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Community Safety Awards
The Ballarat 'a safe city' Community Safety Awards were presented on
Tuesday 27 October at an afternoon tea hosted by Ballarat Mayor,
Cr Judy Verlin and Chair of the Community Safety Advisory Committee,
The Awards are held annually in October to coincide with Community Safety
Month. Cr Verlin told those in attendance that everyone had a role to play in
promoting safety within our city, whether that be at home, within
neighbourhoods, in the Central Business District, at work or while having fun.
The Awards were well attended with around 100 guests gathering to
recognise the outstanding contribution to community safety made by a
range of projects and individuals in the Ballarat community.
This year 14 nominations were received. The selection panel had such a
difficult decision assessing some categories that joint winners were
awarded for Community Strengthening and Family Violence.
COMMUNITY SAFETY AWARD WINNERS:
• University of Ballarat and Ballarat Police Soccer Friendly match
• National Neighbour Day
• Wendouree ACES Program
Safer Roads, Access and Movement
• Drive On Ballarat
Urban Design for Safe and Healthy Environments
• Lake Wendouree Indigenous Play Space
Alcohol Related Harm
• Ssmart ANSWERS Conference
Family Violence Prevention
• Ballarat Football and Netball League
• Ballarat Police Family Violence Unit
Global Skills for Provincial
The City of Ballarat is a partner in a new initiative aimed at attracting
skilled migrants to regional areas.
Global Skills for Provincial Victoria (GSPV) is part of Victoria's Skilled
Migration Program, funded by the State Government through the Department
of Innovation, Industry and Regional Development.
The program provides a free service to employers and skilled migrants and
their families. The initative enables employers to learn more about skilled
migration, the visa system and the obligations involved in employing a
It also aims to assist regional employers who have a skilled vacancy they
are unable to fill through local employment markets.
As part of the program Council's role is to:
• attract skilled migrants to regional Victoria;
• assist migrants in finding employment; and
• provide flexible support for individuals and their families to settle into
work and life in regional Victoria.
Employers wanting to find out more about the program or who want to register
their interest can contact Council's Multicultural Development Officer Frances
Salenga on 5320 5180 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Above: Ballarat Mayor Cr Judy Verlin with Community Safety Award winners
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