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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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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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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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Central Highlands Water Keeping You Cool This Ballarat Begonia Festival

Join Central Highlands Water this Ballarat Begonia Festival to learn more about the importance of staying hydrated.
This year Ballarat Begonia Festival visitors will have a chance to meet celebrity guests and get involved in competitions, with thanks to Central Highlands […]

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Ballarat Council Votes To Defund MADE

Tonight, the City of Ballarat Councillors voted to defund MADE and create a new management structure which returns control of the Museum to the Council.
“The City of Ballarat has made a decision which will essentially close MADE. Over the last […]

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Clunes To Get Public Art

At its meeting last night, Council awarded the $30,000 commission for the Clunes public art commission at the skate park reserve in Clunes.
Three artists were short listed to develop their concepts for a permanent public artwork after an expression of […]

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Farming Together Seeks AG Researchers

Farming Together, the highly successful Australian Government agricultural networking program, is seeking researchers nationally for exciting collaboration opportunities.
Researchers from all disciplines with an interest in applied agricultural research (and related fields) are encouraged to register expressions of interest.
Program director Lorraine […]

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Rainbow Serpent Community Grant Winners Overjoyed

Eight local organisations and schools in Ballarat and throughout the Pyrenees will benefit from Rainbow Serpent’s community grants after the festival announced recipients yesterday.
The annual scheme offers individuals and organisations a share of $15,000, raised from the sale of event […]

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