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Buninyong Newsletters

November 2015 Buninyong News (pdf)
Read recent editions of the Buni News in : Newsletters 2015


Next Village Market - Sunday 29 November
Carols by Candlelight - from 6:30pm, Saturday 12 December 2015, in Desoza Park

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Buninyong Town Precinct Update

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crazy street planting
Street works somewhere else
(image from Facebook)

The north-east corner of the main intersection is almost finished: the barriers have gone, the new paving, low stone wall and tree enclosure are looking good. Now we're just waiting for the grass to grow and the street sculptures by Cliff Burtt to arrive (and hoping that the drainage will cope if we have a major deluge).

All the pedestrian disruption, noise and construction have suddenly shifted to the south side of Learmonth Street. What's happening behind those hoardings? Let's hope we don't end up with street plantings like those on the right! No way that could happen here, surely!

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About Buninyong

Buninyong lies at the foot of landmark Mt Buninyong, 11KM south of Ballarat in Victoria.
Enclosed by farmlands and wooded ridges, its historic gold-era buildings and gardens give it a picturesque tranquillity and charm. At the same time, its contemporary cafés, shops, markets, festivals and amenities all contribute to a spirited community life in the peace and beauty of the countryside.

Founded in 1841, the little town was the earliest inland settlement in what was then the Port Phillip District of NSW. Buninyong's blacksmith dramatically changed its course in August 1851 when he discovered gold, starting a rush that gave birth to Ballarat and the enormous riches of the Victorian goldfields.

Today, the "first-settlement" benefits from its proximity to the prosperous regional city of Ballarat, but Buninyong still proudly protects its independent identity. This is preserved by a strong sense of local community, our historic town centre and the encircling green belt of bushlands and farms, all presided over by our beloved Mount.

This site aims to cover all aspects of public life in Buninyong and the surrounding district, for visitors and local residents alike. It covers neighbouring Mt Helen and nearby hamlets such as Scotsburn, Clarendon, Lal Lal, Yendon, NAVIGATORS, Magpie, Napoleons, Scotchmans Lead, Durham Lead and Garibaldi.
If you can't find what you are looking for on these pages, clicking a link to one of the local community groups, businesses or services with specialised knowledge should bring the answer.
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