Why Join

Why Join

Members belong to a group made up of leaders who are willing to share their insights and who, by virtue of their major investment in and importance to Ballarat, have become an indispensable source of advice to government. Membership is drawn from a range of businesses and industries.

The reasons our members join are as follows:

Thinking Ahead

The future focus and thought leadership approach of our work is strongly directed at driving, developing and safeguarding the future prosperity and sustainability of Ballarat and the region. Our projects target areas where we can see major future benefit. Unashamedly, we believe sustainable economic prosperity is the driver of the lifestyle we all wish to continue enjoying in this great city and region.


Strong involvement in strategic projects and discussions provides members with a strong voice and influence over development directions. The interests of members are advanced through direct contact with senior local, state and federal representatives, and with leaders of business and industry, both at a formal and informal level. Our awareness of and access to such contacts is significant. Such involvement in planning strategies may identify new business opportunities.


Our membership, which consists of most of the leading companies and organisations from across the region – including local government authorities – captures the collective insight vital to planning for a sustainable, prosperous future. Members can tap into the collective business and strategic insight of fellow members at closed forums. As a key investment in the future, we also foster new generations of leaders through our programs.