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Let there be light

By Meg Kennedy The current oval light poles at Ballan Recreation Reserve came from Pentridge Prison, so a grant for new lighting announced by the...

Ejected after stripping to undies

By Helen Tatchell If ever a council meeting needed to be live-streamed it was on Wednesday 2 May at the Ballan council chambers. The meeting ended...

Small term pain for long term gain

By Helen Tatchell Over $900,000 is being spent by council on a new look streetscape in Ballan, and despite some traders venting their annoyance, works...

Lady of the White Night

By Jessica Howard Two Moorabool artists are among the impressive bill of talents at this year’s White Night in Ballarat. Ballan’s Lou Callow and Marlene...

Hoon drivers in Ballan

By Jessica Howard Ballan Police are urging residents to report hoon drivers in the area, after a number of reports of reckless behaviour on the...

Keep the buzz in bees

By Kate Taylor A little secret army is buzzing around Ballan – but it’s under attack, unknowingly, from local farmers and backyard gardeners.  From hives in...

Making it safe to play

By Jessica Howard The Ballan community have dug deep into their pockets to help fund a revamp of the old recreation reserve playground. Ballan resident, Lori...

Ballan strikes gold

By Helen Tatchell  The sport of king’s holy grail is coming to Ballan. Worth close to $200,000, the iconic 18-carat gold 2017 Melbourne Cup will visit...

Jobs and growth

By Kate Taylor The state government has bought land near Ballan upon which it will build the replacement of the Fiskville Training Academy. The $31 million Victorian Emergency...

And in the morning, we will remember them

By Jessica Howard Ballan RSL has re-established a lost tradition by hosting the town’s first Anzac Day dawn service in many years. The commemorative event saw...