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Help shape the way we design our new community facilities.

The City of Ballarat is currently preparing Community Infrastructure Design Guidelines to guide how we plan, design and provide community facilities across the municipality. How buildings are designed plays a big role in making sure everyone feels safe, welcome and included.

To help us shape the way we design our new community facilities, the City of Ballarat wants to make sure your experiences and perspectives are embedded into the planning and design of community facilities.


What is a community facility?

Community facilities are City of Ballarat-owned public buildings and spaces where you can join activities, access services, and participate in programs. They are open and available to everyone.

Some community facilities you may know include libraries, community halls, community hubs, kindergartens, meeting rooms and maternal and child health centres.

Community Infrastructure Planning Policy

In partnership with the development of the Community Infrastructure Design Guidelines, the Community Infrastructure Planning Policy is being reviewed to ensure the guiding principles are still current and provide the best direction for decision-making for community infrastructure planning.

Click here to view the Community Infrastructure Planning Policy.

The Community Infrastructure Planning Policy, including the principles, and community feedback will inform the development of the Community Infrastructure Design Guidelines.



How can you ‘Have Your Say’?

As we continue to build and plan for more community facilities, we want to know what you like about the design of our buildings or what we could change to make them more safe, welcoming and inclusive?

Your feedback will provide valuable information around what makes our community facilities great places to visit.

We want to hear from you, please get involved through any of the follow activities:

  • Share your story about a place you like to go using the 'Share your story' button below. Your story could be written words, a poem, photos, audio recording, or a short video.
  • Fill out the short survey to help inform the review of the Community Infrastructure Planning Policy and the development of the Community Infrastructure Design Guidelines.
  • Email communityengagement@ballarat.vic.gov.au and provide your feedback.



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