The City of Ballarat, with significant contribution from the community, is a step closer to developing a vision for a sustainable future for Ballarat East.
So far community members have shared many things they value and want to retain about Ballarat East, as well as what they imagine for its future.
The Draft Ballarat East Local Area Plan has been released for further feedback and extensive engagement and consultation with the community and stakeholders is being undertaken to understand the diversity of ideas and develop a community-led vision for Ballarat East.
This vision will capitalise on opportunities to support growth and enhance liveability in Ballarat’s east while retaining the key elements that are highly valued by the community: Conserve and enhance our rich natural environment, ecological diversity, skyline views, green streetscapes and open spaces; Conserve and enhance our distinct neighbourhood character and tell our stories more to celebrate the connections to our past; Increase our housing diversity and create liveable neighbourhoods where people of all ages and abilities feel welcome and safe; Create opportunities for all residents to stay connected and enjoy a healthy lifestyle; Support change that maximises what is special about the East and stimulates a prosperous future for all.
An online survey is now available at mysay.ballarat.com.au.
Community members can also contribute to the survey in person at The Phoenix, 25 Armstrong Street South or by mail addressed to City of Ballarat Strategic Planning – Imagine Ballarat East PO Box 655 Ballarat, Victoria, Australia 3350.
Submission will close 5pm, Monday 4 February.