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City of Ballarat Community Magazine March 2010
Council is currently undertaking the largest CBD structure plan in Victoria.
The innovative strategy sets out detailed plans and actions for the next 20
- 25 years to encourage and direct growth in central Ballarat and to
enhance the city's best assets. An extensive community consultation
process has been undertaken, with involvement from a range of sectors
including commerce, retail, land owners, heritage groups, youth and
The draft structure plan was placed on public exhibition for comment in
November 2009. Submissions are currently being considered and are being
integrated into the final strategy. The final strategy will be considered by
Council in late May.
Key themes of the draft strategy include:
• enhancing Sturt Street as the city's grand boulevard;
• enhancing the retail offering of the CBD;
• Upgrading Mair Street to provide better traffic flow through the city;
• Improving car parking;
• improving city entrances; and
• creating green spaces and community gathering spaces.
EUREKA CENTRE STAGE 2
Minor works have commenced at the Eureka Centre in readiness for the
redevelopment of the site. The works at this stage are investigative, such as
proving underground services, soil sampling and surveying.
A concept design is currently being developed.
Construction works are not due to commence until later in 2010 with the
redevelopment expected to take around two years to complete.
The $11 million redevelopment project, funded by Council and State and
Federal governments, will see the Eureka Centre become a centre for
democracy, learning and interpretation.
Residents, special interest groups and individuals will have the chance to
provide feedback on the overall design and theme of the project during the
detailed consultation process.
Once approved by Council, design concepts for the new Eureka Centre for
Australian Democracy will be made available for public display.
BALLARAT AQUATIC CENTRE -- STAGE TWO REDEVELOPMENT
Work is continuing at the Ballarat Aquatic Centre as part of the $4.5 million
stage two redevelopment.
The upgrade includes two new indoor heated pools for aquatic education
and rehabilitation, two new group change room facilities, new steam room,
improved entry/reception area, extended café and family and universal
access change facilities.
Works completed to date include:
• Pool slabs have been poured
• Plant room slab poured and precast walls erected
• Amenities block -- steelwork erected, roof installed and wall
The next stage of the construction will include:
• A temporary wall will be erected at the Gillies Street end of the 25
metre pool to allow the safe construction of the new pool area and the
removal of the existing glass wall.
• Pool walls will be poured, the steel structure, aluminium window frames
and roof will be erected.
The redevelopment is on track for completion by October 2010.
Below: Ballarat YMCA Operations Director Steven Clark with Cr Des Hudson inspecting construction works at the Ballarat Aquatic Centre
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