Weekend morning report: December 15


Finally it is starting to feel like summer, with another perfect day to finish off the weekend.

A forecast top of 22 degrees is expected, with light winds throughout the day.

Expect the temperature to continue to climb each day for the rest of the week, before a stinking hot day of 35 degrees on Thursday.


Police arrested four people for being drunk and disorderly overnight as part of Operation Unite.

Uniformed members and patrol cars swamped the busy Ballarat streets last night, in a push to stamp out anti-social behaviour.

Police also blocked off the Sunraysia Highway for 90 minutes after a young woman rolled her car near Lexton this morning.

The 23-year-old woman was driving north when she lost control of her car and crashed off the side of the road.

She was rescued through the front window of the car.


An out of control burn-off in Ballarat East last night has prompted firefighters to issue a stern warning to people who are burning off before the fire season. 

Crews were called to the fire just before midnight and quickly brought the blaze under control.

The CFA is expected to declare Ballarat's fire season officially open just before Christmas, prompting firefighters to encourage people to do any necessary burn offs as soon as possible.

However proper permits through the council and CFA are required.


Paramedics transported a young woman to hospital after she crashed her car near Lexton this morning.

Ambulance Victoria received the call at 5.06am, where a car had crashed off the side of the Sunraysia Highway at Lexton.

It is not known exactly how long the car had been there.

The 23-year-old woman was taken to the Ballarat Base Hospital with bruising and cuts and abrasions.


The Ballarat line is listed as running on time this morning. The Geelong and Seymour lines are both delayed for 15 minutes.


Attempted armed robbery at Ballarat East milk bar

BE: Ballarat Historical Society strikes gold

Walking the Chinese footsteps from Robe to Ballarat


The North Gardens Christmas Carols will be held tonight, where a big crowd is expected.

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