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June 30, 2021

Runway project gets okay – City of Ballarat council meeting briefs

COUNCIL will match five million dollars in Federal Government funding in the hopes of carrying out the first stage of the Ballarat Airport Runway...

June 29, 2021

Funding for T&H operators

ONE million dollars in State Government funding has been awarded to fifteen Victorian tourist and heritage rail operators impacted by COVID-19 lockdowns. Minister for public...

June 25, 2021

School seeks more space to play

THE State Government is looking to purchase land from the City of Ballarat to extend the play space at Invermay Primary School. The Invermay Tennis...

June 25, 2021

Building workforce gender equality

A NEW project to increase and retain women working in male dominated industries is set to be developed by Women’s Health Grampians following their...

June 19, 2021

Community celebrates unity during Refugee Week

REFUGEES and asylum seekers in Ballarat and beyond will be recognised in a seven-day-long celebration starting this Sunday. Refugee Week will run from 20 to...

June 12, 2021

Taking a closer look at contact tracing

WHEN regional Victorian locations were listed as exposure sites in the recent COVID-19 outbreak, it triggered a wide-scale contact tracing effort. Acting operations lead of...

June 11, 2021

What’s it like getting the COVID vacc?

AS coronavirus vaccination efforts ramp up with rollout expansions and blitzes, members of the public have joined the queues to get the jab. Musician Mary...

June 10, 2021

Healthy habits still important post-lockdown

AS lockdown restrictions ease across regional Victoria, people are being encouraged to keep up their COVID safe habits. Director of Loddon Mallee Public Health Unit...

June 6, 2021

Cornish collection comes to Castlemaine

THE goldfields Cornish community will now have access to a plethora of resources from their past. Recently, the Cornish Association of Victoria announced the transfer...

June 5, 2021

City looks to future tourism in new plan

A DOCUMENT guiding the municipality’s approach to visitor experiences for the next ten years was adopted by Council last Wednesday. Director of community wellbeing Matt...

June 4, 2021

Council adopts new art rules

BALLARAT’S public art will be governed by a new policy for the next four years after council adopted the document at its meeting last...

June 3, 2021

Over 40s roll up for jab rollout

VICTORIA’S coronavirus vaccination rollout was expanded last Friday in response to case outbreaks in Melbourne. People aged 40 to 49 years old are now eligible...

June 3, 2021

Council takes position on power line

NEARLY a year after the plans were first announced, City of Ballarat council has decided on an official position regarding the Western Victoria Transmission...

June 3, 2021

BCH campaigns against elder abuse

ABUSE of the elderly is at the forefront of Ballarat Community Health’s new campaign, launched last month. See the Person, Respect the Person aims to...

May 27, 2021

Changes a concern, say chambers

THE Victorian Regional Chambers Alliance has expressed “grave concerns” with changes made by the Department of Treasury and Finance to the State Government’s purchasing...

May 26, 2021

Community market makes its return

THE Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute’s Maker and Community Market will run for the second time next month with a special focus on not-for-profit stallholders. BMI cultural...

May 25, 2021

Restrictions return

ANYONE travelling to regional Victoria from greater Melbourne will bring new COVID-19 restrictions from the area with them during their visit as the State...

May 25, 2021

Live online opera comes to WCPA

AN Aussie children’s opera will hit the stage and screens next month when it makes its world premiere on livestreams at six regional Victorian...

May 22, 2021

Warnings of silent winter killer

THE Victorian Building Authority is reminding Victorians of the dangers associated with gas heaters as people seek to warm up over winter. State building surveyor...

May 15, 2021

Free legal advice for all

VICTORIAN Law Week kicks off next Monday and free legal advice will be available to people living in regional areas across the state over...

May 14, 2021

Gorse grants available

APPLICATIONS for grants to manage gorse are now open with the Victorian Gorse Taskforce. As part of the VGT’s community small grants program, chair Ron...

May 13, 2021

Sturt Street safety upgrades complete

UPGRADES of intersections along Sturt Street were officially completed last week as part of the State Government’s Keeping Ballarat Moving initiative. The $60 million project...

May 7, 2021

Charity efforts take centre stage

THE Ballarat Commandery of The Order of Saint John of Jerusalem Knights Hospitaller is partnering with BLOC Music Theatre for a night of song,...

May 6, 2021

Melbourne Cup Day set as public holiday

THE City of Ballarat will celebrate its municipally gazetted public holiday on Melbourne Cup Day for the next four years after council voted for...

May 5, 2021

LGBTIQA+ committee sparks debate

AN LGBTIQA+ advisory committee and action plan will be established in the region after council voted in favour of the proposal put forth by...

April 30, 2021

Safety grants for FNCs

FOOTBALL and netball clubs across regional Victoria can apply for grants from the State Government to improve the conditions of their facilities and enhance...

April 30, 2021

Mount Rowan works on track

STUDENTS and staff from Mount Rowan Secondary College can look forward to active upgrades on campus as recipients of a government grant. The $30,000 funding...

April 28, 2021

Mamma Mia… BLOC is back!

IT’S hard to know who is more excited in the lead up to the Ballarat Light Opera Company’s production of Mamma Mia, cast or...