In December 2015, the community conversation started with a small number of representatives who discussed the boundary of Ballarat East and key areas within this bondary they considered important to them. From this, a draft Community Map was created.
In March 2016, a number of community workshops and surveys were held. The City of Ballarat heard from the community about their aspirations for the future of Ballarat East. This feedback helped to form the Imagine Ballarat East: Discussion Paper