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Ballarat Foundation open $100k grant round

Despite the difficult conditions created by the pandemic the Ballarat Foundation is about to open its annual grant round. More than $100,000 will be made available to local community and charity organisations.   The Foundation's Chief Executive Officer...

AGB bursts back to life

  One of Ballarat's most treasured cultural icons reopens it doors today. After a 3 month closure the Art Gallery of Ballarat will re-open this morning, July 1st.   Speaking to Radio Ballarat Gallery Director Louise Tegart says running...

131 444 celebrates its first year of operation

  The Ballarat based Police Assistance Line celebrates its first birthday today. In the last year almost 800,000 calls have been received as well as 17,000 online crime reports.   The line was not without its initial problems however...

Key signing for Western United

  Ballarat's adopted A league team Western United has signed another player. Midfielder Steven Lustica has inked a one year contract extension, as has goal keeper Ryan Scott.   Lustica joined United in February from Uzbekistan Super League club...

Little Bridge Street safety upgrade planned

  Ballarat's infamous trouble hot spot, Little Bridge Street, is set for a safety upgrade. The City of Ballarat has received $450,000 from the Federal Government to install bollards, lighting and security cameras in the area from...

Another senior departure from City of Ballarat

  Another senior City of Ballarat director has exited Town Hall. It's understood Glenn Kallio, who was the head of councils finances as Business Services Director, left on Friday.   The departure comes as interim CEO Janet Dore continues...

New homes planned for Miners Rest close to sale yards

  50 new homes could be built in Miners Rest just over a 1 Kilometre from the largest sale yards in the state, the Central Victorian Livestock Exchange (CVLX). A development application has been received by the...

Ballarat tourism opens up but tough times forecast

Two of Ballarat's major tourism draw-cards burst back to life over the weekend. Both Sovereign Hill and Kryal Castle re-opened under sunny skies, for the first time in 3 months.   It comes after a new report suggests...

$36 million help for Agricultural Shows

Agricultural shows around Australia have been given a boost with the federal government putting up $36 million in Coronavirus help. This year's Ballarat show is one of many in doubt because of the pandemic. Katie Stanley from...