Arts and Culture Strategy in motion.

A public forum held on 10th March in the Mechanics’ Hall in March was a great opportunity for those attending to engage with the process of developing an Arts and Culture Strategy for the region.
The numerous contributions provided on the night will go some way in aiding the development of the Arts and Culture Strategy and shaping how Council will invest in making Moorabool a vibrant and creative place to live.

Thankyou to Bec Carey-Grieve, Arts and Creative Events officer for the Moorabool Shire, in facilitating this opportunity


Xmas Hampers + Thank You Everyone

Ballan and District Community House has been working with CASI, the Moorabool Shire’s Community Activation and Social Isolation initiative, that was funded by the Victorian Government for COVID-19 Community support.

We had high hopes to receive a grant, applied for by CASI, to start food support from the Ballan Community House and other social initiatives. Unfortunately, due to the enormous number of funding applications, the CASI application was not successful, but there are other plans afoot to ensure our community is supported through our volunteers and their organisations, Heart of Ballan (HoB) is a vital part of this project.

CASI pooled its resources to support The Neighbour’s Place in Bacchus Marsh with Christmas Hamper preparations and delivery for the Moorabool Shire. Ballan Community House put its hand, ‘and paw’ up, to deliver hampers in Ballan and surrounds.

The Ballan Community House received a very crucial $5,000 grant from the Bendigo Bank – Ballan & District Community Bank Branch’s Community Grant, to increase the capacity of our Commercial Kitchen to prepare and serve the planned weekly community meals to those in our area who have been isolated over many months of this year, due to the COVID lockdown.

HOB (Heart of Ballan) plans to start these luncheons early next year, (COVID permitting) at the Mechanics’ Institute, with a team of volunteers with specialist expertise.

Yes, we are open! – More news to come

As of the 16th November we are gradually reopening for activities here at the Community House. We have finally moved back to our main office after many months of waiting for the repair work to the building to be completed. More on this later.

Please find us via the rear carpark entry during normal office hours. For the time being the Moorabool Shire Library will be available through the front entrance during their normal hours of operation.