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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 […]

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 […]

Mar 2
2015

New track

New track

Thanks to Pam for sending in these images with some great news for the East. Hello BE Net, Out walking today and see a new section of walking track is being constructed in the East! The track is along the old Ballarat to Buninyong rail line, linking the Pennyweight Creek Trail with Spencer Street. It looks like a […]

Feb 23
2015

Canadian Corridor Update

Canadian Corridor Update

Update for the Friends of the Canadian Corridor (FoCC) February 2015 Hello friends, This is the first update for 2015. This year should be a very interesting year with expected movement on the establishment of a Canadian State Park and the further work on the City of Ballarat Strategy which covers planning issues within the […]

Feb 23
2015

Clean Up Oz… 2015

Clean Up Oz… 2015

Is anyone organising LOCAL groups for the March 1st 2015 cleanup on Clean Up Australia Day? So far we have these sites, do you know of any others? http://www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au/join/?location=Ballarat+East&kw=

Feb 16
2015

420-432 Fussell Street

420-432 Fussell Street

Another application for 420-432 Fussell Street, you can read the background here: http://ballarateast.net/topics/dev/420-432-fussell-street/ Here are the details: ADDRESS: 420-432 Fussell St, Ballarat East APPLICATION: Staged 22 lot Subdivision and removal of vegetation APPLICANT: M.P Adriaans APP NUMBER: PLP/2014/180 SUBMISSIONS DUE: 21st February (or up until Council Officers make a decision) This application is a slight […]

Feb 11
2015

Decision for Eureka

Decision for Eureka

After a number of pauses in the journey to getting a decision about the telecommunications tower in Eureka St, the proposal was refused at the last council meeting in a 4:1 vote. Before the vote 4 Councillors asked to be excused from discussion and voting on the tower due to conflict of interest. As Cr […]

Feb 10
2015

Revitalising Historic Cities

Revitalising Historic Cities

On Friday 20th Feb, Erin McCuskey will be representing Ballarat East Network at an International Symposium in Ballarat titled Revitalising Historic Cities. She will be speaking about BE Net and its role in connecting people on issues of heritage, development and the values we hold dear out here in the East. If you have issues […]

Feb 9
2015

Here’s to Humble Heritage

Here’s to Humble Heritage

Guest post this week is from Ailsa Brackley du Bois, local writer with interests in architecture, heritage and design. Here’s to Humble Heritage (Originally published in the 2014 Spring Fever issue (no 18) of The Learmonth Thunderer. Updated in February 2015 for BE Network.) By Ailsa Brackley du Bois I’m an admirer of buildings that […]

Jan 16
2015

A Short Response

A Short Response

BE Net response to Ballarat Strategy Prepared by Erin McCuskey With Focus on Ballarat East Introduction: There are some really fabulous elements to the strategy, and the desire for a 10min city; accessible city; green city. We applaud the work being done to support and enhance our natural environments and linkages to the city, and […]

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