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Community to have their say on Reconciliation

Community to have their say on Reconciliation Author: Categories: Community, Announcements

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).  

Register now to discuss community safety issues

Register now to discuss community safety issues Author: Categories: Community, Health, Announcements

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.  

Save Community Wind Farms

Save Community Wind Farms Author: Categories: Issues, Stories, Community, Environment, Politics

The Alternative Technology Association supports the push by Victorian community groups fighting to reverse government restrictions on wind turbines.

Holiday fun at libraries

Holiday fun at libraries Author: Categories: Community, Announcements

The Ballarat Libraries school holiday program kicked off yesterday, leaving local children spoilt for choice this break. Activities will take place on almost every weekday of the school holidays with something for all ages and abilities.  

Public meeting to discuss civic hall project

Public meeting to discuss civic hall project Author: Categories: Issues, Stories, Community, Politics

Ballarat Residents and Ratepayers Association Incorporated held a public meeting on Sunday 18th September 2011 to allow the community to discuss and learn more about the Council's $40m civic hall redevelopment. Around 160 people attended the meeting.

Natural reflections at the Post Office Gallery

Natural reflections at the Post Office Gallery Author: Jon StangerCategories: Stories, Arts, Community, Voice FM News alerts RSS

Students in the Studio and Future Art groups at BRACE Education Training and Employment will open an environmentally-inspired show at the Post Office Gallery on Thursday between 5:00-7:00pm.

Students feature in Deaf Persons Week animation

Students feature in Deaf Persons Week animation Author: Categories: Arts, Community, Announcements

Students from the Ballarat Deaf Facility will feature in a large scale animation to be digitally projected on to the Town Hall throughout National Week of Deaf People, 15 to 21 October. The animation is being created by University of Ballarat Graphic Art student Hannah Shuttleworth and will involve

Ballarat youth get into the knitty gritty of aid

Ballarat youth get into the knitty gritty of aid Author: Jon StangerCategories: Stories, Arts, Community, Voice FM News alerts RSS

Young people and more experienced knitters have joined together to improve their knitting skills and provide some warmth for African children. Anyone looking to make a difference and learn some great knitting tips can join the 'Knitty Gritty' team at YHQ. Young people are of course always welcome a

Ramsay to take part in Civic Hall meeting

Ramsay to take part in Civic Hall meeting Author: Categories: Community, Announcements

The Liberal Member for Western Victoria, Simon Ramsay MLC, will be among the panellists at a meeting to discuss plans for the development of the Civic Hall site in Ballarat. The $40 million dollar project to demolish the Civic Hall, subdivide the land, and build a new Council office on a corner of

Council releases Civic Hall risk assessment

Council releases Civic Hall risk assessment Author: Categories: Community, Economy, Announcements

At its ordinary meeting last night (14/9), Ballarat City Council received a report that consolidated all of the risk analysis undertaken throughout the 300 Mair Street project. The report said in preparing the Civic Hall Risk Management Matrix, Council officers have engaged in detailed risk manageme

Apex Supports Council Gaming Machine Plan

Apex Supports Council Gaming Machine Plan Author: Categories: Community, Announcements

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

The Ballarat Independent on VoiceFM

The Ballarat Independent on VoiceFM Author: Jon StangerCategories: Stories, Music, Community, Editorial

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 a finalist of the Banksia Awards

Hepburn Wind a finalist of the Banksia Awards Author: Categories: Community, Environment, Announcements

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

Help write the plan to be fire ready

Help write the plan to be fire ready Author: Jon StangerCategories: Issues, Stories, Community, Voice FM News alerts RSS

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.

Gaming Policy Framework up for comment

Gaming Policy Framework up for comment Author: Categories: Community, Announcements

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

Letter to the editor... 'Community wind power'

Letter to the editor... 'Community wind power' Author: Categories: Issues, Stories, Community, Environment, Voice FM News alerts RSS

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

Upgrades and Retrofits Ensure DDA Compliance

Upgrades and Retrofits Ensure DDA Compliance Author: Categories: Issues, Community, Announcements

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)

Addington-Creswick Road Bridge Works

Addington-Creswick Road Bridge Works Author: Categories: Community, Transport, Announcements

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.  

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