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
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.
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 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.
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 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'.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
The City of Ballarat's draft Reconciliation Action Plan is now available for public comment. The draft plan was adopted at an Ordinary Meeting of Ballarat City Council last night (28/09).
Registrations are now open for the inaugural Rural and Regional Safety Conference 2011. The free conference, to be hosted by the City of Ballarat, will be held on Wednesday 19 October at the Art Gallery of Ballarat.
The Alternative Technology Association supports the push by Victorian community groups fighting to reverse government restrictions on wind turbines.
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..