Residents are encouraged to join in a community planting weekend in an effort to create a more sustainable future for Ararat from 15 -17 July. The Ararat Landcare Group, in partnership with Ararat Rural City Council (ARCC) and neighbouring Landcare groups in Stawell and Beaufort, received $55,000 funding from the Department of Environment Land Water […]
COUNCIL has officially launched four digital wayfinding signs in Ararat, helping visitors find their way around town and further promote the region’s unique attractions.
Ararat Mayor Jo Armstrong said the digital signage investment is part of a larger plan to position Ararat as a strong and attractive tourism destination.
ARARAT Rural City Council hopes algal blooms in Alexandra Lake will soon be a thing of the past with several aerators to be installed in coming weeks.
Council CEO Tim Harrison said three new aerators have arrived at council’s depot and will soon be installed at the lake.
SINGING is good for the soul according to Anglican Priest Martin Nadarajan, who is working hard to return a non-denominational choir to Ararat.
Father Nadarajan is hoping to attract people from different backgrounds, ages and denominations to join the soon to be established Trinity Choir.
ARARAT commuters appear unlikely to be able to use the MYKI ticketing system anytime soon, despite the technology being available at Ararat Railway Station.
MYKI readers were rolled out across the Victorian rail network in 2007 – including at Ararat Station – but 15 years later the electronic ticketing system remains unavailable to travellers beyond the major regional centres.
THE Wannon electorate is now officially regarded as “marginal” after a big swing away from sitting MP Dan Tehan.
The Australian Electoral Commission has released the final results from the Wannon electorate showing a 7% swing against Mr Tehan.
MILDURA was again a happy hunting ground for harness racing participants from the Ararat area. Great Western’s Sam Barker, a regular driver at Mildura, teamed with trainer Sandra O’Connor to win the Vale Maree Sparkes pace with Fire House Rock. From barrier four Wayne Hill aboard the favourite Alfs Odyssey, was keen to have the […]
ARARAT’S Alexandra Oval will host a Wimmera Football League final this year. The league released its fixture for the 2021 finals series late last week. Ararat will host the second semi-final on September 4. The finals kick off on August 28 with the qualifying final at Dimboola and the elimination final at Warracknabeal the following […]
ARARAT’S Russell T. White Raceway has been deemed unsafe to use after a light pole came down last week. The pole fell across the jogging track which is inside the harness racing track. Ararat Harness Racing Club president Phillip Ralph said Harness Racing Victoria had deemed both the jogging and racing tracks unsafe to use […]