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Community gardening is a proactive use for public open space and helps to create healthy, connected safe and sustainable communities.
Almost 15 years ago, the Brown Hill Progress Association rallied to save the Brown Hill Pool from closure. Today, the dedicated community group continues to manage this outdoor City of Ballarat aquatic facility to ensure the community can get together to make a splash each summer.
A kindness pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought an unprecedented global crisis to Ballarat’s doorstep. Amid Stage 3 restrictions, the City of Ballarat has continued to deliver essential services to the community, including some of our most vulnerable residents, while also spreading some much-needed joy through our heartwarming Be Kind Ballarat campaign.
Community Infrastructure Levy
The Community Infrastructure Levy is a contribution that goes towards the construction of community facilities such as kindergartens, libraries, community hubs, maternal and child health rooms and, sport pavilions. This levy is a one-off payment, currently $1,210. It must be paid prior to the issue of a building permit for construction of a new dwelling, as specified in the Victorian Planning and Environment Act 1987 and mandated und...
Lucas Community Hub
The Lucas Community Hub is currently closed, with Maternal and Child Health Services temporarily moved to an enhanced hub at the Sebastopol Library and the Lucas Kindergarten relocated. Instead, COVID-19 testing is now available at the Lucas Community Hub. You can be referred by your GP, the COVID-19 hotline or you can self-refer if you are showing symptoms such as a fever or new onset respiratory symptoms, such as a cough, sore thr...
The Grants Policy provides a consistent, streamlined approach for community groups and organisations seeking funding for programs, events, products and services that bring a wide range of benefits to Ballarat.
Committee Terms of Reference/ Delegation Council Officer Responsible Councillor Representatives Members Meeting dates Ballarat Friends of Ainaro Community Special Committee TOR C4 Hemraz Bhoolah – Cultural Partnerships Officer Cr Coates Andrew Miller Christopher Bluett Desley Beechey Di...