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

10 October Edition 15 of the Brown Hill Community Newsletter is now available online. Delivery across Brown Hill has started and will continue over the weekend.

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

21 September to 6 November: Biennale of Australian Art in Ballarat, boaa.net.au

October 2018

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

Sunday 14: 10.00 am, Working Bee at the Brown Hill Pool

Friday 19 – Sunday 28: Children's Week

Sunday 21: 10.00 am, Working Bee at the Brown Hill Pool

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

Saturday 27: 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm, Brown Hill FireAware information session for Finlay Street and Russell Square/Humffray Street Clusters, Caledonian Primary School, Thompson Street. All welcome

Saturday 27 and Sunday 28: Springtime in Buninyong. See: buninyongfestival.com.au

Sunday 28: 10.00 am, Working Bee at the Brown Hill Pool

Wednesday 31: Halloween

Wednesday 31: Lifeguard applications for the Brown Hill Pool due

November 2018

Friday 2: 7.00 pm, Caledonian Primary School Trivia Night. $20 per person. Tickets available from the school.

Tuesday 6: 7.00 pm, Brown Hill Progress Association Meeting. Brown Hill Hall (rear). All welcome.

Tuesday 6: Melbourne Cup Day

Tuesday 6: Submissions for Edition 16 of the Brown Hill Community Newsletter due.

Friday 9: Ballarat Show Day

Sunday 11: Remembrance Day

Monday 12: Early voting for State Election opens. See: vec.vic.gov.au

Friday 16: Nominations for Australia Day Awards due

Friday 16: Delivery of Edition 16 of the Brown Hill Community Newsletter begins.

Saturday 24: 9.00 am - 1.00 pm, November Brown Hill Market, Brown Hill Hall

Saturday 24: Victorian State Election. Voting and Lions Club BBQ at Caledonian Primary School, Thompson Street, Brown Hill. See: vec.vic.gov.au

December 2018

Thursday 6: Caledonian Primary School Art Show and Celebration

Thursday 13: Brown Hill Carols in the Park

Saturday 22: 9.00 am - 1.00 pm, December Brown Hill Market, Brown Hill Hall.

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