YOUNG FAMILIES – Seeking early learning/kindergarten education

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The Bonshaw Early Learning Centre opened it’s doors officially in August 2018 to support the rapidly growing community. Now located at the new building, 234 Morgan Street they will soon be having their 1st year Anniversary.

It has been a great addition for the Bonshaw area offering two Maternal Health Nurse rooms ran by Ballarat Council to support young families along with 3 & 4 year old kindergarten education managed by ECKA

Today we would like to introduce you to Nicole & Kylie, together they bring over 30 years of experience in education and are a wealth of knowledge for the centre. They both run the day to day of the kindergarten rooms which has almost 50 students currently within the 3 & 4 year old kinder groups but there is still room for more children. They also highlighted the points below:

– You can apply to enrol your child for either 3 or 4 year old Kindergarten as soon as January 1st in the year your child turns 2!

– With the rapid community growth in the area it is important to think ahead for your child’s early learning

– The new building is opposite MR Power Park which is about 18ha of parkland reserve

Should you have any questions or would like to walk through the new kindergarten facility contact Nicole or Kylie at bonshaw.kin@kindergarten.vic.gov.au or 5340 0091.

WHAT A GREAT & EASY TO USE APP FOR ALL COMMUNITIES!

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WHAT A GREAT & EASY TO USE APP FOR ALL COMMUNITIES!

Snap Send Solve is a free app for your iPhone or Android device that lets you report local issues and provide feedback to Council & other authorities in under 30 seconds.

Allowing you to easily capture and report on common issues including litter, damaged roads or footpaths, parking issues, street cleaning and also provides a general request or general feedback. Snap Send Solve eliminates the complexity of knowing where and how to report incidents on the spot by enabling you to capture and send photos of issues that need attention fast. Click the relevant link below to download Snap Send Solve for your mobile device.

POPULATION GROWTH MEANS INFRASTRUCTURE FOR M.R. POWER PARK

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The parkland at Power Park is walking distance to Ploughmans Arms Estate and is about 18ha in size & already includes a dog park. You might have noticed Ballarat Council have recently added signage, new fencing, park seats and pathways to this parkland, this infrastructure has begun because the population is in rapid growth in the area & it is very important for parklands such has Power Park to support the ever growing community.

As the population continues to grow in the area and dwelling thresholds are hit or earlier at discretion of responsible authority, there are many more future plans for Power Park including Wetlands, Indoor Recreation Centre, Pavilion, Ovals, Athletic Track, Netball Court & Regional Play Space. This information is available for reference within the City if Ballarat’s Ballarat West – Development Contributions Plan (DCP) and Ballarat West Precinct Structure Plan (PSP) – see links http://www.ballarat.vic.gov.au/…/2019…/ballarat_west_dcp.pdf
http://www.ballarat.vic.gov.au/…/Ballarat%20West%20PSP%20pa…
Just to throw a few numbers out there, as it is well worth knowing – the recreational reserve has an estimated cost of over $12,000,000, the Indoor Recreational Centre (4 courts) over $8,800,000 and the Pavilion over $1,390,000.

All this future infrastructure will be walking distance to Ploughmans Arms Estate and opposite Pinarc Disability Support 53291300, the proposed future Primary School and the existing Bonshaw Early Learning Centre managed by Ballarat City Council & ECKA

🏡🚧 SETTLERS STAGE CONSTRUCTION COMPLETE 🚧🏡

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We are very excited to say the construction is complete for the NEW Settlers Stage, with the asphalt & line marking recently finished and also passing the Council inspection. With over half of this stage sold or under offer we can’t wait for the future homes to begin construction soon in this stage and the neighbourhood begin to take shape.

This isn’t the only news here at Ploughmans Arms, there are many homes under construction in our existing streets and a number of people have recently moved into their beautiful homes as well. Did you know we only release a small percentage for investment purposes of which have already sold, that means the majority of homes are owner occupied here at Ploughmans. With almost 60 households now being lived in and at least another 54 currently under construction, it is easy to say our streets are transforming into the special neighbourhood and community that we always hoped and planned for.

With the Settlers Stage finished construction, we anticipate all lots in this stage to be Titled in May 2019.

WINTER FUN DAY – FREE FAMILY FUN ACTIVITIES

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Enjoy some great FREE fun on Sunday 19 August from 11am until 2pm!

A premium marquee here for this community event so you can relax inside with a hot drink & something sweet from The Enchanted Caravan or grab a Lions Club BBQ Sausage. All affordable options for food and drinks. Plus roast Ballarat’s own So Soft Marshmallows around the cosy fire pit for free. Come and meet the beautiful Clydesdale horses on Clydesdale Drive and enjoy the Sovereign Hill Horse & Carriage rides! Lil’ Monsters Face Painting ready to create a magical experience for both you and your children. Unique animal petting experience with a wide range of friendly, healthy & cute FunFarm2U animals. Groove along to Mariah & Tom the live Acoustic Duo who are part of the band, M & the Best Men. Snow Play Zone! Real snow is going to be made into a featured real snow pit! A wonderous place where the young or young at heart can play amongst the snow, build snow castles or make snow angels.

Bring your family and friends for a day out & make some lasting memories, just remember to rug up with your winter woollies!

Find out more by downloading this WINTER FUN DAY DOWNLOAD

BONSHAW EARLY LEARNING CENTRE – OFFICIALLY OPEN

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Leo & Jody went along to the official opening of the Bonshaw Early Learning Centre today, this new facility provides the existing kindergarten community with a brand new, integrated early years facility with room to expand as the Bonshaw community grows. Bringing two kindergarten rooms, two maternal child and health consulting rooms and a spaces for parent groups, playgroups and other community activities. 66 kinder places – 46 four year old places and 13 three year old spots. This all had a huge $1.6 million contribution from the Victorian Government Children’s Facilities Capital Program delivered by City of Ballarat with $100,000.

Photos sourced from The Courier and Minister for Early Childhood Education Jenny Mikakos

 

MARRUBAK RELEASE NOW TITLED

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CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL FUTURE HOME OWNERS IN OUR MARRUBAK RELEASE! The Titles Office have issued titles for all homesites within this Stage today! Wishing you the best throughout the next stage of your journey of building your brand new homes!

HIVE OF ACTIVITY – CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

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Wow it really is exciting times here at Ploughmans Arms! Here is a few quick snaps of the future Marrubak Stage which is getting very close to completion. We know there are a couple of future home owners looking forward to be able to walk on their street and we are glad to say this won’t be far away with the homesites getting pegged and asphalt just around the corner!

Plus there is over 15 homes under construction and a number recently completed! So many lovely people to welcome to the Ploughmans Community! And of course the brand new Bonshaw Early Learning Centre is looking great with landscaping underway and will be opening their doors in the near future! Did we mention the wetlands is under construction too! What can we say Ploughmans really is a place to LIVE ENJOY PLAY and EXPLORE.

COMMUNITY FOOTAGE

This 15 second commercial turned out fantastic! A big thank you to all the people living here at Ploughmans Arms that put their hands up to feature in this footage.

FIRST HOME OWNERS GRANT APPLICATION

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The FHOG has been increased from $10,000 to $20,000 for new homes built in regional Victoria and valued up to $750,000. This applies for contracts signed from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2020.

Click this link to download the current Application Form: Application-First-Home-Owner-Grant-Vic.pdf

This current form will soon be replaced with an online SmartForm. This SmartForm will be made live in the coming months, this will provide an enhanced process efficiency and help customers save time and the PDF form will no longer be accepted.