Ellen Burns

Candidate for Ballarat City Council - Brown Hill Ward

Hi, I’m Ellen Burns

As a proud Ballarat local, I bring a deep understanding of the area and passion to improve the livability of our community. Brown Hill has been neglected for too long. I am committed to being a dedicated advocate for climate action, social justice and improving the quality of life for all Brown Hill residents. 

I have a decade of entrepreneurial experience as the founder of We Bar None, and president and co-founder of The Hidden Orchard. I am also the coordinator of Smart Living Ballarat, a member of the Ballarat Food Access Network and was named a Ballarat Circular Economy Champion in 2022. 

Ballarat needs a new waste processing facility, climate action, resilient food systems and better service provision. I will advocate for protecting our natural assets, such as Gong Gong Reservoir and Yarrowee River, increasing accessible public transport and supporting our local arts and cultural scene. 

Together, let's forge a future where our voices are heard and our community thrives. 

Your voice is powerful.