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Town Hall Fresh Produce
Market a hit
Residents have probably noticed an increase in activities in the CBD
over the past few months. Art classes, tai chi and a new produce market
have all proven successful initiatives that Council is trialling as part of its
implementation of the CBD Strategy.
The Fresh Produce Market has been held twice, both times exceeding
expectations. Held on the first Saturday of every month (except January
2011 due to New Years Day), the market takes place in the proposed Town
Hall Plaza area between the Town Hall and the Myer building, in Armstrong
Street South between 9am and 1pm.
Residents and visitors to Ballarat have enjoyed browsing approximately
40 marquees offering a wide range of local fresh food and produce. With
a strong emphasis on local food production, sustainability, entertainment
and an education program for children, the market has been well received
and Council is hopeful that it will continue to grow.
Council plans to run the market until November 2011, at which time its
future will be assessed.
Residents are reminded that the market will not run in January 2011, with
the next CBD Fresh Produce Market to be held on Saturday 5 February
For further information visit www.ballarat.vic.gov.au or call 5320 5500.
New play space for Alfredton
The Alfredton Recreation Reserve play space is receiving a face lift and the
designers are a group of local experts.
Children from Alfredton Primary School have played a major role in developing
the plans for new playground equipment at the Reserve.
The play space upgrade is part of Council's Play Space Planning Framework,
which is a comprehensive, city-wide approach to upgrading and maintaining
the municipality's play spaces.
Alfredton Recreation Reserve is a 'district' park which provides open space
and sports facilities for a large catchment area and multiple uses.
A large group of students from across all grades of Alfredton Primary School
met with Council officers to talk about what play equipment they would like
to see installed at the reserve. The student's ideas and suggestions included
equipment to climb on, swing, slide and create imaginative play.
Works on the play space are nearing completion and Council is confident
that the new equipment will complement the surrounding play areas at
the school and neighbourhood parks, as well as encourage greater use of
the Reserve's other facilities, including its path network, BBQ and pavilion,
picnic tables and public toilets.
Council thanks all those students from Alfredton Primary School for their
invaluable contributions and enthusiasm for the project.
Above: Mayor Cr Craig Fletcher and Lisa Tatman enjoy the first Town Hall Fresh
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