1pm, Saturday 30th January 2016, Buninyong Town Hall
A wonderful annual event where marmalade-makers from all over Australia submit their golden produce to the judges in a wide range of mouth-watering categories (eg Seville, Cumquat, Three-fruits, man-made). They also vie for selection in the team of Aussie marmalades that will compete at the International Marmalade Awards in Cumbria, England, in February. Winners in all sections and the touring team for this year's MarmalAshes were announced at the Fair.
Jars of delectable marmalade from top marmalade chefs were also on sale.
Read more at: Buninyong Marvellous Marmalade Fair
National Road Racing Championships
Buninyong's fitness quotient rose exponentially 7-10 January when multi-coloured flights of superfit racing cyclists flashed through our streets to the delight of big crowds during the National Road Racing Championships. Read more in Cycling
18-31 December 2015: Thank you to all our wonderful fireys who battled the fires heroically at Scotsburn, Durham Lead, Clarendon, Mt Doran, Elaine and Mt Mercer in terrible weather conditions. Much sadness for those who lost their houses, stock and fencing. Support has been pouring in and donations can be made at the Buninyong Community Bank in Warrenheip St.
31 December: The CFA advised that the Scotsburn fire was under control. The clearing of roads has allowed residents access to their properties and CFA fire-fighters continue to patrol the fire area.
Buninyong Town Precinct Update
It's finished and looking good. Now we're just waiting for the grass to grow and the street sculptures by Cliff Burtt to arrive. Debate is growing about where they would be best placed: there is clearly more room on the south-east corner, in front of the old bank, rather than in the smaller and more congested space on the north-east corner, as first proposed. What do you think?
Read more about the Buninyong town centre upgrade in: News
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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