Ballarat breakfast report: May 31

Lake Wendouree looking beautiful this morning. Picture: Jeremy Bannister

Lake Wendouree looking beautiful this morning. Picture: Jeremy Bannister

FIRE

Fire crews were called to determine the cause of a bad smell in a Sebastopol street last night. 

Ballarat City and Sebastopol fire crews were called to an Albert Street property at 6.30pm, where they discovered someone was burning off. 

Fire crews said the person had been burning off magazines, emitting a chemical smell. 

Crews also attended to a strong smell of gas at Peel and Bridge Street at midnight. 

But Ballarat City Fire was unable to determine the cause. 

WEATHER

It may look gloomy in Ballarat this morning, but it wasn't as cold as previous nights. Ballarat experienced an overnight low of four degrees, ahead of a rainy top of 14. 

Tomorrow we can expect much of the same, with a forecast top of 14 degrees. 

POLICE, SES and AMBULANCE

Ballarat police, Ambulance Victoria and SES reported no incidents overnight in the Ballarat area. 

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V/LINE

Coaches will replace trains between Melbourne and Ballarat this weekend due to Regional Rail Link works. 

Trains will continue to operate between Ballarat and Ararat/Maryborough. 

See if your journey will be affected here

ON THE AGENDA

A state government report Victoria in Future, released on Friday, has predicted 720,000 extra people will live in Melbourne's suburban boundaries by 2031. 

The report also predicts more than half of the regional growth of the state will come from people moving out of Melbourne to towns like Geelong, Ballarat and Bendigo. 

We find out how the predicted change will impact Ballarat. 

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