17 August 2012 - Two of Australia's fastest thinkers - one from motor sport and the other from the finance world - are leading a technology and business road show that rolls into Ballarat later this month.
The City of Ballarat Councillors tonight voted to delay their consideration of the Draft 2012-13 Budget for Ballarat by two weeks. The Councillors voted unanimously to defer their budget consideration in order to seek further information on the level of additional funding that will be required for
“Councillors, be brave and reach for the sky.” Cr. Judy Verlin. “Tell 'em they're dreamin'.” Daryl Kerrigan. Daylight robbery of ratepayers could well be the last resort for Ballarat City Council if dreams for the Eureka Sports and Entertainment Precinct get out of hand. S
Lets get some facts and figures about disability sorted out. According to the ABS, just under one in five Australians, or four million people, are officially recognised by the government as having pensionable disabilities. Of those, 15.6% site a bad back as their disability and 14.8% claim they have
Senator Conroy's speech to the National Press Club this week was as sloppy as it was vulgar.
“There was enormous goodwill toward the new council and to making a better future for Ballarat through partnerships.”
“Put bluntly, the case for upgrading the Northern Oval for AFL games seems incredibly thin.”
“...it is a story of discrete liaisons and commercial-in-confidence veils that shield this project from the public view.”
“It was these people who under these circumstances, took the choice to keep Anthony Schinck in the top job. This was a fundamental miscalculation by the leading group of councillors, for which all the councillors are now paying with their reputations.”
The most certain test by which we judge whether a country is really free is the amount of security enjoyed by minorities. ~John E. E. Dalberg, Lord Acton, The History of Freedom in Antiquity, .
The Victorian Government has decided to cut $481 million dollars out of the VCAL budget over the next 4 years. Melissa Watts explains the potential impact of these cuts and why it matters.
A terrible tragedy played out in the Senate this week when Labor and Bob Brown's minority Greens combined to betray the Australian people and vote in a carbon tax. A tragedy for democracy because there was little debate on a toxic tax Prime Minister Julia Gillard had no mandate to introduce.
The community has been asking a lot of questions about the proposed demolition of Civic Hall and the $40 million proposed Council development on the site. Jon Stanger put a series of questions to Mayor Craig Fletcher and his responses are published in full here.
After a weekend rally of over 500 people opposed to a $40 million Ballarat City Council proposal to demolish Civic Hall and build new offices, it's worth revisiting a public meeting organised by the Ballarat Residents and Ratepayers Association on Sunday 18 September.
Ballarat City Council, Ballarat ICT and leading technology experts have welcomed the Federal Government's announcement that it will begin to roll out the next phase of the National Broadband Network (NBN) in Central Ballarat in April next year.
Small local breweries will continue to be held back or slugged by a tax they say is unfair and restricting growth for small brewing businesses. Current excise regulation allows microbreweries that produce up to 30,000 litres of beer an excise refund, capped at $10,000. However Scott Wilson-Browne f
Ballarat is doing its share to celebrate World Tourism Day, with the city remaining in the top three Victorian tourism destinations. World Tourism Day is being celebrated internationally today, Tuesday 27 September.
The City of Ballarat is calling for an Expression of Interest seeking individuals and groups to run a swap meet style event in Ballarat. Ballarat has enjoyed the economic benefits of a swap meet over the last few years and accommodation providers and other businesses have expressed their desire to e
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
With 1800 megawatts of new wind farms currently approved to proceed within 100 kilometres of the city, Ballarat was in an ideal position to use this one-off burst of activity to establish new jobs in these fields. But the clampdown on development in Victoria, and fears that New South Wales coul