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Royal Park, Buninyong – Facilities Development Plan

The City of Ballarat is undertaking a Facilities Plan to strategically assess and provide an indication of infrastructure requirements, landscape opportunities and priorities for Royal Park, Buninyong. The plan will seek to protect the character of the reserve and ensure the enhancement of the sporting, social, environmental and heritage values, whilst considering and accommodating the long-term development aspirations of the tenant community groups, clubs and local residents.

Thomson Hay Landscape Architects has been appointed to undertake the plan and will be conducting community engagement sessions with the current stakeholders. 16/09/15 THA has closed this stage of the consultation and now, after further discussions with the City of Ballarat, will start drawing up the Concept Plans.

 If you missed the survey and still have a great NEW idea - feel free to add it in to this survey in Q4 or contact Talia at the City of Ballarat (see below).
 There will be further community consultation later when the draft plans are ready.


For further enquiries please feel free to contact:

Talia Holloway-Roden, Recreation Support Officer, City of Ballarat on 03 5320 5701.


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Lots of Landcare events to get involved with for this year, with the Leigh Catchment Group - based in Buninyong.

Have a look at the latest activities and get them into your calendar!

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Oct 23 2014 Good food, Good wine, Good life...locally click here

Oct 21 2014 Sponsors and Registrations_Smart Building and Living Expo Feb 22 click here

Thursday 30th October 2014—-  11.00am—7.30pm

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Our Produce Swaps have gone into Winter Recess - we will re-assess in Spring time.

see more photos of the kind of things you can swap - and the Rules

A Reference group has been set up to assist with this project and FORP is very excited to have a seat at the table.

The City of Ballarat Council Plan 2013-2017 includes reference to the Township Programs in a strategy about developing and implementing community/neighbourhood planning initiatives in partnership with the community.

The actions are:
- Establish a township empowerment program for Miners Rest, Learmonth and Buninyong to facilitate and seed a local neighbourhood investment program
- Review the township empowerment program and investigate the application of the program to other areas of the city.

The Township Program as adopted by the City of Ballarat include:-
• Buninyong $100,000 allocation
• Funds are one-off fund to seed a number of local projects
• Funds are additional and do not replace existing budgets
• Flexible timeframe – does not have to be spent by end of financial year.

If you would like to know more contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Graeme Kent at the City of Ballarat, 5320 5500.

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Royal Park is a fabulous space with a great facility - everyone tells us so!

And it's over 5 years since we last gathered around the image of Royal Park and asked the community to help plan what to do next.

Now that we have the general operations under control, we are looking for new opportunities and community partnerships to bring sustainability to Buninyong - open space uses, facility uses, workshop ideas, community garden and orchard development and programs relevant to all of Buninyong.

We are looking for bright ideas and bright sparks to run with them - our own Grand Design.

We are also looking for ideas to take to the Buninyong Township Development Program.

Where: Royal Park, cnr Hedrick and Warrenheip St, Buninyong.
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When: Wednesday 30th October, 7.30pm

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The Friends of Royal Park Annual General meeting was held at Royal Park on Wednesday 28th August, at 7.30 pm.

Under the Model Rules of Association, Victoria, the following committee was elected:

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The Lemon Tree Project is about:

Creating a place in every street for neighbours to congregate and share

 getting our lemon tree 2013-06
















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