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Tuesday 8 January, 2019 Serving Ballan and district since 1872 Phone 5368 1966 Vol 13 No 1

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E.coli detected in Pykes

A popular aquatic recreation reservoir in and early autumn of 2018. Despite the E.coli is an environmental strain, and The treatment process at Western Water’s
Moorabool has temporarily been closed. extensive monitoring and effort, further also to monitor the overall levels of E.coli. Myrniong Water Filtration Plant includes
Pykes Creek at Myrniong was closed for investigations did not find the source,” the “Public safety is a priority, and the a multi-barrier approach which ensures
recreational use on Thursday 3 January spokesperson said. reservoir will remain closed until the drinking water safety and quality for
until further notice. “However, research and expert advice water quality has been declared safe local residents. Additionally, testing prior
indicated it was likely the E.coli present in within recreation guideline limits.”
A spokesperson for Southern Rural Water to and after treatment is undertaken on a
the reservoir was an environmental strain The reservoir is also the water supply for
said the closure was due to the detection daily basis.
that ‘blooms’ in suitable conditions.” the township of Myrniong and Western
of high levels of E.coli after regular Southern Rural Water said in conjunction Water has assured its customers their The Moorabool News will have updated
monitoring. with experts in the field, they are drinking water is safe, and that they can information in the 15 January edition on
“The reservoir was closed after similar undertaking further sampling and testing continue to drink and use their tap water the E.coli present in Pykes Creek, after
levels were found in the summer at Pykes Creek Reservoir to determine if as they normally do. SRW complete their testing and research.

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Gordon residents pull media stunt

to get attention
in Wadawurrung meant
I can confirm there will only ‘monster’ so “Moorabool
shire is the monster shire,”
be three trees removed, he said.
none of them in the main street, “We don’t want to be anoth-
er Ballan or Bacchus Marsh,”
and 22 trees will be planted. was a common catch cry.
- Derek Madden (CEO MSC) “I’m an archaeologist and
any works over 500-metres
By Helen Tatchell awareness of what is hap- requires a heritage study.
pening,” Alicia Gordon said How far is it from the pub to
A small branch of Gordon on a facebook post. the hall?” one lady asked.
residents has caused a fren- Scott Graham admitted to The group again had been
zy amongst locals as they the Moorabool News via fa- misinformed.
took to social media saying cebook “the tree issue is the The Stage 1 streetscape
21-trees in the main street issue to get us talking.” works are to improve the
were to get axed by Moora- One Gordon local said he landscape and safety in the
bool Council. believed the meeting was all Main street in the vicinity of
They say they’ve been mis- about chopping down the Russell and Lyndhurst street
led by council after uncover- trees. intersections.
ing ‘plans’, from November “I along with others were The works, due to start mid-
2017, on council’s website conned that it was all about February, include drainage
that show a proposed three- the removal of the trees. The improvements, new bins to
staged main street upgrade meeting was so negative I replace existing, improved
that includes red crosses on had to leave,” he said. parking, relocated bus stops, back we’ve had, to deliver in future improvements “Out of all this I have only
21-trees for removal. Council a new traffic island at Rus- what is needed for a growing through the township,” he
The 50-60 people who at- had three phone calls and
denies they have misled the sell street intersection and community and deliver it in said.
tended the meeting in good four emails which tells me
community. better pedestrian connectiv- a manner that respects the
faith of ‘saving the trees’, Cr Toohey responded to the overwhelming response
The group went to great ity, including a path to the
soon heard the meeting was ambience and beauty that is community members at
lengths to protest the al- primary school. from the Gordon commu-
about “lack of community the hamlet of Gordon.” the meeting voicing their
leged action by tying yellow Whatever the plans, the nity is extremely positive,
engagement and consulta- Cr Toohey said these out- concern that he is not con-
ribbons around the main current plan, from numer- saying “good on you and get
tion”. This was in reference comes are nothing to do tactable and does not return
street trees, only to have con- ous community consultation
to Stage 1 $350,000 budgeted with what council wants. phone calls or emails. on with the job.”
firmed by Moorabool Mayor meetings with Ward Coun-
streetscape works to begin “This is over a decade of
Paul Tatchell at a commu- cillor Pat Toohey over the
in the area and included a
nity meeting last Thursday
evening in the public hall,
further 22-trees to be plant-
last two years, indicates the
works to be implemented
continued consultation with
the community of Gordon, Street works in Gordon
ed. This also caused an up- to put forward their aspira-
only three trees were on the
chopping block, and they
roar as the group wanted to
be consulted further on the
are “what the community
wants, not what council tions for the future, to put to improve look, safety
wants.” forward how they wanted
were in Russell street, off the types of trees and did not Gordon to look going for-
The proposal was brought Streetscape works are about to start in Main St,
main street that is the old want crepe myrtles. ward, and to make sure we
Western Highway. to council and approved to Gordon, to improve the landscape and safety in
Local indigenous resident intermingle the improve-
be included in the budget. the Main St in the vicinity of Russell and Lyndhurst
“Looking for something Barry Gilson said he has ments with preserving the
that isn’t there can only lead “As a councillor for the com- Streets.
lived in Gordon all his life beauty of Gordon as it cur-
to frustration,” Cr Tatchell munity of Gordon, I have a. Drainage improvements
and his family for maybe rently is.
said. taken on broader and wider b. Removal of 3 small trees and planting of 22 new
100,000 years and spoke “Over the past couple of
opinions from the communi-
“The organiser’s made a lot about the trees. years, we have been able ones.
ty of their needs. We have a
of noise, made a lot of media “There is nothing wrong to bring forward the plan c. 3 new seats along with some low stone walls
lot of young families, a wide
and made a lot of allegations; with these trees, maybe a and discuss with the com- d.  2 new bins with surrounds to replace existing
sector of youth and aged in
the only thing not made was couple of them, but the flow- munity the ability to deliver green bins on stands
Gordon who all have needs
common sense. ering gums nothing wrong an outcome which takes on
we need to address, includ- e. 2 new bike hoops
“People do funny things, at all. ing improved infrastructure board the input of the needs f. New kerb alignment that replaces existing kerb
but we don’t always laugh,” “$350,000 is a lot of money. for any intersections, which of the wider community of
he said. I reckon I could buy a $30
and decreases amount of paved area
is one where these works Gordon. It is not just about
So, was it all just a media chainsaw and cut all those g. Improved parking
will be undertaken, which is the loudest voice or the
stunt, after the group was trees down,” he told the in the vicinity of the hall, the squeaky wheel, it is about h. Relocated bus stops
seen on 9 News Western laughing crowd. post office and the Gordon giving a quality outcome for i. New traffic island at Russell Street intersection
Victoria and in the Ballarat “I’m a taxpayer and a rate- Bleu area. the needs of the people at j. Better pedestrian connectivity including a path to
Courier? payer and they won’t be cut- “We will be making sure we Gordon. I’m very confident the primary school
“The concern for the trees ting my trees down, there is put forward a quality out- the community will see the k. Paved and landscaped areas at front of public hall
and the yellow ribbon cam- nothing wrong with them.” come for the community of works and then have further and post office
paign was just to gather Mr Gilson said Moorabool Gordon, based on the feed- opportunity to participate

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Farm tours for teachers By Meg Kennedy

In our fast-paced world it’s easy to believe food magically appears on the
supermarket shelf; but in reality, it is the result of thousands of workers who
make up the backbone of Australia’s agriculture industry.
Local Balliang farmers Chris and Kate Sharkey have taken it upon themselves
to show the behind the scenes of food production, creating Boundary Fence
Farm Tours, which aims to give a hands-on experience for visitors about the
The idea for Boundary Fence came around two years ago, as co-owner
Kate Sharkey says the opportunity arose to speak with a number of Food
Technology teachers. She realised some were struggling with a change in their
course curriculum, and thus the idea for a hands-on, real-world experience
for both students and teachers was born.
“I felt on a practical level I could facilitate an opportunity for the teachers
to visit our farm, speak directly with my husband Chris and other full-time
professional food producers to help with the ‘knowledge gap’, and give
teachers more confidence around their course curriculum,” she said.
The tour includes a paddock walk to inspect a food crop, seeing farm
technology such as weather stations and solar pumps at work, as well as
viewing livestock, visiting grain silos and a stone-mill.
The tours are designed to give a balanced view, align with the course
curriculum, and no questions are off-limits.
Ms Sharkey says a gap in education, as well as a growing urbanised
population, the rise of social media and modern society’s abundance of food
has “led to the true value of our food producers to be lost.”
She also hopes that Victoria will see mandatory agricultural education
in primary schools, following the path of New South Wales’ recent
implementation in its curriculum.
“Agriculture plays such a vital role in the wider community, from growing
food and fibre to managing the environment and helping create job
opportunities,” she said.
“It’s hoped the tours will continue to be a useful resource not only for teachers,
but related industry groups whom otherwise may not have the opportunity
to visit a commercial farm, to see first-hand modern-day food production and
the challenges and opportunities that go with it.”
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Vale Ken Stanley

By Meg Kennedy an aged-care home in Corio; in 1991 Ken You have done so much in your life, and up
and Pam moved to the ‘Stanley Empire’ in until recently, I know that you have enjoyed
A well-known face in the Bacchus Marsh Pentland Hills, where he lived up until his every minute,” she wrote.
community has been remembered for his passing. His sense of humour carried with him until
quick wit, sense of humour and thirst for Family members spoke of their lives with the end, as a slideshow included a picture
adrenaline. Ken, often referring to his larrikin personality
of him posing in a coffin, during which
Attendees vastly outnumbered the amount and friendliness to everyone he met.
of available seats at Michael Crawford attendees erupted in laughter.
His son Mark said that his father had
Funerals Chapel on Monday 17 December, “travelled in many circles, touched lots of Mrs Stanley concluded her eulogy saying
as family and friends paid their respects to lives - just look how many are here today,” that “there is now a huge gap in our lives,
beloved Pentland Hills resident Kenneth and recalled a time in his childhood in which but lots of great memories…he would be
‘Ken’ Gordon Stanley. Ken was an expert at “anything mechanical”, honoured [by how many people are here
Ken passed away suddenly on Sunday 10 joking that he always knew the correct way today].”
December at 71-years of age, after battling on “how hard to shut a door, the rolling “But he also would have said, ‘What did you
stage four lung cancer for the past five years. (roller)?? door, how hard to turn a tap on and expect? I deserve it’.”
A familiar figure in the Bacchus Marsh and off…”
Ken is survived by his wife Pam, children
surrounding community, Ken was a member In a touching eulogy, Ken’s wife Pam said
Mark and Kaylene, and grandchildren Jacob,
of Pentland Hills Landcare, as well as a keen that he “definitely wasn’t perfect, though he
Ethan, Prue and Noah.
ultralight aeroplane flyer and motorcyclist. thought he was, and I loved him… he was
Ken was born in Werribee on 9 October 1947 my soulmate.”
to Garnet and Dora, spending his childhood “He loved a challenge, which is probably
in Rushworth, before his family moved to why we made 49 years of marriage,” she said.
Bacchus Marsh in 1956 where he attended the Ken owned several ultralight aeroplanes that
Bacchus Marsh Primary and High Schools. he flew regularly and would often be found
Following the completion of his education in racing his motorcycles at the Phillip Island
Year 11, Ken worked odd jobs around town, racetrack, even after his cancer diagnosis.
including at the local chemist, post office, and “He was an adrenaline junkie, his flying
completing farm work, often riding horses at and racing kept him young and kept his
Chesterfield Farm on Pentland Hills. blood pressure down, so he told me,” said
After moving back to Rushworth in 1967, Mrs Stanley.
he met his wife, Pam, at a young farmer’s Ken’s daughter Kaylene wrote a eulogy, read
function, and they lived and worked on dairy by celebrant Terri Beirne, which joked about
farms, followed by the birth of his daughter her father’s “few quirks that drove me mad,”
Kaylene and son Mark. and that he was “sometimes embarrassing
A number of years later and following and inappropriate,” but wrote that he “was so
a move to Stanhope in northern-central smart. Unbelievably smart. Very ambitious,
Victoria; a 12-month trip around Australia; hard-working, kind and loving.”
owning a caravan park in Anglesea and “I definitely cannot describe you as boring.

Revved up with donations

Blue Light shines

By Meg Kennedy “I was jigging around a bit, and they said,
‘Wow Mrs, you can really dance!’ which was
Eight members of the Bacchus Marsh Blue quite funny,” she said.
Light Branch were presented with a Life Moorabool Youth Resource Officer Senior
Membership award last month, which Constable Jim Ross said the Bacchus Marsh
recognised their contribution and dedication Blue Light would cease to exist without the
to the branch over the years. ongoing and dedicated voluntary service the
Cath Maclean, Beryl Bradshaw, Trevor committee provides to the branch and the
Johnstone, Brett Ellens, Robyn Lavery, events.
James Ross, Greg Atterbury and Lianne “Both police and community members
Brick were awarded a lifetime achievement volunteer their time to ensure a safe
By Meg Kennedy but over the years the club has expanded
for volunteering with the branch, which environment for all that attend…
their reach.
You wouldn’t think that vintage cars and originally formed in 2006. congratulations and thank you to the
Darley Neighbourhood House was again
community groups have much in common, The Bacchus Marsh Blue Light Branch recipients for their endless support and work
a recipient of a donation from the Marsh
but a Bacchus Marsh club has combined the provides entertainment free from alcohol, over the many years,” he said.
Rodders, following last year’s donation,
two together to help the local community. which allowed a glass mosaic tabletop to be drug and violence for young people, as Snr Const. Ross also noted the Blue Light’s
Local vintage car club Marsh Rodders has built for the centre. well as providing positive opportunities for partnership with CFA Juniors and the
donated $10,000 from their last swap meet youth to engage with each other, the police support of Arbee Real Estate and the Bacchus
“We are incredibly grateful for this very
and car show to local Bacchus Marsh groups and the community. Marsh Community Bank.
generous donation. It was again a fantastic
in the area; including Mambourin Special evening and we feel very honoured to be Beryl Bradshaw, a recipient of the Life “Over the years we have operated, our
School, Darley Neighbourhood House, included,” said Neighbourhood House Achievement, has been with the Bacchus insurance cost has increased 100 per cent,
Bacchus Marsh RSL, BMFNC, Bacchus Manager Renae Knight. Marsh Blue Light for ten years and said, “it’s but ... the fantastic support both Arbee and
Marsh Scouts, and the local SES and CFA. “The mosaic table is a significant feature in great to be there for the kids, some of them our community bank provide us has given
“We’ve been doing this for 13 years now…we our breakout area and the product of many don’t dance, but it is a really good social us the opportunity to keep the entrance price
really love it,” said Marsh Rodders President volunteer hours to bring it to life,” she said. event.” the same since we started.”
Shaun Colliver. Other donations by Marsh Rodders include On favourite memories from her time at the For more information on upcoming Bacchus
Mr Colliver said the initiative originally donations to local schools, and three iPads to Blue Light, Ms Bradshaw recalls a group of Marsh Blue Light events, visit www.facebook.
began with donating to “two to three” clubs, local Ballan organisation Keeley’s Cause. ten-year-old’s dancing to the music. com/bacchusmarshbluelightdisco/.
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Letters to the Editor


Dear Editor entries to our commercially rated business

Moorabool Shire Council have gone ahead to premises. Council’s approach is to slap in a
sign up contractors for the first stage of Gor- footpath without consideration of heritage
don Main Street Upgrade. In front of Gordon setting of the frontage nor design thinking
Bleu, Council propose a path that cuts into that contributes to business and Main Street
the slope and apparently meets standards, atmosphere or success. Gordon Bleu are
although not detailed in drawings. The funding this at arbitration to make sure of
contract requires the proprietors to pay ad- better outcomes.
ditional monies during the contract phase Scott Graham
so that the footpath meets the threshold Proprietor Gordon Bleu

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now obsolete
You can now throw away the old-fashioned paper and pen log book, as the State Government
announced a brand-new app that allows learner drivers to digitally log their 120-driving
The ‘myLearners’ app, launched by Minister for Roads and Road Safety Jaala Pulford, allows
learners and supervising drivers to log their driving hours on a smartphone or tablet, and
track their progress.
View from the 10th Fairway at Bacchus Marsh Golf Club. Photo BM Golf
The new app and accompanying website will give families a new way to record and manage
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
learner drivers’ hours behind the wheel. Supervisors will be able to approve driving hours
directly through the app or a computer with no need for an additional paper log book.
like change but sometimes change has to a developer who will come in and build have, we can’t move forward,” he said.

Minister Pulford said the app will also encourage young drivers to use a purpose-built
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.
In debt to the tune of just under $2 million,
and the proposal is for a partial re-zoning of
the land for residential purposes.
12, according to Mr Costelloe.
Major concerns by those in attendance were
and are one of our main debtors, we owe
$480,000 in rates. Bendigo Bank is another
website to help them progressively organise driving sessions that match their experience.
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
the course at a ‘community consultation’
challenges and financial instability. This
new Board wants to improve the viability of
out, I pay my rates?”; “can we get a valuation
before and after to see if it drops?”; “Council
money,” he said.
Recent golf clubs in Victoria that have closed
“myLearners was successfully trialled by 63 learner drivers and 59 supervisors from around
meeting, that included a proposal for a the club. put in a $4million walking track that got
the state in September and October this year to improve the operation of the app.
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

“Golf club future below par” (MN 18 Dec 2018) “It also has a range of features including reminders for both learners and supervisors to put
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.
the health and wellbeing of those affected. A report in The Age (24 June 2017) stated
Is it not possible to sell to a developer who will develop acre blocks instead of 300sqm blocks?
Villawood Properties Executive Director “This proposed development allows us to
Rory Costelloe said they understand small
communities and have a serious reputation
be debt free and improve and enhance the
Mr Svaljek asked for a constructive solution.
“If we don’t proceed with something on
of the 374 golf clubs in Victoria, half were in
financial stress with eight clubs closed.
their phones away while driving,” she said.
Why does every single parcel of land have to be overdeveloped??? Bacchus Marsh is turning
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 This project has been funded through TAC’s young driver program as part of the Labor
into a shanti town with all these over priced estates with tiny blocks. It’s so sad. - Gen Hart
“We started this business in 1989 and have and neighbours. “It is not our desire to go down this path. tether” Mr Costelloe concluded.

Government’s $146 million Young Driver Safety Package, which aims to reduce road trauma
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

Very disappointing, the peace and quiet plus the view cannot be replaced. - Jenny Powell
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 among young people.

$480,000 in accumulated unpaid rates? How long have the club and the council let that go on?
“Young drivers are among the most vulnerable people using our road – myLearners will
The Bacchus Marsh Golf Club website states members began a long battle to
- Anna-Lise Connally 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

Either build 40 houses and have a golf course. Or other option is no golf course and 200
climate, and no land to call their own meant that golf was played on sand scrape
greens only during the winter months.
help learners and their supervisors better manage their driving practice and develop safe
houses. I know which way I would vote!! - Aaron Brown 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
driving behaviours when they get on the road,” Minister Pulford said.
picturesque Lerderderg River front land, including vital irrigation rights.
Poorly managed with money leaking from it for a very long time. - Jamie Love (A small group of members opposed to the move, formed a new club and stayed For more information, visit
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

Moorabool Shire Council

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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Council will be held on Wednesday 6 February Moorabool Shire Council invites tenders for the following contract:
The nextJOIN Ordinary
NOW Meeting of
2019, atREWARDED
5.00pm,1 in
South Council Rd,Chambers,
Bacchus Marsh 5Ph Stead St, Ballan. Weekends Open Until 4pm
5367 2089 Tender Number Tender Description
Members of the public are welcome to attend. C26 – 2018/2019 Civil Works and Construction of New Services, Bacchus Marsh
Racecourse Recreation Reserve.
C28 – 2018/2019 McCormacks Road/Griffith Street, Bacchus Marsh –
Construction of New Roundabout
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 Tender documents and full details of this notice will be available on Monday 07
Street, Bacchus Marsh. Council is proud to have the assistance of local service clubs January 2019 at
who will assist on the day.
The festivities will include the following: EMPLOYMENT
• Community BBQ Breakfast Council invites applications for the existing vacancy:
• Musical Entertainment Occasional Care Educator - Part Time (3 days per week)
• Town Crier - Applications close on Friday 18 January 2019
• Australia Day Ambassador All details available from the website:
• Flag Raising
• Citizen of the Year Award Presentation
• Young Citizen of the Year Award Presentation
• Community Event of the Year Award Presentation
• Australian Citizenship Ceremony
Come and Join in the Fun!

Moorabool Shire Council: PO Box 18, Ballan VIC 3342 Telephone: 03 5366 7100 Facsimile: 03 5368 1757 CEO: Derek Madden
Email: Web: Facebook: Moorabool Shire Council Twitter: @mooraboolshire
Page 8 The Moorabool News – 8 January, 2019 could become-
Email little more complicated.
LEO—July 23-August 22
You will find this a favourable week for completing
projects and for health related matters. On the weekend

Stars & Puzzles

however, watch that an argument doesn’t bring out that
sarcasm. The romance picture brightens after the week-
VIRGO—August 23-September 22
A new assignment turns out to be very challenging, but it
is essential you double check any work done with num-
bers. Catch up on rest and sign up for a physical fitness
regime. You need lots of energy now.
LIBRA—September 23-October 22
This is a mobile week favouring travel or moves. You
could be called upon to do some sleuthing on the week-
end. Recreation is favoured all week, but it is a must that
★★★★★★★★ you dress appropriately.

SCORPIO—October 23-November 21
You are called upon to make an instant decision. Rely
ARIES—March 21-April 20 less on intuition than logic. Your judgement is strong,
This is a puzzling week in that easy jobs become time but don’t offer advice on romantic topics. Watch out for
consuming chores and impossible accomplishments take excesses in wining, dining and physical activity.
little effort. At work, play by the rules, especially in deal-
ing with those higher-up. SAGITTARIUS—November 22-December 22
TAURUS—April 21-May 22 Go ahead, celebrate, whether or not there’s actually an
You have difficulty in making a point verbally, but in occasion. The accent is on an outdoor activity, perhaps
creative writing you shine now. Relations with people with a Leo or a fellow Sagittarius. Moneymaking ideas
who handle your money should improve. Work done last finally gain needed support by the weekend.
month brings many compliments.
CAPRICORN—December 23-January 20
GEMINI—May 23-June 21 Family tensions ease so you can now enjoy a weekend of
Despite being a restless spirit, this is not the week to get warmth and effection. Thursday - Friday could see you
away from it all. There may be an important activity entering into a partnership - make sure you read all the
happening close to home. Starting Thursday, listen for fine print.
good financial tips but don’t act without consultation.
AQUARIUS—January 21-February 19
CANCER—June 22-July 22
Don’t take relationships for granted - if in doubt, speak
This is a transition week. Long range goals undergo
NO. 9083 change and you may be contemplating a new career.
up. You are in the mood to be a big spender on the week-
end, but your partner may play scrooge. Children come
Relatives need encouragement on the weekend. Romance
ACROSS DOWN could become a little more complicated. up with pracrical ideas now.
6. Friar (10) 1. Zeal (6)
8. Coin (4) 2. Language (7) LEO—July 23-August 22
PISCES—February 20-March 20
9. Work (4) 3. Wood (6) You will find this a favourable week for completing
It is important to look your best through the weekend,
10. Rupture (5) 4. Stress (6) projects and for health related matters. On the weekend whether picking up groceries or attending an elegant func-
11. Ireland (4) 5. Reptile (5) however, watch that an argument doesn’t bring out that tion. Check that messages are completely understood -
12. Prone (9) 7. Trap (5) sarcasm. The romance picture brightens after the week- incoming and outgoing ones.
16. Creature (9) 13. Tune (3) end.
20. Sadly (4) 14. Nationality (7) BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK
22. Vehicle (5) 15. Cry (5) VIRGO—August 23-September 22 You are highly receptive to the feelings of others, sensi-
23. Moist (4) 17. Wool (6) A new assignment turns out to be very challenging, but it tive to influences around you and ocasionally introverted.
24. Indonesian Island 18. Game (6) is essential you double check any work done with num- These are your positive and negative traits. An obstacle
(4) 19. Haphazard (6) bers. Catch up on rest and sign up for a physical fitness course seems to be set up in the coming months - in a
25. Authorization (10) 21. Strike (5) regime. You need lots of energy now. way it strengthens you for challenges.

CRYPTIC PUZZLE LIBRA—September 23-October 22

This is a mobile week favouring travel or moves. You
ACROSS could be called upon to do some sleuthing on the week-
6. A lift for someone on the wagon? (5,5). 8. At some

end. Recreation is favoured all week, but it is a must that
stage, leave (4). 9. Prove durable, after all (4). 10. Con- you dress appropriately.
tainers packed to take East in the valise (5). 11. Notice
the symbol (4). 12. What the sorry twit in the tumble- SCORPIO—October 23-November 21
down shack is wearing? (9). 16. The way trade fluctua- You are called upon to make an instant decision. Rely
tions have lessened (9). 20. Feel tired and have the driver
stop (4). 22. Quoting the rules isn’t fair (5). 23. Hop and NUMBER GAME
less on intuition than logic. Your judgement is strong,
but don’t offer advice on romantic topics. Watch out for
stumble (4). 24. Ten volunteers, according to the letter excesses in wining, dining and physical activity.
(4). 25. Steps one’s not free to take? (5,5). ANSWER BELOW
SAGITTARIUS—November 22-December 22
DOWN Go ahead, celebrate, whether or not there’s actually an
1. Not as novel a composition (6). 2. Wrongly accept as occasion. The accent is on an outdoor activity, perhaps
something unintentional (7). 3. Turn up west in jeans with a Leo or a fellow Sagittarius. Moneymaking ideas
(6). 4. The rats dragged it from the passage (6). 5. Clamp finally gain needed support by the weekend.
for papers (5). 7. Calls to tell you wht the jewel thief got?
(5). 13. Unusual in not having a partner (3). 14. Having CAPRICORN—December 23-January 20
a bias that’s not total? (7). 15. A vesel from the backwa- Family tensions ease so you can now enjoy a weekend of
ters (5). 17. Herb or I will go on horseback (6). 18. When warmth and effection. Thursday - Friday could see you
the tree shoots out, round about early spring (6). 19. entering into a partnership - make sure you read all the
Show that the French wine is getting into Greece (6). fine print.
21. Does it squeal when trodden on? (5).
AQUARIUS—January 21-February 19
Don’t take relationships for granted - if in doubt, speak
up. You are in the mood to be a big spender on the week-
(rev.). 17, Or-I-gan. 18, E-as-ter. 19, (Gre)E-vin-ce. 21,
Stra-it. 5, Press. 7, Rings. 13, Odd. 14, Partial. 15, Sloop
end, but your partner may play scrooge. Children come
up with pracrical ideas now.
Down - 1, Sonat-a. 2, Mis-take. 3, S-W-ivel (rev.). 4, PISCES—February 20-March 20
Across - 1, Grand National. 8, Flown. 9, Lighter. 10,
Rains (reigns). 23, Trip. 24, Io-TA. 25, Slave dance.
It is important to look your best through the weekend,
Autumn. 11, Stable. 12, Speck. 14, Anger. 18, Enrage.
11, Sign. 12, Sack-clot-h. 16, Mode-rated. 20, Flag. 22, whether picking up groceries or attending an elegant func-
20, United. 23, Tankard. 24, Large. 25, Reprehensible.
Across - 6, Tonic water. 8, Exit. 9, Last. 10, Vials (anag.). tion. Check that messages are completely understood -
Down - 1, Guffaw. 2, About. 3, Dynamic. 4, Ally. 5, Ingot.
CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS incoming and outgoing ones.
6, Notable. 7, Larder. 13, Parsnip. 15, Nonplus. 16, Set-
ter. 17, Adhere. 19, Grave. 21, Throb. 22, Idle.
Angora. 18, Tennis. 19, Random. 21, Swipe. BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK
Snake. 7, Snare. 13, Air. 14, Swedish. 15, Bleat. 17, You are highly receptive to the feelings of others, sensi-
Down - 1, Ardour. 2, English. 3, Timber. 4, Accent. 5, tive to influences around you and ocasionally introverted.
Across - 1, Pale imitation. 8, (bat)T-it-le. 9, Pira-tes. 10,
23, Dank. 24, Bali. 25, Permission. These are your positive and negative traits. An obstacle
For now. 11, Recall. 12, Too-th(at). 14, Spent. 18, L-eth- course seems to be set up in the coming months - in a
way it strengthens you for challenges.
Eire. 12, Prostrate. 16, Earthworm. 20, Alas. 22, Wagon.
al. 20, Draper. 23, Tab-it-ha. 24, Erase. 25, Harsh sen-
Across - 6, Franciscan. 8, Anna. 9, Toil. 10, Break. 11,
Down - 1, Put off. 2, Later. 3, Ice-boat. 4, I-MP-s. 5,
Agree. 6, In train. 7, N-estle. 13, O-c-to-be-r. 15, Por-
ten-t . 16, Clutch. 17, Gr-EEC-e. 19, Aitch. 21, Plain
(plane). 22, Have.
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the constitution of Business & Consumer Affairs for incorporated groups.

Moorabool Mission Recovery Group Darley Market

ADULT EDUCATION Struggling with addiction; Pain from the past; family member Saturday 19th January, 8am - 1pm. 1st & 3rd Saturday each
Ballan & District Community House out of control? Meeting weekly - Wednesday, 12.30pm – month at Darley Park Football Reserve. Enquiries – 0488 345
For class enrolment information, venue hire and costs; please Jean Oomes Room, Lerderderg Library, Bacchus Marsh. 145 (Alan).
call 5368 1934 or email Enq- Pastor Merv Patton – 0412 290 036.
Darley Neighbourhood House & Learning Centre
Lal Lal Moorabool Photographic Group Inc CHURCH
Short courses and classes. 33-35 Jonathan Drive, Darley. BM &
Meeting 3rd Wednesday each month, 7pm. Soldiers Memorial Anglican Parish of West Moorabool
District Photography Club - Meetings 2nd & 4th Wednesday
Hall, Lal Lal. Enquiries 5341 7535. Service Times: St John’s Ballan 10:30am every Sunday.
of month, 7.30pm. Enquiries welcome. Phone 5367 4390.
Bacchus Marsh Playgroup St Mark’s in the Gordon Pub 2nd & 4th Sundays – 5pm.
The Laurels – Bacchus Marsh Community College
(Behind St Andrew’s Church) Cnr Gisborne Rd & Lerderderg Enq to Rev’d Glen Wesley - 5368 2730.
Courses and classes. 229 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh.
Enquiries & enrolments - 5367 1061. Street, Bacchus Marsh. Monday-Friday 9am, 11am, 1pm &
3pm. Enquiries – Cindy 0433 651 066. Ballan Uniting Church
U3A Bacchus Marsh (St Paul’s) - Services 11.15am every Sunday.
Active seniors social learning, for daily activities contact Bacchus Marsh & District Garden Club
5367 5341 or visit our website - Meeting 2nd Tuesday of each month, 7.30pm at The Laurels, B3 Community
229 Main St, Bacchus Marsh. Guest Speakers. Supper after Focused, family friendly church with a difference. Services
MEETINGS each meeting. All Welcome. Enquiries - Wendy 5367 4170. every 2nd & 4th Sundays at Avenue Bowling Club, Main St,
BacchChat @ Lerderderg Library Ballan Playgroup Bacchus Marsh.
1st Saturday of the Month,10am-12 noon.Various topics of Every Tuesday of school Term. St John’s Anglican Church Bacchus Marsh Christian Church
interest presented. Enquiries – 5366 7100 or www.moorabool. Hall - 9:30-11:30am. Enquiries - 0409 681 138 Anna or 0421 Sunday Services 10am with kids program. 222 Main St, 905 558 Tamsin.  Bacchus Marsh. Enquiries 9028 2622.
CWA - The Marshians Night Branch Bacchus Marsh Ballan Anglers Inc Bacchus Marsh Baptist Church
Meet first Tuesday of month - The Hub, Wittick St, Darley, Meeting second Wednesday every month. Hudsons Hotel,
Sundays, 10:30am, Worship Service and Children’s Program.
7pm.  Enquiries - Gay Hooper 0413 350 012. 7.30pm. More anglers and families needed and welcome –
Phone 5367 6550 for more details.
Ballan & District CWA 0400 003 936.
Branch meetings – 2nd Thursday each month. RSL Hall, Holy Trinity Anglican Church - Bacchus Marsh
Bacchus Marsh CWA Day Branch
Inglis St, Ballan, 7.30pm. All welcome - enquiries to 0407 992 Meets 2nd Thursday of each month at 10am at the Darley Service Times - Bacchus Marsh - Sunday 9am and 5pm;
767 or email Hub, Wittick Street, Darley. Enquiries: 5368 7273. Balliang - 2nd Sunday 11am, 4th Sunday 9am; Myrniong – 1st
Ballan District Vintage Machinery & Vehicle Club & 3rd Sunday 11am. Enquiries – 5367 5362. 
Rose-Carers of Maddingley Park
Meetings - second Monday each month, 8pm. Tom Mullane Working bees every 3rd Sunday of each month. All welcome. Church of the Living God
Pavilion, Ballan Racecourse Reserve. Enquiries – Brian 5368 Enquiries - 0400 052 857. Christian youth ministry and bible teaching. 2nd Sunday
2255 or Ray 5368 1177. of every month, 5pm. Open to all ages. At 14 Darcy St,
Bacchus Marsh Family Drug Support Group
The Pottery Group Maddingley. Enq – 0408 260 727.
For Family Members who have a loved one affected by drugs.
Tuesday and Saturday 1pm-3pm, at the Public Park Hall
Enquiries - 1300 660 068. Our Lady Help of Christians Korobeit
(next to Tennis Courts), Stanley St, Gordon. All welcome.
Enquiries to Maureen 0447173031. Alanon Support Group - for families of alcoholics Mass every Saturday 6.30pm.
Meets at 10.30am on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month Golden Harvest Christian Fellowship
at the Uniting Church Hall, Gisborne Road, Bacchus Marsh. Non-denominational - Prayer every Sunday 10am, Men’s
Enq - 0421 222 717. KYB Monday evenings 6pm (0429 681 566.) Ladies KYB

3.2 million Australians

Footscray Poultry Club (at Bacchus Marsh)
Meetings held 2nd Sunday of month, 2pm. Poultry Pavilion.
Racecourse Rec. Reserve, Balliang-Bacchus Marsh Rd,
Wednesday 1pm (5367 6834).
Bacchus Marsh Life Church
Meeting 10am every Sunday at the BM College Drama Room,

regional newspapers
Bacchus Marsh. All welcome – Kerry 9741 9705.
in Grant Street. Enquiries Pastor Merv - 0412 290 036.
St Bernard’s Bacchus Marsh Catholic Church
Mass Times – Saturday- 5pm; Sunday – 8.30am & 10am.

in print.
Ballan Lions Club Market
Next market – Saturday 2 February 2019. Bacchus Marsh Uniting Church Parish
First Saturday each month - Inglis St, Ballan – 9am-1pm. Services - St Andrew’s 9.30am every Sunday. Pentland Hills
Enquiries – 0402 390 080 (Wayne). 2pm 1st Sunday of month. Enquiries - 5367 2543 (office).

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Quality Spacious Family Adding

Living At Hopetoun Park
a pool
to your
around water to prevent
such awful incidents from
47 Riverview Drive, Hopetoun Park Victorian Government leg-
islation making the regis-
$1,090,000 - $1,160,000
tration of swimming pools
This warm and inviting large 3 bedroom family home is
nestled on 1 acre (4421m2) parcel of land in the prestigious and spas mandatory and the
Hopetoun Park Estate. Offering a peaceful lifestyle of introduction of a new com-
comfort and convenience, with flawlessly presented pliance regime to improve
and stunning selection of oversized rooms and a highly swimming pool and spa
functional and versatile floorplan that has been designed safety will come into effect 1
with relaxed living in mind. Flooded with natural light with December 2019.
open plan living, featuring a large stunning vinyl wrapped GIL KING
Currently, all swimming
kitchen with ample cupboard and bench space, stainless CEO, REIV pools and spas on residen-
steel appliances, spacious walk in pantry and island bench,
with a clear view of the rear yard where the kids can play. tial properties in Victoria
Having a pool in the back-
The quality-built home is constructed out of vinyl cladding with a depth greater than
yard is one of the quintes-
material with wrap around veranda, giving you the cute 30cm (300mm) are required
sential great Australian
classic Australian farmhouse timber look without the to be surrounded by a bar-
ongoing maintenance.Beautifully fitted out with sound dreams and adding a pool
rier or fence. There are three
proof plaster walls, double glazed windows, high ceilings, to your property undoubt-
sets of requirements for pool
Rinni instant gas hot water system, study / office, third ably increases its value, but
and spa barriers in Victoria
toilet, a second living area / formal lounge gives you the owning a pool comes with
privacy and space for separate entertaining. Two out of depending on when it was
responsibility and legal
three bedrooms have fitted out built in robes, the master constructed.
obligations. A building permit issued
with an ensuite and large walk in robe.
As we head into the sear- by a registered building
When stepping outside you can enjoy the beautifully
landscaped grounds, with established garden and fruit ing Australian summer surveyer is required before
trees, an inground solar heated salt chlorinated pool, 45,000lt with water fun top of mind, installing a new pool, spa or
water tank, and a massive 28m x 7 m colorbond shedding it is timely for pool and spa barrier.
broken up into a two car garage, two car carport and a 4 car owners and potential future If you are considering in-
workshop with shower, toilet and wood heater for comfort.
owners to find out what they stalling a pool this summer,
This stunning property has it all, a quality spacious home
inside and out, immaculate landscaped gardens, plenty of need to know. or if you have an existing
shedding, pool, great location, everything a growing family Between June 2007 and July pool, please do your home-
needs. 2017, 13 young children died work to ensure you comply
Call one of our sales team at Len Smith Real Estate for more in Victoria in home swim- with Victorian laws, rules
information and to register for the grand opening on 19th ming pools or spas. Children and regulations. Have a safe
January 2019 between 2pm to 2.30pm. should always be supervised and fun summer.

2/137 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh

Phone: 5367 8128 Mobile: 0418 343 754
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19th January
Photo ID required

3 2 8 4 1 1
Hopetoun Park 47 Riverview Drive Bed Bath Car
Bacchus Marsh 63 Gisborne Road Bed Bath Car

Quality Spacious Family Living at Hopetoun Private Sale Impressive Starter Home! Private Sale
Park. 4421m2 Land $1,090,000 - $1,160,000 Architect designed weatherboard home, $535,000 - $555,000
Offering a peaceful lifestyle of comfort and Office 2/137 Main Street, north easterly aspect with large picture Office 2/137 Main Street,
convenience, with flawlessly presented and Bacchus Marsh 5367 8128 windows, modern kitchen, spacious open Bacchus Marsh 5367 8128
stunning selection of oversized rooms and a Contact Contact
plan layout, high ceilings & polished timber
highly functional and versatile floorplan that Len Smith 0418 343 754 Len Smith 0418 343 754
Kelvin Gaffiero 0481 991 828
flooring. 680sqm of land with single garage. Kelvin Gaffiero 0481 991 828
has been designed with relaxed living in mind.


3 2 1 3 2 2
Maddingley 3/1 McCrae Street Bed Bath Car
Bacchus Marsh 11 College Square Bed Bath Car

Maddingley Side Private Sale Perfectly Postioned - Land 501sqm Private Sale
Perfectly located just minutes from Train station, $479,000 - $489,000 This beautifully designed home with it’s stunning $480,000 - $495,000
Maddingley Park and Schools is this quality Office 2/137 Main Street, presentation throughout delivers on every level. Office 2/137 Main Street,
townhouse in complex of 3. Light and bright Bacchus Marsh 5367 8128 3 Bedrooms, master with WIRs, study, theatre Bacchus Marsh 5367 8128
Contact Contact
interiors, polished timber flooring, high ceilings, room, large open plan living/meals areas,
Len Smith 0418 343 754 Len Smith 0418 343 754
gas central heating & evaporative cooling. Kelvin Gaffiero 0481 991 828
stunning kitchen with quality appliances. Kelvin Gaffiero 0481 991 828


Bacchus Marsh 2/17 Lerderderg Street 2
Maddingley 9 Mimulus Road 4

Stunning Presentation Private Sale Quality Built Family Home - 553m2 Land Private Sale
This awesome unit is located in the blue chip $495,000 - $525,000 This warm and inviting four-year-old built $590,000 - $615,000
part of town in Lerderderg Street. Absolute Office 2/137 Main Street, family home is peacefully positioned Office 2/137 Main Street,
stunning presentation throughout, spacious Bacchus Marsh 5367 8128 Bacchus Marsh 5367 8128
in the prestigious Stonehill Estate. A stylish
Contact Contact
open plan living, 2 generous bedrooms, home of generous proportions and
Len Smith 0418 343 754 Len Smith 0418 343 754
ensuite to master and private alfresco dining. Kelvin Gaffiero 0481 991 828 flowing open plan design. Kelvin Gaffiero 0481 991 828

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3 2 2
Bacchus Marsh 98b Gisborne Road Bed Bath Car
Bacchus Marsh Lot 349 Lismore Court

Great Value for Money Home - Land 400sqm Private Sale 758m2 Land in Underbank
This attractive brand new low maintenance $430,000 - $450,000 This large affordable 758 m2 parcel of land with a 22m frontage is titled and
home is sure to make the right impression Office 2/137 Main Street, ready to be built the family dream home.
whether you are an investor or looking for Bacchus Marsh 5367 8128
Private Sale $260,000 - $285,000
their first home. Located within walking
Len Smith 0418 343 754
distance to main street shops. Kelvin Gaffiero 0481 991 828
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Arbee Real Estate

AUCTION 70 Nerowie Road, Parwan FOR SALE 1 Links Road, Bacchus Marsh
Take me to Church 4 2 2
Unique opportunity to purchase a local Church with Community Hall. Expansive Family Home on 1300m²
The Thelma Ross Memorial Church was built around 1940 & is situated
on approx 1 acre, zoned Farming. Conveniently located only a 10 minute Stunning home in highly sought after location close to the Golf Course,
drive from Bacchus Marsh, 45mins to Geelong & 1hr to Melbourne. This easy access to schools, kindergarten, Darley Plaza and Melbourne/
property has great potential to continue to use as a Church, Chapel & Ballarat Freeway. 4 generous bedrooms, master with full ENS and double
Reception Centre or other uses STCA. Terms 10% deposit & 60-day WIR. Remaining 3 have BIRs. Open plan lounge, dining and kitchen, pool
settlement. room and study/5th bedroom with ducted heating and cooling throughout.

INSPECT By appointment INSPECT By appointment

AUCTION 19th January 2019 @ 11am FOR SALE $690,000-$750,000
CONTACT Steve Creese 0475 888 101 CONTACT Peter Leonard 0429 671 990

FOR SALE 10 Vance Close, Bacchus Marsh FOR SALE 59 Darley Drive, Bacchus Marsh
4 2 2 4 2 2

Your Forever Home Quality Family home

This beautiful, quality-built home sits on approx half an acre, situated in Quality built Shane Cook Home on elevated 1,000sqm, bright, spacious
a quiet court & only minutes from the centre of town. Offering 4 only 7 years young. Spacious master bedroom with WIR & quality ensuite,
bedrooms, with a WIR & full ENS to the master, a central bathroom & 2 internal access to the double garage & study/theatre room. Formal living
comfortable living spaces. Kitchen is the heart of the home with a WIP, room gas log fire & open plan, kitchen, meals, family area that flows to
an amazing black Belling cooker & stone bench tops. Central heating, undercover entertaining area & enjoys views into the distance.
split system air conditioning & a double garage.
INSPECT By appointment INSPECT By appointment
FOR SALE $695,000-$745,000 FOR SALE $600,000-$640,000
CONTACT Denise Sniegowski 0456 044 024 CONTACT Steve Creese 0475 888 101 & Liam Gair 0407 385 297

FOR SALE 34 Graham Street, Bacchus Marsh FOR SALE 291 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh
3 2 2 3 1 2

The Home of Character & Location Iconic Location!

This unique property is situated in a prime location within a couple of Very well maintained & presented solid brick home located on the
minutes walk to the Main St & all town amenities. Constructed from Avenue of Honor. 2 bedrooms plus 3rd bedroom/study, comfortable
local sandstone & has many appealing features. Comprising of 3 loungeroom with gas heater, spacious kitchen with electric cooking,
bedrooms, 2 bathrooms & a generous lounge, dinning & kitchen area. excellent family room/2nd living area with wall a/c, updated bathroom
Heating & cooling & also fitted with solar panels. 2 driveways, carport & with walk in shower, separate toilet & laundry & sunroom on the back.
attached workshop, and a single garage. 791m2 land with side access to a large 6m X 9m galvanised garage.
INSPECT By appointment INSPECT By appointment
FOR SALE $580,000-$630,000 FOR SALE $499,000-$529,000
CONTACT Denise Sniegowski 0456 044 024 CONTACT Daryl Gould 0409 233 157

FOR SALE 2/10 Lord Street, Bacchus Marsh FOR SALE 10 Bulbine Road, Bacchus Marsh
2 1 1 3 2 2

Walk To The Shops A Fantastic Starter

This fantastic 2 bedroom unit is ideally located within walking distance This very neat & tidy 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home is immaculately
to everything you need in town. Very neatly presented, good sized presented & is ready to move in. The master bedroom has a WIR & ENS,
lounge room with adjoining kitchen, the 2 bedrooms both have BIRs bedrooms 2 & 3 are both good sized with BIRs. The kitchen has an
and there is a separate bathroom, and the laundry. R/C split system air island bench with dishwasher, Caesar stone benchtops & quality Smeg
conditioner in the lounge. Single garage for your car and the backyard appliances. The open plan design gives you a spacious meals/family
is ideal for outdoor entertaining. room leading to your covered outdoor entertaining area.
INSPECT By appointment INSPECT By appointment
FOR SALE $295,000-$310,000 FOR SALE $475,000
CONTACT Daryl Gould 0409 233 157 CONTACT Daryl Gould 0409 233 157

FOR SALE 39 George Street, Bacchus Marsh FOR SALE 143 Underbank Boulevard, Bacchus Marsh
3 2 2 4 2 1

What A Great Location Executive Residence With Indoor Pool

Private weatherboard house is in one of the most sought after streets. Located in Underbank Estate just 5 minutes from Main Street is this
Consists of 3 bedrooms, the master has a full ENS & BIRs, the 3rd beautifully designed family home. Featuring 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
bedroom has an external door to rear veranda. Timber kitchen with gas & 3 toilets. Downstairs presents elite comfortable living from the
stove is central & the lounge room has an OFP and split system a/c. designer kitchen to the temperature controlled pool & spa. Elevated
Ducted heating is installed throughout. The double length carport setting, commanding spectacular views, 50 metres from bus stop.
provides shelter to the front door, there is also a garage & storage room.
INSPECT By appointment INSPECT By appointment
FOR SALE $435,000-$455,000 FOR SALE $650,000-$670,000
CONTACT Daryl Gould 0409 233 157 CONTACT Peter Leonard 0429 671 990

Ian McDonald Steve Creese Daryl Gould Peter Leonard Denise Sniegowski Liam Gair
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YPA Bacchus Marsh
Welcome to 2019!
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DREWETT May Angels Oriental Massage Get fit and earn
Passed away January 3rd at
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Loved and loving wife of having a WALKERS

Arthur (dec.). Mother of

Jane, Lucy, Michael, Sally, massage WANTED
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Grandmother of nine. in Bali
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DREWETT, Mayzod.
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Born 12 04 1927 Died 03 01 2019
Marsh township.
13 weeks
Lucy and Roger Sims are very saddened by the sudden death of Have you seen Albert Smith?
Mid-January start.
their mother Mayzod at Grant Lodge, Bacchus Marsh.
Afternoon Shift. Aged 88 From Mt Doran
Mayzod died with laughter in her heart while surrounded by carers
who experienced Mayzod’s wonderful gift of enjoying life.
Award Wages. Piano Lessons Missing since Monday 8 October 2018
Experience preferred but piano & keyboard
We know you will be at peace now, and alongside your husband Confirmed sighting around 7.30am at Mt Egerton,
will train the right people. beginner guitar
Arthur who has been lovingly waiting for you at Ballarat. after leaving the Ballan Aged Care facility between
Must be reliable, punctual double bass
Our family enjoyed many wonderful years with you Mum, (Gordon) 5.30-7am on same day.
and take pride in work.
Grandmum, Great Grandmum. You helped us all, and your
special mother’s love will always be remembered and cherished. Send resumes to Tim Nelson Ballan Police confirmed a witness came forward 0450 904 464 saying they picked Mr Smith up on Old Melbourne
Rd, Ballan (Monday 8 Oct) and drove to his friend’s
house in Mt Egerton. That friend was not home.
Myrniong District
Mr Smith has no mobile phone, had some cash,
but has not accessed his bank account. He left the

PAT CASHIN Rainfall Report

facility without his walker and his walking stick.
Anyone with information is encouraged
to contact Det. Snr Const. John

FUNERALS December 2018 rainfall

Total for the year 2018
December 2017 rainfall
98.1 millimetres
606.8 millimetres
68.2 millimetres
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Lions miss golden Ballan Cricket

opportunity Ballan played their last game before the Christmas break
against East Ballarat at Ballan.
Ballan won the toss and elected to bat with Jack McGregor
By Todd Whelan and Ben Loughnane putting on 53 runs for the opening
stand. Noel Heafield was next in putting on a quick 16
Darley Lions First XI playing coach Mike Alexander has with Alex Cairns following and top scoring with 53. Ben
blamed poor application and an inability to execute a game Loughnane was next highest with 39 followed by Tim Landt
plan for long enough, as the catalyst behind the club’s 49 run with a handy 24 off 24 balls. Ballan’s total was 9/173(cc). 
loss to Golden Point on Saturday 22 December. East Ballarat batted solidly with only a couple of low scorers
“(It was a) disappointing result,” he said. and managed to pass Ballan’s total with less than two overs
“We started well with the ball and in the field but finished remaining. 
“(In the end we were) probably chasing 40-50 runs more
than we should have.”
Golden Point finished with an impressive 3/257 after their
50 overs. The Lions could manage just one wicket after
having the homeside in trouble early at 2/41.
Ben Longhurst (1/31) and Ryan Ali (1/42) were the pick of
the bowlers.
The response with the bat would require the Lions’ best
to secure victory. The Lions regrouped at the break and
according to Alexander, were looking right on track in their
“We started very well with the bat..... we had an excellent
opening stand,” he said.
In form West Indian Danza Hyatt (71) and Lachie Herring Ballan’s Luke Hodge having a bit of fun before his turn to
(25) put on 82 for the first wicket to lay the foundation before bowl. Photo - submitted

Ballan Bowling Club

an all too familiar pattern for coach Alexander returned.
“We lost a clump of wickets, stalling any momentum,” he
“Ultimately it left us with too much to do in the last 15 overs.
The last game before Christmas saw the return matches
“The loss of wickets meant we couldn’t score freely through
with Division 3, this time travelling to Central Wendouree,
overs 25-35.”
in search of a win. After a close game all day it was down to
Alexander’s frustration was palpable. Alex Cairns top scored with 53 and took 2/44 with the ball. 
the last two ends when Ballan was able to hold on and win
“We did a lot wrong and still got reasonably close,” he said.
by 5-shots.
“We just drop off and fall away from our plans too quickly
with both bat and ball.” Best winning rink for Ballan was Cameron, Sloan, O’Connell
and O’Hanlon by 14 shots
The eighth placed Lions have missed out on an opportunity
to join four other teams on 30 points in what’s become a real Division 7 played a home game against Daylesford and
logjam of sorts on an even table. An old fashioned dogfight after several recent close losses, were able to hold and gain a
looms for a prized finals four berth in the new year. valuable win by 10-shots.
Alexander remains optimistic about his club’s chances. Best rink for Ballan was Kittelty, Heverin, Webb and
“We’re still in the hunt,” he said. Dowling who won by 15 shots.
“We’ll need to win most games post Christmas, if not all.
“If we finish with nine wins, I think we will be right in it.”
Middle order batsman Joel Cadman (50) confirmed he’s
an important cog in the Lions outfit going forward with an
impressive half century off just 53 balls.
The Lions will travel on their return in the new year on
January 12, with an all important one-day game against the
fifth placed Buninyong.
*Lions One-day B Grade run machines Tim Gallagher and

Ballan Golf Club

Clint Salisbury have returned extraordinary numbers with
the bat heading into the Christmas break. Gallagher has 564
runs to his name from eight innings including 4 x 50s and 2
x 100s at an average of 112.80. Meanwhile, Salisbury has had Results - Week ending Saturday 5 January
little choice but to adopt the silent assassin role of the two. Tim Landt 24 runs then 1/16 and a catch. 
His 359 runs from seven innings have included 4 x 50s and 1 Wednesday– Mens & Ladies Photos – Chris Thom
x 100 at a modest 71.80. Winner Michael Di Fiore (12) 40 points, R/up Aggy Germon
(21) 35 points on c/b from Jim Walsh & Lenny Killender.
The two were again prominent in the Lion’s eight wicket
win in Saturday 22 December Third Grade match against Magpie - 14th Rick Roden. B A C C H U S M A R S H
the Wendouree Red Caps. Galllagher (66no) carried his bat NTPs - 12  Barry Lenaghan, 15th Frank Raffaele.

and led the Lions to an all important fourth victory of the Saturday – Monthly Medal. 
season and within touch of the final six, just one game out.
A Grade - Winner of Medal Don Wickson 71-12-59,
Salisbury (3/13) did the damage with the ball to help restrict
R/up Rick Roden 73-13-60.
the visitors to 136.
B Grade - Winner Frank White 90-28-62
The dynamic duo’s usual One-Day B-Grade team (6th) had on c/b from John Fitzgerald 87-25-62.
the week off.
NTPs - 2nd Sam Sims, 12th Frank White, 15th Greg McAloon.
B.C.A FIRST GRADE Magpies - 4th Don Wickson, 14th Frank Raffaele.
Golden Point 3/257, Overs 50. Darley 208 All out, Overs 45.1. Balls 6, Cut-off 62: Don Wickson, Frank White, Rick Roden,
D. Hyatt 71, J. Cadman 50, L. Herring 25. Darley lost by 49 David Blythe, John Fitzgerald, Anthony Moore.
runs. Darley (now) 8th - P 10, W 4, L 6.
Coronet City 8/173, Overs 44.6. J. Stephenson 2/22, C. Beaton
2/27. Darley 132 All out, Overs 40.2. N. Whan 53, B. Bennett BACCHUS MARSH

25. Darley lost by 41 runs. Darley (now) 1st - P 9, W 7, L 2.

Wendouree Red Caps 136 All out, Overs 39.5. C. Salisbury

3/13, R. Hoey 2/14, A. Kannar 2/27. Darley 2/141, Overs 31.3.
T. Gallagher 66no. Darley won by 8 wickets. Darley (now)
11th - P 9, W 4, L 5.
B.C.A One-day B Grade
Darley drew with Brown Hill - (Round 9, December 15)
MyClinic 12 Gell Street, Bacchus Marsh VIC 3340 Phone 5367 8000 Ben Loughnane 39 with the bat and also 2/15 bowling.
Darley 6th - P 9, W 5, D 1, L 3.
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Tornado storms past post

By Michael Howard “Obviously we’ve still got some big races ahead of us and getting the job done against quality opposition, it’s a great
we are worried about them first,” Gath said, with a big cir- thrill to have a horse like him.”
THE good times roll on for Long Forest’s Tornado Valley cle marked around the Whatthehill Great Southern Star, a The aforementioned Whatthehill Great Southern Star is
who added a further Group 1 trophy and has eyes on even $250,000 trot at Tabcorp Park Melton on January 26. night one of the two-night TAB Summer Of Glory, a high-
bigger spoils. “If he comes through it good, we’d love to go. There’s no light of the Victorian harness racing season.
Trainer Andy Gath and wife and reinswoman Kate com- doubt about that. It’s a great opportunity, he has got terrific The showcase trot shares the spotlight with the Downbythe-
bined with their talented seven-year-old gelding to win gate speed, which will hold him in good stead.”
seaside Victoria Derby, two of four Group 1s on what prom-
Saturday night’s Aldebaran Park 2019 Maori Mile, a perfor- That gate speed was put to good use at Bendigo on Saturday ises to be a ripping night at Melton on January 26.
mance that will only heighten European interest in Tornado night when Tornado Valley shot to the lead from the widest
Valley. Then the following Saturday night plenty will again flock
front row gate and held all at bay to win in a 1:54.1 mile rate,
just 0.2 of a second outside the track record set by Sparkling to Tabcorp Park Melton for the Del-Re National A. G. Hunter
Winner of last month’s TAB Inter Dominion, Tornado Val-
ley is on a short-list of international horses being pursued for Success last season. Cup, the most prestigious prize on the Victorian calendar.
May’s famed Elitloppet in Sweden, which in 2018 was con- “Obviously his gate speed’s such a great weapon and he The field is shaping up brilliantly for the $500,000 feature
tested by Victorian Maori Time. used it again tonight,” Gath said. “Such a beautifully gaited with TAB Inter Dominion winner Tiger Tara being set for the
Andy Gath said their interest was sparked amid a dinner horse, he’s a pleasure to train, keeps winning these Group 1s great race, while New Zealand’s celebrated co-trainers Mark
with Harness Racing Australia chair Michael Taranto, after and it’s lucky for us to have him. Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen have directed Cruz Bromac
which he and Tornado Valley’s owner Norm Jenkin became “He’s (won) 18 out of 22 since we got him in Australia and a and Thefixer towards the feature.
“pretty keen”. couple of times he got beat we had a few excuses for. To keep Stay tuned to for more.

Bendigo Saturday 5 January 2019. 2019 Maori Mile (Group 1) Winner: Tornado Valley (7). Trainer: Andy Gath. Driver: Kate Gath. Photo: Stuart McCormick.

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12 volt batteries etc. 12 Months rego, Reg M24209 Phone 5368 2339
$15,000 (Reg F47089) Good condition. $2350 ONO 9399 Western Highway, East Ph: 5348 6540 after 6 pm.
Ph 0438 598 135 Ballarat. Ph: 0428 860 345 between 7pm – 9pm
Ph 0427 676 390
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The latest generation of HiLux models are built to be stronger and more capable than ever. But that’s not what makes them
Unbreakable. New HiLux Rogue, Rugged X and Rugged have been developed to awaken something deeper. An inner strength. An
Unbreakable spirit. And if that spirit is within you, the strength of the HiLux can empower you to do anything.


Melton Toyota
143-147 High Street,
T 03 8746 0300
LMCT 1976
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19 $
19 $
99 99 99

Tacoma Cooked Prawns 16/20 Deli Twiggy Sticks

Yearling Porterhouse Steak Thawed for your convenience (Hot or Mild)

Don Melossi
Double Smoked

18 12 7
$ 60
99 $ 99 50

Peters Drumsticks Gardein Vegan Meats

24pack 255g-390g Selected Varieties


13 $
3 $
$ 99 20 07

Coca Cola 24pk cans Sorbent 8pk Toilet Tissue Golden Circle 1lt Fruit Drink

Jack Daniels
Black Label 700ml
or Wild Turkey
86.8 proof 700ml

$ 90 $ 14 EA
$ 44 EA
VB Stubbies and Cans
24x375ml Berri Estates Cask 5lt



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