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Community gardening is a proactive use for public open space and helps to create healthy, connected safe and sustainable communities.
Ballarat change makers
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.
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 $1,190. 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 under Se...
Lucas Community Hub
Open weekdays from 9am-4pm, the community is invited to this state-of-the-art facility. Features Two-room kindergarten facility Three Maternal and Child Health rooms Specialist consulting room Three community rooms and a commercial kitchen available for hire Library outreach and Storytime sessions (Tuesdays, 10am-12pm) Call 5320 5720 to organise a Maternal and Child Health and Immunisation appoin...
Committee Terms of Reference/ Delegation Council Officer Responsible Councillor Representatives Members Ballarat Friends of Ainaro Community Special Committee TOR C4 Hemraz Bhoolah – Cultural Partnerships Officer Cr Coates Andrew Miller Barry Flynn Christopher Bluett Desley Beechey Di...
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.
Building a new home in the Ballarat West Growth Area
If you are a new homeowner in the Ballarat West Growth Area you will need to pay the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL). The CIL is a contribution towards community facilities in the Ballarat West Growth Area such as multi-purpose community hubs, early years hubs, recreational facilities and sports pavilions. The CIL is a one-off payment and must be paid prior to the issue of a building permit, as specified in the Victorian Planning a...
We are an inclusive Intercultural City. We may all come from different backgrounds and cultures, but as a community we share the same schools, businesses, work places, recreation spaces and services. Ballarat, as an intercultural city, builds on the concept of all of us living together in a vibrant, diverse and harmonious community. Our culturally-diverse communities bring a wealth of global skills, experiences and innovative ideas which...