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View from the 10th Fairway at Bacchus Marsh Golf Club. Photo BM Golf

Golf Club Future Below Par

By Helen Tatchell “We engage with communities. People don’t you won’t have 40-blocks, you will have debt down. Without financing, the debt we
like change but sometimes change has to a developer who will come in and build have, we can’t move forward,” he said.
On 23 April 1907 the Bacchus Marsh Golf occur,” he said. 400-houses.” Mr Grigg was asked what caused the debt.
Club was formed. 111-years later on Monday Treasurer of the Golf Club Matt Grigg said The direct impact on property owners who “It’s a combination. The Annual Report is
10 December 2018, the club was looking at the club approached Villawood Properties border the course along the 10th fairway is available to read. Council have been helpful
options to survive. and the proposal is for a partial re-zoning of 12, according to Mr Costelloe. and are one of our main debtors, we owe
In debt to the tune of just under $2 million, the land for residential purposes. Major concerns by those in attendance were $480,000 in rates. Bendigo Bank is another
the club’s volunteer Board members, of “The last 15-years the club has faced many varied, including “Why doesn’t council help major debtor. We don’t want to borrow the
just three-years, spoke to neighbours of challenges and financial instability. This out, I pay my rates?”; “can we get a valuation money,” he said.
the course at a ‘community consultation’ new Board wants to improve the viability of before and after to see if it drops?”; “Council
Recent golf clubs in Victoria that have closed
meeting, that included a proposal for a the club. put in a $4million walking track that got
and sold to developers include Horsham and
40-strong boutique housing development by “Nothing has been finalised or submitted in washed away, why don’t they help?”; “Lived
Villawood Properties. The Sands at Torquay.
regard to the development proposal, this is here 18-years, know and heard about debt,
Golf Club President Tom Svaljek told the just a Concept Plan,” he said. who can we trust this won’t happen again?”; “The Geelong Golf Club was the second
meeting of around 60 people that “if we don’t Mr Grigg went on to say, “the current then there was a concern with the native oldest club, not on residential land, and was
proceed, we don’t exist”. situation now; there is no alternative”. animals, birdlife and the trees, along with sold,” Mr Svaljek said.
Villawood Properties Executive Director “This proposed development allows us to the health and wellbeing of those affected. A report in The Age (24 June 2017) stated
Rory Costelloe said they understand small be debt free and improve and enhance the Mr Svaljek asked for a constructive solution. of the 374 golf clubs in Victoria, half were in
communities and have a serious reputation venue.” “If we don’t proceed with something on financial stress with eight clubs closed.
that spans 20-years, with 20 industry awards Mr Costelloe, however, had a grim this course, the whole parcel of land will be “We are happy to look at alternatives. The
to boast. statement to the gallery of property owners developed. bank wants a solution, it’s at the end of its
“We started this business in 1989 and have and neighbours. “It is not our desire to go down this path. tether” Mr Costelloe concluded.
developments far and wide across the state, “If the proposal by Villawood Properties The club has been going backwards for years “Villawood is the last chance,” Mr Grigg
from Moama to Warrnambool. does not go ahead and the golf club closes, and as volunteers, we are trying to get the said.

Bacchus Marsh Golf Club History

The Bacchus Marsh Golf Club website states members began a long battle to
establish facilities for local golfers. Until 1972 members struggled at several sites
including Racecourse Reserve, which is Crown land. Lack of water in the dry
climate, and no land to call their own meant that golf was played on sand scrape
greens only during the winter months.
The members’ decision to buy their own land in Links Road was momentous.
$40,000 was raised for the purchase of 120 acres (approx. 50 hectares) of
picturesque Lerderderg River front land, including vital irrigation rights.
(A small group of members opposed to the move, formed a new club and stayed
at the Racecourse, now the Bacchus Marsh West Golf Club.)
Led by then club president, the late Tom Swan, the small band of enthusiastic
members worked at weekends; planting hundreds of trees, helping to build the
new course. A sparse landscape was gradually transformed into the 18-hole
course of today. Opening day was held on March 24 1974, when members and
guests joined in the celebrations with 246 players competing in the first event.

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By Meg Kennedy
The divine Ms M
A local primary school teacher will dismiss her class for the last
time this week, following a 41-year-long teaching career to over
700 students.
Sandy Mortimer will be finishing up her 31-year-long teaching
position at Ballan Primary School this week, beginning her
tenure in 1988.
The grade six teacher says her favourite memory over the years
is “just the kids, because that’s why we do this.”
“When you have stayed here so long, there’s some consistency.
Because they’re not country kids, and not city kids, they are
unique. The kids are fantastic, the staff is wonderful, and the
school community is really supportive…so why go?” she said.
A penchant for history is something Ms Mortimer says has
influenced her teaching over the years.
“Anything I read - such as history - I talk about it [with my
students], because I am my own resource. The more you know,
the more you can share,” she says.
As for her retirement plans, Ms Mortimer plans to travel
overseas, trading Ballan for the rolling hills of Scotland, and to
complete her Master of Arts in History.
“I thought, ‘I would love to live [in Scotland] for a year’, but then
I thought, ‘Who am I kidding?’ I couldn’t possibly cope with
their winters! So, I’ll be going in their summer.”
On what she’s most looking forward to, Ms Mortimer says she
doesn’t “like to plan ahead” and likes to “live in the present”.
“I think having time to relax and catching up with friends…
I’ve found that when you’re retired, you’re even busier than you
were when you were working, so that will be a bit tricky,” she
said. Ms Mortimer and her Grade 5/6 students at Ballan Primary School. Photo – Helen Tatchell
Although she will spend the future jetting off and digging into
history books, Ms Mortimer will look back fondly on her lengthy
What the students have to say about Ms M:
teaching career, joking that she “knew it was time to retire when “I will miss Ms M encouraging us to be our best that we can be” – Sasha
I was teaching the kids of kids I had previously taught!” “She’s always got funny comments. She’s always pushing us to learn and showing us it’s very important to have an
“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my teaching, and I loved this year education” – Jasmine
because they’re a fantastic group of kids, and I want to go out “She always says little things about what she’s reading, like history books” – Maddie
on a high. This is a nice year to go out, because they are brilliant “She teaches us in a fun and enthusiastic way…there’s so many fun memories.” - Ben

Changes to your recycling, garbage

and greenwaste collections during
the festive season
Christmas Day collections are scheduled for service on Wednesday 26 December, 2018.
New Year’s Day collections are scheduled for service on Wednesday 2 January, 2019.

If your bins are scheduled for these dates but have not been collected, please leave them out on the Thursday.

These items DO BELONG in your recycling bin These items DO NOT BELONG in your recycling bin

• Clean empty containers made of plastic, Save and re-use all decorations where possible
glass, steel or aluminium and only put in your garbage bin as a last resort
• Christmas cards and envelopes • Plastic plates, crockery and napkins
• Cardboard packaging • Ribbons, string, strapping and tinsel
• Paper wrapping • Cellophane, crepe and tissue paper
• Soft plastics including gift bags
• Silver-lined wrapping paper
• Waxed cardboard
• Bubble wrap
• Polystyrene

Enquiries 03 5366 7100 www.moorabool.vic.gov.au

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• Farm Supplies / Equipment • Firewood & Gas

• Stock Feed & Pet Food • Saddlery & Equine
• Sand, Soil & Garden • Husqvarna Products
• Rain Water Tanks Under New Ownership


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Newborns in
the district
Babies born recently at Bacchus
Marsh and Melton Regional Hospital.

A dry river means

Photo: Zoos Victoria

dead platypus
By Meg Kennedy

Platypus numbers could possibly be on the decline in

Moorabool, following the results of a three-year nationwide
risk assessment.
The survey, which is a UNSW-led Australian Research
Council funded project, suggested declines of up to 30 per
cent in platypus populations since European settlement.
Localised declines and extinctions were increasingly
reported. A yet to be named little boy is a new brother for Jonathan,
“We have great concerns about the future survival of Brittany and Aaron. Born on Thursday 13 December at 6am
this unique species,” said project leader Professor Richard to Kurunjang parents Michelle and Aloysious DACUNHA,
Kingsford, director of the UNSW Centre for Ecosystem he weighed 7lbs.
Science. Tyler and Hayley have a new sister, Ally Margaret MOSER.
Degraded rivers, which are typically found below dams and Born to Darley parents Lisa and Carl Moser, Ally arrived at
in regions of high agricultural land use, saw lower numbers 9.16am on Monday 3 December weighing 7lb 10oz (3490
of platypus. These were likely due to the impacts these grams).
threats have on riverbank erosion and availability of food
sources for platypus.
Although platypus numbers for Moorabool have not been
released, People for A Living Moorabool spokesperson
Cameron Steele said the findings are of “deep concern” to
the area.
Mr Steele said organisations such as Upper Barwon
Landcare have embarked on a DNA platypus study and
hopes the same will be available for Moorabool.
“The Moorabool River is at quite a large risk and runs the
risk of drying out…the environmental flow of the Lal Lal
catchment is part of keeping the river alive. If that dries up,
the platypus is at risk, so the Moorabool River is of deep
concern,” he said.
Mr Steele says that measures such as ‘Living Moorabool’,
a $2.1 million State Government funded project aimed at
improving riverbanks and revegetate land surrounding
the river “was welcome news,” but says “a hell of a lot more
needs to be done.”
“[The findings] should be a real wake up call.”
Moorabool Catchment Landcare spokesperson Jennifer
Johnson said representatives from EnviroDNA will speak to
Landcare members in the New Year about the status of the
platypus within the area. The group also hopes to apply for a Brookfield couple Tahnaiya and Lee have welcomed their It is a boy for Aintree couple Ramanpreet Kaur and
grant relating to platypus conservation. second child, a little girl. Skylah Elyse GOUDIE arrived at Sukhwinder Singh. Their second child, yet to be named,
Data from the risk assessment is expected to be published in 3.38am on Tuesday 11 December. She weighed 7lb 5oz arrived on Thursday 13 December at 8.43am weighing
the coming months. (3330 grams) and is a new sister for Kayleigh. 3230 grams.

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 A consultation at your property with livestock and water experts to assist you in
developing a holistic action plan Ballan Police

 A soil test for your worst performing paddock and tailored management advice Moorabool OIC Sgt Michael Kearnes said police have seen
 A printed aerial map of your property an increase in burglaries leading up to Christmas.
“Residents are asked to please lock doors and windows and
 Opt into a discussion group that includes farm walks on local properties with livestock owners
to be vigilant of persons and cars in the area.
from your area (six sessions over 2019‐20) “We ask these suspicious sightings are reported immediately
 Access to technical assistance and funding support for on ground works from Melbourne Water to police by calling Triple-000,” he said.
 Targeted support to assist you to design and achieve holistic goals for your property Sgt Kearnes said local residents are asked to keep an eye on
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On Saturday 8 December Sgt Michael Kearnes said police
facilitator@mln.org.au   received reports of two persons attempting to purchase
items using an ATM card in suspicious circumstances in
Inglis Street, Ballan.
“The two persons have been identified as residents from
outer Melbourne,” he said.
“An investigation is under way in relation to their attempts
to obtain goods and property by deception.”
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Decrease in reported
nity Safety team.
he last two years that we’ve released these reports, we’ve seen many
nities are shocked to learn of the levels of cruelty reporting in their area and
o see those numbers go down, just as we are,” said RSPCA Victoria CEO Dr

animal cruelty
A Victoria welcomes the opportunities it has to work with local councils and
he heart of local animal welfare issues.”

By Meg Kennedy

Reports of animal cruelty
Moorabool Shire Animal FOR
in Moorabool Shire have de- Cruelty Reports
clined in the last year.
Data released by RSPCA
Victoria showed that Moora- 3%
bool ranked 45th of Victo-
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grooming and housing con- 18%
ditions, and 33 reports of
underweight animals.
Insufficent food, water and shelter
Dogs and horses were the
most reported animals, with Concerns about hygiene, grooming and housing condi9ons
39 cases involving dogs and Underweight animals
puppies, 28 involving horses
Sick or injured animals not receiving vet treatment
and six involving cats.
Animals being beaten or wounded
Neighbouring Hepburn
Shire was ranked highest in Abandoned animals
the state for animal cruelty
reports. “Over the last two years that Victoria CEO Dr Liz Walker.
Moorabool Shire Council we’ve released these reports,
“RSPCA Victoria welcomes
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Pests targeted to protect

native flora and fauna
By Meg Kennedy

Our local State parks are now the target of a

large-scale pest, plant and animal control project
in a bid to protect native plants and animals.
The three-year conservation project, led by
the Grow West program, aims to protect and
enhance threatened plants and animals in
Melbourne’s west by creating a 30,000ha nature
corridor between the Werribee Gorge State Park,
Lerderderg State Park, and Brisbane Ranges
National Park reserves.
Progress in the first year of the project has
included surveying pests that include feral cats,
rabbits, goats and deer, and treating serrated
tussock in the parks.
The region is home to several significant flora
and fauna species, including the Swift Parrot,
Brush-tailed Phascogale, Growling Grass Frog,
Diamond Firetail, Bacchus Marsh Varnish
Wattle, Clover Glycine and Velvet Daisy Bush.
Port Phillip & Westernport CMA Emma Muir
said the nature corridor will seek to provide a
life-saving boost to these species by expanding
their habitat and helping them adapt to Growling Grass Frog: Photo James Booth via natureshare.org.au
environmental change.
“The project is a collaboration between
government organisations, local councils,

Riding for the

landowners, Traditional Owners, Landcare, and
Friends of groups, and is funded by the Victorian
Government’s Biodiversity On-Ground Action
grants program.

“Grow West focuses on large-scale landscape
change in the Upper Werribee Catchment…
over the past 15-years it has brought multiple
organisations, local community groups and
landholders together to restore degraded An early morning visit to Ballan kicked off a big day for
habitats,” she said. eager teenagers from RODE RAGE, as they thanked their
Although Moorabool Catchment Landcare sponsors.
aren’t directly involved with the project, the The out of school programme, based in Ballarat, builds, tests
corridor will benefit landholders who live and races Human Powered Vehicles (HPVs) and Hybrids
adjacent to the Brisbane Ranges, Werribee Gorge with the aim of raising public awareness and funds for
and Lerderderg Parks from the invasion of sustainability programs.
weeds and pests, as well as helping to look after Patrick Bonello (pictured) from Ballan based local business
the parks. Genesis FX, was presented with a certificate of appreciation
Landholders who fall within the Moorabool for his support of the programme.
Landcare boundary area are eligible to become Mr Bonello said getting an annual visit is always an exciting
full Landcare members, and therefore can start to the day.
receive free native plants, guards and stakes to “I’m always blown away by the enthusiasm these young
plant on their property (depending on available people have. They learn amazing engineering skills and
funding). also how important it is to volunteer for a good cause, and
nothing is more important than the environment,” he said.
For more information and to see if you’re eligible
The R.A.G.E. in Rode RAGE stands for Ride Against
to become a full Landcare member, contact
Greenhouse Emissions. Potential sponsors and people
Moorabool Landcare representative Jennifer
interested can visit their website roderage.com.au to find out
Johnson at moorabool.landcare@gmail.com Velvet Daisy Bush. Photo Chris Clarke via natureshare.org.au more.

Sexual assault apology

By Caitlin Bewley Schoemaker told the court the accused
(1st Yr Swinburne Uni) sexually assaulted the victim in March this
year and messaged her the following day
Sexual assault charges from 2017 were saying that he “stepped over the line, and
heard in the Bacchus Marsh Magistrates’ [I’m] sorry”.
Court on Friday 7 December against a
“He has accepted responsibility,” the
22-year-old university student.
accused’s lawyer told the court.
Prosecutor Senior Constable Lisa
“It is significant that he apologised the next
Schoemaker told the court the accused (who
day, it is a situation where being charged
the Moorabool News has chosen not to name
has had a strong deterring effect.”
to protect the victim’s identity) and victim
worked together prior to the incident and Magistrate Ron Saines said “it is a less
had consensual sex on multiple occasions serious event of sexual assault.”
before the assault. “This was conduct by you [the accused], a
It was alleged the pair fell out of contact lack of premeditation, but it did not involve
for a few months but began communicating direct physical violence,” he said.
over phone text messages again earlier this The accused was fined $1500 and put on a
year. good behaviour bond for 12-months.
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Moorabool Shire Council

On behalf of all Councillors and staff, we wish our residents, visitors, business owners and At the Council meeting on 3 December 2018 Moorabool Shire Council resolved to seek
workers a very Merry Christmas and a happy and safe New Year. We had a very busy year this community comment of the Draft Community Local law 2019. The consultation phase starts 18
year, delivering large projects to the community such as stage 1 of the Bacchus Marsh Recreation December 2018 and closes 2 February 2019.
Racecourse Reserve, and next year, we will be working hard again to achieve great outcomes There have been several proposed changes and amendments to the current Council Local law
for everyone in Moorabool. We look forward to representing our community again throughout including:
2019. • That those who provide shopping trolleys are required to take actions to reduce the likelihood
Cr Paul Tatchell, Mayor of them being taken away and dumped or left on the streets;
Derek Madden, CEO • That owners and occupiers of land to have responsibility for maintaining the nature strip in-
front of their property;
COUNCIL MEETING DATES FOR 2019 • Conditions to be met for the placement of shipping containers
Date Venue • The riding of vehicles on private land
6 February 2019 ................................................................Council Chambers, Ballan • Reducing Council’s requirements with regard to commercial and industrial noise
6 March 2019 .....................................................................Council Chambers, Ballan • Increasing controls over the start and completion times for building sites and
3 April 2019........................................................................Council Chambers, Ballan • Requirements regarding camping on private land.
1 May 2019 .........................................................................Council Chambers, Ballan The draft local Law and full details of the changes and amendments can be found at https://
5 June 2019 ........................................................................Council Chambers, Ballan www.moorabool.vic.gov.au/consultation-term/local-laws-consultation.
3 July 2018 ..........................................................................Council Chambers, Ballan Comments can either be made on the have your say portal, by post to the Council postal
7 August 2019 ....................................................................Council Chambers, Ballan address or by email to info@moorabool.vic.gov.au.
4 September 2019 ............................................................Council Chambers, Ballan
2 October 2019 ................................................................Council Chambers, Ballan NOTICE OF INTENTION TO DISCONTINUE ROAD AND SELL LAND
Council acting Shire
Moorabool underCouncil
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notice Actsection
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discontinue theAct
6 November 2019 ............................................................Council Chambers, Ballan roads shown hatched on the plan below, being:
4 December 2019.............................................................Council Chambers, Ballan 1989 (Act) that it intends to sell part of the land at the corner of Gisborne Road and Russells
Road, Coimadai, being:
1. thethe whole
parcel of the‘Lot
marked 1.
land1 contained
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on the planof below
title volume 11390 folio
and contained in 154;
cate of title
Council Offices will be closed from 12.30pm Friday 21 December 2018 and will re-open 2. volume 6038 folio 516; and
part of the land contained in certificate of title volume 9937 folio 049,
on Wednesday 2 January 2019 at 8.30am. 2. the 3 parcels marked ‘’Closed Government Road’ on the plan below, being former government
Christmas/New Year Closure notices will be placed on the Moorabool Shire Council website (together, thewhich are and
Roads), vested in Council
to sell pursuant to
the discontinued section
Roads 526 ofwith
together the the
Government Act 1958,
and the Customer Service answering machine, as well as being advertised in the Moorabool (together, the Land).
Maternal & Child Health
• Maternal & Child Health Service will be closed from 12.00pm Friday 21 December 2018 and
will re-open on Wednesday 2 January 2019.
• Families with urgent health issues relating to new-born babies are advised to refer back to the
hospital of delivery or their local Doctor.
• 24 hour phone advice is available through the Maternal & Child Health Line on 13 22 29.
Occasional Care
• The Occasional Care sessions will begin on Wednesday 30 January 2019 at the Darley Early
Years Hub – bookings can be made from 21 January 2019.
Active Aged & Community Access
• The Active Ageing & Community Access unit will be closed from 12.30pm on Friday 21
December 2018 and will re-open on Wednesday 2 January 2019. Limited Community Support
staff will be out in the field providing personal care and emergency respite during this period.
An on-call service is available on 0409 138 201 throughout this time. We wish all our clients
and their carers a Merry Christmas and look forward to supporting you again in 2019, Happy
New Year.
Garbage & Recycling
Please note the following changes will occur to garbage and recycling services over the Christmas/
New Year period: Christmas Day (Tuesday 25 December) collections are scheduled for service
on Wednesday 26 December 2018 and New Year’s Day (Tuesday 1 January) collections are
scheduled for Wednesday 2 January 2019.


Moorabool Shire Council welcomes you to join in the Shire’s official Australia Day Celebrations
commencing at 8.00am, Saturday 26 January at the Public Hall, Main Street, Bacchus Marsh.
Council is proud to have the assistance of local service clubs who will assist on the day.
The festivities will include the following:
• Community BBQ Breakfast
• Musical Entertainment
• Town Crier
Council acting under clause 3 of Schedule 10 to the Act also proposes to discontinue the roads
• Australia Day Ambassador
shown hatched on the plan below, being:
• Flag Raising
• Citizen of the Year Award Presentation The 1.proposal
the whole is of
forthe land contained
Council in certifi
to sell the Landcate
andofthe title volume 11390
discontinued folio 154;
Roads and
to Hanson
2. part of the land contained in certificate of title volume 9937 folio 049,
• Young Citizen of the Year Award Presentation Construction Materials Pty Ltd ACN 009 679 734 (Purchaser), being the registered
(together, the Roads), and to sell the discontinued Roads together with the Land.
• Community Event of the Year Award Presentation proprietor of 16 Russells
The proposal Road,
is for Council Coimadai,
to sell the Land onandthe
the following
Roads to Hanson Construction
• Australian Citizenship Ceremony
Materials Pty Ltd ACN 009 679 734 (Purchaser), being the registered proprietor of 16 Russells
Come and Join in the Fun! 1. the sale price will be not less than the market valuation held by Council; and
Road, Coimadai, on the following terms:
COMMITTEE MEETING 2. 1. theas sale price will of
a condition bethe
less than the marketwill
the Purchaser valuation held to
be required by consolidate
Council; andthe titles to the
2. as adiscontinued
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the be torequired
the to consolidate
adjoining land owned theby
the to the
The next committee meeting will be of the Development Assessment Committee, and will
Purchaser,Roadswithinand the Land
6 months with
after the title to the adjoining land owned by the Purchaser,
be held at the Darley and Civic Community Hub, tomorrow, Wednesday December 19,
within 6 months after settlement.
commencing at 5.00pm.
Any Any
person may may
person make a submission
make a submissionon the proposal
on the under
proposal Section
under 223223
Section of the
of Act. TheThe
the Act. closing date
This meeting is open to the public and members of the public are welcome to attend. for submissions is no earlier than 28 days after the publication of the notice at 5pm.
date for submissions is no earlier than 28 days after the publication of the notice. Friday 1
February 2019 at 5.00pm will be the closing date for submissions.
All submissionswill be
willconsidered in accordance
be considered in accordancewithwith
section 223223
section of the Act.Act.
of the
Address of Land: 14 Thomas Drive, Land Title Particulars: Lot 113 on PS 619340A Submissions should be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, and can be hand delivered to
Hopetoun Park VIC 3340 Council’s Municipal Office at 15 Stead Street, Ballan, Victoria 3342 or posted to the following
Description Details: Variation of Restrictive Covenant AH114255X item (k) to allow construction
Derek Madden
of outbuildings 17.2m x 9.4m x 3.3m to the eaves & 20.1m x 10.1m x 6.0m to the eaves Chief Executive Officer
The applicant for the permit is: The application reference number: Moorabool Shire Council
J Gatt PA2018275 PO Box 18
You may look at the application and any documents that support the application at the office of BALLAN VIC 3342
the Responsible Authority: Moorabool Shire Council, 15 Stead Street, Ballan. 182 Halletts Any person requesting to be heard in support of his or her submission is entitled to be heard
Way, Darley. https://greenlight.e-vis.com.au/moorabool. This can be done during office before Council (or a Committee established by Council for this purpose) or be represented
hours and is free of charge. Any person who may be affected by the granting of the permit may by a person acting on his or her behalf, and will be notified of the time and date of the hearing.
object or make other submissions to the Responsible Authority. The Responsible Authority will After considering all submissions, Council will decide whether or not to proceed with the
not decide on the application before - 8 January 2019. proposal.

Moorabool Shire Council: PO Box 18, Ballan VIC 3342 Telephone: 03 5366 7100 Facsimile: 03 5368 1757 CEO: Derek Madden
Email: info@moorabool.vic.gov.au Web: www.moorabool.vic.gov.au Facebook: Moorabool Shire Council Twitter: @mooraboolshire
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Be ‘roadwise’
this holiday
Son puts dad in
By Meg Kennedy
By Caitlin Bewley
(1st Yr Swinburne Uni)
It was alleged the accused put his
father in a “headlock and dropped Victoria Police is boosting its presence on the roads over
Road safety tips over
A 39-year-old civil construction
him to the ground”, throwing the
victim’s phone on the roof so he
the Christmas and New Year period, with motorists
urged to slow down and get to their celebrations safely.
the holiday season:
worker from Coburg faced charges
could not contact police. Police will be out in force targeting dangerous driving,
of assault and recklessly causing Two major contributing factors for serious
serious injury, after an incident Police attended the scene and drug and drink driving, and irresponsible behaviour on
and fatal collisions are fatigue and alcohol
which occurred earlier this year. obtained photos, and the accused our roads, as part of the annual ‘Operation Roadwise’.
taken to the Bacchus Marsh police or drug impaired drivers.
The accused (who the Moorabool Moorabool Officer in Charge Sgt Michael Kearnes said
News has chosen not to name to station to be interviewed. the operation “will be focusing on drink and impaired If you’re celebrating the season with a few
protect the victim’s identity) was “[The accused] has had a driving in the Moorabool area with Preliminary Breath drinks, please don’t drive – instead arrange
alleged to have attended his father’s particularly bad upbringing at the Testing Sites, random intercepts and an increased visible to get a lift or a taxi.
Balliang home on September 3 to hands of his father,” the accused’s Police presence.”
collect some of his belongings when lawyer told the court. Ways to prevent fatigue include:
a verbal argument erupted. Police will use new State Government-funded smaller
Magistrate Ron Saines said “every • Plan your drive – look at the roads and
Prosecutor Senior Constable Lisa alcohol and drug test buses, to target those travelling to
family has stresses.” consider the best way to get where you’re
Schoemaker told the Bacchus and from celebrations in suburban streets and rat runs.
“My judgement is that you should going;
Marsh court on Friday 7 December All road users will be targeted, including heavy vehicles,
be participating in a behavioural
that the accused pushed his father light trucks, cars, motorcycles, cyclists and pedestrians. • Get a good night’s sleep the night before;
and grabbed him around the throat, change program to deal with the
way you deal with these stresses.” Drivers are encouraged to reduce their own risks on the • Use your air conditioning on hot days;
soon after throwing the victim’s
The accused was convicted and road by ensuring their vehicle is roadworthy, practising
glasses and phone on the roof. • Carry plenty of water;
fined $1000 and told to participate stop-revive-survive strategies, staying off their mobile
Similar offending reoccurred on • Take frequent breaks while driving;
in a community corrections order, phones and being alert on unfamiliar roads.
September 4 when the accused
attended his father’s residence which focuses heavily on anger Operation Roadwise began at midnight on 13 December, • Share the driving;
again, with another verbal management and behavioural and runs until just before midnight on Sunday, 6 January • Have plenty of entertainment for the kids.
argument commencing. changes. 2019.

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Fatality free in
By Meg Kennedy
Moorabool for reductions in collisions.
“The community assists immeasurably through their own
The Moorabool area hasn’t seen a road fatality in the last driving habits, and in influencing the driving habits of

Camera captures
12-months, according to data released by the TAC.
their friends and loved ones and in reporting dangerous or
Data on the TAC website showed no fatalities in Moorabool
reckless driving promptly to Police.
during the period of 13 December 2017 to 11 December 2018.
Moorabool Officer in Charge Sgt Michael Kearnes said “For this, we at Ballan Police thank our community,” he said.

that no fatal collisions occurring in the area over the last As the holiday season draws closer, Victoria Police’s
12-months is “great news.” Operation Roadwise is now in force, leading to a higher
“Although Victoria Police regularly put the safety message police presence, breath testing sites, and random intercepts
out, it’s ultimately the community who should be thanked to target drink and impaired driving in the Moorabool area.
By Caitlin Bewley

Going bush? Be prepared

(1st Yr Swinburne Uni)

Pure stupidity was a young man’s reasoning for travelling

50km/h over the speed limit in Melbourne’s west.
The Bacchus Marsh court heard on Friday 7 December, It seems we’re spoilt for facilities. Either way, there’s so make sure your tent is Around 10 per cent of bush-
that 22-year-old Jarrod Finnigan-Hocking was allegedly choice in regional Victoria something for everyone. waterproof. fires are caused by escaped
travelling 160km/h in a 110km/h zone along the Western when it comes to camping Book ahead or arrive early Store your food, rubbish campfires so never leave one
Ring Road in Sunshine’s West. locations, from mountains, Once you know where When you head out for the unattended, and when put-
On June 30 this year the accused was observed by a fixed rivers and forests to beaches you want to go, make sure day, or turn in for the night, ting it out use water not soil.
traffic camera travelling at excessive speed in a Holden on the coastline. you’ve checked how to se- securely pack away your Be a good neighbour
utility. Although many of us will cure a spot. Some campsites food, leftovers and rubbish. Holidays can be a great
be heading out to the wil- require a booking, and some You don’t want to come
The car was impounded on July 18, with the accused time to meet new people,
derness this holiday season, are fee-based, while many home after a day’s activity to
attending Bacchus Marsh police station to be interviewed. but remember, they’re also
Parks Victoria has complied others are free and provided find your dinner has disap-
Prosecutor Senior Constable Lisa Schoemaker told the court supposed to be relaxing!
some tips to ensure every- on a first-in, first-served peared, or your campsite is
that in the police interview the accused admitted the car he one is a happy camper these Make sure you give other
basis. strewn with rubbish. Birds
was driving during the offence, was owned by one of his holidays. and animals can also be campers their own space
Pack the right gear
friends. harmed by consuming hu- and quiet time – noise trav-
Research your campground You can forget the kitchen
man food. els easily through tent walls.
“I just did a stupid thing,” the accused allegedly told police Make sure you know what sink, but make sure you’re
Be fire smart Be a good neighbour to the
in the interview. to expect before you pack the well-prepared. The last thing
tent. Campgrounds in Victo- environment by taking your
“I was travelling home from Coburg, I went and picked up you want on holiday is to be If sitting around an even-
ria’s vast parks and reserves uncomfortable, so make sure ing campfire is essential for rubbish with you, and by not
a couch,” he said. trampling or cutting down
vary greatly. Some are re- you’ve got the right bedding, your trip, check ahead to see
When asked by Magistrate Ron Saines why he was travelling mote with no toilets or run- clothing, footwear, food and if they’re permitted. Where a any vegetation.
at excessive speeds, the accused said it “was a mistake really”. ning water, while others can water. Although it’s sum- campfire is okay, make sure For more information about
Finnigan-Hocking was convicted and fined $1200, his be easily accessed, and in- mer, conditions in the out- you’ve packed firewood, or camping visit the Parks Vic-
licences were also cancelled for 12-months. clude showers and cooking doors change dramatically can buy some from nearby. toria website.

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Lal Lal Moorabool Photographic Group Inc Darley Market

ADULT EDUCATION Meeting 3rd Wednesday each month, 7pm. Soldiers Memorial Saturday 5th January, 8am - 1pm. 1st & 3rd Saturday each
Ballan & District Community House Hall, Lal Lal. Enquiries 5341 7535. month at Darley Park Football Reserve. Enquiries – 0488 345
For class enrolment information, venue hire and costs; please Bacchus Marsh Playgroup 145 (Alan).
call 5368 1934 or email info@bchvic.org.au (Behind St Andrew’s Church) Cnr Gisborne Rd & Lerderderg Ballan Farmers Market
Darley Neighbourhood House & Learning Centre Street, Bacchus Marsh. Monday-Friday 9am, 11am, 1pm & Next Market – Saturday 9 February, 9am-1pm. 2nd Saturday
Short courses and classes. 33-35 Jonathan Drive, Darley. BM & 3pm. Enquiries – Cindy 0433 651 066. each month, Mill Cottage car park. Enq – 0498 361 291 or
District Photography Club - Meetings 2nd & 4th Wednesday Bacchus Marsh & District Garden Club 0490 114 130.
of month, 7.30pm. Enquiries welcome. Phone 5367 4390. Meeting 2nd Tuesday of each month, 7.30pm at The Laurels,
229 Main St, Bacchus Marsh. Guest Speakers. Supper after
The Laurels – Bacchus Marsh Community College
Courses and classes. 229 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh. each meeting. All Welcome. Enquiries - Wendy 5367 4170. Anglican Parish of West Moorabool
Enquiries & enrolments - 5367 1061. Ballan Playgroup Service Times: St John’s Ballan 10:30am every Sunday.
Every Tuesday of school Term. St John’s Anglican Church St Mark’s in the Gordon Pub 2nd & 4th Sundays – 5pm.
U3A Bacchus Marsh Enq to Rev’d Glen Wesley - 5368 2730.
Active seniors social learning, for daily activities contact Hall - 9:30-11:30am. Enquiries - 0409 681 138 Anna or 0421
905 558 Tamsin.  Ballan Uniting Church
5367 5341 or visit our website - www.u3abacchus.org.au
Ballan Anglers Inc (St Paul’s) - Services 11.15am every Sunday.
Meeting second Wednesday every month. Hudsons Hotel, B3 Community
MEETINGS 7.30pm. More anglers and families needed and welcome – Focused, family friendly church with a difference. Services
BacchChat @ Lerderderg Library 0400 003 936. every 2nd & 4th Sundays at Avenue Bowling Club, Main St,
1st Saturday of the Month,10am-12 noon.Various topics of Bacchus Marsh.
Bacchus Marsh CWA Day Branch
interest presented. Enquiries – 5366 7100 or www.moorabool. Bacchus Marsh Christian Church
Meets 2nd Thursday of each month at 10am at the Darley
vic.gov.au/libraries Sunday Services 10am with kids program. 222 Main St,
Hub, Wittick Street, Darley. Enquiries: 5368 7273.
CWA - The Marshians Night Branch Bacchus Marsh Bacchus Marsh. Enquiries 9028 2622.
Rose-Carers of Maddingley Park
Meet first Tuesday of month - The Hub, Wittick St, Darley, Bacchus Marsh Baptist Church
Working bees every 3rd Sunday of each month. All welcome.
7pm.  Enquiries - Gay Hooper 0413 350 012. Sundays, 10:30am, Worship Service and Children’s Program.
Enquiries - 0400 052 857.
Ballan & District CWA Phone 5367 6550 for more details.
Bacchus Marsh Family Drug Support Group Holy Trinity Anglican Church - Bacchus Marsh
Branch meetings – 2nd Thursday each month. RSL Hall, For Family Members who have a loved one affected by drugs.
Inglis St, Ballan, 7.30pm. All welcome - enquiries to 0407 992 Service Times - Bacchus Marsh - Sunday 9am and 5pm;
Enquiries - 1300 660 068.
767 or email ballandistrictcwa@gmail.com Balliang - 2nd Sunday 11am, 4th Sunday 9am; Myrniong – 1st
Alanon Support Group - for families of alcoholics & 3rd Sunday 11am. Enquiries – 5367 5362. 
Ballan District Vintage Machinery & Vehicle Club Meets at 10.30am on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month
Meetings - second Monday each month, 8pm. Tom Mullane Church of the Living God
at the Uniting Church Hall, Gisborne Road, Bacchus Marsh.
Pavilion, Ballan Racecourse Reserve. Enquiries – Brian 5368 Christian youth ministry and bible teaching. 2nd Sunday
Enq - 0421 222 717.
2255 or Ray 5368 1177. of every month, 5pm. Open to all ages. At 14 Darcy St,
Footscray Poultry Club (at Bacchus Marsh) Maddingley. Enq – 0408 260 727.
The Pottery Group Meetings held 2nd Sunday of month, 2pm. Poultry Pavilion.
Tuesday and Saturday 1pm-3pm, at the Public Park Hall Our Lady Help of Christians Korobeit
Racecourse Rec. Reserve, Balliang-Bacchus Marsh Rd,
(next to Tennis Courts), Stanley St, Gordon. All welcome. Mass every Saturday 6.30pm.
Bacchus Marsh. All welcome – Kerry 9741 9705.
Enquiries to Maureen 0447173031. Golden Harvest Christian Fellowship
Moorabool Mission Recovery Group MARKETS Non-denominational - Prayer every Sunday 10am, Men’s
KYB Monday evenings 6pm (0429 681 566.) Ladies KYB
Struggling with addiction; Pain from the past; family member Ballan Lions Club Market Wednesday 1pm (5367 6834).
out of control? Meeting weekly - Wednesday, 12.30pm – Next market – Saturday 2 February 2019.
Bacchus Marsh Life Church
Jean Oomes Room, Lerderderg Anglican
Library, Church
Bacchus Marsh. First Saturday each month - Inglis St, Ballan – 9am-1pm.
Meeting 10am every Sunday at the BM College Drama Room,
Enq- Pastor Merv Patton – 0412 290 036. Enquiries – 0402 390 080 (Wayne).
Parish of Bacchus Marsh in Grant Street. Enquiries Pastor Merv - 0412 290 036.
Vicar: Reverend Richard Litjens
St Bernard’s Bacchus Marsh Catholic Church
Gisborne Road
Anglican Church
( Next door to McDonald’s) VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Mass Times – Saturday- 5pm; Sunday – 8.30am & 10am.
Parish of Bacchus Marsh Thrifty Minx is a Not-For-Profit Bacchus Marsh Uniting Church Parish
Opportunity Shop/Café in Ballan.
Christmas Service Times
Vicar: Reverend Richard Litjens
Gisborne Road Services - St Andrew’s 9.30am every Sunday. Pentland Hills
( Next door to McDonald’s) Providing material aid and support to families 2pm 1st Sunday of month. Enquiries - 5367 2543 (office).
exiting domestic violence.

Christmas Service
Sunday 9th Times
If you would like to be part of a great volunteer team,
your help is hugely appreciated.
7.00pm Nine Lessons and Carols Bacchus Marsh All ages, abilities and skillsets welcome.
Sunday 9th December Contact 0484 501 162
7.00pm Eve
Nine -Lessons
Monday 24thBacchus
and Carols December
Marsh Thrifty Minx - the best way to be 25th December
3.00pm Family “Christingle” Service
Christmas Eve
visuals, - Monday
symbols and action 24th December
Christmas Story for Children and families through
connected to your community.
Christmas Luncheon
3.00pm Myrniong
6.00pm Family “Christingle” Service Will you be alone on Christmas Day?
Christmas Story for Children and families through
8.00pm Balliang
visuals, symbols and action
If so please come and join in a Christmas
6.00pm Midnight
11.00pm MyrniongService Bacchus Marsh
8.00pm Balliang Lunch to be held in the Holy Trinity Anglican
11.00pm Midnight Service Bacchus Marsh
Christmas Day - Tuesday 25th December Church Hall, Gisborne Road, Bacchus Marsh.
10.00am Christmas
Christmas Day Eucharist
Day - Tuesday 25thBacchus Marsh
December We would love your company.
10.00am Christmas Day Eucharist Bacchus Marsh 12 Noon for lunch at 12.30pm
Sunday 30th December
9.00am Sunday
Holy 30th December
Eucharist Bacchus Marsh
For catering purposes, we need to know you
9.00am Holy Eucharist Bacchus Marsh are coming by December 11th.
New Years Day - Tuesday 1st January Please ring Marion on 0432 719 440
New Years
10.00am Day
Holy - Tuesday
Eucharist 1stMarsh
Bacchus January
10.00am Holy Eucharist Bacchus Marsh
or Iris on 0408 106 733
Pickup can be arranged (Wheelchairs welcome)
Catering by Deb of the Greedy Grub Cafe, Darley
Funded by Community gifts and donations and supported by
Holy Trinity Anglican Church, St Andrew’s Uniting Church and
Moorabool Council.

8.30 pm – Midnight
$20 Single / $40 Family
BYO Drinks - Supper Provided
RSVP: lethal1965@outlook.com or 0417 323 604
By Friday 21st December 2018
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Quality Family Home Water

sell well
plimented by manicured
gardens and close to many
recreation, dining and shop-
ping options.
The Ballarat suburb of Lake
59 Darley Drive, Darley $600,000-$640,000 Wendouree recorded the
Quality built Shane Cook Home the double garage & past that is the Laundry with full cabinetry, 2 other third highest sale in Region-
situated on generous, elevated study/theatre room. Following on generous bedrooms, both with BIRs al Victoria of 2018 to date
1,000sqm block of land. A bright, there is the formal living room with and a quality family bathroom all with a four-bedroom house
spacious home only 7 years young. beautiful gas log fire & at the back with 2.7mtr ceilings throughout. on Sturt Street selling for
As you enter the property you are of the home is the open plan kitchen Ducted heating & split system to the $3.1 million in February.
greeted by a grand hallway leading with large amounts of storage, master bedroom. Around 26 squares A modern masterpiece with
GIL KING lap pool and striking views
to the spacious master bedroom on meals, family area that flows out to of living & 30 squares under roof,
the left with WIR & quality ensuite, the undercover entertaining area & this would make a brilliant family CEO, REIV in Ocean Grove’s Orton
to the right there is internal access to enjoys views off into the distance. home. Street sold for $3.07 million
Regional Victoria has in April.
been the star of the Victo- Not much separated num-
rian property market in 2018 ber five and six on the list: a
with a healthy increase in stunning six bedroom, two-
the median house price as level home close to Point
well as some stand out sales. Lonsdale Lighthouse and a
Proximity to water was the Ravenswood manor which
shared key component of both sold for $2.85 million.
the top five country sales They were followed by a
this year. four-bedroom masterpiece
The apex sale was 6 Carr in Lorne which was snapped
Street in Victoria’s most ex- up for $2.6 million.
pensive regional postcode, Coming in at number eight
Barwon Heads which sold was 7 Balmoral Court, Rip-
for $4.15 million in July. The pleside with a $2.6 mil-
Cape Cod style stunner in a lion price tag, followed by
prime location on a 1391 sqm another Lake Wendouree
block boasts Barwon River property – 143 Wendouree
frontage complete with a Parade – at $2.6 million and
boat ramp, moorings and at number 10 was an archi-
jetty. tectural home on 50 acres
The second highest sale was in Mount Franklin at $2.55
for 48 Eastern Beach Road, million.
Geelong, which exchanged To find out more about sales
hands for $4 million. The in your area, visit the REIV
five-bedroom house is com- website Market Insight page.

140 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh 5367 2333
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The Moorabool Newssentimentality.
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CANCER—June 22-July 22
Your competitors are on their toes and you can’t afford
to be off guard. This is the time to crank everything up a

Stars & Puzzles

notch - anything could happen.
LEO—July 23-August 22
Educational activities increase and travel prospects are
bright. A self indulgent streak may surface, so make a
special effort to stick to your diet and stay within the
VIRGO—August 23-September 22
QUICK PUZZLE Business and travel blend through the week, but romance

★★★★★★★★ ✯✯✯✯✯✯
may have to take a temporary back seat. Avoid impulses
when making purchases. The accent should be on quality
and value.
LIBRA—September 23-October 22
★★★★★★★★ Important contacts may be made after the weekend. Don’t
be shy about promoting your special skills. A relative
impresses you with a rare display of compassion and
ARIES—March 21-April 20
SCORPIO—October 23-November 21
Creative activities are spotlighted. This is a prime time
for pursuing artistic activities. In matters involving shared The keyword is recycle. Sometimes old ideas are the best
finances, caution is critical. Romantic intuition pays off. - perhaps you could put some of them to good use. Self
disipline is strong if planning a commonsense diet
TAURUS—April 21-May 22
Your judgement may be clouded when it comes to SAGITTARIUS—November 22-December 22
evaluating your own performance. The opinions of Don’t wait too long before making your moves - someone
outsiders are worth considering. Community interests could beat you to the punch. Relationships accent the
dominate your times through the weekend. intellectual side. A bonus of some sort may arrive after
the weekend.
GEMINI—May 23-June 21
This week sees you examining at least two different CAPRICORN—December 23-January 20
issues. Careerwise, review all evidence before making a Petty jealousies all but disappear from the workplace and
pronouncement. The romantic picture brightens, thanks harmony returns to the home front too. Assignments
to your partner’s sentimentality. become less repetitious. Variety spruces up your personal
NO. 9082 CANCER—June 22-July 22
Your competitors are on their toes and you can’t afford AQUARIUS—January 21-February 19
1. Famous steeple- 1. Laugh (6) to be off guard. This is the time to crank everything up a Business and friendship may blend surprisingly well.
chase (5-8) 2. Approximately (5) notch - anything could happen. Culture and romance mix nicely too. This a good week
8. Piloted (5) 3. Forceful (7) LEO—July 23-August 22 for attending concerts or visiting galleries and museums.
9. Match (7) 4. Friend (4)
10. Season (6) 5. Bar (5) Educational activities increase and travel prospects are PISCES—February 20-March 20
11. Firm (6) 6. Outstanding (7) bright. A self indulgent streak may surface, so make a When it comes to relationships or friends, you excel in
12. Particle (5) 7. Pantry (6) special effort to stick to your diet and stay within the the role of counsellor. Your objective approach also lets
14. Rage (5) 13. Vegetable (7) budget. you stand back and plan your career path.
18. Infuriate (6) 15. Baffle (7)
20. Joined (6) 16. Dog (6) VIRGO—August 23-September 22 BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK
23. Mug (7) 17. Stick (6) Business and travel blend through the week, but romance You are compassionate and sympathetic but you can be
24. Big (5) 19. Serious (5) may have to take a temporary back seat. Avoid impulses too emotional and decisive. A strong positive outside
25. Disgraceful (13) 21. Pulse (5) when making purchases. The accent should be on quality influence can lead you to a career expansion. Poetry and
22. Sluggish (4) and value. other creative expressions are highlighted.
CRYPTIC PUZZLE LIBRA—September 23-October 22
1. A not very good stand-in, without the tan? (4,9). 8. Important contacts may be made after the weekend. Don’t
Half the battle is getting it into the name (5). 9. The pair be shy about promoting your special skills. A relative

go off, set on bringing back the thieves (7). 10. Favour- impresses you with a rare display of compassion and
ing at the moment, temporarily (3,3). 11. Don’t forget to generosity.
bring home (6). 12. Over half of that goes to the nipper
(5). 14. Paid out for all in (5). 18. All of a tremble about SCORPIO—October 23-November 21
the escaped potential killer (6). 20. Shopkeeper who’s
always hanging about? (6). 23. A girl, is it, in a bath NUMBER GAME
The keyword is recycle. Sometimes old ideas are the best
- perhaps you could put some of them to good use. Self
unwinding? (7). 24. Remove all traces of lead from? (5). disipline is strong if planning a commonsense diet
25. An awfully long time (5,8). ANSWER BELOW
SAGITTARIUS—November 22-December 22
1. Be disgustingly procrastinatory? (3,3). 2. After that, Don’t wait too long before making your moves - someone
more retarded (5). 3. A Neopolitan craft? (7). 4. A police- could beat you to the punch. Relationships accent the
man is coming round for rogues (4). 5. Say you will get intellectual side. A bonus of some sort may arrive after
on well with (5). 6. Going on, but not flying (2,5). 7. Point the weekend.
at the falling sleet, as you get nice and comfortable (6).
13. Or, caught, has to be put inside for a month (7). 15. CAPRICORN—December 23-January 20
Sign saying “Left” that takes a number in (7). 16. Hold Petty jealousies all but disappear from the workplace and
on to what you should operate with our foot (6). 17. Reg harmony returns to the home front too. Assignments
is touring round an EEC country (6). 19. The letter starts become less repetitious. Variety spruces up your personal
here (5). 21. Sound of an aircraft, clear as can be (5). relationships.
22. Be forced to partake of (4).
AQUARIUS—January 21-February 19
Business and friendship may blend surprisingly well.
SOLUTIONS - CROSSWORD NO. 9081 Culture and romance mix nicely too. This a good week
(plane). 22, Have.
ten-t . 16, Clutch. 17, Gr-EEC-e. 19, Aitch. 21, Plain
for attending concerts or visiting galleries and museums.
Agree. 6, In train. 7, N-estle. 13, O-c-to-be-r. 15, Por-
Across - 1, Nightcap. 6, Alps. 8, Plus. 9, Spitfire. 10,
Down - 1, Put off. 2, Later. 3, Ice-boat. 4, I-MP-s. 5, PISCES—February 20-March 20
Stair. 11, Roller. 13, Nephew. 15, Safety. 17, Appeal. 19, When it comes to relationships or friends, you excel in
Trite. 22, Triangle. 23, Oval. 24, Grit. 25, Temerity. the role of counsellor. Your objective approach also lets
al. 20, Draper. 23, Tab-it-ha. 24, Erase. 25, Harsh sen-
Down - 2, Inlet. 3, Hashish. 4, Cash. 5, Primrose. 6, you stand back and plan your career path.
For now. 11, Recall. 12, Too-th(at). 14, Spent. 18, L-eth-
Awful. 7, Perfect. 12, Twilight. 14, Emperor. 16, Fervour.
Across - 1, Pale imitation. 8, (bat)T-it-le. 9, Pira-tes. 10,
18, Exact. 20, Trait. 21, Germ. BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK
You are compassionate and sympathetic but you can be
ter. 17, Adhere. 19, Grave. 21, Throb. 22, Idle.
too emotional and decisive. A strong positive outside
Across - 1,Cur-rents. 6, Tub-a. 8, Part. 9, Mode-rate.
6, Notable. 7, Larder. 13, Parsnip. 15, Nonplus. 16, Set-
influence can lead you to a career expansion. Poetry and
10, Per-I-L. 11, Sen-I-or. 13, Gob-let. 15, Arrest. 17, St-
Down - 1, Guffaw. 2, About. 3, Dynamic. 4, Ally. 5, Ingot.
other creative expressions are highlighted.
ring. 19, S-pace. 22, Le-banes-e. 23, A-bet. 24, Blue.
20, United. 23, Tankard. 24, Large. 25, Reprehensible.
25, Sergea-(pi)nt.
Autumn. 11, Stable. 12, Speck. 14, Anger. 18, Enrage.
Down - 2, U-sage. 3, Re-trial. 4, N-a-me. 5, Sides-man.
Across - 1, Grand National. 8, Flown. 9, Lighter. 10,
6, Tur-I-n. 7, Buttons. 12, Staggers. 14, Oat-me-al. 16,
Rep-lace. 18, Inane (anag.). 20, Clean. 21, Pear (pair).
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Lions knock on
door of four
By Todd Whelan

Results – Week ending Sunday 9 December

Darley’s First XI sit within a game and percentage outside
the top four after their four wicket win on the road against
Ballarat-Redan on Saturday 8 December.
The Lions resumed their run chase needing a further 130
(runs) with nine wickets in hand.
Opening batsman Lachie Herring did not add to his score
from stumps at day one after he was caught out for 14 with
the score on 43. English import Rick Moore didn’t last much
longer, trapped in front of the wicket for a patient 31 with the
Lions still 113 shy of the target.
Playing coach Mick Alexander joined Hispathata Wickra-
masinghe at the crease with the game in the balance. The
Sri Lankan import was later dismissed for 10 and the Lions
needing to consolidate, now 4/67.
Bradley Barnes and Alexander put on a match winning 63
run partnership for the fifth wicket before their departures.
Barnes fell with the score on 130 and Alexander shortly af-
ter to throw some caution into the wind with the Lions still
needing another 35. Ryan Ali (16no) and Ben Longhurst
(18no) put to bed any thoughts of an old fashioned ‘choke’,
seeing out the run chase and leading the Lions to their fifth
win in a row.
Lions coach (Mick) Alexander was relieved to bank the
points and move on.
“It wasn’t pretty, but I was very happy we were able to get
the job done,” he said. BACCHUS MARSH

Charlotte Todd. Photo BFL Poppy Douglas. Photo BFL On a personal front Alexander would be happy with his
own return to form with the bat but played down his knock

From grassroots netball

for a look at a bigger picture.
“Next week is the key...if we can turn (at Christmas) five
wins and five losses - that would be a great result (given the
0/5 start to the season).”

to state reps
“(A) win and we will be right back in the thick of it but
Golden Point (third) on the road is a huge challenge for us.”
“For the club as a whole, it was great having all sides return
with a win,” Alexander said.
“If things go well over the next two-weeks then we could
By Meg Kennedy the opportunity to develop skills both on and off the field. have all sides either in the top four or just outside.”
“By making the state team it has opened up so many
Two young gun netball players from Bungaree will be opportunities for the development of my netball and myself,”
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said Charlotte.
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Darley has made their intentions clear early ahead of the Club’s 100th year in football.
Numbers exceeded 40 on the track for the opening night of training at Masons Lane last
week. (Photos - Todd Whelan)

Darley the new ‘home’

for graham
By Todd Whelan

Boom Devils recruit Nick Graham has cited family culture and a thriving youth policy as
the two major factors luring him to the Darley Football Club for season 2019.
Graham, 25, is certain to be one of the biggest ‘pick-ups’ in country football this off-season, a
real feather in the Devil’s cap given the demand for post AFL players’ signatures.
The talented midfielder joins the Devils after five seasons and 46 games with AFL club

Ballan Cricket
“I’d been down here (Darley) a couple of times over the last year or so, my brother (Brian)
obviously plays here,” he said.
“The way they (Darley) made my family feel was a big pull, it really drew me to the club.”
Graham is primed to have an immediate impact at Darley given his ‘Midfield’ coach
All junior and senior cricket in the Ballarat & District Cricket Association was washed out
“I bring some experience to the midfield... and Heath Scotland was pretty keen for me to
over the weekend, including Darley Cricket.
share my knowledge with the young playing group.”
“Bringing the Under 19s through was something that drew me (to the club) as well.” he said. The Ballan club held their Christmas breakup at the Recreation Reserve on the Saturday
“I was big on a Club that just didn’t bring players in, and that actually had home-grown night with Santa arriving to spread the Christmas cheer to the kids, and the bigger kids
talent. (Michael Vallance pictured). Photo- Chris Thom.
“I think we had seven Under 19s play last year and hopefully (next season) that will help
drive the standards.”
While Graham was obviously excited about his new role, there will be one player he will
need to keep in check - his brother, Brian.
“I’ll certainly let him know if he doesn’t give me the footy,” Nick said with tongue in cheek.
The future combination of Nick and Brian Graham through the Darley midfield will provide
Brad ‘coffs’ up
its fair share of challenges for opposition teams. The prospect of a third Graham (Chris)
returning to Darley wasn’t out of the question either as Nick spoke after his first night on the
track with his new Devils.
“I’m in his ear a fair bit but he has a young family so obviously that comes first,” he said.
number eight
Ballan Bowling Club
“We’re still hopeful, you just never know.”
David Myers held the accolade of
seven club championship titles to
his name for a long time, until Brad
Coffey came along and equalled his
record in 2017.
The 2018 tournament saw Brad Coffey
edge to victory at the Ballan Bowling
Club Men’s Club Championship, to
claim number eight victory.
Mr Coffey defeated Marcus Darley,
25-14, telling the Ballan Bowling Club
facebook page the match was a very
tight tussle throughout the afternoon.
“At times I felt I really had to dig
deep to come away the winner.
“I went into the match thinking I
have been in good form lately, but
knew Marcus plays a very solid game
and would keep the pressure right
up. So I wanted to make sure I got off
Ballan Golf Club to a good start,” he said.
Mr Darley said Cof got off to a flying
Results - Week ending Saturday 15 December start.
Wednesday – Mens & Ladies. “I felt I was bowling okay, but he
Winner John Fitzgerald (26) 39 points, Runner-up Jimmy Walsh (23) 37 points. had all the shots when it counted and
Magpie - 14th Michael Di Fiore. NTP - 15th Chris Tudor. to give a player like Brad a start; it’s
Saturday Stroke never easy to come back from that.
(3 Person Cross Country) “He played a hell of a game and I
congratulate him - I will be back to
First - Ian Godkin, Anthony Moore, Ian Bragge 58-7-51.
tackle him again next year,” he said.
Second - Lorna Musgrove, Pat Clifford, Rick Roden 62-10.3-51.7.
Mr Coffey now becomes an eight-
Third - Chris Tudor, Don Wickson, Frank White 61-8.7-52.3. time club champion at Ballan and
Fourth - Brian Clifford, Peter Clifford, Stuart Miller 63-10.5-52.5. will progress on to the ‘Champion of
NTPs - 2nd Hugh Miller, 13th Peter Di Fiore, 15th Ian Godkin, 16th Rick Roden.  Champions’ at the end of the year. Brad Coffey. Photo BBC
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Tornado storms home for local ID18 win

By Michael Howard race everyone wants to win and I’ve won one,” Kate said. The challengers threatened in the running line; first Save
“I can’t believe how lucky I am in my career to win the races Our Pennys, then Tough Monarch, but Tornado Valley saw
Inter Dominion Trotting Final I’ve won. It’s astonishing.”
Andy said the pair had “been fortunate to have a lot of good
them all off.
At the turn it was Sky Petite who emerged from three-wide
A BLISTERING beginning and brave finish saw horses win a lot of big races but to win an Inter Dominion is and loomed next to Tornado Valley, fighting on brilliantly
Tornado Valley capture the TAB Inter Dominion Trotting the ultimate”. before losing by only a neck in the hands of talented young
Championship in the hands of reinswoman Kate Gath, who “We just love this horse, he just knows how to win, and we reinsman Ryan Duffy for trainer Michael Stanley.
became the first female to salute in the great race. are very fortunate to have him in our stable.”
But it was to be Tornado Valley and Kate Gath’s night.
Long Forest trainer Andy Gath and Kate, his wife, again Kate flew from the gates from her widest front row draw and
proved a formidable force in Australasian racing with a found the front after 300m, pocketing the second favourite “Leading early was that little bit of luck we needed to be
thrilling victory last Saturday night by a neck from surprise and well-fancied Kiwi Speeding Spur. hard to beat and once we led, I was happy, but I burned really
packet Sky Petite, saluting in front of packed stands at It would be the critical move, with Tornado Valley in control hard to lead,” Kate said.
Tabcorp Park Melton. out in front as they notched a moderate lead time into a 30.2 “I came out pretty aggressively to get him across. Everything
“To win the Inter Dominion tonight blows my mind. It’s the first quarter. fell into place and I’m pretty lucky,” she said.

Tabcorp Park 15 December 2018. Inter Dominion Trotting Championship Grand Final (Group 1). Winner: Tornado Valley (6). Trainer: Andy Gath. Driver: Kate Gath.
Photo: Stuart McCormick.

Pacing Tiger roars past the post

By Michael Howard New Zealand Trotting Cup, McCarthy and Tiger Tara got the punch the breeze for much of the running, but the favoured
one they wanted: the $500,000 Group 1. All Stars pair Spankem and Cruz Bromac wouldn’t emerge
to make their challenge until the final lap.
Inter Dominion Pacing Final “I think it’s going to take a while to sink in but at the moment
it’s unbelievable,” McCarthy said. With a blistering third quarter of the final mile Tiger Tara
HAVING knocked on the door and been brave so often Tiger “They are sensational these nights. The crowd is amazing, found separation and that was all she wrote, saluting by
Tara bashed it down with a barnstorming victory in the 2018 14.4m from a fantastic Our Uncle Sam with Spankem and
just an unbelievable atmosphere. To be able to win these
Cruz Bromac filling out the first four.
TAB Pacing Inter Dominion Championship. sorts of races is something you dream about as a kid, to be
But the night belonged to one.
A take-no-prisoners Todd McCarthy drive shot Kevin able to come here and do it tonight is pretty special.”
“He felt really good,” McCarthy said. “He got a bit of a
Pizzuto’s pacer to the lead in the early stages and with a After enormous consternation surrounded race tactics breather nice and early there and I knew it was going to be on
26.2-second third quarter and a track record smashing 1:53.9 during the week the game plan was thrown out when Mach in the last three quarters. He felt good down the back straight
mile rate he broke their hearts to salute in style. Doro crossed to the lead in the early stages before handing and I thought it was time to go and if we were good enough,
After an enormous campaign that stretches back to October’s up to Tiger Tara. we’d be good enough. It worked out terrific, he’s such a gutsy
Pryde’s EasiFeed Victoria Cup win and a brave second in the Victorian hope San Carlo emerged from the pegs and would horse and I’m so lucky to drive him.”

Tabcorp Park 15 December 2018. Inter Dominion Pacing Championship Grand Final (Group 1). Winner: Tiger Tara (7). Trainer: Kevin Pizzuto. Driver: Todd McCarthy.
Photo: Stuart McCormick.
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Bacchus Marsh Little Athletics

State Relay Championships

The Bacchus Marsh Centre was represented by four teams at

the Little Athletics Victoria Relay Championships at Lakeside
Stadium, Albert Park on Saturday.
The 4x200 metre events were first up for the day. The Under
14 Boys team, consisting of Lincoln Braszell, Jonas Cukavac,
Hayden Lloyd and Ryan Lister ran well finishing 7th in their
heat. Next on the track for Bacchus Marsh were the Under 11
girls - Evie Ducas, Temi Olaitan, Shameka Grero and Mackenzie
Estlick. The girls enjoyed their experience competing at this
level and finished 8th in their heat.
After the lunch break the Mixed 4x100 metre heats were
held. First up were the Under 11 team of Evie Ducas, Murphy
Harrington, Alex Lloyd and Mackenzie Estlick. Although
finishing 4th in their heat, a fast first heat saw them narrowly
miss a spot in the final. The next event saw the winning Under
10 team from the Region Championships on the track - Nicholas
Ide, Sarah Burton, Ellie Conroy and Nelson Banigo. The team
ran a strong race to win their heat and qualify for the final later
in the afternoon. The final was expected to be a tight tussle,
with the top four qualifying teams separated by less than a Under 10 Mixed Team. Photos - submitted Girls Under 11 Team.
second. Bacchus Marsh got off to a good start with Nicholas Ide
changing over to Sarah Burton who ran the second leg down the
back straight. Sarah passed to the youngest member of the team,
Ellie Conroy who battled it out over the third leg. Nelson Banigo
anchored the team down the front straight and gobbled up his
opponents one by one, to sneak the team into a podium position
and claim the bronze medal for the Marsh. 
The athletes put in many hours of training for the
Championships, as did the coaches Karen Lloyd, Chantelle
Estlick, Gina Vasquez and Kate Conroy.
During the Championships, Little Athletics Victoria’s CEO
Anthony McIntosh and President Colin Segota made a special
presentation to Nelson Banigo. Nelson was presented with his
70m & 200m Australian Best Performance from the State Track
& Field Championships held in February.
Little Aths will now take a break for the Christmas holidays
and return to competition on Saturday 12 January.
Entries for the 2019 State Combined Events Championships to
be held on February 2 & 3 at Lakeside Stadium close on January
16 while entries for the 2019 Region Track & Field Carnival
on February 16 & 17 close on January 28.  Refer to the Centre Nelson Banigo was presented with his Australian Best
website for more information. Boys Under 14 Team. Performance Certificates.

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