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New CEO appointed

19 Jun 2019

Mr Michael Poulton, appointed as CEO. Deputy Chair Rodney Walton said Mr Poulton was selected from a strong field of candidates and he is excited about what Michael will bring to the role. “Michael is an experienced leader who has genuine passion for the


Farewell to Chair, Nick '59 minute' Beale

14 Jun 2019

After a busy and successful year at the helm, Nick Beale will step down from his role as Chair of Committee for Ballarat at the end of June.


$100 million in 2019-20 State Budget for Western Rail Plan

24 May 2019

On 23 May 2019, the state government announced that it had allocated $100 million in the 2019–20 State Budget for further works on the Ballarat and Geelong rail lines as part of the Western Rail Plan.


CEO Interim Arrangements

07 May 2019

Nick Beale will be Executive Chair of Committee for Ballarat until a new CEO is appointed.


Committee farewells CEO

28 Mar 2019

The Chair of Committee for Ballarat, Nick Beale, today announced the resignation of the organisation's CEO, Melanie Robertson.


Wendouree Station Upgrade

21 Mar 2019

The Victorian government is upgrading Wendouree Station and is seeking feedback from the public on the proposed design.


Meet & Greet with Sir Bob Geldof

21 Mar 2019

Fifty guests made up of representatives from Nicholson Construction, Committee for Ballarat Executive member organisations and Visit Ballarat had the opportunity to meet Sir Bob.


Cricket Harrow - Pitcha Makin Fellas

21 Mar 2019

The Pitcha Makin Fellas is an award-winning art collective of Koori men whose ancestors come from a number of language groups across South -East Australia. The Fellas create vibrant expressions of their personal histories and stories as Aboriginal men. Cr


Committees for Cities and Regions Meet in Ballarat

14 Mar 2019

In the lead-up to the Bob Geldof dinner on Friday night, it's been great to have 13 fellow Committees for Cities and Regions meet in Ballarat to discuss important mutual issues that we will be advocating to governments and other important bodies


Making the Case for Fast Regional Rail

06 Mar 2019

Can you imagine a future when there are more frequent services to and from Melbourne that are reliably under an hour? And services to and from Melbourne Airport are under an hour?


Sir Bob Geldof Uniting Us for Change

15 Feb 2019

As Committee for Ballarat members prepare to welcome Sir Bob Geldof to Ballarat next month, we asked the political activist and change-maker to share his thoughts on innovation for change.


Rock Star Wrangler Warhurst To Be the MC at the Sir Bob Geldof Dinner

15 Feb 2019

Adding to the star power of the evening is the energetic and engaging Myf Warhurst. We look forward to welcoming Myf to Ballarat to MC this special dinner featuring Sir Bob Geldof.