News & Events


FoRP in the Ballarat Courier - update!

On Saturday the 21st of March, 2009, the article about Government grants for the Ballarat region implied that our grant was approved! Still waiting on the letter from Council, but it's looking good!

Get your diaries out - we will be planning a tank party!

3rd of February 2009

The water tank project for the Buninyong Community Garden was mentioned as a "Nominated Project" in regard to the Federal Government's Regional and Local Community Infrastructure program.

Link to the Ballarat Courier web site (but it does not list the projects!)

See the full article.

Sunday 5th December 2010 12-4.30pm Royal Park Pavilion, Buninyong, Community Garden and grounds

Come and see what Landcare is all about:

  • Door prize of $100 worth of local produce in a GreenSmart pot.
  • Ball games with prizes for the young and young at heart on the oval
  • Free Lunch time BBQ at 12.00-1.30, displays, free posters and trips out (for details see later)
  • Afternoon tea with Friends of Royal Park at 3.30pm

Come and see the newly painted Sustainability Centre to be with its community Garden. Bring partners, children and parents. Come and meet other Landcarers and share your experiences or just come and find out what goes on!

Trips out to project sites leaving at 1.30pm promptly:

  • East tour to Garibaldi Bridge reserve and on through Pryor's road to private property where there is an early direct seeding project.
  • West tour to the new project beside Buninyong Creek behind the Golf Club and then on to Napoleons / Enfield Landcare Group's riverside project at Glasson's Road

Both tours will be completed within two hours and there will be guides at each site.

Contact Jenny Ryle at the Buninyong office for further details: 03 5341 2364

Sunday 31st October


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Friends of Royal Park have been awarded a grant of $3200 from the Ballarat Foundation through the Telstra Country Wide Ballarat Community Fund.

On Tuesday the 17th of June, at the Ballarat East Community Shed, Andrea Mason (FoRP Vice President) was presented with the grant cheque.

Telstra grant presentation


On April 3rd, 2008, some trees were removed.

 tree removal_2008-04-03



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Learn how to successfully graft pip/stone fruit trees (apples, pears, plums, nashi, apricots), increase your knowledge about fruit trees, preserve local and heritage varieties and meet a friendly bunch of people.



Sunday 29th August, 2010

Choose from….
Workshop 1 (9.00am-12noon) OR
Workshop 2 (1.00pm-4.00pm)

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Planning the layout of Royal Park, on the 27th of March 2008.

planning royal park

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was launched during the Gold King Festival at Buninyong on the 17th of February 2008. Go to the "About Us" link on this web site to see photos of the event, held in the historic Old Library building (which is now the Buninyong Information Centre).



Friends of Royal Park, Ballarat Community Garden, BREAZE Local Food Group and Smart Living Centre volunteers are all invited to a mid-year social celebrating the Winter Solstice.

DATE: Saturday June 23 2010
TIME: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
VENUE: Royal Park - Buninyong, CNR of Hedrick and Warrenheip Streets

 Bring some new friends along to meet the wonderful people who make up these community groups in Buninyong and Ballarat.
 All welcome.  BYO catering and drinks.
 Royal Park has a basic kitchen and seating with tables in the hall - and now (ta da) Heaters!