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Edition 32, Brown Hill Community Newsletter

26 October 2021: Check out our latest edition of the Brown Hill Community Newsletter. Limited copies will be available from Friday at local businesses including the Water Street Cafe, Molly Pip & Co., the Brown Hill Fish and Chip Shop and the Brown Hill Laundromat. Hard copies will not be delivered to every letterbox in Brown Hill this time, so please promote the online edition to your neighbours, friends and family in Brown Hill.

The Brown Hill Redevelopment survey UPDATE

3 October 2021: The Survey Report has been finalised and Council has initiated a Tender process to obtain the services of a consultant to lead a community consultation, Feasibility Study and Master Plan for PROGRESS PARK - BROWN HILL RESERVE. Within the tender document it stipulates that "Brown Hill Progress Association have undetaken significant community consultation and this work will need to be considered in the feasibility and mater planning process.."

To access the full survey report; key findings and comments received go here: Brown Hill Reserve potential redevelopment. The full tender document is also available at this link.


2020 Local Council Elections

In October 2020, Brown Hill residents will be asked to participate in a postal vote for the Local Government Elections, held every four years. As Brown Hill is part of both the North and the Central Wards, there are many candidates to consider. Based on the results, the City of Ballarat will appoint three councillors to the North Ward and three to the Central Ward. With an additional three Councillors …

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Caledonian Primary School Principal's April 2020 message

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This article was first published in Edition 24 of the Brown Hill Community Newsletter, April 2020

From the Principal's Desk

To the Brown Hill community,

It’s all so very quiet. The shops are quiet, the streets are quiet and our school is also quiet. It’s an incredible time to be an introvert!

One of the most awkward things I have found is not knowing the new protocols. Every supermarket …

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Diary dates

Information about these activities can be found in the Brown Hill Community Newsletter

Weekly - please note that many activities are currently on hold due to COVID-19 restrictions


Brown Hill Senior Citizen's Club: 1.30 - 4.00 pm, Brown Hill Hall
Brown Hill Lioness Club: First Monday - business meeting


Ballarat Highland Dancers: 4.30 pm during school term, Federation University Pipe Band Hall.


Brown Hill Playgroup at Caledonian Primary School: 9.00 - 11.00 am, during school term, Thompson Street, Brown Hill.

Brown Hill Uniting Church: 1.30 pm, mid-week Communion in the Hall followed by afternoon tea

Brown Hill Lions Club: 7.00 pm for a 7.30 pm start. Second Wednesday - business meeting. Fourth Wednesday - social dinner meeting.


Brown Hill Uniting Church: 1.30 pm - 3.30 pm, Craft Group on the first and third Thursday each month

Brown Hill Uniting Church Op. Shop: 9.30 am - 12.30 pm. Corner of Humffray Street North & Thompson Street (behind Church)

Ballarat Wholefoods Collective: 9.00 am - 12.00 noon


Brown Hill Uniting Church Op. Shop: 9.30 am - 12.30 pm. Corner of Humffray Street North & Thompson Street (behind Church)


Ballarat Community Gardens: 9.30 am, first Saturday each month, Local Produce Swap. Corner of Queen Street and Dyte Parade, Ballarat East


Ballarat Wholefoods Collective: 9.00 am - 12.00 noon