News & Events

Friends of Royal Park is up and running and enthusiastic, community minded people are planning great things for the community of Buninyong.

Get Involved! Come to the next meeting on the xth of November in the Old Library, Warrenheip Street, Buninyong at 7.30pm. (Date to be confirmed).

As you can see, this is a test web site, and real information will be progressively added.

For thoses of you scratching you heads asking "Where is Royal Park?" - it is the official name of the old footy oval.

Go to the Frequently Asked Questions, or FAQ, to find out why it was given this name.
To keep across the latest news and events, create a new account using the "Login form" on the left. You will join an email list and become the first in Buninyong to hear the news!


FoRP and the Buninyong Community Garden ran a stall at the Ballarat Community Garden's Harvest Festival on Sunday the 18th of April 2010.

Gardeners from Mt Helen discovered that they could come South to Buninyong and join our garden, and some Buninyong residents were glad to find out about their local opportunities.

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forp volunteersYes, we are all volunteers.

If you have some great ideas about the environment, sustainability, conservation, sustainable horticulture, soil conservation, health and well-being, and are interested in a community centre to provide workshops, educational programs, project development assistance, networking and support, and want to contribute, then come along to the meetings and get involved.


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Choosing a tree carefully and planting it skilfully will help to ensure that it has a long, healthy life as a major focal point in your garden.


Bigger does not necessarily mean better when it comes to trees. When advanced trees are transplanted, they may lose up to 90% of their functioning roots. It is little wonder that it can often take a long time for the tree to start growing again - sometimes years.

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Help celebrate the opening of the Solar Parks and launch of the Central Victoria Solar City Project at the Plug into Solar Community event.

Plug into Solar is a vibrant community event where you can take guided Solar Park tours, get information on how to sign up for the Parks and other Central Victoria Solar City packages, pick up free energy tips and tricks from experts in the field and enjoy great local food and entertainment plus be in the running to receive giveaways.

Look here for the article about FoRP on the Golden Plains Miner.

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I want to congratulate everyone who helped in today's very successful planting - what a wonderful result to plant the 500 indigenous plants and shrubs.
It is great to see something happening around Royal Park - we are improving and looking after the area.

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Planet Ark - National Tree Day

Leigh Catchment Group

Sunday, 21 June 2009, 9:30am - 3:00pm

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Tree Planting Day - at Buninyong's Royal Park (The old footy ground)

We will have a planting and working bee on 21st June, starting at 9.30 am, with Catherine King, your Federal MP for Ballarat and Judy Verlin, the Mayor. FoRP will be presented with the Federal Government's Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Cheque for our Tanks!

The plantings are courtesy of the PlanetArk National Tree Day and Leigh Catchment Group.

You can register for the day by going to and click on find a site link and type in Buninyong.

Our aim is to plant 500 indigenous shrubs and trees on the day; there will be more information in the next Buninyong News.

Stay around for a BBQ lunch after the working bee. See the beginnings of Buninyong's Community Garden. Meet some Buninyong Gardeners!

Location : Cnr Warrenheip and Hedrick Streets, Buninyong
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Wondering if Tree Planting is for you? Read what other volunteers say....

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