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Ballarat calls for Contributions Tax Refund

Ballarat calls for Contributions Tax Refund Author: Categories: Stories, Announcements

The Mayor of Ballarat, Cr Mark Harris has today called on the Commonwealth Government to refund approximately $1.5 million in contributions tax paid on the Defined Benefits Superannuation Scheme top up in response to Grants Commission funding cuts.

Ballarat planning goes online

Ballarat planning goes online Author: Categories: Community, Environment, Announcements

From this week, all City of Ballarat planning applications that are advertised to residents can be viewed at Council's website Application details including plans and supporting reports can be viewed online throughout the 14 day advertising period.  

Ballarat Budget Decision Delayed

Ballarat Budget Decision Delayed Author: Categories: Economy, Announcements

The City of Ballarat Councillors tonight voted to delay their consideration of the Draft 2012-13 Budget for Ballarat by two weeks. The Councillors voted unanimously to defer their budget consideration in order to seek further information on the level of additional funding that will be required for

Breaking News! Poetry is everywhere

Breaking News! Poetry is everywhere Author: Leon DwyerCategories: Stories, Arts, Announcements

Poetry. It doesn't steal headlines - it's rarely in the news. It won't tell you how to invest your money and it won't keep you warm at night (unless with the aid of a match). But it is everywhere in our society - schools, advertising, songs, and with the help of dedicated organisation Australian Po

Public Meeting At Trades Hall To Fight For TAFE

Public Meeting At Trades Hall To Fight For TAFE Author: Categories: Issues, Stories, Community, Politics, Announcements, Education

On Sunday 8th July a meeting will be held at Trades Hall Ballarat at 2pm for all people interested in opposing the cuts to TAFE provision and education and training in our region. Everyone is invited, if they want to listen, if they want to speak or if they want to become actively involved.

Calling All Contemporary Visual Artists, Designers

Calling All Contemporary Visual Artists, Designers Author: Categories: Stories, Announcements

Calling All Contemporary Visual Artists, Designers, & Makers The City of Ballarat Backspace Gallery is now accepting submissions for its 2013 exhibition program. Backspace Gallery is an artist-focused initiative of the City of Ballarat Arts & Cultural Development, dedicated to showcasing q

Spyndrift 'Follow the Yellow Brick Road' Tour

Spyndrift 'Follow the Yellow Brick Road' Tour Author: Categories: Stories, Arts, Music, Announcements, Bands

Spyndrift, Otways dynamic dance band serve up a visual feast at Portico on Saturday May 5th

Ballarat-Buninyong Road information session Author: Categories: Stories, Announcements

21 March 2012 VicRoads will hold an information session about projects to improve safety and trafficflow along Ballarat-Buninyong Road this week. VicRoads Regional Director Western Victoria Ewen Nevett said community members areinvited to attend the information session on Saturday 24 March in Mt C

Ballarat: Update from Transport Ticketing Authorit

Ballarat: Update from Transport Ticketing Authorit Author: Robyn PerhamCategories: Stories, Transport, Announcements

Work has now begun to progressively turn off all Metcard ticket vending machines across the metropolitan public transport network in Victoria, with machines at stations on the Williamstown, Werribee and Sydenham lines the first to stop selling Metcard tickets.Concession passengers need to prepare fo

Arts are Alive in Ballarat

Arts are Alive in Ballarat Author: Leon DwyerCategories: Stories, Arts, Community, Announcements

During 2011 a large and somewhat anarchic group formed to discuss and lobby for the arts. The membership of around 500 arts practitioners and supporters grew from facebook discussions about invigorating and nurturing the arts of this region.

16 Songs to Stop Violence Against Women

16 Songs to Stop Violence Against Women Author: Categories: Issues, Stories, Music, Announcements

While the international campaign 16 days of activism to end violence against women gains force across the world, Victorians have been marking the event creatively. A hip-hop CD containing messages against violence and promoting respectful relationships has been created and distributed across the cou

Leading note theatre wins production of the year

Leading note theatre wins production of the year Author: Categories: Stories, Arts, Announcements

The Boy From Oz receives 3 awards from Music Theatre Guild of Victoria

The December Design Exchange Market

The December Design Exchange Market Author: Categories: Stories, Arts, Announcements

Following the success of the previous Design Exchange Markets it has quickly developed a reputation as a market not to be missed. The Design Exchange is a designer market held three times a year, bringing together emerging designers and contemporary artists from all over Victoria.

Blackwood evacuation planning invitation

Blackwood evacuation planning invitation Author: Categories: Community, Announcements

Residents of Blackwood, Barrys Reef, Dales Creek, Golden Point and Simmons Reef are invited to an evacuation planning information session on Wednesday 14 December.

The Inaugural Ballarat Arts Trail

The Inaugural Ballarat Arts Trail Author: Fiona MorganCategories: Stories, Arts, Announcements, Voice FM News alerts RSS

A trail of open art studios for visitors to meander along, much like a visit to a winery district, but sampling visual delights. Another alternative for artists to formal galleries, applying for grants, writing applications, and paying both hire costs and hefty commissions to get their work shown. T

Inconveniences for the Prime Minister

Inconveniences for the Prime Minister Author: Categories: Issues, Stories, Politics, Announcements

It's been a debilitating week full of unease and inconvenience for embattled Prime Minister Julia Gillard and the dysfunctional Labor-Green Government.

SuburbiART Exhibition – Let's Just Do It

SuburbiART Exhibition – Let's Just Do It Author: Fiona MorganCategories: Arts, Community, Announcements

There are alternatives for artists to formal galleries, applying for grants, writing applications, and paying both hire costs and hefty commissions to get their work shown.

'Wind Energy, Myths and facts' animated film

'Wind Energy, Myths and facts' animated film Author: Categories: Issues, Stories, Environment, Announcements

'Wind Energy, Myths and facts' is a short animated film which has been created in response to the common myths and confusions that threaten the future development of wind farms.

Push for Australian History Network in Ballarat

Push for Australian History Network in Ballarat Author: Categories: Issues, Stories, History, Announcements

The University of Ballarat is leading a campaign to establish an Australian History Network within the region.

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