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The Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) conducted an Electoral Representation Review of Ballarat City Council in 2007.  The outcome of the review was: Ballarat City Council consist of nine councillors to be elected from three three councillor wards

This took effect for the November 2008 Council elections.  There was no change to the number of nine councillors representing the Ballarat community on Council. The system of voting shall be proportional representation was used for the November election.

Any questions on process can be directed to the Victorian Electoral Commission at 131 832.

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Your Councillors 

Central WardNorth WardSouth Ward

 Councillor Glen Crompton

Glen Crompton
0409 934 796

Cr John Philips

John Philips
0417 388 706  

Councillor Jim Rinaldi

Cr Jim Rinaldi
0407 325 693

Cr Belinda Coates
Belinda Coates (Deputy Mayor)
0417 456513 
Cr Vicki Coltman
Vicki Coltman
0418 357712 

Cr Des Hudson
Des Hudson (Mayor)
03 5320 5528 

Cr Samantha Mc Intosh
Samantha McIntosh
0458 004880 
Cr Amy Johnson
Amy Johnson
0417 018369 
Cr Peter Innes
Peter Innes
0407 539683




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Not sure which ward you live in?

The Collection Calendar will locate your Ward & Councillor based on your property address within the City of Ballarat municipality.

Maps : VEC Map of Wards :: Map of Wards :: Ward Map Streets Marked


Ward Estimated Voters Approximate Dwellings
North Ward 21,440 11,355
Central Ward 21,419 12,797
South Ward 21,502 12,464

Ward Map


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Councillor Portfolio Teams


Council has introduced a framework which establishes the use of portfolio teams of Councillors. The framework enables alignment of key Council functions, planning processes and organisational structure. Representation on committees, boards and external bodies can also be aligned to this model.

Council functions are divided into three key areas:

  • Growth and Development
  • People and Communities
  • Destination and Economy

The portfolio structure promotes the following:

  • Better integration and direction for all growth planning
  • Recognition of the importance of service and planning delivery
  • Focus on planning for a future of sustainable growth
  • Delivery of initiatives from strategies including the Council Plan, Business Plans, Ballarat - Today, Tomorrow, Together, Health and Wellbeing Plan

Growth and Development

Portfolio Councillors



Lead Director - Director of Growth & Development 

The Growth and Development portfolio committee will oversee and plan for residential, industrial and commercial growth in Ballarat.

The committee will develop priorities to deal with the employment, infrastructure and housing issues arising from the expected 30% growth in Ballarat's population over the next 25 years.

Key projects and priorities:

  • Revitalisation of the Central Business Area of Ballarat
  • The Ballarat West growth area housing, employment and infrastructure challenges
  • Development of the Ballarat Airport
  • Asset management and narrowing the infrastructure renewal gap
  • A review of Ballarat's Planning Scheme
  • Preparing a Housing Strategy for Ballarat
  • Achieving best practice planning and development approvals processes that enable development
  • Protecting Ballarat's heritage
  • Pursuing key transport priorities - including the Western Link Road and Geelong Road upgrade
  • Protecting Biodiversity
  • Greenwaste and landfill management issues

People and Communities


Lead Director: Director of People and Communities

The role of the People and Communities portfolio committee is to promote a safe, healthy, environmentally sustainable, innovative and well-serviced community.

Key projects and priorities:

  • Promotion and implementation of the Positive Ageing Strategy
  • The adoption of the Youth Strategy which addresses the health and wellbeing needs of young people
  • Promotion of child and family friendly communities
  • Developing key strategies to support and promote a connected, inclusive community
  • Deliveringthe key sporting precincts for Ballarat

Destination & Economy


Lead Director: Director Destinations & Connections 

The role of the Destination and Connections portfolio committee is to oversee the destination management of Ballarat. This includes reshaping perceptions of Ballarat in making it a place of choice to visit, live and invest.

Key projects and priorities:

  • Destination marketing: tourism, events and cultural attraction marketing
  • Arts and culture framework: a co-ordinated strategic approach to Ballarat's cultural and heritage assets
  • Art Gallery of Ballarat, Her Majesty's Theatre and the Eureka Centre: management, promotion and programming
  • Destination and city branding: destination branding targeting visitation, liveability and investment
  • Economic development: strategy, investment, sector development and facilitation
  • Adaptive management of the iconic landscape in response to climate change


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