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They're at it again!

Cliff Burtt street sculptures in Buninyong
Preparing to install Cliff Burtt's street sculptures in Buninyong

Council workers, hoardings, cement trucks, red cones ... they're all back on the north-east corner of Buninyong's main intersection. This time they are preparing the footings for the street sculptures by Cliff Burtt which are to be installed over the next week. The official unveiling will take place at 11am on Friday 8th July.

Should give Buninyong's town centre a wonderful new look. Watch out for them.


Rosie Batty visits Buninyong

Rosie Batty in Buninyong
14 June: Rosie Batty walks around Buninyong's central shopping precinct
with Lidia Aitken, local organiser of the 1 Million Stars To End Violence Project

Tuesday, 14 June 2016: Rosie Batty, domestic violence campaigner and 2015 Australian of the Year, came to Buninyong to meet the local star-weavers behind the 1 Million Stars To End Violence Project and to see Buninyong's amazing community effort in publicly supporting the Anti-Violence campaign.

Read more about Rosie's visit in News

Mayor formally wraps up the Stars Project in Buninyong

Des Hudson and Lidia Aitken
24 June: Cr. Des Hudson, Mayor of Ballarat,
with Lidia Aitken in Buninyong

24 June: The One Million Stars To End Violence Project has officially concluded in Buninyong after brightening our streets for the last three months, but many shops and organisations have chosen to keep their displays on show until the stars get packed up to go to Brisbane.

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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.
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