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 question. You just need to make a single point in a single comment, and you can make as many comments as you like. At BE Net we will collate your answers and deliver them to council and highlight them on our website so that the community, the council, the developers can see clearly how we view our area and what needs to be done to protect it.


In positive terms, what, for you, defines the character of Ballarat East?

This is a big picture, broad question, about the whole of Ballarat East. In future questions we will ask about more specific areas.

In the comment section below, post a single idea in a single post. Make as many posts as you like. Its okay to double up on answers that are already there, its about what YOU think, feel, enjoy…


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  1. Linda says:

    Ballarat East is a direct physical link to Goldfields history – the miner’s cottages, the street names, the churches not on corners!

  2. Linda says:

    Quirky streets, organically grown. I love how the oldest streets follow original walking/cart tracks.

  3. Linda says:

    Native plant and wildlife just over the fence.

  4. Linda says:

    Sense of community connectedness – a shared concern for character and assets.

  5. Linda says:

    Large yards, diverse gardens with vegies and big trees.

  6. Linda says:

    Semi rural character – large chunks of bushland attracting wildlife.

  7. […] Question 3 in our quest to support proper planning here in the East. Question 1 is still available here, and Question 2 is still available here, and I would encourage you to continue to answer as many […]

  8. Jennifer says:

    Green / treed spaces, walking tracks, bike paths. The things which encourage people outdoors where they meet & mix with others in the community.

  9. Edie says:

    open space. streets that just ‘grew’, not surveyed. random mix of housing. big yards. rural-ish atmosphere.

  10. […] onto Question 2 in our quest to support proper planning here in the East. Question 1 is still available here and I would encourage you to continue to answer as many times as you […]

  11. Josie says:

    diversity of homes

  12. david says:

    “Beautiful birdlife.

  13. david says:

    Houses / Property with character & diversity.

  14. Milena Wight says:

    large trees to provide shade in the heat of summer

  15. Julieanne says:

    Character and passionate residents.

  16. Julieanne says:

    Undulation and aspect.

  17. Erin says:

    large trees on nature strip

  18. Erin says:

    big set backs – homes a long way back from road

  19. ksye says:

    natural unspoiled bush and wildlife

  20. Sue Lanyon says:

    blue stone gutters & metal crossovers

  21. stephany panhuysen says:

    neighbourhood mulchers for communities to be able to use their own garden waste,

  22. stephany panhuysen says:

    community gardens: we have a tear-drop shaped lawn area in our cul-de-sac.
    instead of lawn mowing, grow vegies, herbs.

  23. Sally says:

    Diversity in housing

  24. Sally says:

    Plenty of green space for the community to interact in

  25. Ditchy says:

    Forest areas

  26. Judyann says:

    Echidnas on the lawn

  27. Judyann says:

    Minimal fencing for wildlife corridors.

  28. Steven says:

    Room to roam

  29. Steven says:

    Lots of wildlife, kangaroos, birds, koalas

  30. Steven says:

    Large block sizes

  31. space / room to move, play, grow, relax

  32. Judyann says:

    Beautiful native birds singing in our gardens

  33. Judyann says:

    Safe roads for walking

  34. Judyann says:

    Peace and quiet

  35. Judyann says:

    Caring neighbours

  36. Judyann says:

    Native wildlife

  37. Di says:

    Tranquil neighbourhoods

  38. Diane says:

    Tourist precinct

  39. Alice Christie says:

    Serene environment

  40. Alice Christie says:

    proximity to the Canadian State Forest

  41. Alice Christie says:

    Concern and care for wildlife

  42. Alice Christie says:

    Large blocks of land

  43. Diane says:

    Gateway for visitors to Ballarat.

  44. Erin says:

    curve roads and trails – not straight

  45. Erin says:

    diversity – each home is different to the next

  46. Erin says:

    big yards – front and back

  47. Erin says:

    Bird baths

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