Our People, Culture & Place: A plan to sustain Ballarat’s heritage

Heritage is of critical importance to the Ballarat community and our city’s future. In whole-of-city consultations, the people of Ballarat said, of all the things they value about Ballarat, they love its heritage the most and want to retain it. They also told us they want Council to show leadership to achieve this vision. Our People, Culture & Place: A plan to sustain Ballarat’s heritage 2017 – 2030 provides a best practice platform for making this happen. It commits us to stepping up our efforts to sustain our city’s heritage so it is vibrant and celebrated into the future.

The heritage plan outlines what the City of Ballarat and others can do to get the best outcomes for Ballarat’s heritage in the face of increasing and rapid change. It brings together findings from participatory workshops, background studies, and input from expert and community consultation and incorporates feedback from local residents and stakeholders in 2016 on a preliminary heritage plan. Now we need your feedback.

Further guidance is being sought from the community and a range of stakeholders on the final draft heritage plan. Your feedback will contribute to the heritage plan before it goes to the Ballarat City Council.


About the plan

Ballarat’s heritage is both a rare legacy and living resource. If conserved and harnessed positively, it will underpin our city’s future. However, Ballarat faces significant challenges that we need to respond to such as extensive population growth is projected for the city. In addition, climate change and economic regeneration will continue to present new challenges.

In response to these challenges, the heritage plan outlines action in three key areas:

  • Regeneration.
  • Celebrating and inspiring with Ballarat’s stories.
  • Managing change and safeguarding heritage.

Along with this document, the heritage plan includes a series of themed background papers and a supplementary manual designed for people implementing the heritage plan.

Heritage is of critical importance to the Ballarat community and our city’s future. In whole-of-city consultations, the people of Ballarat said, of all the things they value about Ballarat, they love its heritage the most and want to retain it. They also told us they want Council to show leadership to achieve this vision. Our People, Culture & Place: A plan to sustain Ballarat’s heritage 2017 – 2030 provides a best practice platform for making this happen. It commits us to stepping up our efforts to sustain our city’s heritage so it is vibrant and celebrated into the future.

The heritage plan outlines what the City of Ballarat and others can do to get the best outcomes for Ballarat’s heritage in the face of increasing and rapid change. It brings together findings from participatory workshops, background studies, and input from expert and community consultation and incorporates feedback from local residents and stakeholders in 2016 on a preliminary heritage plan. Now we need your feedback.

Further guidance is being sought from the community and a range of stakeholders on the final draft heritage plan. Your feedback will contribute to the heritage plan before it goes to the Ballarat City Council.


About the plan

Ballarat’s heritage is both a rare legacy and living resource. If conserved and harnessed positively, it will underpin our city’s future. However, Ballarat faces significant challenges that we need to respond to such as extensive population growth is projected for the city. In addition, climate change and economic regeneration will continue to present new challenges.

In response to these challenges, the heritage plan outlines action in three key areas:

  • Regeneration.
  • Celebrating and inspiring with Ballarat’s stories.
  • Managing change and safeguarding heritage.

Along with this document, the heritage plan includes a series of themed background papers and a supplementary manual designed for people implementing the heritage plan.

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    Our People, Culture and Place: A plan to sustain Ballarat’s heritage 2017 – 2030 final draft

    The Ballarat community have made it clear Ballarat’s heritage is important to them.

    Our People, Culture and Place: A plan to sustain Ballarat’s heritage 2017 – 2030 provides a best practice platform for safeguarding the city’s heritage as the region grows and develops. It commits the City of Ballarat to step up efforts to sustain the city’s heritage so it is vibrant and celebrated into the future.

    Your feedback will contribute to the heritage plan before being presented to Council.

    Download the heritage plan, a short summary of the heritage plan and associated documentation.

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    The Ballarat community have made it clear Ballarat’s heritage is important to them.

    Our People, Culture and Place: A plan to sustain Ballarat’s heritage 2017 – 2030 provides a best practice platform for safeguarding the city’s heritage as the region grows and develops. It commits the City of Ballarat to step up efforts to sustain the city’s heritage so it is vibrant and celebrated into the future.

    Your feedback will contribute to the heritage plan before being presented to Council.

    Download the heritage plan, a short summary of the heritage plan and associated documentation.

    Feedback is due Monday 20 November 2017.

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