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From the Mayor’s desk
Council receives Heritage award
From the CEO’s desk
Revised Council Plan 2009-13 available for public comment
'Delivering for Ballarat' - 2010/2011 Achievements
Looking forward - Key projects
Ballarat chooses Show Day to remain a Public Holiday
Ballarat Regional Tourism to be guided by
industry appointed Board
Pompey Elliott Statue unveiling
Award Winners highlight dedication to heritage work
Burke and Wills time capsule recovered
Sebastopol Heritage study to identify places of significance
Grants program to drive heritage projects and preservation
Local war memorials to be restored
New play space for Yarana Drive residents
Community Event and Development Grants awarded
New Disability Advisory Committee to provide
advocacy and advice
The 'Ballarat Car' to feature in the 2011 Variety Vic Bash
Concert raises money for flood and earthquake victims
Meals on Wheels review improves service
Family Day Care - Educator Profile
New BMX track to attract competitive racing
Multicultural Ambassador: Koang Pang Jock
Buninyong Tennis Centre nearing completion
City Oval Bowl's Club synthetic green - ready to roll
Improving planning outcomes
Smart Living Centre to foster a groundswell of change
Old TVs recycled for free
Science Week - Collision in Canvas
Let it all hang out
NAIDOC Week to celebrate Aborigional history and culture
Historic cycling event to attract riders from far and wide
Front cover: Cr Mark Harris with members of a Ballarat Mothers Group at one of
Ballarat’s play spaces, an area which will invested in as a key outcome of the
Cr Craig Fletcher
City of Ballarat
From the Mayor’s desk
In response to extensive stakeholder and community consultation over recent
years, Council has increasingly prioritised the allocation of funding for major
projects to build a strong and secure future for all residents.
Guided by the Council Plan and the Long Term Financial Strategy, planning
for these projects can span many years and budgets.
As the 2010-11 Budget comes to an end, so will a number of key projects.
The 2010-11 Budget allocated $10.2 million to deliver major sporting
precincts. An important community facility, the Ballarat Aquatic Centre was
completed during 2010-11 after years of planning and development.
This edition of myballarat profiles three finished sporting facility projects – the
Ballarat Sebastopol Cycling Club’s BMX track, City Oval Bowling Club’s
new synthetic green and the Buninyong Tennis Centre’s eight new courts.
Together, these projects deliver a diverse range of facilities for a variety of
community needs and are largely indicative of Council’s commitment to
delivering key projects for our city.
The 2011-12 Budget continues this focus on community facilities and space.
Work will continue to turn six regional sporting centres into community and
recreational hubs. A number of neighbourhood parks will be upgraded,
again to meet the community’s diverse needs.
This budget delivers for Ballarat by balancing the big economic
developments that create jobs and opportunities with the projects that
Over the next 12 months we will see more long-term projects come to an
end, including the stage 2 redevelopment of the Eureka Centre. We will
continue to invest in major projects such as the Civic Hall, CBD revitalisation
and the Ballarat West Growth Area.
Council is focussed on working with the community in the coming year to
understand the important local projects that build strong neighbourhoods.
We believe this is a responsible budget that balances the need to deliver
the strategic objectives and long-term projects outlined in the Council Plan
while maintaining a secure financial position to deliver core services.
City of Ballarat Community Magazine June 2011
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