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Apr 29

Imagine Update

Imagine Update

Maya Dougherty, Strategic Planner at the City of Ballarat, who is facilitating the Imagine Ballarat East project has been working hard to synthesise the comments, feedback and issues being raised by the Ballarat East Community. Go Easties! She is trying to locate the following sites that have been mentioned in the survey: Ballarat East Train […]

Dec 21

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 […]

Jul 29

Will you save our name?

This is a written submission by Erin McCuskey to the Electoral Boundaries Commission: “What follows is an objection, and suggestion, regarding Ballarat East. I am sure I don’t have an encyclopedic knowledge of history however what I do have is a passion for Ballarat East. Dear Electoral Boundaries Commission, Ballarat East is my home. It […]

Jul 24

Those trees are protected …. aren’t they?

What a sorry tale here from Gary about what you think might happen, or what you assume will happen, or what you believe might happen is not what happens… Likely BE Neters are reminded of a similar more public protected tree? In the comments please tell us what you would like to know from the […]

Jul 19

Send us your trees… Please!

National Tree Day is next Sunday 28th July 2013… And Schools Tree Day in Friday July 26th 2013. Trees, for developers, can often be seen as just a hindrance to progress. I hear chainsaws going off in Ballarat East every day, it makes my heart hurt… So lets turn it around and celebrate our trees.. […]

Jun 22

The People Came…

What a great response to this lovely exhbition with lots of works that look at issues of development, people, places and areas… The exhbition is open until July 7th, hope you get in and take a look. This is Linda Franklin, one of the artists. Image by Erin McCuskey Two of the artists, Linda Franklin […]

Jun 15

Paintings addressing issues

Dear BE Net, I would like to invite you all for free drinks and nibbles at an art exhibition opening – featuring paintings addressing issues concerning Ballarat East and the Canadian Forest Corridor. Here is the flyer for your consideration. Sincerely Martin Hale (and all events details are here

Jun 8

Kangas in the East

Thanks to eagle-eyed residents for sending in these pics… Kangas seems to be wondering where their homes are going… So close to the city, but still so rural. It’s what we love about the East. How lucky we are to have our wildlife visit, lets protect their habitat, plan our development so we can protect […]

Jun 7

Eastern Rosellas

We love your wildlife pics, please send your sightings in… this one is from Diane. We quite often get Crimson Rosella’s in the garden in Fussell St but this morning we had the less common Eastern Rosella. As the name indicates, this bird is at home in our part of Australia – Victoria and only […]

Jun 1

Forest Pics from Jenny

Thanks so much to local Jenny who sent in these images from the Forest Walk earlier this month. Jeff Rootes from Friends of Canadian Corridor has provided the words about the walk. Huge thanks, this site is only as good as the info and contributions our community makes. Forest walk Last Sunday (May 19th) 40 […]

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