The Apex Foundation enthusiastically supports Ballarat City Council's request that State Government reduce the number of electronic gaming machines in the city. Apex Foundation Chairman Jim Hughes said the community group commends City of Ballarat for its community leadership position with regard t
Ballarat's community media are joining forces to deliver you the best content and give you ample opportunities to have your voice heard and your story told. Leon and Jon from The Ballarat Independent had the honour of being invited as guests of Amy and Lauren on their program 'Tinderbox' on VoiceFM,
Hepburn Wind has been announced as a finalist in the 2011 Banksia Awards, Australia's most prestigious environmental awards series. The Hepburn Community Wind Farm, located in Leonards Hill in Central Victoria, has been nominated as a finalist in the education award category for its pione
Communities across Ballarat and the surrounding region are being asked to help get fire management and Township Protection Plans right. Recognising that often local people know best, you've been invited to participate in the development of your local plans.
Residents will have a chance to have their say on the City of Ballarat's draft Gaming Policy Framework, proposed to become part of the Ballarat Planning Scheme. The draft framework forms part of Council's push to reduce the number of Electronic Gaming Machines (EGMs) in the city, following the adop
I love living in the Hepburn Shire. I love the fresh air, the biodiversity and the sense of community. To preserve a healthy, viable rural, Australia for my grandkids is a priority for me. That's why I invested in Hepburn Wind and why I'm a committee member of our local sustainability group (SHAR
In response to some valid and important criticisms of 'What's Wrong With Eureka', this second article provides more insights into the development and nature of Australian democracy.
Two key intersections in Buninyong will be retrofitted in coming months to ensure easier and safer access for people with disabilities as part of a broader program which will see $105,000 spent this year to upgrade Ballarat's pedestrian infrastructure to meet Disability and Discrimination Act (DDA)
Work has begun to replace a crossing at Slattery Creek on the Addington-Creswick Road, which was washed out by floods in February this year. Excavation and removal of the old culvert is complete and preparation works for the new culvert base will begin next week.
The Eureka Stockade and Ballarat is popularly known as the birthplace of Australian democracy. But was it really?
Ballarat Mayor Craig Fletcher has welcomed news that Ballarat's crime rate has dropped almost 10 per cent over the past 12 months. Victoria Police figures released today showed that overall crime rates in Ballarat had fallen by 9.5 per cent in 2010-11.
Residents in the Montogomery St, Wendouree precinct will have a chance to share their ideas for the redevelopment of their local playspace tomorrow.
Council is inviting the community to have their say on the plans to develop Ballarat's Bakery Hill entrance precinct.
The City of Ballarat is leading the national debate on problem gambling with its resolution to advocate the Victorian State Government for a reduction in the city's gaming machines.
More than 85 landowners attended an information session about the Ballarat West Growth Area last night. Hosted by the City of Ballarat and SMEC Urban, the session provided landowners with an opportunity to have their say on draft layouts for precincts, 1, 2 and 4 of the project.
A new concrete footpath in Dundas Street Miners Rest linking intersecting streets to the Miners Rest Primary School is the biggest project completed this financial year through the City of Ballarat Footpath Program.
Graphic arts students have featured in the statewide launch of Hearing Awareness Week, with their work projected onto the front of Ballarat Town Hall. Ballarat City Council, University of Ballarat and Deaf Access Grampians have partnered to promote Hearing Awareness Week and give students the oppor
Local climate change action group Ballarat Renewable Energy and Zero Emissions (BREAZE) are feeling The Crunch with support from Social Traders and their corporate partners to develop a new social enterprise. Six new social enterprises will benefit from The Crunch program which will provide mentors
Repairs to Moneghetti Track at Lake Wendouree have progressed well over past weeks. Three kilometres of track damaged by the unusually wet winter to date have been stabilised with cement and granitic sand.
More than 6500 square metres at the ‘finish' of the Lake Wendouree rowing course has been excavated since a trial dredging program on the lake began two weeks ago.
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..