The Miners Rest Township Plan

The City of Ballarat is partnering with the Miners Rest community to deliver The Miners Rest Plan: Our Township Towards 2040.

The draft plan, which was developed following two previous rounds of community consultation, has now been released for further feedback.

The draft plan outlines what the community has identified is important to consider for the future of Miners Rest, what the City of Ballarat has learnt about the area and what needs to happen to ensure the future of the area achieves community aspirations.

Residents are now encouraged to have their say on this draft plan, with feedback received during the consultation phase to be used to inform the the final Miners Rest Township Plan.

The draft Miners Rest Township plan aims to:

  • Establish a long-term community vision for Miners Rest
  • Develop a prioritised action plan and responsibilities for implementation
  • Guide the City of Ballarat and other authorities to prioritise investment in the town
  • Provide a sound basis for the community and the City of Ballarat to apply for grants or lobby for funding
  • Identify potential changes to the Ballarat Planning Scheme to implement land use planning actions to achieve the vision.

Community workshops and drop-in sessions
Thank you to the 65 people who attended the community workshops and drop-in session on 13 August, this provided us with a great opportunity to hear from you about what you liked and did not like about the draft plan.

We invite you to provide feedback on the:

  • Draft Miners Rest Township Plan - Priority Action Plan – a summary of the key priorities that are set out in more detail in the draft township plan.
  • Draft Miners Rest Township Plan – the draft plan we are seeking feedback on during this consultation phase to inform the final plan.
  • Draft Miners Rest Township Plan - Background Information and Analysis Report including Appendices 1 and 2 - that have informed the draft township plan.
  • Draft Miners Rest Local Policy and Framework Plan – sets out potential changes to the Ballarat Planning Scheme to implement land use planning actions to achieve the draft plan’s vision.
  • Ballarat Airport Safeguarding Study and Noise Modelling Report – a study and assessment of the existing planning policies and controls applying to the airport and its surrounds to inform future processes and strategic planning to adequately protect the future development of Ballarat Airport.
    The report makes a number of recommendations for improvements to the airport safeguarding framework for Council’s consideration going forward.


The City of Ballarat is partnering with the Miners Rest community to deliver The Miners Rest Plan: Our Township Towards 2040.

The draft plan, which was developed following two previous rounds of community consultation, has now been released for further feedback.

The draft plan outlines what the community has identified is important to consider for the future of Miners Rest, what the City of Ballarat has learnt about the area and what needs to happen to ensure the future of the area achieves community aspirations.

Residents are now encouraged to have their say on this draft plan, with feedback received during the consultation phase to be used to inform the the final Miners Rest Township Plan.

The draft Miners Rest Township plan aims to:

  • Establish a long-term community vision for Miners Rest
  • Develop a prioritised action plan and responsibilities for implementation
  • Guide the City of Ballarat and other authorities to prioritise investment in the town
  • Provide a sound basis for the community and the City of Ballarat to apply for grants or lobby for funding
  • Identify potential changes to the Ballarat Planning Scheme to implement land use planning actions to achieve the vision.

Community workshops and drop-in sessions
Thank you to the 65 people who attended the community workshops and drop-in session on 13 August, this provided us with a great opportunity to hear from you about what you liked and did not like about the draft plan.

We invite you to provide feedback on the:

  • Draft Miners Rest Township Plan - Priority Action Plan – a summary of the key priorities that are set out in more detail in the draft township plan.
  • Draft Miners Rest Township Plan – the draft plan we are seeking feedback on during this consultation phase to inform the final plan.
  • Draft Miners Rest Township Plan - Background Information and Analysis Report including Appendices 1 and 2 - that have informed the draft township plan.
  • Draft Miners Rest Local Policy and Framework Plan – sets out potential changes to the Ballarat Planning Scheme to implement land use planning actions to achieve the draft plan’s vision.
  • Ballarat Airport Safeguarding Study and Noise Modelling Report – a study and assessment of the existing planning policies and controls applying to the airport and its surrounds to inform future processes and strategic planning to adequately protect the future development of Ballarat Airport.
    The report makes a number of recommendations for improvements to the airport safeguarding framework for Council’s consideration going forward.


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    Have your say on the draft Miners Rest Township Plan


    Your feedback on the draft Miners Rest Township Plan will play a significant role in developing the final plan, thank you for taking the time to let us know your thoughts.

    Consultation on the draft Miners Rest Township Plan will be open until Monday 1 October 2018.
    To comment on the draft plan you can:
    Att: Draft Miners Rest Township Plan
    Strategic Planning
    City of Ballarat
    PO Box 655 Ballarat, Vic 3353




    Your feedback on the draft Miners Rest Township Plan will play a significant role in developing the final plan, thank you for taking the time to let us know your thoughts.

    Consultation on the draft Miners Rest Township Plan will be open until Monday 1 October 2018.
    To comment on the draft plan you can:
    Att: Draft Miners Rest Township Plan
    Strategic Planning
    City of Ballarat
    PO Box 655 Ballarat, Vic 3353



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    What You Said Report


    Thank you to 123 residents who responded to the community survey in April and 40 community members who participated in a consultation session at the Miner Rest Primary School on 21 March 2017.

    The full results of the consultation have been collated, along with the Draft Vision and Priorities, in the Miners Rest Plan ‘What You Said’ Community Consultation Report.

    Download the What You Said report online, with paper copies available at City of Ballarat Customer Service, 25 Armstrong Street South; and Ballarat Library, Doveton Street North.

    Residents are invited to have their say on the Community Consultation Report


    Thank you to 123 residents who responded to the community survey in April and 40 community members who participated in a consultation session at the Miner Rest Primary School on 21 March 2017.

    The full results of the consultation have been collated, along with the Draft Vision and Priorities, in the Miners Rest Plan ‘What You Said’ Community Consultation Report.

    Download the What You Said report online, with paper copies available at City of Ballarat Customer Service, 25 Armstrong Street South; and Ballarat Library, Doveton Street North.

    Residents are invited to have their say on the Community Consultation Report with feedback closing at 5pm, Monday 5 June, 2017. Comments may be submitted by mail to: City of Ballarat, 25 Armstrong Street South; or email to: townships@ballarat.vic.gov.au

    All submissions will be considered in the development of the Miners Rest Draft Township Plan.

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Miners Rest Plan - Issues and Opportunities Paper


    Below is a snapshot of some of the questions presented in the Issues and Opportunities Paper. These have been listed to provide prompts for consideration and discussion. Responses to all questions identified in the document, as well as all other feedback and suggestions are welcome.

    Please view the Issues and Opportunities Report and provide your feedback.

    Consultation closes at 5pm, Monday 23 October 2017.


    Below is a snapshot of some of the questions presented in the Issues and Opportunities Paper. These have been listed to provide prompts for consideration and discussion. Responses to all questions identified in the document, as well as all other feedback and suggestions are welcome.

    Please view the Issues and Opportunities Report and provide your feedback.

    Consultation closes at 5pm, Monday 23 October 2017.

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