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Ballarat West Employment Zone Freight Hub EOI goes live

10 Dec 2015

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss, together with Victorian Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford and the Mayor, Cr Des Hudson announced the release of the BWEZ Freight Hub EOI.


National Stronger Regions Fund - Round Two Announcements

09 Dec 2015

A series of Federal Government funding announcements were made this week, Monday 7 December, in relation to applications made for Round 2 of the National Stronger Regions Fund.


Ballarat - the Moment is Now... our story, our region, our home

25 Nov 2015

Committee for Ballarat has launched a new marketing and television Campaign to highlight just how good our local region is.


Jobs4Ballarat

11 Nov 2015

In the short term, we are assisting Rivers find jobs for their 130 exiting staff. Longer term, it is essential for our community that we continue to ensure jobs growth for the region.


Ballarat offers safe haven and a bold plan: DESTINATION BALLARAT

15 Oct 2015

Millions of displaced people, particularly children, are fleeing war in Syria, and other parts of the Middle East. Ballarat is well placed to play a strong role within the Australian response.


The Renewable Energy Target (RET) Revision and its Impact on Ballarat's Regional Economy

15 Oct 2015

The Sustainable Living Task Team felt it was important to conduct a piece of work on the economic impact of reducing the Renewable Energy Target (RET) for both Ballarat and Victoria


Position Statement - Ballarat Saleyards Relocation

14 Oct 2015

CEO John Kilgour made representation on behalf of Committee to council at a public hearing on the planning application supporting the relocation of the Saleyards to Miners Rest


Janet Dore takes over the reins as Committee for Ballarat Chair

07 Oct 2015

After three years as Chair of Committee for Ballarat, Judy Verlin AM will hand over to Janet Dore at the Committee's AGM on Tuesday 6 October.


Best practice OH&S is everyone's business

01 Oct 2015

As part of Health and Safety Week, sessions will be held at the Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre on Wednesday 21 October.


Annual Report 2014-15

30 Sep 2015

We are pleased to release our 2014-15 Annual Report.


Federal Budget - A Summary

24 Sep 2015

Treasury forecasts suggest that Australian businesses will start to use much more of the spare productive capacity lying idle in Australia's economy over the next two years, with economic growth returning to "trend" by 2016/17. The unemployment rate is e


Ballarat Community Health - AGM

23 Sep 2015

Ballarat Community Health extends an invitation to fellow members to attend it's AGM