Archive for the ‘Character of the East’ Category

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 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 […]

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 […]

Dec 21
2014

Happy Happy Happy

Happy Happy Happy

Dear Easties and supporters, This post marks the 5th year of Ballarat East Network, and our 4th year of this website, with multiple posts every week, and a regular enews email out every weekend (almost). Just WOW. We have 200+ subscribers, approaching our 350th post, over 27,000 comments and such a bright future for this […]

Nov 28
2014

Eureka 160

Eureka 160

This year marks 160 years since the extraordinary events at Eureka etched a unique place in our nation’s history. As the home of Eureka, Ballarat East has a variety of events, exhibitions, competitions and performances on offer. Supported by the State Government of Victoria and the City of Ballarat to commemorate this milestone events include […]

Nov 28
2014

Where is the East you say?

Are you living in Ballarat East but voting in Buninyong? Maybe you are even in Wendouree? I can hear your shouts of dismay… WHAT HAPPENED TO BALLARAT EAST? Where is our name? What happened? Over time the name Ballarat East has become less and less visible. Once Ballarat East was everything east of the Yarrowee. […]

Nov 27
2014

What does ‘surrender’ really mean, in a legal sense?

Here is a letter from a local resident to the City about the Pennyweight Park issue. Dear Council Officer, I am a resident of Ballarat East and have some questions about the City of Ballarat’s letter about surrendering a portion of Pennyweight Park, dated 6 November 2014. I often walk through this parkland and enjoy the open space, […]

Nov 17
2014

Pennyweight Park Surrender?

Here is a letter some residents in York Street received. It involves the ‘surrender’ of some of Pennyweight Park. we are not sure how far the ‘consultation’ has got however we are thankful to our eagle eyed residents keeping an eye on everything happening in Ballarat East. Sometimes it feels like way too much! We […]

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