about kateWe are excited to have established the Ballarat East Neighbourhood House for the benefit of local residents and the broader community of the Ballarat East area including Mt Pleasant, Golden Point, Eureka, Ballarat East, Canadian and the surrounds. The main purpose of our House is to enrich our community by providing opportunities to connect, participate and learn.

The need for another House in the Ballarat East area was recognised to complement the on-going work of the three existing houses, the Ballarat Neighbourhood Centre, the Wendouree Neighbourhood Centre and the Ballarat North Neighbourhood House.

In response to an application supported by the existing Neighbourhood Centres, Ballarat Community Health, the City of Ballarat and our local Department of Health and Human Services we were successful in obtaining State Government funding to enable us to establish the new Ballarat East Neighbourhood House in 2019.

We are pleased to have found a permanent office base in the Recreation Centre at Woodmans Hill Secondary College in Fussell Street, Ballarat East. Unfortunately, the opening of our office has been delayed due to COVID-19. Community members also enjoy our regular groups and activities at the Eureka Hall in Stawell St South, Ballarat East. These activities are held under strict COVID-19 procedures. Everyone is most welcome to participate; see our Activities and Events pages for more information. In addition, we deliver community activities and events across various locations, often partnering with the other three Neighbourhood Houses and different local organisations.

The Neighbourhood Houses bring people together to connect, learn and contribute in their local community through social, educational, recreational and support activities, using a unique community development approach.

Kate Owen, previously working as a Community Development Officer at both the Ballarat and Wendouree Neighbourhood Centres has taken on the job as the Acting Manager to set up this new House.

Kate will continue working with the community in Mt Pleasant activities around the Mt Pleasant History Group and community events, such as the Christmas Carols and producing the Mt Pleasant newsletter.

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