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 Issues and Opportunities Paper has recently been prepared following an initial round of community consultation undertaken earlier this year. The paper combines input received from residents and other interested parties, with expert analysis, to provide an overview of the key challenges and opportunities in achieving the community’s vision for Miners Rest.

All residents are encouraged to have their say on the Issues and Opportunities Paper by providing further feedback. Community consultation closes at 5pm, Monday 23 October 2017.

Have your say on the paper which is now available online or pick up a copy at Customer Service, The Phoenix, 25 Armstrong Street South or Ballarat Library, Doveton Street North.


Community Workshops

Please visit the Community Workshops Page to find out more information about the upcoming workshops in October.

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 Issues and Opportunities Paper has recently been prepared following an initial round of community consultation undertaken earlier this year. The paper combines input received from residents and other interested parties, with expert analysis, to provide an overview of the key challenges and opportunities in achieving the community’s vision for Miners Rest.

All residents are encouraged to have their say on the Issues and Opportunities Paper by providing further feedback. Community consultation closes at 5pm, Monday 23 October 2017.

Have your say on the paper which is now available online or pick up a copy at Customer Service, The Phoenix, 25 Armstrong Street South or Ballarat Library, Doveton Street North.


Community Workshops

Please visit the Community Workshops Page to find out more information about the upcoming workshops in October.

  • 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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    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 ReportContinue 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.

    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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