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Commonwealth Games 2026:Ballarat leaders felt shut out of decisions

Nieve Walton
Updated August 29 2023 - 7:24pm, first published 6:24pm

If world-class events are to be held in Ballarat, leaders say "genuine" community consultation is needed.

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Nieve Walton

Nieve Walton


Nieve covers federal and state politics for The Courier focusing on Ballarat, Wendouree, Eureka and Ripon electorates. She also covers Hepburn and Pyrenees shires. As a former dancer and art and theater enthusiast she would love to hear about your latest art exhibition or performance. You can send her an email at

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