John Barnes worked as a senior officer in local government in Ballarat. He subsequently went on
to be a councillor and was Mayor from 1998 -2000. He was Chairman of Central Highlands Water from 2001-2010, and is an advocate for commuter bike riding through the Ballarat Bicycle User Group (BalBUG).
“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
“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.”
“Ballarat again faces the prospect of only one or two experienced councillors surviving from one council to another, as was the case in the elections of 2001 and in 2008. This is not good for anyone...”