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Western Link Road receives
In mid October the State Government announced it will invest $2.5 million
to assist Council and VicRoads to commence detailed design work for
the Ballarat Western Link Road.
The alignment of the proposed road was confirmed during 2009 through
a detailed community consultation process. Work has now commenced
to reserve the required land for the entire length of the Western Link
The Link Road will improve safety and traffic flow and will create an
important north-south arterial connecting the Western Highway to the
Midland Highway. It will also enable enhanced access to the Wendouree
industrial area and to the future Ballarat West Employment Zone around
the Ballarat Airport, including the proposed Freight Hub.
The Employment Zone, a 600 hectare precinct to the west of Ring Road
and Learmonth Road, has been earmarked as Ballarat's future industrial
area. In close proximity to the Western Highway, the Ballarat Airport and
to rail infrastructure, this large tract of flat, undeveloped land is an ideal
site for large scale businesses.
The State Government announced in October that it would work with the
City of Ballarat to release the State owned land required for stage one of
the precinct. VicUrban has been appointed to lead the efforts in preparing
the land required for the first stage of the Employment Zone, an initiative
welcomed by Council.
For more information on the Ballarat West Employment Zone or the Ballarat
Western Link Road please visit Council's website or contact the Strategic
Planning team on 5320 5536 or by email strategicplanning@ballarat.
New look for Art Gallery of
A new business and operating model has been put in place for the Art
Gallery of Ballarat, which will allow the Gallery to seek greater funding and
philanthropic opportunities. The Gallery will now operate as a Not for Profit
Company Limited by Guarantee, making it eligible for the much-coveted
'charitable institution' status, providing access to a much wider range of
donations and support.
Council will continue to own and support the Gallery, however a new
11 member, skills based Board will be responsible for the day to day
operation of the Gallery.
Council finalised the appointment of the new Board in November. Four
new members have joined, each for a three year term.
The new Board members were chosen from a field of community and
skills-based representatives and were required to have a demonstrated
and active involvement in the arts or other cultural institutions.
The new Board members are:
Mr Peter Afford, Management Accountant, Prowse, Perrin and Twomey,
Ms Vicki Coltman, Acting Manager for Lead On Ballarat
Dr Jennifer Jones-O'Neill, Acting Head of the Arts Academy for the
• University of Ballarat
Prof Ruth Rentschler, Professor in Arts and Entertainment Management
at Deakin University
They join six members of the previous Board of Management who will
continue as Directors on the new Board. They are:
Ms Sari Baird
Ms Janet Dore
Mr Peter Hiscock
Mr Bruce Morgan
Mr Colin Stephens
Mr Garry Taylor
Cr Mark Harris will also sit on the Board representing Council and Ms
Claire Blake, President of the Ballarat Fine Art Gallery Association, will
attend in a non-voting ex officio role.
Above: (L -- R) Back: Cr Mark Harris, Colin Stephens, Claire Blake. Middle: Peter
Afford, Garry Taylor, Gordon Morrison, Bruce Morgan. Front: Jennifer Jones-O'Neill,
Sari Baird, Ruth Rentschler, Vicki Coltman
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