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 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.
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.
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 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
Creswick's Longest Picnic will be taking place at Federation Square on Thursday 6th October, 11am - 2am.
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
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
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
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.
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..