Storms and flooding are handled by the State Emergency Service (SES) Mid West Region Headquarters at Wendouree. Ballarat's rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN) is seen as vital for the city's growing IT industry. [152] In federal politics, Ballarat is located in a single House of Representatives division—the Division of Ballarat. The first newspaper, The Banner, published on 11 September 1853, was one of many to be distributed during the gold-rush period. Soccer is also popular in Ballarat. [66] This is in stark contrast to the 1950s and 60s when Ballarat followed Melbourne in encouraging the removal of Victorian buildings, verandahs in particular. Air quality is generally good,[94] however dust is sometimes an issue in the summer months[95] and woodsmoke from fireplaces contributes to reductions in visibility in the winter months. Ballarat is home to the largest of a collection of Avenues of Honour in Victoria. Charles, Prince of Wales visited Ballarat on 28 October 1974 during which he toured Sovereign Hill, the Ballarat College of Advanced Education's new Mt Helen Campus and the White Swan Reservoir and spoke at Civic Hall.

This is a list of electoral results for the electoral district of Ballarat North in Victorian state elections. Offenders can be detained in 25 available cells at the police complex though are commonly transferred to nearby Corrections Victoria facilities such as the Hopkins Correctional Centre in Ararat.

On 17 April 1952 it was announced that Lake Wendouree was to be the venue for rowing events of the 1956 Summer Olympics,[24] and work soon began on an Olympic village in Gillies Street.

[179] Ballarat is also the home to Australia's oldest and largest annual performing arts eisteddfod. By 2006 at least 20 hotels had closed and some of those that remain have been redeveloped as dining and/or gaming venues. [42][43], The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse final report, published on 15 December 2017, found that 139 people made a claim of child sexual abuse to the Diocese of Ballarat between 1980 and 2015, and 21 alleged perpetrators were identified in these claims. It was a marginal seat that was always won by the governing party throughout its existence. [53] The tallest building in urban Ballarat is the seven-storey Henry Bolte wing of the Ballarat Base Hospital (1994). She currently runs a small business in the manufacturing and tourism sector. Elizabeth II visited on 8 March 1954. contact the AEC

), The graph below shows how the previously marginal seat of Ballarat has solidified for Labor since 2001. Member: Catherine KING. [155] Corrections, at least in the longer term are no longer handled locally since the closure of the Ballarat Gaol in 1965. On 5 May 2011, analog television transmissions ceased in most areas of regional Victoria and some border regions including Ballarat and surrounding areas. [221] The popularity of cycling in Ballarat is also demonstrated by the large number of spectators and participants drawn to cycling sporting events held in the city.[222]. In 1930, Ballarat Airport was established. Electorate results below reflect electorates that will be in place at the next federal election. Ballarat has been held by both the Liberal and Labor Parties over the decades and has changed hands regularly at elections.

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In response to lobbying by landholders, the Ballarat West Growth Area Plan, a major greenfield land development plan, was prepared and has approved by the city and state government to allow for planned fringe communities consisting of 14,000 new homes and up to 40,000 new residents, effectively doubling the city's urban area by extending the urban sprawl from Sebastopol, Delacombe and Alfredton west toward Bonshaw, Smythes Creek and Cardigan[42][43] with a new suburb to be known as Lucas to be created. Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh visited between 9 and 13 December 1867 and as the first royal visit, the occasion was met with great fanfare. [173][174][175] The Ballarat Beer Festival at the City Oval (since 2012) has attracted more than 4,000 visitors.

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Yields were particularly high, with the first prospectors in the area extracting between half an ounce[9] (which was more than the average wage of the time) and up to five ounces of alluvial gold per day. Party represented at the last federal election: a list of all localities within that electorate, Select a postcode for a list of localities within that postcode, Click on a table heading to sort the results. The electoral district of Allandale was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Victoria, located north-west of Ballarat.

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The AEC acknowledges the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters, culture and community. In 1854, following a period of civil disobedience in Ballarat over gold licenses, local miners launched an armed uprising against government forces.

It has endured as a major regional centre, and is the commercial capital and largest city of the Central Highlands, as well as a significant tourist destination. Ballarat has five State Government-operated secondary schools of which Ballarat High School (established in 1907) is the oldest. Find your State District electorate (Legislative Assembly) Put your street address, postcode or electorate name into the search box at the top of the page. What happened to the climate change vote? Wind energy is generated by local wind farms. These two stations broadcast relayed services throughout regional Victoria. Antony Green is the ABC's chief election analyst.

The Courier. In 2018, Ballarat had a population of 105,471, making it the third-largest city in both Victoria and inland Australia. better known as Wendouree Village, with a large number of specialty stores. Since the controversial removal of "flagship" express services in 2011, successive timetable changes have slowed peak hour services to Southern Cross, with the current journey taking a minimum of 73 minutes. In mid 2017, the state electoral boundaries were redrawn to accommodate Queensland’s growing and shifting population. He is actively involved in the Animal Justice Party Western Region and is the regional group leader of the Ballarat Sub Branch. The original seat was created for the second election to the Legislative Assembly in 1859. Heavy snow seasons occurred in 1900–1902 and 1905–1907 (with record falls in 1906), and moderate snow seasons were recorded during the 1940s and 1980s. [169] SpringFest (held annually since 2001) attracts more than 15,000 people from around Victoria[170][171] and features market stalls and activities around the lake. Ballarat is unique in Australia—and internationally—for having retained much of its commons land, which can be used by any resident of Ballarat. Around this time, it was overtaken in population by the port city of Geelong, further diminishing its provincial status. Catholics (24.3%), Anglicans (10.6%) and the Uniting Church (6.8%) were the largest Christian denominations. As news of the Victorian gold rush reached the world, Ballarat gained an international reputation as a particularly rich goldfield. The Division of Ballarat consists of: The Courier.