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Ballarat Town Hall:
restoration of external
The restoration work on the external fabrics of the Town Hall is now moving
into the third and final stage.
Works have been completed on the Armstrong Street and Town Hall Lane
facades and the more complex work on the Sturt Street façade and clock
tower is now in progress.
Scaffolding currently extends across the façade of Sturt Street and fabric
covers all of the scaffolding to ensure no material escapes from the
Behind the fabric, specialist trades people are repairing and replacing
140-year-old renders and sandstones. Scaffolding will extend to the top
of the clock tower by early June to allow restoration of renders, the clock
face and crows nest.
At footpath level, information panels and photographs are on displayed
providing details of the project and also the history of the Town Hall, which
has heritage significance at local, state and national levels.
Buy Local campaign to
strengthen local economy
As one of Australia's largest regional cities, Ballarat is home to a large
manufacturing base and a thriving small business industry.
The City of Ballarat's new Buy Local awareness campaign will use incentives
and information assistance to encourage the local manufacturing industry
and businesses to source and use local goods and services to strengthen
the local economy.
A recent study commissioned by the City of Ballarat showed that an estimated
$3.22 billion dollars is lost each year due to the use of outside goods and
The campaign not only aims to increase trade between local businesses,
but to promote local business capability within the region.
The campaign will encourage local businesses to participate in the Regional
Industry Link website (www.regionalindustrylink.com.au) to highlight local
capability and foster new business opportunities.
The Regional Industry Link website helps local businesses find cost-effective
local suppliers, reducing their reliance on outside suppliers and imports.
A Victorian Government grant has been secured to fund the campaign. The
grant will fund a series of Tenderwrite workshops to help local businesses
learn how to secure government work.
For more information contact Council's Economic Development unit on
Above: Installation of new render on surfaces of ledges
Below: Local printing company Kingprint.
Above: Preparation of sandstone substrates prior to the installation of new
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