Perfect brew for Melrose heritage property

Plans to transform the defunct Jacka Brothers Brewery heritage site at Melrose into a microbrewery, cellar door, function centre and tourist accommodation have been given a funding boost with a $400,000 State Government grant. The State Government has offered the company a $410,000 Regional Development Fund (RDF) grant to advance the project and assist with […]

High hopes to build on BCCC expansion

HOPES are high that a federal grant could open further expansion options at Balaklava Community Children’s Centre (BCCC) following a visit from Federal Education Minister, Simon Birmingham last week. An extra 31 childcare places will be available at BCCC as of February next year. The centre received a $200,000 State Government Regional Development Fund grant, […]

PBs and medals aplenty for Clare club

IMPROVEMENT was the major theme from the Clare Swimming Club’s performance at the Country Championships meet last month, with 91 personal best performances coming from the group of 29 local competitors across the four days. From that group, 15 individual medals were awarded and 10 swimmers finished in the top 10 regularly. Individual medalists included […]

Peterborough solar farm on track

Peterborough’s new 4.9MW solar farm is on track for completion and expected to be ready to send power in to the national electricity market by April. Located on the western fringe of the town, the Renew Power Group project will see 40 people employed on-site during peak construction and the company’s chief executive officer Kevin […]

Lower North Junior Tennis

DIVISION 1: Owen 5-32 d. Long Plains 1-15 Doubles Harkness/Heaslip d. Barr/McDonnell 6-0 Wood/Spurling d. T&A McArdle 6-3 Singles Jake Harkness d. Angie Barr 6-2 Jack Heaslip d. Zachary McDonnell 6-1 Dylan Wood def. by Tahneil McArdle 2-6 Lloyd Spurling d. Abbie McArdle 6-3 Mallala 4-30 d. Balaklava 2-24 Doubles B Cocks/Howard d. Cross/Groth 6-5 […]

Through the Mirage

THE works of acclaimed Australian artist, Roger Drennan, will feature at the Burra Regional Art Gallery later this month. Drennan is a lifelong artist, with early training by renowned artist and printmaker Charles Bannon, winning the Athelney Prize for Art in 1960. Roger’s highly collectable works have been featured in mixed and solo exhibitions around […]

Bash for Cash

Balaklava Tennis Club’s Bash for Cash event on Saturday night attracted 16 teams of two with a total of about 60 people joining in the evening. Each team played three sets, with the winner not necessarily being the ‘best’ team! Highest Score was won by Tyson Lamond and Aaron Cross; first place was won by […]

Basketball bounces back

Basketball restarted on Friday night and enthusiasm was high after the six-week break. From all accounts it was a bit warmer out on the courts than first anticipated and some players struggled with this a bit. Coaches were wise and used their time outs effectively though. The Div 1 Women’s competition continues to be a […]