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Council initiatives adding
vibrancy to the city’s CBD
A number of initiatives of Council’s CBD Strategy have already started,
bringing a whole new look and feel to the heart of Ballarat, with more
events still to come.
The newly developed CBD market will open in November, and run on the
first Saturday of ever y month from 9am - 1pm in Armstrong Street South
between the Town Hall and Myer. Armstrong Street South will be closed to
traffic during this time.
Each month around 40 marquees will feature the surrounding districts’
fresh food and produce as well as entertainment and educational activities.
The first market, on Saturday 6 November, will include a hands-on milking
experience where children can learn about the process of separating milk
During September residents enjoyed free Tai Chi lessons in the Sturt Street
gardens and classes are continuing throughout October.
Free drawing workshops titled ‘Views from the Titanic’ are running from the
Titanic Bandstand in the Sturt Street gardens every Monday lunchtime for
four weeks from 11 October and ever y Wednesday afternoon from 3pm until
3.45pm. Aimed at beginners, the classes are being run by local artist Jo
Sisson. The classes explore the history of Ballarat reflected in the heritage
buildings and streetscape of the surrounding environment. Over the four
week course participants will use a range of drawing materials to create
their own interpretations of the historic and elegant Ballarat CBD. To register
for a drawing class call 5338 4692.
For more information on CBD programs and events contact Council’s CBD
Place Manager Amanda Western on 5320 5116 or email amandawestern@
Youth Report: Battle of
the Bands and new youth
Over 300 young people from Ballarat enjoyed an opportunity to hear some of the
city’s best up and coming bands at the local heat of the FReeZA Push Start Battle
of the Bands competition held at Karova Lounge on Sunday 29 August.
The annual event, hosted by Council’s Youth Ser vices team, saw eight bands
compete for the title which was won by metal act Eyes Wide Open. Eyes Wide
Open comprises Adrian Sheppard, Jesse Hor vath, Cameron Loft, Dylan Fawkes
and Jason German, all from Sebastopol. The band formed last year when the
teenagers met at school and they hope to one day play at the large music
festivals around the countr y.
The FReeZA Push Start Battle of the Bands event is just one of the events Council’s
Youth Services team organises to provide safe and appropriate entertainment
and engagement opportunities for young people.
The event had a fantastic vibe and it was great to be able to provide a
weekend event that also gave Ballarat’s talented young people an opportunity
This event, featuring so many talented musicians, is just one example of
how Ballarat can celebrate the amazing achievements of its young local
Council wishes Eyes Wide Open every success at future events.
Above: Cr Craig Fletcher enjoying a drawing lesson with artist Jo Sisson as part of Council’s
CBD activation strategy series of events
Above: Battle of the Bands winner Eyes Wide Open members, from left, Jason Germon,
Cameron Lofts, Adrian Sheppard, Jesse Hor vath and Dylan Fowkes. Photo courtesy of
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