May 3
2016

What we found…

What we found…

So Far… you’ll remember we were looking for particular places http://ballarateast.net/imagine-update/ We have the following info coming in from the community about sites the City of Ballarat are trying to locate for the Imagine Ballarat East Project. Thanks to everyone who contributed both here at BE Net and at our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ballarateast.net/ Ballarat East Train Station […]

Apr 29
2016

Public Art for the East

Public Art for the East

Dear BE Net, The drawing workshops have been going well and have been a good way to draw people to the park (no pun intended, but it is a bit funny). Several people who live close by have commented that they did not go to the park much, but after spending an hour or so there […]

Apr 29
2016

Imagine Update

Imagine Update

Maya Dougherty, Strategic Planner at the City of Ballarat, who is facilitating the Imagine Ballarat East project has been working hard to synthesise the comments, feedback and issues being raised by the Ballarat East Community. Go Easties! She is trying to locate the following sites that have been mentioned in the survey: Ballarat East Train […]

Apr 5
2016

Canadian Regional Park

Canadian Regional Park

The Bill to establish the “Canadian Regional Park” passed the upper house of the Victorian Parliament at 9.50pm on Thursday night March 24th  2016. The Park now exists, the boundaries have been secured and Parks Victoria will now be responsible for the future management of the Forest and ex plantation areas. It is expected that […]

Mar 24
2016

Art in the East

Art in the East

Art Project for Pennyweight Park. The City of Ballarat is creating a new public art project and we need the help of the community of Ballarat East to help realise it. Stone sculptor, Joe Pratt has been commissioned to carve designs into 20 bluestone boulders sited at Pennyweight Park during April and May. Artist Forest […]

Mar 22
2016

Tour to Imagine

Tour to Imagine

As part of the Imagine Ballarat East consultation with the community, a request went out for community members to take a tour of ‘their’ Ballarat East. I took up the offer, and here are some places I visited. You can take the folks on a tour too by contacting the Deakin researchers kristal.buckley@deakin.edu.au   Kicked off the […]

Mar 21
2016

Answers on the Tree Register

Answers on the Tree Register

We put our questions to council officers about the City of Ballarat Exceptional Tree Register. Thanks to David Grant, Vegetation Planning and Management Officer who showed up and gave us these answers… Hello BE Net, The project (Exceptional Tree Register) is one of my main tasks currently along with the urban forest strategy work. We have […]

Mar 16
2016

Time Capsule Additions

Time Capsule Additions

We have just added the following icons of Ballarat East to the Time Capsule of Ballarat. What else is needed to be added? Check it out here: http://timecapsuleballarat.com and add your own places and photos and memories. Ballarat East Town Hall (historic) Ballarat East Town Hall Gardens – under threat The Tammy Fence Arthur Kenny Avenue of […]

Mar 15
2016

Imagine it still…

Imagine it still…

If you would like more information on the Imagine Ballarat East project, please go to www.ballarat.vic.gov.au/ImagineBallaratEast. Deakin University is working with the City of Ballarat to understand the wants and needs of the people in Ballarat East.  The research is a follow up to the Ballarat Imagine survey that was undertaken in 2013 and which informed […]

Mar 14
2016

Exceptional Tree Register

Exceptional Tree Register

Do you wonder what ever happened to the Exceptional Tree Register? http://www.ballarat.vic.gov.au/sh/trees-and-native-vegetation/exceptional-tree-register.aspx Great idea that got started, however its been closed since June 2014. We have a request into council to get some info on the register, when it will be open again, what trees are on it, how the public responded to it initially […]

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