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Annabel Crabb delights with tales from The House

22 Nov 2017

Authentic, engaging and down to earth are what come to mind when reflecting on our evening with Annabel Crabb.


Members take their place at the Table!

26 Oct 2017

What an excellent way to start the day. Yesterday (Wednesday 25 October) we had approximately 70 members participate in our Take your Place at the Table workshop. Members brain stormed and shared ideas on where Ballarat and the region should be by 2040.


Making a sub-hour train to Melbourne a reality - 59minuteballarat

26 Oct 2017

We have had a solid four weeks of the campaign and gathered a number of community stories to present to decision-makers - a compelling case to make a 59-minute journey between Ballarat and Melbourne a reality.


Launch of Ballarat and the Grampians Region: The Centre of the New Energy Future

26 Oct 2017

For many months Committee for Ballarat has been bringing people to the table to discuss the opportunities around the significant investment (approx. $8 billion) and the provision of 10,000 jobs for the region in the renewable energy sector.


Ballarat Talks - Podcast

25 Oct 2017

Melanie Robertson and Nick Beale (59minutenick) chat to Chris Ashmore about #59minuteballarat


Get on Board - #59minuteballarat

20 Sep 2017

To highlight the importance of a fast and reliable rail connection with Melbourne, Committee for Ballarat will launch its #59minuteballarat campaign at 0700 on 21 September 2017 adjacent to the Ballarat Railway Station.


LeadWest Puts Airport Link as Top Priority, Advocates for Future Western Stop

08 Sep 2017

Ballarat stands among the major winners from a push to ensure the future Tullamarine airport link stops in Melbourne's rapidly expanding western suburbs.


Being Left 'on the Scrap Heap': The Harsh Reality for Some Older Jobseekers

29 Aug 2017

Social and employment groups have cautiously welcomed the trial of a new jobs program aimed at helping older Australians find work.


Leadership Boss Moves to Hospital

25 Aug 2017

A newly created position in hospital management has lured Leadership Ballarat Western Region chief Jennie Courtney to Ballarat Health Services.


Advanced Manufacturing Growth Fund

26 Jul 2017

The Australian Government has created the $47.5 million Advanced Manufacturing Growth Fund to support firms to invest in capital projects to establish and expand advanced manufacturing activities in Victoria and South Australia.


Thought leadership and strong partnerships have produced a successful formula

20 Jul 2017

We take time to celebrate and reflect on our achievements. We could not be more pleased with the recent announcements. seeing long term vision becoming a reality


Regional rail revival back in play

28 Jun 2017

The federal government announced on Monday it would handover $1.42 billion including just over half a billion dollars for upgrades to the Ballarat line