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City of Ballarat Community Magazine April 2010
Disabled parking zone -
think before you park
Disabled parking bays help people with disability to safely and easily
access shops and services and participate in day-to-day activities.
Only people with a category one disabled parking permit can use a
disabled car parking bay. Illegally parking in a disabled parking bay can
result in an on-the-spot fine of $117.
Eligibility for a category one permit requires the undertaking of a doctor's
assessment to determine if the applicant has:
• a mobility impairment that requires the use of a complex walking aid
that prevents access to a vehicle in a standard sized parking bay;
• a condition that is critical or dangerous to that person's health and
affects their ability to walk distances without being injurious; and/or,
• a significant intellectual disability that requires continuous
attendance by a caregiver.
The driver using the permit must either be the permit holder or must be
parking the vehicle for the convenience of the permit holder.
Disabled parking permit forms are available from the City of Ballarat's
Customer Service Centre at the Phoenix Building, 25 Armstrong Street
South. For more information contact Council's Customer Service Centre
on 5320 5500.
Helping people keep
gambling under control
Now in its fourth year, Responsible Gambling Awareness Week has helped
many people learn ways to stop gambling from taking over their lives.
Coordinated by Gambler's Help and the City of Ballarat with assistance
from industry and community groups, Responsible Gambling Awareness
Week will run from 17 to 23 May and will focus on responsible gambling
rather than problem gambling.
Events held during the week will include:
When: Monday 17 May, 11am
Where: Stockland Wendouree
To be officially launched by Ballarat Mayor Cr Judy Verlin, the event will
feature plays by the Ballarat Skit Team, footy target competition and
information about gambling help services.
'You Bet' Forum
When: Tuesday 18 May, 11am - 1pm
Where: Lecture theatre, Arts Academy, Camp Street
This event will include plays by the Ballarat Skit Team, screening of a video
regarding young people and gambling issues and a free BBQ and show
Gambling Venues Training
When: Wednesday 19 May
Training sessions will be held to help gambling venues implement
Victorian Commission for Gaming and Racing Codes of Practice and
access gambler help services.
Community groups, schools and other interest groups are encouraged to
organise an activity, hold a BBQ or attend the launch.
For more information contact Jodie Rykers from Gambler's Help on
5337 3333 or email@example.com
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