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City of Ballarat Community Magazine April 2010
Important saleyards contract
Ballarat City Council has signed a contract with Palisade Investment
Partner's Regional Infrastructure Fund which will see the company take
over the management of the Ballarat Livestock Selling Centre.
The contract will also secure the long-term future of the livestock selling
industry for the Ballarat region with the construction of the new $30
million saleyards facility which will be funded and managed by the private
Regional Infrastructure Pty Ltd will undertake a development process for
the construction of the purpose-built saleyard facility within the municipality.
It will be required to secure all approvals necessary to allow the
development to proceed, including satisfying all regulatory and
associated processes required for a development of this nature.
The company will also assume responsibility for the operation of the
existing Ballarat Livestock Selling Centre during the interim period until a
new facility is built and operational.
Regional Infrastructure Pty Ltd will now commence a detailed consultation
process with surrounding landowners and stakeholders and progress a
planning permit application to support the proposed development of a
The contract is expected to have significant economic benefits for the city.
The existing Ballarat Livestock Selling Centre is a significant contributor to
Ballarat and the region's economy with over 1.5 million sheep and lambs
and 70,000 cattle sold each year, with a value in excess of $120 million
Heritage brochure now
available for residents
The City of Ballarat has released a heritage information brochure to assist
owners of residential properties and places in protected heritage areas.
The publication, 'Heritage for our tomorrow', details what it means to live
in Ballarat's heritage overlay areas and how Council can assist
homeowners when planning and carrying out works on their properties.
The brochure also outlines what it means to own a property with, and
without, significant heritage value in a heritage overlay and the types of
works that do not require planning permits.
Many residents would be surprised to learn what works can be
undertaken, without planning approval, on properties with significant
No matter whether residents own a property with significant heritage value
or without, the brochure offers valuable information for every residential
property owner with a property in a protected heritage area.
The brochure is available from Council's Customer Service Centre, The
Phoenix, 25 Armstrong Street South, or can be downloaded online at
Below: Ballarat Mayor Cr Judy Verlin with Palisade Investment's Jim Fanning and
Chair of the Regional Infrastructure Fund Hon. Mark Vaille
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