A trail of open art studios for visitors to meander along, much like a visit to a winery district, but sampling visual delights. Another alternative for artists to formal galleries, applying for grants, writing applications, and paying both hire costs and hefty commissions to get their work shown. T
Robyn Perham brings another interesting perspective to The Ballarat Independent. Is universal access, support for people with disabilities and non-discriminatory language about helping just a few people, political correctness and special treatment or is it simply about equality?
Year 9 student, Lydia Edwards, writes about the Triple-R Day held recently at Daylesford Secondary College as part of National Recycling Week. Recently Daylesford Secondary College had a special reduce, reuse and recycle day to celebrate National Recycling Week. The day consisted of activities focu
Shaun and Lisa tried the Thai Pavilion at its new location. See how they rated the restaurant for this week's Yum column.
An iconic Ballarat bicycle store has been revived with an added dose of caffeine.
17 acts performing live celebrating local original music!
It's been a debilitating week full of unease and inconvenience for embattled Prime Minister Julia Gillard and the dysfunctional Labor-Green Government.
The Victorian Government has decided to cut $481 million dollars out of the VCAL budget over the next 4 years. Melissa Watts explains the potential impact of these cuts and why it matters.
Robyn Perham says the Ballarat City Council keeps discriminating against her. She wants to form an action group to fight it.
'Wind Energy, Myths and facts' is a short animated film which has been created in response to the common myths and confusions that threaten the future development of wind farms.
The University of Ballarat is leading a campaign to establish an Australian History Network within the region.
A bid by the architects behind Ballarat's Civic Hall development to win over public opinion has fallen on deaf ears. Melbourne based Lyons this week revealed changes to the original plans for the City of Ballarat-funded $40 million development.
It's a common error when meeting a successful person for the first time, to assume that they have always been this way. But everybody starts somewhere, usually somewhere small, accumulating experience and growing into the achievements that are so visable. It's the old idea of 'overnight success' tha
A terrible tragedy played out in the Senate this week when Labor and Bob Brown's minority Greens combined to betray the Australian people and vote in a carbon tax. A tragedy for democracy because there was little debate on a toxic tax Prime Minister Julia Gillard had no mandate to introduce.
BREAZE is very excited to join with the Ballarat Permaculture Guild, Friends of Royal Park and the Ballarat East Community Garden, to present ‘Local Food at the Ballarat Show'.
The community has been asking a lot of questions about the proposed demolition of Civic Hall and the $40 million proposed Council development on the site. Jon Stanger put a series of questions to Mayor Craig Fletcher and his responses are published in full here.
For those who enjoy listening to good guitar grooves and dynamic soulful voices here's a special night for you.
Ballarat Residents and Ratepayers Association Inc (BRRA) will hold a second community meeting regarding Council's proposed civic hall redevelopment project. The meeting is being organised in conjunction with the City of Ballarat.
Belinda Coates from the Ballarat Greens explains her involvement in the Civic Hall issue and says it is not a new issue for the Ballarat Greens, having spoken out in 2010.
The ASPREE (ASPirin in Reducing Events in the Elderly) study will determine if Aspirin can help maintain good physical and mental health in senior years. Particular areas of interest are in the prevention of heart attack, stroke and some cancers, cognitive and physical decline.