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The municipality of Ballarat has a rich and living heritage. At least 40,000 years ago the Wadawurung and Dja Dja Wurrung Indigenous people called this country home. Their words 'balla arat' mean 'resting place' or 'bent elbow'. The first white settler - Archibald Yuille - called his property 'Ballaarat' in 1837 and gold was discovered at Buninyong in 1851. The Eureka Rebellion, one of Australia's defining historic and democratic moments...
Heritage Advisory Service
We have a qualified Heritage Advisor to give architectural and technical advice for heritage listed places within the City of Ballarat.
Finding the balance between Ballarat’s new and old buildings | ourballarat Summer 2021-22
As Ballarat’s population continues to grow, one of the challenges for our city’s town planners is how we strike a balance between encouraging new and bold investment.
Protecting our heritage places
Behind the red brick facade of Dinah McCance and Terry Baker’s Ballarat East home lie thousands of stories from Ballarat’s past.
The Ballarat Heritage Awards recognise those who work hard to sustain Ballarat’s heritage and help it to thrive. Nominations for the 2019 Ballarat Heritage Awards close in April. 2019 Winners The National Trust People's Choice Award Winner: David Waldron, Katrina Hill and Tom Hodgson Tales of Rat City podcast series Conservation of a heritage place Winner: Uniting Ballarat and S.J. Weir...
Lake Wendouree and Victoria Park Link Lighting Project
The City of Ballarat is partnering with the Victorian Government to deliver the much-anticipated $2.8 million Lake Wendouree and Victoria Park Link Lighting project.
Amendment C222ball - Former La Trobe Street Saleyards Site Heritage Overlay
Amendment C222ball is required to apply the Heritage Overlay to significant features of the former La Trobe Street Saleyards site at 1020 La Trobe Street, Delacombe. The proposed Heritage Overlay area represents the most intact part of the saleyards' layout and function and represents a comprehensive understanding of the site’s history as former saleyards.
City of Ballarat uses the latest Infrastructure Design Manual, which outlines our engineering/infrastructure standards for roads, drainage and other structures. The manual is used to make sure minimum design criteria are met for design and construction of infrastructure, whether it is constructed by City of Ballarat or a developer.