Ballarat Regional industries was formed to gain support for a Ballarat and District Community Industries sheltered workshop. In 1985 Ballarat Regional Industries Centre (BRIC) was opened in Walker Street, Sebastopol
BRIC aimed to provide employment and training opportunities for people with significant permanent disabilities that would prevent or hamper them from undertaking other employment. From then on what is now known as BRI has gone from strength to strength. Currently supporting 160 participants across 3 sites.
BRI have a number of different business areas and participants are encouraged to multi skill and take on new challenges within BRI and also in the greater community.
Ballarat Regional Industries Board members:
Wendy McNabb Chair
Annie De Jong Vice Chair
Ballarat Regional Industries Managers:
Geoff Russell Chief Executive Officer
Sandra Marston Finance Manager
Cindy Wirth Disability Services Manager
Andrew Clarke Recycling and Manufacturing Manager
Paul Glover Packaging Ballarat Manager
Ben McGowan Home maintenance Manager
David Lee Landscaping Co-ordinator
Shannon Wilkins Landscaping Co-ordinator