To obtain your free copy of Google Earth, go to and look for the Download link. This program is, in effect, an interactive atlas, based on satellite photographs of the earth.

You will find Royal Park Buninyong at:

Latitude: 37°39'22.77"S
Longtitude: 143°52'56.55"E

The image below shows what you can see in Google Earth - the "Roads" option in "Layers" is turned on to show the names of the main roads. This photo was taken on the 24th January 2006.

You can see just how dry it is in January 2006, it followed many years of below average rainfall, and 2006 turned out to be the lowest rainfall totals on record.

Google Image

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Our Vision for Royal Parkballarat_community_garden


The creation of a re-developed facility that will showcase sustainable community actions and practice. It will be achieved through the development of a Sustainable Living Precinct that will include:

  • public open space for passive recreation, environmentally friendly play area, the use of local plants to create water-wise gardening and alternative landscaping design
  • renovated community resource and education centre
  • a community garden
  • office space for environmental community organizations and green businesses
  • a physical, intellectual & ecological domain



example - Healthy Food Cafe

Studio space, Healthy Food Orientated Café, Retail outlet for enviro-friendly products and produce.


example - native garden walk example - native garden walk

Passive recreation area including an environmentally friendly playground.

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Open space:

  • Open areas for kicking footy, cricket etc
  • Knowledge centre
  • Waste minimisation/recycling zone
  • Recycling space
  • Composting facilities

Native Garden


Indigenous “garden” and habitat

  • Indigenous plant-based permaculture
  • Koorie links to plants and area
  • Community based precinct
  • A biolink to other regional habitats
  • Part of local and greater Ballarat walking/riding trails