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Planning For The Future

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Planning For The Future

Ballarat has experienced consistent and sustainable population growth for more than a decade, with an average annual increase of 2% (Source: Profile ID, 2020).

Ensuring that the future needs of the city are catered for, planning for growth in the City of Ballarat is underpinned by the Ballarat Strategy 2040.

The Ballarat Strategy outlines the vision and long-term plan to manage change in Ballarat to 2040. The Strategy is part of delivering on what our community said they want for Ballarat’s future. This long-term spatial strategy for Ballarat will guide future growth to the most efficient locations with the highest net community benefit as well as providing certainty for the community and the development industry on development areas and forms.

Sitting alongside the Ballarat Strategy is the Ballarat Prosperity Framework, which was adopted in 2020 as a long-term vision for Ballarat, developed with our community.  It speaks about a future Ballarat with an embedded culture of innovative thinking and entrepreneurialism; where the spark of creativity is nurtured.  A Ballarat that celebrates its unique identity and heritage; that demonstrates leadership in sustainability; and a Ballarat that is a compassionate city - with a strong, caring community.




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The City of Ballarat acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land we live and work on, the Wadawurrung and Dja Dja Wurrung People, and recognises their continuing connection to the land and waterways. We pay our respects to their Elders past, prese​nt and emerging and extend this to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.

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