Time to be positive about what lies ahead for Ballarat

AS 2014 ends, it is high time to consider what is ahead of Ballarat in the new year.

One of the biggest events of 2015 for Australians – and certainly in our city – will be the 100th anniversary of the Anzac landing at Gallipoli on April 25.

The Anzac spirit is especially strong in Ballarat, kept alive by diggers from major conflicts and by two great monuments to great battles – the Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial and the Arch of Victory leading into the Avenue of Honour.

This will be a solemn occasion to mark the most famous and perilous Australian involvement in World War I. It will be a day where we reflect on the past and look to those carrying the baton of remembrance into the future.

The coming year will be of significant importance to Ballarat as a growing regional centre.

Ballarat City Council, featuring another new member, will face immediate and ongoing challenges. Its biggest battle will be around city development and thoughtful leadership, however its constituents will be willing a solution to the future of the Civic Hall site.

At state level, the government’s honeymoon will end. Ballarat residents will insist the new Labor leadership delivers on all its promises made in the lead-up to this year’s election.

That means investments in getting Ballarat moving and creating jobs. It means bringing back faith in the TAFE system and delivering new solutions to social issues such as family violence and the prevalence of the drug ice in our community.

We want to see a Ballarat as a destination revered for its big events and fine food and wine offerings. A city famous and exciting, and welcoming to new investment and ideas. A city that is on the cusp of something brighter and bigger, which encourages existing residents to reconnect and new homemakers to take on community leadership.

Tomorrow is a new day and a new year. It’s a day to remember that talk is cheap and action is priceless. A time to be positive about what lies ahead.

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