Sarah Laurie, CEO of the Waubra Foundation, lodged a 15 page submission objecting to the Cherry Tree wind farm, but has declined to appear before the Victorian Civil Appeals Tribunal (VCAT) as an Expert Witness.
Ballarat's community groups performing at Buninyong Brewery to assist refugees
St Francis Xavier Primary School are the very proud winners of this year's Victorian Schools' Garden Awards.
Christmas haste leads to Christmas waste - well that's my theory anyway. Every year I grit my teeth and rue the fact that I am complicit in buying objects that no one really likes. Sometimes Christmas just feels like a waste of time, money and resources. There's e-waste when we replace phones, e-re
Do you shed a tear each time a university educated journalist, with decades of experience, is thrust aside as yet another newsroom has to cut costs?
The Art Gallery of Ballarat's new collection Capturing Flora is more than just an exhibition. One of the most exciting parts of this exhibition is the range of different events designed to complement the collection. So far there have been music recitals, public lectures on a range of topics, drawin
In the Nineteenth Century Monster meetings were a regular form of protest. Without a vote it was one way ordinary people could voice their grievances and desires. In 1851 Castlemaine was known as the Forest Creek gold rush. It was the world's biggest ever gold rush.
Its illegal to define someone by their colour, or their disability.
Heart Foundation walkers and Sport Central Staff participating in Run Ballarat
With 22 candidates standing for the Ballarat City Council elections, it's not easy to sort out who's who and what they stand for. The Ballarat Independent is here to help. We've put the same eight questions to all candidates and published their responses, along with their contact details so you can
Local concert pianist, Bronwyn Blaiklock, and Sydney clarinettist, Samantha Kelson Gray, come together for an evening of contemporary clarinet and piano in the Oddie Gallery as part of the Art Gallery's exhibition 'Capturing Flora - 300 years of Australian Botanical Art', which opened on 25 Septembe
Today 50 people walked from local MP, Catherine King's, office to call on Ms King to get behind Australia's first solar thermal power station. The group has joined a national alliance that is working to see Australia's first coal-fired power station replaced with solar power.
More than 120 Catholic priests and Brothers have been convicted of child abuse crimes in Australia. 40 victims have taken their own lives. Both numbers look set to increase. It's an epidemic we can learn from. The older generations say that's just how it used to be. The younger gen
"With every bite, there's a new flavour!" exclaimed one of my colleagues. Just like something out of Willy Wonka's chocolate factory... These white chocolate, cranberry and lemon biscuits can be whipped up in 30minutes, and are bound to win you Brownie points, whether it is with the kids, han
People with disabilities want to live a life as close to everyone elses as we can.
Ballarat Residents and Ratepayers Association Inc (BRRA) has redeveloped their website to create a dedicated ‘council watch' page.
I love ginger beer... and I love scones... so I thought I'd see what happened when I put the two together.
Let your phone do the talking Some things need addressing. Here's what I do. You can too!
Maybe, just maybe, Farnsy was onto something. Among all those bagpipes, maybe there was a message that we should all be taking on board now. Maybe you're the voice. Maybe you should try and understand it. Then make it loud and make it clear. And one of the best ways to do that, is as a councillor.
Over 1,000 students from regions around Victoria have been collaborating with acclaimed East Timorese singer and songwriter, Ego Lemos (currently in London performing in international concerts that accompany the Olympics). Now Ballarat Locals get the chance to hear this fantastic chorus concert at W