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Below: A set of metered signals are now operating at the intersection of Dana
and Armstrong Sts.
Improving road safety
A set of metered signals are now operating at the intersection of Dana
and Armstrong streets. These lights operate in conjunction with the
North-bound traffic volumes in Armstrong Street have increased steadily
since 2000, with drivers often choosing to avoid the traffic signals in
Doveton Street (Midland Highway).
Prior to the installation of the signals, east-bound traffic flow through the
roundabout was stalling, resulting in substantial queuing in Dana Street
which often extended to Dawson or Lyons streets during peak periods. At
times Dana Street would become grid-locked with cars trapped within the
Midland Highway intersection when the traffic signals changed.
The recently installed queue controlled signals impact on Armstrong Street
traffic heading north-bound. The lights will be activated during traffic peaks
to ensure more balanced east-bound flow in Dana Street. The roundabout
will operate conventionally during quieter times of the day.
Drivers are requested to approach the new signals with caution and to
always exercise courtesy when negotiating this and other
Parks Development Program
The City of Ballarat's Parks Development Program improves facilities and
infrastructure at Ballarat's parks and reserves.
The program is funded through contributions from developers. Under the
Subdivision Act, Council has a choice of taking either 5 per cent of land
for open space, or 5 per cent of the pre-developed value of the land as a
monetary contribution for the development of existing public open space
in the municipality.
Significant projects and works that have been completed through the
Parks Development Program in recent years include:
• the installation of picnic tables, seats and benches across more than
100 parks, reserves & sportsgrounds;
• the construction of picnic and bbq shelters at Len T Frazer Reserve,
Brown Hill Recreation Reserve, Lake Esmond, Miners Rest Wetland
and Rizal Park;
• Parks identification signage at over 50 reserves;
• entrance gates and signage with maps at Victoria Park;
• path construction at Alfredton Recreation Reserve, Len T Frazer
Reserve, Black Hill Reserve, Buninyong Recreation reserve; De Soza
Park, Mt Clear Recreation Reserve and along several linear reserves
• Public art, paths and safety fencing at the Albert H Graeme Reserve;
• the redevelopment of the Miners Rest Park with new facilities,
playground equipment and fencing;
• major tree planting at several parks including Victoria Park;
• fencing to restrict vehicles and improve pedestrian access and safety
at reserves like City Oval, Russell Square and Mt Clear Recreation
• basketball half courts at Sparrow Ground and Yarana Drive Park;
• skating facilities at Doug Dean Reserve; and
• shade sails at Len T Frazer Reserve Skatepark.
For further information about this program contact Council's Landscape
Architect Adam Parrott on 5320 5665.
Above: A path has recently been constructed at Mt Clear Recreation Reser ve as
part of the Parks Development Program.
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