Work on the Ballarat East Local Area Plan has progressed with the release of the Imagine Ballarat East: Directions Paper – Our Pathway Forward.

In 2015, the City of Ballarat started a conversation with the community about how to better manage change in Ballarat East through a new Local Area Plan.

The Ballarat East Local Area Plan, also known as Imagine Ballarat East, will develop a vision for a sustainable future

The project is being delivered as a Historic Urban Landscape (HUL) pilot project.

The local area planning process for Ballarat East is being undertaken in two key stages:

  • Stage 1 – Background research, engagement and Discussion Paper (completed December 2016)
  • Stage 2 – Directions Paper and Local Area Plan (current)



HAVE YOUR SAY | Imagine Ballarat East: Directions Paper - Our Pathway Foward

We would like to know if the Ballarat East: Directions Paper represents what Ballarat East is to you.

The community is invited to have their say on the Directions Paper by providing your feedback on myTownhall:  

In Person:              The Phoenix  25 Armstrong Street South, Ballarat, Vic 3350
                             Opening Hours: Monday to Friday

By Mail:                  City of Ballarat Strategic Planning – Imagine Ballarat East
                              PO Box 655 Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. 3350

Submissions close Monday 5 February 2018.

The City of Ballarat will review all submissions and consider feedback for the Final Ballarat East Local Area Plan.

Community Workshop

The community is also invited to attend a community workshop to further discuss the Directions Paper.

5.30-7pm Thursday 7 December
Eureka Hall, 104 Stawell Street South, Ballarat Central

RSVP by Monday, 4 December 2017 by contacting the City of Ballarat's Strategic Planning on 5320 7420 or

What's Happened So FarTop of document.

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 

Contribute To The TimeCapsuleTop of document.

Share your photos and stories on places that are important to you at Time Capsule Ballarat 

What next?Top of document.

After the City of Ballarat has received further comments from the Ballarat East community, submissions will be considered for the Final Ballarat East Local Area Plan.

For more information

Email the Strategic Planning team

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