Ballarat weekend report: December 14


In keeping with the theme of the week, we can expect another mild day today, with temperatures not even creeping out of the teens.

A forecast high of 19 degrees is predicted, with isolated clouds and light southerly winds throughout the day.

It is highly unlikely any rain will fall however, meaning Saturday sport will continue without a hitch.

The temperature will gradually increase throughout the week, with 35 degrees forecast on Thursday, culminating in an expected thunderstorm on Thursday night.


Ballarat Police swarmed the CBD last night as Operation Unite got under way.

However there were no major incidents to report, with police generally happy with the behaviour of late night revellers.

Police will ramp up their presence even further tonight, with more uniformed and undercover officers to patrol the streets of Ballarat.


Rescue crews from Ballarat and Ballarat City fire brigades were called to a car rollover in Haddon this morning.

Crews were called to the single vehicle crash at the intersection of Haddon School Road and Racecourse Road around 4.30am.

There, they worked for more than an hour to free the man.

The specialist high angle rescue crew were also called out to assist in the tragic truck rollover near Meredith yesterday.


The man involved in the car rollover at Haddon was airlifted to The Alfred hospital suffering chest and pelvic injuries.

Paramedics were on scene for more than an hour, while the man in his 30s was still trapped in his car.

Upon freeing him, he was flown to Melbourne, where he arrived at hospital at 6.45am.


Ballarat is the only Victorian service listed as running on time this morning. Signalling errors, unruly passengers and speed restrictions are affecting all other train lines.


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The Melbourne Renegades continue their camp in Ballarat and we will follow the action around the city.

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