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Local war memorials to
Seven of Ballarat’s community war memorials will be restored thanks to
a State Government grant, announced by Victorian Minister for Veterans'
Affairs, Hugh Delahuntly on 7 April.
The memorials are:
Addington Memorial Stone (at the Addington Avenue of Honour)
Dowling Forest Memorial (Sunraysia Highway, before Learmonth)
Learmonth Cenotaph (High Street, Learmonth)
Miners Rest Cenotaph (Howe Street, Miners Rest)
N.F Donald Park (Albert Street, Sebastopol)
Buninyong RSL Park Memorial (Learmonth Street)
Weatherboard (northern end of the Avenue of Honour at
Council applied for the grant last year through the Restoring Community War
Memorial Fund (Dept of Primar y Industr y and Community Development).
The majority of the works, which will primarily involve cleaning the memorials’
stonework and plaques, will be funded from the grant, with some additional
funds supplied by the City of Ballarat.
The memorials all date to the years immediately after the First World War and
were usually paid for through public subscription by local communities.The
memorials also acknowledge those who served during World War Two.
The works will take place this year and will be undertaken by Paul Hunt
Preser vation, a nationally recognised conser vator of historic buildings,
statues and artefacts.
New play space for Yarana
Mount Helen residents can now enjoy an upgraded play space as part of
the City of Ballarat’s Play Space Planning Framework.
Following consultation with local families, new playground equipment was
installed at the Yarana Drive Park in February. After further works on the
park, families involved in the project took part in a community barbeque
to celebrate improvements to the park.
Works completed as part of the upgrade include:
New playground equipment
Reconstruction of a basketball half court area in a new location
Installation of a new park bench, rejuvenation of existing picnic table
Installation of a granitic path from Yarana Drive around the newly
The Yarana Drive Play Space is one of a number of play spaces being
upgraded as part of stage one of City of Ballarat’s Play Space Planning
The framework is a comprehensive, citywide approach to upgrading and
maintaining the municipality’s play spaces over the next five to 10 years.
Other play spaces to receive upgrades during stage one include:
Alfredton, Alfredton Recreation Reserve children’s playground,
completed in December 2010
Sebastopol, Victory Park – children’s playground and youth activity
space, under construction.
Sebastopol, Marty Busch Recreation Reserve – children’s playground,
scheduled for completion in June, and youth activity space,
Ballarat North, Marks Reserve – natural play space for children, works
to start in July
Below: City of Ballarat Cr Ben Taylor explores the new Yarana Drive play space with
Above: The war memorial at Weatherboard will be restored as part of a State
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