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Year in Review

14 Dec 2017

We have created a photo collage of the year in review, which summarises the major highlights of the past 12 months for Committee for Ballarat.

More than Gold - on 9News

06 Dec 2017

Our More than Gold initiative was featured on 9News on Friday 1 December.

More than Gold

23 Nov 2017

Whilst the Ballarat region has often been defined by its rich history, we are so much “More than Gold” and now have a compelling story to tell.

Annabel Crabb delights with tales from The House

22 Nov 2017

Authentic, engaging and down to earth are what come to mind when reflecting on our evening with Annabel Crabb.

Members take their place at the Table!

26 Oct 2017

What an excellent way to start the day. Yesterday (Wednesday 25 October) we had approximately 70 members participate in our Take your Place at the Table workshop. Members brain stormed and shared ideas on where Ballarat and the region should be by 2040.

Making a sub-hour train to Melbourne a reality - 59minuteballarat

26 Oct 2017

We have had a solid four weeks of the campaign and gathered a number of community stories to present to decision-makers - a compelling case to make a 59-minute journey between Ballarat and Melbourne a reality.

Launch of Ballarat and the Grampians Region: The Centre of the New Energy Future

26 Oct 2017

For many months Committee for Ballarat has been bringing people to the table to discuss the opportunities around the significant investment (approx. $8 billion) and the provision of 10,000 jobs for the region in the renewable energy sector.

Ballarat Talks - Podcast

25 Oct 2017

Melanie Robertson and Nick Beale (59minutenick) chat to Chris Ashmore about #59minuteballarat

Get on Board - #59minuteballarat

20 Sep 2017

To highlight the importance of a fast and reliable rail connection with Melbourne, Committee for Ballarat will launch its #59minuteballarat campaign at 0700 on 21 September 2017 adjacent to the Ballarat Railway Station.

LeadWest Puts Airport Link as Top Priority, Advocates for Future Western Stop

08 Sep 2017

Ballarat stands among the major winners from a push to ensure the future Tullamarine airport link stops in Melbourne's rapidly expanding western suburbs.

Being Left 'on the Scrap Heap': The Harsh Reality for Some Older Jobseekers

29 Aug 2017

Social and employment groups have cautiously welcomed the trial of a new jobs program aimed at helping older Australians find work.

Leadership Boss Moves to Hospital

25 Aug 2017

A newly created position in hospital management has lured Leadership Ballarat Western Region chief Jennie Courtney to Ballarat Health Services.