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About: Katie Martin

Posts by: Katie Martin

April 29, 2022

MP seeks road funding

MEMBER for Ripon, Louise Staley, is calling on the State Government to reinstate a regional infrastructure funding stream known as the country roads and...

April 20, 2022

Art on show across tiny towns

FOLLOW the Tiny Towns Arts Trail this long weekend and discover diverse creatives nestled in the Central Goldfields, Pyrenees and Loddon regions. Bealiba artist Tenar...

March 30, 2022

Fate decided for Boak Ave site – City of Ballarat council meeting briefs

SALE of the former Mount Helen Preschool site at 14-16 Boak Avenue will go ahead despite continued objections from some local residents. The call was...

March 24, 2022

Top honour for Heritage Fest

BALLARAT has earned bragging rights over the weekend, taking home a top prize at the Australian Tourism Awards. The city’s Ballarat Heritage Festival won gold...

February 18, 2022

New CEO for new health service

FORMER CEO of Ballarat Health Services, Dale Fraser, has taken on the top job at the newly formed Grampians Health. Mr Fraser helped establish the...

February 17, 2022

Renewed call to remember bags

SHOPPERS are being reminded to bring their own reusable bags to the checkout with a new campaign led by Sustainability Victoria. A statement from the...

January 29, 2022

Local celebration for worldwide week

BALLARAT Interfaith Network will begin their celebration of the United Nations’ World Interfaith Harmony Week next Tuesday. The annual observance from 1 to 7 February...

January 28, 2022

Suicide prevention book for young people launched

A NEW resource aimed at helping young people experiencing suicidal thoughts has been launched across the region. The Youth Suicide Prevention Project Pocketbook was developed...

January 25, 2022

Local author to launch new book

A BALLARAT born and bred author has used his time in COVID-induced lockdowns to research and write about a connection between Christianity and entrepreneurship. Emeritus...

January 21, 2022

Storm support always available

PEOPLE across the region are being reminded that help is available year-round to address the financial impacts of severe weather. Child and Family Services Ballarat,...

January 21, 2022

Fire management focus for jobs program

FIFTY new jobs have been created in fire and land management across the state for people disadvantaged by the COVID-19 pandemic. The State Government’s Forest...

January 20, 2022

Car park upgrades get into gear

WORK is underway to upgrade the car park between Eastwood and Little Bridge Streets in the CBD. City of Ballarat mayor Cr Daniel Moloney said...

January 15, 2022

State orchestra booked for city

BALLARAT audiences will soon be able to enjoy a performance from the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra close to home with State Government funding recently handed...

January 13, 2022

Coffee brewed in Ballarat style

ONCE again you can enjoy your takeaway coffee in specially designed cups during this year’s Federation University Road National Championships. Local artists Anthony Mitchell, Katie...

January 13, 2022

Fireworks set for this Sunday

LOOK up to the skies this Sunday for the City of Ballarat’s annual fireworks display, held for the first time during the Summer Sundays...

January 13, 2022

Name change for sports centre

BALLARAT Sports Events Centre is no more, with a new name announced for the complex last week. Western Victoria’s largest indoor sporting stadium will be...

December 22, 2021

Artwork donated – City of Ballarat council meeting briefs

CITY of Ballarat councillors came together for their final meeting of the year last Wednesday, 15 December, when they accepted a new donation to...

December 20, 2021

More defibs for pharmacies

LOCAL community owned pharmacy chain, UFS Dispensaries, has boosted its supply of publicly available and potentially lifesaving machines across Ballarat and beyond. UFS has installed...

December 17, 2021

Youth-driven donation for Soup Bus

A PASSIONATE group of young residents have given their effort to tackle food insecurity in the region. Known as the Buninyong Youth Advisory Council, the...

December 16, 2021

Water storages set for summer

CENTRAL Highlands Water’s annual water outlook has revealed water resources are in a “very good position” in the lead up to summer, but the...

December 14, 2021

New role for mayor

BALLARAT’s very own mayor Cr Daniel Moloney has been elected the chair of Regional Capitals Australia. The group is an alliance of representatives from all...

December 10, 2021

Donations sought for animal shelter appeal

THE Ballarat Animal Shelter is seeking to ensure our furry friends aren’t forgotten on Santa’s nice list this year with the launch of their...

December 10, 2021

AgVic warns of weed

RESIDENTS are being encouraged to check their land for a bright but destructive pest plant. Orange hawkweed is a state prohibited weed that can impact...

December 8, 2021

Event celebrates taste and trades

SIP on some top Australian whiskies while immersing yourself in Sovereign Hill’s iconic rare trades at the Whisky in the Wheelwrights event this Friday,...