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Seniors Week Program now available

September 15, 2010 by  
Filed under Local Ballarat News

The program of events for Council’s Seniors Intergenerational Festival 2010 are available from Customer Service in The Phoenix Building, Armstrong Street South.  The program for 2010 is extensive and there are events that will appeal to everyone!

Sports Central

September 15, 2010 by  
Filed under Community Groups

Sports Central is a not for profit organisation established to assist communities in the six local government areas of City of Ballarat, Ararat Rural City and the Pyrenees, Moorabool, Hepburn and Golden Plains Shires.
Sports Central services the region by:

  • Promoting healthy lifestyles in the Central Highlands region
  • Supporting community participation in physical activity
  • Providing advice, support and assistance for community sport and active recreation clubs
  • Developing partnerships with other organisations to achieve common goals
  • Being an information source or point of contact for your club or organisation.
    Sports Central recognise the valuable contribution sport and recreation clubs and organisations provide to the community in the Central Highlands. Becoming a member with Sports Central will allow us to support these clubs and organisations to keep sport & recreation opportunities sustainable, inclusive and accessible.
    Members can expect:
  • ‘One on One’ support to assist with funding applications, club development, and targeting non-traditional membership
  • Free use of Sports Central work station with printing capabilities (by appointment)
  • Subsidised workshop attendance for all club members
  • Member privileges to the Sports Central website: including event promotion and access to online resources and forum
  • Latest updates on local grassroots news and events
  • The opportunity to influence the services provided by Sports Central in order to meet the needs of the sport and recreation sector
  • To become a Sports Central member, register your club on Sportslink (Central Highlands) today!  Visit and click on Add your Club/Activity. Following this, you will receive (by mail) a membership pack consisting of the range of services available from Sports Central.
    For more information, call Sports Central today on (03) 5331 6966

    Sports Central Launch – 22nd Sept

    September 15, 2010 by  
    Filed under Local Ballarat News

    The former Central Highlands Sports Assembly would like to invite you to the official launch of their new branding including a new name and logo as they officially emerge as “SPORTS CENTRAL”.
    This is your chance to talk with staff about the services they offer, the partnerships which can be formed, and what they can do for you!
    Contact:  Paul Owen, 5331 6966 – RSVP 14th Sept please. email:

    407 Finch St: An Interactive Installation

    September 15, 2010 by  
    Filed under Local Ballarat News

    Listen To Your Heart – Support The Heart Foundation’s Doorknock Appeal

    September 15, 2010 by  
    Filed under Local Ballarat News

    Victorians are being asked to listen to their heart and support the Heart Foundation’s annual Doorknock Appeal this September. In Victoria, the fundraising appeal started on Saturday 4 September and will conclude on Sunday 19 September 2010.

    The Heart Foundation is an independent charity that funds lifesaving research, supports health professionals and promotes health in the community.

    For easy recognition and security, each Doorknock Appeal volunteer will wear a clearly visible badge displaying the Heart Foundation logo and the words Volunteer Collector Official Identification Badge. The badge also has the volunteer s ID number and an expiry date of 30 September 2010. Collectors will also carry an official receipt book and a small Heart Foundation bag.
    All donations $2 and over are tax-deductible and Heart Foundation Doorknock Appeal volunteers can issue supporters with a receipt. If you are not home when one of our Doorknock Appeal volunteers visit, you can make a credit card donation directly with the Heart Foundation Doorknock Appeal Hotline 1800 55 22 55 or by visiting

    Sustainable Gardening Program launched today

    September 14, 2010 by  
    Filed under Local Ballarat News

    Central Highlands Water (CHW) launched the new “Ballarat Gardens Come Alive” program in the Bridge Mall in Ballarat today.  It is an innovative sustainable gardening support program.  CHW staff and representatives from Formosa Gardens Nursery, Dahlsens Ballarat and Diggers Club provided residents and school children with information about the program as well as conducting sustainable gardening demonstrations.

    For expert gardening advice, residents are encouraged to visit either Formosa Gardens Nursery or Dahlsens Ballarat. Information about Ballarat Gardens Come Alive is also available at CHW’s Waterwise Garden Education Centre at Kirks Reservoir or at their Learmonth Road office.


    Voice FM Team to call the CHFL Grand Final

    September 9, 2010 by  
    Filed under Local Ballarat News

    Dave, John and Pete who make up “All Bases Covered” each Friday night from 8-10pm have taken up the challenge to call the CHFL Grand Final this Saturday the 11th September.  Tune in from 1pm for news, scores and interviews before the call of the big game.

    “Tinderbox” starts at their new timeslot Tonight 6-8pm!

    September 9, 2010 by  
    Filed under Music News, Station News

    Join Lauren and Amy as they present “Tinderbox” at the new timeslot of 6-8 pm tonight, right after “Drive” for something completely different (ie. no gratuitous vocoders in the Tinderbox!) Just pure exciting, igniting and delighting (some Led Zep, Sly & Funkadelic, Bowie and loving the ladies as usual- Bjork, Nina Simone, Bat For Lashes, Cat Power, Hope Sandoval, Sharon Jones-they’re rockin the casbah)

    Lauren and Amy wanted to let you know “We’ll be welcoming all our regular listeners alongside new ones so playing all our faves, old and new, near and far, as well as playing you some great tracks from the brand new Going Down Swinging no.30. Then the following week we’ll get back into Strange News from a Distant Star with Voice Fm’s very own Iris reading for us, and other great writers and musicians joining us over the rest of the year. We’ll also be telling you about the creative project we’ve been working on that will be hitting Ballarat the evening of Saturday Oct 2nd so put it in the diary!”

    Two hospitalised after car hits horses

    September 8, 2010 by  
    Filed under Local Ballarat News

    Two people were treated for minor injuries in the Ballarat Hospital overnight after their car hit a number of horses.

    Police say the accident happened on the Glenelg Highway at Smythesdale, south-east of Ballarat, about 10:30pm (AEST).

    They say a number of horses were struck and two had to be put down.

    Can you help Hepburn Shire develop their Freight Strategy?

    September 7, 2010 by  
    Filed under Local Ballarat News

    A freight strategy is to be developed across the Hepburn Shire to help respond to the changing and future transport needs of the community, local industry, farmers, visitors and external road users.
    Hepburn Shire Mayor Councillor Janine Booth said the Council was now calling for expressions of interests from community members to form a Steering Committee to oversee the development of the strategy.

    The Steering Committee will include three community representatives, two representatives of the transport industry and one representative of the tourism industry. The closing date for expressions of interest is Friday, 24 September 2010. The expression of interest form for the Freight Strategy Steering Committee may be found in electronic format on Council’s website, or in hard copy from reception at Council’s Offices at Creswick, Daylesford Town Hall and Duke Street.

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