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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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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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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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Exhibition Raises Important Questions

A new exhibition opening at the Backspace Gallery on Thursday 1 March will reflect on issues of religion, race, gender, orientation, nationality and freedom.
Internationally renowned artist John McRae will present the exhibition, Spot the Arab, until March 18.
Visitors are invited […]

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Permits Issued For Controlled Burns On Farmland

The City of Ballarat is in the process of issuing permits to landowners who have applied to undertake burns for farming purposes.
Permits are issued under the Country Fire Authority by the City of Ballarat Fire Prevention Officer, allowing landowners to […]

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Voice FM, Grants Up To $10k On Offer To Unite Diverse Voices Through Song

Round Five of the With One Voice Social Franchise Start-up fund is open and will run until the 2nd of March.
Local community groups, social businesses and not-for-profits wanting to promote social inclusion and tackle loneliness, isolation and disadvantage in their […]

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Court upgrades at Mount Helen Tennis Club and Ballarat Netball Association

The Ballarat community will have access to better court amenities at two popular sporting facilities following recent upgrades.
Aging tennis courts at Mount Helen have recently been upgraded, providing users with a smoother surface for playing.
The three courts at the home […]

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Ballarat Public Schools Facing Cuts As Students Return To School

As Ballarat students return to school this week the region’s public schools are still left facing cuts of $9.6 million over 2018/19 under the Turnbull government’s funding changes.
This data, recently released by the PBO, confirms that Victorian government schools will […]

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