Ballarat City Council budget rate hikes are over the top
Australian professional rodeo to be held at Ballarat polo grounds February 16th
Ballarat's community groups performing at Buninyong Brewery to assist refugees
Christmas haste leads to Christmas waste - well that's my theory anyway. Every year I grit my teeth and rue the fact that I am complicit in buying objects that no one really likes. Sometimes Christmas just feels like a waste of time, money and resources. There's e-waste when we replace phones, e-re
In the Nineteenth Century Monster meetings were a regular form of protest. Without a vote it was one way ordinary people could voice their grievances and desires. In 1851 Castlemaine was known as the Forest Creek gold rush. It was the world's biggest ever gold rush.
Its illegal to define someone by their colour, or their disability.
Heart Foundation walkers and Sport Central Staff participating in Run Ballarat
With 22 candidates standing for the Ballarat City Council elections, it's not easy to sort out who's who and what they stand for. The Ballarat Independent is here to help. We've put the same eight questions to all candidates and published their responses, along with their contact details so you can
Ballarat Residents and Ratepayers Association Inc (BRRA) has redeveloped their website to create a dedicated ‘council watch' page.
Let your phone do the talking Some things need addressing. Here's what I do. You can too!
Maybe, just maybe, Farnsy was onto something. Among all those bagpipes, maybe there was a message that we should all be taking on board now. Maybe you're the voice. Maybe you should try and understand it. Then make it loud and make it clear. And one of the best ways to do that, is as a councillor.
Over 1,000 students from regions around Victoria have been collaborating with acclaimed East Timorese singer and songwriter, Ego Lemos (currently in London performing in international concerts that accompany the Olympics). Now Ballarat Locals get the chance to hear this fantastic chorus concert at W
The Alternative Technology Association is a not-for-profit organization that promotes renewable energy, sustainable building design and water saving. We have 6000 grassroots members across Australia and in New Zealand wh..
BREAZE is a locally formed group of energetic, forward thinking people who believe that there are more sustainable ways of living on our patch of the planet. If you are concerned about climate change and want to actively..