Apr 16
2015

A park by any other name…

A park by any other name…

You’ll have been following the work being done to ensure Canadian State Forest is protected. Now its up to you… Have your say… The Open House is at the Earth Education Centre, on Friday 17 April 2015, 3.30pm to 7.30pm; and Saturday, 18 April 2015, 11am to 4pm. If you can’t make it, then do […]

Apr 14
2015

Greening Ballarat

Greening Ballarat

“Greening Ballarat through local water management”. There are excellent opportunities in Ballarat to support urban greening through local stormwater management that provides water to plants while also protecting our waterways and reducing urban runoff. The City of Ballarat is engaging with its community and stakeholder groups to hear your ideas on where and how to […]

Apr 13
2015

A Park by any other name…

A Park by any other name…

The Friends of the Canadian Corridor (FoCC) would like you to know their thoughts on the possibility of a park. We wrote about it earlier here: http://ballarateast.net/a-new-park-for-the-east-what-do-you-think/ The closing date for submissions is 5pm, Thursday 30 April, 2015. FoCC has welcomed moves to establish the Canadian Park in Ballarat East. The establishment of a Canadian […]

Apr 9
2015

14 Dodds Lane

14 Dodds Lane

Application in for Development of five additional dwellings and six lot subdivision – 14 Dodds Lane – PLP/2014/964 – See more at eServices. Here are some pics of the area. What a beautiful block and outlook. The lovely home beside the block. Typical Ballarat East backyard with lots of room, a shed and a few […]

Apr 9
2015

Does anyone know?

Does anyone know?

Does anyone have any information for Mary? Hello BE Net, I am a descendant of David and Mary Cox who arrived in Melbourne on board the Ontario in 1854, with their son, Walter Cox (a.k.a. Walter Scrivener), aged 7 years. They were living in the Ballarat East area when their daughter, Rose Cox (later married […]

Apr 4
2015

Its the little things – literally

Its the little things – literally

We have been inundated with letters that are requests for help. We’ve been sending everyone here first: http://ballarateast.net/how-do-i/ Then we had a quick look at the current situation, and its left us reeling: Development of five additional dwellings and six lot subdivision – 14 Dodds Lane – PLP/2014/964 Amendment to Planning Permit PLP/2013/433 by Construction […]

Apr 4
2015

St Pauls Way

St Pauls Way

No doubt you know about the proposal for St Paul’s Way. Used to be Education Department area in behind the church on Humffray St South, and behind the motel on Victoria St Bakery Hill. A large development here is planned, and the council are considering the amendment which will begin the process of making it […]

Apr 4
2015

A new park for the East – what do you think?

A new park for the East – what do you think?

A new park for Ballarat, comprising the Canadian State Forest and the adjoining former plantation land, is being created in fulfilment of the Victorian Government’s 2014 election commitment. A community consultation process to discuss how the park could be used and the type of activities to be included within the park, has been developed by […]

Apr 4
2015

Local Flood Guide for the Tributaries of Canadian Creek at Ballarat East

Local Flood Guide for the Tributaries of Canadian Creek at Ballarat East

Dear BE Net, Given your interest in the Canadian Creek Tributaries Flood Investigation last year, you will be pleased to know that a Local Flood Guide for the Tributaries of Canadian Creek at Ballarat East is currently being developed by the SES. The Local Flood Guide will provide valuable information on flood conditions in your […]

Mar 21
2015

What new devil is this?

What new devil is this?

Have you taken a walk down Joesph St lately? Seems a new style of ‘on nature strip parking’ has been popping up. Is it because developers aren’t allowing for enough parks on site and off the street? These concrete squares have appeared in Joesph St, they run from the road over the nature strip. They […]

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