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Bevan Hopes

Bevan Hopes

Male. Lives in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. Born on May 23, 1997.
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Alan Mills
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Perhaps it was a sign when they lost some longtime staff members and then poof! They were gone in a flash.
Simon Matthews
And people reckon it was a last-minute decision to shut down. Bet they had known for weeks. The tax office would probably be one of the creditors too, they're not messing about. They'll close you down in a flash.
David Jeffery
Staff had no clue it was time to wrap things up then and there.
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July 12, 2024
Harold Reed
I hope the staff get what's coming to them.
Michael Lloyd-Jones
Most people who decide to close suddenly have known weeks before. They just want people to feel sorry for them. But it's the workers who will really get hurt, not just by losing their jobs but maybe not getting paid properly.
Gerald White
What a bummer!
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July 12, 2024
Shawn Bryant
Are you the boss or connected to the cinema in any way? If not, you should probably just zip it and not share your thoughts.
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July 12, 2024
Justin Black
The staff rarely receive anything, if ever.
Mark Hutchison
The night before be like same same on closing day.
And they were still hawking gift cards just before that week. 🤨
Clint Gallagher
Failing to pay staff is unethical, regardless of a business's financial struggles. Workers deserve to be compensated for their work.
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July 12, 2024
Paul Jenkins
that's just how management rolls
Jim Morgan
Maybe they just had too much on their plate and had to shut it down. Like I said, it was a spontaneous decision.
Aaron Gerlach
In the grand scheme of things, 250,000 is just a drop in the bucket!
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July 12, 2024
Emma White
120 new parks under the ugly barn but what about the other 700+ that were promised. When NO PHOTO
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Harold Reed
Let's forget about that for now, let's focus on what we've accomplished... I'm tired of the council and politicians dodging the question 🙄 just give a straight answer 🙄
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June 27, 2024
Christopher Phillips
They're flipping the Regent Cinemas into a multi-floor parking garage with a fancy McDonald's drive-thru on the highest level!
Michael Lloyd-Jones
People been hoofin' it to bus stops for ages, if you want a ride right to your door, get a taxi or Uber. Some folks think they deserve everything handed to them on a silver platter.
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June 27, 2024
Paul Gleeson
We gotta pay those rates, it's what the council does best!
Sebastian Lee
The state government doesn't own the building? It's owned by a private individual. This article doesn't add up, mate.
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June 27, 2024
Council giving out special permissions for less parking spaces in the CBD is not making it any easier to find a spot. In the past few years, council has approved multiple planning applications that would result in hundreds of less parking spaces. One of these permits, which is currently being disput... View More
Eric Young
There's plenty of car parking in Ballarat, but for some reason people insist on finding a spot right in front of where they're going instead of just parking a bit further away and walking. It's so frustrating to see cars circling the block passing up empty spots. I lived in Ballarat for 8 years and ... View More
Brenton Wilson
Let's just bulldoze the regent. It's not like anyone's gonna use it.
Simon Matthews
I saw Gov Hub workers traipsing back to their cars at Aldi and the railway station today. Why not let them park underground like VIPs?
John Stone
Hmmm, I'd wager it'll be right before the big state showdown!
David Jeffery
You gotta be close to the theater!
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June 27, 2024
Aaron Gerlach
Yo, let's get them trams back on Sturt Street! From Lucas all the way down to the mall.
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June 27, 2024
Word up. That's straight up Ballarat history.
Mark Hutchison
Dan Andrews talking about adding 3k new beds, is this part of the deal?
Brenton Murdoch
I bet you'll get charged a buttload of money!
Bevan Hopes
That's the same old thinking that had the government tearing down theaters back in the day. SMH.
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June 27, 2024
Will Brown
Why are we dishing out more cash for parking? We should be focusing on improving public transportation instead.
Alan Nolan
The Regent Theatre could've made it if there was more parking in the CBD sooner.
Allan Cooper
Why does it gotta wait until 2025 to open up these car parks under that unused building? A lot of folks are working from home anyways. Are they just taking their sweet time to set up the payment stations? It's gonna be too late for Regent Cinemas by then!
Adrian O'Brien
That's a crazy thing to say. I'm sure people will be all over it, thinking about the money, and with the heritage regulations, no way bulldozers are touching it! 😂
Paul Hall
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Harold Reed
No tall buildings, keep it 3 storeys max to preserve CBD aesthetics.
Jim Morgan
A monorail like the ones in Brockway, Ogdenville, and North Haverbrook would really boost our town's profile.
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June 21, 2024
Eugene Whiteman
Let's keep it real, we need to stop this never-ending growth in Ballarat. It's gonna mess up our city if the council and their buddies don't chill out!
Matthew Bell
Nurses get free parking at the hospital.
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June 21, 2024
Michael Lloyd-Jones
Another bloody public hospital and road infrastructure that can actually support the current population, mate.
Bevan Hopes
Aight, we need a bomb-ass hospital and smooth roads first off, plus a council that ain't dumb as hell when it comes to cash flow, stop wastin' it.
Oli Kelly
Having another public hospital pop up at the old cattleyards in Ballarat is like hitting the jackpot!
Increase more medium density housing to avoid encroaching on farming land.
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June 21, 2024
John Carter
We gotta add more juice stations for our electric cars, and make sure they're in a safe, bright spot, especially for our out-of-town guests!
Allan Curtis
Fewer people, clearer air, and a more laid-back life.
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June 21, 2024
Mike Ferguson
Drop some cash on bringing Geelong's town planner over here, 'cause our one ain't doin' jack.
Alan Mayor
Opening a new hospital in Ballarat West would be beneficial.
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June 21, 2024
Brayden Lee
A BLOODY GOOD COUNCIL THAT WILL DO THEIR JOB PROPERLY, MATE.
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June 21, 2024
Adrian Gordon
There's gonna be a new Maccas between Delacombe and Sebas Maccas!
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June 21, 2024
Clint Gallagher
Another pub hospo and smooth streets
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June 21, 2024
Mark Grdic
Needs a tunnel mate, from Ballarat to Buninyong.
John Carter
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John Carter
If they did the hockey field right from the start, it wouldn't cost as much to upgrade. Why are we paying so much for quotes when everything the council does turns into a costly mess? Sounds dodgy to me.
Will Brown
Excited for the Council to present it positively in The Courier with a photo on the front page.
Michael Lloyd-Jones
There should be more than one hockey field in Ballarat to use before the season ends. The current situation is a joke.
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June 20, 2024
Dude, we need a hospital, not more ice rinks! 😡
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June 20, 2024
Gerald White
Repair our badly damaged roads immediately!
Mark Hutchison
I'm so confused about how every project in this town always goes over budget by millions. Who's scamming who here? It just doesn't seem right.
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June 20, 2024
Matthew Bell
Just another stuff-up in the project. Nothing new. One day you'll have me spitting out my coffee onto my laptop and blowing it up with some yarn about a project coming in under budget. 🤔😎🤔
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June 20, 2024
Natalie Lynch
great point
Dwayne Richardson
First things first, let's fill in those dang potholes in the roads!
Asa MacLeod
More wasted money that could have been better spent elsewhere.
Bevan Hopes
Hey, what's the deal with the car park on Creswick Road? How much did that cost? And where did it go? Oh, is there a new building there now? No more parking lot - how much money got thrown away on that?
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June 20, 2024
Did they really have to fix that? It just seems like the council is wasting money on pointless things. No wonder our rates keep going up!
Gavin Lamb
Here we go again mate, whoever's handling their finances needs to see a money advisor.
Albert Perez
A ton of cash for just one field isn't gonna cut it. We need a bigger spot with two fields to bring in more competition.
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June 20, 2024
Alan Nolan
Why do all of Ballarat's projects exceed their budget?
Peter Sanders
Why not use that money to create a fancy new clubhouse for all the homeless folks? 🏠🤑
Eugene Whiteman
This town's typical incompetence.
Allan Curtis
Who's the boss of this pulse-pounding party council? Time's a-tickin', let's go!
Justin Black
2 mil would sort out heaps of roads. But nah, we're gonna splash it on a bloody hockey rink. Bloody hell.
Jim Morgan
We need to do something about these crazy cost increases! Are these businesses ripping off the council and us residents?