Historic Eureka Stockade Gardens’ Future

Ballarat’s Eureka Stockade Gardens are nationally significant, considered to be the site of the 1854 Eureka Stockade where the rebellion took place and of course the home to the original Eureka Flag.

The City of Ballarat is now undertaking a Conservation Management Plan of the gardens to better understand the demands of the site, to best manage its heritage values and provide direction on potential future use, change and development.

This will build on the Conservation Analysis and Master Plan that was completed in 2001 and the Interpretation Plan from 2019.

It is envisaged that the plan will help guide conservation works on the monument and guide interpretation signage as part of the vision for the Eureka Gardens.

Ballarat’s community is now being asked to engage with the City of Ballarat about what is important to them at the Eureka Stockade Gardens and why, as well as if there are any improvements that could be undertaken to enhance the reserve area.

City of Ballarat Mayor, Cr Des Hudson said the Eureka story is a touchpoint in Australia’s past and the gardens should showcase this history.

“The Eureka Stockade Gardens is a significant and extremely important site for Ballarat. It is a place to remember those who lost their lives at the Eureka Stockade and reflect on the legacy that lives on 168 years later,” he said.

“I look forward to hearing the community’s stories and connection to these gardens and see how this can be incorporated into the Conservation Management Plan.”

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