Local News

Ballarat's Begonia festival unveiled

Artists have put the finishing touches on some huge illuminated floral creations in Ballarat’s main thoroughfare, in celebration of the City’s 69th annual Ballarat Begonia Festival (6-28 March). Ballarat Mayor,Daniel Moloney, says the installations are exceptional...

Powercor upgrades for solar

Powercor is conducting a significant upgrade of the network in nine key areas with strong rooftop solar penetration. These upgrades will help around 50,000 customers export their excess solar energy back into the grid. These works will...

Three injured in crash

A crash at a Strathfieldsaye intersection has left three people hurt. The accident occurred at the intersection of Tannery Lane and Guys Hill Road just after 4pm yesterday afternoon. Ambulance Victoria assessed the people at the scene.   IMAGE:...

New funding for health promotion

Grassroots organisations in central Victoria are encouraged to apply for new funding from health promotion foundation VicHealth for local projects supporting young people and Victorians hardest hit by coronavirus and the 2020 bushfires. Member for Bendigo West, Maree...

Roadworks at Epsom

You'll need to allow some extra time for your journey through Epsom. Maintenance works are being carried out on the Midland Highway between Howard and Allen Streets over three days from next Wednesday. The department of transport...

Uni remains committed

La trobe Uni says it remains committed to Bendigo despite the threat of more job losses over its multiple campuses. 25 staff were let go in Bendigo in August last year with another 11 last month. All...

Dine outdoors in Mount Alexander Shire

Mount Alexander Shire Council is encouraging people to discover some of the temporary  outdoor dining precincts that are ‘popping-up’ throughout the shire during autumn.   Council is establishing temporary outdoor eating and entertainment areas in locations in ...

Operation Arid aims to save road users' lives

Operation Arid kicks off on Friday as police prepare for Victorians to embrace the great outdoors across the Labour Day long weekend, warning that traffic volumes and recreational activities are expected to impact road trauma. Long...