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A direct railway to Melbourne was completed in December Local boosterists at the start of the 20th century adopted the nickname " Athens of Australia", first used to describe the city by the prestigious Irish-Australian jurist and politician of the early 20th century Sir John Madden.
A bluestone power station was built at the corner of Ripon Street and Wendouree Parade in with the main aim of providing the power required for electrification of the city's tramway network. The Sunshine rail disaster in resulted in the death of dozens of Ballarat residents. During the storm, a tornado swept across the city's northern and eastern suburbs destroying numerous homes in Ballarat NorthSoldiers HillBlack Hill and Ballarat Eastlifting and then again touching down at Eureka where it destroyed more homes before dissipating.
The pottery closed in when Osborne developed lead poisoning. The city eventually lost first provincial status to Geelong. The interwar period proved a period of recovery for Ballarat with a number of major infrastructure projects well underway including a new sewerage system.
InBallarat Airport was established. ByBallarat's economy and population was recovering strongly with further diversification of industry, although in Geelong displaced it as the state's second largest city. InBallarat became connected to the state electricity grid by a 66, kV line. In the post-war era, Ballarat's growth continued. In response to an acute housing shortage, significant suburban expansion occurred.
While planning for the estate began inmain construction occurred between and The s brought a new optimism to the city. On 17 April it was announced that Lake Wendouree was to be the venue for rowing events of the Summer Olympics,  and work soon began on an Olympic village in Gillies Street.
A new prefabricted power terminal substation at Norman Street Ballarat North was constructed between and by the State Electricity Commission.
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Elizabeth II visited on 8 March On 23 Novemberthe Olympic torch was carried through the city, and the following day the rowing events were held at the lake. During the following decades, the city saw increased threats to its heritage. Inthe Ballarat City Council passed laws banning pillar-supported verandahs in the CBD, which threatened the removal of historic cast iron verandahs in the city. The by-law was met by staunch opposition from the National Trust, which had begun campaigning to protect some of the city's most historic buildings.
With the opening of Sovereign Hillthe city made a rapid shift to become a major cultural tourist destination, visited by thousands each year. During the s, a further houses were constructed at Wendouree West.
Private housing in the adjacent suburb of Wendouree closely matched and eventually eclipsed this by the mids. The suburb of greater Wendouree and Wendouree West had evolved as the suburban middle-class heart of the city.
In the City of Ballarat released a plan directing that growth of the city over the next 30 years is to be concentrated to the west of the city centre. The Ballarat West Growth Area Plan was approved by the city and state government inplanning an extensive fringe development consisting of 14, new homes and up to 40, new residents including new activity centres and employment zones.
Roman Catholic Diocese of Ballarat The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse final report published on 15 December found that people made a claim of child sexual abuse to the Diocese of Ballarat between and and that there was 21 alleged perpetrators identified in claims.
Of the 21 alleged and convicted perpetrators 17 were priests which is 8. Also known as the Central Highlandsit is named so because of its gentle hills and lack of any significant mountains that are more common in the eastern sections of the Great Dividing Range.Ballarat Swap meet, 2017, Cars for sale,
The city lies within a mostly gently undulating section of the midland plains which stretch from Creswick in the north, to Rokewood in the south, and from Lal Lal in the south-east to Pittong in the west. Geologically, the area consists of alluvial sediment and volcanic flows originating from now-extinct volcanoes such as nearby Buninyong and Warrenheip, which are the area's tallest peaks. As a result, the basin contains large areas of fertile agricultural soil.
Along with the visible river and creeks, the catchment basin has numerous active and inactive aquifers and natural wetlands, which are used for urban water supply, agriculture and recreation. There are numerous densely forested areas around Ballarat; however due to historic wood milling and land clearing there remain no old-growth forests. The major natural bodies of water are in the west and include the former shallow swamps of Lake Wendouree which is central to the city's western suburbs and beyond Winter's Swamp and the large Lake Burrumbeet wetland complex.
Almost all of the other numerous bodies of water have been created artificially and include several reservoirs, the largest being the White Swan Reservoir and smaller suburban lakes such as Lake Esmond. The reach of the Yarrowee River toward Ballarat Central becomes a stormwater drain and is completely covered over as it flows under the CBD. City and suburbs[ edit ] Map of the urban area grey and the extent of the municipal area View of Ballarat Central and surrounding areas from the Black Hill lookout.
Ballarat Central The city is home to nationally significant heritage structures. These include the Ballarat Botanical Gardens established with the greatest concentration of public statuary,  the official Prime Ministers Avenuethe longest running lyric theatre building Her Majesty's Theatre, established the first municipal observatoryestablished and the earliest and longest war memorial avenue the Avenue of Honourestablished between and The City of Ballarat defines two Major Activity Centres within the urban area — the Central Business District CBD and Wendouree with a high concentration of business, retail and community function based primarily on the Melbourne planning model and a further 11 neighbourhood activity centres.
Beyond the central area, urban Ballarat extends into several suburban areas with a mixture of housing styles. Newstead Swap is set to be a great event, and with your support like many others it will become an annual pilgrimage on the automotive calendar. The Meet is being conducted from onwards by the combined Rotary Clubs of Ballarat. This two-day swap meet attracts over site holders, and 20, people to Ballarat each February.
Please note trading is limited to strictly Saturday and Sunday with Friday available for set up as noted. Site Bookings - Preference will be given to past site holders to rebook their previous sites until the close of business 31st December After this date we will begin the allocation of remaining sites to new site holders. Pre-booking is essential to secure your site for this meet. Site holders will be able to re-book for during the event as a re-booking office will be on site.
Bump-in will be from 8: Our club encourages stallholders to offer the following especially vintage itemsfor sale: Car parts, Truck components, Tractor parts, Motorcycle parts, Stationary engines and components, Farm machinery, Vehicles for sale, Tools, Collectables and Memorabilia. Gates open at 6am for stallholders, 7am for general public. Some undercover sites available. No dogs, grog or glass please. Food available on site. Discounted entry for you and all passengers in your chrome bumper or special interest car.
Goody bag for the first entrants. A range of trophies will be awarded, chosen by our sponsors, as well as a 'Best Participating Club' award a perpetual trophy.
Trophy Presentation will be 1: Registration starts at 8a. Open to all ASRF classified vehicles. The Yea Autumn Festival will again be held, offering a wide variety of entertainment for the whole family, including craft displays, face painting and other things for the kids to do.
This year we have negotiated a discount for entrants who wish to stay at the Yea Caravan Park. There are some cabins available or overnight sights. For further information on overnight facilities, contact Bushrodders on the address below, or ring Jim V. For information and Entry Forms - E-mail: Plenty of room for displays Bargains for motorists, restorers, collectors, craft enthusiasts, DIY mechanics etc.
The Cortina brand 2. The 50th anniversary since the introduction of the Mk1 Cortina, a car that went on to become one of the most influential and recognizable cars of the 20th century. The Cortina Nationals embraces all models of Cortina in whatever state you care to bring them! Standard or modified, road or race, pristine or well-loved, please bring them all! This particular event celebrates these things: Details of cruise start locations and times at http: Presented by Old Farts Rod and Custom, a family friendly weekend fundraiser for the Charlton Community after the flood in January There will be plenty to eat and drink and large fire on the Saturday night.
So dust off ya rod and take it for a spin. Email for entry form charltonrodrun gmail. Book and pay by August 13 to guarantee an indoor site. Saturday pm available for setup, Security providedpublic admitted from 7am Sunday, contact Dale for more info. S parts, collectables, memorabilia, plus more goodies at the swap meet, with of course the piping hot pies. Contact Ken 03 or visit www. This is the first Crankster event in Victoria and it is promising to be huge with over half the Nagambie Lakes Leisure Park Crankster Central already booked out.
More info from Chrissy on or Golly on or www. Further info call or show. Contact Alan Sep 17 How HOT is your car? If your car fits the bill and you're available, Please send your pictures via email to reception calderpark. Trade Stalls, kids activities, food and drinks. Public gates open from Only pre entered vehicles will be judged. Pre entry closes on the 7th September.
Meet opens at 6am Sunday. Antiques, hot rod parts, collectibles, automobilia, food and entertainment. Call Rob form more info. The growing swap meet will have a special area allocated plus kids entertainment is provided.
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More info contact Dennis or swap meet enquiries Gary Out the front of the passengers terminal 9. This is free event and is open to all Studebaker owners and enthusiasts. For further details contact Michael Pink or visit www. Maddingly Park, Station St, Bacchus. Trophies, kids playground, live band, food and drinks.
More info Colin or Tony Contact Greg on or 03 Contact Ken or email holdenfxfb gmail. For further info contact Adam 03 AH or or visit www. No pre entries, Strict Pre '76 Vehicles only. Heaps of undercover parking, paved areas and grass.
Sandown Racecourse Princes Hwy, Springvale. More info from 03 or info kustoms. For accommodation bookings call the Golden River Holiday Resort 03all other info contact www.
But it's not all about the cars. RACV Motorclassica has something for everyone and every taste - for those serious collectors right through to those experiencing classic motoring for the very first time. Where no one day is quite the same as the next, the displays on show will never be repeated, due to the event's non-return policy for competing cars and motorcycles.
So, whether you are an afficionado of the beauty, style and design of the motor car or the rugged, visceral performance of the motorcycle we look forward to seeing you there. The township was relocated in the 50's and still resembles a typical town of that era. The Lakeside town has a population of however, on the last Sunday in October the number sky rockets to over On Sunday, the whole town is jumping! Some of Australia's finest classic cars and motorbikes gather along the main street of Tallangatta to talk engines, show and shine and, for some enthusiasts, their classics work like chick magnets reminding them of days in the s.
Cars to arrive up to Judging from 11am to 1pm. The classic cars section is the highlight of the festival and we look forward to a bigger and better display this year. Accommodation limited, caravan park available, show grounds available, some water and power. Visit Team Bella Facebook page. Contact Michael 03 or visit www. Biggest Ford Cruise in Australia! Come along for a cruise, Show N Shine, promo girls, great food, audio competition, raffle, free showbag, prizes to be won and more!
Looking to sponsor this event? Contact our event coordinator: Great vintage tractor pull and steam trains passing through. Refreshments and entertainment during the day.
Blacksmithing and shearing demonstration weather permitting using vintage shearing unit. Display cars and engines welcome - please contact organizer if attending so parking can be organized. Live entertainment, sausage sizzle and refreshments. Raising funds for Chapman family. Entrants parked by 9.