What does Wendouree mean?

DRY LAKE WENDOUREE: April, 2008. As water spills over Lake Wendouree’s bank at the moment, it can be hard to picture it without a drop of water in it. But that was the situation we faced less than 10 years ago, when the jewel in Ballarat’s crown was hit hard by the devastating drought.

What does Wendouree mean?

go away
The name Wendouree comes from a local Aboriginal word wendaaree which means ‘go away’: a story is told that when settler William Cross Yuille asked a local indigenous woman what the name of the swamp was, that was her reply.

When did Lake Wendouree dry up?

DRY LAKE WENDOUREE: April, 2008. As water spills over Lake Wendouree’s bank at the moment, it can be hard to picture it without a drop of water in it. But that was the situation we faced less than 10 years ago, when the jewel in Ballarat’s crown was hit hard by the devastating drought.

What is the circumference of Lake Wendouree?

6km
At capacity, the Lake covers an area of 238 hectares and has a circumference of 6km. Its foreshore parkland is 18ha in total. As an artificially created waterway, Lake Wendouree is naturally fed by stormwater from a relatively limited urban catchment.

Does Ballarat have a lake?

About Lake Wendouree Located in central Ballarat next to the Ballarat Botanical Gardens and near Victoria Park, Lake Wendouree offers a wide range of attractions and recreational activities both on and off the water.

Is Wendouree a good area?

Wendouree is an amazing place to live now days, it has become such a fast rapidly growing area with so much brand new infrastructure, such as the brand new Wendouree train station, brand new Stockland Wendouree Plaza, brand new restaurant and service station next to Marigold Street..

Can you swim in Lake Wendouree?

Swimming is not recommended on Lake Wendouree due to the many hazards present. Organised triathlons and swimming events are allowed under City of Ballarat permit conditions.

Can you fish in Lake Wendouree?

Lake Wendouree can be a challenging fishing destination with an extensive volume of weeds. In winter it can get quite cold and windy however the fishing can be exceptional. You can catch brown trout, rainbow trout, redfin, tench and eels. With trophy size trout and redfin over 40cm quite common catches.

Is Lake Wendouree a good suburb?

“Wonderful Wendouree” Wendouree is an amazing place to live now days, it has become such a fast rapidly growing area with so much brand new infrastructure, such as the brand new Wendouree train station, brand new Stockland Wendouree Plaza, brand new restaurant and service station next to Marigold Street..

Is Lake Wendouree safe?

“Wendouree has a long way to go” Crime rate is extremely high. Children walk the streets at night with nothing to do. Their parents don’t care where they are. I have had used syringes dumped over my fence in my back yard.

What is the best suburb in Ballarat?

Central Ballarat and Alfredton are currently the best suburbs to look for units, townhouses and other dual occupancy dwellings to buy in Greater Ballarat. They have the highest number available, whereas Delacombe and Soldiers Hill don’t even have any units statistics registered on local real estate websites.

Is wendouree a good suburb?

Why choose Wendouree Ballarat Rowing Club?

With Ballarat’s first Olympic medal, 2 Olympians and 5 World Champions, Wendouree Ballarat Rowing Club is considered to be one of the nations top Regional rowing clubs. Find out how you can row for the club.

What are the boating regulations on Lake Wendouree?

For the purposes of boating activity conducted by Rowing Victoria, persons and vessels involved in the Rowing Victoria Regattas on Lake Wendouree, as detailed in Table 1, are exempt from the following requirements: 1. Clause 2 (c) – must not exceed 5 knots within 50 metres of another vessel;

What is the history of Lake Wendouree?

Lake Wendouree began life as a small complex of natural wetlands, in 1851 works began to dam the swamp developing the lake into its current size. In 1864 a rowing course was first cut into the lake and eventually hosted rowing and canoeing events at the 1954 Summer Olympic Games.

Who won the Australian Masters Rowing Championships in Ballarat?

Kathy Lloyd and Andrew Leehane (Ballarat City), Lee-Anne Martin (Wendouree) and Tim Juzefowicz (Essendon) celebrate claiming another medal. Ballarat rowers Lee-Anne Martin, Andrew Leehane, Kathy Lloyd and Donald Gibb have enjoyed a successful Australian Masters Rowing Championships at the weekend.