Ben Silvester, The Standard

Ben Silvester

The Standard

Melbourne, VIC, Australia

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Past articles by Ben:

Portland medical clinic hires three new doctors

The clinic has 10 GPs while other south-west clinics are struggling to find any. → Read More

Port Fairy welcomes 8000 people for Folk Festival

The annual influx brings millions of dollars into Port Fairy in a single weekend. → Read More

Community clear on solution to East Beach dune rubbish

The community has chosen by far the most expensive solution. → Read More

Deakin professor optimistic about Curdies River future

'I think there's a lot of emphasis on doing something,' Professor Rebecca Lester said. → Read More

Moyne Shire Council fails in bid to delay Mt Fyans Wind Farm hearing

The council wanted to see the report on a neighbouring project before making its case. → Read More

Moyne Corangamite Library Service lures hundreds of new members

The new shared service is now used by 40 per cent of the population. → Read More

South West Medical Centre stretches six months without permanent GP

South West Healthcare CEO Craig Fraser says he 'can't see it (change) in the short term'. → Read More

South West Medical Centre stretches six months without full-time permanent GP

South West Healthcare CEO Craig Fraser says he 'can't see it (change) in the short term'. → Read More

Moyne Shire Council flags problem as staff turnover tops 25 per cent

Moyne Shire Council CEO Brett Davis said turnover was 'clearly trending one way'. → Read More

Koroit Theatre completing revamp thanks to Moyne Shire Council grant

The Koroit Theatre has purchase $30,000 worth of new chairs for its revamp. → Read More

Warrnambool Base Hospital appoints first intensive care specialist

The major appointment is part of the Warrnambool Hospital's 'strategic evolution'. → Read More

Building works for Warrnambool Hospital ED a step closer

The works are one of several changes for the under pressure department. → Read More

Runaway horse tramples greens at Warrnambool Golf Club

The horse charged onto the course and galloped up the 18th fairway. → Read More

Moyne Shire Council pushes funding agenda with government

The council needs state funding to deliver crucial projects. → Read More

South West Healthcare scholarship winner to fly to Ireland

Rachel Robertson has won the $10,000 AEW Matthews Scholarship. → Read More

South West Healthcare looks to future after COVID challenges

South West Healthcare recorded a slim $9000 operating surplus in 2021-22. → Read More

Parents launch petition over 'uninviting' Port Fairy playground

Scores of parents have signed a petition demanding new equipment. → Read More

Port Fairy's Gipps Street Bridge to be torn down and replaced

The bridge across the Moyne River will be closed for many months. → Read More

System supplying Warrnambool and south-west drinking water vulnerable

A water campaigner criticised the proposal to add Port Fairy to the Otway system. → Read More

New Deakin University report sets out how to save the Curdies River

The report was commissioned after a 2022 algal bloom killed tens of thousands of fish. → Read More