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November 25, 2021

City restructure proposed

AN organisational restructure of the City of Ballarat is being floated, with a new structure to be announced on 6 December. The changes would affect...

November 18, 2021

Young athletes up for award

RESILIENCE and determination are what has earned Ballarat twins James and Louise Pendred nominations in this year’s Victorian Disability Sport and Recreation Awards. The 19-year-old...

November 15, 2021

Call out for Christmas toys

HEPBURN Regional Community Cheer is planning for its annual Christmas toy drive as the holiday season fast approaches. The initiative runs alongside the organisation’s Xmas...

October 18, 2021

Ballarat joins research project

AUSTRALIA’S largest-ever child and parent research project has launched in Ballarat. The Generation Victoria, or GenV, initiative is led by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute...

October 15, 2021

Defibs rolled out at WDEA Works

DISABILITY employment support service WDEA Works has completed a rollout of twenty-four automated external defibrillators to their offices ahead of Restart a Heart Day...

October 15, 2021

Seniors celebrated in annual festival

NOT even the COVID-19 pandemic can stop this year’s statewide celebration of seniors. The annual Victorian Seniors Festival makes its return as an online event...

October 14, 2021

Awards night a streaming success

BALLARAT businesses’ night of nights was streamed across the region last week, celebrating the resilience of local enterprises through another year marred by COVID-19. Commerce...

October 13, 2021

Consultation opens on hospital upgrades

COMMUNITY members have until Monday, 18 October to share their thoughts on the multimillion-dollar Ballarat Base Hospital redevelopment. Public input is being collected to inform...

October 10, 2021

Ballarat goes back in time on TV

LIKE many people, actress Mabel Li visited Ballarat in her childhood to learn more about the Victorian gold rush and try her hand at...

October 7, 2021

Next step for Bridge Mall upgrade

THE City of Ballarat’s Bridge Mall Revitalisation Project has progressed, moving into a design development phase. As part of the new stage of works, architecture...

October 7, 2021

State Government plans for school return

THE State Government has announced its plan for getting regional Victorian students back to school in term four. The pathway outlines a staggered return for...

September 30, 2021

Fireworks set for new summer date

BALLARAT’S annual fireworks display has been officially rescheduled as part of the Summer Sundays program after council voted on the matter at their scheduled...

September 30, 2021

Sweet investment in chocolate factory

MARS Wrigley Australia will soon make a multi-million-dollar investment into its Ballarat production site. Over the next two years, $32 million will be put towards...

September 23, 2021

State money for uni master plan

FEDERATION University Ballarat has received a State Government grant to help plan for the education institution’s multimillion-dollar downtown transformation project. The $2.25 million will go...

September 20, 2021

Ballarat sets the scene for new TV series

BALLARAT will soon hit the small screen when murder mystery period piece, New Gold Mountain, airs on SBS next month. The Goalpost Television production explores...

September 13, 2021

Shire history heads online

GOLDEN Plains residents will soon be able to view the Shire’s history online, with the development of a digital museum announced last week. Golden Plains...

September 10, 2021

COVID-19 wastewater detections, V/Line worker tests positive

VICTORIA has recorded one death and three-hundred-and-thirty-four new COVID-19 cases as most regional areas of the state wake up to their first full day...

September 10, 2021

Groups call for Government action

REFUGEE support groups from across Victoria have come together to call on the Federal Government to extend more support to Afghan refugees. Following the Taliban’s...

September 9, 2021

City to host e-scooter trial

BALLARAT has been announced as a test city for a State Government e-scooter trial. The motorised electric scooters will be available for people to hire,...

September 2, 2021

Okay day creates conversation

NEXT Thursday, 9 September, people are being encouraged to start meaningful conversations with friends, family and loved ones with a simple but important question. ‘Are...

September 2, 2021

Residents called on to pork up

COMMERCE Ballarat is serving up a new initiative aimed at getting the community to support hospitality venues and producers ahead of this year’s International...

September 1, 2021

Council okays COVID cash – City of Ballarat council meeting briefs

CITY of Ballarat council endorsed a community and business support package worth one million dollars at their meeting on Wednesday, 25 August, in an...

August 25, 2021

Daffodil Day back in bloom

CANCER Council are encouraging people to harness their flower power on Friday, 27 August for this year’s Daffodil Day. Cancer Council Victoria is hoping to...

August 21, 2021

Book Week is back!

THE Children’s Book Council of Australia’s annual Book Week kicks off this Saturday, 21 August, with the nationwide celebration of the written word set...

August 20, 2021

Public art posted online

BALLARAT’S entire public art collection of more than one hundred and twenty pieces will soon be viewable online. The collection database, hosted on the Victorian...

August 12, 2021

King calls for power line reset

FEDERAL Member for Ballarat, Catherine King, has publicly come out against the controversial Western Victoria Transmission Network project, calling on all involved to “go...

August 12, 2021

Sale yards future uncertain

REDEVELOPMENT of the former La Trobe Street sale yards has hit a road black with the City of Ballarat acknowledging an act of Parliament...

August 6, 2021

Support for energy bonus applications

HELP is available for community members looking to apply for the State Government’s Power Saving Bonus. The $250 one off payment was created to assist...