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Tuesday 20 March, 2018 Serving Ballan and district since 1872 Phone 5368 1966 Vol 12 No 11

Heartless theft

By Jessica Howard never use and will probably never be able to sell on eBay or Above: BM Soccer Club players show their distaste after
the market,” he said. their clubrooms were robbed and vandalised. Photo Pat
Callous thieves have stolen a life-saving heart machine from “We are so vulnerable without this piece of equipment, Scamangas. Below: BM Soccer Club committee member
the Bacchus Marsh Soccer Club. which has saved so many lives at clubs around the country. Noel Stanley is angry after vandalism and theft of a
The defibrillator was stolen from the Scorpion’s clubrooms If [the thieves] still have it, I hope they will return it. I will defibrillator from their clubrooms. Photo Jessica Howard
at Masons Lane during a series of break-ins that occurred happily take it back and no more will be said about it”.
over a five-month period. The Bacchus Marsh Soccer Club purchased the defibrillator
Club member and previous president, Noel Stanley said two-and-a-half-years ago through club sponsorship and
members arrived at the clubrooms on numerous occasions to fundraising, and funding from Moorabool Shire Council and
discover doors were wide open and damaged. Bacchus Marsh Community Bank branch of Bendigo Bank.
“Cupboards and showers were broken; graffiti was all over “As we are a sporting club, we rely solely on fundraising and
the inside of the rooms and external walls; and money and sponsorship,” Mr Stanley said.
drinks were stolen from a vending machine, which was “However, the grants that we would need to apply for have
broken beyond repair,” he said. now closed, so we are reaching out to the Bacchus Marsh
“For a small club, the damage has been quite extensive; community to help raise $3,000.
however, the biggest issue has been the theft of our “We have an account with Bacchus Marsh Bendigo Bank
defibrillator. It is probably the single most important piece of and would appreciate any donations at all to help us to
equipment that we have at the club”. replace this life saving equipment”.
Mr Stanley said the behaviour was “pure mindlessness”. Donations can be made to:
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Five times
no licence
By Jessica Howard

A 33-year-old has been hit with a $3,000 fine after driving

without a license for the fifth time.
Daryl Piotrowski was driving his partner and three children
home from an event on September 3 2017, when he was
intercepted by police on Old Western Highway in Melton for
Bacchus Marsh RSL President Cherrison Lawton (right) with Centenary of Armistice Memorial Project sub-committee
a routine breath test.
member, Terry Rosewarne hold a number of the old name plaques. Photo – Jessica Howard
Piotrowski did not test positive for alcohol, however was
unable to produce a current Australian driver’s license, as he
has never obtained one.
The accused appeared in the Bacchus Marsh Magistrates’
Court on Friday March 9 charged with unlicensed driving.
Centenary to mark end of WWI
By Jessica Howard currently sitting in a crate
The court heard Piotrowski drove the vehicle home because
at Moorabool Shire Council
his partner had been drinking and was therefore unable to The Bacchus Marsh RSL are offices.
drive. commemorating 100 years of “These should be on display
Piotrowski’s defence said that since the incident, his client Armistice Day, by bringing for the whole community to
had taken the probationary driver’s written test and was to life the stories of the ser- see, and what better way to
booked in for the practical test on April 18. vice men and women with do this than in a public me-
Magistrate Robinson said he had no intention to interfere connections to the district. morial,” Mrs Lawton said.
with the accused’s license; however, due to his similar priors, The Centenary of Armistice Since finding the old crate,
was considering a term of imprisonment. Memorial Project was offi- the Bacchus Marsh RSL has
The court heard that Piotrowski had never attempted to cially launched at the local uncovered a number of in-
obtain a driver’s license because he was “lazy”. Bacchus Marsh RSL Hall on teresting stories, including
“He was quite frank about that,” the defence said. Monday March 5. that of Private Gordon Daw-
“Since the incident, Mr Piotrowski’s circumstances have Bacchus Marsh RSL Presi- son from Coimadai and Bac-
changed dramatically.... after splitting from is partner he is dent, Cherrison Lawton said chus Marsh baker Richard
now living with his Mum and is doing his best to support the project will see the name Coates, who enlisted to serve
The crate of old plaques found in storage at Moorabool
his family from a distance... paying $400 a week to his plaques of the region’s dedi- in the First World War at the
Shire Offices. Photo - submitted
[ex-partner]”. cated WWI soldiers erected age of 30 (both covered by
on an engaging memorial The Moorabool News). World War and this memo- ting at home or in the shed,”
Magistrate Robinson said with Piotrowski’s criminal history,
located at the existing walk- Mrs Lawton said it was rial will be a place of reflec- she said.
which includes the four charges of driving unlicensed and
ing trail around the Market these stories that the project tion, created by our commu- “We are also running an in-
one obtain property by deception, it was hard to rely on his
Gardens in Bacchus Marsh. sub-committee wished to nity coming together”. house project naming com-
good character.
Mrs Lawton said a num- bring alive in the Centenary Ms Lawton said following petition and are looking for
However, he said given the accused’s current level of support of Armistice Memorial.
ber of the original 1918 em- the launch of the project, a local designer, whether it’s
to his family, he would give him one last chance.
bossed copper name plates, “We are heavily involved the Bacchus Marsh RSL are a graphic designer or school
“I am going to give you a Community Corrections Order, which were located on the with legacy and war wid- now seeking help from the children, to be involved with
but this is the very last time, and any breaches of it will see elm trees of the Bacchus ows, and a lot of stories are community. the design processes”.
you serve jail time,” he said. Marsh Avenue of Honour, told with heightened emo- “We want to identify the To be involved in the Cente-
Piotrowski was convicted and fined $3,000, with a CCO had been replaced with tions that need to be ex- families connected to the nary of Armistice Memorial
including 50 hours of community work. modern-day plaques. pressed properly,” she said. servicemen and women of project, contact the Bacchus
Magistrate Robinson said that at the end of the day, it would However, over the years, a “In November, we celebrate this region. We’re looking Marsh RSL on 0411 178 067 or
have been cheaper for Piotrowski to take a chauffeur service number of old name plates the centenary of the Armi- for stories, information and secretary@bacchusmarshrsl.
than drive home. have resurfaced and are now stice that ended the First old plaques that may be sit- com.au.
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Police Rounds
By Jessica Howard

A Kenworth rigid water

truck rolled over on the Old
Melbourne Road, near the
intersection of Chapmans
Lane, in Gordon on Friday,
March 9.
The driver was removed
from the vehicle with minor
injuries and transported to
the Ballarat Base Hospital.
(L-R) Deputy Moorabool Mayor John Keogh with Geoff Howard (Member for Buninyong)
Speed was determined to

Progress begins
and Cr. Tonia Dudzik at the turning of the first sod. Photo - MSC
have been the cause of the
rollover and the driver has
been issued a penalty notice
A 42-year-old Geelong- erratically in the township.
for careless driving.
Ballan Road resident was Ballan Officer in Charge,
By Jessica Howard Council has undertaken in Bacchus Marsh in
••• interviewed by police after Sergeant Michael Kearnes
recent times to help cater for the growth of
Works are underway on the $2.4 million the town”. colliding with a guard rail said investigations are cur-
Police and CFA attended a
upgrade of the Gisborne Road and Holts The works will also include a new link on on the Western Freeway rently ongoing, however the
Lane intersection in Bacchus Marsh. suspicious fire on Egerton-
the north-western corner, and a new traffic in Myrniong on Saturday, identity of the males driving
Moorabool Shire Deputy Mayor John island on Holts Lane, east of Gisborne Road, Ballark Road in Wallace on
March 3. CFA and Highway is believed to be known.
Keogh and Cr Tonia Dudzik joined General to separate traffic lanes and improve safety. Sunday, March 11. On ar-
Patrol were in attendance. “Residents are urged to re-
Manager of Infrastructure Phil Jeffrey and Mr Howard said with the population of rival, police found a stack
The female driver, who port hoon behaviour to Po-
State Member for Buninyong Geoff Howard Bacchus Marsh expected to more than double of wood off-cuts and refuse
at the first turning of the sod on Monday, by 2041, the upgrades will benefit those who was travelling west bound, lice immediately on 000 and
that had caught fire. The
March 5. live and work in the area. returned a negative alcohol if possible to take photos and
cause is now subject of a po-
Upgrades to the busy intersection will “These works will add extra lanes on and drug test; however, was send them to us at Ballan
include new line markings, a redesigned Gisborne Road to increase capacity, including lice investigation.
charged with drive while Police Station at BALLAN.
intersection and widened pedestrian refuges adding a dedicated lane for southbound disqualified and will be
••• UNI@police.vic.gov.au”.
within the road. traffic to access the Western Freeway,” he summonsed to appear in
Councilor Keogh said Moorabool said. Ballan Police attended the
Shire Council was pleased to see the court in the near future.
“The State Government is working to ChillOut Festival in Dayles-
commencement of the upgrade, which is reduce traffic congestion across the town and •••
expected to be complete by mid-2018. ford over the long weekend,
improve safety for those who live and work
“Council, in partnership with VicRoads has in the area and depend on local roads each marching with their com-
Ballan Police have received
undertaken strategic work in relation to the day,” he said. rades to promote diversity in
a number of reports from the
Gisborne Road/Grant Street corridor and has A reduced 40kph speed limit will apply the community.
community about a black
advocated for upgrades along this stretch of during the works. The speed limit is currently
road for some time,” he said. ••• coloured Ford and a white
60kph on Gisborne Road and 50kph limit on
“This work complements the road projects Holts Lane. coloured Holden driving

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Warning of
jail for copy-
(L-R) Andrew Burgess (Regional Partnerships Coordinator Grampians), Rob Croxford
(CEO MSC), Cr. John Keogh, George Fong (Chair Central Highlands Regional Partnership)
cat brother
Partnering for priorities
Photo - MSC By Jessica Howard

The brother of the young

‘hoon’ who performed
By Jessica Howard provided them with a better specific needs of Moorabool dangerous burn-outs on
understanding of Council’s are met”.
a motorbike on the main
Members of Moorabool priorities for the community. The Prevention Lab Pro-
Shire Council have met with street of Bacchus Marsh has
“The health and wellbeing ject builds off existing work
Central Highlands Regional landed himself in court on
of our community, ensuring and momentum already
Partnership representatives we invest in manufacturing, established across the re- similar charges, including
to discuss the region’s top creating local jobs, and cre- gion, inspiring new forms driving dangerously on a
priorities. ating better transport links of leadership for health and stolen motor scooter.
Council’s Deputy Mayor are high priorities for us,” he wellbeing, especially by the Kyle Dennison, younger
John Keogh and Chief Exec- said. community. brother of Max Dennison,
utive Rob Croxford met with “The Partnership has al- Activities now include appeared in the Bacchus
CHRP Chair George Fong ready created the Prevention briefing health providers, Kyle Dennison
Marsh Magistrates’ Court
and Partnership Coordina- Lab with cross-agency input corporate organisations and
tor Andrew Burgess in Bal- on Friday March 9, charged
to address health issues and the broader community, pulling the police officers The accused refused to
lan on Thursday, March 15. deliver initiatives for better with a series of engagements with 19 offences including
theft, fail to stop on with him, resulting in one tell police of the current
The Central Highlands Re- health outcomes and, has to be rolled out across the
gional Partnership compris- been working with Regional Region by Health Futures police direction and drive officer breaking his watch. whereabouts of the vehicle.
es of six local government Development Victoria to Australia (HFA) over the dangerously. The court heard the motor Dennison pleaded guilty to
areas; Moorabool, Hepburn, support a series of initiatives next 3 months. On Thursday December scooter, which was allegedly all charges.
Golden Plains, Ballarat, Ara- to attract skilled workers to The Central Highlands 7 2017, the accused was stolen, had the first letter of His defence lawyer said he
rat and Pyrenees. the region. Regional Partnership held the number plate obscured had suffered from ADHD
observed at the Bacchus
Councillor Keogh said “We want these initiatives its first public assembly in with tape. for a number of years.
Marsh skate park driving a
speaking with the two to continue and we want to November 2016 and is one of
motor scooter dangerously Dennison was eventually Magistrate Robinson said
CHRP representatives was work closely with the part- nine Partnerships across the
“very worthwhile”, as it nership to make sure the state. without a helmet. arrested and bailed to appear the accused’s behaviour
in court at a later date. would have to stop, or he

Jabbing hits target

Police attended the scene
and attempted to intercept He told police he purchased would end up like his brother
the accused, who allegedly the motor scooter for over (who was sentenced to 50-
rode away at a fast speed $1,000. days in prison following the
toward Gisborne Road, Police told the court that motorbike incident in April
By Jessica Howard is the third highest rate in Australia behind narrowly missing two the accused breached his last year.)
Tasmania and the ACT. elderly women. bail conditions on a number Dennison was ordered to
The amount of immunised kids in Ms Pulford said the 95 per cent ‘herd The court heard a number of occasions, including one an 18-month community
Moorabool is the best in history, with the immunity’ target is necessary to halt the of children and adults were incident where he breached corrections order with
local area hitting an immunity target of 95 spread of dangerous and virulent diseases
at the skate park at the time curfew and then gave a fake 150 hours of community
per cent. such as measles.
of the incident. name to police. work and treatment and
State member for Western Victoria, Jaala “Vaccination ensures the whole community
Pulford released the latest figures from Police attended a The court heard Dennison supervision including a road
is protected,” she said.
the Australian Childhood Immunisation Maddingley property the allegedly attended the trauma awareness course
“We know the more people who are
Register on Wednesday (February 14). following day, where they property of someone known and anger management.
vaccinated, the greater the protection for
The study revealed 95.6 per cent of five-year- everyone. There is no debate. Immunisation found Dennison located in to him sometime between He was ordered to pay $601
olds in Moorabool Shire who are now fully is safe, effective and saves lives,” the garage sitting on the December 7 and 12 and compensation for the stolen
immunised. High rates of vaccination provide important motor scooter. removed the custom-built motor scooter and $100 for
Since the introduction of the Labor protection for those who cannot receive Police attempted to arrest motor scooter valued at $601. the broken watch.
Government’s tough No Jab No Play laws, vaccines, such as babies who are too young the accused, however He later told police he took Dennison’s driver’s
the immunisation rate in Victoria has risen or people who cannot receive vaccines for Dennison pulled away and the motor scooter as the license was suspended for
from 93 per cent in 2016, and at 95.3 per cent medical reasons. tripped over a pot-plant, owner owed him $100. six-months.
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Lesser train pain

By Jessica Howard on top of the existing order of the V/Line network and as more
48, which continue to roll off the new carriages become available,
Train commuters will now production line. they will be allocated where
have access to more seats during Member for Western they are needed most.
peak-hour, after a new VLocity Victoria, Jaala Pulford said
train was rolled out in Bacchus On average, more than 1.2 of 1.7
the introduction of the new
Marsh last month. million passenger trips are taken
Victorian-built VLocity train
A six-carriage VLocity train meant more seats, improved on VLocity trains each month.
now operates the 7:39am comfort and better reliability VLocity trains travel in three
weekday service from Bacchus for passengers travelling from and six-carriage configurations
Marsh to Southern Cross. Bacchus Marsh in the morning. and run on the Geelong, Ballarat,
A new train will also operate “This Bacchus Marsh service Bendigo, Seymour, Traralgon,
between Southern Cross and arrives at Southern Cross Station Maryborough, Echuca, and
Wyndham Vale. This provides at 8:31am so is ideal for people Ararat lines.
an extra 80 seats for passengers travelling to Melbourne for
V/Line regularly monitors
and will replace classic fleet work, study or appointments
trains that currently operate because it gets them to the city patronage across the network
both services. before 9am,” she said. and as new carriages roll off the

The 2017-18 State Budget A total of 42 of the 48 new production line, they will be
included $311.1 million for 39 VLocity carriages have now added where they are needed
new VLocity carriages. This is been delivered and allocated to the most.

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Crop gets
By Jessica Howard “Engaging in the illegal tobacco trade not
only supports organised crime syndicates, it
Police and the Australian Taxation Office also robs the community by denying them of
(ATO) seized 12-acres of tobacco plants and taxes that would be raised.”
4.2 tonnes of tobacco leaf from a property in
Growing tobacco without an excise
licence has been illegal in Australia for
Ballarat Crime Investigation Unit detectives more than a decade and there is no legal
and the Australian Taxation Office, in
avenue for Australian grown tobacco to be
conjunction with local specialist units,
manufactured and sold.
executed a number of search warrants at
“The ATO is concerned that farmers in these
properties on Ti Tree Road and Navigator-
areas may be targeted by organised criminal
Dunnstown Road on Thursday, March 1.
Bacchus Marsh Police Constable, Cameron Granland with the new Moorabool Eyewatch organisations or be at risk of unintentionally
Facebook page, which was launched on March 5. Photo Jessica Howard The search uncovered the illicit plant leaf

Police launch Eyewatch

becoming involved in criminal activity,” Mr
and crops, as well as three unregistered
Vujanic said.
firearms, ammunition and equipment
allegedly used to process tobacco. “If you are approached about growing
A 66-year-old man and 61-year-old man, tobacco or think you may be unwittingly
By Jessica Howard “The page will be a direct viver stops, the police march both from Dunnstown and alleged to be involved in growing illegal crops, you should
link to the local community at Daylesford’s ChillOut Fes- let the ATO know as soon as practicable.”
brothers, were arrested at the scene.
A new Facebook page has to keep them up to date with tival and updates on lost and
They are currently assisting police with It is estimated the illegal crop was worth
been created to help con- police operations, requests found items including a dis-
nect local police with the to assist police identify of- their enquiries. No charges have been laid. $6-million and has since been destroyed.
tinctive purple bicycle stolen
community. fenders, community educa- from a Maddingley prop- Police are appealing for any further The Dunnstown property was just one
Eyewatch provides updates tion, and tips and advice on erty, and a black and yellow information regarding the growing of illegal of four major raids conducted by the ATO
from the Moorabool policing crime prevention,” he said. drone that was handed into across regional Victoria in a week, seizing an
tobacco in the Ballarat area.
area, which stretches over Project Eyewatch is a Victo- the Bacchus Marsh police Assistant ATO Commissioner Peter Vujanic estimated excise value of $23.4 million.
6000 square kilometres of ria Police program operat- station in January.
rural properties and encom- ing in more than 40 regions said the ATO takes the detection and Anyone with information is urged to
passes 128 towns through- around the state. Eyewatch is not designed contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000
prosecution of illegal tobacco growers very
out Moorabool, Golden to be used as a mechanism
At the time of writing, seriously to help protect the community or submit a confidential report at www.
Plains and Hepburn. to report crime. If you re-
Moorabool’s Eyewatch page from the domestic illegal tobacco trade. crimestoppersvic.com.au
Bacchus Marsh Police Ser- had attracted over 1200 fol- quire police attendance you
geant, Mark Bacon said the lowers and has updated the should call 000.
page, which was launched community on a number of For more information,
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Early morning
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The 23-year-old appeared in

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Upon inspection, police “We have practised martial “He also understands that
located 0.36-grams of meth- arts before, but the baton family 2017 support can only go THURSDAYNIGHT
amphetamine, two knives,
the home-made baton and father told the court.
was not used for that,” the so far”.
Magistrate Robinson told OF THE WORLD
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cartridge ammunition. The accused’s defence law- the accused that there was
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he owned the weapons, as dent, her client had been at- of offending.
he was an avid fisher and tending regular counselling “Don’t hang out with peo-



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space on rates
By Kate Taylor creasingly face if it elects to stick to the rate cap” – but
stay with the Minister’s rate Woodlands Ward Council-
It’s the gift that keeps on cap,” the report reads. lor pat Toohey countered
giving – Moorabool Shire The report also argued fi- that rate capping is a made-
Councillors have voted nancial data shows that un- up idea.
against raising rates above der the Minister’s rate cap, “We need to be spending
the allowed CPI rise. Council will not address money for the future… we
A Special Meeting of coun- the asset renewal backlog need dollars to carry out our
cil was held in late Decem- - under a 3.5 per cent rate
visionary work,” Cr Toohey
ber 2017, and councillors increase (inclusive of a 1
voted against a call by coun- per cent rate cap variation),
cil officers to notify the Es- council would eliminate the West Ward Councillor Tom

Will a road closure

Photo Jessica Howard
sential Services Commission asset backlog in 2025/26. Sullivan also spoke in favour
that it intends to apply for of a rate rise.
“For 2016/17, Council suc-
a rate cap variation for the cessfully argued that it “We need to keep the door
2018/2019 financial year. needed to expand the New open... No one wants a rates

solve the problem?

The notification would have & Upgrade program. Under increase, but the reality is we
meant Council would have a four-year rate cap exemp- must plan for the future, and
been able to leave open the tion, the New & Upgrade we have major projects in the
option of raising rates – but Program would increase pipeline, where is the money
that door was firmly closed from $4M to $8M over 10 going to come from when it By Kate Taylor proposed location (including the original
by councillors. years or $400k per annum. is time to proceed? In years requestors), and five residences objected,”
In the 2016/17 financial Council is set to put a stop to through traffic read a report tabled at the February Council
“It is currently noted that ratepayers will be saying
on a Bacchus Marsh street after complaints meeting.
year, Moorabool was one of there is in excess of $40M ‘what have you been doing?’ from local residents. The objections to the proposal were generally
just six councils (out of Vic- of projects on the New & when everything falls down Bacchus St, Maddingley, will be closed to from properties located at the eastern end of
toria’s total of 78) which was Upgrade project list. It is around their ears,” Cr Sulli- through traffic at the end of the existing Bacchus Street and were provided on the
allowed by the Essential Ser- a program which in large van told the meeting. sealed section. basis that the unsealed section provided ease
vices Commission to raise its part reflects the growth The sealed section of Bacchus Street of access to Halletts Way via Werribee Vale
With the vote split be-
rates above the CPI level. and diversity in the Shire connects with Barry Street at the western Road.
tween councillors Bingham,
A report tabled at the meet- and in turn the challenges end, while 230m of Bacchus Street at the Two supporters spoke at the meeting,
Dudzik, and Keogh in fa-
ing warned that not apply- of managing community eastern end remains unsealed and provides during which more local traffic issues were
vour of not leaving the door through access to Werribee Vale Road, and raised – “not only are motorists cutting
ing for the rate cap variation expectations in a resource
constrained environment. open to a rate rise and coun- then onto Halletts Way. across the grassed area onto McCrae St, but
would mean business as
cillors Toohey and Sullivan Residents raised concerns as part of a there are also reports of motorists dodging
usual for Council – leaving “A further rate cap variation
in favour of it, Mayor Paul request to put a permanent barrier in the bollards and driving up onto footpaths.”
little to no room for expand- provides scope for Council
Tatchell cast his deciding street, citing increases in dust and noise on A potential upgrade of Werribee Vale Road
ing services beyond the cur- to increase its investment in
vote in favour of not apply- the unsealed section - particularly since the planned by Council was also mentioned.
rent level. the new and upgrade pro-
ing. Cr. David Edwards was opening of the Halletts Way extension. In terms of Bacchus St, local resident of 40
“…as a result, due consid- gram to meet community years Donald Journet best summed up the
not present at the meeting Council conducted traffic counts along
eration should be given to needs and expectations.” Bacchus St and sent a survey to owners of supporter’s side.
the significant operational, When it came to the vote, and did not vote.
properties adjoining it, to gauge support for “My message is simply: close the road,” he
infrastructure and trans- East Ward Councillor Jarrod The CPI rate for 2018/2019 the requested permanent barrier. told the meeting.
formational challenges that Bingham said “Council has has been announced as 2.25 “Of the responses received, nine residences Council is now seeking submissions from
Moorabool Shire will in- to be fair to ratepayers and per cent. provided support for a closure at the the public on the proposed road closure.


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Brothers grim crimes War on rabbits

By Jessica Howard
By Jessica Howard going to take him home and stab him. pant, but he was far less culpable than
When the victim attempted to exit his brother,” he said. Local Landcare groups are
A male victim forced into a vehicle the vehicle, Damian leaned over to Magistrate Robinson disagreed. trialling a new weapon to help
travelling on the Western Freeway restrain him, while Dylan continued “This man was hostage in a car, fear- combat the increase in rabbit
was lucky to have no injuries after he driving on the Western Freeway at a ing for his life. population.
jumped out of the moving car. fast speed. “[The accused] hasn’t just watched, Rowsley, Pentland Hills and
The victim, who The Moorabool The victim eventually broke free of Greendale Wombat Landcare
he participated. He has hit him out-
News has chosen not to name, was al- Damian’s grip and jumped from the Groups are joining together to
side of the car, in front of young
legedly forced into the car by brothers, moving vehicle, before running into purchase RHDV1 K5 – the new-
children, and then he has driven the
Dylan and Damian Janson at around bushes and calling the police. est virus from the Department
vehicle - that is his participation.
8:30pm on August 30, last year. of Primary Industries in New
Dylan appeared in court charged “[The victim] has got bruising to his Landowner Chris Lunardi with
The Bacchus Magistrate’s Court South Wales. the bait laying trailer in use in
with intentionally cause injury and eye [as a result of being punched by
heard on Friday (March 9) that the The virus release will then be on the Parwan Creek.
false imprisonment. the accused], this offending is quite
brothers attended a Bacchus Marsh coordinated by the Moorabool Photo - submitted
property and found Damian’s ex- His brother Damian was sentenced serious”.
at an earlier date to a six-months com- Landcare Network.
girlfriend with the victim, who was Magistrate Robinson said he was nity to focus on permanently
munity corrections order. considering a short term of imprison- Roger MacRaild, Moorabool removing their harbour, par-
sitting in a vehicle with two young Landcare Network’s Facilitator,
children. Dylan’s defence lawyer said his cli- ment, followed by a community cor- ticularly their burrows; either
said the vials of the virus will by ripping them, imploding
The victim stepped out of the vehicle ent’s involvement in the offending rections order.
be shipped to Victoria and then them or fumigating them”.
before Dylan allegedly punched him was significantly different to his Police prosecutor Leading Senior mixed with either carrots or Mr MacRaild said this time of
in the side of the head. brother, who had greater involvement Constable Lisa Schoemaker told the oats to infect rabbits. year, before the Autumn break,
The female victim then stepped out due to the threats to the male victim, court that she agreed Dylan had
“The virus is not a restricted is the ideal time for control
of the car and was allegedly struck and the seriousness of the violence played a much less minor role than
chemical so can be handled by works, as “ripping works best
in the head by Damian, resulting in towards his ex-girlfriend. his brother. anyone and not poisonous to in the dry and the best uptake
her falling over and hitting her head. He said the male victim was a friend “My instinct is that you deserve to other animals,” he said. of bait occurs when there is lit-
She was later taken to hospital with of the brothers, who had been staying go to jail,” Magistrate Robinson said, “[We] hope to see a reduction tle ‘green-pick’ around”.
injuries. at their home in Pentland Hills. “however if the prosecution does not in rabbits around built up areas If you would like to be in-
Damian proceeded to force the male The defence said the brothers had agree I will have to give you one last and hard to access places. This volved in the project, contact
victim into the back passenger seat of found out the victim had been seeing chance”. is not the be all and end all to your local Landcare group
his vehicle, the court heard. Damian’s ex-girlfriend and were tak- Dylan was ordered to a 24-month rabbits, but rather, another and register your interest with
Dylan began driving towards the ing him home so that he could “get community corrections order, with weapon to add to an integrated Moorabool Landcare Network
Western Freeway as his brother Da- his stuff and go somewhere else”. 200 hours of unpaid community work approach to rabbit control. Im- Co-ordinator Roger MacRaild
mian told the victim that they were “I accept that [Dylan] was a partici- and anger management sessions. portantly we need the commu- via facilitator@mln.org.au

Moorabool Shire Council

The next Ordinary Meeting of Council will be held Wednesday 4 April, 2018 in the • Does your initiative take place within Moorabool Shire?
Council Chambers, 15 Stead St, Ballan, commencing at 6.00pm. • Will your initiative increase visitation and/or economic activity?
Members of the public are most welcome to attend. Applications open Monday 19 March 2018 and close Friday 6 April 2018. Tourism Grant total
$12,400. Business Grant total $5,000. Organisers can apply for any amount between the
SPECIAL MEETING OF COUNCIL minimum $100, up to $3,000 for tourism initiatives and up to $1,500 for business initiatives.
For further information please contact Andy Waugh Coordinator Economic Development and
A Special Meeting of Council will be held in the Supper Room, Main Street, Bacchus Marsh on
Activation awaugh@moorabool.vic.gov.au.
Council is undertaking a Local Area Traffic Management (LATM) study within a precinct of
Wednesday 28 March, 2018 commencing at 6.00pm.
Bacchus Marsh in order to manage the traffic impacts and road safety on local roads within
The business to be conducted at the meeting is as follows: the area.
1. Planning Scheme Amendment C79 – Bacchus Marsh Housing Strategy. A review has
Council of the traffic, parking
engaged and safety
engineering issues within
firm Cardno the area isa being
to undertake Localundertaken
Area Traffito assist
c Management
2. Planning Scheme Amendment C81 – Bacchus Marsh Urban Growth Framework. with the study, and community participation is essential in identifying and addressing issues
(LATM) study within a precinct of Bacchus Marsh in order to manage the traffic impacts and road
3. Any other business admitted by the unanimous resolution of Council. of this nature. So we want to hear from you!
We areonseeking
local roads within
feedback thethe
from area.
Bacchus Marsh community on traffic and parking issues,
The Special Meeting of Council will be open to the public and members of the A review of the traffic, parking and safety issues within the area is being undertaken to assist
public are most welcome to attend. with the study, and community participation is essential in identifying and addressing issues of this
! TrafficSo speed
we want andtoirresponsible
hear from you!driving
We of traffic
are seeking calmingfrom
feedback devices/infrastructure
the Bacchus Marsh community on traffic and parking issues, including:
The next committee meeting at Council is of the Development Assessment Committee, to be Increased
! • Traffi through
c speed traffic
and irresponsible driving
held on Wednesday 21 March 2018, at 5.00pm, at the Darley Civic Hub, 182 Halletts ! • Pedestrian/cyclist safety
Lack of traffic calming devices/infrastructure
Way, Darley. ! Parking
• Increased through traffic
Members of the public are most welcome to attend. ! Heavy vehicles
• Pedestrian/cyclist safety
The• Parking
area included in the study is:
Dog and cat registrations are due on 10 April, 2018. The area included in the study is:
All dogs and cats aged three months of age and older must be registered by law.
Renewal notices have been sent to all currently registered dogs and cats within the Shire.
New dog and cat registrations can be paid in person at a Council office. Renewals can be paid
in person, BPAY or Post Billpay.
Registering you dog and cat is their return ticket home should they become lost.
For further information, contact Council on 5366 7100 or go to our website:


Community Information Sessions March 2018
Council engaged with the community in November and December 2017 in relation the Gordon
Township Improvement Plan and the Engineering Design of the Urbanisation of Main Street. The
opportunity was provided for the community to feed in their thoughts in relation to these two
projects and help set the direction of infrastructure upgrades in Gordon, into the future.
The outcomes of that process have informed the development of a functional engineering design
of infrastructure upgrades to Main Street. Residents are strongly encouraged to complete the community questionnaire and add feedback
For an opportunity to view the engineering design, two drop in sessions have been scheduled; to the interactive map available at https://www.moorabool.vic.gov.au/consultations
Where? Gordon Public Hall, Main Street, Gordon by Wednesday 4 April 2018.
When? Monday 26 March 4.00pm – 7.00pm Residents
This are strongly
will assist Councilencouraged to complete
in identifying the community
the key traffi questionnaire
c issues within the area,and
as add
well as validating
Wednesday 28 March 4.00pm – 6.00pm feedback
some to the
of the interactive
issues map available
previously raised, soat that
an effective traffic management scheme can be
by Wednesday 4 April 2018.
Please contact the Engineering Services team on 5366 7100 for further information. developed.
This willCouncil on 5366
assist Council 7100 forthe
in identifying more
traffic issues within the area, as well as
validating some of the issues previously raised, so that an effective traffic management
Moorabool Shire Council: PO Box 18, Ballan VIC 3342 Telephone: 03 5366
7100can beFacsimile:
developed. 03 5368 1757 CEO: Rob Croxford
Email: info@moorabool.vic.gov.au Web: www.moorabool.vic.gov.au Facebook: Moorabool
Phone Council Shire
on 5366 7100 details. Twitter: @mooraboolshire
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WHAT’S ON VicRoads Halletts Way
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Ballan and District Community House Editors discretion. Gordon
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Information Session
Term 2 program – OUT NOW. Book now for – Garden Mass Times – Saturday 28 May – Springbank 6:30pm.
Group next meet 27/5; Hearing Test, 30/5. For enrolment Sunday 29 May – Bungaree 8:45am; Ballan, 10:30am.
Bacchus Marsh & District Garden Club
and costs please call 5368 1934 or email info@ CHURCH
Meeting 2nd Parish of West
Tuesday Moorabool
of each month, 7.30pm at The Laurels, Tuesday 31 May, 2016.
Ballan & District Community House Ballan,
229 MainBungaree, Morrisons
St, Bacchus Marsh. and Speakers. Supper after Catholic Parish of Gordon
2018 TERMNeighbourhood
1 Program –Houseout now. & For
Learning Centre,
class and 33-35 Service Times – Sunday 29 May – St John’s Bungaree, 9.30am.
enrolment Service Times - Saturday 24 March – Clarkes Hill, 6.30 pm 
each meeting. All Welcome. Enquiries - Wendy 5367 4170.
information Drive
and Darley. Shorthire
costs; venue courses, recreation
and costs classes,
please call 5368 Only one service in the parish – with St Paul’s Bakery Hill Sunday 25 March– Gordon, 8.45am; Ballan, 10.30am.
Ballan Anglers Inc Community residents are invited
Anglican Parish of West Moorabool
1934 or emailgroups, occasional child care, venue hire. Please contact Glen Wesley on 5368 2730 for more details.
info@bchvic.org.au Meeting second Wednesday every month. Hudsons Hotel, Service
Enquiries welcome. Phone
Darley Neighbourhood 5367&4390
House www.darleylearning.
Learning Centre
andTimes welcome - St John’sto drop
Ballan - 1st & in3rdatSundaysanytime - 9:30am;
B3 More anglers and families needed and welcome – 2nd & 4th Sundays – 11am Family Service; St Mark’s in the
com between 4:00pm and 8:00pm.
33-35 Jonathan Drive, Darley. Short courses and classes. BM & Focused, 0400 003 936.
family friendly church with a difference. Services Gordon Pub - 2nd & 4th Sundays, 5pm. Further information
District Photography Club - Meetings 2nd & 4th Wednesday Rose-Carers of Maddingley Park –The Rev’d Glen Wesley - 5368 2730. 
every 2nd & 4th Sundays at Avenue Bowling Club, Main St,
of month, 7.30pm. Enquiries welcome. Phone 5367 4390. WorkingMarsh.
Pentland Primary School Gym,
Bees every 3rd Wednesday & Sunday of each Ballan Uniting Church (St. Paul’s)
The Laurels
Ballan Anglers– Bacchus
Inc Marsh Community College month. All welcome. Enquiries - 0418 171 119. Services – 164 1st, 2ndHalletts
& 3rd Sundays Way,11.15am. Darley.
4th Sunday 9.30am
Meeting second Wednesday every month.
229 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh. Courses and classes. Hudsons Hotel, Bacchus Marsh Christian Church Reflective Worship.
Bacchus Marsh Family Drug Support Group
7.30pm. More anglers and families Sunday Services 10am with kids program. Fusion Youth 7pm B3 Community
Enquiries & enrolments - 5367 1061. needed and welcome – For Family Members who have a loved one affected by drugs.
0400 003 936. every Friday night. 222 Main St, Bacchus Marsh. Enquiries Focused, family friendly church with a difference. Services
9028 2622. - 1300 660 068. every 2nd & 4th Sundays at Avenue Bowling Club, Main St,
Rose-Carers of MaddingleyMEETINGS Park Alanon Support Group - for families of alcoholics Bacchus Marsh.
Working Bees every 3rd Wednesday & Sunday of each Bacchus Marsh Uniting Church Parish Our Lady Help of Christians Korobeit
Moorabool Environment Group (MEG) Meets at 10.30am on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month
month. All welcome. Enquiries - 0418 171 119. Services - St Andrew’s 9.30am every Sunday (3rd Sunday of
at the Uniting Church Hall, Gisborne Road, Bacchus Marsh. Mass every Saturday 6.30pm.
Next meeting – Thursday 22 March, 7pm at Bacchus Marsh month Family Service). Pentland Hills 2pm 1st Sunday of Bacchus Marsh Christian Church
Bacchus Marsh Family Drug Support Group Enq - 0421 222 717.
library. Speaker on “Rethinking Cement”; all welcome. Enq 5367 2543 (office) or www.themarshuca.org.au
For Family Members who have a loved one affected by drugs. month. Lal Lal Moorabool Photographic Group Inc Sunday Services 10am with kids program. 222 Main St,
Contact 0409 131 021. Bacchus Marsh. Enquiries 9028 2622.
Enquiries - 1300 660 068. Holy Trinity
Meeting Anglican Church
3rd Wednesday - Bacchus
each month, 7pm.Marsh
Soldiers Memorial
Ballan District Vintage Machinery & Vehicle Cl Bacchus Marsh Uniting Church Parish
Alanon Support Group - for families of alcoholics Service
Hall, LalTimes - Sunday5341
Lal. Enquiries 8.30am
7535.& 10am; Cafe Church - 1st
Meetings - second Monday each month, 8pm. Tom Mullane Services - St Andrew’s 9.30am every Sunday. Pentland Hills
Meets at 10.30am on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month Sunday 10am; Messy Church - 3rd Sunday 5pm, Wednesdays
Pavilion, Ballan Racecourse Reserve. Enquiries – Brian 5368 Footscray Poultry Club (at Bacchus Marsh) 2pm 1st Sunday of month. Enquiries - 5367 2543 (office).
at the Uniting Church Hall, Gisborne Road, Bacchus Marsh. 10am. MeetingsBalliang - 2nd
held 2nd Sunday
Sunday 10.30am,
of month, 2pm.4thPoultry
Sunday 9am .
Pavilion. Holy Trinity Anglican Church - Bacchus Marsh
2255 or Ray 5368 1177.
Enq - 0421 222 717. Myrniong
Racecourse - 1st
Rec.& 3rd Sunday
Reserve, 11am. EnquiriesMarsh
Balliang-Bacchus 5367 5362
Rd, Service Times - Bacchus Marsh - Sunday 9am and 5pm;
Lal Lal Moorabool Photographic Group Inc (office)
Bacchus orMarsh.
All welcome – Kerry 9741 9705. Balliang - 2nd Sunday 11am, 4th Sunday 9am; Myrniong – 1st
Tuesday and Saturday 1pm-3pm, at the Public Park Hall CHURCH CHURCHBALLAN BALLAN
Meeting 3rd Wednesday each St,month, & 3rd Sunday 11am. Enquiries – 5367 5362. 
(next to Tennis Courts), Stanley Gordon.7pm. Soldiers Church of the Living God
All welcome. 150th 150th Anniversary
Church of the Living God
Enquiries to Hall, Lal Lal.
Maureen Enquiries 5341 7535 or secretary@ Christian youth ministry
0447173031. MARKETS and bible teaching. 2nd Sunday Sunday Sunday
29 May292016 May 2016
Christian youth ministry and bible teaching. 2nd Sunday
St Andrew’s Playgroup Bacchus Marsh of every month, 5pm. Open to all ages. At 14 Darcy St
Ballan Lions Club Market of every
Proudly month,
Proudly 5pm.
Presents PresentsOpen to all ages. At 14 Darcy St,
Footscray Poultry Club (at Bacchus Marsh)
(Behind St Andrew’s Church) Cnr Gisborne Rd & Lerderderg Maddingley. Enq – 0408 260 727. Maddingley. Enq – 0408 260 727.
Meetings held 2nd
Street, Bacchus Sunday
Marsh. of month, 2pm.
Monday-Friday Poultry
9am, 11am,Pavilion.
Next market – Saturday 7 April 2018
1pm & Bacchus Marsh Baptist Church A Special
A Special
Bacchus Marsh Baptist Church
First Saturday each month - Inglis St, Ballan – 9am-1pm.
3pm. Enquiries Rec. Reserve,
– Cindy 0433 Balliang-Bacchus
651 066. Marsh Rd, Sundays, 10:30am. Worship Service and Children’s Program. Sunday
Sundays, 10:30am, Worship Service and Children’s Program.
Bacchus Marsh. All welcome – Peter 0428 112 295. Enquiries – 0402 390 080 (Wayne). Phone 5367 6550 for more details.
Moorabool Mission Recovery Group Phone 5367 6550 for more details.
Darley Market
Struggling with addiction; Pain from the past; family member Our Lady Help of Christians Korobeit “ A Celebration
“ A Celebration
Golden Harvest Christian Fellowship
MARKETS Saturday 7 April, 8am - 1pm. 1st & 3rd Saturday each month Non denominational - Prayer every Sunday 10am, Men’s
out of control? Meeting weekly - Wednesday, 12.30pm – Jean Sunday Mass 11.30am (2nd & 4th Sunday of Month).
at Darley Park Football Reserve. Enquiries – 0488 345 145
of Sacred
of Sacred
KYB Monday evenings 6pm. Ladies KYB Wednesday 1pm.
Oomes Room, Lerderderg Library, Bacchus Marsh. Enq-
Ballan Lions Club Market Golden
(Alan). Harvest Christian Fellowship Further details – 0429 681 566. including
Selected Inspirational
Selected Inspirational
Sacred Music,
Sacred Music,
Pastor Merv Patton – 0412 290 036. including community community
singing of some
singing of some
Saturday 4 June, 8am-1pm. 1st Saturday each Month. Inglis Non denominational - Prayer every Sunday 10am, Men’s Bacchus Marsh Life Church popular & popular
well loved
& well
hymnsloved hymns
Ballan Playgroup Ballan Farmers Market
St, Ballan. Enquiries - 0432 961 975 (Paul). KYB Monday evenings 6pm. Ladies KYB Wednesday 1pm. Meeting
Mechanicsevery Sunday
MechanicsInstitute at the
Hall @2pm Hall @2pm Room,
College Drama
Every Tuesday of school Term. St John’s Anglican Church Next Market – Saturday 14 April, 9am-1pm. in Grant Street. Enquiries Pastor Merv - 0412 290 036.
Darley Market Further details – 0429 681 566.
Hall  - 9:30-11:30am. Enquiries - 0409 681 138 Anna or 0421 2nd Saturday each month, Mill Cottage car park. St Bernard’s
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Saturday 4 June,
905 558 Tamsin.  8am – 1pm. Stalls offer bric-a-brac, fruit/veg, Bacchus Marsh Life Church
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  Lunch, Tea & Brekky the
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25 October 2015  
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Ideal Location with Enormous Potential!

33 Gisborne Road, Bacchus Marsh Auction 1pm Sat 24th March

A great opportunity presents itself here with this extensive family home on a large 900m2
corner block of land in the heart of town. This prime piece of real estate consists of 3 bedrooms,
1 bathroom, lounge room, dining room and spacious kitchen with gas cooktop, wall oven and Myrniong 189 Myrniong-Korobeit Road 86ha (213ac) 4 B 1 C 2 I 1 J
dishwasher, a separate laundry and toilet. Externally we have a brick bungalow with power
and water connected and with a little bit of work could become a self contained unit. The
potential here is huge to turn this house into your dream home with schools ,churches and
central shopping precinct all at your doorstep or STCA to redevelop either residentially or
commercially to take advantage of this excellent high exposure central location. Don’t miss
the opportunity to inspect this property at one of our Open Days leading up to the Auction
at 1.00pm on Saturday 24th March.
1 2

3 4
Superb Myrniong Farming/Lifestyle Opportunity - 3 Lots Auction
With close proximity and easy access to the airport and Melbourne (50km Saturday 14th April, 11.00am (onsite)
approx.), Bacchus Marsh (12km) and Ballarat (50km), is this attractive and 10% Deposit
Balance: 13th June 2018
well positioned property in a magnificent rural setting. To be offered in 3 View by appointment
separate lots as follows: www.landmarkharcourts.com.au/
- Homestead, Shedding and 60 acres LTB2774
Circa 1960's 4BR brick homestead immaculately maintained, Woolshed
with yards, Cattleyards with undercover crush, 12x9m Machinery Shed,
Lambing shed. 7 tanks with 28,000 gallon capacity. 6 paddocks, grey
sandy loam soil type, 5 catchment dams, creek frontage, shelter belts
- 50 acres with Creek frontage

Located directly beside Lot 1, potential ideal building site (STCA). 4
catchment dams, Spring fed Stony Hut Creek on Western boundary, 5 Adrian Smith
paddocks. M 0400 178 945 P 03 5334 1030
Arbee Real Estate 140 Main St, Bacchus Marsh 5367 2333 - 103 acres adrian.smith@landmark.com.au
Landmark Ballarat
4 main paddocks with town water connected, Potential building site

Affordable First Home In The Country!


6 Kanes Lane, Springbank

Located between Ballarat & Ballan, this weatherboard home is comfortable to live in as is or an ideal
project for the tradesperson. Offering 3 good-sized bedrooms, kitchen with gas cooking, spacious meals
area, formal lounge room, family bathroom and laundry. The land area is 1/2 an acre or 2000m2 with a
frontage of 50m, established gardens & fertile soil. Positioned approx. 4kms to the Western Highway
on-ramp with Melbourne approx. 60 minutes drive, Ballarat 20 minutes and Daylesford is just 25
minutes away. This is a great opportunity to get into the market!
Price: $290,000 - $310,000

Agent: Chris Leonard 0409 0409 23

51 Lydiard Street South, Ballarat 3350 www.prdballarat.com.au
Phone 5331 1111 www.prdballarat.com.au
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Arbee Real Estate

AUCTION 33 Gisborne Road, Bacchus Marsh FOR SALE 9 Ladds Court, Bacchus Marsh
3 1 2 4 2 2

Ideal Location with Enormous Potential! Great Family Home, Great Location
A great opportunity, extensive family home on 919m2 corner block in
Set in a quiet slightly elevated court is this neat as a pin split level family
the heart of town. 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, lounge room, dining room
home. Consisting of 2 living areas, 4 bedrooms plus study, the master
& spacious kitchen with gas cooktop, wall oven & dishwasher, a
has an ens & WIR, BIRs to other bedrooms. Ducted gas heating &
separate laundry & toilet. Brick bungalow power & water connected.
cooling & wood heater. Double garage with secure direct access to
Schools, & shopping at your doorstep. STCA to redevelop either
home. Extensive paving & landscaped gardens.
residentially or commercially.
INSPECT Saturday 24th March from 12.00pm INSPECT By appointment
AUCTION Saturday 24th March 1.00pm FOR SALE $510,000-$540,000
CONTACT Peter 0429 671 990 Daryl 0409 233 157 CONTACT Peter 0429 671 990 Daryl 0409 233 157
WEB arbeerealestate.com.au WEB arbeerealestate.com.au

FOR SALE 6 Tulloch Court, Bacchus Marsh FOR SALE 53 Wittick Street, Bacchus Marsh
3 2 2 4 2 2

Great Investor or First Home Buyer Opportunity Spacious Family Residence

Excellent 3 bedroom plus family home, ideal first home or investor. Featuring 4 bedrooms, master with ENS & WIR, bedrooms 2 & 3 with
Master has WIR, ens. Bedroom 2, 3 & study, have BIRs. Large L WIR & the 4th with double BIRs. Central kitchen with loads of cupboard
shaped lounge adjacent to galley style kitchen. Kitchen, bathroom & space, dining area, 2 lounges, home theatre, and a double LUG with
Ens all recently updated. Wide verandah, double garage and a large internal access. Ducted heating & cooling. Plenty of room in the
covered pergola for outdoor entertaining. backyard, garden shed and rear access on a large 817m² corner block.
INSPECT By appointment INSPECT By appointment
FOR SALE $460,000-$480,000 FOR SALE $570,000-$590,000
CONTACT Daryl Gould 0409 233 157 CONTACT Peter Leonard 0429 671 990
WEB arbeerealestate.com.au WEB arbeerealestate.com.au

FOR SALE 143 Underbank Boulevard, Bacchus Marsh FOR SALE 18/96 Gisborne Road, Bacchus Marsh
4 2 1 1 1 1

Privacy At It’s Best Invest and retire in me !

Located in Underbank Estate just 5 minutes from Main Street is this This is an affordable modern one bedroom unit with a spacious lounge
beautifully designed family home. Featuring 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with split-system AC, a good size bedroom, kitchenette, and an
& 3 toilets. Downstairs presents elite comfortable living from the updated bathroom with washing machine connection. Private
designer kitchen to the temperature controlled pool & spa. Elevated courtyard and allocated parking space. Great option for those looking
setting, commanding spectacular views, 50 metres from bus stop. for retirement living in a senior’s community.

INSPECT By appointment INSPECT By appointment

FOR SALE $680,000-$720,000 FOR SALE $159,000
CONTACT Peter Leonard 0429 671 990 CONTACT Daryl Gould 0409 233 157
WEB arbeerealestate.com.au WEB arbeerealestate.com.au

For the answers to the most

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

140 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh 5367 2333
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Sleepy hollow rates highly

Proximity to Melbourne combined Similar price growth was also 16.7 per cent to a median house price digit price growth was also recorded
with quality amenities and experienced in East Geelong where of $502,000. in nearby Red Cliffs, where house
infrastructure saw Greater Geelong house prices rose by more than Meanwhile, Soldiers Hill recorded prices rose 13.8 per cent over the year
dominate the list of top annual $100,000 over the year to a median of the state’s largest growth outside to $227,000.
growth areas in 2017. $645,000. of Geelong with house prices in the Last year also delivered good news
The latest REIV data shows the House prices also rose strongly in Ballarat suburb increasing more than for vendors in Colac in the state’s
Geelong suburb of Norlane recorded Geelong West and Herne Hill last $80,000 over the year to a median of west, where house prices rose 15.7
the state’s highest annual growth year, both increasing by more than $425,000. per cent to a median of $283,500.
in 2017 with its median house price 20 per cent in 2017 to median prices of Capital growth of around 20 per The commuter towns of Warragul
increasing 28.8 per cent to $305,000. $665,000 and $492,500 respectively. cent was also evident in Ballarat and Wallan also experienced strong
This was up from $236,750 in Other Greater Geelong areas Central and Black Hill, lifting their price growth in 2017, up 16 and 14.7
December 2016. benefitting from increased buyer median house prices to $414,000 and per cent respectively. Warragul now
Nearby Corio also recorded demand last year include Hamlyn $370,000 respectively. commands a median house price
GIL KING significant growth of 24.4 per cent Heights, up 18.1 per cent to a median Irymple near Mildura was another of $435,000 while Wallan’s median
over the year, boosting the suburb’s of $506,000; Clifton Springs, up 17.8 top performer in 2017 with the price is $430,000.
median house price to $311,000 in per cent to a median of $430,000; town’s median house price hitting For more information on median
December – a capital gain of more Bell Post Hill, up 17.2 per cent to a $320,000 in December – an annual house prices by town or region, visit
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Coimadai 110 McMullins Lane 3 2 2

“Wombat Creek” Private Sale

Beautiful Wombat Creek is located in the picture perfect Price $1,175,000-$1,275,000
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PUBLISHED BY The Ballan News Pty Ltd PRINTED BY A.C.M. Printing


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Ballan Brigade Captain Kaine Myers and Ballan police Sgt Michael Kearnes at the alleged ignition point at the Shaw’s Road property where a deliberately lit fire was headed for a farm
residence. They are pictured with Ballan brigade member Ian Ireland and investigating Moorabool CIU Det. Troy Morrow. Published by Helen Tatchell, of 15 Haddon Drive, Ballan, 3342 for
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By Jessica Howard electricity pole. Sergeant Kearnes said the fires seemed are not fixated on any individual at this
Ballan Police Station’s Officer in Charge, to have been lit between 10am and 4pm. time”.

A series of arson attacks has seen the Sgt. Michael Kearnes said the fires “These fires are the subject of an
Sergeant Kearnes urged the Ballan
Ballan township fall victim to five caused superficial damage to grass and ongoing investigation, however I can
deliberately lit fires in just two weeks. community to be vigilant and report any
fences. say that Ballan Police and their partners
The grass fires occurred along Gillespies “The potential for catastrophic fires, at Moorabool CIU are satisfied that the suspicious vehicles or persons seen on
Lane, Ingliston Drive, Shaws Road and however, is a very real threat,” he said. fires were deliberately lit based on a Total Fire Ban days, or a high fire danger
By Jessica Howard electricity pole. Sergeant Kearnes said the fires seemed are not fixated on any individual at this
Bences Lane. “In 10am
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Ballan Police Station’s Officer in Charge, to have been lit between and the
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being given an out of town assignment.
LEO—July 23-August 22
Family disputes and over shared finances benefit from a

Stars & Puzzles

cooling off period. Romance accents the intellectual side
of your relationship. Arranging parties and meetings is
your present strength.
VIRGO—August 23-September 22
A gentle touch is not your best technique. Make your point
clearly and loudly. Your design sense is on target.This is
a spendid week for decorating a room or planning your
new look.
★★★★★★★★ LIBRA—September 23-October 22
Things run more smoothly at home than at the work place.
It is not the week to speak your mind. This weekend
emphasizes the sentimental side of your mate’s person-
★★★★★★★★ ality.

SCORPIO—October 23-November 21
ARIES—March 21-April 20 Be alert to new job options through the week. More time
than planned is required for educational activities. Avoid
A transition week. Upward moves are indicated and ro-
last minute efforts. Romance is suddenly very sweet.
mance takes a new turn. Scientific and technical tasks
are highlighted. A financial review should not be post-
SAGITTARIUS—November 22-December 22
You win the support of your superiors, but red tape be-
TAURUS—April 21-May 22 comes more troublesome than ever. A relationship be-
This is a strange week, especially at the workplace - comes more intense through the week. Public speaking
disorderly and a bit upbeat. Later in the week favours is a strong point on the weekend.
interviews and preparing resumes. Some look to you as
their number one advisor. CAPRICORN—December 23-January 20
Partnership arrangements improve after a solid review
GEMINI—May 23-June 21 and perhaps an outside opinion. Your psychic gifts are
You achieve high marks in the social arena, but in fi- sharp. Financial transactions are delayed. Don’t be shy
nance you might be vulnerable. Your most compatible in approaching creditors.
companions now include Virgo and Scorpio.
AQUARIUS—January 21-February 19
CANCER—June 22-July 22
Family aggravation could arrive on Thursday or Friday,
Singles should mingle and people with partners should and you are nominated to play diplomat. Group adven-
consider travel or making travel plans. This is a mobile
NO. 9037 week which could find you moving about on the job or
tures are featured on the weekend. A Gemini or Leo may
step into the romantic picture.
being given an out of town assignment.
ACROSS DOWN PISCES—February 20-March 20
7. Arranger (12) 1. Salute (8) LEO—July 23-August 22 The keyword now is experimentation, whether at home,
8. Drug (6) 2. Be off! (4) Family disputes and over shared finances benefit from a at school or at the workplace. Health needs should be a
9. Fowl (6) 3. Foolish (7) cooling off period. Romance accents the intellectual side priority. This is a good time to speak your mind - you are
10. Illness (7) 4. Fruit (5) of your relationship. Arranging parties and meetings is more objective, less emotional.
12. Soak (5) 5. Heel (8) your present strength.
15. Nimble (5) 6. Gratis (4) BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK
VIRGO—August 23-September 22 You are caution personified and kindness itself. You are
16. Dish (7) 11. Aggressive (8)
18. Motionless (6) 13. Altogether (8) A gentle touch is not your best technique. Make your point also quite a bit ahead of your time. Now accents aca-
20. Prey (6) 14. Card game (7) clearly and loudly. Your design sense is on target.This is demic branching out and the discovery of new talents.
a spendid week for decorating a room or planning your Financial setbacks alternate with gains and budgeting is
22. Substantial (12) 17. Pungent (5) critical through the rest of the year.
new look.
19. Affirmative mark (4)
21. Unfortunately (4) LIBRA—September 23-October 22
Things run more smoothly at home than at the work place.

It is not the week to speak your mind. This weekend
ACROSS emphasizes the sentimental side of your mate’s person-
7. Are archaeologists and find something best forgotten ality.
(3,2,3,4). 8. A sound that will prove daunting (6). 9. She’ll SCORPIO—October 23-November 21
ruin the boy (6). 10. Stop running the firm (7). 12. The
dress goes in there (5). 15. Drive the journalists (5). 16. NUMBER GAME
Be alert to new job options through the week. More time
The killer with the money I found in the crashed car (7). than planned is required for educational activities. Avoid
18. Textile firm in which there’s a man in charge (6). 20. last minute efforts. Romance is suddenly very sweet.
Looked at in a way a pro would not have? (6). 22. Does SAGITTARIUS—November 22-December 22
one have a trunk full of old jokes? (8,4).
You win the support of your superiors, but red tape be-
DOWN comes more troublesome than ever. A relationship be-
1. As I’d forecast, the rest came to grief: a tragedy (8). 2. comes more intense through the week. Public speaking
Said only a cask (4). 3. Extend yourself for a while (7). is a strong point on the weekend.
4. Calls to find wht the charges are for (5). 5. Bearing in CAPRICORN—December 23-January 20
the coach (8). 6. May be smoking before rising (4). 11.
Partnership arrangements improve after a solid review
Not right for, being dressed casually? (8). 13. The bit I and perhaps an outside opinion. Your psychic gifts are
have got through was very cold (8). 14. Collapse as you sharp. Financial transactions are delayed. Don’t be shy
make the adulatory speech (5,2). 17. Specility of the loud in approaching creditors.
piano player? (5). 19. Most important for a royal child
(4). 21. Money and fame (4). AQUARIUS—January 21-February 19
Family aggravation could arrive on Thursday or Friday,
and you are nominated to play diplomat. Group adven-
SOLUTIONS - CROSSWORD NO. 9036 tures are featured on the weekend. A Gemini or Leo may
red. 14, Crack up. 17, Forte. 19, A-R-ch. 21, Note.
step into the romantic picture.
5, Carriage. 6, Etna (rev.). 11, Un-suited. 13, Sh-I’ve-
Down - 1, Disa-ster. 2, Butt (but). 3, Stretch. 4, Terms.
ic-o. 20, Coned. 22, Chestnut tree. PISCES—February 20-March 20
Across - 6, Supermarket. 7, Anti. 8, Ninepins. 9, Switch.
Staunch. 12, Waist. 15, Press. 16, Ar-sen-I-c. 18, C-Al- The keyword now is experimentation, whether at home,
10, Mother. 12, Untrue. 15, Shabby. 17, Bulletin. 19, Quit.
Across - 7, Dig up the past. 8, Rattle. 9, Mar-Ian. 10, at school or at the workplace. Health needs should be a
20, Altercation.CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS priority. This is a good time to speak your mind - you are
Down - 1, Splinter. 2, Branch. 3, Magnum. 4, Skip. 5, more objective, less emotional.
Stance. 6, Sinew. 11, Tranquil. 13, Nougat. 14, Entire.
17, Acrid. 19, Tick. 21, Alas.
15, Sandal. 16, Brian. 18, Loth. BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK
Stiletto. 6, Free. 11, Militant. 13, Entirely. 14, Picquet.
You are caution personified and kindness itself. You are
Down - 1, Greeting. 2, Shoo. 3, Asinine. 4, Grape. 5,
also quite a bit ahead of your time. Now accents aca-
Quarry. 22, Considerable.
demic branching out and the discovery of new talents.
ment. 12, Steep. 15, Agile. 16, Risotto. 18, Static. 20,
Across - 6, Bear the name. 7, Ring. 8, Be-hold-en. 9,
Financial setbacks alternate with gains and budgeting is
Across - 7, Orchestrator. 8, Heroin. 9, Pullet. 10, Ail-
Entree. 10, D-odder. 12, Trunks. 15, Candle. 17, Impo-
critical through the rest of the year.
L-it-e. 19, Done. 20, In good hands.
Down - 1, Hanger-on. 2, Stable. 3, Me-she’d. 4, Fall.
5,Se-veR-e. 6, Br-I-an. 11, Ding-dong. 13, Rema-in. 14,
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The Under 14 Premiership team from Ballan. Photo – Jason McEgan Darley CC 16&Under Premiers. Photo Darley CC

Juniors take title No. 3 Back to Back Premiers

Ballan Cricket Club Ballan 1 St X1 Darley Cricket Club
Ballan 10/169 lost Dunnstown 10/295 By Shaun Kelly
Under 14 2nd XI Batting - N Heafield 48, D Graham 22 not
PREMIERS out, A Cairns 24, J Facwus 17, J McGregor 16, The 16 & Under team have completed the perfect 2017/18
D Gardiner 11 season, winning their second consecutive Ballarat Cricket
Ballan 7/108 defeated VRI Delacombe 10/104
Bowling - M Snaith 17.5-5-6/52, D Gardiner Association premiership to cap off an undefeated season.
This was a magnificent team effort by all
13-4-3/43, D Graham 12-1-1/39 The Lions were made to work for their win though, still
the boys; every boy did their bit with the needing two runs to pass Buninyong’s score when number
Ballan lost the toss and bowled first. The
bat, ball and in the field. Ballan won the toss bowlers put in a steady performance for the eleven batsman Mackenzie Murray joined Miles Seager at
on a very windy day and batted first on the first 21 overs claiming three wickets for 73 the crease, but they managed to get the job done to spark off
Saturday being 6/80 after 25 overs; then the runs but then Dunnstown put on a 192 run raucous celebrations amongst the Darley faithful.
boys bowled and had VRI 9/102 at the end of partnership for the 4th wicket. To Ballan’s Darley won the toss on Saturday morning and sent Buninyong in to bat and took 45.3 overs to
the day. On Sunday morning Ballan had to bowlers’ credit they kept on trying and got dismiss the Bunnies for 162. Miles Seager was as much the hero with the ball as he was with
bowl five overs to claim the last wicket leav- the reward claiming the last seven wickets the bat, returning figures of 5/11 from his four overs, with Hayden Nash chipping in with
ing Ballan 28 runs to win. Ballan got off to a for 30 runs. The Skipper led the way claim- two wickets and Noah Simmons, Jaylan Altay and Liam Cornford all taking single wickets.
ing a six-wicket haul and was well supported
quick start before a rain delay, after that the Darley’s run chase didn’t start the best on Sunday morning when Buninyong reduced them
by David Gardiner with his three wickets.
boys dug in and reached the target comfort- to 3/19 early, including the prized wicket of captain Jordan Monaghan without scoring, but a
Ballan batted on the Sunday and got off to a
ably. This team has a lot of boys with great 102 run fourth wicket partnership between Ryan Densley (40) and Regan King got the Lions
steady start but could not build partnerships
cricket ability and for most of the team this is back on track, broken when King was dismissed for a well-made 63 off just 64 balls, with 11
and kept on losing wickets against some
their third premiership in three years. very good bowling by the opposition. fours and a six.
Darley kept losing wickets at regular intervals as they approached Buninyong’s total,
with only Jaylan Altay (12) scoring in double figures, but Seager and Murray ensured that
the undefeated season would remain by steering the Lions to back-to-back 16 & Under
Unfortunately, Darley’s 14 & Under side didn’t share the same premiership success, going
down to Ballarat-Redan by eight wickets in their Grand Final.
Ballarat-Redan were sent into bat after Darley won the toss on Saturday morning, and their
first 25 over stint with the bat saw them reach 2/128, with only Jimmy Martindale (1/28) and
Will Johnson (1/14) successful wicket-takers.
Darley started well with the bat, with Brodie Ward (14) and Rockey Hoey putting on an
opening partnership of 31 before Ward was dismissed. When Will Johnson (7) was removed
as the second wicket the Lions were still looking okay at 2/55, but they soon lost quick wickets
to have them at 5/72 when Hoey was dismissed for 34, and despite a rearguard knock in
the middle order from Ethan Thewma (37), Thewma was the last wicket to fall on Sunday
morning with Darley’s score on 125, meaning that Ballarat-Redan weren’t required to bat
The Grand Final was only the second loss for the season for the 14 & Under side – and the
club looks forward to seeing everyone again for season 2018/19 later this year.

Little Athletes with Elmo & Cookie Monster.

Bacchus Marsh Little Athletics

Last Saturday the Centre held their final meet prior to Championship Day this week.
The Under 16s celebrated, as their little athletics careers come to an end.  The athletes enjoyed
a visit from Elmo (Keely) and Cookie Monster (Daen) as they conducted the warm up session,
Ballan Golf Club
Results Week ending – Saturday 17 March
then participated in a few track events before joining our future athletes in a toddler race. Wednesday Stableford
Two Centre records were broken, both in the 200 metre hurdles event.  Tamara Henry
exploded out of the blocks with determination to better her own previously set Under 13 Winner Barry Lenaghan (15) 39 points, R/up Les Martin (13) 37 points
record and stormed home setting a new record time of 33.83 seconds.  Next up was Jesse on c/b from Kev Lockman & Jimmy Walsh.
Bullard in the Boys Under 14 event and another dominating performance saw Jesse take two NTPs - 12th Barry Lenaghan, 15th Vic Buttigieg.
seconds off his previous record to cross the line in 35.03 seconds. Magpie - 14th Les Martin.
This Saturday, the Centre Championships will be conducted.  This is the culmination of Saturday Stableford
many weeks of competition, with athletes all vying for a medal performance in their five A Grade - Winner on the day Kev Lockman (14) 42 points, R/up Peter Di Fiore (10) 41 points. 
favourite chosen events.  The day will commence at 8.15 am when athletes are required to
B Grade - Winner Greg McAloon (26) 39 points, R/up John Muhlhan (24) 37 points.
register their attendance with their team manager.  Athletes who fail to register by this time
will be deemed absent and scratched from all events.  Full Club uniform is a compulsory NTPs - 12th Vic Buttigieg, 15th Bob Arklay, 
requirement for the Championships which includes athlete’s registration tag. Magpies - 14th Peter Di Fiore, 16th Jimmy Walsh, 18th John Costello, 
Championship events will conclude at approximately 2.30pm.  Athletes from all Clubs will Balls 5, Cut-off 36 points - John Muhlhan, Kev Lockman, Bob Arklay, Ian Bragge,
then come together for the official Centre end of season presentations.  Peter Di Fiore.
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Duo create history
By Redline Media for granted how difficult it actually
was to achieve,” said the 32-year-old
Paul Solomon and long-time Bacchus Gisborne, Victoria-based racer, who
Marsh team car owner Ken Hutchins, looked likely to win last season’s
have proven to be a dynamic duo since series point score, until an engine
teaming up for the 2017-18 season, with drama caused him to drop a couple of
Solomon recently clinching the overall heat races, ultimately costing him the
victory in the All Stars 360 Sprintcar series.
Series, becoming the first ever driver “I have to give a big thank you to Ken
to become a multiple series winner. (Hutchins) for putting his faith in me
Contesting just about every round and allowing me to run his car this
in every All Stars Series since its season. I think we’ve both learned
inception, Solomon had confidence things from each other and I’ve really
that he had what it takes to challenge gelled with the team, which gives us a
for first place in the series point lot of confidence in our abilities every
standings with the Hutchins outfit, time we race.”
despite trailing then points leader Travelling to America prior to the
Mark Caruso by 20 points heading into start of the 2017-18 season, Solomon
the final round at Mildura’s Timmis spent three months contesting 27
Speedway recently. shows throughout the country, coming
Knowing that he would need to finish away with a much calmer approach
seven places ahead of Caruso in the to his driving, which he believes had
feature race in order to come out on helped him to read the car and track
top, Solomon’s determination saw him conditions faster this season, resulting
do just that in the feature race, making in added consistency.
his way into the lead after qualifying Agreeing on a partnership with
fourth. However, when Caruso Hutchins and his team following his
managed to come home in seventh American venture, it didn’t take long
place, the point standings were for Solomon to click with the group,
unclear, with committee members finding his feet during their debut
forced to resort to a countback, which meeting, before going on to win their
took into account the pair’s results in second outing at Moama’s Heartland
previous rounds. Raceway.
When calculations were complete, it From there, Solomon and Hutchins
was Solomon who came out on top, have continued to be competitive, as
writing his name into the history evident in their recent All Stars Series
books as the only two-time victor of victory.
the All Stars Series, almost a decade For their next appearance, Solomon
after clinching his first series crown in and Hutchins will travel to Hamilton’s
what was its second season running in Western Speedway to contest the
2008-09. Victorian Title, which doubles as
In what was another coup for the the Gold Cup, this Saturday night of
team, Hutchins was named Crew March 24, where they will be hoping
Chief of the Year at the completion of to challenge for a top-three result.
the All Stars Series, further proving The team will then participate in the
their ability to work well together. Triple Crown Series, which will take
“Winning this season’s All Stars place over three rounds at Heartland
Series definitely means a lot more to Raceway, Warrnambool’s Premier
me than the first one, as I was quite Speedway and Geelong’s Avalon
a bit younger then and I slightly took Raceway on April 7, 14 and 21.

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