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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...

August 5, 2021

Gallery keeps council backing, for now – City of Ballarat council meeting briefs

CITY of Ballarat councillors have voted to again extend the Art Gallery of Ballarat’s General Service Agreement at their regular meeting held online last...

August 1, 2021

Art on show at Allendale palace

THE ordinary becomes art at Allendale based creative Jackie Gorring’s Palace of Wonder and Creative Abandon. Taking inspiration from the quiet, natural world around her,...

July 31, 2021

‘Weird, wonderful and woeful’ cinema celebrated

ASK a movie buff what their favourite film is and you’re likely to get an Oscar-winning title or foreign arthouse flick as your answer. Ask...

July 29, 2021

Funding for childcare

TWO childcare organisations in the City of Ballarat have received Federal Government funding to expand their services. Green Leaves Early Learning Centre in Wendouree were...

July 27, 2021

Business recovery show to hit the road

THE Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry will present a Regional Business Recovery Roadshow next month, stopping at the Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention...

July 15, 2021

Drones used to check power lines

ELECTRICITY distribution company Powercor has tested new drone technology to inspect their power lines over the south of Ballarat in recent weeks. More than 30...

July 9, 2021

State funding for car charging stations

REGIONAL Victoria is set to receive more electric vehicle charging stations with grants now available to councils, businesses and community organisations to assist with...

July 9, 2021

Input wanted on shortfall report

THE City of Ballarat is calling for community input on its Draft Community Infrastructure Needs and Gap Analysis Report. The report collates research on the...

July 5, 2021

Grants for veterans

THREE Ballarat veterans’ groups have received Federal Government funding to upgrade their facilities and expand operations. More than $90,000 was awarded to the Ballarat RSL...

July 2, 2021

Feedback sought on draft documents

COUNCIL voted on their intention to adopt the drafts of the Community Vision and Council Plan at their ordinary meeting last Wednesday, with both...

July 1, 2021

City’s budget gets okay

CITY of Ballarat councillors have adopted the 2021-22 municipal budget, and a new revenue and rating plan during a marathon three-and-a-half-hour online council meeting...

July 1, 2021

Week-long run for a worthy cause

COULD you run seven marathons in seven locations in just seven days? That’s exactly what Mount Helen grandfather Peter Mahoney is doing this week for...