Archive for the ‘Trees’ Category

Mar 21
2016

Answers on the Tree Register

Answers on the Tree Register

We put our questions to council officers about the City of Ballarat Exceptional Tree Register. Thanks to David Grant, Vegetation Planning and Management Officer who showed up and gave us these answers… Hello BE Net, The project (Exceptional Tree Register) is one of my main tasks currently along with the urban forest strategy work. We have […]

Mar 14
2016

Exceptional Tree Register

Exceptional Tree Register

Do you wonder what ever happened to the Exceptional Tree Register? http://www.ballarat.vic.gov.au/sh/trees-and-native-vegetation/exceptional-tree-register.aspx Great idea that got started, however its been closed since June 2014. We have a request into council to get some info on the register, when it will be open again, what trees are on it, how the public responded to it initially […]

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 […]

Nov 15
2014

Wilson Street, needing your views

Here is a letter from local resident Judy who has been instrumental in ensuring that this development is the best it can be… Dear Friends and Neighbours,   You will have received the latest news from the City council, re this subdivision. Thanks to the help from all, the plan is very much improved. There […]

Nov 6
2014

Revised design for Wilson Street

Dear Sir/Madam, Re: PLANNING APPLICATION NO: PLP/2014/255 THIRTY-FOUR (34) LOT SUBDIVISION AND REMOVAL OF NATIVE VEGETATION AND CREATION OF A DRAINAGE AND SEWERAGE EASEMENT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE STORMWATER DRAINAGE REPORT 809 WILSON STREET, BALLARAT EAST VIC 3350 Please be advised of a recent change to the above application. AMENDED plans attached that increase the […]

Sep 21
2014

A Park is what we need…

This just in from the fabulous Friends of Canadian Corridor. Sunday September 21st People from across Ballarat and district met in the Canadian Forest in Mount Clear on Saturday morning to participate in the Friends of Canadian Corridor launch of the proposal for a Canadian Multi Use Forest Park on 619 hectares of forest and […]

Sep 19
2014

ALP announce State Park

Today on the corner of York and Long Streets in beautiful Ballarat East, the state Labor Party announced plans that, if elected, they will declare Canadian State Forest a State Park as a way to protect it into the future. Along with the announcement came two million dollars to do the work needed to repair […]

Sep 19
2014

York Street Tree

You remember this one? The street tree that was damaged by developers? Back story here: http://ballarateast.net/did-you-see/ and here: http://ballarateast.net/york-st-tree/ A call from council to update our reporting of this. Council investigated, sent a council arborist to tend to the tree. It appears the person who damaged the tree said it was accidental and was a […]

Aug 23
2014

Beautiful season in the East

Images of the bucolic areas of Ballarat East, that are constantly under threat of over-development! Enjoy it for now though. And share your pics with us here info@ballarateast.net or on facebook facebook.com/ballarateast.net or on twitter using #ballarateast Old Sheds and plenty of room. Large expanses of beautiful green against blue. Big beautiful trees. And evidence […]

Aug 8
2014

York St Tree

Remember our request for information about this once beautiful tree in York Street? http://ballarateast.net/did-you-see/ Well here is the response we got from the city this week: RE: ASSET PROTECTION ENQUIRY We have had an Arborist inspect the street tree, so any urgent attention that is required can be done. We are now investigating the matter […]

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