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The Bennett Street bus stop earmarked for a commuter shelter with a pedestrian safety crossing on the drawing board.

Pedestrian safety forthcoming

By Kate Taylor The safety of pedestrians on a busy Bacchus Marsh street is set to improve in the New Year – but without the knowledge...
Vicki, Leanne and Jane with their award Photo - Helen Tatchell

Number one event

By Kate Taylor It makes for a strange story, but the Literacy Trail has won Moorabool Shire Council’s Australia Day Award for Community Event of the Year...
Ballan Sgt Michael Kearnes with Moorabool Community Register volunteer Audrey Stanaway. Photo – Helen Tatchell

Register and stay in touch

By Jessica Howard While Moorabool residents continue to feel safe thanks to their local community register, some areas of the shire are still under-represented. The Moorabool...
MAKE IT A GOOD FRIDAY - Little Emeliah Roberts with mum Tjanna and Bacchus Marsh Lions club members who are raising money for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal (L-R) David Atterbury, Tim van de Poel, Ralph Fletcher and Terry Sytema. Photo – Helen Tatchell

Gift that may grow

By Jessica Howard For little Emeliah Roberts, Easter means much more than chocolate eggs. The one-year-old suffers from severe scoliosis and skeletal dysplasia, resulting in short...
(L-R) Bianca Timofte, Thomas, Edith and Tony Paarhammer with their award. Photo – State Govt. Vict.

Prestigious winners

By Jessica Howard Victoria’s 2017 Manufacturer of the Year is located right on Ballan’s doorstep. Paarhammer Window and Doors took out the prestigious award in the...
Phil Burnell (SSA Team Leader), Pat Toohey (MSC) with a septic system recently completed on Noelle Shader’s property Photo – Helen Tatchell

Blackwood goes septic

By Kate Taylor    It was a who’s-who of local politics at the official start of the localised septic program in Blackwood.  Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas was...
(L-R) Bacchus Marsh Primary School students Tilly, Dean, Elsie and Lachi walk laps at school Photo – Jessica Howard

Walking around the nation

By Jessica Howard A group of Bacchus Marsh Primary School students have walked over 1,200-kilometres since the beginning of term one.  The grade four class spend...
Geoff Howard (MP) and Central Highlands Water Chair, Jeremy Johnson inspect the new hydro plant at Lal Lal. Photo – Damien Wieland

Powered by water

By Kate Taylor A mini hydro station at Lal Lal Reservoir is now up and running. In the absence of the state water minister, Member for Buninyong Geoff...

A woman making it happen

By Jessica Howard It’s only fitting that Noelle Dickson is the face of an innovative health campaign titled ‘Women Making It Happen’. The Bacchus Marsh resident...
Photo – Helen Tatchell

Neglect leads to demolition

By Jessica Howard Bacchus Marsh residents will soon say goodbye to the town’s century-old signal box.  The traditional box, located at the Bacchus Marsh train station,...