About Ballarat Heritage Watch

Ballarat Heritagewatch Inc

Ballarat Heritagewatch Inc. was initially formed in 1998 as Ballarat Citizens for Thoughtful Development, in response to changes occurring in older residential areas of Ballarat.

Ballarat Heritagewatch Inc. is committed to maintaining the best aspects of Ballarat’s distinctive character.


  • To provide a focus for those concerned with the presentation of heritage buildings, streetscapes and parklands in the City of Ballarat
  • To be a resource for individuals concerned about planning matters in the municipality of Ballarat
  • To provide a collective body to communicate with local and state governments on planning issues and regulations to protect streetscapes and promote well considered development
  • To provide an educative and publicity role on heritage issues

An elected committee meets monthly.



  1. dot point 3 of Aims may need review: eg from …..”well considered development”….to “….promote development that does not detract from the heritage fabric – structures, infrastructure, streetscapes and vista’s in/of the municipality.”

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