Archive for the ‘Character of the East’ Category

May 11

Fifteen Trees has planted…

At our Community Meeting this year we had to print some stuff on paper, we used a few envelopes and had to use disposable cups for our tea… we felt pretty badly about that part of it, so we thought 15Trees. We were and continue to be very grateful that local company 15 Trees supported […]

May 5

For Sale Ballarat East

For Sale Ballarat East

What you need to know… If you are buying property in Ballarat East – do your homework… here is a head-start (this is advice from residents and doesn’t replace your need to get proper legal advice on any or all of the secrets we are about the reveal…) There are a few issues that you’ll […]

Apr 27

April 2012 Update

This is an update across the last quarter actually, its been too flat-out here in Ballarat East to even write an update… however one was requested so here we go, from most recent… Planning permit for subdivision at 213 Fussell St was refused due to Neighborhood Character and unacceptable flood risk – a good result […]

Apr 18

Those Pesky Trees

Here is a correspondence from Hamish Lammp at the Planning Department of the City of Ballarat. It is in response to a number of complaints made to council about the chopping down of protected trees in Ballarat East, specifically Stockade St. “For background, Worksafe officers raised concerns with the developer regarding the potential danger the […]

Apr 12

Council Says Yes, Council Says No…

Last night Diane Chester attended the council meeting, and during general business Des Hudson brought Council’s attention to emails he had received during the week regarding the destruction of the trees on Stockade Street. Eric Brasilis, Director of Growth and Development, confirmed that the trees were protected under the conditions of the planning permit and […]

Apr 5

What’s it to you?

Today Ballarat East witnessed the most extreme environmental vandalism. And here it is for you in all its glory. These trees, once visible across, Canadian Valley, were protected from the developer according to their permit approval… and yet here they go… And down they went… how do we replace protect 100 year old Eucalypts? Fine […]

Mar 28

Protecting Trees

This just in from Cherie at BEN: In response to some of the action steps outlined at the community meeting Three ways to protect trees: 1. National Trust – Register of Significant Trees (National Register) 2. Heritage Victoria (State Register) 3. Trees of State and National significance can be incorporated into Ballarat Planning Scheme, as […]

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