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Image Credit: Kylie Minogue, Kylie Showgirl: The Greatest Hits tour, 2005. Photograph by Ken McKay. Reproduced courtesy of Darenote Ltd.

Ararat Regional Art Gallery

Cr Tony Driscoll (Northern Grampians Shire Council Mayor), Cr Mary-Ann Brown (Southern Grampians Shire Council Mayor), Cr Gwenda Allgood (Ararat Rural City Council Mayor), Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan, Sarah De Santis (Labor Candidate for Ripon) and Cr Pam Clarke (Horsham Rural City Council Mayor).

Announcement, Services

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Isaiah

Isaiah will be in Ararat on August 3 and 4.

Ararat Performing Arts Centre

The crew of HMAS Ararat (II) march down Barkly Street after being granted Freedom of Entry by Ararat Rural City Council Mayor, Cr Gwenda Allgood and CEO Allan Bawden.

Tourism & Events

Ararat Rural City Council Design and Project Management Coordinator Alison Tonkin, Skate Park Committee member John Cranstoun, Independent Concrete Construction contractor Darcy Brown and Baseplate designer Darren White.

Major Projects

Ararat Rural City Council Emergency Management Coordinator David Todd, CFA Vegetation Management Officer Tony Brady and Tom North go over plans for the clean up around the Ararat Rifle Range.

Council, Emergency, Environment, Services

Bill Russell from Rail Futures Consulting, Ararat Rural City Councillor Jo Armstrong, City of Ballarat Mayor Cr Samantha McIntosh, City of Melton Mayor Bob Turner, Brimbank City Councillor Bruce Lancashire and John Hearsch from Rail Futures Consulting.

Building & Planning

Ararat Rural City Council Deputy Mayor, Cr Gwenda Allgood pins a badge on a local volunteer at a previous Volunteers Week celebration.

Community

Community Support

Angela Hunt, Judy and Rowly Paterson, Allan Bawden and Anthony Camm.

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Citizens’ Jury

Picture: Jury member representatives Elinor Ebsworth (Mininera), Bob Milne (Pomonal), Scott Norman (Moyston), Anna Lidgerwood (Ararat) present to Councillors.

Council

The new Town Hall foyer is taking shape.

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Skate Park Committee member John Cranstoun, Executive Manager Community Life Angela Hunt, Design and Project Management Coordinator Alison Tonkin, Independent Concrete Construction contractor Trevor Brown, Skate Park Committee member Shane Allgood and Acting Executive Manager Planning Joel Hastings.

Major Projects

Michael Spalding (ACE), Pat McAloon (Project Community Member), Russell Pearse (ACE), Alison Tonkin (Ararat Rural City Council), Max Perovich (ACE), Cr Gwenda Allgood, Joel Hastings (Ararat Rural City Council), Cr Bill Braithwaite.

Building & Planning

Members of the Ararat Men’s Shed tour the new Kokoda Park site.

Paula Williams from VicRoads, Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaala Pulford and Ararat Rural City Council CEO Allan Bawden.

Roads

Former Australian cricketer Andy Bichel will lead a star-studded ACA Masters line-up in Ararat this month.

Tourism & Events

The concrete slab is poured on the Tatyoon Multi-Purpose Changeroom facility.

Major Projects

Part of VicRoads Western HWY stage 2B Buangor to Ararat enviro flythrough.

Major Projects, Roads

Ararat Performing Arts Centre, Ararat Regional Art Gallery, Major Projects

Ararat Rural City Council Deputy Mayor, Cr Gwenda Allgood.

Community, Council

Some of the damage to a section of Tatyoon Road.

Council, Roads

The Queen's Baton makes its way through Scotland earlier this year.

Tourism & Events

Ararat Rural City Council Mayor, Cr Glenda McLean tours the Ararat Arts Precinct with Federal Member for Wannon, Dan Tehan MP earlier this month.

Ararat Performing Arts Centre, Ararat Regional Art Gallery, Major Projects

Ararat Rural City Council’s Rating Strategy Advisory Group gather for their first meeting.

Council

Australia Day Ambassador, Dr Bronwyn King speaks at Ararat's 2017 ceremony.

Community, Council, Tourism & Events

The giant flower boxes are carefully lowered into place outside the Municipal Office.

Christmas

Ararat Rural City Council employee Danielle Jenkins has been announced as a White Ribbon Day Advocate.

Community, Council

The aftermath of the Ararat West Primary School fire.

Community, Council

Former Ararat Rural City Councillor, Paul Hooper.

Announcement, Council

Ararat Physiotherapy, Healthy Workplace Award.

Business, Community, Council

Work on the existing Art Gallery section

Ararat Performing Arts Centre, Ararat Regional Art Gallery, Major Projects

Ararat Rural City Council's White Ribbon Day march.

Community, Council

CEO Allan Bawden and Municipal Monitor Janet Dore

Council

Ararat Rural City Mayor Cr Paul Hooper getting excited in anticipation of the Pop Up Cinema 

Tourism & Events

One of the bus shelters being installed in Marx Crescent.

Building & Planning, Community

One of the new bridge's culverts is craned into position.

Building & Planning

Some of the material which is to be auctioned.

Council

Some of the representatives of the Alexandra Oval Redevelopment Project Development Group survey the potential site of the new netball courts at the rear of the Community Centre. From left, Lisa Haddow (Ararat Eagles Football-Netball Club), Gary Cunningham (Grampians Cricket Association) and Robyn Hemley (Ararat Rural City Council).

Building & Planning, Community, Services

Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Victoria, Danielle Green MP cuts the ceremonial ribbon, watched on by Moyston Hall Committee members Brian Kennedy and Ann Marshall, and Ararat Rural City Council Interim CEO Colleen White and Councillor Jo Armstrong.

Building & Planning, Community, Major Projects

Representatives from Ararat College with the Minister for Regional Development and Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford, Central Highlands Regional Partnership Chairman George Fong, Ararat Rural City Council Interim CEO Colleen White and Ararat Rural City Councillor Jo Armstrong.

Community, Consultation, Council

A crane lifts the pre-cast concrete panels into place.

Ararat Performing Arts Centre, Ararat Regional Art Gallery, Major Projects

Stock photo - please note this is not Allenders Bridge.

Building & Planning, Public Notices, Roads

Community, Consultation, Council

Ballarat Rail Advocacy Committee.

Council, Major Projects

Lorraine Row, David Harris and David Handscombe were community members who were apart of the Pomonal Hall Redevelopment project.

Building & Planning, Community, Council

Colleen White

Ararat Rural City Council Interim Chief Executive Officer, Colleen White.

Announcement, Council

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews meets local students from Ararat Primary School 800 at the Ararat Wind Farm.

Announcement, Building & Planning, Environment

Ararat Rural City Council Mayor Cr Paul Hooper with Ararat Abattoirs owner Bill Stapleton, Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Victoria Danielle Green and Ararat Meat Exports General Manager Michael Stapleton.

Announcement, Business

Ararat Rural City Council Mayor, Cr Paul Hooper, with Pyreenes Shire Mayor, Cr Ron Eason and Northern Grampians Shire Mayor, Cr Tony Driscoll at the launch.

Business, Community

Demolition of male toilets.

Ararat Performing Arts Centre, Ararat Regional Art Gallery, Building & Planning, Major Projects

Ararat Rural City Council Mayor, Cr Paul Hooper with Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan, Southern Grampians Shire Mayor, Cr Ann Maree Brown Mayor and Horsham Rural City Mayor, Cr Pam Clarke.

 

Announcement, Community, Council

Special Council Meeting at Alexandra Oval Community Centre.

Community, Consultation, Council

Friends of Gum San president Henry Gunston welcome the Robe to Riches walkers to Gum San Great Hall.

Arts & Culture

Some of the kittens up for adoption at the Ararat Pound.

Council

Building & Planning, Community, Council, Major Projects

Ararat Rural City Council Mayor, Cr Paul Hooper welcomes Andrew, Sonia and Tiffany Biszczak and dog Jess of The Million Dollar Run campaign to town.

Community, Council

Ararat Rural City Council Mayor, Cr Paul Hooper with Ararat Medical Centre’s Dr Michael Connellan.

Ararat Performing Arts Centre, Ararat Regional Art Gallery, Major Projects

THANK YOU: Ararat Rural City Council Mayor, Cr Paul Hooper with 2017 Volunteer Award recipients.

Community, Council

Ararat Rural City Council Mayor, Cr Paul Hooper discusses the rail announcement with the media.

Announcement, Services

Source: GWM Water

Announcement, Building & Planning, Community, Consultation

Ararat Rural City Council's 2016 Civic Reception for Volunteers.

Community, Council

Ararat Performing Arts Centre, Ararat Regional Art Gallery, Building & Planning, Major Projects

Nicholson Construction Director, Richard Nicholson and Ararat Rural City Council Mayor, Cr Paul Hooper join Minister for Regional Development, Jaala Pulford for the ceremonial removing of the first brick to commence the Ararat Town Hall upgrade.

Announcement, Ararat Performing Arts Centre, Ararat Regional Art Gallery, Major Projects

Stump removal in Elmhurst by the Ararat Rural City Council Works Department.

Building & Planning, Council, Environment, Services

Business, Community, Tourism & Events

Ararat Rural City Council Acting CEO, Colleen White and Mayor, Paul Hooper look over the Arts Precinct plans.

Ararat Performing Arts Centre, Ararat Regional Art Gallery, Building & Planning, Major Projects, Services

Brooke Hanson OAM with GC2018 Queen's Baton.

Announcement, Community, Tourism & Events

Sealing work being done in Bryant Road.

Roads, Services

Bill Waterston Skate Park

Bill Waterston Skate Park Concept Plan.

Community, Council, Services

Western Bulldogs in Ararat

Launching the Western Bulldogs Leadership Project in Ararat are Fergus Green, Marian College student Will, Ararat College students Sophie and Chloe, Liam Picken, Ararat Rural City Council Mayor, Cr Paul Hooper and Roarke Smith.

Announcement, Community, Council

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CleanUpAusDay

Photo Caption: Ararat Rural City Council Acting Parks and Gardens Officer, Trevor Quick gears up for Clean Up Australia Day in Ararat.

Community, Council

Resume writing

To secure your spot at at the free Resume Writing Seminar, call the Ararat Regional Library on 5352 1722.

Ararat Regional Library

Australia Day 2017

Ararat's 2017 Australia Day Ambassador, Dr Bronwyn King is joined by Ararat Rural City Council Mayor, Cr Paul Hooper and CEO Andrew Evans at the celebrations at Alexandra Oval Community Centre.

Arts Precinct redevelopment

Ararat Regional Art Gallery Director, Anthony Camm and Gallery Program Support Officer, Wendy Stevens moving part of the collection into storage to make way for construction.

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2016 Ararat Citizen of the Year, Heather Fleming

Last year's Ararat Citizen of the Year recipient Heather Fleming with Ararat Rural City Council Mayor, Cr Paul Hooper. This year instead of Citizen of the Year, an Ararat Ambassador will be awarded.

Council, Tourism & Events

Blue-green Algae in Alexandra Lake

Blue-green algae has been detected in Alexandra Lake.

Announcement, Environment

Community Grant

A 2016 Community Grant presentation. The first round of 2017 Grants are now open.

Community, Council

Pomonal Hall

Crowds flocked to the Pomonal Hall opening late in 2016, which coincided with the annual Arts Show.

Announcement, Building & Planning, Community, Council, Major Projects, Tourism & Events

Dr Bronwyn King

Dr Bronwyn King will be Ararat's Australia Day Ambassador for 2017.

Announcement, Community, Council, Tourism & Events

Ararat Rural City Council Mayor Paul Hooper and Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley

Ararat Rural City Council Mayor Paul Hooper and Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley

Ararat Regional Art Gallery

Ararat Rural City Council wishes to advise the Municipal Office will be closed from 1pm on Friday, December 23, 2016 and will reopen at 8am on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

Announcement, Business, Christmas, Community, Consultation, Council, Public Notices, Tourism & Events

ARCC receiving CoRe recognition

Ararat Rural City Council Director Corporate Strategy, Risk and Governance, Colleen White receives the CoRE recognition award from MP Sharon Knight.

Announcement, Council

Christmas word at Moytson

One of the ‘12 Words of Christmas’ to keep an eye out for across our municipality.

Christmas, Community, Council, Tourism & Events

Maria Tsangas at the Gardens Lake Cafe

Maria Tsangas overlooks plans for the Gardens Lake Cafe prior to opening.

Business, Community, Council, Major Projects, Tourism & Events

Ararat Rural City Customer Service and Information Officer Marina Melenhorst, who will be running an information booth at the festival, joins Ararat Police Senior Sergeant Damian Ferrari and Ararat Rural Council’s Events Development and Marketing Officer Belinda Ryan and Tourism and Community Information Officer Tim McDougall.

Community, Tourism & Events