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City of Ballarat Community Magazine October 2009
MUNICIPAL FIRE PREVENTION PLAN
Councils are required by the Country Fire Authority Act 1958 to have a
documented Municipal Fire Prevention Plan. The Municipal Fire Prevention
Committee approved the draft Plan and it was placed on public exhibition
until Friday 9 October. The purpose of the Plan is to identify risk environments
and identify the agencies responsible for managing those risks.
For further information contact Council's Municipal Fire Prevention Officer
Bill Cook on 5320 5568.
MAYORAL AND COUNCILLOR ALLOWANCES
Residents had until Monday 12 October to comment on the proposed
mayoral and councillor allowances. These need to be reviewed according
to Section 74 of the Local Government Act 1989.
YOUTH RECOGNITION AWARDS
Nominations for the City of Ballarat Youth Recognition Awards closed on
Friday 25 September. This annual event acknowledges the efforts of
residents aged 12-25 years. The awards will be presented on Friday 20
November at 6.15pm at the Art Gallery of Ballarat.
For further information contact Council's Youth Development Officer
Larelle Kuczer on 5320 5644.
POSSESSION OF ST COLUMBA'S HALL
Expressions of Interest to take possession of St Columba's Hall closed on
Wednesday 7 October. Council's preference was for the hall to be restored
to its original state, however Council also wanted to hear from parties who
wanted to use the hall materials for other heritage related projects.
For further information contact Council's Airport Manager John Hartigan on
DRAFT MUNICIPAL PUBLIC HEALTH PLAN 2009 - 2013
Council's Draft Municipal Public Health Plan 2009 -- 2013 is on public
exhibition until Monday 25 October. The purpose of the Plan is to
"protect, improve and promote public health and wellbeing within the
muncipality" (in accordance with the Public Health and Wellbeing Act).
For further information contact Council's Community Planning and
Research Officers Michelle Ainley or Sally Bodenham on 5320 5704.
My community, my say
Ballarat residents have been invited to have their say on the following
issues during the last couple of months:
ONE WAY TRAFFIC CONSIDERATIONS
LYONS STREET NORTH, BETWEEN WEBSTER AND
In conjunction with the assessment of a development application, Council
is considering the potential of converting Lyons Street between Webster
Street and Mair Street to one-way in a south bound direction. To ensure
that potential impacts of this proposal were taken into account, interested
persons were invited to provide written comment prior to close of business
Friday 11 September 2009.
For further information contact Council's Traffic and Transport team on
BALLARAT, 'A SAFE CITY' COMMUNITY SAFETY AWARDS
Throughout September nominations were being accepted for the Ballarat
'a safe city' Community Safety Awards. The awards recognise people and
projects which have improved safety and made an invaluable contribution
towards safety within the municipality.
The awards will be presented on Tuesday 27 October at 2pm to coincide
with Community Safety Month.
For further information contact Council's Community Safety Development
Officer on 5320 5804 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
RURAL LAND USE STRATEGY
The City of Ballarat is inviting residents and businesses to have their say
on the future of Ballarat's rural areas. The Ballarat Rural Land Use Strategy
is currently being developed. It aims to provide a long term vision for the
municipality's rural areas and assess the validity of existing rural land use
controls. Public information sessions were held in September to give
people the chance to speak to consultants and Council staff.
For further information about the Rural Land Use Strategy or the
forthcoming consultation sessions phone 5320 5536 or email
PROPOSED ROAD DISCONTINUANCE
PART OF LUCAS LANE, CARDIGAN
Residents had until Monday 5 October to comment on Council's plans to
close part of Lucas Lane, Cardigan. The proposed section of road to be
discontinued extends from Blind Creek Road in a generally southwards
direction for approximately 550 metres. The road reserve is fenced on the
west side only and is effectively already part of the Winter Swamp
Reserve. The discontinuance of Lucas Lane would not compromise fire
access with Winter Swamp retaining access from the south (Lucas Lane),
the south-east (Dyson Drive) and from the north (existing gate off Blind
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