Imagine Ballarat East - Local Area Plan

In 2015, the City of Ballarat started a conversation with the community about how to better manage change in Ballarat East through a new Local Area Plan.

The Ballarat East Local Area Plan, also known as Imagine Ballarat East, will develop a vision for a sustainable future.

Work on the Local Area Plan has progressed with the release of the Imagine Ballarat East: Directions Paper – Our Pathway Forward, and the supplementary Pictures of Possible Futures Paper earlier this year.

Community members had their say on the Directions Paper and the Pictures of Possible Futures Paper, sharing with us the many things they value and want to retain about Ballarat East, as well as what they imagine for its future.

This feedback has helped inform the Draft Ballarat East Local Area Plan.

The Draft Local Area Plan for Ballarat East, which will open for community feedback in the coming months, will capitalise on opportunities to support growth and enhance liveability in the East while retaining the key elements that are highly valued by the community:

  • Conserve and enhance our rich natural environment, ecological diversity, skyline views, green streetscapes and open spaces
  • Conserve and enhance our distinct neighbourhood character and tell our stories more to celebrate the connections to our past
  • Increase our housing diversity and create liveable neighbourhoods where people of all ages and abilities feel welcome and safe
  • Create opportunities for all residents to stay connected and enjoy a healthy lifestyle
  • Support change that maximises what is special about the East and stimulates a prosperous future for all

Stay tuned, consultation will commence shortly on the Draft Ballarat East Local Area Plan.


In 2015, the City of Ballarat started a conversation with the community about how to better manage change in Ballarat East through a new Local Area Plan.

The Ballarat East Local Area Plan, also known as Imagine Ballarat East, will develop a vision for a sustainable future.

Work on the Local Area Plan has progressed with the release of the Imagine Ballarat East: Directions Paper – Our Pathway Forward, and the supplementary Pictures of Possible Futures Paper earlier this year.

Community members had their say on the Directions Paper and the Pictures of Possible Futures Paper, sharing with us the many things they value and want to retain about Ballarat East, as well as what they imagine for its future.

This feedback has helped inform the Draft Ballarat East Local Area Plan.

The Draft Local Area Plan for Ballarat East, which will open for community feedback in the coming months, will capitalise on opportunities to support growth and enhance liveability in the East while retaining the key elements that are highly valued by the community:

  • Conserve and enhance our rich natural environment, ecological diversity, skyline views, green streetscapes and open spaces
  • Conserve and enhance our distinct neighbourhood character and tell our stories more to celebrate the connections to our past
  • Increase our housing diversity and create liveable neighbourhoods where people of all ages and abilities feel welcome and safe
  • Create opportunities for all residents to stay connected and enjoy a healthy lifestyle
  • Support change that maximises what is special about the East and stimulates a prosperous future for all

Stay tuned, consultation will commence shortly on the Draft Ballarat East Local Area Plan.