Civic Hall collaboration attracts hundreds


We had a Get Together at the Civic Hall Site this past Saturday - enjoying a gorgeous sunny afternoon on the grass and the much-anticipated opening of the foyer!

The event commenced with Uncle Bryon Powell's moving Welcome to Country, followed by an official opening of the Community Design Process by Mayor Cr John Philips. An inclusive activity of all those gathered that celebrated the meaning of 'place' was led by Here Studio director and Ballarat resident, Ammon Beyerle and the winner of the keys to the hall, 7-year-old Leela Sweet, re-opened the Civic Hall doors for the first time in over a decade.

Following official proceedings, hundreds gathered in the studio foyer to view the inside of the Hall and to view displays of past ideas, comments, designs and proposals about the Civic Hall Site. Outside, the sun had come out and our fantastic line-up of local musicians began to perform.

Thank you to everyone who participated in Saturday's event!

Click here to read what The Courier's wrap up of the event:

"Civic Hall collaboration attracts hundreds ", The Courier 25 October 2014