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Emmy Winner Toni Child’s New Show Raises Awareness For Bee Collapse

American-born singer-songwriter Toni Childs celebrates the Bees and Pollinators in her new music-driven 3D Mapping animated show, It’s All a Beautiful Noise.
“I am deeply concerned that 41% of the honey bee population collapsed in the US last year, and 75% […]

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Rainbow Serpent Media Statement

The Rainbow team works incredibly hard to keep our patrons safe and to have a legitimate voice in the community around drug law reform and harm minimisation. To see this morning’s report that one of our contractors has been charged with serious […]

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More than 70 cats looking for a new home

The City of Ballarat’s Animal Shelter is nearing capacity with more than 150 cats and kittens in its care, 70 of which are looking for their new home.
The Ballarat Animal Shelter has been inundated with litters of kittens and stray […]

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What should you do if you find injured wildlife?

What would you do if you found an injured native animal? While it might seem like a nice idea to take it home and care for it, the right thing to do is contact an authorised wildlife shelter.
Department of Land, […]

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VicRoads’ excellence in urban design recognised internationally

A prominent Ballarat road project has won an international urban design award, beating rival entries from across the globe.
The Ballarat Avenue of Honour Interchange project claimed the prestigious Outstanding Award in Infrastructure at the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) […]

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Traffic Alert – Western Freeway works

Road surface works on the Western Freeway will start tomorrow (Wednesday) and are due to be finished by mid-January.
The left lane will be closed with speed restrictions in place across work sites at the following three locations:

The Western Freeway Melbourne-bound […]

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Community Event To Discuss Bushfire Risks in Daylesford, Hepburn and Hepburn Springs

Media Release – 1 December 2017
A community event to discuss bushfire risk and fuel management in areas across the Hepburn Shire will be held on Sunday 10 December.
Forest Fire Management Victoria Midlands District Manager, Jasmine Filmer said: “We are keen […]

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New Online Resources To Help Veterans and Their Families

Wednesday, 6th December, 2017.
The Labor Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, today announced a range of new online resources to help veterans settle and find a new career in Victoria after leaving the Australian Defence Force.
Ms Pulford said Victoria is […]

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Buangor Residents Will Continue To Receive Their Mail On Time

BUANGOR residents will continue to receive their mail on time thanks to a special delivery from the Ararat’s Men’s Shed and VicRoads.
The Western Highway Project commissioned the Men’s Shed to make replacement letterboxes for residents whose old mailboxes needed to […]

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Raising Community Awareness To Tackle Youth Homelessness

MEDIA ALERT – Monday 5 December 2017

The City of Ballarat’s 2017 Youth Council have their sights set on changing the community’s perception of youth homelessness.
To assist their goal of raising community awareness, the Youth Council have developed a youth housing brochure […]

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