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Council Adopts Proposed Budget 2018/19 For Public Exhibition

Council adopted the Proposed Budget 2018/19 for public exhibition at its Council meeting held last Tuesday night in Trentham.
Mayor Cr John Cottrell said that the 2018/19 Proposed Budget responsibly funds new initiatives and delivers important services for the community.
“I’m pleased […]

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Ararat Triple Zero Hero Honoured

Thirty-one brave youngsters, including a nine year-old Ararat boy, have been honoured this week for their heroic and life-saving actions in the face of an emergency at the 14th annual Junior Triple Zero Hero Awards.
Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, […]

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Stawell To Share In Record Community Sport Investment

Sports clubs and users of the North Park Sporting Complex in Stawell will share in the biggest investment in women’s and community sport in Victoria’s history announced by the Andrews Government.
Home of the Stawell Swifts Football Netball Club as well […]

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City of Ballarat Welcomes Education Funding

The City of Ballarat welcomes a $28.6 million State Government Budget boost to build and upgrade local schools.
City of Ballarat Mayor Cr Samantha McIntosh said announcements of a new $17.1 million Lucas P-6 primary school, $4.5 million to expand Miners […]

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Ballarat Soldiers to be Remembered on Anzac Day

The Arch of Victory/Avenue of Honour Committee’s 8.00 am Anzac Day wreath laying service will specifically remember 14 Ballarat men who died 100 years ago, mostly in or around the French town of Villers-Bretonneux. It was the liberation of Villers-Bretonneux […]

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Governments Come Together To Support New Regional Policy Research Program

The Regional Australia Institute (RAI) has today unveiled its new independent policy research program for regional Australia – backed by all State and Territory Governments with regional responsibilities.
RAI CEO, Jack Archer, has welcomed the new agreement and says this new […]

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Community Grants Program 2018/19 now open

Golden Plains Shire Council invites community groups to apply for up to $5,000 in Council’s 2018/19 Community Grants Program to support the continued improvement and development of Golden Plains’ communities.
Council’s Community Grants Program, which has been run annually since 1996, […]

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Tullamarine rail link – ‘a key to accelerating growth in Ballarat’

Ballarat Mayor, Cr Samantha McIntosh has welcomed the announcement by Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews that he supports the development of a genuine fast rail link that will service Ballarat as part of the proposed Tullamarine rail link.
Mayor McIntosh says the […]

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First conversation kicks off: National Advance Care Planning Week

Community members and health care sector leaders today are attending an event at Eastern Health’s Box Hill Hospital to launch National Advance Care Planning Week and urging Australians to make their future health care wishes known.
Minister for Aged Care and […]

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His Royal Highness The Prince Edward, Earl Of Wessex Kc Gcvo Hosts Ballarat Civic Reception To Promote The Duke Of Edinburgh’s International Award

His Royal Highness The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex KG GCVO is currently visiting Australia to promote and recognise The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – Australia’s commitment to supporting disadvantaged and marginalised youth across the country, and the growth of funding projects in this area.

In recognition of this support, […]

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