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The Bacchus Marsh Under 16.5 Reserves football team celebrating their Premiership win. Photo – Jason McEgan

Cobras Victorious
A five goal haul from Mace Cousins,
including a best on ground performance,
the first quarter kicking five goals to two
with the wind.
the Premiership Cup.
The Red, Black and Yellow boys kicked
Best - Mace Cousins, Christian Malvaso,
Lachlan Payne, Timothy Ovenden, Coby
has helped the Under 16.5 Reserves The boys kept the pressure on in the accurately all day with 14 scoring shots at Kakoschke, Taeje Baker.
junior football Cobras take out the holy second, allowing Lakers only three goal to Lakers’ 20. The Bacchus Marsh football club are

grail for season 2017. goals, with the wind, to their two before The final score saw Bacchus Marsh 11.3 hoping ‘things come in 3s’, with both
Bacchus Marsh played a strong Lake the long break. (69) defeat Lake Wendouree 8.12 (60). the Seniors and Reserves football teams
Wendouree side in the Grand Final at The last half was tight and Bacchus Goals - Mace Cousins 5, Ashley Brent taking on cross town rivals Darley this
Mars Stadium on Sunday. Marsh kept their head above water and Lay 2, Timothy Ovenden 1, Taeje Baker, Saturday in the Ballarat Football League
The Cobras burst out of the blocks in maintained the lead throughout to take Coby Kakoschke, James Vulic. Grand Final.

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Fire could be the last straw
By Jessica Howard

A 145-year-old house could
be one step closer to meeting
the wrecking ball following
a blaze that swept through
the property last week.
Webster Brothers Yard
in Graham Street, Bac-
chus Marsh caught fire on
Wednesday evening (Sep-
tember 6).
Bacchus Marsh Fire Brigade
Captain, Phil Clayden said
eight crews from Bacchus
Marsh, Melton, Myrniong
and Ballarat City attended
the dwelling, which was
well alight and with all
rooms impacted by the fire.
Geoff Howard. Photo – Damien Wieland.

And it’s goodnight from him
“Our main concern was the
condition of the structure as
the house has been derelict
for some time,” he said.
The brick building was By Kate Taylor who could become strong representatives
erected in 1872 and is a rare Photo Jessica Howard. and bring fresh ideas.”
surviving example of a Vic- Geoff Howard, Member for Buninyong, has Ballarat East was the most marginal Liberal-
tion where property own- When asked about the announced that he will not be contesting the
torian gothic style cottage. ers who want to demolish a held electorate in the state prior to Mr How-
notice, a spokesperson for next state election. ard’s election in 1999, but has since been con-
It is protected by Moora- building, but know they will
bool Shire Council’s Herit- Council said due to privacy With Labor pre-selections opening soon sidered a safe Labor seat.
not get permission, let it fall
age Overlay, meaning any obligations, they were un- ahead of the 2018 state election, Mr Howard “Few people including me would have be-
into a dire state so it cannot
changes to the property, in- be salvaged, and owners able to reveal any notices is- announced last week that he will not be put- lieved that I would be here 18 years later and
cluding demolition, require therefore have a better argu- sued to the owner. ting his name forward. get to enjoy the privilege of choosing my own
a planning permit. ment to demolish it in the In reference to the fire, “Having had the honour of serving the time to exit public office. I’m pleased that I
In December last year, future. Moorabool Shire Council people of Ballarat East (1999) and Buninyong will leave with Labor’s position here greatly
community advocate for The Moorabool News is of (2014) in parliament, I believe it’s time to improved from when I was first elected.”
CEO Rob Croxford said
the National Trust of Aus- the understanding that the begin a new phase of my life,” Mr Howard Mr Howard’s announcement means that
tralia, Caitlin Mitropoulo council were attempting to
owner of Webster Brothers wrote in a statement. Moorabool’s two largest seats will emerge
described the state of the old make contact with the own-
Yard was issued a notice by “I also believe the timing is right to provide from the state election with all-new faces
building as “demolition by Moorabool Shire Council to er of the property in order to the opportunity for a new face to take on the – Member for Melton Don Nardella has al-
neglect”. improve the standards of the determine the appropriate Buninyong seat. I know there are a number ready announced that he will not be contest-
The term refers to a situa- building prior to the fire. next steps. of promising people within Ballarat Labor ing the next election either.

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Devils 2015; Changes to
community
Cobras
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grants
ce shifted By Jessica Howard

The biggest grand final day
thousand and we’ve got players
going up against the big boys
in Ballarat and Melton, so it’s a
By Kate Taylor

m Fiskville rivalry in the Ballarat Football Council’s community development fund and
credit to both clubs to have two
its community grants programs are set to be
League’s history is about to be teams in two grand finals. combined – and Sustainability and Environmental
unleashed. “Bacchus Marsh [has had] Engagement Grants will be introduced.
just one ofCross-town
the ways we and rivals includes aDarleyreflective seven teams make a grand final
remember the lives of pool and natural stone wall The grants programs are reviewed every three
members who have given set in a landscaped face
and Bacchus Marsh will garden this year across junior, senior years, and the current review has found a number
downto in
r lives in service pro-both theinreserve
situated front of theand
teach- and women’s football. You’d be of issues, including that February is a difficult
ing our communities,” ing centre.
aid. senior football grand finals this hard pressed to find any other time to get people together to fill out grant
The 67 memorial plaques
s also anweekend. opportunity are mounted on the wall and club out there with numbers applications, and that there is confusion around
acknowledge those who show the name, fire brigade
de the ultimate A first in BFL
sacrifice. history, the two like that”. the ‘summer’ and ‘winter’ grant titles, and that
and date of the incident of
ough loss, clubshardshipwill
and go head to head at
each CFA fire fighter who The BFL grand final will the budget section of the application paperwork
erience, we have learnt
Marswho Stadium
has lost their life since the
in Ballarat, with is confusing.
m all those have
inception of CFA in 1944. kick off between the Bacchus
me before.”
both senior teams The review recommended that a new online
In the chasing
past, CFA their
initiated Marsh and Darley reserves this
banner representing the
second premiership
a program flag.where the me- portal for the applications be established, that the
kville Memorial Wall will Saturday at 11:20am, followed
aken to the service. morial service was taken ‘summer’ and ‘winter’ titles be change to ‘Round
The Devils broke a 20-year
e Wall represents fire- to regional centres around
by the seniors at 2:30pm.
1’ and ‘Round 2’ and that application dates be
ters who died drought
in the lineto Victoria.
claim its maiden Newton said it would mean changed from February to March.
uty with CFA and its pre- The CFA Annual Memo-
senior
essor organisations, the
premiership
rial Service isinheld2015.
on the “everything” to see the The new Sustainability and Environmental
They Board
untry Fire Brigades were Sunday
first closest
to progress
to Interna- club take home a second Engagement Grants under the Community
the Bush Fire Brigades tional Firefighters’ Day and
mmittee. through to Stthis year’s grand Ready premiership flag.
Ready forfor
the the bounce
– Senior – Senior Football Captains (L-R) and
Shane
Florian’s Day (May 4). St
bounce Football Captains
Shea (Bacchus Marsh). Photo Helen Tatchell
(L-R) Shane Page (Darley) Tyson
Grants Program will have a total funding pool
was built final following after
the Florianan is theimpressive
Patron Saint of Page (Darley) and Tyson Shea (Bacchus Marsh) will lead their “For us to be in two grand of $10,400, with applicants able to apply for up to

Clash of
Wednesday fires of 1983 Firefighters. teams into Saturday’s Grand Final. Photo: Helen Tatchell
98-point win over Bacchus finals in three years – one being $3,000 each.
Marsh in the second semi-final. premierships are few and far said it was fantastic to see a premiership win – is just so $250,400 will be allocated annually to a pool
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However, the reigning between, let alone potentially both clubs getting recognition good for the club. This is a very of Community Grants; comprising of $100,000

IN THE BISTRO
premiers set up the cross-town taking out two premierships throughout the league. strong position we are in and it annually to Community Strengthening Grants;
ON rivalry following a 36-point with both the [seniors] and the is simply because we’re a club $20,000 annually to Community Arts Grants;

the locals
THURSDAY
win over Lake Wendouree on reserves,” he said.
“When you make it this far,
with arguably the most amount
$20,000 annually to Community Events

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R 1 STEAK Darley Football Club town as we are a real football
up against anyone, but being
town, you’ve just got to look at a Bacchus Marsh-Darley grand
sponsors.
Development Fund Grants.
Councillors voted in favour of the changes
HT NIGHT President, Ray Newton said the
results were unprecedented. the crowds to know that”. final, it obviously has a bit more
“If we can bring another flag and community groups can contact council for
n Meal & receive
n Meal free
apply
“A Marsh-Darley grand final
NIGHT By Jessica Howard
Bacchus Marsh Football
we will be”.
Cluband edge,”
Members
Darley president Grant
he said.
supporters Wright said he looked
home this weekend we would
celebrate well into the next
more information on the eligibility criteria and
application process, or watch their website for
A blockbuster football can enjoy a commemorative forward to the day as the
has never happened before and President, Adam Sutherland “This is a town of 20-odd season”. updates.
match on ANZAC Day will afternoon with a service spirit of ANZAC produced
see the Cobras take on the conducted by the RSL on the some pretty special things.
Devils, a day 100 years ago completion of the reserves

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ESDAY “Even though you’re
that saw troops land at match, and a number of playing for those four points
S Gallipoli in Turkey. other activities hosted by the I think it’s not just about
Bacchus Marsh Football Bacchus Marsh Club. that,” he said.
MEAL DEAL
le in
ecials
Netball Club will host the
event against Darley this
“We encourage
supporters and members
all “We really push hard to
both our juniors and seniors
Come into the Stoney’s Saturday. of the club to get down
the sacrifices that were made

MONDAYNIGHT
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Tourism grants a big deal Newborns in the district
Babies born recently at Bacchus Marsh and
Melton Regional Hospital.
By Kate Taylor ber 2016 and March 2017. vided to these two Major Tour-
“These contribute to the tour- ism Events with the potential
There are new rules for both ism events offering within the for this amount to increase in
major and new tourism events Shire but represent no financial future years if the visitation
in Moorabool, in relation to the commitment from the tourism level and economic impact of
council funding they are eligi- grants funding.” the events increase. The Straw-
ble for. The report pointed out that berries and Cherries Weekend,
There is also an extra $5,000 the current grants program has due to higher visitation num-
available specifically for busi- two limitations – that the level bers, should receive $15,000 and
ness events. of funding available ($37,400) the Ballan Autumn Festival
A review conducted by coun- and the fact that the majority of should receive $10,000.”
cil, and tabled at the September it is committed to the Strawber- The remaining $12,400 will be
6 council meeting, looked into ries and Cherries Weekend and available to groups via an appli-
how event funding has been the Ballan Autumn Festival, cation process for New Tourism Hudson Daniel Gangur was born (Sunshine) West Melton parents Bree and Tristan
allocated over the past three leaving minimum funding for Events. on Friday 8 September to Maddingley have welcomed their second child, a little
years, and how it should be other events. “The funds are to be used parents Jack and Jessica Gangur. Hudson boy. Bryce Grant arrived on Wednesday
granted in the future. The other limitation is that for supporting tourism based arrived at 4.41am weighing 7lb 6oz and is a 13 September at 10.23am. He weighed 7lb
events, which are not consid- new brother for Kaiden. 7oz and is a new brother for Stevie-Jai.
A recent review of the funding major event funding is granted
provided since 2014/15 shows over three years, with grant ered to be a Major Tourism
that a total of $114,000 has been advertising only once over that Event. In time, the events group
provided to eight different three years, which does not al- may develop a ‘marquee’ event
events. low other groups to apply dur- and in doing this become eligi-
Currently two Major Tour- ing that period. ble to apply for Major Tourism
ism Events receive long term “This makes it difficult for Events funding. The New Tour-
financial support from Council a group to approach Council ism Events funding would be
due to their “established nature with a new initiative within allocated for one year only and
and their perceived level of this timeframe.” would be available throughout
success.” Traffic management plans also the course of the year until all
“The Draft Moorabool Desti- are proving an issue, with coun- funds have been allocated.”
nation Management Plan 2013- cil having contributed $33,617, In addition, $5,000 from exist- It is baby number four for Melton parents
unbudgeted, in-kind support ing Economic Development London and Harlow have a new sister, Kerrie Stephens and Shane Pittao.
18 identified that the Straw-
budgets will be made available Paisley Grace Miller. Born to Ballan Rebecca Maria arrived on Thursday 14
berries and Cherries Weekend assisting events with plans.
for the development of business parents, Vanessa Joy and Gav Miller on September at 12.21pm and weighed 6lb
had the potential to generate “It is recommended that this 12oz. Rebecca is a new sister for
related events. Wednesday 13 September, Paisley arrived
an estimated $584,000 for the practice is not continued with at 8.57am and weighed 4290 grams. Tarneysha, Nicholas and Isabella.
local economy, while the Bal- the cost to be absorbed within “This will provide a funding
lan Autumn Festival could the event operator’s budget stream for business groups to
potentially generate approxi- where funding/allocations create events with a commer-
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Shire boasts four winners
By Jessica Howard Mrs Biden said the soci-
ety’s quarterly newsletter
Carbine was the great great The Settler would also be
grandson of the legendary available, with information
Phar Lap, the inaugural in- on horse owners and race
ductee into the Australian tracks involved in Ballan’s
Racing Hall of Fame and the rich history.
1890 Melbourne Cup winner.
The Ballan leg of the Emir-
The champion racehorse is
ates Melbourne Cup Tour
one of four Melbourne Cup
will kick off at 7:30am at St
winners with connections to
Brigid’s Primary School for a
the Ballan district, including
one residing at the historic champagne breakfast.
Ballark property. A street parade will see a
Carbine’s story will be colourful exhibit of horses,
shared alongside that of Don jockeys and children fol-
Juan (1873 winner), Malua lowed by a delicious lunch
(1884) and Mentor (1888) in cooked by the Ballan Coun-
a historical display that will try Women’s Association.
feature at the 2017 Emirates Residents are invited to dress
Melbourne Cup Tour. in 1880s themed costumes.
Ballan is one of 31 lucky The day will conclude with
locations, throughout Aus- a cocktail party in aid of the
tralasia, that will host the Ballan Hospital at the Me-
15th annual trophy tour this chanics Hall between 6pm
year after a successful sub- and 9pm.
mission by the Ballan Jockey
Community Grant funding
Club. The 18-carat gold cup,
close to $4000 was provided
valued at $200,000, will ar-
Richard Biden with Carbine’s display (one of four) for the Emirates Melbourne Cup Tour in Ballan. Photo Jessica Howard by the Ballan & District
rive in town on Wednesday
October 11. Community Bank Branch to
hard to deliver a fascinating Society secretary Richard the society, so it was really “It was important to en- the BSHS, BJC and St Brigid’s
The ‘People’s Cup’ will en- insight into the four horses, Biden agreed. a matter of knowing where sure we had all the facts
P&F.
gage in a number of exciting which will be displayed at “To have four Melbourne to look and verifying the straight before compiling
activities including a cham- the Mechanics Hall through- Cup winners associated information before we went the information”. Tickets are available from
pagne breakfast, street pa- out the day. with the Ballan Shire is ahead with the display. Ballan Community Centre;
The historical display will
rade and cocktail party. BSHS member, Gail Biden something that all of us can “While there wasn’t a lot of include pictures and mate- Ballan Community Bank;
A display at the Ballan said the tour was a “real be very proud of,” he said. information on Malua, there rial on each horse, alongside Ballan Post Office and www.
Mechanics Hall will be fol- coup” for the town. Mrs Biden said research were piles on Carbine, and the history of Ballan and its countryracing.com.au/bal-
lowed by a visit to Ballan “These horses ate our grass into the four champion hors- we came to a bit of contro- schools during the late 1870s lan and ballanjockeyclub1@
District Health and Care. here in Ballan and to have es took around nine-months. versy surrounding Don Juan to 1900s. The display will be bigpond.com.
The Ballan Shire Historical the famous cup come to our “Fortunately, a lot of the and who actually owned the held between 9:30am and For more information, con-
Society have been working little town is just amazing”. information was here in horse at the time. 5pm. tact 0409 007 913.

Moorabool Shire Council
NOTICE OF ORDINARY MEETING OF COUNCIL COMMUNITY GRANTS PROGRAM WINTER 2017
The next Ordinary Meeting of Council will be held Wednesday 4 October, 2017 at the AND COMMUNITY GRANTS POLICY REVIEW
Bungaree Community Centre, Bungaree, commencing at 5.00pm. The Winter 2017 Community Grants Program is now open and will close Thursday 28
Members of the public are most welcome to attend. September 2017. Applicants will be able to apply for a community grant through Council’s
website.
COMMITTEE MEETING Council is inviting project applications from community groups and organisations under the
The next committee meeting will be of the Social Development Advisory Committee, to be held following grant categories:
tomorrow Wednesday 20 September, 2017, in the Council Chambers, 15 Stead St, Ballan, • Community Strengthening Grants:
commencing at 5.00pm. – Community programs, activities or initiatives (grants of up to $5000)
Members of the public are most welcome to attend. – Capital improvements (grants of up to $5000)
– Small projects (grants of up to $1,500)
AVENUE OF HONOUR - BACCHUS MARSH • Community Arts Grants:
TREE INSPECTIONS AND PRUNING WORKS – Community arts activities or initiatives that link artists with local communities through
Council will be undertaking aerial inspections and tree pruning works in the Bacchus Marsh small projects, publications, exhibitions, performances or other similar activities (grants of
Avenue of Honour from Monday 18 September 2017 to Friday 29 September 2017. up to $3,000)
These important tree works will be undertaken as part of the ongoing commitment to the • Community Events Grants:
Bacchus Marsh Avenue of Honour Strategic Management Plan. – Community events that showcase local talent, provide public entertainment, foster
Council is periodically undertaking these works to limit the risk to public safety and extend the community participation, connectedness and diversity (grants of up to $3,000)
life of the trees within the Avenue of Honour.
Works on the trees will be conducted Monday to Friday only during the hours of 8.00am and Program Guidelines are be available at Council’s website www.moorabool.vic.gov.au
5.00pm. A review of the Community Grants Program and Policy is currently being conducted. To view
Traffic and other disruptions will be kept to a minimum but Council apologises for any the draft policy please visit www.moorabool.vic.gov.au/consultations and have your
inconvenience that is caused. say on the draft policy.
For further information on the current Community Grants round or the Community Grants
ANNUAL REPORT Policy review please contact Council’s Community and Recreation Development Department
Moorabool Shire Council has prepared its 2016/17 Annual Report and will consider it at the on 5366 7100.
next Ordinary Meeting of Council on Wednesday 4 October at the Bungaree Community
TENDERS
Centre, Bungaree, commencing at 5.00pm.
Moorabool Shire Council invites tenders for the following contracts:
Members of the public are most welcome to attend.
Subject to Council’s approval of the 2016/17 Annual Report, the report will be available for Tender Number Tender Description
inspection at Council’s offices: 15 Stead St, Ballan; 182 Halletts Way, Darley; 215 Main St, Bacchus C03-2017/2018 Triggs Road, Bungaree – Rehabilitation and Sealing and Woolpack
Marsh; and online at www.moorabool.vic.gov.au. Road, Bacchus Marsh – Rehabilitation & Widening
C11-2017/2018 Roadside Slashing Services
Tender documents and full details of this notice will be available on 18 September 2017 at
www.tenderlink.com/moorabool.

Moorabool Shire Council: PO Box 18, Ballan VIC 3342 Telephone: 03 5366 7100 Facsimile: 03 5368 1757 CEO: Rob Croxford
Email: info@moorabool.vic.gov.au Web: www.moorabool.vic.gov.au Facebook: Moorabool Shire Council Twitter: @mooraboolshire
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VCAT ruling has domino affect
By Kate Taylor concerns ranging from increased location when viewed from the
traffic to the development not fit- southeast at least 250 metres
A tale of two permits, both re- ting in with the ‘neighbourhood away. This would exacerbate the
jected, played out at the Septem- character’. appearance of future develop-
ber 6 council meeting. Two objectors spoke at the coun- ment and detract from the visual
A decision on an application for cil meeting. amenity of the area.
a three-lot subdivision of a Lynd- The council officer’s report rec- Applicant Christine Provost ad-
hurst St block in Gordon had been ommended refusal, noting that dressed the meeting, stating that
deferred from the June council the proposal was not in line with she felt the two cases were not at
meeting until the outcome was planning policies. all identical – and that she had
known on a similar case, in Cor- “The proposal does not respond already spent a large amount
betts Road in Gordon, that had positively to the character of the of money having the block con-
been taken before the Victorian area... Overall, the proposed sub- nected to the sewer ready for
Civil and Administrative Tribu- division is inconsistent with the subdivision.
nal following council’s decision Neighbourhood Residential Zone “We did this in good faith and
to reject that application. provisions,” the report notes. continued with the develop-

WANTED warrant issued
In early July, VCAT ruled to af- “Nearby lots developed with ment,” she told the meeting.
firm council’s decision to reject dwellings typically have not only “Before we purchased the block
the Corbetts Road permit, and comparatively wide frontages we came to the planning depart-
the grounds upon which that but also larger areas allowing ment, asking will the council By Jessica Howard
decision to reject was originally for spacious boundary setbacks have any objections. They said
made are identical to those given and space for tree plantings and that if we provide sewerage and A 19-year-old who spent time in a Youth Justice Centre earlier this year has
in the council officer recommen- outbuildings. The proposed sub- power then there should be no failed to appear in court.
dation to reject the Lyndhurst St division would provide limited objections. It’s not in the interest Joshua Fuller (pictured) was summoned to appear in Ballarat Magistrates’
application. scope for future development to of council to say that and then Court on Tuesday (September 12) on charges including handle stolen goods,
The largest of the proposed positively contribute to the char- turn this over,” she said. drive whilst suspended and breach of community corrections order.
Lyndhurst St block sizes was acter of the area. But when East Ward Councillor The Ballan resident was sentenced to six-months in prison in January this
839sqm, and while it was above “Rather, the proposal would in- Jon Keogh asked if Ms Provost year after pleading guilty to 14 charges, which included reckless conduct
minimum required lot size for troduce a distinctly urban charac- had the advice in writing, she endangering serious injury and three counts of driving whilst suspended.
the area, it was not considered to ter at odds with the village char- said she had only the notes she He was ordered to complete a 12-month community corrections order upon
be keeping with the larger spa- acter of Gordon, and in particular had made in her diary. release, and his driver’s license was disqualified.
cious block sizes in the area.
the Mill Cottage : restaurant & cafe the semi-rural character of this Councilors voted with the of- Fuller was granted bail following the string of new offences after a friend
Ten objections
Draft 7 were lodged in neighbourhood. Furthermore, ficer’s recommendation to refuse provided a $100 surety, which was forfeited on Tuesday.
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One puncher escapes jail time Drug help
By Jessica Howard

A one punch attack that left a man
unconscious in front of his wife and
term of six-months imprisonment.
“These are young people who get
drunk and do bad things… and in this
close by
By Jessica Howard
instance it happened in front of very
two young children was an act of self- young children,” he said.
defence, according to the perpetrator. Local residents will now have better access to free drug and
Jones’ defence stated that it wasn’t his
22-year-old Craig Jones (pictured), alcohol counselling in Ballan.
intention to shy away from the serious-
of Melton, allegedly punched the fa- The Ballarat Goldfields Brief Intervention Program is a
ness of the offending.
ther of two in the head after he was new service available at Ballan District Health and Care,
“However, the victim was not severely which is available to anyone facing emerging or pre-existing
approached by the man at a Bacchus
injured, he was not king hit from be- substance use problems.
Marsh venue on February 1 this year.
hind. He approached my client…who
The victim was accompanied by his The free service is being delivered by UnitingCare Ballarat -
felt threatened and reacted in what he
wife and two children, aged five and an alcohol and other drug treatment agency.
felt to be a reasonable way at the time.
ten. Under the new program, residents will be offered up to five
“[Jones] should not be punished for brief intervention counselling sessions; psychological and
Appearing in the Ballarat Magistrates’
what could have happened, but what information-based support and referrals to other services.
Court on Thursday (September 7), the
did happen”.
accused claimed he “felt threatened” at The program is also available to those affected by someone
the time of the attack and acted “out of The court heard Jones had great em- else’s substance use.
self-defence”. didn’t believe any form of aggravated ployment prospects, with a hiring Ballan District Health and Care CEO, Wayne Weaire said
The court heard the victim and his self-defence was necessary, however company offering him a three-month BDHC was very pleased to be able to offer the specialised
family were having dinner at the Bac- Jones’s defence stated that his client placement in Queensland in the com- service to the community.
chus Marsh venue, when the accused felt threatened by the victim, who was ing weeks.
“It can be difficult to find help when you are facing problems
and a group of ten friends began using “much bigger” than Jones and had ap- “He is on the up and up. He has good with alcohol and other drug use, or when someone else’s
inappropriate language. proached the accused first. work ethic and comes from a good fam- substance use is having a negative impact on your life,” he
The victim’s wife allegedly approached He said Jones had no criminal history ily,” the defence said. said.
the group, asking them to be wary of and was on the cusp of being a young Magistrate Kumar said the only thing “This new service is an excellent opportunity to start
the young children nearby. offender. keeping Jones from imprisonment was exploring change and it is available here in Ballan”.
The court heard a member of the group Jones previously appeared in the Bac- his age and lack of prior history. Moorabool Drug Action Group member, Senior Constable
responded to the woman by swearing chus Marsh Magistrates’ Court on July “If the injuries to the victim were more Jim Ross welcomed the new program.
and stating, “I can say whatever I f***** 14, where a sentencing indication was serious, you would be in another juris- “Any counselling services or programs that engage in a
want in front of your kids”. sought by his lawyer. diction with potentially many years of positive result from substance abuse is a benefit to not only
As the woman attempted to find the Magistrate Gregory Robinson said if imprisonment”. the addict and their families, but the broader community as
venue’s manager, the victim proceeded the accused were to plead guilty, he Jones was convicted and fined $750. well,” he said.
to approach Jones, who hit the man in would be imprisoned for one month. He was sentenced to a 12-month “Families are reminded that the Family Drug Support
the head, forcing him to land on the Magistrate Robert Kumar, who was community corrections order, with Group operates in Bacchus Marsh and residents from Ballan
ground and fall unconscious. presiding over the matter on Thursday, conditions including 250-hours of un- are more than welcome to attend”.
The man was taken to Sunshine Hospi- said it was only two-weeks ago that a paid community work, and treatment Those interested in the Ballarat Goldfields Brief Intervention
tal with a sore head and neck. 29-year-old, charged with similar of- and rehabilitation, including anger Program are encouraged to ask their GP and other healthcare
A police prosecutor in court said he fences and with no priors, received a management. workers about a referral.

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Honoured for being prepared Industrial
upgrade
By Jessica Howard

Ballan’s Hamish Hall has received the highest honour a
scout can earn.

welcomed
The Australian Scout Medallion (ASM) is considered a
milestone award as it is the pinnacle of scout selection and is
only completed by one per cent of all scouts.
Eligible scouts generally take four years to cover all of
the prerequisites necessary to achieve the ASM, with a By Kate Taylor Subject to agreement by
significant part of the criteria being to plan, lead and partake RDV, a revised scope of
in a 30-kilometre, three-day scout hike on an unfamiliar When it comes to the Bal- works would deliver a larger
track. lan Industrial Estate, council project including the exten-
Hamish, with his fellow scouts aged between 12 and has to spend money to keep
sion of Haddon Drive to pro-
14, hiked three stages of the Great Ocean Walk along the money.
southern Victorian coast during the April school holidays. vide a court bowl and exten-
Regional Development
They were required to carry all of their supplies. sion of services to the depot
Victoria granted Council
Hamish is the first ASM scout for the 1st Ballan Scout Group $450,000 towards works (ex- site including street lighting;
since the group reformed in 2008. He is just 14-years-old. tending Haddon Drive in formalisation of the Haddon
“It was a relief to finally get the award after putting in so the Ballan Industrial Estate) Drive/Gillespies Lane inter-
much time and hard work,” he said. for the proposed building section including a left turn
Hamish joined the 1st Ballan Scout Troop in 2014 and of a new council depot at lane into Haddon Drive and
Hamish Hall being presented his Australian Scout Medallion Ballan – but when council-
attended his first camp – The Stradbroke Cup Competition a basic right turn lane; exten-
by Jason O’Donnell, Victoria State Commissioner – Scouts
Camp, within a matter of weeks. lors voted to put off funding sion of the gas main from
In 2016, he led his patrol of six scouts to be co-holders of the the project until next year’s Gillespies Lane to tap into
Gold Stradbroke Cup. He has also participated in a string of budget, the RDV grant was
the proposed CFA extension
other scouting adventures including hiking overnight from put in jeopardy.
along Gillespies Lane to In-
Ballarat to Creswick; obtaining his First Aid qualifications “Discussions have taken
and attending the 2016 Jamboree, Gilweroo and Survival gliston Road; and sealing of
place with RDV, who have
Camp. advised that funding is no the shoulders on Gillespies
Hamish was presented the prestigious medallion by Jason longer available under the Lane between Ingliston
O’Donnell, the Victorian State Commissioner of Scout current model if Council do Road and Windle Street.
Section, at a ceremony held at the 1st Ballan Scout Hall on not commit to delivering the This revised scope is esti-
August 30. depot project, however there mated at $690,000 which will
Also in attendance was Colleen Thompson and Joe Caiafa is an opportunity to retain require a $240,000 contribu-
from the Djerriwarrh District Scout Leadership team, along the funding if the project tion from Council.
with the 1st Ballan Scout Leaders and scouts. was based on a 3:1 funding
ratio,” read a report tabled Councillors voted to ap-
Prior to the ceremony, the scout troop demonstrated their
scouting skills by building a three-metre high wooden tower. at the September council prove the extra funding,
“It is great to be able to build big constructions with simple
Zaiga Meadows (Scout Leader – 1st Ballan ), Shane Hall meeting. with Central Ward Council-
(Assistant Scout Leader -1st Ballan), Hamish Hall (Australian lor Paul Tatchell declaring
spars and ropes”, Hamish said. Council will spend $150,000
Scout Medallian – 1st Ballan), Trafford Thompson (Assistant
The ASM represents a major achievement not only for on securing a total project an interest, but not a conflict,
Scout Leader -1st Ballan), Jim Leahy (Assistant Scout
Hamish but also his scout leaders and scout troop. Leader -1st Ballan). Photos - submitted cost of $600,000. and did not vote.

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Dear Editor, bled in the Parliament last clusive opportunity to shape improve response times at towed to UFU demands to major changes. No new ser-
I have formerly been a CFA week. It raised a number the paperwork. integrated stations that gen- withhold a report into bul- vice models. Just a tweak or
volunteer. I have fought to of concerns that have non- And so, quite rightly, the erally worked well. lying and sexism in the fire two.
save my own farming prop- Government Members los- mistrust was borne and dis- Again and again, the testa- services. The review had And perhaps some love –
erty and that of my neigh- ing complete confidence in dain spread like one of Mo- ment pointed to a restruc- been done by the independ- maybe a group hug?
bours. I know what it is to Daniel Andrews’ proposed ses’ plagues. ture process that was orches- ent Victorian Equal Oppor- I am heartened by the fact
feel exhausted, blackened by restructure of Victoria’s fire The UFU wanted to split trated by the UFU to resolve tunity and Human Rights that it appears that common
smoke and soot and happy services. the service into dedicated its EBA stalemate. Commission. sense will prevail and the
to have beaten the fires that The Andrews Govern- career and volunteer organi- The Inquiry did see some The Andrews Government proposed Bill will be reject-
looked to conquer. ment planted a seed of mis- sations. It argued that the behaviours from the Gov- failed to provide clarity ed if it ever is reintroduced
Therefore, it was with hon- trust which it watered and Commonwealth Fair Work ernment not seen before, and about how its proposed Fire into the Legislative Council.
our that I sat on the Select nurtured in almost every Amendment Bill to protect not appreciated. Rescue Service would actu- There was consensus that
Committee of the Legislative dialogue and action it un- CFA volunteers interfered in The Department of Premier ally work, leaving a blank the Presumptive Legisla-
Council Inquiry into the Fire dertook in this legislation’s EBA negotiations. and Cabinet interfered in the over questions about opera- tion be a separate Bill and
Services and Presumptive germination. This did not add up. submission process of the tional management. amended so active firefight-
Legislation Bill. It completely failed to con- On the face of it, the union Inquiry. Evidence suggests Equally murky were the ers, both career and volun-
The Inquiry travelled the sult key stakeholders in the argues community safety the Government also contra- funding arrangements with- teer, are treated equally and
state from east to west - ul- fire services – none less than is its paramount clause. vened the CFA Act by failing in the new model. put before the Parliament in
timately taking almost 1900 the volunteers. The reality is, it stands to to adequately consult with The Committee was simply its own right.
submissions – the most re- Yet it found time, and de- gain new members and volunteers. not convinced that the UFU- Respect and fairness must
ceived by a Parliamentary sire, to spend many hours enormous control over the The Committee was pro- inspired changes would im- be returned to our firefight-
Committee in decades. with the United Firefighters employment, dismissal and vided with an amended prove community safety. ers before the upcoming fire
That alone spoke volumes Union, the UFU. training of firefighters. whole-of-Government sub- The repeat message was season so we can put this
about the importance of the In January, multiple discus- The Committee heard from mission after it admitted that any service shortcom- unfortunate episode to bed.
Inquiry and the depth of sions exposed the UFU to many witnesses that tweak- its original work contained ings could be easily resolved Simon Ramsay MP
sentiment evoked. the proposed new fire ser- ing – and not wholesale false information. internally. Member for Western
The final Report was ta- vices model. It provided ex- change – was required to The Government kow- No legislation required. No Victoria

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UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL ADULT EDUCATION MARKETS
DAY OF PEACE Ballan & District Community House Ballan Lions Club Market
This is a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of Rear Mechanics Hall, Ballan. Term 3 program – OUT NOW. Next market – Saturday 7 October. First Saturday each
Peace, both within and among all nations and people. All enquiries, bookings, classes & venue hire - call 5368 1934 . month - Inglis St, Ballan – 9am-1pm. Enquiries – 0402 390 080
The theme for 2017 is ‘TOGETHER FOR PEACE: Darley Neighbourhood House & Learning Centre (Wayne).
RESPECT, SAFETY AND DIGNITY FOR ALL.’ 33-35 Jonathan Drive Darley. Short courses and classes. BM & Darley Market
District Photography Club - Meetings 2nd & 4th Wednesday Saturday 7 October, 1pm. 1st & 3rd Saturday each month at
The Bacchus Marsh Interfaith Group are holding a Peace Vigil to
of month, 7.30pm. Enquiries welcome. Phone 5367 4390. Darley Park Football Reserve. Enquiries – 0488 345 145 (Alan).
recognise and support this ideal.
Melton South Community Centre Ballan Farmers Market
WHEN: Sunday Morning, 24th September, 7.30am – 8am. Term 3 Program - out now. Bookings and enquiries call 9747
WHERE: The Peace Pole in Eddie Toole Park, Main Street, Next Market – Saturday 14 October, 9am-1pm.
8576. 2nd Saturday each month, Mill Cottage car park.
Bacchus Marsh. The Laurels – Bacchus Marsh Community College
Enq – 0498 361 291 or 0490 114 130.
We invite everyone who share these ideals for the future of our 229 Main Road, Bacchus Marsh. Courses and classes.
Enquiries & enrolments - 5367 1061.
world to come and join us for this short, informal event and
welcome in a new day of hope.
CHURCH
For further information please contact : MEETINGS Anglican Parish of West Moorabool
Ballan, Bungaree, Morrisons and Gordon
Ian Smith 5367 6319 or Moira Smith 53671209 The Pottery Group
Service Times – Sunday 24 September – St John’s Bungaree,
Tuesday and Fridays 1pm-3pm, at the Public Park Hall (next
9am; St John’s Ballan, 11am. St Mark’s in the pub Gordon,

Breakfast Cup
to Tennis Courts) Stanley St, Gordon. All welcome. Enquiries
5pm. Enquiries - Glen Wesley on 5368 2730 for more details.
to Maureen 0447173031.
Ballan Uniting Church (St. Paul’s)
St Andrew’s Playgroup Bacchus Marsh
with the (Behind St Andrew’s Church) Cnr Gisborne Rd & Lerderderg Services – 1st, 2nd & 3rd Sundays 11.15am. 4th Sunday 9.30am
St, Bacchus Marsh. Monday-Friday 9am, 11am, 1pm & 3pm. Reflective Worship.
Have your picture taken with the Enquiries – Cindy 0433 651 066.
Moorabool Mission Recovery Group
B3 Community
Focused, family friendly church with a difference. Services
every 2nd & 4th Sundays at Avenue Bowling Club, Main St,
Emirates MelbourneCup
Breakfast Cup with the
Struggling with addiction; Pain from the past; family member
out of control? Meeting weekly - Wednesday, 12.30pm – Jean
Oomes Room, Lerderderg Library, Bacchus Marsh. Enq-
Bacchus Marsh.
Bacchus Marsh Christian Church
Have your picture taken with the
while indulging in a Cup
Emirates Melbourne
Pastor Merv Patton – 0412 290 036.
Ballan Playgroup
Sunday Services 10am with kids program. 222 Main St,
Bacchus Marsh. Enquiries 9028 2622. www.bacchusmarshcc.
Every Tuesday of school Term. St John’s Anglican Church org
deliciouswhilechampagne
indulging in a breakfast. Hall  - 9:30-11:30am. Enquiries - 0409 681 138 Anna or 0421
905 558 Tamsin. 
Bacchus Marsh Uniting Church Parish
Services - St Andrew’s 9.30am every Sunday. Pentland Hills
Hosted by delicious champagne breakfast.
Hosted by Bacchus Marsh & District Garden Club 2pm 1st Sunday of month. Family ‘messy’ Church, 4.30pm (4th
St Brigid’sStPrimary
Brigid’s PrimarySchool Parents
School Parents and and Meeting 2nd Tuesday of each month, 7.30pm at The Laurels, Sunday of month). Enquiries - 5367 2543 (office).
Friend’s Association. 229 Main St Bacchus Marsh. Guest Speakers. Supper after Holy Trinity Anglican Church - Bacchus Marsh
Friend’s Association.
On Wednesday 11th October each meeting. All Welcome. Enquiries - Wendy 5367 4170. Service Times - Bacchus Marsh - Sunday 8.30am & 10am;
7.30am – 9.30am
At St
Ballan Anglers Inc Balliang - 2nd Sunday 10.30am, 4th Sunday 9am. Myrniong –
th Brigid’s Multipurpose Space (in Church Carpark)
On Wednesday 11 October Meeting second Wednesday every month. Hudsons Hotel,
$25 per person.
1st & 3rd Sunday 11am. Enquiries – 5367 5362. 
7.30am – 9.30am Booking and pre-payment essential
by Wednesday 27th September
7.30pm. More anglers and families needed and welcome – Church of the Living God
At St Brigid’s Multipurpose Space (in Church Carpark)
Call or visit the St Brigid’s Primary School 0400 003 936. Christian youth ministry and bible teaching. 2nd Sunday
$25 per person.
office to secure your spot.
Ph. 53681015 Rose-Carers of Maddingley Park of every month, 5pm. Open to all ages. At 14 Darcy St,
Working Bees every 3rd Wednesday & Sunday of each
Booking and pre-payment essential Maddingley. Enq – 0408 260 727.
month. All welcome. Enquiries - 0418 171 119.
by Wednesday 27th September Bacchus Marsh Baptist Church
Bacchus Marsh Family Drug Support Group
Call or visit the St Brigid’s Primary School Sundays, 10:30am, Worship Service and Children’s Program.
For Family Members who have a loved one affected by drugs.
Phone 5367 6550 for more details.
office to secure your spot. Enquiries - 1300 660 068.
Alanon Support Group - for families of alcoholics Our Lady Help of Christians Korobeit
Ph. 53681015
Meets at 10.30am on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month Mass every Saturday 6.30pm.
Profits to Sponsored By Support By Thanks to at the Uniting Church Hall, Gisborne Road, Bacchus Marsh. Golden Harvest Christian Fellowship
Enq - 0421 222 717. Non denominational - Prayer every Sunday 10am, Men’s
Lal Lal Moorabool Photographic Group Inc KYB Monday evenings 6pm. Ladies KYB Wednesday 1pm.
Meeting 3rd Wednesday each month, 7pm. Soldiers Memorial Further details – 0429 681 566.
Hall, Lal Lal. Enquiries 5341 7535. Bacchus Marsh Life Church
Meeting 10am every Sunday at the BM College Drama Room,
Like us on Facebook Footscray Poultry Club (at Bacchus Marsh)
Meetings held 2nd Sunday of month, 2pm. Poultry Pavilion. in Grant Street. Enquiries Pastor Merv - 0412 290 036.
The Moorabool News Racecourse Rec. Reserve, Balliang-Bacchus Marsh Rd,
Bacchus Marsh. All welcome – Kerry 9741 9705.
St Bernard’s Bacchus Marsh Catholic Church
Mass Times – Saturday- 5pm; Sunday – 8.30am & 10am.
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Properties sought
Letters to the Editor
Email: news@themooraboolnews.com.au
for weed trial
By Jessica Howard
WRITING LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Each letter must be accompanied with the writer’s full name,
address and phone number (name and suburb for publication only) and be limited to 300 words. Letters to be Moorabool Landcare Groups are looking at alternative ways to control
received via fax, post or email (preferred option). The Editor has the right to limit the amount of words in each letter and prevent serrated tussock.
received and published letters are at the discretion of the Editor. You may also Post messages on the Moorabool
News Facebook page. The invasive weed is regarded as one of the worst in Australia because
of its potential to spread and its economic and environmental impacts.
Dear Editor, But we will not stop investing in Dear Editor, Coimadai Landcare Treasurer, Allison Backhouse said the new
our critical roads infrastructure. committee, combined with Parwan and Bullengarook Landcare
Roads are the lifeblood of country The article by the Tom Kingston,
groups, had been looking at pasture management, rather than
communities - that’s why we’re in- The VicRoads’ senior leadership ‘We make the mess; but you clean
chemical usage to control and prevent the aggressive weed.
vesting more than ever before to our team has spent the last few weeks it up’ (5 September Opinion Piece))
As a result, the three community groups were the recent recipient of
country roads safer and stronger. touring country Victoria, talking claims that the Minerals Council
an $18,000 Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party grant.
Since coming to office, the Andrews to locals about how they can better of Australia (MCA) is attacking
environmental charities. This is “This will enable us to research serrated tussock and the environment
Labor Government has doubled plan, build, manage and maintain
that it needs to grow,” Ms Backhouse said.
the 19,000 kilometres of country ar- incorrect.
spending on road maintenance. “There are ten properties across Coimadai, Parwan and Bullengarook
terial roads. The MCA supports integrity meas-
Over the next 12 months VicRoads that will be analysed for the project. We will be conducting our
VicRoads have acknowledged that ures that will ensure that registered
will be doing more pavement work research over summer, which is the peak growth period for the weed.
they can do more to explain how the charities – who enjoy significant tax
than it has done in decades, part of “The main project outcome is to achieve a chemical free reduction,
roads are built, what might cause concessions – adhere to the exist-
our $530 million investment to im- so over the next four to five months we will conduct three trial plots
them to fail, and what it takes to ing Charities Act requirements. The
prove regional roads. that will enable us to depict what inhibits and encourages the weed
repair them and support a better Act states that charities should not
to grow”.
In this financial year alone, Vi- future. promote or engage in conduct that
Ms Backhouse said a chemical free prevention program had a number
cRoads will fix more than 1,400 km is unlawful or unsafe and that they
This work won’t happen overnight, of benefits to both landholders and the environment.
of roads across the state. should not promote or oppose po-
and there is always more that we “There is a lot of time and money that goes into actually applying
And we’re not just filling pot holes; litical parties or candidates.
can do – but we’re backing country chemicals to the land. They are not cheap and they are a huge expense
we’re rebuilding entire sections of Victoria – investing in the roads we Mr Kingston suggests that improv- to farmers,” she said.
some of our most critical links. need to unlock jobs and investment ing the compliance of charities with
“We also know what chemicals do to us, whether they’re airborne
We’re investing $58 million in re- and protect families. existing law amounts to curbing or through the soil, which eventually seeps through and into our
free speech or political activity. waterways. Chemicals are a major problem to the environment so the
surfacing, asphalting, sealing and Victorians deserve roads they can
Again, this is not correct. As the prevention of them is imperative.
shoulder repair at more than 100 rely on, and this investment will
Gillard Government pointed out, “If we can get to a point where we can put strategies in pace that
locations in Western Victoria. make sure the roads are safer and
none of the requirements under the prevent the growth of the weed in the first place, then everything is
As part of the package sections on more reliable than ever before.
Charities Act affect the free speech chemical free”.
Bacchus Marsh-Gisborne Road at Luke Donnellan. or political activity of individuals; With the research project soon to commence, Ms Backhouse said
Comadai will also be rebuilt. Minister for Roads and Road and organisations are not required Coimadai, Parwan and Bullengarook properties were still being
By dumping the dud East West Safety. to comply with these requirements sought to participate.
Link in the city, we’ve been able to unless they choose to register as a
Property requirements include three areas of similar size, where
redirect $690 million in funding to charity. serrated tussock is known to grow and with the ability to graze.
regional roads upgrades. David Byers An information night will be held at the Coimadai CFA shed at 8pm
It was the right call and one, as Deputy Chief Executive on September 20. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/
Minister, I am proud to stand by. Minerals Council of Australia Coimadai-Landcare.

The PPWCMA together with the Greendale Wombat Landcare Group are running:

Property Management Planning Course
ATTENTION ALL SENIOR CITIZENS (75 yrs & over) What is included:
WHO LIVE IN THE BACCHUS MARSH AREA  3 evenings and 1 day at The Laurels in Bacchus Marsh:
o 6:30 – 9pm on Tuesday 3rd October 2017
WHILE YOU CHANGE YOUR CLOCK o 6:30 – 9pm on Wednesday 11th October 2017
ROTARY - CFA WILL CHANGE YOUR SMOKE ALARM BATTERY! o 6:30 – 9pm on Tuesday 17th October 2017
o 9am – 4pm on Saturday 21st October 2017
As part of our Rotary Community Senior Citizen Safety program, the Rotary Club of Bacchus
Marsh, together with our community partners;  Two core topics - Weed Control (focusing on Serrated Tussock) &
- Pasture Management over summer to reduce weeds
Bacchus Marsh Fire Brigade (CFA) Moorabool Shire Council  Plus, full range of other Property Planning topics (e.g. agronomy, integrating wildlife,
Bendigo Bank-Bacchus Marsh farming to land class, farm forestry, stock management, soil fertility and health);
 Topics for all properties (commercial farming, lifestyle, horse properties);
would like to change your smoke alarm battery on:  How to get the most out of your property (i.e. fits your interests and aspirations);
(maximum of two batteries per residence)  Includes free Property Planning Book and a huge range of other resources on a USB.
Sunday 1 October between 10am and 3pm.
st
Cost: Free for Landcare members (we will join you up on the day!)

This is a free service provided by the Rotary Club of Bacchus Marsh to assist in ensuring To attend, please register at: https://register.eventarc.com/39202/developing-property-plans
the fire safety of our senior citizens.

A friendly Bacchus Marsh Rotarian, with assistance from a member of the Bacchus Marsh Fire If you require further information, contact:
Brigade (CFA), will knock on your door on Anthony Dufty - Sustainable Land Management Coordinator, PPWCMA
Sunday 1 October between either 10.00am – 12.30pm or 12.30pm – 3.00pm
st
Phone: 9971 6506 Mobile: 0402 894 576
and take a few minutes to change your smoke alarm batteries and test your smoke alarm.
Email: anthony.dufty@ppwcma.vic.gov.au
If you wish to take advantage of this offer, please phone the friendly staff at the Or
Bendigo Bank-Bacchus Marsh on 5367 4660. Anneke Roberts – Secretary, Greendale Wombat Landcare Group
with your address, contact details, preferred time slot and ceiling height (above or below 10’)
Mobile: 0459 401 813 Email: annekeroberts@gmail.com
Registrations start Monday 4th September 2017.
STRICTLY LAST DAY OF REGISTRATION WEDNESDAY 27TH SEPTEMBER.

Project proudly supported by Wilson’s Home Timber and Hardware

Regards,
Rotary Club of Bacchus Marsh Bacchus Marsh Fire Brigade (C.F.A.) This project is supported by the PPWCMA through funding from the
Sue Hansen 0473 740 954 Duty Officer 0408 223 180 Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme
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Perfection Plus Homes
selling
faster Yarrawonga in a median of
45 and 87 days respectively,
both down by 53 days on
August 2016 figures.
Popular tourist destinations
Hepburn Springs and
Cowes also recorded double-
digit declines in the number
of days a home took to sell,
with homes spending a
5 Roman Drive, Bacchus Marsh median of 40 and 64 days on
Price: $520,000 - $550,000 market respectively.
Other towns where homes
• Stunning and just down right amazing. Joseph Walton sold faster this year include
• Large kitchen with island bench, 900mm stainless steel
free standing oven, and walk in pantry.
President, Reiv Woodend, down 33 days
over the year to a median
• 4 bedrooms and open study to the 3 living areas and of 44 days on market;
stunning master bedroom with walk in robe and open Regional Victoria’s property
Ocean Grove, falling 31
market is the strongest in
ensuite. days to a median of 49 days;
seven years with homes
• Ducted heating and evaporative ducted cooling, under selling in a median of just 49
Bannockburn, down 30 days
roof alfresco area, and a remote controlled double over the year to 47 days on
days in August - the shortest
garage. market; and Buninyong,
period since February 2010
• Fully landscaped drought tolerant front yard and and 18 days faster than the falling 27 days to a median
aggregate concrete driveway with views of the same period last year. of 32 days on market.
surrounding hills and sports grounds. The median number of Meanwhile some of the
• Land size 748m2. days a home takes to sell in state’s best performing
a particular town or region private sale markets are
indicates the strength of located in regional Victoria
the private sale market in with homes in Waurn Ponds
that area, with declines selling in a median of just 21
signalling increased buyer days.
interest. Irymple, near Mildura,
New REIV data shows the was also home to one of
seaside town of Inverloch Victoria’s strongest private
experienced one of the sale markets with homes
state’s largest improvements spending a median of just 23
over the year with homes days on the market.
spending a median of 89 Buyer demand was also
days on market in August – evident in multiple towns
99 days less than the same within commuting distance
period last year. of Melbourne including St
Kyabram in north west Albans Park (25 days on
Victoria also saw increased market), Corio (25 days),
buyer demand with homes Longwarry (26 days), Lara
selling 59 days faster this (27 days on market) and
August, in a median of 82 Belmont (27 days).
175 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh days. For more information on
Homes also sold faster median days on market, visit
Rayner Phone: 5366 3600 in Barwon Heads and reiv.com.au.
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Rayner We put you first
5 ROMAN DRIVE, BACCHUS MARSH 5 MUNRO COURT, BACCHUS MARSH
NEW LISTING AUCTION

PERFECTION PLUS 4 2 2 MORTGAGEE IN POSSESSION - AUCTION 3 2 2
• Large kitchen with island bench, 900mm stainless oven, and walk in pantry. • 3 bedroom, master with ensuite and walk in robe
• 4 bedrooms and open study to the 3 living areas and stunning master bedroom Private Sale: $520,000-$550,000 • Separate study off entry Auction: Saturday 7th October
with walk in robe and open ensuite. Inspect: Saturday 23rd September • Bathroom with separate bath single vanity and shower at 1.00pm
• Ducted heating and evaporative ducted cooling, under roof alfresco area, and a • L Shaped lounge and formal dining
12.00pm-12.30pm Inspect: Saturday 23rd September
remote controlled double garage. • Centrally located kitchen with meals area and glass sliding door to side yard
• Fully landscaped drought tolerant front yard and aggregate concrete driveway Contact: Marcus Rayner 0418 556 699 • Concrete embossed driveway 10.00am–10.30am
with views of the surrounding hills and sports grounds. Email: marcus@raynerrealestate.com.au • Double carport with large colorbond workshop with roller door Contact: Marcus Rayner 0418 556 699
• Land size 748m2. • Large rear yard with mature plants, land size approx. 818m2 Email: marcus@raynerrealestate.com.au

5/15 STANDFIELD STREET, BACCHUS MARSH 18 MANNING BLVD, BACCHUS MARSH
NEW LISTING NEW LISTING

HIDDEN GEM 1 1 1 1 ACRE, SHED, POOL, VIEWS! 3 1 2
• Cosy 1 bedroom unit, with polished floor boards, front and rear access and • 4394m2 (approx.) block with gorgeous views.
close to shops, medical facilities and public transport. Private Sale: $199,000 • 4 great sized bedrooms with BIRs. Master has full ensuite including a SPA. Private Sale: $670,000–$720,000
• Master bedroom with Ens/laundry off bedroom and mirrored built in robes. Inspect: Saturday 23rd September • Classic timber kitchen with heaps of storage, stainless steel appliances including
• Light and airy open plan kitchen, meals and lounge. The kitchen is well 900mm cooktop, and dishwasher. Inspect: Saturday 23rd September
11.00am-11.30am
proportioned with a full size electric oven and north facing windows. • Sizeable family area with open fireplace and enormous windows.
• Very private and secure, walled courtyard, shared storage area, single carport. Contact: Marcus Rayner 0418 556 699 • A separate dining and second living area mean that there is space for everyone. Contact: Adam Tucci 0411 077 128
• Fantastic opportunity to get your foot in the real-estate door. Email: marcus@raynerrealestate.com.au • Covered alfresco, above ground pool with decking and a massive 9x8.5m shed Email: adam@raynerrealestate.com.au
• Approx. rental income $13,000.00pa. Owners corporation fees approx. $690pa. • Ducted heating and cooling, NBN, plenty of storage, double garage.

14 GRANTLEIGH DV, BACCHUS MARSH 99 DALES CREEK AV, DALES CREEK 45 INGLIS STREET, BALLAN
OPEN FOR INSPECTION VACANT LAND OPEN FOR INSPECTION
Listings
Wanted
Call Rayner
First National
WE ARE FAMILY DREAM – IN! 1 ACRE POSITION – CENTRAL BALLAN
for a market
• Spacious 4 bedroom with study, all bedrooms have BIRs,
the master bedroom has WIR & large oval spa, double
• Formed driveway;
• Secured gate and front fence;
• Walking, talking, relax, take the train or shop close by
within Ballan Town Centre. appraisal
vanity & separate toilet in the open ensuite. • Caravan (included); • Comfortable and cosy home comprising 3 bedrooms, 2
• 3 living areas, open plan kitchen with a walk in pantry & L
shaped island bench & 900mm freestanding oven.
• Power connected;
• Water tank;
bathrooms, built-in-robes and walk-in-robe to master.
• Open plan kitchen, dining and lounge, central heating
today!
• Ducted heating & cooling, ceiling fans & a bonus • Rock wall landscaping. and double garage with internal entry to house.
combustion wood heater in the family room. • Well fenced property, currently tenanted to October 2017
• Huge pergola with built in spa, colorbond shed, side at $1,474.00 per month.
driveway, double LUG, garden shed and two dog runs. • Perfect for first home buyers, to downsize, or retire.
Private Sale: $640,000-$660,000 Private Sale: $150,000 Private Sale: $435,000
Inspect: Saturday 23rd Septemeber 2.00pm-2.30pm Inspect: Saturday 23rd September 10:00am–10:30am Inspect: Saturday 23rd September 12:00pm–12:30pm Rayner
Contact: Marcus Rayner 0418 556 699 Contact: Mark Dudley 0409 954 396 Contact: Mark Dudley 0409 954 396
Email: marcus@raynerrealestate.com.au Email: mark@raynerrealestate.com.au Email: mark@raynerrealestate.com.au

Marcus Julie Mark Melonie Graeme Adam Mark Rod Brendan
Rayner Higgins Davis Winch Rayner Tucci Dudley Grant Rayner
0418 556 699 0422 412 964 0458 224 405 0408 675 011 0417 559 945 0411 077 128 0409 954 396 0416 231 782 0439 354 059

175 Main Street
Bacchus Marsh raynerrealestate.com.au 5366 3600
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Arbee Real Estate
FOR SALE 11/17 Pilmer Street, Bacchus Marsh FOR SALE 45 Labilliere Street, Bacchus Marsh
2 1 1 3 2 1

Highly Sought After Location Great Family Home, Ideal Location
Situated between Main St, Maddingley Park & Railway Station is this Large family home for a growing family & is within walking distance to
fantastic 2 bedroom unit in one the most sought after complexes. schools, train station & Main St. 3 bedrooms, master complete with ens
Attractive kitchen/dining area with gas cook top & wall oven, lounge & WIR, & remaining bedrooms all have BIRs. A good sized lounge,
with gas heating. 2 good sized bedrooms with excellent wardrobe space, separate kitchen & dining, family bathroom, & generous rumpus room.
separate toilet & separate laundry. Neat courtyard & single carport. Covered pergola, carport with remote & garden shed.
INSPECT By appointment INSPECT By appointment
FOR SALE $370,000 FOR SALE $479,000
NEW LISTING
CONTACT Daryl Gould 0409 233 157 CONTACT Denise Sniegowski 0456 044 024
WEB arbeerealestate.com.au WEB arbeerealestate.com.au

FOR SALE 2 Rosehill Drive, Bacchus Marsh FOR SALE 23 Dundas Street, Bacchus Marsh
2 1 1 3 1 4

Downsize & Enjoy! Invest Or Enjoy
Terrific 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom house sits on excellent 450m2 block Located across from Darley Park, close to Darley Primary & Darley
just short distance from Main St Shops. Family sized lounge room with Plaza. Solid 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom home on 551sqm corner. Rear

SOLD SOLD
adjoining dining area. The kitchen comes with upright gas stove & access to 4 car carport for caravan or trailer. Workshop area, garden
rangehood & ample cupboard space. Both bedrooms are good size & shed & outdoor entertaining area with blinds. Motorised roller shutters,
have BIRs. Gas heater & a reverse cycle split system a/c in the lounge. solar system. Ducted heating, wood heater & split system.
INSPECT By appointment INSPECT By appointment
FOR SALE $320,000 - $340,000 FOR SALE $370,000
CONTACT Daryl Gould 0409 233 157 CONTACT Steve Creese 0475 888 101
WEB arbeerealestate.com.au WEB arbeerealestate.com.au

FOR SALE 6b Manor Street, Bacchus Marsh FOR SALE 14 Victoria Street, Bacchus Marsh
3 2 2 4 2 4

Executive Central Living Luxury Living & Car Lovers Dream
This beautiful double storey home is located within walking distance to everything. Consists Stunning 56 square, 8 yr old, quality Shane Cook Home. Massive 1702
of 3 B/R, 2 bathrooms, fantastic open plan living, plus a powder room/toilet down stairs, secure under house 4 car garage with office & storage. Master with
master B/R is a parents retreat. Kitchen has stone bench tops, WIP and quality appliances. For ENS, spa & parents retreat. 3 additional double bedrooms all with BIRs,
your convenience there is a 2 person lift, double garage with remote doors provides direct 2 bathrooms, 3 toilets, 3 living areas. Hardwood floors, quality carpets,
access. 72m2 shed with rollerdoor access and solar panels providing savings on energy costs. premium fixtures & fittings. Professionally landscaped 10192 block.
INSPECT By appointment INSPECT By appointment
FOR SALE $849,000 FOR SALE $849,000
CONTACT Daryl Gould 0409 233 157 CONTACT Steve 0475 888 101 – Denise 0456 044 024
WEB arbeerealestate.com.au WEB arbeerealestate.com.au

FOR SALE 4 Riverbend Drive, Bacchus Marsh FOR SALE 3 Younger Street, Bacchus Marsh
4 2 2 3 2 2

Magnificent Residence In Grantleigh Position Perfect
Featuring 4 bedrooms, main with large WIR & large ens with spa bath, Well presented quality 3 bedroom home on 859m². Master with Ens &
shower, double vanity & toilet. The remaining 3 bedrooms have BIRs. WIR. Study, central lounge, large open-plan kitchen, meals, family area
3 lounges, games/theatre room, study, spacious rumpus/5th bedroom, that looks out onto fantastic, flat rear garden. 2 additional bedrooms
fully enclosed alfresco. Polished floorboards, R/C double lock up with BIRs, family bathroom. Double garage with rear access. Situated

UNDER CONTRACT garage, video security system, ducted heating & cooling.
INSPECT
FOR SALE
By appointment
$670,000–$690,000
UNDER CONTRACT
in a popular pocket of quality homes & only 1.0km from the Main Street.

INSPECT
FOR SALE
Saturday 9th September 11.00-11.30am
$490,000
CONTACT Peter Leonard 0429 671 990 CONTACT Steve Creese 0475 888 101
WEB arbeerealestate.com.au WEB arbeerealestate.com.au

We cannot keep up with demand & urgently require
more homes & land to sell. Call today for a chat or
e-mail sales@arbeerealestate.com.au.

Ian McDonald Steve Creese Daryl Gould Peter Leonard Denise Sniegowski
5367 2333 0475 888 101 0409 233 157 0429 671 990 0456 044 024

www.arbeerealestate.com.au
140 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh 5367 2333
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Bacchus Marsh 21 George Street 3 2 1
Easy Living in Central Location
This traditional weatherboard home offers a wonderful blend of period style and french
provincial touches. Delivering a practical layout of 3 bedrooms, master with ensuite, open plan
living encompasses a functional kitchen allowing for seamless connection to an all-weather
alfresco area. This is a fabulous home for first home buyers & young families as well as a great
downsizing option or savvy investment in a super-convenient locale.
Private Sale
Price Reduced $495,000
Inspect Saturday 11.00–11.30am
Office 2/137 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh 5367 8128
Contact Len Smith 0418 343 754 len@lensmith.com.au
Kelvin Gaffiero 0481 991 828 kelvin@lensmith.com.au

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Bacchus Marsh 3 Dickie Street 2 1 1 Bacchus Marsh 7 Dickie Street

House on large Block in Top Central Private Sale Wow!! … Great Opportunity Here Private Sale
Location! This vacant residential block in one of the
Situated on an approximately 887m2 flat Price $400,000 – $430,000 most desirable locations of Bacchus Marsh. Price $440,000 – $460,000
block in a prime location. Featuring 10 foot Inspect Saturday 12.00–12.30pm Central to Primary Schools and Village Inspect By appointment
ceilings, hard wood timber floors, a single Shopping Centre.
garage with a studio and a large 6x9m Office 2/137 Main Street, Huge and flat 1079 sqm land. Office 2/137 Main Street,
shed. Perfect for the person who wishes to Bacchus Marsh 5367 8128 All ready to build on now. Bacchus Marsh 5367 8128
renovate and extend, or develop S.T.C.A.
Contact Len Smith 0418 343 754 Contact Len Smith 0418 343 754
Located off the prestigious Lerderderg
len@lensmith.com.au len@lensmith.com.au
Street, walking distance to the Primary
schools and the Village Shopping Centre. Kelvin Gaffiero 0481 991 828 Kelvin Gaffiero 0481 991 828
kelvin@lensmith.com.au kelvin@lensmith.com.au
Trade & Business
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AIR CONDITIONING ANTENNAS ANTENNAS
FRIGWORKS EXPRESS ANTENNAS
REFRIGERATION & • Heavy Duty VHF - FM - AM Antennas
AIRCONDITIONING • Digital Ready Antennas
SERVICE & INSTALL • Digital Set Top Boxes
Authorised by
The Australian • Amplifiers
Refrigeration Council RTA 34822
• TV & VCR Tuning
0411 649 321 • Extra Points
53686363 • All Work Guaranteed 7 Days
Email: inquiries@frigworks.com.au • Pensioner Discount Mob: 0417 711 712 Ph: 5367 5857

AUTOMOTIVE AUTOMOTIVE AUTOMOTIVE AUTOMOTIVE
Complete Maintenance Services

S
CM
■ Automotive service and repair
■ Vehicle hoist install, maintenance & repair
• Qualified and experienced mechanics ■ Mobile Service available
• Log book servicing CAR RV TRUCK TYRES ■ Batteries ■ Tyres ■ 4x4 specialist
■ Material handling repairs & maintenance
• Tyre supply & puncture repairs SPECIALIST BALANCING AFTER HOURS 24/7 SERVICING
• Brake replacement including inhouse machining BATTERIES & ALIGNMENT & REPAIRS (by appointment)
• Oils, filters, coolants available for purchase Call Simon 0419 750 753
• VACC accredited Regional Tyre Service COURTESY CAR AVAILABLE
• 24/7 breakdown towing available 2 Smith Street, Maddingley (Map 18 C6)
115 Inglis Street Ballan
Proud supporter of the
Ph 5368 1968 100th E.C Griffith Cup

BUILDING AND HOME MAINTENANCE / FARM SERVICES

We are your Professional Home and Farm Improvement Solutions
♦ Home and building maintenance ♦ Paddock slashing and yard mowing FREE
QUOTES:
♦ Kitchen and bathroom renovations ♦ Weed spraying and super spreading H.I.A.
♦ Verandahs and decking ♦ Pasture renovation, cultivation, sowing Builders
♦ Horse and animal shelters ♦ Excavation & skid steer services Licence
Accredited
♦ New fencing and fence maintenance ♦ Need something done? JUST ASK!
Call Steve: 5360 8394 Mobile: 0499 102 139 www.bascotrading.com.au

BUILDING SUPPLIES CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING CONCRETING

W ork GREENDALE CLEANING SERVICES
LUKE ANDREWS
Ezy porium
New & Used Timber Carpet Cleaning, Upholstery, Tile, Grout, Windows, Concrete,
And Building Supplies Auto & Marine Upholstery, Vinyl Stripping & Sealing CONCRETING
Em Senior *Shed Slabs *Exposed
discou
QUALIFIED nt s *Coloured Concrete *Slate
CARPET *Plain Concrete *Stencil
TECHNICIAN
All areas
0417 535 001
Thursday & Friday 8-5 | Saturday 8-1 Call now for a free quote!
39 Haddon Drive, Ballan Industrial Estate www.greendalecleaning.com.au Steve 0409 387 657

CONCRETING CONCRETING ELECTRICIAN ENGINEERING

ROSSCO ENGINEERING AND SALES
MN212G4

Concreting, - Manufacturing - Metals - Engineering On Site
Brick & - Hydraulic Hoses & Fittings - Powder Coating
Cobblestone • Split systems - Sand Blasting - Custom Fabrication - Welding
Maddingley Concreting • New Installations
ABN: 85956460244
Paving • Renovations - Steel Sales - Engineering Supplies
13 Reddrop St, Bacchus Marsh
Call Peter
• Pat Testing
Shane Harber • 24 Hour Emergency Service
PH: 5367 1141
0427 386 030 0412 241 625 E: flowsmartelectrical@hotmail.com
W: www.flowsmartelec.com.au AH: 0418 301 841
maddingleyconcreting@outlook.com
M: 0433 348 403 www.rosscoengineering.com.au

ELECTRICIAN ELECTRICIAN EXCAVATION

A 2B EARTHWORKS
Excavator, Bobcat & Tipper
■ Industrial/Automation 03■5368Solar
2001 Power/Solar Hot Water ✸ All types of fencing ✸ Retaining walls
◆ COMMERCIAL ■ Commercial ■ Energy Management ✸ Driveways ✸ Tree/Waste Removal
◆ INDUSTRIAL ■ Residential Have you ■ had
Free your
LED lighting ✸ Post holes & footings ✸ Horse Arenas
◆ RESIDENTIAL ✸ Rock Walls ✸ Trenching
2 Osbornelightbulb
Street, moment?
Bacchus Marsh

Ph: 5368 2001
CALL CHRIS TABB ✸ Dams ✸ Redgum Firewood
Mob 0419 397 393 No job too small. Reliable service and competitive rates.
ballaneeelectrical@bigpond.com www.keemin.com.au REC 5096 Phone Andrew 0439 681 120
Trade & Business
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FENCING FENCING FENCING

■ Farm ■ Equine Peter Fry Steel Posted Paling Fences
1.5 from $65 per metre

■ Chain Mesh ■ Timber Fencing Pty Ltd 1.8 from $70 per metre
Plus 140x40mm plinth
■ Colorbond ■ All Types Farm Fencing Also chain mesh specialist
domestic or industrial
Ben: 0427 341 908 Phone: 5367 1909 Mobile: 0419 112 862
Contact: 0419 835 770
Adam: 0428 519 855 or AH 5368 2339

GARAGE DOORS HANDYMAN HANDYMAN KENNELS

FIX IT COVAINE
Door Services Victoria Mark’s Handyman
*Repairs and New Doors Service
*Remotes and Motors GENERAL MAINTENANCE Boarding Kennels & Cattery
Complete Home Maintenance
*All Types of Servicing “WE DO IT ALL”
General Garden & House Maintenance • Assemblies • Carpentry
BALLAN
*24 hrs 7 Days • Rubbish Removal • Mowing • Gutter Clearing Tel: 0457 422 092
*Eftpos Available • Gutter Cleaning • Landscaping • Mowing • Painting www.covainekennels.com.au
Call Andrew 0417 385 483 • Small tree trimming • Paving
& removal • Painting • Plastering • Tiling • Dog & Cat Boarding • Spacious Pens & Large Exercise Areas
www.doorservicesvic.com.au No Job too Small • Special Needs Catered for • Affordable Rates – No Hidden Extras
Brad: 0427 725 192
andrew@doorservicesvic.com.au fixit.wedoitall@gmail.com Mobile: 0458 831 657 • Discount for Seniors (Except Peak) • Inspection Welcome

MOTOR WRECKERS MOWER REPAIR PAINTING PAINTING

BALLAN MOTOR BALLAN GORDON
MOWERS & CHAINSAWS
TOPLINE COATINGS
WRECKERS Master Painter & Decorator
We Repair: Lawnmowers, • Wallpaper • Minor Plastering Repairs
New and used parts for Ride-ons, Chainsaws, • Graffiti Removal • New Homes • General Domestic & Commercial Painting BCD40106
MBA126237
most makes and models. Brushcutters, Slashers, • Restoration & Repainting of • Wallpapering, Faux & Specialised finishes
Residential Properties
Pumps, Generators, etc. • Complete Handyman & property maintenance service
Vehicles wanted - • Decking Specialists
Free pickup. Friendly and Honest Service • Plastering & General building repairs
Free pick-up and delivery • Free Quotes
Ph: (03) 5368 2888 Contact John Contact Neil Harty Ph: 5367 1776
jcfarley@iinet.net.au
26 HADDON DRIVE BALLAN 3342 0400 999 474 Mob: 0418 312 288 Email: neilharty1@gmail.com

PLUMBING PLUMBING PROPERTY MAINTENANCE SEPTIC CLEANING
BALLAN PLUMBING PTY LTD LEETE PLUMBING SERVICES
Specialising in Waste Water Treatment Systems • GENERAL PLUMBING SHORCANE CONSTRUCTIONS MN10071G
Septic Tank
Cleaning Ivers
• Krystel Kleer ADV 5000 treatment plant & MAINTENANCE • Renovations • Bathroom • Kitchens Service Liquid
• Septic tanks installation and problem solving
• General Plumbing • Pump sales and service
• GUTTERS & DOWN PIPES • General Carpentry • Pergolas • Decks • Grease Traps Waste
• Hot water sales and installation • HOT WATER SERVICE • Roofing • Retaining Walls • Tiling • Painting • Plaster • Septic Tanks
CHANGEOVERS • Bobcat & Tipper Hire • Programmed property maintenance • Triple Interceptors
Come visit us at our retail shop
155 Inglis Street BALLAN • DRAIN CLEANING • Industrial Waste
• TRENCHING Big or small jobs - Guaranteed and Insured
Phone: 03 5368 1036 Hayden Ivers
Email: info@ballanplumbing.com.au PH: 0427 502 760 Ray 0419 544 332 Mob: 0419 400 025
www.ballanplumbing.com.au reg 20152 shorcane@gmail.com PO Box 250 Bacchus Marsh VIC 3340 Ph: (03) 5367 3016

SMASH REPAIRS SURVEYOR TILER TOWN PLANNERS TRANSPORT
BODY CLINIC LAND TILER
• Floor and Wall
SMASH REPAIRS SURVEYOR
– Title Boundary Surveys • Household
-VACC Accredited -All work guaranteed
-Courtesy Car available by appointment
- Repairer for all insurance companies
– Adverse Possession and
Title Application Surveys • Commercial
• No job too small
KN162880

- Low Bake Oven for Factory Finish – Subdivisions
- Car-o-liner chassis straightener – Feature and Contour Plans
- Dustless sanding - Spot welder
JAMES WALSH
• FREE measure
- 24hr secured, monitored premises
Licensed Surveyor & quote
Ph: (03) 5368 2888
26 HADDON DRIVE BALLAN 3342
Tel: 0427 847 930
Email: ajwalsh@mmnet.com.au 0400 642 727

TRANSPORT TREE REMOVAL TREE LOPPING TREE REMOVAL WASTEWATER

TILT TRAY TREE REMOVAL & Wastewater
A & J TREE
Transport and freight
LOPPING & STUMP GRINDING Systems
Pty Ltd
– Fully Insured • DANGEROUS TREES
– Competitive Rates REMOVAL Supply, Service
& LIMBS REMOVED
– All types of tray transport • LIMITED ACCESS
and Installation
Tree Trimming & Felling Won’t be beaten on price of Wastewater
Stump Removal SPECIALISTS
Call Steve All work GUARANTEED Treatment Systems
Mulching Service
and INSURED Phone Doug: 5368 6487
0499 102 139 Fully Insured 155 Inglis St, Ballan
Phone Allan Fenwick
Free Quotation & Same Day Service Mobile: 0423 001 329
Ph: 5368 2410
0447 000 740 Jack – 0409 289 700 Reliable and Professional Email: info@wastewateraus.com.au
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LOCAL CLASSIFIEDS
Classified ad bookings close 12PM Friday.
Bookings on (03) 5368 1966 or by email —
sales@themooraboolnews.com.au

STONEMASON FUNERALS WATER CATERING GRASS SLASHING FOR LEASE
WILSON CROWN **INDUSTRIAL SHED
MEMORIALS Tiger Natural FOR LEASE
STONEMASONS
Spring Water
CATERING INCLUDING OFFICE,
BALLARAT “Food fit for a King” Grass Slashing KITCHEN, TOILET**

MN02304G2
& All District Cemeteries For Swimming Pools,
✿✿✿ Corporate functions, & Mowing
Headstones & Monuments Household Tanks, Weddings, Birthdays, Ballan Containers
All Memorial Works Dinner Parties, Funerals,
Landscaping
Stock, & Storage
✿✿✿
Roadworks Hire Engagements, Christenings Herbicide Application Containers For Sale
Ph 5335 8074 Fax 5336 2669
814 Latrobe St Ballarat, 3350 Phone Dianne Garden Maintenance & Hire. Short & Long
Also Stone Benchtops Call Gary McTigue Qualified Chef
www.wilsonmemorials.com.au 0419 008 027 0428 682 366 Property Maintenance Term Rentals
info@wilsonmemorials.com.au didebono@itaus.net Mob: 0439 476 966 Ph 0490 420 219

DEATH NOTICE WANTED TO BUY EMPLOYMENT PUBLIC NOTICE
WILLIAMS, Marilyn Joy. CASH WOOL
Of Bacchus Marsh, formerly of Kyvalley. Badass Burgers Ballan Autumn Festival Association Inc.
Loved and loving daughter of Leslie and Eleanor BUYER Fish and Chips Notice of Annual General Meeting
Williams (both dec). Treasured sister of Geoffery (dec) Shed clean ups in Darley Notice is hereby given that the
and Neil Williams, of Kyvalley. We come to you Ballan Autumn Festival
Looking to employ
Loved and Remembered Always Contact Andrew Clarke Annual General Meeting
0409 511 739 permanent casual staff,
Dearly loved and loving sister of Neil and sister-in-law will take place on:
AK Logistics Pty Ltd experienced grill cooks
of Beverley. Loved and fondly remembered Auntie Joy Tuesday 17 October, 7pm
and all rounders
of Debbie, Julie, Donna and Stuart, and their families. at the Ballan Council Chambers,
Memories Of Happy Times Together Send resumes to
leannep307@gmail.com 15 Stead Street, Ballan
Forever In Our Hearts All welcome.

DEATH NOTICE FUNERAL NOTICE LIVESTOCK FOR SALE
WILLIAMS
A Funeral Service for the Layer Pullets FRESH SEASONAL VEGETABLES - Mt Egerton
late Marilyn Joy Williams Commercial Crossbreds, Vaccinated Cabbages, Broccoli, Brussel sprouts, Kale,
will be held at St David Leeks, Beetroot, Marrow, Tomato, Egg Plant,
Presbyterian Church, 10 week (Isa Brown) $16.50 each
MYERS, Church Street, Kyabram on Carrots, Parsnip, Squash, Zucchini, Cucumber,
Ryan Lachlan Thursday, September 21, Available Tuesday 26th Sept Koharbi, Lettuce, Capsicum, Honey & Preserves
Deepest sympathies to Dave, 2017, commencing at 11 am, Crossroads Trading, Ballan
Followed by Interment at the
OUR VEGETABLES ARE ONLY SOLD
Pat and Erin on the sad loss
of your son and brother. Kyabram Lawn Cemetery. 9.30am Ph 5368 1199 to order BY US AT OUR FARM
From the President, CLIVE COVENTRY Bacchus Marsh Farm Supplies Cnr Gordon/Egerton Rd & McIntosh Lane
committee and members of KYABRAM (03) 58521619
8.00am Ph 5366 0600 to order 5368 9476 / 0408 778 680
Ballan Bowling Club www.clivecoventry.com.au

FUNERALS
FUNERAL NOTICE EMPLOYMENT
150 years of service to the
MEADOWS Shires of Hebpurn and Moorabool
& surrounds.
The Funeral Service to celebrate the life of the late Mr Brian Pre-paid & Pre-planned
Meadows will be held at St John’s Anglican Church, Simpson Street, funerals available
Ballan on Wednesday, Sept 20, 2017 commencing at 11.00am.
150 years of service to the Shires ofAndrew
Hepburn andand
Moorabool
CARPENTERS WANTED
Nuske Alicia Kay
At the Conclusion of the service, the Funeral will leave the
Church for the Ballan Cemetery. & Surrounds. Pre-paid & Pre-planned
OFFICEfunerals available.
: 24 BRIDPORT STREET
Andrew Nuske and Alica DAYLESFORD. 3460
Kay Light commercial work
Flowers Welcome,
24 Bridport Street,info@vereyfuneraldirectors.com
Daylesford Experience in framing / trusses and fix out
Or if preferred a donation to St John of God Hospital, Ballarat
in memory of Brian would be appreciated. Envelopes will be
available at the Church.
5348 2762
info@vereyfuneraldirectors.com
www.vereyfuneraldirectors.com.au ALL HOURS
Full time work/hourly rates offered
Duration of project 12 months
IN THE CARE OF 5348 2762 ALL HOURS
Individual and Personal Goodbyes. Job Location: Bacchus Marsh
Individual and Personal Goodbyes Contact Greg 0417 303 419

Ballan • Bacchus Marsh DEATH NOTICE
☎ 5367 6733 PUBLIC NOTICE
BADENHOPE – Eric Norman
27.08.1933 – 15.09.2017
FUNERALS Beloved Husband of Ruth for 62 years.
Loved Dad and Father-in-law of Geoff & Linda, Terry &

PAT CASHIN Pauline, Rick & Sue, and Julie. Grandfather of Tanya, Justin,
Candice, Belinda, and Michael and their partners Justin,
Leshaye, Andrew, and Karan.

FUNERALS
Extra Special Pop to Jenn. Great Grandfather to Aladayne,
Jarrah, Scout, Ryder, Addison, Noah, Abbie, Saria, and Henry. Blackwood Cricket Club
Loved and Remembered Always
Rest In Peace needs Senior Players …
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can be yours by the end of the week. Rivals are using
new tactics, but don’t try to beat them at their own game.
LEO—July 23-August 22

Stars & Puzzles
Ideas not fully devoloped can backfire. Care and thor-
oughness will pay large dividends. Financial suggestions
are on the right track but need further clarification.
VIRGO—August 23-September 22
Take advantage of your family’s unanimity, which could
last all through the weekend. If dealing with other
people’s emotions or finances, pursue a more conservative
approach.
QUICK PUZZLE
★★★★★★★★
LIBRA—September 23-October 22
A decision involving principles dominates this week.
Follow your own advice over that of well meaning
friends. Financially, this is a good week and your intuition
is strong.
★★★★★★★★ SCORPIO—October 23-November 21
Seeking appraisals is highlighted, but sell nothing until
you have checked with several authorities. A family rift
ARIES—March 21-April 20 may deepen unless you are willing to make at least the
This is your week. Any financial slowdowns could come first two moves.
right by the weekend. It could be your busiest weekend
ever so after the weekend, take a breather. SAGITTARIUS—November 22-December 22
Forecasters are not reliable as you may like to think. If
TAURUS—April 21-May 22 in doubt, refer to past history. Ideas may come under fire
A friend’s criticism is unusually harsh, perhaps reflect- - absorb the criticism before stating your case.
ing some strain he/she is under. A financially flush week,
the time may be right to pamper yourself. CAPRICORN—December 23-January 20
Do not expect to coast on recent successes. To prosper
GEMINI—May 23-June 21 now, inventiveness is your key word. Emotional ups and
downs are settling. By the end of the week everything
Yours is the role of mediator, settling disputes among
will be smoother sailing.
family and colleagues alike. Pets can figure in the pic-
ture - you may adopt one or vice versa. Romance is up- AQUARIUS—January 21-February 19
beat through the weekend.
A face to face encounter with someone you have avoided
CANCER—June 22-July 22 could take place on the weekend. News from overseas is
unexpectedly encouraging. Your financial forecast shows
NO. 9013 Spend a little more time pursuing short term goals - they
can be yours by the end of the week. Rivals are using signs of gradual recovery.
ACROSS DOWN new tactics, but don’t try to beat them at their own game. PISCES—February 20-March 20
7. Gossip (6-6) 1. Shrill (8) Health concerns become a priority. Take no short cuts in
LEO—July 23-August 22
8. Tool (6) 2. Fricassee (4) this area. Travel ideas brighten. The key now is to find
9. Verse (6) 3. Announce (7) Ideas not fully devoloped can backfire. Care and thor- an appropriate companion - you don’t have to look far at
10. Strange (7) 4. Glad (5) oughness will pay large dividends. Financial suggestions all.
12. Slap (5) 5. Flag (8) are on the right track but need further clarification.
15. Ornamental stone 6. Period (4) BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK
VIRGO—August 23-September 22 You are a person who has splendid taste (usually expen-
(5) 11. Animal (8)
Take advantage of your family’s unanimity, which could sive) and an ability to see both sides of every situation.
16. Colour (7) 13. American Indian (8) Work on becoming more decisive - this can turn this and
18. Whiteness (6) 14. Obtain (7) last all through the weekend. If dealing with other
people’s emotions or finances, pursue a more conservative next year as far as career achievement is concerned. A
20. Eradicate (6) 17. Courageous (5) relationship with a Taurus/Virgo will strengthen.
22. Very poor (12) 19. Dry (4) approach.
21. Reckless (4) LIBRA—September 23-October 22

CRYPTIC PUZZLE A decision involving principles dominates this week.
Follow your own advice over that of well meaning

SUDOKU
ACROSS friends. Financially, this is a good week and your intuition
7. Come up and start using drill? (5,7). 8. Seat for the is strong.
person whose hair is being done? (6). 9. Bill is the per-
son with his hand in the box (6). 10. Directed to return at SCORPIO—October 23-November 21
speed, they tell one (7). 12. Wide open, with a key hole
inside (5). 15. Just what I need when I meet traffic (5). NUMBER GAME
Seeking appraisals is highlighted, but sell nothing until
you have checked with several authorities. A family rift
16. Not letting you read the letters (7). 18. Draw, for the may deepen unless you are willing to make at least the
little son, a boat (6). 20. Disgusted it’s postponed (3,3). first twoANSWER
moves. BELOW
22. Ages it takes to find out how old the fool is? (7,5).
SAGITTARIUS—November 22-December 22
DOWN Forecasters are not reliable as you may like to think. If
1. Carte blanche for the worker who’s off duty (4,4). 2. in doubt, refer to past history. Ideas may come under fire
Some role! (4). 3. Agrees a bouquet’s been mentioned - absorb the criticism before stating your case.
(7). 4. The nonesense some people swallow! (5). 5. For
the trips, getting a ticket takes a long time (8). 6. “The CAPRICORN—December 23-January 20
dog and Gander,” you say (4). 11. Cooking but finding Do not expect to coast on recent successes. To prosper
fault with the ham? (8). 13. Secure a warning to, for pro- now, inventiveness is your key word. Emotional ups and
tection (8). 14. Intend the work to be in ordinary English downs are settling. By the end of the week everything
(7). 17. The nerve! Under one’s very eye! (5). 19. Teases will be smoother sailing.
the children (4). 21. Before now, in that case (4).
AQUARIUS—January 21-February 19
A face to face encounter with someone you have avoided
could take place on the weekend. News from overseas is
SOLUTIONS - CROSSWORD NO. 9012
Pin-a-fore. 14, Pr-op-ose. 17, Cheek. 19, Kids. 21, Then.
Tripe. 5, Pass-ages. 6, Peke (peek). 11, Roasting. 13, unexpectedly encouraging. Your financial forecast shows
QUICK SOLUTIONS
Down - 1, Free hand. 2, Part. 3, Assents (a scent’s). 4, signs of gradual recovery.
Across - 6, Extravagant. 7, Pail. 8, Gaolbird. 9, Strict. PISCES—February 20-March 20
20, Put off. 22, Donkey’s years.
10, Taught. 12, Orange. 15, Jersey. 17, Standing. 19,
rate. 12, A-gap-E. 15, I-deal. 16, Erasing. 18, S-ketch.
Health concerns become a priority. Take no short cuts in
Stub. 20, Resemblance.
Across - 7, Break surface. 8, Settee. 9, Poster. 10, Nar-
CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS this area. Travel ideas brighten. The key now is to find
Down - 1, Stallion. 2, Maggot. 3, Cavort. 4, Daub. 5, an appropriate companion - you don’t have to look far at
Starch. 6, Exact. 11, Uprising. 13, Return. 14, Enigma.
quire. 17, Brave. 19, Arid. 21, Rash. all.
15, Juggle. 16, Elude. 18, Nose.
Streamer. 6, Year. 11, Antelope. 13, Cherokee. 14, Ac-
Down - 1, Piercing. 2, Stew. 3, Declare. 4, Happy. 5, BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK
CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS
Uproot. 22, Improverished. You are a person who has splendid taste (usually expen-
Across - 6, Short-change. 7, Co-op. 8, Per-force. 9, F-
zarre. 12, Smack. 15, Agate. 16, Scarlet. 18, Pallor. 20, sive) and an ability to see both sides of every situation.
R-iend. 10, Be-Sid-e. 12, Ar-den-t. 15, Strait (straight).
Across - 7, Tittle-tattle. 8, Trowel. 9, Poetry. 10, Bi- Work on becoming more decisive - this can turn this and
17, Bull’s-eye. 19, Er-go. 20, Dead against.
QUICK SOLUTIONS next year as far as career achievement is concerned. A
Down - 1, Complete. 2, St-up-I’d. 3, C-her-ub. 4, (n)Un-
SOLUTIONS - CROSSWORD NO. 9013 relationship with a Taurus/Virgo will strengthen.
do. 5, Fenced. 6, S-C-our. 11, Se-rgea-nt. 13, Rounds.
14, The-BA-n. 15, See-saw. 16, În-got. 18, Lead.
Sport
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Bacchus Marsh Soccer Club Ballarat Junior
2017 Presentation Night Football League
Robert Allan Medal
Presentation
Goal Kicking
U/12 Seniors
Liam Mason (Mt Clear) 31
U14 Seniors
Charlie Molan (Mt Clear) 44
U/16.5 Seniors Ethan McKercher
Mini Roos Seniors Men Ned Nash (Lake Wendouree) 33

FOOTBALL – Best & Fairest
U/12 Seniors
Lloyd Sims Trophy
Ethan McKercher (Bacchus Marsh)
24 votes
U/14 Seniors
Keith Rawle Memorial Trophy
Charlie Molan (Mt Clear) 41 votes
Seniors Women Under 8 Blue U/16.5 Seniors Jaimee Smith
Gordon Wise Memorial Trophy
Charlie Lloyd (Lake Wendouree)
26 votes
Blake Colley (Darley) Runner up
– 20 votes

NETBALL - Best & Fairest
13&Under
Scarlett Eason (East Point) 25 votes
Lucy Taylor (Bacchus Marsh)
Runner Up – 24 votes Melanie Freeman
Under 8 Yellow Under 9 Blue 15&Under
Jaimee Smith (Darley) 25 votes
17&Under
Melanie Freeman (Darley) 23 votes

Robert Allan Medal Winners
FOOTBALL
Under 12
Alexander Molan (Mt Clear) 16 points
Under 14 Wayne McKercher
Charlie Molan (Mt Clear) 30 points
Under 16.5
Under 9 Yellow Under 11 Blue
Riely Ranieri (Nth Ballarat) 14 points
Nicholas Stevens (East Point) 14 points

NETBALL – Most Valuable Players
13&Under
Milly Sharp (East Point) 26 votes
15&Under
Charlotte Todd (Lake Wendouree)
Teresa Densley
19 votes
17&Under
Melanie Freeman (Darley) 23 votes
Madison Selmon (Nth Ballarat)
Under 11 Green Under 11 Yellow 23 votes

FOOTBALL - Coach of the Year
Under 12
Wayne McKercher (Bacchus Marsh)

NETBALL - Coach of the Year
11&Under
Teresa Densley (Darley) Riely Ranieri

Under 13s Under 15 Blue

Under 15 Yellow Under 16 Girls Lucy Taylor Blake Colley
Sport
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Preliminary Final
Bacchus Marsh 5.4, 9.5, 12.11, 14.15 (99) defeated Lake Wendouree 1.1, 3.4, 6.4, 9.9 (63). Photos Tim Saultry

Ballarat Football League
Results - Preliminary Final
Seniors
Bacchus Marsh 5.4, 9.5, 12.11, 14.15 (99)
defeated
Lake Wendouree 1.1, 3.4, 6.4, 9.9 (63)

Reserves
Darley 2.1, 4.3, 6.8, 7.11 (53)
defeated
East Point 3.5, 4.6, 5.7, 6.8 (44)

Under 18.5s
Redan 1.2, 2.3, 6.6, 9.9 (63)
defeated
North Ballarat City 0.0, 2.3, 3.6, 5.7 (37)

Ballarat Junior Football League
Grand Final – Results
Under 16.5 Reserves
Bacchus Marsh 11.3 (69) def Lake Wendouree 8.12 (60)

U/14 Seniors
Mount Clear 6.16 (52) def East Point 2.7 (19)

U/12 Seniors
Mount Clear 7.7 (49) def Bacchus Marsh port 1.4 (10)

Ballarat Football Netball League
Junior Netball Results – Grand Finals
17&Under Seniors
North Ballarat City (36) def Lake Wendouree (31)

17&Under Reserves
North Ballarat City (42) def Darley (19)

15&Under Seniors
North Ballarat City (25) def Lake Wendouree (24)

15&Under Reserves
North Ballarat City (25) def Lake Wendouree (21)

13&Under Seniors
East Point Juniors (21) lost Lake Wendouree (24)

13&Under Reserves
Lake Wendouree (11) lost East Point Juniors (24)

Ballan Golf Club
Results – Week ending 16 September
Wednesday Stableford
Winner David Blythe (21) 35 points,
R/up Kevin Lockman (14) 33 points.
Magpie - 14th Kevin Lockman
Saturday Stableford

2nd Round Moorabool Cup (at Bacchus Marsh Golf Club)
Ballan Golf Club Winners
1st David Mayne (27) 35 points. 2nd David Blythe (24) 33
points. 3rd Ian Godkin (17) 32 points on c/b from Bob
Hughes and Barry Sims.
Bacchus Marsh West Winners
1st Michael McLeod (19) 35 points. 2nd Carvo (4) 32 points.
3rd  Tony Haseloff (18) 32 points.
Bacchus Marsh Winners
B. Hutcheon (16) 36 points. 2nd R. Sutter (3) 34 points on c/b
3rd G. Davison (23) on c/b 4th J. Martin (14).
Current placings for Moorabool Cup: 1st - Bacchus Marsh
Golf Club 30.28. 2nd - Ballan Golf Club 26.18. 3rd Bacchus
Marsh West Golf Club 26.19.
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and were determined to ensure achievement for our town. Over
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Boy oh Boy!! A DOUBLE LOCAL – DERBY, GRAND FINAL!!!
Both Devils and Cobras Seniors and selectors will be mindful of the need
Reserves teams will play off in the to make a good balance between
BFNL Grand final at Mars Stadium the (Seniors or 2nds). The Senior
this Saturday. This was the result of the Premiership is the most coveted but All Earthmoving,
THE ROYAL HOTEL weekend’s Preliminary Finals at the
Eastern Oval after the Darley Reserves
the Reserves boys have trained and
played hard all season and deserve
civil contraction
and concrete works.
Eat. Drink. Royal. accounted for East Point and the Cobras
Seniors continued their winning streak
their reward. So, selectors will be keen
to maximise their picks to optimise the No job too big or too small.
over the Lakers. strength of both sides. All enquiries welcome.
This is huge for our local footy and sport The beauty about this Grand Final is
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GO DARLEY – GOOD LUCK TO THE
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with a hard team effort. The side was Football Netball Club. This is a great way
200 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh certainly boosted by the return of goal
Monday nights 5.30–8.00 pm
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kicking machine Grenfell as well as promote our sponsors, thank our
Bookings essential
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a couple of the running smalls really If you would like to add yours or
shone. a friend’s email address onto the
Cooper Pepi again showed his newsletter “mailing list”, contact the
persistent ball-winning efforts in a club admin@darleyfnc.com.au. There
do or die game, never letting up with is an “opt-out” provision and it is easy
his tackles on larger bodies. He was a reading.
delight to watch and deserved the best Saturday 23rd September – BFNL
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Drew Edwards toiled all day along with watch the AFL Grand Final, pop in
Shannon McDonald and Jordan Spiteri to the clubrooms and watch the AFL
but the team as a whole deserved credit Grand Final on our new big-screen
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Tabcorp Park
Friday 15 September

The Intermediates ready for Free Exercises at their
Longbeach Competition. Photo - submitted

Pentland
Calisthenics
Bakers Delight owner Richard Peel handing the Bakers
Delight Cup to Avenue’s Ben Gould. Photo - submitted

Avenue
College
Bowling Club
Friday 15 September, Race 6 Winner: Yankee Roller (8).
Trainer: Emma Stewart. Driver: Gavin Lang. Photo: Stuart
The club has had another busy couple of weeks of McCormick HRV.
competition. The weekend of 9th & 10th of September saw
four out of the five sections competing. The Sub Juniors Avenue Bowling Club hosted
started the weekend out with their Barwon competition Gisborne Bowling Club for the
on Saturday morning at Geelong Performing Arts Centre annual Bakers Delight Cup on
(GPAC), and were awarded a place in every item: March Saturday 16 September.
– Highly Commended, Clubs – 3rd, Free Exercises – 3rd,
This event has become a keenly
Rods – 2nd, Aesthetics – Honourable Mention, and Song &
contested match since its inception
Dance – 3rd. The Seniors made the trip to Broadmeadows
three years ago.
for their Northern Districts Calisthenics Competition on
The score line stood at 1-all before the match and both teams
Saturday evening and received a Highly Commended for
were determined to tilt the ledger in their favour.
their Aesthetics. On the Sunday morning it was the Juniors’
turn to head to GPAC for their Barwon competition – in their Avenue took the initiative from their opponents from the
second competition there was a big improvement in their get-go and led all day to record an excellent win 280-161,
performances. They were awarded the following placings which is worthy of note given Avenue’s 2 top teams were
March – Highly Commended, Clubs – 3rd and Revue – both relegated at the end of last season, and Gisborne won
Honourable Mention. The Intermediates were then awarded the CHBD Division 1 premiership in 2016/17.
an Honourable Mention for their Clubs on Sunday evening Strong performances by all Avenue rinks in a game played
for their Northern District Calisthenics Competition. in a friendly but competitive manner ended up with Avenue
The weekend of 16th and 17th September was a little winning 9 of the 11 rinks on the day.
quieter with just the Intermediates competing. They Standout performances were from Judy Auty’s rink (44-7)
travelled to Frankston for their Longbeach competition. A and Stephen Sullivan’s rink (39-9) which paved the way for
huge improvement in most items saw the girls awarded the the overall victory. Interestingly the two Avenue rinks that
following placings: March – Highly Commended, Clubs lost, were each by a margin of less than 10 shots.
– 3rd, Free Exercises – Honourable Mention, Rods – 3rd, Following a strong performance last week against BMS, Friday 15 September, Race 4 Winner: Shez All Rock (6).
Aesthetics – Honourable Mention, Dance Arrangement – Avenue is confident that it can be very competitive in all Trainer: Emma Stewart. Driver: Mark Pitt. Photo: Stuart
Honourable Mention. Divisions this coming season. McCormick HRV.

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