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master plan 2016

It is time for the AGM and the 25th November, will be the date. Please find the minutes from 2018 attached and Agenda below

Nominations for positions can be put forward on the night or send Sue Nunn a bit of paper with the nomination on it.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

AGM Agenda 2019 Monday, 25th November, 2019.

Venue: Buninyong Sustainability Hall.

Please bring a small plate to munch on during AGM

7.00 AGM

1 Moving of 2018 Minutes

2 President’s Report – Sue Nunn

3 Treasurer’s Report – Andrea Mason

4 Garden Report

5 Business Arising

6 Election of Office Bearers

7General Meeting- discussion on Expo and 2020 projects

pdfAGM_2018_Minutes_.pdf132.41 KB29/10/2019, 21:25

pdfDownload a Nomination form53.79 KB17/09/2018, 20:47

Prior to our AGM, representatives from FoRP, Leigh Catchment Group, Meet on the Mat Pilates, Buninyong Soccer, Buninyong Little Athletics, proposed Buninyong Collective, Buninyong & District Community Association, BREAZE, Boomerang Bags and neighbours met over a cuppa and some snacks to get to know each other. Apologies were received from Yoga and the Buninyong Community Bank. It was a lovely evening and a promising start to our new future.

get together 2018

master plan 2016New facilities for our community space, communty garden and sport, are in the mix, for a revamped Royal Park Buninyong.

The Ballarat Council, Buninyong Sustainability/Friends of Royal Park, and the Buninyong Redbacks Soccer Club are working on planning and funding for future improvments for this mixed use facility.

The 4 components of the project are:

  1. A new sustainably designed Community Hub - $2 million
  2. Soccer Infrastructure - $2 million
  3. Community Garden, path network and landscaping - $250,000
  4. Power upgrade, access and car parking - $250,000

The project summary: pdfRoyal_Park_Community_Hub_Proposal668.79 KB15/11/2018, 14:15

PDF of the planning documents:

pdf1535-02_-_Royal_Park_Landscape_Master_Plan_18.02.16.pdf1.2 MB25/06/2018, 12:28

 pdf1535-03_-_Royal_Park_Design_Examples_18.02.16.pdf1.38 MB25/06/2018, 12:29

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Royal Park, Buninyong – Facilities Development Plan

The City of Ballarat is undertaking a Facilities Plan to strategically assess and provide an indication of infrastructure requirements, landscape opportunities and priorities for Royal Park, Buninyong. The plan will seek to protect the character of the reserve and ensure the enhancement of the sporting, social, environmental and heritage values, whilst considering and accommodating the long-term development aspirations of the tenant community groups, clubs and local residents.

Thomson Hay Landscape Architects has been appointed to undertake the plan and will be conducting community engagement sessions with the current stakeholders. 16/09/15 THA has closed this stage of the consultation and now, after further discussions with the City of Ballarat, will start drawing up the Concept Plans.

 If you missed the survey and still have a great NEW idea - feel free to add it in to this survey in Q4 or contact Talia at the City of Ballarat (see below).
 There will be further community consultation later when the draft plans are ready.


For further enquiries please feel free to contact:

Talia Holloway-Roden, Recreation Support Officer, City of Ballarat on 03 5320 5701.


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Lots of Landcare events to get involved with for this year, with the Leigh Catchment Group - based in Buninyong.

Have a look at the latest activities and get them into your calendar!

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Oct 23 2014 Good food, Good wine, Good life...locally click here

Oct 21 2014 Sponsors and Registrations_Smart Building and Living Expo Feb 22 click here

Thursday 30th October 2014—-  11.00am—7.30pm

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Our Produce Swaps have gone into Winter Recess - we will re-assess in Spring time.

see more photos of the kind of things you can swap - and the Rules

A Reference group has been set up to assist with this project and FORP is very excited to have a seat at the table.

The City of Ballarat Council Plan 2013-2017 includes reference to the Township Programs in a strategy about developing and implementing community/neighbourhood planning initiatives in partnership with the community.

The actions are:
- Establish a township empowerment program for Miners Rest, Learmonth and Buninyong to facilitate and seed a local neighbourhood investment program
- Review the township empowerment program and investigate the application of the program to other areas of the city.

The Township Program as adopted by the City of Ballarat include:-
• Buninyong $100,000 allocation
• Funds are one-off fund to seed a number of local projects
• Funds are additional and do not replace existing budgets
• Flexible timeframe – does not have to be spent by end of financial year.

If you would like to know more contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Graeme Kent at the City of Ballarat, 5320 5500.