Ballarat's heritage goes digital06 Jul 2012
Discover Ballarat’s history at your fingertips with the City of Ballarat’s new Heritage Database.
Ballarat’s history and heritage has never been easier to discover. The City of Ballarat’s Heritage Database was launched this week by Ballarat Mayor Cr Mark Harris at the Art Gallery of Ballarat.
Powered by Heritage Victoria’s Victorian Heritage Database, the database will provide users with a one stop shop for accessing relevant information about Ballarat’s heritage which includes information about if and why a place is significant, information about a place or area’s history, physical descriptions and even photographs. It was made possible thanks to funding and support from Heritage Victoria. Heritage Victoria's Martin Jones is pictured with the new Ballarat Heritage Database on screen.
The database also contains links to other websites where you can find information about the heritage place such as state information on the Victorian Heritage Database, Planning Maps online and Google street view. It is searchable by heritage place name, street name or heritage overlay number and also has advanced search functions.
The database will be a valuable tool that will not only be used by City of Ballarat Council officers through Council’s GIS system, but will provide residents, researchers, developers and the wider community with easy access to local and state Ballarat heritage information. The Ballarat Heritage Database is now available on the City of Ballarat website www.ballarat.vic.gov.au/heritage.