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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…/2019…/ballarat_west_dcp.pdf…/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


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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


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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



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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.


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Walking distance from Ploughmans Arms, the Bonshaw Early Learning Centre will be opening in early 2018! Applications for four-year-old kindergarten in 2018 close this Friday 30 June.

First round offers for four-year-old kindergartens places in 2018 will be sent to parents in the first week of August, with second round offers sent later in August and final round offers in early September.

How do you enrol to a Kinder that isn’t built yet? The Sebastopol West Kindergarten is actually relocating to the NEW Bonshaw Early Learning Centre. For information and applications, call 5320 5720 or visit to complete the simple online enrolment form.


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It really couldn’t be a better time for First Home Buyers! Not only is the FHOG going to be doubled to $20,000 from 1 July 2017 for new properties purchased in Regional Victoria (yep that includes Ballarat) the Stamp Duty is now officially abolished for First Home Buyers Under $600,000! Even more Money in your pocket.

Victorian First Home Buyers who purchase a property for less than $600,000 will no longer need to pay stamp duty, provided they live in their home for at least 12 months. This could leave up to an extra $15,535 in your pocket. Wow! The government expect about 25,000 people a year to benefit & an average first-home buyer will save an extra $8,000!

With a diverse selection of home-sites here at Ploughmans Arms Estate you can turn your dream of owning your own home into a reality. Our Estate is a modern masterplanned community created to be cohesive, attractive & become an extension of your home. Dairymans & Jersey Stages are Titled and ready for you to build today!


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Walking distance from Ploughmans Arms, the Bonshaw Early Learning Centre will be opening in early 2018! Applications for four-year-old kindergarten in 2018 close Friday 30 June. How do you enrol at a Kinder that isn’t built yet?

The Sebastopol West Kindergarten is actually relocating to the NEW Bonshaw Early Learning Centre. Call 5320 5720, visit to complete the online enrolment form or click here to download & print a form.

You can also go to the Kindergarten 2018 Open Day, 10am-12pm Saturday 17 June at the current Sebastopol West Kindergarten – 180 Grant Street. See this link for more details or call 5339 5055.


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We touched on the exciting news back in March, the Victorian Government has announced that it intends to increase the First Home Owner Grant (FHOG) from $10,000 to $20,000 for new homes built in regional Victoria, and yes this includes Ballarat for new homes valued up to $750,000. So what else do you need to know? The dates! The date you sign your contract to buy or build your new home is the key date. Settlement date is irrelevant.

The $20,000 FHOG will be applicable to:
– Contracts entered into from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2020 for the purchase of a new home in a regional area,
– Comprehensive home building contracts entered into from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2020 by the owner of land wholly in regional Victoria, or a person who on completion of the contract will be the owner of land wholly in regional Victoria, to have a home built on the land, and
– The building of a home wholly in regional Victoria if the building work commences between 1 July 2017 and 30 June 2020 inclusive

If you are entitled to the FHOG but sign a contract for a first home in regional Victoria before 1 July 2017, you will not be eligible for the $20,000 payment. This is even if you settle on or after 1 July 2017. However, you will still be eligible for the $10,000 FHOG.

All information was sourced from


The beautiful Lake Wendouree is under 10 minutes from Ploughmans. Lake Wendouree offers something very special to our wonderful Ballarat, it has a scenic 6km circuit for walking, running, & cycling. And is perfect for many other activities like rowing, fishing, sailing, bbqs & picnics, enjoying wildlife, gardens, festivals, playgrounds and so much more.

Video by Skyline Drone Imaging