Ballarat breakfast report: April 9


More rain is coming our way. 

Ballarat will experience similar days to yesterday over the next week with rain forecast until Monday. 

Today we can expect a top of 19 degrees. 


A new $8 million police station will be built in Ballarat's West. The station will replace previous plans to build a similar station in Sebastopol. 

In other crime related news, former Ballarat priest, Gerald Ridsdale, one of Australia's most notorious paedophile priests who admitted abusing at least 53 children between 1961 to 1982, has been sentenced to eight years in jail.

County Court Chief Judge Michael Rozenes said Ridsdale's "unfettered sexual deviance" had been a blatant breach of the trust existing between priests and parishioners.


Fires crews are finally starting to experience a few quiet nights with the rain coming through the region. 

No call-outs last night. 


A quiet night for paramedics with nothing of interest to report. 


Trains are running on time so far this morning according to the V/Line website. 


Doctor Blake to return to Ballarat for a third season

Ballarat mayor not invited to hear Labor's $30m news

Ballarat trains to get free wi-fi, says Premier Napthine