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The Lerderderg River has cut a 300 metre deep gorge through sandstone and slate, almost bisecting the park. Photo - Helen Tatchell

Near death at gorge

By Jessica Howard A Bacchus Marsh man is lucky to be alive after jumping feet first into a river at the Lerderderg Gorge and becoming...

Council passes the bucks

Changes will be occurring within Moorabool communities after council opened the ‘Community Grants’ cheque book totalling a whopping $177,337. Ranging from $840 to $100,000 the...

Deployment to relieve fire-fighters

By Meg Kennedy Although the bushfires in New South Wales and Queensland seem far away, our local fire brigades are currently on the frontlines. Members from...

Aged care facility confirms COVID case

A spokesperson for the Royal Freemasons Aged Care facility has confirmed to the Moorabool News today (Monday 10 August 2020) they received notification from...
Lucy Irwin from Ballan with daughter Clara, inspect the new chickens hatched at the Lerderderg Library. Photo – Jessica Howard

Life cycle explored

By Jessica Howard Eggs are hatching throughout Moorabool Shire - not only on the farm, but also in the library! A live hatching was held at...

Protesters screen their cause

By Lachlan Ellis (3rd Yr Deakin Uni) With the COVID-19 pandemic in mind, the Bacchus Marsh Community Coalition (BMCC) decided to hold an online rally against...
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...

Right place, right time

By Caitlin Bewley (3rd Yr Swinburne Uni) A local photographer said he felt privileged to be shortlisted in this year’s Birdlife Australia Photography Awards. David Whelan has...

Amalgamation – ‘a process driven by the two health services’

By Kate Taylor and Helen Tatchell A lot of questions and rumours are doing the rounds in Bacchus Marsh after the announcement that a...
Mr Prendergast at the Bacchus Marsh Lion Zoo, aged 16 Photo - submitted

What is your safari story?

By Jessica Howard  An escaped water buffalo running down the Western (Ballarat) Highway and a two-year-old mauled by a lion are just some of the...