Posts Tagged ‘Ballarat East’

Oct 20

Heritage with heart

If the developer who owns the old Orphanage site gets his way and almost completely demolishes the site, what is left to say ‘we did this and it should never happen again’. How is the developer protecting what is currently left of the site? Not at all would be the answer, trees have been left […]

May 19

Walkin’ on Sunshine

And don’t it feel good. What a wonderful turnout for the walk today. I took along my camera and asked people why they were there. I had intended on taking a few pics however I was out of battery, so can those who attended please send in your pics by: email to online via […]

Apr 18

Ballarat East Imagine

We hope that you have all had a go at supporting the council initiative to plan for a bright future for Ballarat. We need to ensure the beauty and diversity of Ballarat East is protected into that bright future… What have you got to contribute to BE Net’s recommendations to the council… In the comments […]

Jan 5

Welcome Lucy

Welcome to Lucy our newest resident in Ballarat East… She is a strong sentinel looking out over all of her domain, her wild orange dress does not move with the wind, yet her eyes will follow all those who move through her field of vision. ‘Lucy’ by Mark Schaller (2004) is a large wooden chainsaw […]

Jan 4

Q1. Character

Hello Easties and supporters, As we are all aware the planning here is non-existant. And with new regs coming in this year that will affect zoning, its time for us to put up (because we will not shut up)… Here’s how it will work… Each week a post will be put up asking you a […]

Nov 29

Rodier St Report

Last week the good folk from Rodier St attending a two day hearing in Melbourne. A huge effort from residents who really just want a quiet life and to live in the place they call home. A huge effort to learn the planning scheme, planning laws, how VCAT works, what can you say, what can’t […]

Nov 17

We want planning

What follows is a presentation made to the City Council Meeting on Wednesday 14th November, by Erin McCuskey (BE Net spokesperson) in response to the council making a determination on revised plans for Rodier St… “Congratulations on your re-elections and elections, we wish you the best and also want to let you know that the […]

Oct 27

We heart Trees

This just in from the Courier yesterday, thanks to reading resident Diane, with a scan as wasn’t online (unless someone cares to enlighten us…) And a local mob too, check them out at:

Sep 21

Its the little ones that hurt…

Today is due date for objections to 5 Henfield Close… However keep them coming in Monday won’t be a problem, especially if you use online form. I am constantly surprised at peoples grab for money at the expense of the neighbourhood. I propose all developers must live in the development for at least 5 years, […]

Sep 14

Speeches Recorded

Below is a series of speeches given at the recent Council Meeting where the development plans for the Old Orphanage Site were discussed. These are speeches, are by Deborah Findlay, Phillis Read, Brett Edgington, Erin McCuskey, and Belinda Coates. From Deborah Findlay Forgotten Australian & Ex-resident: “Would like to welcome everybody here this evening and […]

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