The Miners Rest Plan

The City of Ballarat is partnering with the Miners Rest community to deliver The Miners Rest Plan: Our Township Towards 2040. Miners Rest is one of six local townships participating in the City of Ballarat's Local Plans for our Townships Program.


The plan will:

  • Give the community a collective long-term vision and action plan
  • Help community groups make a strong case when applying for grants or lobbying for funding
  • Give the City of Ballarat and Miners Rest community an in-depth understanding of the availability of, and need for, local services and infrastructure
  • Assist the City of Ballarat prioritise its investment in Miners Rest
  • Include actions the community can deliver itself
  • Assist the Miners Rest community and City of Ballarat to manage change
  • Provide the City of Ballarat with a detailed understanding of local planning issues that are important to the community and establish a direction to guide these challenges


The City of Ballarat invites you to have your say on the What You Said Report.

The City of Ballarat is partnering with the Miners Rest community to deliver The Miners Rest Plan: Our Township Towards 2040. Miners Rest is one of six local townships participating in the City of Ballarat's Local Plans for our Townships Program.


The plan will:

  • Give the community a collective long-term vision and action plan
  • Help community groups make a strong case when applying for grants or lobbying for funding
  • Give the City of Ballarat and Miners Rest community an in-depth understanding of the availability of, and need for, local services and infrastructure
  • Assist the City of Ballarat prioritise its investment in Miners Rest
  • Include actions the community can deliver itself
  • Assist the Miners Rest community and City of Ballarat to manage change
  • Provide the City of Ballarat with a detailed understanding of local planning issues that are important to the community and establish a direction to guide these challenges


The City of Ballarat invites you to have your say on the What You Said Report.

  • 'What You Said' Report

    3 months ago

    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.

    View 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... Continue reading

    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.

    View 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.

    Most Popular Responses from the Community Consultation

    What do you love about Miners Rest?

    • The country atmosphere and local environment of the town; enjoy that it is quiet and peaceful
    • The sense of community spirit, with diverse age groups, from young families to retirees
    • The close proximity to Ballarat but still feels like a country town
    • Family-orientated and a positive place to raise children; relaxed, safe, and a caring community

    What do you imagine for Miners Rest?

    • More retail shops, cafés, chemist, doctors’ surgery, etc.
    • A sporting hub including sports ovals, netball courts, bowling club, leisure centre, gym, swimming pool/waterpark, café, etc.
    • Improved park facilities including paths, play equipment and amenities.
    • Development of more walking and bike tracks to connect different parts of the town

    What do you want to retain in Miners Rest?

    • The rural nature, community focus and small town feel
    • Parklands and open spaces.
    • Large blocks, avoiding high-density housing.
    • Existing commercial facilities.