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Mural, mural on the wall …

By Meg Kennedy   The Myrniong Mechanics Institute now features an escape to the African wilderness. A new mural by local artist Denise Hastings has recently been...

EXCLUSIVE – 3500+ people to go cold as Ballan to shiver with no power

By Carol Saffer “We understand outages are inconvenient and we thank customers for their understanding..” - Powercor Put the bed-socks on and stay in bed with an extra blanket as Powercor plans...

Lost a snake?

Most people have a cat or dog go missing, but recently an unusual reptile, for the area, was found. Carpet pythons are generally found in...

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...