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Ballarat dog breeders have 21 animals seized over 'squalid conditions'

Daily Mail - ‎11 hours ago‎
The animal welfare organisation alleged that many were living in 'squalid conditions' at the McCoy's home in Ballarat. 'The dogs and puppies, described as working breeds, have been transported to an RSPCA facility where they can receive immediate ...
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$518m commitment to Ballarat rail line

Ballarat Courier - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
The prayers of Ballarat commuters have finally been answered with a huge commitment to the Ballarat train line in the state government's 2016-17 budget.

Craig's Royal Hotel Ballarat steeped in history with eye on future

Herald Sun - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Like so much of pristinely preserved Lydiard St, Craig's has a storeyed past from a time when Ballarat's golden fortune meant the famous flocked.

VCAT lets Telstra build Ballarat telecommunications tower overruling council rejection

ABC Local - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Telstra has successfully had a Ballarat City Council planning decision on a telecommunications tower overturned. The 35-metre tower is planned for an industrial area in Sebastopol, in the city's south.

Throwback Thursday | Ballarat sport in April, 2008

Ballarat Courier - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Throwback Thursday | Ballarat sport in April, 2008. Junior Sports star of the week Ashley Haase. Ballarat Lady Strikers V Bayswater Strikers: Zoe Wathen.
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Girl dies in horror road smash near Ballarat

Herald Sun - ‎Apr 23, 2016‎
His daughter died after a red Nissan Micra slammed into a tree near Ballarat on Saturday afternoon. The little girl was rushed to the Ballarat Base Hospital after the crash on Remembrance Drive in Cardigan about 2.30pm. Ambulance Victoria said she was ...

Ballarat saleyards debate takes new twist

Stock & Land - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Debate over the Ballarat saleyards took a lively twist this week with a group of disgruntled agents threatening Council with legal action and vowing not to transfer their businesses to the proposed Regional Infrastructure Pty Ltd (RIPL) managed Miners ...

Ballarat breakfast report | Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Ballarat Courier - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Money queries on council trip abroad. Questions have been raised about Ballarat City Council's financial protocol after it was revealed councillors voted to send three delegates on business class trip to Europe without knowing the cost incurred to ...

Heart health check clinic returns to Ballarat

Ballarat Courier - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
This Heart Week, from May 1-7, the Heart Foundation's mobile clinic is returning to Ballarat to provide the community with free 15-minute heart health checks.

Hundreds turn out for brief Ballarat Anzac Day dawn service

Ballarat Courier - ‎Apr 24, 2016‎
The Ballarat RSL president said it never mattered where in the world you attended an Anzac Day dawn service, it was special.

Ballarat too strong for Bendigo City FC

Bendigo Advertiser - ‎Apr 24, 2016‎
Ballarat controlled possession for much of the first half, but the young Bendigo team defended strongly. The visitors opened the scoring before Bendigo livewire Godwill Basha levelled the scores.

Austria trip to go ahead after new vote

Ballarat Courier - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
“It is to bring tourism back to Ballarat, to fill up restaurants, our hotels.” “It's about selling the decisions that we make.

Ballarat - Did You See... - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Secret Blend, a consistent four-year-old, had done his best work at Ballarat previously, and that form continued with a strong finish to claim the City of Ballarat BM70 Handicap (1000m). Since back-to-back wins as a three-year-old - including a maiden ...

Catfish, Ballarat: restaurant review

The Australian - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
It's not hard to stand out if you're any good in a regional city, but this place is a big fish in the small pond of Ballarat dining. It's no accident. Damien Jones has a rare affinity with Thai food (he learned at Nahm in London); that's a great start ...

Organisers signal interest in holding Australian Ultimate Championships in Ballarat again

Ballarat Courier - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
National event officer John Hempel said while holding the event in a regional area did have drawbacks, the Ballarat Ultimate club had put on an exceptional event.

Ballarat Civic Hall to be spared demolition paving way for $19m redevelopment

ABC Local - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
A motion to combine the hall and Doveton Street Library was passed overnight, after intense debate. The $19 million project will overturn a 2013 plan to demolish the site.

There's still plenty to discover in Ballarat

Geelong Advertiser - ‎Apr 19, 2016‎
It's just me and my boyfriend - two out-of-towners only hours into a short romantic getaway - standing alone on one of Ballarat's typically wide-open streets checking and re-checking the reference on Google maps. The crisp central Victorian air hastens ...

Ballarat man hospitalised after being king-hit in Bendigo

Ballarat Courier - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Police are trying to identify two men involved in an unprovoked, one-punch attack in the Bendigo CBD in which the victim, a Ballarat man, was instantly knocked-out and rushed to hospital. Bendigo Police Senior Constable Andrew Steele said CCTV footage ...

Council Watch UPDATE: Ballarat Council's Europe trip will go ahead

3AW - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
The Mayor of Ballarat defended a controversial ratepayer-funded trip to Europe for himself and two other councillors. This is despite Ballarat council also applying for an exemption from the new Victorian rate-cap. Des Hudson told Tom Elliott the trip ...

Ballarat breakfast report | Thursday, April 28, 2016

Ballarat Courier - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Council votes yes on plan for Civic Hall site. City of Ballarat councillors voted in favour of a plan to combine the Civic Hall and Doveton Street library on Wednesday night.