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City of Ballarat Community Magazine March 2010
Above: Jason Yean from JD's Sports Bar, Ballarat Taxi Co-operative's Stephen
Armstrong, Community Safety Advisory Committee Chairman John Fitzgibbon and
winner Charlotte Sapwell. Photo courtesy of The Courier
Enjoy free drinks and look
after your mates in 2010
Patrons of the city's late night entertainment venues are reminded to use
the Designated Driver Program in 2010.
The program encourages those who are under the influence of alcohol to
travel with a driver who has abstained from consuming alcohol. After
10pm registered designated driver participants receive five free non
alcoholic drinks (soft drink or water).
If you complete the drinks card and place in the entry box at the venue
you go into the weekly draw to win a $50 petrol voucher courtesy of
Ballarat Taxi Co-operative Fuel Stop and APCO.
Look out for the 'Pirate' mascot at one of these participating venues: The
George, The Regent, JD's Sports Bar, Haida Bar, Irish Murphy's, Side by
Side, The Bridge and Karova. Keep an eye out for new participating venues
Charlotte Sapwell who was the first winner of the petrol voucher
encouraged others to participate in the program.
"I hope the program is successful in encouraging more young people to
become designated drivers."
The program encourages patrons of venues located in the late night
entertainment precinct to be more responsible when planning transport
options after a night out.
An initiative of the Ballarat Liquor Accord, the City of Ballarat and Victoria
Police, it is hoped the program will help improve safety in the late night
This initiative is supported by the Ballarat Taxi Co-operative Fuel Stop,
RoadSafe Central Highlands, APCO and Power FM.
New street seats in health
Four new specially--modified street seats in the health precinct will provide
Queen Elizabeth Centre clients and residents with a shaded place for a
Many clients of the residential aged care facilities and rehabilitation
services at Queen Elizabeth Centre maintain their mobility by enjoying
short walks and the new benches will allow clients to rest comfortably and
encourage social interaction.
Council installed the bench seats at agreed locations in Eyre St, Ascot St
and Dana St, in response to a request from Ballarat Health Services.
The new seats are an important addition to the health precinct that will
benefit the health and wellbeing of many Ballarat residents. The project
is an excellent example of community organisations working together to
benefit Ballarat. Local groups and individuals are encouraged to approach
Council with worthwhile projects that benefit the community.
Ballarat Health Services' rehabilitation unit contributed to the design of
the benches, which are slightly taller than a typical street bench, making
it easier for the elderly or less ambulant clients to move from seated to
standing positions. The style of the functional and attractive seats meet
Council's current Street Furniture Guidelines.
The seat project was completed mid-December with funds from Council's
existing Infrastructure Street Furniture budget.
Below: Rear (L to R) Ballarat Health Ser vices Executive Director Corporate
Ser vices Steven Jones, City of Ballarat Councillor Mark Harris. Front (L to R)
Queen Elizabeth Centre aged care resident George Huntington and Queen
Elizabeth Centre Steele Haughton Unit Activities Coordinator Sally Birnie
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