We are really keen to support visitors to our area in the hope that if more people are aware of its natural beauty and the stories it has to tell about our history then people more be more willing to support good planning here.
What we would like you to do is tell us what makes Ballarat East special, where are the places we can show people that inform entertain and delight.
For example some of the more obvious (not in any order):
“Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka” The role of the 1854 Eureka Stockade in shaping our nation has long been celebrated with local commemorations and memorials. M.A.D.E’s foundations are the physical site of the Eureka Stockade and the spirit of the uprising. It will harness the profound Eureka story in the context of the 21st century.
“Arthur Kenny Avenue of Honour” Having been rediscovered after years of neglect the are now has plaque and information signs.
“Canadian State Forest” within 5kms of the CBD this unique environment is home to much wildlife, native vegetation and many walking tracks.
Some a little more hidden:
“Tammy Fence” the musical fence in Eureka St that shows notes from the song ‘Tammy’
“Ballarat East Town Hall Gardens” now part of Ballarat Secondary College these gardens are what remains of a proud history in Ballarat East when we had our own Town Hall, Library and gardens, prior to amalgamation in 1921
What can you share with us that will help us to create some walking and driving tours of our area? Please put them in the comments below and forward longer pieces and pictures to email@example.com and we will work hard to create some great promotion of Ballarat East.