What makes Ballarat: Ballarat

This website helps you contribute to how we deal with change in Ballarat by getting to know our people, culture and place: the things that make our city distinctive and valued. This includes our past, present and how we shape our future.  

The HUL mapping portal Visualising Ballarat: www.visualisingballarat.org.au

Over time, this website will include a growing and evolving set of tools designed to help stakeholders, community members, practitioners and researchers come together in a collaborative way. Stage 1 starts the process of bringing together community activities, research and data from government, academics and other sources. It includes:

  • A mapping interface that starts to bring together historic and new data about Ballarat called VisualisingBallarat 
  • Connections to research on Ballarat
  • A place for people to have an internet 'home' for their projects
  • Connections to existing community activities on Ballarat
  • Information about the new landscape-based approach (HUL) helping us come together to shape Ballarat's future
  • Links into the international 'HUL' community.

This website is dedicated to the memory of Dr Ron van Oers, Vice-Director of WHITRAP who passed away suddenly on 28 April 2015. 

TOWN HALL AUDIO TOUR: imagine what they would say if these walls could talk
SONGWAYS MUSIC MAPPING: explore and contribute to Ballarat's musical heritage
CITYSCAPES through time
View new AERIAL IMAGES OF THE CITY in the photo map!