 Boys: Ballan C 33 def Excies Acmy Maroon 31 U12 Girls: Ballan C 13 def Wildcats 4 U14 Boys: Ballan F White 29 def Excies Acmy 28 Ballan F Blue 14 lost Wildcats 34 Ballan B 36 def Phoenix Taipans 28 U14 Girls: Ballan C 38 def Phoenix Rubys 12 U16 Boys: Ballan E 33 def Saints Mavs 22 Ballan D 38 def Celtic Tigers 22 Ballan B 26 lost Excies Acmy 41 U16 Girls: Ballan C 22 lost Drummo Dragons 26 U19 Boys: Ballan E 51 def Saints Pistons 24 Ballan C 36 lost Saints Thunder 71 U19 Girls: Ballan 23 def Phoenix Rubys 17.

Ballan Golf Club Results – Week ending Saturday 6 August Wednesday – Stableford Winner - Don Wickson (13) 34 points on c/b from Denis Conroy (17). Magpie - 14th Don Wickson. NTPs - 12th David Leach, 15th Chris Tudor. Saturday – Stroke – Monthly Medal. A GRADE Winner of Medal - Bob Arklay 70-9-61. R/up - Don Wickson 75-13-62. B GRADE Winner - Nick Wallace 85-20-65 on c/b from Andrew Germon 87-22-65 on c/b from Pat Clifford. NTPs - 12th Don Wickson, 15th Bob Arklay. Magpies - 14th Peter Clifford, 18th Bob Arklay. Balls 5, Cut-off 65 on c/b Bob Arklay, Don Wickson, Nick Wallace, Anthony Moore, Pat Clifford.

Central Highlands Football League Results - ROUND 16 SENIORS Ballan 5.4 (34) lost Buninyong 17.10 (112) Beaufort 3.3 (21) lost Skipton 16.12 (108) Daylesford 11.8 (74) def Newlyn 8.13 (61) Dunnstown 12.9 (81) def Waubra 8.4 (52) Bungaree 8.8 (56) def Clunes 5.9 (39) Creswick 4.9 (33) lost Gordon 22.17 (149) Springbank 11.9 (75) def R’wood/C’hap 5.8 (38) C’ham/Linton 6.7 (43) lost Hepburn 31.22 (208) RESERVES Buninyong 10.20 (80) lost Ballan 0.0 (0) C’ham/Linton 4.3 (27) lost Hepburn 16.15 (111) Beaufort 0.0 (0) lost Skipton 21.20 (146) Daylesford 5.9 (39) lost Newlyn 9.11 (65) Springbank 12.5 (77) def R’wood/C’hap 9.4 (58) Creswick 3.1 (19) lost Gordon 4.1 (25) Bungaree 10.9 (69) def Clunes 4.6 (30) Dunnstown 25.12 (162) def Waubra 1.2 (8) UNDER 18 Bungaree 10.11 (71) def Clunes 1.1 (7) Daylesford 13.5 (83) def Newlyn 9.2 (56) Dunnstown 6.4 (40) lost Waubra 6.7 (43) Beaufort 12.8 (80) def Skipton 3.6 (24) Ballan 3.6 (24) lost Buninyong 15.8 (98) Springbank 16.13 (109) def R’wood/C’hap 6.6 (42) UNDER 15 Ballan 1.2 (8) lost Buninyong 17.9 (111) Carngham 0.0 (0) lost Hepburn 24.10 (154) Dunnstown 6.1 (37) def Waubra 2.4 (16) Creswick 1.0 (6) lost Gordon 17.14 (116) Daylesford 23.15 (153) def Newlyn 0.0 (0) Bungaree 4.8 (32) def Clunes 3.1 (19) Beaufort 3.4 (22) lost Skipton 5.4 (34)

Results – Round 16 A Grade C’ham/Linton (49) def Hepburn (18) Dunnstown (77) def Waubra (31) Bungaree (55) def Clunes (36) Beaufort (57) def Skipton (32) Ballan (12) lost Buninyong (94) Creswick (27) lost Gordon (46) Daylesford (23) lost Newlyn (60) Springbank (42) lost Rokewood (48) B Grade C’ham/Linton (38) def Hepburn (19) Creswick (9) lost Gordon (63) Ballan (11) lost Buninyong (42) Springbank (26) def Rokewood (25) Daylesford (6) lost Newlyn (56) Beaufort (29) lost Skipton (34) Dunnstown (53) def Waubra (28) Bungaree (36) def Clunes (32) C Grade Bungaree (33) def Clunes (32) Creswick (18) lost Gordon (37) Daylesford (7) lost Newlyn (56) Dunnstown (37) drew Waubra (37) Ballan (20) lost Buninyong (38) Beaufort (40) def Skipton (29) Springbank (44) def Rokewood (21) 17 & Under Springbank (29) def Rokewood (23) Bungaree (20) lost Clunes (33) Creswick (12) lost Gordon (29) Daylesford (17) lost Newlyn (40) Beaufort (9) lost Skipton (35) Dunnstown (25) lost Waubra (30) Ballan (6) lost Buninyong (49) C’ham/Linton (19) lost Hepburn (35) 15 & Under Creswick (0) lost Gordon (51) Ballan (17) lost Buninyong (18) Bungaree (26) def Clunes (7) Springbank (53) def Rokewood (5) Daylesford (9) lost Newlyn (39) Dunnstown (25) def Waubra (24) Beaufort (8) lost Skipton 40) C’ham/Linton (22) lost Hepburn (53) 13 & Under A Creswick (2) lost Gordon (21) Dunnstown (12) def Waubra (11) Bungaree (14) lost Clunes (16) Daylesford (6) lost Newlyn (14) Beaufort (3) lost Skipton (32) Ballan (4) lost Buninyong (21) Springbank (22) def Rokewood (5) C’ham/Linton (37) def Hepburn (8)

My Superannuation pays dividends By Tim O'Connor (HRV) Caller Dan Mielicki described the roars from the crowd as My Superannuation gave the husband-and-wife training partnership of Beau and AJ Tindale a career moment they’ll never forget last Saturday night at Tabcorp Park Melton. The six-year-old pacer only joined the Berringa stable a matter of weeks ago, but landed the Tindales’ biggest training success when she led all the way in the $40,000 Group 3 Alabar Vicbred Platinum Mares Sprint Championship Final for driver Greg Sugars. Previously owned and trained by breeder Geoff Clout, the mare was recently sold and has now won three races on end for her new connections. The streak started at Ararat on July 20 and included a victory in a heat of the Sprint Championship at Echuca a week later. “It's a sensational training performance by Beau and AJ,” Sugars said. “They were pretty confident going into Ararat the first time I drove her for them and obviously it went pearshaped at the start where she made a mistake and went from looking like the leader in that race to being last and was still good enough to get up and get the job done. “From that point on, she's really gone on with the job nicely.”

My Superannuation winning at Tabcorp Park. Photo: Stuart McCormick My Superannuation burrowed through to lead easily from her inside front row draw on Saturday night and held off a sweeping challenge from race favourite and Emma Stewart-trained rival Runaway Celebrity in the home straight to prevail by 2m. The daughter of 2009 Inter Dominion Pacing Championship winner Mr Feelgood had won just six races from 77 starts before joining Team Tindale, but

has quickly taken that to nine victories from 80 runs. “They're a bit of a boutique stable they don't have huge numbers - but the horses they race are very consistent,” Sugars said. “They're doing a terrific job with their horses and it's great to see them starting to edge their way into some feature race success.”

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Ballarat Football League Results - Round 16 SENIORS Lake Wendouree 13.12 (90) lost East Point 17.15 (117) North Ballarat 8.12 (60) lost Sebastopol 11.9 (75) Sunbury 9.14 (68) def Melton 8.5 (53) Bacchus Marsh 15.6 (96) lost Darley 15.16 (106) RESERVES Bacchus Marsh 8.7 (55) lost Darley 9.13 (67) Sunbury 9.12 (66) def Melton 5.6 (36) North Ballarat 1.4 (10) lost Sebastopol 14.11 (95) UNDER 19 Sunbury 11.10 (76) def Melton 3.5 (23) Bacchus Marsh 8.8 (56) lost Darley 8.19 (67)

Ballarat Football Netball League Results - Round 16 A Grade Ballarat (59) def Melton South (29) North Ballarat (63) def Sebastopol (41) Bacchus Marsh (38) lost Darley (65) Lake Wendouree (52) def East Point (44) B Grade Bacchus Marsh (17) lost Darley (64) North Ballarat (45) lost Sebastopol (55) Lake Wendouree (39) lost East Point (52) Sunbury (49) def Melton (42) C Grade Ballarat (35) def Melton South (33) North Ballarat (43) def Sebastopol (37) Bacchus Marsh (22) lost Darley (55) Lake Wendouree (30) lost East Point (36) D Grade Lake Wendouree (30) lost East Point (36) Sunbury (24) lost Melton (50) North Ballarat (27) lost Sebastopol (29) Bacchus Marsh (38) def Darley (31) E Grade Bacchus Marsh (17) lost Darley (30) North Ballarat (19) drew Sebastopol (19) Lake Wendouree (16) lost East Point (46) 19&Under North Ballarat (29) def Sebastopol (25) Bacchus Marsh (8) lost Darley (50) Lake Wendouree (42) def East Point (32)

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Devils are finals bound Bacchus Marsh v Darley – By Todd Whelan The local derby thriller saw Darley coach Dan Jordan with his feet firmly on the ground, after securing his new club a memorable finals berth with an entertaining 10-point win over Bacchus Marsh at Maddingley Park. The derby is touted as ‘one for the ages’, and the match failed to disappoint in front of arguably, the biggest crowd of the BFNL season. “(I) was pleased with the win,” Jordan said. The Devils (5th) banked an all important ninth win of the season to move two games clear of North Ballarat (6th) and Bacchus Marsh (7th). The result for the club is significant, a return to finals on the back of a winless 2021. Leading Devils goal kicker Nick Rodda, booted five majors for the winners while the run and carry of the Devils midfield (Luther Baker, Dylan Landt, Brett Bewley) between the arcs, was paramount. Devils’ key defender Matthew Brett endured a classic tussle with Jake Owen (2 goals) before the Cobras Captain was laid heavily concussed following a head collision with teammate Michael Culliver. Owen will miss Saturday’s all-important meet with Redan. In the absence of Owen, came the emergence of 17-year old Joel Freeman (5 goals), who near stole it for the Marsh late after the game looked a foregone conclusion for the most part, after quarter time. While you’re likely to find Nick Stuhldrier and Michael Culliver top the stats list for the Cobras, it was the run of Cobras Harry King and Jack Parente late that had the Devils a little nervous. Mathew Brett saved the day in the final term for the Devils with a number of intercept marks as the ‘Owenless’ Cobras fought tooth and nail adding six goals to three in the last quarter. But it was often the response of the Devils’ three mids that proved decisive. The ‘lefties’ - Baker, Landt and Brett Bewley were instrumental orchestrating the win. While it did get a little tight late in the game, it was the second highest score kicked against the Cobras for the season. Given the Devils inaccuracies and some 31 shots on goal, the tally could well have been more. The Cobras were very efficient on the goal front booting 15.6, including 9.2 in the second half. The Cobras must win their last two games and rely on North Ballarat losing one of theirs, if an unlikely finals berth comes to fruition.


What the coaches said Overall performance? German (B/Marsh) - Darley got the jump on us multiple times and it was hard to claw back. They used the ball well going forward where at times we didn’t. Jordan (Darley) - Pleased with the win and the maturity and the growth of our boys to stand up under serious pressure in the last quarter. Full credit to Bacchus Marsh on their effort and endeavour to win the game. Rate your Backs performance: German - Held up pretty well for the day and gave us good rebound. Jordan - Solid, held up well under pressure in the last quarter. The Jake Owen, Matty Brett was a beauty before Owen went off (concussion). Matty was super in the second half. Zane Lehuray was good too, tick. Midfield: German - Won the clearances for the day but they damaged us on the spread at times. (It) was a good battle for the day. Jordan - Compliant and pretty good for the most part. All three of our mids Luther Baker, Dylan Landt and Brett Bewley were important. Forwards: German - (We) struggled early getting to the fall of the ball and locking it in. (We) improved in the second half to convert and started to get some space in our forward 50. Jordan - Nick Rodda could have finished with 7 or 8 goals, missed a couple (kicked 5 goals) and was super again often outnumbered 2 on 1. He was a significant presence. Still more to learn at ground level in this area, Dylan Bishop (3 goals) tick. FINAL SCORE: B/Marsh - 4.2-26, 6.4-40, 9.5-59, 15.6-96 lost Darley - 4.2-26, 8.8-56, 12.11-83, 15.16-106 WHELAN’S BEST B/Marsh - J. Freeman, N. Stuhldrier, H. King, M. Culliver, T. German, J. Parente, R. Hickman. Darley - L. Baker, M. Brett, D. Landt, B. Bewley, N. Rodda, J. Cadman, Z. Lehuray. GOALS: B/Marsh - J. Freeman 5, J. Owen 2, R. Hickman, J. Parente, T. Huyn 1, H. King, N. Stuhldrier, A. Willetts. Darley - N. Rodda 5, D. Bishop 3, B. Bewley 2, A. Azzopardi, T. Agwin 1, L. Baker, T. Van Leth. APPLE 98.5FM LIVE RADIO FROM 2PM - Bacchus Marsh v Redan or stream via

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FOOTBALL The Devils travelled across the bridge to face off against Bacchus Marsh on Saturday and it was a successful day overall. The under 19’s struggled early with only 10 straight points on the scoreboard at the halftime mark. In a masterpiece of coaching, Daniel Lalor was moved to the forward line and kicked 5 goals in the second half which resulted in a great win for the boys. The reserves exploded out of the blocks with a 7 goal lead in the first quarter and ended up winning 67 to 55 to record their 6th win of the season. The seniors started off well to lead by 16 points which they stretched out to 24 at the final break. In a tight last quarter, the boys dug deep to record a 10 point win and secure a finals berth after a winless 2021. This weekend we have a well-earned bye followed by the final round against North Ballarat at home. Under 19’s: Darley 8.19.67 d Bacchus Marsh 8.8.56. GOALS: Daniel Lalor 5, Jett Fuller 2, Zane Colley 1. BEST: Daniel Lalor, Jett Fuller, Finn Burns, Cooper Murley, Ben Crawford, Blake Dascola. Reserves: Darley 9.13.67 d Bacchus Marsh 8.7.55. GOALS: Regan King 2, Brandon Williams 2, Brodie Coots-Majer 1, Matt Horan 1, Bradley Layton 1, James McNair 1, Christian Toner 1. BEST: Brandon Williams, Christian Toner, Riley Bishop, James McNair, Matt Horan, Mathew Thacker Seniors: Darley 15.16.106 d Bacchus Marsh 15.6.96. GOALS: Nick Rodda 5, Dylon Bishop 3, Andrew Azzopardi 2, Brett Bewley 2, Trent Angwin 1, Luther Baker 1, Trae Van Leth 1. BEST: Matthew Brett, Dylan Landt, Nick Rodda, Brett Bewley, Dylon Bishop, Zane Le Huray. NETBALL It was an extremely successful day for the Devils girls competing in the home town derby. The 19’s kicked off the day with a smashing win against the Cobras. The huge win was a total team effort and the Darley girls first half kept the Cobras at only 3 goals. The third quarter was the best for the Cobras and saw them scoring 5 goals. Darley pushed back and kept the Cobras scoreless for the last quarter while they pushed their score out by another 14 goals to win overall by 42 goals. E Grade had their first win of the season and showed just how much they have improved over the recent weeks. The last time the 2 teams meet, Darley lost by 10 goals and today saw our girls turn it around by 23 goals to take the win 30 - 17. D Grade played a fantastic game the first half which saw a battle for the lead changing multiple times. Several unforced errors saw the Cobras capitalise and push the lead out by 5 goals going into the last quarter. In the end, the Cobras proved to be too strong, winning by 7 goals. C Grade had a convincing win and by far the best on court was Renee Hulls shooting 35 goals with an accuracy of 94%. B Grade and A grade all had terrific wins too and along with the U19’s, will see them playing in the finals. 19’s & Under: Darley 50 d Bacchus Marsh 8. GOAL SCORERS: Sarah Mason, Greta GormanJacobs. BEST: Greta Gorman-Jacobs, Maddy Lerino. E-Grade: Darley 29 d Bacchus Marsh19. GOAL SCORERS: Ava Densley, Maegan Taylor. BEST: Ava Densley, Sara Kelly. D-Grade: Bacchus Marsh 38 d Darley 31. GOAL SCORERS: Maegan Taylor, Jessica Blake. BEST: Ava Densley, Maegan Taylor. C-Grade: Darley 55 d Bacchus Marsh 22. GOAL SCORERS: Renee Hulls, Lauren Martin, Katie Kakoschke. BEST: Renee Hulls, Jessica Hodge. B-Grade: Darley 64 d Bacchus Marsh 17 GOAL SCORERS: Sarah Mason, Victoria Abdulnour BEST: Sarah Mason, Victoria Abdulnour A-Grade: Darley 65 d Bacchus Marsh 38 GOAL SCORERS: Becca Hicks, Monique Nagle BEST: Monique Nagle, Grace Markovic.

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ROUND 14 - BACCHUS MARSH COMMUNITY BANK BRANCH SENIOR WOMEN’S FOOTBALL A brilliant win today. A great team effort by all. Darley 18.20.128 d Lake Wendouree 0.2.2. GOALS: Kim Bessell 6, Madalyn Clarke 4, Taylor Ford 3, Tamara Henry 1, Kali Joyce 1, Belinda Marshall 1, Chloe Oughtred 1, Caroline Tucker 1. BEST: Ella Tyson, Zoe Attard, Kali Joyce, Kim Bessell, Matilda Rawlings, Tamara Henry. NEXT ROUND Round 17 is a bye for our men’s footy and netball sides. Our women’s footy side is playing in the qualifying final on Sunday against Redan at City Oval. The match starts at 12.45pm. It’s 1st versus 2nd on the ladder. Good luck girls! SPONSOR OF THE WEEK

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