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City of Ballarat Community Magazine April 2010
CAR THEFT PREVENTION TIPS
Don't leave registration papers in the car as this will assist thieves
in disposing of your car more swiftly.
PARKING AT NIGHT
Avoid parking in remote places, especially at night.
Don't leave your key in the car when it is unattended, not even in
your driveway or at the service station when you pay for petrol.
Operation Bounce Back to
target car theft
Established by the National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council in
conjunction with the City of Ballarat, Ballarat Police and Neighbourhood
Watch, Operation Bounce Back aims to help people protect their high-risk
older cars from being stolen.
Of the 303 vehicles recorded as stolen in Ballarat between July 2008 and
June 2009, 83 per cent were manufactured prior to 1998.
The top five vehicles most likely to be stolen in Ballarat are:
• Holden Commodore (1985-1989)
• Ford Laser (1981-1990)
• Ford Falcon (1996-2000)
• Toyota Camry (1989-1991)
• Mitsubishi Magna (1993-1996)
Launched during National Neighbour Day celebrations in March 2010, a
range of organisations have already committed support for the program
by displaying or distributing car theft prevention information to the
In addition, people will be offered the opportunity to have an Australian
Standards approved vehicle immobiliser fitted at a locally approved
installer if their car is an older model, considered high risk and/or has
been previously stolen.
For more information contact Ballarat Police Senior Constable Janine
Walker on 5336 6160, or Council's Customer Service Centre on
Local sport and recreation
reserves receive upgrades
Two of Ballarat's sport and recreation reserves have benefited from
improvement works recently.
Four new light towers have been installed at Eastern Oval which will
provide a high quality training and match venue for regional competitions
and support possible twilight activities on the ground during the summer
The lighting project also gives the Ballarat Football League the option of
having a night match venue.
At the other end of town, there has been a significant increase in people
using the Alfredton Recreation Reserve following the construction of a new
Over the past 12 months the City of Ballarat has completed a number of
improvements to the reserve, as part of the roll out of the 2009 Alfredton
Recreation Reserve Masterplan.
Residents now have the ability to walk around and through the whole
reserve, which was previously limited to the northern half. Further works
will include shelter and improvement to the play facilities at the reserve.
Both Eastern Oval and Alfredton Recreation Reserve are identified as
premier sports precincts in Council's recently adopted Sports Precinct
The Sports Precincts Strategy provides Council with guiding principles for
future investment in the city's major grass-based sporting facilities.
Below: Cr John Philips with Peter, Joshua and Nikki Brokenshow and Tom Munday
enjoying a walk along the new pathway at Alfredton Recreation Reser ve
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