The Brown Hill Community Hub is a project of the Brown Hill Progress Association supported by the City of Ballarat through the Engaging Communities Program / Brown Hill Partnership. We welcome participation from all organisations and members of the community, so please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Announcements

17 August Edition 14 of the Brown Hill Community Newsletter is now available online. delivery across Brown Hill has started and will continue over the weekend.

11 May If you are interested in the Brown Hill Community Hall redevelopment access details here.

22 April Anyone who volunteers with a Brown Hill community or sporting group is invited to attend Brown Hill's first National Volunteer Week celebration on Sunday 20 May from 2.00 - 4.00 pm.

22 April The development of the Brown Hill /Gong Gong Local Area Plan has now commenced. Residents and business owners are encouraged to get involved in the planning for the future of our community. Access the Brown Hill Local Area Plan to find out more.

News

Waterwatch in Brown Hill

Brown Hill Waterwatch August 2017

On Monday 21 August, Deirdre Murphy from Waterwatch Victoria showed a few children from Brown Hill Kindergarten some water bugs from the Yarrowee River. Thanks to Heath, Nate, Jeremiah and Chariss for taking part.

The next day, there was an article in The Courier about federal funding that has been received by Waterwatch Victoria and Federation University to develop the 'National WaterbugBlitz: citizens assessing Australian waterways' project.

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Vale John "Kelly" Thurling 28.03.1930 - 18.06.2017

John Kelly Thurling - Image 1

On 18 June, at the age of 87, Kelly passed peacefully at Nazareth House, Ballarat, surrounded by his loving family. Kelly was the loved husband of Heather for 64 years, dearly-loved father of Cheryl, Diane and Vicki, loving Pop of Angela and Matthew, Troy and Sarah, and Dale and Kasey, and special loved Poppy to Zach, Oliver, Ned and Max.

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Tiana raises awareness

Tiana Collins

Hi. My name is Tiana Collins. I am 11 years old. I did a presentation at school to raise awareness of Huntington's Disease in May. Huntington's Disease (HD) affects me personally. My Pa and his brother have both recently been diagnosed with it. It's a genetic disease. There is currently no cure for HD, but there are some treatments that can help to ease certain symptoms,

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Diary dates

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

September 2018

Saturday 1 - Saturday 8: Adult Learners' Week

Sunday 2: Fathers' Day

Monday 3: 5.00 pm, Applications close for City of Ballarat's Community Impact Grants

Tuesday 4: 7.00 pm, Brown Hill Progress Association meeting, Brown Hill Hall (rear). All welcome

Wednesday 5: Plastic Flower-Making Workshop, Ballarat North Neighbourhood House

Monday 10: 10.00 am - 11.00 am, Boomerang Bags Sewing Bee, Heart Space, Ballarat East

Monday 17: 5.00 pm, 'Pick My Project' voting closes

Friday 21: School Term Three ends

Friday 21: Spring Equinox

Saturday 22: 9.00 am – 1.00 pm, September Brown Hill Market, Brown Hill Hall

Friday 28: AFL Grand Final Holiday

Saturday 29: AFL Grand Final

Saturday 29: Men's Breakfast, Brown Hill Uniting Church

October 2018

Tuesday 2: Submissions for Edition 15 due

Tuesday 2: 7.00 pm, Brown Hill Progress Association meeting, Brown Hill Hall (rear). All welcome.

Friday 5: 10.00 am - 12.00 noon, Yarrowee River Waterbug Hunt

Saturday 6: 10.00 am - 1.00 pm, Gateway Lifestyle Open Day, 263 Scott Parade

Sunday 7 October - Tuesday 6 November: Victorian Mental Health Month

Monday 8: School Term Four begins

Wednesday 10: World Mental Health Day

Friday 12: Delivery of Edition 15 begins

Thursday 18: 6.45 pm - 8.00 pm, Brown Hill Frog Walk and Talk

Friday 19 – Sunday 28: Children's Week

Friday 26: 5.00 pm - 7.30 pm, 2018 Brown Hill Community Festival

Saturday 27: 9.00 am – 1.00 pm, October Brown Hill Market, Caledonian Primary School, Thompson Street

Saturday 27: 10.00 am - 4.00 pm, Ballarat Miniature Friends Fair, Brown Hill Hall

November 2018

Friday 30: Caledonian Primary School Art Show

December 2018

Thursday 13: Brown Hill Carols in the Park

Weekly

Mondays

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

Tuesdays

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

Wednesdays

Ballarat Wholefoods Collective: 9.00 am - 11.00 am and 5.00 pm - 7.00 pm during school term, Brown Hill Cricket Club

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.

Thursdays
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)

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

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