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City of Ballarat News 24th Sept 2015


Community Forum

A community forum on the approaching National Referendum for ‘Constitutional Recognition of Australia’s First Peoples’ will be held in Ballarat next week. Hosted by the City of Ballarat’s Koorie Engagement Action Group and Reconciliation Victoria the event will be held at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka on Tuesday 29 September from 6 to 8.30pm.The forum will feature keynote speakers, followed by a Q&A session with community panel members made up of experts and community leaders. All welcome and entry is FREE. To RSVP contact the City of Ballarat on 5320 5831.

School holiday program reminder

Struggling to keep the kids entertained these school holidays? Don’t forget there is a jam-packed program of activities for students to enjoy during the 2015 spring school holidays in Ballarat. The Ballarat, Sebastopol and Wendouree Libraries, Ballarat Botanical Gardens, City of Ballarat Youth Services BYou, Art Gallery of Ballarat, and the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka each have a range of activities available for students of all ages.

Locals night at the Archibald Prize

The Archibald Prize is for everyone and we want the community, to come down, celebrate and see what they’re all about. Join us at Tuck Truck Tuesday and Happy Hour Friday between 2 October and 15 November, 5 to 7pm at Alfred Deakin Place.


Beat the crowds and wander around the Archibald Prize, enjoy live music and grab a bite to eat from the local food trucks.


Celebrate the end of the week at Happy Hour Friday. Beat the crowds and wander around the Archibald Prize, enjoy live music and happy hour. Locals can walk up and purchase tickets on the night.

Lake Wendouree

The City of Ballarat has upgraded the Edward VII picnic shelter at Lake Wendouree. The rotunda has a new ceiling, a new BBQ and a new concrete floor. It’s also received a fresh coat of paint. Works are now complete ready for your next family picnic at Lake Wendouree.

Dog exercise areas

Looking for a place to take you dog for a run? Dogs can be exercised off-leash at the following local reserves: Birdwood Park, Buninyong; Canadian Lakes Reserve, Canadian; C.E. Brown Reserve, Wendouree (fenced area); Chisholm Reserve, Black Hill; Cuthberts Road Reserve, Alfredton; Gregory Street Reserve, Soldiers Hill; M R Power Reserve, Sebastopol; Pioneer Park, Wendouree; and Victoria Park, Newington. Residents are reminded that all dogs must be under effective control and continually supervised in off-leash areas. In all other places in the City of Ballarat, dogs can be exercised on-leash only.