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Free family fun in the city on Thursday

Free family fun in the city on Thursday Author: Categories: Community, Announcements

Fun will be the name of the game in the Phoenix Mall on Thursday (27/10), when families descend on the Ballarat CBD, to celebrate children. The seventh annual Children's Fun Day will be hosted by Ballarat City Council, along with other family and children's services based in Ballarat.  

Storm recovery in Ballarat

Storm recovery in Ballarat Author: Categories: Community, Announcements

The Ballarat municipality was subjected to Saturday's flash storm event. The City of Ballarat responded rapidly with three teams dispatched to check road conditions and impacts on residential and business areas.  

Local Music At It's Best

Local Music At It's Best Author: Categories: Stories, Arts, Music, Community, Bands, Festivals

Ballarat Songwriter's Night, songwriting brilliance showcased online in a 34min Ballarat music TV show. The first time such an array of local songriters had been placed together on the one bill.

Civic Hall Adaptive Re-Use Statement

Civic Hall Adaptive Re-Use Statement Author: Categories: Community, Announcements

The driver of the 300 Mair Street project was always to unlock a key site in Ballarat's Central Business District for commercial development and job creation. This site can yield a suite of commercial developments that will deliver almost half the required commercial space for Ballarat's CBD over t

Town Hall Hosts Legislative Assembly Program

Town Hall Hosts Legislative Assembly Program Author: Categories: Community, Announcements

Fast food advertising on prime time television and the future of plastic shopping bags will be debated by Year 5 and 6 students attending an outreach program run by the Parliament of Victoria in the Council Chamber of the Ballarat Town Hall this week.

Burke and Wills Time Capsule Re-internment

Burke and Wills Time Capsule Re-internment Author: Categories: Community, Announcements

On October 24, 2111, the residents of Ballarat will open a time capsule that will have been buried for 100 years. Inside they'll find an array of 2011 coins; newspapers, and messages of good will from local school children, residents and the Mayor of Ballarat, Cr Craig Fletcher.

Community Safety Awards announced

Community Safety Awards announced Author: Categories: Community, Announcements

Community safety was in the limelight on Wednesday (19/10) with the inaugural Rural and Safety Conference and the announcement of the 2011 Community Safety Awards. Council hosted the inaugural Rural and Regional Safety Conference on Wednesday 19 October at the Art Gallery of Ballarat.  

Calling Artists & Curators For Backspace 2012

Calling Artists & Curators For Backspace 2012 Author: Fiona MorganCategories: Arts, Community, Announcements

Local artists and curators are encouraged to apply for the 2012 Backspace exhibition program. The space is available free of charge and no commission is taken on sales. Backspace arts venue is an exhibition space owned and managed by Council. It provides a professional opportunity for local artists

Earl Leonard – Adult Friendly Music For Kids

Earl Leonard – Adult Friendly Music For Kids Author: Fiona MorganCategories: Arts, Music, Community, Bands

Earl is a local musician with a difference - his target audience is barely in primary school.  He plays regular gigs around Ballarat and has recently recorded and launched his CD 'Hello Good Morning'.

City of Ballarat Youth Awards to be announced

City of Ballarat Youth Awards to be announced Author: Categories: Community, Announcements

The recipients of the 2011 City of Ballarat Youth Awards will be announced at a free event to be held at the Regent Multiplex Cinemas tomorrow night (14/10) at 6.30pm. The Youth Awards were developed by the City of Ballarat Youth Council and Youth Services, to provide an opportunity for the communi

Sign Language comes to local libraries

Sign Language comes to local libraries Author: Categories: Community, Announcements

To mark National Week of Deaf People - 15 to 21 October - Ballarat Regional Library Service will host a number of activities, using the sign language of Auslan, The National Week of Deaf People (NWDP) is a week-long national celebration of Deaf individuals and the Deaf Australian community.  

Have your say on Ballarat’s arts and culture scene

Have your say on Ballarat’s arts and culture scene Author: Categories: Arts, Community, Announcements

Council seeks Ballarat residents to provide input into the future development of arts and culture in the city. If you are involved in the arts in any capacity, whether it be as a practitioner or as part of the audience, Council wants your feedback.  

So Why Did You Come to Ballarat?

So Why Did You Come to Ballarat? Author: Categories: Stories, Community, Humour

As a newly arrived Brit in Ballarat, two questions invariably recur within every new conversation. At some point, the generic friendly stranger will ask, "So why did you come to Ballarat?" This will shortly be followed by a blunt, "So when are you going to leave?" Got to love hard core local disaffe

Growth area proposals presented

Growth area proposals presented Author: Categories: Community, Announcements

Initial proposals for the remaining three precincts in the Ballarat West Growth Area were presented to landowners and stakeholders today at the Ballarat Town Hall. Attendees were asked to comment on the plans for the Bonshaw Creek, Greenhalghs Road and Carngham Road precincts which have been update

Bid for wireless CCTV network in Western Region

Bid for wireless CCTV network in Western Region Author: Categories: Community, Announcements

A wireless CCTV camera network may be introduced across the region if a funding application through the State Government's ‘Public Safety Infrastructure Fund' is successful. The funding application will be made to State Government as part of a collaborative project between the five local gove

Last chance to rename Willow Island

Last chance to rename Willow Island Author: Categories: Community, Announcements

Primary school students in Ballarat have only a week left to submit their ideas on a new name for Willow Island at Lake Wendouree. The City of Ballarat is running a renaming competition to find a more considered name for the island which was completed in 2008.  

Dive in for the Ballarat 24 hour Mega Swim

Dive in for the Ballarat 24 hour Mega Swim Author: Categories: Community, Health, Announcements

Plans for the ‘MS 24 Hour Mega Swim' are well underway but more swimmers and supporters are wanted. The City of Ballarat is proud to be supporting the ‘MS 24 Hour Mega Swim', a fun community event that raises money for MS Australia's Go for Gold Foundation which provides scholarships to

Outstanding young people to be recognised

Outstanding young people to be recognised Author: Categories: Community, Announcements

Recipients of the 2011 City of Ballarat Youth Awards will be announced at a free event to be held at the Regent Multiplex Cinemas next Friday (14/10) at 6.30pm. The Youth Awards were developed by the City of Ballarat Youth Council and Youth Services, to provide an opportunity for the community to c

Bacon, Bogans and Ballarat

Bacon, Bogans and Ballarat Author: Categories: Stories, Community, Humour

Strange, but what can bacon, bogans and Ballarat all have in common? My answer: people, they are all myths. As a Brit recently moved to Ballarat, I have three pressing issues plaguing my brain. Why is ham being marketed as bacon; what is this elusive creature you term the bogan; and am I really in A

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