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TrailRider allows everyone to experience the bush

By Meg Kennedy The word ‘Sherpa’ may evoke images of the chilling, unforgiving extremes of the Himalayas; but a program that creates accessibility for everyone...

Explore the forests, never been easier

A new smartphone app to encourage the community to get out and about in our local state parks and forests, is now available on...

Teenager dies after roll-over

By Meg Kennedy Rather than celebrating the Australia Day long weekend, two families are in mourning after another fatal accident on the Western Freeway near...

Calling Australia home

By Helen Tatchell “I’m an Australia Day Ambassador because this is my country, not by birth, but where I live,” George Ermer told the crowd...

Abbey kicks off ‘World of Difference’ tour

By Meg Kennedy Young Bacchus Marsh business owner Abbey Kick is trading salon clippers for shovels and school supplies. The 24-year old recipient of the 2017...

Saleyards venture into new era

By Meg Kennedy It’s the end of an era for local Ballan Elders stock agent Bernie Shanahan, following the closure of the Ballarat Saleyards in...

Stage-2 new streetscape works commence in Ballan

By Meg Kennedy The makeover of Ballan’s town centre is now underway, with new bench seats and car spaces the biggest additions to Inglis...

Gordon residents pull media stunt to get attention

By Helen Tatchell “I can confirm there will only be three trees removed, none of them in the main street, and 22 trees will be planted.” -...

EXCLUSIVE – Golf club future below par

By Helen Tatchell On 23 April 1907 the Bacchus Marsh Golf Club was formed. 111-years later on Monday 10 December 2018, the club was looking...

Plan your train travel this week

There is a nine-day construction blitz on the Ballarat Line Upgrade requiring trains to be replaced by coaches. Regional Rail Revival Director Mark Havryluk is...