Ballarat breakfast report: February 17


Police are still investigating a crash in Wendouree last night after a police chase.

Police say three people were taken to hospital as a result of the crash about 7pm, two of them from the car involved in the chase.

Another person, a woman in her 70s that was not involved in the chase was also taken to hospital.

Police have arrested the driver of the offending vehicle, who remains under police guard in hospital.

Police are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the collision to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or


No quiet night Sunday night for our firefighters.

As well as two false alarms at the Ballarat Grammar Boatshed (10.36pm) and the Queen Elizabeth Centre (5.11am), night shift crews also battled a grass fire in Mitchell Park.

The fire at the Ring Road Reserve in Mitchell Park, believed to have been deliberately lit, took some time to control, despite the cool night.

It caused some reasonable damage, according to Ballarat City Fire Brigade senior station officer Neville Collins, although there were never any houses under threat.


Ambulance Victoria says it transported four people to hospital after the collision, all of which were in a stable condition.

A fifth person, a male in his 70s, received minor medical treatment at the scene of the crash.


Enjoy the warmth while it lasts; there is not a whole lot left for the week.

Today and tomorrow are expected to provide pleasant temperatures in the mid 20s, before the chill kicks in.

Today will be partly cloudy and reach a top of 26 degrees, with tomorrow to reach a similar maximum of 27.

After that however, we can expect top temperatures to sit in the teens.

Wednesday will be the coldest day, with a top of 17, with Thursday and Friday to reach 18 and 19 degrees respectively.

Wednesday, in particular, is expected to produce some heavy rain.


All trains are running on time this morning, according to the V/Line website.



Day one of Pan Pacific Team Badminton Champsionships gets under way at Ken Kay Stadium today.

File photo.

File photo.


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