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With a surface area of 220 hectares, circumference
of 6km and capacity of 3,860 megalitres, Lake
Wendouree is a major social destination for the local
The lake offers a wide range of attractions and
recreational activities including walking and
running tracks, cycling trails, bird watching, fishing,
playgrounds and picnic and BBQ facilities.
Council has invested significantly in refilling the lake
and to ensure it has a sustainable water supply into
With the return of water back to Lake it is once
again home to major events including rowing,
canoeing, sailing and triathlon.
The world's most promising netball stars will
arrive in Ballarat in August for the Under 21
International Netball Tournament.
The ten-day tournament will feature five
of the top six netball nations - Australia,
New Zealand, England, South Africa and
Samoa -- and will act as a prelude for teams,
coaches and athletes to come together and
prepare for next year's World Youth Netball
Championships in Glasgow, Scotland.
It will be the first time an underage
international netball series has been held
outside a world championships tournament.
The Tournament will be held at the Wendouree
Sports and Events Centre from Monday 20
to Thursday 30 August. Tickets can be
purchased by following the links on the Netball
Australia website www.netball.asn.au
World's best netballers
to compete in Ballarat
Wendouree West Community
House and Learning CentreHOTO
Located at 12 -- 14 Violet Grove, the Wendouree
West Community House hosts a range of activities
including courses, social groups and art and craft.
The Wendouree Men's Shed, Wendouree Social
Support Group, Link Up Program also operate from
Wendouree West Community House is also available
for your administrative needs such as photocopying,
laminating, binding and for free computer and
You can even visit the Centre to hire garden tools
and a lawn mower.
The Wendouree West Community House and
Learning Centre is open 9.30am to 3.30pm Monday
to Friday. To find out more and to access a timetable
of activities visit www.ballaratcommunityhouses.org
or contact 5339 5069.
Marcia Cooper and her husband David,
together with their three children Victoria,
Lachlan, Charlotte and dog Riley have
called Wendouree home for around
With three active children, Wendouree
suits this family beautifully. Lachlan enjoys
playing soccer at the Ballarat Indoor
Sporting Centre in Howitt Street and
Victoria has recently been offered a part in
BLOC's production of Narnia.
With a busy family lifestyle, it's wonderful
to hear that Marcia still finds time to enjoy
her neighbourhood. She loves meandering
around the North Garden Wetlands and
strolling through the enchanting Fairyland
walking tracks. The whole family regularly
enjoys a ride on the Wendouree trams,
plays at the lake playground and visits the
Lakeside Farmers Market.
When asked about her favourite place in
her Wendouree, Marcia says 'where else,
but the Lake!'
For those considering making a move,
Wendouree has a lot to offer. It offers
a great lifestyle with close proximity to
health facilities, a vast array of shopping
venues and sporting and entertainment
options. Wendouree also has some
beautiful homes and first-class schools
along with plenty of public transport and
of course some exciting cafés dotted
around the Lake, where you can have
lunch or grab a coffee.
Centre for the arts
The Wendouree Centre for Performing Arts was
built in 2006 as a partnership between the local
community and Ballarat Grammar.
With a capacity to seat 857 people, the Centre
is suitable for a wide variety of large events from
intimate live theatre, acoustic concerts, comedy,
orchestral, ballet, public lectures, seminars and
To find out more about future performances or to
book the Centre visit www.wcpa.com.au
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