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Brave Council needed to meet challenges

20 Oct 2016

Are we expecting too much from local government? Ratepayers are restive. There is a limit to the number of projects the City of Ballarat ratepayers can be expected to fund.


Strategic Action Plan launch and welcome to CEO

12 May 2016

On Tuesday 10 May, newly appointed CEO Melanie Robertson assisted Chair Janet Dore with the launch of Committee's new five-year Strategic Action Plan 2016-20 for Ballarat and the region.


New CEO appointed

20 Apr 2016

Melanie Robertson will commence as CEO on 2 May 2016.


Why we must be future focused

06 Apr 2016

Chair Janet Dore encourages the Ballarat community to see the glass half full!


AICD Ballarat Company Directors Course

23 Mar 2016

For the first time in over two years, AICD will bring the Company Directors Course back to Ballarat in 2016.


Rural Lifestyle Expo - April 2 Ballarat Showgrounds

18 Mar 2016

Come and see all that a rural lifestyle offers. A family outing full of practical advice and entertainment for all. This event offers opportunities to look at animal care, land management, sustainable energy, alternative breeds, fencing and plenty


The Whitten Project - Nominations Open!

10 Mar 2016

The Western Bulldogs Football Club is excited to offer students from Ballarat Schools the opportunity to connect, contribute and grow as leaders in their community through participation in The Whitten Project.


FastTrack Ballarat

02 Mar 2016

Chair Janet Dore met with the V/Line Board in Ballarat last week. "My strong position was that this year's budget needs to reflect commitment to tackling the capacity, regularity and reliability issues for both the short-term and the longer-term needs"


Give to help Hospice grow

24 Feb 2016

More people are choosing to use Ballarat Hospice when they are faced with a life limiting illness. Our aim is to enable 100% of people choosing home-based palliative care to receive that care – at home. Our current premises are certainly not adequate for


Sovereign Hill's Redcoat Sponsorship Appeal

17 Feb 2016

Sovereign Hill have launched an important project – the replacement of the uniforms for Sovereign Hill’s Redcoat Soldiers 40th Regiment of Foot.


Victorian Small Business Commissioner - 2016 Webinar sessions

11 Feb 2016

The Victorian Small Business Commissioner invites you to register at one or more of the upcoming webinars.


Statement on V/Line

29 Jan 2016

The current disruptions across the V/Line network are totally unacceptable. The CEO has resigned effective immediately. V/Line passengers are furious and so is the Government. What has happened is not good enough.