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Approval to revive heritage building

By Kate Taylor Lal Lal’s historic railway station will be restored to its former glory with the help of a grant possibly worth close to...

Skate park needs new home

By Kate Taylor The Ballan Recreation Reserve Masterplan has officially been adopted – but not without first making sure that there will be a skate...

Fizzling out fantastic plastic

By Carol Saffer Australia disposes of four billion plastic bags, or more than 20,000 tonnes of plastic waste, each year according to Clean Up Australia. Only...

Firewood season draws to close

It may be a rush to pick up your wood in the next few days, as Forest Fire Management Victoria has announced the Autumn...

CEO gives notice

By Kate Taylor After eight years at the helm, Moorabool Shire Council CEO Rob Croxford has announced that he will retire before the end of...

Pollie gives a crap

By Carol Saffer What sort of present do you take to a 150th birthday celebration? State Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas took $500,000 to the residents...

Art in the dark

By Carol Saffer Ballan businesses and shops on Inglis Street will turn their windows into showcases of light and colour from dusk to dark during...

‘Tree’mendous plantings

Responsible for the management and maintenance of over 18,000 urban and reserves trees, Moorabool Council has committed an ongoing $100,000 for the planting of...

Want to be a bird watcher?

By Helen Tatchell The Wombat State Forest is home to many creatures, great and small, but it is one particular small creature that Monash University...
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A backyard is all you need

By Carol Saffer Australia currently generates 7.6 million tonnes of food waste every year. With urban agriculture on the rise, one low cost way to divert...