About the Buninyong Community Website
The official launch of this website was held in the Buninyong Information Centre on 17th February, during the 2008 Gold King Festival.
Guest speakers: George Fong, .au Community Domains Board member; Cr Peter Innes, Buninyong ward, BCC; John Emery, President, Buninyong Ward Progress Association; Liz Lumsdon, website designer
Thank you to everyone who came along to help us celebrate.
Management and support
The website is managed by the Buninyong Community Website Group (BCWG), a sub-group of the Buninyong Joint Library Trust Inc (BJLT), which operates the Buninyong Information Centre.
The website is also supported by the Buninyong Ward Residents' Progress Association (BWRPA), which has representatives on the BCWG, Ballarat ICT which hosts our web server, and UpThere websites, who designed and built the website locally and will continue to maintain it under the direction of the BCWG. Cr. Peter Innes kindly granted funding to publicise the website and George Fong of Lateral Plains gives us friendly technical assistance.
All income collected from donations and/or advertising fees is managed by the Buninyong Community Website Group and goes towards the costs of operating and maintaining the website. Advertising fees are payable by cheque, direct debit or cash to the Buninyong Joint Library Trust Inc. and any surplus will be used at the discretion of the Trust for the benefit of the Buninyong community.
Photographs on this website were taken by Liz Lumsdon, unless otherwise indicated.
History of the Buninyong Community Website
Buninyong's previous website, buninyong.com, went offline in mid 2006 after several pioneering years as a source of information about Buninyong for visitors. Volunteers in the Buninyong Information Centre were quick to point out the need for a new website and when Australian Geographic Domain Names became available for the first time later that year, the Buninyong Community Website Group was formed to set one up for Buninyong.
It was decided early on to broaden the scope of the website to give it a strong local community focus with comprehensive directories of local community groups and businesses as well as information for visitors. The early stages of development involved various levels of community consultation, culminating in a presentation to the Community Forum held by the BWRPA in May 2007. A big boost came from Frances Winnell who gave permission for the vast amount of material she had carefully compiled for the 2006 Buninyong Directory to be transferred to the website.
About the Buninyong Community Website Group
The Buninyong Community Website Group (BCWG) is a subgroup of the Buninyong Joint Library Trust Inc. Based in the Old Library, at 408 Learmonth Street, Buninyong, the BCWG can be contacted by email: Buninyong Community Website Group or by Phone or fax: 03 5341 8211
The current members of the BCWG are:
- President of the BJLT - Neil McCracken
- Treasurer of the BJLT - Francis Winnell
- Secretary of the BJLT and website developer - Liz Lumsdon
Future of the Buninyong Community Website
The BCWG hopes that local people will support the website and continue to contribute new material. To make this easier, a new more interactive version is planned, based on the popular Joomla! CMS
The website is about and for the community of Buninyong and District, and our input will determine its future.