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Doveton Crescent receives
A package of works is nearing completion in Doveton Crescent, between
Lydiard Street North and Doveton Street North. The works include
improved parking, a new road surface and the creation of a share
pedestrian and cycle path. The upgrade aims to increase the overall safety
for Ballarat pedestrians accessing the area.
Doveton Crescent is a popular parking area for train commuters. Heavy
traffic in the area in recent years has taken its toll in an area that was not
originally designed to cater for high traffic and parking volumes.
The $460,000 works are being funded through Council's Capital Works
Program and include full reconstruction of the road and formalised
parking areas to provide an increased number of parking spaces, totalling
105. The construction of an off road shared pedestrian and cycle path has
also been raised as a priority of the Ballarat Bicycle Strategy.
The new cycle path will form part of a strategic link for recreational cyclists
between the Ballarat Train Station, Lake Wendouree and the Ballarat-
Skipton Rail Trail. Council is in the process of developing concept designs
for a pedestrian crossing to the station at Lydiard Street, which will help
address the need for improved pedestrian and cycling access to the
station and the surrounding area.
The works, due to be completed by the end of April, will improve the look
and functionality of Doveton Crescent by bringing the road up to an
acceptable standard and creating more formalised off street parking for
the frequently accessed area.
Local events receive grants
Six community events have recently received a boost thanks to round two
of Council's 2009/10 Community Events Grant Scheme.
In 2009/2010, the first year of the annual grants program, more than
$60,000 was delivered to organisers of community-based events.
The Community Event Grant Scheme provides funding to events that
deliver a clear benefit to the local community; strengthen participation in
community life; and develop partnerships and improve the general
wellbeing of Ballarat residents.
Round two recipients, announced in March 2010, included:
• Buninyong Garden Harvest Lunch (Slow Food Ballarat) - $10,000
• Ballarat Sports Hall of Fame 7th Induction
(Ballarat Sports Museum Hall of Fame) - $5,100
• Gemkhana (Ballarat and District Gem Club) - $5,000
• Beating the Binge (Ballarat Community Health) - $3,500
• Festival of Colours (Ballarat Indian Association) - $3,000
• Sonrise (Ballarat City Church) - $2,600
Applications for round one of the 2010/11 Community Events Grant
Scheme program will open in early July 2010.
Interested groups and organisations can obtain further information on the
scheme by visiting Council's website www.ballarat.vic.gov.au or by
contacting Council's events unit on 5320 5620.
Above: Cr Craig Fletcher and City of Ballarat Team Leader Infrastructure Delivery
Daryl Weybury inspect works on Doveton Crescent
Below: The Buninyong Garden Har vest Lunch in March proved to be a huge success
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